Kidney Yang Deficiency - Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnostic Patterns

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    General Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Yang Deficiency

    General Signs & Symptoms:
    Sore a/or weak back/knees, sensation of cold, aversion to cold, weak lower limbs, lassitude, clear copious urine, poor appetite, loose stools, edema (which can be severe)

    • Tongue:
      Pale, swollen, wet possibly a white coat with strong water signs
    • Pulse:
      Deep, weak possibly slow with strong water signs

    Conditions that may arise from Kidney Yang Deficiency

    Listed below are western medical conditions and/or general symptoms that may arise from this particular TCM pattern. The condition page that they link to will have the majority of commonly related patterns for this specific condition.

    Pattern Related Conditions/Symptoms Other Possible TCM Patterns
    Addison's Disease (Adrenal Insufficiency) Kidney Qi Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Blood Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Anemia Heat in the Blood, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Blood Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Arrhythmia (Palpitations) Blood Stagnation, Heart Qi Deficiency, Heart Yang Deficiency, Heart Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Behcet's Disease Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Bronchitis Kidney Yang Deficiency, Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold, Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat, Lung Qi Deficiency, Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold, Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Colon Cancer Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Coma Blood Stagnation, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Fire, Liver Wind, Liver Yin Deficiency, Shen Disturbance
    Congestive Heart Failure Blood Stagnation, Heart Qi Deficiency, Heart Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Lung Qi Deficiency, Phlegm Stagnation
    Dermatitis Heat in the Blood, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Wind, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Diabetes Type I, Diabetes Type II Blood Stagnation, Heart Qi Deficiency, Heart Yin Deficiency, Kidney Qi Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Lung Qi Deficiency, Lung Yin Deficiency, Stomach Fire, Stomach Qi Deficiency, Stomach Yin Deficiency
    Diarrhea Kidney Yang Deficiency, Liver Attacking the Spleen, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Stomach Cold, Stomach Dampness, Stomach Fire, Stomach Food Stagnation, Stomach Qi Deficiency
    Dysuria (Painful Urination) Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Fire, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Eczema Heat in the Blood, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Wind, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Edema Heart Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold, Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Gonorrhea Bladder Damp Heat, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat
    Gout Kidney Qi Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Liver Blood Deficiency, Liver Cold Stagnation, Liver Wind
    Hepato-Cirrhosis Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Blood Stagnation, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency, Stomach Dampness
    Hypercortisolism Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Yin Deficiency
    Hyperlipidemia Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Deficiency, Phlegm Stagnation, Spleen Yang Deficiency, Stomach Blood Stagnation, Stomach Fire, Stomach Qi Deficiency
    Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure) Heart Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Lung Qi Deficiency, Spleen Blood Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Spleen Qi Sinking, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Hypothyroidism Heart Yang Deficiency, Kidney Qi Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Infertility Blood Stagnation, Kidney Jing Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Stomach Qi Deficiency
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Kidney Yang Deficiency, Large Intestine Cold, Large Intestine Damp Heat, Large Intestine Dryness, Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Menopause (Hot Flashes) Kidney Jing Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency
    Miscarriages Kidney Jing Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Stomach Cold
    Myasthenia Gravis Blood Stagnation, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Spleen Qi Sinking, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Nephrotic Syndrome Blood Stagnation, Kidney Qi Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Osteoporosis Kidney Jing Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Pheochromocytoma Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Deficiency, Phlegm Stagnation
    Prostatitis Kidney Yang Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat
    Renal Failure Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Blood Stagnation, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Fire, Liver Wind, Liver Yin Deficiency
    Sciatica Kidney Qi Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Blood Deficiency, Liver Wind
    Scleroderma Blood Stagnation, Kidney Qi Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Blood Deficiency, Liver Wind, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Spermatorrhea Kidney Jing Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Fire
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Heart Blood Deficiency, Heart Qi Deficiency, Heart Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Liver Qi Stagnation, Lung Qi Deficiency, Lung Yin Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency, Stomach Qi Deficiency, Stomach Yin Deficiency
    Ulcerative Colitis Blood Stagnation, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Spleen Yang Deficiency

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    Chinese Herbal Formulas for Kidney Yang Deficiency

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    Acupuncture Theory Information

    Below you find acupuncture points and protocols that are commonly involved with the resolution of this particular TCM diagnosis.