Source: Beijing Zhongke Vitiligo Hospital
1. Chinese medicine how to know about vitiligo?
Chinese medicine called vitiligo as BaiBoFeng. Chinese medicine holds that vitiligo caused by the evil wind attack the epidermis, the epidermal skin with poor defensive function, cause the qi and blood deficiency can finally induce vitiligo.
In 1974, there are records about many surgical diseases in a book copied in silk excavated in the Mawangdui Tomb of Changsha. This book named prescriptions of fifty-two diseases Because it based on 52 diseases. This book originate in spring and warring states, it’s the earliest ancient medical book exist at present. This book records many skin diseases, among the book, the Baichu, BaiWuCou and other diseases includes the pigment loss diseases such as vitiligo. It also record the many treatments such as internal treatment, external treatment and combined internal and external treatment. It proves the Chinese medicine have some knowledge about vitiligo date back to 700 BC.
With the modern medicine development, the Chinese medicine treat vitiligo also combined some modern western medicine and advanced instrument to treat vitiligo. Except the orally intake decoctions, it also includes other style Chinese patent medicines such as capsule, tablet, pill, injections, powder, granule, ointment, agent, solution, cream and etc. It also introduce some modern treatments to the vitiligo treatment such as Chinese medicine bath, steam bath, Chinese medicine ion, intermediate frequency electric acupuncture and etc. In this article, I’d like to mainly introduce Chinese medicine to treat vitiligo for your reference.
2. Chinese medicine how to treat vitiligo based on syndrome differentiation theory?
From the surface, all the vitiligo symptom show no much difference, all present as white spots. But Chinese medicine holds that different vitiligo patients with different physique conditions, the treatment make also need to according to the patient’s individual difference. So the doctor need to make targeted treatment plan for every vitiligo patients. In the following part, I’d like to illustrate some examples.
Heat symptoms: this symptom equal to the vitiligo in the acute stage. This type vitiligo onset acutely, the vitiligo present pink with blur boundary. Some vitiligo patients accompany with light itchy feeling and bad emotions. Also accompany the symptoms of dry mouth, light red urine, the tongue present red color, the coating on the tongue is thin and present yellow color, the pulse is thin and fast. This type vitiligo should choose the Chinese medicine have the effects of cool and activate the blood, remove the heat and get rid of the wind.
Deficiency of kidney qi: this vitiligo with stable disease condition and the site of vitiligo is relatively stable. This vitiligo with clear edge, the pigment loss is quite obvious, part of the patients accompany with the dizzy and tinnitus, sour and weak waist and knees, tongue coating thin, the tongue become larger with indentation, the pulse is weak these symptoms. This type vitiligo should treated by tonifying the liver and kidney, removing the wind and enriching the blood.
Of course there also have other types vitiligo. Chinese medicine holds an opinion that treated our body as a whole, any disease treatment should treated from the whole, find out the root of the disease to treat, different types of vitiligo should treated with different ways. This is what makes the Chinese medicine flexible in treating diseases and make the holistic treatment this opinion so advance.
3. Does Chinese medicine have therapeutic effects to the vitiligo?
As for the specific efficacy, cure rate and treatment effects of Chinese medicine prescription and other relevant preparations used to treat vitiligo can be found in many treaties and reports in the academic circle.
The Chinese medicine also achieved some gratifying achievements in some Chinese patent medicines and traditional Chinese medicine extracts, I’d like to introduce those medicines in detail to you in the following part.
Chinese medicines used to regulate immune function: astragalus, codonopsis, atractylodes, poria, cornus officinalis and etc.
Chinese medicines used to Promote the tyrosinase activity: eclipta, figs, paeonol, psoralen, comfrey, vernonia anthelmintica and etc.
Chinese medicines can promote the melanocyte formation: tougucao, eclipta, madder, motherwort and etc.
Chinese medicines used to increase the photosensitive effects: fig, purslane, polygonum cuspidatum, cassia and etc.
Chinese medicines contains trace elements: natural copper, duckweed, mother of pearl and etc.
