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.
The relationship is also described in the Five Phases theory, it corresponds to Earth insulting Wood.
The Spleen is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Spleen in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Slippery (Hua) or wiry (Xian)
Tongue description: Thick sticky yellow coating
Possible symptoms: Nausea No appetite Loose stools Irritability Sallow complexion Hypochondrial pain Feeling of heaviness Epigastric distension Hypochondrial distention Dry mouth with no desire to drink Feeling of oppression and fullness of the epigastrium
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 Obstruction Of The Spleen By Dampness with Liver Qi Stagnation will tend to exhibit slippery (Hua) or wiry (Xian) pulses.
Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Obstruction Of The Spleen By Dampness with Liver Qi Stagnation might experience symptoms like feeling of oppression and fullness of the epigastrium, nausea, no appetite and loose stools (full list here above).
Source date: 1051 AD
Number of ingredients: 4 herbs
Key actions: Dries Dampness. Improves the Spleen's transportive function. Promotes the movement of Qi. Harmonizes the Stomach.
Ping Wei San is a 4-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Black Atractylodes Rhizomes (Cang Zhu) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 1051 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that transform Dampness and harmonize Stomach.
Besides Obstruction Of The Spleen By Dampness with Liver Qi Stagnation, Ping Wei San is also used to treat Cold-Damp invading the Spleen.
Eat a light diet, paying particular attention to steer clear from an excessive amount of fried, fatty or greasy food as well as dairy products.