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Phlegm is usually caused by one of four mechanisms: _______ deficiency, ______ _____ leading to phlegm in the ______, _______ deficiency, and ______ ___ blockage.

Spleen, pathogenic heat, Lungs, Kidney, Liver qi


Spleen deficiency often leads to stasis of ______ and _______, which can transform into ______.

fluids, dampness, phlegm


Pathogenic heat (or cold that has transformed into heat) congeals the ______ - which lead to ______ in the _______.

fluids, phlegm, Lungs


When phlegm accumulates in the Lung, what are the signs and symptoms?

coughing, wheezing, a stifling sensation in the chest, or pain in the ribs


When phlegm accumulates in the Stomach, what are the signs and symptoms?

nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, or epigastric distention, sometimes accompanied by cough


When phlegm stagnates in the channels what can arise?

various disorders, including scrofula and goiter, which are attributed to phlegm fire


Turbid phlegm obstructs the orifice of the Heart and causes what?

wind-stroke, coma, lockjaw, and contracted limbs


Phlegm is a ______ pathogen.



If a patient is showing emotional problem, but does not have a cough, what type of phlegm may be present?



What are six types of substantial phlegm that Anne discussed?

damp, hot, cold, fluid, dry, wind


What are signs of Damp Phlegm obstructing the Lungs?

Cough. Profuse white sputum that is easy to expectorate, and a slippery or sticky white tongue coat (sometimes described as greasy). Damp is a yin pathogenic factor. It is coldish.


What are signs of Hot Phlegm?

loud barking cough, thick, sticky, yellow sputum that is difficult to expectorate. Tongue will be red and the coating will be sticky and yellow. The pulse will be slippery and rapid, full, excess feeling.


What are signs of Cold Phlegm?

cough with clear, watery sputum, easily expectorated or it can be difficult to expectorate (because of the constrictive nature of cold), pulse will be slow, slippery, tight, person will feel chilled, better with warmth, pale tongue. More yin.


What are signs of Fluid Phlegm?

similar to cold, therefore similar to damp phlegm. There will be more signs of the SP inability to transport fluids: edema. More signs of SP involvement: borborygmus, abdominal distention, nausea.


What are signs of Dry Phlegm?

obstructing the throat, can come from chronic heat, acute heat, dryness, phlegm is going to be thicker and sticky. The key sign is dryness. Dry throat, mouth, feeling dry.


What are signs of Wind Phlegm?

Internal wind is related to the LIV and the GB and causes issues like twitching, shacking, spasms, paralysis. The LIV opens to the ears: can easily have issues with the ears and the sensory orifices. Can have symptoms like dizziness. Vertigo, Meniere's Disease, headache, migraine headaches. HT/PC involvement, GB/LIV involvement, brain involvement.


Qian Hu is pungent, _____, and cool. It goes to the _____. Redirects rebellious _____ ___ downward. Stops ______. Directs ____ down. Releases ______ from the exterior. It is good to combine with _____ ____ formula if cough is a major symptom.

bitter, Lung, Lung qi, cough, fire, wind, release exterior


Chuan Bei Mu is used for all types of ______: especially _____ _____. It clears heat, dissipates ______ due to heat. It is _____: nourishing and moistens the _____. It is _____ ______. It is the _____ bulb and clears ____ heat than Zhi Bei Mu.

cough, chronic cough, nodules, sweet, Lungs, slightly cold, smaller, more


Zhe Bei Mu is the ______ bulb. It clears heat, dissipates ______ due to heat. It is _____, therefore ______ at dissolving ______. It is ______. It is more ____ and ____ resolving than Chuan Bei Mu.

larger, nodules, bitter, stronger, clumps, cold, phlegm, nodule


Gua Lou is ____ and ____ It enters the LI, LU, and ST. It clears and transforms _____ _____ and dissipates _____. It expels pus and promotes healing of sores (mastitis). It _____ the ______. It unbinds the ______, dissipates _____, and has an affinity for the _____.

sweet, cold, phlegm heat, nodules, moistens, intestines, chest, nodules, breasts


Tian Zhu Huang is cold, and sweet. It enters the GB, HT, and LR. It arrests _______, extinguishes _____ _____, dispels phlegm, and opens the _____.
It is good for _____ phlegm, ______, spasms, night terrors, and it settles the ______.

palpitations, internal wind, orifices, sticky, convulsions, Heart


Zhu Li is sweet and cold It enters the heart, lung, and stomach. It is used for ____ ____ with phlegm, ____ caused by phlegm, ____ caused by phlegm and ____.

