SORE THROAT, PHARYNGITIS, THROAT PAIN, PAINFUL SWALLOWING

Clinical Manifestations
  • Pharyngitis is inflammation of the back of the throat, known as the pharynx. It typically results in a sore throat and fever. Other symptoms may include a runny nose, cough, headache, a hoarse voice. Symptoms usually last three to five days. Complications can include sinusitis and acute otitis media. Pharyngitis is typically a type of respiratory tract infection. Swelling, pain and redness of the pharynx
  • Usually seen during the winter and spring months
  • The onset is rapid and acute
  • At the beginning the patient report a hot or burning sensation of the throat
  • As it progresses, the throat pain increases
  • The throat is further aggravated by swallowing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • General malaise
  • Dry cough
  • Examination reveals:
    A bright red swelling of the pharyngeal mucosa
    Increased secretion
    Submaxillary lymph glands are swollen and tender to the touch
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • At the initial stage, the throat is slightly red with discomfort
  • Acute pain with a feeling of spasm in the throat
  • Pain aggravated by Cold
  • Itching or tickling in the throat (mild cases)
  • Cough with expectoration of thin, watery or frothy white sputum
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • A light red color to the throat
  • Swelling of the throat
  • Nasal congestion
  • Chills with low grade fever
  • Aversion to Cold and Heat
  • Anhidrosis
  • No thirst
  • Headache
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Blocked and / or runny nose with clear, watery nasal discharge
  • Sneezing
  • General body aches
  • Maybe asthma
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin, white and moist
  • P: Superficial and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Wind
  • Dispel Cold
  • Ventilate the Lungs
  • Resolve Phlegm
  • Relieve the pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever and chills
  • Maybe fever only
  • Achiness
  • Anhidrosis
  • Occipital headache
  • Loud cough
  • Sticky, yellow mucus
  • Sore throat
  • Generalized muscle aches
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Asthma
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Edema
  • Thirst with a desire for cold liquids
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Fidgeting
  • Constipation or
  • Dry stools
  • Sometimes dry achy eyes
  • T:  Normal or red or Red tip
  • C:  Yellow or white
  • P:  Floating and tight or Floating and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Wind
  • Disperse Cold
  • Cool Heat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Itching or tickling in the throat
  • Wheezing
  • Sneezing
  • Gasping
  • Cough with expectoration of thin, watery or frothy white sputum
  • General body aches
  • No thirst
  • Dyspnea
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • A sensation of heaviness
  • Chills with low grade fever
  • Maybe asthma
  • Intolerance of Cold
  • Anhidrosis
  • Blocked and/or runny nose with watery nasal discharge
  • Chest discomfort
  • Neck stiffness
  • Irritability
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin, white and moist
  • P: Superficial and tight
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Wind-Cold
  • Induce diaphoresis
  • Dispel Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Severe chills
  • May have mild fever
  • No sweat
  • May be a sore throat
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Cold extremities
  • Cold sensation on back
  • Pale face
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Muscle aching
  • T: Pale with scallop
  • C: White
  • P: Deep, weak and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Warm Yang
  • Expel Cold from the Exterior
  • Dispel Cold from the Interior
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Acute sore, red, swollen throat with a burning sensation
  • Swollen, red and burning throat
  • Swallowing is difficult and causes pain
  • Dry mouth and nose
  • Possible nasal congestion
  • Hoarseness
  • Loss of voice
  • Cough with thick, sticky, yellow sputum
  • Thirst with a desire to drink cold liquids
  • Runny or blocked nose with thick, yellow discharge
  • Fever with perspiration
  • Slight chills
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Headache
  • Maybe dyspnea with flared nostrils
  • Maybe chest pain
  • General malaise
  • Sudden weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Anorexia
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Superficial and rapid
  • Regulate the throat
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Wind
  • Clear Heat
  • Ventilate the Lungs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dry, sore throat
  • Slight redness and swelling in the throat
  • Slight aversion to Cold
  • A low-grade fever
  • Dry cough with little or no sputum
  • Sputum is difficult to expectorate
  • Maybe hemoptysis
  • Cough may cause chest pain
  • Hoarse voice
  • Dry lips and mouth
  • Thirst
  • Dryness in nose
  • Epistaxis
  • Chills and fever
  • A slight headache
  • Anhidrosis
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Constipation
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Thin, yellow and dry
  • P: Superficial, maybe rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Lungs
  • Moisten Dryness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Red eyes
  • Sore throat
  • Mouth, tongue and lip ulcerations
  • Urinary difficulty
  • Diarrhea
  • Papules
  • Sores
  • Prickly Heat
  • Ocular pain
  • Dark urine
  • Chest pain
  • Hemoptysis
  • Epistaxis
  • Hematemesis
  • Oliguria with dark urine
  • Scanty urine
  • Swelling of the throat
  • Fever
  • Thirst
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Lassitude due to Summerheat
  • T: Normal
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P; Soggy and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Relieve toxicity
  • Promote urination
  • Eliminate Summerheat
  • TonifY Qi
  • Cool the Blood
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever
  • No chills
  • Aversion to Heat
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Restlessness
  • Thirst
  • Dark yellow urine
  • Dyspnea
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Thick yellow Phlegm
  • T: Red
  • C: Thick and yellow, maybe dry and sticky
  • P:  Rapid, maybe slippery, maybe forceful
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat in Lungs
  • Strengthen when weak or elderly
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Acute, severe throat pain with a burning sensation
  • A high fever
  • Obvious redness and swelling in the throat
  • Formation of pus in the throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Red eyes
  • Severe headache
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Generalized body pain
  • Congestion
  • Heavy cough
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Extensive thirst
  • Restlessness
  • Nasal discharge
  • Constipation
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Thick and yellow
  • P: Superficial and rapid or Slippery and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Wind
  • Clear Heat
  • Detoxify
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Husky, raspy or hoarse voice
  • Throat clearing
  • Expectoration of thick, yellow mucus
  • Maybe worse in the morning
  • Worse with smoking
  • Worse with prolonged use
  • Dry throat
  • Sore throat
  • Throat congestion
  • Dry mouth
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Maybe low-grade fever
  • Cough with yellow mucus
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy and yellow
  • P: Slippery and maybe rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Lungs
  • Resolve Phlegm
  • Clear Heat
  • Benefit the throat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • This is often seen in repeated relapses of acute pharyngitis
  • It may also be caused by depletion of Qi and Blood when patients with acute throat infections are not completely cured
  • Symptoms include:
    D discomfort in the throat
    A slight dryness, and a constant low grade pain that is aggravated by frequent talking
    The voice is hoarse
    The spirit is fatigued
  • The patient lacks vigor
  • There may be a large amount of sputum that is easily expectorated
  • T: Red
  • P: Thready and rapid
  • Local examination:
    There is mild hyperemia and swelling of the pharynx with increased lymph follicles
Treatment Principle
  • Augment the Lung
  • Increase fluids
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Severe, dry hacking cough
  • No sputum expectorated
  • Small amounts of difficult to expectorate sputum
  • Blood tinged sputum (when Yin Deficiency Fire is present)
  • Afternoon fever
  • Night sweats
  • Malar flush (especially in afternoon)
  • Five sole Heat
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Itching in throat
  • Hoarse voice, low voice or loss of voice
  • Emaciation
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Moisten the Lungs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Slight pain or burning Heat or a sensation of a foreign object in the throat
  • Itching in the throat
  • Fidgeting
  • Excessive dreaming
  • Congestion
  • Diffuse dark redness of the blood vessels of the pharyngeal mucous membranes
  • Thickening of the lateral bands
  • Severe, dry hacking cough
  • No sputum expectorated
  • Small amounts of difficult to expectorate sputum
  • Blood tinged sputum (when Yin Deficiency Fire is present)
  • Afternoon fever
  • Night sweats
  • Malar flush (especially in afternoon)
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Hoarse voice, low voice or loss of voice
  • Emaciation
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P:Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Moisten the Lungs
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Long-term sensation of a foreign body lodged in the throat
  • Worse with talking or swallowing
  • Frequent desire to clear the throat
  • Congestion and swelling of the pharyngeal mucosa
  • Protracted, incessant cough
  • Expectoration of copious, clear, watery or white Phlegm
  • Short, weak, breathing
  • Asthma
  • Four limbs tired
  • Anorexia
  • General lassitude
  • Distention and pain of the epigastrium and abdomen
