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Conditions against the use of sweat therapy
Ru pulse: the pulse is floating and weak.
Rou pulse: the pulse is deep and weak. Wei pulse: the pulse is
weak when pressed slight and hard. Se pulse: the pulse feels
harsh, not smoothly. If the pulse is Ru and Rou. The Rou pulse
feels at the Guan position, and Ru pulse feels when pressed
slightly. Wei pulse feels when pressed slightly, and the Se
pulse feels when pressed deep. It is so said the Guan pulse is
Ru when pressed slight and Rou when pressed deep. With Yang
deficiency, the pulse is Wei at the Chun position. With blood
deficiency, the pulse is Se in the Chi position. If the person
has Wei pulse in the Chun position and Se in the Chi position,
it suggests his Yang and Blood deficiency condition. This is a
condition against the use of sweat therapy. Otherwise the sweat
therapy will cause the depletion of both Yang and Yin, the
person will feel annoyed so that not be able to fall into sleep,
and will have Jue condition (reverse cold in hands and feet).
If the pulse at the Guan position is Ru
when pressed slightly, and Rou when pressed deep, it is string
at the Chun position, Wei at the Chi position. The string pulse
is the Yangqi movement, and the Wei pulse suggests Cold. For
such upper Shi but lower weak conditions, sweat therapy is
forbidden. Otherwise the person will feel cold and shaking in
If the pulse is frequent and weak, sweat
therapy should not be used. This is a false Shi condition in the
body surface layer, but true weak inside condition. Sweat
therapy will deplete the Jingye (the Yin) , causing dry in
abdomen, hard stool, annoyed. Such condition similar to the
Yangming Hot condition, but it is actually due to Yangming
Dryness condition due to improper sweat.
If the person has reverse cold in the hands
and feet (the Jue condition), and if his pulse is tight, sweat
therapy should not be used. Other wise, the sweat therapy will
cause harsh voice or even lose voice.
If there is jumping movement in the right
side of abdomen, the sweat therapy should not be used. This is a
location of Heart and Lung Qi, representing in the abdomen. Such
jumping beat suggests the weakness of Lung Qi and Heart Qi.
Sweat therapy could disturb the blood to hot, to bleeding to
cause nose bleeding, thirsty and annoyed. The Lung Qi is
disturbed, there will have vomiting water after drink.
If the jumping beat feeling is in the left
side of the abdomen, it suggests the disorder of the Liver Qi.
Sweat therapy causes the shrink of the Liver Qi so the person
feels dizzy. If the sweat therapy continues to deplete the
Jingye in the muscle and tendons, there will have muscle jumping
and tingling feelings.
If the jumping beat feels in the upper
abdomen, the heart Qi is in disorder (weakness). Sweat therapy
could cause weak of the Heart Qi, so the Kidney Qi pushes up to
push the front chest of the heart.
If the jumping beat feels in the lower
abdomen, it is the weakness of the Kidney Qi. Sweat therapy
depletes the Kidney liquid (Kidney Yinye), so the person feels
pain in the bones, chilly and no sweat, annoyed, eye dizziness.
If the Spleen Qi is in an over dryness condition, the person
vomit after eat, and the stomach is hard to hold any food.
All in all, jumping beat feeling in the
abdomen indicates a weakness condition in the body, so that
sweat therapy should not be used.
If person feels close feeling in the
throat, feels hard to swallow, sweat therapy should not be used.
The Shaoyin meridian goes up to the throat. Close in the throat
means the Shaoyin Qi cannot go through the throat. In the strong
sweat therapy, the weak Yangqi in the Shaoyin cannot match the
need of the sweat, so the blood is disturbed to cause bleeding
through vomit, weak in breath, Jue condition, willing to lie
down, and hard to return to warm by the person himself.
If the person has frequent cough, it is so
severe that he may spit saliva. After while he will feel dry in
throat, hard in urine, hungry and annoyed.
Such condition happens again and again during the day,
similar to a malaria onset. The person has cold but no hot. The
weakness condition makes him chilly. In such condition, sweat
therapy will cause him wiling to lie down, feel fullness and
hardness in abdomen (due to overwhelming of Yin Qi in the
Cough is usually associated with
accumulation of water/liquid in the body and the urine should be
difficult. If the cough with smooth urine, it suggests there is
no such water retention condition in the body. Now, cough with
leak of urine suggests the lower abdomen Yang deficiency, the
bladder cannot hold the urine. In such lower Yangqi weakness
condition, sweat therapy should not be used. Otherwise it will
cause more depletion of the Yangqi, resulting in a Jue
If the sweat therapy should not be used,
but it is used; or if the sweat too much during a sweat therapy,
it means both are wrong treatments that make later treatment
In Shanghan disease, if the person has
headache, feels mild and continuous hot, mild sweat, and nausea,
similar to Wind-invasion Taiyang condition, bowel-cleansing
therapy causes more annoyed/impatience feeling so that he may
feel as hungry; sweat therapy will cause Jing disease with the
body tight and hard to bends and stretch; fire-roasting therapy
causes jaundice and hard in urine; and moxibustion therapy
 Jue condition and the tight pulse
suggests Shaoyin condition. It is not a candidate for
sweat therapy. Any Jue condition, no matter it is Hot
Jue condition, or Cold Jue condition, all indicating Yin