The treatment of cough of throat origin by Dr. Zuwang Gan
due to something wrong in the throat is the medical term
developed by Dr. Zuwang Gan. The main clinic manifestation of
such cough is the cough onset whenever there is itch in throat.
If there is no itch, there
would have no cough. The cough is not accompanied by phlegm or
the phlegm is very little in amount. In severe case,
the cough may cause pain
in chest. The itch in throat is mostly due to the attack by
or Dryness to the throat.
Here we introduce the clinic experience by Dr. Zuwang Gan in the
treatment of such throat-origin cough:
disperse Lung and to dispel the Xie:
principle is used in case in which the Wind-Cold Xie Qi attacks
the throat, so as to
cause the disorder in the disperse of the Lung Qi. The throat
felt itch and the patient had cough with or without little
phlegm. The formula used is San Ao Tang with additions:
Jiegen and Beimu.
phlegm is white in color, add
Chenpi, Suzi and Jiangcan.
If the cough
is to violent, with blood
congestion in the mucus of the throat,
it indicates the
Fire-developing from the Wind-Cold Xie. Add herb Bohe,
Lugen and Shegan,
Fire-clearing and Heart-cooling therapy. This principle is
suitable for the overwhelming of Heart Fire,
which attacks the throat
through the throat. The patient feels urgent to clear the throat
again and again, feels
dry in throat with desire to drink water,
and feels annoyed,
poor sleep. There is
blood congestion in the mucus in the throat with net-like small
blood vessels. The tongue tip is red in color. The pulse is thin
and string. The herbal formula should be used is Dao Chi San
with modification: Shengdi,
Xingren and Shigao.
Yin-nourishing and Fire-clearing therapy. It is used for Kidney
Yin deficiency with weakness Fire rushing up to the throat. The
patient feels inch to cough, which is worse as night. The
patient feels dry in mouth and throat. Water drink does not
solve the dryness. The throat mucus is dark red and dry.
There is hyperplasia of
lymphoid follicles in the back of the throat.
The tongue is red in color. The tongue cover is
thin and white. The pulse is thin and frequent. The herbal
formula is Zhi Bo Dihuang Tang with modification: Zhimu, Huangbo,
Shengdi, Shanyurou, Shanyao, Niuxi, Danpi, Baihe, Maidong, and
Yin-nourishing and Dryness-wetting therapy. This principle is
suitable for the Lung Yin deficiency, in which the Dryness-Fire
rushes up to the throat to cause itch in throat and cough. In
severe case, the severe cough is accompanied with chest pain.
Occasionally there is blood in sticky phlegm. The throat is dry.
The throat mucus is with chronic blood congestion, with or
without atrophy in part of mucus. The tongue tends to be slight
red in color. The tongue cover is thin. The pulse is thin. The
herbal formula should be Yang Yin Qing Fei Tang with
modification: Shashen, Maidong, Shengdi, Zhimu, Shigao, Sangye,
Xingren, Baimaogen, Tianzhuhuang, and Chuan Beimu.
Blood-activating and blood stagnation-dissolving therapy. This
principle is suitable to the blood stagnation, in which the
liquid part fails to move up to wet the throat, due to the blood
stagnation. The throat feels dry, itch and cough. The cough
would last for a long time and dark to stop. The patient feels
thirsty and has desire to drink warm water. There is dry and
chronic blood congestion in the throat mucus. There is
lymphoid follicles in the back of the throat. The tongue shows
purple tint. The tongue cover is thin. The pulse is thin and not
smooth. The formula used is Tao Hong Si Wu Tang with
modification: Taoren, Honghua, Danggui, Shengdi, Chishao, Chanyi,
Dilong, Zhi Suzi, Beimu, Jiegen and Gancao.
Allergy-releasing and Lung-restraining therapy. It is used for
special body constitution. The person is easy to have Lung Qi
reversely rush up to the throat, after stimulation by strange
gas, air, or smell. The throat feels itch and the person has dry
cough. When the cough is very strong, the person may feel
nausea. The herbal formula is Tuo Ming Tang with modification:
Zicao, Qiancao, Hanliancao, Chanyi, Dilong, Jinfeicao, Sangbaipi,
Jingjie Tan, Wumei, Hezirou, and Gancao.