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Kidney Yin Deficiency

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Pattern of Illness

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Updated September 13, 2005


Symptoms of Kidney Yin Deficiency
Dry mouth, especially at night
Dark, scanty urination
Night sweats
Thirst
Dizziness
Malar flush
Sensation of heat in palms, soles, chest
Heat flushes in the afternoon or evening
Constipation
Forgetfulness
Ringing in the ears
Chronic low back soreness or weakness
Desire to lie down and sleep
Hair falls out easily
Toothache
Declining muscle mass, thin body
Dry throat
Hot palms and soles
Premature ejaculation
Nocturnal emission

Tongue
Reddish tongue with little or no coating

Pulse
Floating and empty pulse

Related Conditions
High blood pressure
Low back pain
Tinnitus
Diabetes
Chronic urogenital infections

Herbs Used For Kidney Yin Deficiency
  • Rehmannia
  • Lycii
  • Schisandra
Foods Used For Kidney Yin Deficiency
These are just some of the foods that are believed to help kideny yin deficiency
  • Kidney beans
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Protein
  • Asparagus
  • Egg
  • Sweet Potato
  • Seaweed
  • String beans
  • Celery
  • Parsley
  • Grapes
  • Plum
  • Berries
  • Sea salt

    References
    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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