@jacobcb and Javair joined me today for the trails. Here’s where we went (starting with a random article)…
Leung Chii Lin —> Beijing—>Traditional Chinese Medicine—>Pathology—>Necrosis
We also found out some cool stuff about Chinese medicine. Like this:
The Six Excesses
- Wind (风, pinyin: fēng): rapid onset of symptoms, wandering location of symptoms, itching, nasal congestion, “floating” pulse; tremor, paralysis, convulsion.
- Cold (寒, pinyin: hán): cold sensations, aversion to cold, relief of symptoms by warmth, watery/clear excreta, severe pain, abdominal pain, contracture/hypertonicity of muscles, (slimy) white tongue fur, “deep”/”hidden” or “string-like” pulse, or slow pulse.
- Fire/Heat (火, pinyin: huǒ): aversion to heat, high fever, thirst, concentrated urine, red face, red tongue, yellow tongue fur, rapid pulse. (Fire and heat are basically seen to be the same)
- Dampness (湿, pinyin: shī): sensation of heaviness, sensation of fullness, symptoms of Spleen dysfunction, greasy tongue fur, “slippery” pulse.
- Dryness (燥, pinyin: zào): dry cough, dry mouth, dry throat, dry lips, nosebleeds, dry skin, dry stools.
- Summerheat (暑, pinyin: shǔ): either heat or mixed damp-heat symptoms.