Theory

Diagnostic Information and Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment of Summer Heat


Summer Heat - Basics

Fever, aversion to heat, sweating, thirst, irritability, dizziness, diarrhea.

Red.

Rapid, Empty.


Summer Heat - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (2) acupuncture points may be useful for summer heat. 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.)




Summer Heat - Questions

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Summer Heat - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (3) chinese herbs may be useful for summer heat. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.



The following (1) TCM Herbal Formula May Be Useful For Summer Heat

Qing Shu Yi Qi Tang Wan

  • Clear Summer Heat and Augment the Qi
    • 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.
  • Clear Heat
  • Relieve Summerheat

Summer Heat - Conditions and Possibilities

The Chinese Medicine treatment of summer 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 1 conditions may arise from summer heat . Each condition is listed with other possible patterns to expand diagnostic possibilities.




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