Aversion To Coldaccording to TCM

Symptom family: Cold Sensations and Intolerance

Sub-symptom(s): Slight Aversion To Cold

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Root Causes of Aversion To Cold in TCM

Explore below more details about what might cause Aversion to cold according to TCM.

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  • By Organ
  • Wind
  • Cold
  • Heat
  • Dampness
  • Yang Deficiency
  • Qi Deficiency
  • Dryness
  • Summer Heat
Detailed description of the cause

Wind

In TCM "Wind" is a concept that represents a pattern of disharmony, often characterized by its sudden and unpredictable nature, much like a gusty wind changing direction without warning. This pattern is associated with symptoms that come and go quickly or move around the body, such as itching, tremors, or even certain types of pain. Wind is considered to be a primary cause of illnesses that have these rapidly changing characteristics. In TCM, external Wind often refers to illnesses that start suddenly, like the common cold, believed to be caused by external pathogenic factors like climatic changes. On the other hand, internal Wind can be linked to internal imbalances and can manifest in conditions like dizziness or spasms. ... see more

Wind Patterns That Can Lead to Aversion To Cold

Common Symptoms: Fever Sneezing Headaches Nasal Discharge Coughing Body Pain Sore Throat Itchy Throat

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Damp-Wind Aversion to cold, Fever, Neck gland swelling, Nausea, Perspiration, Occipital stiffness, Body pain, Muscle pain, Feeling of heaviness, Swollen joints... see more Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang | Jiu Wei Qiang Huo Tang | Cang Er Zi San | Xiao Feng San | Ku Shen Tang | Hai Tong Pi Tang
Dry-Wind Aversion to cold, Perspiration, Skin dryness, Dry nose, Xerostomia, Dry throat, Dry cough, Sore throat, Dry tongue... see more Sang Xing Tang
Exterior Wind Aversion to cold, Fever, Headaches, Anemophobia, Nasal discharge, Clear sputum, Itchy throat, Sneezing, Coughing, Muscle pain, Itchy skin... see more Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San
Greater Yang Accumulation of Water Aversion to cold, Fever, Urinary retention, Slight thirst, Vomiting after eating Wu Ling San
Wind-Cold Aversion to cold, Fever, Sneezing, Coughing, Nasal discharge, Occipital headache, Occipital stiffness, Congested nose, White and watery sputum... see more Jiu Wei Qiang Huo Tang | Ma Huang Tang | Jing Fang Bai Du San | Cong Chi Tang | Huo Ren Cong Shi Tang | Jia Wei Xiang Su San | Shi Shen Tang | Jin Fei Cao San | Wu Ji San
Wind-Cold invading the Lungs Aversion to cold, Fever, Itchy throat, Shortness of breath, Congested nose, Nasal discharge, Sneezing, Headaches, Body pain, White and watery sputum, Coughing and wheezing with copious sputum... see more Ma Huang Tang | Ge Gen Tang | Xin Yi San | Zhi Sou San
Wind-Cold-Water invading the Lungs Aversion to cold, Ocular swelling, Shiny complexion, Scanty clear urination, Fever, Coughing, Shortness of breath, Facial edema... see more Xiao Qing Long Tang
Wind-Heat Aversion to cold, Fever, Sneezing, Coughing, Nasal discharge, Occipital stiffness, Occipital headache, Perspiration, Sore throat, Yellowish phlegm... see more Xiao Feng San | Yin Qiao San | Cong Chi Tang | Huo Ren Cong Shi Tang | Sang Ju Yin | Jing Jie Lian Qiao Tang | Zhu Ye Cheng Liu Tang | Fang Feng Tong Sheng San | Bing Peng San | Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin
Wind-Heat invading the Lungs Aversion to cold, Fever, Coughing, Sore throat, Congested nose, Nasal discharge, Copious thick yellow sputum, Sneezing, Headaches, Body pain, Thirst, Tonsil swelling... see more Yin Qiao San
Greater Yang Attack of Wind Slight aversion to cold, Anemophobia, Low grade fever, Mild sweating, Stiff neck, Sneezing, Occipital headache... see more Gui Zhi Tang
Detailed description of the cause

Cold

In TCM "Cold" as a pattern of disharmony refers to a specific type of imbalance within the body's systems, often linked to a deficiency or weakness. It's not about feeling physically cold or having a common cold, but rather a metaphorical description of certain symptoms and underlying conditions. When a TCM practitioner says someone suffers from "Cold," it usually implies that the body's Yang energy, which is warm and active, is insufficient or overpowered by Yin energy, which is cool and passive. Symptoms of Cold in TCM can include a general feeling of coldness, cold limbs, pale complexion, low energy, slow metabolism, and a preference for warmth. ... see more

Cold Patterns That Can Lead to Aversion To Cold

Common Symptoms: Fever Lack Of Sweating Chills Absence Of Thirst Shortness Of Breath Body Pain Headaches Coughing

