This pattern is affiliated with chronic fatigue syndrome, candida overgrowth, ulcers, gastritis and obesity and is characterised by a deficient spleen unable to control blood. In Chinese medicine the spleen comprises the entire digestive system and aspects of the circulatory system, including containing blood in its vessels. In spleen not controlling blood the digestive process is impaired, spleen cannot hold the blood in its vessels and bleeding appears from various sources, such as under the skin, in the stools or urine, or from the uterus. The main cause for spleen not controlling blood is the lifestyle of constant rushing, worry over endless financial commitments (credit cards, loans, pay later schemes) which harms the spleen, and progressively less time for rest, relaxation and sleep. This pattern can also be caused by constantly trying new diets, following fad diets which leads to constantly changing eating habits; the keto diet, excessive consumption of cold and raw foods, overwork and overthinking.
Purpura, blood spots under the skin, blood in the urine or stool, menorrhagia or metrorrhagia, fatigue, no appetite, abdominal distension after eating, bloating, oedema, tiredness, lassitude, sallow complexion and shortness of breath, weakness of the limbs, tiredness, loose stools, feeling ungrounded, floating or spacey sensation, worry. If dampness involved: brain fog, nausea, stuffiness of the chest and epigastrium, feeling of heaviness.

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