Recently it has been reported that Kanpo (traditional Chinese medicine) is effective on abnormal sensation in the throat. But most of reports were not based upon “Sho” (traditional Chinese diagnostic approach). The authors analyzed Sho of 30 patients with abnormal sensation in the throat. After that, according to Sho, we administered Tsumura Kanpo-medicines (7.5g daily for two weeks) to patients and evaluated the efficacy of the drugs by analyzing patients' subjective symptoms. 1) Kyokyokuman (right hypochondrial stiffness), in 47%, Shinkahiko (epigastrial tenderness or stiffness) in 33%, paranavel tenderness in 20% of patients were observed. 2) In addition to Kitai (stagnation of Ki, abnormal sensation in the throat is said to be one symptom of Kitai), Oketsu (Stagnation of blood) was seen in 20% of patients. 3) The efficacy of the medication according to Sho was evident in 87% of patients. It is indicated that medication based upon Sho is important to treat patients with abnormal sensation in the throat.
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