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.
Exterior Cold invading with Interior Heat from Stagnation is a pattern of disharmony in Chinese Medicine.
Chinese Medicine views the human body as a complex system that tends toward harmony. A pattern of disharmony is a disorder that prevents that harmony from occurring.
Patterns give rise to symptoms that may at first glance seem unrelated from a Western standpoint but that actually make a lot of sense when one understands Chinese Medicine theory. For instance here Exterior Cold invading with Interior Heat from Stagnation gives rise to such diverse symptoms as severe fever and chills without sweating, generalized body pain, thirst and irritability.
To diagnose a pattern, analyzing a patient's pulse as well as their tongue is common practice. In the case of Exterior Cold invading with Interior Heat from Stagnation patients tend to exhibit floating (Fu) or tight (Jin) pulses.
Patterns aren't exactly the Chinese Medicine equivalent to Western diseases, they're rather the underlying causes behind diseases or health conditions. Here Exterior Cold invading with Interior Heat from Stagnation is thought to sometimes induce conditions such as conjunctivitis, erysipelas or scarlet fever (as well as twelve others).
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 as well as learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms.
Pulse type(s): Floating (Fu) or tight (Jin)
Source date: 220 AD
Number of ingredients: 7 herbs
Key actions: Promotes sweating. Releases the Exterior. Clears Interior Heat.
Da Qing Long Tang is a 7-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula. Invented in 220 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that clear Wind-Cold.
Besides Exterior Cold invading with Interior Heat from Stagnation, Da Qing Long Tang is also used to treat Phlegm-Fluids in the limbs.
Please keep in mind that a Western Medicine condition can be caused by several Chinese Medicine patterns of disharmony and vice versa. As such a patient suffering from one of the conditions below will not necessarily be suffering from Exterior Cold invading with Interior Heat from Stagnation, it is just one pattern that's commonly associated with the condition. Click on a condition to learn what other patterns it's associated with.
Conjunctivitis Erysipelas Scarlet fever Septicemia Upper respiratory tract infections Influenza Lobar pneumonia Bronchial asthma Suppurative keratitis Sinusitis Viral pneumonia Pulmonary gangrene Dermatitis Sebaceous cysts Psoriasis