Sunday, April 01, 2018 by Edsel Cook
A randomized controlled trial compared the efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) prescriptions to salbutamol and montelukast in the improvement of asthma control, mitigating asthma attacks, and enhancing the quality of life among pediatric asthma patients. The results showed that TCM prescriptions achieved better symptom control (SC) in children who have asthma.
The researchers published their findings in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The full text of the study can be found here.
Based on the results of their study, the researchers encouraged the wider adoption of traditional Chinese medicines as a proven, effective, and safe means of treating pediatric asthma cases.
Hui D, Yonghong W, Jian Y, Yumin S, Suhuan L, Wen S, Yiqun Z, Hong H. PRESCRIPTIONS FROM TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE COMPARED WITH SALBUTAMOL AND MONTELUKAST FOR THE TREATMENT OF PEDIATRIC ASTHMA: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. August 2017;37(4):522–529. DOI: 10.1016/S0254-6272(17)30159-0.