茯苓甘草湯の消化器症状への応用 [in Japanese] Four Cases Effectively Treated with Bukuryokanzoto [in Japanese]
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So far bukuryokanzoto has been used chiefly for treatment of intense perspiration with fever. However, bukuryokanzoto is effective in relieving various symptoms of the digestive system.<BR>Case 1 : A 39-year-old woman had a history of severe nausea attacks for 20 years or more. When bukuryokanzoto was given during one such episode, the nausea disappeared immediately. The patient continued to take bukuryokanzoto regularly, and her nausea attacks became rare. Case 2 : A 64-year-old woman had undergone subtotal gastrectomy1year previously due to early gastric cancer. For 2 weeks, she would vomit immediately after consuming her meals. Thus, she was unable to eat. Her vomiting stopped, however, once she was administered bukuryokanzoto. Case 3 : A 47-year-old woman complained of regurgitating stomach acid several times a day that left a bitter taste in her mouth. The regurgitation was accompanied by heartburn. Administration of bukuryokanzoto reduced the frequency of regurgitations by 20%. Case 4 : A 38-year-old woman had occasionally experienced sudden nausea and vomiting at night accompanied by palpitations.Because of her foreboding before one such episode, bukuryokanzoto was given, and the vomiting fit was controlled. In each case, the nausea/vomiting fits were accompanied by palpitations, breast discomfort, and saliva secretion. These symptoms were improved promptly after the administration of bukuryokanzoto. The frequency of the attacks also decreased markedly. In conclusion, in addition to intense perspiration, bukuryokanzoto can also be used for relieving digestive symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and gastroesophageal refluxes.
- Kampo Medicine
Kampo Medicine 63(1), 25-30, 2012
The Japan Society for Oriental Medicine