GALLBLADDER DAMPNESS Jaundice, dull-yellow eyes and skin, hypochondrial pain, fullness and distention, nausea, vomiting, inability to digest fats, dull-yellow sclera, turbid urine, lack of thirst, sticky taste, dull headache, a feeling of heaviness, thick sticky white tongue coating, slippery-wiry pulse. GB24, GB34, DU9, UB19, LV14, REN12, dannangxue, UB20, SJ6, ST19 San Ren Tang
GALLBLADDER DAMP-HEAT Hypochondrial pain, fullness and distension, nausea, vomiting, inability to digest fats, yellow complexion, scanty and dark yellow urine, fever, thirst without desire to drink, bitter taste, dizziness, tinnitus, irritability, feeling of heaviness of the body, numbness of the limbs, swelling of the feet, loose stools or constipation, alternaton of hot and cold feelings, yellow sclera, a feeling of heat, thick sticky yellow tongue coating, slippery-wiry-rapid pulse GB24, UB19, LV14, REN12, UB20, GB34, dannangxue, DU9, LI11, SJ6, ST19 Yin Chen Hao Tang
GALLBLADDER DEFICIENCY Dizziness, blurred vision, floaters, nervousness, timidity, a propensity to being startled, lack of courage and initiative, indecision, sighing, waking up early in the morning, restless dreams, pale or normal tongue, weak pulse. GB40, LV8, ST36, SP6, REN4, UB18, UB47 Wen Dan Tang
GALLBLADDER AND LIVER DAMP-HEAT Hypochondrial pain, fullness and distension, nausea, vomiting, inability to digest fats, yellow complexion, scant and dark yellow urine, fever, thirst without desire to drink, bitter taste, dizziness, yellow sclera, tinnitus, irritability, a feeling of heaviness of the body, numbness of the limbs, swelling of the feet, burning on urination, difficulty in urinating, excessive yellow vaginal discharge, loose stools or constipation, alternation of hot and cold feelings, a feeling of heat, genital papular skin rashes and itching, swelling and heat of the scrotum, thick sticky yellow tongue coating, slippery-wiry-rapid pulse. GB24, GB34, dannangxue, DU9, UB19, LV14, UB18, REN12, UB20, LI11, SJ6, ST19, LV3, LV5 Long Dan Xie Gan Tang
HEART HARASSED BY PHLEGM FIRE Palpitations, thirst, red face, bitter taste, a feeling of oppression of the chest, expectoration of phlegm, rattling sound in the throat, mental restlessness, insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep, agitation, incoherent speech, mental confusion, rash behaviour, tendency to hit or scold people, uncontrolled laughter or crying, shouting, muttering to oneself, mental depression and dullness, manic behaviour, red, swollen tongue with yellow dry sticky coating and a deep Heart crack, rapid-full and slippery or wiry pulse. PC5, HT7, HT8, HT9, PC7, REN15, UB15, REN12, ST40, SP6, UB20, DU20, LV2, GB13, DU24, GB17 Wen Dan Tang
HEART – PHLEGM MISTING THE MIND Mental confusion, unconsciousness, lethargic stupor, incoherent speech, slurred speech, aphasia, vomiting of phlegm, rattling sound in the throat, mental depression, very dull eyes, swollen tongue with thick sticky coat and Heart crack, slippery pulse. PC5, HT9, UB15, ST40, DU26, REN12, UB20, DU14 Di Tan Tang
Gun Tan Wan
HEART BLOOD DEFICIENCY Palpitations, dizziness, insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep, poor memory, anxiety, propenisty to be startled, dull-pale complexion, pale lips, pale, thin, slightly dry tongue, choppy or fine pulse. HT7, PC6, REN14, REN15, REN4, UB17, UB20 Shen Qi Si Wu Tang
HEART BLOOD STASIS Palpitations, stabbing or pricking pain in the chest that may radiate to the inner aspect of the left arm or to the shoulder, a feeling of oppression or constriction of the chest, cyanosis of lips and nails, cold hands, purple tongue, choppy, wiry or knotted pulse. PC6, PC4, HT7, REN17, UB14, UB17, SP10, KD25 Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang
HEART FIRE Palpitations, thirst, mouth and tongue ulcers, mental restlessness, feeling agitated, feeling of heat, insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep, red face, dark urine or blood in urine, bitter taste following a bad night’s sleep, red tongue with redder tip, red points, and yellow coat, maybe a midline crack to the tip, full-rapid-overflowing pulse. HT9, HT8, HT7, REN15, SP6, KD6, LI11, DU24, DU19 Xie Xin Tang
HEART QI DEFICIENCY Palpitations, shortness of breath on exertion, pale face, spontaneous sweating, tiredness, slight depression, pale or normal tongue, empty pulse. HT5, PC6, UB15, REN17, REN6, DU14 Bao Yuan Tang
HEART QI STAGNATION Palpitations, a feeling of distention or oppression of the chest, depression, a slight feeling of lump in the throat, slight shortness of breath, sighing, poor appetite, weak and cold limbs, slightly purple lips, pale complesxion, slightly pale-purple tongue, empty pulse slightly overflowing on front left position. PC6, HT5, HT7, REN15, REN17, LU7, ST40, LI4 Mu Xiang Liu Qi Yin