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Dry-Cold Aversion to cold, Fever, Headaches, Skin dryness, Lack of sweating, Xerostomia, Dry throat, Coughing, Scanty sputum... see more Xing Su San
Empty-Cold Aversion to cold, Chills, Cold extremities, Pale face, Absence of thirst, Low energy, Perspiration, Diarrhea, Clear urination, Frequent urination... see more Huang Qi Jian Zhong Tang | Da Jian Zhong Tang
Exterior-Cold Aversion to cold, Fever, Body pain, Stiff neck, Lack of sweating, Absence of thirst, Feeling hot, Chills... see more Ma Huang Tang | Gui Zhi Tang
Greater Yang Attack of Cold Aversion to cold, Occipital headache, Low grade fever, Lack of sweating, Stiff neck, Sneezing, Nasal discharge, Shortness of breath... see more Ma Huang Tang
Wind-Cold Aversion to cold, Fever, Sneezing, Coughing, Nasal discharge, Occipital headache, Occipital stiffness, Congested nose, White and watery sputum... see more Jiu Wei Qiang Huo Tang | Ma Huang Tang | Jing Fang Bai Du San | Cong Chi Tang | Huo Ren Cong Shi Tang | Jia Wei Xiang Su San | Shi Shen Tang | Jin Fei Cao San | Wu Ji San
Wind-Cold invading the Lungs Aversion to cold, Fever, Itchy throat, Shortness of breath, Congested nose, Nasal discharge, Sneezing, Headaches, Body pain, White and watery sputum, Coughing and wheezing with copious sputum... see more Ma Huang Tang | Ge Gen Tang | Xin Yi San | Zhi Sou San
Wind-Cold-Water invading the Lungs Aversion to cold, Ocular swelling, Shiny complexion, Scanty clear urination, Fever, Coughing, Shortness of breath, Facial edema... see more Xiao Qing Long Tang
Yang Deficiency with Cold-Damp Aversion to cold - especially at the back, Body pain, Bone and joint pain, Cold extremities, Absence of thirst, Aversion to cold, Migraine, Cluster headache, Trigeminal neuralgia, Piriformis syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis... see more Fu Zi Tang
Detailed description of the cause

Heat

In TCM "Heat" signifies an excess of Yang energy, leading to an imbalance where heat predominates over the body's cool Yin aspects. This condition is metaphorically akin to an internal over-heating. Symptoms indicative of Heat can include feelings of warmth, fever, sweating, irritability, red face, thirst with a preference for cold drinks, and a rapid pulse. The tongue may appear red with a yellow coating. Unlike the common interpretation of heat in terms of temperature, in TCM, it represents a state of hyperactivity or inflammation in the body.... see more

Heat Patterns That Can Lead to Aversion To Cold

Common Symptoms: Fever Thirst Headaches Perspiration Sore Throat Xerostomia Body Pain Sneezing

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Damp-Heat Aversion to cold, Fever, Neck gland swelling, Headaches, Tight feeling in chest and stomach, Sticky taste in the mouth, Absence of thirst, Feeling hot, Feeling of heaviness, Bitter taste in the mouth, Acne... see more Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San | Lian Po Yin | Yin Chen Hao Tang | Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan
Dry-Heat or Dry-Fire Aversion to cold, Fever, Thirst, Perspiration, Sore throat, Skin dryness, Dry nose, Dry throat, Dry cough, Xerostomia... see more Xing Su San | Qing Zao Jiu Fei Tang | Sang Xing Tang
Exterior-Heat Aversion to cold, Fever, Perspiration, Thirst, Body pain, Stiff neck Yin Qiao San | Shi Gao Tang
Wind-Heat Aversion to cold, Fever, Sneezing, Coughing, Nasal discharge, Occipital stiffness, Occipital headache, Perspiration, Sore throat, Yellowish phlegm... see more Xiao Feng San | Yin Qiao San | Cong Chi Tang | Huo Ren Cong Shi Tang | Sang Ju Yin | Jing Jie Lian Qiao Tang | Zhu Ye Cheng Liu Tang | Fang Feng Tong Sheng San | Bing Peng San | Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin
Wind-Heat invading the Lungs Aversion to cold, Fever, Coughing, Sore throat, Congested nose, Nasal discharge, Copious thick yellow sputum, Sneezing, Headaches, Body pain, Thirst, Tonsil swelling... see more Yin Qiao San
Detailed description of the cause

Dampness

"Dampness" in TCM is a concept that describes a pattern of disharmony where the body accumulates excess moisture. Imagine the heavy, sticky feeling you get on a very humid day; that's similar to what dampness feels like internally. It can manifest as a sense of heaviness, bloating, sluggishness, or even a foggy mind. This condition is often thought to arise from environmental factors like living in a damp place, dietary habits that promote moisture in the body, or internal imbalances that hinder the body's ability to process fluids properly. In TCM, dampness can obstruct the normal flow of energy and fluids in the body, leading to various symptoms.... see more

Dampness Patterns That Can Lead to Aversion To Cold

Common Symptoms: Fever Feeling Of Heaviness Neck Gland Swelling Headaches Tight Feeling In Chest And Stomach Absence Of Thirst Thirst Lack Of Appetite

