Spleen And Stomach Syndromes - Basic Level

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The spleen is the largest organ in the lymphatic system and is an important organ for keeping bodily fluids balanced. There are a lot of syndromes that cover the spleen and stomach and are mostly characterized with pain. Take this quiz on recognizing basic Spleen and Stomach syndromes - Traditional Chinese Medicine and see how much you know. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which syndrome would you suspect?Tiredness, loose stools, undigested food in the stools, poor or abnormal appetite. 
    • A. 

      Spleen Qi Deficiency

    • B. 

      Spleen Yang Deficiency

    • C. 

      Spleen Qi Sinking

    • D. 

      Spleen not controlling Blood

    • E. 

      Spleen Qi Deficiency with Dampness

    • F. 

      Cold-Damp Invading the Spleen

    • G. 

      Damp-Heat Invading the Spleen

  • 2. 
    Which syndrome would you suspect?Poor appetite, feeling of heaviness, stuffiness in epigastrium and/or lower abdomen, thirst with no desire to drink, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, loose stools with offensive odour, burning sensation in anus, scanty dark yellow urine, low grade fever, dull headache with a feeling of heaviness in the head, skin eruptions, tongue Coat: Thick, Sticky, Yellow. 
    • A. 

      Spleen Qi Deficiency

    • B. 

      Spleen Yang Deficiency

    • C. 

      Spleen Qi Sinking

    • D. 

      Spleen not controlling Blood

    • E. 

      Spleen Qi Deficiency with Dampness

    • F. 

      Cold-Damp Invading the Spleen

    • G. 

      Damp-Heat Invading the Spleen

  • 3. 
    Which syndrome would you suspect?Stuffiness in chest, abdomen and/or epigastrium, feeling of heaviness in the head andbody, feeling cold in the epigastrium – better with warmth, nausea, sweet taste or loss of taste, no thirst, or thirst with no desire to drink, white vaginal discharge, lassitude.  Pulse: Slippery. 
    • A. 

      Spleen Qi Deficiency

    • B. 

      Spleen Yang Deficiency

    • C. 

      Spleen Qi Sinking

    • D. 

      Spleen not controlling Blood

    • E. 

      Spleen Qi Deficiency with Dampness

    • F. 

      Cold-Damp Invading the Spleen

    • G. 

      Damp-Heat Invading the Spleen

  • 4. 
    Which syndrome would you suspect?Tiredness, loose stools, undigested food in the stools, poor or abnormal appetite,abdominal distension after eating, heavy limbs, desire to lie down, pale complexion, weakness of limbs, muzzy head. 
    • A. 

      Spleen Qi Deficiency

    • B. 

      Spleen Yang Deficiency

    • C. 

      Spleen Qi Sinking

    • D. 

      Spleen not controlling Blood

    • E. 

      Spleen Qi Deficiency with Dampness

    • F. 

      Cold-Damp Invading the Spleen

    • G. 

      Damp-Heat Invading the Spleen

  • 5. 
    Which syndrome would you suspect?Tiredness, loose stools, undigested food in the stools, poor or abnormal appetite,menorrhagia or metrorrhagia.purpura, blood spots under skin (petechiae), blood in urine or stools,bruises easily, sallow pale complexion. 
    • A. 

      Spleen Qi Deficiency

    • B. 

      Spleen Yang Deficiency

    • C. 

      Spleen Qi Sinking

    • D. 

      Spleen not controlling Blood

    • E. 

      Spleen Qi Deficiency with Dampness

    • F. 

      Cold-Damp Invading the Spleen

    • G. 

      Damp-Heat Invading the Spleen

  • 6. 
    Which syndrome would you suspect?Tiredness, loose stools, undigested food in the stools, poor or abnormal appetite,bearing down sensation in abdomen, prolapse. 
    • A. 

      Spleen Qi Deficiency

    • B. 

      Spleen Yang Deficiency

    • C. 

      Spleen Qi Sinking

    • D. 

      Spleen not controlling Blood

    • E. 

      Spleen Qi Deficiency with Dampness

    • F. 

      Cold-Damp Invading the Spleen

    • G. 

      Damp-Heat Invading the Spleen

  • 7. 
    Which syndrome would you suspect?Tiredness, loose stools, undigested food in the stools, poor or abnormal appetite,feeling cold. 
    • A. 

