Herpes zoster does not leave any sequelae, the old Chinese doctor does this2021-12-21
Editor’s Guide Shingles is an infectious skin disease caused by the herpes zoster virus, which can affect the body’s nerve function. Because the rash is distributed in bands, it is named shingles. Because of this disease, herpes mostly occurs on the waist, and it is commonly called “loin-loin fire dragon”. Contracting herpes zoster is not only unbearable pain, but also sequelae such as chronic neuralgia can easily be caused by careless treatment. Therefore, timely, symptomatic and thorough treatment is very important. In addition to routine anti-virus, we must also pay attention to the accuracy of syndrome differentiation and internally adjust the cause of the disease. Today, I will give you the experience of Wu Lixin, a famous Yanjing doctor, in treating this disease—— Etiology and pathogenesis According to traditional Chinese medicine, the etiology and pathogenesis of herpes zoster in the early stage are mainly damp-heat obstruction, damp toxin and fire; in the later stage, it is mostly fire-heat to injure the yin, stagnation of qi and blood stasis, or spleen deficiency and loss of luck. Clinically, it can be seen that the blisters are flushed around the herpes, the blisters are filled with serum, the tongue is red, the coating is yellow and greasy, and the pulse string is slippery, which is a sign of damp heat and poison. Herpes affects the intercostal liver meridian area and produces burning-like flank pain. Treatment based on syndrome differentiation The liver meridian is common clinically, with bright red skin, tight bleb wall, pain such as acupuncture sensation, irritability, bitter mouth, dry throat, dry stool, yellow urine, red tongue, yellow coating, and chord pulse. It is suitable for treating liver fire, eliminating dampness and heat, and often choosing Longdan Xiegan Decoction for treatment. Some elderly patients still suffer severe pain after the herpes subsides due to their frailty. This symptom is more common in patients with qi stagnation and blood stasis, with dark tongue, petechiae or ecchymosis on the side, and thin white or yellow greasy fur. The pulse string is thin. It is suitable to promote blood circulation to remove blood stasis, promote qi to relieve pain, and choose modified Xiaoyao powder for treatment. The elderly and infirm can add Codonopsis and Astragalus to invigorate the spleen and invigorate qi.