Journal of Acuherb in medicine


Monthly Archives: December 2011

Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis   Contact dermatitis describes an acute inflammatory condition of the skin or mucosa that results from contact with certain irritant substances or stimulants. The condition occurs in all ages and both sexes, but there is a higher incidence in children than the elderly and women are more commonly affected than men. A characteristic of […]

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer   Colorectal cancer is a Western medical term and is not specifically discussed in classical TCM texts. However, the main symptoms and signs of the disease are recorded in the following conditions: Intestinal mass ‘chang ji’: refers to movable abdominal mass accompanied by pain or distention. Bloody stools ‘chang pi’: refers to projectile […]

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis   Atherosclerosis of the heart, better known as coronary heart disease, is classified in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as chest pain syndrome. It is characterized by pain in the chest, which may progress towards the back. Patients can also have shortness of breath, especially when lying flat. Symptoms of heart atherosclerosis have been mentioned in […]

Acute Leukemia

 Acute Leukemia   Acute leukemia is a malignant proliferative disease that originates from blood producing tissues in the body. It is characterized by symptoms that include anemia, bleeding, fever and infiltration symptoms such as enlargement of the spleen liver and lymph nodes. Acute leukemia, also referred to by its common subtypes of acute lymphocytic leukemia […]

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis   Allergic rhinitis or hay fever is a disorder characterized by acute attacks of nasal itching, congestion, watery nasal discharge, and sneezing. The episodes occur frequently with short intervals, or remission periods, between attacks. Attacks commonly occur in the morning and at night. Affected individuals are completely normal between episodes. The disorder is […]

Asthma

 Asthma   Asthma is classified, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), as wheezing and/or panting syndromes. It was first described in the ancient medical book Summary of the Golden Chamber. Asthma was mentioned as a kind of “cough resulting from the ascending movement of qi (panting).” A narrowed airway caused a whistling sound during breathing, which was described as […]