WEAKNESS, AESTHENIA

Clinical Manifestations
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Itching or tickling in the throat
  • Cough with expectoration of thin, watery or frothy white sputum
  • Chills with low grade fever
  • Anhidrosis
  • No thirst
  • Headache
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Blocked and / or runny nose with clear, watery nasal discharge
  • Sneezing
  • General body aches
  • Abdominal weakness
  • Maybe asthma
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin, white and moist
  • P: Superficial and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Wind
  • Dispel Cold
  • Ventilate the Lungs
  • Resolve Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • 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
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Profuse sweat
  • Generalized weakness
  • Severe chills
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Red face
  • Severe thirst with a strong desire to drink
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Pruritis
  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • Gum bleeding
  • Epistaxis
  • Dry lips
  • Dry tongue
  • Dry mouth
  • May be sensitive to Cold in the upper back
  • Polyuria
  • Delusions
  • Eye congestion
  • Burning sensation on the skin
  • Abdominal fullness without resistance
  • Dry, course skin
  • May be heavy labored breathing
  • Delirious speech (serious cases)
  • T: Red tip and sides
  • C: Yellow, dry or white
  • P:Flooding and forceful or Large and forceless or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Reduce fever
  • Moisten and replenish fluids
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Profuse sweat
  • Generalized weakness
  • Severe chills
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Red face
  • Severe thirst
  • Thirst may be unquenchable
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Pruritis
  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • Gum bleeding
  • Epistaxis
  • Dry lips
  • Dry tongue
  • Dry mouth
  • May be sensitive to Cold in the upper back
  • Polyuria
  • Delusions
  • Eye congestion
  • Burning sensation on the skin
  • Itching skin
  • Abdominal fullness without resistance
  • Dry, course skin
  • Listlessness
  • May be heavy labored breathing
  • Delirious speech (serious cases)
  • Mania (serious cases)
  • T: Red tip and sides
  • C: Yellow, dry or white
  • P: Large and forceless
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Yang Ming Heat
  • Drain Stomach Fire
  • Generate Fluids
  • Alleviate thirst
  • Tonify Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Previous history of Yin, Jin Ye or Blood Deficiency
  • Previous history of Yang Ming
  • Fluid and Yin depleted
  • Anhidrosis
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Dryness
  • Constipation
  • T:  Red
  • C:  Yellow and Dry
  • P:  Weak and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Moisten and Lubricate
  • Tonify
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Profuse sweating
  • Irritability
  • Thirst
  • Scanty, dark urine
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Fatigued limbs
  • Shortness of breath
  • Apathy
  • T: Pale or Red
  • P: Deficient and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Summerheat
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish Yin
  • Generate Fluids
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic cough
  • Excess Phlegm
  • Fever
  • Lung abscess
  • Hemoptysis
  • Weakness
  • Caseous lesion in the Lungs
  • Dyspnea
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Little or none or Thin and yellow
  • P: Weak and rapid or Rapid and empty
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Dissolve Phlegm
  • Relieve cough
  • Protect the Lungs
  • Nourish Yin
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Profuse sweat
  • Generalized weakness
  • Severe chills
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Red face
  • Severe thirst with a strong desire to drink
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Pruritis
  • Headache
  • Toothache
  • Gum bleeding
  • Epistaxis
  • Dry lips
  • Dry tongue
  • Dry mouth
  • May be sensitive to Cold in the upper back
  • Polyuria
  • Delusions
  • Eye congestion
  • Burning sensation on the skin
  • Abdominal fullness without resistance
  • Dry, course skin
  • May be heavy labored breathing
  • Delirious speech (serious cases)
  • T: Red tip and sides
  • C: Yellow, dry or white
  • P:Flooding and forceful or Large and forceless or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Reduce fever
  • Moisten and replenish fluids
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
  • Weakness and fatigue after 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
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia with tossing and turning
  • A stifling sensation in the chest
  • A general feeling of weakness and Deficiency
  • A soft epigastrium
  • Hunger with no desire to eat
