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Dyspnea on exertion 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 dyspnea on exertion 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 dyspnea on exertion is often associated with palpitations, forgetfulness and restlnessness at night in the pattern “Heart and Spleen Qi and Blood Deficiency”.
Once identified, patterns are treated using medicinal herbs, acupuncture, and other therapies. In the case of dyspnea on exertion we’ve identified that a herbal formula called Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang can help treat the patterns behind the symptom.
In Chinese Medicine dyspnea on exertion is a symptom for the pattern "Heart and Spleen Qi and Blood Deficiency". Below is a small explanation for it with links for more details.
The Spleen is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Spleen in Chinese Medicine
Heart and Spleen Qi and Blood Deficiency is often treated with Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang, a herbal formula made of 14 herbs (including Ginseng - Ren Shen - as a key herb). Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang belongs to the category of "formulas that tonify", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Tonifies Qi and Blood".
Source date: 1174 AD
Number of ingredients: 14 herbs
Key actions: Tonifies Qi and Blood. Nourishes the Heart. Calms the spirit.
Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Heart and Spleen Qi and Blood Deficiency' of which dyspnea on exertion is a symptom.
Its main actions are: Tonifies the Blood and preserves the Yin. Nourishes the Liver and assists in the smooth flow of Qi. Regulates the meridians and eases the pain.
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).