Root Causes of Feeling Hot in TCM

Explore below more details about what might cause Feeling hot according to TCM.

  • By Syndrome
  • By Organ
  • Heat
  • Yin Deficiency
  • Dampness
  • Mind Disturbance
  • Cold
  • Qi Stagnation
  • Phlegm
  • Yang Excess
  • Wind
  • Kidney
  • Stomach
  • Heart
  • Lung
  • Liver
  • Pericardium
  • Bladder
  • Large Intestine
  • Spleen
  • Uterus
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 Feeling Hot

Common Symptoms: Thirst Insomnia Restlessness Bitter Taste In The Mouth Fever Anxiety Flushed Face Dark Urine

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Heat in the Blood Feeling of heat, Feeling hot, Red skin eruptions, Thirst, Frequent bleeding, Bloody sputum, Hematochezia, Hematuria, Vomiting blood, Hemoptysis, Nosebleeds, Excessive menstruation... see more Qing Jing San | Long Dan Xie Gan Tang | Liang Di Tang | Di Gu Pi Yin | Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang | Gu Jing Wan | Shi Hui San | Bai He Di Huang Tang | Hua Ban Tang | Qing Ying Tang | Qing Re Gu Jing Tang
Toxic-Heat Feeling of heat, Fever, Edema, Pus and discharge, Boils, Carbuncles, Pustule, Red skin eruptions, Sore throat, Eczema, Perineum swollen, Prostate swollen, Testicular swelling, Mouth ulcers, Tonsil swelling... see more Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin
Bright Yang Stomach Heat Feeling of heat, High fever, Perspiration, Excessive thirst, Flushed face, Feeling hot, Irritability, Delirium... see more Bai Hu Tang
Damp-Heat in the Bladder Feeling of heat, Frequent and urgent urination, Urinary burning, Urination stopping in the middle of flow, Dark urine, Cloudy urine, Hematuria, Fever, Dry mouth without desire to drink, Lower abdominal fullness and pain, Feeling hot... see more Ba Zheng San
Damp-Heat in the Large Intestine Feeling of heat, Abdominal pain, Abdominal fullness, Diarrhea, Hematochezia, Mucous in feces, Smelly stools, Anal burning, Scanty and dark urine, Fever, Perspiration, Feeling hot, Thirst, Feeling of heaviness... see more Ge Geng Huang Qin Huang Lian Tang | Shao Yao Tang
Damp-Heat in the Stomach Feeling of heat, Upper abdominal pain, Upper abdominal fullness, Feeling of heaviness, Face pain, Congested nose, Thick nasal discharge, Dry mouth without desire to drink, Nausea, Feeling hot, Dull yellow complexion, Sticky taste in the mouth... see more Lian Po Yin | Ge Hua Jie Cheng San
Damp-Heat invading the Spleen Feeling of heat, Lack of appetite, Feeling of heaviness, Dry mouth without desire to drink, Nausea or vomiting, Malodorous diarrhea, Anal burning, Feeling hot, Scanty and dark urine, Low grade fever, Dull headache, Dull yellow complexion, Yellow sclera, Oily sweat, Itchy rashes, Bitter taste in the mouth, Upper abdominal fullness, Upper abdominal pain... see more Lian Po Yin
Heart Fire blazing Feeling of heat, Palpitations, Thirst, Mouth ulcers, Tongue ulcers, Restlessness, Anxiety, Feeling hot, Insomnia, Flushed face, Hematuria, Dark urine, Bitter taste in the mouth... see more Xie Xin Tang | Zi Xue Dan | Qing Xin Lian Zi Yin
Heat in Uterus Blood Feeling of heat, Excessive menstruation, Sudden period before schedule, Dark menstrual blood, Sticky menstrual blood, Thirst, Flushed face, Anger, Anxiety, Dark urine, Constipation... see more Huai Jiao Wan
Lesser Yin Heat Transformation Feeling of heat, Feeling hot, Irritability, Insomnia, Dry mouth and throat at night, Dark urine, Night sweats... see more Huang Lian E Jiao Tang
Lung Heat Feeling of heat, Feeling hot, Thirst, High fever, Cough with thin yellow sputum, Shortness of breath, Perspiration, Acne... see more Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang | Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan | Pi Pa Qing Fei Yin | Xie Bai San
Damp-Heat Feeling of heat, Hot body, 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 Lian Po Yin | Er Miao San | Xiao Yao San | Qing Re Tiao Xue Tang | Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San | Yin Chen Hao Tang | Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan
Stagnant Liver Qi turning into Fire Feeling of heat, Hypochondriac distention, Upper abdominal distension, Feeling of oppression of the chest, Irritability, Melancholia, Depression, Mood swings, Globus sensation, Feeling hot, Flushed face, Thirst, Anger, Pre menstrual tension, Irregular periods, Pre menstrual breast distension, Excessive menstruation... see more Xuan Yu Tong Jing Tang | Jia Wei Xiao Yao San | Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San
Pericardium Fire Feeling of heat, Palpitations, Stifling sensation in the chest, Bitter taste in the mouth, Insomnia, Thirst, Mouth ulcers, Tongue ulcers, Cardiac burning sensation, Rapid respiration, Restlessness, Anxiety, Feeling hot, Vivid dreaming, Excessive menstruation... see more Xie Xin Tang | Zi Xue Dan
Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs Feeling of heat, Coughing, Shortness of breath, Wheezing, Stifling sensation in the chest, Sputum, Feeling hot, Thirst, Head and body heaviness, Dizziness, Copious thick yellow sputum... see more Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang | Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan | Pi Pa Qing Fei Yin | Wen Dan Tang | Er Chen Tang | Qing Xin Li Ge Tang | Ren Shen Ge Jie San
Stomach Heat or Fire Feeling of heat, Upper abdominal burning pain, Excessive thirst, Craving for cold beverages, Restlessness, Dry stools, Xerostomia, Mouth ulcers, Acid reflux, Nausea, Vomiting after eating, Excessive hunger, Halitosis, Feeling hot, Acne... see more Hua Ban Tang | Tiao Wei Cheng Qi Tang | Qing Wei San | Xie Huang San | Fei Er Wan
Heat in Pericardium Hot body, Nighttime fever, Delirium, Confusion, Incoherent or confused speech, Cold extremities... see more Qing Ying Tang | Zhi Bao Dan
Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency Feeling of heat in the afternoon, Afternoon heat sensation, Xerostomia, Preference for sipping, Dry mouth and throat at night, Night sweats, Cardiac burning sensation, Hot palms and soles, Dry stools, Scanty and dark urine, Flushed cheekbones... see more Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan | Huang Lian E Jiao Tang | Qing Hao Bie Jia Tang | Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang | Suan Zao Ren Tang
Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing Feeling of heat in the afternoon, Feeling of heat in the evening, Flushed cheekbones, Restlessness, Insomnia, Night sweats, Low grade fever in the afternoon, Heat sensation in palms, Afternoon heat sensation, Evening heat sensation, Scanty and dark urine, Hematuria, Dry throat, Preference for sipping, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Nocturnal emission, Hypersexuality, Dry stools... see more Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan
Detailed description of the cause

