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Five Center Heat

Yin Deficiency with deficiency heat

Clinical Manifestations:

  • Five center heat, which is heat manifesting on the Yin surfaces of the body, such as the palms, bottom of the feet, and the chest.
  • Night sweats, hot flashes.
  • T: Red, narrow, scanty coat
  • P: Thin and rapid

Treatment principle

  • Nourish yin, remove heat


  • Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (Tonifies Yin)
  • Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan (Clears deficiency heat)

Important herbs:

  • Huang Bai, Zhi Mu. Bitter and cold, they cool both deficiency and excess heat.

Blood Deficiency leading to deficiency heat (Think Liver/Spleen)

Clinical manifestations:

  • Five center heat especially in the afternoon and evening.
  • Fatigue, poor appetite, palpitations, dizziness, vertigo, pale complexion.
  • T: Pale
  • P: Thready, soft, or choppy.

Treatment principle:

  • Nourish blood


  • Si Wu Tang


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