Women consumption:an introduction of the consumptive syndrome of women and various types.


 TCM Knowledge:Gynecology Syndromes,Women Syndromes ✵Gynecology of TCM is a branch to study the physiological and pathological characteristics of women and to prevent and treat syndromes specific to women. Gynecology of TCM research scope including irregular menstruation, amenia, metrorrhagia, infertility, postpartum syndromes, breast syndromes, and miscellaneous syndromes, etc.

Consumption(women consumption).
Consumption:women consumption 
 ✵Women consumption is also known as the consumptive syndrome of women, it is a series of consumptive and asthenia syndromes of women.

 ✦The related women consumption syndromes are introduced: women consumption with hematemesis type, women consumption with epistaxis type, women consumption with cough and sweating type, women consumption with cough and no perspiration type, women consumption with fever type, women consumption of depression type, women's consumption with numbness type, women's consumption steaming, women blood-wind consumption, women cold consumption, women heat consumption, women pseudo-heat, women noise in heart and chest, women's coldness in genitalia, women's prolapse of the uterus, women's blood exhaustion, cough during menses, cold affection and cold limbs during menses, etc.

 ✦The consumptive and related syndromes after childbirth are introduced in the section Postpartum consumptive and related syndromes..

 ✦ The pathogenic reason that leads to the women consumption, are known mostly due to Qi stagnation, sorrow and scare, emotional desire affect the heart, irregular menstruation, develops to various syndromes.

 ✦The common symptoms of the women consumption syndrome, are observed: upper excess and lower deficiency(excess in upper and deficiency in lower), heat in the palm of hand and foot; or dry skin and heat in bone(skin dry, bone steaming); or aversion to cold afternoon, fever at night; or fever lingers day and night, night sweat(perspire during sleep) and spontaneous perspiration, poor appetite and gastric upset, palpitation and vomit, dysphoria(fidget and irritable), distension and pain in uterus, stomach full depressed and diarrhea, lump in the abdomen and false alarms, white face and red lips, dizziness and blurred vision(dazzled head, dim eyesight), sore pain in waist and back, weakness of limbs, hot urination(reddish urine with pains), in serious case deficiency fire attack upward, red on cheeks, bone steaming(hectic fever due to yin deficiency) and consumptive fever(over-strained fever), fire counter flow of Yin deficiency, etc.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "In the case of woman consumption, because of Qi-stagnant sorrow worry pavor and frightened, or emotions and desires motivate the heart, or irregular menstruation, develops to various syndromes." [02].



Women consumption with hematemesis.
Women consumption with hematemesis 
 ✵The women consumption with hematemesis type is mainly due to deficiency and consumption, internal heat and fever. Symptoms normally are cough and hematemesis(spit blood) or cough blood, nose bleeding.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "The Qi and blood of a woman are in a harmonized state, ...if consumption hurt the primordial Qi, fire motivation due to Yin deficiency, Qi reverse flow to the lung, then blood flows to the nose and nose bleeding, especially difficulty in treatment after childbirth... The case of hematemesis or spitting blood is due to the hurt of the Zang and Fu-viscera." [04].Major different types of nose bleeding and hematemesis are introduced:
 ⑴. Woman suffers from nose bleeding after childbirth, due to strain and consumption hurt the primordial Qi, fire motivation due to Yin deficiency, Qi reverse flow to the lung, nose bleeding; ⑵...., due to heat accumulation in the stomach; ⑶...., due to summer heat accumulated in the interior; ⑷...., due to blood accumulation at the upper from great anger; ⑸...., due to spleen deficiency and could not regulate blood;
 ⑴. Woman suffers from hematemesis or spitting blood, due to heat accumulation in the spleen; ⑵...., due to summer heat affection and accumulation in the spleen and stomach; ⑶...., due to exhaustion and hurt of the heart Qi; ⑷...., due to exhaustion and hurt of the spleen Qi; ⑸...., due to spleen hurt from worry and thinking;  ⑹...., due to deficiency heat in the liver and kidney viscera; ⑺...., due to deficiency of Qi and blood; (a).in the condition of great hematemesis; (b).in the condition with hot-flash cough and pulse rapid, is the condition deficiency of primordial Qi and pseudo-heat, develops from the hurt of spleen and stomach;

 "Hematemesis after childbirth: the case of postpartum hematemesis or spit blood after childbirth, is difficult in all books, for it collapses from up to down..." [06].