Ban Xia Hou Po Tang
HEART VESSEL OBSTRUCTED Palpitations, shortness of breath with inability to lie down, depression, mental restlessness, a flustered feeling, a feeling of oppression of the chest, stabbing or pricking pain in the heart region that comes and goes and may radiate to the upper back or shoulder, pain aggravated by exposure to cold and alleviated by heat, expecitoration of phlegm, a feeling of heaviness, dislike of speaking, cold hands, sighing, purple lips, face, and nails, purple tongue sides, swollen body, and a sticky coating, wiry, choppy, knotted, or slippery pulse. PC6, HT5, HT7, REN15, REN17, LU7, LI4, ST40, UB15, UB17, REN12 Zhi Shi Gua Lou Gui Zhi Tang plus Dan Shen
HEART YANG COLLAPSE Palpitations, shortness of breath, weak and shallow breathing, profuse sweating, cold limbs, cyanosis of lips, greyish-white complexion, in severe cases coma, very pale or bluish-white, short tongue, hidden-minute, knotted pulse. REN4, REN6, REN8, DU4, ST36, PC6, UB23, DU20, DU14, UB15 Shen Fu Tang
HEART YANG DEFICIENCY Palpitations, shortness of breath on exertion, tiredness, spontaneous sweating, a slight feeling of stuffiness or discomfort in the heart region, feeling cold, cold hands, bright-pale face, slightly dark lips, pale slightly wet tongue, deep-weak pulse. HT5, PC6, UB15, REN17, REN6, DU14 Rou Fu Bao Yuan Tang
HEART YIN DEFICIENCY Palpitations, insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep, propensity to be startled, poor memory, anxiety, mental restlessness, ‘uneasiness’, ‘fidgetiness’, dry mouth and throat, night sweating, malar flush, feeling of heat in the evening, 5 palm heat, no tongue coat, deep midline crack reaching the tip, floating-empty pulse. HT7, PC6, REN14, REN15, REN4, HT6, SP6, KD7 Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan
KIDNEY AND HEART NOT HARMONIZED Palpitations, mental restlessness, insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep, anxiety, poor memory, dizziness, tinnitus, hardness of hearing, lower backache, nocturnal emissions with dreams, a feeling of heat in the evening, dry throat at night, thirst with a desire to drink in small sips, night sweating, five-palm heat, scanty dark urine, dry stools, red tongue with redder tip, without coating, midline Heart crack, pulse empty or weak in chi positions and relatively overflowind on cun positions. HT7, HT6, (KD7 w/ night sweats), HT5, yintang, UB15, REN15, DU24, KD3, KD9, KD10, KD6, REN4, SP6 Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan
KIDNEY AND LIVER YIN DEFICIENCY Dizziness, tinnitus, hardness of hearing, lower backache, dull occipital or vertical headache, insomnia, numbness or tingling of limbs, dry eyes, blurred vision, dry throat, dry hair and skin, brittle nails, dry vagina, night sweating, dry stools, nocturnal emissions, scanty menstruation or amenorrhea, delayed cycle, infertility, normal tongue color with no coating or rootless coat, and a floating-empty pulse. KD3, KD6, LV8, REN4, UB23, KD13, SP6, UB10 Zuo Gui Wan
Qi Ju Di Huang Wan
KIDNEY AND LUNG YIN DEFICIENCY Dry cough that is worse in the evening, dry throat and mouth, thin body, breathlessness on exertion, lower backache, night sweating, dizziness, tinnitus, hardness of hearing, scanty urination, absent or unrooted tongue coat, floating-empty pulse. KD3, LU7 & KD6, REN4, KD13, LU9, LU1, SP6, UB43 Ba Xian Chang Shou Wan
Empty heat: feeling of heat in the evening, five-palm heat, afternoon fever, malar flush, red tongue, slightly rapid pulse.
KIDNEY AND SPLEEN YANG DEFICIENCY Lower backache, cold and weak knees, a sensation of cold in the back, a feeling of cold, weak legs, bright-white complexion, impotence, premature ejaculation, low sperm count, decreased libido, tiredness, lassitude, abundant clear urination, scanty clear urination, urination at night, apathy, edema of the legs, infertility in women, loose stools, depression, poor appetite, slight abdominal distention, a desire to lie down, early-morning diarrhea, chronic diarrhea, pale and wet tongue, deep-weak pulse. UB23, DU4, REN4, REN6, KD3, KD7, UB52, REN12, ST36, SP3, UB20, UB21, REN9, ST37, ST25, UB25 Li Zhong Wan + Shen Qi Wan
KIDNEY ESSENCE DEFICIENCY Children: poor bone development, late closure of fontanelle, deafness, mental dullness or retardation. KD3, KD6, REN4, KD13, UB23, DU4, GB39, DU20, DU14, UB15, UB11, DU17, DU16 Zuo Gui Wan
Adults: softening of bones, weakness of knees and legs, poor memory, loose teeth, falling hair or premature greying of hair, weakness of sexual activity, lower backache, infertility, sterility, primary amenorrhea, dizziness, tinnitus, deafness, blurred vision, absentmindedness, decreased mental sharpness. No tongue coating and floating-empty or leather pulse.