Yin Deficiency

Yin deficiency in TCM is a pattern of disharmony characterized by a depletion of the body's Yin energy, which represents the cooling, moistening, and nurturing aspects of our physiology. This condition often arises from factors like chronic stress, overwork, insufficient rest, or prolonged illness. Symptoms of Yin deficiency can include a sensation of heat, especially in the afternoon or evening, night sweats, insomnia, a dry mouth or throat, and a red tongue with little coating. There might also be a general feeling of restlessness or irritability. Since Yin is essential for balancing the body's active and warm Yang energy, its deficiency leads to a relative excess of Yang, manifesting as heat or dryness symptoms.... see more

Yin Deficiency Patterns That Can Lead to Feeling Hot

Common Symptoms: Night Sweats Insomnia Flushed Cheekbones Xerostomia Dry Throat Dizziness Tinnitus Hot Palms And Soles

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Heart Yin Deficiency Feeling of heat, Night sweats, Feeling of uneasiness, Feeling hot, Heat sensation in palms Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan | Ren Shen Dang Gui Tang
Kidney Yin Deficiency Feeling of heat, Feeling of heat in the evening, Perspiration, Back pain, Hearing loss, Dry mouth and throat at night, Lower back pain, Constipation, Scanty and dark urine, Infertility, Premature ejaculation, Generalized fatigue, General weakness, Depression, Anxiety, Heat sensation in palms, Evening heat sensation, Flushed cheekbones, Menopausal hot flashes, Preference for sipping, Evening anxiety... see more Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Zuo Gui Wan | Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan | Ba Wei Di Huang Wan | Bai Zi Yang Xin Tang 2 | Qi Bao Mei Ran Dan
Lesser Yin Heat Transformation Feeling of heat, Feeling hot, Irritability, Insomnia, Dry mouth and throat at night, Dark urine, Night sweats... see more Huang Lian E Jiao Tang
Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency Feeling of heat in the afternoon, Afternoon heat sensation, Xerostomia, Preference for sipping, Dry mouth and throat at night, Night sweats, Cardiac burning sensation, Hot palms and soles, Dry stools, Scanty and dark urine, Flushed cheekbones... see more Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan | Huang Lian E Jiao Tang | Qing Hao Bie Jia Tang | Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang | Suan Zao Ren Tang
Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing Feeling of heat in the afternoon, Feeling of heat in the evening, Flushed cheekbones, Restlessness, Insomnia, Night sweats, Low grade fever in the afternoon, Heat sensation in palms, Afternoon heat sensation, Evening heat sensation, Scanty and dark urine, Hematuria, Dry throat, Preference for sipping, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Nocturnal emission, Hypersexuality, Dry stools... see more Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan
Lung Yin Deficiency Feeling of heat in the afternoon, Hoarse voice, Itchy throat, Reluctance to speak, Thin chest Yang Yin Qing Fei Tang | Qing Zao Jiu Fei Tang | Bu Fei E Jiao Tang | Jiu Xian San
Stomach Yin Deficiency Feeling of heat in the afternoon, Lack of appetite, Preference for sipping, Slight abdominal distension after eating... see more Mai Men Dong Tang | Yi Wei Tang | Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency Feeling of heat in the afternoon, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Vertical headaches, Occipital headache, Insomnia, Limb numbness, Tingling of limbs, Dry eyes, Blurry vision, Dry throat, Dry hair, Skin dryness, Withered and brittle nails, Vaginal dryness, Night sweats, Dry stools, Nocturnal emission, Scanty menstruation, Amenorrhea, Late menstruation, Infertility... see more Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan
Kidney-Deficiency Feeling of heat in the evening, Scanty menstruation, Pale menstrual flow, Back pain, Knee pain, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Frequent urination, Late menstruation, Chills, Cold extremities... see more Liang Di Tang | Zuo Gui Wan | You Gui Wan | Er Zhi Wan
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 Feeling Hot

