Treatments of Lung Diseases by Treating Liver, Kidney and Spleen with Kampo Medicines or Traditional Chinese Medicines.
Toyodo Hijikata Clinic, 567-0031 Kasuga 3-11-29 Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Hijikata Y
Toyodo Hijikata Clinic
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Received date: August 03, 2016; Accepted date: August 19, 2016; Published date:August 22, 2016
Citation: Hijikata Y (2016) Treatments of Lung Diseases by Treating Liver, Kidney and Spleen with Kampo Medicines or Traditional Chinese Medicines. J Tradi Med Clin Natur 5:190. doi: 10.4172/2167-1206.1000190
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Background: Chronic lung diseases can be treated successfully, by applying five phases theory to the symptoms of lung disease results for 3 situations: (1) excessive Liver qi injures Lung qi (rebellion) (çÃ¯Â¿Â½¸ä¾®oråÃ¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ä¾®), (2) Kidney deprives Lung qi through engendering route (child deprives mother qi (Kidney: child, Lung: mother (çÃ¯Â¿Â½¸çÃ¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½), (3) Spleen deprives Lung qi through engendering route (Spleen: mother, Lung: child (çÃ¯Â¿Â½¸çÃ¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½). Preventing lung disease then requires one or more of the following approaches: (1) restraining Liver qi (sometimes with supporting Lung qi), (2) giving qi to Kidney so it will not take qi from Lung, and (3) giving qi to Spleen so it will not take qi from Lung. Objectives: Applying Kampo or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), can cure patients with pulmonary disease by restoring Lung qi in the following ways: (1) suppressing hyperactive Liver qi, (2) decreasing Lung qi stolen by Kidney through engendering Lung-Kidney route through supplementation of Kidney qi, (3) decreasing Lung qi stolen by Spleen through engendering Spleen-Lung route, through supplementation of Spleen qi. Methods: In one case, author prescribed formulas like Jia-wei-shao-yao-san (åÃ¯Â¿Â½ åÃ¯Â¿Â½³éÃ¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½éÃ¯Â¿Â½¥æÃ¯Â¿Â½£), gan-mai-da-zao-tang (çÃ¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½éº¦å¤§æ£Ã¯Â¿Â½æ¹¯) or Si-ni-san (åÃ¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½éÃ¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½æÃ¯Â¿Â½£) and others to soothe Liver to stop rebellion from Liver to Lung. In second case, author prescribed a Kidney-tonic formula like Ba-wei-di-huang-wan (åÃ¯Â¿Â½«åÃ¯Â¿Â½³åÃ¯Â¿Â½°é»Ã¯Â¿Â½ä¸¸) so the Kidney would not deprive Lung qi. In the final case, the author prescribed a spleen-tonic formula like Chuan-si-jun-zi-tang (åÃ¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½åÃ¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½åÃ¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½åÃ¯Â¿Â½æ¹¯) to give qi to Spleen so the Spleen would not deprive qi from Lung. Results: In all three cases, lung symptoms such as cough, high susceptibility to colds and wheezing disappeared by prescribing the respective Kampo formulas mentioned above. Conclusions: Symptoms like cough, wheezing and user susceptibility caused by Liver rebellion Lung were prevented by soothing Liver with Jia-wei-shao-yao-san and gan-mai-da-zao-tang. In the Kidney invades Lung case, giving Qi to Kidney with Ba-wei-di-huang-wan resulted in recovery from Lung trouble. In Spleen invades Lung case, spleen-tonic formula, Chuan-si-jun-zi-tang cured the Lung disease. Discussion: Lung diseases are cured: (1) by restraining Liver qi with soothing Liver formula, (2) supplementing Kidney qi with warming Kidney formula and (3) supplementing Spleen qi-tonic formula so as not to deprive Lung qi. These findings suggest that in the Liver rebellion Lung, Lung qi is shunted from Lung to Kidney or from Lung to Spleen through the engendering route and that five phases theory has a physiologic regulatory correlate worthy of further investigation.