Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxa, Gua Sha
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A. Fire Cupping
If you use a flame for cupping treatment, be careful not to burn the patient’s skin, hair or clothes.
Diagnosis: Excess fire at the Wei, Qi and Blood levels
Treatment plan: Sedate the excess heat by using cool water
Herbal formula: Xiao Feng San (with modifications)
An intern at the school’s clinic, while performing fire cupping, accidentally ignited the patient’s nylon pants. The patient’s pants caught on fire and the patient suffered a first degree burn. The intern should have immediately thrown a towel or water onto the burning clothing to extinguish the flame. After the fire is put out, the patient’s skin should be rinsed with cool tap water, and then egg whites, honey, or skin lotion should be applied to the patient’s skin. After two hours, use Ching Wan Hong cream or Wan Hua oil. Also, use Xiao Feng San (with modifications) or take Chuan Xin Lian pills for one week.
Internal Herbal Formula:
Shi Gao Gypsum 30g
Zhi Mu Rhizoma Anemarrhenae Asphodeloidis 12g
Shi Gao and Zhi Mu cool the Stomach and clear excess heat. Shi Gao sedates Qi level (muscle layer) heat. Zhi Mu’s heat sedating function is milder, but it able to moisten dryness.
Lu Gen Rhizoma Phragmitis Communis 30g
Bai Mao Gen Rhizoma Imperatae Cylindricae 30g
Lu Gen and Bai Mao Gen both reduce damp heat from the Lung and Lower Jiao, promote urination, and moisten dryness. Lu Gen, however, has a stronger moistening action. Bai Mao Gen is also able to stop bleeding.
Jin Yin Hua Flos Lonicerae Japonicae 30g
Lian Qiao Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae 12g
Jin Yin Hua and Liao Qiao both clear heat toxicity and release the surface. Jin Yin Hua tends to flow to the surface. Liao Qiao dissolves nodules.
Sheng Di Huang Radux Rehmanniae Glutinosae 30g
Xuan Shen Radix Scrophulariae Ningpoensis 12g
Mu Dan Pi Cortex Moutan Radicis 12g
Zi Cao Radix Arnebiae seu Lithospermi 12g
All the herbs above cool Blood heat. Sheng Di Huang nourishes the Yin, Blood and Jing. Xuan Shen clears heat toxicity and dissolves nodules. Mu Dan Pi promotes Blood circulation. Zi Cao clears skin rash due to heat.
Bai Shao Radix Peoniae Lactiflorae 15g
Shi Jue Ming Concha Haliotidis 30g
Bai Shao and Shi Jue Ming both settle the Liver Yang. Bai Shao also nourishes the Blood and Yin and harmonizes the Ying and Wei.
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis 3g
Gan Cao harmonizes the ingredients of formula.
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