Skin Diseases Case Study
Chronic Skin Disease Cure
A 49-year-old-male, who engaged in scientific research for the U.S. state government and who was also knowledgable in western medicine, suffered from chronic eczema and had long-term itchy skin on his arms back and legs. Eczema often gets worse when the seasons change and other symptoms can develop such as, cold, cough and an itchy throat. He saw a lot of doctors in China and was prescribed a hormone ointment that finally stopped his itching. But after going abroad he found that his skin was badly damaged because of the ointment he was using.
Dr. Suo An Feng’s Consultation：
The patient came to us because his wife had heard there was an old Chinese doctor in our clinic so he came with the idea of giving it a try.
Dr. Feng’s name is Feng Suo An. He was originally in the Chinese Medicine Factory with the Guangzhou University of TCM. His research on traditional Chinese medicine is very impressive, especially in the fields of gastroenterology and dermatology. Dr. Feng is the inventor of Wei Nai An, as any patient with stomach problems would know, as well as Xiaoke Wan, which anyone with diabetes would know, that he was one of the inventors of these medicines. Luo Yuankai and Deng Tietao are among his peers and this gives unique insights and credence to his understanding of dermatology.
Diagnosis and Treatment：
Dr. Feng said that the patient was qi-deficit, his body was hot and humid, and his body was lacking the qi. He was given a recipe to nourish and replenish the qi. Dr. Feng said that if he drank it for a week, if it didn’t work, he wouldn’t have to come back. On the second day, he called the clinic and said it was amazing. After only two days of drinking, his skin itch was gone. He said it was too difficult to explain. He wanted to come back and see the old doctor again. He wanted to ask the old doctor why the effect was so amazing. He came back in the second week and wanted the doctor to explain why it used to be bad, but now it healed so quickly.
Dr. Feng said: There is hot and humid inside his body, but the lungs have deficiencies. Chinese medicine talks about the relationship between the lungs and skin. If the lungs are deficient, it would have a negative effect on the skin. The wind can easily enter on the skin, which means that when the skin has wind, it gets cold, yet the body is hot and humid. When the inside is wet and humid, and the outside wind and cold, there is a place of confrontation on the skin surface. People who do not have an air deficiency can drive away the wind and cold from outside, and then the heat and humidity inside will run out, and the body will be balanced. However, because he couldn’t stand the heat and humidity inside and the wind and cold outside, he would have such a condition of eczema.
The medicine that the old doctor prescribed him included astragalus (enriching lung qi), strengthening the resistance of the body’s surface, and the stomach qi becomes stronger. Using traditional Chinese medicine like Phellodendron and Shengdi can remove dampness and heat. Using Radix Isatidis, Honeysuckle, and Poria to detoxify, will remove the heat poison created by the hot humid gas. When the Radix Isatidis and Honeysuckle are currently flooding in because of the coronavirus, from the point of view of traditional Chinese medicine, these two herbs are very useful for releasing the heat poison.
At the same time, Dr. Feng nourished his blood with angelica, red peony root, and other herbs. If there are wind chills, the combined wet and dry create heat externally and must be treated with white moss skin, Cnidium fruit, sophora flavescens and radix pectinae that act as a skin antipruitic. Due to this clear diagnosis and specific prescriptions, the patient’s results are immediate and lasting.
The patient’s results were very positive and he became a frequent visitor to the clinic, bringing his wife and their colleagues.
Dr. Suo An Feng: Whenever I see such miracles happen, I love my Chinese medicine career even more. I hope that through my own practice, I can open a door for truly traditional Chinese medicine that is slowly disappearing but that indeed has benefited millions of people.