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Dermatology - skin diseases

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General Skin Disorders

Infections

Disorders of the anal area

History
Traditional Chinese Medicine started using external medicine for simple infections and wounds. They began using medicinal plants and needles (Bian Stone) to relieve and cure discomforts of the external areas of the body. The 1st external medicine Dr. was recorded in the 5th - 4th century treating hemorrhoids with surgery.

Historical Books and People In Chinese Medicine History

Nei Jing - discovered that certain foods can produce boils
Hua Toa - 141-203 - created the herbal formula secret - Ma Fuo San
Formula enabled him to do abdominal surgeries and remove diseased intestines
Zhan Zhong Jing - 150-219 - worked on acute abdominal disorders (appendicitis)
Dr Gu Hung - 281-341 - goiter - used Hai Zao
- rabies - made formula with sick dog brain to apply to wounds
Liu Juan Zi Gui Yi Feng - 1st recorded external medicine book (earlier book was lost)

4 Areas Of Dermatology
skin sores - Chuang Yang
Skin Disorders - Pi Fu Ling (eruptions, warts)
Rectal/Anus Disorders - Gan Men Bing (haemorrhoids)
Others - Za Bing (gangrene, acute abdominal disorders)

TCM Diagnosis
-combine local symptoms and whole body constitution to give effective treatment
-use western medicine diagnosis and then TCM diagnosis for syndrome differentiation
-chief complaint - local symptoms (pain, sensation, limited function of effected part, smell, quality, size, density (soft/hard) smooth, rough, shape (egg /round /square))

Ways of Diagnosis
-yin yang method
-8 principle
-4 level
-Zang Fu organ theory
-Local area diagnosis
-meridian collateral diagnosis

 

Individual Disease

General Skin Disorders (dermatitis & eczema)

Acne

Alopecia

Dermatitis

Eczema

Erythema Pruritis

Pityriasis

Pruritis

Psoriasis

Rosacea

Systemic Lupus

Urticaria

 

Infections

Herpes

Chicken Pox

Warts

Impetigo

Leprosy

Fungal infections - Tinea

Parasitic Infections

Sexually Transmitted Disease

Anus Disorders

Hemorrhoids

Anal Sinusitis

Anal Fissure

Anal Abscess

Anorectal Fistula

Rectal Prolapse

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