Objective : This study aimed to report the improvement of a patient with chronic rhinitis treated with herbal medication using the disease pattern identification diagnostic system (DPIDS) based on the Shanghanlun provisions.
Methods : According to the Shanghanlun DPIDS and an etymological interpretation of Chinese characters, the patient was diagnosed with Reverting yin disease (provision 352) and took Dangguisayeokgaosuyusaengang-tang herbal medication for 50 days. The change in symptoms of chronic rhinitis were estimated using the Total Nasal Symptom Score (TNSS), the Rhinitis Control Assessment Test (RCAT), and a visual analog scale (VAS).
Results : The TNSS score decreased from 8 to 3, the RCAT score decreased from 14 to 24, and the VAS decreased from 10 to 2.
Conclusions : The main causes of the disease were 厥 and 內. This is the first case report of describing the treatment of chronic rhinitis with Dangguisayeokgaosuyusaengang-tang.
Key words : Chronic rhinitis, herbal medicine , Shanghanlun, Dangguisayeokgaosuyu