Nocturnal Emissionaccording to TCM

Root Causes of Nocturnal Emission in TCM

Explore below more details about what might cause Nocturnal emission according to TCM.

  • By Syndrome
  • By Organ
  • Yin Deficiency
  • Qi Deficiency
  • Yang Deficiency
  • Blood Deficiency
  • Heat
Detailed description of the cause

Yin Deficiency

Yin deficiency in TCM is a pattern of disharmony characterized by a depletion of the body's Yin energy, which represents the cooling, moistening, and nurturing aspects of our physiology. This condition often arises from factors like chronic stress, overwork, insufficient rest, or prolonged illness. Symptoms of Yin deficiency can include a sensation of heat, especially in the afternoon or evening, night sweats, insomnia, a dry mouth or throat, and a red tongue with little coating. There might also be a general feeling of restlessness or irritability. Since Yin is essential for balancing the body's active and warm Yang energy, its deficiency leads to a relative excess of Yang, manifesting as heat or dryness symptoms.... see more

Yin Deficiency Patterns That Can Lead to Nocturnal Emission

Common Symptoms: Dizziness Insomnia Night Sweats Dry Stools Tinnitus Lower Back Pain Poor Memory Restlessness

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency Nocturnal emissions, Spontaneous and nocturnal emissions, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Vertical headaches, Occipital headache, Insomnia, Limb numbness, Tingling of limbs, Dry eyes, Blurry vision, Dry throat, Dry hair, Skin dryness, Withered and brittle nails, Vaginal dryness, Night sweats, Dry stools, Nocturnal emission, Scanty menstruation, Amenorrhea, Late menstruation, Infertility... see more Zuo Gui Wan | Qi Ju Di Huang Wan | Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Qing Gu San | Yi Guan Jian | Gui Shao Di Huang Tang | Zuo Gui Yin | Ming Mu Di Huang Wan
Kidney Yin Deficiency Nocturnal emissions, Perspiration, Back pain, Hearing loss, Dry mouth and throat at night, Lower back pain, Constipation, Scanty and dark urine, Infertility, Premature ejaculation, Generalized fatigue, General weakness, Depression, Anxiety, Heat sensation in palms, Evening heat sensation, Flushed cheekbones, Menopausal hot flashes, Preference for sipping, Evening anxiety... see more Bai Zi Yang Xin Tang 2 | Zuo Gui Wan | Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan | Qi Bao Mei Ran Dan
Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing Nocturnal emissions, Flushed cheekbones, Restlessness, Insomnia, Night sweats, Low grade fever in the afternoon, Heat sensation in palms, Afternoon heat sensation, Evening heat sensation, Scanty and dark urine, Hematuria, Dry throat, Preference for sipping, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Nocturnal emission, Hypersexuality, Dry stools... see more Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan
Yin Deficiency Nocturnal emissions, Heat sensation in palms, Emaciation, Sore throat at night, Thirst, Anxiety, Jumpy, Scanty and dark urine, Dry stools, Dry mouth and throat at night, Nocturnal emission, Pain relieved by pressure and cold, Preference for sipping... see more Zuo Gui Wan | Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Mu Li San
Deficiency of the Liver and Kidney Yin Spontaneous and nocturnal emissions, Sore knees, Lower back pain, Knee weakness, Xerostomia, Dry tongue, Dizziness, Blurry vision, Insomnia, Vivid dreaming, Hair graying... see more Er Zhi Wan
Heart and Kidney Yin Deficiency Spontaneous and nocturnal emissions, Palpitations, Insomnia, Poor memory, Night sweats, Anxiety, Tinnitus, Dizziness, Vivid dreaming, Restlessness, Nocturnal emission... see more Jiao Tai Wan | Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan | Ci Zhu Wan
Yin and Blood Deficiency Spontaneous and nocturnal emissions, Irritability, Heart palpitations with anxiety, Generalized fatigue, Restless sleeplessness, Poor concentration, Nocturnal emission, Poor memory, Dry stools, Mouth ulcers, Menopausal symptoms... see more Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan
Detailed description of the cause

