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Chicken Pox; Varicella-Zoster Virus 

Chinese medicine; Oriental Medicine 

Chicken pox, also spelled chickenpox, is a common childhood disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), also known as human herpes virus 3 (HHV-3), one of the eight herpesviruses known to affect humans. It is characterized by a fever followed by itchy raw pox or open sores.

Treatments in TCM are typically tailored to the subtle patterns of disharmony in each patient and are based on an individualized diagnosis. The diagnostic tools differ from those of conventional medicine. There are three main therapeutic modalities: 1. Acupuncture and moxibustion (moxibustion is the application of heat from the burning of the herb moxa at the acupuncture point) 2. Chinese Materia Medica (the catalogue of natural products used in TCM) 3. Massage and manipulation


Chickenpox as related to Traditional Chinese Medicine