PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS

Clinical Manifestations
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
  • With hematemesis: San Huang Xie Xin Tang
  • Topical: Powder 15g Sm. Sinapis Alba Bai Jie Zi and 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao and mix together in a mashed paste of 15g Bul. Allii Sativi Da Suan. Add an appropriate amount of vinegar and spread on a cotton pad. Apply over the spine from the upper back to the lumbar vertebrae on a 1 inch wide strip. Leave in place for 1 - 2 hours until the skin feels a burning hot sensation. Apply once a day for seven days.
  • Place the juice from 30-35g Bul. Allii Sativi Da Suan in an atomizer or humidifer. Inhale the resulting steam or mist for 30-60 minutes each time. Do twice a day for three months.
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
  • Joint pain with a crackling sensation
  • Epigastric pain
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal weakness
  • Headache
  • Heaviness in the head
  • Fever
  • Moderately severe chills
  • Distension beneath the Heart
  • Periumbilical or lower abdominal pain
  • Tenseness around the pubic bone
  • Subcostal pain
  • Epigastric fullness
  • Nausea
  • Mild vomiting
  • Mild thoraco-costal discomfort
  • Costal distress
  • Tension in the rectus abdominus
  • Chest distension
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal distension
  • Constipation
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Repeated loss of spinal alignment due to muscular tension
  • P: Floating and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Release the Exterior and muscle layer
  • Harmonize and release the Shao-Yang
  • Harmonize the Liver, Spleen and Intestines
  • Dispel Water Accumulation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Alternating chills and fever
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Anorexia
  • Sometimes fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Occasional vomiting
  • Headaches (side of head)
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Rib pain
  • Achiness
  • Ear infection
  • Hearing difficulty
  • Red eyes
  • Stiff shoulders
  • Throat pain
  • Hip pain
  • T: Normal with bumps or dots on side
  • C: Thin white
  • P: Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Harmonize the Liver and Gall Bladder
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Alternating chills and fever (chills predominate) or
  • Chills without fever
  • Sensation of irritability in the chest
  • Sweating from the head
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal weakness
  • Heavy head
  • Neuralgia
  • Epigastric distension
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Tension around pubic bone
  • Periumbilical pain
  • Urinary difficulty
  • T: Moist
  • C: White and slippery
  • P: Superficial and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Clumping
  • Harmonize the Shao Yang
  • Warm the Interior
  • Dispel Cold
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough with thick sticky, yellow sputum
  • Sore, red, swollen throat
  • Thirst, with a desire to drink cold liquids
  • Runny or blocked nose with thick yellow discharge
  • Fever with perspiration
  • Slight chills
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Headache
  • Maybe dyspnea with flared nostrils
  • maybe chest pain
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Superficial and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Lungs
  • Clear Heat
  • Expel Wind
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Steaming bones sensation
  • Night sweats
  • Tidal fever
  • Warm sensation in the afternoon
  • Red lips
  • Red cheeks
  • Cough with sticky yellow or blood tinged sputum
  • Exhaustion
  • Brittle hair
  • Lethargy
  • Alternating chills and fever
  • Five-sole-Heat
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry throat
  • Emaciation
  • Weak limbs
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Faint and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin and Blood
  • Clear Deficiency Heat
  • Reduce steaming bones sensation
  • Dispel Wind-Dampness
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 or
  • Fever
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness (neither activity nor resting brings relief)
  • Heat sensation in the chest
  • Thirst
  • Has urge to vomit but cannot
  • May have dark yellow urine
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Rapid or Forceful and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Remove Obstructions
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
  • Confusion of mind
  • Delirium
  • Mania
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Excessive skin rashes all over body
  • Hemorrhage:
    Hematemesis
    Hemoptysis
    Epistaxis
    Hemafecia
    Hematuria
  • T: Deep red, dry or Purple red
    C: None
    P: Rapid or Thready and rapid or Thready and feeble
Treatment Principle
  • Cool the Blood
  • Dispel Heat and Toxins from the Xue Stage
  • Promote Blood Circulation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough with copious, thin, white, frothy sputum
  • Sore throat
  • Chest congestion with full feeling
  • Dyspnea which is worse when lying down
  • Sometimes asthma
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thick, white and greasy or sticky
  • P: Slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Transform Phlegm
  • Disseminate Lung Qi
  • Relieve coughing
