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Kidney Yang Deficiency

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Pattern of Illness


Updated June 27, 2014

Lobster on a plate with a lemon and cracker.
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Symptoms of Kidney Yang Deficiency
Sore lower back
Copious, pale urine
Cold limbs
Dislike cold
Weak legs
Water retention in the legs
Poor appetite
Loose stools
Sexual dysfunction
Premature ejaculation
Chronic vaginal discharge
Loose teeth

Related Conditions

Chronic nephritis
Low back pain
Sexual dysfunction
Chronic urinary and prostate problems
Chronic ear disorders
Adrenal fatigue
Erectile dysfunction

Foods Used For Kidney Yang Deficiency
These are just some of the foods that are believed to help kidney yang deficiency
  • Lobster
  • Sardines
  • Shrimp
  • Clove
  • Dill seed
  • Fennel
  • Pistachio
  • Raspberry
  • Walnuts

    Kaptchuk TJ. The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine. Chicago: Contemporary (McGraw-Hill) 2000
    Lu, H. Chinese Natural Cures, New York: Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, 1994.
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