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Numbness on one side of body causes

Numbness on one side of body causes
Numbness on one side of body causes

Symptom name: Numbness on one side of body
        The numbness is only seen on one side of body.
        This article only focuses on half-body numbness. As for those with numbness in all of the limbs, we will discuss in other separate section.
Causes and treatment:
1. Deficiency of Qi:
Main symptoms:
        Half body is numb, accompanied with weakness of limbs, palpitation, shortness of breath, wind fear, spontaneous sweating, weak pulse, pale and thin tongue coating, etc. This type is mostly due to overwork, improper diet, or take more medicine, resulting in damage to the qi, and numbness occurred.
Treatment:
        It should be supplemented with Qi and make tendons soft.
        It is suitable for Shen Xiao Huang Qi Soup.
2. Insufficient blood:
Main symptoms:
        Half body is numb, accompanied with dizziness, palpitations, insomnia, weak pulse, tender and pale tongue which coating is thin and a little dry. This type is mostly caused by excessive blood loss, or loss of Yin essence due to too more sex, multiple births, or consuming Yin fluid in the later stage of fever disease, or overtaking of hot products that can cause Yin and blood loss. It is attributed to liver and kidney deficiency.
Treatment:
        It should nourish blood and make tendons soft.
        It is suitable for Hua Shi Shu Gan Power.
3. Exogenous cold:
Main symptoms:
        Half body is numb, with headache and body pain, aversion to cold, no sweat, floating and tight pulse, thin and white tongue coating. This type is caused by wind-cold invasion of the skin, from the skin to the meridian's branches, and the branches are blocked. There are manifestations such as body pain and aversion to wind and pulse floating.
Treatment:
        It should be warm to unfasten the surface, relax the tendons and activate the meridians.
        It is suitable for Huang Qi Gui Zhi Wu Wu Soup added Scolopendra and Bombyx Batryticatus.
4. Liver wind internal movement:
Main symptoms:
        Half body is numb, with varying degrees of tremor, dizziness, headache, irritability, insomnia and more dreaminess, forceful pulse, dark red tongue, little or thin yellow tongue coating and dry. It is due to hepatic wind internal movement, caused by the proliferation of liver Yang, and then generates wind, the wind enters the meridians. Mostly related to emotional fluctuations.
Treatment:
        It should be to calm the liver and relieve wind, and make tendons soft, activate meridians.
        It is suitable for Tian Ma Gou Ten drink.
5. Wet phlegm obstructing the meridian's branches:
Main symptoms:
        Half body is numb, accompanied by a feeling of heaviness, dizziness, nausea, irritancy, wiry and slippery pulse, pale tongue, white coating. It is due to the spleen does not dissolve the body fluid, the body fluid accumulates into dampness, and the dampness gathers into phlegm, and the phlegm locates on the meridians, and then the body is numb. The key points of syndrome differentiation are: 1 body is fatter; 2 numbness is accompanied by heaviness of the limbs; 3 pulse is wiry and slippery, and the tongue coating is white or greasy; women have more vaginal discharge. It is damp phlegm outside, and is spleen deficiency inside.
Treatment:
        It should be to invigorate the spleen and replenish Qi, relieve phlegm and dredge meridians.
        It is suitable for Ban Xia Bai Zhu Soup.

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