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Damp-Heat Aversion to cold, Fever, Neck gland swelling, Headaches, Tight feeling in chest and stomach, Sticky taste in the mouth, Absence of thirst, Feeling hot, Feeling of heaviness, Bitter taste in the mouth, Acne... see more Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San | Lian Po Yin | Yin Chen Hao Tang | Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan
Damp-Wind Aversion to cold, Fever, Neck gland swelling, Nausea, Perspiration, Occipital stiffness, Body pain, Muscle pain, Feeling of heaviness, Swollen joints... see more Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang | Jiu Wei Qiang Huo Tang | Cang Er Zi San | Xiao Feng San | Ku Shen Tang | Hai Tong Pi Tang
Summer Heat with Dampness Aversion to cold, Fever, Perspiration, Headaches, Feeling of heaviness, Tight feeling in chest and stomach, Anxiety, Thirst, Chest distension, Lack of appetite... see more Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San | Xiang Ru San | Gui Ling Gan Lu Yin
Wind-Cold-Water invading the Lungs Aversion to cold, Ocular swelling, Shiny complexion, Scanty clear urination, Fever, Coughing, Shortness of breath, Facial edema... see more Xiao Qing Long Tang
Yang Deficiency with Cold-Damp Aversion to cold - especially at the back, Body pain, Bone and joint pain, Cold extremities, Absence of thirst, Aversion to cold, Migraine, Cluster headache, Trigeminal neuralgia, Piriformis syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis... see more Fu Zi Tang
Detailed description of the cause

Yang Deficiency

Yang deficiency in TCM refers to a state where the body's Yang energy, which is responsible for warmth, activity, and function, is weakened or diminished. This pattern of disharmony often arises from chronic illness, aging, or inherent constitutional weakness. Symptoms of Yang deficiency are typically associated with cold and sluggishness, such as a feeling of coldness, cold extremities, pale complexion, low energy or fatigue, and a desire for warmth. Digestive issues like poor appetite, loose stools, and water retention can also be indicative of Yang deficiency.... see more

Yang Deficiency Patterns That Can Lead to Aversion To Cold

Common Symptoms: Erectile Dysfunction Cold Extremities General Cold Feeling Rheumatoid Arthritis Periarthritis Of The Shoulder Lumbar Disc Disease Eczema Chills

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Kidney Yang Deficiency Aversion to cold, Lower back pain, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Weak and cold knees, Lower back coldness, Chills, Weak legs, Bright pale face, Generalized fatigue, General weakness, Leg edema, Female infertility, Diarrhea, Depression, Erectile dysfunction, Premature ejaculation, Oligospermia, Low sex drive, Pale and abudant urination... see more You Gui Wan
Yang Deficiency or Empty Yang Fear of cold, Chills, General cold feeling, Pale urine, Undigested food in stools, General weakness, Abdominal pain relieved by pressure and warmth, Frequent urination, Polyuria, Nocturia, White vaginal discharge... see more You Gui Wan | Ba Wei Di Huang Wan
Painful Obstruction with Liver and Kidney Deficiency Aversion to cold, Lower back and leg pain and heaviness, Weakness and stiffness, General cold feeling, Palpitations, Shortness of breath, Chronic lower back pain, Sciatica, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Periarthritis of the shoulder... see more Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang
Yang Deficiency with Cold-Damp Aversion to cold - especially at the back, Body pain, Bone and joint pain, Cold extremities, Absence of thirst, Aversion to cold, Migraine, Cluster headache, Trigeminal neuralgia, Piriformis syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis... see more Fu Zi Tang
Detailed description of the cause

Qi Deficiency

Qi Deficiency in TCM is like running low on battery power. Qi is the vital energy that powers every function in your body. When there's a Qi Deficiency, it means your body doesn't have enough of this essential energy. This can make you feel tired all the time, weak, or even cause shortness of breath. It's similar to how you feel when you haven't had enough sleep or nutritious food. Your body just doesn't have the energy it needs to perform at its best. Unlike modern medicine, which often focuses on specific physical causes for fatigue and weakness, TCM views Qi Deficiency as an overall energy depletion that affects your entire well-being, and it seeks to replenish and balance this vital energy.... see more

Qi Deficiency Patterns That Can Lead to Aversion To Cold

Common Symptoms: Spontaneous Sweat Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Reluctance To Speak Shortness Of Breath Coughing Weak Voice Pale Face Generalized Fatigue

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Lung Qi Deficiency Aversion to cold, Diurnal hyperhidrosis, Reluctance to speak Si Jun Zi Tang | Jiu Xian San | Bu Fei Tang | Ren Shen Ge Jie San | Zhi Gan Cao Tang
Spleen and Lung Qi Deficiency Aversion to cold, Lack of appetite, Slight abdominal distension after eating, Generalized fatigue, General weakness, Pale face, Weak limbs, Diarrhea, Obesity, Shortness of breath, Coughing, Weak voice, Spontaneous sweat, Reluctance to speak, Frequent colds or flu... see more Si Jun Zi Tang | Liu Jun Zi Tang
Qi Deficiency Fever Aversion to cold, Intermittent fever that worsens upon exertion, Spontaneous sweat, Craving for hot beverages, Chronic hepatitis, Arrhythmia, Hypertension, Chronic bronchitis, Chronic rhinitis, Aphthous stomatitis, Chronic laryngitis... see more Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
Detailed description of the cause

