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Chest Pain (Often Connected to the Heart)

Heart Qi Deficiency

Clinical manifestations

  • Mild pain
  • Neurosis, heart condition,
  • Dull achy chest pain on one or both sides.
  • Chest congestion, palpitations
  • Spontaneous sweating, fatigue
  • T: Pale
  • P: Weak and thready

Treatment Principle

  • Tonify Heart Qi

Formula

  • Bao Yuan Tang

Cold accumulation (Yang deficiency) painful

Clinical manifestations

  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Chest pain, usually on the left side which could radiate tot he right, back shoulder, and arm.
  • Pale complexion, spontaneous sweating, cold extremities.
  • T: Pale, swollen, teeth marks
  • P: Deep, slow, knotty and intermittent

Treatment Principle

  • Tonify heart Yang, promote circulation of blood

Formula

  • Gua Luo Xie Bai Bai Jiu Tang

Heart Blood Stagnation (still a form of Yang deficiency)

Clinical manifestations

  • Typical Angina pectoris. Intense pain that can make the patient lose consciousness due to its intensity
  • Spontaneous cold sweating, fear, fatigue
  • T: Pale purple
  • P: Deep, thready, choppy, knotty, intermittent

Herb:

  • Dan Shen for chest pain

Formula

  • Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang
  • Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang

  • Phlegm accumulation (Involving the Lungs)

    Clinical manifestations

    • Cough
    • Excess phlegm, pain with cough

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