A Study of the Treatment of Disfiguring Diseases in the “Qian Jin Fang”
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Qian jin fang
External treatment
Disfiguring diseases



Submitted : 2024-02-28
Accepted : 2024-03-14
Published : 2024-03-29


Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been passed down for more than 2,000 years. TCM beauty products driven by the principles of identification and treatment with various dosage forms and exhibit mild and safe efficacy are bound to become a main component of the beauty industry in the future. Xu once commented that “Qian Jin Fang” is different from the traditional prescription system, which emphasizes the use of medicines. In this paper, we mainly selected the prescriptions for the treatment of disfigurement diseases such as acne, scarring, black dryness, face hyperpigmentation, black mole, and rosacea from the article titled, “Upper Seven Orifices Disease - Facial Medicine IX” in the Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang [1]. By studying and analyzing the original composition of the formula, understanding the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease, and exploring the characteristics of the formula concerning the efficacy of TCM, their properties, flavors, and meridians, we summarized the characteristics of the Qian Jin Fang. It is based on the external treatment of disfigurement diseases, with a wide variety of drugs, flexibility, and accuracy. This method draws upon analogies while utilizing excipients and harmonizers to focus on the combined healing approach of treatment and nourishment.


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