Yang Excess

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Yang Excess 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 aren't exactly the Chinese Medicine equivalent to Western diseases, they're rather the underlying causes behind diseases or health conditions. Here Yang Excess is thought to sometimes induce conditions such as hypertension, cholecystitis or schizophrenia (as well as fourteen others).

Related conditions

Hypertension Cholecystitis Schizophrenia Appendicitis Asthma Hemorrhoids Icteric hepatitis Pancreatis Urinary stones Bacterial dysentery Encephalitis Influenza Lobar pneumonia Purulent tonsillitis Cardiopulmonary disease Enuresis Stroke

Diagnosing Yang Excess

'Excess' as a body pattern in Chinese Medicine is one of the so-called "Eight Principles". Learn more about Excess / Full in Chinese Medicine

Diagnosing a pattern in Chinese Medicine is no easy feat and should be left to professional practitioners.

Herbal formulas used to treat Yang Excess

Da Cheng Qi Tang

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 4 herbs

Key actions: Purges Heat from the Stomach and Intestines. Relieves constipation.

Formula summary

Da Cheng Qi Tang is a 4-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Rhubarb (Da Huang) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 220 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that purge Heat accumulation.

Besides Yang Excess, Da Cheng Qi Tang is also used to treat Yang Excess or Full Yang or Heat in Yang brightness Organs.

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