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Summer Heat cause stomach flu

Posted on September 7, 2011 at 12:05 AM

       Summer heat is one of the six exogenous factor cause disease. Summer heat only appear in its own season and characterized by extreme heat and can transformed to fire. Symptoms includes high fever, restless,thirst, profuse sweating which consume body fluid. Sever invasion fo summerhear may disturb the mind, resulting in sunstroke with sudden collapse and coma.

        Since summer is often characterized by high humidity, summer heat usually combines with pathogenic damp. Symptoms of dizziness, heaviness in the head, suffocating sensation in the chest, nausea, poor appetite, loose stools and general lassitude in addition to fever, restless, and thirst. Headache with a heavy, distended and cloudy sensation is one of sign of summer heat.

         In western diagnosis is stomach flu cause by virus. Symptoms range from fever, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, headache, fatigue, lost appetite,chills, fever and the list goes on. Although nothing can be done to cure your ailing body from the gastric flu in western medicine but acupuncture and herbs will help lessen the symptoms and speed up recovery. The good thing is the intestinal flu usually only lasts between 24 and 48 hours.

TCM Treatment principle will focus on clear summer heart, dispel dampness and strength the body Zhen qi (protect qi) to fight the exterior pathogeneses.

Acupuncture point:

PC6, ST 36 ( for nauseas and vomitting)

SP9 (clear damp)

LI11 (clear heat)

LI4 (headache)

Herbs specific good for release summer heat:

Xiang Ru, Jin Yin Hua, Lian Qiao,  He ye, Lu Gen, Hou Xiang, Pei Lan.




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