CONSTIPATION

Clinical Manifestations
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever and chills
  • Maybe fever only
  • Achiness
  • Anhidrosis
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Aversion to cold
  • Edema
  • Thirst
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Fidgeting
  • Constipation
  • Sometimes dry achy eyes
  • T: Normal or red
  • C: Yellow or white
  • P: Floating and tight or rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Wind
  • Disperse Cold
  • Cool Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever and chills with fever increasing and chills decreasing
  • Headache
  • Anhidrosis
  • Stiffness and pain of the extremities
  • Orbital pain
  • Eye pain
  • Shoulder and neck tension
  • Dry nasal passages
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal fullness
  • Tenesmus
  • Vomiting
  • Thirst
  • Epistaxis
  • Muscle aches
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Floating and slightly flooding
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel Wind
  • Release the muscle layer
  • Clear Interior Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation
  • Joint pain with a crackling sensation
  • Epigastric pain
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal weakness
  • Headache
  • Heaviness in the head
  • Fever
  • Moderately severe chills
  • Distension beneath the Heart
  • Periumbilical or lower abdominal pain
  • Tenseness around the pubic bone
  • Subcostal pain
  • Epigastric fullness
  • Nausea
  • Mild vomiting
  • Mild thoraco-costal discomfort
  • Costal distress
  • Tension in the rectus abdominus
  • Chest distension
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal distension
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Repeated loss of spinal alignment due to muscular tension
  • P: Floating and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Release the Exterior and muscle layer
  • Harmonize s and release the Shao-Yang
  • Harmonize the Liver, Spleen and Intestines
  • Dispel Water Accumulation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fullness in the chest
  • Palpitations
  • Irritability
  • Constipation
  • Heaviness in the body
  • Inability to rotate at the waist
  • Confusion
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Harmonize the Shao Yang
  • Unblock the three Yang Stages
  • Sedate and calm the Spirit
  • Relieve the chest and subcardiac regions
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chills and high fever
  • Dizziness
  • Red, sore eyes
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Nasal congestion and infection
  • Thick, sticky nasal discharge and saliva
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Dry mouth
  • Focal distention in the chest and diaphragm
  • Stifling sensation in the chest and diaphragm
  • Manic behavior
  • Carbuncles
  • Heat rash
  • Headache
  • Acne
  • Halitosis
  • Restlessness
  • Urticaria
  • Sore throat
  • Swelling of the throat
  • Coughing
  • Reddish urine
  • Dyspnea
  • Vertigo
  • Severe aversion to Cold
  • Skin rashes
  • Skin ruptures or ulcers
  • Tense abdomen
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Numb extremities
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Dysuria with reddish urine
  • Dark, rough urination
  • Obesity
  • Fullness of the abdomen
  • Fullness of the epigastrium
  • Heaviness in the head
  • T: Red
  • C: White or Yellow and greasy
  • P: Flooding and rapid or Wiry and slippery or Floating, smooth and rapid or Floating, slippery, rapid and wiry or Floating, slippery, rapid and overflowing or Floating , strong and full
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Wind
  • Release the Exterior
  • Drain Heat
  • Unblock the bowels
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dry, knotted constipation
  • High fever (sometimes rises and falls)
  • Great thirst
  • Likes cold water
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Abdominal pain (worse with pressure)
  • Abdominal distension
  • Dryness
  • Constipation (hard dry knots)
  • Dislikes pressure
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Bad breath
  • Scanty, dark urine
  • Mental disturbance:
    Mentally unclear
    Delirious speech
  • T: Red and dry, or black and moist
  • C: Thick yellow or Dry yellow
  • P: Deep, strong and forceful
Treatment Principle
  • Purge
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • History of Yang Ming Jing or Fu
  • Cold extremities
  • Hot skin on the chest and abdomen
  • Thirst (prefers cold drinks)
  • Fever
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Abdominal distension and hardness
  • Maybe constipation
  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding gums
  • T: Red
  • C: Thick, dry and yellow
  • P: Slippery and rapid or Forceful and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Drain Stomach Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • History of Yang Ming Jing or Fu
  • No appetite
  • Perspiration on extremities (cold center)
  • Sluggish or difficult urination
  • Constipation moving to long stringy stools moving to diarrhea
  • T: Normal
  • C: Slightly yellow and moist
  • P: Deep and forceful
Treatment Principle
  • Restore Yang
  • Warm the center
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Previous history of Yin, Jin Ye, or Blood Deficiency
  • Previous history of Yang Ming
  • Fluid and Yin depleted
  • Anhidrosis
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Dryness
  • Constipation
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow and dry
  • P:  Weak and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Moisten and Lubricate
  • Nourish Yin and Fluids
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Alternating chills and fever (not so likely)
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Continuous vomiting
  • Headache (side of head)
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Epigastric pain
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Digestive disruption
  • Anorexia
  • Nausea
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Burning diarrhea or
  • Constipation
  • Menstrual problems
  • Dry throat
  • Heart pain with vomiting
  • Throat pain
  • Hip pain
  • T: Red
  • C: Thin yellow
  • P: Wiry, forceful
Treatment Principle
  • Harmonize the Liver and Gall Bladder
  • Purge Internal Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Intolerance of Cold
  • Abdominal fullness and distention
  • Constipation
  • Cannot purge easily due to lack of Qi
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Fever
  • Cold extremities
  • Hernia
  • Abdominal pain
  • T:  Normal
  • P:  Rolling and forceful or Tight and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Purge Cold retention
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Vomits clear fluid
  • Vertex headache
  • Body cold
  • Diarrhea
  • Complete exhaustion of Yang
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Weak.
