Case Number 70

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


This case focuses on the differentiation and treatment of a disorder with the main symptom of uninterrupted vomiting. Xu provides no details about the patient and list no additional symptoms besides the vomiting. He does say that other doctors sweated her, a reasonable treatment for this disorder, but it caused her to vomit continually. Moreover, although the doctors attempted to stop the vomiting using standard therapy, they failed. Xu claims that the approach of the other doctors was flawed since they were unaware of remnant heat pathogen. He administered two rather rare formulas, both recorded for the first time during the Song. Although Xu does not take up this issue, sweating a pathogen of internal origin would worsen the condition of the patient, as in this case.


Other Sources:

  1. Bensky, Dan, Steven Clavey, and Erich Stöger. 2004. Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia medica. 3rd ed. Seattle: Eastland Press.Google Scholar
  2. 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
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of East Asian StudiesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Visiting ProfessorRenmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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