  • Anorexia
  • T: Normal
  • C: Slightly yellow
  • P: Slightly rapid or Strong and floating at the distal position
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Eliminate restlessness and irritability
  • Relieve congestion in the chest and epigastrium
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
  • Coughing and wheezing with copious, dilute, white, frothy or lumpy sputum
  • Chest and epigastric congestion
  • Cold legs
  • Pain and full feeling in the chest
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Palpitations
  • Dyspnea - worse lying down
  • Sometimes asthma
  • Throat rattle
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with labored inhalation and smooth exhalation
  • Acute attack of panting with a high pitched wheezing sound and rapid exhalation
  • Leg Qi
  • Acute cramping
  • Muscle wasting
  • Diarrhea in response to cold or hot weather
  • Maybe anorexia
  • Insensitivity in the lower abdomen
  • Headache
  • Facial edema
  • Lumbar pain
  • Weakness in the body and feet
  • Numbness, weakness and aching of the feet and legs
  • Edema of the extremities
  • Fever
  • Dysuria
  • Weakness below the umbilicus
  • Fatigue with a desire to curl up
  • Epigastric distention
  • Disorientation
  • Disordered speech
  • Tinnitus
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thick, white and greasy or sticky
  • P: Slippery or Soft
Treatment Principle
  • Activate the Spleen
  • Dry Dampness
  • Expel Phlegm
  • Disperse and descend Lung Qi
  • Stop wheezing
  • Stop coughing
  • Warm and transform Phlegm-Cold
  • Strengthen the Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Severe, dry hacking cough
  • No sputum expectorated
  • Small amounts of difficult to expectorate sputum
  • Blood tinged sputum (when Yin Deficiency Fire is present)
  • Afternoon fever
  • Night sweats
  • Malar flush (especially in afternoon)
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Itching in throat
  • Hoarse voice, low voice or loss of voice
  • Weakness
  • Emaciation
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Moisten the Lungs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Soft, weak cough with clear thin sputum
  • Physical and mental exhaustion
  • Soft, weak voice
  • Reluctance to speak
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pale face
  • With Wei Qi Deficiency:
    Spontaneous perspiration (daytime)
    Low resistance to common cold
    Tendency to a blocked nose
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Weak
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce the Lungs
  • Strengthen Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Unproductive cough or
  • Scanty, sticky phlegm or
  • Sometimes blood-streaked sputum
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry throat
  • Low back and knees sore and weak
  • "Steaming Bone" tidal fever
  • Night sweats
  • Malar flush
  • Maybe hoarse voice
  • Maybe pain in shin, foot, and heel
  • Sterility
  • Spermatorrhea
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Moisten the Lungs
  • Reinforce the Kidneys
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
  • 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
  • Sallow complexion
  • Fatigue
  • Weariness
  • Anorexia
  • Four limbs feel tired and heavy
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention after eating
  • Maybe acid regurgitation or vomiting
  • Loose stools
  • Shortness of breath
  • A weak voice
  • T: Pale and flabby - may have teethmarks
  • C: White
  • P: Even, forceless and deficient
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Benefit Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Sallow or pale complexion
  • Anorexia
  • Four limbs feel tired and heavy
  • Physical and mental exhaustion
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention after eating
  • Maybe acid regurgitation or vomiting
  • Loose or unformed stools
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Functional Uterine Bleeding
  • Purpura
  • Epistaxis
  • Hemafecia
  • Hematuria
  • Menorrhagia
  • Metrorrhagia
  • T: Pale and flabby - may have teethmarks
  • C: White
  • P: Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Benefit Qi
  • Conserve Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • All Spleen Qi and Spleen Yang Deficiency manifestations plus
  • 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
  • Anorexia
  • Loss of the sense of taste
  • Inability to eat more than a little at a time
  • Bloating after eating
  • Focal distention
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Epigastric discomfort
  • Generalized weakness
  • Maybe chest distention
  • 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
  • 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 (pain is relieved by warmth)
  • Cold limbs
  • Feeling chilled
  • Frequent, clear urination
  • 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
  • Mild constant epigastric pain; relieved by warmth and pressure
