Recipes of Chinese herbs for hypochondrium pain caused by insufficient nourishment to meridians’ branches that connect the liver

In traditional Chinese medicine, the pain of hypochondrium has five syndromes. This article is about the syndrome caused by insufficient nourishment to meridians’ branches that connect the liver.

The branches of meridians are also called collaterals. In the human body, twelve meridians have innumerable small branches, and Qi and blood run in the network that is constituted by meridians and their branches. When liver blood and liver Yin are deficient, the liver cannot be nourished, meridians’ branches that connect the liver also lose nourishment. The spasm of meridians’ branches causes the pain of hypochondrium.

In the case of this syndrome, the person feels dull pain in the hypochondrium. The pain is constant, and it becomes severe when doing any physical activity. The mouth and the throat are dry. The person feels fidgety and hot, while he also feels dizzy. The tongue is red, and there is little coating on the tongue. The pulse is thin, taut like a string, and rapid.

The treatment principle of the syndrome is to nourish Yin and soften the liver. And the representative recipe is Yi Guan Jian.

The recipe Yi Guan Jian contains Bei Sha Shen (9 g), Mai Dong (9 g), Dang Gui (9 g), Sheng Di Huang (18 g), Gou Qi (9 g), and Chuan Lian Zi (6 g).

If the deficiency of Yin is severe, the tongue is red and dry, and the person is thirsty and often wants to drink a lot of water. Shi Hu, Yu Zhu, Tian Hua Fen, Xuan Shen, and Tian Dong can be added to the recipe.

If the person feels very restless and even cannot sleep, Suan Zao Ren, Wu Wei Zi, Zhi Zi, and He Huan Pi can be added to the recipe.

If liver Yin and kidney Yin are deficient, the head and eyes cannot get sufficient nourishment, so the person feels dizzy, and his vision becomes blurry. Nyu Zhen Zi, Mo Han Lian, Huang Jing, Shu Di Huang, Sang Shen, and Ju Hua can be added to the recipe.

When the symptoms of heat caused by the deficiency of Yin are significant, Huang Bo, Zhi Mu, and Di Gu Pi can be added to the recipe.

If the person always feels fatigue and lacks strength, Tai Zi Shen can be added to the recipe.

REFERENCES:

1. Zhang, Boli, & Wu, Mianhua. (2017). Internal Medicine of TCM. China Press of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

2. Li, Ji, & Lian, Jianwei. (2016). Recipes of Traditional Chinese Medicine. China Press of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

NOTICE:

Some medicinal materials are not allowed to use in the EU. The knowledge of the article is based on the conditions of China. The actual use of medicinal materials in the EU complies with the regulations of the EU.

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