NAUSEA/VOMITING

Clinical Manifestations
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
  • Chinese Patent Medicines:
    When Heat signs are not severe:
    Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Pian
    Liu Shen Shui
    Xing Jun San

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
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Blocked and / or runny nose with clear, watery nasal discharge
  • Sneezing
  • General body aches
  • Maybe asthma
  • Severe cases:
    Nausea/Vomiting
  • 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
  • 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
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Headache
  • Anhidrosis
  • Chest and/or gastric distension
  • Gastric pain
  • Acute nausea and 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
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Anhidrosis
  • Anorexia
  • Belching
  • Aching shoulders
  • Tinnitus
  • Amenorrhea
  • A gasping cough
  • Focal distention in the chest and epigastrium
  • A stifling sensation in the chest and epigastrium
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Floating or Floating and sinking
Treatment Principle
  • Regulate Qi
  • Release the Exterior
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever and chills with fever increasing and chills decreasing
  • Headache
  • Anhidrosis
  • Stiffness and pain of the extremities
  • Orbital pain
  • Eye pain
  • Shoulder and neck tension
  • Dry nasal passages
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal fullness
  • Fever
  • Tenesmus
  • Vomiting
  • Thirst
  • Epistaxis
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Floating and slightly flooding
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel Wind
  • Release the muscle layer
  • Clear Interior Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • 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
  • Alternating chills and fever (not so likely)
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Continuous vomiting
  • Headache (side of head)
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Epigastric pain
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Digestive disruption
  • Anorexia
  • Nausea
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Burning diarrhea or
  • Constipation
  • Menstrual problems
  • Dry throat
  • Heart pain with vomiting
  • Throat pain
  • Hip pain
  • T: Red
  • C: Thin yellow
  • P: Wiry, forceful
Treatment Principle
  • Harmonize the Liver and Gall Bladder
  • Purge Internal Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Curls up a lot
  • Doesn't like to talk
  • Tired (disoriented)
  • No spirit
  • Dull Shen
  • Cold extremities
  • Diarrhea or loose stools or undigested food
  • Clear, frequent urine
  • Maybe nausea (wants to vomit but can't) or
  • Vomits Clear liquid immediately after eating
  • No thirst
  • Likes warm drinks
  • Severe edema in chest
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Sinking and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Restore Yang
  • Reverse inward energy
  • Expel Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • 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
  • More 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 and heaviness
  • T: Pale with scallops
  • C:White or greasy white
  • P: Sinking, weak and may be soft or thready
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Yang
  • Strengthen water circulation
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
  • 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
  • Acute nausea and vomiting
  • Inflammation of throat and/or tongue
  • Fever and chills with more fever than chills
  • Perspiration
  • Cough with sticky yellow sputum
  • Aversion to Wind and Heat
  • Yellow nasal discharge
  • Thirst with desire for cold drinks
  • Red bumps around mouth and lips (herpes simplex)
  • Headache
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Sore, swollen throat
  • Dyspnea
  • Chest pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Rapid breathing
  • Maybe constipation
  • Maybe scanty urine
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Floating and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Wind
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear the Lungs
Herb Formulas
  • Yin Qiao San modified
  • Chinese Patent Medicines:
    Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever and chills, fever more pronounced or
  • Tidal fever
  • Abdominal distention
  • Thirst
  • Sweat
  • Stifling sensation in the chest
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Gastric disturbances:
    Heaviness
    Nausea with fever
    Acute onset of vomiting of vomiting
    Severe diarrhea
  • Scanty urine
  • T: Red tip and edges
  • C: Greasy white or yellow
  • P: Rapid and soft or Rapid and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Wind
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve Damp
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 and white or Greasy and yellow
  • P: Soft and rapid or Soft and slow or Wiry thin and soft
