Southern Cave, Wudang Scenery Zone, Shiyan City, Hubei Province, China

Herbal Treatment for Colitis and Crohns Disease

1. Herbal formula

1-1. Deficiency of qi and blood, the flowing obstruction of qi and blood due to the Chinese doctorweakness of both kidney and spleen.

Herbal medicine formula: Lian Kei Yu Yang Soup:

astragalus root 30g
ovate atractylodes root 20g
cuscuta seed 30g
bupleurum root 10g
bletilla tuber 12g
notoginseng root 3g
costusroot 12g
alum 1.5g
cuttlefish bone 30g
halloysite 24g

Notes: All the drugs are to be decocted in water for oral administration. Two times each day.

1-2. Excessive dampness injuring yang, the accumulation of damp-heat in the intestine
Herbal medicine formula: Kui Jie Soup

astragalus root 30g
coptis root 10g
poppy husk 15g
psoralea seed 15g
sumac gallnut 15g
sanguisorba root 15g

Notes: All the drugs are to be decocted in water for oral administration. Two times each day.

1-3. Intestine wall ulceration
Herbal medicine formula: Washing Bowel Wall Soup

dragon’s blood 6g
cuttlefish bone 15g
sanguisorba root 15g
rhubarb 10g

Notes: All the drugs are to be decocted in water. Then using a medical tube, doctor carefully thrust it into anus, about 20cm deep, then inject the liquid into intestine. Two times each day.

2. Acupuncture Treatment

2-1. Spleen deficiency subtype

The patient has to go to toilet 5-10 times every day. distention of the abdomen and appetite caused by the spleen and stomach deficiencies and the disorder of the spleen. The pulse is weak and the tongue is swollen with white coating.

Treatment
Prescription: There are two groups, the first group is Pishu, Qihaishuand, Dachangshu and Qihai. The second group is Zhongwan, tianshu,Qihai and Zusanli.These two groups of points can be alternatively punctured to strengthen the spleen , invigorate qi.
Fist insert the needle into the Pishu with the twisting and reinforcing method by lifting and thrusting for half a minute and withdraw, then puncture Qihaishu, Dachangshu with the same method as above. Burn 3 cones of moxa on Pishu and Qihaishu, with the thin layer of drug paste between skin and the moxa. The treatment is given once a day or every other day. 10 times consist of the treatment. Raw, cold and contaminated food should be avoided.

2-2. Kidney deficiency subtype.

The patient had to go toilet before dawn with intolerance to cold and abdominal pain caused by kidney yang deficiency. The pulse is deep and thready and the tongue pale with white coating.

Treatment
Prescription: There two groups. The first group consists of Mingmen, Shengshu, Qihaishu. The second group of Taixi, Tianshu, Qihai. These two groups of points can be alternatively punctured to warm the kidney and invigorate the kidney yang. moxibustion with Taixi moxa-stick is adopted. Each moxibustion lasts for 15 minutes, once a day or every other day. 10 times consist of a course of the treatment.

There exist many other points available for treating colitis.