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Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold


Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold - Basics

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.


Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (7) acupuncture points may be useful for lung wind invasion - wind 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 Wind Invasion - Wind Cold - Formulas From Our Store

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


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The following (12) TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold

Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Wan

  • Ligusticum Tea Pills
    • Headaches, primarily from wind-cold (but used with wind-heat/wind-damp), with neck stiffness, muscle aches and/or nasal discharge.
    • In certain cases may be useful for migraines, frequent headaches - particularly when they are influenced by cold weather and/or changing from warm to cold environments.
    • Rhinitis, sinusitis.
  • Expel Wind
  • Release Wind from the Skin and Channels
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Use only with direction during pregnancy.
    • Avoid in cases of headache from liver yang rising or deficiencies of qi and/or blood.

Du Huo Ji Sheng Wan

  • Solitary Hermit Teapills
    • For chronic pain due to obstruction (bi zheng) with liver and kidney deficiency.
    • For lower back pain often with weakness and/or pain in the knees.
    • For arthritis, especially the type affected by cold/damp weather.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Dispel Wind-Dampness
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution during pregnancy.
    • Do not use with patients that present with damp heat or excess heat.

Gan Mao Ling

  • Miraculous Cold Pills
    • Common cold and flu patterns, particularly at the early stages.
    • Can be used in lie of actual bacterial or viral infection as long as flu or cold like symptoms are manifest.
  • Clear Heat
  • Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity

Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan

  • Agastache Powder to Correct the Qi
    • Acute flu or cold symptoms including fever, aversion to cold, headaches, sinus pressure, runny nose.
    • Vomitting and diarrhea from interior damp with possible abdominal cramps or pains.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Transform Damp Turbidity
  • Cautions
    • Not suitable for patients that present with yin and/or blood deficiency. 

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

Shu Jing Huo Xue Wan

  • Relax The Channels and Invigorate The Blood Decoction
    • Primarily used for blood stasis with wind-damp in the channels and collaterals characterized by internal deficiency with external excesses - joint pain, muscle aches, numbness and/or pain in the lower extremities (may be severe).
    • Wind-cold damp bi-syndrome (i.e. arthritis) - particularly in the lower part of the body, hips, knees, lower back.
    • Sciatic pain with the correct underlying pattern.
    • Neck pain with the correct underling pattern.
    • Fractures that are reluctant to heal, particularly in the lower body.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • Generally not for long term use and use with caution if at all in deficient patients.

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

Xiao Qing Long Wan

  • Minor Blue Dragon Pills
    • Cold/flu like symptoms such as aversion to cold, cough, clear watery phlegm -from exterior wind cold invasion.
    • Wheezing, heavy sensation, edema due to interior water accumulation.
  • Release the Exterior
  • Release Exterior-Interior Excess
  • Cautions
    • Not meant for long term use.

Xin Yi Wan

Yu Ping Feng Wan

  • Jade Windscreen Formula
    • Frequent colds, flus, chronic bronchitis - general low immunity to common infections.
    • Spontaneous sweating, aversion to wind and/or cold.
    • With appropriate diagnosis may be used to treat acute facial paralysis/Bell's Palsy.
  • Stabilize and Bind
  • Stabilize the Exterior and the Lungs
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution with patients presenting with yin deficiency.
    • Do not use for spontaneous sweating due to an exterior syndrome - only for sweating due to wei qi deficiency.

Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold - Conditions and Possibilities

The Chinese Medicine treatment of lung wind invasion - wind 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 17 conditions may arise from lung wind invasion - wind cold . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.

ConditionsOther Possible Patterns
Allergies¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat 
Asthma¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Fire ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency 
Bells Palsy¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Liver Blood Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Bronchitis¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency 
Common Cold¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Summer Heat 
Cough¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Yin Deficiency ¤ Lung Dryness 
Edema¤ Heart Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen Yang Deficiency ¤ Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp ¤ Kidney Yang Deficiency 
Emphysema¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Phlegm Stagnation ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Flu¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat 
Headache¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Liver Yang Rising ¤ Liver Wind ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Neuropathy¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Pneumothorax¤ Liver Qi Stagnation ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Liver Blood Stagnation ¤ Phlegm Stagnation 
Rhinitis¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency 
Sinusitis¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat 
Tracheobronchitis¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Dryness 
Trigeminal Neuralgia¤ Liver Fire ¤ Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat ¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Stomach Fire ¤ Liver Yin Deficiency ¤ Blood Stagnation 
Wheezing (Dyspnea)¤ Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold ¤ Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat ¤ Lung Qi Deficiency ¤ Spleen Qi Deficiency ¤ Kidney Qi Deficiency ¤ Lung Dryness 



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