  • Anorexia
  • Abdominal pain and fullness after meals
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loose, unformed stools
  • Excessive salivation
  • Cold limbs
  • 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
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Much dreaming
  • Easily startled
  • Poor memory
  • Four limbs tired and lethargic
  • Loss of appetite
  • Distention and fullness of the epigastrium and abdomen
  • Loose stools
  • Sallow complexion
  • Copious, pale menses
  • Uterine bleeding or
  • Light menstrual flow or
  • Amenorrhea
  • T: Pale
  • P: Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce and Benefit the Heart and Spleen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Milky, turbid spermatorrhea
  • Listlessness
  • Fatigue
  • A shiny, white complexion
  • Anorexia or
  • Increased food intake
  • Restlessness
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Diarrhea
  • Dryness of the external ears
  • Dizziness
  • Enuresis
  • Copious urination
  • Thirst
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Lumbago
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Deep and frail
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify the Kidneys
  • Stabilize Jing
  • Stop leakage
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Drain Dampness
  • Benefit the Heart
  • Calm the Shen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Body cold
  • Limbs icy
  • Complexion white and shiny
  • Low back, knees and abdomen feel cold and painful
  • Lower abdomen feels cold and painful
  • Loose stools containing undigested food
  • “Cock-crow” diarrhea (occurs at about 5 am)
  • Edema of face and limbs
  • Dysuria
  • Severe:
    Abdominal ascites
  • T: Pale, moist and swollen
  • C: Thin and white or White and greasy
  • P: Deep, thready, weak and maybe slow
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Reinforce the Spleen and Kidneys
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Palpitations
  • Irritability
  • Easily startled
  • Insomnia
  • Much dreaming
  • Poor memory
  • Low grade fever
  • Night sweats
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Restlessness
  • Dry mouth
  • Thirst
  • Dry throat
  • Malar flush
  • T: Red, dry
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Clear Heat
  • Reinforce Heart
  • Calm the Shen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Excessive perspiration (daytime)
  • Above symptoms worse after exertion or when tired
  • Cold limbs
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Maybe chills
  • Cyanosis
  • Suffocating sensation in chest
  • Depression
  • Facial pallor
  • T: Pale and swollen
  • C: White
  • P: Thready and weak or Knotted or Intermittent
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Clear Heart Yang
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Excessive perspiration (daytime)
  • Above symptoms worse after exertion or when tired
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Maybe chills
  • Cyanosis
  • Suffocating sensation in chest
  • Depression
  • Facial pallor
  • All four limbs cold
  • Watery stools with undigested food
  • Maybe loss of consciousness
  • T: Pale and swollen
  • C: White
  • P: Thready and weak or Knotted or Intermittent
Treatment Principle
  • Return Yang
  • Relieve contravection
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Easily startled
  • Insomnia
  • Much dreaming
  • Poor memory
  • Dizziness
  • Pale face and lips
  • T: Pale
  • P: Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Heart Blood
  • Calm the Heart and Shen
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
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath (especially on exertion)
  • Excessive perspiration (in daytime)
  • Symptoms worse after exertion or when tired
  • Facial pallor
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Suffocating sensation in chest
  • T: Pale and swollen
  • C: White
  • P: Weak or Big and weak or Intermittent
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce and Strengthen Heart Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Easily startled
  • Insomnia
  • Much dreaming
  • Poor memory
  • Dizziness
  • Pale face and lips
  • T: Pale
  • P: Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Heart Blood
  • Calm the Heart and Shen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Anxiety
  • Apprehension
  • Constant worry
  • Poor concentration
  • Timidity
  • Shyness
  • Easily startled
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Restless sleep
  • Insomnia
  • Inability to get or maintain an erection
  • Dizziness
  • Emaciation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Numbness
  • Dry cough
  • Cough with little or no sputum
  • Cough with blood streaked sputum
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Night sweats
  • Five Sole Heat due to stress
  • Early menses
  • Restlessness
  • Dry tongue
  • Pale copious menstrual flow
  • Weakness
  • Memory loss
