EFFECTS OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE SHANG HAN LUN FORMULAS IN THE TREATMENT OF INFLUENZA LIKE ILLNESS CONDITION (ILI)

Ana Varela, Deolinda Fernandes, José Faro

Resumo


Resumo

A gripe é uma doença infecciosa, aguda, transmissível que durante uma epidemia pode causar elevada morbilidade e mortalidade. Desde 1949, a OMS estabeleceu uma rede internacional de vigilância da actividade gripal feito pela integração da informação virológica per se ou em combinação com a informação clínica obtida em pacientes diagnosticados com a “doença semelhante à influenza” ousindroma gripal”.

A Medicina Tradicional Chinesa (MTC) considera a influenza uma patologia externa  causada  por factores patogénicos e desenvolveu há milhares de anos um sistema especialmente orientado para a sua prevenção e tratamento descrito no “Shang Han Lun”. O objectivo deste estudo foi o de avaliar os efeitos de fórmulas clássicas do Shan Han Lun  prescritas de acordo com os seus princípios versus regimes convencionais  correntes,  no  tratamento  da  Sindroma  Gripal  em  pacientes  que recorrem ao tratamento da MTC.

Sessenta pacientes da Escola de Medicina tradicional Chinesa e de Clínicas de Profissionais da Associação Portuguesa de Acupunctura e MTC, em Lisboa que apresentavam síndroma gripal foram distribuídos aleatoriamente pelo Grupo Experimental e Controlo. Após os primeiros três dias de início da patologia foi observado uma taxa de recuperação clínica significativamente diferente no grupo experimental versus controlo e verificado que as fórmulas clássicas do Shang Han Lun podem tratar a síndroma gripal se utilizadas de acordo com o método de decisão clínica implícito no Clássico da MTC.

 

 

 

Abstract  

Influenza is an acute respiratory communicable disease which, during epidemics, can cause high morbidity and mortality. Since 1949, WHO established an international network for the surveillance of influenza mainly based on sentinel physician’s report of clinical cases of ILI (influenza-like illness) to a central registry. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) considered this condition as an externally contracted disease caused by pathogenic factors and have developed from thousands years ago a rich system for its prevention and treatment expressed in the “Shang Han Lun”. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of Chinese medicinal classic formulas according to TCM principles of “Shang Han Lun” in treating Portuguese patients  with  established  diagnosis  of  ILI  condition  by  comparing  it  with  western current treatment regimens.

Sixty patients from the Clinic of TCM College of Lisbon and from the clinical sets of Portuguese Association of Acupuncture and TCM in Lisbon region that have ILI condition were randomized allocated to an Experimental and a Control Group. After the first three days it was observed that the recovery rate was significantly different in experimental versus control group and classic formulas of “Shang Han Lun” can treat ILI conditions if used with the clinic decision through method that is implicit in this Classic monograph.


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Traditional Chinese Medicine; Chinese herbal medicine; Shang Han Lun; Influenza; Chinese classic formulas; Medicina Tradicional Chinesa; Medicina Herbal Chinesa; Shang Han Lun; Influenza; Fórmulas clássicas da Medicina tradicional Chinesa

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