Medicated bath is to decoct medicines that can discharge and blend them into medicinal soup, then to let patients enter into the soup to bath fully in sufficient time, which can make ingredients in medicines immerse into body striae, enter into meridians and viscera, open pores and bladder, and discharge toxic pathogen in meridians and viscera through sweat and urine.
With the aid of warm gas in medicines and medicinal soup, promote flow of meridians and qi and blood, make pores open and acupoints unimpeded.
The medicines for full bath permeate into striae and meridians through pores and acupoints, enter into viscera along meridians, disperse lung and open orifice, warm kidney and strengthen yang. With such actions, they can restore dispersing and descending of lung as well as steaming and transforming of kidney, discharge toxic pathogen in meridians through sweat and in viscera through urine.
Bath in the medicinal decoction made from medicines with discharging function.
Cold should be treated with medicines that can warm kidney and strengthen yang; Heat should be treated with medicines that can clear heat and eliminate dampness; pain should be treated with medicines that can promote qi circulation and relieve pain; Edema should be treated with medicines that can induce diuresis for removing edema.
Bath in 5000 ml decoction with optimum temperature (35℃-40℃ is desirable. The temperature can be also adjusted according to different patients.) Usually, immersion bath lasts for 40-90 minutes, it can be adjusted according to different patients.
With addition of massaging acupoints, effects will be better.
Short course of treatment for seven days, long course of treatment for 49 days.
stable weight loss, increased resistance, relief of joint pain, improved sleep, increased appetite, warm hands and feet, sweating, detumescence, rosy and exquisite skin, relief of bodyitch.
Pay attention to water temperature to avoid scald. Diabetic patients whose skin sense of warm and pain is not sensitive should be more cautious.
Patients with high, low or unstable blood pressure should be treated under particular circumstances.
This therapy is contraindicated in pregnant women.