Excess Heat

Key Insight
Excess Yang, Very Stuck, emotional stress
Physical connection
Excessive SNS
Physical Symptom
Illnesses
fever, thirst, red face, red eyes, red skin, red tongue, redness, constipation, scanty-dark urine, rapid-full pulse, acute illness, a feeling of heat, mental restlessness, red face, dry stools, Red tongue with yellow coating (Internal Full-Heat)
Psych (excess)
Psych (deficient)
Related Principle
More specific principle
Type
Specifics
Lesson
Look for
fever, thirst, red colour (face, eyes, skin, tongue, etc.), constipation, scanty- dark urine, and a rapid-full pulse
Questions to ask

Excess Heat represents an excess of Yang (there is too much actual heat) and is characterised by fever, thirst, red colour (face, eyes, skin, tongue, etc.), constipation, scanty- dark urine, and a rapid-full pulse.

This is usually seen in an acute illness, like flu, but can also be caused by stagnation patterns. One example of a stagnation pattern is a person who is very stuck, and frustrated that gets angry regularly. Often they have a red face and feel hot.

Full-Heat causes severe mental restlessness, agitation, anxiety, insomnia with agitated sleep

Empty-Heat causes a vague mental restlessness that is worse in the evening, an anxiety with Fidgeting, and waking up frequently during the night

Comparing Full heat and Empty Heat

Empty-HeatFull-Heat
Skin
Scarlet-red, not raised painless skin eruptions
Red, hot painful skin eruptions
Thirst
Desire to drink in small sips
Desire to drink cold water
Bowels
Dry stools, no abdominal pain
Constipation, abdominal pain
Face
Malar flush
Whole face red
Tongue
Red and Peeled
Red with yellow coating
Sleep
Waking up frequently during the night or early morning
Dream-disturbed, very restless
Fever
Low-grade fever in the afternoon
High fever
Mind
Vague anxiety, fidgeting
Very restless and agitated
Bleeding
Slight
Profuse
Taste
No bitter taste
Bitter taste
Feeling of heat
In the afternoon or evening
All day
Treatment method
Nourish Yin, clear Empty-Heat
Clear Heat
Eyelid
Thin red line inside eyelid
Red all over inside eyelid
Pulse
Floating-Empty, Rapid
Full-Rapid-Overflowing