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International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine, 2022, 4(5); doi: 10.25236/IJFM.2022.040505.

Six Methods to Treat Renal Edema in Chinese Medicine


Xuehan Lu1, Jian Shi2

Corresponding Author:
Jian Shi

1Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, 712046, Shaanxi, China

2Shaanxi Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Xi'an, 710000, Shaanxi, China


Edema is one of the typical symptoms of renal diseases in clinical practice, and the effective treatment of nephrogenic edema in Chinese medicine can be achieved. In this paper, we believe that the evidence of nephrogenic edema is a deficiency of the root cause and a deficiency of the lung, spleen and kidney as the pathogenesis. From the perspective of the combination of staging and classification, and the combination of strengthening the body and eliminating pathogens, it can be concluded that ① lift the pot and lift the lid, soothe the lungs and benefit water, ② remove the herbs, promote blood circulation and promote water, ③ nourish the spleen and strengthen the movement, warm the yang and benefit the water, ④ the spleen and kidney Shuangnuan, transforming qi and promoting water, ⑤ soothing the liver and reducing swelling, reconciling Shaoyang, ⑥ nourishing qi and nourishing blood, and diuretic and reducing swelling, in order to improve the theoretical support of traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of renal edema.


Nephrogenic Edema, Identification and Treatment, Review

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Xuehan Lu, Jian Shi. Six Methods to Treat Renal Edema in Chinese Medicine. International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine (2022), Vol. 4, Issue 5: 19-24. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFM.2022.040505.


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