Treating the coronavirus With Chinese Medicine
With Guest: Jin Zhao
- 瘟疫 wen yi, epidemic disease
- The hospitals are full and sometimes people waiting to get in will turn to Chinese medicine
- The Coronavirus is seen as a cold damp toxin
- Ideas for treating this comes from the Wen Yi Lun and the Shi Re Bing Pian
- Key Rx are Hou Po Xia Ling Tang and Jia Jian Zheng Qi San
- Key herbs include, hou xiang, hou po, ban xia, and fu ling
- Seasonal climatic factors that influence the situation in Wu Han
- These patients tend to have thick, white, greasy tongue coatings
- For some patients the condition will stay cold, but in others it turns to heat
- No one formula for prevention as we have to consider a person’s unique constitution
- Frequence with which the herbs need to be changed
- Paying attention to the tongue coating is key in treating this illness
- Consider the effect of western pharmaceuticals on the patient’s condition
Jin Zhao is a busy clinical practitioner and professor of Chinese medicine in Cheng Du. He comes from a family of herbalists and has a particular interest in understanding and blending the various schools of thought in Chinese medicine.
The books Jin Zhao refers to are the:
Discussion of Warm Epidemics, by Wu You-Ke
Writings on Damp-Heat Pathogen Disease, by Xue Xue
The Main formulas that he uses as a base are:
Hou Po Xia Ling Tang
Modified Zheng Qi San
Here's an example of the kind of tongue you'll see with the coronavirus.
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