Common Symptoms: Feeling Of Heaviness Fever Dry Mouth Without Desire To Drink Scanty And Dark Urine Hematuria Leukorrhea Frequent Urination Abdominal Fullness

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Damp-Heat in the Bladder Feeling of heat, Frequent and urgent urination, Urinary burning, Urination stopping in the middle of flow, Dark urine, Cloudy urine, Hematuria, Fever, Dry mouth without desire to drink, Lower abdominal fullness and pain, Feeling hot... see more Ba Zheng San
Damp-Heat in the Large Intestine Feeling of heat, Abdominal pain, Abdominal fullness, Diarrhea, Hematochezia, Mucous in feces, Smelly stools, Anal burning, Scanty and dark urine, Fever, Perspiration, Feeling hot, Thirst, Feeling of heaviness... see more Ge Geng Huang Qin Huang Lian Tang | Shao Yao Tang
Damp-Heat in the Stomach Feeling of heat, Upper abdominal pain, Upper abdominal fullness, Feeling of heaviness, Face pain, Congested nose, Thick nasal discharge, Dry mouth without desire to drink, Nausea, Feeling hot, Dull yellow complexion, Sticky taste in the mouth... see more Lian Po Yin | Ge Hua Jie Cheng San
Damp-Heat invading the Spleen Feeling of heat, Lack of appetite, Feeling of heaviness, Dry mouth without desire to drink, Nausea or vomiting, Malodorous diarrhea, Anal burning, Feeling hot, Scanty and dark urine, Low grade fever, Dull headache, Dull yellow complexion, Yellow sclera, Oily sweat, Itchy rashes, Bitter taste in the mouth, Upper abdominal fullness, Upper abdominal pain... see more Lian Po Yin
Damp-Heat Feeling of heat, Hot body, 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 Lian Po Yin | Er Miao San | Xiao Yao San | Qing Re Tiao Xue Tang | Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San | Yin Chen Hao Tang | Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan
Detailed description of the cause

Mind Disturbance

In TCM "Shen" refers to the mind or spirit, and a Shen disturbance is a pattern of disharmony that affects the mental and emotional state. This concept reflects the TCM belief in the deep interconnectedness of mind and body. Symptoms of Shen disturbance can vary widely but often include anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, confusion, or in severe cases, hallucinations or delirium. These symptoms indicate an imbalance in the body's energies affecting the heart, which in TCM is not only the center of blood circulation but also the seat of the mind and consciousness. The root of Shen disturbance can be traced to various factors, including emotional stress, physical illness, or an imbalance in fundamental substances like Qi, Yin, or Yang.... see more

Mind Disturbance Patterns That Can Lead to Feeling Hot

Common Symptoms: Palpitations Thirst Mouth Ulcers Tongue Ulcers Restlessness Anxiety Insomnia Flushed Face

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Heart Fire blazing Feeling of heat, Palpitations, Thirst, Mouth ulcers, Tongue ulcers, Restlessness, Anxiety, Feeling hot, Insomnia, Flushed face, Hematuria, Dark urine, Bitter taste in the mouth... see more Xie Xin Tang | Zi Xue Dan | Qing Xin Lian Zi Yin
Pericardium Fire Feeling of heat, Palpitations, Stifling sensation in the chest, Bitter taste in the mouth, Insomnia, Thirst, Mouth ulcers, Tongue ulcers, Cardiac burning sensation, Rapid respiration, Restlessness, Anxiety, Feeling hot, Vivid dreaming, Excessive menstruation... see more Xie Xin Tang | Zi Xue Dan
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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 Feeling Hot

Common Symptoms: High Fever Perspiration Excessive Thirst Flushed Face Irritability Delirium Aversion To Cold Fever

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Bright Yang Stomach Heat Feeling of heat, High fever, Perspiration, Excessive thirst, Flushed face, Feeling hot, Irritability, Delirium... see more Bai Hu Tang
Exterior-Cold Feeling of heat, 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
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Qi Stagnation

Qi Stagnation in TCM is like having a traffic jam in your body's energy system. Qi, the vital life force that flows through your body, is supposed to move smoothly to maintain health and balance. But with Qi Stagnation, this flow gets blocked or slowed down, like cars stuck on a highway. This can lead to symptoms like feeling stressed, emotional mood swings, and physical discomfort, often described as a feeling of fullness or tightness, especially in the chest or abdomen. It's as though the body's internal energy circulation is disrupted, causing various issues. TCM sees this as an energy flow problem, different from modern medicine's focus on specific physiological processes.... see more

Qi Stagnation Patterns That Can Lead to Feeling Hot

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Stagnant Liver Qi turning into Fire Feeling of heat, Hypochondriac distention, Upper abdominal distension, Feeling of oppression of the chest, Irritability, Melancholia, Depression, Mood swings, Globus sensation, Feeling hot, Flushed face, Thirst, Anger, Pre menstrual tension, Irregular periods, Pre menstrual breast distension, Excessive menstruation... see more Xuan Yu Tong Jing Tang | Jia Wei Xiao Yao San | Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San
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Phlegm

