Kidney Yin Deficiency

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Pattern of Illness

Symptoms of Kidney Yin Deficiency
Dry mouth, especially at night
Dark, scanty urination
Night sweats
Malar flush
Sensation of heat in palms, soles, chest
Heat flushes in the afternoon or evening
Ringing in the ears
Chronic low back soreness or weakness
Desire to lie down and sleep
Hair falls out easily
Declining muscle mass, thin body
Dry throat
Hot palms and soles
Premature ejaculation
Nocturnal emission

Reddish tongue with little or no coating

Floating and empty pulse

Related Conditions
High blood pressure
Low back pain
Chronic urogenital infections

Herbs Used For Kidney Yin Deficiency

  • Rehmannia
  • Lycii
  • Schisandra

Foods Used For Kidney Yin Deficiency
These are just some of the foods that are believed to help kideny yin deficiency

  • Kidney beans
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Protein
  • Asparagus
  • Egg
  • Sweet Potato
  • Seaweed
  • String beans
  • Celery
  • Parsley
  • Grapes
  • Plum
  • Berries
  • Sea salt

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.

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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