Heat and Blood Stagnation in the Lower Burner

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Diagnosis

Common symptoms: Thirst Amenorrhea Night fever Irritability Dysmenorrhea and three other symptoms

Pulse type(s): Choppy (Se), Full (Shi)

Heat and Blood Stagnation in the Lower Burner 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 Heat and Blood Stagnation in the Lower Burner gives rise to such diverse symptoms as lower abdominal pain, night fever, delirious speech and irritability (as well as four others).

To diagnose a pattern, analyzing a patient's pulse as well as their tongue is common practice. In the case of Heat and Blood Stagnation in the Lower Burner patients tend to exhibit choppy (Se) or full (Shi) pulses.

Patterns aren't exactly the Chinese Medicine equivalent to Western diseases, they're rather the underlying causes behind diseases or health conditions. Here Heat and Blood Stagnation in the Lower Burner is thought to sometimes induce conditions such as hypertension, perimenopausal syndrome or pelvic inflammatory disease (as well as twenty nine others).

Related conditions

Hypertension Perimenopausal syndrome Pelvic inflammatory disease Leiomyoma Retained placenta Prolonged lochia Cystitis Prostatitis Gonorrhea urethritis Ulcerative colitis Traumatic headache Cerebral contusion Migraine Trigeminal neuralgia Schizophrenia Histerical psychosis Epilepsy Conjunctivitis Hordeolum Blepharitis Pterygium Gingivitis Cerebrovascular disease Atherosclerosis Myocardial infarction Varicose veins Urticaria Seborrheic dermatitis Erysipelas Scarlet fever Allergic purpura Eczema

Diagnosing Heat and Blood Stagnation in the Lower Burner

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Pulse type(s): Choppy (Se) or full (Shi)

Possible symptoms: Thirst Amenorrhea Night fever Irritability Dysmenorrhea Restlnessness Delirious speech Lower abdominal pain

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 Heat and Blood Stagnation in the Lower Burner will tend to exhibit choppy (Se) or full (Shi) pulses.

Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Heat and Blood Stagnation in the Lower Burner might experience symptoms like lower abdominal pain, night fever, delirious speech and irritability (full list here above).

Herbal formulas used to treat Heat and Blood Stagnation in the Lower Burner

Tao He Cheng Qi Tang

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 5 herbs

Key actions: Dispels Heat and. Eliminates Blood Stagnation.

Formula summary

Tao He Cheng Qi Tang is a 5-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Peach Kernels (Tao Ren) and Rhubarb (Da Huang) as principal ingredients. Invented in 220 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that invigorate Blood and dispel Blood Stagnation.

Besides Heat and Blood Stagnation in the Lower Burner, Tao He Cheng Qi Tang is also used to treat Blood Stagnation.

Read more about Tao He Cheng Qi Tang

Most important herbs used to treat Heat and Blood Stagnation in the Lower Burner