Rheumatic fever according to Chinese Medicine

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In Chinese Medicine, rheumatic fever is sometimes associated with Painful Obstruction due to Damp Heat in Channels, a so-called "patterns of disharmony". Chinese Medicine sees the body as a system, not a sum of isolated parts. A "pattern" is when the system's harmony is disrupted. It is not equivalent to the Western concept of "disease" because both concepts arise from totally different ways of seeing the human body.

To understand whether someone's rheumatic fever might be caused by the pattern Painful Obstruction due to Damp Heat in Channels, one needs to look for signs and symptoms associated with the pattern beyond what one might typically experience from rheumatic fever alone. Indeed if rheumatic fever is caused by Painful Obstruction due to Damp Heat in Channels, patients also experience symptoms such as heat and pain in the joints, reduced mobility, fever and shaking chills.

We've listed below a more detailed description of Painful Obstruction due to Damp Heat in Channels so that you can have a better understanding of where rheumatic fever might find its root according to Chinese Medicine.

Once identified, patterns are often treated using herbal formulas. Drinking herbal infusions is the most common remedy in Chinese Medicine, together with acupuncture. Here we detail below two formulas that can help treat Painful Obstruction due to Damp Heat in Channels.

Painful Obstruction due to Damp Heat in Channels, a "pattern of disharmony" associated with rheumatic fever

Painful Obstruction due to Damp Heat in Channels

Rheumatic fever might be due to Painful Obstruction due to Damp Heat in Channels if the condition is paired with typical pattern symptoms such as heat and pain in the joints, reduced mobility, fever and shaking chills.

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The two herbal formulas that might help with rheumatic fever

Xuan Bi Tang

Source date: 1798 AD

Number of ingredients: 9 herbs

Key actions: Clears and resolves Damp-Heat. Unblocks the meridians. Disbands painful obstruction.

Why might Xuan Bi Tang help with rheumatic fever?

Because it is a formula often recommended to help treat Painful Obstruction due to Damp Heat in Channels, a pattern sometimes associated with rheumatic fever. If it looks like you might suffer from Painful Obstruction due to Damp Heat in Channels, this formula might help (although please seek confirmation with a professional practitioner beforehand).

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Ma Huang Tang

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 4 herbs

Key actions: Releases exterior cold. Treats wheezing.

Why might Ma Huang Tang help with rheumatic fever?

Because it is a formula often recommended to help treat , a pattern sometimes associated with rheumatic fever. If it looks like you might suffer from , this formula might help (although please seek confirmation with a professional practitioner beforehand).

Read more about Ma Huang Tang here