Heat in Yang brightness Organs

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Diagnosis

Common symptoms: Flatulence Focal distention Abdominal fullness Severe constipation Tense and firm abdomen and one other symptoms

Pulse type(s): Full (Shi)

Tongue coating: Grey or black coating, Yellow coating

Heat in Yang brightness Organs 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 in Yang brightness Organs gives rise to such diverse symptoms as severe constipation, flatulence, focal distention and abdominal fullness (as well as two others).

To diagnose a pattern, analyzing a patient's pulse as well as their tongue is common practice. In the case of Heat in Yang brightness Organs patients tend to exhibit full (Shi) pulses as well as a tongue with grey or black coating, yellow coating.

Patterns aren't exactly the Chinese Medicine equivalent to Western diseases, they're rather the underlying causes behind diseases or health conditions. Here Heat in Yang brightness Organs is thought to sometimes induce conditions such as hypertension, cholecystitis or schizophrenia (as well as fourteen others).

Related conditions

Hypertension Cholecystitis Schizophrenia Appendicitis Asthma Hemorrhoids Icteric hepatitis Pancreatis Urinary stones Bacterial dysentery Encephalitis Influenza Lobar pneumonia Purulent tonsillitis Cardiopulmonary disease Enuresis Stroke

Diagnosing Heat in Yang brightness Organs

'Heat' as a body pattern in Chinese Medicine is one of the so-called "Eight Principles". Learn more about Heat pattern in Chinese Medicine

Pulse type(s): Full (Shi)

Tongue coating: Grey or black coating, Yellow coating

Possible symptoms: Flatulence Focal distention Abdominal fullness Severe constipation Tense and firm abdomen Abdominal pain that increases upon pressure

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 in Yang brightness Organs will tend to exhibit full (Shi) pulses as well as a tongue with grey or black coating, yellow coating.

Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Heat in Yang brightness Organs might experience symptoms like severe constipation, flatulence, focal distention and abdominal fullness (full list here above).

Herbal formulas used to treat Heat in Yang brightness Organs

Da Cheng Qi Tang

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 4 herbs

Key actions: Purges Heat from the Stomach and Intestines. Relieves constipation.

Formula summary

Da Cheng Qi Tang is a 4-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Rhubarb (Da Huang) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 220 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that purge Heat accumulation.

Besides Heat in Yang brightness Organs, Da Cheng Qi Tang is also used to treat Yang Excess or Full Yang or Yang Excess.

Read more about Da Cheng Qi Tang

Most important herbs used to treat Heat in Yang brightness Organs