ASTHMA, WHEEZING

Clinical Manifestations
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Asthma (wheezing)
  • Dyspnea
  • A feeling of fullness and distress in the chest
  • a cough with clear, white, watery sputum
  • No thirst
  • Recurs in wither or cold weather
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white or Whitish, moist and glossy
  • P: Deep and tight or Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Lungs
  • Disperse Cold
  • Expel Phlegm
  • Sooth asthma
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Wheezing
  • Dyspnea
  • Coarse breathing
  • An irritable, oppressed sensation in the chest
  • Yellow sputum
  • Sputum maybe thick and difficult to expectorate
  • Maybe gasping
  • Thirst with a desire to drink
  • Asthma occurs during the summer or during hot weather
  • T: Red
  • C: Sticky and yellow
  • P: Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Heat
  • Expel Phlegm
  • Stop wheezing
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Mild, or severe chills
  • Fever which may be persistent
  • Uneasiness from fever
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Nasal irritation
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Tendency to snore
  • Itchy throat
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Superficial and slow or Moderate and maybe weak
Treatment Principle
  • Create sweat to relieve the Exterior and expel Wind
  • Harmonize Ying and Wei to protect digestion and nourish Wei Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Chills and fever
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Headache
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Itchy throat
  • Cough with expectoration of clear, or white sputum.
  • Asthma
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat with phlegm
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thick and greasy or Sticky white
  • P: Floating and weak or Floating and slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Wind
  • Stop cough
  • Resolve Phlegm
  • Relieve the Lungs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Acute wheezing when exposed to Cold or cold drinks
  • Tightness in the chest when exposed to Cold or cold drinks
  • Panting with rales in the throat, especially when exposed to Cold or cold drinks
  • Cough with thin, watery sputum
  • Worse when lying flat
  • Dyspnea
  • Fullness and oppression of the chest and diaphragm
  • Severe chills
  • Mild or no fever
  • Anhidrosis
  • Occipital or frontal headache
  • Itchy throat
  • Muscle aches
  • Stiff neck and shoulders
  • A greenish blue, dull, stagnant facial complexion
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose with clear, watery sputum
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Body aches
  • Joint ache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hiccups
  • Anhidrosis
  • Gasping
  • Stabbing joint pain
  • Itchy throat
  • Cough with white, watery sputum
  • Asthma
  • Aversion to Wind and Cold
  • Prefers warm drinks
  • Maybe itching
  • Maybe a cold upper back
  • Maybe a low back pain
  • Maybe a frozen shoulder
  • Maybe epistaxis (severe)
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thin and white or White and glossy
  • P: Floating and tight or Floating and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Relieve the Exterior
  • Expel Cold
  • Disperse the Lungs
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Stop asthma
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chills and fever or
  • Fever with no thirst
  • Achiness
  • Stiff neck and shoulders
  • Anhidrosis
  • Headache
  • Stabbing joint pain
  • Itchy throat
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Maybe frozen shoulder
  • Dyspnea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Mild or severe gasping
  • Hiccups
  • Fullness in chest
  • Vomiting
  • Heaviness of the body
  • Edema
  • Dysuria
  • Maybe thirst
  • Maybe diarrhea
  • Maybe scanty urine
  • Maybe lower abdominal fullness
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy and white
  • P: Floating and slippery or tight
Treatment Principle
  • Relieve the Exterior
  • Expel Cold
  • Disperse the Lungs
  • Stop asthma
  • Expel water or Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough with a heavy sound
  • Choking cough
  • Stuffy and runny nose
  • Copious thin, watery nasal discharge
  • Excessive lacrimation
  • Wheezing with expectoration of copious thin watery or string mucus
  • Orthopnea
  • Thin white sputum
  • Chills and fever
  • Headache
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Itching larynx
  • Aching of limbs
  • Muscle soreness
  • Chilliness
  • Anhidrosis
  • T: Normal
  • C:Thin and white
  • P: Floating or Floating and tense
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Wind and Cold
  • Warm the Lungs
  • Warm and transform Phlegm Fluids
  • Stop wheezing
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Acute episodes of wheezing and pain
  • Chest oppression
  • A loud cough
  • Thick, difficult-to-extectorate Phlegm or
  • Profuse yellow Phlegm
  • Fever and chills
  • Maybe fever only
  • A sore throat
  • Achiness
  • Anhidrosis or
  • Mild perspiration
  • Occipital headache
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Edema
  • Thirst with a desire for cold drinks
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Fidgeting
  • Constipation or
  • Dry stools
  • Sometimes dry achy eyes
  • T: Normal or Red or A red tip and edges
  • C: Yellow or White
  • P: Floating and tight or rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Wind
  • Open the Lungs
  • Clear Heat
  • Disperse Cold
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Stop asthma
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Coughing and wheezing
  • Cough with expectoration of copious thick, purulent, yellow-green sputum or blood-flecked, foul-smelling pus (as in Lung abscess)
  • Dyspnea
  • Asthma
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Fever or fever and chills
  • Spontaneous sweat
  • Headache
  • Rapid breathing
  • Dark, yellow urine
  • Thirst with a preference for cold beverages
  • Fidgeting
  • Restlessness
  • Pain in the ribs
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy, yellow
  • P: Slippery, rapid - slightly floating
Treatment Principle
  • Disseminate and descend Lung Qi
  • Stop asthma (wheezing)
  • Stop cough
  • Clear Heat
  • Transform Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Non-productive cough
  • An uncomfortable sensation in the chest and hypochondria
  • Difficult breathing
  • Worse when lying down
  • A rough sound in the throat
  • T: normal or Dark
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Floating and tight or Wiry or Floating, wiry and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Relieve the Exterior
  • Expel Cold
  • Disperse the Lungs
  • Soften the Liver
  • Promote the circulation of Qi
  • Stop asthma
Herb Formulas
Points

Clinical Manifestations
  • Severe chills
