Hot types generally feel hotter than most other people, and this is usually most noticeable late in the day and in the evenings. Most ‘hot’ types are active sort of people who’re ‘on the go’ a lot, which to a certain extent may reflect a higher metabolic rate, and even though they may be tired at the end of the day, they often struggle to relax, put their feet up and settle down.
‘Hot’ types are at the other end of the spectrum to ‘cold‘ types, and the extra heat accelerates their body processes along quicker than normal, so hot type women often have relatively short cycles (especially compared to ‘cold’ types). To use a cooking analogy; the temperature’s up a bit too high and produces a quicker, but possibly imperfect bake at the end of it. The imbalance for both hot and ‘cold’ types is temperature, and it can develop in two ways:
External Heat is relatively simple to explain as it’s something from outside the body (usually an infection) that warms the body up, and can be as simple as getting the ‘flu that raises the temperature and reduces fertility (this is especially true of mumps for men). Hypersensitivities and some autoimmune diseases can be part of an external heat situation and with the inflammation involved the symptoms are pretty clear. This heat can also affect the emotions, and people tend to be more agitated or irritable (especially before the period), and may also get headaches.
‘Internal Heat’ is more difficult to explain and comes from an internal imbalance where the body gets too hot because it doesn’t have quite enough “coolness”, it’s usually develops slowly, with the person getting warmer until there’s a point where the extra warmth becomes more noticeable, especially at the end of the day and when really tired. It’s possible to make people less hot with rest, and adjustments to diet or Chinese medicine, but again the heat tends to unsettle the spirit, increase anxiety, and can disrupt sleep.
Because heat speeds things up ‘hot’ type women tend to have shorter cycles, and the drying action of heat can reduce the amount of fertile mucus at ovulation. The menstrual bleed tends to have darker, thicker blood than normal and period pain tends to be dull rather than sharp or cramping, and women who fertility chart may get a saw-tooth or ‘saddleback’ pattern in the luteal phase. Heat also tends to raise libido… but it can reduce a man’s sperm quality as the testes work best at lower than normal body temperatures.
Lifestyle, diet, tests and treatments for ‘hot’ types