In TCM "Phlegm" as a pattern of disharmony is a complex concept that extends beyond the physical manifestation of mucus. It represents a pathological factor that can disrupt the flow of Qi (vital energy) and blood, leading to various health issues. Phlegm in TCM is seen as a sticky, turbid substance arising from the body's inability to metabolize fluids properly, often due to a dysfunction of the spleen. It's not only associated with respiratory problems like cough and congestion but also with systemic issues. Symptoms can include a feeling of heaviness, mental cloudiness, dizziness, and in some cases, the formation of lumps or masses. Phlegm can even be "invisible," contributing to emotional disturbances like depression or stress. ... see more

Phlegm Patterns That Can Lead to Feeling Hot

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs Feeling of heat, Coughing, Shortness of breath, Wheezing, Stifling sensation in the chest, Sputum, Feeling hot, Thirst, Head and body heaviness, Dizziness, Copious thick yellow sputum... see more Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang | Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan | Pi Pa Qing Fei Yin | Wen Dan Tang | Er Chen Tang | Qing Xin Li Ge Tang | Ren Shen Ge Jie San
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Yang Excess

Yang Excess in TCM refers to a state where there is an overabundance of Yang energy, leading to symptoms of heat and hyperactivity in the body. This pattern of disharmony often arises from factors like stress, excessive physical activity, overconsumption of spicy or heating foods, or an internal imbalance that causes Yang to flare up. Symptoms of Yang Excess include a feeling of heat, red face, irritability, restlessness, thirst, constipation, and a rapid, forceful pulse. Treatment in TCM for Yang Excess aims to cool down and subdue the excessive Yang while nurturing Yin energy to restore balance.... see more

Yang Excess Patterns That Can Lead to Feeling Hot

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Yang Excess or Full Yang Feeling of heat, Feeling hot, Hyperactivity, Lack of sweating, Heat intolerance, Constipation Da Cheng Qi Tang
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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 Feeling Hot

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Bright Yang Stomach Heat Feeling of heat, High fever, Perspiration, Excessive thirst, Flushed face, Feeling hot, Irritability, Delirium... see more Bai Hu Tang
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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 Feeling Hot

Common Symptoms: Night Sweats Tinnitus Dizziness Insomnia Hearing Loss Lower Back Pain Evening Heat Sensation Restlessness

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Kidney Yin Deficiency Feeling of heat, Feeling of heat in the evening, Perspiration, Back pain, Hearing loss, Dry mouth and throat at night, Lower back pain, Constipation, Scanty and dark urine, Infertility, Premature ejaculation, Generalized fatigue, General weakness, Depression, Anxiety, Heat sensation in palms, Evening heat sensation, Flushed cheekbones, Menopausal hot flashes, Preference for sipping, Evening anxiety... see more Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Zuo Gui Wan | Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan | Ba Wei Di Huang Wan | Bai Zi Yang Xin Tang 2 | Qi Bao Mei Ran Dan
Lesser Yin Heat Transformation Feeling of heat, Feeling hot, Irritability, Insomnia, Dry mouth and throat at night, Dark urine, Night sweats... see more Huang Lian E Jiao Tang
Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing Feeling of heat in the afternoon, Feeling of heat in the evening, Flushed cheekbones, Restlessness, Insomnia, Night sweats, Low grade fever in the afternoon, Heat sensation in palms, Afternoon heat sensation, Evening heat sensation, Scanty and dark urine, Hematuria, Dry throat, Preference for sipping, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Nocturnal emission, Hypersexuality, Dry stools... see more Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan
Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency Feeling of heat in the afternoon, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Vertical headaches, Occipital headache, Insomnia, Limb numbness, Tingling of limbs, Dry eyes, Blurry vision, Dry throat, Dry hair, Skin dryness, Withered and brittle nails, Vaginal dryness, Night sweats, Dry stools, Nocturnal emission, Scanty menstruation, Amenorrhea, Late menstruation, Infertility... see more Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan
Kidneys And Heart Not Harmonized Feeling of heat in the evening, Palpitations, Restlessness, Insomnia, Vivid dreaming, Anxiety, Poor memory, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Nocturnal emissions with dreams, Evening heat sensation, Dry mouth and throat at night, Preference for sipping, Night sweats, Heat sensation in palms, Scanty and dark urine, Dry stools... see more Qing Xin Lian Zi Yin | Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan | Jiao Tai Wan
Kidney-Deficiency Feeling of heat in the evening, Scanty menstruation, Pale menstrual flow, Back pain, Knee pain, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Frequent urination, Late menstruation, Chills, Cold extremities... see more Liang Di Tang | Zuo Gui Wan | You Gui Wan | Er Zhi Wan
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Stomach

In TCM the Stomach is regarded as the "sea of nourishment," pivotal for digesting food and transforming it into Qi and blood. It works closely with the Spleen to distribute these essential nutrients throughout the body. When the Stomach is out of balance or malfunctions in TCM, it often leads to digestive problems such as bloating, nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, or a feeling of fullness. There may also be issues like acid reflux or a sour taste in the mouth. Emotionally, an imbalanced Stomach can contribute to excessive worry and overthinking, reflecting the TCM belief that physical and emotional well-being are deeply interconnected.... see more

Stomach Patterns That Can Lead to Feeling Hot

Common Symptoms: Excessive Thirst Irritability Upper Abdominal Pain Nausea Dry Stools Xerostomia Bleeding Gums Constipation

