ECZEMA

Clinical Manifestations
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Vesicles
  • Weeping
  • Crusting
  • Scaling
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Acute:
    Lesions appear abruptly on the interior aspects of the four extremities (cubital and popliteal creases)
    They may affect the face and neck
    They can appear on the dorsal aspect of the hands and feet and scrotum
    There is erythema
    They may appear as bright red and swollen plaques with papules or pustules, vesicles or watery blisters
    There is suppuration which eventually form scabs
    Two or three types of lesions may present simultaneously
    The border is always indistinct
    They are intensely itchy
    Acute lesions are often confused with contact dermatitis
  • Chronic:
    Red, scaly, rough, thickened skin (lichenification) which is dry and sometimes fissured
    Desquamation
    Pigment sedimentation
    Distinct borders
    Frequent severe itching
    Frequent acute flare ups
    Lesions frequently appear on the face, behind the auricles of the ears, shanks or on the scrotum
    Lesions may appear anywhere
Treatment Principle
  • Acute:
    Clear Heat
    Eliminate Dampness
  • Chronic:
    Nourish the Blood
    Dispel Wind
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Eczema
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Mild or severe chills
  • Fever which may be persistent
  • Uneasiness from fever
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Stiff neck and shoulders
  • Nausea
  • Nasal irritation
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Tendency to snore
  • Itchy throat
  • T:  Normal
  • C:  Thin and white
  • P:  Superficial and slow or Moderate and maybe weak
Treatment Principle
  • Create sweat to relieve the Exterior and expel Wind
  • Harmonize the Ying and Wei to protect digestion
  • Nourish Deficiency
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • 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
  • Chills
  • High fever
  • 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
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Wind
  • Release the Exterior
  • Drain Heat
  • Unblock the bowels
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Acute nasal congestion
  • Continuous or sustained nasal congestion
  • Transient, declining sense of smell or loss of sense of smell
  • Clear, watery nasal discharge
  • Sneezing
  • Itching eyes and nose
  • Pale, baggy mucus membranes
  • Red, swollen conjunctiva
  • Edema and vasodiation of the nasal mucus membrane
  • Maybe nasal polyps
  • Maybe nasal obstruction
  • Severe chills
  • Mild or no fever
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Generalized discomfort
  • Stiff neck and shoulders
  • Generally severe frontal or occipital headache
  • Body aches
  • Joint ache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hiccups
  • Anhidrosis
  • Gasping
  • Stabbing joint pain
  • Itchy throat
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Aversion to Wind and Cold
  • Maybe low back pain
  • Maybe frozen shoulder
  • Maybe dyspnea
  • Maybe epistaxis (severe)
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thin, white
  • P: Superficial or Superficial and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Relieve Exterior
  • Expel Cold
  • Disperse the Lungs
  • Unblocks the nasal passages
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Itching or tickling in the throat
  • Wheezing
  • Sneezing
  • Gasping
  • Cough with expectoration of thin, watery or frothy white sputum
  • General body aches
  • No thirst
  • Dyspnea
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • A sensation of heaviness
  • Chills with low grade fever
  • Maybe asthma
  • Intolerance of Cold
  • Anhidrosis
  • Blocked and/or runny nose with watery nasal discharge
  • Chest discomfort
  • Neck stiffness
  • Irritability
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin, white and moist
  • P: Superficial and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Wind-Cold
  • Induce diaphoresis
  • Dispel Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Thirst
  • Dysenteric diarrhea
  • Foul-smelling stools
  • A burning sensation around the anus
  • Gasping
  • Ephidrosis
  • Palpitations
  • Tenesmus
  • Maybe red tinged urine
  • Irritability and Heat in the chest and epigastrium
  • Stiffness and spasms at the back of the neck
  • Dry mouth
  • Dyspnea with perspiration
  • Maybe wheezing
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow (Greasy)
  • P: Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Release the Exterior
  • Clear Internal Yang Ming Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Periaural eczema
  • Alternating chills and fever
