Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis - Heart Qi Deficiency

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

Heart Qi Deficiency - Basics

Palpitations on exertion, spontaneous sweating, fatigue.

Tongue Diagnosis

Pale, possibly a midline crack down to the tip.

Tongue Dx

Pulse Diagnosis


Pulse Dx

4 Points Are Empirically Important For Heart Qi Deficiency

Potential Formulas For The Treatment Of Heart Qi Deficiency

The following 4 TCM Formulas are empirically related to the treatment of Heart Qi Deficiency


    All Formulas

    Heart Qi Deficiency - Conditions and Other Possible TCM Diagnoses

    The Chinese Medicine treatment of heart qi 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 15 conditions may arise from heart qi deficiency . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.

    ConditionsOther Possible Patterns
    Anemia· Liver Blood Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Qi Deficiency · Stomach Qi Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Angina· Heart Yang Deficiency · Heart Yin Deficiency · Phlegm Stagnation · Blood Stagnation 
    Arrhythmia (Palpitations)· Heart Yang Deficiency · Heart Yin Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Spleen Yang Deficiency · Kidney Yang Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Cardiomyopathy (Dilated)· Heart Yang Deficiency · Heart Blood Stagnation · Blood Stagnation 
    Congestive Heart Failure· Heart Yang Deficiency · Lung Qi Deficiency · Kidney Yang Deficiency · Phlegm Stagnation · Blood Stagnation 
    Coronary Artery Disease· Heart Yang Deficiency · Heart Yin Deficiency · Lung Qi Deficiency · Lung Yin Deficiency · Stomach Yin Deficiency · Heart Yang Collapse · Stomach Qi Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Diabetes Type II· 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 · Blood Stagnation 
    Forgetfulness· Liver Qi Stagnation · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Jing Deficiency · Phlegm Stagnation 
    Heat Stroke· Liver Wind · Heart Yin Deficiency · Lung Qi Deficiency · Lung Yin Deficiency · Stomach Yin Deficiency · Stomach Qi Deficiency · Shen Disturbance 
    Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction)· Liver Qi Stagnation · Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Spleen Qi Deficiency 
    Insomnia· Liver Fire · Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Heart Fire · Spleen Qi Deficiency 
    Myocardial Infarction· Heart Yin Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Neurasthenia· Liver Qi Stagnation · Liver Fire · Spleen Qi Deficiency 
    Palpitations· Heart Yang Deficiency · Heart Yin Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)· Liver Qi Stagnation · Heart Blood 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 

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