Of the six excesses, wind is the primary exogenous pathogenic factor, since cold, damp, dryness, and heat may all depend on wind to attack the body.
Pathogenic wind manifested conditions include: diseases involving excess movement of the body: epilepsy (rare convulsions) and Parkinson’s disease; diseases involving symptoms appearing in different parts of the body at different times: early stage rheumatism involving differing joints or skin rashes that appear in different places; diseases involving loss of movement: stroke, paralysis, tetany, and coma; various pain, numbness, and spastic syndromes, sometimes referred to as bi syndromes, including headache, toothache, limb numbness, tendon spasms, arthritis, deep bone pain; diseases that are acute: common cold, influenza, sinus infection, skin eruption, sore throat, cough, eye disorders; and diseases that affect the surface of the body (skin or flesh, rather than viscera): chronic eczema, leprosy, scrofula, hair loss.
Internal wind, not necessarily aroused by exogenous wind, is described as being closely related to the liver and displays four causative factors: liver yang excess and yin deficiency generating endogenous wind (mainly the result of emotional frustration); extreme heat (usually in the advanced stage of febrile diseases); yin deficiency (usually due to prolonged illness that consumes body fluids); and blood deficiency (usually from insufficient blood production or from excess blood loss).
By any other name, namely, saussurea, still as beneficial. The flowers and stems have long been useful for treating rheumatoid arthritis, cough and cold, stomachache, altitude sickness, general fatigu..
Strengthens the waist and kidneys, tonifying jing, invigorating blood and removing blood stagnation. Relieves inflammation, pain and ache, particularly in the lower back. Dispels wind and damp, relaxi..
Dispels damp to clear internal heat due to wind invasion, cold/damp conditions with fever, chills, inability to sweat, headache, rigid neck, aching limbs, bitter taste, white/yellow coated tongue. A t..
Plaster medicated with angelica root, ginger rhizome and frankincense work to soothe away some of life's less detrimental bumps and aches. Use to dispel wind and expel cold, invigorate blood and activ..
Use to invigorate blood circulation, diminish inflammation and to relieve pain. Particularly beneficial for joint sprain, arthralgia from cold damp. Apply an aromatic sheet directly to afflicted area ..
Use for relief from cervical pain and omalgia, pain in waist and lower extremities. Aromatic patch helps to eliminate wind-damp, improve blood circulation and provide pain relief. Particularly benefic..
A formula based on musk and essential herbs work to penetrate and warm the sorest most strained of muscles and joints. Use for relief of aches and pains related to rheumatism, arthralgia, lumbago, neu..