Anemia according to Chinese Medicine

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What is anemia?

Anemia occurs when there are not enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to your body's organs.

What causes anemia according to TCM?

There are 8 patterns of disharmony in our database that are associated with anemia. TCM sees our body (and mind) as a holistic system in which health issues stem from imbalances, known as "patterns of disharmony". These patterns can manifest in a wide range of symptoms and illnesses, such as anemia here.

All the patterns associated with anemia are "Empty" (also called "Deficient") in nature. This means that according to TCM, anemia is seen as a chronic condition that is due to a deficiency of certain “Vital Substances” (such as Blood or Qi), or Yin or Yang generally.

This is the case when anemia is due to "Qi Deficiency", "Blood Deficiency" and "Yang Deficiency", for instance.

For more details on the underlying causes and patterns behind anemia, refer to this comprehensive page on the subject.

Herbal formulas used in TCM for anemia

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Individual herbs used in TCM for anemia

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Acupuncture and acupressure points for anemia

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TCM dietary and lifestyle recommendations that might help with anemia

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