Thursday, 19 May 2016

Most Common Disease of50plus: The Clinical trials and Studies of Musculo-Skeletal disorders(MSDs)- Gout - Treatment of Gout due to Recurrent Wind-Cold-Damp 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
2. Recurrent Wind-Cold-Damp
2.1. Recurrent Wind-Cold-Damp painful obstruction in which localized constraint generates Heat of that can lead to acute attack of gout, arthritis, difficulty in movement, joint pain, edema of lower extremities, painful lower limbs, rheumatism;, swelling of joints, etc.
2.2. Chinese herbal formula Gui Zhi Shao Yao Zhi Mu Tang used to disperses Damp and Wind, unblocks the Channels. moves Yang, etc.
a. Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae, Cinnamon, Cassia Twig) – 12g. -warms and unblocks channels
b. Ma Huang (Herba Ephedrae, Ephedra Stem, ma-huang) – 6g. -unblocks channels, relieves superficial swellings
c. Fu Zi (Radix lateralis Aconiti Carmichaeli, Szechuan Aconite Root, Aconite) – 6g. -warms channels, relieves pain
d. Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae Asphodeloidis, Anemarrhena Rhizome) – 12g. -clear heat from the joints, nourish yin
e. Shaoyao (Radix Paeoniae , Peony Root) – 9g. -clear heat, nourish yin
f. Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractyloids Macrocephaelae, Atractylodes White Rhizome) – 15g. -harmonizes ying and wei Qi levels (Bai Shao)
g. Fang Feng (Radix ledebouriellae, Ledebouriella Root, Siler) – 12g. -expels wind and dampness
h. Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis officinalis Recens, Fresh Ginger Rhizome) – 15g. -promotes Qi circulation
i. Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae uralensis, Licorice Root) – 6g. -harmonizes other herbs within formula, regulates middle jiao(282).

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