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Bright Yang Stomach Heat Feeling of heat, High fever, Perspiration, Excessive thirst, Flushed face, Feeling hot, Irritability, Delirium... see more Bai Hu Tang
Damp-Heat in the Stomach Feeling of heat, Upper abdominal pain, Upper abdominal fullness, Feeling of heaviness, Face pain, Congested nose, Thick nasal discharge, Dry mouth without desire to drink, Nausea, Feeling hot, Dull yellow complexion, Sticky taste in the mouth... see more Lian Po Yin | Ge Hua Jie Cheng San
Stomach Heat or Fire Feeling of heat, Upper abdominal burning pain, Excessive thirst, Craving for cold beverages, Restlessness, Dry stools, Xerostomia, Mouth ulcers, Acid reflux, Nausea, Vomiting after eating, Excessive hunger, Halitosis, Feeling hot, Acne... see more Hua Ban Tang | Tiao Wei Cheng Qi Tang | Qing Wei San | Xie Huang San | Fei Er Wan
Stomach Yin Deficiency Feeling of heat in the afternoon, Lack of appetite, Preference for sipping, Slight abdominal distension after eating... see more Mai Men Dong Tang | Yi Wei Tang | Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
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Heart

In TCM the Heart is considered the "emperor" of all organs, primarily responsible for governing Blood and housing the mind, known as "Shen." It plays a crucial role in maintaining mental-emotional equilibrium and controlling the circulation of Qi and blood throughout the body. When the Heart is imbalanced or malfunctions in TCM, it can lead to a range of issues like heart palpitations, insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep, anxiety, and a flushed complexion. Emotional disturbances such as excessive joy or lack of joy are also seen as signs of Heart disharmony. These symptoms reflect not just physical heart conditions but also the state of one's Shen, indicating the interconnectedness of physical and emotional well-being in TCM.... see more

Heart Patterns That Can Lead to Feeling Hot

Common Symptoms: Palpitations Restlessness Anxiety Insomnia Vivid Dreaming Night Sweats Heat Sensation In Palms Poor Memory

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Heart Fire blazing Feeling of heat, Palpitations, Thirst, Mouth ulcers, Tongue ulcers, Restlessness, Anxiety, Feeling hot, Insomnia, Flushed face, Hematuria, Dark urine, Bitter taste in the mouth... see more Xie Xin Tang | Zi Xue Dan | Qing Xin Lian Zi Yin
Heart Yin Deficiency Feeling of heat, Night sweats, Feeling of uneasiness, Feeling hot, Heat sensation in palms Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan | Ren Shen Dang Gui Tang
Kidneys And Heart Not Harmonized Feeling of heat in the evening, Palpitations, Restlessness, Insomnia, Vivid dreaming, Anxiety, Poor memory, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Nocturnal emissions with dreams, Evening heat sensation, Dry mouth and throat at night, Preference for sipping, Night sweats, Heat sensation in palms, Scanty and dark urine, Dry stools... see more Qing Xin Lian Zi Yin | Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan | Jiao Tai Wan
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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 Feeling Hot

Common Symptoms: Shortness Of Breath Thirst Acne Asthma Chest Pain Insomnia Peptic Ulcer Pneumonia

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Lung Heat Feeling of heat, Feeling hot, Thirst, High fever, Cough with thin yellow sputum, Shortness of breath, Perspiration, Acne... see more Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang | Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan | Pi Pa Qing Fei Yin | Xie Bai San
Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs Feeling of heat, Coughing, Shortness of breath, Wheezing, Stifling sensation in the chest, Sputum, Feeling hot, Thirst, Head and body heaviness, Dizziness, Copious thick yellow sputum... see more Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang | Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan | Pi Pa Qing Fei Yin | Wen Dan Tang | Er Chen Tang | Qing Xin Li Ge Tang | Ren Shen Ge Jie San
Lung Yin Deficiency Feeling of heat in the afternoon, Hoarse voice, Itchy throat, Reluctance to speak, Thin chest Yang Yin Qing Fei Tang | Qing Zao Jiu Fei Tang | Bu Fei E Jiao Tang | Jiu Xian San
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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 Feeling Hot

Common Symptoms: Dry Stools Dizziness Insomnia Headaches Hypochondriac Distention Upper Abdominal Distension Feeling Of Oppression Of The Chest Irritability

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Stagnant Liver Qi turning into Fire Feeling of heat, Hypochondriac distention, Upper abdominal distension, Feeling of oppression of the chest, Irritability, Melancholia, Depression, Mood swings, Globus sensation, Feeling hot, Flushed face, Thirst, Anger, Pre menstrual tension, Irregular periods, Pre menstrual breast distension, Excessive menstruation... see more Xuan Yu Tong Jing Tang | Jia Wei Xiao Yao San | Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San
Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency Feeling of heat in the afternoon, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Vertical headaches, Occipital headache, Insomnia, Limb numbness, Tingling of limbs, Dry eyes, Blurry vision, Dry throat, Dry hair, Skin dryness, Withered and brittle nails, Vaginal dryness, Night sweats, Dry stools, Nocturnal emission, Scanty menstruation, Amenorrhea, Late menstruation, Infertility... see more Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan
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Pericardium

In TCM the Pericardium is more than a physical membrane protecting the heart; it's considered an organ system that acts as the "Heart's protector." It plays a crucial role in safeguarding the heart from external pathogenic factors and emotional disturbances. The Pericardium is also involved in regulating blood circulation and influencing emotional well-being, especially in terms of relationships and intimacy. When the Pericardium malfunctions or is imbalanced in TCM, it can lead to symptoms that mirror heart issues, such as chest pain or palpitations, but often with an emotional component like difficulty in forming emotional connections or excessive vulnerability to external stressors. Additionally, a disturbed Pericardium can result in sleep disturbances, anxiety, and in severe cases, mental confusion, reflecting its integral role in both physical heart protection and emotional balance.... see more

