Health Issues

and Symptoms Connections

Health Issues / Conditions / Symptoms Connections

Our site currently has connections with 351 issues/symptoms. Within each condition/issue section you will find pointers to related information such as acupuncture protocols, herbal formulas, blog articles/research and more.


Issue/Symptom of the Day

Thyroid Problems

The thyroid gland produces two hormones, triiodothyronine and thyroxine, which are carried through the bloodstream and affect weight, metabolism, skin moisture levels, breathing, brain development, menstruation, cholesterol, muscle strength and other essential functions. Hypothyroidism occurs when there is not enough...

In most cases, from a Chinese Medicine theory perspective, the "condition/issue" is not exclusively relevant. This section is here as a way to communicate potential approaches and present logical groupings of techniques and information. Treatments approaches would generally be designed with the diagnostic pattern(s) the person is presenting with in mind. See our blog post, "treating the cause vs. the symptoms" for an introduction to the diagnostic and treatment process.

We also have a meta list grouped by tcm diagnostic patterns that you may explore.


TCM Pattern of the Day

Heart Yang Collapse

Similar symptoms to HT Qi Deficiency (palpitations on exertion, fatique, spontenous sweating) but with cold limbs, feeling of cold, bright pale face. HT Yang Collapse: more serious, patient needs to go to the hospital, severe palpitations, weak and shallow breathing,...

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