Numbness in the extremities, tics, tremors, dizziness, blurred vision, floaters, insomnia, dry skin/hair, scanty or lack of menstruation.
Pale, thin, dry.
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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Pale complexion, fatigue, low stamina, light headedness, vertigo, palpitations (may be frequent), anxiety, poor appetite, reduced energy for speaking.
The Pulse will be thin and frail or large and weak and the Tongue will be pale with a white coat.
This formula is generally a tonifying agent with herbs to invigorate the blood it is used for excessive menstruation, excessive spotting between periods or bleeding during pregnancy. Other uses would be uterine bleeding and restless fetus syndrome.
The Tongue is generally pale with a thin white coat and the Pulse will be thin and frail.
Depression, anxiety, Headache, vertigo, hypochondriac pain, fatigue, poor appetite, bitter taste in the mouth. In women - PMS, breast distention, irregular menstruation, fertility issues.
The Pulse will be wiry and deficient and the Tongue will be pale-red/purplish.
The Chinese Medicine treatment of liver blood 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 9 conditions may arise from liver blood deficiency . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.
|Conditions||Other Possible Patterns|
|Alopecia||¤ Kidney Jing Deficiency|
|Anemia||¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation|
|Cataracts||¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Blood Stagnation|
|Glaucoma||¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency|
|Gout||¤ Liver Wind ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Cold Stagnation|
|Leukemia||¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Large Intestine Damp Heat ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency|
|Numbness||¤ Liver Wind ¤ Heart Blood Deficiency ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation|
|Sciatica||¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency|
|Scleroderma||¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation|