But firstly let’s briefly recap on its’ characteristics …
It slows things and reduces energy and power.
It impedes movement and can block things up.
It congeals, thickens and creates fluids.
As things become more damp, they become heavier and usually sink.
Cold causes reactions more slowly, so illnesses and pains caused by it tend to be more dull, achy, dragging and drawn out.
So now lets take a look at symptoms which can be caused by excessive cold ...
General feelings of cold - Cold people will find it hard to warm up. They will want to keep turning the heat up and will wear more clothes than others. At night they may use more blankets on their beds and pull covers tightly over themselves.
Tiredness - Cold steals your energy and slows you down. It also weakens your digestive system and lungs, which through breathing and digestion are two of the main contributors of energy in your body. Thus it can create a chain reaction leading to even more tiredness.
Colds and flu - Without energy, the immune system fails to have enough power to generate white defender cells when the body is under threat, leaving you open and defenseless to germs which cause colds and flu.
Weight gain and fluid retention - If your digestion and metabolism are slow and cold, you will gain weight and retain fluid easily. Liquids will start to gather and thicken in the body. If there is not enough energy for them to be transformed and used, they may end up blocking and interfering with many internal processes. Fresh or cold fluids will generally be clear or white in color.
Dizziness - Phlegm can gather in the head blocking up the circulation of fresh blood, energy and oxygen. Also if your digestion has weakened it may fail to create blood properly. A lack of it and the oxygen it contains may cause you to become light headed.
Nose And Sinus Problems - Mucus will often be present here, it will be clear or white. It can be copious, congealed or blocked. It is caused by lack of energy to process and expel fluids.
Ear Aches - Fluids block up the inner ear leading to pressure, swelling and pain. External cold can also attack the ear causing it to contract and become painful.
Depression - If the digestion has become weak and underproductive, there may be a lack of energy created to spark up the mind; and a lack of blood to nourish the brain.
Worrying and over thinking - Phlegm can block up the mind. Causing thoughts to become stuck and repeat excessively. There is also a lack of energy to provide clear logical thinking.
Fearful and timid - If there is a lack of production of stimulant and strengthening hormones like testosterone, cortisone and adrenalin, then we may become fearful and nervous.
Lack of motivation - Is often caused by a decrease in stimulant hormones. There are no surging hormones in the body and no get up and go.
Poor concentration and memory - There is a lack of energy and blood to keep mental functioning, powered up and running at proper levels.
Blood - The production of blood can be very affected by cold, as its creator the digestive system, runs off of energy. And when cold and powerless, it is too weak to break down food and retrieve all the nutrients necessary to form healthy blood.
Pale or dull complexion – Is caused by a lack of warm energy and blood to the face.
Numbness or pins and needles - Caused by lack of production of blood and deficient energy to move blood circulation. So blood sits, stagnates and begins to clot, pressing on nerve endings.
Palpitations and slow heartbeat - There is not enough energy for the heart to function at the right pace.
Lower back ache - With a lack of energy, unprocessed fluids are piling up in the kidneys and swelling them out, causing pressure inside them and on surrounding tissues and muscles.
Weak Digestion And Weight Gain - Digestion will be severely affected by lack of power to transform and process foods; which can lead to indigestion, bloating, discomfort, fluid retention and loose or watery stools without any odor.
Urine - There may be large amounts of clear or pale yellow urine. The kidneys have not enough energy to filter bloods properly and remove toxins effectively. So they remain in the bloodstream and do not discolor the urine. The urine will not usually have any foul odor.
Periods - Can be heavy, prolonged and painful as cold contracts and clots blood. The cycle itself can be slow and be over 28 days.
Bruising - The blood easily leaks from its vessels as there is not enough energy to form it properly and to keep it held in place.
Bleeding - Cold tends to cause blood to leak from vessels. These bleeds tend to be difficult and slow to stop. They don’t gush but tend to drip instead.
Varicose veins - Blood pools in veins in legs, as there is not enough energy to keep the blood vessel retention system held in place and working properly.
Swollen ankles - The kidneys aren’t strong enough to process fluids properly. These end up gathering in the lower body causing areas like the hips, knees and ankles to swell.
Arthritis - Cold can lodge in joints. This causes them to contract and slows down circulation through them. As fluids and nutrients pass through, they can become stuck causing swelling and pain.
Cold, blue or purple hands and feet - Poor circulation from lack of energy causes reduced turnover of warm energy and blood through them.
Tongue - Fluids are being retained, so the tongue is usually flabby, swollen and may have teeth marks at sides. It may also have a thick clear or white phlegm coating.
Pulse - Will usually be slow from lack of energy in the heart. If affected badly by cold then the pulse can contract, making it feel like a tight straight wire.
Generally diseases and illnesses that come from and are related to cold are usually more slow, chronic and drawn out conditions.
With cold there is a slowing down of energy which can also lead to a slowing down in the brain and head, leading to a less stimulating, quieter and unexciting life. When there is a lack of energy even the eyes and ears may be affected. Eyes when functioning with less power will receive objects more dimly and less colorfully and ears will hear them less sharply.
In general if your system is cold, you will suffer from more tiredness, a lack of energy, will want to sleep more and for longer, will have a pale complexion, may have feelings of weakness and will feel cold quite easily. You may also have lots of clear or pale urine, and may have a runny or blocked nose with clear or white mucus.
In the final part of the series, you will learn about the ways excessive cold can come about in your body and what you can do to prevent or reverse this.
Even if you are not currently suffering from conditions related to cold, it is wise to be informed about how they can come about so you will know how to avoid them.
From learning about this you may even be able to help others in your family and circle of friends who may be suffering from excessive internal cold.
Some of the tips next week may also help to boost your energy levels higher, even if you do not have a cold system. With more energy you will have a better and more enjoyable quality of life.