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Textual Review on the Origin of Fecal Medicine in China Based on the Book of "Everything" and "Formulas for Fifty-Two Diseases"
Author(s): Shi Xiaohong*, Hu Lijuan and Zhang Songyi
Based on historical records and contemporary documents, more than 10 kinds of traditional Chinese components are material medica made from human feces, including various forms of human excrements, or plant products processed in procedures involving human waste. The clinical application of fecal drugs has strict collection and processing procedures. The theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is used to guide the selection of fecal drug donors, as well as the preparation, preservation of fecal products. Also, detailed documentation was made on the dosage, effects, contraindications and side effects during therapeutic application. According to the different kinds of diseases, different ways of administration were adopted. This paper traces the initial recognition and practice of fecal drugs in China, aiming to provide reference for international human microecol.. View More»