Shao Yang disease:the Lesser Yang syndromes,an introduction.

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Shao Yang (Lesser Yang) disease.
Shang Han Lun,Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases 
 ✵Shao Yang (Lesser Yang) disease(Shaoyang Syndrome): Disease or syndrome in which the pathogenic heat exists between the exterior and interior of the body, marked by alternate fever and chills, fullness and choking feeling in the chest and hypochondriac region, dry throat, and taut pulse.

 ✵Herbalist Zhang Zhongjing defined the Shao Yang (Lesser Yang) disease(Shaoyang Syndrome) in about 7 syndromes. These syndromes are all defined in details by his famous works:

Shao Yang (Lesser Yang) disease.
Shang Han Lun,Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases 
 ✦Shao Yang disease, symptoms bitterness in the mouth, dry throat, dazzled, is the case of Shao Yang syndrome.

 ✦Shao Yang wind-stroke, cases hear nothing with ears(deaf), hot eyes(red eyes), fullness in the chest and vexation, could not use emetic and purgative method, if used emetic and purgative method will palpitate and frightened(heartthrob with terror, scared or frightened).

 ✦ Cold-induced disease, cases pulse stringlike and fine, headache, fever, belong to Shao Yang, could not induce perspiration. If induced perspiration will wild talk, vexation, this is the case of stomach disharmony(discomfort in the stomach disorder of the stomach), harmonize it and it will be relieved.

 ✦Cases TaiYang syndrome, not relieved, transmitted to ShaoYang channel, hard and fullness below the costal region, dry retching, no appetite(could not take food), alternate attacks of chill and fever(alternating fever and chills), pulse deep and stringlike, could not emetic method, harmonize it and it will be relieved.

 ✦ Shao Yang syndrome, Qi counterflow upward, now pain below the costal region, severe case retching counterflow, this is for the reason gallbladder Qi not flow down, better use...

 ✦Suggest used emetic method, purgative method, induce perspiration method, acupuncture with warm needle, wild talk, Chai Hu Tang symptoms disappeared, this is the serious case, should diagnose which disease it is, and save with method accordingly, should Not give Chai Hu Tang decoction.

 ✦ Three-Yang combined syndrome, cases pulse floating and large, ShangGuan Shang, desire to fall asleep, perspiration once eyes closed, this is for the reason the Upper Energizer is impassable, better use...

 ✦ Cold-Induced disease, four to five days, cases no great fever(high fever, or hyperpyrexia), vexation(upset, uneasy), this is for the reason pathogen going away from Yang portion into Yin.

 ✦ Cold-Induced disease, three days, should pass all Three-Yang channels, pathogens should enter into three-Yin, cases have some appetite and not vomit(could intake food and not throw up), this is for the reason not transmitted to the three-Yin.

 ✦ Cold-Induced disease, cases three days, ShaoYang pulse small, is the care will be relieved.

 ✦ ShaoYang syndrome, the time it will be relieved, from Yin(the third of the twelve Earthly Branches) to Chen(the fifth of the Twelve Earthly Branches).

References:
  • 1.Shao Yang disease:the Lesser Yang syndromes,an introduction.
  • 2.Shang Han Za Bing Lun:the Treatise on Cold-induced and Miscellaneous Diseases.By Zhāng Zhòngjǐng.
  • 3.Shang Han Lun:the Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases.By Wáng Shūhé.

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