Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Most Common Disease of50plus: The Clinical trials and Studies of Musculo-Skeletal disorders(MSDs)- Gout - Treatment of Gout due to Damp-Heat in TCM

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Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are medical condition mostly caused by work related occupations and working environment, affecting patients’ muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves and developing over time. According to a community sample of 73 females and 32 males aged 85 and over underwent a standardised examination at home, musculoskeletal pain was reported by 57% of those interviewed(*).

Types of Musculo-Skeletal disorders in elder

1. Osteoarthritis
2. Gout
3. Rheumatoid Arthritis
4. Polymalagia Arthritis
5. Cervical myleopathy and spinal canal stenosis
6. Osteoporosis
7. Low back pain
8. Fibromyalgia


Gout mostly effected one joint is an acute and recurrent condition of arthritis as a result of uric acid building up in blood, inducing joint inflammation.



In Traditional Chinese medicine perspective
A. Treatment according to TCM assistant in the article of "Chinese herbal formula(s) can treat or relief Gout"(27), in Chinese medicine, gout is a condition of a joint painful wind syndrome caused by
1.  Formula for Damp-Heat induced gout
1.1. Painful obstruction due to the containment of Damp-Heat in the channels of that can lead to acute articular rheumatism, acute attack of gout, arthritis, hot joints, joint pain, tremors, dark urine, etc.
1.2. Chinese Herbal Formula Xuan Bi Tang used to clear and damp-Heat, unblock the Channels, eliminate painful obstruction, etc. Ingredients include
a. Guang Fang Ji (Radix Aristolochiae Fangchi, Aristolochia Root, Stephania) – 15g. -expels damp heat in upper jiao, expels superficial swellings, induces urination
b. Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae, Apricot Seed) – 15g. -regulates lung Qi and water metabolism
c. Yi Yi Ren (Semen Coicis Lachryma Jobi) – 15g. -tonify spleen, clear dampness, relieve painful obstructions
d. Can Sha (Excrementum Bombycis Mori, Silkworm Feces) – 9g. -tonify spleen, clear dampness, relieve painful obstructions
e. Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae, Pinellia Rhizome) – 9g. -dries dampness, transforms tubidity
f. Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae, Forsythia Fruit) – 9g. -clears superficial heat
g. Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis, Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia) – 9g. -clear heat, drains dampness, induces urination
h. Hua Shi (Talcum, Talcum) – 15g. -clear heat, drains dampness, induces urination
i. Chi Xiao Dou (Semen Phaseoli Calcarati) – 9g. -clears heat, drains dampness, induces urination(281)

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