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Damp-Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever or
  • Fever
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness (neither activity nor resting brings relief)
  • Heat sensation in the chest
  • Thirst
  • Has urge to vomit but cannot
  • May have dark yellow urine
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Rapid or Forceful and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Remove Obstructions
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Alternating chills and fever
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Thirst
  • Dry throat
  • Rib pain (doesn't like touch)
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hypogastric pain and distension
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Rapid and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Relieve Gall Bladder Heat
  • Pacify the Liver and Gall Bladder
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough with copious, thin, white, frothy sputum
  • Chest congestion with full feeling
  • Dyspnea which is worse when lying down
  • Sometimes asthma
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting with Phlegm in the vomitus
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thick, white and greasy or sticky
  • P: Slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Activate the Spleen
  • Dry Dampness
  • Expel Phlegm
  • Purge the Lungs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Protracted, incessant cough
  • Expectoration of copious, clear, watery or white Phlegm
  • Short, weak, breathing
  • Asthma
  • Four limbs tired
  • Anorexia
  • General lassitude
  • Distention and pain of the epigastrium and abdomen
  • Loose stools
  • Severe cases:
    Frightens easily
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce the Spleen
  • Benefit the Lungs
  • Warm and transform Phlegm-Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Diarrhea with tenesmus which intensifies after defecation
  • Frequent stools which are small in quantity
  • Stools are yellow or brown, thin, watery, with foul smell or sticky and pasty like jam or sticky fluid or containing pus and Blood
  • Burning hot sensation in anus
  • Abdominal pain
  • Urine short and red
  • Sustained fever despite profuse perspiration or
  • Raging fever in the afternoon
  • Severe cases:
    High fever and coma
  • Mouth dry but no desire to drink
  • Body heavy
  • Limbs tired
  • Fullness in chest
  • Lump in epigastrium
  • Anorexia
  • Vomiting
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Transform Dampness
  • Stop dysentery
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Knotted constipation or
  • Watery, thin diarrhea
  • Burning hot sensation in the anus
  • Abdominal distention and pain (dislikes pressure)
  • High fever or infantile tidal fever
  • Hands and feet dripping with perspiration
  • Vomiting
  • Irritating thirst
  • Delirium
  • T: Pink, maybe prickles or Red
  • C: Thick, yellow and dry
  • P: Deep and Excess
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Excess Heat with bitter, cold, strong purgative herbs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pain in the lower right abdomen; refuses pressure
  • Pain may be severe, boring, and in a fixed position or without fixed location
  • Constipation or
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Maybe fever
  • Maybe nausea and vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • T: Red
  • C:Thick, yellow and greasy or sticky
  • P: Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Transform Dampness
  • Invigorate Blood circulation
  • Conduct Stagnation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Distention and fullness of epigastrium and abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Loose stools
  • Diarrhea
  • Reduced sensation of taste
  • No thirst or preference for hot drinks
  • Sticky sensation in mouth
  • Borborygmus
  • Lassitude
  • Limbs and body heavy
  • Yin jaundice
  • Heavy head
  • Maybe edema
  • Maybe copious white vaginal discharge
  • Maybe cold limbs, fear of Cold or 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
  • Vomiting after slightly overeating
  • Unpredictable vomiting
  • Food remains too long after eating
  • Nausea may be better with warmth and easily digestible foods
  • Nausea may be worse with raw or cold foods and dairy products
  • Nausea may be worse in the morning
  • Sallow, waxy or pale complexion
  • Sweet cravings which may make the nausea worse after eating
  • Fatigue
  • Anorexia
  • Four limbs feel tired and heavy
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention after eating
  • Maybe acid regurgitation
  • Maybe edema in the eyelids and fingers
  • Loose stools
  • Shortness of breath
  • T: Pale and flabby - may have teethmarks
  • C: White
  • P: Even, forceless and Deficient or Weak and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Benefit Qi
  • Harmonize the Spleen and Stomach
  • Descend Qi
  • Transform Phlegm and damp if necessary
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Prolapse of one or more organs
  • Sallow complexion
  • Anorexia
  • Four limbs feel tired and heavy
