The information provided here is not a replacement for a doctor. You shouldn't use it for the purpose of self-diagnosing or self-medicating but rather so you can have a more informed discussion with a professional TCM practitioner.
The symptoms of slight feeling of throat lump, the feeling of chest distension, frequent sighing and purple lips all indicate a certain degree of general Qi Stagnation.
As for the specific Heart Qi Stagnation, slight short breath is the typical symptom.
The Heart is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Heart in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Overflowing (Hong) or empty (Xu)
Tongue description: Slightly pale purple on the sides
Possible symptoms: Nausea Cold limbs Depression Purple lips Throat lumps Palpitations Poor appetite Chest fullness Pale complexion Frequent sighing Shortness of breath Feeling of oppression of the chest
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 Heart Qi Stagnation will tend to exhibit overflowing (Hong) or empty (Xu) pulses.
Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Heart Qi Stagnation might experience symptoms like throat lumps, shortness of breath, frequent sighing and poor appetite (full list here above).
Source date: 220 AD
Number of ingredients: 5 herbs
Key actions: Regulates the flow of Qi, treats esophageal spasm. Clears Phlegm.
Ban Xia Hou Pu Tang is a 5-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Crow-Dipper Rhizomes (Ban Xia) and Houpu Magnolia Bark (Hou Pu) as principal ingredients. Invented in 220 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that promote Qi movement.