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Chinese name: 小肠实热
Pinyin name: Xiǎo Cháng Shí Rè
Heart Fire is transmitted to the Small Intestine and this interferes with its function of receiving and transforming as well as separating the Fluids. The Heat burns the Fluids, causing scanty and dark urine and pain on urination.
In severe cases the Heat reaches the Blood causing it to extravasate and resulting in blood in the urine.
Heart Fire causes the symptoms of mental restlessness, tongue ulcers, pain in the throat and thirst.
Deafness is caused by obstruction of Fire in the Small Intestine channel, which enters the ear.
The Small Intestine is a so-called "Fu" Organ. Learn more about the Small Intestine in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Overflowing (Hong) or rapid (Shu)
Tongue description: Red with redder and swollen tip, yellow coating.
Possible symptoms: Insomnia Deafness Throat pain Mouth ulcers Restlnessness Tongue ulcers Abdominal pain Blood in urine Burning urination Scanty and dark urine Thirst for cold drinks Unconfortable heat sensation in the chest
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 Full-Heat in the Small Intestine will tend to exhibit overflowing (Hong) or rapid (Shu) pulses.
Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Full-Heat in the Small Intestine might experience symptoms like restlnessness, insomnia, tongue ulcers and mouth ulcers (full list here above).
Source date: 1119 AD
Number of ingredients: 4 herbs
Key actions: Clears the Heart. Promotes urination.
Dao Chi San is a 4-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Akebia Stems (Mu Tong) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 1119 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that clear Heat from the Organs.
Try to avoid hot-natured, spicy, fatty and greasy foods.
Do not overwork and try relaxing more as anxiety (especially over life direction and pressures) is a key cause for this pattern.