Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness characterized by a lack of energy. This can be the normal result of certain lifestyle factors (physical exertion, prolonged lack of sleep, stress); however, if fatigue becomes chronic and is not relieved by changes in lifestyle factors, it could be the sign of a larger, underlying problem.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Fatigue.

The following TCM Diagnostic Patterns May Be Involved With Fatigue

Acupuncture Points That May Be Useful For Fatigue

TCM Herbal Formulas That May Be Useful For Fatigue

TCM FormulaClinical Functions
Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Wan

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Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan

For Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency - spontaneous sweating, aversion to cold, desire for warm beverages, shortness of breath, intermittent fever, weak speech/low voice, weak limbs, loose/watery stools.

The Pulse will be deficient and rootless in the spleen position or simply deficient overall and the Tongue will be pale with a thin white coat.

Du Huo Ji Sheng Wan

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Fang Ji Huang Qi Wan

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Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan

Kidney yang deficiency signs - low back pain, weakness in the legs, knees, low back, low energy, low libido.

The Pulse will be empty or frail and the Tongue will be pale and swollen with a thin white moist coat.

Shen Ling Bai Zhu Wan

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Shi Quan Da Bu Wan

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Si Jun Zi Tang Wan

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Si Ni Tang Wan

Used for Yang Collapse in emergency situations but also to tonify Kidney Yang Deficiency in less severe cases.  Aversion to cold, very cold limbs, sensations of deep cold, fatigue, sleepiness, diarrhea with undigested food, vomiting, abdominal pain.

The pulse will be deep and thin or deep and faint and the Tongue will be pale with a white, slippery tongue coating.

Tian Wan Bu Xin Wan

Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, night sweats, low grade fever, restless sleep, poor memory, poor focus and concentration, nocturnal emissions, dry stools.

Pulse will be thin and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.

Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan

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Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan

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You Gui Wan

Signs of Kidney Yang deficiency - cold extremities, fatigue, impotence, weak/aching low back, knees, waist, aversion to cold, infertility, loose stools, incontinence or other urinary issues (frequent, difficult to restrain), edema in the lower body.

The Pulse will be weak and the Tongue will be be pale with a thin white moist coat.

Zuo Gui Wan

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