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Chinese name: 在肾或胆之痰
Pinyin name: Zài Shèn Huò Dǎn Zhī Tán
The Kidneys is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Kidneys in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Slippery (Hua) or wiry (Xian)
Tongue coating: Sticky coating, Thick coating
Tongue shape: Swollen
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 Phlegm in Kidneys or Gallbladder will tend to exhibit slippery (Hua) or wiry (Xian) pulses as well as a tongue with sticky coating, thick coating.
Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Phlegm in Kidneys or Gallbladder might experience symptoms like gallstones, kidney stones and epigastric pain.