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention after eating
  • Maybe acid regurgitation or vomiting
  • Loose stools
  • Shortness of breath
  • T: Pale and flabby - may have teethmarks
  • C: White
  • P: Even or Soft and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Benefit Qi
  • Reinforce the Center
  • Invigorate Yang
Herb Formulas
Points
  • DU-20, other points are selected according to the type of prolapse
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic, intermittent nausea or vomiting after eating food
  • Nausea may be better with warmth and easily digestible foods
  • Nausea may be worse with raw or cold foods and dairy products
  • Nausea may be worse in the morning
  • Sallow, waxy or pale complexion
  • Anorexia (maybe with vomiting)
  • Sweet cravings which may make the nausea worse after eating
  • Four limbs feel tired and heavy
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention after eating
  • Abdominal pain is better with warmth
  • Maybe acid regurgitation or vomiting
  • Loose stools or watery stools containing undigested food
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in the epigastrium with cold sensations (pain is relieved by warmth)
  • Cold limbs
  • Feeling chilled
  • Frequent, clear urination
  • Mental fatigue
  • Maybe scanty urine with edema
  • Maybe edema in the eyelids and fingers
  • Maybe clear, watery vaginal discharge
  • T: Pale and swollen with toothmarks
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Deep and weak or Weak and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Center
  • Dispel Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Head feels heavy as if wrapped up
  • Four limbs tired
  • Lethargic
  • Sensations of stuffiness and fullness in chest and epigastrium
  • Decreased food intake or vomits immediately after eating
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Abundant white watery phlegm, easily expectorated
  • Cannot lie flat (due to breathing difficulties)
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thick and slimy
  • P: Slippery and even
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Reinforce the Spleen and Lungs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Mild constant epigastric pain; relieved by warmth and pressure
  • Anorexia
  • Abdominal pain and fullness after meals
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting after a full meal
  • Violent vomiting
  • Vomiting of fluid
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Loose, unformed stools
  • Excessive salivation
  • Cold limbs
  • Prefers warmth
  • Lassitude
  • Weakness
  • Sallow or pale, dull complexion
  • Maybe edema
  • Maybe scanty urination
  • Maybe clear, watery, copious vaginal discharge
  • T: Pale
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Deep, thready and forceless
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Warm Yang
  • Warm the Center
  • Dispel Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Morning nausea an vomiting
  • Epigastric focal distention
  • Fullness and tightness with very slight or no pain
  • Dry heaves
  • Borborygmus
  • Diarrhea
  • Anorexia
  • Stomach pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Subcardiac distention, blockage and fullness
  • Heartburn
  • Resistance below the Heart
  • Soft epigastrium
  • Ascites
  • Gurgling sounds
  • T: Normal or with a red tip
  • C: Thin, yellow and greasy
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Wiry, tight and rapid or Soft slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Descend Rebellious Qi
  • Disperse clumping
  • Eliminates focal distention due to Cold and Heat factors
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal pain aggravated by Cold
  • Urinary difficulty
  • Deep, aching heaviness in the extremities
  • Generalized edema
  • Loose stools
  • Dizziness
  • Heavy sensation in the head
  • Palpitations
  • Cough
  • Epigastric palpitations
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Watery diarrhea
  • No thirst
  • Leukorrhea
  • Hiccup
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Cold limbs
  • Headaches
  • A husky voice
  • Hair loss
  • Asthma
  • Generalized twitching
  • Tidal flushing of the genitals by Dampness
  • Water buildup leading to hernia
  • Impotence
  • Prone to infections
  • Prone to allergies
  • Prone to Wind erysipelas
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Chest pain
  • Mental and emotional disorders
  • Light-headedness
  • Nasal obstruction with clear mucus
  • Impaired visual acuity
  • Prone to dormant papules
  • A sensation of something being stuck in the throat
  • Incessant sneezing
  • Swelling and pain of the teeth or gums
  • Feeling of unsteadiness as if one were about to fall
  • Distended or heavy sensation of the head
  • Palpitations
  • Gradual weight gain
  • Dyspnea
  • Abdominal distention and fullness
  • Pitting edema
  • Scanty urination or
  • Frequent, clear, abundant urination at night
  • Chills
  • Weak knees
  • Seminal emissions
  • Flaccid abdomen
  • Muscular aching
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Nausea
  • Cyclic vomiting
  • Fever, perspiration does not reduce fever