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Anorexia
  • Sometimes fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Occasional vomiting
  • 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 the Liver and Gall Bladder
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Flushed skin
  • Papules spreading all over the body
  • Principally in the face and upper body
  • Mild erosion
  • Oozing of fluid after scratching
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Superficial and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel Wind
  • Clear Heat
  • Dispel Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Aversion to Wind and Cold
  • Facial edema moving to generalized edema
  • Slight fever or fever and chills
  • Thirst
  • Slight but continuous perspiration
  • Sore, heavy limbs
  • Decreased urination
  • Headache
  • Edematous orbits
  • A red, swollen sore throat
  • Weak abdomen
  • Belching
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Dyspnea
  • Bulging eyes
  • Severe cough
  • Weak, aching feet
  • Skin problems
  • T: Normal
  • C: White or Thin white
  • P: Floating or Floating and big
Treatment Principle
  • Promote perspiration
  • Disseminate Lung Qi
  • Clear Heat
  • Move water
  • Suppress asthma
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Rash worse on the upper body
  • Manifests as red papules and a small number of vesicles
  • Mild exudation
  • Incessant itching
  • T: Red
  • C: Thin white
  • P: Wiry and slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel Wind
  • Eliminate Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Acute onset
  • Inflammation
  • Numerous red 1-2 mm papules and a few vesicles
  • A sensation of scorching Heat
  • Irritability
  • Thirst
  • Itching
  • Short voiding of reddish urine
  • Constipation
  • T: Red
  • C: Thin yellow
  • P: Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Eliminate Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Thickened skin with lichenoid changes
  • localized skin eruptions with clear borders
  • small amount of desquamation
  • Itching
  • Erosion
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Eliminate Wind
  • Clear Heat
  • Dispel Damp
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Great thirst with a desire to drink
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dryness
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Feverish body parts
  • Red face
  • Dry stools
  • T:  Red, dry
  • C:  Dry yellow
  • P:  Rolling and rapid (gigantic)
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Reduce fever
  • Moisten and replenish fluids
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Profuse sweat
  • Generalized weakness
  • Severe chills
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Red face
  • Severe thirst
  • Thirst may be unquenchable
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Pruritis
  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • Gum bleeding
  • Epistaxis
  • Dry lips
  • Dry tongue
  • Dry mouth
  • May be sensitive to Cold in the upper back
  • Polyuria
  • Delusions
  • Eye congestion
  • Burning sensation on the skin
  • Itching skin
  • Abdominal fullness without resistance
  • Dry, course skin
  • Listlessness
  • May be heavy labored breathing.
  • Delirious speech (serious cases)
  • Mania (serious cases)
  • T: Red tip and sides
  • C: Yellow, dry or white
  • P: Large and forceless
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Drain Stomach Fire
  • Generate Fluids
  • Alleviate thirst
  • Nourish Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic eczema
  • Scrotal eczema
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Curls up a lot
  • Doesn't like to talk
  • Tired
  • No spirit
  • Dull Shen
  • Severe edema in the chest
  • Cold extremities
  • Diarrhea with loose stools
  • No thirst
  • Likes warm drinks
  • Sluggish urination
  • Vertigo
  • Palpitations
  • Water metabolism disturbance with excess fluid in the body:
    Abdomen: pain and Cold
    Lower Jiao: pain with difficult urination
    Intestines: watery stools
    Stomach: clear vomit
    Lungs: cough, dyspnea, phlegm, and asthma
    Extremities: edema, heaviness
  • T:  Pale with scallops
  • C:  White or greasy white
  • P:  Sinking, weak, may be soft or thready
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Yang
  • Strengthen water circulation
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic itching
  • Rough, thickened skin (lichenification)
  • Desquamation
  • Pigment sedimentation
  • Distinct borders
  • Frequent severe itching
  • Frequent acute flare ups
  • Lesions frequently appear on the face, behind the auricles of the ears, shanks or on the scrotum
  • Lesions may appear anywhere
