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Clinical Experience in the Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

By Shen Pi’an


When the Triple Burner functions smoothly, all qi in the body flows smoothly and all Fire in the body circulates endlessly.  In SLE patients, the Triple Burner is obstructed, qi and Blood do not flow smoothly and there is disharmony between ying qi and wei qi.  Insufficiency of ying qi and Blood and loss of control of the defensive exterior means that qi is deficient and pathogenic factors can invade, with external Fire stirring internal Fire  Fire diffused throughout the Triple Burner or exuberant Heat in the qi and ying levels leads to non-abating raging fever.

In some patients, hyperactive Fire due to yin deficiency leads to continuous low-grade fever with pathogenic Fire boiling and consuming Body Fluids, Essence and Blood.  In the Upper Burner, this results in Body Fluids drying up….

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Clinical Experience in the Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erthematosus


This article is generously offered for free by the author, Shen Pi’an, and was published by the European Journal of Oriental Medicine (EJOM).  Shen Pi’an graduated in 1962 from Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and since then he has been working as a doctor in the Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital which is affiliated to the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese medicine where he was appointed professor of Chinese Medicine more than 30 years ago.

He is considered one of the top Chinese medicine specialists for autoimmune diseases, and has consulted and taught in Austria, Japan and Taiwan. He has written numerous books, with only one currently translated into English, Shen´s Textbook of the Management of Autoimmune Diseases with Chinese Medicine.