Methods of TCM Treatment:an introduction of the Diaphoretic Therapy,Exterior-Releasing Therapy.

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Methods of Treatment:Diaphoretic Therapy(Exterior-Releasing Therapy).

 Methods of Treatment:Diaphoretic Therapy. Introduction:The diaphoretic therapy is one of the eight principla therapeutic methods used for relieving exterior syndromes, also known as exterior-releasing therapy, a general term for dispelling pathogenic factors from the exterior of the body, commonly used in the treatment of exterior syndromes.

 
Introduction of Diaphoretic Therapy(Exterior-Releasing Therapy).

 Icon Han:Diaphoretic Introduction: The diaphoretic therapy is one of the eight principal therapeutic methods used for relieving exterior syndromes, also known as exterior-releasing therapy, a general term for dispelling pathogenic factors from the exterior of the body, commonly used in the treatment of exterior syndromes.

 Common types: The common methods of the Diaphoretic Therapy(Exterior-Releasing Therapy) are known including: Releasing the exterior with pungent-warm, releasing the exterior with pungent-cold, clearing heat with pungent-cold, inducing diaphoresis to release the exterior, releasing the exterior and clearing the lung, releasing muscles, releasing muscles and clearing heat, releasing muscles to relieve exterior, releasing muscles to promote eruption, removing toxins to promote eruption, contraindications of diaphoresis.

 Dispersing wind, dispersing wind-cold, dispersing wind and releasing the exterior, dispersing wind and clearing heat, dispersing wind and clearing the lung, dispersing wind to promote eruption, dispersing wind and ventilating the lung, dispersing wind and harmonizing the nutrient system, dispersing wind to relieve itching.

 Dispelling wind, dispelling wind and releasing the exterior, dispelling wind and dispersing cold, dispelling wind and clearing heat, dispelling wind and removing dampness, dispelling wind and resolving phlegm, dispelling wind to relieve pain, dispelling wind and removing dampness to relieve pain, dispelling wind and relieving spasm, dispelling wind and unblocking collateral meridians, dispelling wind to relieve itching, dispelling wind and promoting diuresis, nourishing blood and dispelling wind.

 Ventilating the lung, ventilating the lung and resolving phlegm, ventilating the lung and resolve retained fluid, ventilating the lung to relieve cough, ventilating the lung to relieve dyspnea, ventilating the lung to relieve cough and dyspnea, ventilating the lung and directing Qi downward.

 Expelling through the exterior, expelling through the exterior and clearing heat, promoting eruption, driving rash out, driving pathogens out, expelling from the exterior and removing from the interior, regulating nutrient and defensive Qi, opening the devil's gates, dispersion with pungent and purgation with bitter(dispersion and purgation).

 Supporting the normal and relieving the exterior, enriching yin and releasing the exterior, reinforcing yin and releasing the exterior, strengthening Qi and releasing the exterior, nourishing blood and releasing the exterior, resolving retained fluid and releasing the exterior, Relieving both the exterior and interior, rowing upstream, etc.

 ✵Releasing the exterior with pungent-warm:  a method for treating wind-cold exterior syndrome by using herbs pungent in flavor and warm in nature.

 ✦Releasing the exterior with pungent-cold:  method for treating wind-heat exterior syndrome by using herbs pungent in flavor and cool in nature.

 ✦Clearing heat with pungent-cold:  method of using herbs pungent in flavor and cool in nature to release the exterior and clear heat for treating a febrile disease at both the defense and Qi levels, also known as releasing the exterior and clear heat, or dispersing the wind-heat.

 ✦Inducing diaphoresis to release the exterior: method for treating exterior syndromes by using diaphoretics.

 ✦Releasing the exterior and clearing the lung:  method of treating attack of wind-heat to the lung.

 ✦Releasing muscles:  a general term for dispelling pathogenic factors from the superficial muscles.

 ✦Releasing muscles and clearing heat:  method of treating heat accumulated in the superficial muscles.

