Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis - Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat

Below you will find theoretical and clinical applications information related to lung dampness - phlegm heat. We have created associations based on clinical experience that lead to possible treatment approaches with acupuncture points, individual herbs, TCM formulas, and more.

Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat - Basics

Barking cough, SOB, asthma, chest oppression, yellow/green mucus (main difference from damp-phlegm cold pattern).

Tongue Diagnosis

Red, thick sticky yellow coat.

Tongue Dx

Pulse Diagnosis

Slippery, rapid, full.

Pulse Dx

5 Points Are Empirically Important For Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat

1 TCM Herb Is Empirically Important For Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat

Potential Formulas For The Treatment Of Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat

The following 5 TCM Formulas are empirically related to the treatment of Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat

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    Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat - Conditions and Other Possible TCM Diagnoses

    The Chinese Medicine treatment of lung dampness - phlegm heat 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 17 conditions may arise from lung dampness - phlegm heat . 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 Cold · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Qi Deficiency · Liver Yin Deficiency 
    Bronchiectasis· Liver Fire · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat · Lung Dryness 
    Bronchitis· Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold · Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold · 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 Cold · Lung Qi Deficiency · Lung Yin Deficiency · Lung Dryness 
    Emphysema· Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold · Lung Qi Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Qi Deficiency · Phlegm Stagnation · Blood Stagnation 
    Leukemia· Liver Blood Deficiency · Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Large Intestine Damp Heat · Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat · Liver Yin Deficiency 
    Lung Cancer· Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold · Lung Qi Deficiency · Lung Yin Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Yin Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Numbness· Liver Wind · Liver Blood Deficiency · Heart Blood Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Stomach Qi Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Pneumonia· Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat 
    Pneumothorax· Liver Qi Stagnation · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold · Lung Qi Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Liver Blood Stagnation · Phlegm Stagnation 
    Pyelonephritis· Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat · Kidney Yin Deficiency 
    Rhinitis· Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold · Spleen Qi Deficiency 
    Tonsillitis· Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Lung Qi Deficiency · Phlegm Stagnation 
    Tracheobronchitis· Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold · Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold · Lung Dryness 
    Trigeminal Neuralgia· Liver Fire · Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold · Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold · Stomach Fire · Liver Yin Deficiency · Blood Stagnation 
    Uroschesis· Spleen Qi Deficiency · Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat · Kidney Qi Deficiency · Bladder Damp Heat 
    Wheezing (Dyspnea)· Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat · Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold · Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold · Lung Qi Deficiency · Spleen Qi Deficiency · Kidney Qi Deficiency · Lung Dryness 

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