  • Vertigo
  • Impaired memory
  • Shivering and trembling
  • Catches cold easily
  • Severe fatigue
  • Aches and pains in the body or extremities
  • Flank pain
  • Wheezing
  • T: Pale or Dark purple and swollen with teeth marks
  • C: White and slippery
  • P: Deep, thready and forceless or Deep and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Reinforce the Spleen and Kidneys
  • Promote urination
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Anorexia
  • Abdominal distention and discomfort
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Epigastric mass
  • Maybe abdominal pain on palpation
  • Yang jaundice (sclera and skin are bright yellow)
  • Dislike of oily foods
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Lassitude
  • Scanty, dark urine
  • Maybe thirst or thirst with no desire to drink
  • Diarrhea with foul smell or
  • Constipation
  • Fever
  • Sweet sticky taste or bitter taste in mouth
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thick, yellow and greasy (maybe sticky)
  • P: Soft and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Benefit Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • 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
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Thirst
  • parched mouth
  • Preference for Cold
  • Restlessness
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Indigestion
  • Vomiting of warm or hot impure elements
  • Vomiting immediately after meals
  • Strong odor
  • Scanty, red urine
  • Anorexia
  • Foul breath
  • T: Normal
  • C: Dry and yellow
  • P: Large and rapid, or large and wiry or Slippery, overflowing and large
Treatment Principle
  • Cool the Stomach
  • Stop nausea and vomiting
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Burning Heat and pain in the epigastrium
  • Irritating thirst: drinks copious fluids and prefers cold drinks
  • Excessive appetite: hungry again quickly after eating (as if food vanishes)
  • Swelling, pain, ulceration and bleeding of gums
  • Foul breath
  • Toothache
  • Maybe vomiting right after eating
  • Vomiting acid or undigested food
  • Constipation
  • Maybe scanty, red urine
  • T: Red
  • C: Thick, yellow and dry
  • P: Slippery, big, Excess and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear and Purge Stomach Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • 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
  • Sharp, stabbing epigastric pain with fixed location
  • Pain is severe after eating
  • Dislike of pressure and heat on epigastrium
  • Pain predominates over distention or
  • Pain but no distention
  • Epigastric rumbling
  • Vomiting purple/black blood
  • Stools with blood like tar (melaena)
  • May be abdominal or epigastric lumps or masses
  • T: Dark purple with purple spots or dots
  • P: Wiry and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Adjust Qi
  • Transform Stagnation
  • Stop pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Epigastric fullness, distention and pain with dislike of pressure
  • Chest and diaphragm oppression
  • Full, painful abdomen
  • Belching with rotten food smell
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Detests food or
  • Vomits after eating
  • Vomiting sour, rotten food
  • Distention is reduced after vomiting
  • Unformed stools or
  • Knotted constipation or
  • Stool are hot and foul-smelling
  • Diarrhea
  • Anorexia
  • Foul gas
  • Aversion to food
  • Acute episodes will clearly be related to an event of overindulgence
  • Chronic episodes may not be related to a specific event
  • 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
  • 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 mouth and throat
  • Anorexia
  • Indeterminate, gnawing hunger
  • Dry stools
  • Constipation
  • Irritability with low grade fever
  • Chronic, persistent nausea
  • Vomiting immediately after drinking
  • Maybe dry retching or
  • Hiccups
  • The patient may arise early in the morning with vague epigastric discomfort that is relieved by eating
  • Maybe inability to eat or drink
  • Vague, dull or burning epigastric pain that may feel better with pressure
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Little and dry or Peeled in the center
  • P: Thready and rapid or Rough
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Nourish the Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Epigastric fullness and distention
  • No desire for food and drink
  • Frequent belching
  • Borborygmus
  • Loss of sensation of taste
  • Stools not solid
  • Urine clear and abundant
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Weak and Deficient
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen Qi
  • Invigorate the Spleen and Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Repeated vomiting of undigested food
  • Vomiting soon after eating (food intolerance)
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Indigestion
  • Epigastrium is hard and full
  • Nausea
  • Regurgitation
  • T: Red
  • C: White
  • P: Slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen Qi
  • Invigorate the Spleen and Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Unremitting belching
  • Hiccup
  • Regurgitation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hard epigastric distention
  • Abdominal distention
  • T: Normal
  • C: White and Slippery or White and smooth
  • P: Wiry and deficient or Wiry, taut and feeble
Treatment Principle
  • Descend Qi
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Augment Qi
  • Harmonize the Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Vomiting
  • Hiccup
  • Chest fullness
  • T: Pale
  • C: Little
  • P: Weak
Treatment Principle
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
  • Vomiting immediately after eating
  • Indeterminate gnawing hunger
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Belching
  • May be epigastric pain
  • Dry heaves or spitting of clear fluids with vertex headache
  • Vomiting and diarrhea with cold hands and feet
  • Restlessness
  • Severe fidgeting
  • Irritability
  • So agitated, the patient wants to die
  • Habitual headache
  • Subcardiac distention
  • A feeling of fullness and distention in the chest and diaphragm
  • T: Pale
  • C: White and slippery
  • P: Slow and weak or Sinking or slow and thin or Slow and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and tonify the Spleen, Stomach, Liver and Kidneys
  • Descend Rebellious Qi
  • Stop vomiting
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
  • Palpitations
  • Stabbing pain in the anterior region over the Heart
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Maybe drawing pain down the internal aspect of arm (especially the left arm)
  • Pain (in chest and/or arm) tends to be severe and intermittent
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Severe cases:
    Cold limbs
    Cyanosis of lips and nails
  • T: Dark red with purple spots or Purple body
  • C: Little
  • P: Minute (scarcely perceptible) and thready or Knotted
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Yang
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Transform Stagnation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Mental confusion
  • Clouding of consciousness
  • Talking to oneself
  • Acting as if no one else is present
  • Dull expression with blank stare
  • Odd behavior
  • Maybe loss of consciousness
  • Maybe falling to the ground
  • Sound of phlegm in throat with gurgling
  • T: Pink
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Deep and slippery; maybe wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Phlegm
  • Open the Orifices
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Body hot but desires warm bedclothes
  • Feeling of thirst with no desire to drink
  • Vomiting immediately after drinking
  • Agitation
  • Face and cheeks flushed
  • Watery stools with undigested food
  • P: Minute (on the point of collapse)
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Cold
  • Return Yang
  • Clear Communication between the Inside and Outside
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Epigastric fullness and contravection
  • Reflux vomiting
  • Sensation of Qi rushing upward to the chest (Running Piglet)
  • Suffocating sensation in chest
  • Weak cough
  • Expectorating watery white Phlegm
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Deep and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Yang
  • Transform Harmful Fluid
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Flushed face
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal distention
  • Delirious speech
  • Epigastric distention
  • Jaundice
  • Gastric distention
  • Dysenteric disorders
  • Hematemesis
  • Epistaxis
  • Red, swollen, painful eyes
  • Chest oppression
  • Red, swollen ears
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Thirst
  • Dark, concentrated urine
  • Tinnitus
  • Hemoptysis
  • Vomiting
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Bleeding
  • Diarrhea
  • Suppurative skin infection
  • Tongue and mouth ulcerations
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Drain Fire
  • Relieve toxicity
  • Drain Toxic-Heat and Dampness from the Heart and Stomach
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
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • 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
  • 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
  • With Heat:
    Hot, foul vomit
    Aversion to Heat
    Thirst
    T: Normal
    C: Yellow
    P: Slippery and wiry
  • With Cold:
    Vomiting large amounts of clear fluid
    No thirst
    Aversion to Cold
    Prefers warmth
    T: Normal
    C: White
    P: Thready
Treatment Principle
  • Soothe the Liver
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Descend Stomach Qi
  • Stop nausea and vomiting
Herb Formulas
  • Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang
  • Xiao Yao San
  • Hei Xiao Yao San
  • Yue Ju Wan modified
  • With Heat: Si Ni San
  • With Stomach Heat: Zuo Jin Wan
  • With persistent or severe vomiting: Xuan Fu Dai Zhe Tang
  • Chinese Patent Medicines:
    Xiang Xia Yang Wei Wan
    Xia Yao Wan
    With pain: Shu Gan Wan
    For robust patients: Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan
    With constipation: Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan
