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Tonsil diagnosis

Gio Ch 23

Swollen tonsils, normal color Retention of damp/phlegm w/ qi xu background
Chronically red & swollen tonsils Heat or Toxic Heat often in St &/or LI
Acutely red & swollen tonsils Invasion of wind heat with toxic heat
Chronic redness & swelling of the tonsils that come & go Either chronic heat in St &/or LI channel or Empty heat in the Lu channel
Acutely red & swollen tonsils w/exudates Invasion of wind heat, complicated by toxic heat in the St &/or LI channel
Grayish tonsils Acute stage of glandular fever – mono
Created by: c-rex