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Shenyangxu 腎陽虛         

by: Joe Hing Kwok Chu     Click here to see page with Chinese 按此看中英文版。

Clinical observation:

  • weakness in the loins, and legs,

  • cold lower part of the body (waist, legs and feet),

  • tension in the lower abdomen,

  • frequent urination or lack of urination,

  • swollen tongue with pale coating,

  • weak, slow pulse or deep and faint pulse in the che position (third position),

  • phlegm retention syndrome,

  • edema / flabby legs.

  • often chronic nephritis, advance diabetes, parasympathetic nervous system disorder, senile dementia, and other chronic  disorders or urinary dysfunction can accompany above mentioned syndrome.

Laboratory test results may include:

  • low levels of cAMP

  • relatively high levels of cGMP

  • low levels of adrenocortical hormone

  • low levels of epinephrine & norepinephrine

  • incorrect levels of electrolyte, low level of sodium

  • incorrect levels of diuretic hormone and anti-diuretic hormone. Often, the diuretic hormone is high. Sometimes, less often, the anti-diuretic hormone can be high.

  • over active parasympathetic nervous system

  • under active sympathetic nervous system

  • low levels of thyroid hormone

  • low levels of plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone

  • low levels of thyroid hormone, low or slow reaction to TRH test

  • circadian rhythms of 11-OHS abnormal

Often this condition can be successfully corrected using Qigong therapy.

People with shenyangxu condition are more susceptible to anaphylactic shock.

The other extreme condition is shenyinxu.

Herb therapy: jin gui shen qi wan is commonly used.


Note: cAMP is the abbreviation for cyclic adenosine mono phosphate, a cyclic nucleotide of adenosine that acts at the cellular level to regulate various metabolic processes and mediate the effects of many hormones; so it is also known as second messenger where hormones are the first messengers.


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