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Yang especially in the Liver and Stomach
  • Descend turbidity
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Inflammation of throat and/or tongue
  • Fever and chills with more fever than chills
  • Perspiration
  • Cough with sticky yellow sputum
  • Aversion to Wind and Heat
  • Yellow nasal discharge
  • Thirst with desire for cold drinks
  • Red bumps around mouth and lips (herpes simplex)
  • Headache
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Sore, swollen throat
  • Dyspnea
  • Chest pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Rapid breathing
  • Maybe constipation
  • Maybe scanty urine
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Floating and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Wind
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear the Lungs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • No chills
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Restlessness
  • Thirst
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Constipation
  • Dyspnea
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Thick yellow Phlegm
  • T: Red
  • C: Thick and yellow, maybe dry and sticky
  • P:  Rapid, maybe slippery, maybe forceful
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat in Lungs
  • Strengthen when weak or elderly
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever - sometimes tidal
  • Profuse sweat
  • Great thirst with desire to drink
  • Acute constant abdominal pain
  • Worse with pressure
  • Distension and fullness in the Stomach and abdomen
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Dryness
  • Restlessness
  • Excess symptoms
  • Constipation with dry knots
  • Sweat
  • Mental disturbance
  • Delirium
  • T:  Red or Dark red
    Severe: Gray or Black
  • C: Thick, yellow or Dry, yellow
  • P:  Forceful and deep or Deep and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Purge
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Pressure headache - like a bandage
  • Gastric distension
  • Chest distension
  • A sensation of heaviness in the body
  • Lethargy
  • Listlessness
  • Muscle aches
  • Foggy-headedness
  • Fullness and discomfort in the chest
  • Tendency toward loose stools or
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysentery
  • A sallow complexion
  • No thirst
  • Low-grade afternoon fever
  • All symptoms are worse around mid-afternoon
  • T: Red
  • C: Greasy and yellow
  • P: Soft and thready or Soft and wiry or Soft and rapid or Soft and slow or Wiry thin and soft
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Damp Heat in the Qi Stage
  • Descend Lung Qi
  • Promote urination
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Alternating chills and fever
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Thirst
  • Dry throat
  • Rib pain (doesn't like touch)
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hypogastric pain and distension
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Rapid and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Relieve Gall Bladder Heat
  • Pacify the Liver and Gall Bladder
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dry cough with little or no sputum
  • Sputum is difficult to expectorate
  • Maybe hemoptysis
  • Cough may cause chest pain
  • Dry or sore throat
  • Hoarse voice
  • Dry lips and mouth
  • Thirst
  • Dryness in nose
  • Epistaxis
  • Chills and fever
  • Headache
  • Anhidrosis
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Constipation
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Thin, yellow and dry
  • P: Superficial, maybe rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Lungs
  • Moisten Dryness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation with moist stools
  • Chronic coughing and wheezing
  • Watery sputum
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fullness in the chest
  • Edema
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy and white
  • P: Wiry and slippery or Wiry and soft
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse and Descend Lung Qi
  • Stop wheezing
  • Stop coughing
  • Warm and transform Phlegm-Cold
  • Strengthen the Stomach
Herb Formulas
  • Su Zi Jiang Qi Tangmodified
  • Chinese Patent Medicines:
    Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan
    Mu Xiang Shun Qi Wan
    Xiao Yao Wan
    Shu Gan Wan

    Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan
    Su Zi Jiang Qi Wan
    Run Chong Wan
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation
  • Soft stools
  • Protracted, incessant cough
  • Expectoration of copious, clear, watery or white Phlegm
  • Short, weak, breathing
  • Soft voice
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Asthma
  • Fatigue (worse after defecation)
  • Four limbs tired
  • Cold extremities
  • Weak muscles
  • Anorexia
  • General lassitude
  • Distention and pain of the epigastrium and abdomen
  • Stools difficult to pass
  • Maybe prolapse
  • Pallor
  • Severe cases:
    Frightens easily
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Thready and weak or Weak, soft and empty
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen Qi
  • Reinforce the Spleen
  • Benefit the Lungs
  • Moisten the Intestines
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dry stools
  • Knotted constipation
  • Mouth parched
  • Sensation of burning heat, swelling and pain of anus
  • Urine short and dark
  • T: Pink
  • C: Yellow and dry
  • P: Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Purge constipation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Knotted constipation or
  • Watery, thin diarrhea
  • Burning hot sensation in the anus
  • Abdominal distention and pain (dislikes pressure)
  • High fever or infantile tidal fever
  • Hands and feet dripping with perspiration
  • Vomiting
  • Irritating thirst
  • Delirium
  • T: Pink, maybe prickles or Red
  • C: Thick, yellow and dry
  • P: Deep and Excess
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Excess Heat with bitter, cold, strong purgative herbs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pain in the lower right abdomen; refuses pressure
  • Pain may be severe, boring, and in a fixed position or without fixed location
  • Constipation or
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Maybe fever
  • Maybe nausea and vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • T: Red
  • C:Thick, yellow and greasy or sticky
  • P: Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Transform Dampness
  • Invigorate Blood circulation
  • Conduct Stagnation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dry stools
  • Chronic knotted constipation or bowel movements once a day
