No feeling of distension of the breasts

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No feeling of distension of the breasts 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 no feeling of distension of the breasts 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 no feeling of distension of the breasts is often associated with watery milk, fatigue and poor appetite in the pattern “Phlegm”. As you will see below, we have in record three patterns that can cause no feeling of distension of the breasts.

Once identified, patterns are treated using medicinal herbs, acupuncture, and other therapies. In the case of no feeling of distension of the breasts we’ve identified five herbal formulas that may help treat patterns behind the symptom.

We’ve also selected below the five medicinal herbs that we think are most likely to help treat no feeling of distension of the breasts.

The three "patterns of disharmony" that can cause no feeling of distension of the breasts

In Chinese Medicine no feeling of distension of the breasts is a symptom for 3 patterns that we have on record. Below is a small explanation for each of them with links for more details.

Crow-Dipper Rhizomes (Ban Xia) is the king ingredient for Er Chen Tang, a formula used for Phlegm

Phlegm

Pulse type(s): Slippery (Hua), Wiry (Xian)

Tongue coating: Sticky coating, Thick coating

Tongue shape: Swollen

The concept of Phlegm is much wider and important in Chinese Medicine than in the West. Broadly speaking, Phlegm is a substance produced when the body fails to handle Body Fluids properly.

In addition to no feeling of distension of the breasts, other symptoms associated with Phlegm include watery milk, fatigue and poor appetite.

From a Western Medicine standpoint Phlegm is associated with health issues such as Low Breast Milk Supply, Late Menstruation or Scanty Menstruation.

Phlegm is often treated with Er Chen Tang, a herbal formula made of 5 herbs (including Crow-Dipper Rhizomes - Ban Xia - as a key herb). Er Chen Tang belongs to the category of "formulas that dry dampness and transform phlegm", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Dries Damp and dispels Phlegm".

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Dong Quai (Dang Gui) is the king ingredient for Sheng Yu Tang, a formula used for Blood and Qi Deficiency

Blood and Qi Deficiency

Pulse type(s): Weak (Ruo), Fine (Xi)

Tongue coating: Partial absence of coating

Tongue color: Pale

In addition to no feeling of distension of the breasts, other symptoms associated with Blood and Qi Deficiency include insufficient or absent lactation after childbirth, watery milk and fatigue.

From a Western Medicine standpoint Blood and Qi Deficiency is associated with health issues such as Low Breast Milk Supply, Menstrual Cramps or Absence Of Menstruation.

Blood and Qi Deficiency is often treated with Sheng Yu Tang, a herbal formula made of 6 herbs (including Dong Quai - Dang Gui - as a key herb). Sheng Yu Tang belongs to the category of "formulas that tonify blood", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Tonifies Qi and Blood".

Read more about Blood and Qi Deficiency here

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

Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency

Pulse type(s): Weak (Ruo)

Tongue color: Pale

In addition to no feeling of distension of the breasts, other symptoms associated with Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency include insufficient or absent lactation after childbirth, watery milk and fatigue.

From a Western Medicine standpoint Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency is associated with health issues such as Spontaneous Flow Of Breast Milk.

Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency is often treated with Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang, a herbal formula made of 10 herbs (including Milkvetch Roots - Huang Qi - as a key herb). Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang belongs to the category of "formulas that tonify qi", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Tonifies Qi of the Spleen and Stomach (Middle Burner)".

Read more about Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency here

Five herbal formulas that might help with no feeling of distension of the breasts

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Number of ingredients: 13 herbs

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Si Wu Tang

Source date: 846 AD

Number of ingredients: 4 herbs

Key actions: Restores and nourishes Blood. Stimulates Blood circulation.

Why might Si Wu Tang help with no feeling of distension of the breasts?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Blood and Qi Deficiency' of which no feeling of distension of the breasts is a symptom.

According to Chinese Medicine, Blood and Qi Deficiency can contribute to many health issues, including Low Breast Milk Supply.