 ✦Releasing muscles to relieve exterior:  method of dispelling pathogenic factors from the superficial muscles and other exterior parts of the body.

 ✦Releasing muscles to promote eruption:  method of dispersing pathogens in the superficial muscles to promote skin eruption, chiefly used in the treatment of measles and rubella.

 ✦Removing toxins to promote eruption:  method of applying toxin-removing and pathogen-dispelling treatment to promote skin eruption in the treatment of measles and rubella.

 ✦Contraindications of diaphoresis:  cases in which diaphoresis is contraindicated, such as heat due to deficiency of Yin, external cold due to deficiency of yang, and hemorrhagic diseases.

 ✵Dispersing wind:  a general term for relieving exogenous wind syndromes.

 ✦Dispersing wind-cold:  method of using herbs pungent in flavor and warm in nature in the treatment of an exterior syndrome of wind-cold.

 ✦Dispersing wind and releasing the exterior:  method of treating an exterior syndrome caused by exogenous pathogenic wind.

 ✦Dispersing wind and clearing heat:  method often used for treating an attack of wind-heat to the exterior or stagnation of wind-heat in the superficial muscles. Also known as dispersing wind and removing heat.

 ✦Dispersing wind and clearing the lung:  method of dispelling wind and heat from the lung meridian.

 ✦Dispersing wind to promote eruption:  method of using wind-dispersing treatment to promote eruption in cases of measles and rubella, also known as releasing the exterior to promote eruption.

 ✦Dispersing wind and ventilating the lung: method for treating attack on the lung by pathogenic wind.

 ✦Dispersing wind and harmonizing the nutrient system:  a method for treating disharmony between the nutrient and defensive systems caused by the attack of pathogenic wind to the exterior of the body.

 ✦Dispersing wind to relieve itching:  wind-dispersing treatment to relieve itching caused by wind-toxin.

 ✵Dispelling wind:  method of expelling pathogenic wind from the body surface, meridians, muscles and joints, used for treating external contraction at the early stage with exterior syndrome, and also for rheumatic or rheumatoid arthritis.

 ✦Dispelling wind and releasing the exterior:  method of dispelling wind from the body surface in the treatment of exterior syndrome caused by exogenous wind.

 ✦Dispelling wind and dispersing cold:  a common method of treating exterior syndrome of wind-cold, also known as dispersing wind-cold.

 ✦Dispelling wind and clearing heat:  a common method of treating exterior syndrome of wind-heat, also known as dispersing wind and clearing heat.

 ✦Dispelling wind and removing dampness:  method of treating wind-damp contraction such as rheumatism.

 ✦Dispelling wind and resolving phlegm:  therapeutic method for treating wind-phlegm syndrome.

 ✦Dispelling wind to relieve pain:  wind-dispelling treatment to relieve pain caused by attack of pathogenic wind.

 ✦Dispelling wind and removing dampness to relieve pain:  a common method of treating painful conditions caused by wind-damp, e.g., rheumatic pains.

 ✦Dispelling wind and relieving spasm:  method of treating pathogenic wind attack the meridians.

 ✦Dispelling wind and unblocking collateral meridians:  method of treating pathogenic wind attack on collateral meridians.

 ✦Dispelling wind to relieve itching:  same as dispersing wind to relieve itching.

 ✦Dispelling wind and promoting diuresis:  treatment for wind-edema.

 ✦Nourishing blood and dispelling wind:  treatment for attack of wind in blood deficiency.

 ✦Ventilating the lung:  method of treating affection of the lung by exogenous pathogens that leads to such functional disturbances as cough, dyspnea or edema.

 ✦Ventilating the lung and resolving phlegm:  method of treating accumulation of turbid-phlegm in the lung by expelling the phlegm.

 ✦Ventilating the lung and resolve retained fluid:  method of removing fluid and phlegm to treat retained fluid in the lung.

