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Spleen Yang Deficiency

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Pattern of Illness

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Updated September 13, 2005


Symptoms of Spleen Yang Deficiency
Cold limbs
Loose stools with undigested food
Abdominal distension and pain
Symptoms feel better with heat or pressure
Water retention
Difficult urination
Leukorrhea
Feel cold
Fatigue
Poor appetite
Bloating and gas
Weak limbs


Tongue
Pale, swollen, wet tongue

Pulse
Weak, slow and deep pulse

Related Conditions
Gastric or duodenal ulcers
Gastritis
Hepatitis

Herbs Used For Spleen Yang Deficiency
These are just some of the herbs that are believed to help spleen yang deficiency
Cinnamon bark
Dried ginger

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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