HEADACHE

Clinical Manifestations
  • Tension headache: Dull pain as if there were a tight band around the head
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache due to Wind attack
  • Headache in any part of the head
  • The pain is alternately severe and mild
  • It may occur on either side of the head
  • Fever and chills
  • Dizziness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Stuffy nose
  • Clear or white nasal discharge
  • Sneezing
  • Body aches
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Vertigo
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Copious sputum
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Floating
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel Wind
  • Alleviate pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Itching or tickling in the throat
  • Cough with expectoration of thin, watery or frothy white sputum
  • Chills with low grade fever
  • Anhidrosis
  • No thirst
  • Headache that refers to the to the nape of the neck and upper back
  • Sudden, tight headache
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Blocked and / or runny nose with clear, watery nasal discharge
  • Sneezing
  • General body aches
  • Body fatigue
  • Sudden, tight headache
  • Maybe asthma
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin, white and moist
  • P: Superficial and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Wind
  • Dispel Cold
  • Ventilate the Lungs
  • Resolve Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Mild or severe chills
  • Fever which may be persistent
  • Uneasiness from fever
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Headache
  • Stiff neck and shoulders
  • Nausea
  • Nasal irritation
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Tendency to snore
  • Itchy throat
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Superficial, slow or moderate, and maybe weak
Treatment Principle
  • Create sweat to relieve the Exterior and expel Wind
  • Harmonize Ying and Wei
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Chills and fever
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Headache
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Itchy throat
  • Cough with expectoration of clear, or white sputum
  • Asthma
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat with phlegm
  • T:  Normal
  • C:  Thick greasy or sticky white
  • P:  Floating and weak or slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Wind
  • Stop cough
  • Resolve Phlegm
  • Relieve the Lungs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chills and fever or
  • Fever with no thirst
  • Achiness
  • Stiff neck and shoulders
  • Anhidrosis
  • Headache
  • Stabbing joint pain
  • Itchy throat
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Maybe frozen shoulder.
  • Dyspnea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Mild or severe gasping
  • Hiccups
  • Fullness in chest
  • Vomiting
  • Heaviness of body
  • Edema
  • Dysuria
  • Maybe thirst
  • Maybe diarrhea
  • Maybe scanty urine
  • Maybe lower abdominal fullness
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy, white.
  • P: Floating and slippery or tight
Treatment Principle
  • Relieve the Exterior
  • Expel Cold
  • Disperse the Lungs
  • Stop asthma
  • Expel water or Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chills and fever
  • Achiness
  • Stiff neck and shoulders
  • Anhidrosis
  • Headache
  • Stabbing joint pain
  • Itchy throat
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Aversion to cold
  • Maybe frozen shoulder
  • The Tai Yang symptoms remain for 2-3 days
  • Thirst with no desire to drink
  • May have vomiting immediately after drinking
  • Difficult urination
  • May have upper body edema
  • T: Normal
  • C: White
  • P: Floating and slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Promote urination
  • Dispel Dampness
  • Expel Wind
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chills and fever or
  • Afternoon fever
  • Lower Abdominal distension
  • Excruciating abdominal pain
  • Mania
  • Delirious speech from extreme pain
  • Restlessness
  • Thirst with desire to drink
  • Amenorrhea
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Headache
  • Black stools
  • Hard stools
  • Neurosis
  • Sometimes hematuria
  • Sometimes excessive or scanty urination
  • T: Red, dry
  • C: Dry, white or yellow
  • P: Sinking and choppy or sinking and forceful
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Wind
  • Relieve the Exterior
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Break up coagulation
  • Clear Heat
  • Stop pain
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
  • Chills and Fever
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Headache
  • Anhidrosis
  • Chest/gastric distension
  • Gastric pain
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Borborygmus
  • Diarrhea (acute)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Thirst
  • Dry throat
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy and white
  • P: Floating and tight.
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Wind
  • Relieve the Exterior
  • Tonify the Spleen and Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever and chills without sweat
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Stiff neck and back
  • Abdominal pain and Cold
  • Diarrhea with borborygmus
  • A sensation of fullness in the chest and abdomen
  • May be Cold in the lower body with Heat in the upper body
  • Aching at the waist
  • Anhidrosis
  • Loose stools
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal distention
  • Borborygmus
  • An aversion to food
  • Vomiting
  • Women:
    Cold-type epigastric and abdominal pain
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • T: Normal
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Deep and wiry or Superficial and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Release the Exterior
  • Warm the Interior
  • Smooth the flow of Qi
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Reduce Accumulations
  • Regulate Qi and Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Severe chills
  • May have mild fever
  • No sweat
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Headache
  • Cold extremities
  • Cold sensation on back
  • Pale face
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Muscle aching
  • T: Pale with scallop
  • C: White
  • P: Deep, weak and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Yang
  • Expel Cold from the Exterior
  • Dispel Cold from the Interior
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Nasal obstruction caused by Damp-Heat
  • Stuffy nose
  • Yellow and sticky nasal discharge
  • Sneezing
  • Headache
  • Tendency to constipation
  • May be fever
  • Facial flushing
  • Itchy nose and throat
  • Decreased sense of smell
  • Decreased energy
  • Fatigue
  • T: Tends to red
  • C: May be yellow
  • P: Full and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Release the Exterior
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve toxicity
  • Unblock the nasal passages
  • Dry Dampness in the head
  • Dispel pus
