Psoriasis with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Psoriasis with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Causes of Psoriasis The Treatment of Psoriasis with Traditional Chinese Medicine
by Dr Zhu Zhi Qiang from Journal of Chinese Medicine
1. Flaming of heat-evil at the qi and blood levels combined with wind

Erythema and scales appear continuously, expanding and spreading throughout the skin of the body. The lesions are flushed and swollen. The scales are easily shed when scratched. Itching is sometimes intense.
Generalized symptoms may include aversion to heat, restlessness,
thirst, a bitter taste in the mouth, sore throat, slight
fever, constipation, and yellow and scanty urination. The
tongue is reddened or dark red with a thin yellow or white
coating, and the pulse is rapid and taut or slippery.

• generalised erythematous lesions.
• aversion to heat.
• intense itching and thirst.
• taut, slippery and forceful pulse.
• a crimson or red tongue with a yellow coating.

Clear heat, resolve toxins and expel wind.

Cool the Blood and Expel Wind Decoction (Liang Xue Xiao
Feng Tang).

Ingredients

Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae) 30g

Sheng Shi Gao (Gypsum) 15g

Bai Mao Gen (Rhizoma Imperatae Cylindricae) 30g

Xuan Shen (Radix Scrophulariae Ningpoensis) 9g

Zhi Mu (Radix Anemarrhenae Asphodeloidis) 12g

Bai Shao (Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae) 9g

Jin Yin Hua (Flos Lonicerae Japonicae) 15g

Niu Bang Zi (Fructus Arctii Lappae) 9g

Jing Jie (Herba seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae) 9g

Fang Feng (Radix Ledebouriellae Sesloidis) 9g

Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis) 6g       2. Blood-heat and Blood-stasis

The skin lesions are less severe than in the first type and the swelling is not as pronounced. The course of the disease is slow, with new lesions appearing sporadically.
Psoriasis lesions of this type are usually purple red macules that are moist and covered by a thick layer of tightly adhering
scales.

• the lesions are moist and the macules a purple red colour.
• the macules are covered by scales with new lesions appearing sporadically.
• slippery pulse, red tongue with a yellow coating.

Remove pathogenic heat from the blood, regulate the circulation
of qi and resolve toxins.

Niu Pi Xuan Hao Fang

Ingredients

Tu Fu Ling (Rhizoma Smilacis Glabrae) 30g

Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae) 30g

Ban Lan Gen (Radix Isatidis seu Baphicacanthi) 15g

Da Qing Ye (Folium Daqingye) 15g

Xuan Shen (Radix Scrophulariae Ningpoensis) 9g

Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici) 9g

Jin Yin Hua (Flos Lonicerae Japonicae) 9g

Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae) 9g

Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis) 9g

Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) 9g

Hong Hua (Flos Carthami Tinctorii) 9g   3. Toxic-heat and Blood-stasis

The lesions are dark red or hyperpigmented and covered by
dark, thick, hard and adherent scales. Occasionally, the scales are rough like an oyster shell. Long-standing lesions
may overlap, causing the skin to take on a map-like appearance.
Sometimes these large lesions may be affected by itching, pain and fissuring. In some cases, the joints do not function properly. The lesions persist for a prolonged period
(tens of years).

• large thickened psoriatic plaques.
• stubborn lesions.
• dryness in the mouth.
• constipation.
• deep-slippery and forceful pulse.
• purple red tongue with a yellow and greasy coating.

Clear heat and promote diuresis, remove blood stasis and
resolve toxins.

Niu Pi Xuan Er Hao Fang

Ingredients

Tu Fu Ling (Rhizoma Smilacis Glabrae) 30g

Yin Chen Hao (Herba Artemisiae Capillaris) 15g

Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae) 15g

Jin Yin Hua (Flos Lonicerae Japonicae) 15g

Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae) 15g

Sheng Shi Gao (Gypsum) 15g

Pu Gong Ying (Herba Taraxaci Mongolici cum Radice) 10g

Zi Hua Di Ding (Herba Violae cum Radice) 10g

San Leng (Rhizoma Sparganii) 10g

Ye Ju Hua (Flos Chrysanthemi Indici) 10g

External Treatment
1. Universally Linked Ointment (Pu Lian Gao)
Ingredients
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis) 50g
Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri) 50g
Vaseline 400g
Method
Grind the first two herbal ingredients into fine powder and
make an ointment by mixing the powder with vaseline.
2. Bathing once a day in a decoction made
from the following ingredients:
Ku Shen (Radix Sophorae Flavescentis) 60g
Tu Fu Ling (Rhizoma Smilacis Glabrae) 30g
Yin Chen Hao (Herba Artemisiae Capillaris) 30g
Da Huang (Rhizoma Rhei) 30g
Ye Ju Hua (Flos Chrysanthemi Indici) 30g
Zi Hua Di Ding (Herba Violae cum Radice) 30g
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis) 30g
Method
Each day, stay immersed in the bath for thirty to forty
minutes.

Clearing Heat with Foods

A visit to an experienced practitioner is highly recommended.
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