Liver Fire - Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnostic Patterns

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    General Signs and Symptoms of Liver Fire

    General Signs & Symptoms:
    Headache, irritability, explosive anger, dizziness, tinnitus, bitter taste in the mouth, red face, red eyes, dream-disturbed sleep, constipation

    • Tongue:
      Red, dry w/yellow coat, possibly redder along the LV/GB area
    • Pulse:
      Wiry, full, rapid

    Conditions that may arise from Liver Fire

    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
    Acne Heat in the Blood, Liver Fire, Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat
    Asthma Kidney Qi Deficiency, Liver Fire, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Deficiency, Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold, Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat, Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold, Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Bronchiectasis Liver Fire, Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat, Lung Dryness, Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat
    Gallstones (Cholelithiasis) Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Blood Stagnation, Liver Fire, Liver Qi Stagnation
    Chronic Cholecystitis Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Blood Stagnation, Liver Fire, Liver Qi Stagnation
    Coma Blood Stagnation, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Fire, Liver Wind, Liver Yin Deficiency, Shen Disturbance
    Convulsions Blood Stagnation, Heart Blood Stagnation, Liver Fire, Liver Wind, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Deficiency
    Cystitis Bladder Damp Heat, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Fire
    Depression Blood Stagnation, Heart Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Fire, Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Dizziness (Vertigo) Blood Stagnation, Kidney Qi Deficiency, Liver Fire, Liver Wind, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Dysuria (Painful Urination) Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Fire, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Fever Blood Stagnation, Liver Fire, Liver Qi Stagnation, Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat, Stomach Fire
    Hemorrhoids Bladder Damp Heat, Heat in the Blood, Liver Fire, Liver Yang Rising
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Blood Stagnation, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Fire, Liver Wind, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Deficiency
    Hyperthyroidism Heart Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Fire, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yang Rising, Liver Yin Deficiency, Phlegm Stagnation
    Insomnia Heart Fire, Heart Qi Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Fire, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Leukorrhea Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Fire, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Neurasthenia Heart Qi Deficiency, Liver Fire, Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Blood Stagnation, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Fire, Liver Wind, Liver Yin Deficiency
    Schizophrenia Heart Blood Deficiency, Liver Fire, Liver Yang Rising, Phlegm Stagnation, Shen Disturbance, Spleen Qi Deficiency
    Spermatorrhea Kidney Jing Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Fire
    Thyroiditis Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Fire, Spleen Yang Deficiency
    Tinnitus Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Fire, Liver Yin Deficiency, Lung Qi Deficiency, Phlegm Stagnation, Spleen Qi Deficiency, Spleen Qi Sinking
    Trigeminal Neuralgia Blood Stagnation, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Liver Fire, Liver Yin Deficiency, Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold, Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat, Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold, Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat, Stomach Fire

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    Related Formulas From Our Store for Liver Fire

    Below you will find Chinese Herbal Medicine formulas that we have available in our store that may be appropriate for this TCM diagnostic pattern.

    Chai Hu Long Gu Mu Li Wan - Anxiety, Bipolar, Insomnia Herbal Formula
    Chai Hu Long Gu Mu Li Wan - Anxiety, Bipolar, Insomnia Herbal Formula

    Uses: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Insomnia, Irritability. Chai Hu Long Gu Mu Li Wan (Chai Hu Long Gu Mu Li Pian, Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang...



    Long Dan Xie Gan Wan - Headache, Irritability, Leukorrhea Herbal Formula
    Long Dan Xie Gan Wan - Headache, Leukorrhea, Irritability Herbal Formula

    Uses: Headache, Dizziness, Irritability, Leukorrhea, Swelling of the Genitals.



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    Chinese Herbal Formulas for Liver Fire

    Below you will find practitioner level information regarding TCM Herbal Formulas that are applicable to this pattern.

    Formula Name General Usage Functional Grouping Combinations
    Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Wan - Bupleurum, Dragon Bone, and Oyster Shell Formula - TCM Herbal Formula

    Used for heat that is lodged in the chest affecting all yang stages, also for phlegm in the liver/gall bladder.  Generally used for a range of psychological conditions, aiding with drug withdrawal and related issues.  Symptoms include...  Read Full Details...

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    Long Dan Xie Gan Wan - Gentiana Purge Liver Formula - TCM Herbal Formula

    Hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, easily angered, headache, dizziness, red, and possibly sore, eyes, diminished hearing and/or swollen sensation in ears/head.  May have urinary symptoms such as painful, hot...  Read Full Details...

    Clear Heat, Clear Heat From The Organs
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    Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen, Harmonize

    Acupuncture Theory Information

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

    Helpful/Empirical Acupuncture Points for Liver Fire