Metabolism of Chinese medicine and water is more closely organs lung, spleen, kidney, these three organ dysfunction is caused by swelling of the key and, the treatment of edema, Chinese medicine generally Xuanfei, spleen, heating as the basic principle. Specific methods are as follows:
(1) Xuanfei diuresis: The main clinical manifestations of the fever caused by the cold wind outside attack, aversion to cold, bad wind, headache, limb and joint pain, cough, thin white tongue coating, floating pulse .Visto first facial edema after whole body, difficulty urinating. Chinese medicine called edema as geomancy, common in acute nephritis or acute exacerbation of chronic nephritis. Drugs commonly used ephedra, gypsum, Ginger, Atractylodes, wind, Morus alba, double flowers, forsythia, mint, Peucedanum, red beans, plantain, Alisma, plants have cogongrass rhizome, motherwort so on.
(2) Invigorate spleen function transform wet, water swelling: The clinical manifestations of systemic pitting edema, spreading below the waist, body weight, fatigue, decreased urination, loss of appetite, chest tightness , greasy moss, pulse. Drugs commonly used Poria, Polyporus, Alisma, Atractylodes, Gui, Morus alba, arecae, skin ginger, orange peel, Poria, etc. Very swollen upper body Erchuan more ephedra, almond, Tinglizi; Bottom of the body swelling even add fangchi, Sichuan pepper, Magnolia, such as humidity heat, Fan thirst, scanty dark urine, constipation, moss yellow grease, increase the yellow, wood, thistle, etc.
(3) During warm invigorating spleen function, gas lines and water: This law applies to the weakness of the spleen. The main clinical manifestations of lower limb edema, and even more, according to depression is not easy to restore, chest tightness, abdominal distension, pay less, diarrhea, pallor, tired limbs ??, less urine, pale tongue, white, Chenhuan slippery pulse. Drugs commonly used are: Poria, Atractylodes, aconite, ginger, Magnolia, woodland, arecae, papaya, strawberry, licorice, can add Polyporus, Alisma, Codonopsis, Astragalus.
(4) Heating and Water: For those who decline of kidney. Height of the main manifestations of systemic edema, particularly at night below the waist, waist and knees, cold extremities, chills, fatigue, Shenpi pale, scanty urine, pale tongue with teeth marks, thin weak pulse. Drugs commonly used Poria, Atractylodes, white peony root, root, ginger, foxglove, Dan, Alisma, yam, cornus, cinnamon, etc.