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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2020, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (10): 870-875.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2020.10.012

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Prevention and treatment of chloasma from the perspective of “preventive treatment of disease” in traditional Chinese medicine*

Yang Xueyuan1, Cai Wanling1, Yan Xiaoning2#   

  1. 1 The First Clinical College, Shaanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shaanxi 712046, China;
    2 Department of Dermatology, Shaanxi Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shaanxi 710003, China
  • Received:2020-04-22 Online:2020-10-30 Published:2020-11-04
  • Contact: Yan Xiaoning, Chief Physician. Department of Dermatology, Shaanxi Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. No. 4 Xihuamen, Lianhu District, Xi’an 710003. E-mail: yanxiaon2005@126.com
  • Supported by:
    Key projects of the National Key R&D Program (No. 2018YFC1705303), Key Projects of the Innovative Talent Promotion Plan of Shaanxi Province (No.2017KCT-27)

Abstract: Chloasma has always been a difficult-to-treat disease in the medical and cosmetic community due to its refractory and disfiguring nature. Various treatment methods used in the treatment of chloasma have turned out to be ineffective, which highlights the importance of prevention and management. The etiology and pathogenesis of chloasma should be taken into account throughout the entire treatment process under the principle of “preventive treatment of disease” in traditional Chinese medicine. Early intervention in the occurrence, development, and prognosis of chloasma is beneficial to support the healthy qi, reduce the incidence and improve the curative rate. Specifically speaking, before the onset of disease, adjustment should be made to keep regular hours of daily life, strengthen the physique, avoiding overstrain, and removing triggers etc. Five-phase musical intervention on the basis of constitutional identification can also be offered to prevent the disease from occurring. After the onset of disease, comprehensive therapies should be adopted to prevent the disease from progression; during recovery period, proactive management to consolidate the treatment effects to cure the disease and avoid relapses.

Key words: chloasma, preventive treatment of disease, etiology and pathogenesis, treatment principles, theory

CLC Number: 

  • R275.9