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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).
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 Heat and Blood Stagnation in the Lower Burner, 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.
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
The Triple Burner is a so-called "Fu" Organ. Learn more about the Triple Burner in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Choppy (Se) or full (Shi)
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).
Source date: 220 AD
Number of ingredients: 5 herbs
Key actions: Dispels Heat and. Eliminates Blood Stagnation.
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.