Qi Deficiency

Qi Deficiency in TCM is like running low on battery power. Qi is the vital energy that powers every function in your body. When there's a Qi Deficiency, it means your body doesn't have enough of this essential energy. This can make you feel tired all the time, weak, or even cause shortness of breath. It's similar to how you feel when you haven't had enough sleep or nutritious food. Your body just doesn't have the energy it needs to perform at its best. Unlike modern medicine, which often focuses on specific physical causes for fatigue and weakness, TCM views Qi Deficiency as an overall energy depletion that affects your entire well-being, and it seeks to replenish and balance this vital energy.... see more

Qi Deficiency Patterns That Can Lead to Nocturnal Emission

Common Symptoms: Excessive Menstruation Pale Menstrual Flow Thin Menstrual Blood Prolonged Menstrual Periods Shortness Of Breath Palpitations Lack Of Appetite Generalized Fatigue

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Spleen and Kidney Qi Deficiency Spermatorrhea, Excessive menstruation, Pale menstrual flow, Thin menstrual blood, Prolonged menstrual periods, Shortness of breath, Palpitations... see more Fu Tu Dan
Qi Deficiency Spermatorrhea, General weakness, Weak voice, Generalized fatigue, Low energy, Reluctance to speak, Spontaneous sweat, Frequent colds or flu, Lack of appetite, Diarrhea, Shortness of breath... see more Si Jun Zi Tang | Liu Jun Zi Tang
Kidney Qi not Firm Nocturnal emissions, Spermatorrhoea, Lower back pain, Lower back weakness, Polyuria, Weak urine stream, Enuresis, Nocturnal emission, Generalized fatigue, Chills, Cold extremities, White vaginal discharge, Bearing down sensation in abdomen, Recurrent miscarriage... see more Fu Tu Dan | You Gui Wan | Tu Si Zi Wan | Jin Suo Gu Jing Wan | Qing E Wan
Detailed description of the cause

Yang Deficiency

Yang deficiency in TCM refers to a state where the body's Yang energy, which is responsible for warmth, activity, and function, is weakened or diminished. This pattern of disharmony often arises from chronic illness, aging, or inherent constitutional weakness. Symptoms of Yang deficiency are typically associated with cold and sluggishness, such as a feeling of coldness, cold extremities, pale complexion, low energy or fatigue, and a desire for warmth. Digestive issues like poor appetite, loose stools, and water retention can also be indicative of Yang deficiency.... see more

Yang Deficiency Patterns That Can Lead to Nocturnal Emission

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Kidney Yang Deficiency Spermatorrhea, Nocturnal emissions, Nocturnal emissions without dreams, Lower back pain, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Weak and cold knees, Lower back coldness, Chills, Weak legs, Bright pale face, Generalized fatigue, General weakness, Leg edema, Female infertility, Diarrhea, Depression, Erectile dysfunction, Premature ejaculation, Oligospermia, Low sex drive, Pale and abudant urination... see more Ba Wei Di Huang Wan | You Gui Wan | Er Xian Tang | Shen Qi Wan | Wu Zi Yan Zong Wan | Tu Si Zi Wan
Detailed description of the cause

Blood Deficiency

Blood Deficiency in TCM is like when your body's tank runs low on the vital energy that blood provides. It's not exactly the same as anemia in modern medicine, which is about having too few red blood cells. Instead, Blood Deficiency in TCM is about your body not having enough of the life-giving qualities that blood brings, like nourishment and moisture. This can make you feel tired, look pale, and even feel dizzy or have blurry vision. It's like a garden not getting enough water to stay lush and vibrant. TCM sees this as an imbalance where the body isn't being nourished as it should be, impacting overall health and well-being.... see more

Blood Deficiency Patterns That Can Lead to Nocturnal Emission

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Yin and Blood Deficiency Spontaneous and nocturnal emissions, Irritability, Heart palpitations with anxiety, Generalized fatigue, Restless sleeplessness, Poor concentration, Nocturnal emission, Poor memory, Dry stools, Mouth ulcers, Menopausal symptoms... see more Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan
Detailed description of the cause

