Releasing the Exterior
The Su Wen Herbs, Three Treasures® formulae can be classified into the following categories:
● Releasing the Exterior
● Nourishing and Clearing
● Calming the Mind
The formulae for Releasing the Exterior are used only for acute invasions of Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat.
Supplement in a Nutshell: Expel Wind-Cold™ in acute invasions of Wind.
Pattern: Invasion of Wind-Cold, pathogenic factor on the Exterior.
Action: Release the Exterior, expel Wind-Cold.
Acupuncture Points: L.I.-4 Hegu, LU-7 Lieque with reducing method.
BL-12 Fengmen with cupping. Moxa cones may be used on BL-12 after cupping.
Supplement in a Nutshell: Expel Wind-Heat™ in acute invasions of Wind.
Pattern: Invasion of Wind-Heat at the Defensive-Qi level.
Action: Release the Exterior, expel Wind-Heat.
Tongue: Red on the sides or front part.
Supplement in a Nutshell: Resolve Phlegm-Heat after an invasion of Wind.
Pattern: Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs.
Action: Resolve Phlegm, clear Heat, restore the descending of Lung-Qi, stop cough.
Tongue: Normal, red or red only in the front with a thick-sticky-yellow coating.
Pulse: Slippery, rapid.
Supplement in a Nutshell: Clear Heat at the Qi or Ying/Blood level. It clears Lung-Heat and Stomach-Heat and resolves Phlegm.
Pattern: Invasion of Wind-Heat progressing rapidly into the Interior, with Lung and Stomach-Heat. Location of Heat at the Qi and Ying level.
Action: Release the Exterior, expel Wind-Heat, clear Lung-Heat at Qi Level, clear Ying, benefit fluids.
Tongue: Red with thick-sticky yellow coating (Qi Level) or red without coating (Ying/Blood level).
Pulse: Slippery-Rapid-Full-Overflowing (Qi Level); Floating-Empty or Fine and Rapid (Ying/Blood Level).