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LIVER IMBALANCES

Cold Stagnating in the Liver Channel
TONGUE: pale, wet, white coat
PULSE: wiry, deep, slow
SIGNS/SYMPTOMS: fullness and distension over the bladder, pain over the bladder which refers to the scrotum and/or testicles or the vagina which is lessened by the application of warmth, shrinking of the vagina 
SOME COINCIDENT WESTERN MEDICINE DISEASES:
retention of urine, bladder infection, erectile dysfunction, sexual anhedonia (lack of pleasure or no pleasure during sex and orgasm), sexual arousal disorder

Damp Heat in the Liver & Gallbladder
TONGUE: red body, sticky yellow coat PULSE: slippery, wiry, rapid
SIGNS/SYMPTOMS: fever, scanty dark urine, sensation of fullness and pain in the chest and the area just under the front ribs, jaundice (yellow complexion), bitter taste, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, bitter taste in the mouth, abdominal distension, vaginal discharge, pain and/or redness and/or swelling of the scrotum, vaginal itching.
SOME COINCIDENT WESTERN MEDICINE DISEASES:
hepatitis, genital infection, STD, cholelitiasis (gallstones), herpes zoster

Deficiency of Liver Blood
TONGUE: pale body, dry PULSE: choppy, fine
SIGNS/SYMPTOMS: dizziness, numbness of limbs, insomnia, blurred vision, seeing “floaters”, scanty menstruation, amennorrhea (lack of menstrual flow), dull pale complexion, pale lips, muscular weakness, muscle spasms, muscle cramps, ridged nails, brittle nails. SOME COINCIDENT WESTERN MEDICINE DISEASES:
retinal detachment, female infertility, anemia, mutiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease,myopia, senile dementia, cataracts, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, migraine
headaches

Liver Blood Stagnation
TONGUE: purple body (esp. sides), purple spots PULSE: wiry
SIGNS/SYMPTOMS: vomiting of blood, nosebleeds, painful periods, irregular periods, dark and clotted menstrual blood, abdominal pain, “masses” in the abdomen.
SOME COINCIDENT WESTERN MEDICINE DISEASES:
fibrocystic disease, headache, chronic vomiting, cancer, female infertility, PMS, varicose veins, metrorraghia, migraine headaches

Liver Fire
TONGUE: red body, redder on the sides, yellow dry coat
PULSE: wiry, full, rapid
SIGNS/SYMPTOMS: irritability, sudden outbursts of anger, deafness, temporal headache, dizziness, red face, and eyes, thirst, bitter taste in the mouth, dream-disturbed sleep, constipation, dry stools, dark yellow urine, nosebleeds, vomiting of blood, coughing of blood 
SOME COINCIDENT WESTERN MEDICINE DISEASES:
irritable bowel syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, fibromyalgia, esophageal reflux, migraine headaches, herpes, mania, bipolar disorder

Liver Qi Stagnation
TONGUE: normal or indicative of other imbalances PULSE: wiry
SIGNS/SYMPTOMS: 
Abdominal S/S: sensation of or actual distension of chest or region just below the front ribs, pain in same area, sighing, hiccups, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, poor appetite, pulsing or churning sensation in stomach, abdominal distension, borborygmus (audible stomach noises), diarrhea
.
Mental-emotional S/S: sadness, depression, mood swings, irritability, unhappiness.

Menstrual S/S: irregular periods, painful periods, distension of the breasts, pre- menstrual tension and iritability.

Miscellaneous S/S: sighing, change or difficulty in swallowing, sensation of something in the throat (“Plumpit Qi”).

SOME COINCIDENT WESTERN MEDICINE DISEASES:
PMS, infertility, irritable bowel syndrome., gastroenteritis, fibrocystic breast disease, hepatitis, pleurisy, pelvic inflammatory disease, peptic ulcer, colitis

Liver Wind Agitating Within
Due to: Deficient Liver Blood Causing Wind
TONGUE: pale, deviated PULSE: choppy
SIGNS/SYMPTOMS: numbnedss of limbs, shaking of head, tremor of limbs
SOME COINCIDENT WESTERN MEDICINE DISEASES:
Parkinson’s disease, mutiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, ischemic syndromes (impairment of blood supply to the brain), cerebrovascular accident (stroke), cerebellar disorders

Liver Yang Rising Causing Wind
TONGUE: red, pale, deviated
PULSE: floating, empty, wiry, fine, rapid
SIGNS/SYMPTOMS: sudden unconsciousness, convulsions, deviation of eye and mouth, hemiplegia (impaired motion or paralysis on one side of the body), aphasia, (impaired language abilities), difficult speech, dizzness
SOME COINCIDENT WESTERN MEDICINE DISEASES:
cerebrovascular accident (stroke), seizure disorders, ischemic syndromes (impairment of blood supply to the brain)

Extreme Heat Causing Wind
TONGUE: red, stiff, thick yellow coat PULSE: wiry, rapid, full
SIGNS/SYMPTOMS: high temperature, convulsions, rigidity of the neck, tremor of the limbs,opisthonos (rigid contraction of most of the body’s muscles - the back and neck arch), possibly coma. 
SOME COINCIDENT WESTERN MEDICINE DISEASES:
Life-threatening febrile (feverish) disease, seizure disorders

Liver Yang Rising
TONGUE: red esp. on the sides PULSE: wiry
SIGNS/SYMPTOMS: headache on the temples-side of the head-or the eye, dizziness, tinnitus (ringing or other sounds in the ear), deafness, dry mouth, dry throat, insomnia, irritability, feeling “worked up”, shouting in anger. 
SOME COINCIDENT WESTERN MEDICINE DISEASES:
migraine headaches, TMJ temporo-mandibular- joint syndrome, neurasthenic deafness, blurred vision, depression

 

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