PARALYSIS, PARAPLEGIA, QUADRIPLEGIA

Clinical Manifestations
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache due to Wind attack
  • Headache in any part of the head
  • Paralysis
  • Fever and chills
  • Dizziness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Stuffy nose
  • Clear or white nasal discharge
  • Sneezing
  • Body aches
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Vertigo
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Copious sputum
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Superficial
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel Wind
  • Alleviate pain
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Hemiplegia
  • Asymmetry of the face
  • Paralysis of the face
  • Slow and slurred speech
  • Aphasia
  • Fever and chills
  • Semi-consciousness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Convulsions
  • Neck rigidity
  • Limited movement of the joints
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Paralysis
  • Low back pain
  • Numbness of the muscles and skin
  • Hemiplegia
  • Urticaria
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Floating and Empty or Tense or Wiry and tense
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the channels
  • Disperse Wind
  • Releases Yang
  • Supports the Qi 
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Whole body numbness
  • Deviation of mouth and eyes
  • Numbness of skin
  • Dysphagia due to stiffness of the tongue
  • Facial paralysis
  • Hemiplegia
  • Rigidity of the extremities
  • Spasms of the extremities
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Aching joints
  • Tingling of the skin
  • Paralysis of the extremities
  • Numbness and lack of sensation in the hands and feet
  • Common cold (with above symptoms)
  • Inability to walk
  • Wandering joints pain
  • T: Pink or Red
  • C: White or Thin yellow
  • P: Superficial or Superficial and wiry or superficial and tight or Wiry and thin
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel Wind
  • Clear Heat
  • Circulate Qi
  • Dredge the channels
  • Nourish and invigorate the Blood
  • Harmonize the Ying and Wei
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Wandering joint pain, especially the wrists, elbows, knees and ankles
  • Chills and fever
  • Atrophy above and below the knees
  • Limited movement
  • Paralysis of knees
  • One or both knees swollen, enlarged and painful
  • Stiffness of knees
  • Legs so weak and sore after dysentery that it is difficult to walk
  • Generalized pain and numbness in the legs
  • Hemiplegia
  • Dizziness
  • Neuralgia
  • Paralysis, stiffness, swelling and pain of feet
  • Atrophy of the leg muscles
  • Chest oppression
  • Lumbago
  • Tinnitus
  • T: Pink or Pale and swollen or Red
  • C: Thin white or Greasy white
  • P: Superficial and tense or tight or Deep and thin or Deep and weak or Deep, slow and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel Wind
  • Activate Qi and Blood
  • TonifY Qi and Blood
  • Eliminate Cold-Dampness
  • TonifY Yang
  • Strengthen the muscles, tendons and bones
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Joint pain
  • Numbness
  • Bones and joints sore and painful
  • Worse with movement
  • Face is dull yellow
  • Spasms or contractures of muscles and sinews
  • Palpitations
  • Asthenia
  • Shortness of breath
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • Weight loss
  • Poor appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • T: Pale
  • C: None or White
  • P: Soggy and Weak or Thin and Faint
Treatment Principle
  • Activate the functions of the Liver and Kidneys
  • Strengthen Qi
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Expel Wind and Dampness
  • Stop numbness and pain
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Paralysis
  • Sciatica pain
  • The pain is intense and moves around
  • Swollen painful joints (especially lower limbs)
  • Joints are warm to the touch (may be burning and swollen)
  • The pain is worse at night
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Joint degeneration or deformity in the lumbar region
  • Chills
  • Anhidrosis
  • Weight loss
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscular atrophy
  • Difficulty walking and moving
  • Thirst
  • Hemiplegia
  • Rigidity of the limbs
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Edema
  • Emaciation
  • Swollen feet
  • Numbness of the extremities
  • Paralysis
  • Fatigue
  • T: Normal
  • C: White and greasy or Thin, yellow and greasy
  • P: Wiry and slippery or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Unblock Yang Qi
  • Promote the movement of Qi
  • Dispel Wind
  • Eliminate Dampness
  • Clear Heat
  • Unblock the channels and collaterals
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • The condition occurs during or after an External febrile disease
  • Limpness and weakness of the upper or lower limbs
  • The hands cannot hold things
  • The feet may be unable to support the body
  • Severe:
    Paralysis
    Withered muscles
  • Dry skin
  • Heart vexation
  • Thirst
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Malar flush
  • Maybe a dry cough with scanty Phlegm
  • A dry throat and lips
