Treatment of alcohol-induced femoral head necrosis by Chinese Traditional Medicine

If looking outside, at the back of the hip there are two bones and that is the thigh bone which supports the upper part of our body and it is said to be the most important bone in the human body. While below the pelvis, there is an acetabulum on each side and the two semicircular parts where the upper thigh bone and the acetabulum are matched is the femoral head. The thigh bone is important and actually the femoral head is even more inportant. When we walk upright, squat and do activities, we all depend on the femoral head and if it is broken and couldn't be used, then the entire huaman body can't stand, walk, squat and only lie in bed, that is to say the body is nearly paralyzed. If the femoral head necrosis is more serious it is inevitable to perform prosthetic replacement. Why is the femoral head necrotic?

The data shows that, among the patients with the femoral head necrosis about one third of them drink wine, esoecially the young adults accounting for more. Modern research has discovered that drinking for a long time will lead to lipid metabolic disordersand the fat cells in the marrow of femoral head necrosis increase obviously to gather into the fat globule, the cartilage of the femoral head necrosis, resulting in the obstructed capillaries below. Then the blood circulation will be obstructed. Combining with the toxicity of the alcohol and its metabolites, leading to degenerative and necrotic the bone cells under the situations lacking in blood and oxygen. As a result, aseptic necrosis takes place in the bone of the femoral head and this kind of necrosis is also called alcohol-induced femoral head necrosis. It is considered in TCM the property of the clcohol is hot and if you drink for a long time, the moisture will be generated. Moreover, long-term drinking will lead to interior harmful retention of wetness and heat stagnation of Qi and blood and easy necrosis of muscles, veins and joints. Besides, the alcohol injures the liver and kidney. We know that the liver governs the muscles adn the kidney govern the bones. If they are injured, the problems of muscles and bones necessarily appear. While in order to avoid the development of the disease into paralysis, can the Traditional Chinese Medicine do a favor?

This traditional Chinese medicine prescription is like a phalanx for deploying troops written in the paper. It is recorded in "Shen Nong's Herbal Classic" 2000 years ago that when making a prescription, the monarch drug, ministerial drugs, adjuvant drugs and conductant drugs should be used together." When treating this kind of disease, radix astragall and angelica sinensis are used as monarch drugs; rehmannlae vaporata and antler glue are the ministerial drug; pseudo-ginseng and safflower are the adjuvant drug; pangolin scales are the conductant drug. In fact, it uses the four characters, namely monarch, ministerial, adjuvant and conductant which originally represent four kinds of people, namely monarch, minister, assistant and messaenger to mean different roles each drug in the prescription plays. First, the femoral head necrosis is considered to have a relation with congenital insufficiencies or postnatal dystrophy in Tradintional Chinese Medicine and needs to enrich Qi and blood. So radix astragall and angellca sinensis which are most commonly used to enrich Qi and blood are included and they are the key drugs. Therefore, they are called monarch drugs. Drinking alcohol has injured the liver and kidney so he needs to invigorate the liver and kidney. Rehmanniae vaporata enters the liver and kidney channels to replenish the vital essence and benefit the marrow. While the antier glue is called in the ancient times as "fairy antler glue" which has the functions of invigoration the essence and stopping bleeding. So these two drugs are considered to assist radix astragall and angelica sinensis to perform functions and are called ministerial drugs. Because the circulation of blood and veins are not smooth and if they are not smooth, they will hurt. While pseudo-ginseng has good functions in eliminating the stagnation and relleving the bruiese and pains. And safflower has functions of activating the blood, promotion the menstruation, dissipating and relleving the pain, both of which assist the monarch drugs and ministerial drugs to treat the sumptoms, so they are called adjuvant drugs. How do these drugs reach the femoral head? Then the conductant drugs pangolin scales are to be used. Which are very special and it has the characteristics of panglin. It is salty and smells fishy. It is good at walking and running. It can soften hard lump to dissipate the stagnation and has the function of pushing down the wall. Listen, so the three squads consisted of monarch drugs, ministerial drugs and adjuvant drugs are led by it to directly reach the focus. So you can see that, the traditional Chinese medicine prescription embodies the idea of cooperation. Maybe it is just because of this that the symptoms vanish When the drugs are used each time!

This is how to make it: take 10 grams of Kudzu flowers each time and put them into the earthenware cooking pot with a proper amount of water poured in. Then cover it and boil by big fire after put on the furnace. Brew the tea for a while after bolling and remove the soup. Then the tea with the functions of breaking down wine toxin promotion digestion and protecting liver is made. The flower tea of radix puerariae can be made directly with the boiled water if it is not convenient to boil. The functions of radix puerariae flower in "Compendium of Materia Medica" are that: relieving alcohollsm and activating spleen." Since ancient times, there is a saying that: "You will not be drunk if you have the radix puerariae flower." It is said that the radix puerariae flower can improve your capacity for alcoho if you drink the tea made of it 15 minutes before you drink. After drinking wine, drink the flower tea of radix puerariae can break down the wine. But anyway, we want to advise you to drink sensibly.

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