Lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease that seriously influences the health of the body.
The prevalence of lupus erythematosus is rising, but the etiology still remains unclear. Currently, glucocorticoids and immunosuppressants are mainly used to ease the symptoms and reduce complications. But long-term application of these medicines causes many side-effects, such as infection, anemia, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and diabetes. Thanks to thousands of years clinical practice, Chinese medicine has accumulated abundant experiences in the treatment of lupus erythematosus. Based on pattern differentiation, satisfactory results have been achieved. Clinical researches have demonstrated that Chinese medicine can reduce the side effects of biomedicine, help the patient to gradually reduce daily dosage of corticosteroids, prevent the disease from aggravation, regulate the immunity functions, improve the survival rates and life quality, etc.
This book is one of the well-organized and comprehensive series of The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine which aims to guide the reader through the complexity of clinical practice. This book discusses, in detail, the clinical experience of ancient and modern-day renowned physicians and enables the practitioner to become more adept at using Chinese medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of Lupus erythematosus.
Pattern differentiation and treatment with herbs & acupuncture
Clinical experience of distinguished physicians
Famous physicians case studies
Relevant contemporary research on pattern differentiation & formulas
Selected quotes from classical texts