Malnutrition - Chronic Condition which injures Spleen and Stomach

Emaciation of the body with a dull yellow complexion, dry hair, dull spirit, possible irritability, poor memory and irregular cravings (ie-dirt). This condition will impair the childs development leading to Yin and Yang collapse.


Main Causes of malnutrition

  • Deficient intake of food Poor quality intake of food
  • Congenital defect of interior organs Diseased


Gan Qi - Early Stage - spleen deficiency

  • Poor appetite, mental fatigue, soft or dry stool, slowly becoming emaciated, dull yellow complexion, stomach heat symptoms, irritability
  • Rx - Jian Pi Wan

Gan Ji - Middle Stage - Weak SP and ST heat impairing Heart and Liver

  • Emaciation with large abdomen, dull yellow complexion, irritability, dry dull hair, poor sleep, repeated strange movements (ie rubbing eyes, moving mouth - due to liver wind)
  • Rx- Fei Er Wan

Gan Gan - Late Stage - dry nutrition

  • Extreme emaciation, loose skin, no fat, no muscles, wrinkled skin, dry skin, dry hair, mentally weak, cloudy eyes, poor spirit, large upper abdomen with sunken lower abdomen
  • Rx- Ba Zheng Tang or Sheng Fu Tang (yang collapse)

Yan Gan - eye disorders

  • Dry eyes, sore eyes, night blindness, light sensitivity, cloudy eyes with malnutrition
  • Rx-Shi Hu Ye Guang Wan

Kou Gan - mouth disorders

  • Mouth sores, cankers, irritability, red lips, constipation
  • Rx- Xie Xin Dao Chi San

Gan Zhong Zhang - Spleen Yang Deficiency

  • Ankle edema working upwards towards the face, damp symptoms.
  • Rx- Zhen Wu Tang