Traditional and Integrative Medicine 2018. 3(1):23-29.

Treatment of Acquired Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction in a 27-year-old Male Patient based on Iranian Traditional Medicine in Bojnurd
Hassan Hajtalebi, Hassan Khani Iurigh, Hamid Reza Hajtalebi

Abstract


Treatment methods for infection and obstruction of the lacrimal duct and selection of therapeutic methods for its elimination are usually controversial. The purpose of this report is to present the clinical experience of Iranian Traditional Medicine that has the highest therapeutic effect in the shortest time. The patient is a 27-year-old man who was treated with antibiotics for two months due to severe infection, swelling and redness, and severe pain in the lacrimal and tear duct. Due to the widespread nature of the infection, the doctor was unable to treat dacryocystorhinostomy and dacryptocystoplasty. Anti-inflammatory drugs, including chamomile flowers, mallow, and spring flowers were boiled and three glasses were given to the patient per day, which continued for up to two weeks. Laxative medications such as flixweed and honey were prescribed to relieve the patient easily. Every morning, a glass of syrup sekanjabin was recommended. Full back cupping was recommended every two days because it works to strengthen the body while increasing the blood flow of the patient. On this patient, local healing with two leeches was started at the first session and two other sessions were repeated. Inflammation decreased within 48 h, gradually recovering from the patient's sessions after two weeks, and the tear duct opened. Considering the patient's recovery process, it seems that the combination of modern medicine and traditional medicine in Iran can solve many common diseases, which require extensive assessments based on the teachings of the school of medicine.


Keywords


Acquired Lacrimal Duct Obstruction; Lacrimal Sac Infection; Iranian Traditional Medicine; Iranian Leech Therapy

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