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Used for liver qi stagnation and counterflow qi to the limbs (i.e. cold limbs with hot/stagnant trunk). Principle signs would be those of liver qi stagnation (depression, mood swings, PMS, grinding of the teeth), hypochondriac pain and/or abdominal pain.
The tongue will generally be purple/red - darker and the pulse will be wiry or possibly mixed to indicate heat trapped within and stagnation to the extremities.
The Chinese Medicine treatment of liver attacking the spleen 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 6 conditions may arise from liver attacking the spleen . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.
|Conditions||Other Possible Patterns|
|Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)||¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Dampness ¤ Stomach Cold|
|Diarrhea||¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Stomach Food Stagnation ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Dampness ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency|
|Epigastric Pain||¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Food Stagnation ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation|
|Herpes||¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat|
|Indigestion||¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Stomach Food Stagnation ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency|
|Vomiting||¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Food Stagnation ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Phlegm Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation|