Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine Series Vol. 1
Volume 1: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- ISBN: 9789814723091
- 2016, 330 pages
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This is the first part of the Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine series, Vol. 1 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease provides a whole evidence analysis of the Chinese medicine management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Evidence from the classical Chinese medicine literature, contemporary clinical literature, and the outcomes of clinical trials and experimental studies are reviewed, analysed and synthesised.
The data from all these sources are condensed to provide evidence-based statements which will inform clinical practice and guide future research.
This book has been designed to be an easy reference at the point of care. During a patient consultation, Chinese medicine practitioners can refer to this book for guidance on which Chinese herbal medicine formulas, specific herbs, or acupuncture points, can best treat their patient, and be confident there is evidence which supports its use.
Currently, Chinese medicine practitioners who develop a special interest in a particular health condition such as COPD have to consult a variety of sources to further their knowledge. Typically, they use the contemporary clinical literature to understand the theory, aetiology, pathogenesis and obtain expert opinions on the Chinese medicine management of COPD. They search the electronic literature to identify systematic reviews of clinical trials, if any exists, to obtain assessments of the current state of the clinical evidence for particular interventions. If they have the skills and resources, they may search the classical Chinese medicine literature for an historical perspective on treatments that have stood the test of time.
This work provides all of this information for practitioners in one handy, easy to use reference.
This allows practitioners to focus on their job of providing high quality healthcare, with the knowledge it is based on the best available evidence.
Introduction to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COPD in Chinese Medicine
Classical Chinese Medicine Literature
Methods for Evaluating Clinical Evidence
Clinical Evidence for Chinese Herbal Medicine
Pharmacological Actions of Common Herbs
Clinical Evidence for Acupuncture and Related Therapies
Clinical Evidence for Other Chinese Medicine Therapies
Clinical Evidence for Combination Therapies
Summary of All Evidence
Graduate students and practitioners in alternative/Chinese medicine, respiratory medicine/pulnomary medicine.