      Spleen Qi Deficiency

    • B. 

      Spleen Yang Deficiency

    • C. 

      Spleen Qi Sinking

    • D. 

      Spleen not controlling Blood

    • E. 

      Spleen Qi Deficiency with Dampness

    • F. 

      Cold-Damp Invading the Spleen

    • G. 

      Damp-Heat Invading the Spleen

  • 8. 
    Which syndrome might you suspect?Uncomfortable feeling in the epigastrium, poor or abnormal appetite, tiredness especially in the morning, weak limbs. 
    • A. 

      Stomach Qi Deficiency

    • B. 

      Stomach Yin Deficiency

    • C. 

      Stomach Fire

    • D. 

      Cold Invading the Stomach

    • E. 

      Retention of Food in the Stomach

    • F. 

      Stagnation of Blood in the Stomach

  • 9. 
    Which syndrome might you suspect?Severe, stabbing pain in the epigastrium which may be worse at night and with pressure, vomiting, possibly vomiting of dark blood. 
    • A. 

      Stomach Qi Deficiency

    • B. 

      Stomach Yin Deficiency

    • C. 

      Stomach Fire

    • D. 

      Cold Invading the Stomach

    • E. 

      Retention of Food in the Stomach

    • F. 

      Stagnation of Blood in the Stomach

  • 10. 
    Which syndrome might you suspect?Fullness, pain and distension of the epigastrium that is relieved by vomiting, sour regurgitation, no appetite, nausea, vomiting.  
    • A. 

      Stomach Qi Deficiency

    • B. 

      Stomach Yin Deficiency

    • C. 

      Stomach Fire

    • D. 

      Cold Invading the Stomach

    • E. 

      Retention of Food in the Stomach

    • F. 

      Stagnation of Blood in the Stomach

  • 11. 
    Which syndrome might you suspect?Sudden, severe pain in the epigastrium, vomiting clear fluid (which may alleviate the pain), feeling cold, preference for warmth and warm fluids.  
    • A. 

      Stomach Qi Deficiency

    • B. 

      Stomach Yin Deficiency

    • C. 

      Stomach Fire

    • D. 

      Cold Invading the Stomach

    • E. 

      Retention of Food in the Stomach

    • F. 

      Stagnation of Blood in the Stomach

  • 12. 
    Which syndrome might you suspect?Burning pain in epigastrium, intense thirst with desire to drink cold liquids, constant hunger. 
    • A. 

      Stomach Qi Deficiency

    • B. 

      Stomach Yin Deficiency

    • C. 

      Stomach Fire

    • D. 

      Cold Invading the Stomach

    • E. 

      Retention of Food in the Stomach

    • F. 

      Stagnation of Blood in the Stomach

  • 13. 
    Which syndrome might you suspect?Abnormal appetite, dull or slightly burning epigastric pain, constipation with dry stools, feeling of heat in the afternoon, dry mouth and throat especially in the afternoon, thirst with a desire to drink in small sips. 
    • A. 

      Stomach Qi Deficiency

    • B. 

      Stomach Yin Deficiency

    • C. 

      Stomach Fire

    • D. 

      Cold Invading the Stomach

    • E. 

      Retention of Food in the Stomach

    • F. 

      Stagnation of Blood in the Stomach

  • 14. 
    Stomach Yin Deficiency can be caused by (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Irregular eating

    • B. 

      After-effects of external wind

    • C. 

      After-effects of external heat

    • D. 

      Phlegm forming foods like dairy and banana

    • E. 

      Medication such as sterroids and anti-biotics

    • F. 

      Anger and frustration

  • 15. 
    Retention of food in the Stomach can be caused by overeating, eating very rich food, eating too quickly, or eating in a very stressful environment. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Spleen Qi Deficiency can be caused by any of the following (check more than one correct answer)
    • A. 

      Lots of raw food and fruit juice

    • B. 

      Over-thinking and excess studying

    • C. 

      Lots of heating food like chilli and cinnamon

    • D. 

      Irregular eating habits

    • E. 

      A dry environment or central heating

    • F. 

      A damp environment

    • G. 

      Long term or chronic illness