Tai Yin disease:the Greater Yin Syndromes,an introduction.

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Tai Yin (Greater Yin) disease.
Shang Han Lun,Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases 
 ✵Tai Yin (Greater Yin) disease(Tai Yin Syndrome): Disease or syndrome characterized by the decline of spleen yang with a production of cold-damp in the interior, and manifested by abdominal fullness and sometimes abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea, anorexia, sunken and relaxed or weak pulse.

 ✵Herbalist Zhang Zhongjing defined the Tai Yin (Greater Yin) disease(Tai Yin Syndrome) in about 13 syndromes. These syndromes are all defined in details by his famous works:

Tai Yin (Greater Yin) disease.
Shang Han Lun,Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases 
 ✦Tai Yin disease, symptoms abdominal fullness and vomit, no appetite, diarrhea spontaneously(uninhibited defecation) even seriously, abdominal pain regularly. If ever used purgative method, surely will hard bind below the chest.

 ✦ Tai Yin wind-stroke, cases vexing pain in arms and legs, cases Yang-pulse weak Yin-pulse uneven and long, are the cases will be relieved.

 ✦ Tai Yin syndrome, cases pulse floating, could induce perspiration, better use Gui Zhi Tang.

 ✦ Cases diarrhea spontaneously and not thirst, belong to Tai Ying, for the reason pathogenic coldness hid inside. Should warm it, better take...

 ✦ Cold-induced disease, cases pulse floating and moderate, warm in hands and feet spontaneously, is in the Tai Yin. Cases of TaiYin syndrome should see yellowing of body; Suggest cases uninhibited urination, the body will not yellowing. Till seven to eight days, though sudden restlessness, diarrhea over ten times daily, surely will stop itself, for the reason excess at spleen, rotten and undigested food will be discharged.

 ✦ Cases TaiYang syndrome in the early stage, herbalist used the purgative method, thus abdominal fullness and pain in abdomen regularly, belong to Tai Yin syndrome, better use...; Cases greatly excessive pain, better use...

 ✦ Tai Yin syndrome, cases pulse weak, uninhibited urination(and uninhibited defecation), suggested should use Da Huang, Shao Yao, better reduce the dosage amount, for the reason stomach-Qi weakness, easily be affected.

 ✦ Tai Yin syndrome, cases hard stool on the contrary, fullness and distention in the abdomen, this is the for reason spleen Qi being unable to convey, better use...;Cases not fullness and distention in the abdomen, on the contrary, short of breath, should use....

 ✦ Tai Yin syndrome, cases thirst and want to drink water, drink water and vomit(throw up), this is for the reason water is above the diaphragm, better use...

 ✦ Tai Yin syndrome, cases diarrhea, thirst, pulse deficient and slightly rapid, this is the case damage to fluids(consumption of the liquid and humor), better use...

 ✦ Tai Yin syndrome, cases inhibited defecation, vomiting(throw up), suffering from the enlarged abdomen and abdominal distension(abdominal enlargement, ventosity), this is the case of Spleen-Qi excess syndrome, should use...

 ✦ Tai Yin syndrome, cases not vomiting, not fullness, but only defecate stools immoderately, for the reason deficiency(asthenia), better use...

 ✦ Tai Yin syndrome, cases want to vomit but could not throw up, diarrhea seriously sometime or dilute stool sometime, pulse floating and uneven, better use...

 ✦ Tai Yin syndrome, cases vomiting(throw up), cold and pain in the abdomen, thunder in abdomen and diarrhea, pulse deep and tight, better use...

 ✦ Tai Yin syndrome, cases abiding food inside, pulse slippery and replete, could use the purgative method, better use...; Cases loose stool, better use...

 ✦ Tai Yin syndrome, the time it will be relieved, from Hai(the last of the Twelve Earthly Branches) to Chou(the second of the Twelve Earthly Branches).

References:
  • 1.Tai Yin disease:the Greater 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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