GASTRITIS

Clinical Manifestations
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chills and fever
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Headache
  • Anhidrosis
  • Chest and/or 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fullness and distention in the chest
  • Irritability
  • Occasional fright palpitations
  • Urinary difficulty
  • Constipation
  • Delirious speech
  • Insomnia
  • 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 Liver and Gall Bladder
  • Harmonize the Shao Yang
  • Unblock the three Yang Stages
  • Sedate and calms the Spirit
  • Relieve the chest and subcardiac regions
  • Alleviate spasms
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Alternating chills and fever (chills predominate) or
  • Chills without fever
  • Sensation of irritability in the chest
  • Sweating from the head
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal weakness
  • Heavy head
  • Neuralgia
  • Epigastric distension
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Tension around pubic bone
  • Periumbilical pain
  • Urinary difficulty
  • T: Moist
  • C: White and slippery
  • P: Superficial and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Clumping
  • Harmonize the Shao Yang
  • Warm the Interior
  • Dispel Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Acute epigastric pain
  • Alternating chills and fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation or
  • Burning diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Pounding temporal headaches
  • Dizziness
  • 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
  • Intolerance of Cold
  • Abdominal fullness and distention
  • Cannot purge easily due to lack of Qi
  • Dysentery
  • Cold extremities
  • Hernia
  • T:  Normal
  • C: Greasy and white or Greasy and yellow
  • P: Deep, tight and wiry or Wiry and rapid or Rolling and forceful or Tight and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Purge Cold retention
  • Harmonize and Disperse the Shao Yang
  • Drain Internal Heat Retention
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Nausea
  • Clear, frequent urination
  • Lack of thirst
  • Anorexia
  • Vomiting of clear fluid
  • Abdominal distension and pain (sharp)
  • Diarrhea or loose stool
  • Prefers warmth
  • T: Pale or pink
  • C: White
  • P: Slow and tight or Soft
Treatment Principle
  • Regulate the middle
  • Warm the Middle Jiao
  • Disperse Cold
  • Relieve pain
Herb Formulas
Points
  • For pain and Cold: moxa the abdomen
  • To strengthen the Spleen and Stomach: LIV-13, REN-10, ST-36, UB-20, UB-21 (moxa if severe)
  • For abdominal pain and nausea: PC-6, SP-4, ST-25
  • For frequent, clear urination: moxa REN-4, REN-6, UB-23
  • For diarrhea: moxa REN-8
  • Use few needles with deep insertion and moxa
Clinical Manifestations
  • Clear, frequent urination
  • Abdominal distension
  • Anorexia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting clear fluid
  • Dull abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea or loose stools
  • Prefers warmth and pressure
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Slow and sinking or Soft and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Regulate the Middle
  • Warm the Middle Jiao
  • Disperse Cold
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 (Do not purge, create diaphoresis, or create emesis)
  • Revive Yang
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cold extremities
  • Body hot and feverish due to lack of harmony of Liver Qi
  • Thirst
  • Abdominal distention
  • Fever
  • Dark yellow urine
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Rapid and slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Reverse reversals
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever and chills, fever more pronounced or
  • Tidal fever
  • Abdominal distention
  • Thirst
  • Sweat
  • Stifling sensation in the chest
  • Restlessness
  • Gastric disturbances:
    Heaviness
    Nausea
    Severe diarrhea
  • Scanty urine
  • T: Red tip and edges
  • C: Greasy white or yellow
  • P: Rapid and soft
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Wind
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve Damp
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Distention of the abdomen
  • Distention of the epigastrium
  • Fever
  • Fullness of the abdomen
  • Fullness of the epigastrium
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Resurgence of Heat signs
  • Thirst
  • T: Red
  • C: Greasy-dirty-yellow
  • P: Floating, slippery and rapid especially on the right position or Floating, full and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Remove Obstructions
  • Disperse Stagnation
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, 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
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Dream-disturbed sleep with unusual dreams
  • Palpitations
  • Anxiety
  • Profuse white foamy sputum
  • Restlessness
  • Timidity
  • Indecisiveness
  • Indeterminate gnawing hunger
  • Seizures accompanied by copious sputum
  • Chest distention
  • Expectoration of yellow Phlegm
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Chills and fever
  • Abdominal distention
  • Frequent dark, scanty urine
