In Chinese medicine, Wind is one of the most virulent external causes of disease.
It takes many forms. At one end of the spectrum, air passes gently through leaves. At the other end, you get the destructive force of a hurricane.
In the same way, in Chinese medicine Wind symptoms take many forms, from mild to very serious.
One thing is common to them all: movement.
For example, you may find yourself moving involuntarily, as in
It also arises in the body from other sources.
Although it is tempting to regard Wind as being purely external, if we say that an individual has had an invasion of Wind, it is the individual’s reaction to the invader that we are describing, not that we would be expecting a windy day to have been the trigger. This it might or might not have been.
In other words, whether or not the patient had been exposed to the wind as it blows the leaves on trees, or modern equivalents of wind like
he would be described as having a Wind invasion if his symptoms included enough of the following:
Please note that there is also a condition called ‘internal wind’ which arises from what is called internal deficiency.
Although there are some similarities to external wind, internal wind arises not from one of the external causes of disease but from an internal deficiency, such as deficient Blood, or Yin Deficiency.
However, it can be triggered by exposure to one of the external causes of disease.
Internal Wind can be harder to treat and to cure. Though occurring at all ages, it is more common as you grow older.
For example the slight tremor that many older people have, especially if they are nervous, is an example of Internal Wind.
Read about one example at Liver Wind.
Your body expends a fair amount of energy combating the Wind. After the Wind attack, you may be left with this.
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