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On the Embodiment of "to Moisten the Dryness" in the Treatment of Typhoid Fever

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DOI: 10.23977/medsc.2023.040116 | Downloads: 11 | Views: 336


Chengcheng Ma 1


1 Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, 712046 China

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Chengcheng Ma


Su Wen Zhi Zhen Yao Da Lun says: "Dryness need to be nurtured", meaning that using moistening prescriptions treats "the dreness". "The dreness" can be divided into Intrinsic dreness which caused by the shortages of body fluid and foreign dreness which caused by pathogenic factors. "The dreness" in Shang Han Lun mainly means that intrinsic dreness wastes body fluid, influencing progress and prognosis of disease. besides the dreness, there are phenomenon of disharmony between ying and wei, intense heat of Yang Ming, Depression heat of lung, dreness and blocking, Gastric fever restricting the spleen, the disfunction of "Shu Ji", so Zhang Zhongjing establishs therapys of regulating Ying and Wei, Pungent and cold to clear heat, using cold and hot medicine meanwhile, expelling by attacking, expelling by moistening, mediating "Shao Yang", reflecting that Zhang zhongjing treats disease from the root.


Dryness syndromes should be treated by moistening therapy, Treatise on febrile diseases, Therapy


Chengcheng Ma, On the Embodiment of "to Moisten the Dryness" in the Treatment of Typhoid Fever . MEDS Clinical Medicine (2023) Vol. 4: 105-110. DOI:


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