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Signs & Symptoms:
- Severe distending headache (vertex & eyeballs)(fire)
- Dizziness

- Flushed face
- Red, swollen, painful eyes

- Dry mouth
- Bitter taste in mouth (from bile)

- Hot temper

- Sudden tinnitus or deafness
- swollen, painful ears
- perhaps pus in ears

- insomnia
- nightmares

- burning pain in hypochondrium
- vomiting w/ blood or nosebleed
- Yellow Urine, Constipation

T: Red
C: Yellow
P: Wiry & rapid
Liver Fire Flaring Up
Signs & Symptoms
- Clear Fire
- Calm Shen
Liver Fire Flaring Up
Treatment Principle
LIV-2: Ying Spring - Heat
LIV-3/LI-4: 4 gates move qi
LI-11: Internal heat
Yin Tang, Du-23, Du-24, shenmen(ear): calm shen
GB-12: Reduce fire in Liv/GB
GB-37: reduce fire in Liv/GB (for eyes)
GB-34: Clear heat from Liv/GB
Du-20:
Liver Fire Flaring Up
Acupoints
Signs & Symptoms:
- Burning pain in hypochondrium

- Bitter taste in mouth

- Nausea
- Vomiting sour & bitter fluids
- Abdominal Distention
- poor appetite

- irregular bowel movements
- concentrated, dark urine

- Perhaps Yang jaundice
- Perhaps alternating chills & fever

- Yellow vaginal discharge w/ foul smell
- Pain, swelling, & burning sensation of testicles
- rash in genital area

T: Red
C: Yellow & greasy - esp sides & root
P: Wiry & rapid or Slippery & rapid
Damp-Heat in Liver & Gall Bladder
Signs & Symptoms
- Clear Heat
- Resolve dampness from Liver & Gall Bladder
Damp-Heat in Liver & Gall Bladder
Treatment Principle
LIV-13: Sp front-mu
LIV-14: Liv front-mu
GB-24: GB front-mu
Du-9: Transform Damp-heat (jaundice)
GB-34: GB He-Sea Clears damp & cools heat
Ren-3: promote urination
Dan Nang Xue: GB extra point
SP-9: Disperse Damp (jaundice)
SP-6:
LIV-2: Ying Spring clears heat
Damp-Heat in Liver & Gall Bladder
Acupoints
Signs & Symptoms:
- Pain & cold sensations in lower abdomen

- Swelling & pain in scrotum as if testicles where being pulled downward
or
- Contractions & cold sensations of scrotum which are alleviated by warmth

- Perhaps vertex headache (not common)

- Dysmenorrhea or white or clear leucorrhea

T: Pale or Normal
C: Thin, White
P: Deep & Wiry or Deep & Tight (excess cold)
Cold Stagnation in the Liver Channel
Signs & Symptoms
(This is a pain problem)
This is a pain in the channel problem
- Warm Liver Channel
- Scatter Cold
Cold Stagnation in the Liver Channel
Treatment Principle
- Ashi Points
- SP-6: 3 Ley Yin (reduce + moxa)
- LIV-3: Open the Channel (reduce + moxa)
Cold Stagnation in the Liver Channel
Acupoints
Clinical Manifestations:
- Restlessness, irritability, agitation, anxiety - all associated with long term stress & emotional problems

- Insomnia
- Palpitations

- Dizziness
- Blurry vision

- Bitter taste in mouth *

- Hypochondriac distention & pain
- Suffocating Sensation in chest

- Nausea/Vomiting - bitter fluids

T: Red
C: Yellow, greasy, thick
P: Slippery, wiry, & rapid
Phlegm & Heat Disturb the Gall Bladder
Clinical Manifestations
- Clear Heat
- Transform phlegm
- Smooth Liver & Gall Bladder
- Harmonize Stomach
Phlegm & Heat Disturb the Gall Bladder
Treatment Principle
- GB-24: GB front mu
- UB-19: GB back shu
- ST-40: phlegm
- PC-6: Nausea/Vomiting
- REN-14: Heart Palps & Insomnia
- Yin Tang: Calm Shen
- Ear Shen Men: Calm Shen
Phlegm & Heat Disturb the Gall Bladder
Acupoints