Women consumption with epistaxis.
 
 ✵The women consumption with epistaxis type is mainly due to deficiency and consumption, internal heat and fever. Symptoms normally are epistaxis(bleeding from five aperture or subcutaneous tissue) or nose bleeding.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "Nose bleeding after childbirth: woman suffers from blood stasis not passing down, forced by fire and flow upward as epistaxis or nose bleeding(in case blackness observed in mouth and nose, is difficult)..." [07].



Women consumption with cough and sweating.
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 ✵The women consumption with cough and sweating type is mainly due to consumption and deficiency, internal asthenic heat and fever. Symptoms normally are fever, or hot flash(hectic fever), or spontaneous sweating and night sweat, or headache and dry eyes, or palpitation and not in peace, red cheeks and dry in mouth, or irregular menstruation, or pain in abdomen and belly, heavy sagging sensation in the lower abdomen, roughness and pain in the urethra, or swelling pain with pus, heat in the interior and thirst, etc.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "Consumption cough:...the lung is a fresh Zang-viscera, easy to hurt and difficult to treat... This is mainly due to indulgence in drinking(alcohol) and sexual activity, strain and consumption hurt the lung, in the severe case will vomit pus and blood, in the mild case will attack sometime and relieved sometimes. In some case vomit blood first then cough, in some case cough first then vomit blood..." [04].Different type of consumption cough are introduced as:
 ⑴. Cough and pain in hypochondrias, could not turn aside, fullness in the Qu region(the part between the axilla and the waist), is the condition of the liver viscus;
 ⑵. Cough and vomit bitter liquid, is the condition of the gallbladder viscus;
 ⑶. Cough and obstruction in the larynx, in severe case swelling in the pharynx and the larynx closed, is the condition of the heart viscus;
 ⑷. Cough and defecation with flatus, is the condition of the small intestine viscus;
 ⑸. Cough and pain in the right Qu region, pain radiating to shoulder and back, in severe condition she could not move, cough strongly when to move, is the condition of the spleen viscus;
 ⑹. Cough and vomit, vomit seriously and spit out parasite, is the condition of the stomach viscus;
 ⑺. Cough and fecal incontinence, is the condition of the large intestine viscus;
 ⑻. Cougn and urorrhea, is the condition of the urinary bladder viscus;
 ⑼. Cough and could not be relieved, unstoppable, affect the triple energizer, symptoms are fullness in the abdomen, no appetite, tears and spit, edema on face and eyes, reverse flow of Qi;



Women consumption with cough and no perspiration.
 
 ✵The women consumption with cough and no perspiration type is mainly due to the deficiency of blood and excess Qi, exhaustion of blood, deficiency of liver. Symptoms normally are asthenia or deficiency, fever, or hot flash(hectic fever), cough, no sweating, hematemesis(spitting blood) or epistaxis(nose bleeding, bleeding from five sense organs or subcutaneous tissue), cough and asthma due to excessive phlegm, inhibited chest and diaphragm, etc.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "A woman often cough during menses, bleeding from the pharynx. It is the condition of dryness in the lung..." [06].



Women consumption with fever.
Women consumption with fever 
 ✵The women consumption with fever type is mainly caused by Yin deficiency and consumption. Symptoms normally are irregular menstruation, menstrual disorder or absence of menses, consumption, hematemesis(spitting blood) or epistaxis(nose bleeding, bleeding from five sense organs or subcutaneous tissue), hemoptysis(cough blood) and hematochezia(passing blood with stool), fever and cough, night sweat(perspire during sleep), asthma due to excessive phlegm, anxious and fearful, thin and weak, etc. Or widow women, aversion to cold and fever, symptoms observed are similar to malaria, not relieved in a long period, and turned to phthisis.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "Case woman live alone without a husband, aversion to cold and fever, symptoms are similar to malaria syndrome, lasting for long periods and could not recover, develops to consumption." [02].

 "A woman suffers from consumption, hectic fever and cough, alternative hot flash and fever, mostly due to Qi excess and blood weakness." [03].



Women consumption of depression.
 
