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Do you know how to distinguish your cold?

There are mainly two kinds of cold in Oriental Medicine, "Wind Cold" and "Heat Cold". Know how to distinguish them and get yourself treated with right kind of herbs.

"Wind Cold" symptoms :

  • Clear nasal discharge

  • Sneezing and coughing with clear phlegm

  • Phlegm appears to be clear

  • Usually no fever

  • Body aches from wind or cold air exposure

  • Floating pulse

"Heat Cold" symptoms :

  • Yellow and thick body secretions

  • Fever or high fever

  • Sweating

  • Sneezing with thick nasal secretions

  • Cough with thick phlegm

  • Tense pulse

In addition to the above two forms of cold, there is also a "Damp-Heat Cold" that is caused by dampness and summer heat, accompanied with Qi and/or Yin deficiency.

Dam-heat type is mostly seen, which presents itself with a fever, slight aversion to cold, absent or only mild sweating, a heavy and and distending pain in the head, chest oppression, thirst nausea, limb soreness or pain, and scanty yellowish urine.

Disclaimer: This article is not written by a certified practitioner. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. Information presented here is from personal online research. Please always verify with your doctor or certified professional before taking any supplements or try out any new herbs

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