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alternative name

addictive papules

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TCM name

Yin zhen

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etiology:

1) EPF wind
2) diet
3) constitution
4) emotions (frustration)

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how thick is our skin?

0.5-4mm

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what are the two skin layers

epidermis
dermis

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fxn of skin

-protection from germs, temp, environment
-sensation , pain receptors, sense pressure
-reg temp
-uv protection
-produce VIT D (esp in scalp)

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common allergens:

food (seafood, nuts)
animals
dust
alcohol
drugs/antibiotics

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SX

-sudden onset
-itchy skin
-wheals/hives
-abdominal cramping (hive in intestinal mucous)
-nausea, vomit, cramp, diarrhea
-fever

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western tx

antihistamine
Epi pen

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patterns

1) Invasion of wind
2) D-H in ST/LI
3) QI/blood xu
4) disharmony Chong/Ren

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acute onset, usually after drinking alcohol, eating shrimp/fish, red patches with unbearable itching, nausea, vomit, ab distension, pain, poor appetite, fatigue, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth

D-H in St/LI

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D-H in ST/LI T/P

T- red, yellow greasy coat
P- slippery, rapid

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D-H in ST/LI points

ST-36/25, PC-6, RN-12

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sudden onset, red or pale red patches, unbearable itching, worse with exposure to wind- cold/heat, chills/fever, body aching, thirst, agitation

Invasion of Wind

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Invasion of wind T/P

T- red, white/slight yellow coat
P- superficial, tight, rapid

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Invasion of wind points

DU-14, LI-4, UB-12, LI-11

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recurrent onset which occurs 2-3 days before each menses and disappears with the stoppage of menstrual flow, irregular and painful periods

disharmony chong/Ren

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Disharmony chong/ren T/P

T- dark purple
P- fine

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Disharmony Chong/Ren points

UB-17/18, LV-14, SP-10

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Chronic remittent onset, pale red skin rash with itching, worse with taxation and fatigue, pale lusterless complexion, poor appetite, insomnia, palpitations, SOB

Qi/blood XU

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Qi/blood XU T/P:

T- pale little coat
P- fine and weak

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Qi/blood XU points

UB-12, UB-20, RN-6, ST-36

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pale skin lesions

cold

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dark red skin lesions

blood stg

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red, fresh red lesions

heat

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POT

1) acute/EPF/diet/drug= SHI---> remove XIE QI
2) recurrent/on and off/chronic= XU---> tonify ZHENG QI

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BP

LI-11, SP-10, LI-4, SP-6, UB-17/18

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ALT remedies

1) bleed: LI-1, LU-11, UB-40, DU-14, UB-12, PC-3 (pick 2 pts)
2) moxa/warming needle: DU-14, UB-12
3) cupping: RN-8 (flash cupping until red/purple OR retain for 5min x3)
4) auricular: LU, ST, LI, LIV, KID, adrenal, shenmen, andocrine, ear apex, feng xi, bleed back of ear
5) plumblossom: gentle tap on hive area

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EDU

1) reg. emotions
2) reg. exercise
3) reg. diet
4) avoid allergen
5) avoid scratching
6) avoid hot shower
7) avoid EPF invasion
8) rest

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Definition

allergic rxn that produces wheals and erythemia in the dermis and subcutaneous structures