Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis - Phlegm Stagnation

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

Phlegm Stagnation - Basics

Heaviness of the head/body, dizziness, poor appetite, stuffy chest, excessive mucus, poor health, pain that is fixed, stabbing a/or severe, dark complexion, fixed masses, bleeding w/clots, purple lips/nails.

Tongue Diagnosis

Purple, sticky coat.

Tongue Dx

Pulse Diagnosis

Slippery, choppy.

Pulse Dx

1 Point Is Empirically Important For Phlegm Stagnation

Potential Formulas For The Treatment Of Phlegm Stagnation

The following 2 TCM Formulas are empirically related to the treatment of Phlegm Stagnation



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    Phlegm Stagnation - Conditions and Other Possible TCM Diagnoses

    The Chinese Medicine treatment of phlegm 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 21 conditions may arise from phlegm stagnation . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.

    ConditionsOther Possible Patterns
    Angina· Heart Qi Deficiency · Heart Yang Deficiency · Heart Yin Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Atherosclerosis· Liver Qi Stagnation · Kidney Qi Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Chest Pain· Liver Qi Stagnation · Phlegm Fire · Liver Cold Stagnation · Blood Stagnation 
    Congestive Heart Failure· Heart Qi Deficiency · Heart Yang Deficiency · Lung Qi Deficiency · Kidney Yang Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Delirium· Blood Stagnation · Shen Disturbance 
    Emphysema· Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold · Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat · Lung Qi Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Qi Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Esophageal Cancer· Stomach Fire · Stomach Qi Deficiency 
    Forgetfulness· Liver Qi Stagnation · Heart Qi Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Jing Deficiency 
    Goiter· Liver Qi Stagnation · Spleen Qi Deficiency 
    Hyperlipidemia· Liver Qi Stagnation · Spleen Yang Deficiency · Stomach Fire · Kidney Yang Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency · Stomach Blood Stagnation · Stomach Qi Deficiency 
    Hypersomnia· Spleen Qi Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Hyperthyroidism· Liver Qi Stagnation · Liver Fire · Liver Yang Rising · Heart Yin Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency 
    Nausea· Spleen Qi Deficiency · Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat · Stomach Food Stagnation · Stomach Fire · Stomach Yin Deficiency · Stomach Cold · Blood Stagnation 
    Pancreatic Cancer· Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat · Stomach Qi Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Pheochromocytoma· Liver Yang Rising · Kidney Yang Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency 
    Pneumothorax· Liver Qi Stagnation · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold · Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat · Lung Qi Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Liver Blood Stagnation 
    Schizophrenia· Liver Fire · Liver Yang Rising · Heart Blood Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Shen Disturbance 
    Stomach Cancer· Spleen Qi Deficiency · Stomach Food Stagnation · Stomach Fire · Stomach Cold · Stomach Blood Stagnation · Stomach Qi Deficiency 
    Tinnitus· Liver Fire · Lung Qi Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency · Spleen Qi Sinking 
    Tonsillitis· Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat · Lung Qi Deficiency 
    Vomiting· Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat · Stomach Food Stagnation · Stomach Fire · Stomach Yin Deficiency · Stomach Cold · Blood Stagnation · Liver Attacking the Spleen 

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