Chinese medicine have the effects of activate the blood and remove the stasis, improve the blood circulation: angelica, peach kernel, safflower, red peony, peony and etc.
The Chinese medicine treatment supply the insufficient of western medicine treatment. The Chinese medicine pay much attention to holistic treatment opinion.
Our hospital adopt the UM-D multidimensional treatment system which centered in traditional Chinese medicine to treat vitiligo, this treatment once cured nearly 180000, praised and well concerned by many vitiligo patients and scholars from all over the world. You can watch the video about the actual cases in our website.
Normally the epidermal skin cell growth period is about 475 hours equal to about 19 days. So the specialists in Beijing CASU Vitiligo Hospital indicates the vitiligo patients should avoid blindly take medicines and believe in some quack doctors, because these wrong actions might even worsen their vitiligo.
According to the statistic data from home and abroad, generally speaking it need take 6 to 12 weeks for vitiligo patients to recover from their vitiligo. So when patients asked about how long it need to take to judge a medicine have treatment effects or not? The specialists in our hospital answered it at least need three months continuously take medicines than you can judge whether this medicine have treatment effects or not. According to the clinical practice, there are many factors can influence the medicine treatment effects, the vitiligo type is also one of the important factors among these. Localized vitiligo generally need to treat about two months. The segmental vitiligo, acro type or generalized vitiligo need to treat about three months then you can judge the treatment effects of the medicines. So the vitiligo patients should patiently cooperate with the specialists to treat their vitiligo, do not impatient about their recovery time, they need to care about their treatment effects. Of course all these data only for your reference, it can not treated as the treatment basis of every vitiligo patients. Different patients have difference in therapeutic effects evaluation.
5. Does Chinese medicine can completely cure vitiligo?
Vitiligo patients should carefully to choose their vitiligo treatments. Blindly exclude or veto the treatment effects of any medicine or treatment is impractical. Because the pathogenesis of vitiligo is not quite clearly at present, it might caused by one or many pathogenies, it need scientific analysis, treat it according to the causes.
Second the mechanism of vitiligo is quite complex, it might caused by the disorder of genetic system, immune system, neuroendocrine system and etc. So we emphasize the comprehensive treatment in the clinic, this also a very important guiding principle.
Moreover, vitiligo patients can not hold indifferent attitude or blindly exclude any treatment plan attitude. The vitiligo patients should modestly, carefully and optimistically treat their vitiligo, insist treatment. Vitiligo is a curable disease they need to understand that point.
6. Does Chinese medicine have side effects to treat vitiligo?
Chinese medicine treatment is much safer compared with western medicine. But there are a proverb in Chinese medicine, any medicine have toxic effects more or less, if you choose the normal specialist vitiligo hospital and specialist vitiligo doctor to treat your disease, it will largely decrease the toxic and side effects of the medicines chosen to treat your vitiligo. Second, different Chinese medicines mixed properly can mutually offsetting side effects of different medicines.
Some herbal medicines with a little side effects after processed can get rid of it’s side effects. This process was called processing of Chinese herbal medicine.
So the vitiligo patients have no need to worry about that question, the professional doctor already took this question into consideration.
7. What is the difference of Chinese medicine treat vitiligo between specialist vitiligo hospital and comprehensive hospital?
1.Specialist vitiligo hospital only treat one disease, the experience to treat vitiligo in the specialist hospital is richer than in the comprehensive hospital.
2.Specialist vitiligo hospital with sufficient research capital in the single item.
3.The specialist vitiligo hospital combine the Chinese medicine with some large scale medical instruments to treat vitiligo, it can make the Chinese medicines exert it’s ideal treatment effects.
4.The experts in specialist vitiligo hospital with richer experiences in vitiligo treatment and prescription regulation of Chinese medicines.
5. Specialist vitiligo hospital with more comprehensive diagnose measures which is helpful for the Chinese medicine treatment plan make.
6. Specialist vitiligo hospital with advantages in the empirical formula.
7. Specialist vitiligo hospital combine and apply the Chinese medicine with the medical instruments more fully.
8. The drugs to treat vitiligo in specialist vitiligo hospital is relatively comprehensive than in the comprehensive hospital.
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