External causes of disease in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Damp is sticky and lingering.
Damp is characterised by upward direction, dispersion and consumption of Body Fluids.
Damp tends to injure Blood and Yin.
Damp is characterised by heaviness and dirtiness.
Dryness is a Yin Pathogenic Factor.
Dryness tends to injure Blood and Yin.
Dryness is sticky and lingering
Dryness makes things shake and sway
Cold is a Yang Pathogenic Factor and consumes Yin
Cold is a Yin Pathogenic Factor and consumes Yang.
Cold contracts tissues and obstructs circulation of Qi and Blood causing pain.
Cold disperses Qi and Blood and causes deficiency
Wind is the spearhead of diseases.
Wind makes things shake and sway.
Wind is characterised by downward and outward dispersion
Wind is a Yin pathogenic factor than consumes yang
Wind arises quickly and changes rapidly; it moves location swiftly and blows intermittently.
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