Syndrome of wind cold encumbering lung refers to the syndrome of failure of pulmonary qi to disperse due to wind cold attacking the lung. This syndrome is usually caused by failure of pulmonary qi to disperse due to exogenous wind cold.
Analysis of symptoms: Cough with clear and thin sputum, stuffy nose with clear snivel and throat itching are due to failure of pulmonary qi to disperse resulting from wind cold encumbering the lung; aversion to cold, fever, body pain, no sweating, whitish thin tongue fur and floating and tense pulse are due to wind cold attacking the superficies, stagnation of weiqi, lack of warmth of the surface of the body and obstruction of the muscular interstices.
Clinical manifestations: Cough, thin expectoration, stuffy nose with clear snivel and throat itching, accompanied by aversion to cold and fever, or body pain without sweating, whitish thin tongue fur as well as floating and tense pulse, usually seen at the primary stage of upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, pneumonia and various infectious diseases.
Key points for syndrome differentiation: Cough, thin and clear sputum, aversion to cold, fever, pain of head and body as well as no sweating.