  • Excess dreams
  • Fright
  • Physical and mental fatigue
  • Dry, hard stool
  • Coarse skin
  • Dry throat
  • Weakness
  • A skinny appearance
  • A pale complexion
  • T: Pale and shiny or Red
  • C: Thin and white or None or Thin and greasy
  • P: Knotted or Intermittent or Minute, forceless and Deficient or Thready and rapid or Wiry and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Benefit the Heart, Gall Bladder and Kidneys
  • Support Yang
  • Calm the Shen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Insomnia with much dreaming
  • Spermatorrhea with erotic dreams
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Irritability
  • Easily startled
  • Palpitations
  • Poor memory
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Low back soreness
  • Legs weak
  • Tidal fever
  • Night sweats
  • Dry mouth
  • Red cheeks
  • Urine short and red
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Reduce Fire
  • Make Heart and Kidney communicate
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Vague lower abdominal pain
  • Feelings of cold and heaviness
  • Fond of warmth and pressure
  • Abdominal fullness intermittently
  • Borborygmus
  • Unformed, loose stools or
  • Chronic, incessant diarrhea
  • Urinary frequency
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Deep and even
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Clear the Small Intestine
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal distention and pain
  • Gas
  • Borborygmus
  • Diarrhea
  • Distention and pain in the sides or flanks
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Women:
    Irregular menses
    Dysmenorrhea
    Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • T: Pink
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Slippery and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Soothe the Liver
  • Invigorate the Spleen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Impaired vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Night blindness
  • Tinnitus
  • Headache
  • Nervousness
  • Insomnia with much dreaming
  • Dry throat
  • Thirst
  • Five sole Heat
  • Night sweats
  • Light menses or
  • Late menses or
  • Amenorrhea
  • T: Red
  • C: Little
  • P: Thready, wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Nourish the Liver
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pale complexion
  • Pale lips
  • Blurred or failing vision
  • Spots before the eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Dry eyes
  • Pale nail beds
  • Irritability
  • Frightens easily
  • Insomnia with much dreaming
  • Tinnitus
  • Numbness of the limbs
  • Light menses or
  • Amenorrhea
  • Late menses
  • T: Pale
  • C: Little
  • P: Thready
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish the Liver
  • Reinforce the Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pale complexion
  • Pale lips
  • Blurred or failing vision
  • Spots before eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Dry eyes
  • Pale nail beds
  • Irritability
  • Frightens easily
  • Insomnia with much dreaming
  • Tinnitus
  • Numbness of limbs
  • Tremor, spasms or involuntary movements (chorea)
  • Involuntary shaking of head
  • Light menses or amenorrhea
  • Late menses
  • Tic or tremor of hands and feet
  • Maybe trismus
  • T: Pale
  • C: Little
  • P: Thready and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Subdue Wind
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Facial complexion pale and sallow
  • Both cheeks slightly red
  • Dizziness
  • Dry eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Spots before the eyes
  • Numbness of limbs
  • Flaccid paralysis (Wei syndrome), weakness
  • Tinnitus
  • Deafness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Low back and knees sore and painful
  • Throat dry and painful
  • Five sole Heat
  • Low-grade fever
  • Night sweats
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Stools difficult to pass
  • Constipation
  • Men:
    Spermatorrhea
  • Women:
    Irregular menses or
    Scanty menses or
    Amenorrhea
    Vaginal discharge
  • T: Red
  • C: None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish and Reinforce the Liver and Kidneys
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus or deafness
  • Poor memory
  • Aching, soreness or weakness of low back
  • Spermatorrhea or premature ejaculation
  • Aching in bones
  • Aching in leg and heel
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Reinforce the Kidneys
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus or deafness
  • Poor memory
  • Aching, soreness or weakness of the low back
  • Spermatorrhea or
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Aching in the bones
  • Aching in the leg and heel
  • Dry mouth
  • Thirst
  • Night sweats
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Malar flush
  • Low grade fever in the afternoon
  • Dry throat, maybe recurrent sore throat
  • Dry stools and/or
  • Constipation
