Yes, heat is an aspect of the 5 temperature characteristics (hot, cold, warm, cool, neutral) that can be applied to the Qi (Yin & Yang) in TCM. There are also 5 taste characteristics (acrid, sweet, bitter, sour and salty). So yes with your frequent infections etc. it seems that the liver and intestines need to be cooled.
First neutralize the toxins with cleansing the colon and re-establish intestinal environment with friendly bacteria to be in excess of unfriendly bacteria etc. that will then support the immune system to prevent dysfunction and breakdowns in your system. From a diet perspective and TCM certain food tastes "travel" in the "qi" or “channels” so too much of any one thing can cause imbalances where moderation in the diet of all things is the essential key.Read More