Postpartum heat syndromes:an introduction of postpartum febrile syndrome and related heat syndromes.


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Postpartum heat from fire syndrome.
Postpartum heat from fire syndrome 
 ✵The Postpartum heat from fire syndrome is a syndrome of heat from an internal fire, due to various pathogenic reasons including too many tonics, or high temperature of the season, or forced drink wine or alcohol, or mistakenly take much ginseng and other hot nature herbs, or approached to heat sources, etc.

 ✧Ancient herbalists and representative works hold this or similar pathogenic reasons are introduced:

 "For woman suffers from heat from fire syndrome, in the condition affected from exogenous pathogen the heat is more on the exterior, but the heat of fire syndrome is more in the interior, this is due to too many tonics, or seasonal hot days and high temperature, or forced drunk a lot of wine, or mistakenly took Panax ginseng root, white atractylodes rhizome, ginger root, cinnamon bark, or ever used charcoal fire, or window and curtain are too close, many persons stay together, or Qi excess but many movements.All conditions belong to excessive, could generate fire, fire turn excessive internally, often observe hot-flash and internal heat, polydipsia and prefers to cold, or cephalea(headache) and perspires much, constipated and red urine, and blood heat flows randomly, but no exterior symptoms. Pulse slow slippery and not tight, fever, is the fire syndrome...in the condition primordial Qi is not deficient..." [02].



Postpartum heat from Yin deficiency.
Postpartum heat from Yin deficiency 
 ✵The Postpartum heat from Yin deficiency is a syndrome of heat from an internal fire, due to various pathogenic reasons majorly Yin deficiency, insufficiency of spleen and kidney, Qi and blood deficiency.

 ✧Ancient herbalists and representative works hold this or similar pathogenic reasons are introduced:

 "Woman suffers from heat syndrome or fever due to Yin deficiency after childbirth, surely constitutional insufficiency of the spleen and kidney, Qi and blood are all deficient after childbirth, as a result mostly suffers from it. Its symptoms sudden heat or fever then disappear, affect irregularly, in the day time or at night, no regular orders in development, or mental drowsiness(spiritlessness), palpitation, and in a trance. Only observe the external symptoms, in the condition, there is no exterior syndrome and pulse string-like rapid, or floating and big, or weak fine and powerless, it comes gradually. In the condition sudden arrives without other syndromes, is the symptom of Yin deficiency syndrome." [02].Different types are introduced:
 (1).Woman suffers from heat syndrome or fever due to Yin deficiency after childbirth, Yin deficiency and fire, light heat(mild fever);
 (2).Woman suffers from heat syndrome or fever due to Yin deficiency after childbirth, Yin deficiency and fire excess, great fever;
 (3).Woman suffers from heat syndrome or fever due to Yin deficiency after childbirth, Yin deficiency and fire excess, much perspiration(much sweating);
 (4).Woman suffers from heat syndrome or fever due to Yin deficinecy after childbirth, fire does not return to origin;
 (5).Woman suffers from heat syndrome or fever due to Yin deficinecy after childbirth, blood deficiency and Yang not returns to Yin, dysphoria with smothery sensation and thirst;
 (6).Woman suffers from heat syndrome or fever due to Yin deficiency after childbirth, Qi and blood deficiency, fever and irritable(fever, vexed), red complexion and thirst(looks red on face or cheeks);

 "Postpartum Fever: Woman suffers from blood deficiency and Yin deficiency, generate internal heat, its symptoms dysphoria in the heart and chest, short of breath, cephalea and chaotic stagnancy, turn severe at late afternoon, similar to dysphoria(deficiency and vexation) after severe disease...the great fever after childbirth,...is not the heat of excessive type, but endogenous heat generated from Yin deficiency..." [03].Different types are introduced:
 (1).Woman suffers from fever after childbirth, clots and pains in seven days, and fever after the first childbirth;
 (2).Woman suffers from fever after childbirth, no clots and pains;
 (3).Woman suffers from fever after childbirth, great fever(high fever) and red complexion(looks red on face), very thirst, pulse large and feeble;

 "Fever after childbirth: woman loses excessive volume of blood(after childbirth), fever due to Yin deficiency, if in the case also sweating and panting, is the case Yang will collapse,...In case a woman is hurt from strength during childbirth, fever due to strain and tiredness,...In case of fever due to spleen hurt from the diet,...In case of fever due to blood stasis, surely also pain in the abdomen,..." [04].



