"Asthma is a common disease in clinic with a high incidence 1% in China and 3% among children. It is estimated there are about 100 million asthma patients currently in the world, of which more than one tenth are Chinese patients. So asthma is a chronic disease threatening the public health.
The ancient Chinese doctors had accumulated abundant knowledge of asthma and lots of experience during their clinical practice. Herbal treatment of asthma is becoming more and more popular due to its natural therapy, remarkable effect, non-obvious side effects. We compile this book based on clinical practice and related documents in order to summarize the precious clinical experience of herbal treatment of asthma.
The whole book includes three parts. Part one mainly introduces the conception of asthma, clinical features, diagnostic points, and pathogen and pathogenesis in the viewpoint of TCM. Part two introduces in details the treatment based on differentiation of symptoms and signs, simple formula, experienced formula, Chinese patent medicine, external treatment, acupuncture and massage treatment, as well as emotional and dietary therapy etc. Part three introduces specific therapeutic experience and specialties of national well-known TCM doctors.
The book, abundant in contents, introduces the knowledge of asthma scientifically, precisely and also practically. Therefore it can be valued as a reference book for medical practitioners and medical teachers."