    With Stagnant Heat: Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan
    With Spleen and Stomach Deficiency: Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan
    With severe Damp-Heat in the Stomach: Huang Lian Jie Du Wan
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Severe, splitting headaches with dizziness
  • Sudden tinnitus or
  • Sudden deafness
  • Flushed face
  • Red, swollen, painful eyes
  • Irascibility with violent angry outbursts
  • Dry mouth
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Thirst
  • Vomiting sour or bitter liquid
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Constipation or dry stools
  • Maybe rib pain
  • In severe cases:
    Mania
    Hemoptysis
    Hematemesis
    Epistaxis
  • Liver Fire Attacks the Lungs:
    Hemoptysis
    Rib pain which is severe when coughing
  • Liver Fire Attacks the Stomach:
    Hematemesis
  • T: Red tip and edges
  • C: Thick, yellow, dry and rough
  • P: Wiry, Excess and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Liver
  • Purge Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Yang jaundice (sclera and skin bright yellow)
  • Pain and fullness in ribs on both sides
  • Maybe pain in the right hypochondrium
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting sour and bitter fluids
  • Anorexia
  • Maybe alternating chills and fever
  • Concentrated, dark urine
  • Abdominal distention
  • Women:
    Yellow vaginal discharge with foul smell
    Pruritis vulvae
  • Men:
    Pain, swelling and burning sensations of testicles
  • T: Pink
  • C: Yellow and greasy or sticky
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Dampness
  • Purge Heat from Liver and Gall Bladder
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • 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
  • Maybe nausea and anxiety
  • 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
  • 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
  • General points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Frequent nausea
  • Vomiting
  • A long history of low-grade digestive problems
  • Food intolerance
  • food sensitivity
  • Abdominal distention
  • A tendency to sluggish, sticky stools
  • Temporal headaches
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thick
  • P: Soggy or Slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Gall Bladder
  • Regulate Qi
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Transform Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Agitation
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Indecision
  • Suspiciousness
  • Palpitations with anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Frequent sighing
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • T: Pink
  • C: Yellow and greasy or Thin and white
  • P: Slippery and wiry or Thready and wiry- maybe rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Descend Contravecting Qi
  • Harmonize the Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Nausea and vomiting immediately after eating
  • Indeterminate gnawing hunger
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Belching
  • May be epigastric pain
  • Dry heaves or spitting of clear fluids with vertex headache
  • Vomiting and diarrhea with cold hands and feet
  • Restlessness
  • Severe fidgeting
  • Irritability
  • So agitated, the patient wants to die
  • Habitual vertex or parietal headache
  • Subcardiac distention
  • A feeling of fullness and distention in the chest and diaphragm
  • T: Pale
  • C: White and slippery
  • P: Slow and weak or Sinking or slow and thin or Slow and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Warms and tonifies the Spleen and Liver
  • Descend Rebellious Qi
  • Stop vomiting
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chills
  • Cold limbs
  • Inability to get warm
  • Loose stools
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal distention
  • Palpitations
  • Anxiety due to stress
  • Edema
  • Profuse clear urine
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • Lassitude
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Slow, deep and weak or Slow, deep and soft
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Yang
  • Eliminate Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Irritability
  • Fidgeting
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry throat
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • 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
  • Relieve inflammation
Herb Formulas
Points
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
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Vomiting mucus
  • Vomiting saliva
  • Cough
  • Anorexia
  • Chest and diaphragm full and oppressed
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thick, white and greasy
  • P: Slippery and slow
Treatment Principle
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
  • More Heat symptoms than Damp symptoms
  • Thicker Fluid
  • Feverish
  • Chest discomfort
  • Cough
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy and white or Greasy and yellow
  • P: Slippery and maybe rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Vomiting mucus
