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Table 2 Diagnostic criteria for cold-heat complex syndrome of NERD

From: Efficacy and safety of the Chinese herbal formula Hewei Jiangni recipe for NERD with cold-heat complex syndrome: study protocol for a double-blinded randomized controlled trial

Category Symptoms or signs
Main symptom Burning discomfort in the retrosternal or epigastric region.
Anti-acid or spitting clear water.
Dull pain in the epigastric stomach, like warming, and pressing.
Fasting stomachache, relieved by eating.
Minor symptoms Loss of appetite;
Thin stools;
Lukewarm hands and feet.
Tongue Red tongue, White fur
Pulse condition Weak pulse