Case Number 78
This case record might easily have been one of the first in the collection. Xu may have placed this record here since he thought it more important initially to cover more complex issues and later return to the simpler ones. It very briefly summarizes the unproblematic case, and then discusses the main variations of the most basic of Cold Damage disorders, the Mature Yang manifestation type. The discussion outlines differentiation and treatment. The Mature Yang syndrome has two pathologies, one due to external repletion and the other due to external depletion. The formulas to treat each of these are, respectively, Ephedra Decoction and Cassia Twig Decoction.
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