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Journal of Integrative Medicine ›› 2020, Vol. 18 ›› Issue (4): 275-283.doi: 10.1016/j.joim.2020.04.001

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Diagnosis and treatment of novel coronavirus infectious pneumonia based on the theory of traditional Chinese medicine

Shi-xin Wanga, Yan Wanga, Yu-bao Lub, Jie-yun Lia, Yu-jun Songa, Munkhtuya Nyamgerelta, Xue-xi Wanga   

  1. a School of Basic Medical Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu Province, China
    b The Second Clinical Medical College, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu Province, China
  • Received:2020-02-17 Revised:2020-02-27 Accepted:2020-03-20 Online:2020-07-10 Published:2020-03-20
  • Contact: Xuexi Wang, PhD E-mail:wangxuexi@lzu.edu.cn

Since the outbreak of coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) in Wuhan in December 2019, it has rapidly spread to the whole country and the world, causing serious harm to the health of people and a huge social burden. However, currently, there are no clinically available drugs, except for vaccines against COVID-19 that are being evaluated. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is capable of performing syndrome differentiation and treatment according to the clinical manifestations of patients, and has a better ability of epidemic prevention and control. Therefore, we comprehensively analyzed the etiology and pathogenesis of COVID-19 based on the theory of TCM, and discussed its syndrome differentiation, treatment, and prevention measures to provide strategies and reference for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 with TCM.

Key words: Novel coronavirus, Coronavirus disease-19, Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2, traditional Chinese medicine

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