Introduction to Chronic Cough
Chronic Cough in Chinese Medicine
Classical Chinese Medicine Literature
Methods for Evaluating Clinical Evidence
Clinical Evidence for Chinese Herbal Medicine
Pharmacological Actions of Frequently Used Herbs
Clinical Evidence for Acupuncture and Related Therapies
Summary and Conclusions
Chronic Cough is the 20th volume of the Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine series. It provides a multi-faceted "whole evidence" analysis of the management of chronic cough, including cough variant asthma, upper airways cough syndrome, and gastroesophageal reflux disease in Chinese medicine. Evidence from the classical Chinese medicine literature, contemporary clinical literature, 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 summaries and identity implications for the clinical practice of Chinese medicine and for future research.
This book can inform clinicians and students in the fields of integrative medicine and Chinese medicine regarding contemporary practice and the current evidence base for a range of Chinese medicine therapies used in the management of chronic cough, including herbal formulas and acupuncture treatments, in order to assist clinicians in making evidence-based decisions in patient care.
Currently, Chinese medicine practitioners who develop a special interest in a particular health condition, such as chronic cough need to consult a diversity of resources to expand their knowledge. Such sources typically included specialty books and journal articles sourced from biomedical databases published in Chinese and English. However, not all practitioners have access to such sources to obtain information on the evidence-based management of chronic cough. By providing all this information in one handy, easy to use reference, this book allows practitioners to focus on providing high quality health care, with the knowledge it is based on the best available evidence.