Qi Stagnation in Gallbladder and Stomach with Phlegm Heat

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Diagnosis

Common symptoms: Anxiety Palpitations Slight thirst Nausea or vomiting Dizziness or vertigo and five other symptoms

Pulse type(s): Slippery (Hua), Wiry (Xian)

Tongue coating: Yellow coating

Qi Stagnation in Gallbladder and Stomach with Phlegm 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 Qi Stagnation in Gallbladder and Stomach with Phlegm Heat gives rise to such diverse symptoms as nausea or vomiting, dizziness or vertigo, dream disturbed sleep with strange or unusual dreams and palpitations (as well as six others).

To diagnose a pattern, analyzing a patient's pulse as well as their tongue is common practice. In the case of Qi Stagnation in Gallbladder and Stomach with Phlegm Heat patients tend to exhibit slippery (Hua) or wiry (Xian) pulses as well as a tongue with yellow coating.

Patterns aren't exactly the Chinese Medicine equivalent to Western diseases, they're rather the underlying causes behind diseases or health conditions. Here Qi Stagnation in Gallbladder and Stomach with Phlegm Heat is thought to sometimes induce conditions such as chronic gastritis, peptic ulcers or chronic hepatitis (as well as thirteen others).

Related conditions

Chronic gastritis Peptic ulcers Chronic hepatitis Hypertension Chronic bronchitis Cholecystitis Asthma Angina Myocarditis Premature atrial contractions Pericarditis Depression Insomnia Early stage schizophrenia Psychosis Autonomic dystonia

Diagnosing Qi Stagnation in Gallbladder and Stomach with Phlegm Heat

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

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 Qi Stagnation in Gallbladder and Stomach with Phlegm Heat will tend to exhibit slippery (Hua) or wiry (Xian) pulses as well as a tongue with yellow coating.

Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Qi Stagnation in Gallbladder and Stomach with Phlegm Heat might experience symptoms like nausea or vomiting, dizziness or vertigo, dream disturbed sleep with strange or unusual dreams and palpitations (full list here above).

Herbal formulas used to treat Qi Stagnation in Gallbladder and Stomach with Phlegm Heat

Wen Dan Tang

Source date: 1174 AD

Number of ingredients: 8 herbs

Key actions: Clears Hot-Phlegm. Clears Gallbladder heat. Regulates Qi. Harmonizes the Stomach.

Formula summary

Wen Dan Tang is a 8-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Crow-Dipper Rhizomes (Ban Xia) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 1174 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that dry Dampness and transform Phlegm.

Besides Qi Stagnation in Gallbladder and Stomach with Phlegm Heat, Wen Dan Tang is also used to treat Phlegm or Phlegm-Heat.

Read more about Wen Dan Tang

Most important herbs used to treat Qi Stagnation in Gallbladder and Stomach with Phlegm Heat