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 Stomach is a so-called "Fu" Organ. Learn more about the Stomach in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Wiry (Xian)
Tongue description: No particular signs on the tongue except that in severe cases it may be Red on the sides in the central section
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 Stomach Qi Stagnation will tend to exhibit wiry (Xian) pulses.
Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Stomach Qi Stagnation might experience symptoms like epigastric pain, epigastric distension, belching and nausea (full list here above).
Source date: 220 AD
Number of ingredients: 5 herbs
Key actions: Regulates the flow of Qi, treats esophageal spasm. Clears Phlegm.
Ban Xia Hou Pu Tang is a 5-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Crow-Dipper Rhizomes (Ban Xia) and Houpu Magnolia Bark (Hou Pu) as principal ingredients. Invented in 220 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that promote Qi movement.
Source date: 1481 AD
Number of ingredients: 2 herbs
Key actions: Clears Liver Heat. Directs Rebellious Qi downward. Stops vomiting.
Zuo Jin Wan is a 2-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Goldthread Rhizomes (Huang Lian) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 1481 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that clear Heat.
Besides Stomach Qi Stagnation, Zuo Jin Wan is also used to treat Liver Qi Stagnation invading the Stomach.
If you have bad eating habits (such as eating in a hurry, working while eating, or eating standing up), change them as they worsen this pattern.
Also work on your emotions (particularly anger, frustration and resentment) as they're also a key source for this pattern.