Abdominal pain, palpable masses in the abdomen, irregular a/or painful menstruation possible with dark clots, purple nails, purple lips.
Purple, possibly w/purple spots.
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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The Chinese Medicine treatment of liver blood stagnation 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 stagnation . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.
|Conditions||Other Possible Patterns|
|Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation)||¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Liver Cold Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation|
|Bells Palsy||¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation|
|Cataracts||¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Blood Deficiency|
|Chronic Cholecystitis||¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat|
|Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)||¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat|
|Hepato-Cirrhosis||¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Stomach Dampness ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency|
|Liver Cancer - Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)||¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Heat in the Blood|
|Pneumothorax||¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation|
|Raynaud's Disease||¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Blood Stagnation|