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.
Content Related to Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold
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, 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: Thin white coat.
Pulse: Floating, possibly a little tight.
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 wind invasion - wind 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 points should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:
- View 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
Strengthens the wei qi, improves immunity
Regulates the sweat glands, for excessive sweating tonify LI 4 then disperse KD 7 and vice versa.
Any problem on the face - sense organ…
- View LI 19 (Grain Bone Hole)
Directly below the lateral margin of the nostril at the level of GV 26
Nasal polyps, sores.
Nosebleed (combination with GV 23 and LI 19)
- View LI 20 (Welcome Fragrance)
In the nasolabial groove, level with the midpoint of the lateral border of the ala nasi.
Loss of smell or taste, nasal discharge, any nose a/or sinus issues, nasal polyps, rhinitis, sinusitis, allergies. Often combined with LI 19 and other local points.
Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Sinus issues, often combined with LI 17 and …
- View SI 10 (Upper Arm Shu)
With the arm abducted, directly above SI 9 in a depression inferior to the scapular spine.
Local point for shoulder and upper arm pain, swelling and/or weakness.
Wind-heat, wind-cold - chills and fever.
- View SI 18 (Cheek Bone Hole)
Directly below the outer canthus of the eye in a depression on the lower border of the zygoma.
Local point for facial disorders, Bell's palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, spasm, twitching of the eyelids, facial muscles, etc..
Upper jaw tootache.
Yellowing of the sclera.
- View UB 9 (Jade Pillow)
1.3 cun lateral to GV 17 or 2.5 cun above the PHL, 1.3 cun lateral to the PML in depression level with GV 17.
Expels wind-cold - nasal congestion, chills and fever, headaches from wind.
Occipital headaches and/or neck pain, heavy head.
Eye pain and/or redness, blurry vision.
Unbalanced temperature/sweating - cold sensation in head with sweats, …
- View 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, useful for early stages of wind-cold conditions (Common cold, cough, fever, headache, stiff neck).
Apply moxa here and on ST 36 to strengthen the Wei Qi (or the defensive layer o…