 ✵The women consumption of depression type is mainly caused by depression. Symptoms normally are consumption, depression, etc.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "Case woman consumption, could not achieve her own aim or unsuccessful whole life, depressed(gloomy) and unhappy, seven emotions depressed, depression of Christian nuns(sisters of charity) or Buddhist nuns, etc." [02].



Women consumption with numbness.
 
 ✵The women's consumption with numbness type is mainly caused by the deficiency of Qi and the insufficiency of blood. Symptoms normally are numbness of the whole body, etc.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "A woman suffers from numbness of the whole body, what is it? The numbness, sense like there are worms crawling in the skin is mainly due to Qi deficiency, senses no pains no itching no reactions of the skin is mainly due to blood exhaustion." [03].

 "A woman suffers from wind-numbness, symptoms observed are numbness of hands and feet, or pain in skin and muscle, or numbness of the body and limbs...due to Qi deficiency, affected by exogenous wind pathogen..." [04].



Women consumption steaming.
Women consumption steaming 
 ✵The women's consumption steaming is mainly caused by consumption and hectic fever due to Yin deficiency, in general, these syndromes are known as Lao Zheng(consumption steaming syndromes). Various symptoms observed at different body parts of different consumption steaming syndromes: skin hair broke and hair withered, scaly dry skin(squamous and dry skin), tremor, hair withered and nose bleeding, pass blood in urine, fever and vexation, pain as needling, dry and withered hands and nails, dizziness and pain in hypochondria, dazzled and depression, much saliva and tears, seminal emission or leukorrhea, alternating fever and chills, vexation depression in the middle part of the gastric cavity, yellow-red of urine, condense and turbid as paste, diarrhea or constipation, borborygmus, etc. In general, these syndromes are all majorly due to hectic fever due to Yin deficiency and hurt different parts of Zang or Fu-viscera or other parts, as heated from internally, thus they got named as steaming syndromes of consumption. Different syndromes of consumption steaming need different treatment. It is also known as Nǚ Lao Zheng(literally it means woman consumption steaming).
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "For the consumption steaming syndromes, skin hair broke and hair withered, scaly dry skin(squamous and dry skin), it is a steaming syndrome in the skin. Heat at the exterior and cold in the interior, shaking and tremor, it is a steaming syndrome in the muscles. Hair withered and nose bleeding, or pass blood in urine, it is a steaming syndrome in the blood. Fever and vexation, pain as needling, it is a steaming syndrome in the collaterals. Dry and withered hands and nails, dizziness and pain in hypochondria, it is a steaming syndrome in the marrows. Dazzled and depression, much saliva and tears, it is a steaming syndrome in the brain. Seminal emission of man or leukorrhea of woman, it is a steaming syndrome in the essence chamber or blood chamber. Alternating fever and chills, vexation depression in the middle part of the gastric cavity, it is a steaming syndrome in the triple energizer. Yellow red of urine, condense and turbid as paste, it is steaming in the urinary bladder. Diarrhea or constipation, borborygmus, it is steaming in the small intestine. Hidden pain in the abdomen, dry and pain in mouth and tongue, it is steaming in the large intestine. Dry in mouth and nose, swelling in the abdomen and spontaneous sweating, uneasy in sleeping, it is a steaming syndrome in the stomach. Bitter in the mouth and deaf, pain in hypochondria, it is a steaming syndrome in the gall bladder. Tenesmus(painful spasm of the anal sphincter along with an urgent desire to defecate without the significant production of feces), constipation, it is a steaming syndrome in the large intestine. Pain in the lower abdomen, atonia of muscle and collaterals, automatic strong of genitals, it is a steaming syndrome in the urogenital region. Dazzled and fainting, tears, irritable anger, it is a steaming syndrome in the liver. Tongue color black and short of breath, irritable depression, it is a steaming syndrome in the heart. Dry lips with mouth sores, distension and depression in the chest and abdomen, aversion to cold and do not take food, it is a steaming syndrome in the spleen. Cough and panting, spit phlegm and vomit blood, hoarseness of voice, it is a steaming syndrome in the lung. Withered and dry helix, beriberi and pain in feet, it is a steaming syndrome in the kidney. Love passion and uneasy, essence discharged irregularly, it is a steaming syndrome in the right kidney. Choking and blocking in the heart and diaphragm, attack and pains, irritable and sorrow, it is a steaming syndrome in the diaphragm..." [04]. In general, the steaming syndromes of consumptions affecting different Zang and Fu-viscera, and with various symptoms.



