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A case of Sick Building Syndrome & TCM; metallic taste in mouth

Posted by Judy F. on September 25, 2001 at 10:33:11:

Parts of this article are a little advanced, especially the parts dealing with the formulas the healer used.

A group of workers became sick after they were moved to a new building and the air conditioner was turned on. Prior to this move, a cannister containing a chemical had exploded next door and engulfed the building in a cloud of smoke.

Note that the healer treated this as a case of CFIDS (ME as it's called in many UK countries) because the symptoms most closely matched the Giovanni Maciocia criteria for CFIDS/ME.

Also note the mention of a dry garlic/ metallic taste in the mouth which was more pronounced prior to a diarrhea attack. In TCM, a metallic taste in the mouth frequently is associated with imbalances in the Large Intestine and/or Lungs. From a western standpoint, a metallic taste frequently is associated with exposure to mercury or lead or certain antibiotics such as metronidazole (Flagyl).

Judy



Re: A case of Sick Building Syndrome & TCM; metallic taste in mouth

Posted by curious on September 25, 2001 at 16:22:15:

In Reply to: A case of Sick Building Syndrome & TCM; metallic taste in mouth posted by Judy F. on September 25, 2001 at 10:33:11:

Ok you say that from a TCM viewpoint metallic taste can be caused by an imbalance in the intestines. What would be the TCM treatment to restore the balance?



Large Intestine imbalances

Posted by Judy F. on September 26, 2001 at 00:44:12:

In Reply to: Re: A case of Sick Building Syndrome & TCM; metallic taste in mouth posted by curious on September 25, 2001 at 16:22:15:

A metallic taste in the mouth can be a symptom of imbalance in either the Large Intestine (not the Small) or the Lungs. Or, it can be due to mercury or lead or certain antibiotics.

There are several Large Intestine Imbalances: Damp Heat in the Large Intestine, Heat in the Large Intestine, Heat Obstructing the Large Intestine, Cold Invading the Large Intestine (Excess Cold Invading from the Exterior), Large Intestine Dry, Collapse of Large Intestine, and Large Intestine Cold (Interior Deficiency Cold, and this pattern is basicly the same as Spleen Yang Deficiency.)

Treatment is going to depend on which imbalance it is.

BTW, the Lungs and Large Intestine are "coupled" Organs in TCM. This won't mean much right now, but the Lungs are Yin Metal and the Large Intestine is Yang Metal. One technique for getting rid of Heat in the Lungs is to purge the Large Intestine. Also, some cases of constipation are due to Lung Qi not descending like it should. Likewise, constipation can cause some cases of breathing problems to be worse than they would be were the bowels moving like they should.

Judy




Re: A case of Sick Building Syndrome & TCM; metallic taste in mouth (Archive in chronic fatigue.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 26, 2001 at 10:01:40:

In Reply to: A case of Sick Building Syndrome & TCM; metallic taste in mouth posted by Judy F. on September 25, 2001 at 10:33:11:

Thanks, Judy F.

This needs to be archived so bad that I dont know where it is best archived. Since my system does not let me archive something in more than one place......

Namaste`

Walt

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Re: Large Intestine imbalances (TCM) Archive in colon.

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 27, 2001 at 09:41:05:

In Reply to: Large Intestine imbalances posted by Judy F. on September 26, 2001 at 00:44:12:

Thanks, Judy F.

Namaste`

Walt

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