Heart and Spleen Qi and Blood Deficiency

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At a glance

Preliminary reading: What is a pattern?

Diagnosis

Treatment

Common formulas: Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang

Pathology

Heart and Spleen Qi and Blood 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 Heart and Spleen Qi and Blood Deficiency gives rise to such diverse symptoms as palpitations, forgetfulness, restlnessness at night and feverishness (as well as nine others).

Patterns aren't exactly the Chinese Medicine equivalent to Western diseases, they're rather the underlying causes behind diseases or health conditions. Here Heart and Spleen Qi and Blood Deficiency is thought to sometimes induce conditions such as anemia, nervous exhaustion, nonhealing ulcers or debility.

Diagnosing Heart and Spleen Qi and Blood Deficiency

Main symptoms: Fatigue Coughing Dry skin Dry mouth Dry throat Weight loss Palpitations Feverishness Forgetfulness Poor appetite Shortness of breath Dyspnea on exertion Restlnessness at night

Treating Heart and Spleen Qi and Blood Deficiency

Herbal formulas used to treat Heart and Spleen Qi and Blood Deficiency

Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang

Source date: 1174 AD

Number of ingredients: 14 herbs

Key actions: Tonifies Qi and Blood. Nourishes the Heart. Calms the spirit.

Formula summary

Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang is a 14-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula. Invented in 1174 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that tonify.

Besides Heart and Spleen Qi and Blood Deficiency, Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang is also used to treat Blood Deficiency or Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency.

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Related conditions

Anemia Nervous exhaustion Nonhealing ulcers Debility