The Use of Compression to Treat Venous Leg Ulcers in Traditional Chinese Medicine Practice
Venous leg ulcers are common in China where both Western (Allopathic) and Traditional Chinese Medicine systems coexist. This chapter is focused on the TCM and the use of compression and other techniques to manage this condition. The report is based on translation of reports in Chinese language and give the reader an understanding of the use of oral and topical medicines and the use of compression in modern China where up to date modern diagnostic facilities exist in both systems of care.
KeywordsVenous leg ulcers Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Compression
The authors acknowledge Prof. Raj Mani for critical modification to the article.
Authors’ contribution: Xian Xiao and Qi Wang administered reviewing literatures. Yao Huang and Pengwen Ni performed translational work. Yunfei Wang provided TCM methods of treating leg ulcers. Ting Xie was responsible to supervising the work and drafting manuscript.
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