Epistaxis is the medical term for bleeding from the nose. In Chinese medicine, this condition is often associated with problems with the Lungs and Stomach. Epistaxis can be caused by excess heat in these organs or by deficiency in yin or the Spleen, which can cause blood to leak from the vessels. Excess patterns of epistaxis are characterized by copious, acute bleeding and systemic heat, while in deficient patterns, the bleeding is mild and chronic, and may be accompanied by signs of deficiency such as pallor, weakness, and fatigue.