Deficiency comes when the body’s energy is depleted by long-term illness or excessive work or stress. It produces moderate symptoms – aches rather than pain and symptoms that occur or worsen when the person is more tired.
The deficient patient has a weak voice, shallow breath, sweats slightly, wants to curl up, has dull, lingering pain that is alleviated by pressure, is listless and apathetic. They tend to be slow, lack intensity, find it difficult to be motivated, and are more likely to have a victim mentality.
Pale face, weak voice, slight sweating, slight shortness of breath, tiredness, loose stools, poor appetite, Empty pulse
Chilliness, a bright pale face, cold limbs, no thirst, a desire for hot drinks, loose stools, frequent pale urination, a Weak pulse and a Pale and wet tongue (in addition to the manifestations of Empty Qi)
Dull pale face, pale lips, blurred vision, dry hair, tiredness, poor memory, numbness or tingling, insomnia, scanty periods, Fine or Choppy pulse, Pale-Thin tongue
Feeling of heat in the afternoon or evening, a dry throat at night, night sweating, thin body, a Floating-Empty pulse and a Red-Peeled and dry tongue