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Xue stagnation and blood clotting after vaccination

Hi, it's Maciek here. I am coming back with a health alert regarding blood clotting incidents after vaccination.

As some of you know I am taking a very intensive Chinese medicine course, and now, a year in, I am undertaking a supervised practice involving diet, herbs and acupressure/acupuncture. The course itself is designed and led by Dr. Tadeusz Błaszczyk, a medical doctor with decades of practice and credentials, and particular modules are conducted by a range of experienced therapists and practitioners from around the country. This makes for at least 6 serious therapists with daily practices, between them at least 200 cases a month. Couple that with another 6 already practicing colleagues with a similar workload and we arrive at a good sample of at least 400 people seen every month.

My point being that if a health trend emerges it is quite easy to spot in a sample of this size.

Right now, what is being reported is an increase in Yin depletion and Xue 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.

Yin depletion refers to decay of the physical substance of your entire body - bones, muscles, organs and especially fluids. As we age this happens naturally, resulting ultimately in death, but it is the increase and the pace of it after vaccines, coupled with Xue stagnation, that is worrisome in these cases.

Xue is part of your Yin reservoir and consists of blood, lymph, bile and all the thicker fluids of the body. 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 to 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 swelling, weakness, chronic fatigue and depression at the milder end.

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 is already depleted, blocked or stagnated.

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

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

What to look for?

With Xue 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. No significant 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.

Picture 3. (recent case): severe Xue stagnation (blueish marks and patches), headaches, erratic sleep, vaccination 8 months prior, recent antibiotics. Need to seek medical attention, high possibility of stroke or other blood clotting induced event.

Picture 4. (same person) top of the tongue shows redness, cracks and no coating, indicating Yin depletion and subsequent Empty Heat, interview confirms frontal headaches from stomach heat and a pressure-like sensation on the top of the head indicating rising Liver Yang. Tongue confirms massive Liver Qi stagnation, with swelling of the edges.


Extensive blueish marks or veins on the underside of the tongue (picture 3) are in themselves a red flag and cause for concern. If they appear with a combination of overall redness of the top of the tongue (picture 4), and/or any other symptoms like:

  • headaches

  • high or low blood pressure

  • erratic behaviour

  • dizziness

  • feeling of pressure in the head

  • palpitations or irregular heart beat

  • insomnia or shallow sleep,

it would be wise to seek medical attention straight away. The doctor should perform sufficient tests to rule out the possibility of stroke, or any other cardiovascular event.

This redness of tongues with no coating (picture 4) is also symptomatic after vaccination and is an indication of pathological heat. When coupled with cracks and other symptoms this points to Yin depletion and subsequent unchecked Empty Heat rising. This is very dangerous in itself.

What to do?

First of all, if you have been vaccinated and experience anything unusual about your well-being contact your doctor and get yourself checked out. Early detection can save lives in this instance, so check your loved ones too.

In non-life threatening cases, a skilled Chinese medicine practitioner would tackle Xue stagnation with diet/lifestyle corrections and recommendations coupled with nourishing and stagnation dispersing herbs followed by acupuncture or gua sha massage. These all should be tailored to one's individual syndromes and conditions, though. Little details like blood type, the work you do or where you live could have influence on the overall strategy but it is the assessment of the tongue and pulse that carries the most weight.

Meanwhile, there is plenty you can do yourself to prevent and regulate Xue stagnation and slow down Yin depletion, and it all starts in the kitchen with food and drink, especially drink since we are talking about restoring the flow of liquid tissue.

And no, it doesn't mean that you have to drink 2 litres of water a day. That's just plain stupid.

Hydration doesn't equal moistening, lubrication or nourishing. There is much more to it than just water and it has more to do with herbal/fruit compotes for moistening and rich soups, broths and healthy fats for nourishing and lubrication - but I guess this will be whole series of posts for another time.

I will update this soon via blog posts and in the food and herbs tab of the website.

Best regards,


P.S. don't share this on facebook or other social media, so we can enjoy this kind of content and your online presence longer. Take care of yourself and the people around you.


I am not a medical professional or a doctor and none of the content of this article constitutes medical advice. You should always ask your doctor if you experience any ill symptoms.

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