KIDNEY FAILING TO RECEIVE QI Shortness of breath on exertion, rapid and weak breathing, difficulty inhaling, chronic cough, asthma, spontaneous sweating, cold limbs, swelling of the face, thin body, mental listlessness, clear urination during asthma attack, lower backache, dizziness, tinnitus, pale tongue, deep-weak-tight pulse. KD7, KD3, LU7, KD6, ST36, UB23, DU4, REN6, REN17, KD25, DU12, UB13, REN4, KD13 You Gui Wan + Dong Chong Xia Cao, Wu Wei Zi
Shen Ge San
Su Zi Jiang Qi Tang
KIDNEY QI DEFICIENCY (NOT FIRM) Soreness and weakness of the lower back, weak knees, clear frequent urination, weak-stream urination, abundant urination, dribbling after urination, incontinence, enuresis, urination at night, nocturnal emissions without dreams, premature ejaculation, spermatorrhea, tiredness, a feeling of cold, cold limbs, prolapse of uterus, chronic whtie vaginal discharge, a dragging sensation of the low abdomen, recurrent miscarriage, pale tongue, deep-weak pulse in chi positions. UB23, DU4, KD3, UB52, REN4, jinggong, REN6, DU20, KD13, UB32 You Gui Wan + Huang Qi
Jin Guo Gu Jing Wan
Fu Tu Dan
KIDNEY YANG DEFICIENCY Lower backache, dizziness, tinnitus, cold and weak knees, a sensation of cold in the lower back, a feeling of cold, weak legs, bright-white complexion, tiredness, lassitude, abundant clear urination, urination at night, apathy, edema of the legs, infertility in women, loose stools, depression, impotence, premature ejaculation, low sperm count, decreased libido, pale and wet tongue, deep-weak pulse. UB23, DU4, REN4, REN6, KD3, KD7, UB52, jinggong You Gui Wan
Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan
KIDNEY YANG DEFICIENCY, WATER OVERFLOWING Edema, especially of the legs and ankles, a cold feeling in legs and back, fullness and distension of abdomen, soreness of the lower back, a feeling of cold, scanty clear urination. Pale, swollen, wet tongue with white coating, and a deep-weak-slow pulse. DU4, UB23, UB22, UB20, REN9, ST28, SP9, SP6, KD7 Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan plus Wu Ling San
Overflowing to the Heart: palpitations, breathlessness, cold hands. DU14, UB15
Overflowing to the Lungs: thin watery frothy sputum, cough, asthma and breathlessness on exertion. LU7, UB13, UB12
KIDNEY YIN DEFICIENCY Dizziness, tinnitus, vertigo, poor memory, hardness of hearing, night sweating, dry mouth and throat at night, lower backache, ache in bones, nocturnal emissions, constipation, dark scanty urine, infertility, premature ejaculation, tiredness, lassitude, depression, slight anxiety, no tongue coat, floating-empty pulse. REN4, KD3, KD6, KD10, KD9, SP6, REN7, LU7 & KD6 Zuo Gui Wan
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan
KIDNEY YIN DEFICIENCY FIRE Malar flush, mental restlessness, insomnia, night sweating, low-grade fever, afternoon fever, five-palm heat, a feeling of heat in the afternoon or evening, scanty dark urine, dry throat especially at night, thirst with desire to drink in small sips, dizziness, tinnitus, hardness of hearing, lower backache, nocturnal emissions with dreams, excessive sexual desire, dry stools, red cracked tongue without coating, floating-empty rapid pulse. KD3, KD6, KD10, KD9, REN4, KD2, SP6, KT5, LU7, LU10, HT6, DU24, LI11 Liu Wei Di Huang Wan plus Di Gu Pi
LARGE INTESTINE COLD Loose stools like duck droppings, dull abdominal pain, borborygmi, pale urine, cold limbs, pale tongue, deep-weak pulse. ST25, REN6, ST36, ST37, UB25, UB20 Liang Fu Wan
LARGE INTESTINE COLD INVASION Sudden, cramping abdominal pain, diarrhea with pain, a feeling of cold, a cold sensation in the abdomen, thick white tongue coating, deep-tight pulse. ST37, ST25, ST36 (+moxa), SP6, LV3, ST27, UB25 Liang Fu Wan
Xiang San
Da Huang Fu Zi Tang
Ji Chuan Jian
Wen Pi Tang
LARGE INTESTINE COLLAPSE Chronic diarrhea, anal prolapse, hemorrhoids, tiredness after bowel movements, cold limbs, no appetite, mental exhaustion, desire to drink warm liquids, desire to have the abdomen massaged, pale tongue, deep-weak-fine pulse. REN6, ST25, ST36, SP3, UB20, UB21, DU20 Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
LARGE INTESTINE DAMP-HEAT Abdominal pain that is not relieved by a bowel movement, abdominal fullness, diarrhea, mucus and blood in stools, offensive odour of stools, burning in the anus, scanty-dark urine, fever, sweating that does not decrease the fever, a feeling of heat, thirst without desire to drink, a feeling of heaviness of the body and limbs, red tongue with sticky yellow coating, slippery-rapid pulse. SP9, SP6, REN3, UB22, ST25, ST27, REN6, UB25, LI11, REN12, UB20, ST37, SP10
UB25, LI4, UB17
Ge Ge Qin Lian Tang
Bai Tou Weng Tang
Shao Yao tang
Shen Qu Cha
Bao Tou Weng
LARGE INTESTINE DRYNESS Dry stools that are difficult to pass, dry mouth and throat, thin body, foul breath, dizziness, dry tongue with rootless coating and pale or red body, fine pulse. ST36, SP6, REN4, KD6, ST25, SP15 Zen Ye Tang
Qing Zao Run Chang Tang
Wu Ren Wan
Tian Di Jian
Si Wu Ma Zi Ren Wan
Ma Zi Ren Wan
LARGE INTESTINE HEAT Constipation with dry stools, a burning sensation in the mouth, dry tougue, burning and swelling in anus, scanty-dark urine, thick-yellow dry tongue coating,full-rapid pulse. ST25, UB25, LI11, ST37, ST44, LI2, SP6, KD6, REN12
