Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Pulmonary tuberculosis is a specific pulmonary infection caused by m. tuberculosis and characterized by the formation of tubercles in the lung. The first infection is usually a self limited disease in children which escapes detection. Tuberculosis in adults is predominantly a disease of the pulmonary parenchyma. Symptoms may be absent or mild. When present the most frequent symptoms are cough, malaise, easy fatigability, weight loss, low grade afternoon fever, night sweats and pleuritic pain. Blood in the sputum is a strong suggestion of tuberculosis. TCM differentiation would indicate Lung Yin Deficiency.

Points:

Jiehexue (Extra point located 3.5 cun lateral to Du 14),
UB 13 Feishu,
LU 1 Zhongfu.

May be combined with
UB 38 Gaohuangshu,
LI 11 Quchi,
LU 6 Kongzui.

Prescription:

2 cc. of vitamin B1 or 0.2 mg. of streptomycin into each point, 5 - 8 fen deep. (10 fen = 1 cun)

Note: it is not known how "mg" (a measurement of weight) could be directly injected without putting this material into a wet medium measured such as "ml" or "cc". The source text does not provide this information.

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

        

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