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • 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
  • Constipation
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Repeated loss of spinal alignment due to muscular tension
  • P: Floating and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Release the Exterior and muscle layer
  • Harmonize and release the Shao-Yang
  • Harmonize the Liver, Spleen and Intestines
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Joint pains
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Epigastric distention
  • Perspiration
  • Cold body and extremities
  • Weakness of the extremities
  • Upper abdominal palpitations
  • Cold feet
  • Dysuria
Treatment Principle
  • Release the Exterior
  • Warm the Interior
  • Tonify Qi
  • Relieve distention
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Great thirst with a desire to drink
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dryness
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Feverish body parts
  • Red face
  • Dry stools
  • No constipation
  • No aversion to Cold
  • T: Red, dry
  • C: Dry yellow
  • P: Rolling and rapid (gigantic)
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Reduce fever
  • Moisten and replenish fluids
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Previous history of Yin, Jin Ye, or Blood Deficiency
  • Previous history of Yang Ming
  • Fluid and Yin depleted
  • Headache
  • 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
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Anorexia
  • Sometimes fatigue
  • Nausea/vomiting (occasional)
  • Headaches (side of head)
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Rib pain
  • Achiness
  • Ear infection
  • Hearing difficulty
  • Red eyes
  • Stiff shoulders
  • Throat pain
  • Hip pain
  • T: Normal with bumps or dots on side
  • C: Thin white
  • P: Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Harmonize and release Shao Yang Stage disorders
  • Relieve the Liver
  • Harmonize the Liver and Spleen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Alternating chills and fever (not as likely)
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Continuous vomiting
  • Headaches (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 and yellow
  • P:  Wiry and forceful
Treatment Principle
  • Harmonize the Liver and Gall bladder
  • Purge Internal Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chest and hypochondriac distention
  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Possibly delirium
  • Fullness and distention in the chest
  • Irritability
  • Occasional fright palpitations
  • Urinary difficulty
  • Constipation
  • Delirious speech
  • Subcardiac distention
  • Palpitations at the abdomen
  • Melancholia
  • Fear
  • Agitation
  • Unsteadiness
  • Tends toward mania and convulsions
  • Tends toward fatigue and clumsiness of limbs
  • Dysuria
  • Excitability
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Tinnitus
  • Deafness
  • Profuse expectoration of Phlegm
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Palpitations
  • Pale face
  • Oliguria
  • A sensation of extreme heaviness of the body
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to rotate the trunk
  • Difficulty moving the body
  • T: Red
  • C: Slippery
  • P: Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Harmonize the Shao Yang
  • Sedates and calms the Spirit
  • Relieves chest and subcardiac regions
  • Regulate Qi
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
  • Delirium
  • Heat in upper body
  • Cold in lower body
  • Sensation of Qi rushing to the chest
  • Vomits worms
  • Persistent thirst
  • Feverishness
  • Anorexia (hungry but can't eat)
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Cold extremities
  • Maybe edema
  • Vertex headache
  • Vomits food
  • Cardiac Heat with pain
  • T: Red or pink or Pale and flabby
  • C: Thick and greasy or thin
  • P: Deep, thready and weak or wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Clear worms
  • Clear Heat
  • Revive Yang
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
  • Headache with distention
  • Splitting headache
  • Cough with thick sticky, yellow sputum
  • Sore, red, swollen throat
  • Thirst, with a desire to drink cold liquids
  • Runny or blocked nose with thick yellow discharge
  • Red face
  • Red eyes
  • Slight aversion to Cold
  • Fever with perspiration
  • Slight chills
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Sudden, splitting headache
  • Maybe dyspnea with flared nostrils
  • Maybe chest pain
  • Pain in the bones
  • Constipation
  • Dark urine
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Superficial and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Lungs
  • Clear Heat
  • Expel Wind.
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
  • Blocked nose
  • Epistaxis
  • Chills and fever
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Headache
  • Anhidrosis
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Constipation
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Thin, yellow and dry
  • P: Superficial, maybe rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Cleanse the Lungs
  • Moisten Dryness.
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever and chills
  • Anhidrosis
  • Headache
  • Thirst
  • Flushed face
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Fatigue
  • Aching body
  • Nausea
  • Reduced, dark urination
  • T: Red
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Floating and rapid or Flooding on the right and Small on the left
Treatment Principle
  • Release Exterior Summerheat
  • Release External Cold
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Extreme thirst
  • Dysuria with reduced urine
  • Oliguria with reddish urine
  • Foul smelling vaginal discharge
  • Yellow urine
  • Dirty complexion
  • Severe: simultaneous vomiting and diarrhea
  • Abdominal fullness, pain or stifling sensation
  • All symptoms and signs occur during the summer
  • T: Red
  • C: White and smooth
  • P: Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Summerheat
  • Clear Heat
  • Regulate Qi
  • Resolve Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chills
  • Skin that is warm to the touch
  • Anhidrosis
  • A heavy sensation in the head and body
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • A stifling sensation in the chest
  • Fatigued extremities
  • Anorexia
  • Lethargy
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • T: Pink
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Floating
Treatment Principle
  • Release the Exterior
  • Scatter Cold
  • Transform Dampness
  • Harmonize the Middle Jiao
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache (wrapping)
  • Fever and chills, fever more pronounced or
  • Chills with afternoon fever
  • Heavy extremities
  • Heavy sensations in the body
  • Stifling sensation in the chest
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Gastric and abdominal distension
  • Sticky mouth
  • No thirst
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy white or yellow
  • P: Soft and rapid or soft and slow or wiry thin and soft
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Damp-Heat.
