Sweating Syndrome: by Location

Sweating Syndrome: by Location


Differentiation and Symptoms


Half body

Wind-dampness or cold-dampness stagnation in the channels and collaterals: sweating with hemiplegia or Joint stiffness and muscle aches

Xiao Huo Lou Dan

Ying and Wei disharmony: spontaneous sweating and aversion to wind

Gui Zhi Tang

Qi and Blood deficiency: spontaneous sweating and night sweats, induced and aggravated by exertion

Si Wu T.+ Si Jun Zi Tang

Upper body

damp-heat accumulation

Huang Lian Jie Du Tang

Lower body

damp-heat in the lower Jiao

Long Dan Xie Gan Tang


Excess type

Dampness with heat. sticky, warm, foul odor sweating

Wu Ling Tang + Yin Chen Hao

Deficiency type

Yang collapse. cold pearl sweating

Si Ni Tang modified

Zheng Long Tou

Normal (also known as “steaming pot head”)

No formula required


Heart and Spleen Qi deficiency:

Gui Pi Tang

Heart and Kidney Yin deficiency

Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan

Hands/ feet

Excess type

Excess heat in the Yang Ming Fu

Da Cheng Qi Tang

Damp-heat in the middle Jiao

Ping Wei San + Wu Ling San

Deficiency type

Spleen and Stomach Qi deficiency

Si Jun Zi Tang modified

Liver and Kidney Yin deficiency

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan modified

Arm pit

Damp-heat in the Liver and Gallbladder channel: sweating with strong odor

Long Dan Xie Gan Tang

Liver Yin deficiency with deficiency heat: sweating without odor

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan