Summer Heat with Dampness

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At a glance

Key attributes

Chinese name: 暑湿      Pinyin name: Shǔ Shī

Pattern nature: Full

Causes

Common causes: External Heat and Dampness

Diagnosis

Common symptoms: Fever Thirst Anxiety Sweating Headaches and five other symptoms

Pulse type(s): Rapid (Shu), Soggy (Ru)

Tongue description: Red tongue with white sticky coating

Treatment

Treatment principle: Drain Dampness and clear Summer Heat

Common formulas: Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San

Pathology

This pattern often happens during hot summer and in very humid environment. Therefore, the condition is mostly acute. 

The combination of Summer Heat and Dampness can att

Causes

External Heat and Dampness : When the patients' Defensive Qi is weak, the Damp

Diagnosing Summer Heat with Dampness

Pulse type(s): Rapid (Shu) or soggy (Ru)

Tongue description: Red tongue with white sticky coating

Main symptoms: Fever Thirst Anxiety Sweating Headaches Poor appetite Chest fullness Aversion to cold Feeling of heaviness Stifling sensation in the chest and epigastrium

Diagnosis commentary: The key characteristic symptoms of this pattern are stiffness and distension in the chest and epigastrium, anxiety and hot body.

Treating Summer Heat with Dampness

Treatment principle

Drain Dampness and clear Summer Heat

Herbal formulas used to treat Summer Heat with Dampness

Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San

Source date: 1107 AD

Number of ingredients: 11 herbs

Key actions: Releases the Exterior. Transforms Dampness. Regulates Qi. Harmonizes the Middle Burner.

Formula summary

Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San is a 11-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula. Invented in 1107 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that transform Dampness and harmonize Stomach.

Besides Summer Heat with Dampness, Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San is also used to treat Cold invading the Stomach or Rebellious Stomach Qi.

Read more about Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San

Diet recommendations

Try some vegetable or fruits that is good for clearing Summer Heat and Dampness such as water melon, cucumber or loofah.