Root Causes of Rhinophyma in TCM

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

  • By Syndrome
  • Yin Deficiency
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 Rhinophyma

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Yin Deficiency Flushed nose, 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 Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Zuo Gui Wan | Mu Li San | Zeng Ye Cheng Qi Tang

TCM Herbal Formulas for Rhinophyma

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

  • By Cause
  • By Formula Type
  • Yin Deficiency
  • Formulas that nourish yin and tonify
  • Formulas that stabilize exterior and stop sweating
  • Formulas that simultaneously attack and tonify
  • Formulas that clear lung-Heat

All Formulas Recommended for Rhinophyma Caused by Yin Deficiency

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Yin Deficiency
Zuo Gui Wan Yin Deficiency
Mu Li San Yin Deficiency
Zeng Ye Cheng Qi Tang Yin Deficiency

All "formulas that nourish yin and tonify" recommended for rhinophyma

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Yin Deficiency
Zuo Gui Wan Yin Deficiency

Acupoints for Rhinophyma

See more details below about Suliao DU-25, an acupoint used to address rhinophyma.

  • By Meridian
  • Governing Vessel
Suliao DU-25

Suliao DU-25

In a depression on the tip of the nose.