  • Urine short and red
  • Heightened libido
  • If Heart Fire also Flares:
    Insomnia
    Frequent dreams
    Palpitations
  • If Liver Yang also Rises:
    Dizziness
    Blurred vision
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Subdue Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Lumbago: low back feels cold, weak and aching
  • Feeling chilled
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Cold limbs
  • General debility
  • Pale face
  • Urinary frequency with abundant, clear urine or
  • Oliguria with edema
  • Maybe nocturia
  • Lassitude
  • Withdrawn, subdued behavior
  • Knees feel cold and aching
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Impotence
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Low libido
  • Female infertility ("uterus cold and infertile")
  • Maybe anorexia
  • Maybe loose stools
  • Maybe chronic diarrhea or "cock crow" diarrhea
  • T: Pale and swollen
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Deep and thready - maybe slow
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Reinforce Kidney Yang
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Low back and knees aching and weak
  • Hearing deficit
  • Jing Gate Not Consolidated:
    Spermatorrhea
    Premature ejaculation
    Vaginal discharge
    Infertility
  • Urinary disorder:
    Frequent, clear, abundant urination
    Dribbling after urination
    Incontinence of urine
  • T: Pale and swollen with teethmarks
  • C: Thin white
  • P: Deep and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Consolidate the Kidneys
  • Conserve Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Dysuria
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dyspnea
  • Dizziness
  • Muscular twitching
  • Whole body edema
  • Cold body
  • Icy limbs
  • Cold abdomen with watery stools
  • Edema of limbs
  • Cough
  • Pale complexion
  • Lips and nails cyanosed
  • Soreness and aching of the shoulders and back
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • T: Pale or Purple (Lavender)
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Deep or Deep and minute
Treatment Principle
  • Support Yang
  • Expel Cold
  • Promote diuresis
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dyspnea which is worse on exertion
  • Difficult to inhale but not to exhale
  • Shortness of breath, shallow breathing
  • Soft voice
  • Perspiration
  • In chronic cases:
    Thin physique
    Mental weariness
    Urinary incontinence on coughing
    Cold limbs
    Facial edema of Deficiency type
  • In chronic cases:
    Thin physique
    Mental weariness
    Urinary incontinence on coughing
    Cold limbs
    Facial edema of Deficiency type
  • T: Pale and swollen
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Superficial and Deficient or Deep and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce the Kidneys to Grasp Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • General weakness
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Impotence
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Male infertility
  • Frequent urination
  • Dribbling of urine
  • Lumbar pain or weakness
  • Depression
  • Fatigue and poor memory following ejaculation
  • Weak bladder
  • Low sperm count
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify the Kidneys
  • Nourish and astringe Jing
  • Tonify Kidney Yang
  • Tonify the Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Night sweats
  • Perspiration
  • Nervousness
  • Muscular flaccidity
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Amenorrhea
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Hot flashes
  • Cold feet
  • Lassitude
  • Frequent, clear urine
  • Irritability
  • Headache
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Replenish Kidney Yin and Yang
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Low back and knees weak and aching
  • In adults:
    Hair loss
    Graying or whitening of the hair
    Weak sexual function
    Atrophy and weakness of the feet with difficulty walking
    Poor memory
    Senility (premature or mature)
    Brittle bones
    Gradual deterioration of the hearing
  • In children:
    Retardation in mental and/or physical development
    Failure to thrive
    Late or incomplete closing of the fontanel
    Poor bone development
    Brittle bones
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce the Kidneys
  • Benefit Jing
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Weakness
  • Afternoon fever
  • Mouth parched
  • Tongue burning
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Weakness
  • Dislike of Cold
  • T: pale
  • C: White
  • P: Empty and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Yang
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pitting edema
  • Numbness
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness in the legs
  • Palpitations
  • Distention beneath the Heart
  • Constipation
  • Dyspnea
  • T: Blue purple maybe with purple or red spots
  • C: White
