April 16, 2017
Excessive sweating of the head – damp heat episode
Some people are always a head full of sweat but, looking further, they are not sweating elsewhere on the body. Chinese medicine calls this ‘head sweat’. This type of people will sweat profusely with little exercise, and the sweating happens mainly at the forehead, nose, lips and neck. The head is where all the yang meridians meet, so head sweat is usually an issue with yang meridian. The main cause is stress and heat that cannot be properly processed, and liver yang becomes hyperactive and flows upwards through the yang meridian, which causes head sweat. Aside from this, people who are lacking in yang qi or with qi deficiency will also experience head sweat or increased sweating in the face.
▶︎Tea Remedy for excessive sweating to clear heat and dampness:
➽Effects: Clears heat and dampness. Relieves sweating due to damp heat.
➽Note: Not suitable for those with asthenic spleen and stomach, those prone to diarrhea, or those with qi deficiency, yang deficiency and blood asthenia body types.
➽Ingredients: radix scutellariae 6g, rhizoma atractylodis 9g, alisma 6g
➽Preparation: Rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Combine all ingredients with 600ml of water in a pot and cook on high heat until boiling. Then simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. After cooking once, everything including ingredients can be poured into a thermos and tea can be rebrewed until flavour weakens. For best results, drink consecutively for 1-2 days.