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever
  • Pressure headache - like a bandage
  • Gastric distension
  • Poor appetite
  • Heaviness
  • Body aches
  • Chest distension
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysentery
  • T: Red
  • C: Greasy and yellow
  • P: Soft and rapid or soft and slow or wiry thin and soft
Treatment Principle
  • Clean Damp-Heat and toxins
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Intense fever
  • Strong thirst
  • Dry heaves
  • Severe, stabbing headache
  • Extreme irritability
  • Delirious speech (severe)
  • Rash (severe)
  • Epistaxis (severe)
  • Maculae
  • Mania
  • Convulsions
  • Lips chapped, dark and scorched
  • Coma
  • Hematemesis
  • Extreme coldness of the extremities
  • Restlessness
  • Spasms or convulsions
  • Blurred vision
  • T: Dark red
  • C: Dry or prickly
  • P: Deep, thin and rapid or Floating, large and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Relieve toxicity
  • Cool the Blood
  • Drain Fire
  • Stop bleeding
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Hypertension
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Confusion of mind
  • Delirium (mania)
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Excessive skin rashes all over body
  • Hemorrhage
    Hematemesis
    Hemoptysis
    Epistaxis
    Hemafecia
    Hematuria
  • Stiffness
  • Convulsions
    Clenched jaws
    Clenched fists
    Shaking
  • Opisthotonos
  • Stiff neck
  • Semi-consciousness
  • T: Deep red and dry
  • C: Yellow and dry
  • P: Wiry and rapid.
Treatment Principle
  • Subdue Wind
  • Cleanse Heat
  • Nourish Yin
  • Stop convulsion
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Red eyes
  • Yellow thick eye discharge
  • Suppuration with severe chills
  • Dry, itchy eyes
  • Aggravated by Heat
  • Photophobia
  • Headache
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Congestion
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Nasal discharge
  • T: Red tip or
  • C: Thin and yellow or white or
  • P: Superficial and rapid or
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Wind
  • Clear Heat
  • Detoxify
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache
  • Heavy, painful head and limbs
  • A sensation of a tight band wrapped around the head
  • Generalized sensation of heaviness
  • Back pain
  • Generalized pain or muscle ache
  • Difficulty bending or rotating trunk
  • Mild fever which comes and goes
  • Slight aversion to Wind and Cold
  • Cough with mucus
  • Sticky taste
  • Dizziness
  • Anorexia
  • Anhidrosis
  • Stiffness of the neck
  • Stiff joints
  • Chest oppression
  • Epigastric fullness
  • Heavy, weak limbs
  • Chills
  • No thirst
  • Lassitude
  • Scanty urination
  • Loose stools
  • Symptoms worse in damp or wet weather
  • T: Pink
  • C:White or Greasy and white
  • P: Superficial or Superficial and slow or Superficial and soft or Superficial and tight or Soft and slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel Wind
  • Eliminate Dampness
  • Relieve the Exterior
  • Alleviate pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Stuffy nose
  • Neck and back spasms
  • Joint pain
  • Headache
  • Anhidrosis
  • Muscular pain
  • Joint swelling
  • Slight fever
  • Slight expectoration of white Phlegm
  • Heaviness of the body and joints
  • Cold feeling in the joints
  • Cough
  • Heaviness of the head
  • Preference of the joints for warmth
  • Limited movement of the joints
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thin and white or Thin, white and greasy
  • P: Superficial and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the channels
  • Activate Qi and Blood.
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough with copious, dilute, white frothy or lumpy sputum
  • Chest and epigastric congestion
  • Palpitations
  • Headache
  • Pain and full feeling in chest
  • Dyspnea - worse lying down
  • Asthma
  • Throat rattle
  • Maybe anorexia
  • Lassitude
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Dizziness / vertigo
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Acute attack of panting with high pitched sound and rapid exhalation
  • Facial edema
  • Weak extremities
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thick, white and greasy or sticky
  • P: Slippery or Soft
Treatment Principle
  • Dry Dampness
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Regulate Qi
  • Harmonize the Middle Jiao
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation without focal distention
  • Epistaxis
  • Tidal fevers
  • Delirious speech
  • Profuse perspiration from the palms and soles
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Dry mouth and tongue
  • Irritability
  • Heavy body
  • Fever
  • Thirst
  • Fever
  • Maculae
  • Vomiting
  • Swollen gums
  • Swollen throat
  • Red eyes
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Petechiae due to Heat in the Stomach and Intestines
  • Steaming sensations of the whole body T
  • Toothache
  • T: Pink and dry with prickles
  • C: Yellow or Black
  • P: Deep, Excess and rapid or Slippery and rapid or Deep and forceful
Treatment Principle
  • Mildly purge Heat accumulation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Slight Headache
  • Loose stools
  • A shiny, white face
  • Fatigue
  • Spontaneous sweat
  • Anorexia
  • Dyspepsia
  • T: Normal
  • C: White
  • P: Empty and large
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Strengthen the Spleen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache
  • Loose stools
  • Urinary difficulty
  • Scanty urination
  • T: Normal
  • C: Slippery and white
  • P: Floating and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Regulate water circulation
  • Drain Dampness
  • Strengthen the Spleen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Bleeding
  • Borborygmus
  • Bloating
  • Catches cold easily
  • Chronic low grade fever
  • Clouded vision
  • Cold extremities
  • Constipation
  • Deafness
  • Depression
  • Desire for warm beverages
  • Diarrhea or dysentery, may be chronic
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping upper eyelids
  • Dry itching nose
  • Dry lungs
  • Dyspnea
  • Dysuria
  • Edema with prolapse
  • Enuresis
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye fatigue after extended use
  • Eye sores
  • Fatigue
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Fever without Cold which alternates between low and high
  • Fever with vexation
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • Frequent urination
  • Fever or Heat in the flesh in cool or cold weather
  • Genital sores
  • Goiter
  • Headache
  • Hemafecia
  • Hematemesis
  • Hematuria
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiccup
