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

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.

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