LI4, SJ6, REN4, REN6
Ma Zi Ren Wan
Run Chang Wan
LARGE INTESTINE HEAT OBSTRUCTION Constipation, burning in anus, abdominal distension and pain that are worse with pressure, high fever or tidal fever, sweating especially on the limbs, vomiting, thrist, delirium, red tongue with thick, dry, yellow coating or black-brown coating, and a deep-full pulse. LI11, LI4, SP15, SJ6, SP6, LI2, ST44, ST25, UB25 Tiao Wei Cheng Qi Tang
LARGE INTESTINE QI STAGNATION Abdominal distension and pain, constipation with bitty stools, irritability, aggravation of condition according to mood, normal tongue or slightly red on sides, pulse wiry in both chi positions. REN6, GB34, ST25, SP15, ST37, SP6, UB25 Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang
LIVER AND HEART BLOOD DEFICIENCY Palpitations, dizziness, insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep, poor memory, anxiety, depression, propensity to be startled, dull-pale complexion, pale lips, blurred vision, floaters in eyes, diminished night vision, tingling or numbness of the limbs, scanty periods or amenorrhea, cramps, muscular weakness, dry hair and skin, depression, a feeling of aimlessness, withered and brittle nails, pale thin and slightly dry tongue, choppy or fine pulse. HT7, PC6, REN14, REN15, REN4, UB17, UB20, LV8, ST36, SP6, UB18, UB23 Gui Pi Tang
Sheng Yu Tang
Bu Gan Tang
Dang Gui Ji Xue Teng Tang
LIVER BLOOD DEFICIENCY Dizziness numbness or tingling of limbs, insomnia, blurred vision, floaters in eyes, diminished night vision, scanty menstruation or amenorrhea, dull-pale complexion without lustre, pale lips, muscular weakness, cramps, withered and brittle nails, dry hair and skin, depression, a feeling of aimlessness, pale tongue body especially on sides, choppy or fine pulse. LV8, ST36, SP6, REN4, UB18, UB20, UB23, UB17, yuyao Bu Gan Tang
LIVER BLOOD STAGNATION Hypochondrial pain, abdominal pain, vomiting of blood, epistaxis, painful periods, irregular periods, menstrual blood dark and clotted, infertility, masses in abdomen, purple nails, purple lips, purple or dark complexion, dry skin, purple petechiae, purple tongue, perhaps only on sides, wiry or firm pulse. GB34, LV3, UB18, UB17, SP10, REN6, SP4, PC6, ST29, KD14, LV5, LV6 Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang
Shi Xiao San
Yan Hu Suo Tang
LIVER CHANNEL COLD STAGNATION Fullness and distention of the hypogastrium with pain which refers downward to the scrotum and testis and upwards to the hypochondrium, the pain is alleviated by warmth, straining of the testis or contraction of the scrotum, vertical headache, feeling of cold, cold hands and feet, vomiting of clear watery fluid or dry vomiting, shrinking of the vagina, pale and wet tongue with a white coat, deep-wiry-slow pulse. REN3, LV5, LV1, LV3 Nuan Gan Jian
LIVER DAMP-HEAT Fullness of the hypochondrium, abdomen or hypogastrium, bitter taste, sticky taste, poor appetite, nausea, feeling of heaviness of the body, yellow vaginal discharge, vaginal itching, vulvar eczema or sores, swelling of the scrotum, genital, papular or vesicular skin rashes and itching, urinary difficulty, burning on urination, dark urine, dysuria, red tongue body with redder sides and sticky yellow coat, slippery-wiry-rapid pulse. LV14, GB34, UB18, REN12, SP9, SP6, LI11, LV2 Long Dan Xie Gan Tang
LIVER FIRE BLAZING Irritability, propensity to outbursts of anger, tinnitus, deafness, temporal headache, dizziness, red face and eyes, thirst, bitter taste, dream-disturbed sleep, constipation with dry stools, dark-yellow urine, epistaxis, hematemesis, hemoptysis, red tongue with redder sides and dry yellow coat, full-wiry-rapid pulse. LV2, LV3, GB20, taiyang, GB13, LI11, GB1, GB9, GB8, GB6, SP6, LV1 Long Dan Xie Gan Tang
Dang Gui Long Hui Tang
LIVER FIRE INSULTING THE LUNGS Breathlessness, asthma, a feeling of fullness and distension of the chest and hypochondrium, cough with yellow or blood-tinged sputum, headache, dizziness, red face, thirst, bitter taste, bloodshot eyes, scanty dark urine, constipation, red tongue with redder sides and dry yellow coating, wiry pulse. LV2, LV3, LV14, REN17, REN22, PC6, LU7, LI11 Long Dan Xie Gan Tang
LIVER INVADING SPLEEN Irritability, abdominal distension and pain, alternation of constipation and diarrhea, stools sometimes dry and bitty and sometimes loose, flatulence, tiredness, tongue may be slightly red on sides, pulse wiry on left and weak on right. LV13, LV14, LV3, GB34, REN6, SJ6, PC6, ST25, SP15, REN12, ST36, SP6, SP4 Xiao Yao San
LIVER INVADING STOMACH Irritability, epigastric and hypochondrial distension and pain, a feeling of oppression in the epigastrium, sour regurgitation, hiccup, belching, nausea, vomiting, sighing, weak limbs, tongue may be slightly red on sides, pulse wiry on left and weak on right, or wiry on both middle positions. LV14, GB34, REN13, REN10, ST21, ST19, ST36, ST34, UB21 Si Mo Tang
Xuan Fu Dai Zhe Tang
Ju Pi Zhu Ru Tang