  • P: Choppy or Wiry and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel water accumulation
  • Disperse Qi and Blood Stagnation
  • Relieve constipation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Lassitude
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Palpitations
  • Emaciation
  • Lack of strength
  • Dry, rough eyes
  • Possible distended feeling in eyes
  • A pale, lusterless face
  • Possible malar flush
  • Restless
  • Insomnia
  • Poor memory
  • Scanty, yellow urination or
  • Profuse, clear urination
  • Dry, parched throat
  • Tasteless feeling in the mouth
  • Low back and knee soreness and
  • Weakness
  • Low grade fever
  • Five Sole heat
  • Possible sweating
  • Possible tremors of the hands and tongue
  • Scanty intake
  • Abdominal distention after meal
  • Loose stools
  • T: Red
  • C: Thin or Peeled
  • P: Empty and rapid or Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify the Spleen
  • Augment Qi
  • Supplement the Kidneys
  • Nourish Yin
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Hemiplegia
  • Paralysis
  • Atrophy of the lower limbs
  • Facial paralysis
  • Slurred speech
  • Drooling
  • Dry stools
  • Frequent urination
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Deviation of the eyes and mouth
  • Excess salivation
  • Cold extremities
  • Asthenia
  • T: Normal
  • C: White
  • P: Moderate
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Unblock the channels
  • Promote movement in the limbs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fatigue
  • Loose stools
  • Poor appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Pale face
  • Weak voice
  • Reluctance to speak
  • Sweating with little or no exertion
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Dry skin
  • Dry hair
  • Poor memory
  • Paleness
  • Scanty periods
  • T: Pale or Pale, thin and dry
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Weak or Thin and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish the Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Amnesia
  • Palpitations
  • Feverishness
  • Anorexia
  • Emaciation
  • Pale face
  • Insomnia
  • Dyspnea on mild exertion
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Weight loss
  • Dry skin
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry throat
  • Dry lips
  • Uterine bleeding
  • Irregular menstruation
  • May suddenly lose consciousness
  • Slack jaw
  • Restless at night
  • Lassitude
  • Tendency toward being frightened easily
  • Weakness
  • Sallow complexion
  • Dizziness
  • Tremors in the limbs
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Fever and severe chills
  • General debility
  • Mental instability
  • Coughing and gasping.
  • Night sweats
  • Amnesia.
  • Diarrhea
  • Turbid urine
  • Nocturnal emission
  • Impotence
  • Constipation
  • Feeble breathing.
  • Tired limbs
  • T: Pale
  • C:White
  • P: Thready and weak or thready, rapid and weak or Deep and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Strengthen the Spleen and Lungs
  • Nourish the Heart
  • Calm the Shen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Lassitude
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Palpitations
  • Emaciation
  • Lack of strength
  • Dry, rough eyes
  • Possible distended feeling in eyes
  • A pale, lusterless face
  • Possible malar flush
  • Restless
  • Insomnia
  • Poor memory
  • Dry, parched throat
  • Tasteless feeling in the mouth
  • Low back and knee soreness and weakness
  • Low grade fever
  • Five Sole heat
  • Possible sweating
  • Possible tremors of the hands and tongue
  • Scanty intake
  • Abdominal distention after meal
  • Loose stools
  • T: Red
  • C: Thin or Peeled
  • P: Empty and rapid or Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi and Blood
  • Promote urination
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Nourish Yin
  • Generate fluids
  • Clear Heat
  • Drain Kidney Fire
  • Cool the Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Weakness of the knees
  • Soreness of the lower back
  • Lumbago
  • Atrophy of the leg muscles
  • Lower back weakness
  • Knee pain
  • Difficulty walking
  • Emaciation
  • Impotence
  • Poor memory
  • Dizziness
  • Night sweats
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Aggravation of the pain by Damp weather
  • Pale complexion
  • Profuse urination at night
  • Tinnitus
  • Hair loss
  • Sensation of warmth
  • Thirst
  • Dry skin
  • T: Red or Pale and flabby with teethmarks
  • C: Little or Thin and white
  • P: Thready and weak, especially in the Kidney positions
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify the Liver and Kidneys
  • Strengthen the tendons and bones
  • Eliminate Damp-Heat
  • Tonify Kidney Jing
  • Relieve rheumatic pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Hemiplegia
  • Paralysis
  • Atrophy of the lower limbs
  • Facial paralysis
  • Slurred speech
  • Drooling
  • Dry stools
  • Frequent urination
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Deviation of the eyes and mouth