  • Hoarseness
  • Incessant thirst
  • Intermittent dull abdominal pain, better with warmth and pressure
  • Intermittent fever (worse on exertion)
  • Laconic speech
  • Leukorrhea
  • Limbs may become emaciated
  • Lingering, dull tooth pain
  • Loose and watery stools or diarrhea
  • Loss of voice
  • Maybe chronic weak cough
  • Maybe cloudy urine
  • Maybe cold body
  • Maybe cough
  • Maybe low back pain due to Dampness
  • Maybe scabs on the nasal mucosa
  • Narrow visual field
  • Menstrual flooding or spotting
  • Nasal congestion
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Night blindness
  • Night sweats
  • Obstinate sores on the tongue with the opening of the sore falling downward
  • Obstructed urination
  • Oral sores
  • Painful urination
  • Pale complexion
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Prolapse of any organ
  • Prolonged runny nose may be malodorous
  • Protracted, soft, tender, numb tongue
  • Runny nose with clear, watery discharge may be precipitated by Cold or allergen
  • Sagging and distention of the lower abdomen
  • Sallow complexion
  • Seizures
  • Sensitivity of back to Cold and Wind
  • Shiny, pale complexion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slight thirst with desire for warm drinks
  • Soft voice
  • Somnolence
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Suppuration
  • Susceptibility to Wind and Cold
  • Tendency to curl up
  • Terminal dribbling
  • Thirst with a desire for warm drinks
  • Tidal fever which is worse on exertion
  • Tinnitus
  • Urinary obstruction
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal itching
  • Vertigo
  • Visual disturbances
  • Warmness of the body
  • Waxy, pale complexion
  • Weak eyelids
  • Weakness of the extremities
  • T: Pale, swollen with tooth marks, maybe tender or Slightly Red
  • C: White
  • P: Rootless at right - middle position or Weak and forceless or Big or Large and Surging or Weak, thready, Deficiency and moderate or Deficient and soggy or Deficient and large or Slow and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Benefit Qi
  • Regulate Qi
  • Raise Sunken Yang
  • Lift prolapsed organs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Diarrhea with watery stools
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • No thirst
  • Anorexia
  • Abdominal and/or epigastric fullness (likes pressure)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gastrointestinal weakness
  • Pale face
  • Frequent urination
  • Tends toward fatigue
  • May have cold limbs
  • May have headache with fever
  • Body aches
  • Epistaxis
  • Hematemesis
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lassitude
  • Epigastric pain
  • All Blood from bleeding is pale
  • Edema
  • Insomnia
  • Hemoptysis
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Chronic bleeding
  • Hemafecia
  • Uterine bleeding
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Profuse menstrual flow
  • Chest fullness and pain
  • Hypochondriac pain that shoots toward the Heart
  • Intolerance of Cold
  • Rigid focal distention in the Heart region
  • Excessive production or drooling of foamy saliva
  • Emaciation
  • T: Pale, may be moist
  • C: White or None
  • P: Deep, weak and slow or Deep and thready or Big and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Middle Jiao
  • Dispel Cold
  • Strengthen the Spleen and Stomach
  • Tonify Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache, maybe with ringing in the brain
  • A heavy sensation in the head with distention and a headache which is worse in the afternoon
  • Fever (maybe chills)
  • Strong thirst with a desire to drink.
  • Vomits immediately after drinking
  • Urinary difficulty
  • Edema
  • General sensation of heaviness
  • Diarrhea
  • Irritability
  • Simultaneous vomiting and diarrhea
  • Throbbing sensations below umbilicus
  • Vomits frothy saliva
  • Vertigo
  • Abdominal pain and / or distention
  • Dark urine
  • Anxiety
  • Jaundice
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Chest oppression
  • Urinary retention
  • Lower abdominal fullness
  • Extreme thirst
  • A red face
  • Palpitations
  • Lower abdominal distention
  • Lower abdominal palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anorexia
  • Restlessness
  • Slightly pale skin tone
  • T: Normal
  • C:Thick, yellow and greasy
  • P: Soft and rapid or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Promote urination
  • Drain Dampness
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Promote the transforming functions of Qi
  • Clear Damp-Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Intermittent spasmodic abdominal pain which is better with Heat and pressure
  • Epigastric pain
  • Lusterless complexion
  • Headache
  • Parietal headache
  • Fidgeting
  • Reduced appetite
  • Maybe low-grade fever
  • Palpitations
  • Irritability
  • Cold and sore extremities
  • Nonspecific discomfort
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Nocturnal emission
  • Five sole heat
  • Debilitated constitution in children
  • Enuresis in children
  • Insomnia
  • Epistaxis
  • Habitual constipation
  • Maybe warm extremities
  • Night sweats
  • Tired limbs
  • Frequent urination
  • Night crying
  • Diarrhea in children
  • Habitual headache in children
  • Hernia pain in children
  • Chronic constipation
  • Purpura
  • Asthma
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Thready, wiry and even or Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and tonify the Middle Jiao
  • Replenish Qi
  • Dispel Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Extremely painful head
  • Burning fever
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Rib pain
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Bumps in the upper abdomen or chest
  • 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
  • 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
  • Headache
  • Epigastric fullness, distention and pain with dislike of pressure
  • Belching with rotten food smell
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Detests food or
  • Vomits after eating
  • Distention is reduced after vomiting
  • Unformed stools or
  • Knotted constipation
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thick and greasy
  • P: Slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Food
  • Conduct Stagnation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Nausea
  • Sudden vomiting of Thin Mucus or clear Fluids
  • Absence of thirst
  • May feel thirsty
  • Palpitations
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Dysuria
  • Focal distention of the epigastrium
  • T: Normal
  • C: White and Slippery
