Palpitations, dizziness, insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, anxiety, easily startled, poor memory, poor concentration, dull pale complexion, lips are likely to be pale.
Pale, possibly thin and maybe dry.
Thin or choppy (many times felt in the HT position).
Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)
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The formula is used to tonify both the spleen and heart which can be damaged from excessive overthinking, compulsions, etc. along with poor dietary habits and stressful lifestyle. General indications are anxiety, phobias, palpitations, insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, poor appetite, pallid complexion.
In women spleen and heart deficiencies may lead to prolonged periods with little flow or early periods, heavier with pale blood.
The Pulse will be thin and frail and the Tongue will be pale with a thin white coat.
The Chinese Medicine treatment of heart blood deficiency 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 5 conditions may arise from heart blood deficiency . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.
|Conditions||Other Possible Patterns|
|Motion Sickness||¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Stomach Dampness ¤ Stomach Rebellious Qi|
|Numbness||¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver Blood Deficiency ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation|
|Rosacea||¤ Blood Stagnation|
|Schizophrenia||¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation ¤ Shen Disturbance|
|Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)||¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency|