The information provided here is not a replacement for a doctor. You shouldn't use it for the purpose of self-diagnosing or self-medicating but rather so you can have a more informed discussion with a professional TCM practitioner.
As such if there is Kidney Yin Deficiency, Heart Yang proportionally becomes excessive and that results in symptoms of Empty Heat such as mental restlessness, insomnia (waking up several times during the night), dream-disturbed sleep and nocturnal emissions.
The feeling of heat in the evening, dark urine, Red tongue and Rapid pulse are also due to the emergence of Empty Heat.
Poor memory, dizziness, tinnitus and diminished hearing are due to the Deficiency of Kidney Yin failing to nourish the brain and to open into the ear.
The Kidneys is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Kidneys in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Deep (Chen), rapid (Shu), empty (Xu), weak (Ruo) or floating (Fu)
Tongue description: Red with redder tip without coating, midline Heart crack
Possible symptoms: Anxiety Insomnia Tinnitus Dizziness Dry stools Poor memory Palpitations Restlessness Night sweats Five palm heat Lower back pain Diminished hearing Dry throat at night Dream disturbed sleep Scanty and dark urine Feeling of heat in the evening Nocturnal emissions with dreams Thirst with desire to drink in small sips
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 Kidneys And Heart Not Harmonized will tend to exhibit deep (Chen), rapid (Shu), empty (Xu), weak (Ruo) or floating (Fu) pulses.
Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Kidneys And Heart Not Harmonized might experience symptoms like palpitations, restlessness, insomnia and dream disturbed sleep (full list here above).
Source date: 16th century
Number of ingredients: 14 herbs
Key actions: Nutritive tonic: Nourishes Yin, Blood and Vital Essence of the Heart and Kidney. Clears away pathogenic Heat, clears Deficient Heat. Sedative.
Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan is a 14-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Unprepared Rehmannia (Di Huang) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 16th century, it belongs to the category of formulas that nourish the Heart and calm the Mind.
Avoid spicy and foods that are too hot in nature (such as beef or lamb meat for instance). If digestion is good, fruits are beneficial, especially berries and purple grapes. If digestion is not good, do not eat anything raw. Sufficient protein at each meal is important.
Aerobic exercise is contraindicated since it worsens Yin Deficiency. Favor light exercise such as Yoga, Tai Chi or Qi Gong. Walking and swimming are also not bad.