  • P: Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Stop vomiting
  • Dispel Phlegm
  • Regulate water circulation
  • Disperse Stagnation
Herb Formulas
Points

Clinical Manifestations
  • Fullness in the chest and hypochondrium
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing up clear, watery sputum
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo (when standing)
  • Dyspnea
  • Anxiety
  • Tinnitus
  • Difficult urination
  • Mild edema
  • Cold feet
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Weak abdomen
  • T: Pale and swollen
  • C: White and slippery or greasy
  • P: Slippery and wiry or soggy or Soft or Deep and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and transform Phlegm and congested Fluids
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Resolve Dampness
  • Improve metabolic function
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 HT
  • Insomnia
  • Flushed face
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Headache
  • Red eyes
  • Irascibility
  • T: Red tip, ulcers especially on tip
  • P: Excess and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear the Liver
  • Purge Fire
  • Calm the Shen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Much dreaming
  • Easily startled
  • Poor memory
  • Headache
  • Four limbs tired and lethargic
  • Loss of appetite
  • Distention and fullness of the epigastrium and abdomen
  • Loose stools
  • Sallow complexion
  • Copious, pale menses
  • Uterine bleeding or
  • Light menstrual flow or
  • Amenorrhea
  • T: Pale
  • P: Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce and Benefit the Heart and Spleen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Tinnitus
  • Dizziness
  • Diminished acuity of vision and hearing
  • Seizures
  • Headache
  • Lateral headache
  • Deafness
  • Blurred vision
  • Irritability
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Much dreaming
  • Easily startled
  • 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
  • Fainting
  • Vertigo
  • Headache
  • Accumulation of congested Fluids that won't dissipate
  • Vomiting
  • Stifling sensation of chest and diaphragm
  • Distention of chest and diaphragm
  • Distention and fullness of hypochondria and flanks
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Restlessness when sitting or lying down
  • Coughing and wheezing
  • Copious sputum
  • Thick, gummy nasal discharge and saliva
  • Difficult breathing
  • Reduced appetite
  • T: Pink
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Phlegm
  • Open the Orifices
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Frequent sighing
  • Epigastric pain and distention
  • Flatulence
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Fatigue
  • Anorexia
  • Alternating chills and fever
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Breast distention
  • Lassitude
  • Insomnia
  • Shoulder and back pain
  • Rib pain
  • Cold extremities
  • Tightness or fullness in the chest
  • Pain in the arms and legs
  • Heaviness of the head
  • Night sweats
  • Bloating and pain at the umbilicus and abdomen
  • Diarrhea alternating with constipation
  • Five sole heat
  • Palpitations
  • Malar flush
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Increased desire to sleep
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin white or yellow
  • P: Wiry and Deficient or Wiry, tight and Deficient
Treatment Principle
  • Pacify the Liver
  • Spread Liver Qi
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Nourish the Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal distention and pain
  • Gas
  • Borborygmus
  • Diarrhea
  • Distention and pain in the sides or flanks
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Tension or temporal headaches
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Women:
    Irregular menses
    Dysmenorrhea
    Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • T: Pink
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Slippery and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Soothe the Liver
  • Invigorate the Spleen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Short temper
  • Restlessness
  • Fever or tidal fever
  • Red eyes
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Palpitations
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Difficult urination
  • Painful urination
  • Increased menstrual flow
  • Uterine bleeding
  • Early menstruation
  • Aching in limbs
  • Dizziness
  • Mental instability
  • Red face
  • Thirst
  • Turbid urine
  • Alternating chills and fever
  • Red cheeks
  • Wheezing
  • Nervousness
  • Red eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Anorexia
  • Infertility
  • Abdominal pain
  • Spontaneous sweating or night sweats with fever
  • Anxiety
  • Dry eyes
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Somnolence
  • Insomnia
  • Aching shoulders
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Earache
  • Premenstrual tension
  • Hot flashes
  • Fatigue
  • Lassitude
  • Depression
  • Restlessness
  • Constipation with flushing up
  • Pale complexion
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Vertigo
  • Abdominal distention near the umbilicus
  • Epistaxis
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Heaviness in the lower abdomen
  • T:Red or Red edges
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Thready, rapid and wiry or Wiry and tight and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Pacify the Liver
  • Spread Liver Qi
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Nourish the Blood and Yin
  • Regulate menstruation
  • Sedate the Heart
  • Clear Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache
  • Epigastric pain
  • Belching with acid regurgitation
  • Recurrent or chronic nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vomiting immediately after meals
  • Sour belching
  • Acid reflux
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • All symptoms are worse when emotionally upset
  • Fullness of the chest
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Continual belching
  • Anorexia
  • Epigastric distention
  • Distention and pain in the sides or flanks
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Dry mouth
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Frustration
  • Anxiety
  • Moodiness
  • Irregular menses
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • Head and nape painful or swollen
  • T: Pink or Dark with slightly red edges
  • C: Thin and white or Thin and sticky yellow
  • P: Wiry or Thready and wiry or Wiry and slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Soothe the Liver
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Descend Stomach Q
