Kidney Yin Deficiency - Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnostic Patterns

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    General Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Yin Deficiency

    General Signs & Symptoms:
    Dizziness, tinnitus, vertigo, sore back, constipation, may also have empty heat signs, mallor flush, night sweats, heat in the 5 palms, insomnia, dry throat

    • Tongue:
      Red w/no coat, may have horizontal cracks, red tip w/empty fire
    • Pulse:
      Floating, empty, rapid

    Conditions that may arise from Kidney Yin Deficiency

    Listed below are western medical conditions and/or general symptoms that may arise from this particular TCM pattern. The condition page that they link to will have the majority of commonly related patterns for this specific condition.

    Pattern Related Conditions/Symptoms Other Possible TCM Patterns
    Addison's Disease (Adrenal Insufficiency) Kidney Qi Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Blood Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Aldosteronism (Primary) Kidney Yin Deficiency, Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Stomach Qi Deficiency
    Anemia Heat in the Blood, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Blood Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Arrhythmia (Palpitations) Blood Stagnation, Heart Qi Deficiency, Heart Yang Deficiency, Heart Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Bedwetting Bladder Damp Heat, Blood Stagnation, Heart Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Lung Qi Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Behcet's Disease Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Colon Cancer Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Coma Blood Stagnation, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Fire, Liver Wind, Liver Yin Deficiency, Shen Disturbance
    Constipation Kidney Yin Deficiency, Spleen Blood Deficiency
    Deafness (Hearing Loss) Blood Stagnation, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Yin Deficiency
    Dementia Blood Stagnation, Kidney Qi Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Depression Blood Stagnation, Heart Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Fire, Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Dermatitis Heat in the Blood, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Wind, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Diabetes Type I, Diabetes Type II Blood Stagnation, Heart Qi Deficiency, Heart Yin Deficiency, Kidney Qi Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Lung Qi Deficiency, Lung Yin Deficiency, Stomach Fire, Stomach Qi Deficiency, Stomach Yin Deficiency
    Dysuria (Painful Urination) Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Fire, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Eczema Heat in the Blood, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Wind, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Glaucoma Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Blood Deficiency, Liver Yin Deficiency
    Glomerulonephritis Kidney Qi Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Stomach Dampness
    Hepato-Cirrhosis Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Blood Stagnation, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency, Stomach Dampness
    Hypercortisolism Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Yin Deficiency
    Hyperlipidemia Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Deficiency, Phlegm Stagnation, Spleen Yang Deficiency, Stomach Blood Stagnation, Stomach Fire, Stomach Qi Deficiency
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Blood Stagnation, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Fire, Liver Wind, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Deficiency
    Hyperthyroidism Heart Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Fire, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Deficiency, Phlegm Stagnation
    Infertility Blood Stagnation, Kidney Jing Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Stomach Qi Deficiency
    Liver Cancer - Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) Heat in the Blood, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Blood Stagnation, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Lung Cancer Blood Stagnation, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold, Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat, Lung Qi Deficiency, Lung Yin Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Menopause (Hot Flashes) Kidney Jing Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency
    Miscarriages Kidney Jing Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Stomach Cold
    Nephrotic Syndrome Blood Stagnation, Kidney Qi Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Osteoporosis Kidney Jing Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Pheochromocytoma Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Deficiency, Phlegm Stagnation
    Pyelonephritis Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat, Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Renal Failure Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Spermatorrhea Kidney Jing Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Fire
    Stroke (CVA) Blood Stagnation, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Wind, Liver Yin Deficiency
    Tinnitus Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Fire, Liver Yin Deficiency, Lung Qi Deficiency, Phlegm Stagnation, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Spleen Qi Sinking
    Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Blood Stagnation, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Deficiency
    Tremor Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Wind, Liver Yin Deficiency
    Tuberculosis Kidney Yin Deficiency, Lung Yin Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency

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    Below you will find Chinese Herbal Medicine formulas that we have available in our store that may be appropriate for this TCM diagnostic pattern.

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    Uses: Dry Cough, Sore/Dry Throat, Sensation of Heat in Hands, Nightsweats.  Bai He Gu Jin Wan (Bai He Gu Jin Pian, Bai He Gu Jin Tang,...



