A sensation that the patient instinctively attempts to relieve by scratching or rubbing without a significant cause. The itch may be localized or can effect the whole body. It can be aggravated at night, when nervous, types of weather, alcohol consumption, seafood consumption, …


Chinese Medicine Treatment Of Pruritis



Blood Heat Producing Wind - summer time, after hot showers, ameliorated by cold

Herbal Formula: Zhi Yang Xi Feng Yang


Blood Deficiency - elderly, dry seasons (fall/winter), dry/pale skin with flaking

Herbal Formula: Dang Gui Yin Zi


Wind Damp Invasion - late summer, younger people easily effected, fluid discharged

Herbal Formula: Quan Chong Fang


Strong Wind - spring - neck area with thick dry skin (top part of body)

Herbal Formula: Wu Shi Qu Feng Tang


Wind Cold - winter - yang deficiency - front of body around stomach channel. Agg. By cold

Herbal Formula: Gui Zhi Ma Huang Ge Ban Tang


Damp Heat - lower jiao area and perineum, aggravated at night

Herbal Formula: Long Dan Xie Gan Tang



Herbal Formula: Ku Shen Tang

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