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Moisten Dryness
  • Dispel Wind
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • The condition is chronic
  • Worse in the summer
  • Excessive secretions
  • Crustiness
  • Lesions in the genital area
  • Generalized body aches and pains
  • Irritability
  • Heavy sensation in the shoulder and back
  • Discomfort or a constricted sensation in the area of the chest and diaphragm
  • Multiple sores, carbuncles furuncles or abscesses
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Persistent swelling
  • Chest pain
  • Fever
  • Thirst
  • Aching and painful extremities
  • Aching and painful joints
  • Unbearable swelling and pain of the lower extremities
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy and slightly yellow
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Soft and moderate or Soft, superficial and slow or Slippery and rapid or Deep and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Resolve Dampness
  • Clear Heat
  • Disperse Wind
  • Stop pain
  • Activate the Blood
  • Tonify Qi and Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Extremely itchy patches with scales
  • Thickened skin with scratch lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Moisten the skin
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Long-lasting itchy patches with scales or thickened skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Lesions are less red and more pale with a thin fluid discharge
  • Eruptions with small vesicles
  • Slight erosion and crusting
  • Abdominal distention
  • Poor appetite
  • Loose stools
  • T: Pale and puffy with tooth marks
  • C: White thick and greasy
  • P: Weak
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Dry Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Erythematous eruptions around the mouth, eyes, nose, scalp, and behind the ears
  • Papulovesicles
  • Vesicles
  • Weeping
  • Erosion
  • Yellow crust
  • Itching
  • Thirst
  • Bitter taste
  • Bad breath
  • Dark urine
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Spleen
  • Purge Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Distention and fullness of the epigastrium and abdomen
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Loose stools
  • Reduced sensation of taste
  • No thirst or preference for hot drinks
  • Sticky sensation in mouth
  • Borborygmus
  • Lassitude
  • Yin jaundice
  • Heavy head
  • Maybe edema
  • Maybe copious white vaginal discharge
  • Maybe cold limbs, fear of cold, feeling chilled
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thick, white and greasy or sticky
  • P: Deep and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Cold
  • Transform Dampness
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Strengthen the Spleen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Skin lesions located along the Liver meridian (e.g., the nipple, scrotum, vulva, etc.)
  • Erythematous eruptions
  • Papulovesicles
  • Small amount of discharge
  • Yellow crust
  • Itching,
  • A bitter taste
  • Dry throat
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Dark urine
  • T: Red
  • C: Thin yellow or Dry
  • P: Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Soothe the Liver
  • Remove Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General 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
    Scrotal eczema
  • 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
  • Continuous cramping pain in the abdomen
  • Pain is not severe
  • Pain is relieved by pressure
  • Edema of the feet
  • Urinary difficulty
  • Slight edema (primarily of the lower limbs)
  • Symptoms generally occur during pregnancy
  • Pale face
  • Fatigue
  • Heaviness of head
  • Lassitude
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Lumbago
  • Edema
  • Abdominal pain with edema during pregnancy due to Blood Deficiency and abnormal water circulation
  • Oliguria
  • Palpitations
  • Cold feet
  • Extreme coldness of the hands and feet
  • Vertigo
  • Weakness and numbness of lower back and legs during pregnancy or postpartum
  • Mal position of the fetus
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Right upper quadrant pain
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Anemia
  • Lack of energy
  • Sore back
  • Thirst with no desire to drink
  • T: Pale or pink maybe petechiae on margin
  • C: Thin or Greasy white
  • P: Deep and weak or Soft, floating, small and slow or Wiry and small or Wiry and rough
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Liver Blood
  • Soften the Liver
  • Spread Liver Qi
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Resolve Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General 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
