Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory (non-reversible) asthma. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness (COPD Foundation). Even though COPD is a progressive and (currently) incurable disease, an integrative treatment including conventional and complementary approaches can well delay or even […]

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma have common characteristics both in terms of their pathology and clinical symptoms, but whether they share the same traditional Chinese medicine syndromes is unclear. A research team from Fudan University in China analyzed 26,074 subjects with complete medical records. The result suggests that shared core excess syndrome for […]

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