Acute Tonsillitis, Pharyngitis

Acute tonsillitis is a bacterial infection of the palatine tonsil. Clinical symptoms are sudden onset of sore throat, with fever, headache, general aching, and congestion and smelling of the palatine tonsils bilaterally. There may be a whitish exudate scattered on the surface of the tonsils which is easily removed without causing bleeding. This is a sign for differentiating the disease from diphtheria. There may be also swelling and tenderness of the cervical lymph nodes. TCM differentiations would include Wind Heat, Heat Toxin, and Qi level heat.

Pharyngitis is a diffuse congestion of the pharynx. In acute cases, besides sore throat there may be accompanying fever, headache and general malaise. TCM differentiations would include Wind Heat, Heat Toxin, and Qi level heat

Points:

LI 4 Hegu

Prescription:

0.5 - I cc. of 0.5 - 1% procaine into LI 4 Hegu, once daily.

Source: The Treament of 100 Common Diseases by New Acupuncture, Medicine and Health Publishing Company

        

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