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Slight thirst
  • Anorexia after serious illness
  • T: Pink or Red tip
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery and rapid or Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Relieve Gall Bladder =Damp-Heat
  • Pacify the Liver and Gall Bladder
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Confusion of mind
  • Delirium
  • Mania
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Excessive skin rashes all over body
  • Hemorrhage:
    Hematemesis
    Hemoptysis
    Epistaxis
    Hemafecia
    Hematuria
  • T: Deep red, dry or Purple red
    C: None
    P: Rapid or Thready and rapid or Thready and feeble
Treatment Principle
  • Cool the Blood
  • Dispel Heat and Toxins from the Xue Stage
  • Promote Blood Circulation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Knotted constipation or
  • Watery, thin diarrhea (Heat knots or flows)
  • Burning hot sensation in the anus
  • Abdominal distention and pain (dislikes pressure)
  • High fever or infantile tidal fever
  • Hands and feet dripping with perspiration
  • Vomiting
  • Irritating thirst
  • Delirium
  • T: Pink, maybe prickles (swollen papillae on the tongue that look like thorns and are very sensitive to the touch) or Red
  • C: Thick, yellow and dry
  • P: Deep and Excess
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Excess Heat with bitter, cold, strong purgative herbs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal fullness
  • Heavy head and body
  • Edema of the face and eyes
  • Watery diarrhea
  • Short, scanty urination
  • Epigastric distention and pain
  • Anorexia
  • Maybe loose stools with undigested food
  • Edema of the lower extremities
  • Thirst
  • Joint pain
  • Dysuria
  • T: Pink or Pale
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Soft and thready or Relaxed
Treatment Principle
  • Dispels Dampness in the Spleen.
  • Regulates flow of Qi in the Spleen and Stomach.
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pale, sallow complexion and lips
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue may increase after eating
  • Anorexia
  • Four limbs feel tired and heavy
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention after eating
  • Maybe acid regurgitation or vomiting
  • Loose stools
  • Maybe diarrhea with mucus
  • The diarrhea may be may be constant or intermittent and aggravated by fatigue, over exertion or food sensitivity
  • Maybe alternating diarrhea and constipation
  • Easy satiety
  • Decreased sense of taste
  • The bowels move soon after eating
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Puffiness around the eyes and fingers
  • T: Pale and flabby - may have teethmarks
  • C: White
  • P: Even, forceless and Deficient or Weak, thready, deficient and moderate
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Benefit Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Loose stools or watery diarrhea
  • Weak extremities
  • Weight loss
  • Distention and a stifling sensation in chest and epigastrium
  • Pale wan complexion
  • Abdominal distention
  • Indigestion
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Chills
  • Maybe vomiting
  • Leukorrhea
  • Reduced appetite
  • Borborygmus
  • Edema
  • Reduced appetite
  • Diarrhea with onset of menstrual flow
  • Cough with copious sputum
  • Leukorrhea in obese women
  • T: Pale or Pale red
  • C: White - maybe greasy
  • P: Thready and even or Even and Deficient
Treatment Principle
  • Augment Qi
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Resolve Dampness
  • Stop diarrhea
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Sallow complexion
  • Anorexia (maybe with vomiting)
  • Four limbs feel tired and heavy
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention after eating
  • Maybe acid regurgitation or vomiting
  • Loose stools or watery stools containing undigested food
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in the epigastrium with Cold sensations
  • The pain is relieved by warmth
  • Cold limbs
  • Feeling chilled
  • Mental fatigue
  • Maybe scanty urine with edema
  • Maybe clear, watery vaginal discharge
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Deep and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Center
  • Dispel Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Protracted, incessant cough
  • Expectoration of copious, clear, watery or white Phlegm
  • Short, weak, breathing
  • Asthma
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • Weak voice
  • Reluctance to speak
  • A general air of sadness or melancholy
  • A waxy, pale complexion
  • Rounded or hunched shoulders
  • Four limbs tired
  • Anorexia
  • General lassitude
  • Distention and pain of the epigastrium and abdomen
  • Loose stools
  • Severe cases:
    Frightens easily
  • T: Pale with a thin crack
  • C: White or White and greasy
  • P: Thready and weak or Floating and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce the Spleen
  • Benefit the Lungs
  • Descend Lung Qi
  • Disperse accumulation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Anorexia
  • Loss of the sense of taste
  • Inability to eat more than a little at a time
  • Bloating after eating
  • Focal distention
