Theory

Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Kidney Yin Deficiency


Kidney Yin Deficiency - Basics

Dizziness, tinnitus, vertigo, sore back, constipation, may also have empty heat signs, mallor flush, night sweats, heat in the 5 palms, insomnia, dry throat.

Red w/no coat, may have horizontal cracks, red tip w/empty fire.

Floating, empty, rapid.


Kidney Yin Deficiency - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (8) acupuncture points may be useful for kidney yin 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 Yin Deficiency - Formulas From Our Store

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


Kidney Yin Deficiency - Questions

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Kidney Yin Deficiency - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (2) chinese herbs may be useful for kidney yin deficiency. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.



The following (16) TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Kidney Yin Deficiency

Bai He Gu Jin Wan

  • Lily Bulb to Preserve the Metal
  • For lung and kidney yin deficiency with signs such as dry cough, possibly with blood streaked sputum, dry and sore throat, heat in the five palms, nightsweats, wheezing.

    The Pulse will be thin and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.

  • Treat Dryness
  • Enrich the Yin and Moisten Dryness

Da Bu Yin Wan

  • Great Tonify the Yin Pill
  • Yin deficiency leading to rising fire - mallor flush, heat in the afternoon/evenings, night sweats, irritability, anxiety, steaming bone disorder, spontaneous emissions.

    The Pulse will be rapid and forceful in the kidney positions and the Tongue will be red with little coating.

  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Yin

Er Long Zuo Ci Wan

Er Xian Tang Wan

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan

  • Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia
  • Classic formula for yin deficiency of the kidney and liver - vertigo, tinnitus, poor hearing, night sweats, heat in the five palms (hands, feet, a/or chest), spontaneous seminal emissions (a/or nocturnal), weak low back, light headedness.

    The Pulse will be rapid and thin and the Tongue will be red with little (or no) coating.

  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Yin

Ma Zi Ren Wan

Ming Mu Di Huang Wan

Qi Ju Di Huang Wan

Qing Hao Bie Jia Wan

  • Artemisia Annua and Soft-Shelled Turtle Formula
  • Heat at night (nightsweats, sensation of heat) with a sensation of coolness in the early morning/upon waking, no effect on appetite.

    Pulse will be fine and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.

  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Heat From Deficiency

Shou Wu Wan

Tian Wan Bu Xin Wan

  • Emperor of Heavens Special Pill to Tonify the Heart
  • Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, night sweats, low grade fever, restless sleep, poor memory, poor focus and concentration, nocturnal emissions, dry stools.

    Pulse will be thin and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.

  • Calm The Spirit
  • Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit

Yi Guan Jian Wan

Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan

Zuo Gui Wan


Kidney Yin Deficiency - Conditions and Possibilities

The Chinese Medicine treatment of kidney yin 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 38 conditions may arise from kidney yin 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 Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Blood Deficiency 
Aldosteronism (Primary)¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency 
Arrhythmia (Palpitations)¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Bedwetting¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Bladder Damp Heat ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Behcet's Disease¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency 
Colon Cancer¤ Large Intestine Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Coma¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation ¤ Shen Disturbance 
Constipation¤ Spleen Blood Deficiency 
Deafness (Hearing Loss)¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Dementia¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Depression¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Fire ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Dermatitis¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Heat in the Blood 
Diabetes Type II¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Dysuria (Painful Urination)¤ Liver Fire ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Eczema¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Heat in the Blood 
Glaucoma¤ Liver Blood Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Glomerulonephritis¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Dampness ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Hepato-Cirrhosis¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Stomach Dampness ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Blood Stagnation 
Hypercortisolism¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Hyperlipidemia¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Blood Stagnation ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Hyperthyroidism¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Infertility¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Jing Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Liver Cancer - Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Blood Stagnation ¤ Heat in the Blood 
Lung Cancer¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Menopause (Hot Flashes)¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Jing Deficiency 
Miscarriages¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Kidney Jing Deficiency 
Nephrotic Syndrome¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Osteoporosis¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Jing Deficiency 
Pheochromocytoma¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Pyelonephritis¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat 
Renal Failure¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Spermatorrhea¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Jing Deficiency 
Stroke (CVA)¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Tinnitus¤ Liver Fire ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Sinking ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Tremor¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Tuberculosis¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency 



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