Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the cause of fatty liver is due to external factors such as overeating and drinking or excessive alcoholism, internal due to liver failure, insufficiency of the spleen, and foods could not transform to Qi and blood , reverse aggregation into phlegm. The formation of blood stasis, the mutual accumulation of phlegm and blood stasis in the flanks causes liver damage, and the forming fatty liver. The main types of fatty liver are liver and Qi stagnation, weak spleen Qi, damp blocking internally, Qi stagnation and blood stasis, etc., which are the main pathogenesis of fatty liver , The clinical manifestations of fatty liver include flank pain, fatigue, body fatness, increased transaminase and blood fat index.
Fatty liver symptoms and treatments by TCM:
1. Fatty liver with liver and Qi stagnation
Flank pain, chest tightness, belch, abdominal distension, or low-grade fever, bitter mouth, thin white tongue coating, wiry pulse. It is better to disperse the liver and regulate Qi, supplemented by invigorating the spleen to treat blood, and it is suitable for Chai Hu Shu Gan powder addition or subtraction.
2. Fatty liver with weak spleen Qi
Chest tightness, belch, loss of appetite, abdominal distension, it should be mainly used to invigorate the spleen and replenish Qi, supplemented by dispersing the liver and dampness, it is suitable for Bu Zhong Yi Qi soup addition or subtraction .
3. Fatty liver with damp blocking internally
Yellow skin, bright yellow, yellow eyes, chest congestion, abdominal distension, swelling and pain in the right side, nausea and even vomiting, less of appetite, fatigue, it is recommended to remove dampness and resolve phlegm, supplemented by dispersing the liver and strengthening the spleen. It is suitable for Chai Hu Wei Ling soup addition or subtraction.
4. Fatty liver with Qi stagnation and blood stasis
Enlarged liver and spleen, stabbing pain in the right side, dull complexion, full abdomen, retching, less of appetite, petechiae or ecchymosis on the tongue, and wiry pulse. It should be promoted Qi and blood circulation, removing blood stasis, supplemented by dispersing the liver and invigorating the spleen, it is suitable to use Xue Fu Zhu Yu soup addition or subtraction.