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.
In severe cases, patients can develop mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and manic depression or epilepsy. In milder cases it causes mental confusion, irritability or anxiety.
The Heart is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Heart 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 Misting the Heart 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 Misting the Heart might experience symptoms like schizophrenia, depression, epilepsy and anxiety (full list here above).
Source date: 1568 AD
Number of ingredients: 6 herbs
Key actions: Clears Heat and resolves Toxicity. Calms the Mind. Opens up the Orifices.
Niu Huang Qing Xin Wan is a 6-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Ox Gallstones (Niu Huang) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 1568 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that clear Heat and open sensory orifices.
Besides Phlegm Misting the Heart, Niu Huang Qing Xin Wan is also used to treat Heat invading the Pericardium.