Colds TCM Therapy

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Health care methods for colds

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(1) Medical Treatment
Medicine for oral administration
1) Wind-cold Type
Therapeutic Method: To relieve exterior syndrome with pungent and warm herbs.
Prescription: Modified Jing Fang Baidu San (Antiphlogistic Powder with Schizonepetae and Saposhnikoviae)

2) Wind-heat Type
Therapeutic Method: To relieve exterior syndrome with pungent and cool herbs.
Prescription: Modified Yin Qiao San (Lonicerae and ythiae Powder) and Cong Chi Jiegeng Tang (DecocShallot, Sojae Preparatum and Platycodi)

3) Exterior Cold and Interior Heat Type
Therapeutic Methods: To disperse wind and release lung qi, expel cold and clear away heat.
Prescription: Modified Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang (Decoction of Ephedrae, Armeniacae Amarum, Gypsum Fibrosum and Glycyrrhizae)

4) Summer-heat and Dampness Type
Therapeutic Methods: To clear away summer heat, resolve dampness and relieve exterior syndrome.
Prescription: Modified Xinjia Xiangru Yin (Newly Modified Mosla Decoction)    

External Therapy
1) Mash garlic bulbs, collect the juice and concoct 10% garlic" solution for nasal drip, 1 - 2 drops, twice or thrice daily. It is applicable to the cold of wind-cold type.

2) Herba Schizonepetae (Jingjie) 10 g, Radix Saposhnikoviae (Fangfeng) 10g, Radix Peucedani (Qianhu) 10g, Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii (Qianghuo)10 g, Radix Bupleuri (Chaihu) 12 g, Shengjiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens) 10 g and Duhuo (Radix Angelicae Pubescentis) 10 g. Decoct the drugs with 3,000 ml of water, boil them for 10 minutes, pour the decoction into an enamel washbasin, steam and wash the face and head for 30 minutes, twice daily, one dose per day. Wipe the face and head dry immediately after the treatment. This is suitable for the cold of wind-cold type.

(2) Massage
Wind-cold Type
Press-knead Yintang, Taiyang and Yingxiang, wipe the forehead. Grasp-press Hegu and Waiguan until sweating are gained. Then grasp Fengchi and Jianjing with heavy force and press-knead Zhongfu, Fengmen, Fengchi and Feishu orderly, 1-2 minutes each point. Later, press-knead the upper back for 1-2 minutes and grasp the lung meridian on hand-taiyin and the large intestine on hand-yangming 1-2 times.

Heat Formation Type
Press-knead Yintang, Taiyang and Yingxiang, wipe the forehead. Grasp-knead from the shoulder along the large intestine on hand-yangming and the lung meridian on hand-taiyin to the finger end 1-2 times. Mainly press-knead Quchi, Chize, Waiguan, Hegu and Yuji and grasp-knead Fengchi. Then press-knead focus on Zhongfu, Tiantu and Tanzhong and grasp-knead Jianjing. Massage the upper back for 1-2 minutes and digital-press Dazhui and Feishu, 1-2 minutes each. Lap from the upper back to the shoulder for 5 times and along the governor vessel and bladder meridians to lap from the upper back to waist for 5 times.

(3) Measles scratching
1) Head and Neck: Taiyang (EX- HN 5), Sishencong (EX- HN 1), Tianzhu (BL 10), Fengchi, Fengfu and Dazhui.
2) Back: Feishu (BL 13)
3) Upper Limbs: Chize (LU5), Jingqu (LU8), Zhigou (TE6) and Hegu (LI 4)
Posture: Sitting position or pronation.
Process: Pound 20g of ginger and 20g of scallion stalk into a mash and wrap it with the gauze. Dip it in hot white spirit and rub the forehead and temple with it. Then scrap the both sides of spine on the back until the skin erubescence is gained. Lastly, scrap the chelidon and the popliteal space. Add the area of chest and abdomen if people feel nausea. Patient is mildly sweating after scrapping would be better. Take it 2-3 times a day.

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