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Kidney Yin Deficiency

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Pattern of Illness


Updated April 29, 2014

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

Reddish tongue with little or no coating

Floating and empty pulse

Related Conditions
High blood pressure
Low back pain
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

    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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