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Differentiating Gall Bladder Syndromes

Phlegm disturbing the gall bladder: (1) Dizziness, vertigo, bitter taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, irritability, insomnia, fright, fullness of the chest, sighing, slippery and sticky tongue coating, wiry pulse. (2) The gall bladder channel travels up to the head and eyes, so dizziness and vertigo are caused by pathogenic phlegm disturbing the brain along the course of the gall bladder channel. Internal phlegm disturbances lead to a restlessness of gall bladder qi resulting in irritability, insomnia, and fright. Stagnation of gall bladder qi affects the free flow of qi, this causes fullness of the chest and sighing. Since bile streams upward, there is a bitter taste in the mouth. Qi stagnation of the gall bladder also disturbs the stomach qi's descent leading to nausea and vomiting. A sticky and slippery tongue coating and wiry pulse are signs of phlegm obstruction.

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Read more on description of the main syndromes of other zang-fu organs: Heart, Liver, Spleen, Lung, Kidney, Small Intestine, Large Intestine, Urinary Bladder, and Stomach.
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