The Pivotal Role of Blood Stasis in the Analysis and Treatment of Autoimmunity, engl. deutsch
|Kongress: TCM Kongress 2009 - 40.Internationaler|
Inhalt / abstract
Autoimmune disorders are characterized by chronic inflammation of various tissues, increased stickiness of erythrocytes and platelets, increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and vasculitis. These give rise to signs and symptoms that may be diagnosed as blood stasis according to Chinese medicine. Blood stasis is almost always found in autoimmune conditions, usually as a complication of the primary pathology, which is heat. In many cases the blood stasis is mild, lacking the classical features and thus easily missed. In my experience it is essential to detect and treat it, as even mild stasis has the ability to block the effects of any other primary treatment. Mild stasis can be detected by observation of subtle signs and physical examination.