This pattern is affiliated with mood disorders, persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) and anxieties which are caused by stress and constant negative emotions. The heart houses the mind and emotional problems, in particular sadness, sap the heart energies leading to heart chi deficiency. Social isolation and chronic illness, which involves sweating and tiredness, can also cause this pattern. Palpitations are the main symptom as the heart produces and circulates blood but in heart chi deficiency there is not enough blood to be pumped.
Palpitations, chronic or excessive negative emotions, sadness, shortness of breath on exertion, sweating, pallor, tiredness, listlessness.