In order to study the effect of a traditional Chinese medical treating method (Strengthening Body Resistance Method) on asthma attack, asthmatic patients of either Cold type or Heat type were divided into two groups and treated with the Chinese methods “Zhibiao” (symptomatic treatments, as the control group) and “Biaoben Jianzhi” (treating both the secondary and principal aspects of a disease, as the test group) respectively. The results showed that the markedly effective rates were higher in the two “Biaoben Jianzhi” groups than that in the two “Zhibiao” groups. After treatment, the changes of one second forced expiratory volume (FEV1) and the peak expiratory flow of patients of the former were also greater than those of the latter; the proportion of cells carrying human leukocyte antigen class II (HLA-DR+ cell), the basophilic cell releasing capacity (HBR) and the T cell hyperplasia response to specific allergens of patients of the “Biaoben Jianzhi” groups were all reduced while those of the “Zhibiao” groups changed little. These results suggested that the “Strengthening Body Resistance method” played an important role in regulating immunity for relieving asthma attack.
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Xu, D., Shen, Z., Wang, W. et al. A study of the effect of “Strengthening body Resistance Method” on asthma attack. CJIM 2, 86–90 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02969648
- strengthening body resistance method
- pulmonary function