A Brief Analysis of the Correlation Between Allergic Rhinitis and Traditional Chinese Medicine Constitution
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Keywords

Constitution
Traditional Chinese medicine
Allergic rhinitis

DOI

10.26689/jcnr.v6i5.2671

Abstract

Allergic rhinitis (AR) and is a type of allergic diseases caused by an inflammation of the nasal mucosa caused by allergens. Clinically, AR is a common allergic disease and is difficult to treat. Due to differences in individual constitutions also known as body type, the severity of the disease is also different and it may even affect the daily life of the patient if it is severe. The effective treatment of AR has become a hot topic in current allergic disease research. Traditional Chinese Medicine’s understanding of constitution is based on the “Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic” book, and Professor Wang Qi put forward the “physical constitution theory of traditional Chinese medicine”. The constitution is a key internal factor of the occurrence and development of diseases. It is believed in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that the constitution can be regulated, and rectifying the patient’s imbalanced constitution has a positive effect on the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of the disease. Therefore, based on the “physical constitution theory of TCM”, this study considers the idea of treating body differently applying TCM constitution in the treatment of AR as the breakthrough point, and explores the correlation between AR and TCM constitution. The results show that TCM constitution is an intrinsic factor affecting the pathogenesis of AR. The use of TCM constitution theory in the treatment of AR has a positive effect and should be popularized in application.

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