Lecture Hall of Traditional Chinese Medicine
From the point of view of Chinese medicine, the causes of the disease are nothing more than three major categories: one is the external cause, the other is the internal cause, and the third is the internal and external cause.
The so-called external cause refers to some pathogenic factors experienced from the outside world (nature), which are equivalent to the parasites, bacteria, viruses, chlamydia, mycoplasma, etc., which are now known. These substances exist in nature and cause diseases after they invade the human body.
These external pathogenic factors are also known as “foreign evil” in traditional Chinese medicine (the factors that are harmful to human body are collectively called “evil”).
The so-called internal cause refers to certain pathogenic factors that arise in the human body, such as bad mood, improper eating habits, excessive exertion or ease.
These endogenous pathogenic factors are also called “endogenous evil” in Chinese medicine.
The so-called non-internal and external causes mainly refer to a class of diseases with obvious etiology such as atrioventricular atrium, bruises, ruptures, burns, scalds, frostbite, and insect bite.
In addition, there are some secondary pathogenic factors after illness, such as phlegm drink and blood stasis, which have become new pathogenic factors, damaging the human body and causing diseases.
Let’s first look at the diseases caused by external causes (also known as “exogenous diseases”).
The cause of exogenous diseases is external evils. Traditional Chinese medicine divides external evils into six types: wind, cold, heat, wetness, dryness, and heat (fire).
In the natural world, there are normal climatic phenomena such as wind, cold, summer, wetness, dryness, and fire (heat).
Liuxian is an appellation for the abnormal changes of Liuqi.
The ancients believed that abnormal climate change can cause diseases (modern science also proves that in different climates, bacteria and viruses have different fertility and pathogenicity).
Traditional Chinese medicine uses the name “wind, cold, heat, humidity, dryness, heat (fire)” and its characteristics to summarize all the causes of diseases caused by external factors interfering with the human body.
First look at the characteristics of pathogenic wind.
What kind of situation can we judge the patient feels the evil?
Because the wind is the main air in spring, the wind in nature has a sudden, rising, spreading, coming and going, making things shake.
TCM has attributed the expected reasons for these characteristics to wind.
Wind-induced disease has the following four characteristics: ● Flying: The wind has the characteristics of floating up and out, so it is a yang evil, and the disease is characterized by the diseased position on the surface and easy dissipation.
Therefore, headache, nasal congestion, itchy throat, cough, bad wind, fever, sweating, etc. caused by a cold usually belong to the feeling of wind evil.
From the beginning of the disease, you can use “1 large ginger egg, 5 red dates, water decoction, warm clothes); you can also use 10 grams of perilla leaves, or 10 grams of nepeta, 6 grams of bellflower, 3 grams of licorice, decoction,Warm service.
The ginger, perilla leaves, and nepeta in the recipe all have the effect of dispersing wind. These prescriptions have a good effect on those who have early symptoms of colds such as bad wind, nasal congestion, itching, and cough.
● The number of good deeds: Good deeds refer to the complications caused by wind evil, which are characterized by the indeterminate position of the disease position, such as the pain of muscles and joints traveling, and rheumatoid arthritis with indeterminate pain.
The number of changes, that is, the manifestations of wind-induced pathogenic changes, such as itchy skin of acute measles, rashes appear from time to time, one after another.
Snake meat such as white flower snake and black-snake snake is commonly used in Chinese medicine to treat these joint and skin diseases, because snake meat has a good effect of expelling wind.
● Kinetic: It means that the wind evil has the characteristics of shaking, so all involuntary shaking, such as sudden fainting, dizziness, hand shaking, smoking, corner arch reversal, facial muscle spasm, etc., are all caused by wind evil.
Cerebral hemorrhage and cerebral thrombosis caused by hypertension are characterized by sudden onset, fainting, unconsciousness, and tremor of mouth and eyes, so they are called “strokes.”
Also use anti-fengfeng medicine when treating.
● Frequently caused by evil: Wind evil multiple invades the human body separately, and often causes diseases together with other external evils, such as wind and cold, wind and humidity, wind and heat, wind and dryness, etc., forming complex pathogenic factors, causingThe disease manifests both characteristics of external evils.
Because wind is the main cause of exogenous diseases, there is a statement that “wind is the best of all diseases”, and sometimes even evil refers to external evils.
Those who meet the above characteristics are diseases caused by wind.
In Chinese medicine, there are corresponding anti-wind drugs such as scattered wind, Qufeng and Xifeng.