[Study about Traditional Chinese Medicine syndrome of adolescent neck pain].
Zhongguo Gu Shang. 2015 Jul;28(7):628-32
Authors: Zhang D, Wang QF, Wu J, Zheng HY, Shi ZT, Shi XC, Yang LL, Zhao J, Lang S
OBJECTIVE: To preliminarily research the formular about the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) syndrome of adolescent neck pain.
METHODS: An observation table of adolescent neck pain syndromes was formulated,and 1 397 patients with adolescent neck pain were investigated to establish a database of adolescent neck pain. The Descriptive Statistical Analysis and Hierarchical Cluster Analysis were performed by statistical software.
RESULTS: Totally 60 TCM symptoms was clustered into 4 TCM syndromes by Hierarchical Cluster Analysis. The expert panel of TCM syndromes preliminarily formulate 4 TCM syndromes of adolescent neck pain by analyzing the result of Cluster Analysis and discussing their clinical experience.
CONCLUSION: Adolescent neck pain is a category of Tendon Trauma’s Bi-syndrome of TCM. Ying, Wei, Qi and blood block caused by exopathy, strains, and internal injury is considered as the main pathogenesis of adolescent neck pain. Base on statistical result and expert’s opinions, 4 TCM syndromes about adolescent neck pain were formulated: cold-dampness syndrome, dampness-heat blockage syndrome, liver-stagnation and spleen-deficiency syndrome, Qi and Yin deficiency of both heart and kidney syndrome.
PMID: 26399105 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]