Pulmonary Consumption

Pulmonary Consumption

Infectious, chronic disease with cough, coughing up of blood, tidal fever, night sweat, chest pain and emaciation (possible Tuberculosis)


Differentiate: Tuberculosis - chronic, tidal fever, yin deficient cough, Lung Abscess - acute, high fever, large amount of sticky-yellow phlegm, toxic heat, cough from excess heat


Chinese Medicine Differentiation and Treatment

Lung Yin Deficiency deficient heat in lung, night sweat, 5-centre heat sensation Tongue - tip/sides red, scanty coating P - thin, rapid

Principle of Treatment: Nourish lung yin, clear def heat

Herbal Medicine Formula: Yue Hua Wan


Lung and Kidney Yin Deficiency severe yin deficiency syndromes, steaming bone with tidal fever, tinnitus, reproductive disorders, menses disorders, insomnia T - red, geographic peeling, dry coat P - thin, rapid, weak

Principle of Treatment:: nourish lung and kidney, clear deficient fire, kill lao chong

Herbal Medicine Formula: Bai He Gu Jin Tang and Kidney essence tonic.


Qi and Yin Deficiency Lung yin deficiency and Spleen Qi Deficiency symptoms, no prominent fever, aversion to wind, spontaneous sweat, night sweat, easily catch cold, spleen qi deficient symptoms, pale/puffy complexion, zygomatic flush T - pale P - weak, thin, rapid

Principle of Treatment:: nourish spleen Qi and lung Yin

Herbal Medicine Formula: Bao Zhen Tang


Deficient Ying and Yang(later stage) – Yang and Yin def. = lung/spleen/kidney are all deficient. Tidal fever, cold symptoms, very weak, emaciation, spontaneous sweat, night sweat, morning diarrhea, amenorhhea, impodence, spermatorrhea, frothy-purple phlegm with blood Tongue- Dark purple Pulse- floating big or deep thin

Principle of Treatment: nourish ying and yang, strengthen primary(original) Qi.

Herbal Medicine Formula: Bu Tian Da Zao Wan

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