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  Chinese medicine theory: pathogenic factors
As the Phlegm may exist in multiple parts of the human body, there are the sayings that "hundreds of diseases are caused by Phlegm" and that "Phlegm contributes to unusual diseases".
Phlegm Fluids often stays in certain areas of the body such as the pleurae, the gastrointestinal tract, the subcutaneous regions and the diaphragm.
Phlegm retention, on the one hand, is a general term for all disturbed water in the human body.
www.damo-qigong.net /pathogen3.htm   (0 words)

  
 Definition of phlegm - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Middle English fleume, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin phlegmat-, phlegma, from Greek, flame, inflammation, phlegm, from phlegein to burn — more at fl
Learn more about "phlegm" and related topics at Britannica.com
See a map of "phlegm" in the Visual Thesaurus
www.m-w.com /cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=phlegm   (90 words)

  
  Headaches Due to Turbid Phlegm Treated with Chinese Herbal Medicine
Because of the fact that phlegm usually has some relationship to the functions of the digestive system according to traditional Chinese medicine, one possible location for this particular headache in its early states would be the forehead.
This causes the phlegm to go flying up into the head, causing the type of headache that arrives with a very thick tongue coating and is induced by stress or anger.
The phlegm aspect of this syndrome too can be addressed with a diet that is lower in fat and cold foods.
www.beyondwellbeing.com /headaches/phlegm.shtml   (1008 words)

  
  What is Phlegm-Mist Affecting the Orifices of the Heart?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The substantial phlegm would mainly accumulate in the lungs and stomach, while the insubstantial phlegm would accumulate in the meridians, distributing to various parts of the body, such as the heart orifices and the brain (e.g., causing dizziness or loss of consciousness), the lymph nodes (causing nodules and swellings), and the limbs (e.g., causing numbness).
This connection between the traditional concept of phlegm blockage and the modern understanding of formation of obstructive blood clots in the vessels is well illustrated in the presentation by Wang Yongyan and his colleagues describing their work with stroke patients, presented at a 1987 TCM conference in Shanghai.
For heat entering the pericardium or phlegm confounding the orifices of the heart that result in coma, clouding, inability to speak, and in severe cases, convulsions, acorus is frequently used to open and free the orifices of the heart, diffuse qi, and eliminate phlegm, thereby arousing the brain and clearing the spirit.
www.itmonline.org /arts/phlegmmist.htm   (4171 words)

  
 A Study Guide to Phlegm-Resolving Herbs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Phlegm is, in some ways, comparable to another body humor, blood, which is also produced by the body's activities acting upon qi, and is a sticky substance that shares some of the same potential pathologies with phlegm: deficiency, inadequate circulation, firm coagulation, and complexing with heat or cold factors.
Substantial phlegm and retained fluids are visible....Non-substantial phlegm and retained fluids refer to pathological manifestations such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, palpitations, or mania and semi-consciousness, all of which are linked to invisible phlegm or fluid discharge from the body.
An accumulation of phlegm in the meridians, tendons, and bones may cause scrofula, subcutaneous nodules, a numbness of the limbs, hemiplegia, or fistulous infection of the tissues.
www.itmonline.org /arts/phlegm.htm   (4136 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Hippocratic medicine, and for hundreds of years until about the 19th century, phlegm was counted as one of the four bodily humours, possessing the properties of coldness and wetness, and was responsible for apathetic and sluggish behavior.
Yellow phlegm is normally a sign of an infection, or a case of the common cold.
This is due to resin sticking to the viscous texture of the phlegm and being ejected by the body.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=phlegm   (428 words)

  
 Medical College of Wisconsin - FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Phlegm is actually a combination of saliva and mucus produced naturally by thousands of glands in the nose, sinuses, mouth, and throat.
Phlegm tends to become sticky when a person doesn't consume enough water every day (32 to 64 ounces of water per day), if they take medications which tend to dry out their mouth and nose (e.g., antihistamines, tranquilizers for nervousness, medications to help control urinary incontinence, and many other drugs), or if they smoke.
A newly recognized cause of increased phlegm in the throat is acid reflux.
www.mcw.edu /display/router.asp?docid=5556   (812 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Phlegm
Phlegm is a type of mucus, the sticky fluid secreted by the mucous membranes of animals.
In medieval medicine, phlegm was counted as one of the four bodily humours, which possessed the properties of coldness and wetness and was responsible for apathetic and sluggish behaviour.
Phlegm may be a carrier of larva of intestinal parasites, see hookworm.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=phlegm   (295 words)

