Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory
Lung Meridian Patterns - Disharmony Chart - TCM Theory
|Wind-Cold Invasion||Fever & chills w/chills predominating, body ache, stuffy nose w/clear runny mucus, sneezing, scratchy throat, lack of sweat, possibly a headache||Thin white coat||Floating, possibly a little tight|
|Wind-Heat Invasion||Fever & chills w/fever predominating, sore throat, stuffy a/or runny nose w/yellow discharge, headache, slight sweating, no thirst||Thin yellow coat or Thin white coat w/slightly red tip and edges||Floating, rapid|
|Damp-Phlegm Obstructing||Chronic cough which comes in bouts, profuse white sputum that is easy to expectorate, fullness of the chest, asthma is possible, can be either a chronic or acute condition||Thick sticky white coat||Slippery or Weak, floating & fine|
|Phlegm-Heat Obstructing||Barking cough, SOB, asthma, chest oppression, yellow/green mucus (main difference from damp-phlegm above)||Red, thick sticky yellow coat||Slippery, rapid, full|
|LU Qi Deficiency||Fatigue, SOB, weak voice, spontaneous daytime sweating, catch colds easily/frequently, pale complexion||Pale, slightly swollen||Empty|
|LU Yin Deficiency||Dry cough possibly w/blood tinged sputum, dry throat a/or mouth, hoarseness, night sweats, mallor flush||Red, no coat, probably peeled, horizontal cracks in the LU area possible||Thin, rapid or Floating, empty|
|LU Dryness||Not as severe as LU Yin Deficiency, dry cough, dry throat, hoarseness, dry skin||Dry||Empty, possibly Floating, empty|
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