Kidney Meridian Patterns - Disharmonies Chart

You may click on a particular pattern below for more detailed information including tongue and pulse diagnosis, related signs and symptoms and treatment points.

Deficiency Patterns
Signs
Tongue
Pulse
KD Qi Deficiency SOB, asthma, cold limbs, weak back a/or knees, copious clear urination, incontinence, night-time urination Pale Deep, weak possibly tight
KD Yin Deficiency Dizziness, tinnitus, vertigo, sore back, constipation, may also have empty heat signs, mallor flush, night sweats, heat in the 5 palms, insomnia, dry throat Red w/no coat, may have horizontal cracks, red tip w/empty fire Floating, empty, rapid
KD Yang Deficiency Sore a/or weak back/knees, sensation of cold, aversion to cold, weak lower limbs, lassitude, clear copious urine, poor appetite, looses stools, edema (which can be severe) Pale, swollen, wet possibly a white coat w/strong water signs Deep, weak possibly slow w/strong water signs
KD Jing Deficiency In children poor physical a/or mental development - In adults weakening of the bones, teeth, back a/or knees, memory problems, lessening of sexual libido/ability Red, peeled Floating, empty

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes
  • Valaskatgis, Peter: New England School of Acupuncture, TCM Lab II Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

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