When seeing Chinese medicine doctors always say that someone is damp, so what is dampness? Where does the humidity come from?
Wetness is one of the six evils-wind, cold, heat, dampness, dryness, and fire. When it comes to "wet", people can easily think of the words water and humidity. Wetness is indeed a state of water. Wetness is a yin evil with heavy turbidity and stickiness in nature. All pathogenic pathogens that have the characteristics of heavy turbidity, stickiness and tendency to decline are called damp evil. Wetness is the main qi of Changxia. Changxia is the sixth and seventh month of the lunar calendar. It is at the turn of summer and autumn. The sun is still hot, the rain is abundant, the heat evaporates, and the humidity is full. It is the most humid season of the year.
"Wet" can be divided into external and internal wetness. The external humidity is mostly caused by humid weather, wading in water and rain, and humid residence. The moisture in Changxia is the most abundant, so it is more humid. Internal dampness is the product of pathological changes of the disease. It is mostly caused by addiction to alcohol or overeating and cold, resulting in loss of spleen yang, and the spleen governs the transportation and transformation of water. Causes spleen yang to be weak, and has no right to transport and transform, so that the endogenous dampness stops gathering.
External dampness and internal dampness often affect each other in the course of disease. Exogenous dampness occurs, often infringes on the spleen and stomach, causing the spleen to lose its health and transport, the spleen is dampness and cannot be promoted, the stomach can not reduce turbidity, the spleen and the stomach are transported and transformed, and the dampness grows from the end; . Regardless of whether external dampness or internal dampness hurts people, they must be together, so dampness will return to the spleen and harm the spleen. The spleen controls the muscles, while wet and sleepy skin makes the head and body heavy. When the dampness and evil block the spleen and stomach, the water and valleys cannot be transported and transformed, swelling, abdominal distension, uncomfortable stools, wet and sticky, and clinical manifestations characterized by heaviness, such as heavy head and body, heavy limbs, etc. If the damp evil attacks the skin and prevents the clearing of the sun, but the clearing does not rise, the head will be as heavy as a cloth. For example, "Suwen·Enchantment to the sky" says: "Because of dampness, the first is like a wrap." Meridians and collaterals and joints, the Yang Qi cannot reach, and the skin is unkind, the joint pain is heavy, etc., which is called "Damp Bi" or "Zhu Bi".
Dampness is infested, and the secretions and excrement are filthy and unclear. If dampness is on the top, the face will be smudged; if the large intestine is damp, loose stools, dysentery, pus and blood; dampness, turbid urine, excessive vaginal discharge in women; dampness infiltrates the skin, you can see eczema and running water. Wet stickiness: "sticky" means sticky; "stagnation" means stagnation. Damp evil causes disease, and its sticky and stagnant characteristics are mainly manifested in two aspects: one is the stickiness of symptoms. The symptoms of dampness are mostly sticky and uncomfortable, sticky mouth and sweet mouth and thick, slippery and sticky tongue coating, which are common symptoms of dampness. The second is the lingering nature of the disease course. Because of the wet stickiness, it is easy to block the air machine. If the air is not enough, it will not get wet. The body is glued and difficult to solve, so the onset is slow, the course of the disease is longer, recurring, or lingering. Such as humidity, eczema, and dampness.
In the course of the disease, there is a tendency of damp pathogens to change from cold, and there are also pathological changes that change from heat. The main conditions for the formation of different pathological changes of dampness, chilling and heating are as follows: if the nature or environment of the dampness is different, the tendency is different. In the environment of high temperature and high humidity, or steaming in the heat of the sky, or addiction to wine and cheese, dampness Mostly from heat; while living in a cold, damp and damp place, or because of food cravings, dampness tends to turn from cold. If there is a difference in physique, the tendency is different. For people with yang deficiency, once they feel dampness, the dampness will easily change from cold and become a syndrome of cold and dampness; while for people with yin deficiency, once they feel dampness, they will easily change from heat and become damp-heat syndrome. . If the spleen and stomach states are different, they tend to be different. Those with weak spleen and stomach can easily melt from cold when they feel dampness; those who usually have heat and fire in the stomach, feel damp and easy to heat up. Humidity and cold are called cold and dampness, together with heat is called dampness and heat, together with wind is called rheumatism, and together with heat is summer dampness. If the dampness does not go away, the treatment of these diseases will be like scratching the boots. Fatty liver, asthma, hypertension, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, and even malignant tumors, many modern diseases are related to damp evil.