Blood Stagnation in TCM

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Pattern of Illness

Symptoms of Blood Stagnation
Dark, clotted, painful menstruation
Irregular menstruation
Nosebleeds
Abdominal pain
Fixed, stabbing pain
Tumors
Fibroids
Cysts

Tongue
Purple tongue, especially on the sides

Pulse
Wiry pulse

Foods Used For Blood Stagnation
These are just some of the foods that are believed to help blood stagnation
Brown sugar
Chestnut
Eggplant
Peach
Basil
Crab
Papaya
Saffron

Since symptoms of imbalances in alternative medicine may be linked to a number of medical conditions, it's important to consult your physician if you have any health concerns.

Self-treating a health condition and avoiding or delaying standard care may have serious consequences.

References
Kaptchuk TJ. The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine. Chicago: Contemporary (McGraw-Hill) 2000
Lu, H. Chinese Natural Cures, New York: Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, 1994.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.

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