Upper Respiratory Microbiome

  1. Stay focused, their job is to distract you.

  2. Thirst as a sign of heat

  3. Dry mouth as a sign of fluids not arriving. This can be from deficiency of qi or damp and mucus in the lungs.

  4. Cultural variations:

    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.

  5. Breathing: History of mucus, wheezing, or asthma? Upper respiratory tract infections?

  6. Allergies

  7. Latent viruses?

  8. Brain fog?

  9. 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”

Hidden Mucus

Fat tongue

Snoring/Sleep apnea

Strange disease patterns

Brain fog

Fat neck

Fat head


If there are signs of mucus, then add “Warm Hearth”