ACUTE LEUKEMIA (ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA)

Clinical Manifestations
  • Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common type of acute leukemia in adults. In AML, the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts (a type of white blood cell). These abnormal cells are called leukemia cells, or blasts.

    Acute leukemia is monitored by measuring the amount of blasts. Because it is a rapidly progressing cancer, the cells divide quickly and the disease may spread fast. As the percentage of blasts increases, the bone marrow is less able to create normal white and red blood cells and platelets.

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Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever and chills
  • Maybe fever only
  • Skin eruptions
  • Achiness
  • Anhidrosis
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Aversion to cold
  • Edema
  • Thirst
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Fidgeting
  • Constipation
  • Sometimes dry achy eyes
  • T: Normal or red
  • C: Yellow or white
  • P: Floating and tight or rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Expel Wind
  • Disperse Cold
  • Cool Heat
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Severe sore and swollen throat
  • High fever with convulsions in infants
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Carbuncles
  • Acute localized infection
  • Lymphangitis
  • Furuncles
  • Boils
  • Abscesses
  • T: Red
  • C: Greasy and yellow
  • P: Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Relieve Toxic Heat
  • Reduce swelling
  • Alleviate pain
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Intense fever
  • Strong thirst
  • Dry heaves
  • Severe, stabbing headache
  • Extreme irritability
  • Delirious speech (severe)
  • Rash (severe)
  • Epistaxis (severe)
  • Maculae
  • Mania
  • Convulsions
  • Lips chapped, dark and scorched
  • Coma
  • Hematemesis
  • Extreme coldness of the extremities
  • Restlessness
  • Spasms or convulsions
  • Blurred vision
  • T: Dark red
  • C: Dry or prickly
  • P: Deep, thin and rapid or Floating, large and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Relieve toxicity
  • Cool the Blood
  • Drain Fire
  • Stop bleeding
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Clinical Manifestations
  • High fever, worse at night
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Mild thirst with no desire to drink
  • Mental disturbance
  • Speech disturbance
  • Red, dry, painful rashes
  • T: Deep red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Reduce Heat in the Ying
  • Detoxify
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Red eyes
  • Tinnitus
  • Oral ulcers
  • Bleeding gums
  • Constipation
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Wiry and Rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Purge Fire
  • Detoxify
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Red sore eyes
  • Hearing loss
  • Swelling in the ears
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Irritability
  • Short temper
  • Difficult and painful urination with a heat sensation in the urethra
  • Swollen and itchy genitalia
  • Yellow, foul smelling leukorrhea
  • Short menstrual cycle with reddish-purple blood
  • Ear discharge
  • Yellow urine
  • Chest pain
  • Constipation
  • Turbid urine
  • Dry throat
  • Hematuria
  • Pain in the armpits
  • Sweating in the groin
  • T: Red or Red edges
  • C: Yellow or Yellow and greasy
  • P: Wiry, Excess and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Drain Excess Fire from the Liver and Gallbladder
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Acute mononuclear leukemia
  • Fatigue
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • A pale face
  • Poor appetite
  • Loose stools
  • Dizziness
  • Weak voice/reluctance to speak
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Malar flush
  • Night sweats
  • Anxiety
  • Hot flashes
  • T: Pale, Pale red or Red
  • C: Thin white, Little or None
  • P: Deep and weak or Thready and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish Yin
  • Nourish the Blood
  • Restrain Yang
  • Astringe sweat
  • Inhibit the growth of cancer cells
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic, stubborn skin lesions
  • Sores
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Nodules
  • Red itching skin
  • Hardness
  • T: Pale with red spots
  • P: Rapid and pecking
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Cool the Blood
  • Dissipate swellings
  • Dispel noxious sores
  • Disperse nodules and hardness
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Acute high fever
  • Chills
  • Flushed face
  • Dry nose and mouth
  • Extreme thirst
  • Listlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Dryness of the teeth
  • Irritability
  • Oliguria with reddish urine
  • Anhidrosis
  • Severe headache
  • Delirium
  • Skin eruptions
  • Epistaxis
  • Hemorrhage
  • T: Red and dry
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Large and rapid or Smooth and rapid or Wiry and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Cool Heat
  • Relieve inflammation
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Stabbing pain in the epigastrium which is worse with pressure
  • Substantial or insubstantial mass beneath the Heart which is painful on palpation
  • Vomiting food mixed with Blood
  • Dry, black stools
  • Melaena
  • Dry skin
  • Local redness
  • Swelling and pain
  • Maybe fever and chills
  • T: Normal or Purple or Purple spots
  • C: Thin white or yellow
  • P: Rapid and forceful or Deep and thready or Choppy
Treatment Principle
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Break up Stasis
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve toxicity
  • Resolve Phlegm
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Long-standing illness
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Anxiety
  • Dry mouth
  • Thirst
  • Dark urine
  • Bitter taste
  • Red eyes
  • Insomnia
  • Burning pain in the Stomach
  • Chest and hypochondriac pain
  • A sensation of Heat in the chest
  • Five sole Heat
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Episodic hematuria with fresh red Blood
  • The urine may be concentrated
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None or White or Yellow and greasy or Thick, sticky, dry and yellow
  • P: Thready and rapid or Wiry or Rolling and rapid or Wiry, overflowing and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve toxicity
  • Cool and invigorate the Blood
  • Clear Damp-Heat
  • Drain Yin Deficiency Fire
  • Nourish Qi and Yin
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Clinical Manifestations
  • Long-standing illness
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Anxiety
  • Dry mouth
  • Thirst
  • Dark urine
  • Bitter taste
  • Red eyes
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Loose stools
  • Poor appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Pale face
  • Weak voice
  • Reluctance to speak
  • Sweating with little or no exertion
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Dry skin
  • Dry hair
  • Poor memory
  • Paleness
  • Scanty periods
  • T: Red or Pale or Pale, thin and dry
  • C: Thin and white or White or Yellow and greasy or Thick, sticky, dry and yellow
  • P: Weak or Thin and choppy or Wiry or Rolling and rapid or Wiry, overflowing and rapid
Treatment Principle
  • Clear Heat
  • Resolve toxicity
  • Tonify Qi
  • Nourish the Blood
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