Aphasia according to Chinese Medicine

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In Chinese Medicine, aphasia is sometimes associated with Liver Wind agitating Internally due to Liver Yang Rising, a so-called "patterns of disharmony". Chinese Medicine sees the body as a system, not a sum of isolated parts. A "pattern" is when the system's harmony is disrupted. It is not equivalent to the Western concept of "disease" because both concepts arise from totally different ways of seeing the human body.

To understand whether someone's aphasia might be caused by the pattern Liver Wind agitating Internally due to Liver Yang Rising, one needs to look for signs and symptoms associated with the pattern beyond what one might typically experience from aphasia alone. Indeed if aphasia is caused by Liver Wind agitating Internally due to Liver Yang Rising, patients also experience symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, vertigo and tinnitus. Similarly, patients with Liver Wind agitating Internally due to Liver Yang Rising typically exhibit rapid (Shu) or wiry (Xian) pulses as well as a red tongue.

We've listed below a more detailed description of Liver Wind agitating Internally due to Liver Yang Rising so that you can have a better understanding of where aphasia might find its root according to Chinese Medicine.

Once identified, patterns are often treated using herbal formulas. Drinking herbal infusions is the most common remedy in Chinese Medicine, together with acupuncture. Here we detail below Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin, a formula that can help treat Liver Wind agitating Internally due to Liver Yang Rising.

Liver Wind agitating Internally due to Liver Yang Rising, a "pattern of disharmony" associated with aphasia

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Liver Wind agitating Internally due to Liver Yang Rising

Aphasia might be due to Liver Wind agitating Internally due to Liver Yang Rising if the condition is paired with typical pattern symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, vertigo and tinnitus. Similarly, patients with Liver Wind agitating Internally due to Liver Yang Rising typically exhibit rapid (Shu) or wiry (Xian) pulses as well as a red tongue.

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Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin, a herbal formula that might help with aphasia

Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin

Source date: 1958 AD

Number of ingredients: 11 herbs

Key actions: Calms the Liver. Extinguishes wind. Invigorates the blood. Clears heat. Tonifies the Liver and Kidneys.

Why might Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin help with aphasia?

Because it is a formula often recommended to help treat Liver Wind agitating Internally due to Liver Yang Rising, a pattern sometimes associated with aphasia. If it looks like you might suffer from Liver Wind agitating Internally due to Liver Yang Rising, this formula might help (although please seek confirmation with a professional practitioner beforehand).

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