  • Loose stools
  • Severe cases: Frightens easily
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of desire to talk
  • T: Pale-red with teethmarks
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Feeble and thready
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce the Spleen
  • Benefit the Lungs
  • Warm and transform Phlegm-Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • A history of chronic slight throat pain
  • A feeling of cold in the throat
  • Hoarseness
  • A low, weak voice
  • Throat pain is aggravated by fatigue
  • No throat swelli8ng
  • Sometimes slight, white Phlegm in the throat
  • T: Pale and swollen with teethmarks
  • C: Wet and watery
  • P: Thready, deep and slow
  • With Lung Qi Deficiency:
    Pale complexion
    Spontaneous sweating
    Aversion to Cold
    Cold hands and feet
    Listlessness
    Fatigue
    A tendency to catch Cold easily
    A slight cough with expectoration of white Phlegm
  • With Spleen Qi Deficiency:
    A poor appetite
    Loose stools
    Abdominal distention
    Nausea
    Weak muscles
  • With Kidney Qi Deficiency:
    General fatigue
    Lower back pain
    Weak knees
    Nocturia
    Impotence
    Clear, profuse urination
Treatment Principle
  • Reinforce Qi
  • Tonify Yang
  • Dispel Cold
  • Alleviate the pain
Herb Formulas
Points
  • Moxa needle KI-3, REN-4, REN-3, REN-23, SP-3, ST-36, UB-23
    With lower back and knee weakness and pain: + moxa or moxa needle SP-6, UB- 58
    With general fatigue with cold hands and feet: + moxa needle KI-10
    With loose stools or diarrhea, a poor appetite and nausea: + SP-4, SP-9
    For a tendency to catch colds easily, cough with expectoration of white Phlegm, a low voice and spontaneous sweating: + LU-9, UB-13
Clinical Manifestations
  • There is more severe throat pain than in the previous syndromes
  • The pharyngeal mucosa are greatly swollen, red, and inflamed
  • Fever
  • Theirs
  • Dark urine
  • Constipation
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Floating and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Detoxify poison
  • Reduce swelling
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Gradual onset of throat pain that moves up and down
  • Redness of the throat with a burning sensation
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • The pain is aggravated by smoking, drinking alcohol and eating sweet, fatty or spicy foods
  • Coughing
  • Expectoration of yellow Phlegm
  • Thirst
  • Constipation
  • Foul breath
  • Bleeding and swollen gums
  • sometimes pus in the throat
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow and dry
  • P: Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Promote defecation
  • Reduce the swelling
  • Relieve the pain
Herb Formulas
  • Liang Ge San
  • Chinese Patent Medicines:
    Wei Te Ling
    Qing Fei Yi Huo Pian
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Cough with little yellow sputum or
  • No sputum expectorated
  • Blood tinged sputum (when Yin Deficient Fire is present)
  • Spitting saliva
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dry, uncomfortable sensation in throat
  • Hiccups
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Itching in throat
  • Coughing up difficult-to-extectorate Phlegm
  • Nausea
  • Hoarse voice, low voice or loss of voice
  • Thirst
  • Asthma
  • Flushed face
  • Five sole Heat
  • Afternoon fever
  • Night sweats
  • Malar flush (especially in afternoon)
  • Emaciation
  • Vomiting
  • No appetite or
  • Famished but with no desire to eat
  • Abdominal distention after meals
  • Dry stools
  • Irritability with low grade fever
  • Maybe dry retching or
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid or Deficient and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Moisten Lung and Stomach Yin
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Prolonged persistence of slight throat pain
  • Dryness in the throat
  • Thirst, especially at night
  • A lack of desire to drink
  • An occasional burning feeling in the throat
  • With Kidney Yin Deficiency:
    Night sweats
    Five-Sole-Heat
    Dry stools
    Scanty urine
    Fatigue
    Dizziness
    Tinnitus
    Poor memory
    Weak knees
    Low back pain
  • With Lung Yin Deficiency:
    Hoarseness
    A dry cough or
    Coughing with scanty Phlegm
    Maybe Blood breaks in the sputum
  • With Heart Yin Deficiency:|
  • Insomnia
    Restlessness
    Palpitations|
  • T: Red
  • C: Peeled
  • P: Rapid, thready and weak
Treatment Principle
  • Nourish Yin
  • Clear Deficiency Fire
  • Moisten the throat
  • Alleviate the pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • There is a long history of throat infections
  • Loose stools
  • The extremities are swollen and lacking strength
  • Local examination:
  • Mild or un-noticeable swelling or hyperemia of the throat
  • Severe cases:
    Sensation of edema
    No signs of dryness exist
    The postpharyngeal wall has lymph follicle enlargements that are caseinated
  • T: Fat, flabby and may have teethmarks
  • C: Pale white
  • P: Soft and lacking strength
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify the Spleen
