Understanding the Mechanism of Sun Simiao's Treatment of Stroke from the Perspective of the Divergence of Pungent Medicine

Abstract

In ancient times, the application of Xuming Decoction was popular in the treatment of stroke. Sun Simiao was a famous physician in treating stroke disease in his times. He inherited the theme of Xuming Decoction for treating wind with pungent herbs. This paper focuses on reviewing Sun Simiao’s application of Xuming Decoction in “Qianjin Yaofang”, we re-apprehend the mechanism of Sun Simiao's treatment of stroke from the perspective of the divergence of pungent medicine.