Theory

Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Heart Yang Deficiency


Heart Yang Deficiency - Basics

Similar symptoms to HT Qi Deficiency (palpitations on exertion, fatique, spontenous sweating) but with cold limbs, feeling of cold, bright pale face.

Pale, wet & swollen.

Deep, weak, possibly knotted.


Heart Yang Deficiency - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (3) acupuncture points may be useful for heart yang deficiency. 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.)




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Heart Yang Deficiency - Conditions and Possibilities

The Chinese Medicine treatment of heart yang 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 10 conditions may arise from heart yang deficiency . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.

ConditionsOther Possible Patterns
Angina¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Arrhythmia (Palpitations)¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Cardiomyopathy (Dilated)¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Blood Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Congestive Heart Failure¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Coronary Artery Disease¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Collapse ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Edema¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency 
Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen Blood Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Sinking 
Hypothyroidism¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency 
Obesity (Weight Loss)¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Dampness ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Palpitations¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 



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