  • May have mild fever
  • No sweat
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Cold extremities
  • Cold sensation on back
  • Pale face
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Muscle aching
  • T: Pale with scallop
  • C: White
  • P: Deep, weak and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Yang
  • Expel Cold from the Exterior
  • Dispel Cold from the Interior
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Thirst
  • Dysenteric diarrhea
  • Foul-smelling stools
  • A burning sensation around the anus
  • Gasping
  • Ephidrosis
  • Palpitations
  • Tenesmus
  • Maybe red tinged urine
  • Irritability and Heat in the chest and epigastrium
  • Stiffness and spasms at the back of the neck
  • Dry mouth
  • Dyspnea with perspiration
  • Maybe wheezing
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow (Greasy)
  • P: Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Release the Exterior
  • Clear Internal Yang Ming Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Red, sore eyes
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Nasal congestion and infection
  • Thick, sticky nasal discharge and saliva
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Dry mouth
  • Focal distention in the chest and diaphragm
  • Stifling sensation in the chest and diaphragm
  • Manic behavior
  • Carbuncles
  • Heat rash
  • Headache
  • Acne
  • Chills
  • High fever
  • Restlessness
  • Urticaria
  • Sore throat
  • Swelling of the throat
  • Coughing
  • Reddish urine
  • Dyspnea
  • Vertigo
  • Severe aversion to Cold
  • Skin rashes
  • Skin ruptures or ulcers
  • Tense abdomen
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Numb extremities
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Dysuria with reddish urine
  • Dark, rough urination
  • Obesity
  • Fullness of the abdomen
  • Fullness of the epigastrium
  • Heaviness in the head
  • T: Red
  • C: White or Yellow and greasy
  • P: Flooding and rapid or Wiry and slippery or Floating, smooth and rapid or Floating, slippery, rapid and wiry or Floating, slippery, rapid and overflowing
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Wind
  • Release the Exterior
  • Drain Heat
  • Unblock the bowels
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Great thirst with a desire to drink
  • May be heavy labored breathing
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dryness
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Feverish body parts
  • Red face
  • Dry stools
  • No constipation
  • No aversion to Cold
  • T: Red, dry
  • C: Dry yellow
  • P: Rolling and rapid (gigantic)
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Reduce fever
  • Moisten and replenish fluids
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever (sometimes rises and falls)
  • Great thirst
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Abdominal pain (worse with pressure)
  • Abdominal distension
  • Dryness
  • Constipation (hard dry knots)
  • Dislikes pressure
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Mental disturbance:
    Mentally unclear
    Delirious speech
  • T: Red and dry, or black and moist
  • C: Thick yellow or dry yellow
  • P: Deep, strong and forceful
Treatment Principle
  • Purge
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Alternating chills and fever
  • Fullness and focal distention in the chest and diaphragm
  • Pain in the chest and diaphragm with pressure
  • Thick, sticky, difficult-to-expectorate Phlegm
  • Panting
  • A bitter taste in the mouth
  • Chest pain with coughing or on deep inhalation
  • Anorexia
  • T: Normal
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Expand the chest
  • Release the Shao Yang
Herb Formulas
Points

Clinical Manifestations
  • Delirium
  • Heat in upper body
  • Cold in lower body
  • Sensation of Qi rushing to the chest
  • Vomits worms
  • Persistent thirst
  • Feverishness
  • Anorexia (hungry but can't eat)
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Cold extremities
  • Maybe edema
  • Vertex headache
  • Vomits food
  • Cardiac Heat with pain
  • T: Red or pink or pale and flabby
  • C: Thick and greasy or thin
  • P: Deep, thready and weak or wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Clear worms
  • Clear Heat (Do not purge, create diaphoresis, or create emesis)
  • Revive Yang
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Lung-distension
  • Wheezing with a productive cough
  • Dyspnea
  • Panting
  • Yellow or white mucus which is difficult to expectorate
  • Thick phlegm
  • A dry mouth with a desire to drink
  • Maybe no thirst A choking sensation in the chest
  • A sense of fullness in the chest and diaphragm
  • The eyes look like they are popping out of their sockets
  • Facial edema
  • Chills
  • Oliguria
  • A mild to moderate fever
  • Dry stools
  • Maybe headache
  • Maybe the sound of sputum rattling in the throat
  • Maybe nervousness
  • Maybe anxiety
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow and may be greasy
  • P: Floating, large and slippery or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Disseminate Lung Qi
  • Calm wheezing
  • Dispel Thin Mucus
  • Clear Heat
  • Relieve cough and dyspnea
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • An acute episode of wheezing and panting
  • Maybe itching
  • Maybe sneezing
  • Cough with thick, sticky, yellow sputum
  • Sore, red, dry swollen or itchy throat
  • Nasal obstruction with thick yellow of green discharge
  • Thirst with a desire to drink cold liquids
  • Dry mouth
  • Red face
  • Runny or blocked nose with thick, yellow discharge
  • Dyspnea with flared nostrils
  • Mouth agape
  • Chest fullness and tightness
  • Chest pain
  • Raised shoulders
  • Mild fever or
  • High fever with perspiration
  • Slight chills
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Frontal headache
  • Restlessness
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Floating and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Wind
  • Clear Heat
  • Ventilate the Lungs
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Stop asthma
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever and chills, fever more pronounced or
  • Tidal fever
  • Abdominal distention
  • Thirst
  • Sweat
  • Stifling sensation in the chest
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Gastric disturbances:
    Heaviness
    Nausea with fever
    Acute onset of vomiting of vomiting
    Severe diarrhea
  • Scanty urine
  • T: Red tip and edges
  • C: Greasy white or yellow
  • P: Rapid and soft or Rapid and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Wind
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve Damp
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Numbness and heaviness of the extremities
  • Soreness and fixed pain of joints
  • Stiffness or numbness of the muscles or skin
  • Pain worse on cloudy or rainy days
  • Maybe peripheral or systemic edema
  • Pain is alleviated by pressure and warmth
