General sensation of unease according to Chinese Medicine

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General sensation of unease 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 general sensation of unease 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 general sensation of unease is often associated with fever, irritability and delirious speech in the pattern “Heat invading the Pericardium”.

Once identified, patterns are treated using medicinal herbs, acupuncture, and other therapies. In the case of general sensation of unease we’ve identified that a herbal formula called Niu Huang Qing Xin Wan can help treat the patterns behind the symptom.

Heat invading the Pericardium, a "pattern of disharmony" that can cause general sensation of unease

In Chinese Medicine general sensation of unease is a symptom for the pattern "Heat invading the Pericardium". Below is a small explanation for it with links for more details.

The Pericardium is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Pericardium in Chinese Medicine

Heat invading the Pericardium

Pulse type(s): Rapid (Shu), Wiry (Xian), Fine (Xi)

Tongue color: Reddish-Purple

In addition to general sensation of unease, other symptoms associated with Heat invading the Pericardium include fever, irritability and delirious speech.

Heat invading the Pericardium is often treated with Niu Huang Qing Xin Wan, a herbal formula made of 6 herbs (including Ox Gallstones - Niu Huang - as a key herb). Niu Huang Qing Xin Wan belongs to the category of "formulas that clear heat and open sensory orifices", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Clears Heat and resolves Toxicity".

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A herbal formula that might help with general sensation of unease

Niu Huang Qing Xin Wan

Source date: 1568 AD

Number of ingredients: 6 herbs

Key actions: Clears Heat and resolves Toxicity. Calms the Mind. Opens up the Orifices.

Why might Niu Huang Qing Xin Wan help with general sensation of unease?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Heat invading the Pericardium' of which general sensation of unease is a symptom.

Other symptoms characteristic of Heat Invading The Pericardium include fever, irritability and delirious speech.

Read more about Niu Huang Qing Xin Wan here

Ox Gallstone might help with general sensation of unease

Why might Ox Gallstone (Niu Huang) help with general sensation of unease?

Because it is a key herb in Niu Huang Qing Xin Wan, a herbal formula indicated to treat the pattern 'Heat invading the Pericardium' (a pattern with general sensation of unease as a symptom)

Ox Gallstones is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter and Sweet. It targets the Heart and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Clears Heat and Detoxifies. Calms Liver-Wind. As an aromatic it opens the cavities to expel phlegm.

Read more about Ox Gallstones here

Other symptoms often associated with general sensation of unease

Fever Irritability Delirious speech Impaired consciousness