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 Spleen is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Spleen in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Weak (Ruo) or fine (Xi)
Tongue description: Pale
Possible symptoms: Fatigue Lassitude Weak Limbs Depression Loose stools Bloody urine Poor appetite Bloody stools Pale complexion Abnormal uterine bleeding Blood spots under the skin Slight abdominal distention after eating
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 Spleen not controlling Blood will tend to exhibit weak (Ruo) or fine (Xi) pulses.
Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Spleen not controlling Blood might experience symptoms like poor appetite, slight abdominal distention after eating, fatigue and lassitude (full list here above).
Source date: 1529 AD
Number of ingredients: 12 herbs
Key actions: Tonifies and nourish Qi and Blood. Tonifies Heart and Spleen.
Gui Pi Tang is a 12-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Ginseng (Ren Shen), Milkvetch Roots (Huang Qi), Atractylodes Rhizomes (Bai Zhu) and Liquorice (Gan Cao) as principal ingredients. Invented in 1529 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that tonify Qi and Blood.
The best step one can take to avoid or mitigate Spleen not controlling Blood is to adopt proper dietary habits. As such one should avoid the excessive consumption of cold and raw foods (like salads or cold drinks), eating at irregular times or chronically eating too much or too little.
Less easy to do, since excessive pensiveness and worry are key contributing factors, efforts should be made to steer clear of those emotions.
Lastly if you live in a damp environment (the exterior air or inside your home), try to do something to avoid overexposing yourself to dampness. The Spleen loathes Dampness.