✵The Yin Syndromes is a collective term for interior, cold and deficiency syndromes with inhibitory, hypofunctional, quiescent or dimmed manifestations, or inward and downward symptoms, as well as diseases caused by pathogenic factors of Yin nature. On the other aspect, the Yang Syndromes is a collective term for the exterior, heat and excess syndromes with excitatory, hyper-functional, restless or bright manifestations, or outward and upward symptoms, as well as diseases caused by pathogenic factors of Yang nature. The earliest records and discussion of Yang syndrome and Yin syndrome could be traced back to ancient works Nei Jing(the Huangdi's Internal Canon).
In the classification of the syndromes sequence from herbalist Zhāng Zhòngjǐng, the cold-induced disease are big diseases with very urgent symptoms, the Yin syndromes among them are especially severe and unfavorable priced, especially difficult to differentiate and treat, as an independent doctrine the Yin Syndrome theory was established since ancient herbalist Wáng Hǎogǔ who ever lived from the beginning year of the 13th century to the early of the 14th century, as the founder of the Yin syndrome doctrine, he inherited the discussions and explorations about Yin syndromes from previous ancient herbalists, and established it as an independent doctrine, opened the wisdom of herbalists from later generations.
✵This section gave an introduction about the Yin Yang Exchange. The Yin syndrome and Yang syndrome exchanged, until herbalist Zhu Feng set Yin Yang Exchange as two entries discussion, laters starts to know there is difference of cold and heat.
Yin Yang Exchange.
✦The Yin Yang Exchange syndrome and its treatment are introduced as:
✧Asked: heaviness in body and short of Qi, swelling in genital region and shrink inside, colic pain in abdomen, heat rising upward and affect the chest, heaviness in head and could not lift, dim eyesight, contraction of genital organ for woman, internal pain in low back waist and abdomen, what is it?
✧This is Yin Yang Exchange. Just recovered from the cold-induced disease, Yin and Yang are not in harmonization, intercourse, result lead to swelling of the genital region, enter into abdomen and colic pain, woman contraction of the genital organ, pain in low back waist and abdomen, is the syndrome of Yin Yang Exchange. In case man relieved just now, not recovered health, intercourse with a woman and get sick, is known as Yang Exchange; In case woman relieved just now, not recovered health, intercourse with a man and get sick, is known as Yin Exchange. The reason it is known as Exchange, Yin and Yang affected each other and move extremely, the toxin and pathogen affect the person, as exchange. Its symptoms body heat flows up to the chest, heaviness in head and could not lift, dim eyesight(flowers in eyes), spasm or contraction of limbs(spasm of arms legs hands feet), colic pain in the lower abdomen, hands and feet hold tight as fists, will die. Also, there is a case that will not die. In case contraction of genital organ in the lower abdomen, heat rising to the chest, heaviness in head and not want to lift, joints separated, slow and weak in meridians and collaterals, Qi and blood deficiency, exhaustion of bone marrow, Qi and strength turn to weak and small, lying in bed and could not move around or shaking, get up need support and help from others, or can survive and not die in years.
✧Herbalist Wáng Hǎogǔ: In case Yin syndrome and Yang syndrome exchanged, result taken a Yin pulse, should use recipes according to syndromes differentiation:
»In case pulse is at Jue Yin...
»In case pulse is at Shao Yin...
»In case pulse is at Tai Yin...
The recipes used, effectiveness and time depend on the meridians accordingly.
✧Bian Que said: for the treatment of cold-induced disease of Yin Yang Exchange, burn women's menses cloth, take with hot water at Fang Cun Bi(Fang Cun Dagger, tool for weighing medicine in ancient China, about 2.74 ml).
✧Zhongjing said: in case cold-induced disease of Yin and Yang, heaviness in body, lack in Qi, contraction of genital organ in lower abdomen, or dragging and lead to genital spasm, heat rising to the chest, heaviness in head and not desire to lift, flowers in eyes, contraction in knees and shanks, use Shao Kun San.
»In case woman cold-induced disease of Yin and Yang, man intercourse with woman, suffering from inhibited urination, swelling glans of the phallus, use Shao Kun San.
»In case man cold-induced disease of Yin and Yang, woman intercourse with man, suffering from inhibited urination, swelling in the genital region, use Shao Kun San.
»In case recurrence caused by overexertion from intercourse(strain and consumption due to sex), swelling in phallus, colic pain in abdomen, urinary stoppage....
»In case woman cold-induced disease of Yin and Yang syndrome, not recovered, due to emotions, etc, as a result, heat Qi rising to the chest, spasm and contraction in hands and feet, symptoms similar to wind stroke...
»In case woman cold-induced disease of Yin and Yang syndrome, not recovered, due to emotions, etc, urgent pain in lower abdomen, pain in waist and hips(pain in low back and hips region), limbs could not lift or move(arms hands legs feet hard to lift), no fever...
1.Yin Yang Exchange:an introduction.
2.Shang Han Za Bing Lun:the Treatise on Cold-induced and Miscellaneous Diseases.By 张仲景(Zhāng Zhòngjǐng).
3.Nan Yang Huo Ren Shu:the book of Nanyang for life saving.By 朱肱(Zhū Gōng).