General Deficiency and Excess of Yin and Yang
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General Deficiency and Excess of Yin and Yang

Quality of: Excess Yang - Acute
(Excess Heat Condition)
Yin Xu - Chronic
(Deficient Heat Condition)
Excess Yin - Acute
(Excess Cold/Dampness Condition)
Yang Xu - Chronic
(Deficient Cold Condition)

Pulse
Normal: Moderate

Rapid, Strong.

Rapid, Weak.

- Could Be Thinner

Slow.

Slow, Weak.

Tongue
Normal: Pink/Light Red

Red Body, Yellow Coat

Notes:
Yellow Due To Heat Burning Body Fluids.

Red Body, Thin/No Coat

Notes:
Light Mild Heat/Slow Boiling Heat.
Map Coating (Partial Peel: Only Part Of Tongue Has Coat).

Pale/Pink Or Purplish/Bluish Body.

- Poss. Thick Coat

- Poss. Swollen
 
Notes:
Thickness Due To Excess Body Fluids.

Pale Body, Thin/White Coat (Normal), Flaccid.

- Poss. Teeth Marks Over Months Or Years


Notes:
Not Excess Or Additive Cold, More Of A Xu Cold.
Has Nothing To Do W/Yin Fluids.
Water Metabolism Slows, Causing Chronic Water Retention Problem.

Face

Red.

- Poss. Dryness

Only Cheeks Red.

- Poss. Dryness

Pale.

- Poss. Swollen

Pale.


Eyes

Red.

Notes:
If Inflammation Is Involved There Will Be Burning Sensation.
Any Burning Sensation Is Usually Associated W/Heat.

Red, Dry.

Notes:
Dryness Due To Fluid Xu, And Heat Excess.

Edema Around Eyes.

Dark Circles.

Notes:
Dark Circles Due To Slow/Poor Circulation. Kidney Involved: Kidney Qi Xu, Or Kidney Yang Xu.

Skin

Red, Inflamed.

- Poss. Skin Rashes

Notes:
If Patient Sweats, It Will Be A Profuse Sweat.

Dry Skin.

- Poss. Rash, But No Puss Or Wounds


- Poss. Sweat, But Only In Late Afternoon, Or At Night


- Poss. Five Palm Heat

Oily Skin, Body Odor, Pale.

- Poss. Rashes W/Puss If There Is Dampness


- Poss. Cysts, Masts, Edema Due To Fatty Tissue Stagnation

Notes:  
If There Is Sweat, It Will Be Greasy And Oily.
Dampness Tries To Protect The Evil By Pulling It Down, Inhibiting Sweat From Benefiting Fever Condition.

Spontaneous Sweat W/Wo Exertion.

Notes: Door Is Open, Functional Yang Energy Xu, So Sweat Leaks Out.

Lungs

Strong/Loud Cough W/Phlegm.

- Poss. Yellow, Green, Or Brown Phlegm. Indicates Infectious Disease

- Poss. Blood

Weak/Dry Cough.

- Poss. Aftermath Of Illness

Notes:
Smokers Cough.

Profuse Thick White/Clear Phlegm.

Shortness Of Breath, Difficulty Breathing, Or Weak Shallow Breathing.

Notes:
Asthma Has Both Lung And Kidney Xu.

Heart

Very Rapid/Strong Beat.

Notes:
Stimulants Such As Coffee & Cigarettes Are Excess Yang Additives Into The System.

Rapid/Weak Beat.

- Poss. Discomfort/Pain Around The Heart

Very Poor Blood Circulation.

- Poss. Heart Pain

- Congestion: Blood Clots Due To Blood Stagnation

Notes:
Heart Failure Prevalent.

When There Is Stagnation There Is Pain, No Stagnation, No Pain.

Angina.

Weak Heart And Low Functional Energy, Lots Of Heart Problems.

- Poss. Skipping Heart Rates

- Poss. Cardiac Pain, And Cardiac Failure

Appetite

High.

Notes:

Patient May Eat A Lot, But Do Not Gain Weight

Hungry, But Can Not Eat.


- Poss. Gas, Bloating, Abdominal Pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea

Notes:
Deficient Fluids (Insufficient To Digest Food).

Very Low Appetite.

Notes:

Crave Foods That Create Dampness, Such As Raw Or Greasy Foods, Makes Patient Feel Comfortable. Could Be Cause Of Illness.

Very Low Appetite, No Energy To Eat/Digest.

- Poss. Undigested Food In Stool

Thirst

High Thirst, Likes High Quantity Of Cold Drinks.

Thirsty, Sips Cool Drinks, But Can Not Drink Very Much.

