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Allergic Rhinitis Case Study

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There are other TCM disease names that harbor aspects of AR but pattern differentiation is still the one and only way of hoping to correctly diagnose and treat patterns of disharmony within the TCM framework.
Therefore, when working with a patient with "Allergic Rhinitis", a TCM practitioner may diagnose his or her patient as having one or more patterns (of disharmony) such as Lung qi deficiency, Spleen qi deficiency, Kidney qi deficiency, Wind heat, Gallbladder fire, disharmony of the Ying and Wei, and many more. Although there are many possible patterns applicable to
AR three organs primarily involved when dealing with the nose and AR. The Lungs - said in the classics to open to the nose, the Kidneys - having a direct link with the nose via the Du channel
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There is considerable variability in TCM patterns regarding Allergic Rhinitis, and the relationships between the patterns are potential for an in-depth source ofreflcction. In a relevant study of 23 individual trials assessed for pattern differentiation in Allergic Rhinitis. Out of a total of 2,589 patients with Allergic Rhinitis, a total of only 15 patterns were found. As stated, and confirming the above statement, the most common sites of the disease were Lung, Spleen and
Kidney and the most common nature of the disease was Qi deficiency. In fact, more than 58 percent of all pattern combinations in the study were related to Lung or Spleen qi deficiency.
Younger patients tended toward Lung qi deficiency and/or Spleen qi deficiency, whereas in
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