Clinical observations on 100 cases of ulcerative colitis treated with the method of clearing away heat, expelling dampness, promoting blood circulation and healing ulcer
In this study 100 cases of ulcerative colitis were divided into a treatment group and a control. The treatment group received a basic decoction of Huang Lian (Coptidis Rhizoma) 3g, Huang Qin (Scutellariae Radix) 10g, Bai Jiang Cao (Herba cum Radice Patriniae) 15g, Wei Mu Xiang (Aucklandiae Radix) 10g, Chao Dang Gui (Angelicae sinensis Radix) 10g, Bai Shao (Paeoniae Radix alba) 15g, Di Yu (Radix Sanguisorbae Officinalis) 15g, Bai Lian (Ampelopsis Radix) 10g, Rou Gui (Cinnamomi Cortex) 2g and Sheng Gan Cao (Glycyrrhizae Radix) 5g. This formula was modified according to specific symptoms as follows: Bai Tou Weng (Radix Pulsatillae Chinensis) 10g, Qian Cao (Radix Rubiae) 15g and Huai Hua (Flos Sophorae Japonicae Immaturus) 15g were added for severe bloody stool; Xu Chang Qing (Cynanchi paniculati Radix) 15g and Yan Hu Suo (Corydalis Rhizoma) 10g were added for severe abdominal pain; Jin Yin Hua (Lonicerae Flos) 10g and Jing Jie (Schizonepetae Herba) 10g were added for fever; and Huang Qin (Scutellariae Radix) was removed and Bai Zhu (Atractylodis macrocephalae Rhizoma) 10g and Fu Ling (Poria) 15g were added for purulent and blood stool. The treatment group also received an enema of Xi Lei San, consisting of Ku Shen (Radix Sophorae Flavescentis), Huang Bai (Phellodendri Cortex), Di Yu (Radix Sanguisorbae Officinalis), Bai Ji (Bletillae Rhizoma) and Bai Bian Dou (Semen Dolichoris Lablab). The control group received a retention enema of sulfasalazine. Both groups were treated for 30 days. Based on observed changes in the intestinal mucosa, the authors found that the total effectiveness of the treatment group (90.9 per cent) was significantly better than the control (68.9 per cent). (06/10)
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