  • Epigastric discomfort
  • Generalized weakness
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Deep and soft
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen and harmonize the Spleen and Stomach
  • Resolve Dampness
  • Improve the appetite
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Recurrent acid reflux and heartburn
  • Anorexia
  • Epigastric and abdominal distention and discomfort
  • A dry mouth
  • Acne or
  • A tendency toward boils and sores
  • Greasy skin
  • Strong body odor
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Epigastric mass
  • Maybe abdominal pain on palpation
  • Yang jaundice (sclera and skin are bright yellow)
  • Dislike of oily foods
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Lassitude
  • Scanty, dark urine
  • Maybe thirst or thirst with no desire to drink
  • Diarrhea with foul smell or
  • Constipation
  • Fever
  • Sweet sticky taste or bitter taste in mouth
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thick, yellow and greasy (maybe sticky)
  • P: Soft and rapid or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Benefit Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • General signs and symptoms:
    Epigastrium cold with pain
  • Mild cases:
    Constant pain
  • Severe cases:
    Sudden bouts of sharp pain
    Pain is aggravated by Cold and relieved by warmth and hot drinks
    Cold hands and feet
  • Cold Penetrates the Stomach and Intestines:
    Pain is sudden and sharp
    Pain is relieved by warmth
    Nausea
    Diarrhea
    Loose stools
    T: Pink
    C: White
    P: Deep and tight
  • Retention of Fluid in the Stomach due to Cold:
    Pain is dull
    Pain is relieved by warmth
    Succussion sound in the epigastrium on palpation
    Vomiting of clear, watery fluid
    T: Pink
    C: White and sticky
    P: Thready or Thready and slow
  • Stomach Deficiency with Stagnation of Cold:
    Pain is dull
    Pain is relieved by warmth and pressure
    Vomiting clear, watery fluid
    T: Pale
    C: Thin and white
    P: Deep and slow or Deep and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Stomach
  • Warm Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Mild constant epigastric pain; relieved by warmth and pressure
                                                         or
  • Chronic , intermittent, spasmodic, dull abdominal pain, relieved by warmth and pressure
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Anorexia
  • Easily satiated
  • Abdominal pain and fullness after meals
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Loose, unformed stools
  • Excessive salivation
  • Cold limbs
  • Lassitude
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness
  • Sallow or pale, dull complexion
  • Maybe edema
  • Maybe scanty urination
  • Maybe clear, watery, copious vaginal discharge
  • T: Pale, maybe swollen
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Deep, thready and forceless
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Yang
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Warm the Center
  • Dispel Cold
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Intermittent or continuous abdominal distention, fullness and discomfort
  • Distention is improved by warmth and pressure and worse when eating raw or cold foods
  • Intermittent, chronic acid reflux and heartburn which are worse with hard to digest or raw foods, bending or any increase in abdominal pressure
  • May wake during the night with heartburn
  • Mild epigastric pain or discomfort which is better with warmth and pressure
  • Hypersalivation
  • Drooling
  • Sour belching
  • Poor appetite
  • Easily satiated
  • Fatigue
  • Weak, tired limbs
  • Loose stools or
  • Diarrhea or
  • A tendency toward sluggish bowel movements
  • Puffiness around the eyes or in the fingers
  • Rapid weight fluctuations
  • A pale, sallow face and lips
  • Shortness of breath
  • Reluctance to speak
  • A weak, soft voice
  • Intolerance of Cold
  • Cold extremities
  • T: Pale or Pale and swollen with teeth marks
  • C: White
  • P:Weak and thready or Deficient or Big and Weak
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Zong Qi
  • Strengthen the Spleen and Stomach
Herb Formulas
  • Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Tang  modified
  • Huang Qi Jian Zhong Tang
  • With Liver Qi Stagnation and Dampness: Wan Dai Tang
  • With Deficiency Cold: Wen Wei Yin
  • Chinese Patent Medicines:
    Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan
    Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan
    Jian Pi Wan
    With Qi Stagnation: Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan
    With Yang Deficiency: Li Zhong Wan
    With Excess acid: Wei Te Ling (combine with any of the above)
    For symptomatic relief: Xiang Lian Wan (combine with any of the above)
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic cough or
  • Dry cough
  • Insomnia
  • Night sweats
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Weakness
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • T: Red and dry or Red and swollen
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish Yin
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Diarrhea with undigested food
  • Aversion to Cold or
