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Aversion to speak can be the consequence of several so-called “patterns of disharmony” in Chinese Medicine.
Chinese Medicine sees the body as a system, not a sum of isolated parts. A "pattern" is when the system's harmony is disrupted, leading to symptoms or signs that something is wrong (like aversion to speak here). It is similar to the concept of disease in Western Medicine but not quite: a Western disease can often be explained by several Chinese patterns and vice-versa.
A pattern often manifests itself in a combination of symptoms that, at first glance, do not seem necessarily related to each others. For instance here aversion to speak is often associated with shortness of breath, weak voice and pale face in the pattern “Lung Qi Deficiency”.
Once identified, patterns are treated using medicinal herbs, acupuncture, and other therapies. In the case of aversion to speak we’ve identified that a herbal formula called Ba Zhen Tang can help treat the patterns behind the symptom.
In Chinese Medicine aversion to speak is a symptom for the pattern "Lung Qi Deficiency". Below is a small explanation for it with links for more details.
The Lungs is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Lungs in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Empty (Xu)
Tongue color: Pale
The Lungs govern Qi and respiration. In case of Lung Qi Deficiency, Qi's protecting, dispersing and descending function can not be performed properly.
Lung Qi Deficiency is often treated with Ba Zhen Tang, a herbal formula made of 10 herbs (including Ginseng - Ren Shen - as a key herb). Ba Zhen Tang belongs to the category of "formulas that tonify qi and blood", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Tonifies and augments Qi".
Source date: 1326 AD
Number of ingredients: 10 herbs
Key actions: Tonifies and augments Qi. Tonifies and augments Blood.
Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Lung Qi Deficiency' of which aversion to speak is a symptom.
Its main actions are: Tonifies the Blood. Tonifies the Yin of the Kidneys.
Its main actions are: Very strongly tonifies the Qi. Tonifies the Lungs and Spleen. Assists the body in the secretion of Fluids and stops thirst. Strengthens the Heart and calms the Shen (mind/spirit).