  • Pain lingers and is recalcitrant to treatment
  • Worse during cloudy or wet weather
  • Limited movement
  • Edema
  • Maybe stifling sensation in chest
  • Maybe anorexia or indigestion
  • Maybe abdominal distention
  • Maybe loose or semi-liquid stools
  • T: Pink or Pale
  • C: Greasy and white
  • P: Slow, moderate and soft
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Damp
  • Clear the channels
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dry cough with little or no sputum
  • Sputum is difficult to expectorate
  • Maybe hemoptysis
  • Cough may cause chest pain
  • Dry or sore throat
  • Hoarse voice
  • Dry lips and mouth
  • Thirst
  • Dryness in nose
  • Epistaxis
  • Chills and fever
  • Headache
  • Anhidrosis
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Constipation
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Thin, yellow and dry
  • P: Superficial, maybe rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Lungs
  • Moisten Dryness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • No chills
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Restlessness
  • Thirst
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Dyspnea
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Thick yellow Phlegm
  • T: Red
  • C: Thick and yellow, maybe dry and sticky
  • P:  Rapid, maybe slippery, maybe forceful
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat in Lungs
  • Strengthen when weak or elderly
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • No chills
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Profuse sweat
  • Great thirst with desire to drink
  • No chill
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Restlessness
  • Thirst
  • Irritability
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dryness
  • Red face
  • Dry stools
  • Rough breathing
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Dyspnea
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Thick yellow Phlegm
  • T: Red
  • C: Thick and yellow, maybe dry and sticky
  • P:  Rapid, maybe slippery, maybe forceful or Rolling, gigantic and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat in Lungs and Stomach
  • Reduce fever
  • Moisten and replenish Body Fluids
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • Profuse sweating
  • Irritability
  • Thirst
  • Scanty, dark urine
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Fatigued limbs
  • Shortness of breath
  • Apathy
  • T: Pale or Red
  • P: Deficient and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Summerheat
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish Yin
  • Generate Fluids
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Wheezing
  • Panting
  • Dyspnea with lots of sputum
  • The sputum is difficult to expectorate
  • The sputum rattles in the throat
  • Chest and diaphragm blocked
  • Inability to sleep
  • Fullness of the chest
  • Anorexia
  • Nausea
  • T: Normal or Pale
  • C: Sticky and white
  • P: Slippery or Slippery and large
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Phlegm
  • Descend Qi
  • Stop asthma
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Cough with copious, thin, white, frothy sputum
  • The sputum rattles in the throat
  • Chest congestion with full feeling
  • Dyspnea which is worse when lying down
  • Sometimes asthma
  • Anorexia
  • Edema
  • Abdominal distention
  • Chest and hypochondriac distention
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Unable to eat
  • Vertigo
  • Thirst with no desire to drink
  • Maybe no thirst
  • Palpitations
  • Loose stools
  • Lethargy
  • Weakness
  • T: Pink or Pale with toothmarks
  • C: Thick, white and greasy or sticky
  • P: Slippery or Slippery, full and maybe wiry or Soft and slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Activate the Spleen
  • Dry Dampness
  • Expel Phlegm
  • Purge the Lungs
  • Warm and Dissolve Tan Yin
  • Stop asthma
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough with deep-seated sputum
  • Sputum is difficult to expectorate
  • Wheezing
  • A dry, sore throat
  • Dyspnea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Polydipsia
  • Polyuria
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Little
  • P: Rapid, thready and strong
Treatment Principle
  • Moisten the Lungs
  • Clear Heat
  • Regulate Qi
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Stop cough
Herb Formulas
Points

Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough with copious, thin, white, frothy sputum
  • Chest and diaphragm congestion with full feeling
  • Dyspnea which is worse when lying down
  • Panting with rales in the throat which usually occurs when exposed to Cold
  • Sometimes asthma
  • Maybe cold upper back
  • A greenish-blue, stagnant facial complexion
  • No thirst or
  • A preference for warm drinks
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Maybe a slight fever
  • Headache
  • Itchy throat
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Body aches
  • Maybe itchy skin at the beginning of the acute stage
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thick, white and greasy or sticky
  • P: Slippery or Floating and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Lungs
  • Expel Cold
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Stop asthma
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough with expectoration of copious, thick, purulent, yellow-green sputum or blood-flecked, foul-smelling pus (as in Lung abscess)
  • Phlegm is difficult to expectorate
  • Wheezing
  • Panting
  • Hoarse panting with loud rales
  • Worse at night and in the early morning
  • Worse with Heat
  • Dyspnea
  • Thirst with a desire for cold drinks
  • Asthma
  • A bitter taste in the mouth
  • A dry mouth
  • A dry throat
  • Maybe a sore, congested throat
  • A red face
  • Focal distention and fullness in the chest and diaphragm
  • Tightness in the chest
  • A burning sensation in the chest
  • Nausea
  • Pain in the ribs
  • Maybe chills and fever
  • Maybe flaring nostrils
  • Heart vexation
  • Lethargy
  • Weakness
  • Disturbed Spirit
  • Dark colored urine
  • Constipation or
  • Loose stools
  • T: Red or Scarlet
  • C: Yellow and smooth or Yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery and rapid or Soft and slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Transform Stasis
  • Resolve Phlegm
  • Descend Qi
  • Soothe asthma
  • Stop panting
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Choking sensation
  • Coughing spells
  • Intercostal distention
  • Wheezing
  • Crackling or moist rales
  • A roaring sound in the throat
  • Copious sputum that is thick and difficult to expectorate
  • Sputum is usually yellow but may be white in some cases where Heat is not as prominent
  • It is common for patients to raise their shoulders to help breathing
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Perspiration
  • Headache
  • Thirst with desire to drink
  • Flushed face
  • Possible fever with aversion to cold
