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How to treat colds (a sample treatment)

One can usually distinguish 2 stages with a cold.
The first is the cold stage, and the 2nd is the heat stage.

1. Cold-stage

Symptoms
Sneeze
dripping nose with watery, white secretion
stuffy nose
pale face
mild headache
no thirst

Pattern (syndrome)
Wind cold has invaded.
The lungs, which distribute the Qi, are impaired.
This does not allow the Defensive Qi to circulate normally accordingly.
Lung qi does not descend any more.

Treatment
Lu7 is the first point in a cold, because it opens up the surface that distributes protective qi,
clears the fluid pathes, scatters wind, lowers lung qi, frees from outer pathogen Factors

LI20 helps nasal problems of any kind, makes the nose free, scatters wind from the nose, stopppes sneezing

G20 helps with colds, runny nose, stiff neck, headache, clears eyes, removes wind

GV23 derives from wind, frees the nose from running

B12 "Gate of the Winds", expels wind, stimulates distribution function of the lungs, especially with fever

B13 "Approval point" of the lung, strengthens yin, cools heat, regulates waterways.

Location of the points
Lu7 Missing order Lieque
cross both thumbs, index finger points on the inner arm to Lu7

LI20 receive the smells Yingxiang
between the wing of nose edge and the the fold below the nose in a deepening

G20 pond the wind Fengchi
beside Ga12 below the cranial edge at the side, 2 thumb widths beside earlobe

GV23 Upper star Shangxing
1 thumb width behind the head hairline, head midline

B12 Gate of the Winds Fengmen
2 fingers widths from the center line, below 2nd Thoracic spinous process

B13 influence point for lung Feishu
2 fingers widths from the center line, below 3rd Thoracic spinous process


2. Heat-stage

Symptoms
Sneezing
Nose with watery, white secretion
Itching in the throat
red and itchy eyes
slightly thirst

Pattern (syndrome)
Wind-heat or cold has penetrated and turns into heat.
Again, the lungs, which distributes the Qi, are impaired.
The Defensive Qi can not circulate normally accordingly.
Lung qi doess not descend as normal.

Treatment
LI4 expels wind, stops pain, opens surface, helps with clogged, runny nose,
it is the main point of neck, shoulders, movement restrictions, and strengthens lung qi,
strengthens defense


LI11 used in any internal heat, cools heat, opens surface, helps with colds, eliminates wind

LI20 helps nasal problems of any kind, makes the nose consistently free, expels wind, stopps sneezing

B12 "Gate of the Winds", expels wind, stimulates distribution function of the lungs, especially with fever

B13 "Approval point" of the lung, strengthens yin, cools heat, regulates waterways.


Location of the points
LI4 United valleys hegü
beside the highest point of the muscle mountain between forefinger and thumb, near to the forefinger,

LI11 Quchi pond in the bend
at the upper outer end of the elbow crease

LI20 receives the scents Yingxiang
at the upper external end of the elbow fold

B12 Gate of the Winds Fengmen
2 fingers widths from the center line, below 2nd Thoracic spinous process

B13 influence point for lung Feishu
2 fingers widths from the center line, below 3rd Thoracic spinous process