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Cang Fu Dao Tan Wan

Source date: 1817 AD

Number of ingredients: 8 herbs

Key actions: Resolves Dampness and Phlegm.

Why might Cang Fu Dao Tan Wan help with no feeling of distension of the breasts?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Phlegm' of which no feeling of distension of the breasts is a symptom.

According to Chinese Medicine, Phlegm can contribute to many health issues, including Low Breast Milk Supply.

Read more about Cang Fu Dao Tan Wan here

Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang

Source date: 1174 AD

Number of ingredients: 14 herbs

Key actions: Tonifies Qi and Blood. Nourishes the Heart. Calms the spirit.

Why might Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang help with no feeling of distension of the breasts?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency' of which no feeling of distension of the breasts is a symptom.

According to Chinese Medicine, Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency can contribute to many health issues, including Spontaneous Flow Of Breast Milk.

Read more about Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang here

Tong Ru Dan

Source date: 1826 AD

Number of ingredients: 6 herbs

Key actions: Tonifies the Qi and Blood. Removes Stagnation from the breast connecting Meridians.

Why might Tong Ru Dan help with no feeling of distension of the breasts?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Blood and Qi Deficiency' of which no feeling of distension of the breasts is a symptom.

According to Chinese Medicine, Blood and Qi Deficiency can contribute to many health issues, including Low Breast Milk Supply.

Read more about Tong Ru Dan here

The five Chinese Medicinal herbs most likely to help treat no feeling of distension of the breasts

Why might Dong Quai (Dang Gui) help with no feeling of distension of the breasts?

Because Dong Quai is an ingredient in several formulas indicated to treat no feeling of distension of the breasts as a symptom, like Si Wu Tang or Tong Ru Dan for instance.

Dong Quai is a Warm herb that tastes Pungent and Sweet. It targets the Spleen, the Heart and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Tonifies the Blood. Lubricates the Intestines. Relieve constipation. Promotes circulation and dispels Bi Pain. Reduce Dysmenorrhea and help with irregular menstruation.

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Why might Liquorice (Gan Cao) help with no feeling of distension of the breasts?

Because Liquorice is an ingredient in several formulas indicated to treat no feeling of distension of the breasts as a symptom, like Cang Fu Dao Tan Wan or Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang for instance.

Liquorice is a Neutral herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Spleen, the Stomach, the Heart and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Tonifies the Basal Qi and nourishes the Spleen Qi. Clears Heat and dispels toxicity. Moistens the Lungsexpel phlegm and stop coughing. Relieves spasms and alleviates pain. Harmonizes and moderates the effects of other herbs.

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Why might Ginseng (Ren Shen) help with no feeling of distension of the breasts?

Because Ginseng is an ingredient in several formulas indicated to treat no feeling of distension of the breasts as a symptom, like Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang or Ba Zhen Tang for instance.

Ginseng is a Warm herb that tastes Bitter and Sweet. It targets the Spleen, the Heart and the Lung.

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).

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Why might White Peony Root (Bai Shao) help with no feeling of distension of the breasts?

Because White Peony Root is an ingredient in several formulas indicated to treat no feeling of distension of the breasts as a symptom, like Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang or Si Wu Tang for instance.

White Peony Roots is a Neutral herb that tastes Bitter and Sour. It targets the Spleen and the Liver.

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.

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Why might Szechuan Lovage Root (Chuan Xiong) help with no feeling of distension of the breasts?

Because Szechuan Lovage Root is an ingredient in several formulas indicated to treat no feeling of distension of the breasts as a symptom, like Si Wu Tang or Ba Zhen Tang for instance.

Szechuan Lovage Roots is a Warm herb that tastes Pungent. It targets the Gallbladder, the Liver and the Pericardium.

Its main actions are: Regulates and moves the Blood. Relieves Wind-Cold and pain. Circulates the Qi in the Upper Burner, relieving headaches.

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