Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Heat Stroke

What Patterns Are Related To Heat Stroke?


Heat Stroke - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of heat stroke generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of heat stroke:

Heart Qi DeficiencyHeart Yin DeficiencyLiver WindLung Qi DeficiencyLung Yin DeficiencyShen DisturbanceStomach Qi DeficiencyStomach Yin Deficiency

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Qing Shu Yi Qi Tang Wan (Clear Summer Heat and Augment the Qi)

Clinical Usages

  • Please note that there are two formulas with the same name but slightly different compositions.  One is from Wang's Wen Re Jing Wei and tonifies the yin more strongly, the other (which is the one discussed here) is from Li's Pi Wei Lun (Discussion of the Spleen and Stomach) and tonifies the spleen more strongly.  Both have similar usages but are not directly interchangeable.  
  • Clears summerheat and dries dampness - summer colds and flus, heatstroke - fever, fatigue, excessive sweating with loose stools and heaviness in the body.
  • Along with respiratory infections in the right cases certain types of asthma may be appropriate for this formula.
  • Dampheat related inflammatory condtions such as Colitis are approprirate with the right underlying factors.
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with symptoms of spleen deficiency and heat.
  • Wtih the right underlying factors the range of perimenopausal symptoms may be appropriate - low libido, fatigue, water retention, fibroids, heavy cycles.  Where this appear with spleen qi deficiency signs and kidney weakness, this formula may be appropriate.

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