Rickets

Rickets - Lou Bing [佝僂病 gōulóubìng]

Synopsis

Chronic Malnutrition giving rise to low calcium and vitamin D levels. Symptoms of Rickets will include colic, irritability, slow teeth development, sweat easily, NO HAIR on OCCIPITAL, flaccid skin and muscles with the slow development of the fontanel's. In severe cases bone disorders occur including Bow legged or "Chicken Chest" In TCM it is due mainly to Spleen and Kidney disorders.

 

Treatment

 

Spleen and Lung Deficiency

  • poor appetite, soft stool, weak muscles, pale complexion, sweat, thin hair
  • Rx - Ren Shen Wu Wei Zi Tang

 

Spleen Deficiency with Hyperactive Liver

  • Rx - Yi Pi Zheng Jing

 

Spleen and Kidney Deficiency

  • Severe Bone Changes
  • Rx - Bu Tian Da Zao Wan