The information provided here is not a replacement for a doctor. You shouldn't use it for the purpose of self-diagnosing or self-medicating but rather so you can have a more informed discussion with a professional TCM practitioner.
The pathological manifestations of this pattern are quite similar to the ones of Damp-Phlegm in the Lungs. The key differences are the symptoms of Coldness such as cold hands, cold feeling and feeling of cold in chest. This feature can be reflected by the white and watery sputum.
The typical symptoms of Phlegm are sputum in the throat and chest oppression. The Phlegm can also obstruct the head and cause heaviness and dizziness.
The Lungs is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Lungs in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Slippery (Hua) or slow (Chi)
Tongue description: Swollen and wet tongue with a sticky white coating
Diagnosing a pattern in Chinese Medicine is no easy feat and should be left to professional practitioners.
In particular one has to know how to differentiate between different types of pulses and tongue coatings, shapes and colors. Here patients with Cold-Phlegm in the Lungs will tend to exhibit slippery (Hua) or slow (Chi) pulses.
Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Cold-Phlegm in the Lungs might experience symptoms like feeling of cold in chest, coughing, white and watery sputum and feeling of cold (full list here above).
Source date: 220 AD
Number of ingredients: 4 herbs
Key actions: Warms and transforms Phlegm-Fluids. Strengthens the Spleen. Resolves Dampness.
Ling Gui Zhu Gan Tang is a 4-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Poria-Cocos Mushrooms (Fu Ling) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 220 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that warm and transform water and Dampness.
Source date: 220 AD
Number of ingredients: 5 herbs
Key actions: Warms the Lungs. Transforms congested Fluids.
Ling Gan Wu Wei Jiang Xin Tang is a 5-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Dried Ginger (Gan Jiang) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 220 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that warm and transform Phlegm-Cold.
Source date: 1856 AD
Number of ingredients: 3 herbs
Key actions: Directs the Qi downward. Transforms Phlegm. Reduces harbored food.
San Zi Yang Qin Tang is a 3-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with White Mustard Seeds (Bai Jie Zi), Perilla Seeds (Zi Su Zi) and Radish Seeds (Lai Fu Zi) as principal ingredients. Invented in 1856 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that warm and transform Phlegm-Cold.
Avoid dairy foods, cold and raw foods and iced drinks.