  
 Cystic Fibrosis | A Support Community for those dealing with Cystic Fibrosis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yellow phlegm is normally a sign of an infection, or a case of the common cold.
This is due to resin sticking to the viscous texture of the phlegm and being ejected by the body.
In medieval medicine, phlegm was counted as one of the four bodily humours, possessing the properties of coldness and wetness, and was responsible for apathetic and sluggish behaviour.
wiki.cysticfibrosis.com /index.php?title=Phlegm   (249 words)

  
 Phlegm: It just WON'T go away >> Medical Questions, Weight Loss, Pregnancy, Drugs, Health Insurance
I believe it's a lack of cilia in my throat which is trying to regenerate and sweep gunk to my throat, but the yellow phlegm in the morning has me worried.
Usually when there is an accumulation of excessive phlegm in the body it is due to an accumulation of toxins in the our system built up after years or months of a unhealthy diet/lifestyle.
When we are suffering from excessive phlegm, our body is trying to tell us that we are all stuffed up, not only our pulmonary system but probably our digestive system too is clogged with toxins, and remnants of badly digested food.
www.steadyhealth.com /Phlegm__It_just_WON_T_go_away_lp389137.html   (741 words)

  
 Phlegm Zombis
Phlegmatic Curse: those damaged by a Phlegm Zombi must roll against Strength +4 or be subject to the Dread Curse of the Phlegm.
Phlegm Zombis are created with a variant of the Create Zombi ritual: knowledge of the regular ritual gives a +1 to the CD.
Phlegm Zombis are usually found as guards or performance art: in the former, they've had it beaten into them to keep key areas free of intruders, while in the latter, half a dozen or more are just dropped off into an aesthetically pleasing venue and left to do their thing.
www.stormloader.com /users/moelane/innomine/servitors/PhlegmZombis.htm   (539 words)

  
 Dietary Fiber May Reduce Cough and Phlegm
Lesley M. Butler, PhD, and colleagues examined fiber intake and cough with phlegm incidence in an ongoing prospective cohort study of 49,140 Singaporean Chinese ages 45 to 74, with an average of five years of follow-up.
Nonstarch polysaccharides, major components of dietary fiber, were inversely associated with cough plus phlegm: The odds ratio (OR) for the symptoms was 0.61 (95% CI, 0.47 to 0.78) in the highest quartile compared with the lowest quartile of intake.
When individual vitamins and antioxidants were analyzed, there were no associations found between reduced cough and phlegm and carotenoids or vitamin E; and the correlation between reduced risk and vitamin C disappeared after adjusting for nonstarch polysaccharide intake.
www.pulmonaryreviews.com /oct04/pr_oct04_fiber.html   (570 words)

  
 How to Get Rid of Phlegm
Phlegm is differentiated from other mucous in that it comes from the lungs rather than from the nasal passages; though, post nasal drip, a common symptom of colds, flus, sinusitis, and inhaling other irritants is often the cause of a phlegm like build up.
If the color of your phlegm is brown or gray, it may be your body is expelling tars or resins built up from smoking or inhaling large amounts of dust.
Phlegm functions as a sticky film, filled with infection fighting substances like glycoproteins and immunoglobulins, which attaches itself to the lining of your bronchial tubes and lungs.
www.getridofthings.com /get-rid-of-phlegm.htm   (958 words)

  
 Cough and phlegm cause fourfold increase in COPD incidence | Huliq: Breaking News
Cough and phlegm cause fourfold increase in COPD incidence
The authors noted their results confirm that, from a public health perspective, the prevention of smoking and smoking cessation are the most effective strategies to deter the occurrence of COPD and reduce its burden.
In addition to cough and phlegm in participants, researchers considered such factors as sex, age, dyspnea (breathlessness), smoking habits and level of education.
www.huliq.com /4339/cough-and-phlegm-cause-fourfold-increase-in-copd-incidence   (642 words)

  
 Herbs For Clearing Phlegm
Phlegm is the name given to the excess mucus occurring in and secreted from the respiratory passages, mainly lungs, throat and sinuses.
The sticky fluid of the nasal passages is not phlegm.
From the time of Hippocrates to the nineteenth century, phlegm was one of the four bodily humours (the others being fl bile, yellow bile and blood).
ezinearticles.com /index.php?Herbs-For-Clearing-Phlegm&id=524111   (854 words)

  
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The tongue of phlegm syndrome is usually greasy; its typical pulse is slippery.
Phlegm syndrome include the following diseases of western medicine: Acute or chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, laryngopharyngitis, esophagitis, vertigo of otogenic type, sequela of cardiovascular accident, neurosis, schizophrenia, epilepsy, and goiter.
ETIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY: Phlegm is caused by the dysfunctions of internal organs, especially lung, spleen and kidney organs, which lead to the disharmony of Qi and blood and the loss of normal distribution of body fluids and water metabolism.
www.bioessence.net /PHLEGM.htm   (997 words)

