Theory

Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Liver Yin Deficiency


Liver Yin Deficiency - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (1) acupuncture point may be useful for liver yin deficiency. 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 Yin Deficiency - Formulas From Our Store

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


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Liver Yin Deficiency - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (3) chinese herbs may be useful for liver yin deficiency. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.



The following (11) TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Liver Yin Deficiency

An Shen Bu Xin Wan

Da Bu Yin Wan

  • Great Tonify the Yin Pill
    • Steaming bone syndrome - sensation of intense heat, malar flushing,¬†spontaneous sweating.
    • Palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, hot flashes,¬†from kidney/heart yin deficiency.
    • Tinnitus, possible vertigo, irritability, restlessness from liver fire rising.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Yin
  • Cautions
  • Do not use if patient presents with flu or cold symptoms.

Er Long Zuo Ci Wan

  • Deafness Left Supporting Pills
    • Ringing in the ears/tinnitus.
    • Unblocks the ears - useful for diminished hearing or temporary hearing loss.
    • Red/dry eyes with blurry vision.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Yin

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan

  • Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia
    • Dizziness, tinnitus, possibly vertigo as a result of kidney and liver yin deficiency.
    • Insomnia especially with night sweats, hot flashes, irritibility.
    • Spontaneous/nocturnal emissions.¬†
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Yin
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution in patients that present with spleen qi deficiency.

Ming Mu Di Huang Wan

  • Rehmannia Pills to Brighten the Eyes
    • Blurry vision, floaters, possibly with dryness of the eyes as a result of the liver yin failing to nourish the eyes and kidney yin failing to brighten the vision.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Yin

Qi Ju Di Huang Wan

  • Lycii Chrysanthemum Teapills
    • Yin deficiency symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, night sweats, hot flashes, heat in the soles and dryness.
    • Blurry vision, possibly with dry eyes.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Yin

Qing Hao Bie Jia Wan

  • Artemisia Annua and Soft-Shelled Turtle Formula
  • Heat at night (nightsweats, sensation of heat) with a sensation of coolness in the early morning/upon waking, no effect on appetite.

    Pulse will be fine and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.

  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Heat From Deficiency

Shao Yao Gan Cao Wan

  • Peony and Licorice Decoction
    • Cramping and/or muscle spasms that are due to fluid deficiency.
    • Frozen shoulder, trigger finger.
    • General tightness or cramps especially along the tendons or ligaments.
    • Restless leg syndrome for patients who present with yin and blood deficiency as the primary cause.
  • Harmonize
  • Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen

Shou Wu Wan

Yi Guan Jian Wan

  • Linking Decoction
    • GI issues from yin deficiency (liver and kidney) with liver qi stagnation leading to stomach yin issues - gastritis, ulcers, reflux, bloating.
    • The underlying factors lead to dryness of the blood, that coupled with liver qi stagnation and yin deficiency may lead to PMS, inosmnia, etc.
    • With the right underlying factors useful for a range of liver conditions - hepatitis, fatty liver.
    • Essential hypertension, preeclampsia.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Yin

Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan

  • Eight Flavor Rehmannia Teapills
    • Steaming bone syndrome - dry and intensive persuasive sensation of heat possibly with flushing and tidal fever.
    • Dizziness, vertigo, tinnitis, anxiety and restlessness resulting from yin deficiency.
    • Dryness of the skin, mucus membranes, hard stools, dark or scanty urine.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Yin
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution with patients presenting with damp signs or spleen qi deficiency.

Liver Yin Deficiency - Conditions and Possibilities

The Chinese Medicine treatment of liver yin deficiency 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 36 conditions may arise from liver yin deficiency . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.

ConditionsOther Possible Patterns
Addison's Disease (Adrenal Insufficiency)¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Blood Deficiency 
Arrhythmia (Palpitations)¤ Heart Qi Deficiency ¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Asthma¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ 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 
Cataracts¤ Liver Blood Deficiency ¤ Liver Blood Stagnation 
Colon Cancer¤ Large Intestine Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency 
Coma¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation ¤ Shen Disturbance 
Convulsions¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Heart Blood Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Deafness (Hearing Loss)¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Dementia¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Dermatitis¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Heat in the Blood 
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)¤ Blood Stagnation 
Dysuria (Painful Urination)¤ Liver Fire ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency 
Eczema¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Heat in the Blood 
Glaucoma¤ Liver Blood Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency 
Glomerulonephritis¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Stomach Dampness ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency 
Hepatitis (B or C)¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat 
Hepato-Cirrhosis¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Stomach Dampness ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Blood Stagnation 
Hypercortisolism¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency 
Hyperlipidemia¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Stomach Blood Stagnation ¤ Stomach Qi Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Hyperthyroidism¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Heart Yin Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Hypochondriac Pain¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Leukemia¤ Liver Blood Deficiency ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Large Intestine Damp Heat ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat 
Leukorrhea¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency 
Liver Cancer - Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Liver Blood Stagnation ¤ Heat in the Blood 
Nephrotic Syndrome¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Pancreatitis¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Parkinson's Disease (PD)¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Kidney Jing Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Pheochromocytoma¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Renal Failure¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency 
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Stroke (CVA)¤ Liver Wind ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Tinnitus¤ Liver Fire ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Sinking ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Tremor¤ Liver Wind ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency 
Trigeminal Neuralgia¤ Liver Fire ¤ 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 ¤ Blood Stagnation 



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