  • Daybreak (Cock Crow) diarrhea
  • Cold and stiff extremities
  • Back pain
  • Reduced appetite
  • Fullness in the epigastrium and abdomen (likes pressure)
  • Lack of thirst
  • Vomiting
  • Loose stools
  • Trismus
  • T: Pale, may be moist
  • C: White
  • P: Deep, slow and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Tonify the Spleen, Stomach and Kidneys
  • Dispel Cold
  • Replenish Yang
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Focal distention in the chest and epigastrium with or without nodules which is painful when pressed
  • Coughing up yellow, viscous sputum
  • Constipation
  • A bitter taste in the mouth
  • T: Normal
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery and floating or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Expand the chest
  • Dissipate 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
  • No appetite or
  • Famished but with no desire to eat
  • Abdominal distention after meals
  • Dry stools
  • Irritability with low grade fever
  • Maybe dry retching or
  • Hiccups
  • T: Red
  • C: Little and dry
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Nourish the Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • No appetite or
  • Famished but with no desire to eat or
  • Indeterminate gnawing hunger
  • Persistent, dull, nagging epigastric pain
  • Heartburn
  • Morning nausea
  • Abdominal distention after meals
  • Black, sticky or tarry, dry stools
  • Irritability with low grade fever
  • Maybe dry retching or
  • Hiccups
  • Thirst
  • Dry skin, hair and mucous membranes
  • Tendency toward constipation or pellet-like stools
  • Facial flushing
  • Malar flush
  • Night sweats
  • Five-sole-Heat
  • With Kidney Yin Deficiency:
    Dizziness
    Tinnitus
    Low back and knee weakness and pain
  • T: Red or Slightly red with a peeled center or Red and dry
  • C: Little and dry or Peeled in the center or Shiny
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Clear Heat
  • Nourish the Stomach
  • Cool the Blood
  • Stop bleeding
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Epigastric fullness and distention
  • No desire for food and drink
  • Frequent belching
  • Borborygmus
  • Loss of sensation of taste
  • Stools not solid
  • Urine clear and abundant
  • Epigastric pain relieved by warmth
  • Cold limbs
  • Vomiting clear fluid
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Deep
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen Qi
  • Invigorate the Spleen and Stomach
  • Warm Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Continuous pain in the Stomach
  • Epigastric fullness and distention
  • Likes pressure
  • Reduced appetite
  • Frequent belching
  • Loss of sensation of taste
  • Borborygmus
  • Pale face
  • Stools not solid
  • Urine clear and abundant
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Empty, Weak an Slow or Weak and Deficient
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and tonify the Spleen and Stomach
  • Replenish Qi
  • Harmonize the Interior
  • Alleviate pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal or epigastric pain which may radiate upwards to the back or scapula
  • Poor appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Heart pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Hiccups
  • Stuffiness in chest
  • Constipation
  • Epigastric pain
  • Anorexia
  • T: Purple with purple spots
  • C: Normal
  • P: Choppy or Wiry and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Relieve Stasis
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • 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
  • Burning Heat and pain in the epigastrium
  • Irritating thirst: drinks copious fluids and prefers cold drinks
  • Excessive appetite: hungry again quickly after eating (as if food vanishes)
  • Swelling, pain, ulceration and bleeding of gums
  • Foul breath
  • Toothache
  • Maybe vomiting right after eating
  • Vomiting acid or undigested food
  • Constipation
  • Maybe scanty, red urine
  • T: Red
  • C: Thick, yellow and dry
  • P: Slippery, big, Shi and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear and Purge Stomach Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • General signs and symptoms:
    Epigastrium cold with pain
    No thirst
  • Mild cases:
    Constant pain
  • Severe cases:
    Sudden bouts of sharp pain
    Pain is aggravated by Cold and pressure and relieved by warmth and hot drinks
    Cold hands and feet
  • Cold Penetrates the Stomach and Intestines:
    Pain is sudden and sharp
    Pain is relieved by warmth
    Nausea
    Diarrhea
    Loose stools
    T: Pink
    C: White
    P: Deep and tight or Wiry or Tight and slow
  • Retention of Fluid in the Stomach due to Cold:
    Pain is dull
    Pain is relieved by warmth
    Succussion sound in the epigastrium on palpation
    Vomiting of clear, watery fluid
    Hypersalivation
    T: Pink
    C: White and sticky
    P: Thready or Thready and slow
  • Stomach Deficiency with Stagnation of Cold:
    Pain is dull
    Pain is relieved by warmth and pressure
    Vomiting clear, watery fluid
    T: Pale
    C: Thin and white
    P: Deep and slow or Deep and thready
  • If accompanied by Wind-Cold Damp:
    Fever and chills
    Myalgia
    Headache
