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Disease: ext. causes

The External Causes of Disease

4 combines external causes of disease Wind-Cold, Wind-Heat, Wind-Damp, Damp-Heat
Description of Wind Yang, spearhead of disease, rapid onset & changes, changes location, intermittent, upward & outward dispersion, shake & sway
Nature of Wind symptoms Change rapidly, move around, affect top part of body, itch
Symptoms of external Wind affecting Lungs Aversion to cold, fever, sneezing, sore throat, occipital stiffness, Floating pulse
Symptoms of internal Wind affecting Liver tics, tremors, convulsions, dizziness, Wiry pulse
Description of Cold Yin, consumes Yang, impairs movement & warming, contracts tissues, obstructs Qi & Blood > pain
Nature of Cold symptoms Fixes, severe, gripping / contracting pain, better for warmth, worse for cold
General symptoms of Cold aversion to cold, cold limbs, tendons contract, watery discharge, Pale tongue, white coat, Slow / Tight pulse
Symptoms of Cold in Uterus Pain, clotted menstrual blood, infertility
Description of Damp Yin, impairs Yang, obstructs Qi, heavy & dirty, sticky & lingering
Nature of Damp symptoms Sticky, lingering, heavy, worse in damp weather / damp-forming food, lack of movement, comes slowly, goes slowly, swell & bloat
General symptoms of Damp Heavy limbs, heavy / muzzy head, no appetite, bloating, stuffy chest / epigastrium, recurrent durty discharge, Swollen tongue, sticky coat, Slippery pulse
Description of Summer Heat Yang, upward direction, Body Fluids consumed, only in Summer
Nature of Summer Heat symptoms Hot, sudden onset, summer only
General symptoms of Summer Heat Aversion to heat, sweating, dark scanty urine, headache, dry lips, thirst, Rapid pulse, Red tongue
Symptoms of Summer Heat invading Pericardium Clouded mind: delirium, slurred speech, inconsciousness
Description of Dryness Yang, injures Blood & Yin
Nature of Dryness symptoms Injures Blood, Yin & Body Fluids; dry weather / articficially dry environments
General symptoms of Dryness Acute dry cough, throat, mouth, lips, tongue, nose, skin, stools; scanty urine; Floating pulse, Dry tongue & coat
Description of Fire Yang, upward, injures Blood & Yin, depletes Qi, affects Shen
Nature of Fire symptoms BIG, intense, v. hot, esp. affects head, redness, agitation, bleeding
General symptoms of Fire Feels hot, likes cool, body parts red / flushed, intense thirst, bitter, dark scanty urine, sore throat, eyes red & inflames, mania, reckless haemorrhage, Full Overflowing pulse, Red tongue, Yellow coat
Symptoms of Wind-Cold Aversion to cold, fever, sneezing, watery clear mucous, Floating Rapid pulse
Symptoms of Wind-Heat Aversion to cold, fever, sore throat, yellow mucous, Floating Slippery pulse
Symptoms of Wind-Damp Wind-Cold/Heat + bodily heaviness, muzzy head, bloating, Floating Slippery pulse
Symptoms of Damp-Heat Humid weather: dirty stinky thick discharge, joint pain & swelling, purulent inflamation, sticky-yellow tongue coat, Slipper Rapid pulse
Created by: Warthogontheweb