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Superficial rapid or wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Lung Heat
  • Dissolve Phlegm
  • Relieve asthma
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough
  • Yellow Phlegm
  • Dry mouth
  • Thirst with a desire to drink
  • Constipation
  • Sore throat
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemoptysis
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear and purge Lung Heat
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Stop cough and asthma
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Hyperventilation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tachypnea
  • Tightness and a suffocating feeling of the chest
  • Audible wheezing in the throat
  • High-pitched rhonchi
  • Thin, white foamy sputum or
  • Tenacious, white sputum that is difficult to expectorate; amount can vary from scanty to profuse
  • Chills
  • Intolerance to Cold (cold temperature, cold food, drinks)
  • Absence of perspiration
  • Headache
  • Body aches and pain
  • Grayish, and cyanotic complexion
  • T: Pink
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Wiry and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Dispel Cold
  • Warm up the Interior
  • Eliminate Phlegm
  • Relieve bronchial spasms
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough with copious sputum
  • Focal distention in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Anorexia
  • Difficult digestion
  • Hiccup
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy and white
  • P: Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Descend Qi
  • Relax the diaphragm
  • Reduce Food Stagnation
  • Resolve Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • A history of acute stage asthma
  • Continuous wheezing
  • Shortness of breath with rapid, feeble respiration
  • Soft, weak cough with clear thin sputum
  • Physical and mental exhaustion
  • Soft, weak voice
  • Fatigue
  • Reluctance to speak
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pale face
  • Maybe cold limbs
  • With Wei Qi Deficiency:
    Spontaneous perspiration (daytime)
    Profuse, cold sweat on the head
    Low resistance to common cold
    Tendency to a blocked nose
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Weak or Deep, thready and weak
  • Relief Stage:
    Catches Cold easily
    Asthma returns with Wind-Heat or Wind-Cold
    Sweats easily
    Aversion to Wind and Cold
    Frequent sneezing
    Runny nose
    Nasal obstruction
    Chest oppression with is relieved by inhaling
    Shortness of breath
    Clear, thin white Phlegm
    Slight, dull-sounding, enduring wheezing
    A pale face
    T: Pale
    C: Thin and white
    P: Empty and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce the Lungs
  • Strengthen Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
   
Clinical Manifestations
  • Severe, dry hacking cough
  • No sputum expectorated
  • Small amounts of difficult to expectorate sputum
  • Blood tinged sputum (when Yin Deficiency Fire is present)
  • Afternoon fever
  • Night sweats
  • Malar flush (especially in afternoon)
  • Five sole Heat
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Itching in throat
  • Hoarse voice, low voice or loss of voice
  • Emaciation
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Moisten the Lungs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Wheezing which changes with the weather
  • Panting
  • Shortness of breath, worse on exertion
  • Above symptoms are worse with exertion
  • Weak cough
  • Little or no mucus
  • A soft or weak voice with little desire to talk
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Frequent colds and flu
  • A dry mouth
  • Occasional dry, sore throat
  • Malar flush
  • Afternoon fever
  • Insomnia
  • Heart vexation
  • T: Pale red, dry, swollen often with extensive cracks or Pale with a red tip
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Weak and soft, possibly extending up the thenar eminence
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify and nourish Lung Qi and Yin
  • Descend Lung Qi
  • Stop wheezing and panting
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Protracted, incessant, weak cough
  • Expectoration of copious, clear, watery or white Phlegm
  • Short, weak, breathing
  • Asthma and panting which is worse with exertion
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Catches cold easily
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • Weak voice
  • Lethargy
  • Easily fatigued
  • A soft voice
  • Reluctance to speak
  • A general air of sadness or melancholy
  • A waxy, pale complexion
  • Rounded or hunched shoulders
  • Four limbs tired
  • Anorexia
  • Maybe copious mucus
  • Food allergies
  • General lassitude
  • Distention and pain of the epigastrium and abdomen
  • Loose stools
  • Severe cases:
    Frightens easily
  • Spleen Deficiency predominant:
    Worse with dietary irregularities
  • Lung Deficiency predominant:
    Worse with weather changes
    Frequent sneezing
    Runny nose
  • T: Pale with a thin crack
  • C: White or White and greasy
  • P: Thready and weak or Floating and weak or Soft
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce the Spleen
  • Benefit the Lungs
  • Descend Lung Qi
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Disperse accumulation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough with little yellow sputum
  • Spitting saliva
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dry, uncomfortable sensation in throat
  • Hiccups
  • Dry mouth
  • Coughing up difficult-to-extectorate Phlegm
  • Nausea
  • Scanty urination
  • Hoarseness
  • Thirst
  • Asthma
  • Flushed face
  • Five sole Heat
  • Vomiting
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid or Deficient and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Benefit the Stomach and Lungs
  • Generate Fluids
  • Descend Qi
  • Harmonize the Middle Jiao
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Unproductive cough
  • Scanty, sticky phlegm or
  • Sometimes blood-streaked sputum
  • Chronic wheezing which is severe and may be constant
  • Wheezing may be worse at night
  • Wheezing and panting which is worse on exertion
  • The patient may develop a barrel chest and a thick neck
  • Tightness and fullness in the chest
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry throat
  • Warm, dry skin
  • Chronic sore throat
  • Low back and knees sore and weak
  • "Steaming Bone" tidal fever
  • Fine sole Heat
  • Tinnitus
  • Night sweats
  • Malar flush
  • Maybe hoarse voice
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Finger clubbing
  • Large, red skin reaction to needles or pressure
  • Maybe kyphosis of the upper back
  • Maybe pain in shin, foot, and heel
  • Sterility
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Patients who used steroids as children may be small in stature
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: None or Mirrored
