Nuns and widow lady syndromes:an introduction of the syndromes Nuns and widow lady often suffers.


 TCM Knowledge:Gynecology Syndromes,Women Syndromes ✵Gynecology of TCM is a branch to study the physiological and pathological characteristics of women and to prevent and treat syndromes specific to women. Gynecology of TCM research scope including irregular menstruation, amenia, metrorrhagia, infertility, postpartum syndromes, breast syndromes, and miscellaneous syndromes, etc.

Nuns and widow lady syndromes:an introduction of the syndromes Nuns and widow lady often suffers.
 
 ✵Nuns and widow lady, due to they stay alone or separately, might be troubled with various special syndromes.

 ✦In TCM system, the various special syndromes that Nuns and widow lady might suffer from are introduced:Nuns and widow lady cold and heat syndrome, anemia syndrome, etc.

Cold and heat syndrome of nuns and widow lady.
Buddhist Nuns 
 ✵The cold and heat syndrome of nuns and widow lady is mainly due to their stay alone or separately, conflicting between Qi and blood, symptoms observed are sudden alternating of fever and chills similar to malaria, or pains in back and waist, and alternating fever chills.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "Nuns and widow lady, suffers from alternating of fever and chills, similar to malaria, or pains in back and waist and alternating fever and chills, or fever and chills(cold and heat) due to liver fire, or fever and chills(cold and heat) due to liver deficiency, or fever and chills(cold and heat) due to primordial Qi hurt, or fever and chills(cold and heat) due to depression hurt the spleen Qi." [02].

 "A widow lady suffer from irregular fever and chills(cold and heat) due to anger, not relieved in a long period, liver pulse is string-like and tight...when affected by wind, fever and chills attack again, is the condition of spleen stomach Qi deficiency." [02].

 "A lady suffers from fever and chills due to his husband doing business at a far distance and not return in long periods, affected by alternating heat and cold, relieved in over ten days, take recipes to cool blood and down bearing fire, on the contrary, hot flash and internal heat, spontaneous sweating and night sweating, menstruation turns frequent. This is the condition of heat and perspiration due to deficiency of Qi and blood, frequent menstruation due to deficiency of the liver and spleen." [02].

 "A widow lady suffers from alternating chills and fever similar to malaria: Nuns and widow woman, live alone pure Yin without Yang, desires motivated and could not get satisfied, as a result, lead to depression and sick, sudden chills and sudden fever, similar to malaria, will develop to consumption in a long period." [04]. There are different types of widow lady alternative chills and fever:⑴.alternative chills and fever of liver pulse string-like type;⑵.alternative chills and fever of blood deficiency type;⑶.alternative chills and fever of liver fire from anger;⑷.alternative chills and fever of liver deficiency hurt;⑸.alternative chills and fever of primordial Qi deficiency;⑹.alternative chills and fever of spleen Qi hurt from depression.



Sudden pregnancy of a widow lady.
 
 ✵The sudden pregnancy of a widow lady is mainly due to their stay alone or separately, blood and Qi are sufficient.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "There was a lady ever gave birth of a child at 20 years age, her husband passed away the next year, then she lived alone and not married again over 15 years, suddenly get pregnant...as it related with morality and personal fame, ...according to ancient book Bian Yuan Lu(the record book about differentiation of injustice), there are cases woman's blood and Qi is sufficient, and chances get self-pregnant with a pseudo fetus, ...there were cases recorded since ancient time." [03].

Anemia of a Nun or widow lady.
  Christian Nuns 
 ✵The anemia of a nun or widow lady, normally due to living alone and solely Yin, normally hide her syndrome and do not tell others.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "Anemia of a widow lady or a Nun, what is it? A widow lady or a Nun, often hide her syndrome and would not like to tell others, double difficulty for treatment, in general, it is due to live alone and solely Yin..." [03].

 "Unmarried girl, ..., widow lady, Nuns, live alone and solely, no Yang, desire motivated but could not get satisfied, regrets accumulated and could not be relieved, depression turn to sickness, also suffer from amenia syndrome." [05].Different types are introduced:
 (1). A woman suffers from amenia or menses stopped, symptoms aversion to wind and weary or tired, alternative chills and fever similar to malaria, red on cheeks(or red face) and vexed, or regular spontaneous sweating, liver pulse is string-like, long and arrived at Cunkou;
 (2). A woman feels dazed or befuddled every morning, aversion to sun and lightness, suffers from hidden pain in the heart and chest, amenia turns severe when a little more labor or working, is also due to desires not satisfied(frustrated).



References:
  • 01.Nuns and widow lady syndromes:an introduction of the syndromes Nuns and widow lady often suffers.
  • 02.Nǚ Ke Cuo Yao(the Synopsis of Gynaecology).By 薛己(Xuē Jǐ)[Ming].
  • 03.Fù Kē Bǎi Biàn(the Differentiations in Hundred Syndromes of Gynaecology).By 庄履严(Zhuāng Lǚyán)[Ming].
  • 04.Nǚ Ke Bǎi Xiào Quán Shū(the Efficacious Complete Book of Gynaecology).By 龚居中(Gōng Jūzhōng)[Ming,1630].
  • 05.Ye Shi Nǚ Ke Zhèng Zhì(the Syndromes and Therapeutics of Ye's Gynaecology).By 叶桂(Yè Guì).

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