Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Liver Wind

Liver Wind - Basics

Can come from LV Blood Deficiency, LV Yang Rising or from Internal heat (discussed here), muscle spasms, convulsions, high fever, fairly serious condition.

Red, stiff w/thick yellow coat.

Wiry, rapid, full.

Liver Wind - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (22) acupuncture points may be useful for liver wind. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)

Liver Wind - Formulas From Our Store

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

Liver Wind - Questions

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Liver Wind - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (2) chinese herbs may be useful for liver wind. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.

The following (6) TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Liver Wind

An Gong Niu Huang Wan

  • Calm The Palace Pill With Cattle Gallstone
    • Resuscitates, clears heat, calms shen, and expels phelgm - coma arising from stroke, convulsions, loss of consciousness.
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Heat and Open The Orifices
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Do not take this formula when pregnant.

Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan

  • Pinellia, Atractylodis and Gastrodia Combination
    • Nausea with possible vomitting from combination of damp with liver qi stagnation causing rebellious qi.
    • Dizziness, migraines, and vertigo from damp and liver wind rising.
    • Heavy or oppressed sensation of the chest.
  • Treat Phlegm
  • Transform Phlegm and Extinguish Wind
  • Cautions
  • This formula should not be used to treat dizziness or vertigo due to liver yang rising patterns.

Hui Chun Wan

  • Recovery Special Pill
  • Most often used for childhood convulsions (possibly with wheezing, nausea, nighttime crying, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive mucus/saliva) or other conditions that involve fever, impaired or loss of consciousness, irritability, restlessness such as seizure disorders, meningitis, measles, and gastroenteritis among others.

  • Open the Orifices
  • Clear Heat and Open The Orifices

Juan Bi Wan

  • Remove Painful Obstruction Decoction
    • Wind-cold-damp bi syndromes in qi deficient patients - joint pain possibly with heaviness of the limbs that generally improves with movement.  Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gouty arthritis.  With wind-cold-damp patterns other inflammatory conditions such as fibromyalgia.
    • Atrophy from qi and blood stagnation - stroke recovery.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Dispel Wind-Dampness

Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan

  • Gastrodia and Uncaria Formula
    • Headaches, vertigo, dizziness, tinnitis, floaters or blurry vision, insomnia as a result of liver yang rising. 
    • Siezures, spasms, convulsions or other types of involuntary muscle activity due to liver wind.
  • Expel Wind
  • Extinguish Internal Wind
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution with patients presenting with yin deficiency.

Xi Guan Jie Bi Tong Wan

  • Knee Joint Pain Relief
    • Arthritis from damp heat in Chinese Medicine terms.
    • Knee issues with kidney and liver systems involvement.
    • Lower body pain and/or inflammation - hips, knees, ankles, toes especially when the pain moves around due to interior wind.
    • Connective tissue disorders.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Dispel Wind-Dampness

Liver Wind - Conditions and Possibilities

The Chinese Medicine treatment of liver wind 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 wind . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.

ConditionsOther Possible Patterns
Coma¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation ¤ Shen Disturbance 
Convulsions¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Heart Blood Stagnation ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Dermatitis¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Heat in the Blood 
Dizziness (Vertigo)¤ Liver Fire ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Eczema¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Heat in the Blood 
Epilepsy (Seizure)¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency 
Furuncles (Boils)¤ Heat in the Blood 
Gout¤ Liver Blood Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Cold Stagnation 
Headache¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Heat Stroke¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Shen Disturbance 
Hemiplegia¤ Blood Stagnation 
Herpes¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Liver Attacking the Spleen 
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Meniere's Disease¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency 
Mumps¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Fire ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat 
Neuritis¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Numbness¤ Liver Blood Deficiency ¤ Heart Blood Deficiency ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Otitis Media¤ Stomach Blood Stagnation ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency 
Parkinson's Disease (PD)¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Kidney Jing Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Psoriasis¤ Blood Stagnation ¤ Heat in the Blood 
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Sciatica¤ Liver Blood Deficiency ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency 
Scleroderma¤ Liver Blood Deficiency ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Stroke (CVA)¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Stuttering¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Misting the Heart 
Tremor¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 

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