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)
  • Dyspnea
  • Asthma
  • Pain in the ribs
  • Maybe chills and fever
  • T: Scarlet
  • C: Yellow and smooth
  • P: Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Counteract Toxin
  • Transform Stasis
  • Drain Pus
  • Resolve Phlegm
  • (The use of Clear Heat / Counteract Toxin herbs and the principle of "Draining Pus" are only relevant when foul-smelling pus is being expectorated such as in pulmonary abscess)
  • Soothe asthma in case of 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
  • Soft, weak cough with clear thin sputum
  • Physical and mental exhaustion
  • Soft, weak voice
  • Reluctance to speak
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pale face
  • With Wei Qi Deficiency:
    Spontaneous perspiration (daytime)
    Low resistance to common cold
    Tendency to a blocked nose
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: 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)
  • Chest pain
  • Afternoon fever
  • Night sweats
  • Malar flush (especially in the 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 or Thin and yellow
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Moisten the Lungs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Severe, dry hacking cough
  • No sputum expectorated
  • Recurrent hemoptysis with frothy, fresh, red Blood
  • Chest pain when coughing
  • Afternoon or tidal fever
  • Night sweats
  • Malar flush (especially in afternoon)
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Warm, dry skin
  • Red lips
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Itching in throat
  • Hoarse voice, low voice or loss of voice
  • Emaciation
  • Insomnia
  • Dream-disturbed sleep
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Easily angered
  • T: Scarlet or Crimson
  • C: None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Moisten the Lungs
  • Clear Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • A weak, dry cough
  • Coughing with possible Blood-streaked Phlegm
  • Chronic coughing with sparse sputum
  • Sputum difficult to expectorate or
  • Hemoptysis with frothy, fresh Blood
  • A forceless cough provoked by coughing, movement or exertion
  • Aversion to Wind and Cold
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weak voice
  • Possible recurrent or incessant low-grade fever
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Night sweats
  • Dry mouth and tongue
  • A lusterless, white facial complexion with malar flushing, especially in the afternoon
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations with a stifling sensation in chest
  • Fatigue
  • Lassitude
  • Anorexia
  • Abdominal distention
  • Loose stools
  • A soft voice
  • A waxy, pale complexion
  • Irritability
  • Thirst
  • Afternoon fever
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Insomnia
  • Listless speech
  • T: Shiny red and dry or Pink and dry or Red and swollen with teethmarks and a cracked surface
  • C: Thin and dry or Peeled
  • P: Deficient and rapid or Irregular and slow or Thready and Deficient or Consistently irregular or Thready weak and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Augment Qi
  • Generate Fluids
  • Clear Heat
  • Preserve Yin
  • Kill the pathogen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Protracted, incessant cough
  • Expectoration of copious, clear, watery or white Phlegm
  • Short, weak, breathing
  • Asthma
  • Four limbs tired
  • Anorexia
  • General lassitude
  • Distention and pain of the epigastrium and abdomen
  • Loose stools
  • Severe cases:
    Frightens easily
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce the Spleen
  • Benefit the Lungs
  • Warm and transform Phlegm-Dampness
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
  • 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
  • Palpitations
  • Irritability
  • Easily startled
  • Insomnia
  • Much dreaming
  • Poor memory
  • Low grade fever
  • Restlessness
  • Thirst
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Nourish Yin
  • Moisten the Lungs
  • Nourish the Heart
  • Calm the Shen
  • Stop cough
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Irritating, unproductive cough or
  • Scanty, sticky phlegm or
  • Sometimes blood-streaked sputum or
  • Recurrent hemoptysis with fresh, frothy Blood
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry throat
  • Low back and knees sore and weak
  • "Steaming Bone" tidal fever
  • Night sweats
  • Malar flush
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • A quick temper
  • Insomnia
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Maybe hoarse voice
  • Maybe pain in shin, foot, and heel
  • Sterility
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Amenorrhea
  • Emaciation
  • Chest or hypochondriac pain
  • T: Red and dry or Crimson, peeled and cracked
  • C: None
  • P: Thready and rapid or Thready, rapid and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Moisten the Lungs
  • Reinforce the Kidneys
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Shortness of breath (difficult to inhale)
  • Dyspnea exacerbated by exertion
  • Asthma (inhalation difficult)
  • Soft, weak voice
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Emaciated body
  • Exhausted Shen
  • Dispirited
  • Limbs cold
  • Face blue-green-colored
  • Maybe superficial edema of limbs and body
  • Maybe dysuria
  • Maybe stress incontinence on coughing
  • T: Pale, moist and swollen
  • C: White
  • P: Deep and thready or Weak