Lung heat, stroke, epilepsy, fire


Zhu Ru is sweet and cool. It enters the HT, LU, ST, GB. It clears heat from ______: stops ______.It is used for disturbed ______ by phlegm heat. It is used for phlegm obscuring the _____ (in Wen Dang Tang). It is used for _____ AND _____. It is _____ and _____ the phlegm.

stomach, vomiting, Heart, mind, nausea, cough, strong, scours


Fu Shi is _____. It is _____ and cold and enters the ______. It transforms ______ phlegm . It cools phlegm heat in the ______, and transforms hot phlegm. It treats painful _____ ______, promotes ______ as is unblocks the _____ source of _____ (______). It is most commonly used for_______ phlegm.

pumice, salty, Lung, stubborn, lungs, urinary dribbling, urination, upper, water (Lungs), long-term


Kun Bu is _____. It is salty and cold. It enters the kidney, liver, and stomach. It reduces phlegm, ____ _____: _____ in the _____, fullness in chest due to phlegm. It promotes urination, reduces swelling: lower extremity edema. It is the #1 for _____ _____ _____.

kelp, softens hardness, nodules, neck, benign thyroid growth


Hai Zao is ______. It is bitter, salty, and cold. It enters the kidney, liver, lung, and stomach. It clears heat, reduces phlegm _____: goiter, _____. It promotes urination: reduces edema, leg edema and floating edema. It is used more for the ______.

seaweed, nodules, scrofula, scrotum


Pang Da Hai is sweet and cold. It enters the _____ and _____ _____. It clears heat and ventilates the ____. It ______ the ______. And is very good for _____of _____. It is known as the _____ herb.

Lung, Large Intestine, Lung, moistens, intestines, loss, voice, singers


Tian Hua Fen is bitter, sweet, and cold. It enters the _____ and _____. It clears _____ heat – transforms phlegm – moistens _____ dryness. It generates _____. It is the #1 for _____ _____ (___ channel goes to the _____). It treats _____.

Lung, Stomach, lung, lung, fluids, breast abscess, ST, nipple, diabetes


Hai Ge Ke (Ge Qiao) is ____ ____. It is bitter, ____, and neutral It enters the kidney, lung, and stomach. It clears heat, direct _____ ___ down. It _____ _____, dissipate _____ -- phlegm fire ____ and _____. It is used for epigastric pain and ____ _____ – (calcined powdered form).

clam shell, salty, Lung qi, softens hardness, nodules, goiter, scrofula, acrid reflux


Dan Nan Xing is bitter and cool. It enters the liver, lung, and spleen. It clears heat, dissolves phlegm, calms wind, and stops convulsion. _____ makes it heat clearing. It is a strong _____ _____, good for _______, hot wind phlegm (obstructing the _____ orifices), stop cough herb, really good for _______ phlegm, and it works in the ______ and _______.

Bile, phlegm resolver, convulsions, mind's, old/chronic, channels, collaterals


Gua Lou Pi is sweet and cold. It enters the large intestine, lung, and stomach. It clears the _____, dissolves phlegm, regulates qi, and expands the _____. It facilitates the flow of qi in the _____ and disperses constrained ______.

Lung, chest, chest, clumping


Gua Lou Ren is sweet and cold. It enters the _____ ____, ____, and ST. It expels _____ and promotes healing of _____. It ______ the _______.

LI, LU, pus, sores, moistens, intestines