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Contents
1 Liv er Qi Stagnation
2 Liv er Depression Transf ormativ e Heat
3 Liv er Fire Blazing Upwards
4 Liv er Yang Rising
5 Liv er Depression Spleen Xu
6 Liv er Qi Inv ading ST
7 Liv er Yang Rising Generating Wind
8 Liv er Blood Xu
9 Liv er Blood Xu Gen. Wind
10 Extreme Heat Generating Wind
11 Damp-Heat in Liv /GB
12 Kidney Yin Vacuity
13 Liv er-Kidney Yin Vacuity
14 GB Qi Xu

Liver Qi Stagnation
Causes
Emotional Turmoil
Anger = Qi moving up. According to Qin Bo Wei, anger is
over-coursing & discharge in violation of the doctrine of the mean,
damages the organ and causes it to fail.
Frustration
Being thwarted. Qi is trying unsuccessfully to move. Unfulfilled desire,
letting it bother you. Not being able to get was is wanted, or avoid what
is unwanted.
Stress is an experience of frustration.
People tighten up under stress, qi doesn't flow.
Blood Deficiency
Blood emoliates, relaxes the liver.
"All organs in the body are reliant on the liver for free-coursing."
Uterus fills with blood at the end of the cycle. Heart sends blood to
Uterus via Bao Mai, aggravating any liver blood vacuity.
Yang Vacuity
No warming of fluids dryness Liver Depression
6 Depressions

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Liver thrives on orderly reaching!

Signs and Symptoms


Ribside Distension
Sighing
Irritability
P.M. Breast Distension
P.M. Tension / any emotional stuff that regularly comes up before
menstruation
Emotional Depression
Plum Pit Qi

Keys
Distention
Depression
Moodiness
Wiry Pulse

Sufficient Conditions
Distention
Wire Pulse

Treatment Principles
Course the Liver, rectify the Qi

Liver Depression Transformative Heat


Causes
Liver Depression over a period of time, especially with a hot diet.

Signs and Symptoms


Red face
always means heat.
Acne, especially premenstrual
Bitter Taste
always means heat.
Oppression
always means qi j i not flowing freely.
Bleeding
Bleeding can be caused by trauma, qi xu, stasis, or heat.

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Irritable
Patient may or may not be aware of irritability.

Keys
Distention
Irritability
Feeling of Heat
Wiry Pulse
Red sides of tongue

Sufficient Conditions
Distention
Wiry Pulse
Red sides of tongue

Treatment Principles
Course the Liver, Rectify the Qi, Clear Depressive Heat.

Liver Fire Blazing Upwards


Causes
Severe or long-standing emotional upset
Liver depression Heat Fire
Diet: GFFTF foods Phlegm Fire
Peppery-hot acrid foods Fire

Signs and Symptoms


Irritability
Angry Outbursts
Dream-disturbed sleep

More pronounced shen disturbance


than with simple Liver Depression or
Transformative Heat.

Red Face and Eyes


Temporal Headache
Dizziness

Fire rises to the head.

Tinnitus
Deafness
Bitter Taste (all day)

Fire rises to ears and throat.

Thirst
Constipation w/ Dry Stools
Dark-yellow Urine

Fire dries up Jin-Ye.

Epistaxis, Hemoptysis, Hemetemesis

Fire causes bleeding.

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Pulse
Full-wiry-rapid

Keys
Headache
Irritability
Red Face
Red Eyes
Red tongue with Yellow Coat

Sufficient Conditions
Red tongue with redder sides and a dry yellow coat

Treatment Principles
Drain Fire, course the Liver

Liver Yang Rising


Causes
Liver-Yin Vacuity and Liver-Yang rising are a vicious cycle.
Unresolved anger.

Signs and Symptoms


Headache
Irritability
Wiry Pulse
Dizziness
Blurred Vision
Dry Mouth & throat
Tinnitus
Deafness
Insomnia
Prone to angry outbursts
Stiff Neck

Keys

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Headache
Irritability
Wiry Pulse

Sufficient Conditions
Throbbing headache
Wiry Pulse

Treatment Principles
Subdue Liver-Yang, nourish the Yin or Blood

Liver Depression Spleen Xu


Causes
Stress, anger, frustration loss of orderly reaching
Stagnant Qi accumulates
Counterflows to attack the Spleen
Sweet foods in an attempt to relax the liver
Weakens the spleen makes it prone to predation
Spleen is L.H.R. for engenderment and transformation of Blood.
Spleen Vacuity Blood Vacuity, which worsens Qi stagnation.
(Blood is the mother of Qi, blood softens and harmonizes the Liver)
Eating in ways that trash the Spleen.

Signs and Symptoms


Combination of Liver Depression and Spleen Qi Vacuity signs:
Alternating Constipation and Diarrhea
Flatulence
Tiredness
Reduced appetite
Fatigue
Lack of Strength
Menstrual Irregularity and Breast Distension
Irritability
Abdominal Distension and Pain

Keys
Alternating constipation and diarrhea
Abdominal distention and pain

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Wiry pulse

Sufficient Conditions
Alternating constipation and diarrhea
Wiry pulse

Treatment
Principles
Course the Liver and Resolve Depression
Fortify the Spleen and Harmonize the Ying

Liver Qi Invading ST
Causes
Emotional problems affecting the Liver
Diet and lifestyle affecting the Stomach

Signs and Symptoms


Irritability
Distension and Pain
Epigastric Oppression
Sour Regurgitation
Hiccup Belching Nausea Vomiting
Sighing
Weak Limbs

Treatment Principles

Liver Yang Rising Generating Wind


Causes
Aging, or Yin / Blood deficiency leading to prolonged Liver-Yang Rising.

