Cooling heat in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) refers to the process of reducing excess heat in the body and restoring balance. This may be recommended for individuals experiencing patterns such as Heat Stagnant, Damp-Heat, or Wind Dampness. Cooling heat may involve the use of herbs, acupuncture, and lifestyle changes.
How is Heat Cooled in TCM?
There are several ways to cool heat in TCM, including the use of herbs, acupuncture, and lifestyle changes. Herbs that are commonly used to cool heat include those that are cooling, diuretic, and astringent, such as mung bean, honeysuckle, and chrysanthemum. Acupuncture may be used to stimulate points that are associated with cooling heat, such as Large Intestine 4 and Lung 7. Lifestyle changes, such as improving diet, increasing physical activity, and reducing stress, may also help to cool heat.