Upper Respiratory Microbiome
Stay focused, their job is to distract you.
Thirst as a sign of heat
Dry mouth as a sign of fluids not arriving. This can be from deficiency of qi or damp and mucus in the lungs.
Do you frequently drain a glass of water or do you prefer to sip slowly.
Do you feel thirst or do you have to remind yourself to drink?
Do you frequently experience a dry mouth?
If the dry mouth is at night this is likely due to sleeping with their mouth open which is a sign of mucus and qi deficiency.
Breathing: History of mucus, wheezing, or asthma? Upper respiratory tract infections?
Having to bear down to begin a bowel movement or start urination. This is a sign that lung nitric oxide is blocked likely from damp blocking the endothelium.
Cold VS. Heat
If yes to any of these we then decide if its more heat or more cold. If they feel strong thirst and have other signs of burning and redness than we can use “Breeze” If they don’t show significant heat signs then we use “Wind”
Strange disease patterns
If there are signs of mucus, then add “Warm Hearth”