Dryness

"Dryness" in TCM refers to a state where there is a lack of moisture in the body, much like how the land feels during a drought. It's a pattern of disharmony that can arise from external factors like dry weather or internal issues, such as insufficient fluid intake or certain lifestyle habits. When your body experiences this dryness, you might notice symptoms like dry skin, a scratchy throat, dry eyes, or even constipation. It's similar to the feeling of being parched or having dry, chapped lips in a very dry climate. TCM views this as an imbalance where the body's yin - often associated with moisture and cooling - is depleted.... see more

Dryness Patterns That Can Lead to Aversion To Cold

Common Symptoms: Skin Dryness Xerostomia Dry Throat Dry Nose Fever Perspiration Sore Throat Dry Cough

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Dry-Cold Aversion to cold, Fever, Headaches, Skin dryness, Lack of sweating, Xerostomia, Dry throat, Coughing, Scanty sputum... see more Xing Su San
Dry-Heat or Dry-Fire Aversion to cold, Fever, Thirst, Perspiration, Sore throat, Skin dryness, Dry nose, Dry throat, Dry cough, Xerostomia... see more Xing Su San | Qing Zao Jiu Fei Tang | Sang Xing Tang
Dry-Wind Aversion to cold, Perspiration, Skin dryness, Dry nose, Xerostomia, Dry throat, Dry cough, Sore throat, Dry tongue... see more Sang Xing Tang
Detailed description of the cause

Summer Heat

"Summer-Heat" in TCM is a unique concept that refers to a pattern of disharmony often associated with the hot summer months. Imagine the intense heat of summer stressing your body, like being in a sweltering, humid environment for too long. This can lead to symptoms like feeling overheated, excessive sweating, a feeling of irritation, and sometimes even nausea or dizziness. In TCM, this condition is thought to arise from the external environment's heat affecting the body's internal balance. It's similar to how we might feel uncomfortable and out of sorts on a very hot day. ... see more

Summer Heat Patterns That Can Lead to Aversion To Cold

Common Symptoms: Fever Perspiration Headaches Feeling Of Heaviness Thirst Diarrhea Tight Feeling In Chest And Stomach Anxiety

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Summer Heat with Dampness Aversion to cold, Fever, Perspiration, Headaches, Feeling of heaviness, Tight feeling in chest and stomach, Anxiety, Thirst, Chest distension, Lack of appetite... see more Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San | Xiang Ru San | Gui Ling Gan Lu Yin
Summer-Heat Aversion to cold, Fever, Perspiration, Headaches, Feeling of heaviness, Upper abdominal discomfort, Irritability, Thirst... see more Qing Luo Yin | Qing Shu Yi Qi Tang
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Lung

In TCM the Lungs are seen as the organ responsible for controlling Qi and respiration, as well as being a key part of the body's defensive system. They are thought to maintain the balance and flow of air and moisture, and are closely linked to the skin and hair. When the Lungs are imbalanced or malfunctioning in TCM, it can lead to respiratory issues like coughing or asthma, a weakened immune system, dry skin, and emotional disturbances such as sadness or grief. These symptoms are believed to arise from disruptions in the Lungs' ability to regulate Qi and protect the body, highlighting their central role in maintaining overall health and well-being.... see more

Lung Patterns That Can Lead to Aversion To Cold

Common Symptoms: Shortness Of Breath Coughing Fever Reluctance To Speak Weak Voice Pale Face Generalized Fatigue Frequent Colds Or Flu

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Lung Qi Deficiency Aversion to cold, Diurnal hyperhidrosis, Reluctance to speak Si Jun Zi Tang | Jiu Xian San | Bu Fei Tang | Ren Shen Ge Jie San | Zhi Gan Cao Tang
Spleen and Lung Qi Deficiency Aversion to cold, Lack of appetite, Slight abdominal distension after eating, Generalized fatigue, General weakness, Pale face, Weak limbs, Diarrhea, Obesity, Shortness of breath, Coughing, Weak voice, Spontaneous sweat, Reluctance to speak, Frequent colds or flu... see more Si Jun Zi Tang | Liu Jun Zi Tang
Wind-Cold invading the Lungs Aversion to cold, Fever, Itchy throat, Shortness of breath, Congested nose, Nasal discharge, Sneezing, Headaches, Body pain, White and watery sputum, Coughing and wheezing with copious sputum... see more Ma Huang Tang | Ge Gen Tang | Xin Yi San | Zhi Sou San
Wind-Cold-Water invading the Lungs Aversion to cold, Ocular swelling, Shiny complexion, Scanty clear urination, Fever, Coughing, Shortness of breath, Facial edema... see more Xiao Qing Long Tang
Wind-Heat invading the Lungs Aversion to cold, Fever, Coughing, Sore throat, Congested nose, Nasal discharge, Copious thick yellow sputum, Sneezing, Headaches, Body pain, Thirst, Tonsil swelling... see more Yin Qiao San
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Kidney