LIVER QI REBELLIOUS Hypochondrial or epigastric distention, hiccup, sighing, nausea, vomiting, belching, ‘churning feeling’ in stomach, irritability, breast distention, tongue sides may be red, wiry pulse. LV14, PC6, GB34, LV3, SJ6, LI4, ST21, ST19 Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang
Si Ni San
Yi Gan San
LIVER QI STAGNATION Feeling of distention of hypochondrium, chest, epigastrium or abdomen, sighing, melancholy, depression, moodiness, fluctuation of mental state, ‘feeling wound up’, feeling of a lump in the throat, irregular periods, distention of breasts before the periods, premenstrual tension and irritability, tongue normal to slightly red on sides, wiry pulse especially on left side. GB34, LV3, LV13, LV14, SJ6, PC6 Yue Ju Wan
Xiao Yao San
LIVER QI STAGNATION TURNING INTO HEAT Hypochondriac or epigastric distension, a slight feeling of oppression of the chest, irritability, melancholy, depression, moodiness, a feeling of a lump in the throat, a feeling of heat, red face, thirst, propensity to outbursts of anger, premenstrual breast distension, irregular periods, heavy periods, tongue red on sides, wiry pulse, especially on the left. GB34, LV3, LV13, LV14, SJ6, PC6, LV2 Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San
LIVER WIND DUE TO EXTREME HEAT High temperature, convulsions, rigidity of the neck, tremor of limbs, opisthotonos, in severe cases coma, deep red tongue with dry yellow coating. LV3, shixuan, DU20, DU16, GB20, DU8, DU14 Ling Jiao Gou Teng Tang
Da Ding Feng Zhu
LIVER WIND DUE TO LIVER BLOOD DEFICIENCY Fine tremor, facial tic, dizziness, blurred vision, numbness or tingling of limbs, poor memory, insomnia, scanty periods, pale and thin tongue, wiry-fine pulse. LV3, GB20, LI4, SJ3, DU19, SP6, LV8, KD3, REN4, UB17 E Jiao Ji Zi Huang Tang
LIVER WIND DUE TO LIVER FIRE Tremor, irritability, propensity to outbursts of anger, tinnitus and/or deafness (sudden onset), temporal headache, dizziness, red face and eyes, thirst, bitter taste, dream-disturbed sleep, constipation with dry stools, dark-yellow urine, epistaxis, hematemesis, hemoptysis, red tongue with redder sides and yellow tongue coating, wiry-rapid pulse. LV2, LV3, GB20, LI11, GB1, SP6, LV1, DU8 Ling Jiao Gou Teng Tang
LIVER WIND DUE TO LIVER YANG RISING Tremor, facial tic, severe dizziness, tinnitus, headache, hypertension, dry throat, dry eyes, blurred vision, numbness or tingling of limbs, poor memory, no tongue coating, wiry-fine pulse. LV3, GB20, LI4, SJ5, DU19, SP6, LV8, KD3, KD6, REN4 San Jia Fu Mai Tang
Zhen Gan Xi Feng Tang
Jian Ling Tang
E Jiao Ji Zi Huang Tang
LIVER YANG RISING Headache that may be on the temples, eyes or lateral side of the head, dizziness, tinnitus, deafness, blurred vision, dry mouth and throat, insomnia, irritability, feeling worked up, propensity to outbursts of anger, stiff neck, wiry pulse. LV3, SJ5, PC6, LI4, GB43, GB38, GB20, UB2, GB9, GB8, GB6, SP6, LV8, ST36, KD3, KD6 Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin
Ling Jiao Gou Teng Tang
LIVER YIN DEFICIENCY Dizziness, numbness or tingling of limbs, insomnia, blurred vision, floaters in eyes, dry eyes, diminished night vision, scanty menstruation or amenorrhea, dull-pale complexion without lustre but with red cheekbones, muscular weakness, cramps, withered and brittle nails, very dry hair and skin, depression, a feeling of aimlessness, no tongue coating, floating-empty pulse. LV8, ST36, SP6, KD3, KD6, LV2 Yi Guan Jian
LUNG AND HEART QI DEFICIENCY Slight shortness of breath, slight coughing, weak voice, dislike of speaking, bright-white complexion, propensity to catch colds, tiredness, palpitations, depression, spontaneous sweating, sighing, pale tongue, empty pulse, especially in both front positions. LU9, LU7, UB13, DU12, REN6, ST36, REN12, HT5, PC6, UB15, REN17 Si Jun Zi Tang
Bao Yuan Tang
Bu Fei Tang
Sheng Mai San
LUNG DRYNESS Dry Cough, dry skin, dry throat, dry mouth, thirst, hoarse voice, Dry, Empty, especially in the right front position. LU9, REN4, KD6, SP6, REN12, ST36
KD3, LU10, REN22, UB13
Bai He Gu Jin Tang
Xie Bai San
Sang Xing Tang
Qing Zao Jiu Fei Tang
LUNG HEAT Cougn, slight breathlessness, feeling of heat, chest ache, flaring of the nostrils, thirst, red face, red tongue with yellow coating, pulse overflowing-rapid. LU5, LU10, LU7, LI11, LU1, UB13 Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang
LUNG INVASION BY WIND-COLD Cough, fever, itchy throat, stuffed nose or runny nose with clear watery mucus, sneezing, aversion to cold, aversion to wind, headache, body aches, thin white coating, Floating, Tight. LU7, UB12, DU16
LI4, GB20, UB13
Ma Huang Tang
Gui Zhi Tang
Jing Fang Bai Du San
Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San
Tong Xuan Li Fei Wan
Hua Gai San
Xing Su San
LUNG INVASION BY WIND-HEAT Cough, fever, aversion to cold, aversion to wind, sore throat, stuffed or runny nose with yellow mucus, headache, body aches, slight sweating, thrist, swollen tonsils, Red body with thin white or yellow coating, floating and rapid. LU7, LI4, LI11, LU11, DU14, UB12, DU16, GB20, SJ5
SJ7, DU14, UB13
Sang Ju Yin
Yin Qiao San
San Ao Tang
Ma Xing Gan Shi Tang
