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Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency causing Heat in the Blood 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 Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency causing Heat in the Blood gives rise to such diverse symptoms as dizziness, tinnitus, night sweats and back pain.
To diagnose a pattern, analyzing a patient's pulse as well as their tongue is common practice. In the case of Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency causing Heat in the Blood patients tend to exhibit rapid (Shu), empty (Xu), fine (Xi) or floating (Fu) pulses as well as a red tongue with complete absence of coating.
Patterns aren't exactly the Chinese Medicine equivalent to Western diseases, they're rather the underlying causes behind diseases or health conditions. Here Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency causing Heat in the Blood is thought to sometimes induce conditions such as intermenstrual bleeding.
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 as well as learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms.
Pulse type(s): Rapid (Shu), empty (Xu), fine (Xi) or floating (Fu)
Tongue coating: Complete absence of coating
Tongue color: Red
Source date: 1119 AD
Number of ingredients: 6 herbs
Key actions: Nutritive tonic for the Liver and Kidney Yin Essence (nourishes the parasympathetic nervous system).
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan is a 6-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula. Invented in 1119 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that nourish Yin and tonify.
Source date: 1624 AD
Number of ingredients: 8 herbs
Key actions: Nourishes the Yin. Strengthens the Kidneys. Fills the Essence. Augments the marrow.
Zuo Gui Wan is a 8-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula. Invented in 1624 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that nourish Yin and tonify.
Source date: 1534 AD
Number of ingredients: 2 herbs
Key actions: Nourishes Liver Yin. Nourishes Kidney Yin.
Er Zhi Wan is a 2-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula. Invented in 1534 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that nourish Yin and tonify.
The mid-cycle bleeding between periods is characterized by scanty and scarlet-red blood. Normally there is no abdominal pain or clots.
Liver and Kidney Yin can be seriously damaged if a woman works excessively without sufficient and proper rest or gives birth to many children very close to each other. It can lead to Empty Heat in the sense that this Heat exists due to lacking of Yin which is a natural cooling element of the Body. This Heat agitates the Blood and impairs the Directing and Read more about intermenstrual bleeding