Pericardium Patterns That Can Lead to Feeling Hot

Common Symptoms: Palpitations Stifling Sensation In The Chest Bitter Taste In The Mouth Insomnia Thirst Mouth Ulcers Tongue Ulcers Cardiac Burning Sensation

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Pericardium Fire Feeling of heat, Palpitations, Stifling sensation in the chest, Bitter taste in the mouth, Insomnia, Thirst, Mouth ulcers, Tongue ulcers, Cardiac burning sensation, Rapid respiration, Restlessness, Anxiety, Feeling hot, Vivid dreaming, Excessive menstruation... see more Xie Xin Tang | Zi Xue Dan
Heat in Pericardium Hot body, Nighttime fever, Delirium, Confusion, Incoherent or confused speech, Cold extremities... see more Qing Ying Tang | Zhi Bao Dan
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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 Feeling Hot

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Damp-Heat in the Bladder Feeling of heat, Frequent and urgent urination, Urinary burning, Urination stopping in the middle of flow, Dark urine, Cloudy urine, Hematuria, Fever, Dry mouth without desire to drink, Lower abdominal fullness and pain, Feeling hot... see more Ba Zheng San
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Large Intestine

In TCM the Large Intestine is primarily seen as responsible for the absorption of fluids and the excretion of waste. It is closely related to the Lung in terms of energy flow and function, reflecting the interconnectedness of organ systems in TCM. When the Large Intestine malfunctions, it can lead to issues such as constipation or diarrhea, abdominal pain, and an inability to let go of emotional waste, like holding onto grief or stress. This is in line with the TCM view that the physical and emotional aspects of health are deeply connected. An imbalanced Large Intestine can also manifest as skin problems, signifying the organ’s role in eliminating toxins and maintaining balance in the body’s internal environment.... see more

Large Intestine Patterns That Can Lead to Feeling Hot

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Damp-Heat in the Large Intestine Feeling of heat, Abdominal pain, Abdominal fullness, Diarrhea, Hematochezia, Mucous in feces, Smelly stools, Anal burning, Scanty and dark urine, Fever, Perspiration, Feeling hot, Thirst, Feeling of heaviness... see more Ge Geng Huang Qin Huang Lian Tang | Shao Yao Tang
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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 Feeling Hot

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Damp-Heat invading the Spleen Feeling of heat, Lack of appetite, Feeling of heaviness, Dry mouth without desire to drink, Nausea or vomiting, Malodorous diarrhea, Anal burning, Feeling hot, Scanty and dark urine, Low grade fever, Dull headache, Dull yellow complexion, Yellow sclera, Oily sweat, Itchy rashes, Bitter taste in the mouth, Upper abdominal fullness, Upper abdominal pain... see more Lian Po Yin
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Uterus

In TCM the Uterus (or "Bao Gong") is not just a reproductive organ but a vital system closely linked to Kidney energy, responsible for menstrual health, fertility, and pregnancy. It's also connected to the Heart and Liver, reflecting the importance of emotional and blood health in reproductive wellness. In TCM, the Uterus is seen as a reservoir of Blood and Qi, crucial for reproductive health and general vitality. When the Uterus malfunctions or is imbalanced, it can lead to menstrual irregularities, infertility, miscarriages, or menopausal symptoms. Additionally, there might be symptoms like lower abdominal pain or emotional disturbances such as mood swings, often linked to Liver Qi stagnation. These manifestations highlight the TCM perspective that the health of the Uterus is intertwined with the overall balance of energy and blood in the body, as well as emotional well-being.... see more

Uterus Patterns That Can Lead to Feeling Hot

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Heat in Uterus Blood Feeling of heat, Excessive menstruation, Sudden period before schedule, Dark menstrual blood, Sticky menstrual blood, Thirst, Flushed face, Anger, Anxiety, Dark urine, Constipation... see more Huai Jiao Wan

TCM Herbal Formulas for Feeling Hot

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

  • By Cause
  • By Formula Type
  • Heat
  • Yin Deficiency
  • Dampness
  • Mind Disturbance
  • Cold
  • Qi Stagnation
  • Phlegm
  • Yang Excess
  • Wind
  • Formulas that nourish yin and tonify
  • Formulas that clear heat from the organs
  • Formulas that clear heat and expel dampness
  • Formulas that nourish the heart and calm the mind
  • Formulas that clear heat from deficiency
  • Formulas that clear wind-Cold
  • Formulas that clear heat and open sensory orifices
  • Formulas that clear nutritive-level heat
  • Formulas that stop bleeding
  • Formulas that harmonize liver-Spleen
  • Formulas that dry dampness and transform phlegm
  • Formulas that tonify qi
  • Formulas that purge heat accumulation
  • Formulas that enrich yin and moisten dryness
  • Formulas that clear blood-Heat
  • Formulas that clear external abscesses and sores
  • Formulas that clear qi-level heat
  • Formulas that release the exterior and clear the interior
  • Formulas that reduce food stagnation with tonification
  • Formulas that clear heat and resolve toxicity
  • Formulas that secure irregular uterine bleeding and stop vaginal discharge
  • Formulas that clear heat from qi and blood
  • Formulas that clear heat and transform phlegm
  • Formulas that clear lung-Heat
  • Formulas that expel dampness
  • Formulas that invigorate blood and dispel blood stagnation
  • Formulas that clear internal abscesses and sores
  • Formulas that clear liver-Heat
  • Formulas that reduce food accumulation and transform stagnation
  • Formulas that transform dampness and harmonize stomach
  • Formulas that disperse dryness and moisten
  • Formulas that secure lungs and stop coughing
  • Formulas that warm yang and tonify
  • Formulas that tonify yin and yang

