Shao Yin disease:the Lesser Yin Syndromes,an introduction.

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Shao Yin disease(Shao Yin Syndrome).
Shang Han Lun,Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases 
 ✵Shao Yin disease(Shao Yin Syndrome): Syndrome occurring at the late stage of a cold-induced disease marked by the general decline of Yin and Yang.

 ✵Herbalist Zhang Zhongjing defined the Shao Yin disease(Shao Yin Syndrome) in about 44 syndromes. These syndromes are all defined in details by his famous works:

Shao Yin disease(Shao Yin Syndrome).
Shang Han Lun,Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases 
 ✦Shao Yin disease, symptoms pulse weak and fine, somnolence(desire only to sleep).

 ✦ Shao Yin Syndrome, cases want to vomit but not vomit, vexation(upset), somnolence(desire only to sleep). Cases five to six days, uninhibited urination and thirst, belong to Shao Yin. Asthenia(deficiency), so drink water and self-help. Cases white color urine, symptoms of Shao Yin all observed. For the reason white color urine, deficiency-cold in the lower energizer, could not regulate water, thus leading to white color urine.

 ✦ Cases Yin-pulse and Yang-pulse tight, on the contrary sweating, is the case of Yang-exhaustion(Yang-collapse). This belong to Shao Yin, should observe pain in the throat and then vomit and diarrhea(vomiting and dysentery).

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases cough and diarrhea, wild talk, for the reason attack by internal heat(fire-Qi), surely difficult urination, for the reason forcefully induced perspiration of ShaoYin.

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases pulse fine deep rapid, disease at the interior, should not induce perspiration.

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases pulse weak, should not induce perspiration, for the reason Yang exhaustion(Yang-collapse). Cases Yang deficiency, Chi pulse weak and tart, should not use the purgative method again.

 ✦Shao Yin syndrome, cases pulse tight, till seven to eight days, uninhibited diarrhea, pulse suddenly weak, on the contrary, warm in hands and feet, pulse tight disappear, on the contrary, is the case will be relieved, although vexed, diarrhea, surely will self-cure.

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases diarrhea, if diarrhea stopped itself, aversion to cold and curled up and laying, warm in hands and feet, could be treated.

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases aversion to cold and curled up, vexed irregularly, want to take off cloth(undress) and uncover the quilt, could be treated.

 ✦ Shao Yin wind-stroke, cases Yang-pulse weak and Yin-pulse floating, is the case will be relieved.

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, the time it will be relieved, from Zi(the first of the Twelve Earthly Branches) to Yin(the third of the Twelve Earthly Branches).

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases vomit and diarrhea(vomiting and dysentery), no counterflow cold of the extremities(no counterflow cold of hands and feet), on the contrary heat in hands and feet, will not die. Cases lack pulse, moxibustion Shao Yin 7 times strongly.

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, eight to nine days, heat on hands and feet and throughout the body, for the reason heat in the urinary bladder, surely will discharge stool.

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases only faint(lose consciousness, fall into a coma) without sweating, but strongly induced perspiration, surely motivate its blood, not know via which channel the blood will come out, or from mouth or nose, or from ear, is the case of faint at lower and exhaustion at upper, is the case which is difficult to treat.

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases aversion to cold, curled up and diarrhea, counterflow cold of extremities(counterflow cold of hands and feet), could not be treated.

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases vomit and diarrhea(vomiting and dysentery), vexed, counterflow cold of the limbs(four counterflow), will die.

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases diarrhea stopped, only dizzy head, blacked out, will die.

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases counterflow cold of extremities(counterflow cold of hands and feet), aversion to cold and curled up, lack of pulse, vexed and irritable, will die.

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases six to seven days, sever dyspnea(high breathing), will die.

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases pulse weak fine and collapsing, only want to sleep, sweating and not vexed, want to vomit. Cases five to six days, uninhibited diarrhea(or uninhibited urination), vexed and irritable again, could not fall to sleep, will die.

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases in the early stage, on the contrary fever, pulse deep, use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases two to three days, use...to induce perspiration. For the reason no interior syndrome observed in two to three days, thus slightly induce perspiration.

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases over two to three days, vexation(upset in the heart), could not sleep, use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases one to two days, the harmony of mouth, aversion to cold on the back, should use moxibustion, use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases body pain, cold in hands and feet, joint pain, pulse deep, use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases pulse weak and soft, body pain as being pulled, this is for the reason disharmony between Ying and Wei(disharmony between nutrient Qi and defensive Qi), use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases diarrhea, purulent hematochezia(passing stool with pus and blood), use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases two or three days to four or five days, abdominal pain, inhibited urination, diarrhea not stop, purulent hematochezia(passing stool with pus and blood), use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases diarrhea and purulent hematochezia(passing stool with pus and blood), could acupuncture foot Yang Ming.

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases vomit and diarrhea, counterflow cold in extremities(counterflow cold in hands and feet), vexation and irritable as will die, use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases diarrhea, pain in throat(sore throat,pain in pharynx), fullness in chest, vexation(upset), use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases two to three days, pain in throat(sore throat,pain in pharynx), could give.... If not relieved, give...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases hurt in the throat, grow out sores, induces pain at the side of the larynx, could not talk(silently mouthed), use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases sore throat(pain in pharynx), on the contrary pulse floating, use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, diarrhea, use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases diarrhea, pulse weak, use...Cases incessant diarrhea, reverse flow with no pulse, dry retching and vexation, use...After taking the decoction, cases pulse fulminating will die, cases pulse slightly continuous will be alive.

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases not relieved in two to three days, till the fourth and fifth day, pain in abdomen, inhibited urination, heaviness and pain of limbs(heaviness and pain of hands and feet), uninhibited defecation, this is the case water-Qi at interior(water pathogen accumulated at interior). The patient will cough, or inhibited urination, or diarrhea, or vomit, use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases watery diarrhea with undigested food in the stool(diarrhea with undigested food in the stool), cold at interior and heat at exterior. Counterflow of limbs(deadly cold hand and foot,Extremely cold limbs,reverse flow and cold of limbs), faint pulse verging on expiry, on the contrary body not aversion to cold, red face(red facial complexion), or pain in abdomen, or dry vomiting, or sore throat, or diarrhea relieved and no pulse, use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, counterflow cold of the limbs. Cases cough, or palpitation, or inhibited urination, or pain in the abdomen, or dysentery with rectal heaviness, use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases diarrhea, six to seven days, cough and vomit thirst, vexation and insomnia(upset, loss sleep), use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases two to three days, dry mouth and dryness in throat, use purgative method urgently, better use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases uninhibited diarrhea with watery stool, color teal, surely pain below the heart, dry in the mouth, could use the purgative method, better use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases six to seven days, fullness in the abdomen and could not defecate(inhibited defecation), use purgative method urgently, better use...

 ✦ Shao YIn syndrome, cases pulse deep(collapsing pulse), warm it urgently, better use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases throw up when taking food in the mouth, or warm in the heart and want to vomit(throw up), but the result could not vomit. In the early stage cold in feet and hands, pulse slow, this is the case excess in the chest, should not use the purgative method, should use the emetic method. For cases cold fluid-retention above the diaphragm, dry retching, should not use the emetic method, should warm it, better use...

 ✦ Shao Yin syndrome, cases diarrhea, pulse weak and uneven, vomit and sweating, surely will change clothes times(defecate several times), cases, on the contrary, defecate fewer times, should warm the upper, moxibustion.

References:
  • 1.Shao Yin disease:the Lesser Yin 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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