  • Difficulty passing stools
  • Senile constipation
  • Postpartum constipation
  • Post-febrile constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Bad breath
  • Mouth and throat dry
  • Bowel movements once a day
  • T: Red
  • C: Little
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Lubricate the Intestines
  • Relieve constipation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty in passing stools
  • Dull pains and cold sensations in abdomen
  • Preference for warmth; dislike of Cold
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Abundant clear urine
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thick, white and moist
  • P: Deep and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Cold
  • Relieve constipation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Anorexia
  • Abdominal distention and discomfort
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Epigastric mass
  • Maybe abdominal pain on palpation
  • Yang jaundice (sclera and skin are bright yellow)
  • Dislike of oily foods
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Lassitude
  • Scanty, dark urine
  • Maybe thirst or thirst with no desire to drink
  • Diarrhea with foul smell or
  • Constipation
  • Fever
  • Sweet sticky taste or bitter taste in mouth
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thick, yellow and greasy (maybe sticky)
  • P: Soft and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Benefit Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • A sensation of heaviness in the body
  • Irritability
  • Pain in the joints
  • Difficulty flexing and extending the joints
  • Loss of appetite
  • Inability to rest soundly or
  • Hypersomnia
  • A sensation of fullness in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing with sticky sputum
  • Frequent, clear urination
  • Frequent diarrhea or
  • Constipation
  • T: Pale
  • C: White and maybe sticky
  • P:Flooding, moderate and wiry that is choppy when pressed hard
Treatment Principle
  • Leech out Dampness
  • Strengthen the Spleen and Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal fullness
  • Drum-like distention
  • Firm local distention in the epigastrium
  • Pitting edema
  • Ascites
  • Scanty urination
  • Anorexia
  • Decreased food intake
  • Acid regurgitation
  • A feeling of fullness, oppression and distention in the chest
  • Constipation
  • Edema in limbs, especially lower limbs
  • Maybe anasarca
  • Physical and mental fatigue
  • T: Pale
  • C: White and moist
  • P: Soft and even or Wiry, soft and even
Treatment Principle
  • Promote urination
  • Promote the movement of Qi
  • Guide out Stagnation
  • Strengthen the Spleen
Herb Formulas
Points

Clinical Manifestations
  • Sallow complexion
  • Anorexia (maybe with vomiting)
  • Four limbs feel tired and heavy
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention after eating
  • Maybe acid regurgitation or vomiting
  • Loose stools or watery stools containing undigested food
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in the epigastrium with cold sensations (pain is relieved by warmth)
  • Cold limbs
  • Feeling chilled
  • Frequent, clear urination
  • Mental fatigue
  • Maybe scanty urine with edema
  • Maybe clear, watery vaginal discharge
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Deep and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Center
  • Dispel Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Mild constant epigastric pain; relieved by warmth and pressure
  • Anorexia
  • Abdominal pain and fullness after meals
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loose, unformed stools
  • Excessive salivation
  • Cold limbs
  • Lassitude
  • Weakness
  • Sallow or pale, dull complexion
  • Maybe edema
  • Maybe scanty urination
  • Maybe clear, watery, copious vaginal discharge
  • Maybe constipation
  • T: Pale
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Deep, thready and forceless
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Warm Yang
  • Warm the Center
  • Dispel Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation
  • Body cold
  • Limbs icy
  • Complexion white and shiny
  • Low back, knees and abdomen feel cold and painful
  • Lower abdomen feels cold and painful
  • Abdominal distention
  • Edema of face and limbs
  • Cold extremities
  • Dysuria
  • Dark face
  • Copious urine
  • Nocturia
  • Poor appetite
  • Severe:
    Abdominal ascites
  • T: Pale, moist and swollen
  • C: Thin and white or White and greasy
  • P: Deep, thready, weak and maybe slow
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Reinforce the Spleen and Kidneys
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Burning Heat and pain in the epigastrium
  • Irritating thirst: drinks copious fluids and prefers cold drinks
  • Excessive appetite: hungry again quickly after eating (as if food vanishes)
  • Swelling, pain, ulceration and bleeding of gums
  • Foul breath
  • Toothache
  • Maybe vomiting right after eating
  • Vomiting acid or undigested food
  • Constipation
  • Maybe scanty, red urine
  • T: Red
  • C: Thick, yellow and dry
  • P: Slippery, big, Excess and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear and Purge Stomach Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Knotted constipation
  • Constipation or
  • Unformed stools or
  • Sluggish bowel movements
  • Epigastric or abdominal fullness, distention and pain with dislike of pressure
  • Belching with rotten food smell
  • Flatulence
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Detests food or
  • Vomits after eating
  • Distention is reduced after vomiting
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thick and greasy
  • P: Slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Food
  • Conduct Stagnation
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Promote bowel movements
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Sharp, stabbing epigastric pain with fixed location
  • Pain is severe after eating
  • Dislike of pressure and heat on epigastrium
  • Pain predominates over distention or
  • Pain but no distention
  • Epigastric rumbling
  • Vomiting purple/black blood
  • Stools with blood like tar (melaena)
  • May be abdominal or epigastric lumps or masses
  • T: Dark purple with purple spots or dots
  • P: Wiry and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Adjust Qi
  • Transform Stagnation
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal distention
  • Borborygmus
  • A dry mouth and tongue
  • Constipation
  • Reduced urination
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspnea
  • T: Normal
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Wiry and slippery or Deep, full and slightly rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Dry Dampness
