Traditional Chinese Medicine: a New Approach to Respiratory Infections

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Bejing—Despite its almost thousand-year history, the medical community still often disregards traditional Chinese medicine. However, new studies are gradually dispelling the skepticism of the scientific community. For example, this fantastic research showed the effectiveness of Yupinfeng (YPF) granules against acute exacerbations of COPD.

What is COPD?

According to the CDC: “Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that causes airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.” COPD is a progressive, life-threatening lung disease that affects millions of people around the world.

What do Yupinfeng granules offer to people with COPD?

The study included 240 people with COPD and a history of exacerbation. This group was divided into equal parts: a placebo group and a YPF group. The study was approved by the local medical ethics committee and was strictly conducted under the protocol of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University. They were observed for over a year to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the drug.

The study found that patients who took YPF had a significantly lower exacerbation rate than the placebo group and an even lower rate for a second exacerbation. This study concluded that YPF granules can be considered a treatment option for COPD. It is also a safe option for patients with low tolerance to other medications, as the study showed that Yupinfeng was well tolerated.

Yupinfeng and the treatment of respiratory diseases

Yupinfeng powder (often consisting of Astragalus, Saposhnikovia divaricata, and Atractylodes) is known for reducing the risk of recurrent respiratory infections by regulating the immune system. It is also known for its anti-allergic effects. Treated with skepticism at first, YPF keeps proving itself to be a powerful remedy. Especially in improving specific and non-specific immune function. The more studies are conducted on its benefits and significance as a form of treatment, the more Yupinfeng is accepted by the medical community.

This study further proves that this powder is effective in use and is far more beneficial than some may believe.

Research was published in the National Library of Medicine (NIH) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6174891/

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