Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Dysentary

What Is Dysentary?


Dysentary - Basics

Dysentery is an inflammatory disorder of the intestine/colon that results in severe diarrhea containing mucus, fecal blood, abdominal pain, and rectal tenesmus.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Dysentary.

What Patterns Are Related To Dysentary?


Dysentary - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of dysentary generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of dysentary:

Large Intestine ColdLarge Intestine Damp HeatSpleen Invasion - Cold DampSpleen and Stomach Damp HeatStomach ColdStomach DampnessStomach Qi Deficiency

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The Following (2)Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Dysentary

Huang Lian Jie Du Wan (Coptis Decoction To Relieve Toxicity)

Clinical Usages

  • Clears fire toxins (damp heat, toxic heat, fire) from all three jiaos - formula has an antibiotic function which has a broad range of uses in conditions arising from damp heat in the body.  Acute bacterial infections, dystentary, fever (of unknown origin), acute bronchitis, acute conjunctivitis, UTI.
  • Hypertension when it arises from fire/toxic heat.
  • A range of skin issues - boils, acne, mastitis, pyogenic skin infections, gingivitis.
  • Disorders of the middle jiao - hepatitis (particularly acute infectious), jaundice, H-pylori, gastritis.
  • Arrest bleeding in reckless bleeding from heat.
  • Gu syndrome conditions with the right underyling factors - IBS, Lyme, other inflammatory conditions.

    Clinical Categorization


      • Generally only used for acute situations, rarely taken for longer than 15-20 days.  For longer use watch for signs of damage to the spleen system in TCM terms.
      • Avoid in patients with Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.  G6PD is an inherited condition usually occurring in males, more commonly in those of African and Mediterranean descent. Triggers include infections, stress, fava beans, aspirin, and other drugs.  When symptoms are triggered, they include fever, dark urine, abdominal and back pain, fatigue, and pale skin.  Most people recover in a few days without treatment, but avoiding relapses is important. 

        Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan (Immortals Formula For Sustaining Life)

        Clinical Usages

        • Generally for short-term use with early stage heat toxins - sores, carbuncles, boils, styes, acne.  Swollen and painful skin lesions with other heat signs (chills/fever). 
        • Breast abscesses, mastitis.
        • Uses for rheumatoid arthritis and/or psoriasis with the right underlying diagnosis.
        • Internal abscesses from blood stasis.

          Clinical Categorization


            • Generally not for long-term use.
            • Use with caution with spleen qi deficiency.
            • Avoid with yin fire.

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