  • Scour out Thin Mucus
  • Move Qi
  • Reduce distention
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dry stools
  • Abdominal tenderness, fullness and distention
  • Maybe pain on palpation of the abdomen
  • Hard stools
  • Thirst
  • Foul breath
  • Lip ulcers
  • Red eyes
  • A flushed face
  • A bitter taste in the mouth
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow and dry
  • P: Rapid or Slippery or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Moisten the Intestines
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation with dry stools that are difficult to pass
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry tongue
  • Dry skin
  • Dry eyes
  • Dry mucous membranes
  • Dry hair
  • Thirst
  • Red cheeks
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Gnawing hunger
  • Epigastric discomfort
  • Morning nausea
  • No appetite or
  • Famished but with no desire to eat
  • Abdominal distention after meals
  • Dry stools
  • Irritability with low grade fever
  • Maybe dry retching or
  • Hiccups
  • T: Red
  • C: Little and dry
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Nourish the Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Epigastric fullness and distention
  • No desire for food and drink
  • Frequent belching
  • Borborygmus
  • Loss of sensation of taste
  • Stools not solid
  • Urine clear and abundant
  • Maybe constipation
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Weak and Deficient
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen Qi
  • Invigorate the Spleen and Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Irritability
  • Palpitations
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Much dreaming
  • Easily startled
  • Severe cases:
    Incoherent speech
    Crying and laughing without reason
    Manic agitation with irrational behavior
    May physically attack or abuse others
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery, Excess, rapid and maybe wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Heart
  • Break through Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Sudden collapse with loss of consciousness
  • Lockjaw (trismus)
  • Eyes open
  • Both fists clenched
  • Retention of urine
  • Constipation
  • Stiffness and spasm of limbs
  • Red face
  • Body feels hot
  • Coarse breathing
  • Bad breath
  • Restlessness
  • Involuntary movements
  • Usual sequelae of C.V.A. such as:
    Hemiplegia
    Aphasia
    Facial paralysis
  • T: Pink
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery, wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Phlegm
  • Open the Orifices
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Sudden collapse with loss of consciousness
  • Lockjaw (trismus)
  • Eyes open
  • Both fists clenched
  • Retention of urine
  • Constipation
  • Stiffness and spasm of limbs
  • Pale face with bluish lips
  • Limbs cold, pale and still
  • Lying peacefully
  • Usual sequelae of C.V.A. such as:
    Hemiplegia
    Aphasia
    Facial paralysis
  • T: Pink
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Deep, slippery and even
Treatment Principle
  • Open the Heart Orifices with Pungent Warming Herbs
  • Eliminate Phlegm
  • Subdue Wind
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Ulceration, erosion, and pain of mouth and tongue
  • Thirst with a desire for cold drinks
  • Irritability
  • Irascibility
  • Feeling of Heat and disturbance in the Heart
  • Insomnia
  • Flushed face
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • T: Red tip with ulcers especially on the tip
  • P: Excess and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Purge Fire
  • Calm the Shen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Insomnia with much dreaming
  • Spermatorrhea with erotic dreams
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Irritability
  • Easily startled
  • Palpitations
  • Poor memory
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Low back soreness
  • Legs weak
  • Tidal fever
  • Night sweats
  • Dry mouth
  • Red cheeks
  • Urine short and red
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Reduce Fire
  • Make Heart and Kidney communicate
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Frequent urination
  • Cloudy urine that resembles rice-water
  • Seminal emissions
  • Enuresis
  • Disorientation
  • Constipation
  • Forgetfulness
  • Anorexia
  • T: Pale or Light pink
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Thin, slow and frail or Deep and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Regulates and tonifies the Heart and Kidney
  • Stabilizes Jing
Herb Formulas
Points

Clinical Manifestations
  • Alternating constipation and diarrhea
  • The condition is initiated or aggravated by anger, stress or emotional upset and alleviated by relaxation
  • Distention and pain in the sides or flanks
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Headache
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Irregular menses
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • With Spleen Qi Stagnation:
    Constipation
    Fullness of the chest and flanks
    Nausea/Vomiting
    Poor appetite
    Belching
    Unproductive desire to defecate
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin and white, With Spleen Qi Stagnation: Sticky and white
  • P: Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Soothe the Liver
  • Clear Stagnation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Facial color dark and dull
  • Emaciation
  • Sides and ribs distended on both sides (maybe with sharp pain)
  • Enlargement of the Liver and Spleen
  • Suffocating sensation in chest
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Irregular menses
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • T: Dark purple (maybe purple spots on edge of tongue)
  • P: Wiry, choppy and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Activate Blood circulation
  • Soften hardness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Severe, splitting headaches with dizziness
  • Sudden tinnitus or
  • Sudden deafness
  • Flushed face
  • Red, swollen, painful eyes
  • Irascibility with violent angry outbursts
  • Dry mouth
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Thirst
  • Vomiting sour or bitter liquid
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Constipation or dry stools
  • Maybe rib pain
  • In severe cases:
    Mania
    Hemoptysis
    Hematemesis
    Epistaxis
  • Liver Fire Attacks the Lungs:
    Hemoptysis
    Rib pain which is severe when coughing
  • Liver Fire Attacks the Stomach:
    Hematemesis
  • T: Red tip and edges
  • C: Thick, yellow, dry and rough
