Wind-Cold invading the Interior with Phelgm-Heat

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Diagnosis

Common symptoms: Labored breathing Coughing and wheezing with copious thick and yellow sputum

Pulse type(s): Rapid (Shu), Slippery (Hua)

Tongue coating: Yellow coating

Wind-Cold invading the Interior with Phelgm-Heat 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 Wind-Cold invading the Interior with Phelgm-Heat gives rise to such diverse symptoms as labored breathing and coughing and wheezing with copious thick and yellow sputum.

To diagnose a pattern, analyzing a patient's pulse as well as their tongue is common practice. In the case of Wind-Cold invading the Interior with Phelgm-Heat patients tend to exhibit rapid (Shu) or slippery (Hua) pulses as well as a tongue with 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 Wind-Cold invading the Interior with Phelgm-Heat is thought to sometimes induce conditions such as chronic bronchitis, asthma or bronchiolitis.

Diagnosing Wind-Cold invading the Interior with Phelgm-Heat

The Interior in Chinese Medicine is one of the so-called "Eight Principles". Learn more about Interior in Chinese Medicine

Pulse type(s): Rapid (Shu) or slippery (Hua)

Tongue coating: Yellow coating

Possible symptoms: Labored breathing Coughing and wheezing with copious thick and yellow sputum

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 Interior with Phelgm-Heat will tend to exhibit rapid (Shu) or slippery (Hua) pulses as well as a tongue with yellow coating.

Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Wind-Cold invading the Interior with Phelgm-Heat might experience symptoms like labored breathing and coughing and wheezing with copious thick and yellow sputum.

Herbal formulas used to treat Wind-Cold invading the Interior with Phelgm-Heat

Ding Chuan Tang

Source date: 1550 AD

Number of ingredients: 9 herbs

Key actions: Clears Lung Heat. Expectorant for asthma.

Formula summary

Ding Chuan Tang is a 9-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Ginkgo Nuts (Bai Guo) and Ephedra (Ma Huang) as principal ingredients. Invented in 1550 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas for a rebellious Qi.

Besides Wind-Cold invading the Interior with Phelgm-Heat, Ding Chuan Tang is also used to treat Phlegm-Heat.

Read more about Ding Chuan Tang

Most important herbs used to treat Wind-Cold invading the Interior with Phelgm-Heat