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.
Chinese name: 寒凝肝脉
Pinyin name: Hán Níng Gān Mài
The Liver is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Liver in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Deep (Chen), slow (Chi) or wiry (Xian)
Tongue description: Pale and wet with a white coating
Possible symptoms: Testicular pain Feeling of cold Vertical headaches Cold hands and feet Shrinking of the vagina Vomiting of clear fluids Contraction of the scrotum Hypochondrial fullness and distention with pain alleviated by warmth
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 Stagnation of Cold in the Liver Channel will tend to exhibit deep (Chen), slow (Chi) or wiry (Xian) pulses.
Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Stagnation of Cold in the Liver Channel might experience symptoms like hypochondrial fullness and distention with pain alleviated by warmth, testicular pain, contraction of the scrotum and vertical headaches (full list here above).
Source date: 1624 AD
Number of ingredients: 8 herbs
Key actions: Warms the Liver and Kidneys. Promotes the movement of Qi. Alleviates pain.
Nuan Gan Jian is a 8-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Fennel Seeds (Xiao Hui Xiang) and Cinnamon Bark (Rou Gui) as principal ingredients. Invented in 1624 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that promote Qi movement.
Eat only cooked foods and absolutely nothing raw or Cold in energy or temperature. As such avoid rice, millet and other grains, legumes, winter squash, cooked vegetables and greens.