Signs and Symptoms

Liver-Yin Deficiency

Liver-and-Kidney-Yin Def.

Liver Blood Deficiency

Tremor

Tremor

Tremor

Tinnitus

Tinnitus

Tinnitus

Headache

Headache

Headache

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Hypertension

Hypertension

Hypertension

Dry Throat

Dry Throat

Dry Throat

Blurred Vision

Blurred Vision

Blurred Vision

Numbness / Tingling limbs Numbness / Tinglling


Limbs

Numbness / Tingling Limbs

Poor Memory

Poor Memory

Poor Memory

Facial Tic

Facial Tic

Severe Dizziness

Severe Dizziness

Dry Eyes

Dry Eyes
Backache
Scanty Urination
Night Sweats
Insomnia

Treatment Principles

Liver Blood Xu
Causes
Signs and Symptoms

Dizziness
Dull-Pale, Lusterless Complexion
Pale Lips

General Blood Vacuity Signs

Numbness or Tingling in the Limbs


Muscular Weakness
Cramps

Liver Governs the Sinews

Blurred Vision
Floaters in the eyes
Dimished Night Vision

Liver opens into the Eyes

Scanty menstruation or Amenorrhea

Conception Vessel and Penetrating


Vessel depend on Liver for Blood supply

Withered, brittle nails

Liver manifests in the nails

Depression

Liver Qi??

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Keys
Blurred Vision
Scanty periods
Dull-pale complexion
Pale tongue

Sufficient Conditions
Blurred vision
Pale tongue
Choppy pulse

Treatment Principles
Nourish Liver Blood

Liver Blood Xu Gen. Wind


Causes
Signs and Symptoms
The table below compares Liver-Blood Deficiency Generating wind, with the similar
pattern which also includes Liver-Yang Rising. I think the facial tic and Scanty
Periods might belong in both columns, so I would expect the key differences to be
the Headache, Hypertension and Dry Throat from empty heat rising.
Liver Blood Def Wind

Liver Blood Def Liver Yang Rising


Wind

Tremor

Tremor

Blurred Vision

Blurred Vision

Numbness / Tinglling Limbs

Numbness / Tingling Limbs

Poor Memory

Poor Memory

Insomnia

Insomnia

Scanty Periods

Tinnitus

Facial Tic

Headache

Severe Dizziness

Hypertension
Dry Throat

Treatment Principles

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Extreme Heat Generating Wind


Causes
Signs and Symptoms
Extreme Heat Wind
High Temp
Convulsions
Rigidity of Neck
Tremor of Limbs
Opisthotonos
Severe Cases: Coma
Facial Tic
Severe Dizziness

Treatment Principles

Damp-Heat in Liv/GB
Causes
Signs and Symptoms
Bright yellow-colored body, face and eyes
Bitter taste
Ribside distension and pain
Nausea
Vomiting
Lack of Appetite
Aversion to fatty foods
alternating fever and chills
Giovanni adds:
Sticky Taste
Feeling of heaviness
Sores, itching, excema in genital region
Yellow vaginal discharge
Redness, swelling of scrutum

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Difficult / burning urination


Dark urine
Thirst w/o desire to drink
Dizziness
Tinnitus
Irritability
Numbneds in limbs
Swollen feet
Loose stools or constipation
feeling of heat
Dull headache

Keys
Abdominal and Ribside fullness
Nausea
A feeling of heaviness
Bitter and Sticky taste
Sticky yellow coating
Slippery pulse

Sufficient Conditions
Feeling of fullness
Feeling of heaviness
Sticky yellow tongue coating

Treatment Principles
Clear heat and disinhibit dampness, recede yellowing

Kidney Yin Vacuity

Keys
Blurred vision
dry eyes
tongue without coating

Sufficient Conditions
Dry eyes
Tongue without coating

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Liver-Kidney Yin Vacuity


Causes
Liver Blood, Kidney Yin Vacuity

Signs and Symptoms


Malar flush
Tinnitus
Dry throat
Night sweats
Dizziness
Irritability / angry outbursts
Debatable but if the liver blood doesn't nourish the liver it loses its
function, can become depressed.
Scanty periods or amenorrhea
Scant amount of blood fails to fill the uterus.
Potentially an early scanty period. Heat causes it to come early but
defiency leads to scantiness.
Dysmenorrhea
Infertility, nocturnal emissions
Sallow complexion
Dull occipital or vertical headache
Dry eyes
Blurred vision
Insomnia
Frequent waking
Dream disturbed sleep
Ribside pain
Vacuity pain. Dull, diffuse, likes massage
Stools are dry, bound and knotted.
Sore lower back
Tremor and contraction of sinews and muscles numbness of limgs
Five-center heat
Frail nails
Pulse
Floating-empty or choppy or fine, wire, rapid

Keys
Dry eyes
Dry Throat
Night Sweating
Scanty Menstruation
Tongue without coating

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Sufficient Conditions
Dry eyes
Dry throat
Back ache
Tongue without coating

Treatment
Nourish and enrich liver and kidney

GB Qi Xu
Causes
Signs and Symptoms

Keys
Timidity
Lack of initiative
Indecision

Sufficient Conditions
Timidity
Lack of initiative
Indecision

Treatment Principles

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