Liver Qi Stagnation with Spleen Qi Deficiency that transforms into Heat

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Diagnosis

Liver Qi Stagnation with Spleen Qi Deficiency that transforms into Heat 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 Liver Qi Stagnation with Spleen Qi Deficiency that transforms into Heat gives rise to such diverse symptoms as irritability, spontaneous sweating, red eyes and dry mouth (as well as six others).

Patterns aren't exactly the Chinese Medicine equivalent to Western diseases, they're rather the underlying causes behind diseases or health conditions. Here Liver Qi Stagnation with Spleen Qi Deficiency that transforms into Heat is thought to sometimes induce conditions such as infertility, menorrhagia or painful menstruation.

Diagnosing Liver Qi Stagnation with Spleen Qi Deficiency that transforms into Heat

The Liver is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Liver in Chinese Medicine

Diagnosing a pattern in Chinese Medicine is no easy feat and should be left to professional practitioners.

Practitioners for instance learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Liver Qi Stagnation with Spleen Qi Deficiency that transforms into Heat might experience symptoms like irritability, spontaneous sweating, red eyes and dry mouth (full list here above).

Herbal formulas used to treat Liver Qi Stagnation with Spleen Qi Deficiency that transforms into Heat

Jia Wei Xiao Yao San

Source date: Ming dynasty

Number of ingredients: 10 herbs

Key actions: Clears Liver and Spleen Qi Stagnation. Tonifies Spleen. Clears Deficient Heat. Nourishes the blood.

Formula summary

Jia Wei Xiao Yao San is a 10-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Bupleurum Roots (Chai Hu) as a principal ingredient. Invented in Ming dynasty, it belongs to the category of formulas that harmonize Liver-Spleen.

Besides Liver Qi Stagnation with Spleen Qi Deficiency that transforms into Heat, Jia Wei Xiao Yao San is also used to treat Stagnant Liver-Qi turning into Fire or Liver Qi Stagnation.

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