How to treat a cold (sample treatment)

You can usually distinguish 2 stages in a cold.
The first is the cold stage, and the second is the heat stage.

1st Cold Stage
Sneeze
strong nasal passages with watery, white secretions
stuffy nose
pale face
slight headache
no thirst

Pattern (syndrome)
Wind-cold has penetrated.
The lung that distributes Qi is compromised.
As a result, the defense Qi can not circulate according to normal.
The lung qi does not decrease anymore.

Treatment
Lu7 is the first point in catching a cold because it opens the surface, distributes the defense Qi,
releases the fluid pathways, dissipates wind, lowers lung qi, external pathogenic Factors released

LI20 helps with nasal problems of all kinds, makes nose consistently, expels wind from the nose, stops sneezing

G20 helps with colds, runny nose, stiff neck, headaches, clears eyes, eliminates wind

DM23 exhausts wind, makes nose consistently, terminates nasal passages

B12 “Gate of the Winds”, dispels wind, stimulates pulmonary distribution function, especially helps with fever

B13 Condition Lung, strengthens yin, cools heat, regulates waterways.

Location of the points
Lu7 Missing order lieque
both thumbs crossed, put forefinger point on arm, he points to Lu7, flat (3-10)

LI20 receiving the fragrances yingxiang
between the nasal wing margin and the nasolabial fold in the recess, diagonally medial (2)

G20 pond of wind fengchi
next to G12 below side of skull, 2 cun next to earlobes (10-30) M

DM23 Upper Star shangxing
1 cun behind head hairline, head centerline, flat back (3-12) M

B12 Gate of the Winds fengmen
2 Fingers next to the midline, below 2nd thoracic spinous process (5-10) M

B13 influence point to the lung feishu
2 Fingers next to the midline, below 3rd thoracic spinous process (5-10) M

2nd Heat Stage
Sneeze
Nostrils with watery, white secretions
Itching in the throat
red and itchy eyes
easy thirst

Pattern (syndrome)
Wind-heat has penetrated or cold turns into heat.
Again, the lung that distributes Qi is compromised.
The defense Qi can not circulate according to normal.
The lung qi does not decrease anymore.

Treatment
LI4 dispels wind, calms pain, opens the surface, helps with clogged,
runny nose, main point for neck, shoulders, movement restrictions, strengthens lung qi,
strengthens defense

LI11 is used in all internal heat, cools heat, opens surface, helps with cold, removes wind

LI20 helps with nasal problems of all kinds, makes nose consistently, expels wind from the nose, stops sneezing

B12 “Gate of the Winds”, dispels wind, stimulates pulmonary distribution function, especially helps with fever

B13 Condition Lung, strengthens yin, cools heat, regulates waterways.

Location of the points
LI4 United valleys hegü
Highest point of the muscle mountain between forefinger and thumb (5-10) M

LI11 pond in the bend quchi
at the upper outer end of the elbow flexion fold (10-30) M

LI20 receiving the fragrances yingxiang
between the nasal wing margin and the nasolabial fold in the recess, diagonally medial (2)

B12 Gate of the Winds fengmen
2 Fingers next to the midline, below 2nd thoracic spinous process (5-10) M

B13 influence point to the lung feishu
2 Fingers next to the midline, below 3rd thoracic spinous process (5-10) M