  • P: Thready and rapid, may be fuller if on steroids
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Moisten the Lungs
  • Reinforce the Kidneys
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dry stools
  • Knotted constipation
  • Mouth parched
  • Sensation of burning heat, swelling and pain of anus
  • Urine short and dark
  • T: Pink
  • C: Yellow and dry
  • P: Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Purge constipation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Knotted constipation or
  • Watery, thin diarrhea
  • Burning hot sensation in the anus
  • Abdominal distention and pain (dislikes pressure)
  • High fever or infantile tidal fever
  • Hands and feet dripping with perspiration
  • Vomiting
  • Irritating thirst
  • Delirium
  • T: Pink, maybe prickles or Red
  • C: Thick, yellow and dry
  • P: Deep and Excess
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Excess Heat with bitter, cold, strong purgative herbs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Head feels heavy as if wrapped up
  • Four limbs tired
  • Lethargic
  • Sensations of stuffiness and fullness in chest and epigastrium
  • Decreased food intake or vomits immediately after eating
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Abundant white watery phlegm, easily expectorated
  • Cannot lie flat (due to breathing difficulties)
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thick and slimy
  • P: Slippery and even
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Reinforce the Spleen and Lungs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Wheezing appears and worsens with dietary irregularities and especially excessive consumption of uncooked, chilled foods, iced drinks, sweet or fatty foods, dairy products and sea food
  • Anorexia
  • Abdominal fullness
  • Fatigue
  • Loose stools or
  • Diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath
  • White Phlegm
  • A sallow facial complexion
  • T: Pale and thick with teeth marks
  • C: White
  • P: Empty, forceless and maybe slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Tonify Qi
  • Transform Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
  • REN-12, SP-3, ST-36, ST-40
    1. Summer moxibustion: apply 3-5 cones on a thin slice of Ginger at DU-14, ST-36, UB-20, UB-23, UB-43 once a day for 10 days each month for 3 months before the asthma season
    2. Sliding cupping: from UB-13 to UB-43 until the skin becomes dark red, once a week for two months before the asthma season
Clinical Manifestations
  • Asthma recurs in cold weather and winter
  • Copious white sputum
  • Sallow complexion
  • Anorexia (maybe with vomiting)
  • Four limbs feel tired and heavy
  • Abdominal and epigastric distention after eating
  • Maybe acid regurgitation or vomiting
  • Loose stools or watery stools containing undigested food
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in the epigastrium with cold sensations (pain is relieved by warmth)
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Cold limbs
  • Feeling chilled
  • Frequent, clear urination
  • Mental fatigue
  • Maybe scanty urine with edema
  • Maybe clear, watery vaginal discharge
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Deep and weak or Deep and soft
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify the Spleen
  • Warm the Center
  • Dispel Cold
  • Excrete Damp
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Mild constant epigastric pain; relieved by warmth and pressure
  • Anorexia
  • Abdominal pain and fullness after meals
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loose, unformed stools
  • Excessive salivation
  • Cold limbs
  • Lassitude
  • Weakness
  • Sallow or pale, dull complexion
  • Maybe edema
  • Maybe scanty urination
  • Maybe clear, watery, copious vaginal discharge
  • T: Pale
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Deep, thready and forceless
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Warm Yang
  • Warm the Center
  • Dispel Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • A chronic, recurrent cough
  • Worse with exertion
  • Thin, watery mucus
  • Wheezing
  • Dyspnea
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Body cold
  • Intolerance of Cold
  • Limbs icy and heavy
  • Complexion white and shiny
  • Low back, knees and abdomen feel cold and painful
  • Lower abdomen feels cold and painful
  • Loose stools containing undigested food
  • “Cock-crow” diarrhea (occurs at about 5 am)
  • Edema of face and limbs
  • Pitting edema
  • Dysuria
  • Nocturia
  • Severe:
    Abdominal ascites
  • T: Pale, moist and swollen
  • C: Thin and white or White and greasy
  • P: Deep, thready, weak and maybe slow or Deep and slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Reinforce the Spleen and Kidneys
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Epigastric and abdominal fullness and distention
  • No desire for food and drink
  • Frequent belching
  • Borborygmus
  • Hiccup
  • Regurgitation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hard epigastric distention
  • Loss of sensation of taste
  • Stools not solid
  • Urine clear and abundant
  • T: Normal or Pale
  • C: Thin and white or White and Slippery or White and smooth
  • P: Weak and Deficient or Wiry and deficient or Wiry, taut and feeble
Treatment Principle
  • Descends Qi
  • Transforms Phlegm
  • Augments Qi
  • Harmonizes the Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal distention
  • Borborygmus
  • A dry mouth and tongue
  • Constipation
  • Reduced urination
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspnea
  • T: Normal
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Wiry and slippery or Deep, full and slightly rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Dry Dampness
  • Scour out Thin Mucus
  • Move Qi
  • Reduce distention
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pain in the chest which often radiates to the upper back
  • Pain may radiate to upper shoulders, neck and epigastrium
  • Asthma
  • Wheezing
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Spitting saliva
  • Wheezing cough with copious sputum
  • T: Pale or Pink
  • C: Thick and greasy
  • P: Deep and wiry or Tight
Treatment Principle
  • Unblock Yang
  • Promote movement of Qi
  • Expel Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points

Clinical Manifestations
  • Sudden collapse with loss of consciousness
  • Lockjaw (trismus)
  • Eyes open
  • Both fists clenched
  • Retention of urine
  • Constipation
  • Stiffness and spasm of limbs
  • Pale face with bluish lips
  • Limbs cold, pale and still
  • Lying peacefully
  • Usual sequelae of C.V.A. such as:
    Hemiplegia
    Aphasia
    Facial paralysis
  • T: Pink
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Deep, slippery and even
Treatment Principle
  • Open the Heart Orifices with Pungent Warming Herbs
  • Eliminate Phlegm
  • Subdue Wind
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Dream-disturbed sleep with unusual dreams