Women blood-wind consumption.
 
 ✵The women blood-wind consumption is mainly caused by the physical deficiency of blood and Qi, or hurt from strain after childbirth, affected by the exogenous pathogen, or old cold syndromes internally, lead to a series symptoms including pain in the abdomen, tiredness and soft in limbs(hands and feet, arms and legs), fever and spontaneous perspiration, irregular menstruation, emaciation with a sallow complexion, normally with a large pulse. It is also known as Xue Feng Lao(literally it means blood-wind consumption).
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "A woman suffers from blood-wind consumption syndrome, due to Qi and blood deficiency, or hurt from strain and consumption after childbirth, affected by exogenous pathogens, or internal cold pathogens, lead to pain in the abdomen, tiredness and soft in limbs, fever and spontaneous sweating, irregular menstruation, emaciation with sallow complexion(thin, looks withered yellow)... As Dongyuan said: not control emotions joy and anger, not follow regular daily life, hurt from strains, all hurt Qi, Qi deficiency then fire turn excess..." [04].



Women cold consumption.
Women cold consumption 
 ✵The women cold consumption is mainly caused by insufficiency of blood and Qi, deficiency cold of Zang and Fu viscera, lead to a series symptoms including cold and pain below the belly button, regular cold in hands and feet, irregular menstruation, food and drink could not be digested(indigestion), irregular vomiting, aversion to cold and fever, soft and pain in joints and bones, emaciation and thin of skin and muscle, sallow complexion(looks sallow yellow). It is also known as Leng Lao(literally it means cold consumption), there are different types of cold consumption.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "A woman suffers from cold consumption, due to insufficiency of blood and Qi, deficiency cold of Zang and Fu viscera, lead to cold and pain below the belly button, regular cold in hands and feet, irregular menstruation, food and drink could not be digested(indigestion), irregular vomiting, aversion to cold and fever, soft and pain in joints and bones, emaciation and thin of skin and muscle, sallow complexion(looks sallow yellow)..." [04].There are four major types of cold consumption, they are introduced as:
 ⑴. Cold consumption of real endogenous and exogenous cold type: symptoms are difficulty in diet transformation, defecation not solid, borborygmus(sounding in the intestines) and pain in the abdomen, aversion to cold when taking food(fear to take cold food), reverse cold in hands and feet, yellow complexion and vomit(looks yellow, vomit), aversion to and avoid wind and cold, it is a cold consumption of real endogenous and exogenous cold type.
 ⑵. Cold consumption of real endogenous and exogenous heat type: symptoms are diet and food as normal, defecation is hard and solid, distension and fullness in the chest and abdomen, prefer to take cold food and drink, dysphoria with smothery sensation in hands and feet(irritable heat in hands and feet), red on face and vomiting, not aversion to wind and cold(no fear of wind and cold), it is a cold consumption of real endogenous and exogenous heat type.
 ⑶. Cold consumption of real endogenous heat and pseudo exogenous cold type: symptoms are diet and food as normal, defecation is hard and solid, distension and fullness in the chest and abdomen, prefer to take cold food and cold drink, reverse cold in hands and feet, yellow complexion and vomit(looks yellow and vomit), aversion to wind and cold, this is a cold consumption of real endogenous heat and pseudo exogenous cold type.
 ⑷. Cold consumption of real endogenous cold and pseudo exogenous heat type: symptoms are poor or reduced appetite(do not take food or take little food and drink), defecation is not solid(diarrhea, loose stool), acid regurgitation and belching, distension and fullness in the chest and abdomen, reverse cold in hands and feet, red face and vomit(looks red and vomit), aversion to wind and cold, this is a cold consumption of real endogenous cold and pseudo exogenous heat type.



Women heat consumption.
 
