2d. Six Jing diagnosis –Taiyin
patient feels bloating in belly, has vomit, cannot eat, has pain
the belly from time to time, has diarrhea but no thirsty, we
will say that his/her condition belongs to Taiyin stage of the
Shanghan disease. The nature of the Taiyin disease is inside
weakness and cold. It is characterized as belly bloating, vomit
and diarrhea. The main herbal formula used for the treatment is
Li Zhong Tang. In the Taiyin disease, colon-cleansing therapy
should not be used. If it is used, there will be entangle-hard
feeling in the upper stomach and the diarrhea becomes worse. If
the pulse feels floating, sweat therapy (by the use of Guizhi
Tang) can still be used to expel Cold out of the body.
Yangming and Shaoyang stages belong to Yang stage (Yang
conditions or Yang syndromes). They are mostly treated by the
use of sweat therapy, colon-cleansing therapy, or Fire-cleansing
therapy. The Taiyin stage here however, as well as the Shaoyin
stage and Jueyin stage (will be discussed later) belong to Yin
stages (Yin conditions or Yin syndromes). They need warm-up
therapy. The warming herbs in the warming-up therapy commonly
use herbs, such as Fuzi, Ganjiang, Wuzhuyu or Rougui. If there
are Hot-Cold mixture syndromes, the warming herbs and cooling
herbs (to clear the Fire) need to be used together. The cooling
herbs commonly used are Huanglian, Huangqin or Zhimu, etc.
vomit is too severe, so much so that there will be vomit once
the food comes into mouth, use Ganjiang Huangqin Huanglian Tang
for the treatment.
organ phase of Cold-attack Yangming stage: the patient also has
bloating belly and diarrhea. In the Taiyin stage, the patient
can still eat. Eating does not make the condition worse. While
in the Yangming Cold-attack stage, the patient cannot eat.
Eating makes worse the stomach bloating, head dizzy, slight
irritated, sweat in hands and feet, difficulty in urination, and
diarrhea. In the Yangming Wind-attack, the patient also feels
bloating in stomach, but has difficulty in bowel movement, and
thirsty with desire to drink lot of cold water.
Shaoyin stage: The pulse is tiny and deep. The patient has
desire to lie down to have nap. The belly bloating is slight but
more diarrhea. The stool contains more non-digested food. The
diarrhea is with thirsty, but every time drink small amount of
water, which is only slight cold, not as ice cold.
Jueyin stage: The patient has diarrhea, feels thirsty and has
cold hands and feet, (see below). In the Taiyin stage, the
patient has diarrhea but the hands and feet are warm, not cold.
In addition, the Jueyin stage has cold and hot mixture syndrome,
while in the Taiyin stage, there is only cold syndrome.
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