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Quchi(LI 11) for treatment of allergic diseases based on coincidence of key therapeutic characteristics of acupoints and pathogenesis of allergic diseases
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Pages: 81-84+102
Year: Issue:  1
Journal: Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

Keyword:  allergic diseasesPoint LI 11(Quchi)characteristics of acupointpathogenesis;
Abstract: According to the etiology, allergic diseases are related to wind and heat; according to the pathogenesis, most of allergic diseases are qi-blood diseases; from the theory of zangfu, allergic diseases are closely related to the depressed heat of yangming and stomach-intestine, and the common elements of the pathogenesis of allergic diseases are wind, heat, qi, blood and yangming. With reviewing the ancient literature and modern research, the key therapeutic effect of Quchi(LI 11) and its special treatment effect on allergic diseases are summarized. It is suggested that the key therapeutic characteristics of Quchi(LI 11), including dispelling the wind, clearing the heat, cooling the blood and regulating stomach-intestine function, are in accordance with the common causes and pathogenesis of allergic diseases. Therefore, Quchi(LI 11) is considered an important acupoint for the treatment of allergic diseases.
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