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<b>Two Cases of Stress-induced Chronic Cough Successfully Treated with H</b><b>achimijiogan</b> / 日本東洋医学雑誌
Kampo Medicine ; : 394-398, 2016.
Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-378816
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ABSTRACT
<p>In Kampo, respiratory symptoms are treated with prescriptions related not only to “lung”, but also other parenchymatous viscera. We report 2 patients whose stress-induced chronic cough was ameliorated by <i>hachimijiogan</i>. Case 1 was a 25-year-old female who was working under stressful circumstances at her company and reported an oppressive feeling in the chest. She was initially prescribed <i>hangekobokuto </i>because of a feeling that something was stuck in the pit of her stomach on abdominal examination, but her cough did not get better. As she also noted a dull feeling in her back ; she was switched to <i>hachimigan</i>, and her cough disappeared. Case 2 was 42-year-old female who suffered from depression, sore throat and an obstructive feeling in the throat ; she had been receiving infertility treatment for several years. <i>Hangekobokuto </i>and <i>bakumondoto </i>showed insufficient effect on her persistent cough. Her coughing stopped when she was prescribed <i>hachimigan </i>for back pain. Neither of these patients showed lack of resistance of the lower abdomen on abdominal examination.<br>Chronic <i>ki </i>(qi) stagnation under stressful conditions may cause <i>ki </i>deficiency, especially kidney deficiency. The symptom of stress-induced cough in our cases was considered to be due to kidney deficiency, and therefore <i>hachimijiogan</i>, but not <i>hangekobokuto</i>, was effective. The short duration of the complaints and relatively young age (20-40's) of the patients may account for the absence of the typical abdominal sign of kidney deficiency. Back stiffness and pain may also be important signs for cough due to kidney deficiency.</p>

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