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.
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).
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.
Pulse type(s): Slippery (Hua) or wiry (Xian)
Tongue coating: Yellow coating
Main symptoms: Anxiety Palpitations Slight thirst Nausea or vomiting Dizziness or vertigo Bitter taste in the mouth Indeterminate gnawing hunger Focal distention of the chest Coughing of copious thick yellow sputum Dream disturbed sleep with strange or unusual dreams
Source date: 1174 AD
Number of ingredients: 8 herbs
Key actions: Clears Phlegm. Clears Gallbladder. Regulates Qi. Harmonizes the Stomach.
Wen Dan Tang is a 8-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula. Invented in 1174 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that dry Dampness and transform Phlegm.
Please keep in mind that a Western Medicine condition can be caused by several Chinese Medicine patterns of disharmony and vice versa. As such a patient suffering from one of the conditions below will not necessarily be suffering from Qi Stagnation in Gallbladder and Stomach with Phlegm Heat, it is just one pattern that's commonly associated with the condition. Click on a condition to learn what other patterns it's associated with.
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