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.

Content Related to Lung Dampness - Phlegm Cold

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, and/or wheezing (dyspnea).

The above issues are common examples. In clinical situations, however, there are any number of other possibilities. Many times there will be a layered combination of issues intermixed from a variety of causal patterns in TCM terms. While initially complex, this is illustrative of the the web of relationships that Chinese Medicine is designed to approach.

General TCM Diagnostic Signs

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

Treatment approaches are often 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.

Related Acupuncture Protocols

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:

Related Acupuncture Points

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:

  • View KD 26 (Lively Center)

        In the 1st ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 20.

        Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing - useful for phlegm stagnation. Digestive issues, nausea, vomiting - harmonizes stomach. Steaming Bone Disorder.

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