Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold

TCM Diagnostic Pattern

Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold TCM Pattern Connections

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

The primary diagnostic signs for lung wind invasion - wind cold involve

Tongue: Thin white coat.
Pulse: Floating, possibly a little tight.

Note that in Chinese Medicine theory, treatment is generally directed towards "lung wind invasion - wind 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 Wind Invasion - Wind Cold is one of many possible underlying factors from a TCM perspective for health issues, such as allergies, asthma, bells palsy, bronchitis, common cold, cough, edema, emphysema, flu, headache, neuropathy, pneumothorax, rhinitis, sinusitis, 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 wind invasion - wind cold is referenced in the following acupuncture protocol sections:

  • acupuncture for allergies - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for bell's palsy - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for common cold - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for cough - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for ear infections and inflammations
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  • acupuncture for headaches - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for lung and respiratory related issues
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  • acupuncture for neck pain - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for trigeminal neuralgia - treatment protocols
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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 points should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • LI 4 (Union Valley)
    In the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radial side.
    Releases the exterior for wind-cold or wind-heat syndromes …
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  • LI 19 (Grain Bone Hole)
    Directly below the lateral margin of the nostril at the lev…
    Sinus congestion. Nasal polyps, sores. Nosebleed (combina…
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  • LI 20 (Welcome Fragrance)
    In the nasolabial groove, level with the midpoint of the la…
    Loss of smell or taste, nasal discharge, any nose a/or sinu…
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  • SI 10 (Upper Arm Shu)
    With the arm abducted, directly above SI 9 in a depression …
    Local point for shoulder and upper arm pain, swelling and/o…
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  • SI 18 (Cheek Bone Hole)
    Directly below the outer canthus of the eye in a depression…
    Local point for facial disorders, Bell's palsy, trigeminal …
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  • UB 9 (Jade Pillow)
    1.3 cun lateral to GV 17 or 2.5 cun above the PHL, 1.3 cun …
    Expels wind-cold - nasal congestion, chills and fever, head…
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  • UB 12 (Wind Gate)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with T2.
    Main point to expel wind from the Wei Qi level of the body,…
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