Case Number 54

  • Asaf Goldschmidt
Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 54)


In this case Xu Shuwei discusses the consequences of incorrect diagnosis and treatment for a Cold Damage disorder. The other doctor in the case applied two drugs (minerals in this case) that are rather toxic, failing to affect the disorder and only complicating matters. He also applied a warming and drying formula that drove the pathogenic heat deeper into the body, causing internal damage and causing the disorder to settle in the intestine and bowels. Xu, after stepping in, applied a formula that he was the first to record. He may have obtained the formula from another physician or curer and used it in his clinic.


Other Sources:

  1. Scheid, Volker, Dan Bensky, Andrew Ellis, and Randall Barolet. 2009. Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas and Strategies. Seattle: Eastland Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asaf Goldschmidt
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    • 2
  1. 1.Department of East Asian StudiesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Visiting ProfessorRenmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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