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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.
Please keep in mind that a Western Medicine condition can be caused by several Chinese Medicine patterns of disharmony and vice versa. As such a patient suffering from one of the conditions below will not necessarily be suffering from Heart and Spleen Qi and Blood Deficiency, it is just one pattern that's commonly associated with the condition. Click on a condition to learn what other patterns it's associated with.
The Heart is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Heart in Chinese Medicine
Diagnosing a pattern in Chinese Medicine is no easy feat and should be left to professional practitioners.
Practitioners for instance learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Heart and Spleen Qi and Blood Deficiency might experience symptoms like palpitations, forgetfulness, restlnessness at night and feverishness (full list here above).
Source date: 1174 AD
Number of ingredients: 14 herbs
Key actions: Tonifies Qi and Blood. Nourishes the Heart. Calms the spirit.
Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang is a 14-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Ginseng (Ren Shen) and White Peony Roots (Bai Shao) as principal ingredients. Invented in 1174 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that tonify.