Brief Summary: On Jan. 12, 2015, Mr. Duan Jigui, came from Zhongfang County, who had been suffering from gouty arthritis for 12 years and being severe for 3 months. He was hospitalized in our hospital. He achieved some improvement after 14 days TCM treatment with the help of herbal tea, acupuncture and massage in our hospital.

Record of Hospitalization

Name: Duan Jigui                              Sex: Male

Age: 52                                              Marital Status: Married

Nationality: China                             Date of Admission: Jan. 12, 2015

Companion: Alone

First Medical Record

Date: Jan. 12, 2015                            Time: 15:00 p.m.

This 52-year-old man had been suffering from pains of the joints for more than 12 years. His condition became severe for 3 months. The joints over his four limbs were stiff for 3 months, and this condition was severe for 10 days. He was hospitalized in our hospital as a patient gouty arthritis for TCM treatment at 15:00 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2015.

Essential for Diagnosis:

1. The patient had been suffering pains of the joints of his whole body for 12 years. The joints over his four limbs were stiff for 3 months, and this condition was severe for 10 days. He had no allergy history of any food or medicine.

2. When Mr. Duan came to our hospital, the joints of his four limbs were stiff, especially the joints of his lower limbs. It is difficult to squat. Because of the stiffness over his knee-joins he just could bend his knee to walk. It is difficult to bend over his right elbow joint. In the morning his knuckles were stiff. When the weather was cold, the stiffness became severe. When the weather was hot or after exercises the stiffness slightly relieved. There were stabbing pains in the joints of his four limbs, especially in his toe-joints and his elbow joints. And the pains were severe at night, accompanied with burning sensation. Yet it was no red and swollen. There were deformation and dark skin over his joints. Sometimes he had tinnitus and blurred vision, with no sweating, dry and bitter mouth. His appetite and sleeping were good. And his urination and bowel movement were normal.

3. T: 36.5°C   R: 20 times/minute    P: 72 times/minute   BP: 130/80 mmHg