A 40-year-old male had suffered from persistent diarrhea since 2009. The symptoms included: thin sloppy stool, clear grain diarrhea and ungratifying defecation which exaggerated after consumption of cold foods. This patient also had suffered from initial insomnia, profuse dreaming, tendency to awake and difficulty in going back to sleep since 2014/6. The accompany symptoms were physical fatigue, lassitude of spirit, aversion to cold and excessive sweating. He visited our Chinese Medicine department on 2014/9/12.
After four examinations were performed, we determined the patterns were spleen vacuity damp encumbrance, central qi fall, spirit disturbed by heart fire and lung defense vacuity. Based on Chinese medical differential diagnosis, we prescribed Sheng-yang-yi-wei-tang. The symptoms improved after one week TCM treatment. During the third week of treatment, the diarrhea was resolved. The TCM treatment persisted six weeks. After six weeks, the insomnia was alleviated. In conclusion, Chinese Medicine may be the complementary therapy of chronic diarrhea and even can be the first choice of this intractable disease.