LUNG INVASION BY WIND-WATER Sudden swelling of the eyes and face, gradually spreading to the whole body, bright, shiny complexion, scanty and pale urination, aversion to Wind, fever, cough, breathlessness, White, Slippery Coating, Floating, Slippery. LU7, LI6, LI7, LI4, UB12, UB13, REN9, DU26
SP9
Xiao Qing Long Tang
LUNG OBSTRUCTION BY COLD-PHLEGM Cough with exexpectoration of white watery sputum, aggravated by exposure to cold, a feeling of cold, cold hands, phlegm in the throat, dizziness, a feeling of oppression of the chest, a feeling of cold in the chest, a feeling of heaviness, and muzziness and dizziness of the head, swollen and wet tongue with a sticky white coating, and slippery slow pulse. LU5, LU7, LU1, REN17, ST40, PC6, REN22, REN12, UB20, REN9, UB13, UB23 She Gan Ma Huang Tang
Ling Gui Zhu Gan Tang
Ling Gan Wu Wei Jiang Xin Tang
San Zi Yang Qin Tang
LUNG OBSTRUCTION BY DAMP-PHLEGM Chronic cough, profuse white sputum that is easy to expectorate, white, pasty complexion, stuffiness of the chest, shortness of breath, dislike lying down (orthopnia), Thick, sticky white coating,Slippery or Weak, floating and fine. LU5, LU7, LU1, REN17, ST40, PC6, REN22, REN12, UB20, REN9, UB13 Er Chen Tang
San Zi Yang Qin Tang
Su Zi Jiang Qi Tang
LUNG OBSTRUCTION BY DRY-PHLEGM Dry cough but with occasional, difficult expectoration of scanty sputum, shortness of breath, a feeling of oppression of the chest, scanty phlegm in the throat, a feeling of heaviness and muzziness of the head, dizziness, dry throat, wheezing, pasty-dry complexion, swollen tongue with dry sticky coating, fine-slippery pulse. LU9, LU7, KD6, REN12, ST36, SP6, ST40, UB13, REN17 Bei Mu Gua Lou San
LUNG OBSTRUCTION BY PHLEGM-FLUIDS Cough, breathlessness, vomiting of white, watery, frothy sputum, chilliness,Pale body, thick, sticky white coating, Fine and Slippery or Weak, floating. LU5, LU9, REN17, UB13, ST40, UB43, REN12, ST36, UB20, REN9, UB23 Ling Gan Wu Wei Jiang Xin Tang
LUNG OBSTRUCTION BY PHLEGM-HEAT Barking cough, flaring of the ala nasi, profuse yellow or green sputum that is foul smelling, blood tinged sputum, shortness of breath, asthma, stuffiness in the chest, dryness of the mouth, constipation, Red body, thick, sticky yellow coating, Slippery, Rapid, Full. LU5, LU7, LU10, LI11, LU1, UB13, REN12, ST40
REN17
Wen Dan Tang
Qing Qi Hua Tan Tang
Chuan Be Pi Pa Gao
Qi Guan Yan Ke Sou Tan Chaun Wan
LUNG QI DEFICIENCY Shortness of Breath, feeble cough, watery sputum, weak voice, spontaneous sweating, bright white complexion, propensity to catching colds, tiredness, Pale or normal colored, Empty, especially in the right front position. LU9, LU7, REN6, UB13, DU12, ST36, REN12
REN17, UB43
Ren Shen Bu Fei Tang
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
Ping Chuan Wan
LUNG YIN DEFICIENCY Dry Unproductive Cough with little sputum, blood tinged sputum, low grade fever in the afternoon or evening, malar flush, night sweating, 5 palm heat, insomnia, dry mouth, dry throat, hoarse voice, Red, peeled, cracks in the Lung area, dry, Floating or Thready and Rapid. LU9, REN17, UB43, UB13, DU12, REN4, KD6, REN12, SP6, LU10, LI11
REN6, REN17
Yang Yin Qing Fei Tang
Sheng Mai San
Li Fei Wan
Sha Shen Mai Dong Tang
Pa Xian Chang Shou Wan
Ba He Gu Jin Tang
PERICARDIUM BLOOD DEFICIENCY A feeling of stuffiness and discomfort of the chest, dull ache in the chest, very slight shortness of breath, palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, dizziness, dream-disturbed sleep, poor memory, propensity to be startled, dull-pale complexion, pale lips, cold hands, scanty periods, amenorrhea, pale, thin, slightly dry tongue, choppy or fine pulse, slightly hard at left front position. PC6, HT7, REN14, REN15, REN4, UB17, UB20, UB14, REN17, PC6, SP4 Shen Qi Si Wu Tang
PERICARDIUM BLOOD STASIS Palpitations, stabbing or pricking pain in the chest which may radiate to the inner aspect of the left arm or to the shoulder, a feeling of oppression or constriction of the chest, shortness of breath, cyanosis of lips and nails, cold hands, painful periods with dark clots, purple tongue, choppy, wiry, or knotted pulse. PC6, PC4, HT7, REN14, REN17, UB14, UB17, SP10 Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang
PERICARDIUM FIRE Palpitations, a feeling of tightness and heat of the chest, slight chest ache, rapid breathing, thirst, mouth and tongue ulcers, mental restlessness, feeling of agitation, feeling of heat, insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep, red face, bitter taste (after a bad night’s sleep), heavy periods, red tongue with redder tip, swollen with red points, full-rapid-overflowing pulse especially at front left position. PC8, HT8, UB14, REN14, REN15, REN17, LI11, DU24, DU19, SP6, LV2 Xie Xin Tang
PERICARDIUM HARASSED BY PHLEGM FIRE Palpitations, feeling of oppression and heat of the chest, chest pain, rapid breathing, thirst, red face, bitter taste, expectoration of phlegm, rattling sound in the throat, mental restlessness, insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep, agitation, incoherent speech, mental confusion, rash behaviour, tendency to hit or scold people, uncontrolled laughter or crying, shouting, muttering to oneself, mental depression and dullness, manic behaviour, red, swollen tongue with yellow, dry, sticky coat, deep Heart crack, tip may be redder and swollen with red points, full-rapid-slippery pulse or rapid-full-wiry. PC5, HT7, HT8, HT9, PC7, REN15, UB15, UB14, REN17, REN12, ST40, SP6, UB20, LV2, DU20, GB13, GB17 Wen Dan Tang
