Common cold & flu
Cold is literally impaired wind, caused by virus or bacillus infections. It can occur in all four seasons but, most common in cold and chilly climates or during the winter. According to chinese medicine, this disease is invaded by wind pathogenic factors leading to loss of function that causes dispersion and descension of Lung's Qi. Lung's Qi pass through nose and combines with skin and hair, resulting in invasion of skin and hair follicle by exterior pathogenic factors. The above will easily change and cause wind-cold to change into heat.
Wind-Cold : pulling headache, Chill and fever, no sweat, sore in the four limbs, nose stuff or runny nose sneeze, aversion to wind and cold,Tong is red-pale with slightly pale coating, pulse are floating-tight.
*Wind-cold's exthogenic pathway: By Skin and Hair
Wind-Heat: distending headache,sore throat,cough,yellow phlegm, severe fever,slightly chill, minimal Phlegm. Slightly Yellow coating,Pulses are Floating-Rapid
*Wind-Heat exthogenic pathway: By mouth and nose
Principle treatment:Releases exterior pathogenic, expel wind(wind-Cold)
Releases exterior pathogenic,clear heat(wind-Heat)
Main point:Wind Cold:Gb20,Lu7,Du14,Sj5
Tech:Gb20 mid-impulse/Stuff nose:Li20 through Bitong/headache:Yindang,Taiyang
sore of nape and back:St12,Ub13:Fire cupping or moving cupping
(2)Auricular acupuncture : Lung,Trachia,Inner nose,throat,cheek
(1)Wind Cold:Main point:Du14,Lu7
Wind Heat:Main pint:Li4,Du14 / Lu11:bleeding
wind-cold without sweating:XXXXtang/with sweating:XXXtang
[remark] In the onset stage of cold, if treated early, can be treated with moxa and cupping sufficiently but on later stages with symptoms of tingling sensations to throat, highly recommend treating with moxa, acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine.