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Ten Patients with General Fatigue Associated with Blood Stagnation Successfully Treated with Kampo Formulae, Keishibukuryogan and/or Tokakujokito / 日本東洋医学雑誌
Kampo Medicine ; : 106-112, 2019.
Article in Ja | WPRIM | ID: wpr-781922
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ABSTRACT
In Kampo medicine, general fatigue is categorized as a symptom caused by qi deficiency according to the qi-bloodwater criteria. However, in some patients with general fatigue, formulae for qi deficiency are not ef­fective, and this might be because their chronic symptoms are associated with blood stagnation. Recently, we encountered ten patients (M/F 1/9, mean age 46 years, range 23-55 years) with general fatigue that was im­proved by agents for treating blood stagnation, such as keishibukuryogan and/or tokakujokito. These patients, who were mostly of medium build, complained of neck or shoulder stiffness (9/10), consti­pation (5/10), and blushing or hot flushes (5/10). They had no problem with appetite, except that 5 patients tended to overeat. Remarkable sublingual collateral vessels (8/10), paraumbilical tenderness (9/10) and periorbital dark circles (5/10) were observed on physical examination. The tongue and abdominal signs improved or had disappeared after treatment for 3 to 8 months. Our results suggest that patients with general fatigue, but who present with symptoms associated with blood stagnation, could be treated with drugs for blood stagnation such as keishibukuryogan and/or tokakujokito.
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Index: WPRIM Language: Ja Journal: Kampo Medicine Year: 2019 Type: Article