In TCM the Kidneys are regarded as the body's most fundamental reservoir of Essence, known as Jing, which influences growth, reproduction, and aging. They are not just organs for filtering blood, but a holistic system governing vital life forces. When the Kidneys malfunction in TCM, it can manifest as a variety of health issues, such as chronic fatigue, reproductive problems, imbalances in fluid metabolism leading to edema or dryness, lower back pain, and a sense of fear or insecurity.... see more

Kidney Patterns That Can Lead to Aversion To Cold

Common Symptoms: Eczema Lower Back And Leg Pain And Heaviness Weakness And Stiffness General Cold Feeling Palpitations Shortness Of Breath Chronic Lower Back Pain Sciatica

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Kidney Yang Deficiency Aversion to cold, Lower back pain, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Weak and cold knees, Lower back coldness, Chills, Weak legs, Bright pale face, Generalized fatigue, General weakness, Leg edema, Female infertility, Diarrhea, Depression, Erectile dysfunction, Premature ejaculation, Oligospermia, Low sex drive, Pale and abudant urination... see more You Gui Wan
Painful Obstruction with Liver and Kidney Deficiency Aversion to cold, Lower back and leg pain and heaviness, Weakness and stiffness, General cold feeling, Palpitations, Shortness of breath, Chronic lower back pain, Sciatica, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Periarthritis of the shoulder... see more Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang
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Liver

In TCM the Liver is viewed as the organ responsible for the smooth flow of Qi, Blood, and emotions throughout the body. It plays a key role in regulating mood, storing blood, supporting digestion, and ensuring the health of tendons and eyes. When the Liver malfunctions or is imbalanced in TCM, it can lead to a range of issues such as irritability, mood swings, menstrual irregularities, eye problems, and muscular stiffness or pain. A malfunctioning Liver in TCM reflects not only physical disturbances but also emotional and mental disharmony, emphasizing the holistic approach of TCM in addressing health and wellness.... see more

Liver Patterns That Can Lead to Aversion To Cold

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Painful Obstruction with Liver and Kidney Deficiency Aversion to cold, Lower back and leg pain and heaviness, Weakness and stiffness, General cold feeling, Palpitations, Shortness of breath, Chronic lower back pain, Sciatica, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Periarthritis of the shoulder... see more Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang
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Bladder

In TCM the Bladder plays a crucial role beyond its basic function of storing and excreting urine. It is intimately connected with the Kidney system, helping to regulate the body's water balance and being a key component in the processing and elimination of fluids. The Bladder also influences the lower part of the body and the back. When it malfunctions or is imbalanced in TCM, it can lead to urinary issues like frequent urination, incontinence, or painful urination. Additionally, there may be problems related to its meridian pathway, such as lower back pain, stiffness, or weakness in the legs. The Bladder’s condition in TCM can also reflect emotional states, with imbalances potentially leading to feelings of fear or anxiety.... see more

Bladder Patterns That Can Lead to Aversion To Cold

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Greater Yang Accumulation of Water Aversion to cold, Fever, Urinary retention, Slight thirst, Vomiting after eating Wu Ling San
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Spleen

In TCM the Spleen plays a vital role in digestion and transformation, converting food into energy and nutrients, and overseeing the distribution of Qi and Blood. It's also crucial in maintaining the health of muscles and limbs and ensuring the blood remains within the vessels. When the Spleen malfunctions in TCM, it can lead to a variety of issues such as digestive disorders, fatigue, weak muscles, bloating, and a feeling of heaviness. It can also cause a pale complexion, poor appetite, and a tendency to bruise easily. Emotionally, a Spleen imbalance is often associated with excessive worry or overthinking, reflecting its role in the interplay between physical and mental health.... see more

Spleen Patterns That Can Lead to Aversion To Cold

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Spleen and Lung Qi Deficiency Aversion to cold, Lack of appetite, Slight abdominal distension after eating, Generalized fatigue, General weakness, Pale face, Weak limbs, Diarrhea, Obesity, Shortness of breath, Coughing, Weak voice, Spontaneous sweat, Reluctance to speak, Frequent colds or flu... see more Si Jun Zi Tang | Liu Jun Zi Tang

TCM Herbal Formulas for Aversion To Cold

Explore below some TCM herbal formulas used to address aversion to cold, organized by cause and by formula type.

  • By Cause
  • By Formula Type
  • Wind
  • Cold
  • Heat
  • Dampness
  • Yang Deficiency
  • Qi Deficiency
  • Dryness
  • Summer Heat
  • Formulas that clear wind-Cold
  • Formulas that tonify qi
  • External formulas for external disorders
  • Formulas that dredge and disperse external wind
  • Formulas that clear heat and expel dampness
  • Formulas that clear wind-Heat
  • Formulas that dispel wind-Damp
  • Formulas that disperse dryness and moisten
  • Formulas that warm the middle and dispel cold
  • Formulas that clear early-stage exterior disorders
  • Formulas that transform dampness and harmonize stomach
  • Formulas that clear dryness
  • Formulas that release the exterior and clear the interior
  • Formulas that promote urination and leach out dampness
  • Formulas that secure lungs and stop coughing
  • Formulas that tonify qi and blood
  • Formulas that dispel summer-Heat and resolve exterior
  • Formulas that dispel summer-Heat and facilitate resolution of dampness
  • Formulas that dispel summer-Heat and clear heat
  • Formulas that dispel summer-Heat and augment qi
  • Formulas that release the exterior and warm the interior
  • Formulas that transform phlegm and extinguish wind
  • Formulas that release the exterior and purge the interior
  • Formulas that clear heat and resolve toxicity
  • Formulas that warm yang and tonify
  • Formulas that nourish yin and tonify
  • Formulas that warm and transform water and dampness

