Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis - Liver Qi Stagnation

Below you will find theoretical and clinical applications information related to liver qi 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 Qi Stagnation - Basics

Chest distention, hypochondriac pain a/or distention, sighing, nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, diarrhea, depression, moodiness, plum pit qi, PMS, breast tenderness, painful a/or irregular menstruation.

Tongue Diagnosis


Tongue Dx

Pulse Diagnosis


Pulse Dx

20 Points Are Empirically Important For Liver Qi Stagnation

2 TCM Herbs Are Empirically Important For Liver Qi Stagnation

Potential Formulas For The Treatment Of Liver Qi Stagnation

The following 22 TCM Formulas are empirically related to the treatment of Liver Qi Stagnation











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    Liver Qi Stagnation - Conditions and Other Possible TCM Diagnoses

    The Chinese Medicine treatment of liver qi 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 41 conditions may arise from liver qi stagnation . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.

    ConditionsOther Possible Patterns
    Acrocyanosis· Kidney Yin Deficiency 
    Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation)· Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Qi Deficiency · Liver Blood Stagnation · Liver Cold Stagnation · Blood Stagnation 
    Arrhythmia· Heart Yin Deficiency 
    Asthma· Liver Fire · 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 
    Atherosclerosis· Kidney Qi Deficiency · Phlegm Stagnation · Blood Stagnation 
    Atrial Fibrillation· Heart Yin Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Chest Pain· Phlegm Fire · Liver Cold Stagnation · Phlegm Stagnation · Blood Stagnation 
    Chronic Cholecystitis· Liver Fire · Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Liver Blood Stagnation 
    Depression· Liver Fire · Heart Yin Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain - Cramps)· Spleen Qi Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Endometriosis· Blood Stagnation 
    Fever· Liver Fire · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat · Stomach Fire · Blood Stagnation 
    Forgetfulness· Heart Qi Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Jing Deficiency · Phlegm Stagnation 
    Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)· Liver Fire · Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Liver Blood Stagnation 
    Gastritis· Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Stomach Dampness · Stomach Yin Deficiency · Stomach Qi Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Goiter· Spleen Qi Deficiency · Phlegm Stagnation 
    Headache· Liver Yang Rising · Liver Wind · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold · Kidney Qi Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Hepatitis (B or C)· Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Liver Yin Deficiency 
    Hepato-Cirrhosis· Spleen Yang Deficiency · Stomach Dampness · Kidney Yang Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency · Liver Blood Stagnation 
    Herpes· Liver Wind · Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Liver Attacking the Spleen 
    Hyperlipidemia· Spleen Yang Deficiency · Stomach Fire · Kidney Yang Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency · Stomach Blood Stagnation · Stomach Qi Deficiency · Phlegm Stagnation 
    Hyperthyroidism· Liver Fire · Liver Yang Rising · Heart Yin Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency · Phlegm Stagnation 
    Hypochondriac Pain· Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Liver Yin Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction)· Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Heart Qi Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency 
    Indigestion· Spleen Qi Deficiency · Stomach Food Stagnation · Stomach Qi Deficiency · Liver Attacking the Spleen 
    Infertility· Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Yang Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Kidney Jing Deficiency · Stomach Qi Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Irregular Menstruation· Spleen Qi Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)· Large Intestine Damp Heat · Large Intestine Dryness · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Spleen Yang Deficiency · Kidney Yang Deficiency · Large Intestine Cold 
    Leukorrhea· Liver Fire · Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency 
    Liver Cancer - Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)· Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency · Liver Blood Stagnation · Heat in the Blood 
    Meniere's Disease· Liver Yang Rising · Liver Wind · Spleen Qi Deficiency 
    Mumps· Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Liver Wind · Liver Fire · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat 
    Neurasthenia· Liver Fire · Heart Qi Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency 
    Neuritis· Liver Wind · Blood Stagnation 
    Pancreatitis· Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat · Liver Yin Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Pneumothorax· Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold · Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat · Lung Qi Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Liver Blood Stagnation · Phlegm Stagnation 
    Raynaud's Disease· Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Liver Blood Stagnation · Blood Stagnation 
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)· Heart Qi Deficiency · Heart Blood Deficiency · Heart Yin Deficiency · Lung Qi Deficiency · Lung Yin Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Spleen Yang Deficiency · Stomach Yin Deficiency · Kidney Yang Deficiency · Stomach Qi Deficiency 
    Trauma· Blood Stagnation · Shen Disturbance 
    Ulcerative Colitis· Spleen Qi Deficiency · Spleen Yang Deficiency · Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat · Kidney Yang Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 

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