Note: The “you” in the explanation art is talking to the healthcare provider.
- Normally if the body always feel heat rather than cold , perhaps it’s the excessive heat and needs treatments. It also can be a healthy people especially for young kids whose defense energy (Wei Qi) is strong and does not feel the heat is discomfort, it does not need any treatment. But asked the child in cold day, after sweating , it’s vulnerable to cold . Therefore, dry sweat first, to make the pores closed that is less likely to catch cold
- Body often feels cold , it must be treated. It’s yang deficiency in general.
- Cold feet , to be treated with different herbs if it needs to be covered depends on season. However, if treated by acupuncture, needle the same point – Fuliu KD 7 to raise kidney yang.
- If one’s feet are warm, there is no worry for heart disease and cancer . Thus, when treating patients, we must pay attention to patient’s cold feet.Usually, if soles has blockage which can be caused by wearing saddle that coldness enters to toe tips and blocked yin and yang energy transmission in legs. In this case, you can feel cold air radiated from toe tips toward to your hands that has some distance with your patient’s feet. You do not need to touch patient’s any part of feet to feel the coldness. Otherwise, for sanitizing reason, you ought to wash your hands after touch patient’s feet.
You should explain the reason for not suitable to wear saddle to the patient especially when he/she is elderly. It also can be caused by long standing or caused by in-taking diabetes medicine that let all of the glucose sink to the feet. That’s why numbness starts from toes then feet than getting higher and higher if not get treated earlier. It’s also easily cause erosion later on.
If it’s caused by long standing, please click and read Raise Your Legs 90 Degrees Up Against the Wall. If feet is blocked, it can be treated by moxibution KD 1 or use 2 ” to needle into the Fuliu KD 7 toward the opposite side of the heel in the same leg. The patient will feel heaviness first then feel lighter later. If use electronic stimulation, it will be faster, usually one treatment done.
- If patient’s hand put over his/her forehead, if palm is warmer, it’s healthy. If not, Patient’s chest has phlegm. You also can use one hand to hold patient’s hand and another hand put on patient’s forehead to feel the temperature difference.Meanwhile, by doing so, you also can check heart’s pumping force to reach the tip of fingers or not. Meanwhile, feel patient’s hand is too dry or sweating, too red or too pale. They all means different health issues. We will talk it later with hand diagnosis.
- If upper body is hotter and lower body is colder, there is blockage in between. It could be phlegm in (lower) lungs or blockage in middle jiao. It is a case of hot/cold complex case and need to treat to ride it off.
- If any local area is hot or red, it could be as severe as cancer or tumors , or could be caused by tight local muscle or tendon .There was a friend whose neck was red, hot and itchy. Due to there was no hard mass by touching. I told her that it was caused by her local muscle/tendon tightness. It blocked yang qi that can not penetrate neck. Instead, it reflexes outside becomes hot and red. This friend is very afraid of needles. Later, she told me that after massage, her symptoms gone.
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