Spontaneous Sweating

Sweating Syndrome: Spontaneous

Spontaneous sweating: frequent sweating during the day worsened by slight exertion.




E x c e s s

Excess heat in Yang Ming jing (or Qi level heat)

profuse sweating and aversion to heat, severe thirst and irritability, high fever, red face; red tongue, forceful and rapid pulse

Bai Hu Tang

Excess heat in the Lung

sweating with fever and thirst; wheezing, coughing, labored breathing, nasal flaring and pain; yellow tongue coat, slippery and rapid pulse

Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang

Ying-Wei disharmony

sweating and aversion to wind, sneezing, fever and chills, headache, dry heaves; thin white moist tongue coating; floating, slight weak pulse

Gui Zhi Tang

D e f i c i e n c y


Qi deficiency

spontaneous sweating, pale face, weak voice, fatigue, low energy,
a pale tongue with teethmarks; weak pulse

aversion to wind, frequent colds

Yu Ping Feng San

Qi and Yin deficiency

chronic cough with sparse sputum, difficult to expectorate; may have night sweats, dry mouth and tongue

Sheng Mai San


Qi deficiency with dampness

loose stools or diarrhea, poor appetite,
weak extremities

abdominal fullness and distention, nausea

Si Jun Zi Tang

Qi deficiency and Qi sinking

low grade tidal fever, possible prolapse of organs

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang

Qi and Blood deficiency with cold

spontaneous sweating, pale complexion, dizziness, shortness of breath, palpitations, low energy, blurred vision, poor appetite; pale tongue,
thin and weak pulse

may have chronic cough, chronic unhealing wounds, spermatorrhea, cold extremities,

Shi Quan Da Bu Tang

Spleen and heart Qi and Blood deficiency

insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, poor memory; or low grade fever

Gui Pi Tang

Yang collapse

profuse cold sweating of pearl-like drops, especially on the forehead; extremely cold extremities, aversion to cold, no thirst but desire to drink warm water, patient lies in fetal position; pale and moist tongue; thin, weak and empty pulse

Si Ni Tang