    P: Floating and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Stomach
  • Warm Cold
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic epigastric discomfort
  • A sensation of blockage and distention in the epigastrium
  • Anorexia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting or
  • Dry retching
  • Borborygmus
  • Diarrhea
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thin, yellow and greasy
  • P: Soft and/or rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Regulate Qi
  • Descend Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Epigastric focal distention
  • Fullness and tightness with very slight or no pain
  • Dry heaves
  • Vomiting
  • Borborygmus
  • Diarrhea
  • Anorexia
  • Stomach pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Subcardiac distention
  • Heartburn
  • Resistance below the Heart
  • Soft epigastrium
  • Nausea
  • Ascites
  • Gurgling sounds
  • T: Normal or with a red tip
  • C: Thin, yellow and greasy
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Wiry, tight and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Descend Rebellious Qi
  • Disperse clumping
  • Eliminate focal distention due to Cold and Heat factors
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Recurrent or relentless acid reflux and heartburn, aggravated by coffee, chocolate and alcohol or stress
  • The patient may wake in the middle of the night (1-2 am) with discomfort and reflux
  • Sour or bitter belching
  • Epigastric discomfort or burning sensation
  • Indeterminate, gnawing hunger
  • Foul stools
  • Dry mouth
  • Thirst
  • Irritability
  • Quick temper
  • T: Red with red edges
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Wiry and/or slippery, maybe rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat from the Stomach and Liver
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Descend Stomach Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dry stools
  • Abdominal tenderness, fullness and distention
  • Maybe pain on palpation of the abdomen
  • Hard stools
  • Thirst
  • Foul breath
  • Lip ulcers
  • Red eyes
  • A flushed face
  • A bitter taste in the mouth
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow and dry
  • P: Rapid or Slippery or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Moisten the Intestines
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic acid reflux, hyperacidity and heartburn
  • Symptoms may be worse in the evening and with stress
  • The patient may wake with symptoms during the night which may be temporarily relieved by eating
  • Mild, dull epigastric or hypochondriac pain or discomfort
  • Anorexia or
  • Intermittent gnawing hunger
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Dry stools or
  • Constipation
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready, wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish and supplement Liver and Stomach Yin
  • Regulate Qi
  • Descend Qi
  • Harmonize the Stomach
Herb Formulas
  • Yi Guan Jian  modified
  • Chinese Patent Medicines:
    Gu Ben Wan
    With Excess acid: Wei Te Ling (combine with any of the above)
    For symptomatic relief: Xiang Lian Wan (combine with any of the above)
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Insomnia
  • Dream-disturbed sleep with unusual dreams
  • Wakes easily
  • Palpitations
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Heavy or foggy headedness
  • Profuse white foamy sputum
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Restlessness
  • Easily startled
  • Indeterminate gnawing hunger
  • Seizures accompanied by copious sputum
  • Flushing up
  • Chest distention
  • Expectoration of yellow Phlegm
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Chills and fever
  • Abdominal distention
  • Frequent dark, scanty urine
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Slight thirst
  • Anorexia
  • Belching
  • Acid reflux
  • Unsatisfying bowel movements
  • T: Pink or Red tip or Red
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery and rapid or Wiry and rapid or Rolling and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Heart
  • Break through Phlegm
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
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Vague pain in the lower abdomen involving the low back
  • Pain radiates down into the testicle
  • Abdominal distention
  • Borborygmus
  • Relief after passing wind
  • Hernia pain in the scrotum
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Deep and wiry or Wiry and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Move Qi
  • Expel knotting
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fatigue
  • Stomach, ductal and costal, distention and pain
  • A tendency to sigh
  • Chest oppression
  • Emotional tension
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal fullness
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Bloating
  • Irritability
  • Burping
  • Belching
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Increased Liver enzymes
  • Hepatosplenomegaly
  • T: Dark or Normal
  • C: White
  • P: Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Regulate Liver Qi
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
  • Yue Ju Wan
  • Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang
  • Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang + Liu Mo Tang
  • With chronic sluggish stools or constipation: Liu Mo Tang
  • With Food Stagnation and sluggish bowels: Mu Xiang Cheng Qi Wan
  • Chinese Patent medicines:
    Shu Gan Wan
    Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan
    With significant heartburn: + Wei Te Ling
    With sluggish or incomplete bowel movements: Mu Xiang Cheng Qi Wan
    With constipation: Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan
    With Spleen Deficiency and Dampness: Xiao Yao Wan
    With stagnant Heat: Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention, fullness, discomfort and pain worse with stress or emotional upset
  • Hypochondriac discomfort, ache or tightness, generally worse on the right side
  • Gas
  • Belching
  • Frequent sighing
  • Borborygmus
  • Anorexia
  • Indigestion
  • Acid reflux
  • Heartburn
  • Painful diarrhea worse with stress or emotional upset
  • Alternating constipation and diarrhea
  • Distention and pain in the chest, sides or flanks
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Moodiness
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of strength
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Easy bruising
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Irregular menses
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • T: Pink or Pale, dark and maybe swollen
  • C: White and greasy or Thin and white
  • P: Slippery and wiry or Thready and wiry or Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Soothe the Liver
  • Regulate Qi
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Tonify Qi
  • Disperse accumulation
  • Ease distention
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Epigastric pain (worse when emotionally upset)
  • Belching with acid regurgitation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Epigastric distention
  • Distention and pain in the sides or flanks
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Irregular menses
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Regulate Qi
  • Relieve pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Intermittent chest, epigastric or hypogastric pain
  • Hernia pain
  • The pain is aggravated by ingestion of hot food or drink
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Irritability
  • A bitter taste in the mouth
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Spread Liver Qi
  • Soothe the Liver
  • Drain Heat
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Alleviate pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Feeling of obstruction in throat as if a slice of roast meat were stuck there which cannot be coughed up nor swallowed down. This sensation becomes more prominent during emotional upset and subsides when relaxed
  • Distention and pain in the sides or flanks
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Irregular menses
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Slippery and wiry (slippery due to Phlegm)
Treatment Principle
  • Spread Qi
  • Resolve Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Yang jaundice (sclera and skin bright yellow)
  • Pain and fullness in ribs on both sides
  • Maybe pain in the right hypochondrium
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting sour and bitter fluids
  • Anorexia
  • Maybe alternating chills and fever
  • Concentrated, dark urine
  • Abdominal distention
  • Women:
    Yellow vaginal discharge with foul smell
    Pruritis vulvae
  • Men:
    Pain, swelling and burning sensations of testicles
  • T: Pink
  • C: Yellow and greasy or sticky
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Dampness
  • Purge Heat from Liver and Gall Bladder
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Dream-disturbed sleep with unusual dreams
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Indeterminate gnawing hunger
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Chills and fever
  • Abdominal distention
  • Frequent dark, scanty urine
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Slight thirst
  • Anorexia after serious illness
  • T: Pink or Red tip
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat in the Liver and Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Morning sickness or
  • Vomiting during pregnancy
  • Nausea with sour regurgitation or
  • Vomiting of sour material
  • Hypochondriac discomfort
  • Belching
  • Sighing
  • Moodiness
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Concentrated urine
  • A tendency toward constipation
  • T: Red edges
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Liver and Stomach Heat
    Descend Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Swelling and pain in scrotum as if the testicles were being pulled downward or
  • Contractions and Cold sensations of scrotum which are alleviated by warmth
  • Pain, distention, fullness and Cold sensation in lower abdomen
  • Cold limbs
  • Dislike of Cold and a preference for warmth
  • T: Pale
  • C: White, greasy
  • P: Deep and wiry or Slow or Deep and Excess
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Liver
  • Dispel Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal pain, distention and cramps