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish the Lungs
  • Soothe asthma
  • Reinforce the Kidneys to Grasp Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Shortness of breath
  • Occasional fevers
  • Dyspnea
  • Abdominal pain and spasms due to Cold
  • Pain is better with warmth and pressure
  • Pale face or a sallow, dull complexion
  • Fatigue
  • Fidgeting
  • Lethargy
  • Dry mouth
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Frequent, clear urination
  • Constipation
  • Cold extremities
  • Dry throat
  • Hematemesis
  • Irritability
  • Carbuncles
  • Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Fever with a preference for hot drinks
  • Dry skin
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Minute, thready and weak or Deep and slow or Floating, large and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Warm and tonify the Spleen and Stomach
  • Replenish Qi
  • Harmonize the Interior
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • No cough, but spitting of clear, watery, profuse drool and foam
  • No thirst
  • Dizziness
  • Frequent urination or
  • Urinary incontinence
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Empty and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Strengthen Yang
  • Warm the Lungs
  • Boost Qi
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
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia with much dreaming
  • Easily startled
  • Eye dizziness
  • Both eyes dry and rough
  • Twitching of the eyes
  • Pain in the ribs and flanks
  • Numbness of the limbs
  • Stiffness and spasms of the tendons
  • Low grade fever
  • Night sweats
  • Irregular, scanty menses
  • T: Pale and thin
  • C: Little
  • P: Thready, choppy and forceless
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Reinforce the Blood
  • Conceal Yang
  • Calm the Shen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Frequent sighing
  • Epigastric pain and distention
  • Flatulence
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Fatigue
  • Anorexia
  • Alternating chills and fever
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Breast distention
  • Lassitude
  • Insomnia
  • Shoulder and back pain
  • Rib pain
  • Various types of menstrual discharges
  • Premenstrual cramps
  • Excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Tightness or fullness in the chest
  • Cold extremities
  • Pain in the arms and legs
  • Heaviness of the head
  • Night sweats
  • Bloating and pain at the umbilicus and abdomen
  • Diarrhea alternating with constipation
  • Five Sole heat
  • Palpitations
  • Malar flush
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Increased desire to sleep
  • Flatulence
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin white or yellow
  • P: Wiry and deficient or Wiry, and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Pacify the Liver
  • Spread Liver Qi
  • Strengthen the Spleen
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Harmonize the Liver and Spleen
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
  • Pale complexion
  • Pale lips
  • Blurred or failing vision
  • Spots before the eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Dry eyes
  • Pale nail beds
  • Irritability
  • Frightens easily
  • Insomnia with much dreaming
  • Tinnitus
  • Numbness of the limbs
  • Light menses or
  • Amenorrhea
  • Late menses
  • T: Pale
  • C: Little
  • P: Thready
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish the Liver
  • Reinforce the Blood
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
  • Hypochondriac and chest pain
  • Dry, parched mouth and throat
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Dizziness
  • Epigastric and abdominal distention
  • Maybe constipation
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and weak or Wiry and deficient
Treatment Principle
  • Enrich Kidney and Liver Yin
  • Spread Liver Qi
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Steaming bone disorder
  • Afternoon fever
  • Tidal fever
  • Night sweats
  • Spontaneous seminal emissions
  • Irritability
  • Heat and pain in the knees (maybe with weakness)
  • Atrophy and weakness of the knees and legs
  • Red face
  • Restless fever
  • Hematemesis
  • Sore knees
  • Sore lower back
  • Maybe hemoptysis
  • May be constant hunger
  • Maybe constipation
  • Hot flashes
  • Restlessness
  • Fidgeting
  • Insomnia with frequent dreams
  • Productive bloody cough
  • Easily angered
  • Nightmares
  • Sore feet with flaccidity
  • Tinnitus
  • Burning sensation over Kidneys
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Cough
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready, Excess and rapid in the Chi position
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Descend Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dyspnea which is worse on exertion
  • Difficult to inhale but not to exhale
  • Shortness of breath, shallow breathing
  • Soft voice
  • Perspiration
  • 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
  • Dyspnea which is worse on exertion
  • Difficult to inhale but not to exhale
  • Shortness of breath, shallow breathing
  • Soft voice
  • Perspiration
  • 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
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Reinforce the Kidneys
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus or deafness
  • Poor memory
  • Aching, soreness or weakness of the low back
  • Spermatorrhea or
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Aching in the bones
  • Bone-steaming tidal fever
  • Aching in the leg and heel
  • Dry mouth, nose, lips and throat
  • Dry skin
  • Thirst
  • Night sweats
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Malar flush
  • Emaciation
  • Low grade fever in the afternoon
  • Dry throat, maybe recurrent sore throat
  • Dry cough with no Phlegm or
  • Dry cough with scanty, thick, yellow Phlegm
  • Recurrent episodes of hacking copious amounts of fresh Blood
  • Dry stools and/or
  • Constipation
  • Urine short and red
  • Heightened libido
  • Insomnia
  • Frequent dreams
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Easily angered
  • Cramping pain in the chest, ribs and flanks
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Subdue Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Consumptive cough
  • Consumptive fever
  • Hemoptysis
  • Night sweating
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • T: Red tongue
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Weak, thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clears Fire from the Lungs
  • Nourishes Yin and Blood
  • Nourishes the Kidneys
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Coughing and wheezing which is worse on exertion
  • Expectoration of frothy or dark-streaked mucus
  • Hacking of Blood
  • A mild incessant tidal fever
  • A cold body and limbs
  • Swollen limbs
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • Night sweats
  • Panting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Low back pain
  • Superficial and facial edema
  • Mouth and tongue ulcers
  • Dark purplish lips
  • Emaciation
  • Lassitude
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Dark lips
  • Anorexia
  • Loose stools or
  • "Cockcrow diarrhea"
  • Amenorrhea
  • Impotence
  • T: Red, dry and peeled or Pale, purplish and swollen with teethmarks
  • C: White or none
  • P: Minute, thready and rapid or Deficient and large
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Tonify Yang
  • Support Yuan Qi
  • Consolidate the root
  • Kill the pathogen
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Amnesia
  • Palpitations
  • Feverishness
  • Anorexia
  • Emaciation
  • Pale face
  • Insomnia
  • Dyspnea on mild exertion
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Weight loss
  • Dry skin
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry throat
  • Dry lips
  • Uterine bleeding
  • Irregular menstruation
  • May suddenly lose consciousness
  • Slack jaw
  • Restless at night
  • Lassitude
  • Tendency toward being frightened easily
  • Weakness
  • Sallow complexion
  • Dizziness
  • Tremors in the limbs
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Fever and severe chills
  • General debility
  • Mental instability
  • Coughing and gasping.
  • Night sweats
  • Amnesia.
  • Diarrhea
  • Turbid urine
  • Nocturnal emission
  • Impotence
  • Constipation
  • Feeble breathing.
  • Tired limbs
  • T: Pale
  • C:White
  • P: Thready and weak or thready, rapid and weak or Deep and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Strengthen the Spleen and Lungs
  • Nourish the Heart
  • Calm the Shen
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic stabbing pain in the chest
  • Pain in the hypochondrium
  • Chronic, stubborn headache with a fixed, piercing quality
  • Palpitations
  • Chronic incessant hiccups
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Choking sensation when drinking
  • Dry heaves
  • Depression or low spirits with a sensation of warmth in the chest
  • Chest distention
  • Dry, scaly skin
  • Dark rings under the eyes
  • Spider naevi on the cheeks, nose, trunk, inner knee and ankle
  • Dizziness
  • Chronic tinnitus
  • Chronic gum disease with dark, purplish, patchy or dark, red atrophic gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Painful receding gums
  • Frequently bleeding gums
  • Vomiting after intake of water
  • Palpitations
  • Persistent daytime drowsiness
  • Insomnia (persistent with much dreaming)
  • Restless sleep
  • Forgetfulness
  • Irritability
  • Fidgeting
  • A bad temper
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Evening tidal fever
  • Dark or purplish lips, conjunctiva or nail beds
  • Dark complexion
  • Dark sclera
  • Hair loss on the head and body
  • T: Dark-red with purple spots on the edges
  • P: Choppy or Wiry and tight or Wiry and choppy or thready or Deep and choppy or Wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Activate the Blood
  • Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Spread Liver Qi
  • Unblock the channels
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Localized painful swellings without a head that bleed into the surrounding tissues and do not affect the color or texture of the skin
  • The swellings are not hot to the touch
  • No thirst
  • Swollen and painful joints
  • Wasting of the muscles of the thigh and calf
  • T: Very pale or Pale-pink
  • C: White
  • P: Thready and forceless or Deep and slow
Treatment Principle
  • Warm the Yang
  • Tonify the Blood
  • Disperse Cold
  • Eliminate Stagnation
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Epistaxis
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hematemesis
  • Bright red Blood
  • Sudden onset
  • Bloody saliva
  • T: Red
  • P: Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Cool the Blood
  • Stop bleeding
  • Clear Heat
  • Drain Fire
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