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Preliminary reading: What is a pattern?
Chinese name: 失血 Pinyin name: Shī Xuè
Pattern nature: Empty
Pattern hierarchy: General pattern
Treatment principle: Cools the Bloods, stop bleeding, supply Body Fluids
Common formulas: Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang
The Empty type mainly refers to the Deficient Qi failing to hold Blood in the vessel. Then the Heat in the Blood pushes it out. The color of the blood is pales while the quantity is profuse. The loss of Blood can be prolonged.
As for the second Excess type, when Blood stagnates, it blocks the vessels and accumulate Heat, which then cause bleeding with very dark Blood and often clots. The volume is comparatively scanty as the majority of Blood are stagnated.
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.
Diagnosis commentary: Key characteristic symptoms of this pattern are the bleeding from nose, mouth, vagina, anus and etc.
Cools the Bloods, stop bleeding, supply Body Fluids
Source date: 650 AD
Number of ingredients: 4 herbs
Key actions: Treats severe fevers and Heat in the Blood system. Removes Blood Stagnation.
Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang is a 4-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula. Invented in 650 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that clear nutritive-level Heat.
Blood is a type of Body Fluids and they are interchangeable. Therefore, Fluids Deficiency can be causes by a profuse and sudden loss of Blood such as tremor or injure, difficult childbirth, heavy periods and etc.