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Spleen and Kidney Qi Deficiency 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 Spleen and Kidney Qi Deficiency gives rise to such diverse symptoms as spermatorrhea, listlessness and shiny white complexion and poor appetite.
To diagnose a pattern, analyzing a patient's pulse as well as their tongue is common practice. In the case of Spleen and Kidney Qi Deficiency patients tend to exhibit weak (Ruo) or hidden (Fu) pulses as well as a pale tongue with thin white coating.
The Spleen is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Spleen in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Weak (Ruo) or hidden (Fu)
Tongue coating: Thin white coating
Tongue color: Pale
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 and Kidney Qi Deficiency will tend to exhibit weak (Ruo) or hidden (Fu) pulses as well as a pale tongue with thin white coating.
Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Spleen and Kidney Qi Deficiency might experience symptoms like spermatorrhea, listlessness and shiny white complexion and poor appetite.
Source date: 1107 AD
Number of ingredients: 5 herbs
Key actions: Stabilizes the Kidney Qi. Strengthens the Spleen. Stops leakage.
Fu Tu Dan is a 5-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Cuscuta Seeds (Tu Si Zi) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 1107 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that secure Essence and stop enuresis.