Deficiency Syndrome

Deficiency syndrome is a TCM condition that is marked by weakness of energy. It can be caused by poor quality of blood or body fluids and a lack of yin and yang qi. Deficiency syndrome is often seen in chronic internal illness or at the advanced stages of external diseases. The manifestations of deficiency syndrome include apathy, sallow complexion, palpitations and shortness of breath, as well as spontaneous sweating, night sweating, feverish sensations in the palms and soles, or an aversion to cold and coldness of limbs.