All Formulas Recommended for Aversion To Cold Caused by Wind

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Ma Huang Tang Wind-Cold, Wind-Cold invading the Lungs
Yin Qiao San Wind-Heat, Wind-Heat invading the Lungs
Jiu Wei Qiang Huo Tang Damp-Wind, Wind-Cold
Xiao Feng San Damp-Wind, Wind-Heat
Cong Chi Tang Wind-Cold, Wind-Heat
Huo Ren Cong Shi Tang Wind-Cold, Wind-Heat
Gui Zhi Tang Greater Yang Attack of Wind
Sang Xing Tang Dry-Wind
Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang Damp-Wind
Cang Er Zi San Damp-Wind
Ku Shen Tang Damp-Wind
Hai Tong Pi Tang Damp-Wind
Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San Exterior Wind
Wu Ling San Greater Yang Accumulation of Water
Jing Fang Bai Du San Wind-Cold
Jia Wei Xiang Su San Wind-Cold
Shi Shen Tang Wind-Cold
Jin Fei Cao San Wind-Cold
Wu Ji San Wind-Cold
Ge Gen Tang Wind-Cold invading the Lungs
Xin Yi San Wind-Cold invading the Lungs
Zhi Sou San Wind-Cold invading the Lungs
Xiao Qing Long Tang Wind-Cold-Water invading the Lungs
Sang Ju Yin Wind-Heat
Jing Jie Lian Qiao Tang Wind-Heat
Zhu Ye Cheng Liu Tang Wind-Heat
Fang Feng Tong Sheng San Wind-Heat
Bing Peng San Wind-Heat
Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin Wind-Heat

All Formulas Recommended for Aversion To Cold Caused by Cold

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Ma Huang Tang Exterior-Cold, Greater Yang Attack of Cold, Wind-Cold, Wind-Cold invading the Lungs... see more
Gui Zhi Tang Exterior-Cold
Xing Su San Dry-Cold
Jiu Wei Qiang Huo Tang Wind-Cold
Cong Chi Tang Wind-Cold
Huo Ren Cong Shi Tang Wind-Cold
Huang Qi Jian Zhong Tang Empty-Cold
Da Jian Zhong Tang Empty-Cold
Jing Fang Bai Du San Wind-Cold
Jia Wei Xiang Su San Wind-Cold
Shi Shen Tang Wind-Cold
Jin Fei Cao San Wind-Cold
Wu Ji San Wind-Cold
Ge Gen Tang Wind-Cold invading the Lungs
Xin Yi San Wind-Cold invading the Lungs
Zhi Sou San Wind-Cold invading the Lungs
Xiao Qing Long Tang Wind-Cold-Water invading the Lungs
Fu Zi Tang Yang Deficiency with Cold-Damp

All Formulas Recommended for Aversion To Cold Caused by Heat

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Yin Qiao San Exterior-Heat, Wind-Heat, Wind-Heat invading the Lungs
Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San Damp-Heat
Xing Su San Dry-Heat or Dry-Fire
Sang Xing Tang Dry-Heat or Dry-Fire
Xiao Feng San Wind-Heat
Cong Chi Tang Wind-Heat
Huo Ren Cong Shi Tang Wind-Heat
Lian Po Yin Damp-Heat
Yin Chen Hao Tang Damp-Heat
Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan Damp-Heat
Qing Zao Jiu Fei Tang Dry-Heat or Dry-Fire
Shi Gao Tang Exterior-Heat
Sang Ju Yin Wind-Heat
Jing Jie Lian Qiao Tang Wind-Heat
Zhu Ye Cheng Liu Tang Wind-Heat
Fang Feng Tong Sheng San Wind-Heat
Bing Peng San Wind-Heat
Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin Wind-Heat

All Formulas Recommended for Aversion To Cold Caused by Dampness

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San Damp-Heat, Summer Heat with Dampness
Jiu Wei Qiang Huo Tang Damp-Wind
Xiao Feng San Damp-Wind
Lian Po Yin Damp-Heat
Yin Chen Hao Tang Damp-Heat
Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan Damp-Heat
Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang Damp-Wind
Cang Er Zi San Damp-Wind
Ku Shen Tang Damp-Wind
Hai Tong Pi Tang Damp-Wind
Xiang Ru San Summer Heat with Dampness
Gui Ling Gan Lu Yin Summer Heat with Dampness
Xiao Qing Long Tang Wind-Cold-Water invading the Lungs
Fu Zi Tang Yang Deficiency with Cold-Damp

