Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat

TCM Diagnostic Pattern

Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat TCM Pattern Connections

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

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

Tongue: Thin yellow coat or Thin white coat w/tip and edges being slightly red.
Pulse: Floating, rapid.

Note that in Chinese Medicine theory, treatment is generally directed towards "lung wind invasion - wind heat" 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 Heat is one of many possible underlying factors from a TCM perspective for health issues, such as allergies, asthma, bells palsy, blepharitis, blepharospasm, bronchiectasis, bronchitis, common cold, cough, fever, flu, headache, mumps, neuropathy, pneumonia, 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 heat 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 eye and vision problems - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for headaches - treatment protocols
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  • acupuncture for herpes zoster (shingles) - 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 sinusitis - 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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  • LU 3 (Celestial Storehouse)
    3 cun below the axillary fold on the radial side of the bic…
    Window of the Sky Point, regulates head/body Qi flow - goit…
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  • LU 6 (Collection Hole)
    7 cun above LU 9 on the line joining LU 5 and LU 9.
    Xi Cleft Point - for Acute attacks of OPI's, usually wind-h…
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  • LU 7 (Broken Sequence)
    1.5 cun above the wrist crease, superior to the styloid pro…
    Exterior Wind - body aches, chills/fever, runny nose, scrat…
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  • LU 8 (Channel Ditch)
    1 cun above LU 9 on the line joining LU 5 & LU 9.
    Not as broad of an effect as LU 7, still useful for expelli…
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  • LU 10 (Fish Border)
    On the radial aspect of the 1st metacarpal at the midpoint …
    Clear Excess or Deficiency Heat from the LU Channel and Org…
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  • LU 11 (Lesser Shang)
    .1 cun posterior to the thumb nail on the radial side.
    Extreme sore throat (may bleed point to reduce heat). Revi…
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  • SI 7 (Branch to the Correct)
    5 cun proximal to the dorsal crease of the wrist on the SI …
    Local point for pain and/or strength/control issues in the …
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  • SI 8 (Small Sea)
    Between the olecranon process of the ulna and the medial ep…
    Elbow problems, swelling, trembling, pain, numbness, weakne…
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  • SI 9 (True Shoulder)
    1 cun above the posterior end of the axillary fold, posteri…
    Local point for shoulder and arm pain and/or movement/contr…
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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 2 (Bamboo Gathering)
    On the medial end of the eyebrow, directly above the inner …
    Local point for sinus congestion a/or headache. Red, itchy…
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  • UB 4 (Deviating Turn)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 24, or .5 cun inside the AHL at the j…
    Local point for headache and/or nasal issues. Headaches, p…
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  • UB 5 (Fifth Place)
    .5 cun behind UB 4 or 1 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun later…
    Local point for headache and/or eye pain. Epilepsy, yang a…
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  • UB 6 (Light Guard)
    1.5 cun posterior to UB 5 or 2.5 cun above AHL and 1.5 cun …
    Local point generally for headaches and vision issues - cle…
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  • UB 7 (Celestial Connection)
    1.5 cun posterior to UB 6 or 4 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cu…
    Clear wind and resolve the exterior - important point for s…
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  • UB 11 (Great Shuttle)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 13, level with T1.
    Wind disorders. Hui-meeting point of the bones, useful wit…
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