  • Flank pain and distention
  • Epigastric pain and distention
  • Hypochondriac pain and distention
  • Maybe hematemesis
  • Maybe hemoptysis
  • Chest distention
  • Regurgitation of sour fluids
  • Alternating fever and chills
  • Depression
  • Easily angered
  • Chest fullness
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Fidgeting
  • Breast distention and pain
  • Irritability
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Amenorrhea
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Wiry or Tight
Treatment Principle
  • Dredge the Liver
  • Regulate Qi
  • Benefit the Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Acid reflux or
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Indeterminate gnawing hunger
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • T: Normal
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Resolve Phlegm-Heat
  • Descend Qi
  • Stop reflux
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Dream disturbed sleep
  • Nightmares
  • Hair loss
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Amnesia
  • Infantile night crying
  • Dreams of sexual intercourse in women
  • A cold sensation on the tip of the penis
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Lack of motivation
  • Night sweats
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Nocturnal emissions
  • Lower abdominal contraction and pain
  • Occasional watery diarrhea
  • T: Slightly pale
  • P: Hollow and slow or Hollow and slightly tight
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Yin and Yang
  • Harmonize the Ying and Wei
  • Restrain the Jing
  • Suppress rebellion
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Epigastric pain
  • Chronic cough or
  • Dry cough
  • Insomnia
  • Night sweats
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Weakness
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • T: Red and dry or Red and swollen
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish Yin
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • A somber, pale, white or sallow and lusterless facial complexion
  • Pale lips and nails
  • Fatigue
  • Lassitude
  • Weakness
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Disinclination to speak
  • Stiffness of the neck and back
  • Difficulty moving
  • Spontaneous cool perspiration
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Blurred vision
  • Loose stools
  • Maybe edema
  • T: Thick and pale or Thick and dark with teethmarks or petechiae
  • C: Thin
  • P: Thready or Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Extinguish Wind
  • Unblock the channels
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • A somber, pale, white or sallow and lusterless facial complexion
  • Pale lips and nails
  • Fatigue
  • Lassitude
  • Weakness
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Disinclination to speak
  • Stiffness of the neck and back
  • Difficulty moving
  • Spontaneous cool perspiration
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Blurred vision
  • Loose stools
  • Maybe edema
  • T: Thick and pale or Thick and dark with teethmarks or petechiae
  • C: Thin
  • P: Thready or Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Extinguish Wind
  • Unblock the channels
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Postpartum emaciation and weakness
  • Persistent, tight abdominal pain
  • Abdominal pain with spasms or radiates to back and waist
  • Cannot eat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dyspnea
  • Pale face
  • Intermittent spasmodic abdominal pain which is better with Heat and pressure
  • Epigastric pain
  • Lusterless complexion
  • 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
  • Fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding
  • Abdominal weakness
  • 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: Weak and slow or Thready, wiry and even or Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and tonifies the Spleen and Stomach
  • Relieve spasmodic pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chest pain
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Abdominal distention and pain
  • Constipation
  • Cold feet
  • An aversion to Cold
  • Pale face
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches with heavy headedness
  • Abdominal weakness
  • Anorexia
  • T: Pale
  • C: Greasy, white
  • P: Weak or Weak and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Break up Stagnant Qi
  • Reduce accumulation
  • Descend Qi
  • Warm the Middle Jiao
  • Disperse Cold
  • Transform Phlegm
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
  • Resolve Phlegm
  • Eliminate Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Heaviness and pain
  • Swollen extremities
  • Pain in the extremities
  • Sluggish urination
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Fever
  • Anhidrosis
  • Cough
  • Asthma with Phlegm
  • T: Swollen
  • C: Greasy and white
  • P: Tight and wiry or Floating and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Yang
  • Benefit water
  • Dispel exogenous pathogens
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fluid is suspended below the ribs
  • Cough with sharp pain in the chest and hypochondrium
  • Hypochondriac distention and pain
