Objectives : This study aims to investigate a wide range of symptoms related to anger and their corresponding treatments as described in Traditional Korean Medical literature. Additionally, the study aims to propose key prescriptions for Intermittent Explosive Disorder(IED), thereby striving to explore potential therapeutic strategies.
Methods : This comprehensive study examines the correlations between the pathologies, symptoms, and treatments related to anger, as described in the Yixuerumen (醫學入門), the Donguibogam (東醫寶鑑), and the Xiezhenglun (血證論), and their relevance to IED.
Results : Anger impairs the liver, giving rise to a spectrum of symptoms including dry hair, headaches, dizziness, a bitter taste in the mouth, tinnitus, vomiting of blood, sharp chest and flank pains, abdominal discomfort, tremors, diarrhea, and hyperventilation. Furthermore, this heightened anger can serve as a potential trigger for strokes and, considering its potential to hinder recovery from various other conditions, calls for proactive therapeutic intervention.
Conclusions : Severe anger has the potential to trigger strokes and hinder recovery from a range of illnesses, underscoring the necessity for tailored and proactive treatment based on the severity of symptoms. In the instance of IED, clinical application of the Danggui Luihuiwan (當歸蘆薈丸) is warranted.