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Chinese name: 大肠实热
Pinyin name: Dà Cháng Shí Rè
Generally speaking, this pattern happens more as acute condition. The Full Heat burns the Body Fluids in the Large Intestine and give rises to Dryness, hence the symptoms of dry stools, burning and swelling of anus, thick yellow dry coating and a Rapid pulse.
Finally, the Large Intestine is located in the Lower Burner and the Heat condenses the Body Fluids there, so that there is less urine and the color is rather dark.
The Large Intestine is a so-called "Fu" Organ. Learn more about the Large Intestine in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Rapid (Shu) or full (Shi)
Tongue description: thick dry coating and the color might be yellow, brown or black
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 Heat in the Large Intestine will tend to exhibit rapid (Shu) or full (Shi) pulses.
Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Heat in the Large Intestine might experience symptoms like anus swelling, constipation, burning sensation in the mouth and burning sensation in the anus (full list here above).
Source date: 220 AD
Number of ingredients: 7 herbs
Key actions: Moistens the Intestines. Invigorates Qi. Unblocks the bowels. Drains Heat.
Ma Zi Ren Wan is a 7-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Hemp Seeds (Huo Ma Ren) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 220 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that moisten Intestines and unblock bowels.
Besides Heat in the Large Intestine, Ma Zi Ren Wan is also used to treat Large Intestine Dryness.
Eat less hot foods such as lamb, beef and alcohol. Try other cooking method than broiling or baking.