Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis - Heart Fire

Below you will find theoretical and clinical applications information related to heart fire. We have created associations based on clinical experience that lead to possible treatment approaches with acupuncture points, individual herbs, TCM formulas, and more.

Heart Fire - Basics

Palpitations, thirst, tongue/mouth ulcers, restlessness, red complexion, bitter taste in the mouth (esp. if after a poor night of sleep, if during day may be more LV), other heat signs.

Tongue Diagnosis

Red w/yellow coat, red points on tip

Tongue Dx

Pulse Diagnosis

Full, rapid, overflowing (esp. in HT position)

Pulse Dx

3 Points Are Empirically Important For Heart Fire

Heart Fire - Conditions and Other Possible TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of heart fire 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 1 conditions may arise from heart fire . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.

ConditionsOther Possible Patterns
Insomnia· Liver Fire · Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Heart Qi Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency 

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