Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold

TCM Diagnostic Pattern

Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold TCM Pattern Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential approaches for lung dampness - phlegm cold.

The primary diagnostic signs for lung dampness - phlegm cold involve

Tongue: Thick sticky white coat.
Pulse: Slippery or Weak, floating & fine.

Note that in Chinese Medicine theory, treatment is generally directed towards "lung dampness - phlegm cold" and other patterns the individual may be presenting with. Issues may arise from other layered patterns and/or from other issues. Treatment approaches are akin to unravelling an onion, with the goal of resolving the root factor involved in the constellation of resulting issues. The current and historical array of issues and signs must be taken into consideration as well as the timing of the onset of each individual aspect.

Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold is one of many possible underlying factors from a TCM perspective for health issues, such as asthma, bronchitis, cough, lung cancer, morning sickness, neuropathy, tracheobronchitis, trigeminal neuralgia, wheezing (dyspnea) among others, often involving layered combinations of issues.

Additionally, any of the above conditions may be involved with other patterns. Hence the web of relationships that Chinese Medicine is designed to approach.

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When developing an acupuncture protocol a practitioner is very often focusing on the causal diagnoses in Chinese Medicine terms, not on the condition itself. To guide you towards treatment potentials, lung dampness - phlegm cold is referenced in the following acupuncture protocol sections:

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    Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific diagnostic patter or condition. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following point should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • KD 26 (Lively Center)
    In the 1st ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 20.
    Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, con…
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