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Sore, inflamed throat
  • Burning Heat and pain in the epigastrium
  • Irritating thirst: drinks copious fluids and prefers cold drinks
  • Excessive appetite: hungry again quickly after eating (as if food vanishes)
  • Swelling, pain, ulceration and bleeding of gums
  • Foul breath
  • Toothache
  • Maybe vomiting right after eating
  • Vomiting acid or undigested food
  • Constipation
  • Maybe scanty, red urine
  • T: Red
  • C: Thick, yellow and dry
  • P: Slippery, big, Excess and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear and Purge Stomach Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Gradual onset of throat pain with spasms and a feeling of tension which moves up and down and is closely associated with the emotional situation
  • Feeling of obstruction in throat as if a slice of roast meat were stuck there which cannot be coughed up nor swallowed down. This sensation becomes more prominent during emotional upset and subsides when relaxed
  • Frequent desire to clear the throat
  • Nausea on arising
  • Chest distention
  • Distention and pain in the sides or flanks
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Insomnia
  • Poor appetite
  • Headache
  • A bitter taste in the mouth
  • Irregular menses
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • T: Pink or Slightly purplish
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Slippery and wiry (slippery due to Phlegm)
Treatment Principle
  • Spread Qi
  • Resolve Phlegm
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Dark, rough urine
  • Red or yellow urine
  • Excruciating headache
  • Constipation
  • Rashness
  • Impatience
  • Irascibility
  • Tinnitus
  • Abdominal fullness
  • Fright palpitations
  • Hypertension
  • Throat blockage with difficulty swallowing
  • Sore throat
  • Semi-unconsciousness
  • Dry throat
  • Vertigo
  • Delirium
  • Mania
  • Dizziness
  • Red face
  • Red eyes
  • Irritability
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Abdominal pain
  • Clonic spasm
  • Fright Wind in children
  • Dysuria
  • Pain with swelling and inflammation
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Wiry or Taut and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Purges Liver and Gall Bladder Fire
  • Clears the bowels
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • This illness has a longer course and the condition lingers on without cure.
  • Very dry throat
  • Frequent desire for fluids
  • Burning or pricking pain or paroxysmal itching and tickle of the throat that is followed by a constant dry cough
  • The sputum is dry, sticky and difficult to expectorate
  • Headache
  • Tinnitus
  • Weak and sore back and knees
  • An irritated, angry and impatient mood
  • The pharynx is inflamed, dark red and swollen
  • The capillaries are sticking out, forming a net-like appearance
  • Post pharyngeal lymph follicles are enlarged and increased
  • Some mucosa have atrophied, causing a meeting of red and white color
  • Dry cough
  • Dizziness
  • Deafness
  • Poor memory
  • Aching, soreness or weakness of low back
  • Spermatorrhea or premature ejaculation
  • Aching in bones
  • Aching in leg and heel
  • Dry mouth
  • Thirst
  • Night sweats
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Malar flush
  • Low grade fever in the afternoon
  • Dry stools and / or constipation
  • Urine short and red
  • Heightened libido
  • T: Deep red
  • C: Little or none
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Moisten Yin
  • Restrain the Fire
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Intermittent sore throat
  • Gradual onset
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Dry stools
  • Maybe a cough
  • Can't cough up sputum
  • Worse in the afternoon or evening
  • Low-grade fever
  • Heart vexation
  • Dark red pharyngeal mucosa
  • Five-Sole-Heat
  • Night sweats
  • Scanty urination
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Yin
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Difficult to swallow food
  • Swallowing with a choking sensation
  • Swallowing eventually becomes impossible
  • Dull or burning pain
  • Distention with indistinct pain that is relieved by belching, dry retching or spitting up of Phlegm or mucus
  • A feeling of esophageal constriction
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Focal distention of the chest and diaphragm
  • Difficult bowel movements
  • Severe weight loss
  • Gradual emaciation
  • Sometimes acute pain
  • Maybe severe coughing
  • Maybe aspiration of fluids
  • Maybe fever
  • Maybe aortic erosion
  • T: Red
  • C: White
  • P: Thready and wiry
Treatment Principle
  • Regulate Qi
  • Moisten Dryness in the Stomach
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dry, sore throat
  • Light pain
  • Pain worse on exertion
  • Profuse sweat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Tidal fever
  • Dry stools
  • Sometimes Five-Sole-Heat
  • T: Pale or Red
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Thready and rapid or Forceless
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish Yin
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Sore, swollen throat
  • Gradually worsens