  • Excess salivation
  • Cold extremities
  • Asthenia
  • T: Normal
  • C: White
  • P: Moderate
Treatment Principle
  • TonifY Qi
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Unblock the channels
  • Promote movement in the limbs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Dry skin
  • Dry hair
  • Poor memory
  • Paleness
  • Fatigue
  • Scanty periods
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin, white and dry
  • P: Thready and rapid or Weak
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Blood
  • Tonify the Spleen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cold abdomen
  • Fatigue
  • Heavy and painful lower back
  • Dream-disturbed sleep
  • General weakness
  • Lack of interest in food or drink
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Seminal emission
  • Forgetfulness
  • Toothache
  • Dizziness
  • Gum swelling
  • General pitted edema which is worse in the lower body
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Discharge of rice-water like urination without dysuria
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Impotence
  • Decreased libido
  • Emaciation
  • Loose teeth
  • Signs of premature aging
  • Easily frightened
  • T: Pale or Pale and thick
  • C: Smooth and white
  • P: Moderate and weak or Deep and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify the Spleen and Kidneys
  • Nourish the Heart
  • Enrich Yin
  • Nourish the Blood and Yang
  • Augment Qi
  • Supplement Jing
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Weakness
  • A hot feeling in the abdomen
  • Hard stools
  • T: Normal
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Deep and full
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pain in low back and knees
  • Aches and pains in the bones and sinews
  • Weakness or atrophy of lower extremities
  • Scanty yellow urine
  • Red, hot, swollen and painful feet or knees
  • Edema in lower legs
  • Leukorrhea (thick, yellow, foul-smelling)
  • Sores on lower extremities due to Damp
  • Redness, swelling and pain of the knees with burning sensations
  • Oliguria
  • Eczema
  • T: Normal
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Soft and and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Eliminate Heat and Dampness
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
  • 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
  • Painful joints
  • Heavy and painful sensations at fixed locations in lower back and extremities with weakness and stiffness or hypertonicity and immobility
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Attraction to warmth
  • Palpitations
  • Pain in the midline and back during pregnancy
  • Pain worse at night General coldness
  • Sallow complexion
  • Wandering pain
  • Pale complexion
  • Shortness of breath
  • May be Paresthesia and numbness
  • Cold pain in the low back and knees
  • Limited movement
  • Soreness, weakness and numbness of the joints
  • Tinnitus
  • Muscle spasms
  • Dizziness
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white or White and moist
  • P: Thin, weak and slow or Deep, thready and weak or slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Alleviate Wind-Cold-Damp
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Excruciating sharp, stabbing joint pain
  • Pain alleviated by warmth and aggravated by Cold
  • Pain with fixed location
  • Few joints are involved
  • The joints cannot be flexed or extended
  • No local redness or Heat
  • Painful area often feels cold to the touch
  • Pain worse at night and better during the day
  • Pain mostly affects low back and lower extremities
  • Pain intense but short lived
  • Pain changes over days or weeks
  • Ankylosis (stiffness) of joint
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Maybe chills with a slight fever
  • Anhidrosis
  • Frequent nocturnal urination
  • T: Pink or Pale
  • C: Thin and white (thicker than for Wind-Bi)
  • P: Superficial and tight or Wiry and tight - maybe slow
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the channels
  • Activate Qi and Blood.
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Excruciating sharp, stabbing joint pain
  • Pain alleviated by warmth and aggravated by Cold
  • Pain with fixed location
  • Few joints are involved
  • The joints cannot be flexed or extended
  • No local redness or Heat
  • Painful area often feels cold to the touch
  • Pain worse at night and better during the day
  • Pain mostly affects low back and lower extremities
  • Pain intense but short lived
  • Pain changes over days or weeks
  • Ankylosis (stiffness) of joint
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Maybe chills with a slight fever
  • Anhidrosis
  • Frequent nocturnal urination
  • T: Pink or Pale
  • C: Thin and white (thicker than for Wind-Bi)
  • P: Superficial and tight or Wiry and tight - maybe slow
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the channels
  • Activate Qi and Blood.