Heat

In TCM "Heat" signifies an excess of Yang energy, leading to an imbalance where heat predominates over the body's cool Yin aspects. This condition is metaphorically akin to an internal over-heating. Symptoms indicative of Heat can include feelings of warmth, fever, sweating, irritability, red face, thirst with a preference for cold drinks, and a rapid pulse. The tongue may appear red with a yellow coating. Unlike the common interpretation of heat in terms of temperature, in TCM, it represents a state of hyperactivity or inflammation in the body.... see more

Heat Patterns That Can Lead to Nocturnal Emission

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing Nocturnal emissions, Flushed cheekbones, Restlessness, Insomnia, Night sweats, Low grade fever in the afternoon, Heat sensation in palms, Afternoon heat sensation, Evening heat sensation, Scanty and dark urine, Hematuria, Dry throat, Preference for sipping, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Nocturnal emission, Hypersexuality, Dry stools... see more Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan
Detailed description of the cause

Kidney

In TCM the Kidneys are regarded as the body's most fundamental reservoir of Essence, known as Jing, which influences growth, reproduction, and aging. They are not just organs for filtering blood, but a holistic system governing vital life forces. When the Kidneys malfunction in TCM, it can manifest as a variety of health issues, such as chronic fatigue, reproductive problems, imbalances in fluid metabolism leading to edema or dryness, lower back pain, and a sense of fear or insecurity.... see more

Kidney Patterns That Can Lead to Nocturnal Emission

Common Symptoms: Lower Back Pain Dizziness Tinnitus Night Sweats Insomnia Generalized Fatigue Back Pain Poor Memory

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Kidney Yang Deficiency Spermatorrhea, Nocturnal emissions, Nocturnal emissions without dreams, Lower back pain, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Weak and cold knees, Lower back coldness, Chills, Weak legs, Bright pale face, Generalized fatigue, General weakness, Leg edema, Female infertility, Diarrhea, Depression, Erectile dysfunction, Premature ejaculation, Oligospermia, Low sex drive, Pale and abudant urination... see more Ba Wei Di Huang Wan | You Gui Wan | Er Xian Tang | Shen Qi Wan | Wu Zi Yan Zong Wan | Tu Si Zi Wan
Spleen and Kidney Qi Deficiency Spermatorrhea, Excessive menstruation, Pale menstrual flow, Thin menstrual blood, Prolonged menstrual periods, Shortness of breath, Palpitations... see more Fu Tu Dan
Kidney Qi not Firm Nocturnal emissions, Spermatorrhoea, Lower back pain, Lower back weakness, Polyuria, Weak urine stream, Enuresis, Nocturnal emission, Generalized fatigue, Chills, Cold extremities, White vaginal discharge, Bearing down sensation in abdomen, Recurrent miscarriage... see more Fu Tu Dan | You Gui Wan | Tu Si Zi Wan | Jin Suo Gu Jing Wan | Qing E Wan
Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency Nocturnal emissions, Spontaneous and nocturnal emissions, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Vertical headaches, Occipital headache, Insomnia, Limb numbness, Tingling of limbs, Dry eyes, Blurry vision, Dry throat, Dry hair, Skin dryness, Withered and brittle nails, Vaginal dryness, Night sweats, Dry stools, Nocturnal emission, Scanty menstruation, Amenorrhea, Late menstruation, Infertility... see more Zuo Gui Wan | Qi Ju Di Huang Wan | Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Qing Gu San | Yi Guan Jian | Gui Shao Di Huang Tang | Zuo Gui Yin | Ming Mu Di Huang Wan
Kidney Yin Deficiency Nocturnal emissions, Perspiration, Back pain, Hearing loss, Dry mouth and throat at night, Lower back pain, Constipation, Scanty and dark urine, Infertility, Premature ejaculation, Generalized fatigue, General weakness, Depression, Anxiety, Heat sensation in palms, Evening heat sensation, Flushed cheekbones, Menopausal hot flashes, Preference for sipping, Evening anxiety... see more Bai Zi Yang Xin Tang 2 | Zuo Gui Wan | Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan | Qi Bao Mei Ran Dan
Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing Nocturnal emissions, Flushed cheekbones, Restlessness, Insomnia, Night sweats, Low grade fever in the afternoon, Heat sensation in palms, Afternoon heat sensation, Evening heat sensation, Scanty and dark urine, Hematuria, Dry throat, Preference for sipping, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Nocturnal emission, Hypersexuality, Dry stools... see more Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan
Kidneys And Heart Not Harmonized Nocturnal emissions with dreams, Palpitations, Restlessness, Insomnia, Vivid dreaming, Anxiety, Poor memory, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Evening heat sensation, Dry mouth and throat at night, Preference for sipping, Night sweats, Heat sensation in palms, Scanty and dark urine, Dry stools... see more Jiao Tai Wan | Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan | Qing Xin Lian Zi Yin
Deficiency of the Liver and Kidney Yin Spontaneous and nocturnal emissions, Sore knees, Lower back pain, Knee weakness, Xerostomia, Dry tongue, Dizziness, Blurry vision, Insomnia, Vivid dreaming, Hair graying... see more Er Zhi Wan
Heart and Kidney Yin Deficiency Spontaneous and nocturnal emissions, Palpitations, Insomnia, Poor memory, Night sweats, Anxiety, Tinnitus, Dizziness, Vivid dreaming, Restlessness, Nocturnal emission... see more Jiao Tai Wan | Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan | Ci Zhu Wan
Detailed description of the cause

