Sweating method in Shang Han Lun

Can, Engin and Cheng, Ming Zhao (2010) Sweating method in Shang Han Lun. Journal of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 17 (1) . pp. 4-9. ISSN 1745-6843 [Article]

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Sweating method(汗法)is the first therapeutic methods described in Shang Han Lun (伤寒论Treatise on Cold Damage Disease)by Zhang Zhongjing in the East Han Dynasty (3rd century AD, about 200-219 AD).

This method is mainly used for treating exterior syndrome of Taiyang Disease (Greater Yang) Disease. Its first representative formula is Mahuang Tang (麻黄汤 Ephedra Decoction).

Additionally, there are many other formulas that can also be classified in the category of sweating method to treat associated or deteriorated syndromes mainly in Taiyang Disease. These formulae are:

Gegen Tang (葛根汤 Pueraria Decoction)
Da Qinglong Tang(大青龙汤 Major Blue Dragon Decoction)
Xiao Qinglong Tang (小青龙汤 Minor Blue Dragon Decoction)
Mahuang Xingren Gancao Shigao Tang(麻黄杏仁甘草石膏汤Ephedra, Bitter Apricot Seed, Licorice and Gypsum Decoction)
Guizhi Mahuang Ge Ban Tang (桂枝麻黄各半汤Half Cinnamon Half Ephedra Decoction),
Guizhi Er Mahuang Yi Tang (桂枝二麻黄一汤Two Cinnamon One Ephedra Decoction)
Mahuang Xixin Fuzi Tang(麻黄细辛附子汤Ephedra, Asarum and Aconite Decoction)
Mahuang Fuzi Gancao Tang (麻黄附子甘草汤 Ephedra,Aconite and Licorice Decoction)

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 10066
Depositing User: Ming Cheng
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2013 12:06
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 01:07
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/10066

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