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain in women
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Pale, lusterless complexion
  • Pale nails
  • Pale lips
  • Generalized muscle tension
  • Irregular menstruation with little flow
  • Amenorrhea
  • Periumbilical pain
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Blurred vision
  • Insomnia
  • Spotting of pale Blood
  • Postpartum uterine bleeding
  • Maybe five sole Heat
  • Delayed menstruation
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Dry skin
  • Maybe leukorrhea
  • Maybe fever
  • Firm, painful abdomen
  • Sporadic fever and chills
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • Menorrhagia
  • Hard abdominal masses with recurrent pain
  • Unstable fetus with bleeding
  • Chills and fever
  • T: Pale
  • C: Normal
  • P: Thready and wiry or Thready and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Dispel Stasis
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Severe, splitting headaches with dizziness
  • A distended feeling in the head
  • Maybe one-sided headache that connects to the vertex
  • Teeth very painful
  • Sudden tinnitus or deafness
  • Violent burning pain
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Irritability
  • Flushed face
  • Red, swollen, painful eyes
  • Irascibility with violent angry outbursts
  • Suffocating feeling in the chest
  • Thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Thirst
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting sour or bitter liquid
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Constipation or dry stools
  • Vomiting
  • Lumps in the upper abdomen or chest
  • Maybe rib pain and Heat
  • Dark urine
  • T: Red tip and edges
  • C: Thick, yellow, dry and rough
  • P: Wiry, Excess and rapid
 
  • Clear Liver
  • Purge Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Contractures
  • Spasms
  • Neck stiffness
  • Convulsions
  • Oculogyric crises
  • Opisthotonos
  • Coma
  • Possibly death
  • T: Red or Deep red
  • P: Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Cool the Liver
  • Subdue Wind
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness and vertigo to the point of falling over
  • Headache with a drawing sensation
  • Numbness and tremor of limbs
  • Twitching and involuntary writhing of hands and feet
  • Dysphagia
  • Unsteady gait
  • All symptoms exacerbated by anger
  • Vexation
  • Agitation
  • Irascibility
  • A red face
  • Tinnitus
  • Dream-disturbed sleep
  • A bitter taste in the mouth
  • Severe:
    Sudden loss of consciousness
    Tongue stiffness with aphasia
    Facial paralysis
    Hemiplegia
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Thready and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Liver
  • Purge Fire
  • Extinguish Wind
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pale complexion
  • Pale lips
  • Blurred or failing vision
  • Spots before eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Dry eyes
  • Pale nail beds
  • Irritability
  • Frightens easily
  • Insomnia with much dreaming
  • Tinnitus
  • Numbness of limbs
  • Tremor, spasms or involuntary movements (chorea)
  • Involuntary shaking of head
  • Light menses or amenorrhea
  • Late menses
  • Tic or tremor of hands and feet
  • Maybe trismus
  • T: Pale
  • C: Little
  • P: Thready and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify and Regulate Blood
  • Nourishes Liver Yin
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Severe, splitting headaches with dizziness
  • Sudden tinnitus or deafness
  • Flushed face
  • Red, swollen, painful eyes
  • Irascibility with violent angry outbursts
  • Dry mouth
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Vomiting sour or bitter liquid
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Maybe rib pain
  • Maybe Yang jaundice (sclera and skin bright yellow)
  • Pain and fullness in ribs on both sides
  • Maybe pain in the right hypochondrium
  • Nausea
  • Anorexia
  • Maybe alternating chills and fever
  • Concentrated, dark urine
  • Abdominal distention
  • T: Pink
  • C: Yellow and greasy or sticky.
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Drain Excess Fire from the Liver and Gallbladder
  • Clear Damp-Heat from the San Jiao
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pale complexion
  • Pale lips
  • Blurred or failing vision
  • Spots before eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Dry eyes
  • Pale nail beds
  • Irritability
  • Frightens easily
  • Insomnia with much dreaming
  • Tinnitus
  • Numbness of limbs
  • Light menses or amenorrhea
  • Late menses
  • T: Pale
  • C: Little
  • P: Thready
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify and Regulate Blood
  • Nourishes Liver Yin
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pale complexion
  • Pale lips
  • Blurred or failing vision
  • Spots before eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Dry eyes
  • Pale nail beds
  • Irritability
  • Frightens easily
  • Insomnia with much dreaming
  • Tinnitus
  • Numbness of limbs
  • Light menses or amenorrhea
  • Late menses
  • Distention and pain in the sides or flanks
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Inappropriate anger
  • T: Pale
  • C: Little or Thin and white
  • P: Thready and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify and Regulate Blood
  • Nourishes Liver Yin
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Impaired vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Night blindness
  • Tinnitus
  • Headache
  • Empty headache
  • Nervousness
  • Insomnia with much dreaming
  • Dry throat
  • Thirst
  • Five sole heat (palms, soles and center of chest)
  • Night sweats
  • Light or late menses or
  • Amenorrhea
  • T: Red
  • C: Little
  • P: Thready, wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Nourish the Liver.
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Throbbing one-sided headache with distended feeling
  • Headache usually at the temples or vertex
  • Pain often at the eye
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Blurred vision
  • Rubbing of the eyes
  • Sensation of Heat rushing to the head
  • Insomnia
  • Dream disturbed sleep
  • Numbness
  • Irascibility
  • Flushed face
  • Red, dry eyes with feeling of grit in eye
  • Vexation
  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Restless sleep
  • Dry mouth and throat with bitter taste in mouth
  • Palpitations
  • Maybe lateral costal pain
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and wiry or Wiry and rapid (when Yang is Rising and Excess, the pulse is forceful)
    P: Thready and rapid when Yang is not prominent
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Pacify the Liver.
