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Obesity

Accumulation of Phlegm and Damp (Excess condition)

Clinical manifestations:

  • Obesity, excess appetite
  • Likes sweet and fatty, greasy food
  • Heavy sensations in body, foggy thinking
  • Aversion to heat
  • T: Flabby; thick, greasy coat
  • P: Wiry/slippery.
  • Wiry can suggest phlegm, heat, or food stagnation.
  • Left untreated, the Phlegm can lead to heat, leading to Yin deficiency, leading to Wind, leading to stroke.

Treatment principle

  • Remove damp and phlegm

Formula

  • Wen Dan Tang + Ping Wei San
  • These formulas are combined to lose weight, more gentle and safe than Ma Huang based formulas.

Qi deficiency (Deficiency condition)

Clinical manifestations:

  • Fatigue, weak voice, shortness of breath
  • Phlegm damp accumulation
  • Aversion to cold, edema, puffy face, poor digestion, sleepy, hypofunctions.
  • Not necessarily an over eating problem.
  • T: Pale with white coating
  • P: Thready and weak.

Treatment principle

  • Tonify Yang, raise metabolism

 


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