Brief Summary: On March. 25, 2015, Mr. Zhou Qingsheng, from the village of Lishan near our hospital, who had been suffering from repeated joints-pains for more than 2 years, accompanied with swelling joints. His condition became worse for half a year. He was hospitalized in our hospital. He recovered completely after 11 days TCM treatment with the help of herbal tea, acupuncture and massage in our hospital.

Record of Hospitalization 

Name: Zhou Qingsheng                   Sex: Male

Age: 71                                             Marital Status: Married

Nationality: China                            Date of Admission: Mar. 25, 2015

Companion: Alone 

First Medical Record 

Date: Mar. 25, 2015                 Time: 10:00 a.m. 

This 71-year-old man had been suffering from repeated joints-pains for more than 2 years, accompanied with swelling joints. His condition became worse for half a year. He was hospitalized in our hospital as a patient with gouty arthritis for TCM treatment at 10:00 a.m. on Mar. 25, 2015. 

Essential for Diagnosis: 

1. Medical history: The patient had repeated joint pains over his lower limbs for 2 years. And his condition became worse in recent months. There was no medical history of trauma. He had no allergy history of any medicine or food. Yet he had the medical history of high blood pressure.  

2. When the patient came to our hospital, he had serious pains over the joints of his lower limbs, especially his knee-joints, ankle-joints and toe-joints. It was accompanied with red and swelling joints, obvious stabbing pains. He could not walk and standing for a long time. There were no obvious headache, dizziness, sweating, chest oppression and chest pains. Sometimes he had back pains. His appetite and sleep were normal. His urination and bowel movement were good.

3. T: 36.7°C   R: 20 times/minute    P: 68 times/minute   BP: 160/95mmHg 

4. The patient had normal growth, physique and spiritual status, yet chronic painful facial express. He cooperated with doctors when the physical examinations were made. There was no yellow skin or yellow sclera over his whole body. There was no enlargement over his lymph node. His neck was soft without resistance stiffness. He can move his neck flexibly. There was no enlargement over his thyroid. The appearance of her trachea was good and in the center. His chest was symmetrical. Sound of breathing in the lungs was clear without rhonchi. Rhythm of his heart was 68 times per minute. Heart rate was regular. His abdomen was soft with no pressing pains and enclosed masses. There was no deformity over his spine. There were slight pressing pains around the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebra. There were obvious pressing pains over his knees-joints and toe joints. It was difficult to extend and band. There were no pathological reflections, while the physiological reflections existed. The tongue body was dark red with yellow coating, the pulse was slippery, wiry and deep.