Theory

Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Blood Stagnation


Blood Stagnation - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (7) acupuncture points may be useful for blood stagnation. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)




Blood Stagnation - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating blood stagnation. For a complete list from our store with more details see our blood stagnation formula section.


Blood Stagnation - Questions

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Blood Stagnation - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (1) chinese herb may be useful for blood stagnation. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.



The following (15) TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Blood Stagnation

Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Wan

  • Great Yang Restoration Pills
    • Fatigue, weakness, with pale complexion due to chronic qi and blood deficiency.
    • Hemiplegia, slurred speech or involuntary muscle control due to blockage of the channels and collaterals.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Do not use for patients with liver wind or severe yin deficiency.

Fu Fang Dan Shen Wan

  • Saliva Compound Pill
    • For stasis of the chest (zhong bi syndrome).
    • Heavy sensation, palpitations, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, easily fatigued.
    • Can be used forĀ a variety of cardiac diseases.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution with patients who present with blood deficiency.

Ge Xia Zhu Yu Wan

  • Drive Out Blood Stasis Below The Diaphragm Decoction
    • For blood stasis below the diaphgram - abdominal masses, liver and spleen masses/swelling, colitis.
    • A range of liver disorders are possibly applicable - cirrhosis, hepatic hemangioma, hepatitis, jaundice.
    • Spleen disorders - splenomegaly.
    • Pleural adhesions.
    • A range of menstrual disorders - fibroids, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea (although Shao Fu Zhu Yu Wan may be more appropriate as that targets more the lower jiao).
    • Pelvic inflammatory disease.
    • May be used to help expel ectopic pregnancy.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • Use only under direction during menstruation.
    • Use only under direction if you are taking blood thinners.
    • Generally not for long term use.

Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan

  • Cinnamon and Poria Teapills
    • For abdominal masses such as uterine cysts, ovarian cysts, benign tumors.
    • May be used when blood stagnation symptoms appear during pregnancy.
    • Uterine bleeding especially if the color is dark.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Warm the Menses and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution during pregnancy.
    • Use with caution if patient presents with more severe blood stagnation and qi deficiency.

Jin Gu Die Da Wan

Nuan Gong Yun Zi Wan

  • Warm Uterus & Conception Pills
    • Infertility, history of miscarriage due to blood deficiency and/or cold in the lower jiao from kidney yang deficiency.
    • Irregular menstruation.
    • Lower abdominal pain, lower back pain, uterine and/or ovarian pain.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Warm the Menses and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution for pregnancy.

Shao Fu Zhu Yu Wan

  • Abdominal Stasis Relief Pills
    • Qi and blood stagnation in the lower jiao - lower abdominal masses, fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis.
    • Fertility issues in both men and women with the right underlying signs - amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, irregular cycles, uterine bleeding.
    • Can be used to dispel ectopic pregnancy.
    • Ulcerative colitis, urinary stones.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • Not generally applicable to heavy menstrual bleeding coming from deficiency.

Shen Tong Zhu Yu Wan

  • Remove Stagnant Blood from a Painful Body Pills
    • Qi and Blood stagnation blocking the channels and collaterals - pain in the extremities, shoulder pain, elbow pain, leg pain.
    • With the right underlying patterns - possibly useful for fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, etc.
    • Arthritic conditions - rheumatoid, neuralgia.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.

Shu Jing Huo Xue Wan

  • Relax The Channels and Invigorate The Blood Decoction
    • Primarily used for blood stasis with wind-damp in the channels and collaterals characterized by internal deficiency with external excesses - joint pain, muscle aches, numbness and/or pain in the lower extremities (may be severe).
    • Wind-cold damp bi-syndrome (i.e. arthritis) - particularly in the lower part of the body, hips, knees, lower back.
    • Sciatic pain with the correct underlying pattern.
    • Neck pain with the correct underling pattern.
    • Fractures that are reluctant to heal, particularly in the lower body.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • Generally not for long term use and use with caution if at all in deficient patients.

Te Xiao Jing Zhui Tong Wan

Tong Qiao Huo Xue Wan

  • Unblock the Orifices and Invigorate the Blood Decoction
    • Blood stagnation particularly in the head - migraines and/or headaches with other sensory factors - auras, sound sensitivity, etc.
    • Dizziness, tinnitus, hair loss - with underlying blood stagnation signs.
    • Stroke, seizure disorder, post concussion headaches.
    • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • Avoid with heavy menstrual bleeding.
    • Use only under direction if you are taking blood thinners.
    • Generally not for long term use.

