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phlegm

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phlegm the concept of phlegm is very wide ranging and important in cm. it is extremely frequent in clinical practice. Phlegm is at the same time a pathological condition and an etiological factor. Phlegm retained over a long time bcomes a cause of disease
causes of phlegm the main cause for the formation of phlegm is Sp deficiency. if the Sp fails to transform and transport fluids, these will accumulate and change into phlegm. the Lu and Kd are also involved in the formation of phlegm. if the Lu fail to diffuse
causes of phlegm-2 and lower fluids, and if the Kd fail to transform and excrete fluids, these may accumulate into phlegm. however the Sp is always the primary factor in the formation of phlegm.
substantial phlegm substantial phlegm can be seen, such as the sputum that collects in the lungs and is spat out during bronchitis, or other lung diseases this refers to phlegm in the lungs
non-substantial phlegm can be retained subcutaneously or in the channels. it can obstruct the heart orifices or the gall bladder or kidneys in the form of stones. it can settle in the jts in the form of arthritic bone deformities.
non-substantial phlegm two examples under the skin-this takes the form of lumps under the skin (although not all lumps are due to phlegm) including nerve ganglia swellings, swelling of the lymph nodes, swelling of the thyroid and lypomas.
non-substantial phlegm two examples-2 in the channles-phlegm in the channels is not visible as swelling, but it causes numbness. This is more common in old people and is frequently seen as wind-stroke.
non-substantial phlegm two examples-3 misting the heart- ns phlegm can obstruct the heart orifices and mist the mind (sheen). in severe cases this gives rise to some types of mental illness such as schizophrenia and manic depression and also epilepsy. mild-confusion, depression, anxiety
non-substantial phlegm two examples-4 in gall bladder or kidneys-gb or kd stones are considered to be a form of phlegm, arising from the steaming and brewing of phlegm by heat over a long period of time
non-substantial phlegm two examples-5 in the joints-the bone deformities that occur in chronic rheumatoid arthritis are seen as a form of phlegm. When the fluids are not transformed and accumulate in the jts over a long period of time, can give rise to phlegm and condense to bone growths
Created by: lamsee