TCM DICTIONARY

All six evils X

Also called the ‘Six Excesses’ or the 'Six Evils', the Six Pernicious Influences are the primary external cause of diseases according to Chinese Medicine.... Read more about the Six Evils

Cold evil (Han) - Six Evils

Cold evil (Han) - Six Evils

Cold is a Yin pathogenic factor and, as such, it tends to injure Yang. Cold pertains to Winter but it may invade the body at any time of year. It injures...

Dampness (Shi) - Six Evils

Dampness (Shi) - Six Evils

Dampness is a Yin pathogenic factor and it tends to injure Yang. Climatic Dampness refers not only to damp weather but also to living conditions such as...

Dryness (Zao) - Six Evils

Dryness (Zao) - Six Evils

Dryness is a Yang pathogenic factor and it tends to injure Blood or Yin. It is related to the season of autumn and to the Lungs. It arises in very dry...

Heat/Fire evil (Huo) - Six Evils

Heat/Fire evil (Huo) - Six Evils

Heat and Fire share many common characteristics and the same nature, their key difference is in the degree of intensity (i.e. Fire is more intense than...

Summer-Heat (Shu) - Six Evils

Summer-Heat (Shu) - Six Evils

Summer-heat is another form of Fire, but is more extreme and occurs in the summer. It is purely an External Pernicious Influence and results from exposure to...

Wind (Feng) - Six Evils

Wind (Feng) - Six Evils

Wind is one of the Six Pernicious Influences according to Chinese Medicine. As a pathogenic factor it is seen as a major external cause of diseases. Wind...