PERICARDIUM- HEAT Fever at night, mental confusion, incoherent speech or aphasia, delirium, body hot, hands and feet cold, macules, red and dry tongue without coat, fine-rapid pulse. PC9, PC8, HT9, KD6 Qing Ying Tang
PERICARDIUM QI STAGNATION A feeling of distention and slight pain of the chest, feeling of tightness of the chest, slight shortness of breath, sighing, a feeling of a lump in the throat, palpitations, depression, irritability, poor appetite, weak and cold limbs, slightly purple lips, pale complexion, slightly pale tongue, purple sides, empty but slightly overflowing on the left front position. PC6, HT5, HT7, REN14, REN15, REN17, UB14, LU7, ST40, LI4 Mu Xiang Liu Qi Yin
Ban Xia Hou Po Tang
SMALL INTESTINE DEFICIENT AND COLD Dull abdominal pain alleviated by pressure, a desire for hot drinks, borborygmi, diarrhea, pale and abundant urination, cold limbs, pale tongue body with white coating, deep-weak-slow pulse. REN6, ST25, ST39, ST36, UB20, UB27 Xiao Jian Zhong Tang
Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
SMALL INTESTINE FULL HEAT Mental restlessness, insomnia, tongue and mouth ulcers, pain in the throat, deafness, an uncomfortable feeling and heat sensation in the chest, abdominal pain, thirst with a desire to drink cold liquids, scanty and dark urine, burning pain on urination, blood in the urine. Red tongue with a redder and swollen tip and yellow tongue coating, an overflowing rapid pulse in the front position. SI2, SI5, HT5, HT8, ST39 Dao Chi San
Dao Chi Qing Xin Tang
SMALL INTESTINE QI PAIN Lower abdominal twisting pain, which may extend to back, abdominal distention, dislike of pressure on abdomen, borborygmi, flatulence, abdominal pain relieved by emission of wind, pain in the testis, white tongue coating, and deep-wiry pulse, especially at the reat positions. REN6, GB34, LV13, ST27, ST29, SP6, LV3, ST39 Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang
SMALL INTESTINE QI TIED Severe abdominal pain, dislike of pressure, abdominal distention, constipation, vomiting, borborygmi, flatulence, thick white tongue coating, deep wiry pulse. ST39, Lanweixue, REN6, GB34, ST25, SP6, LV3 Zhi Shi Dao Wan
Tian Tai Wu Yao San
SMALL INTESTINE WORM INFESTATION Abdominal pain and distention, bad taste in mouth, sallow complexion. None Li Zhong An Hui Tang
Roundworms: abdominal pain, vomiting of round worms, cold limbs. Lian Mei An Hui Tang
Hookworms: desire to eat strange objects such as soil, wax, uncooked rice or tea leaves. Hua Chong Wan
Pinworms: itchy anus, worse in the evening QuTiao Tang
Tapeworms: constant hunger
SPLEEN COLD-DAMP INVADING No appetite, stuffiness of the chest and epigastrium, feeling of cold in the epigastrium that is improved by warmth, feeling of heaviness in the head, sweetish taste in the mouth or absence of taste, no thirst, loose stools, white vaginal discharge, lassitude and feeling of heaviness, Sticky, thick white coating, Slippery, slow.
SPLEEN DAMP-HEAT INVADING Stuffiness, fullness and distention of the epigastrium and lower abdomen, no appetite, bitter taste, jaundice, feeling of heaviness, thirst without desire to drink, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, loose stools with offensive odor, burning sensation of the anus, scanty and dark-yellow urine, low grade fever, headache, Sticky-yellow coating, Slippery, Rapid or Soft.
SPLEEN NOT CONTROLLING BLOOD Purpura, blood spots under the skin, hematuria,blood in the stools, menorrhagia or metorrhagia, Poor appetite, abdominal distention after eating, fatigue, sallow or bright-white complexion, weakness of the limbs, loose stools, edema, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, stuffiness of the chest and epigastrium and feeling of heaviness, Pale, Thready, Weak.
SPLEEN QI DEFICIENCY Poor appetite, slight abdominal distension after eating, tiredness, lassitude, a desire to lie down, pale complexion, weakness of the limbs, loose stools, a tendency to obesity, pale tongue, empty pulse. REN12, ST36, SP3, SP6, , UB20, UB21 Si Jun Zi Tang
Liu Jun Zi Tang
SPLEEN QI SINKING Bearing down sensations, prolapse of stomach, uterus, anus or vagina, frequent urination, urgency of urination, Poor appetite, abdominal distention after eating, fatigue, sallow or bright-white complexion, weakness of the limbs, loose stools, edema, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, stuffiness of the chest and epigastrium and feeling of heaviness, Pale, Empty or Weak.
SPLEEN YANG DEFICIENCY Poor appetite, abdominal distention that is worse after eating, dull pain in the abdomen that improves with warmth or pressure, fatigue, sallow or bright-white complexion, weakness of the limbs, loose stools, edema, chilliness, cold limbs, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, stuffiness of the chest and epigastrium and feeling of heaviness, Pale, Swollen, wet, Weak, deep, slow.
