Heat victorious stirring Wind

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At a glance

Key attributes

Chinese name: 热盛引风      Pinyin name: Rè Shèng Yǐn Fēng

Pattern nature: Full

Causes

Precursor patterns: Heat in Pericardium Heat in Nutritive Qi level

Common causes: External pathogenic factor

Diagnosis

Common symptoms: Fainting High fever Convulsions Opisthotonos Rigidity of neck and three other symptoms

Pulse type(s): Rapid (Shu), Wiry (Xian)

Tongue description: Dark-Red tongue without coating

Treatment

Treatment principle: Clear Blood-Heat, extinguish Wind.

Common formulas: Ling Jiao Gou Teng Tang

Pathology

This is one of the five patterns of the Blood level, the fourth and last level of the Four Levels theory. This means this is a very serious pattern where an External Pathogen has penetrated deeply within the body.

Contrary to Empty-Wind agitating in the Interior, another pattern at this level, here the Wind is Full in nature. 

This pattern is fairly similar to Liver Wind agitating Internally due to extreme Heat. It's when the Heat affects the Liver and causes Internal Wind in a process similar to the way a forest fire generates wind.

The typical manifestations of Interior Wind are involuntary movements or contractions like, here, the twitching of limbs, the convulsions, the rigidity of the neck, opisthotonos and clenching of teeth.

Causes

Precursor patterns: Heat victorious stirring Wind can derive from Heat in Pericardium Heat in Nutritive Qi level

External pathogenic factor: The main original cause of this pattern is an Exterior Pathogenic Factor (typically Wind-Heat) that has invaded the Interior and progressed to this level.

Diagnosing Heat victorious stirring Wind

Pulse type(s): Rapid (Shu) or wiry (Xian)

Tongue description: Dark-Red tongue without coating

Main symptoms: Fainting High fever Convulsions Opisthotonos Rigidity of neck Twitching of limbs Clenching of teeth Eyeballs turning up

Treating Heat victorious stirring Wind

Treatment principle

Clear Blood-Heat, extinguish Wind.

Herbal formulas used to treat Heat victorious stirring Wind

Ling Jiao Gou Teng Tang

Source date: Qing dynasty

Number of ingredients: 10 herbs

Key actions: Cools the Liver. Extinguishes Wind. Increases Fluids. Relaxes the sinews.

Formula summary

Ling Jiao Gou Teng Tang is a 10-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula. Invented in Qing dynasty, it belongs to the category of formulas that pacify and extinguish Internal Wind.

Besides Heat victorious stirring Wind, Ling Jiao Gou Teng Tang is also used to treat Liver Yang Rising or Liver Wind agitating Internally due to extreme Heat.

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