Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis - Liver Blood Stagnation

Below you will find theoretical and clinical applications information related to liver blood stagnation. We have created associations based on clinical experience that lead to possible treatment approaches with acupuncture points, individual herbs, TCM formulas, and more.

Liver Blood Stagnation - Basics

Abdominal pain, palpable masses in the abdomen, irregular a/or painful menstruation possible with dark clots, purple nails, purple lips.

Tongue Diagnosis

Purple, possibly w/purple spots.

Tongue Dx

Pulse Diagnosis


Pulse Dx

6 Points Are Empirically Important For Liver Blood Stagnation

1 TCM Herb Is Empirically Important For Liver Blood Stagnation

Potential Formulas For The Treatment Of Liver Blood Stagnation

The following 8 TCM Formulas are empirically related to the treatment of Liver Blood Stagnation








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    Liver Blood Stagnation - Conditions and Other Possible TCM Diagnoses

    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.

    ConditionsOther 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 

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