Jing Fang Chai Hu Formulas for Management of Abnormal Bowel Movement
Professor Fu Yanling shares his clinical management of Abnormal bowel movement with the Chai Hu group formulas.
Presented by Professor Fu Yanling, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
Interpreted by Dr, Greta Young Jie De (Ph.D)
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners perform their clinical assessment through four diagnostic methods:
- Listening & Smelling
Using visual inspection to observe for any abnormalities in patients’ vitality, complexion, tongue and bodily secretions.The condition of the bowel movements is under the scope of inquiry of the Four Examinations in Chinese medicine diagnosis. Abnormality of the bowel movements can be attributed to many disease conditions.
Definition: Abnormal bowel movements, usually referred to abnormal bowel movements which includes:
- No defecation, difficulty in defecation; hard stool (dry)
- The stool is hard at the beginning followed by sloppy stool
- Spontaneous diarrhoea; sloppy stool
- Tenesmus (abdominal urgency with heaviness in the rectum)
- Clear food diarrhoea
- Blood in the stool with pus
- Black and tarry stool
There are many major factors affecting bowel movements
- Gastrointestinal qi strength and its direction of movement;
- Gastrointestinal internal environment (wind, cold, dampness and fire);
- Other visceral functions: liver dispersion, lung diffusion and depurating; spleen movement; and kidney opening and closing;
- The daily nature and quantity of food intake and diet.
Professor Fu Yanling will share with us his clinical management of Abnormal bowel movement with the Chai Hu group formulas.