All Formulas Recommended for Feeling Hot Caused by Heat

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Lian Po Yin Damp-Heat in the Stomach, Damp-Heat invading the Spleen, Damp-Heat
Hua Ban Tang Heat in the Blood, Stomach Heat or Fire
Qing Ying Tang Heat in the Blood, Heat in Pericardium
Xie Xin Tang Heart Fire blazing, Pericardium Fire
Zi Xue Dan Heart Fire blazing, Pericardium Fire
Huang Lian E Jiao Tang Lesser Yin Heat Transformation, Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang Lung Heat, Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs
Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan Lung Heat, Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs
Pi Pa Qing Fei Yin Lung Heat, Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs
Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing
Liang Di Tang Heat in the Blood
Qing Xin Lian Zi Yin Heart Fire blazing
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing
Qing Jing San Heat in the Blood
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang Heat in the Blood
Di Gu Pi Yin Heat in the Blood
Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang Heat in the Blood
Gu Jing Wan Heat in the Blood
Shi Hui San Heat in the Blood
Bai He Di Huang Tang Heat in the Blood
Qing Re Gu Jing Tang Heat in the Blood
Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin Toxic-Heat
Bai Hu Tang Bright Yang Stomach Heat
Ba Zheng San Damp-Heat in the Bladder
Ge Geng Huang Qin Huang Lian Tang Damp-Heat in the Large Intestine
Shao Yao Tang Damp-Heat in the Large Intestine
Ge Hua Jie Cheng San Damp-Heat in the Stomach
Huai Jiao Wan Heat in Uterus Blood
Xie Bai San Lung Heat
Er Miao San Damp-Heat
Xiao Yao San Damp-Heat
Qing Re Tiao Xue Tang Damp-Heat
Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San Damp-Heat
Yin Chen Hao Tang Damp-Heat
Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan Damp-Heat
Xuan Yu Tong Jing Tang Stagnant Liver Qi turning into Fire
Jia Wei Xiao Yao San Stagnant Liver Qi turning into Fire
Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San Stagnant Liver Qi turning into Fire
Wen Dan Tang Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs
Er Chen Tang Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs
Qing Xin Li Ge Tang Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs
Ren Shen Ge Jie San Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs
Tiao Wei Cheng Qi Tang Stomach Heat or Fire
Qing Wei San Stomach Heat or Fire
Xie Huang San Stomach Heat or Fire
Fei Er Wan Stomach Heat or Fire
Zhi Bao Dan Heat in Pericardium
Qing Hao Bie Jia Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Suan Zao Ren Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency

All Formulas Recommended for Feeling Hot Caused by Yin Deficiency

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing, Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency... see more
Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan Heart Yin Deficiency, Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing
Zuo Gui Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency, Kidney-Deficiency
Huang Lian E Jiao Tang Lesser Yin Heat Transformation, Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Liang Di Tang Kidney-Deficiency
Ren Shen Dang Gui Tang Heart Yin Deficiency
Ba Wei Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency
Bai Zi Yang Xin Tang 2 Kidney Yin Deficiency
Qi Bao Mei Ran Dan Kidney Yin Deficiency
Qing Hao Bie Jia Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Suan Zao Ren Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Yang Yin Qing Fei Tang Lung Yin Deficiency
Qing Zao Jiu Fei Tang Lung Yin Deficiency
Bu Fei E Jiao Tang Lung Yin Deficiency
Jiu Xian San Lung Yin Deficiency
Mai Men Dong Tang Stomach Yin Deficiency
Yi Wei Tang Stomach Yin Deficiency
Shen Ling Bai Zhu San Stomach Yin Deficiency
You Gui Wan Kidney-Deficiency
Er Zhi Wan Kidney-Deficiency

All Formulas Recommended for Feeling Hot Caused by Dampness

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Lian Po Yin Damp-Heat in the Stomach, Damp-Heat invading the Spleen, Damp-Heat
Ba Zheng San Damp-Heat in the Bladder
Ge Geng Huang Qin Huang Lian Tang Damp-Heat in the Large Intestine
Shao Yao Tang Damp-Heat in the Large Intestine
Ge Hua Jie Cheng San Damp-Heat in the Stomach
Er Miao San Damp-Heat
Xiao Yao San Damp-Heat
Qing Re Tiao Xue Tang Damp-Heat
Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San Damp-Heat
Yin Chen Hao Tang Damp-Heat
Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan Damp-Heat

All Formulas Recommended for Feeling Hot Caused by Mind Disturbance

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Xie Xin Tang Heart Fire blazing, Pericardium Fire
Zi Xue Dan Heart Fire blazing, Pericardium Fire
Qing Xin Lian Zi Yin Heart Fire blazing

All Formulas Recommended for Feeling Hot Caused by Cold

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Bai Hu Tang Bright Yang Stomach Heat
Ma Huang Tang Exterior-Cold
Gui Zhi Tang Exterior-Cold

All Formulas Recommended for Feeling Hot Caused by Qi Stagnation

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Xuan Yu Tong Jing Tang Stagnant Liver Qi turning into Fire
Jia Wei Xiao Yao San Stagnant Liver Qi turning into Fire
Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San Stagnant Liver Qi turning into Fire

