differentiation of symptoms and signs
Temperature more than 39 ℃ is high fever, usually appear in the acute infection, acute infectious disease and stroke, often accompanied by coma and spasm. According to traditional Chinese medicine, high fever is due to exogenous backfire, cause lung dysfunction in purification and lung gas dispel; Or through the battle between vital qi and pathogenic factors due to internal invasion of febrile pathogenic factor unrelieved in external to the gas phase,
Blood stage and pericardium.
The wind against lung
These symptoms of cough, slight disgust wind and cold, sweating, headache, sore throat, dry mouth and thirst, or vomiting pale yellow viscous liquid, thin tongue fur, floating and rapid pulse.
Severe heat in the gas phase
These symptoms are high fever, no hate the cold, disgust hot, flushed cheeks, red eyes, thirst and eager to cold, cough, chest pain, or constipation, unpressable abdomen bilge gas, yellow dry tongue fur, rapid and full pulse.
The invasion of heat into blood stage
These symptoms are high fever deteriorate at night, restlessness, even delirium, thirst had no desire for drink, or spotted, or bleeding, haemoptysis, hematochezia, deep red and dry tongue, thin and rapid pulse.
The invasion of the summer heat to the heart
These symptoms is high fever, dysphoria, thirsty and a large number of drinking, dry mouth and lips, burning sensation, occasionally delirium, even muscle spasm, coma and deep red and dry tongue and comprehensive, rapid pulse.
Prescription: Dazhui and Quchi.
Modification: For invasion of wind-heat into the lung, Chize, Yuji and Waiguan are added; for severe heat in qi phase, Hegu , Neiting and Guanchong are added; for invasion of heat into blood phase, Quze, Laogong and Weizhong are added; for invasion of summer-heat into the heart, twelve Jing-well acupoints are added.
Performance: The acupoints are needled with filiform needles and reducing needling techniques. Moxibustion is not used. Dazhui is needled with the rotation of the needle for reducing purpose; Guanchong and the twelve Jing-well acupoints are pricked by the three-edged needle for bloodletting; for severe high fever, Quze and Weizhong are pricked by the three-edged needle for bloodletting.