  • Scanty, dark colored urine
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Moisten Dryness
  • Nourish the Lungs
  • Strengthen the Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Gradual development of limpness in the lower limbs followed by paralysis
  • Sallow or pale white complexion
  • Fatigue
  • Anorexia
  • Emaciation
  • Lethargy and lassitude
  • Four limbs feel tired and heavy
  • Periodic paralysis
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention after eating
  • Maybe acid regurgitation or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Loose stools
  • Shortness of breath
  • T: Pale and flabby - may have teethmarks
  • C: White
  • P: Even, forceless and deficient or Thready and soft
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Benefit Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Sudden collapse with loss of consciousness
  • Mouth open and hands relaxed
  • Eyes closed
  • Limbs cold
  • Snoring
  • Perspiration ("flows like oil")
  • Incontinence of urine and feces
  • Paralysis of the legs
  • T: Not described
  • P: Minute and thready - about to collapse or Superficial and big but with no root (with a red face)
Treatment Principle
  • Support Zheng Qi
  • Consolidate Exhaustion
  • Strengthen Qi
  • Return Yang
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Sudden onset of enduring paralysis after strong anger
  • Depression
  • Susceptibility to grief
  • A tendency to cry for no reason
  • Lustrous skin
  • Flank distention and pain
  • Belching
  • Poor appetite
  • A bitter taste in the mouth
  • T: Pale red
    C: Thin and white
  • P: Wiry and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Dredge the Liver
  • Nourish the Blood
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
  • Dysphasia
  • Unsteady gait
  • Paraplegia
  • With Wind-Stroke:
    Sudden loss of consciousness
    Tongue stiffness with aphasia
    Facial paralysis
    Hemiplegia
  • Maybe coma
  • Sometimes death
  • T: Red
  • P: Thready and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Pacify the Liver
  • Subdue Wind
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Muscles and bones weak and paralyzed
  • Paralysis develops gradually from weakness and limpness of the upper or more often, lower extremities
  • Cannot walk
  • No Spirit
  • Emaciation
  • Wasting flesh
  • Facial complexion pale and sallow
  • Both cheeks slightly red
  • Dizziness
  • Dry eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Spots before the eyes
  • Tidal malar flush
  • Numbness of limbs
  • Hypertonicity of the muscles
  • Muscular twitching
  • Flaccid paralysis (Wei syndrome)
  • Weakness
  • Tinnitus
  • Deafness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Low back and knees sore and painful
  • Throat dry and painful
  • Five sole Heat
  • Low-grade tidal fever
  • Night sweats
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Stools difficult to pass
  • Constipation
  • Scanty urination
  • 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
  • Paralysis
  • Slight edema of the dorsum of the feet
  • Lumbago: low back feels cold, weak and aching
  • Feeling chilled
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Cold limbs
  • General debility
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of strength
  • spontaneous sweating
  • Pale face
  • Urinary frequency with abundant, clear urine or
  • Oliguria with edema
  • Maybe nocturia
  • Lassitude
  • Withdrawn, subdued behavior
  • Knees feel cold and aching
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • 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
  • Leg paralysis
  • 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
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Subdue Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • No strength to move in the legs
  • Feet hot
  • Heart trouble
  • T: Dry
  • C: Little or None or White
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Hemiplegia
  • Paralysis
  • Atrophy of the lower limbs
  • Facial paralysis
  • Slurred speech
  • Drooling
  • Dry stools
  • Frequent urination
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Deviation of the eyes and mouth
  • Excess salivation
  • Cold extremities
  • Asthenia
  • T: Purple and dark
  • C: White and slimy
  • P: Slippery, slightly slow and forceless
Treatment Principle
  • TonifY Qi
  • Activate the Blood
  • Unblock the channels
  • Promote movement in the limbs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Both legs weak and paralyzed
  • Chronic disease
  • Dyspnea
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Yellow complexion
  • Facial paralysis
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Empty and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Qi and Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Usually paralysis follows traumatic injury
  • Urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Inability to sense pain or itching
  • Edema of the dorsum of the feet
  • Dry, thin skin
  • Emaciation
  • Scaly skin
  • Cold limbs
  • Stabbing pain in the chest or low back
  • T: Red with possible stasis spots
  • C: White or yellow
