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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2017, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (4): 272-275.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2017.04.002

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Selection of core medicinals and formulas for damp-heat constitution based on constitution and pattern differentiation*

SUN Xueda, NI Cheng#   

  1. Center for Studies in Constitution and Reproductive Sciences of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029
  • Received:2016-11-03 Online:2017-04-30 Published:2017-04-30

Abstract: Since the publication of the Standard for Classification and Determination of TCM Constitution by China Association of Chinese Medicine, differentiation between damp-heat constitution and damp-heat pattern has been obscure and thus caused confusion over the medicinal prescriptions selection for some practitioners in clinical practice.This paper, therefore, tries to distinguish damp-heat constitution and damp-heat pattern diagnosis from three aspects:essentials for identification, therapeutic purpose, core medicinal and their combination. Moreover, the differentiation and relationship of those two are further elaborated by describing the case of damp-heat constitution combined with damp-heat pattern in clinical practice. The method of selecting core medicinals and chief formula is then introduced as the major topic of this paper. Characteristics of medicinal combination on damp-heat body constitution are analyzed through analyzing the properties of core medicinals including Radix Scutellariae (Scutellaria Root, Huangqin), Rhizoma Coptidis (Coptis Rhizome, Huanglian), Herba Artemisiae Scopariae (Virgate Wormwood Herb, Yinchen), and Talcum (Talcum,Huashi), and the chief formula Ganlu Xiaodu Dan (Sweet Dew Toxin-Removing Elixir). This paper could be of clinical guidance in the standardizatm and implementation of treatment protocol for damp-heat constitution.

Key words: damp-heat constitution, damp-heat pattern, core medicinal, chief formula, Ganlu Xiaodu Dan

CLC Number: 

  • R229