Liver

In TCM the Liver is viewed as the organ responsible for the smooth flow of Qi, Blood, and emotions throughout the body. It plays a key role in regulating mood, storing blood, supporting digestion, and ensuring the health of tendons and eyes. When the Liver malfunctions or is imbalanced in TCM, it can lead to a range of issues such as irritability, mood swings, menstrual irregularities, eye problems, and muscular stiffness or pain. A malfunctioning Liver in TCM reflects not only physical disturbances but also emotional and mental disharmony, emphasizing the holistic approach of TCM in addressing health and wellness.... see more

Liver Patterns That Can Lead to Nocturnal Emission

Common Symptoms: Dizziness Lower Back Pain Insomnia Blurry Vision Xerostomia Tinnitus Hearing Loss Vertical Headaches

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency Nocturnal emissions, Spontaneous and nocturnal emissions, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Vertical headaches, Occipital headache, Insomnia, Limb numbness, Tingling of limbs, Dry eyes, Blurry vision, Dry throat, Dry hair, Skin dryness, Withered and brittle nails, Vaginal dryness, Night sweats, Dry stools, Nocturnal emission, Scanty menstruation, Amenorrhea, Late menstruation, Infertility... see more Zuo Gui Wan | Qi Ju Di Huang Wan | Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Qing Gu San | Yi Guan Jian | Gui Shao Di Huang Tang | Zuo Gui Yin | Ming Mu Di Huang Wan
Deficiency of the Liver and Kidney Yin Spontaneous and nocturnal emissions, Sore knees, Lower back pain, Knee weakness, Xerostomia, Dry tongue, Dizziness, Blurry vision, Insomnia, Vivid dreaming, Hair graying... see more Er Zhi Wan
Detailed description of the cause

Heart

In TCM the Heart is considered the "emperor" of all organs, primarily responsible for governing Blood and housing the mind, known as "Shen." It plays a crucial role in maintaining mental-emotional equilibrium and controlling the circulation of Qi and blood throughout the body. When the Heart is imbalanced or malfunctions in TCM, it can lead to a range of issues like heart palpitations, insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep, anxiety, and a flushed complexion. Emotional disturbances such as excessive joy or lack of joy are also seen as signs of Heart disharmony. These symptoms reflect not just physical heart conditions but also the state of one's Shen, indicating the interconnectedness of physical and emotional well-being in TCM.... see more

Heart Patterns That Can Lead to Nocturnal Emission

Common Symptoms: Palpitations Insomnia Poor Memory Night Sweats Anxiety Tinnitus Dizziness Vivid Dreaming