  • P: Deep, thready and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Transform Stasis
  • Unblock the channels and collaterals
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Muscular paralysis
  • Facial paralysis
  • Relatively superficial numbness without pain
  • Paresthesia and numbness of the skin and flesh
  • Paresthesia of the shoulders
  • Neck and shoulder stiffness and pain
  • Abdominal pain alleviated by warmth and pressure
  • Pale complexion
  • Hemiplegia
  • Stiff tongue
  • Flaccidity if the extremities
  • Migratory pain
  • Pain, weakness, tightness or spasms of the extremities
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • Shortness of breath
  • Aphasia
  • Excess salivation
  • Aversion to Wind
  • T: Normal or Thick
  • C: White or Smooth and white or White and greasy
  • P: Faint, choppy and tight or Slightly rough and tight or Large and weak or Slow and large
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi and Blood
  • Warm and harmonize the channels and collaterals
  • Harmonize the Ying and Wei
  • Unblock painful obstruction
  • Warm the Middle Jiao
  • Dispel Cold
  • Alleviate pain
  • Harmonize Yin and Yang
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Paralysis follows facial edema and heavy limbs
  • Clumsy movements
  • Low back and spine pain and weakness
  • Stomach oppression
  • Abdominal distention
  • Poor appetite
  • Nausea
  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • Slight edema in the dorsum of the feet
  • T: Enlarged with teethmarks
  • C: Slippery and white
  • P: Moderate
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify the Spleen
  • Dry Dampness
  • Warm and dispel Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Both legs weak and paralyzed
  • Burning Heat in the limbs which is better with Cold
  • Weak limbs
  • Numbness
  • Swollen feet
  • A pale, yellow complexion
  • A puffy face
  • Heavy head
  • Unsurfaced fever
  • Stomach oppression
  • Poor appetite
  • Dryness and stickiness in the mouth
  • A bitter taste in the mouth
  • Encumbered body
  • Dark colored urine
  • T: Red
  • C: Slippery and yellow
  • P: Soft and rapid or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Both feet weak and paralyzed
  • Fever
  • Red urine
  • Polyuria
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy
  • P: Deep and slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat and Dampness from the Lower Jiao
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Flaccidity
  • Atrophy
  • Hysterical paralysis
  • Periodic paralysis
  • Fever during the initial stage of an illness or
  • Fever followed by weakness, rapidly developing flaccidity and immobility of the extremities with muscular atrophy, and dry skin
  • Low grade fever and Yin impairment
  • Usually lower extremities
  • Dry skin
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Thirst
  • Cough
  • A dry throat
  • Scanty sputum
  • Scanty, yellow urine
  • Dry stool
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow and scanty
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat from the Lungs
  • Moisten the Lungs
  • Nourish the tendons and bones
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Heaviness of the limbs
  • Weak and flaccid extremities
  • Occasional numbness
  • Hysterical paralysis
  • Periodic paralysis
  • Facial paralysis
  • Slight swelling in the affected extremities
  • Most often affects the lower extremities
  • Possibly fever
  • Stifling sensation in the chest and epigastrium
  • Obesity
  • Edema
  • Skin problems
  • Dark, scanty, painful and difficult urination
  • A sensation of Heat that begins at the dorsum of the foot and slowly progresses up the leg to the waist
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Soft and rapid and possibly slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Dry Dampness
  • Open the channels
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Gradual onset of flaccidity and weakness of the extremities aggravated by exertion
  • Gradual loss of muscle mass
  • Hysterical paralysis
  • Periodic paralysis
  • Facial paralysis
  • Sallow complexion
  • Facial puffiness
  • Fatigue
  • Lassitude
  • Anorexia
  • No desire for food and drink
  • Frequent belching
  • Borborygmus
  • Loss of sensation of taste
  • Four limbs feel tired and heavy
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention after eating
  • Maybe acid regurgitation or vomiting
  • Loose stools
  • Shortness of breath
  • Urine clear and abundant
  • T: Pale and flabby - may have teethmarks
  • C: White
  • P: Even, forceless and Deficient or Thready and forceless
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify and Strengthen the Spleen and Stomach
  • Augment Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Paralysis
  • Numbness
  • Slurred speech
  • Deviated eyes
  • Deviated mouth (wry mouth)
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Sputum in the throat
  • Chest fullness and distention
  • Epigastric fullness and distention
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • T: Deviated and trembling
  • C: Thick
  • P: Slippery and maybe wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Resolve Phlegm
  • Subdue Wind
Herb Formulas
Points