STOMACH AND SPLEEN QI DEFICIENCY Poor appetite, slight abdominal distention after eating, tiredness, lassitude, pale complexion, weakness of the limbs, loose stools, uncomfortable feeling in the epigastrium, lack of taste sensation, pale tongue, empty pulse on the right guan position. REN12, ST36, SP3, SP6, UB20, UB21, REN6 Si Jun Zi Tang
Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
STOMACH BLOOD STAGNATION Severe, stabbing epigastric pain that may be worse at night, dislike of pressure, nausea, vomiting, possibly vomiting of blood, vomiting of food looking like coffee grounds, purple tongue, wiry pulse. ST34, ST21, ST19, KD21, SJ6, PC6, SP4, GB34, REN12, ST40, UB17, SP10, LI4, LI11 Dan Shen Yin
Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang
Tong You Tang
STOMACH COLD INVADING Sudden severe pain in the epigastrium, a feeling of cold, cold limbs, preference for warmth, vomiting of clear fluids, nausea, feeling worse after swallowing cold fluids which are quickly vomited, preference for warm liquids, thick white tongue coating, deep-tight-slow pulse. ST21, SP4, REN13, ST34 Liang Fu Wan
STOMACH DAMP-HEAT A feeling of fullness and pain of the epigastrium, a feeling of heaviness, facial pain, blocked nose or thick sticky nasal discharge, thirst without a desire to drink, nausea, a feeling of heat, dull-yellow complexion, a sticky taste, red tongue with sticky, yellow coating, slippery-rapid pulse. ST44, ST34, ST21, REN12, REN13, LI11, LI4, REN11, ST25, ST40, SP9, REN9 Lian Po Yin
STOMACH DEFICIENCY COLD Discomfort or dull pain in the epigastrium, better after eating and better with pressure or massage, no appetite, preference for warm drinks and foods, vomiting of clear fluid, lack of thirst, cold and weak limbs, tiredness, pale complexion, pale and wet tongue, deep-weak-slow on the right guan position. ST36, REN12, UB20, UB21, REN6 (moxa on ginger) Huang Qi Jian Zhong Tang
Xiao Jian Zhong Tang
STOMACH FIRE Burning epigastric pain, intense thirst with a desire to drink cold liquids, mental restlessness, bleeding gums, dry stools, dry mouth, mouth ulcers, sour regurgitation, nausea, vomiting soon after eating, excessive hunger, foul breath, a feeling of heat, red in center of tongue and a dry-yellow coat, and rapid, slightly-overflowing pulse in the right guan position. ST44, ST34, ST21, REN12, REN13, LI11, LI4, REN11, SP15 Tiao Wei Cheng Qi Tang
Qing Wei San
Liang Ge San
STOMACH FOOD RETENTION Fullness, pain and distention of the epigastrium that are relieved by vomiting, nausea, vomiting of sour fluids, foul breath, sour regurgitation, belching, insomnia, loose stools or constipation, poor appetite, thick tongue coating, and full-slippery pulse. REN13, REN10, ST21, ST44, ST45, SP4, PC6, ST40, ST19, KD21, REN12 Bao He Wan
Zhi Shi Dao Zhi Wan
STOMACH QI DEFICIENCY Uncomfortable feeling in the epigastrium, lack of appetite, lack of taste sensation, loose stools, tiredness especially in the morning, weak limbs, pale tongue, empty pulse on the right guan position. ST36, REN12, UB21, REN6 Si Jun Zi Tang
STOMACH QI REBELLING UPWARDS Nausea, difficulty in swallowing, belching, vomiting, hiccup. No tongue changes, tight or wiry pulse on right guan position. REN13, REN10, PC6, SP4, ST21, ST19 Ding Xiang Shi Di Tang
Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San
Ban Xia Hou Po Tang
STOMACH QI STAGNATION Epigastric pain and distention, belching, nausea, vomiting, hiccup, irritability, tongue may be red in center, pulse wiry on the right guan position. ST34, ST21, ST19, KD21, SJ6, PC6, SP4, GB34, ST40 Chen Xiang Jiang San
Ban Xia Hou Po Tang
Zuo Jin Wan
STOMACH YIN DEFICIENCY No appetite or slight hunger but with no desire to eat, constipation or dry stools, dull or slightly burning epigastric pain, dry mouth and throat especially in the afternoon with a desire to drink in small sips, a slight feeling of fullness after eating, no tongue coating in the center, a floating-empty pulse in the right guan position. REN12, ST36, SP6, SP3 Sha Shen Mai Men Dong Tang
Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
Yi Wei Tang
URINARY BLADDER DAMP-COLD Frequent and urgent urination, difficult urination (stopping in midstream), a feeling of heaviness in the hypogastrium and urethra, pale and turbid urine, white sticky tongue coating at root, and slippery-slow pulse, slight wiry at left chi position. SP9, SP6, UB22, REN3, ST28, REN9, UB28 Ba Zheng San
URINARY BLADDER DAMP-HEAT Frequent and urgent urination, burning on urination, difficult urination (stopping in the middle of flow), dark-yellow turbid urine, blood in the urine, fever, thirst but with no desire to drink, hypogastric fullness and pain, a feeling of heat, thick sticky yellow tongue coating with red spots, slippery-rapid pulse, slightly wiry on the left chi position. SP9, SP6, UB22, UB28, REN3, UB63, UB66, ST28 Ba Zheng San
URINARY BLADDER DEFICIENCY AND COLD Frequent pale abundant urination, incontinence, enuresis, lower backache, dizziness, nocturia, white urethral discharge, a feeling of cold, pale wet tongue, deep-week pulse. UB23, DU4, UB28, REN4, REN3, REN6, DU20 Suo Quan Wan
Sang Piao Xiao San
Tu Si Zi Wan
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