J Tradit Chin Med. 2011 Dec;31(4):277-81.
MULTI-CENTRAL CLINICAL RESEARCH INTO TREATING 80 CASES OF CHRONIC THROMBOCYTOPENIA WITH QI-SUPPLEMENTING AND YIN-NOURISHING THERAPY AND WESTERN MEDICINE.
Zhou YH, Wei KM, He LY, Sun XM, Shao KD, Fang BM, Shen YP, Ye BD, Shen JP, Lin SY, Chen ZL, Cai GL, Chen J, Gao YT, Wang XQ, Zhu JJ.
The First Hospital Affiliated to Zhejiang TCM University, Hangzhou 310006, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
To probe the effects of qi-supplementing and yin-nourishing therapy (blood-increasing decoction and blood generating powder) on chronic thrombocytopenia.
Two hundred patients with chronic thrombocytopenia were randomly divided into control (n = 100) and test groups (n = 100) with Amino-polypeptide as a basic treatment for both. Test group patients consumed a blood-increasing decoction and blood-generating powder for 1-3 months. Improvements in platelet counts and TCM syndrome were observed.
One hundred and sixty-four (80 in the test group and 84 in the control group) of 189 total participants were treated for 3 months. The total effective rate in improving TCM syndrome was 95.00% in the test group and 79.76% in the control group (P < 0.05). There was significant difference (P < 0.05) in the accumulated score of TCM syndrome between the two groups treated at different time points. The total effective rate of platelet counts was 86.25% in the test group and 59.52% in the control group (P < 0.05). There was a significant difference in platelet counts before and after treatment in the two groups (P < 0.05). There was no significant differences in platelet count between the two groups treated for 1-2 months; however, a significant difference was found between the two groups after treatment for 3 months (P < 0.05).
After a 3-month treatment of chronic thrombocytopenia patients with qi-supplementing and yin-nourishing therapy, TCM syndrome was improved and platelet counts increased with no obvious side effects, and the quality of life of the participants was enhanced with noticeable long-term curative effects.
PMID: 22462231 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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