  • Vomiting saliva
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thick and greasy
  • P: Weak
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Food ingested in the am vomited in the pm
  • Vomiting saliva
  • Anorexia
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Nervousness
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Slow and weak
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Nausea/Vomiting, may be worse in the early morning or from strong odors
  • The vomitus may contain mucus-like material
  • Anorexia
  • Decreased sense of taste
  • Edema
  • Abdominal distention
  • Chest, epigastric and hypochondriac distention, fullness and discomfort
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Foggy-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Early morning tiredness
  • Increased desire to sleep
  • A heavy body
  • Heavy limbs
  • A sticky sensation in the mouth or
  • A dry mouth with no desire to drink
  • Thirst with no desire to drink
  • Maybe no thirst
  • Borborygmus
  • Belching
  • Acid reflux
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Maybe chronic mucus in the sinuses and Lungs
  • Greasy skin
  • A musty body odor
  • T: Normal or Flabby
  • C: Thick and slippery
  • P: Slippery, full and maybe wiry or Moderate
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Dissolve Tan Yin
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Stop nausea and vomiting
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • 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
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Mental cloudiness
  • Heavy head
  • Heavy sensation in the body
  • Cough with Excess sputum
  • Chest and epigastric distention
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest and epigastrium
  • Nausea
  • Profuse sputum
  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Fatigue
  • Borborygmus
  • Tinnitus
  • Mouth glutinous
  • No thirst
  • Likes to sleep
  • Maybe palpitations
  • T: Thick
  • C: White and greasy or Sticky and white
  • P: Rolling or Wiry and slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Eliminate Dampness
  • Resolve Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough with sticky, yellow, difficult to expectorate sputum
  • Rapid breathing with a harsh voice
  • Restless fever
  • Sore throat
  • Constipation
  • Dry stools
  • Mania
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dyspnea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Chest and/or epigastric fullness
  • Pain in the ribs
  • T: Scarlet
  • C: Yellow or Yellow and greasy or Yellow and smooth
  • P: Rapid and smooth or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve Phlegm
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
  • Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • Pain in the breast and nipple
  • Dislike of having them covered
  • Small nodules
  • 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
  • Scanty menstruation
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Maybe amenorrhea
  • Maybe infertility
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Wiry and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Harmonize the Chong and Ren
  • Soften hardness
  • Resolve lumps
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal distention and fullness
  • Fever and chills
  • Diarrhea with mucus
  • Headache
  • Melaena
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thick, white and greasy
  • P: Soft or Floating tight and soft or Weak
Treatment Principle
  • Activate Qi
  • Dry Dampness
  • Transform turbidity
  • Descend Qi
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Stop vomiting and diarrhea
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Vomiting of roundworms
  • Vomiting of clear fluid
  • Vomiting after eating
  • Vomiting of saliva or yellow-green water after eating
  • Occasional abdominal discomfort
  • Abdominal pain (better with warmth and pressure)
  • Pain beneath the Heart
  • Intermittent attacks of abdominal pain
  • Stifling sensation in the chest and epigastrium
  • A sensation of warmth in the chest and epigastrium
  • Irritability in the chest and epigastrium
  • Extremely Cold extremities
  • Incessant diarrhea
  • Hunger with no desire to eat
  • Vomiting immediately after eating
  • Heat in the Stomach with Cold in the Intestines
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Frequent urination
  • Anxiety
  • Borborygmus
  • Unquenchable thirst
  • Running piglet Qi
  • Pain and Heat in the Stomach
  • Discharge of small amounts of pus
  • Irritability
  • Recurrent nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry throat
  • Turbid urine
  • Polydipsia
  • T: Red or geographic or pale
  • C: White
  • P: Hidden or Wiry and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Middle Jiao
  • Drain Heat
  • Dispel parasites
  • Calm roundworms
  • Drain the Liver
  • Calm the Stomach
  • Relieve pain
Herb Formulas
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Vomiting
  • T: Pink or Pale
  • C: Greasy and white
  • P: Weak and slow
Treatment Principle
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