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Traditional Chinese medicine syndrome patterns and qi-regulating, chest-relaxing and blood-activating therapy on cardiac syndrome X.
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PMID:  23789216     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To master the syndrome patterns characteristics and explore the effective therapy methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for cardiac syndrome X (CSX).
METHODS: The TCM syndrome characteristics were mastered and the TCM intervention programs were determined by clinical investigations for TCM syndrome patterns characteristics of CSX patients. Then, the clinical efficacy studies on TCM intervention for CSX were carried out through randomized controlled trials.
RESULTS: CSX is a clinical syndrome with the main manifestations of chest pain and chest stuffiness, and Qi stagnation, phlegm retention and blood stasis are the basic symptoms of CSX. As a result, the Qi-regulating, chest-relaxing and blood-activating therapy integrated with some Western Medicines was adopted for treatment. The effect of Qi-regulating, chest-relaxing and blood-activating therapy can reduce the frequency and degree of angina, improve the symptoms and exercise the tolerance of patients, inhibit the inflammatory response of vascular walls and protect the function of vascular endothelial cells, which is better than that of the simple and conventional Western Medicine alone.
CONCLUSION: A good effect was achieved in the integration of Chinese and Western Medicines for CSX. The therapy is worthy to be applied further in clinical practice. On the other hand, more long-term and randomised controlled studies with large samples are still required to further determine the clinical efficacy and safety of the therapy.
Authors:
Yingfei Bi; Jingyuan Mao; Xianliang Wang; Yongbin Ge; Henghe Wang; Zhenpeng Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0255-2922     ISO Abbreviation:  J Tradit Chin Med     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211546     Medline TA:  J Tradit Chin Med     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  194-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular, the First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300193, China.
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