    Da Bu Yin Wan - Night Sweats, Tinnitus, Hyperthyroidism Herbal Formula
    Yin Deficiency Night Sweats Herbal Formula

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    Er Long Zuo Ci Wan - Tinnitus, Deafness Herbal Formula
    Tinnitus Deafness Herbal Formula - Er Long Zuo Ci Wan

    Uses: Tinnitus, Deafness.  Er Long Zuo Ci Wan/Pian.  The translation is "Pill for Deafness that is Kind to the Left [kidney]...



    Liu Wei Di Huang Wan - Weakness, Dizziness, Sore Low Back Herbal Formula
    Liu Wei Di Huang Wan - Dizziness, Weakness Herbal Formula

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    Ming Mu Di Huang Pian (Wan) - Vision Problems Herbal Formula
    Ming Mu Di Huang Pian (Wan) - Vision Problems Herbal Formula

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    Qi Ju Di Huang Wan - Hot Sensation, Sore Bones, Vision Problems Herbal Formula
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    Replenish the Root Teapills - Thrist, Cough, Constipation Herbal Formula
    Replenish the Root Teapills - Thrist, Cough, Constipation Herbal Formula

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    Chinese Herbal Formulas for Kidney Yin Deficiency

    Below you will find practitioner level information regarding TCM Herbal Formulas that are applicable to this pattern.

    Formula Name General Usage Functional Grouping Combinations
    Bai He Gu Jin Wan - Lily Bulb to Preserve the Metal - TCM Herbal Formula

    For lung and kidney yin deficiency with signs such as dry cough, possibly with blood streaked sputum, dry and sore throat, heat in the five palms, nightsweats, wheezing.

    The Pulse will be thin and rapid and the Tongue will be red with...  Read Full Details...

    Enrich the Yin and Moisten Dryness, Treat Dryness
    Da Bu Yin Wan - Great Tonify the Yin Pill - TCM Herbal Formula

    Yin deficiency leading to rising fire - mallor flush, heat in the afternoon/evenings, night sweats, irritability, anxiety, steaming bone disorder, spontaneous emissions.

    The Pulse will be rapid and forceful in the kidney positions and the...  Read Full Details...

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    Warm and Tonify the Yang, Tonify
    Liu Wei Di Huang Wan - Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia - TCM Herbal Formula

    Classic formula for yin deficiency of the kidney and liver - vertigo, tinnitus, poor hearing, night sweats, heat in the five palms (hands, feet, a/or chest), spontaneous seminal emissions (a/or nocturnal), weak low back, light headedness.

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    Ma Zi Ren Wan - Hemp Seed Formula - TCM Herbal Formula

    Constipation with dry/difficult to expel stools along with frequent urination.

    Pulse will be submerged and rapid or floating and choppy and the Tongue will have a dry, yellow coating.

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    Moisten the Intestines and Unblock the Bowels, Drain Downward
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    Qi Ju Di Huang Wan - Lycii Chrysanthemum Teapills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Qian Lie Shu Wan - Prostate Comfort Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Stabilize the Kidneys, Stabilize and Bind
    Qing Hao Bie Jia Wan - Artemisia Annua and Soft-Shelled Turtle Formula - TCM Herbal 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.

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    Clear Heat From Deficiency, Clear Heat
    Shou Wu Wan - Polygonum Multiflorum Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Tonify the Qi and Blood, Tonify
    Tian Wan Bu Xin Wan - Emperors Teapills - TCM Herbal Formula

    Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, night sweats, low grade fever, restless sleep, poor memory, poor focus and concentration, nocturnal emissions, dry stools.

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

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    Calm the Spirit, Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
    Yi Guan Jian Wan - Linking Decoction - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Yu Quan Wan - Jade Spring Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Enrich the Yin and Moisten Dryness, Treat Dryness
    Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan - Eight Flavor Rehmannia Teapills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Zuo Gui Wan - Right Returning Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Acupuncture Theory Information

    Below you find acupuncture points and protocols that are commonly involved with the resolution of this particular TCM diagnosis.