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The Causes of Illness in Chinese Medicine

The Six Evils (External Causes)

  • Wind
  • Cold
  • Damp
  • Heat
  • Summer Heat
  • Dryness

The Seven Emotions (Internal Causes)

  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Fright
  • Grief
  • Joy
  • Worry and Pensiveness

Other Causes of Illness

  • Weak Constitution
  • Over Exertion
  • Excessive Sexual Activity
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Physical Trauma
  • Parasites and Poisons
  • Incorrect Treatment