Hi – I received some good advice about my ‘empty heat’ and was wondering if there was anything in TCM about a concurrent/possibly related condition I have… for a while (I noticed it last fall), my hands become blotchy from possible vasodilation – red palms/fingers, white spots scattered throughout. Not sure if this is related to the ‘empty heat’ that comes out of the palms/foot soles. The ‘empty heat’ arose slowly and only became semi-consistent this February.
This blotchy skin condition will diminish, even fade at times, like if I raise the hands. Other times they look like pizza patterns, even if I raise them. I began to develop tendonitus/carpal tunnel/tennis elbow issues around the same time that I noticed this skin manifestation, so I wonder if there is some sort of constriction occurring in the arm or shoulder, resulting in this ‘blood pooling’ sort of thing. Is there anything in TCM that speaks of and/or treats this condition?
Edit: I have scheduled an appointment for my first time with an acupuncturist next week, but am hoping to enter with some information.