The information provided here is not a replacement for a doctor. You shouldn't use it for the purpose of self-diagnosing or self-medicating but rather so you can have a more informed discussion with a professional TCM practitioner.
The Defensive Qi layer of the Lungs is invaded by the external Wind-Cold. The battel between these two takes place and gives rise to fever. This is similar to how the immune system reacts to the external bacterial or virus according to the Western Medicine. Please be aware that there aren't always fever every time, especially if the Wind-Cold is comparatively weak or the Defensive Qi doesn't response to it. According to TCM, 'fever' doesn't necessarily means actual temperature increasing, it can also mean Heat related symptoms of the body.
The descending and dispersing of Lung Qi can be greatly disturbed if the Lung's Defensive Qi is obstructed by the external Wind. It can lead to symptoms like blocked or runny nose, coughing and sneezing.
The circulation of Defensive Qi in the space between skin and muscles is also impaired so that symptoms like headache, body aches or aversion to cold happen.
The Lungs is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Lungs in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Tight (Jin) or floating (Fu)
Tongue description: Thin and white 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 Wind-Cold invading the Lungs will tend to exhibit tight (Jin) or floating (Fu) pulses.
Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Wind-Cold invading the Lungs might experience symptoms like chills, lack of sweating, aversion to cold and fever (full list here above).
Source date: 220 AD
Number of ingredients: 4 herbs
Key actions: Releases exterior cold. Treats wheezing.
Ma Huang Tang is a 4-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Ephedra (Ma Huang) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 220 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that clear Wind-Cold.
Source date: 220 AD
Number of ingredients: 7 herbs
Key actions: Releases the Exterior and muscle layer. Forms Body Fluids.
Ge Gen Tang is a 7-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Kudzu Roots (Ge Gen) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 220 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that clear Wind-Cold.