 ✦Ventilating the lung to relieve cough:  treatment of regulating Qi to facilitate free movement of air in the lung for relieving dyspnea.

 ✦Ventilating the lung to relieve dyspnea:  treatment of regulating Qi to facilitate free movement of air in the lung for relieving dyspnea.

 ✦Ventilating the lung to relieve cough and dyspnea:  treatment for cough and dyspnea by facilitating free movement of air in the lung.

 ✦Ventilating the lung and directing Qi downward:  method of treating impairment of the dispersing and descending function of the lung caused by pathogenic factors.

 ✵Expelling through the exterior:  therapy expelling pathogenic factors from the body in the treatment of acute febrile disease at the early stage with the exterior syndrome of wind-heat.

 ✦Expelling through the exterior and clearing heat:  method combining the use of exterior-releasing and heat-clearing treatments to relieve a syndrome involving both the defense and Qi system.

 ✦Promoting eruption:  therapy for measles and rubella by using pungent and cool-natured herbs with the effect of expelling pathogens from the exterior part of the body through skin eruption in order to prevent complications.

 ✦Drving rash out:  therapy for acute febrile disease with indistinct maculation by applying herbs to expel heat from the blood.

 ✦Driving pathogens out:  method of driving pathogens out of the body, usually used in the treatment of an exterior syndrome, also known as expelling pathogens.

 ✦Expelling from the exterior and removing from the interior:  therapeutic method of using herbs pungent in flavor and cool in nature to eliminate pathogenic heat from the exterior portion of the body, together with herbs bitter in taste and cold in nature to remove pathogenic heat of the interior.

 ✦Regulating nutrient and defensive Qi:  therapy to relieve exterior syndrome associated with spontaneous sweating.

 ✦Opening the devil's gates:  also known as opening the devil's gates(pores), a therapeutic method to induce perspiration.

 ✦Dispersion with pungent and purgation with bitter(dispersion and purgation): (1).therapeutic method of administering pungent herbs to disperse pathogenic factors from the exterior together with bitter herbs to relieve interior heat,(2).therapeutic method of using pungent herbs to remove phlegm-dampness in the chest and bitter herbs to remove damp-heat.Also known as dispersion and purgation.

 ✵Supporting the normal and relieving the exterior:  therapeutic method of combined use of exterior-releasing herbs and tonics to treat exterior syndrome occurring in a deficiency condition.

 ✦Enriching yin and releasing the exterior:  therapeutic method of using both Yin-tonifying and exterior-releasing herbs to expel exogenous pathogenic factors from the exterior portion of the body with yin deficiency. Also known as nourishing yin and releasing the exterior.

 ✦Reinforcing yang and releasing the exterior:  therapeutic method of using both Yang-tonifying and exterior-releasing herbs to expel exogenous pathogenic factors from the exterior portion of the body with yang deficiency.

 ✦Strengthening Qi and releasing the exterior:  therapeutic method of using both Qi-tonifying and exterior-releasing herbs to expel exogenous pathogenic factors from the exterior portion of the body with Qi deficiency.

 ✦Nourishing blood and releasing the exterior:  therapeutic method of using both blood-tonifying and exterior-releasing herbs to expel exogenous pathogenic factors from the exterior portion of the body with blood deficiency.

 ✦Resolving retained fluid and releasing the exterior:  a method for treating a complex syndrome of wind-cold in the exterior and retained fluid in the interior.

 ✦Relieving both the exterior and interior:  treatment entailing dispelling pathogenic factors from both the exterior and the interior, indicated for a disease involving both the exterior and interior of the body.

 ✦Rowing upstream:  a term metaphorically referring to the treatment of dysentery at its initial stage with exterior syndrome by using exterior-releasing and damp-expelling herbs to drive the pathogen outward, e.g., in the opposite direction to the inward penetration of the pathogen.

 
References:
  • 1.Methods of TCM Treatment:an introduction of the Diaphoretic Therapy,Exterior-Releasing Therapy.

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