  • 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
  • Asthma
  • Rapid breathing
  • Generalized edema which is worse in the lower body
  • Difficult urination and defecation
  • T: Normal or Dark
  • C: Thick, greasy and white
  • P: Deep and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Attack and Dispel water
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
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chills
  • Chest fullness
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Stabbing pain in the bones and joints
  • Cough with sputum
  • Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Copious sputum
  • Chest distention
  • Anorexia
  • Indigestion
  • Hiccup
  • Shortness of breath
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thick, white
  • P: Sinking and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Cold
  • Disperse Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Simultaneous vomiting and diarrhea
  • Focal distention in the chest and epigastrium
  • A stifling sensation in the chest and epigastrium
  • Irritability
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Anorexia
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • A bitter taste in the mouth
  • Dark, scanty, possibly reddish urine
  • T: Normal
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery and rapid or Smooth and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Transform Dampness
  • Regulate Qi
  • Harmonize the Middle Jiao
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Violent nausea and vomiting
  • Severe vomiting of Phlegm and/or thin fluids
  • Severe pain
  • Migrating and shooting pain throughout the upper and lower back
  • Chest pain
  • Precordial pain
  • T: Pale
  • C: Greasy and white
  • P: Deep and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Dry Dampness
  • Dissolve Phlegm
  • Regulate Qi
  • Subdue Rebellious Qi
  • Relieve pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Ulcerated sores that do not heal on a limb that is dark red
  • Slightly swollen and warm to the touch
  • There may me a rotten smell to the lesion
  • Gangrene of the extremities, especially the fingers and toes with purulent abscess
  • Extreme pain
  • Local inflammation and swelling
  • There may be copious discharge of pus from the ulcers
  • A burning sensation
  • Fever
  • Thirst
  • T: Red
  • C: Normal
  • P: Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve toxicity
  • Nourish Yin
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Alleviate pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Irritability
  • Fidgeting
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry throat
  • Incoherent speech
  • Insomnia
  • Dark urine
  • Deep-rooted boils
  • Maculae
  • Carbuncles
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemoptysis
  • Palpitations
  • Furuncles
  • Tinnitus
  • Purpura
  • Red face
  • Rashes
  • Deep-rooted boils
  • Red eyes
  • Itchy skin
  • Fidgeting
  • Dry lips
  • Delirium
  • Dysentery with fever
  • Jaundice
  • Epistaxis
  • Hematuria
  • Cloudy mind
  • Diarrhea
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Rapid and forceful
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Drain Fire
  • Relieve toxicity from all three Jiaos
  • Relieve inflammation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • An irritable, stifling sensation in the chest and diaphragm
  • Labored breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Epigastric distention and fullness
  • Anorexia
  • Hurried breathing
  • T: Normal
  • C: White
  • P: Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Promote the movement of Qi
  • Descend Rebellious Qi
  • Expand the chest
  • Disperse Stagnation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • No desire to eat or drink
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Belching with a rotten or sour smell
  • T: Pale and thick
  • C: Greasy or Turbid
  • P: Weak and soggy
Treatment Principle
  • Augment the Spleen
  • Transform Dampness
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Dispel Food Stagnation
  • Relieve diarrhea and vomiting
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Lethargy
  • Anorexia
  • Maybe jaundice
  • No thirst or
  • Thirst with no desire to drink
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Afternoon fever
  • Body aches
  • A sallow complexion
  • Scanty urination
  • Diarrhea
  • Chest discomfort
  • Epigastric pain and distention
  • Dull appearance
  • Maybe disorientation
  • Loose stools
  • Maybe skin vesicles
  • Heavy extremities
  • T: Pink
  • C: Greasy and yellow
  • P: Soft and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve Damp and turbidity
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
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Stifling sensation and Irritability in the chest
  • Nausea with an urge to vomit
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever with slight chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Vexation
  • Borborygmus
  • Thirst
  • T: Pink
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Regulate Cold and Heat
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Descend Rebellious Qi
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