Phlegm, Rheum, Water and Damp become pathogenic when their metabolism becomes disordered

Phlegm, Rheum, Water and Damp become pathogenic when their metabolism becomes disordered. Of the same source, and inter-transformable, they are classified as:
Damp — a wandering pathogenic Body Fluid.
Water — a gathering pathogenic Body Fluid.
Rheum — a Body Fluid with pathogens.
Phlegm — concentrated Rheum.
Jingui Yaolue classified Rheum as:
Phlegmatic Rheum of the abdomen.
Suspending Rheum of the chest or diaphragm.
Sustaining Rheum of the hypochondriac area.
Overflowing Rheum of the skin and muscles.

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