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Common Cold
It is marked by nasal obstruction, runny nose, cough, headache, aversion to cold, fever, aching pain and heavy sensation of the body.
【Treatment】
(1) Acupunctur
Common cold due to wind-cold
Treating principles: To disperse wind and cold, and release the exterior

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Prescription: Fengchi (GB20), Lieque (LU7), Fengmen (BL12), Hegu (LI4)
Common cold due to wind-heat:
Treating principles: To disperse wind and heat, and send lung-qi downward
Prescription: Dazhui (GV14), Quchi (LI11), Hegu (LI4), Yuji (LU10), Waiguan (TE5)
(2) Cupping: It is especially effective for common cold due to wind-cold.
(3) Ear acupuncture: Give medium or strong stimulation.
【Remarks】
(1) Distinguish common cold from epidemic meningitis, Japanese B encephalitis and mumps.
(2) Acupuncture is most effective for it.  Complex treatment should be given as soon as possible if fever lasts for a long time with severe cough, or bloody sputum.


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