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Xue Yu, Blood Stasis 血淤

By: Joe Hing Kwok Chu

Xue yu (blood stasis) is a term used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Xue yu may indicate micro clots in the circulatory system.

Clinical symptoms may include:

  • Amnesia.

  • Anxiety,   or uneasiness, fit of temper

  • Bleeding: Coughing out blood, vomiting blood, blood in urine, blood in stool, heavy bleeding during menopause, nose bleeding, gum bleeding, general bleeding in some part of the body.

  • Capillaries on nose and face showing

  • Chronic chest pain

  • Dementia.

  • Depression

  • Extremes of the body: fingers, toes, and lips show purple in color

  • Fever (mild) gradually appears at dusk

  • Fullness: Persistently feeling fullness in the head, eyes, body and limbs.

  • Hiccups endlessly

  • Insomnia

  • Lips are dark or dark eyes

  • Numbness in limbs and/or body.

  • Palpitation

  • Pain and aches, the pain feels as if pricking with needles and with fixed location

  • Pulse reading: Traditional Chinese pulse reading is hong. (a most important item), uneven pulse or tight, tense pulse.

  • Purpura

  • Skin is rough and scaly.

  • Tongue shows dark red, or dark blue or green color with bruise mark

  • Tumors or swollen body parts

  • Veins under the tongue puffy and twisted

Laboratory tests:

May show:

  • High in platelet counts.

  • Low in platelet counts.

  • Blood cell coagulation.

  • High or very low in prothrombin Time  test.

  • High or very low in INR test

  • Oversized red cells.

  • Sickle shape red cells.

  • High in homocysteine in blood.

  • High in cholesterol.

  • High in triglycerides.

  • High in ESR

Note: not all symptoms or test results are present.

Warning: Unless you are well trained and have experience do not attempt to solve this condition by trial and error. Serious injuries can result from incorrect usage.

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