  • P: Wiry, Excess and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Liver
  • Purge Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Yang jaundice (sclera and skin bright yellow)
  • Pain and fullness in ribs on both sides
  • Maybe pain in the right hypochondrium
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting sour and bitter fluids
  • Anorexia
  • Maybe alternating chills and fever
  • Concentrated, dark urine
  • Abdominal distention
  • Women:
    Yellow vaginal discharge with foul smell
    Pruritis vulvae
  • Men:
    Pain, swelling and burning sensations of testicles
  • T: Pink
  • C: Yellow and greasy or sticky
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Dampness
  • Purge Heat from Liver and Gall Bladder
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Coughing fits with hemoptysis
  • Burning pain in chest and sides
  • Dizziness
  • Face and eyes red
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Dry lips
  • Short-tempered
  • Irascibility
  • Restlessness
  • Maybe dark urine
  • Maybe constipation
  • T: Red
  • C: Thin, yellow and dry
  • P: Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Liver Fire
  • Purge the Lungs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal pain
  • Irritability
  • Slight chills
  • Spasms of the calf muscles
  • Cramps in the hands
  • Weak legs
  • Hypertonicity of the extremities characterized by difficult flexion and extension
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Hiccup
  • Intermittent constipation initiated by stress
  • Abdominal pain initiated by stress
  • Constipation interrupted with bouts of diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sciatic pain
  • Severe and painful muscle spasms in the Stomach, bronchi, Gallbladder uterus and Intestines
  • Shoulder pain
  • Pain in the head, body or limbs due to arterial spasms characterized by a severe pulling pain
  • T: Normal or Reddish
  • C: None or Yellowish
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Soften the Liver
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Nourish Yin
  • Relieve pain
  • Harmonize the Middle Jiao
  • Replenish Body Fluids
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Morning sickness or
  • Vomiting during pregnancy
  • Nausea with sour regurgitation or
  • Vomiting of sour material
  • Hypochondriac discomfort
  • Belching
  • Sighing
  • Moodiness
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Concentrated urine
  • A tendency toward constipation
  • T: Red edges
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Liver and Stomach Heat
  • Descend Stomach Qi
  • Stop nausea and vomiting
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation with dry stools that are difficult to pass
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry tongue
  • Dry skin
  • Dry eyes
  • Dry mucous membranes
  • Dry hair
  • Thirst
  • Facial complexion pale and sallow
  • Both cheeks slightly red
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Spots before the eyes
  • Numbness of limbs
  • Flaccid paralysis (Wei syndrome), weakness
  • Tinnitus
  • Deafness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Low back and knees sore and painful
  • Throat dry and painful
  • Five sole Heat
  • Low-grade fever
  • Night sweats
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Stools difficult to pass
  • Constipation
  • Men:
    Spermatorrhea
  • Women:
    Irregular menses or
    Scanty menses or
    Amenorrhea
    Vaginal discharge
  • T: Red
  • C: None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish and Reinforce the Liver and Kidneys
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Lumbago: low back feels cold, weak and aching
  • Feeling chilled
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Cold limbs
  • General debility
  • Pale face
  • Urinary frequency with abundant, clear urine or
  • Oliguria with edema
  • Maybe nocturia
  • Lassitude
  • Withdrawn, subdued behavior
  • Knees feel cold and aching
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Impotence
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Low libido
  • Female infertility ("uterus cold and infertile")
  • Maybe anorexia
  • Maybe loose stools
  • Maybe chronic diarrhea or "cock crow" diarrhea
  • T: Pale and swollen
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Deep and thready - maybe slow
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Reinforce Kidney Yang
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus or deafness
  • Poor memory
  • Aching, soreness or weakness of low back
  • Spermatorrhea or premature ejaculation
  • Aching in bones
  • Aching in leg and heel
  • Maybe constipation
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Reinforce the Kidneys
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus or deafness
  • Poor memory
  • Aching, soreness or weakness of the low back
  • Spermatorrhea or
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Aching in the bones
  • Aching in the leg and heel
  • Dry mouth
  • Thirst
  • Night sweats
  • Five sole Heat
  • Malar flush
  • Low grade fever in the afternoon
  • Dry throat, maybe recurrent sore throat
  • Dry stools and/or
  • Constipation
  • Urine short and red
  • Heightened libido
  • If Heart Fire also Flares:
    Insomnia
    Frequent dreams
    Palpitations
  • If Liver Yang also Rises:
    Dizziness
    Blurred vision
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Subdue Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Stools dense and congealed
  • P: Floating and wiry
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation
  • Feces in bowels are dry and congealed
  • Abdomen, swollen, obstructed and full
  • T: Normal
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Deep, strong and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Cool Yang
  • Moisten the Intestines
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Difficult defecation
  • The stools may or may not be dry
  • The patient may be exhausted following defecation or attempted defecation
  • Chills
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Cold limbs
  • Inability to get warm
  • Profuse clear urine
  • Nocturia
  • Oliguria with pitting edema
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • Lassitude
  • Cold abdominal pain which is better with warmth
  • The abdomen feels cold when palpated
  • Cold back pain
  • Cold, sore knees
  • A waxy, pale complexion
  • T: Pale, swollen and moist, maybe teethmarks
  • C: White
  • P: Slow, deep and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Kidney and Spleen Yang
  • Moisten the Intestines
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation with dry stools that are difficult to pass
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry tongue
