Wind-Cold presents as a collection of symptoms to form an overarching pattern.
Symptoms: Cough with mucoid sputum, nasal obstruction, watery nasal discharge, sneezing, possible chills and fever, headache, body aches, absence of thirst, absence of sweating, (T) thin-white coating, (P) superficial, tense
Acute Common Cold
Wind-Cold enters the body through the pores, tai yang channels and Lungs. The nature of cold is to 'freeze and constrict', thus it shuts the pores behind it, locking the wind and cold beneath the surface. The inability of cold to escape causes one of the main features of external cold: the inability to warm up with warm clothes or thick outer coverings. The intensity of the cold component can be assessed by the degree of muscle pain, neck pain and stiffness, and chilliness. Use Jing Fang Bai Du San.