  • Subdue Yang
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • A dull headache
  • Sometimes cold sensations in the head
  • Pain Worsened by Cold
  • 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
  • Headache characterized by an empty sensation in the head
  • Vexatious Heat
  • A dry throat
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus or deafness
  • Poor memory
  • Lassitude
  • Aching, soreness or weakness of low back and knees
  • Spermatorrhea or premature ejaculation
  • Aching in bones
  • Aching in leg and heel
  • Loss of sleep
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready, forceless and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Reinforce the Kidneys
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • headache
  • Pale complexion
  • General debility with a desire for sleep
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Fatigue
  • Lowered voice
  • Frequent urination at night (with profuse proteinuria)
  • T: Pale and swollen with teeth marks
  • C: Whitish
  • P: Deep and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Kidneys
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Impaired vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Night blindness
  • Tinnitus or deafness
  • Headache
  • Nervousness
  • Insomnia with much dreaming
  • Dry throat
  • Thirst
  • Five sole heat
  • Night sweats
  • Light or late menses or
  • Amenorrhea
  • Poor memory
  • Aching, soreness or weakness of low back
  • Spermatorrhea or premature ejaculation
  • Aching in the bones
  • Aching in the leg and heel
  • Dry mouth
  • Malar flush
  • Low grade fever in the afternoon
  • Maybe recurrent sore throat
  • Dry stools and / or constipation
  • Urine short and red
  • Heightened libido
  • T: Red
  • C: Little
  • P: Thready, wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Nourish the Liver and Kidneys
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Lower abdominal pain and Cold
  • Abdomen feels chilled
  • Aching bones and joints
  • Muscle ache
  • Whole body pain
  • Aversion to Cold, especially at the back
  • Cold limbs
  • No Thirst
  • Lower abdominal pain and Cold
  • Abdomen feels chilled
  • Maybe fever
  • No thirst
  • T: Normal
  • C: White and slippery
  • P: Deep and faint or Forceless or Choppy and slow or Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel Cold
  • Warm the channels
  • Assist Yang
  • Dispel Dampness
  • Relieve pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • A dull headache with an empty sensation in the head
  • Headache worsened by overtaxation
  • Fatigue
  • Loose stools
  • Anorexia
  • Dizziness
  • Pale face
  • Lassitude
  • Shortness of breath
  • Catches cold easily
  • Weak voice
  • Reluctance to speak
  • Sweating with little or no exertion
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Empty
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Heart pain
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Leg pain
  • Arm pain
  • Bruising and swelling due to traumatic injury
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Fixed abdominal masses
  • Internal or external ulcerations
  • Dark or echymosis spots
  • Scrofula
  • T: Dark or Purple with purple spots
  • C: Normal
  • P: Wiry or Choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Activate the Blood
  • Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Regulate Qi
  • Unblock the collaterals
  • Alleviate pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Etiology
  • Stress and strain
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache
  • Insidious pain
  • May be agitating or mild
  • Responds to warmth and pressure
  • Lassitude
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Emotional fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • T: Normal
  • C: White
  • P: Weak
Treatment Principle
  • Regulate Qi and 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
  • Headache
  • Dry, hacking cough with little or no sputum
  • Flushed face
  • Sputum is difficult to expectorate
  • Restlessness
  • Maybe hemoptysis
  • Hiccups
  • Cough may cause chest pain
  • Dyspnea
  • Dry or sore throat
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Hoarse voice
  • Asthma
  • Dry lips and mouth
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hemoptysis
  • Constipation
  • Thirst
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Dryness in nose
  • Sensation of fullness in chest
  • Epistaxis
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Chills and fever
  • Anhidrosis
  • Irritability
  • Itching
  • T: Red tip, dry
  • C: Thin, yellow, or White and dry, or None
  • P: Superficial, maybe rapid or Big and weak or Deficient, big and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Eliminate Dryness
  • Moisten the Lungs
  • Clear Lung Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache
  • 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
  • Strengthen the Spleen and Lungs
  • Nourish the Heart
  • Calm the Shen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pain that is fixed, stabbing and /or severe
  • Pan is worse with pressure
  • Dark complexion
  • Fixed, palpable masses
  • Bleeding with clots
  • Purple lips
  • Purple nails
  • Dry skin
  • Blue, dark or purplish discoloration of skin in small or large areas
  • Varicose and spider veins
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Tendency to hemorrhage dark blood or clots
  • T: Purple, possible purple or red spots
    Red purple if there is Heat
    Blue purple if there is Cold
  • C: White
  • P: Choppy or Wiry and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Activate the Blood
  • Break up Stagnation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic, intractable , fixed stabbing pain affecting the head
  • Acute lower abdominal pain
  • Incontinence of urine
  • Night fevers
  • Delirious speech
  • Poor memory
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Thirst
  • Dizziness
  • 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
  • Dark complexion
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Deep and forceful or Choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Drain Heat
  • Break up Blood Stasis
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Copious bleeding of dark purple blood
  • The blood is sticky during menstruation
  • May or may not have clots
  • Menstrual cycle is shortened (early menstruation)
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Pale, lusterless complexion
  • Pale nails
  • Abdominal pain
  • Irregular menstruation with little flow
  • Fixed lower abdominal pain
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Pale lips
  • May be amenorrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Menstruation may also be accompanied by distention and pain
  • T: Pale
  • C: Normal
  • P: Thin and weak or Thin and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify and Invigorate the Blood
  • Regulate Blood Circulation
  • Break up Stagnation
  • Eliminate Blood Stagnation
  • Alleviate pain
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Slight on again and off again headache or
  • Continuous dull headache with dizziness
  • Rubbing of the eyes
  • Lusterless, pale white face
  • Pale lips
  • Pale nails
  • Palpitations
  • Blurred vision
  • Insomnia
  • Lassitude
  • T: Pale
  • P: Hollow or Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Hot sensations in the muscles and skin
  • Red face
  • Irritability
  • Thirst with a preference for warm beverages or does not wish to drink
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Slight perspiration
  • Hypermenorrhea during menstruation or after labor
  • Purulent abscesses
  • Red eyes
  • Dry, feverish skin
  • Postpartum fever
  • Distress
  • Postpartum headache
  • Postpartum irregular menstruation
  • Slow healing of wounds
  • Excessive Blood loss after labor
  • T: Pale
