The characteristic technology of traditional Chinese medicine in the Fifth Hospital of Xi’an – Bamboo pot method

The Rheumatology and Immunology Department of the Fifth Hospital of the City has carried out the characteristic technology of traditional Chinese medicine – the bamboo canning method, and applied the bamboo canning technology to clinical diagnosis and treatment, and achieved good results.

Medicine cup therapy was first recorded in the “Fifty-two Diseases Prescriptions” of the Western Han Dynasty. The angle method recorded in it is the prototype of the medicine pot: “The angle of the small angle is like two buckets of rice, and the angle is opened.”

Wang Tao of the Tang Dynasty recorded in the “Secrets of Waitai”: “Take a three-fingered large green bamboo tube, more than an inch long, with a knot at one end, without knots, cut it to thin like a sword, boil the tube for a few boils, and heat it out of the tube, cage. “Press it at the ink spot” is the earliest known method of making bamboo pots and boiling pots.

The Ming Dynasty “Surgical Authenticity” and “Surgery Kaixuan” pointed out: “A hot bamboo tube is boiled with medicine and pressed on the wound, the blood pus is full, and the bamboo tube falls naturally. Suck it, the pus is exhausted.” For the first time, it is proposed to use traditional Chinese medicine to boil bamboo pots for clinical use.

The medicine pot technique uses the wooden pot or bamboo pot soaked with traditional Chinese medicine as a tool to adsorb on the acupoints or the corresponding body surface parts, and uses the physical therapy effect of cupping therapy, the biochemical effect of drug penetration therapy, and the warm stimulation of the bamboo pot itself to achieve a warming effect. TCM external treatment techniques for the prevention and treatment of diseases such as dredging meridians, dispelling wind and dispelling cold, reducing swelling and relieving pain, promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis.

Indications: cold symptoms: such as chronic bronchitis, cough, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, dysmenorrhea, etc.; pain symptoms: such as cervical spondylosis, lumbar disease, gastrointestinal diseases, joint diseases, soft tissue damage, intractable pain, etc.

Advantages: First, it breaks the limitations of traditional glass cupping parts, and is suitable for small joints such as neck and shoulders, limbs, and irregular parts of the body; second, the cupping part has a warm feeling, which increases the comfort of patients; The third is to increase the biochemical effect of drug penetration therapy on the basis of the physical therapy effect of traditional glass jar therapy, and the two effects of thermal stimulation of the bamboo jar itself.

At present, the bamboo pot technology has been widely used in clinical practice, and it has a good effect on the pain treatment of patients, especially in the relief of cold pain, soreness and heaviness in the neck, shoulder and knee joints.

The development of bamboo canning technology not only increases the content of diversified TCM nursing care in the hospital, but more importantly, provides patients with a variety of characteristic TCM nursing techniques and enhances the therapeutic effect. Traditional Chinese medicine bamboo cupping therapy integrates cupping, hyperthermia and drug therapy. The clinical effect is immediate and relieves pain for more rheumatism patients.

Source: Xi’an Fifth Hospital