Liver Yin Deficiency

TCM Diagnostic Pattern

Liver Yin Deficiency TCM Pattern Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential approaches for liver yin deficiency.

Liver Yin Deficiency is one of many possible underlying factors from a TCM perspective for health issues such as addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), arrhythmia (palpitations), asthma, cataracts, colon cancer, coma, convulsions, deafness (hearing loss), dementia, dermatitis, disseminated intravascular coagulation (dic), dysuria (painful urination), eczema, glaucoma, glomerulonephritis, hepatitis (b or c), hepato-cirrhosis, hypercortisolism, hyperlipidemia, hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperthyroidism, hypochondriac pain, leukemia, leukorrhea, liver cancer - hepatocellular carcinoma (hcc), nephrotic syndrome, pancreatitis, parkinson's disease (pd), pheochromocytoma, renal failure, rheumatoid arthritis (ra), stroke (cva), tinnitus, transient ischemic attack (tia), tremor, and/or trigeminal neuralgia.

The above issues are common examples. In clinical situations, however, there are any number of other possibilities. Many times there will be a layered combination of issues intermixed from a variety of causal patterns in TCM terms. While initially complex, this is illustrative of the the web of relationships that Chinese Medicine is designed to approach.

Treatment approaches are often akin to unravelling an onion, with the goal of resolving the root factor involved in the constellation of resulting issues. The current and historical array of issues and signs must be taken into consideration as well as the timing of the onset of each individual aspect.

Related Acupuncture Protocols

When developing an acupuncture protocol a practitioner is very often focusing on the causal diagnoses in Chinese Medicine terms, not on the condition itself. To guide you towards treatment potentials, liver yin deficiency is referenced in the following acupuncture protocol sections:

Related Acupuncture Points

Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific diagnostic patter or condition. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following point should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • View KD 10 (Yin Valley)

        On the medial side of the knee joint between the tendons of semitendinosis and semimembranosus.

        Clears damp or damp-heat in the lower warmer - urgent/difficult urination, genital pain/itching, leukorrhea, uterine bleeding. Main treatment point of Liver Sho pattern (with LV 8) - in Japanese style Five Phase treatment protocol.

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