  
 Facing phlegm - Opinion - theage.com.au
Just as we all know where we were when the announcement came through that there was not going to be a Chantoozies reunion (apologies to those who were still living in hope), our first encounter with phlegm is something we all remember vividly.
And when riding in cars, germ transmission is easily prevented by simply avoiding the cabin area of the vehicle altogether and taking up a position for the duration of the journey in the boot.
Phlegm expels itself from the body in two ways.
www.theage.com.au /news/opinion/facing-phlegm/2005/10/06/1128562939195.html   (794 words)

  
 Headaches Due to Turbid Phlegm Treated with Chinese Herbal Medicine
Because of the fact that phlegm usually has some relationship to the functions of the digestive system according to traditional Chinese medicine, one possible location for this particular headache in its early states would be the forehead.
This causes the phlegm to go flying up into the head, causing the type of headache that arrives with a very thick tongue coating and is induced by stress or anger.
The phlegm aspect of this syndrome too can be addressed with a diet that is lower in fat and cold foods.
beyondwellbeing.com /headaches/phlegm.shtml   (1008 words)

  
 Rehabilitating phlegm: Phlegm affects chronic lung diseases
And phlegm might not be the enemy it was believed to be in the 1960s and 1970s, when people thought it was the root cause of chronic lung disease and breathlessness.
To date, the role of phlegm in what is now known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – a blanket term for what used to be known as chronic bronchitis and emphysema – remains unclear, despite decades of debate.
The phlegm might be too sticky: although you need some stickiness to catch the bacteria, too much might mean you can't bring it up." He points out that if people have too much mucus they can't clear, the bacteria caught up in the phlegm can flourish and grow in the lungs, leading to chronic infection.
www.wellcome.ac.uk /doc_WTX025655.html   (801 words)

  
 Acupuncture & Phlegm Heat Insomnia - Blue Poppy Press
In terms of evil qi which may harass the heart, these may consist of heat evils, phlegm, and blood stasis, and the main disease mechanisms of many psychiatric disorders, including sleep disorders, are a combination of phlegm and heat harassing the above.
Symptoms of phlegm heat internally harassing included heart vexation, chest oppression, ductal glomus, a bitter taste in the mouth, profuse phlegm, dizziness, a red tongue with slimy, yellow fur, and a slippery or slippery, rapid pulse.
According to Dr. Cui, this acupuncture protocol transforms phlegm and clears heat, harmonizes the center and quiets the spirit, regulates and rectifies the spleen and stomach.
www.bluepoppy.com /press/download/articles/acu_phlegm_insomnia.cfm   (1217 words)

  
 Cold symptoms: Does drinking milk increase phlegm? - MayoClinic.com
My mother told me that I shouldn't give milk to my son when he has a cold because it increases phlegm.
Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus that drips down the back of your throat when you have a cold.
Although drinking milk may make phlegm thicker and more irritating to your throat than it would normally be, milk doesn't cause your body to make more phlegm.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/phlegm/AN01455   (205 words)

  
 Chronic Cough and Phlegm Nearly Double COPD Risk - CME Teaching Brief® - MedPage Today
Some participants had chronic cough and phlegm at baseline but not at the end of follow-up, while others acquired the condition during the study, the researchers said.
However, those who had chronic cough and phlegm both at baseline and at the end of follow-up had a nearly threefold-increased risk of developing COPD compared with asymptomatic participants.
On the other hand, he said, "the predictive value of chronic cough and phlegm is probably more surprising," especially because the population in the study was young and had normal lung function at baseline.
www.medpagetoday.com /Pulmonary/SmokingCOPD/tb/4786   (898 words)

  
 Pregnancy and Phlegm
Phlegm as it relates to sinuses is a condensed form of dampness.
It's possible that she was saying that your pulses showed you were either pregnant, or had lots of phlegm.
It's possible that the dampness or phlegm could be in the Lung-system (of which the sinuses are a part).
www.pulsemed.org /sinusphlegmetc3.htm   (397 words)

  
 ALS Talk Topic: Nasal drainage-phlegm in throat
I cough up yellowish looking phlegm in the morning, then later in the day it is kindof white.
I have had excessive phlegm from post nasal drip since I was ten years old.
I too have just began suffering with phlegm after getting over a nasty cold around the beginning of May. Also noticing the white tongue and someone commented the other day on my breath which is not usually the case.
www.alstalk.org /archives/Messages/Nasaldrainage-phlegminthr.html   (3754 words)

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