  • Dry skin
  • Dry eyes
  • Dry mucous membranes
  • Dry hair
  • Thirst
  • Red cheeks
  • Five Sole Heat
  • A thin body
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Moisten the Intestines
  • Promote Defecation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic hemorrhoidal bleeding
  • Maybe hemorrhoidal pain
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus or deafness
  • Poor memory
  • Dry mouth
  • Thirst
  • Night sweats
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Malar flush
  • Low grade fever in the afternoon
  • Dry throat, maybe recurrent sore throat
  • Dry stools and/or
  • Constipation
  • Urine short and red
  • Heightened libido
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Dry skin
  • Dry hair
  • Paleness
  • Fatigue
  • Scanty periods
  • T: Red or Pink and dry
  • C: Little or None or Thin, white and dry
  • P: Thready and rapid or Weak
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Nourish Blood
  • Ease defecation
  • Stop bleeding
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Chronic cough
  • Constipation with very dry stools
  • Dry, flaky skin
  • Numbness
  • Painful obstruction
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish the Liver and Kidneys
  • Clear the Head and Eyes
  • Expel Wind-Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation worse when the patient is under stress or premenstrually
  • Abdominal, epigastric and/or hypochondriac distention, fullness and pain
  • The distention and pain are alleviated by defecation
  • Dry stools which are difficult to evacuate or
  • Stools are less dry but there are a few days between evacuations
  • Maybe a desire to defecate without results
  • A feeling incomplete defection and sluggishness or
  • Normal stools with little or no desire to defecate
  • Maybe a bearing-down sensation in the rectum with a desire to defecate
  • Pains that move around
  • Frequent belching
  • Anorexia
  • Flatulence
  • Frequent sighing
  • Fullness or tightness in the chest and hypochondrium
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Moodiness
  • Stiffness and tightness of the upper back and neck
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Breast tenderness
  • T: Normal or Dark or Red (with Heat)
  • C: Thin and white or Greasy and white (with Food Stagnation)
  • P: Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Regulate Qi
  • Promote bowel movements
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Qi penetrates and obstructs the frame of the body
  • Stools dense and congealed
  • Diaphragm full and obstructed
  • Abdominal swelling
  • T: Normal
  • C: White
  • P:Deep
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation with small round stools
  • Enduring prostatitis that does not heal
  • Marked, possibly lancinating perineal area pain
  • Pain radiates to the testes, penis, lower abdomen or low back
  • Dark circles around the eyes
  • Possible penile induration
  • Urinary dribbling
  • Rough, painful, astringent urination
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Possible spermatorrhea
  • Possible hematuria
  • A hard prostate
  • Possible nodulation on the prostate
  • Distension in the chest, epigastrium or abdomen
  • Distending pain that moves from place to place
  • Abdominal masses that appear and disappear or
  • Abdominal masses that do not move
  • Abdominal distension and pain that is not relieved by a bowel movement
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Frequent sighing
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Dull/dark complexion
  • Purple lips
  • Purple nails
  • Pain that has the quality of boring in, fixed and stabbing and may be worse at night
  • Bleeding with dark blood and dark clots
  • T: Dark purple or Purple petechiae or Purple veinules
  • C: White
  • P: Wiry, choppy and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Dispel Stasis
  • Promote the circulation of Qi
  • Alleviate pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pitting edema
  • Numbness
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness in the legs
  • Palpitations
  • Distention beneath the Heart
  • Constipation
  • Dyspnea
  • T: Blue purple maybe with purple or red spots
  • C: White
  • P: Choppy or Wiry and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel water accumulation
  • Disperse Qi and Blood Stagnation
  • Relieve constipation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fatigue
  • Stools are not dry
  • The stools tend to be soft, large and thick
  • Difficult defecation due to lack of Qi with prolonged sitting on the toilet
  • There is desire to defecate but the patient must strain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating with little or no exertion
  • Sometimes perspiration and shortness of breath during defecation
  • Dizziness
  • Maybe dizziness and fatigue after a bowel movement
  • Anorexia
  • Pale face
  • Weak voice
  • Reluctance to speak
  • Lassitude
  • T: Pale or Pale and swollen with teethmarks
  • C: White
  • P: Empty or Weak or Thready
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Strengthen the Spleen and Stomach
  • Moisten the Intestines
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness which is worse on exertion
  • Lack of strength
  • Sweating on slight exertion
  • Night sweats
  • Chronic cough with sparse sputum
  • Sputum difficult to expectorate
  • Shortness of breath on slight exertion
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Dry mouth and tongue
  • Palpitations with a stifling sensation in chest
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Thirst
  • Dry throat
  • Insomnia
  • Listless speech
  • Palpitations
  • Constipation
  • T: Red and dry or Pink and dry or Pale with teethmarks on its edges and a red tip
  • C: Thin and dry or Little or None
  • P: Deficient and rapid or Irregular and slow or Thready and deficient or Consistently irregular
Treatment Principle
  • Augment Qi
  • Generate Fluids
  • Clear Heat
  • Preserve Yin
  • Stop Excess perspiration
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fatigue
  • Loose stools
  • Poor appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Pale face
  • Weak voice
  • Reluctance to speak
  • Sweating with little or no exertion
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Dry skin
  • Dry hair
  • Poor memory
  • Paleness
  • Scanty periods
  • T: Pale or Pale, thin and dry
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Weak or Thin and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish the Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation
  • Facial flushing
  • Melancholy
  • Restlessness
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Abdominal distention
