Heart Yin Vacuity Xin Yin Xu

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Western diagnosis:

Anemia, chronic exhaustion, hypertension (high blood pressure), menopause, chronic sleep disturbances.

Symptoms

Inner restlessness, anxiety, trouble falling asleep with many dreams, trouble sleeping through the night, thirst, dry mouth, agitation, red cheeks, subfebrile (below normal) body temperature in the evening. Especially important differential symptom: Night sweat, hot flushes, hot feet and soles of feet.

Tongue: Red, no fur, red dots at the tip, tear at the tip

Pulse: Vacuous, floating, rapid

Causes

General:

Fever, too much talking, stress, always "being on the run," hectic lifestyle, excessive sexual activity late at night.

Differential Diagnosis

Differentiating heart yang vacuity from heart yin vacuity: Increased trouble sleeping through the night with heart yin vacuity; common in middle-aged and older people.

Therapy

Strengthen heart yin

Calm spirit (shen)

^^^^ Avoid:

Thermal nature

Hot and warm foods

Cooking method

Warming

Flavor

Acrid-hot, acrid-warm, bitter-hot, bitter-warm

Foods

All drying and warming foods

Recommended:

Therapy

Recommended:

Thermal nature

Neutral, cooling, possibly slightly warming foods

Flavor

Sweet-neutral, sweet-warm, sweet-cool, bitter-neutral, sour-neutral, sour-cool

Meat

Beef, (pork)

Fruit

Red grapes

Grains

Wheat (pasta)

Dairy products

Goat's milk cheese, sheep's milk cheese

Nuts and seeds

Poppy seed, black sesame

Other

Poppy seed pastry

Calm spirit (shen)

^^^^ Avoid:

Thermal nature

Warming foods and cooking methods

Flavor

Bitter-hot, acrid-hot

Foods

High-proof alcohol, acrid spices

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