Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

School of Chinese Medicine

Title

Expert consensus on the treatment of hypertension with chinese patent medicines

Language

English

Abstract

Objectives. This study was aimed to determine the therapeutic principle and identify Chinese Patent Medicine (CPM) with corresponding indications for hypertension treatment. Methods. Three rounds of Delphi survey were mailed among 40 cardiovascular integrative medicine specialists. Items with agreement of more than 80% respondents were included in the consensus. Results. According to majority of the panelists, CPM is suitable for most hypertensive patients and should be used according to traditional Chinese medicine pattern classification. CPM could be used alone for grade 1 hypertension and could be used in combination with Western biomedicine (WM) for both grade 2 and grade 3 hypertension. It is recommended that less than two CPMs are used simultaneously. For the treatment of grade 2 and 3 hypertension, CPM and WM should be taken separately. Recommended CPMs included Tianma Gouteng granule, Qiju Dihuang capsule, Jinkui Shenqi pill, Yinxingye tablet, Niuhuang Jiangya pill and Banxia Tianma pill. The indications of 4 CPMs were specified with symptoms related to TCM pattern classification by the experts. Conclusions. An expert consensus on CMP application was formed for the treatment of hypertension in the form of integrative medicine. A flow of IM hypertension management was proposed based on the results of the survey. © 2013 Li Ying Wang et al.

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Volume

2013

Start Page

510146-1

End Page

510146-8

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

DOI

10.1155/2013/510146

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/510146

ISSN (print)

1741427X

ISSN (electronic)

17414288

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