  • Dry skin
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chronic eczema with thick, dry, dark flaky skin
  • Anemia
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Abscesses
  • Ulceration
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify the Blood
  • Moisten Dryness
  • Dispel Wind
  • Relieve itching
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Eczema
  • 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
  • Headache
  • 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 and deep and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Invigorate Blood
  • Transform Blood Stasis
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Red, itchy eyes
  • Red rashes on face, neck, armpits and external genitalia
  • Suppuration
  • Earache
  • Swelling, inflammation and infection of the ears and nose
  • Abdominal rigidity
  • Constipation
  • Dark brown discoloration of the skin
  • Perspiration and an oiling feeling on the palms and soles
  • Abdominal tension
  • Maybe otitis
  • Rhinitis
  • T: Deep red, dry or Purple red
  • C: None
  • P:  Rapid or Thready and rapid or Thready and feeble or Tight
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel Wind
  • Disperse Stagnation
  • Clear Heat
  • Remove Toxins
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Suppuration with severe chills
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle spasms
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Constipation
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Long-lasting and recurrent itchy patches with small vesicles
  • The lesions are dull red or dirty gray
  • The skin is rough, infiltrated or lichenified with scratch marks
  • Red eruptions around the edge of patches
  • Erosion and oozing
  • Crusting or scaling, or small amounts of exudation
  • Easily flares-up
  • Skin lesions spread out all over the body
  • Mental exhaustion
  • Dry throat
  • Thirst
  • Five sole Heat
  • Dark and scanty urine
  • Difficulty in falling asleep because of the intense itching
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Little or none
  • P: Thready and rapid or Thready and slippery or Wiry and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Dry Dampness
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Alleviate itching
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Swelling in one or both lower legs
  • Leg pain
  • Thickened skin with gray or dark color
  • Lichenoid skin
  • Intensely itchy
  • Painful sores
  • T: Dark red
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Deep and hesitate
Treatment Principle
  • Remove Stasis
  • Dry Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Eczema (allergic type)
  • Little secretion or
  • No exudate
  • Prominent itch
  • May be hardening of the skin
  • Dryness of the skin
  • Leathery color change
  • Amenorrhea
  • Dry hair
  • Low energy
  • T: Pale
  • C: Normal
  • P: Deep and weak
  • Chronic:
    Localized Heat
    Mostly on the neck and joints of the limbs
  • Cold conformation:
    Anemia
    Anxiety
    Insomnia
  • With Yin Deficiency:
    Thirst
    Nocturnal emissions
    Five sole Heat
    Elderly patients
    T: Red
    C: Little or None
    P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin and Blood
  • Moisten Dryness
  • Dispel Wind
  • Generate Body Fluids
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Skin lesions with profuse fluid discharge
  • The lesions are acute, red and itchy
  • Papules
  • Rashes weeping with fishy smell
  • Yellow crust
  • Ulcerations
  • Scratching leads to lasting scars
  • Fever
  • Thirst
  • Dry mouth with no desire to drink
  • Anorexia
  • Body heavy
  • Limbs tired
  • Fullness in chest
  • Lump in epigastrium
  • Leukorrhagia with thick, yellowish, foul discharge
  • Frequent, scanty, reddish urination
  • Dry stools
  • T: Red, may be somewhat flabby
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery and rapid or Soft, rolling and rapid
  • With Heat predominant:
    Sudden onset
    Skin lesions may spread over the whole body
    Flushed and burning sensation
    Discharge of suppurative fluid
    Lingering pruritis
    Feverish sensation in the body
    Vexation
    Thirst
    Dry stools
    Scanty, dark urine
  • With Damp predominant:
    Rashes
    Papulovesicles
    Small vesicles
    Slightly red erythema
    Erosion with much weeping after scratching
    Poor appetite
    Lassitude,
    Soft or loose stools
    Clear copious urine
    T: Pale red
    C: White and/or greasy
    P: Slippery
  • With Damp-Heat in the Large Intestine:
    Loose stools
    Candida
    Much gas
  • With Liver and Spleen imbalance:
    P: Wiry or Slippery
  • With Dryness in the Stomach:
    C: Dry
  • With Liver Heat:
