Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Phlegm Stagnation

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.

Purple, sticky coat.

Slippery, choppy.

Phlegm Stagnation - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (1) acupuncture point may be useful for phlegm stagnation. 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.)

Phlegm Stagnation - Formulas From Our Store

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

Phlegm Stagnation - Questions

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The following (2) TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Phlegm Stagnation

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 Hou Po Wan

  • Pinellia & Magnolia Pills
    • Plum pit qi (globus hystericus) and/or difficulty with swallowing from liver qi stagnation.
    • Coughing, hiccups, nausea¬†and possible vomitting from rebellious qi and phlegm.
  • Regulate the Qi
  • Promote the Movement of Qi
  • Cautions
  • Use with caution in yin deficiency or with patients with signs of liver yang rising

Phlegm Stagnation - Conditions and Possibilities

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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