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Feeling of lump in the throat 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 feeling of lump in the throat 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 feeling of lump in the throat is often associated with feeling of distension, irritability and feeling of heat in the pattern “Stagnant Liver-Qi turning into Fire”.
Once identified, patterns are treated using medicinal herbs, acupuncture, and other therapies. In the case of feeling of lump in the throat we’ve identified that a herbal formula called Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San can help treat the patterns behind the symptom.
In Chinese Medicine feeling of lump in the throat is a symptom for the pattern "Stagnant Liver-Qi turning into Fire". Below is a small explanation for it with links for more details.
The Liver is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Liver in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Wiry (Xian)
Tongue color: Red points on the sides
This pattern develops from Liver Qi Stagnation, which creates excessive amount of Heat and then turn into Liver Fire. The Heat is more intense here.
Stagnant Liver-Qi turning into Fire is often treated with Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San, a herbal formula made of 8 herbs (including Mudan Peony Bark - Mu Dan Pi - as a key herb). Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San belongs to the category of "formulas that clear liver-heat", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Clears Liver Fire from Stagnant Liver Qi".
Source date: 2002 AD
Number of ingredients: 8 herbs
Key actions: Clears Liver Fire from Stagnant Liver Qi.
Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Stagnant Liver-Qi turning into Fire' of which feeling of lump in the throat is a symptom.
Its main actions are: Cools the Blood, activates Blood circulation and resolves Blood stasis.