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Blood (Xue) stagnation and blood clotting after vaccination.

Updated: 6 days ago

> Chinese medicine practitioners across the country report a sharp increase in severe blood stagnation cases.

> Untreated blood stagnation can lead to strokes and other cardiovascular events.

> Anyone can determine blood stagnation by looking at the underside of the tongue.

> In non-life threatening cases a Chinese medicine practitioner can easily diagnose and treat blood stagnation with blood-invigorating herbs and/or acupuncture.

> There are ways to prevent and tackle mild blood stagnation on your own.


As an Integrative Chinese medicine practitioner I am constantly in touch with many colleagues across the country with a combined pool of a few hundred clients a month.

What is being reported recently is an increase in Yin depletion and (Xue) blood stagnation in people after vaccination.

I just had a personal experience of this condition in the family and would like to report this, so you know what to look for.

What is (Xue) blood stagnation and Yin depletion?

Yin depletion refers to decay of the physical substance of your entire body - bones, muscles, organs and especially fluids. In this case it happens as a result of Heat or Toxic Heat syndrome, which is the result of inflammation caused by the spike protein of the vaccine.

As we age Yin depletion happens naturally, resulting ultimately in death, but it is the increase and the pace of it after vaccines, coupled with (Xue) blood stagnation, that is worrisome in these cases.

Xue translated in English as blood only, includes also other fluids of the body like: lymph, bile , intercellular liquid, digestive enzymes etc. As we are largely made of water (up to 70%), roughly half of it is Xue (if you count all extracellular fluid).

To sum it up, around one third of the human body is composed of the moving tissues of different kinds and purposes that Chinese medicine refers to as Xue.

When Xue stagnation occurs, it thickens and loses efficiency, the organs and tissues are not fed and lubricated, toxins accumulate and your whole body wilts and rusts.

This translates into circulation problems, high or low blood pressure, headaches, palpitations, joint and muscle stiffness, restlessness, emotional outbursts and erratic sleep. If left untreated this could lead to blood clotting and a whole range of circulation-related events, with strokes and heart attacks at the extreme, and limbs swelling, weakness, chronic fatigue and depression at the milder end.

Who is at high risk of blood stagnation?

The most vulnerable are people with passive lifestyles, obese, over 50, post-menopausal women and people who have been previously ill and/or with a history of dampness or mucus (tan). To put it simply, those whose (Xue) blood is already depleted, blocked or stagnated.

Men would be more susceptible to blood stagnation and women to depletion.

It is also worth saying that people with blood type A are especially vulnerable to (Xue) blood stagnation, due to their thicker blood (higher red cell count), and blood type 0 would be the least affected.

How to recognize blood stagnation?

With (Xue) blood stagnation you look for blueish, bruise-like marks or blueish veins on the underside of the tongue. This is unusual, as overall tongue diagnosis is conducted from looking at the top of the tongue.

Below are some pictures of tongues and what to look for.

Picture 1. (stock picture) healthy looking tongue underside, perfect pinkish colour, good looking moisture. Insignificant Xue stagnation.

Picture 2. (stock picture): mild/moderate Xue stagnation (blueish veins), overall the tongue appears to be small in size and red, indicating Yin deficiency and Empty Heat. We need to nourish Yin, Xue and disperse stagnation.