[Objective] To explore the theoretical basis of the treatment of slow healing of anal fistula by benefiting Qi for promoting production of blood.[Method] This paper analyzes ancient Chinese books which are associated with the slow incision healing after anal fistula and generalizes the new diagnostic criteria for the slow incision healing after anal fistula combined with clinical experience.We summarize the relationship among Qi,blood and anal fistula wounds.What is more,the effect of benefiting Qi for promoting production of blood method on slow incision healing after anal fistula is also demonstrated.[Result] The wounds with slow healing after anal fistula belong to the category of ulcers in traditional Chinese medicine.The diagnosis time is far beyond three weeks.And then it also belongs to the latest stage of healing sores in traditional Chinese medicine.The main pathogenesis of this disorder is the deficiency of Qi and blood,which results in regenerated tissue growing tardily and prolonging the healing time.In view of its etiology and pathogenesis,the principle of benefiting Qi for promoting production of blood method is adopted,and its representative prescription "Danggui Buxue decoction"is used in the treatment of this disease.This prescription is not only corresponding to the pathology of the slow incision healing after anal fistula,but also conforms to modern pharmacological research.As a result,recovery of postoperative wounds can be promoted.[Conclusion] The application of benefiting Qi for promoting production of blood method for the treatment of anal fistula has a rich theoretical basis for the slow incision healing after anal fistula operation.It is worthy being learned and popularized in clinical practice.
Journal of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University
postoperative anal fistula
benefiting Qi for promoting production of blood method