  • Palpitations
  • Anxiety
  • Profuse white foamy sputum
  • Restlessness
  • Indeterminate gnawing hunger
  • Seizures accompanied by copious sputum
  • Flushing up
  • Chest distention
  • Expectoration of yellow Phlegm
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Chills and fever
  • Abdominal distention
  • Frequent dark, scanty urine
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Slight thirst
  • Anorexia after serious illness
  • T: Pink or Red tip
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery and rapid or Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Heart
  • Break through Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Mental confusion
  • Clouding of consciousness
  • Talking to oneself
  • Acting as if no one else is present
  • Dull expression with blank stare
  • Odd behavior
  • Maybe loss of consciousness
  • Maybe falling to the ground
  • Sound of phlegm in throat with gurgling
  • T: Pink
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Deep and slippery; maybe wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Phlegm
  • Open the Orifices
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Epigastric fullness and contravection (reflux vomiting)
  • Sensation of Qi rushing upward to the chest (Running Piglet)
  • Suffocating sensation in chest
  • Weak cough
  • Expectorating watery white Phlegm
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Deep and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Yang
  • Transform Harmful Fluid
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Asthma
  • Soft weak cough
  • Prolonged bouts of coughing with dyspnea
  • Expectoration of clear, watery Phlegm
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Spontaneous, weak perspiration
  • All of the above manifestations are exacerbated by exertion
  • Shiny white complexion
  • Weak voice
  • Catches colds easily
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Weak or Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce and Benefit Heart and Lung Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Dyspnea
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty getting a deep and satisfying breath
  • Little or no mucus
  • Related to emotions
  • During the episode, the patient is panicky or emotional
  • Frequent sighing
  • "Plum-pit" throat
  • Anorexia
  • Insomnia
  • Palpitations
  • Vague chest pain
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Breast tenderness
  • T: Normal or with brown or purple stasis spots on the edges
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Circulate Liver Qi
  • Descend Lung Qi
  • Stop asthma
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Feeling of obstruction in throat as if a slice of roast meat were stuck there which cannot be coughed up nor swallowed down. This sensation becomes more prominent during emotional upset and subsides when relaxed
  • Distention and pain in the sides or flanks
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Irregular menses
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Slippery and wiry (slippery due to Phlegm)
Treatment Principle
  • Spread Qi
  • Resolve Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Coughing fits with hemoptysis
  • Burning pain in chest and sides
  • Dizziness
  • Face and eyes red
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Dry lips
  • Short-tempered
  • Irascibility
  • Restlessness
  • Maybe dark urine
  • Maybe constipation
  • T: Red
  • C: Thin, yellow and dry
  • P: Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Liver Fire
  • Purge the Lungs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal pain
  • Irritability
  • Slight chills
  • Spasms of the calf muscles
  • Cramps in the hands
  • Weak legs
  • Hypertonicity of the extremities characterized by difficult flexion and extension
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Hiccup
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sciatic pain
  • Severe and painful muscle spasms in the Stomach, bronchi, Gallbladder and uterus. Intestines
  • Shoulder pain
  • Pain in the head, body or limbs due to arterial spasms characterized by a severe pulling pain
  • T: Normal or Reddish
  • C: None or Yellowish
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Soften the Liver
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Nourish Yin
  • Relieve pain
  • Harmonize the Middle Jiao
  • Replenish Body Fluids
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Facial complexion pale and sallow
  • Both cheeks slightly red
  • Dizziness
  • Dry eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Spots before the eyes
  • Numbness of limbs
  • Flaccid paralysis (Wei syndrome), weakness
  • Tinnitus
  • Deafness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Low back and knees sore and painful
  • Throat dry and painful
  • Five sole Heat
  • Low-grade fever
  • Night sweats
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Stools difficult to pass
  • Constipation
  • Men:
    Spermatorrhea
  • Women:
    Irregular menses or
    Scanty menses or
    Amenorrhea
    Vaginal discharge
  • T: Red
  • C: None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish and Reinforce the Liver and Kidneys
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic wheezing
  • Inhalation more difficult than exhalation
  • Worse with exertion, fatigue or Cold
  • Lumbago: low back feels cold, weak and aching
  • Feeling chilled
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Cold limbs
  • General debility
  • Pale or cyanotic face
  • Dark rings under the eyes
  • Facial puffiness
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • Frequent colds
  • Urinary frequency with abundant, clear urine or
  • Oliguria with pitting edema
  • Maybe nocturia
  • Lethargy
  • Listlessness
  • Withdrawn, subdued behavior
  • Knees feel cold and aching
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Impotence
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Low libido
  • Female infertility ("uterus cold and infertile")
  • Maybe anorexia
  • Maybe loose stools
  • Maybe chronic diarrhea or "cock crow" diarrhea
  • T: Pale and swollen or Purplish/bluish
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Deep and thready - maybe slow or Imperceptible or Large, deficient and rootless
  • Relief Stage:
    Constitutional shortness of breath
    Rough respiration with difficult inhalation which is worse with exertion
    Any stress causes a crisis of wheezing and panting
    Coughing of thin, foamy mucus
    Heart palpitations
    Low back and knee pain and weakness
    A pale facial complexion
    Cold limbs
    Maybe spontaneous perspiration
    T: Pale
    C: White
    P: Deep and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and Reinforce Kidney Yang
  • Support Wei Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Wheezing, panting and rapid breathing
  • Inability to lie flat
