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Heat in Yang brightness Organs 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 Heat in Yang brightness Organs gives rise to such diverse symptoms as severe constipation, flatulence, focal distention and abdominal fullness (as well as two others).
To diagnose a pattern, analyzing a patient's pulse as well as their tongue is common practice. In the case of Heat in Yang brightness Organs patients tend to exhibit full (Shi) pulses as well as a tongue with grey or black coating, yellow coating.
Patterns aren't exactly the Chinese Medicine equivalent to Western diseases, they're rather the underlying causes behind diseases or health conditions. Here Heat in Yang brightness Organs is thought to sometimes induce conditions such as hypertension, cholecystitis or schizophrenia (as well as fourteen others).
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 Heat in Yang brightness Organs, 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.
Hypertension Cholecystitis Schizophrenia Appendicitis Asthma Hemorrhoids Icteric hepatitis Pancreatis Urinary stones Bacterial dysentery Encephalitis Influenza Lobar pneumonia Purulent tonsillitis Cardiopulmonary disease Enuresis Stroke
'Heat' as a body pattern in Chinese Medicine is one of the so-called "Eight Principles". Learn more about Heat pattern in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Full (Shi)
Tongue coating: Grey or black coating, Yellow 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 Heat in Yang brightness Organs will tend to exhibit full (Shi) pulses as well as a tongue with grey or black coating, yellow coating.
Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Heat in Yang brightness Organs might experience symptoms like severe constipation, flatulence, focal distention and abdominal fullness (full list here above).
Source date: 220 AD
Number of ingredients: 4 herbs
Key actions: Purges Heat from the Stomach and Intestines. Relieves constipation.
Da Cheng Qi Tang is a 4-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Rhubarb (Da Huang) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 220 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that purge Heat accumulation.
Besides Heat in Yang brightness Organs, Da Cheng Qi Tang is also used to treat Yang Excess.