Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Chinese Herbal Decoction Based on Syndrome Differentiation as Maintenance Therapy in Patients with Extensive-Stage Small-Cell Lung Cancer: An Exploratory and Small Prospective Cohort Study

Table 1

Fundamental prescription based on syndrome differentiation.
(a) Qi deficiency syndrome.

Chinese namePharmaceutical name

Huang QiRadixAstragali 45
Tai Zi ShenRadixPseudostellariae 15
Bai ZhuAtractylodes 15
Fu LingWolfiporiaextensa 20
Chen PiPericarpium Citri Reticulatae6

(b) Yin deficiency syndrome.

Chinese namePharmaceutical name

Sha ShenAdenophoraelata 30
Mai DongRadix Ophiopogonis12
Sang YeMulberry leaf12
Xuan ShenScrophularianingpoensis 12
Shi GaoGypsum45

(c) Phlegm syndrome.

Chinese namePharmaceutical name

Gua LouFructus Trichosanthis20
Xie BaiAlliummacrostemon 15
Xing RenAlmond10
Jie GengPlatycodongrandiflorum 30
Ban XiaPinelliaternata 10

(d) Anticancer (added 1-2 kinds to prescription).

Chinese namePharmaceutical name

Ban Zhi LianBarbed skullcap herb30
Long KuiNightshade15
Bai YingBittersweet herb20
Shi Jian ChuanChinese sage herb15
Bai Hua She She CaoSpreading hedyotis herb30

Decocting method: soak the herbs in water for 30 min with water level 1 cm above the herbs. First, boil with strong heat, then with gentle heat for about 20–40 minutes. Then, decant the decoction, repeat the above course, combine the decoction, and concentrate to 300 mL.
Dosage and administration: one set of herbs per day, 150 mL each time, twice a day, one hour after breakfast and supper.

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