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swollen mucosa
  • Obstruction of the larynx
  • Great thirst
  • Constipation
  • T: REd
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Rapid and full
Treatment Principle
  • Reduce Fire
  • Remove Stagnation
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Prolonged, persistent throat pain with a stabbing sensation
  • Pain worse at night
  • Swelling in the throat with a purplish color
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Hoarseness
  • Bleeding from the throat
  • Expectoration of Blood breaks in the sputum
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Maybe a dark complexion
  • Maybe emaciation
  • T: Purple or Purple spots on the edges
  • C: White
  • P: Choppy, deep and wiry or Tight
Treatment Principle
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Eliminate Blood Stasis
  • Harmonize the collaterals
  • Alleviate the pain
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Severe sore throat
  • Red mucosa of the mouth
  • Fever
  • Swelling and inflammation of the gums with or without pus
  • Cough with yellow sputum
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Bad breath
  • Toothache
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Dysuria
  • Bleeding from the gums
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Yellow-green
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Disperse Heat
  • Eliminate Dampness
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Gradual onset of a slight sore throat
  • No redness in the throat
  • Slight swelling, itching and a prickling feeling in the throat
  • Symptoms are aggravated after eating fatty or sweet foods
  • The pain is accompanied by a diminished or lack of the sense of smell and taste
  • Nasal discharge
  • Cough
  • Occasional expectoration of Phlegm from the throat
  • A feeling of fullness in the abdomen
  • A poor appetite
  • Loose stools
  • T: Pink
  • C: Greasy
  • P: Slippery
Treatment Principle
  • Activate the Spleen and Stomach
  • Eliminate Dampness
  • Resolve Phlegm
Herb Formulas
  • Dao Tan Tang  modified
  • Chinese Patent Medicines:
    Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan
    Er Chen Wan
Points
  • LU-5, LU-7, REN-12, REN-23, SP-6, SP-9, ST-40, UB-2
    For a cough with discharge of yellow Phlegm: + LI-4, LU-10
    With loss of the sense of smell and taste: + Bitong, LI-20, SI-18
    With a red, swollen throat: + LI-2, LU-11
    With a poor appetite, a sense of fullness in the abdomen and loose stools: + SP-3, SP-4
    With Accumulation of Cold-Phlegm (a white greasy tongue coat, a slow pulse expectoration of Phlegm and nasal discharge): + UB-13
Clinical Manifestations
  • Husky, raspy or hoarse voice
  • Throat clearing
  • Expectoration of thick, yellow mucus
  • Maybe worse in the morning
  • Worse with smoking
  • Worse with prolonged use
  • Dry throat
  • Sore throat
  • Throat congestion
  • Dry mouth
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Maybe low-grade fever
  • Cough with yellow mucus
  • T: Normal
  • C: Greasy and yellow
  • P: Slippery and maybe rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear the Lungs
  • Resolve Phlegm
  • Clear Heat
  • Benefit the throat
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Acute lower abdominal pain
  • Incontinence of urine
  • Night fevers
  • Delirious speech
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Thirst
  • May be mania (severe)
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Amenorrhea
  • Hard stool
  • Dark red complexion
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Insomnia
  • Palpitations
  • Constipation
  • Frequent urination
  • Emotional instability
  • Chills in the waist and feet
  • Tremors
  • Excruciating abdominal pain with cold
  • Black stool
  • May be chills and fever
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hematuria
  • Red eyes
  • Pain and distention of the head
  • Toothache
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Lochioschesis
  • Severe wheezing
  • Distention of the chest
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Deep and forceful or Choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Drain Heat
  • Break up Blood Stasis
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Throat swollen and painful
  • Fever
  • Aversion to cold
  • Eating and drinking are difficult
  • Voice croaks
  • P: Floating and rapid
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Irritated throat
  • Loss of voice
  • Swelling of the vocal cords
  • Inflammation of the oral cavity
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Lung Heat
  • Cool the throat
  • Dispel Phlegm
  • Disperse accumulations
  • Moisten Dryness
  • Nourish Yin
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Throat pain
  • Can't swallow
  • Throat swelling
  • Can't spit
  • Chest and flank pain
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Heart pain
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points
Clinical Manifestations
  • Throat pain
  • Tongue contracted
  • Dry mouth
  • Outer arm pain
  • Can't draw arm to head
Treatment Principle
Herb Formulas
Points