 ✵The women heat consumption is mainly caused by accumulated heat in the heart and lung viscera, hurt the Qi and blood, lead to symptoms vexation and irritable, fidget and agitated mind and spirit, red cheeks and cephalea(cheeks are red and headache, pain in head), dryness in eyes and dry lips, sores grow on mouth and tongue, dizziness and lassitude of mind, strong heat in limbs(strong heat in arms and legs, hands and feet), tasteless in diet and drink, soft pains in body and limbs(soft and pains in the body, arms, legs, hands, and feet), palpitation and night sweating, gradually emaciated of skin and muscle, or alternative chills and fever. It is also known as Nǚ Re Lao(literally it means woman heat consumption), the woman heat consumption are known with various types.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "A woman suffers from heat consumption, due to accumulated heat in the heart and lung viscera, hurt the Qi and blood, lead to symptoms vexation and irritable, fidget and agitated mind and spirit, red cheeks and cephalea(cheeks are red and headache, pain in head), dryness in eyes and dry lips, sores grow on mouth and tongue, dizziness and lassitude of mind, strong heat in limbs(strong heat in arms and legs, hands and feet), tasteless in diet and drink, soft pains in body and limbs(soft and pains in the body, arms, legs, hands, and feet), palpitation and night sweating, gradually emaciated of skin and muscle, or alternative chills and fever." [04].The major types of heat consumptions are introduced:
 ⑴. Heart excess type: the heat consumption of heart excess type, major symptoms are great cold, heat but not great heat, alternative heat, affect in the day time and alleviated at night, or affect at night and relieved next day time, is the syndrome without fire.
 ⑵. Kidney excess type: the heat consumption of kidney excess type, major symptoms are great heat, cold but not great cold, heat attack and stopped again, suddenly attack and alternating, attack regularly and stop regularly, is the syndrome without water.
 ⑶. Other type: other types are known the depression and anger of the liver and spleen type, Qi deficiency of the spleen and stomach type, blood deficiency of the liver and spleen type, wind-heat of the liver type, heart blood deficiency type, Qi deficiency of the lung type, liver blood deficiency type, Qi-phase type(fever before noon), blood-phase type(fever after noon), liver fire type(fever from the left side), Yin fire type(fever from below the belly button), rootless deficiency fire type(fever irregularly and no fixed regions, or fever from the arch of the foot).



Woman pseudo-heat(Woman irregular recurrent fever).
 
 ✵The women pseudo-heat is mainly caused by the deficiency of the Primordial Qi and subjugating by exogenous heat, lead to symptoms dryness in mouth(dry mouth) and vexed(vexation, or perturbed), high fever in limbs(high fever in arms, legs, hands and feet), emaciated and maransis of skin and muscle. It is also known as Nǚ Ke Re(woman pseudo-heat), or woman irregular recurrent fever(a fever which comes and goes from time to time).
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "A woman suffers from Ke Re(irregular recurrent fever), due to primordial Qi deficiency and subjugating by exogenous heat, symptoms are dry in the mouth and vexed, high fever in limbs, skin and muscle are emaciated..." [04].
 There are different types of woman pseudo-heat(woman irregular recurrent fever): ⑴.exogenous pathogen subjugating type; ⑵.liver deficiency and blood insufficiency type; ⑶.stomach fire and cold drink type; ⑷.stomach deficiency and drink hot soup; ⑸.hot-flash with irregular fever type; ⑹.fever in the late afternoon and internal heat; ⑺.fever and tiredness type; ⑻.fever due to the anger of hate; ⑼.fever due to the anger of depression; ⑽.fever at four hours(Yin Mao in early morning, or You Xu at late night).



Women noise in heart and chest.
Women noise in heart and chest 
 ✵The women noise in heart and chest is a syndrome mainly due to strain and consumption, the major symptoms are a woman suffers from noise in her heart and chest, as many noises sounding in the heart, result lead to upset, worried, vexed, etc. The main pathogenic reasons of the syndrome are fire accumulated in the spleen and stomach from depression, stagnant phlegm and blood, Qi stagnancy, deficiency of the primordial Qi. It is also known as Xin Xiong Cao Za(literally it means noises in the heart and chest).
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "A woman suffers from noise in the heart, is the condition due to fire of the spleen and stomach from depression, stagnant phlegm and blood... In general, due to the deficiency of primordial Qi." [04].Different types of noise in heart and chest are introduced:
 ⑴. Woman noise in heart, due to food retention or stagnancy from diet; ⑵...., due to stomach heat; ⑶...., due to depressions from emotions; ⑷...., due to Qi stagnancy;



Woman coldness in genitalia.
 
 ✵The women's coldness in genitalia is mainly due to uterus hurt from strain and consumption, affection from wind and cold invading. It is also known as Yin Leng(coldness in genitalia).
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "A woman suffers from Yin Leng(coldness in genitalia), due to uterus is hurt from strain and consumption, affection from wind and cold invading...belongs to the syndrome dampness heat in the liver, affection from exogenous wind and cold." [04].Different types are introduced:
 ⑴. A woman suffers from coldness in genitalia, difficulty urination and pain in urination, or distension and pain in the lower abdomen;
 ⑵. A woman suffers from coldness in genitalia, internal heat and alternative chills fever, or irregular menstruation period;
 ⑶. A woman suffers from alternative chills and fever, lassitude and tiredness, reduced appetite(do not take food or poor appetite);
 ⑷. A woman suffers from fever of depression and anger, sleepless and lazy to taking food(lack in sleep, poor appetite), loose stool, deficiency and coldness in the lower, deficiency of the liver spleen kidney;



Woman prolapse of the uterus.
 
 ✵The women's prolapse of the uterus is mainly due to the hurt of the collaterals of the uterus, or deficiency cold of the uterine, or strength used in childbearing.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "A woman suffers from prolapse of the uterus, or due to hurt of the collaterals of the uterus, or deficiency cold of the uterine, or strengths used in childbirth." [04].Different types are introduced:
 ⑴. A woman suffers from prolapse of the uterus, depression binding of the liver and spleen, Qi deficiency and collapse; ⑵...., dampness heat of the liver, difficulty and pain in urination; ⑶...., dripping urine, hurt from strain or consumption, anger, itching;



 The syndromes prolapse of the uterus after childbirth, syndrome genitalia not restrain, etc, are introduced in the section Postpartum prolapse of the uterus..

Woman blood exhaustion.
Woman blood exhaustion 
 ✵The women's blood exhaustion is a syndrome with symptoms fullness in the chest and hypochondria, obstruction of food intake, self-knowing fishy smells, clear liquid discharged, pain in limbs, dazzled, passing blood from genitalia or anus irregularly, is the syndrome blood exhaustion.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "In the condition suffers from fullness in chest and hypochondria, obstruction of food intake, self-knowing fishy smells, clear liquid is discharged, pain in the limbs(pain in hands, feet, arms and legs), dazzled, passing blood from genitalia or anus irregularly, is the syndrome blood exhaustion." [04].Different types are introduced:
 ⑴. A woman suffers from blood exhaustion, case loss much blood in young age, or intercourse in a drunken state, kidney and liver are deficient and hurt.
 ⑵...., blood exhaustion and lose essence, liver hurt, fullness in the chest and obstruct food taking, liver sick and transmission to the spleen, clear liquid flow from the mouth; Or liver is hurt and lung subjugating liver, exhaustion of blood, pain in limbs(pain in hands, feet, arms and legs), dazzled, passing blood in genitalia or anus irregularly, are all syndrome of liver hurt and blood insufficiency;
 ⑶...., improper diet and daily life, spleen and stomach are deficient and hurt;  ⑷...., deficiency and coldness of the spleen; ⑸...., take dried medicine, internal heat and fire from depression, exhaustion of body fluid; ⑹...., deficiency and hurt of the spleen and stomach, deficiency of Qi and blood; ⑺...., blood exhaustion due to stomach heat hurt the middle; ⑻...., difficulty in defecation, urine clear and uninhibited, menstruation is stopped, fire and heat accumulation in the collaterals of the uterus; ⑼...., heart fire hurt from strain and consumption, blood dried and menstruation stopped;



Cough during menses.
 
 ✵The cough during menses is a syndrome often cough during menses, it is normally due to dryness of the lung, also known as blood cough.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "A woman suffers from cough when menses comes, is known as Xue Ke(blood-cough), is the condition of lung dryness..." [05].



Cold affection and cold limbs during menses.
 
 ✵The cold affection and cold limbs during menses is a syndrome aversion to cold, cold limbs during menses, other symptoms are sudden thirst, hot-flash of the whole body, phlegm accumulation, normally due to mistakenly taking raw and cold food, it is also known as a cold-induced syndrome in menses.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "A woman mistakenly takes raw and cold food when menses comes, suddenly thirst, hot-flash of the whole body, phlegm accumulation, aversion to cold, cold limbs(cold in hands and feet, arms and hands), is known as a cold-induced syndrome in menses..." [05].



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