Theory

Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Lung Yin Deficiency


Lung Yin Deficiency - Basics

Dry cough possibly w/blood tinged sputum, dry throat a/or mouth, hoarseness, night sweats, mallor flush.

Red, no coat, probably peeled, horizontal cracks in the LU area possible.

Thin, rapid or Floating, empty.


Lung Yin Deficiency - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (2) acupuncture points may be useful for lung 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.)




Lung Yin Deficiency - Formulas From Our Store

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


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Lung Yin Deficiency - Related Chinese Herbs

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



The following (6) TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Lung Yin Deficiency

Bai He Gu Jin Wan

  • Lily Bulb to Preserve the Metal
    • General yin deficiency signs may present as night sweats, heat in the soles and palms, and flusing.
    • Cough/wheezing, possible blood in the sputum, dry and sore throat may present from lung yin and qi deficiency.
    • Useful for treating people who quit smoking or those with acute smoke exposure.
  • Treat Dryness
  • Enrich the Yin and Moisten Dryness

Bu Fei Er Jiao Wan

  • Tonify the Lungs Formula with Gelatin
    • Lung yin deficiency with strong heat signs and/or bleeding - chronic dry cough, wheezing, pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, COPD.
    • Stops bleeding when it arises from lung yin deficiency - mild bloody sputum with dry cough.
  • Treat Dryness
  • Gently Disperse and Moisten Dryness
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in patients with wind-cold (i.e. "common cold").
    • Avoid when there are profuse amounts of blood in the sputum.
    • Avoid, or use with caution, in patients with stomach and/or spleen deficiencies, particularly with phlegm accumulation.

Gu Ben Wan

  • Replenish the Root Teapills
    • Dryness from yin deficiency - dry skin, dry eyes, dry cough, dry stools/constipation.
    • Fatigue, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, possible anxiety.
    • Other yin deficient symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes.
  • Treat Dryness
  • Enrich the Yin and Moisten Dryness
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution during pregnancy.
    • Use with caution with patients that present with spleen qi deficiency.

Sha Shen Mai Dong Wan

  • Glehnia and Ophiopogonis Decoction
    • Important formula for stomach yin deficiency - benefits the stomach and the lungs - a range of digestive issues (gastritis, epigastric pain), possibly with dry throat, thirst and/or cough.
    • Diabetes - particularly with signs of dryness.
    • A range of lung related issues - lung cancer, pneumonia, cough/wheezing.
  • Treat Dryness
  • Gently Disperse and Moisten Dryness

Sheng Mai San Wan

Sheng Mai Yin Wan

  • Replenish Pulse Pills
    • Dry mouth, dry skin, dark or scanty urine from yin and fluid deficiency.
    • Fatigue, shortness of breath, and spontaneous sweating.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution for patients that present with heat signs.

Lung Yin Deficiency - Conditions and Possibilities

The Chinese Medicine treatment of lung 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 7 conditions may arise from lung yin deficiency . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.




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