Acupuncture & TCM


Wind is one of the six exogenous evils. It is the predominant qi of spring but can occur at any time. Pathogenic wind can combine with the other 5 pathogens and with phlegm.

Wind is the leading causative factor of many diseases.

Plain Questions: Ch.42

Clinical Manifestations of Wind

wind is yang in nature
it moves upwards and outwards
nasal obstruction
itching or pain in throat
facial puffiness
aversion to wind
wind blows in gustsmigratory symptoms
rapid changes in symptoms
sudden onset
wind is constantly movingdizziness / vertigo
convulsions & opisthotonos

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