漢方治療で発作が消失したパニック障害の3例 [in Japanese] Three Cases of Panic Disorder Successfully Treated with Kampo Formulae [in Japanese]
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We report three cases of panic disorder treated with kampo formulae including shohangekabukuryoto. Case One was a 47-year-old driver. Sharp rises in blood pressure caused transient ischemic attacks in the brain. We suspected that anxiety over recurrent brain attacks stagnated his water and <i>qi</i> below the heart and caused phlegm heat, which lead to his panic disorder. His symptoms were cured with shohangekabukuryoto and the substance of orento. Case Two was a 49-year-old homemaker. Her domestic anxiety developed into a panic disorder. We suspected that her anxiety diminished the blood and the function of her liver, as well as her splenic sufficiency. Her attacks were cured with kamishoyosan, and with bukuryoingohangekobokuto which contains shohangekabukuryoto. Case Three was a 32-year-old homemaker. Overwork through her child-raising tasks developed into a panic disorder. We suspected that fatigue caused her splenic insufficiency and resulted in blood deficiency with the extra water below the heart. Shohangekabukuryoto and juzentaihoto were very effective, and resolved her attacks.<br>These cases suggest that shohangekabukuryoto improved epigastric discomfort, dizziness and palpitation by justifying middle-<i>jiao</i> dysfunction, <i>qi</i> and water regurgitation. In each of the three cases, shohangekabukuryoto showed efficacy for panic disorder with other kampo formulae for respective signs and symptoms.
- Kampo Medicine
Kampo Medicine 59(5), 721-726, 2008-09-20
The Japan Society for Oriental Medicine