A Review on Diaphoresis Method in Traditional Chinese Medicine- An Alternative Treatment to Modern Diseases

 1Yap Min Yi, 1Heng Aik Teng, 1*Wong Ling Shing

1*Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, INTI International University, Persiaran Perdana BBN, Putra Nilai, 71800, Negeri Sembilan.

Corresponding Author: aikteng.heng@newinti.edu.my, lingshing.wong@newinti.edu.my


Abstract

 Sweat is the fluid that excretes out from the skin. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, treatment through sweating, or diaphoresis, refers to a treatment that expelling the exogenous pathogenic factors through sweating with the function of unblocking the superficial skin, regulating the nutrient-ying and defensive-wei phase, as well as dispersing the lung-qi. The treatment method has been applied for a long time in treating different diseases. In this review, the usage of diaphoresis in ancient and modern time is discussed.


Vol.1, 2018 (4)