  • P: Flooding, big, forceless and Deficient when pressed hard or Big and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Generate Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • One-sided headache
  • Dizziness
  • Heavy-headedness
  • Chest oppression
  • Epigastric fullness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Spitting drool
  • Stomach pain relieved by warmth
  • Poor appetite
  • T: Normal
  • C: Slimy and white
  • P: Wiry and slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Center
  • Raise Clear Yang
  • Descend counterflow
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Red, sore eyes
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Nasal congestion
  • 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
  • Sore throat
  • Skin ruptures or ulcers
  • Tense abdomen
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Numb extremities
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Dysuria with reddish urine
  • Dark, rough urination
  • Obesity
  • Heaviness in the head
  • T: Red
  • C: White or yellow, greasy
  • P: Flooding and rapid or Wiry and slippery or Floating, smooth and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Wind
  • Release the Exterior
  • Drain Heat
  • Unblock the bowels
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Spasms, cramps and stiffness in the limbs, neck and back
  • Convulsions
  • Diffuse headache
  • Heaviness
  • Fogginess or fullness in the head
  • Visual disturbances
  • Double vision
  • Loss of sight
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Fullness and discomfort in the chest and epigastrium
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy and white
  • P: Soft, slippery and/or wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Wind
  • Disperse Phlegm
  • Move Qi
  • Stop spasms
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Copious sticky, continuous yellow or green nasal discharge or
  • Severe, continuous or sustained nasal congestion
  • Transient, declining sense of smell or loss of sense of smell
  • Generally severe frontal headache
  • Inflamed and swollen mucus membranes
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Heavy woolly-headedness
  • Heaviness and aches in the body
  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue
  • Epigastric and abdominal distention
  • Anorexia
  • Loose or sluggish stools
  • T: Red
  • C: Greasy and yellow
  • P: Soft and rapid or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Expel Wind and Damp
  • Open the nose
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Heavy-headedness
  • Headache
  • Cough with copious, dilute, white frothy or lumpy sputum
  • Chest and epigastric congestion
  • Maybe lumps in the abdomen and/or chest
  • Vomiting frothy fluid
  • Palpitations
  • Pain and full feeling in chest
  • Dyspnea - worse lying down
  • Asthma
  • Throat rattle
  • Maybe anorexia
  • Lassitude
  • Somnolence
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Dizziness / vertigo
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Acute attack of panting with high pitched sound and rapid exhalation
  • Facial edema
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Weak extremities
  • Symptoms worse in the morning
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thick, white and greasy or sticky
  • P: Slippery or Soft
Treatment Principle
  • Dry Dampness
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Regulate Qi
  • Harmonize the Middle Jiao
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo (possibly severe)
  • Headaches (may be recurrent)
  • A stifling sensation in the chest
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Copious sputum
  • Spots before the eyes
  • Heaviness of the head
  • Lockjaw
  • Sinus congestion
  • Cold feet
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal distention
  • Weakness of hands and feet
  • May be edema
  • Sudden loss of consciousness
  • Excess salivation
  • Vomiting saliva
  • Compulsive sleeping after eating
  • T: Normal
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Wiry and slippery or Soft and slippery or Wiry and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Dispel Dampness
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Soothe the Liver
  • Extinguish Wind
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough with sharp pain in the chest and hypochondrium
  • Hard focal distention in the epigastrium
  • Dry heaves
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Abdominal distention
  • Wheezing
  • Fullness in the chest
  • Dyspnea caused by extreme chest and back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Generalized edema which is worse in the lower body
  • Difficult urination and defecation
  • T: Normal
  • C: White and slippery
  • P: Deep and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Purge and drives out thin mucus
  • Drastically purge water accumulation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Heavy pressure headache 
  • Anorexia
  • Mental dullness
  • Cough with white Phlegm
  • Slight fever
  • Heavy head and extremities  
  • Anhidrosis 
  • Chest distension      
  • Sluggish feeling
  • Sticky mouth 
  • Diarrhea or loose stools 
  • Borborygmus 
  • Severe chills
  • Maybe no fever or afternoon fever  
  • Sticky saliva 
  • No thirst     
  • Epigastric distension
  • T: Pale
  • C: White or Greasy white
  • P: Soft or Floating and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Dry Damp
  • Warm the body
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever
  • Aversion to Cold 
  • Headache 
  • Chest and gastric distension
  • Gastric pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Acute diarrhea 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Acute gastritis 
  • Thirst
  • Dry throat
  • T: Normal 
  • C: Greasy and whit
  • P: Floating, forceful and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Dry Damp
  • Warm the body
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Excruciating epigastric and abdominal pain to the point of not being able to to be touched
  • May be borborygmus.
  • Vomiting to the point of not being able to eat
  • Superficial skin pulsations throughout the abdomen
  • May be fluid sounds
  • May be cold limbs
  • Strong sensation of Cold in the chest and epigastrium.
  • Severe pain in the head and feet
  • T: Pale or Dark purple
  • C: White and greasy or Slippery
  • P: Thin and tight or slow and wiry or Deep and thready or Hidden
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and tonify Middle Jiao Yang
  • Direct rebellious Qi downward
  • Relieve pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Painful urination
  • Difficult, scanty urination 
  • Heavy headache
  • Thirst, cannot drink
  • Oliguria
  • Sometimes constipation
  • Lower abdominal fullness and distension   
  • Dizziness
  • Maybe urinary calculi 
  • T:Normal or red 
  • C: White or yellow
  • P:Soft, maybe rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Promote diuresis
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Lower abdominal distension
  • Excruciating abdominal pain
  • Mania
  • Delirious speech from extreme pain
  • Afternoon fever
  • Restlessness
  • Thirst - likes to drink
  • Amenorrhea
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Chills and fever
  • Headache
  • Black stool
  • Neurosis
  • Hard stool
  • Acute pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Retention of lochia
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Normal, or yellow
  • P: Sinking and choppy or Sinking and forceful
Treatment Principle
  • Break up stagnant Blood
  • Activate the Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache
  • Cold teeth and gums
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache
  • Back pain
  • Nasal obstruction
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache
  • Neck pain
  • Stiff neck that radiates to the side of the body
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points