All Formulas Recommended for Aversion To Cold Caused by Yang Deficiency

Formula Patterns Suitable For
You Gui Wan Kidney Yang Deficiency, Yang Deficiency or Empty Yang
Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang Painful Obstruction with Liver and Kidney Deficiency
Ba Wei Di Huang Wan Yang Deficiency or Empty Yang
Fu Zi Tang Yang Deficiency with Cold-Damp

All Formulas Recommended for Aversion To Cold Caused by Qi Deficiency

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Si Jun Zi Tang Lung Qi Deficiency, Spleen and Lung Qi Deficiency
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang Qi Deficiency Fever
Jiu Xian San Lung Qi Deficiency
Bu Fei Tang Lung Qi Deficiency
Ren Shen Ge Jie San Lung Qi Deficiency
Zhi Gan Cao Tang Lung Qi Deficiency
Liu Jun Zi Tang Spleen and Lung Qi Deficiency

All Formulas Recommended for Aversion To Cold Caused by Dryness

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Xing Su San Dry-Cold, Dry-Heat or Dry-Fire
Sang Xing Tang Dry-Heat or Dry-Fire, Dry-Wind
Qing Zao Jiu Fei Tang Dry-Heat or Dry-Fire

All Formulas Recommended for Aversion To Cold Caused by Summer Heat

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San Summer Heat with Dampness
Xiang Ru San Summer Heat with Dampness
Gui Ling Gan Lu Yin Summer Heat with Dampness
Qing Luo Yin Summer-Heat
Qing Shu Yi Qi Tang Summer-Heat

All "formulas that clear wind-Cold" recommended for aversion to cold

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Ma Huang Tang Exterior-Cold, Exterior-Full, Greater Yang Attack of Cold, Wind-Cold, Wind-Cold invading the Lungs... see more
Gui Zhi Tang Exterior-Cold, Exterior-Empty, Greater Yang Attack of Wind
Jiu Wei Qiang Huo Tang Damp-Wind, Wind-Cold
Jia Wei Xiang Su San Wind-Cold
Shi Shen Tang Wind-Cold
Jin Fei Cao San Wind-Cold
Ge Gen Tang Wind-Cold invading the Lungs
Xiao Qing Long Tang Wind-Cold-Water invading the Lungs

All "external formulas for external disorders" recommended for aversion to cold

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Yin Qiao San Exterior-Heat, Wind-Heat, Wind-Heat invading the Lungs
Ku Shen Tang Damp-Wind
Hai Tong Pi Tang Damp-Wind
Jing Fang Bai Du San Wind-Cold
Bing Peng San Wind-Heat

All "formulas that dredge and disperse external wind" recommended for aversion to cold

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Xiao Feng San Damp-Wind, Wind-Heat
Cang Er Zi San Damp-Wind
Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San Exterior Wind
Xin Yi San Wind-Cold invading the Lungs

All "formulas that tonify qi" recommended for aversion to cold

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Si Jun Zi Tang Lung Qi Deficiency, Spleen and Lung Qi Deficiency
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang Qi Deficiency Fever
Bu Fei Tang Lung Qi Deficiency
Ren Shen Ge Jie San Lung Qi Deficiency
Liu Jun Zi Tang Spleen and Lung Qi Deficiency

All "formulas that dispel wind-Damp" recommended for aversion to cold

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang Damp-Wind
Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang Painful Obstruction with Liver and Kidney Deficiency

All "formulas that disperse dryness and moisten" recommended for aversion to cold

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Xing Su San Dry-Cold, Dry-Heat or Dry-Fire
Qing Zao Jiu Fei Tang Dry-Heat or Dry-Fire

All "formulas that clear early-stage exterior disorders" recommended for aversion to cold

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Cong Chi Tang Wind-Cold, Wind-Heat
Huo Ren Cong Shi Tang Wind-Cold, Wind-Heat

All "formulas that clear heat and expel dampness" recommended for aversion to cold

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Lian Po Yin Damp-Heat
Yin Chen Hao Tang Damp-Heat
Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan Damp-Heat

All "formulas that clear wind-Heat" recommended for aversion to cold

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Sang Ju Yin Wind-Heat
Jing Jie Lian Qiao Tang Wind-Heat
Zhu Ye Cheng Liu Tang Wind-Heat

All "formulas that warm the middle and dispel cold" recommended for aversion to cold

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Huang Qi Jian Zhong Tang Empty-Cold
Da Jian Zhong Tang Empty-Cold

Acupoints for Aversion To Cold

Explore below some acupoints used to address aversion to cold, organized by meridian.

  • By Meridian
  • Bladder Channel
  • Large Intestine Channel
  • Gall Bladder Channel
  • Governing Vessel
  • Small Intestine Channel
  • Stomach Channel
  • Triple Burner Channel
  • Lung Channel
  • Pericardium Channel
Jingming BL-1

Jingming BL-1

0.1 cun superior and medial to the inner canthus.

Yuzhen BL-9

Yuzhen BL-9

First identify Naohu DU-17 which is on the superior border of the external occipital protuberance. Yuzhen BL-9 is 1.3 cun lateral to Naohu DU-17.

