Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis - Liver Fire

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

Liver Fire - Basics

Headache, irritability, explosive anger, dizziness, tinnitus, bitter taste in the mouth, red face, red eyes, dream-disturbed sleep, constipation.

Tongue Diagnosis

Red, dry w/yellow coat, possibly redder along the LV/GB area.

Tongue Dx

Pulse Diagnosis

Wiry, full, rapid.

Pulse Dx

6 Points Are Empirically Important For Liver Fire

2 TCM Herbs Are Empirically Important For Liver Fire

Potential Formulas For The Treatment Of Liver Fire

The following 4 TCM Formulas are empirically related to the treatment of Liver Fire

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    Liver Fire - Formulas From Our Store

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

    Liver Fire - Conditions and Other Possible TCM Diagnoses

    The Chinese Medicine treatment of liver fire 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 26 conditions may arise from liver fire . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.

    ConditionsOther Possible Patterns
    Abnormal Body Temperature· Kidney Yin Deficiency · Kidney Yang Deficiency · Spleen Yang Deficiency 
    Acne· Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat · Heat in the Blood 
    Asthma· Liver Qi Stagnation · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold · Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold · Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Qi Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency 
    Bronchiectasis· Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat · Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat · Lung Dryness 
    Chronic Cholecystitis· Liver Qi Stagnation · Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Liver Blood Stagnation 
    Coma· Liver Wind · Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Kidney Yang Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency · Blood Stagnation · Shen Disturbance 
    Convulsions· Liver Yang Rising · Liver Wind · Heart Blood Stagnation · Liver Yin Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Cystitis· Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Bladder Damp Heat 
    Depression· Liver Qi Stagnation · Heart Yin Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Dizziness (Vertigo)· Liver Wind · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Qi Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Dysuria (Painful Urination)· Spleen Qi Deficiency · Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat · Kidney Yang Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency 
    Fever· Liver Qi Stagnation · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat · Stomach Fire · Blood Stagnation 
    Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)· Liver Qi Stagnation · Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Liver Blood Stagnation 
    Hemorrhoids· Liver Yang Rising · Bladder Damp Heat · Heat in the Blood 
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)· Liver Yang Rising · Liver Wind · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Hyperthyroidism· Liver Qi Stagnation · Liver Yang Rising · Heart Yin Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency · Phlegm Stagnation 
    Insomnia· Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Heart Qi Deficiency · Heart Fire · Spleen Qi Deficiency 
    Leukorrhea· Liver Qi Stagnation · Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency 
    Mumps· Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Liver Wind · Liver Qi Stagnation · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat 
    Neurasthenia· Liver Qi Stagnation · Heart Qi Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency 
    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)· Liver Wind · Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Kidney Yang Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Schizophrenia· Liver Yang Rising · Heart Blood Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Phlegm Stagnation · Shen Disturbance 
    Spermatorrhea· Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Kidney Yang Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Kidney Jing Deficiency 
    Thyroiditis· Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Spleen Yang Deficiency 
    Tinnitus· Lung Qi Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency · Spleen Qi Sinking · Phlegm Stagnation 
    Trigeminal Neuralgia· Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold · Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold · Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat · Stomach Fire · Liver Yin Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 

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