Postpartum heat from Qi deficiency.
Postpartum heat from Qi deficiency 
 ✵The Postpartum heat from Qi deficiency is a syndrome of heat from primordial Qi deficiency, due to various pathogenic reasons majorly Qi deficiency, hurt of Yin blood, loss of blood, expulsion or refusing of Yang from cold, etc.

 ✧Ancient herbalists and representative works hold this or similar pathogenic reasons are introduced:

 "Woman suffers from heat syndrome or fever due to primordial Qi deficiency after childbirth, are all syndromes of true cold internally and pseudo-heat externally." [02].Different types are introduced:
 (1).Woman suffers from heat syndrome or fever due to primordial Qi deficiency after childbirth, is a syndrome of true cold internally but pseudo-heat externally;
 (2).Woman suffers from heat syndrome or fever due to Qi deficiency after childbirth, aversion to cold in limbs(feel cold in hands feet arms legs);
 (3).Woman suffers from heat syndrome or fever due to Qi deficiency after childbirth, hurt of Yin blood due to childbirth, heat in the exterior;
 (4).Woman suffers from heat syndrome or fever due to Qi deficiency after childbirth, mistakenly took cold recipes and heat in the exterior, is the condition cold Qi refusing Yang;
 (5).Woman suffers from heat syndrome or fever due to Qi deficiency after childbirth, fever in muscle and skin, red complexion(looks red on face and eyes), polydipsia thirst and drink the whole cup of water, is the condition dryness from blood exhaustion;
 (6).Woman suffers from heat syndrome or fever due to Qi deficiency after childbirth, loss excessive volume of blood and fever, polydipsia thirst and shortness of breath, cephalea and vertigo(giddiness, dizzy), frustration(chaotic depression), internal heat, also belongs to Yin deficiency;

 "...there are also cases fever and aversion to cold, headache and similar to Tai Yang syndrome, or alternative chills fever and headache, pain in hypochondria region and similar to Shao Yang syndrome, all due to Qi and blood deficiency, disorder or imbalance of Yin and Yang, symptoms similar to cold-induced syndrome..." [03].



Postpartum periodical cold and periodical fever.
Postpartum periodical cold and periodical fever. 
 ✵The Postpartum periodical cold and periodical fever is a syndrome of periodical cold followed by periodical fever, alternatively, due to various pathogenic reasons majorly Qi and blood deficiency hurt, imbalance or disorder of Yin and Yang.

 ✧Ancient herbalists and representative works hold this or similar pathogenic reasons are introduced:

 "Woman suffers from periodical cold and fever, all due to Qi and blood deficiency hurt, a disorder of Yin and Yang. In the condition Yang domination then sudden fever, in the condition Yin domination then sudden cold." [02].Different types are introduced:
 (1).Woman suffers from periodical cold and periodical fever after childbirth, in the condition of Yin domination and more cold;
 (2).Woman suffers from periodical cold and periodical fever after childbirth, in the condition of Yang domination and more fever;
 (3).Woman suffers from periodical cold and periodical fever after childbirth, in the condition Yang Qi collapse into Yin and sudden fever sudden cold;
 (4).Woman suffers from periodical cold and periodical fever after childbirth, Yin and Yang are both deficient and sudden fever sudden cold;
 (5).Woman suffers from periodical cold and periodical fever after childbirth, residue blood not dissipating, flow into Yin and lead to sudden cold sudden fever;



References:
  • 01.Postpartum heat syndromes:an introduction of postpartum febrile syndrome and related heat syndromes.
  • 02.Ye Shi Nǚ Ke Zhèng Zhì(the Syndromes and Therapeutics of Ye's Gynaecology).By 叶桂(Yè Guì)[1817].
  • 03.Fù Kē Bèi Kǎo(the References of Gynaecology).By 何应豫(Hé Yīngyù)[1820].
  • 04.Fù Kē Liáng Fāng(the Effective Prescription of Gynecology).By 何梦瑶(Hé Mèngyáo)[1751].

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