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Vertigo
  • Stiff shoulders
  • Neurosis
  • Fever
  • Palpitations
  • Lower back pain
  • Hot flashes
  • Belching
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Regulate Qi
  • Clear Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Amnesia
  • Palpitations
  • Feverishness
  • Anorexia
  • Emaciation
  • Pale face
  • Insomnia
  • Dyspnea on mild exertion
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss
  • Dry skin
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry throat
  • Dry lips
  • Uterine bleeding
  • Irregular menstruation
  • May suddenly lose consciousness
  • Slack jaw
  • Restless at night
  • Lassitude
  • Tendency toward being frightened easily
  • Weakness
  • Sallow complexion
  • Dizziness
  • Tremors in the limbs
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Fever and severe chills
  • General debility
  • Mental instability
  • Coughing and gasping
  • Night sweats
  • Amnesia
  • Diarrhea
  • Turbid urine
  • Nocturnal emission
  • Impotence
  • Constipation
  • Feeble breathing
  • Tired limbs
  • T: Pale
  • C:White
  • P: Thready and weak or thready, rapid and weak or Deep and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Warm Yang
  • Strengthens the Spleen and Lungs
  • Nourishes the Heart
  • Calms the Shen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Emaciation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Numbness
  • Dry cough
  • Cough with little or no sputum
  • Cough with blood streaked sputum
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Night sweats
  • Five sole Heat due to stress
  • Early menses
  • Restlessness
  • Dry tongue
  • Pale copious menstrual flow
  • Weakness
  • Memory loss
  • Excess dreams
  • Fright
  • Tired body
  • Dry, hard stool
  • Coarse skin
  • Dry throat
  • A skinny appearance
  • T: Pale and shiny or Red
  • C: Thin and white or None
  • P: Knotted or Intermittent or Minute, forceless and Deficient or Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Augment Qi
  • Nourish Blood
  • Enrich Yin
  • Restore the Pulse
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation
  • Decreased urination or
  • Interrupted urination or
  • Constant urination or
  • Anuria
  • Maybe fixed, stabbing pain on urination
  • Lower abdominal fullness
  • Lower abdominal pain which may radiate to the genitals
  • Maybe hematuria
  • Tumor formation
  • Purple urine with blood clots
  • Abdominal spasms and tension
  • Suprapubic fullness, distention and pain
  • Maybe lower abdominal masses
  • Pain in the iliac fossa on palpation
  • Soider naevi on the abdomen, inner ankle and inner knee
  • Headache
  • Sinus congestion
  • Lower back ache
  • Nervousness
  • Fatigue
  • Skin eruptions
  • Scaly, dry skin
  • Headache
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Vertigo
  • Cold low body and feet
  • Flushed face
  • T: Dark purple or with echymoses or petechiae or pale with purplish spots
  • C: White
  • P: Choppy or Wiry or Tense, deep and slow or Thin or Deep and choppy or Slow and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Expels Blood Stagnation and Obstruction
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Stools dense and congealed
  • Dry mouth
  • Heart troubled
  • Restless sleep
  • T: Purple
  • C: white
  • P:Empty and large
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation
  • Dry stools with difficult defecation
  • The stools may be as hard as nuts
  • Abdominal distention
  • Postural dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Dry skin
  • Dry hair
  • Dry mucus membranes
  • Dry eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Poor memory
  • A pale complexion
  • Pale lips
  • Pale nails
  • Fatigue
  • Numbness and tingling of the limbs
  • Scanty periods
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin, white and dry
  • P: Thready and rapid or Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Blood
  • Moisten the Intestines
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • A history of constipation
  • Usually an older person
  • Tenesmus
  • Eliminates every one to two weeks
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Pale lips and nails
  • T: Pale or Red
  • C: Thin and white or Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid or Forceless
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen Blood and Yin
  • Moisten the Intestines
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation
  • Slight abdominal distention and pain
  • Symptoms relieved by warmth and pressure
  • Clear, copious urine
  • Cold limbs
  • Stools dense and congealed
  • Anorexia
  • T: Pale
  • C: None or Thick and white
  • P: Deep and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic constipation
  • Hard, dry pellet-like stools
  • A red complexion
  • Bad breath
  • Concentrated urine
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • With Liver Heat:
    Temporal headaches
    Dizziness
    Irritability
    A quick temper
    Sore, red eyes
    Hypochondriac pain
  • T: Red with redder edges
  • C: Dry and yellow
  • P: Slippery and rapid or Wiry rapid and strong
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Moisten Dryness
  • Lubricate the Intestines
  • Promote bowel movement
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoids which may protrude beyond the anus
  • Dry stools
  • Difficult defecation
  • May an explosive discharge of fresh Blood from the anus
  • Abdominal distention or fullness
  • A dry mouth
  • Thirst
  • Dark colored urine
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Dry and yellow
  • P: Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Moisten Dryness
  • Cool the Blood
  • Stop bleeding
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Alternating fever and chills
  • Increasing Cold
  • Strong fever or fever and no Cold
  • Anorexia
  • Inability to differentiate flavors
  • Headache
  • A red face and eyes
  • Soreness and heaviness of the limbs
  • Torpid intake
  • Chest and ductal glomus and oppression
  • Hiccup or vomiting
  • Abdominal fullness, distention, and pain
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Short, reddish urination
  • T: Red
  • C: White and slimy
  • P: Soggy and slightly rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Open Damp Stagnation
  • Vent the membrane source
  • Aromatically transform turbidity
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Aversion to Wind and Cold
  • Shivering in severe cases
  • Fever
  • Swelling
  • Heat and pain in the affected area
  • Dark urine
  • Constipation
  • T: Normal
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Surging and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Drain Fire
