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Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold


Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold - Basics

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.


Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (1) acupuncture point may be useful for lung dampness - phlegm cold. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)




Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating lung dampness - phlegm cold. For a complete list from our store with more details see our lung dampness - phlegm cold formula section.


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The following (4) TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold

Er Chen Wan

  • Two Aged Herbs
    • The primary base formula to resolve phlegm damp, particularly in the lungs and GI system - cough (with white mucus), plugged ears, sinus blockage - along with GI symptoms of nausea, vomiting.
    • Upper respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, emphysema, COPD - when arising from phlegm damp.
    • Phlegm accumulation in the head symptoms such as dizziness, insomnia, meniere's disease, alcohol hangover.
    • Cysts from phlegm accumulation - fibroids, breast cyst, ovarian cyst, thryoid cysts, goiter. 
  • Treat Phlegm
  • Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in patients with yin deficiency - i.e. cough from dryness.

Jing Fang Bai Du Wan

  • Schizonepeta and Siler Powder to Overcome Pathogenic Influences
    • Early stages of disease arising from wind cold damp - common cold, flu, bronchitis, mumps.
    • Early stages of skin diseases - boils, carbuncles, eczema, dermatitis with the right underlying factors.
    • Mastitis arising from cold/damp.
  • Release the Exterior
  • Release Exterior Cold
  • Cautions
    • Avoid with issues arising from wind-heat, possibly yin qiao would be far more suitable.

Ren Shen Bai Du Wan

Su Zi Jiang Qi Wan

  • Perilla Fruit Pill to Direct Qi Downward
  • Cough with watery, copious sputum, breathing issues such as wheezing, asthma, shortness of breath (particularly difficulty inhaling), chest oppression.  Possibly signs of kidney qi/yang deficiency such as edema, weak low back and/or legs, fatigue.

    The Tongue will have a white coating that can be either greasy or slippery.

  • Regulate the Qi
  • Direct Rebellious Qi Downward

Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold - Conditions and Possibilities

The Chinese Medicine treatment of lung dampness - phlegm cold generally involves being certain that this pattern is the proper diagnosis. Each pattern may have multiple conditions and each condition may arise from one or more patterns (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following 9 conditions may arise from lung dampness - phlegm cold . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.

ConditionsOther Possible Patterns
Asthma¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Fire ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Bronchitis¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency 
Cough¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Dryness 
Lung Cancer¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Morning Sickness¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp ¤ Stomach Cold ¤ Stomach Rebellious Qi 
Neuropathy¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Tracheobronchitis¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Dryness 
Trigeminal Neuralgia¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Wheezing (Dyspnea)¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Dryness 



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