Tianzhu BL-10

Tianzhu BL-10

1.3 cun lateral to Yamen DU-15 on the posterior midline, 0.5 cun above the posterior hairline, on the lateral side of trapezius muscle.

Dazhu BL-11

Dazhu BL-11

On the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 1st thoracic vertebra (T1), 1.5 cun (about 2 finger-breadths) lateral to the posterior midline.

Fengmen BL-12

Fengmen BL-12

1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd thoracic vertebra (T2).

Feishu BL-13

Feishu BL-13

1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertebra (T3).

Weizhong BL-40

Weizhong BL-40

At the midpoint of the popliteal crease, between the tendons of biceps femoris and semitendinosus muscle.

Geguan BL-46

Geguan BL-46

3 cun (about 4 finger-breadths) lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 7th thoracic vertebra (T7).

Weicang BL-50

Weicang BL-50

3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 12th thoracic vertebra (T12).

Shenmai BL-62

Shenmai BL-62

In the depression directly below the lateral malleolus tip.

Shugu BL-65

Shugu BL-65

On the lateral side of the foot dorsum, proximal to the head of the 5th metatarsal bone, at the border of the red and white skin.

Shangyang LI-1

Shangyang LI-1

On the radial side of the index finger, about 0.1 cun posterior to the nail corner.

Erjian LI-2

Erjian LI-2

On the radial side of the index finger, distal to the metacarpophalangeal joint, at the junction of the white and red skin.

Sanjian LI-3

Sanjian LI-3

Located on the radial side of the index finger, in the depression proximal to the head of the 2nd metacarpal bone.

Hegu LI-4

Hegu LI-4

Between the 1st and 2nd metacarpal bones, approximately in the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radial side.

Yangxi LI-5

Yangxi LI-5

On the radial side of the wrist. When the thumb is tilted upward, it is in the depression on the wrist joint space (wrist crease) between the tendons of extensor pollicis longus and brevis muscles.

Yingxiang LI-20

Yingxiang LI-20

In the nasolabrial groove, at the level of the midpoint of the lateral border of ala nasi.

Shangguan GB-3

Shangguan GB-3

In front of the ear, on the upper border of the zygomatic arch, in the depression directly above Xiaguan ST-7.

Muchuang GB-16

Muchuang GB-16

1 cun posterior to the Toulingqi GB-15 or 1.5 cun posterior to the anterior hairline, on the pupil line which is 2.25 cun lateral to the midline.

Chengling  GB-18

Chengling GB-18

1.5 cun posterior to Zhengying GB-17 or 4 cun posterior to the anterior hairline. Or 1 cun anterior and 2.25 cun lateral to Baihui DU-20, which is at the vertex of the head.

Fengchi GB-20

Fengchi GB-20

In the posterior aspect of the neck, below the occipital bone, in the depression between the upper portion of sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscle.

Dazhui DU-14

Dazhui DU-14

On the midline at the base of the neck, in the depression below the spinous process of the seventh cervical vertebra (C7).

Fengfu DU-16

Fengfu DU-16

Directly below the external occipital protuberance, in the depression between the origins of the trapezius muscle.

Houding DU-19

Houding DU-19

On the head midline, 1.5 cun above Qiangjian DU-18 or 1.5 cun posterior to Baihui DU-20.

Qianding DU-21

Qianding DU-21

On the midline, 1.5 cun anterior to Baihui DU-20 or 3.5 cun posterior to the anterior hairline.

Shaoze SI-1

Shaoze SI-1

On the ulnar side of the little finger, about 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail.

Qiangu SI-2

Qiangu SI-2

On the ulnar aspect of the little finger, distal to the metacarpophalangeal joint, at the junction of the shaft and the base of the proximal phalanx.

Houxi SI-3

Houxi SI-3

Proximal to the head of the 5th metacarpal bone on the ulnar side, in the depression at the junction of the red and white skin.

Zhizheng SI-7

Zhizheng SI-7

5 cun proximal to the wrist, on the line joining Yanggu SI-5 and Xiaohai SI-8.

Juliao ST-3

Juliao ST-3

Directly below Sibai ST-2, at the level of the lower border of ala nasi.

Daying ST-5

Daying ST-5

On the lateral mandible, on the anterior border of masseter muscle, in the groove-like depression appearing when the cheek is bulged.

Zusanli ST-36

Zusanli ST-36

3 cun below Dubi ST-35, one finger breadth lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia, on the tibialis anterior muscle.

Guanchong TB-1

Guanchong TB-1

On the lateral side of the ring finger, about 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail.

Waiguan TB-5

Waiguan TB-5

2 cun above Yangchi TB-4 at the dorsal wrist joint space, between the radius and ulna.

Lieque LU-7

Lieque LU-7

Above the styloid process of the radius, about 1.5 cun proximal to the wrist crease (wrist joint space) in a V-shaped depression.

Shaoshang LU-11

Shaoshang LU-11

On the radial side of the thumb, about 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail.

Tianquan P-2

Tianquan P-2

2 cun below the end of the anterior axillary fold, between the two heads of biceps brachii muscle.