Spleen Meridian Patterns - Disharmonies Chart

You may click on a particular pattern below for more detailed information including tongue and pulse diagnosis, related signs and symptoms and treatment points.

Excess Patterns

Signs

Tongue

Pulse

Damp-coldPoor appetite, chest a/or epigastric distention, sensation of cold in the abdomen which feels better with the application of heat, heavy head a/or body, lack of thirst, loose stoolsThick sticky white coatSlippery, slow
Damp-heatEpigastric a/or abdominal oppression, lack of appetite, heavy body, thirst with little/no desire to drink, abdominal pain, loose stools with strong odor possibly w/burning anus, nausea, vomiting, fever, headacheYellow sticky coatSlippery, rapid

Deficiency Patterns

Signs

Tongue

Pulse

SP Qi DeficiencyPoor appetite, distention after eating, weakness of the four limbs, fatique, loose stoolsPale, swollen w/teethmarksEmpty
SP Qi SinkingSP Qi Deficiency (above) plus prolapses of the stomach, uterus, anus a/or vagina along with frequency a/or urgency of urinationPaleEmpty or weak
SP Qi not controlling BloodSP Qi Deficiency (above) plus hemorrhages, vaginal bleeding, bleeding under the skinPaleFine
SP Yang DeficiencyFurther progression of SP Qi Deficiency (above) with more cold signs, cold limbs, chilliness, edema (more in the middle warmer)Pale, wet, swollen w/teethmarksDeep