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Kidneys And Heart Not Harmonized Nocturnal emissions with dreams, Palpitations, Restlessness, Insomnia, Vivid dreaming, Anxiety, Poor memory, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Evening heat sensation, Dry mouth and throat at night, Preference for sipping, Night sweats, Heat sensation in palms, Scanty and dark urine, Dry stools... see more Jiao Tai Wan | Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan | Qing Xin Lian Zi Yin
Heart and Kidney Yin Deficiency Spontaneous and nocturnal emissions, Palpitations, Insomnia, Poor memory, Night sweats, Anxiety, Tinnitus, Dizziness, Vivid dreaming, Restlessness, Nocturnal emission... see more Jiao Tai Wan | Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan | Ci Zhu Wan
Detailed description of the cause

Spleen

In TCM the Spleen plays a vital role in digestion and transformation, converting food into energy and nutrients, and overseeing the distribution of Qi and Blood. It's also crucial in maintaining the health of muscles and limbs and ensuring the blood remains within the vessels. When the Spleen malfunctions in TCM, it can lead to a variety of issues such as digestive disorders, fatigue, weak muscles, bloating, and a feeling of heaviness. It can also cause a pale complexion, poor appetite, and a tendency to bruise easily. Emotionally, a Spleen imbalance is often associated with excessive worry or overthinking, reflecting its role in the interplay between physical and mental health.... see more

Spleen Patterns That Can Lead to Nocturnal Emission

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Spleen and Kidney Qi Deficiency Spermatorrhea, Excessive menstruation, Pale menstrual flow, Thin menstrual blood, Prolonged menstrual periods, Shortness of breath, Palpitations... see more Fu Tu Dan

TCM Herbal Formulas for Nocturnal Emission

Explore below some TCM herbal formulas used to address nocturnal emission, organized by cause and by formula type.

  • By Cause
  • By Formula Type
  • Yin Deficiency
  • Qi Deficiency
  • Yang Deficiency
  • Blood Deficiency
  • Heat
  • Formulas that nourish yin and tonify
  • Formulas that warm yang and tonify
  • Formulas that tonify yin and yang
  • Formulas that nourish the heart and calm the mind
  • Formulas that secure essence and stop enuresis
  • Formulas that tonify qi
  • Formulas that clear heat from deficiency
  • Formulas that stabilize exterior and stop sweating
  • Formulas that sedate and calm the mind
  • Formulas that clear heat from the organs

All Formulas Recommended for Nocturnal Emission Caused by Yin Deficiency

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing, Yin Deficiency... see more
Zuo Gui Wan Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Yin Deficiency
Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan Heart and Kidney Yin Deficiency, Yin and Blood Deficiency
Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing
Jiao Tai Wan Heart and Kidney Yin Deficiency
Qi Ju Di Huang Wan Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency
Qing Gu San Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency
Yi Guan Jian Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency
Gui Shao Di Huang Tang Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency
Zuo Gui Yin Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency
Ming Mu Di Huang Wan Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency
Bai Zi Yang Xin Tang 2 Kidney Yin Deficiency
Qi Bao Mei Ran Dan Kidney Yin Deficiency
Mu Li San Yin Deficiency
Er Zhi Wan Deficiency of the Liver and Kidney Yin
Ci Zhu Wan Heart and Kidney Yin Deficiency

All Formulas Recommended for Nocturnal Emission Caused by Qi Deficiency

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Fu Tu Dan Spleen and Kidney Qi Deficiency, Kidney Qi not Firm
You Gui Wan Kidney Qi not Firm
Tu Si Zi Wan Kidney Qi not Firm
Si Jun Zi Tang Qi Deficiency
Liu Jun Zi Tang Qi Deficiency
Jin Suo Gu Jing Wan Kidney Qi not Firm
Qing E Wan Kidney Qi not Firm

All Formulas Recommended for Nocturnal Emission Caused by Yang Deficiency

Formula Patterns Suitable For
You Gui Wan Kidney Yang Deficiency
Tu Si Zi Wan Kidney Yang Deficiency
Ba Wei Di Huang Wan Kidney Yang Deficiency
Er Xian Tang Kidney Yang Deficiency
Shen Qi Wan Kidney Yang Deficiency
Wu Zi Yan Zong Wan Kidney Yang Deficiency

All Formulas Recommended for Nocturnal Emission Caused by Heat

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing
Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing

All "formulas that nourish yin and tonify" recommended for nocturnal emission

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing, Yin Deficiency... see more
Zuo Gui Wan Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Yin Deficiency
Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing
Ba Wei Di Huang Wan Kidney Yang Deficiency
Qi Ju Di Huang Wan Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency
Yi Guan Jian Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency
Er Zhi Wan Deficiency of the Liver and Kidney Yin
Gui Shao Di Huang Tang Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency
Zuo Gui Yin Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency
Ming Mu Di Huang Wan Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency

All "formulas that nourish the heart and calm the mind" recommended for nocturnal emission

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan Heart and Kidney Yin Deficiency, Yin and Blood Deficiency, Kidneys And Heart Not Harmonized... see more
Jiao Tai Wan Heart and Kidney Yin Deficiency, Kidneys And Heart Not Harmonized
Bai Zi Yang Xin Tang 2 Kidney Yin Deficiency

All "formulas that warm yang and tonify" recommended for nocturnal emission

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
You Gui Wan Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Qi not Firm
Tu Si Zi Wan Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Qi not Firm
Shen Qi Wan Kidney Yang Deficiency
Wu Zi Yan Zong Wan Kidney Yang Deficiency
Qing E Wan Kidney Qi not Firm

All "formulas that tonify yin and yang" recommended for nocturnal emission

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Er Xian Tang Kidney Yang Deficiency
Qi Bao Mei Ran Dan Kidney Yin Deficiency
Gui Zhi Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang Not applicable

All "formulas that secure essence and stop enuresis" recommended for nocturnal emission

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Fu Tu Dan Spleen and Kidney Qi Deficiency, Kidney Qi not Firm
Jin Suo Gu Jing Wan Kidney Qi not Firm

All "formulas that tonify qi" recommended for nocturnal emission

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Si Jun Zi Tang Qi Deficiency
Liu Jun Zi Tang Qi Deficiency

Acupoints for Nocturnal Emission

Explore below some acupoints used to address nocturnal emission, organized by meridian.

  • By Meridian
  • Bladder Channel
  • Kidney Channel
  • Stomach Channel
  • Spleen Channel
  • Triple Burner Channel
  • Lung Channel
  • Governing Vessel
  • Directing Vessel
Shenshu BL-23

Shenshu BL-23

1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd lumber vertebra (L2).

Baihuanshu BL-30

Baihuanshu BL-30

At the level of the 4th posterior sacral foramen, 1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline.

Shangliao BL-31

Shangliao BL-31

In the 1st posterior sacral foramen, about midway between the posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS) and the midline.

Gaohuangshu BL-43

Gaohuangshu BL-43

3 cun (about 4 finger-breadths) lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th thoracic vertebra (T4).

Zhishi BL-52

Zhishi BL-52

3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd lumber vertebra (L2).

Taixi KID-3

Taixi KID-3

In the depression between the medial malleolus tip and Achilles tendon (Calcaneal tendon), level with the tip of the medial malleolus.

Dahe KID-12

Dahe KID-12

4 cun below the umbilicus, 0.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Daju ST-27

Daju ST-27

2 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Guilai ST-29

Guilai ST-29

4 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Sanyinjiao SP-6

Sanyinjiao SP-6

3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleolus, on the posterior border of the tibia, on the line drawn from the medial malleolus to Yinlingquan SP-9.

Lougu SP-7

Lougu SP-7

6 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus, 3 cun above Sanyinjiao SP-6.

Qimai TB-18

Qimai TB-18

In the center of the mastoid process, at the junction of the middle and lower third of the curve formed by Yifeng TB-17 and Jiaosun TB-20 posterior to the helix.

Luxi TB-19

Luxi TB-19

Posterior to the ear, at the junction of the upper and middle third of the curve formed by Yifeng ST-17 and Jiaosun ST-20 behind the helix.

Lieque LU-7

Lieque LU-7

Above the styloid process of the radius, about 1.5 cun proximal to the wrist crease (wrist joint space) in a V-shaped depression.

Mingmen DU-4

Mingmen DU-4

On the lower back midline, in the depression below the spinous process of the 2nd lumber vertebra (L2).

Qugu REN-2

Qugu REN-2

On the midline of abdomen, just on the upper border of the symphysis pubis.