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Relatively superficial numbness without pain
  • Paresthesia and numbness of the skin and flesh
  • Paresthesia of the shoulders
  • Neck and shoulder stiffness and pain
  • Abdominal pain alleviated by warmth and pressure
  • Pale complexion
  • Hemiplegia
  • Stiff tongue
  • Flaccidity if the extremities
  • Migratory pain
  • Pain, weakness, tightness or spasms of the extremities
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • Shortness of breath
  • Aphasia
  • Excess salivation
  • Aversion to Wind
  • T: Normal or Thick
  • C: White or Smooth and white or White and greasy
  • P: Faint, choppy and tight or Slightly rough and tight or Large and weak or Slow and large
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi and Blood
  • Warm and harmonizes the channels and collaterals
  • Harmonize the Ying and Wei
  • Unblock painful obstruction
  • Warm the Middle Jiao
  • Dispel Cold
  • Alleviate pain
  • Harmonize Yin and Yang
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Muscle weakness and numbness
  • Pale complexion
  • Muscle softness and atrophy
  • Emaciation
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Aversion to Cold
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Deep and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Spleen and Kidneys
  • Tonify Qi and Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Steaming bone disorder
  • Afternoon fever
  • Tidal fever
  • Night sweats
  • Spontaneous seminal emissions
  • Irritability
  • Heat and pain in the knees (maybe with weakness)
  • Atrophy and weakness of the knees and legs
  • Red face
  • Restless fever
  • Hematemesis
  • Sore knees
  • Sore lower back
  • Maybe hemoptysis
  • May be constant hunger
  • Maybe constipation
  • Hot flashes
  • Restlessness
  • Fidgeting
  • Insomnia with frequent dreams
  • Productive bloody cough
  • Easily angered
  • Nightmares
  • Sore feet with flaccidity
  • Tinnitus
  • Burning sensation over Kidneys
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Cough
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready, Excess and rapid in the Chi position
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Descend Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
  • Reducing method for heat patterns, reinforcing for deficient patterns, puncture on the affected side
    Upper limbs: Huatuojiaji, LI-4, LI-11, LI-15, SJ-5, ST-31 to ST-41
    Lower limbs: Huatuojiaji, GB-30, GB-34, GB-39, ST-31 to ST-41
  • Needle the major points along the Du Mai and Ren Mai alternating between the two channels from treatment to treatment (DU-3, DU-4, DU-14, DU-16, DU-20, DU-26; REN-3, REN-4, REN-6, REN-12, REN-17, REN-23, REN-24)
  • Korean Sa-Am protocol - Lung tonification: Tonify LU-9, SP-3, Reduce LU-10, HT-8
  • Superficial threading along the Du Mai and Ren Mai with long needles, alternating between the two channels from treatment to treatment
  • Plum Blossom: needling along the Du Mai and Ren Mai , alternating between the two channels from treatment to treatment
  • Moxa: along the Du Mai and Ren Mai , alternating between the two channels from treatment to treatment
Clinical Manifestations
  • Weak and Cold lower back
  • Difficulty rising
  • T: Pale and swollen
  • P: Very deep and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify the Kidneys
  • Warm Yang
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Hemiplegia
  • Paralysis
  • Atrophy of the lower limbs
  • Facial paralysis
  • Slurred speech
  • Drooling
  • Dry stools
  • Frequent urination
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Deviation of the eyes and mouth
  • Excess salivation
  • Cold extremities
  • Asthenia
  • T: Normal
  • C: White
  • P: Moderate
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Unblock the channels
  • Promote movement in the limbs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic flaccidity and weakness of the limbs
  • Muscular atrophy
  • Weakness and numbness of the limbs
  • Dark-colored skin or
  • Dry, scaled, fish-like skin
  • Possible muscular pain
  • Possible spasm leading to paralysis
  • Blood vessels may be visible on the skin surface
    T: /purple tongue
    P: Choppy/uneven, thready
  • T: Dusky, purple
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Choppy or Choppy and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Circulate Qi
  • Activate the Blood
  • Eliminate Stasis
  • Open the channels and collaterals
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Heaviness of the limbs
  • Weak and flaccid extremities
  • Occasional numbness
  • Slight swelling in the affected extremities
  • Most often affects the lower extremities
  • Possibly fever
  • Stifling sensation in the chest and epigastrium
  • Obesity
  • Edema
  • Skin problems
  • Dark, scanty, painful and difficult urination
  • A sensation of Heat that begins at the dorsum of the foot and slowly progresses up the leg to the waist
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Soft and rapid and possibly slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Dry Dampness
  • Open the channels
Herb Formulas
Points