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Cough

 

Wind/Cold

                P/T – expel Wind Cold, disperse LU Qi, relieve cough

Acupuncture Rx – hand Taiyin & Yangming, LU 7, LI 4, BL 13 (disperse Lung Qi, relieve cough), SJ 5

                                                - superficial symptoms – BL 11,12 (moxa and cupping)

                                                                         - headache – GB 20, Du 23

                                                               - body and limbs aching – BL 60, LI 7

                                                                                 - Phlegm – ST 40

Wind/Heat

                P/T – expel Wind Heat, relieve cough

Acupuncture Rx – hand Taiyin & Yangming, Du, induce sweat, LI 11 (expel Wind Heat), BL 13, bleed LU 5, Du 14

                                                    - sore throat – bleed LU 11, LI 1

                                                   - copious cough – Ren 22, ST 40

Wind/Dry

                P/T – moisten Lung, clear Heat, relieve cough

Acupuncture Rx – hand Taiyin, foot Shaoyin, neutral stimulation, KI 3 (moisten LU), BL 13, KI 6, LU 7 (all for throat/chest/Lung disorders)

                                                                    - blood in Phlegm – LU 6, SP 10

Phlegm-Heat

                P/T – clear Heat, transform Phlegm, descend Lung Qi to relieve cough

                Acupuncture Rx – hand Taiyin & Yangming, LU 5, 7, BL 13, ST 40 (phlegm), LI 11 (heat)

Liver Fire attack Lungs

                P/T – soothe Liver, descend Fire, clear Lung, relieve cough

                Acupuncture Rx – foot Jueyin, hand Taiyin, LU 5, BL 13, GB 34 & LR 3 (dry throat), KI 6, LU 6

Lung Yin deficiency

                P/T – nourish Yin, lubricate Lung, relieve cough

                Acupuncture Rx – LU 1, BL 13, 23 (nourish LU KI Yin), LU 5, KI 6 (Yin deficient heat), KI 3, LU 9 (nourish LU KI)

                                                              - night sweats – SI 3

                                                                - tidal fever – LI 11

                                                   - 5 centre heat – PC 8, KI 1, BL 43

Phlegm-Damp

                P/T – invigorate and strengthen Spleen, transform Damp, eliminate Phlegm, relieve cough

                Acupuncture Rx – hand foot Taiyin, LU 9, BL 13 (regulate LU Qi), BL 20, SP 3 (relieve cough), ST 40

                                                                       - poor appetite – PC 6, ST 36

Chronic Lung Qi deficiency

                P/T – tonify Lung Qi, relieve cough

                Acupuncture Rx – hand Taiyin, foot Yangming, LU 9, BL 13, LU 7, ST 36, Ren 6

                                                        - fullness, shortness of breath – Ren 17, PC 6

                                                                          - wheezing – ding chuan

 

 

Alternative treatment methods

                auricular –LU, trachea, bronchi, shenmen, *medium stimulation

                7 star – Du & Lung meridian, upper chest

                injection – Ren 17, LU 1, LR 2, BL 11, 12, 13, GB 21, ding chuan, ST 36, ST 40

                chronic cough should be treated in mid summer with 16 % Bai Fu Zi, 48 % Yang Jin Hya Ye

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