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Chinese name: 虚风内动
Pinyin name: Xū Fēng Nèi Dòng
This is one of the five patterns of the Blood level, the fourth and last level of the Four Levels theory. This means this is a very serious pattern where an External Pathogen has penetrated deeply within the body.
The typical manifestations of Interior Wind are involuntary movements or contractions like, here, the twitching of limbs and the tremors.
'Deficient' as a body pattern in Chinese Medicine is one of the so-called "Eight Principles". Learn more about Deficiency / Empty in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Rapid (Shu) or fine (Xi)
Tongue description: Dark-Red tongue without coating
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 Empty-Wind agitating in the Interior will tend to exhibit rapid (Shu) or fine (Xi) pulses.
Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Empty-Wind agitating in the Interior might experience symptoms like low-grade fever, tremor of limbs, weight loss and malar flush (full list here above).
Source date: 1918 AD
Number of ingredients: 12 herbs
Key actions: Sedates the Liver. Axtinguishes Wind. Nourishes the Yin. Anchors the yang.
Zhen Gan Xi Feng Tang is a 12-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Achyranthes Roots (Niu Xi) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 1918 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that pacify and extinguish Internal Wind.