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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2015, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (1): 25-28.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2015.01.006

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Visualized study on “large intestine disease causing pulmonary disease”based on infrared thermal imaging technology

NI Jin-xia1, GAO Si-hua2﹟   

  1. 1 Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100700;
    2 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
  • Received:2014-08-12 Online:2015-01-30 Published:2015-01-30

Abstract: Objective To provide new biophysical evidences to support TCM theory of exterior and interior relationship between lung and large intestine by carrying out epidemiological investigations,in which the energy distribution of patients' and healthy persons' internal organs were compared. Methods The relative temperatures of large intestine, small intestine, lung, liver, stomach and kidney of healthy persons(normal group) and ulceative colitis (UC) patients with syndrome of dampness-heat in large intestine (UC patient group) were tested by medical infrared thermal imager and thermal automatic analysis system. Results 26 of 38 UC patients suffered pulmonary symptoms, of which the ratio of cough was the highest (29%). In UC patient group, the relative temperature of lung was highest, followed by those of descending colon and ascending colon. Compared with normal group, the relative temperatures of lung, descending colon and ascending colon in UC patient group were all higher significantly (P<0.01). Conclusion Pulmonary diseases caused by large intestine diseases are common on clinic, which is proved by infrared thermal imaging technology. Relative specificity existed in energy distribution of lung and large intestine, which supports the theory of “exterior and interior relationship between lung and large intestine”, is expected to guide “treating disease before it happens” and “preventing disease from exacerbating” .

Key words: exterior and interior relationship between lung and large intestine, infrared thermal imaging technology, syndrome of dampness-heat in large intestine, large intestine disease causing pulmonary disease, visualized study

CLC Number: 

  • R2-03