Comparing Full heat and Empty Heat


Desire to drink in small sips

Desire to drink cold water

Low-grade fever in the afternoon

High fever

Dry stools, no abdominal pain

Constipation, abdominal pain

Scarlet-red, not raised painless skin eruptions

Red, hot painful skin eruptions

Malar flush

Whole face red

Red and Peeled

Red with yellow coating

Waking up frequently during the night or early morning

Dream-disturbed, very restless

Vague anxiety, fidgeting

Very restless and agitated



No bitter taste

Bitter taste

In the afternoon or evening

All day

Nourish Yin, clear Empty-Heat

Clear Heat

Thin red line inside eyelid

Red all over inside eyelid

Floating-Empty, Rapid