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Diet Therapy for Rheumatoid Disease in Tibetan Medicine


Rheumatoid disease is a systemic connective tissue disease of unknown etiology, characterized by recurrent joint swelling and pain and gradual formation of joint deformities. For the etiology and pathogenesis has not yet been fully clear, the current thought that its pathogenesis and autoimmune, the lesion is the abnormal immune response to the body produced by the damage. Modern medical treatment of this disease program more, but most of these treatments used to control inflammation to relieve symptoms, can not be completely cured.

Tibetan medicine believes that the three major factors of the dragon, Chiba and Bacon are the material basis of the human body. If these three factors are balanced and coordinated, the human body is healthy; if this balance and coordination are disrupted, the human body will get sick. Therefore, the clinical diagnosis and treatment of diseases in Tibetan medicine is based on the imbalance of the three major factors of Dragon, Chiba and Bacon, and the treatment plan is formulated dialectically. The theory of Tibetan medicine holds that rheumatism is caused by the imbalance between Bacon and the dragon. If the patient feels cold for a long time, eats cold, greasy and sweet food, or eats too much and does not move, or the living environment is humid, clothes are thin, etc., resulting in physiological bacon and dragon being abundant, the balance and coordination among the three factors are destroyed, making the grain subtle and impure, thus causing yellow water to invade the skin, fascia and joint spaces of the bones and cause disease. Therefore, the treatment of Tibetan medicine for this disease often from the diet, living behavior, drugs, external treatment of four aspects of conditioning. When the disease is mild, it can be conditioned by diet or living behavior alone.

For the diet treatment of rheumatoid, Tibetan medicine requires that the diet of rheumatoid patients should be mainly carbohydrate, high protein, low fat, low sugar, low salt, medium calorie, less stimulation and easy to digest. The book "Secret and Extravagant" by Tibetan medicine wrote, "Avoid high-salt sugar milk and stale food, fresh and old meat butter, greasy and difficult to eliminate, and wine, so as to avoid sleeping in the hot sun and cold wave. Fresh fried noodles with white highland barley, noodles and rice are mainly vegetarian, so cooperation is helpful. In chapter 58 of the "secret department" of the "four medical codes", there are also "highland barley porridge, beans and rice, yellow cattle, cheese, bitter vegetables and cold boiled water, which is suitable for a mild diet. Sour, heavy, spicy and greasy, as a poison often taboo "records. Modern medicine has proved that milk, goat's milk and other milk and peanuts, chocolate, millet, cheese, milk sugar contain tyrosine, phenylalanine and tryptophan, because it can produce arthritic mediators prostaglandin, leukotriene, tyrosine kinase autoantibody and anti-milk IgE antibody, etc., easy to cause allergy and cause arthritis aggravation, recurrence or deterioration; Fat meat, high animal fat and high cholesterol food, will produce keto acid, arachidonic acid metabolites and inflammatory mediators, etc., can inhibit the function of T lymphocytes, resulting in joint pain, swelling, increased bone decalcification and joint destruction.

Tibetan medicine pays attention to regulating diet when treating this disease. A reasonable diet ensures comprehensive nutrition and enhances disease resistance. At the same time, it restricts the intake of diet that can aggravate the disease, which can alleviate the disease and promote rehabilitation to a certain extent.





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