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Frontiers in Medical Science Research, 2023, 5(6); doi: 10.25236/FMSR.2023.050607.

Analysis of the Characteristics of Zheng's Laryngology in Treating Constipation


Wang Kai1,2, Song Ruohui1

Corresponding Author:
Song Ruohui

1The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui University of Chinese Medicine, Hefei, Anhui, 230031, China

2Graduate School of Anhui University of Chinese Medicine, Hefei, Anhui, 230012, China


Constipation is a common clinical disease and often occurs as a concomitant symptom of other diseases. It often happens to children, the elderly and the frail. Doctors have always used Dachengqi Decoction and its addition or subtraction to treat hot constipation; The method of warming yang is used to treat cold constipation. At the same time, rhubarb and other laxative drugs are needed to assist. The medicinal properties of rhubarb are bitter cold, severe, and easy to damage yin and consume qi. It is not suitable for children and the elderly and infirm. Zheng's laryngology advocates the treatment of hot constipation with cool and moist, and the treatment of cold constipation with warm and moist, which reflects the academic thought of Zheng's laryngology to protect vitality and yin. The warm and moist method for treating constipation has distinctive characteristics and definite curative effect, which is worthy of clinical promotion and application. What’s more, it is especially suitable for children and the elderly and infirm.


Zheng's laryngology; Constipation; Hot constipation; Cold constipation; Cooling and moistening method; Warm and moist method

Cite This Paper

Wang Kai, Song Ruohui. Analysis of the Characteristics of Zheng's Laryngology in Treating Constipation. Frontiers in Medical Science Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 6: 38-43. https://doi.org/10.25236/FMSR.2023.050607.


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