Bladder Deficiency with Cold

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Diagnosis

Common symptoms: Dizziness Incontinence Forgetfulness Disorientation Lower back pain and four other symptoms

Pulse type(s): Deep (Chen), Weak (Ruo)

Tongue coating: Thin white coating

Tongue color: Pale

Bladder Deficiency with Cold is a pattern of disharmony in Chinese Medicine.

Chinese Medicine views the human body as a complex system that tends toward harmony. A pattern of disharmony is a disorder that prevents that harmony from occurring.

Patterns give rise to symptoms that may at first glance seem unrelated from a Western standpoint but that actually make a lot of sense when one understands Chinese Medicine theory. For instance here Bladder Deficiency with Cold gives rise to such diverse symptoms as urine the color of rice water (grey and cloudy), disorientation, forgetfulness and incontinence (as well as five others).

To diagnose a pattern, analyzing a patient's pulse as well as their tongue is common practice. In the case of Bladder Deficiency with Cold patients tend to exhibit deep (Chen) or weak (Ruo) pulses as well as a pale tongue with thin white coating.

Patterns aren't exactly the Chinese Medicine equivalent to Western diseases, they're rather the underlying causes behind diseases or health conditions. Here Bladder Deficiency with Cold is thought to sometimes induce conditions such as uterine prolapse, autonomic dystonia or enuresis (as well as four others).

Related conditions

Uterine prolapse Autonomic dystonia Enuresis Diabetes Pediatric enuresis Neurosis Nocturia

Diagnosing Bladder Deficiency with Cold

The Bladder is a so-called "Fu" Organ. Learn more about the Bladder in Chinese Medicine

Pulse type(s): Deep (Chen) or weak (Ruo)

Tongue coating: Thin white coating

Tongue color: Pale

Possible symptoms: Dizziness Incontinence Forgetfulness Disorientation Lower back pain Feeling of cold Frequent urination White urethral discharge Urine the color of rice water (grey and cloudy)

Diagnosing a pattern in Chinese Medicine is no easy feat and should be left to professional practitioners.

In particular one has to know how to differentiate between different types of pulses and tongue coatings, shapes and colors. Here patients with Bladder Deficiency with Cold will tend to exhibit deep (Chen) or weak (Ruo) pulses as well as a pale tongue with thin white coating.

Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Bladder Deficiency with Cold might experience symptoms like urine the color of rice water (grey and cloudy), disorientation, forgetfulness and incontinence (full list here above).

Herbal formulas used to treat Bladder Deficiency with Cold

Sang Piao Xiao San

Source date: 1116 AD

Number of ingredients: 8 herbs

Key actions: Regulates and tonifies the Heart and Kidneys. Stabilizes the Essence. Stops leakage.

Formula summary

Sang Piao Xiao San is a 8-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Praying Mantis Egg-Cases (Sang Piao Shao) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 1116 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that secure Essence and stop enuresis.

Read more about Sang Piao Xiao San

Most important herbs used to treat Bladder Deficiency with Cold