Might/Might Not Have Low Thirst.

Low Thirst, Likes Warm Water.

Digestion

Bloating, Stool Will Be Dry, W/Difficult Bowel Movement, Extending Pain, Sharp Pain, Does Not Like Pressure, Does Not Like Heat.


- Poss. Burning Diarrhea Associated W/Damp Heat Or From Extreme Heat Stagnation. Truly A Constipation Condition Where Only Fluids Can Be Passed (Appears To Be Diarrhea), But Solids Are Not Passed

Notes:

Do Not Give Patients Warm Water Or Spicy Foods.

Dry Hard Stool (Chronic). Dull, Achy Abdominal Pain, W/A Little Burning Sensation. Likes Pressure, Does Not Like Heat.

Sticky Stool W/Mucus, Poorly Formed. Abdominal Pain. Does Not Like Pressure. Likes Heat.

- Poss. Diarrhea

Weak/Slow Digestion. Mild, Dull, Achy Abdominal Pain. Likes Heat, Likes Pressure.

- Poss. Early Morning Diarrhea. Lowest Environmental Yang.

Kidney / Bladder
(Water Metabolism)

Dark, Scant, Yellow Urine, Strong Urinary Track Inflammation (UTI).

- Poss. Extending/Sharp Pain

Notes:

UTI Symptoms: Urgency, Frequency, And Burning Sensation.

Scant, Light Yellow Urine, Low Grade UTI.

- Poss. Chronic

Copious Urination, Light/Whitish Colored.

- Poss. Cloudy Or W/Puss Due To Dampness

Copious, Clear, Frequent, Usually Night Urination.

- Poss. Feeling Of Not Being Finished, Due To Lack Of Functional Energy

Notes:

Kidney Yang Deficiency Problem.

Reproduction

Strong/Excess Sex Drive

- Poss. High Chance Of Contracting Illness (Fatigue, PID's, STD's, Prostatitis)

- Poss. Hormone Imbalance

Slightly Higher Sex Drive, But Tires Easily (Hard Time Performing).

- Poss. Vaginal Dryness

Prone To STD's, Yeast, Infections, Warts, Cysts.

Low Sex Drive, Can't Perform.

- Poss. Infertility, Premature Ejaculation, Nocturnal Emissions, Low Sperm Count

Menses
Normal: Regular, No PMS, No Cramps, No Clots, No Spotting

Very Red Color, Short Cycle.

- Poss. Early Menstruation (5 To 7 Days)

Notes:

Blood Is Either Dried Up In A Short Cycle, Or Heavy Due To Pushing Force Of Heat.

Brown Or Dark Red, Scanty.

Dark Purplish, Long Period Or No Period Due To Excess Fluids Or Cold Respectively

- Poss. Blood Clots

Long Cycle, Thin, Or Light Colored, Delayed Menstruation.

- Poss. Skipping Cycle (No Cycle)

Sleep

Does Not Like To Sleep, Toss And Turn, Restless.

Notes:

Coffee Is A Good Example Of Excess Functional Energy Added To The System.

Trouble Falling Asleep, Symptoms Worse At Night.

- Poss. Day Time Naps, Easier To Fall Asleep

Notes:

Blood Deficiency.

Wants To Sleep, Groggy After Sleep.

Notes:

Clear Yang Gets Pulled Down By Dampness.

Wants To Sleep A Lot, Likes To Take Naps, And Always Feels Better After Sleep.

Energy

High Level Of Energy, Restless.

Restless, But Exhausted. Tired, But Cannot Sleep.

Often Feel Tired, Lethargic w/no Motivation.

Weak, Due To No Functional Energy, True Weakness.

Emotions

Angry, Anxious, Agitated, Restless All The Time.

Angry And Anxious, But Less Energy Behind The Emotion.

Clinical, Mental, Or Neurological Disorders.


Notes:

Two Types Of Mental Illness. Phlegm Misting The Heart: Not Social, Hide In A Corner. Phlegm Heat Attacks/Invades The Heart.

Sad, Depressed, No Motivation, Cannot Interact, Afraid, Low Self Esteem.

Speech

Loud, Rapid, Talks A Lot.

Speaks Quickly, But Not Loud Or Strong.

Slow Speech, Heavy Or Phlegmy Voice, Speech Disorders, Esp. W/Tongue Swelling.

Slow And Weak. Mainly Yes Or No Answers.

Body Temperature

Hot, High Fever, Sensitive To Heat.

Low Grade Fever, 5 Palm Heat (Also called 5 Center Heat).

Cold, Sensitive To Cold.

Very Cold, Sensitive To Cold.