All Formulas Recommended for Feeling Hot Caused by Phlegm

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs
Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs
Pi Pa Qing Fei Yin Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs
Wen Dan Tang Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs
Er Chen Tang Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs
Qing Xin Li Ge Tang Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs
Ren Shen Ge Jie San Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs

All "formulas that nourish yin and tonify" recommended for feeling hot

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing, Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency... see more
Liang Di Tang Heat in the Blood, Kidney-Deficiency
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing
Zuo Gui Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency, Kidney-Deficiency
Di Gu Pi Yin Heat in the Blood
Ren Shen Dang Gui Tang Heart Yin Deficiency
Bu Fei E Jiao Tang Lung Yin Deficiency
Yi Wei Tang Stomach Yin Deficiency
Er Zhi Wan Kidney-Deficiency
Ba Wei Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency

All "formulas that clear heat from the organs" recommended for feeling hot

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Qing Xin Lian Zi Yin Heart Fire blazing, Kidneys And Heart Not Harmonized
Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang Lung Heat, Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang Heat in the Blood
Shao Yao Tang Damp-Heat in the Large Intestine
Xie Bai San Lung Heat
Qing Wei San Stomach Heat or Fire
Xie Huang San Stomach Heat or Fire

All "formulas that nourish the heart and calm the mind" recommended for feeling hot

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan Heart Yin Deficiency, Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency, Kidneys And Heart Not Harmonized... see more
Huang Lian E Jiao Tang Lesser Yin Heat Transformation, Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Suan Zao Ren Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Bai Zi Yang Xin Tang 2 Kidney Yin Deficiency
Jiao Tai Wan Kidneys And Heart Not Harmonized

All "formulas that clear heat and expel dampness" recommended for feeling hot

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Lian Po Yin Damp-Heat in the Stomach, Damp-Heat invading the Spleen, Damp-Heat
Ba Zheng San Damp-Heat in the Bladder
Qing Re Tiao Xue Tang Damp-Heat
Yin Chen Hao Tang Damp-Heat
Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan Damp-Heat

All "formulas that clear heat and open sensory orifices" recommended for feeling hot

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Zi Xue Dan Heart Fire blazing, Pericardium Fire
Zhi Bao Dan Heat in Pericardium

All "formulas that clear heat from deficiency" recommended for feeling hot

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Bai He Di Huang Tang Heat in the Blood
Qing Re Gu Jing Tang Heat in the Blood
Qing Hao Bie Jia Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency

All "formulas that clear nutritive-level heat" recommended for feeling hot

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Qing Ying Tang Heat in the Blood, Heat in Pericardium
Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang Heat in the Blood

All "formulas that stop bleeding" recommended for feeling hot

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Shi Hui San Heat in the Blood
Huai Jiao Wan Heat in Uterus Blood

All "formulas that harmonize liver-Spleen" recommended for feeling hot

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Xiao Yao San Damp-Heat
Jia Wei Xiao Yao San Stagnant Liver Qi turning into Fire

All "formulas that tonify qi" recommended for feeling hot

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Ren Shen Ge Jie San Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs
Shen Ling Bai Zhu San Stomach Yin Deficiency

All "formulas that purge heat accumulation" recommended for feeling hot

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Tiao Wei Cheng Qi Tang Stomach Heat or Fire
Da Cheng Qi Tang Yang Excess or Full Yang

All "formulas that enrich yin and moisten dryness" recommended for feeling hot

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Yang Yin Qing Fei Tang Lung Yin Deficiency
Mai Men Dong Tang Stomach Yin Deficiency

All "formulas that clear wind-Cold" recommended for feeling hot

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Ma Huang Tang Exterior-Cold
Gui Zhi Tang Exterior-Cold

All "formulas that dry dampness and transform phlegm" recommended for feeling hot

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Wen Dan Tang Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs
Er Chen Tang Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs

Acupoints for Feeling Hot

Explore below some acupoints used to address feeling hot, organized by meridian.

  • By Meridian
  • Governing Vessel
  • Stomach Channel
  • Heart Channel
  • Triple Burner Channel
  • Liver Channel
  • Gall Bladder Channel
  • Bladder Channel
  • Lung Channel
  • Kidney Channel
Shendao DU-11

Shendao DU-11

On the back midline, in the depression below the spinous process of the 5th thoracic vertebra (T5).

Shenzhu DU-12

Shenzhu DU-12

On the back midline, in the depression below the spinous process of the 3th thoracic vertebra (T3).

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).

Neiting ST-44

Neiting ST-44

Between the 2nd and the 3rd toes, proximal to the interdigital fold.

Shaochong HE-9

Shaochong HE-9

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

Tianliao TB-15

Tianliao TB-15

Midway between Jianjing GB-21 and Quyuan SI-13, on top of the superior angle of the scapula.

Xingjian LIV-2

Xingjian LIV-2

Between the first and second toe, on the dorsum of the foot, 0.5 cun proximal to the interdigital fold.

Yangfu GB-38

Yangfu GB-38

4 cun above and slightly anterior to the tip of the external malleolus, on the anterior border of the fibula.

Yishe BL-49

Yishe BL-49

3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 11th thoracic vertebra (T11).

Yuji LU-10

Yuji LU-10

On the radial aspect of the midpoint of the first metacarpal bone, on the junction of the red and white skin (the junction of the dorsum and palm of the hand).

Rangu KID-2

Rangu KID-2

Anterior and inferior to the medial malleolus tip, in the depression on the lower border of the navicular bone, at the border of the 'red and white' skin.