  • Resolve toxicity
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic constipation or
  • Sluggish stool which may contain mucus
  • Maybe tenesmus
  • After evacuation, the patient feels lighter and more clear-headed
  • Abdominal distention and discomfort
  • Foggy-headedness
  • Poor concentration
  • Poor memory
  • Tendency toward sleepiness
  • Lethargy
  • Heaviness of the body
  • Maybe chronic mucus production from the sinuses and Lungs
  • Greasy skin
  • A musty body odor
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches that can be triggered by strong smells
  • A tendency toward obesity
  • A pear shaped body
  • T: Flabby and swollen
  • C: Greasy and white, thicker at the root
  • P: Deep and slippery or Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Transform and eliminate Phlegm
  • Open the bowels
  • Elevate Yang to facilitate the descent of turbid Yin
  • Regulate Liver Qi
  • Strengthen the Spleen
Herb Formulas
  • Tan Pi Tang
  • Chinese Patent Medicines:
    Er Chen Wan
    Ping Wei San
    Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan
    Wen Dan Wan
    Bao He Wan
    Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan

Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Mild, persistent uterine bleeding of purple and black blood during pregnancy
  • Abdominal pain that is worse with pressure
  • Abdominal spasms and tension
  • Immobile masses in the lower abdomen with pain and tenderness
  • Amenorrhea with distention and pain
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Headache
  • Sinus congestion
  • Constipation
  • Excess weight in the pelvis
  • Lower back ache
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Nervousness
  • Fatigue
  • Fetal instability
  • Skin eruptions
  • Scanty menstrual flow
  • Scaly, dry skin
  • Retention of lochia
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Vertigo
  • Cold low body and feet
  • Flushed face
  • Protruding abdomen
  • T: Dark purple or with echymoses or petechiae or pale with purplish spots
  • C: White
  • P: Choppy or Tense, deep and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Transform Blood Stasis
  • Soften lumps
  • Reduce fixed abdominal pain
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation with dry stools
  • Cough with sticky, yellow, difficult to expectorate sputum
  • Rapid breathing with a harsh voice
  • Restless fever
  • Sore throat
  • Constipation
  • Dry stools
  • Mania
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dyspnea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Chest and/or epigastric fullness
  • Pain in the ribs
  • T: Scarlet
  • C: Yellow or Yellow and greasy or Yellow and smooth
  • P: Rapid and smooth or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve Phlegm
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Emaciation
  • Sallow complexion
  • Anorexia with a full feeling after very little food
  • Weak abdomen
  • Belching
  • Abdominal distention or pain (subtle)
  • Rolled lips
  • Pale lips
  • Stiff tongue
  • Tired limbs
  • Heavy limbs
  • Chest fullness
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Epigastric distention or pain
  • Muscle weakness in arms and legs
  • Loose stools or diarrhea
  • Maybe bleeding
  • Thin muscles.
  • Lethargy-fatigue
  • Does not like to speak
  • Weak, soft voice
  • Maybe enuresis
  • Maybe abundant clear urine
  • Maybe cold extremities
  • Maybe borborygmus
  • T: Pale and flabby - may have teeth marks
  • C: Thin and white.
  • P: Weak and Deficient
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Strengthen s the Spleen
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Regulate s Qi
  • Stop pain
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Painful urination
  • Difficult, scanty urination
  • Heavy headache
  • Thirst with no desire to drink
  • Oliguria
  • Maybe constipation
  • Lower abdominal fullness and distention
  • Dizziness
  • Maybe urolithiasis
  • T: Normal or Red
  • C: White or Yellow
  • P: Soft and maybe rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Promote diuresis
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Lower Jiao pain
  • Constipation or
  • Diarrhea
  • Heaviness
  • Headache
  • Dull Spirit
  • Abdominal distention
  • Mental fuzziness
  • T: Normal
  • C: Yellowish white and greasy
  • P: Soft or maybe Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Purge the Intestines
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Acute lower abdominal pain
  • Incontinence of urine
  • Night fevers
  • Delirious speech
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Thirst
  • May be mania (severe)
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Amenorrhea
  • Hard stool
  • Dark red complexion
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Insomnia
  • Palpitations
  • Constipation
  • Frequent urination
  • Emotional instability
  • Chills in the waist and feet
  • Tremors
  • Excruciating abdominal pain with cold
  • Black stool
  • May be chills and fever
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hematuria
  • Red eyes
  • Pain and distention of the head
  • Toothache
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Lochioschesis
  • Severe wheezing
  • Distention of the chest
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Deep and forceful or Choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Drain Heat
  • Break up Blood Stasis
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Severe constipation
  • High fever
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Delirious speech
  • Impaired consciousness
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle twitches
  • Spasms
  • Convulsions
  • Thirst
  • Parched lips
  • Delirium
  • Dysuria
  • Dark or red urine
  • Vertigo
  • Childhood convulsions
  • Coma
  • Dry mouth
  • Irrationality
  • Cold limbs
  • Hysteria
  • T: Scarlet red
  • C: Dry and yellow
  • P: Forceful, wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Stop convulsions and spasms
  • Clear Heat
  • Relieve toxicity
  • Open the Orifices
  • Calm the Spirit
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Altered bowel habits
  • Loose, watery stools or
  • Constipation
  • Rectal itching and burning especially at night
  • Excessive appetite
  • Food allergies
  • Symptoms improve after eating
  • Epigastric pain
  • Heartburn
  • Swelling around the umbilicus
  • Respiratory symptoms with hepatomegaly
  • Hepatobiliary symptoms
  • Depression
  • Foul intestinal gas
  • Weight loss
  • Breast swelling and tenderness unrelated to menstruation
Treatment Principle
  • Kill parasites
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