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