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Kampo Treatment for Respiratory Tract Diseases.

  • ITOH Takashi
    Center of Japanese Oriental Medicine, Kashima Rosai Hospital, Labour Welfare Corporation

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  • 呼吸器疾患の漢方治療
  • ダイ53カイ ニホン トウヨウ イガクカイ ガクジュツ ソウカイ キョウイク コウエン コキュウキ シッカン ノ カンポウ チリョウ

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Abstract

Kampo treatment for respiratory diseases on the traditional standard including some care reports lectured. To find adequate Kampo prescription for each patient, it need to discriminate what is the cause of the symptoms, throat, nose, chest or low respiratory function. Some patients whose obstructive feeling at throat was improved by the adiministration of Hange-koboku-to, was introduced. Anxiety at throat was an important sign for its indication in these patients. This prescription was also applicated to sleep-disordered breathing. On treatment for chronic rhinitis that caused respiratory symptoms the pulse diagnosis was an important technique for the diagnosis of stasis of body fluids. Kampo treatment for common cold, chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma and interstitial pneumonia were told as chest diseases. Kampo prescriptions for chronic bronchitis were classified by the characteristics of cough (dry or wet) and Kyo-Jitsu (asthenia or robust). Pediatric asthma patients who respond to the prescriptions with tonic effect including Sho-kenchu-to, was considered to increase recently. A case with interstital pneumonia improved with Bukuryo-kyonin-kanzo-to, was introduced and adequate Kampo prescription for this disease was discussed with some previous reports. Hachimi jio-gan increased peak flow rate of asthmatic patients with low respiratory function and the difference of indication to Bakumi-jio-gan-ryo was discussed.

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  • Kampo Medicine

    Kampo Medicine 54 (1), 29-46, 2003

    The Japan Society for Oriental Medicine

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