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Edema of whole body particularly at and below the waist
  • Pitting edema
  • Low back pain, aching and heaviness
  • Abdominal distention with full sensations
  • Oliguria
  • Cold limbs
  • Face gray and congested or pale
  • Feeling nervous and cold with mental weariness
  • In severe cases:
    Ascites
    Edema of scrotum
  • T: Pale and swollen
  • C: Thin, white or Thick, white and sticky
  • P: Deep and thready
  • With Water Flooding the Lungs:
    Cough with copious, thin watery phlegm
    Asthma with phlegmy sound (wheezing)
    Dyspnea
    Facial edema
    Edema of limbs
    Dysuria
    T: Pale and swollen
    C: White and moist or White and greasy
    P: Superficial and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Kidneys
  • Promote diuresis
  • Stop asthma
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Enduring wheezing and panting
  • Dyspnea which is worse on exertion
  • Difficult to inhale but not to exhale
  • Shortness of breath, shallow breathing
  • Soft voice
  • Perspiration
  • Low back and knee soreness and weakness
  • In chronic cases:
    Thin physique
    Mental weariness
    Urinary incontinence on coughing
    Cold limbs
    Facial edema of Deficiency type
  • T: Pale and swollen
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Superficial and Deficient or Deep and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce the Kidneys to Grasp Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus or deafness
  • Poor memory
  • Aching, soreness or weakness of low back
  • Spermatorrhea or premature ejaculation
  • Aching in bones
  • Aching in leg and heel
  • * Dry mouth
  • * Thirst
  • * Night sweats
  • * Five sole heat
  • * Malar flush
  • * Low grade fever in the afternoon
  • * Dry throat, maybe recurrent sore throat
  • * Dry stools and / or constipation
  • * Urine short and red
  • * Heightened libido
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
  • *All signs and symptoms marked with an asterisk (*) are due to Deficiency Fire
  • Relief Stage:
    Constitutional shortness of breath
    Rough respiration
    Difficult inhalation which is worse on exertion
    Stress causes a crisis of panting and wheezing
    Low back and knee pain and weakness
    Five-sole-Heat
    Heart palpitations
    Night sweats
    T: Red
    C: Little or None
    P Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Reinforce the Kidneys
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Weak legs
  • Lower back ache
  • Low-grade fever in the afternoon
  • Fatigue
  • Red cheeks
  • Hot flushed face
  • Spermatorrhea due to Deficient Yin
  • Nocturnal emissions
  • Fever with thirst
  • Burning soles of feet
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweating
  • Dry cough
  • Headache
  • Restlessness
  • Early periods
  • Pale dilute menstrual Blood
  • Nocturia
  • General feeling of being Cold
  • Restless insomnia
  • Vertigo,
  • T: Pale and swollen or Red
  • C: Thin and white or Little or None
  • P: Deep and weak or Thready and rapid or Thready, deep and slightly rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify the Kidneys
  • Clear the Lungs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Panting with rales in the throat
  • Shortness of breath which is worse on exertion
  • A white facial complexion
  • Sweating
  • Cold limbs
  • T: Fat and tender or Pale purple
  • C: White
  • P: Deep, weak and forceless
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Yang
  • Tonify Qi
  • Descend Qi
  • Transform Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Panting with rales in the throat
  • Scant, sticky Phlegm
  • Thin body
  • A dry throat and mouth
  • Deficiency vexation
  • Night sweats
  • T: Red
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish Yin
  • Transform Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Emaciation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Numbness
  • Dry cough
  • Cough with little or no sputum
  • Cough with blood streaked sputum
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Night sweats
  • Five sole Heat due to stress
  • Early menses
  • Restlessness
  • Dry tongue
  • Pale copious menstrual flow
  • Weakness
  • Memory loss
  • Excess dreams
  • Fright
  • Tired body
  • Dry, hard stool
  • Coarse skin
  • Dry throat
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • A skinny appearance
  • T: Pale and shiny or Red
  • C: Thin and white or None
  • P: Knotted or Intermittent or Minute, forceless and Deficient or Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Augment Qi
  • Nourish Blood
  • Enrich Yin
Herb Formulas
Points
Etiology
  • Usually follows some sort of trauma to the chest
  • May be the result of late-stage Lung disease such as Lung cancer
Clinical Manifestations
  • Recurrent irritating cough with a history of trauma to the chest or other chronic Lung disease
  • Cough is worse at night
  • Scanty or Blood streaked mucus
  • Mucus may have dark patches of clotted Blood
  • Pain around the site of the injury during bouts of coughing
  • Maybe cold extremities
  • T: Pale or Purplish with brown or purple petechiae
  • C: Normal
  • P: Wiry or Choppy or Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Resolve Stagnant Blood in the Lungs
  • Stop cough
Herb Formulas
  • Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tangmodified
  • Chinese patent medicines:
    Xue Fu Zhu Yu Wan
    Sheng Tian Qi Pian
    Jin Gu Die Shang Wan
    Yan Hu Suo Zhi Tong Pian
    Fu Ke Wu Jin Wan

    For traumatic injury: Qi Li San
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Pale, lusterless complexion
  • Pale nails
  • Abdominal pain
  • Irregular menstruation with little flow
  • Lung abscess
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Fullness and distention in the chest
  • Profuse Phlegm and saliva
  • Dysuria
  • Edema
  • Nasal congestion
  • Clear, watery rhinorrhea
  • Oliguria
  • Loss of taste and smell
  • Dyspnea
  • Edema of the face and eyes
  • Insomnia
  • Fixed lower abdominal pain
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Pale lips
  • May be amenorrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Menstruation may also be accompanied by distention and pain
  • T: Pale or Swollen
  • C: Normal or White and greasy
  • P: Slippery or Thin and weak or Thin and choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Drain the Lungs
  • Move Fluids
  • Drive out Phlegm
  • Stop cough
  • Calm wheezing
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Break up Stagnation
  • Alleviate pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Postpartum emaciation and weakness
  • Persistent, tight abdominal pain
  • Abdominal pain with spasms or radiates to back and waist
  • Cannot eat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dyspnea
  • Pale face
  • Intermittent spasmodic abdominal pain which is better with Heat and pressure
  • Epigastric pain
  • Lusterless complexion
  • Fidgeting
  • Reduced appetite
  • Maybe low-grade fever
