This is a clinical monograph on the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis with traditional Chinese medicine methods. Wang Weilan, the author, has conducted special research on rheumatic diseases, hyperthermia diseases and internal medical miscellaneous diseases in the past 60 years, and is especially good at treating the acute attack of rheumatoid arthritis and the early stage of ankylosing spondylitis.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a name from western medicine and belongs to the categories of kidney arthralgia, arthralgia, hyphosis and hunchback in traditional Chinese medicine. At present, there is no effective method nor ideal drug for treatment of this disease both in traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine. Based on the essence of classic works such as Neijing and Treatise on Febrile Diseases, referred to the effective prescriptions of doctors in past dynasties for treating arthralgia syndrome, and combined his clinical experience in treating arthralgia syndrome for more than 60 years, the author eventually completed this book.
It introduces the pathogenesis characteristics of ankylosing spondylitis in a detailed manner—most cases from male adolescents. Creatively and clearly, it points out that kidney deficiency and Du meridian stasis are its the etiology and pathogenesis, and tonifying kidney and essence and dredging Du meridian are the fundamental methods to treat it. Besides, it records the author's experience in treating the disease through decades of medication in detail. Attached are 24 typical cases and contemporary Chinese medicine experts' literature reviews in discussing and studying this disease. Therefore, this book can be used not only as an essential reference book for Chinese and Western medicine practitioners to treat this disease, but also as a health care book for young friends.