Theory

Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Kidney Qi Deficiency


Kidney Qi Deficiency - Basics

SOB, ashtma, cold limbs, weak back a/or knees, copious clear urination, incontinence, night-time urination.

Pale.

Deep, weak possibly tight.


Kidney Qi Deficiency - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (9) acupuncture points may be useful for kidney qi 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.)




Kidney Qi Deficiency - Formulas From Our Store

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


Kidney Qi Deficiency - Questions

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The following (9) TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Kidney Qi Deficiency

Bu Yang Huan Wu Wan

  • Tonify Yang To Restore Five Tenths Decoction
    • Post-stroke recovery when stasis is from qi and yang deficiency - post-stroke symptoms, paralysis, atrophy of the limbs, drooling, slurred speech, etc. 
    • Other potential uses with the correct underlying diagnosis in any blood stasis patients - MS, reynauds, ALS, etc.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid in pregnancy.  See staff clinician notes for more details on proper usage.

Du Huo Ji Sheng Wan

  • Solitary Hermit Teapills
    • For chronic pain due to obstruction (bi zheng) with liver and kidney deficiency.
    • For lower back pain often with weakness and/or pain in the knees.
    • For arthritis, especially the type affected by cold/damp weather.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Dispel Wind-Dampness
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution during pregnancy.
    • Do not use with patients that present with damp heat or excess heat.

Gu Zhi Shu Song Wan

  • Osteoporosis Tablets
    • For bone disorders includeing osteoporosis and osteopenia.
    • May help reduce or prevent further bone loss.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi

Qi Xue Da Bu Wan

  • Nourish Qi & Blood Pills
    • Fatigue, lethargy, sensation of feeling heavy or cold.
    • Low appetite, bloating, borborygmus, loose bowels.
    • Impotence, infertility, low libedo.
    • Insomnia, night sweats, vivid dreams, nightmares.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi and Blood

Qian Lie Shu Wan

  • Prostate Comfort Pills
    • Frequent and/or urgent urination, dribbling, incontinence. 
    • Treats Lin Syndrome conditions.
  • Stabilize and Bind
  • Stabilize the Kidneys
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution if patient presents with UTI.

Ren Shen Shou Wu Wan

  • Ginseng Fo-Ti Pills
    • Hair loss, dry hair, greying hair as a result of dimished jing/essence.
    • Low sperm count, low libedo, and infertility.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi and Blood

Su Zi Jiang Qi Wan

  • Perilla Fruit Pill to Direct Qi Downward
  • Cough with watery, copious sputum, breathing issues such as wheezing, asthma, shortness of breath (particularly difficulty inhaling), chest oppression.  Possibly signs of kidney qi/yang deficiency such as edema, weak low back and/or legs, fatigue.

    The Tongue will have a white coating that can be either greasy or slippery.

  • Regulate the Qi
  • Direct Rebellious Qi Downward

Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan

Yu Quan Wan

  • Jade Spring Pills
    • Xiao Ke (wasting and thirsting syndrome), qi and yin deficiencies of the kidney and spleen most commonly seen in the advanced forms of diabetes type II - excessive thirst, excessive urination, strong hunger symptoms, weight loss.
    • Cloudy urine especially with detectable sweet scent.
  • Treat Dryness
  • Enrich the Yin and Moisten Dryness

Kidney Qi Deficiency - Conditions and Possibilities

The Chinese Medicine treatment of kidney 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 20 conditions may arise from kidney qi deficiency . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.

ConditionsOther Possible Patterns
Addison's Disease (Adrenal Insufficiency)¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Blood Deficiency 
Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation)¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Liver Blood Stagnation ¤ Liver Cold Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Anemia¤ Liver Blood Deficiency ¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Asthma¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Fire ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Atherosclerosis¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Phlegm Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Dementia¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Diabetes Type II¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Dizziness (Vertigo)¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Emphysema¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Epilepsy (Seizure)¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat 
Glomerulonephritis¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Dampness ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Gout¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver Blood Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Cold Stagnation 
Headache¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Hypothyroidism¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency 
Nephrotic Syndrome¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Osteoarthritis (OA)¤ Blood Stagnation 
Sciatica¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver Blood Deficiency ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency 
Scleroderma¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver Blood Deficiency ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Uroschesis¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Bladder Damp Heat 
Wheezing (Dyspnea)¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Dryness 



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