Key Insight
Physical connection
Excessive SNS
Physical Symptom
Heat is characterised by increases in temperature
Psych (excess)
Psych (deficient)
Related Principle
From acute infection: self-love, boundaries, exhaustion From yin deficiency: lack of nourishment, overly intense lifestyle From stagnation: repressed emotion, stuck, preoccupied with others at the expense of myself
Look for
red skin eruption which feels hot, burning sensation, loss of blood, extreme restlessness
Questions to ask

Hot and cold is a very good way of determining whether there is a yin or yang pattern predominating.

Heat is characterised by increases in temperature (objective or subjective) and activity, while cold brings lower temperatures and pallor.

As far as the mind is concerned, any condition of extreme restlessness or manic behaviour indicates Heat in the Heart. Of course, a subjective feeling of heat also indicates Heat.

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

Whole face red
Malar flush
Desire to drink cold water
Desire to drink in small sips
Red all over inside eyelid
Thin red line inside eyelid
Bitter taste
No bitter taste
All day
In the afternoon or evening
High fever
Low-grade fever in the afternoon
Very restless and agitated
Vague anxiety, fidgeting
Constipation, abdominal pain
Dry stools, no abdominal pain
Dream-disturbed, very restless
Waking up frequently during the night or early morning
Red, hot painful skin eruptions
Scarlet-red, not raised painless skin eruptions
Floating-Empty, Rapid
Red with yellow coating
Red and Peeled
Clear Heat
Nourish Yin, clear Empty-Heat