Disharmony between Heart and Kidneys caused by Kidney Yang Deficiency

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Diagnosis

Common symptoms: Anxiety Insomnia Irritability Restlnessness Coolness of the lower limbs and one other symptoms

Pulse type(s): Rapid (Shu), Fine (Xi)

Tongue coating: Partial absence of coating

Tongue color: Red

Disharmony between Heart and Kidneys caused by Kidney Yang Deficiency 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 Disharmony between Heart and Kidneys caused by Kidney Yang Deficiency gives rise to such diverse symptoms as irritability, restlnessness, severe and continuous palpitations and coolness of the lower limbs (as well as two others).

To diagnose a pattern, analyzing a patient's pulse as well as their tongue is common practice. In the case of Disharmony between Heart and Kidneys caused by Kidney Yang Deficiency patients tend to exhibit rapid (Shu) or fine (Xi) pulses as well as a red tongue with partial absence of coating.

Patterns aren't exactly the Chinese Medicine equivalent to Western diseases, they're rather the underlying causes behind diseases or health conditions. Here Disharmony between Heart and Kidneys caused by Kidney Yang Deficiency is thought to sometimes induce conditions such as hypertension, autonomic dystonia or nervous exhaustion.

Diagnosing Disharmony between Heart and Kidneys caused by Kidney Yang Deficiency

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

Pulse type(s): Rapid (Shu) or fine (Xi)

Tongue coating: Partial absence of coating

Tongue color: Red

Possible symptoms: Anxiety Insomnia Irritability Restlnessness Coolness of the lower limbs Severe and continuous palpitations

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 Disharmony between Heart and Kidneys caused by Kidney Yang Deficiency will tend to exhibit rapid (Shu) or fine (Xi) pulses as well as a red tongue with partial absence of coating.

Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Disharmony between Heart and Kidneys caused by Kidney Yang Deficiency might experience symptoms like irritability, restlnessness, severe and continuous palpitations and coolness of the lower limbs (full list here above).

Herbal formulas used to treat Disharmony between Heart and Kidneys caused by Kidney Yang Deficiency

Jiao Tai Wan

Source date: 1522 AD

Number of ingredients: 2 herbs

Key actions: Restores the functional communication between the Heart and the Kidneys.

Formula summary

Jiao Tai Wan is a 2-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Goldthread Rhizomes (Huang Lian) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 1522 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that nourish the Heart and calm the Mind.

Besides Disharmony between Heart and Kidneys caused by Kidney Yang Deficiency, Jiao Tai Wan is also used to treat Heart and Kidney Yin Deficiency.

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