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  Cold Phlegm Blocking Lungs (aka Lung Phlegm Cold)


Pin Yin: han tan zu fei
Symptoms:
usually a chronic condition; chills; aversion to cold; heat effusion (fever) low or none.
wheezing, asthma; aggravated on lying down; greater (or equal) difficulty exhaling than inhaling.
thirst, diminished; prefers hot drinks.
pale urine; cough loud, high-pitched; coughing up of copious clear or white sputum.
Pain: distension; soreness or ache; of ribside; of chest; relieved by heat.
Signs:
Tongue Body: normal to pale.
Tongue Coat: thick; white; wet.
Pulse: slippery; slow.
Pattern derived from: Interior-Cold-Repletion.

  
Herbs:

-Transform Cold Phlegm

-Relieve Wind Cold
--Drain Dampness, Promote Urination; especially the less harsh herbs like Poria to improve Fluid circulation.
-Stop Cough and Wheezing; especially the warmer herbs.
--Aromatic-transform Dampness; especially those herbs that enter the Lung.
--Regulate Qi; especially those herbs that open and regulate Lung Qi.

Formulas:

-Warm and transform Cold Phlegm
-Dry Dampness and expel Phlegm
-Direct Rebellious Qi Downward

-Promote movement of Qi
-- Warm and Transform Water and Dampness
-- Transform Damp Turbidity
-- Warm Middle and dispel Cold

  

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