  • Palpitations
  • Irritability
  • Cold and sore extremities
  • Nonspecific discomfort
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Nocturnal emission
  • Five sole Heat
  • Debilitated constitution in children
  • Enuresis in children
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding
  • Abdominal weakness
  • Epistaxis
  • Habitual constipation
  • Maybe warm extremities
  • Night sweats
  • Tired limbs
  • Frequent urination
  • Night crying
  • Diarrhea in children
  • Habitual headache in children
  • Hernia pain in children
  • Chronic constipation
  • Purpura
  • Asthma
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Weak and slow or Thready, wiry and even or Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and tonifies the Spleen and Stomach
  • Relieve spasmodic pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dyspnea
  • Chest withered
  • Rales on both sides
  • Depressed and confused Shen
  • Haggard, fierce appearance
  • T: Normal
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Floating and rapid
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Panting with rales in the throat
  • Coughing of thick, sticky, yellow Phlegm or
  • Difficult-to- expectorate, sticky white Phlegm
  • Heart vexation
  • Chest oppression
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Anhidrosis
  • Body aches
  • T: Variable
  • C: Yellowish white
  • P: Floating, tight and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Open the Lungs
  • Warm Cold
  • Clear Heat
  • Transform Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough with sticky sputum
  • Face and lips red
  • Mouth parched
  • Heart troubled
  • Epigastric fullness, distention and pain with dislike of pressure
  • Belching with rotten food smell
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Detests food or
  • Vomits after eating
  • Distention is reduced after vomiting
  • Unformed stools or
  • Knotted constipation
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thick and greasy
  • P: Slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Food
  • Conduct Stagnation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough with profuse sputum
  • Sputum is thin, watery and white
  • Wheezing
  • Discomfort in the chest and diaphragm
  • T: Normal or Pale
  • C: White and slippery
  • P: Wiry and slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Lungs
  • Transform congested Fluids
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Sudden onset of wheezing and panting
  • Chest oppression
  • A possible feeling of something stuck in the throat which cannot be swallowed nor spit up
  • Flank distention and pain
  • Depression
  • Impatience
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Palpitations
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Regulate and descend Qi
  • Relieve wheezing and panting
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Mental cloudiness
  • Heavy head
  • Heavy sensation in the body
  • Cough with Excess sputum
  • Chest and epigastric distention
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest and epigastrium
  • Nausea
  • Profuse sputum
  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Fatigue
  • Borborygmus
  • Tinnitus
  • Mouth glutinous
  • No thirst
  • Likes to sleep
  • Maybe palpitations
  • T: Thick
  • C: White and greasy or Sticky and white
  • P: Rolling or Wiry and slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Harmonize the Stomach
  • Eliminate Dampness
  • Resolve Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Occurs in children and the elderly with chronic wheezing
  • Recurs every winter
  • Repeated attacks of productive cough
  • Thin, watery mucus
  • There may be scanty, tenacious mucus
  • Triggered by a Cold Invasion during winter
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Usually occurs at night or in the early morning
  • Severe cases:
    Orthopnea
    Weakness and pain of the lower back and legs
    Fatigue
    Edema of the extremities
  • T: Pale and swollen with toothmarks
  • C: Moist, greasy and white
  • P: soft and slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and transform Clod Phlegm
  • Descend Rebellious Qi
  • Stop cough and wheezing
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Lethargy
  • Anorexia
  • Maybe jaundice
  • No thirst or
  • Thirst with no desire to drink
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Afternoon fever
  • Body aches
  • A sallow complexion
  • Scanty urination
  • Diarrhea
  • Chest discomfort
  • Epigastric pain and distention
  • Dull appearance
  • Maybe disorientation
  • Loose stools
  • Maybe skin vesicles
  • Heavy extremities
  • T: Pink
  • C: Greasy and yellow
  • P: Soft and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve Damp and turbidity
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Lethargy
  • Anorexia
  • Maybe jaundice
  • No thirst or
  • Thirst with no desire to drink
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Afternoon fever
  • Body aches
  • A sallow complexion
  • Scanty urination
  • Diarrhea
  • Chest discomfort
  • Epigastric pain and distention
  • Dull appearance
  • Maybe disorientation
  • Loose stools
  • Maybe skin vesicles
  • Heavy extremities
  • T: Pink
  • C: Greasy and yellow
  • P: Soft and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve Damp and turbidity
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Flushed face
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal distention
  • Delirious speech
  • Epigastric distention
  • Jaundice
  • Gastric distention
  • Dysenteric disorders
  • Hematemesis
  • Epistaxis
  • Red, swollen, painful eyes
  • Chest oppression
  • Red, swollen ears
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Thirst
  • Dark, concentrated urine
  • Tinnitus
  • Hemoptysis
  • Vomiting
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Bleeding
  • Diarrhea
  • Suppurative skin infection
  • Tongue and mouth ulcerations
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Drains Fire
  • Relieves toxicity
  • Drains Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • An irritable, stifling sensation in the chest and diaphragm
  • Labored breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Epigastric distention and fullness
  • Belching
  • Constipation
  • Anorexia
  • Hurried breathing
  • Abdominal distention and pain
  • T: Normal
  • C: White
  • P: Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Promote the movement of Qi
  • Descend Rebellious Qi
  • Expand the chest
  • Disperse Stagnation
  • Purge accumulations
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Increased dyspnea when lying down
  • Asthma
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest and epigastric fullness and distention
  • A dark facial complexion
  • Scanty urination
  • Edema
  • P: Deep and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Activate Water circulation to eliminate Stagnation
  • Descend Qi
Herb Formulas
Points