Xiao Huo Luo Wan

Xue Fu Zhu Yu Wan

  • Blood Stasis Relief Pills
    • Qi and Blood stagnation - pain, cardiovascular issues, physical organ issues.
    • Coronary artery disease, angina and other cardiovascular issues.
    • Hepatitis and other liver function issues.
    • Migraines, headaches, neuralgia from most causes.
    • A range of menstrual issues including dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids - particularly with pain and/or bleeding.
    • Certain diagnostic types of psychological illness, schizophrenia, bipolar, chronic depression, etc.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • Avoid with heavy menstrual bleeding.
    • Use only under direction if you are taking blood thinners.
    • Generally not for long term use.

Yunnan Baiyao

  • White Powder from Yun Nan
    • Internal and external uses for bleeding.
    • Internally may be used for issues such as heavy menstruation, internal bleeding from cancer.
    • May also be internally in conjunction with external applications - gun shot wounds, surgical issues.
    • Externally may be applied to any cuts, scrapes, wounds, etc.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis

Zhong Feng Hui Chun Wan


Blood Stagnation - Conditions and Possibilities

The Chinese Medicine treatment of blood stagnation generally involves being certain that this pattern is the proper diagnosis. Each pattern may have multiple conditions and each condition may arise from one or more patterns (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following 61 conditions may arise from blood stagnation . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.

ConditionsOther Possible Patterns
Abdominal Pain¤ Stomach Food Stagnation ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Stomach Rebellious Qi ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency 
Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation)¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Liver Blood Stagnation ¤ Liver Cold Stagnation 
Anemia¤ Liver Blood Deficiency ¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency 
Angina¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Arrhythmia (Palpitations)¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Atherosclerosis¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Bedwetting¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Bladder Damp Heat 
Bells Palsy¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Liver Blood Stagnation 
Cardiomyopathy (Dilated)¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Heart Blood Stagnation 
Chest Pain¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Phlegm Fire ¤ Liver Cold Stagnation ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Coma¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Shen Disturbance 
Congestive Heart Failure¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Convulsions¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Heart Blood Stagnation ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Coronary Artery Disease¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Collapse ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency 
Deafness (Hearing Loss)¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Delirium¤ Phlegm Stagnation ¤ Shen Disturbance 
Dementia¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Depression¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Fire ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency 
Diabetes Type II¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency 
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Dizziness (Vertigo)¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency 
Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain/Cramps)¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency 
Emphysema¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Endometriosis¤ Liver Qi Stagnation 
Epigastric Pain¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Food Stagnation ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Liver Attacking the Spleen 
Fever¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Fire ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Stomach Fire 
Gastritis¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Stomach Dampness ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency 
Headache¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency 
Hemiplegia¤ Liver Wind 
Hypersomnia¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Hypochondriac Pain¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Incontinence¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Bladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Jing Deficiency 
Infertility¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Kidney Jing Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency 
Irregular Menstruation¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency 
Lung Cancer¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency 
Myasthenia Gravis¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Sinking 
Myocardial Infarction¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency 
Nausea¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Food Stagnation ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Nephrotic Syndrome¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Neuritis¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Wind 
Neuropathy¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold 
Numbness¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver Blood Deficiency ¤ Heart Blood Deficiency ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency 
Obesity (Weight Loss)¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Dampness 
Osteoarthritis (OA)¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency 
Palpitations¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency 
Pancreatic Cancer¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Pancreatitis¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Parkinson's Disease (PD)¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Kidney Jing Deficiency 
Peptic Ulcer¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Cold 
Psoriasis¤ Liver Wind ¤ Heat in the Blood 
Raynaud's Disease¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Liver Blood Stagnation 
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Rosacea¤ Heart Blood Deficiency 
Scleroderma¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver Blood Deficiency ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency 
Stroke (CVA)¤ Liver Wind ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Trauma¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Shen Disturbance 
Trigeminal Neuralgia¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Ulcerative Colitis¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency 
Vomiting¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Food Stagnation ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Phlegm Stagnation ¤ Liver Attacking the Spleen 



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