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:
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
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.
Lips are dark or dark eyes
Numbness in limbs and/or body.
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.
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
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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Last update: Feb 22, 2009; 5:19 p.m. LAH