    T: Red edges
  • With Wind:
    Sudden onset
    Severe itching
    Erythema
    vesicles
    A bitter taste with stickiness in the mouth
    Yellow crust
    Erosion with oozing
    Constipation
    Scanty, deep yellow urine
    T: Red
    C: Yellow and sticky
    P: Soft and rolling or Soft and rapid
  • With Wind Dryness:
    Thickened skin
    Dryness
    Deaquamation of the skin
    Pronounced itching
    Scratching creates oozing
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Resolve Dampness
  • Eliminate toxins
  • Tonify the Spleen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Local inflammation with pus
  • Deep-rooted, hard and painful boils
  • Erythema
  • Swelling
  • Heat
  • Carbuncles
  • Furuncles
  • Fever and chills
  • Pain
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Purge Fire
  • Relieve toxicity
  • Cool the Blood
  • Reduce swelling
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Severe headache
  • Flushed cheeks
  • Bad breath
  • Tinnitus
  • Hearing loss
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Coughing up viscous, thick sputum
  • Dark urine
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Abdominal tension and itching
  • Darkened skin
  • Epistaxis
  • Itching
  • Formation of cellulitis
  • T: Red
  • P: Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Drains Fire
  • Relieves toxicity
  • Spreads the Liver Qi
  • Strengthens the Spleen
  • Disperses Wind-Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Chills
  • Low-grade fever
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Intolerance of Cold
  • Pain in the armpits
  • Unilateral pain in the abdomen and hypochondrium
  • Stiffness and spasms beside and below the umbilicus
  • Pain in the waist and legs
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy and white
  • P: Deep, tight and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Interior
  • Disperse Cold
  • Unblock the bowels
  • Alleviate pain
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Heaviness in the head and extremities
  • Dry mouth
  • Thirst with no desire to drink
  • Afternoon fever
  • Anorexia
  • Lethargy
  • Jaundice
  • Maybe no thirst
  • Body aches
  • Sallow complexion
  • Scanty urine
  • Diarrhea
  • Chest discomfort
  • Dull appearance
  • Sometimes disorientation
  • Loose stool
  • Sometimes skin vesicles
  • Abdominal distention
  • Uncomfortable bowel movements
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Cough
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy white or yellow
  • P: Soft and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Eliminate Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cold pain in the lower back and body
  • Sciatica
  • Copious urination
  • Extreme heavy sensation in the lower back
  • Absence of thirst
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Deep, thready and moderate
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Yang
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Dispel Cold
  • Eliminate Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
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
  • Clear Damp-Heat from the Lower Jiao
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Swelling in one or both lower legs
  • Leg pain
  • Thickened skin with gray or dark color
  • Lichenoid skin
  • Intensely itchy
  • Painful sores
  • T: Dark red
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Deep and hesitate
Treatment Principle
  • Remove Stasis
  • Dry Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Eczema
  • Mild persistent uterine bleeding
  • Irregular menstruation (either early or late)
  • Prolonged menstruation
  • Skipped period
  • Metrorrhagia
  • Extended or continuous menstrual flow
  • Pain
  • Lower abdominal distention
  • Lower abdominal Cold
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Infertility
  • Dry lips
  • Dry mouth
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Pale complexion
  • Leukorrhea
  • Amenorrhea
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Low grade fever at dusk
  • Irritability
  • Five sole Heat
  • No desire to drink
  • Distending breast pain
  • Low back coldness and pain
  • Loose stools
  • Cold limbs
  • Aversion to Cold
  • T: Purple with petechiae
  • P: Thready and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the menses
  • Regulate menstruation
  • Dispel Cold
  • Warm the channels
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Dispel Blood Stasis
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Occurs primarily in young women
  • Eczema
  • Headaches
  • Cystitis
  • Menorrhagia
  • P: Full, especially the Liver
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
  • General points