Increases in Xu Zheng and Yu Zheng among patients with breast cancer receiving different anticancer drug therapies

Chen Jei Tai, Sheng Miauh Huang, Li Yin Chien, Cheng Jeng Tai, Ling Ming Tseng, Ping Ho Chen

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Aim. The objectives of this study were to compare yang-xu, yin-xu, and yu among patients with breast cancer right before, one month after, and three months after receiving target, chemo, or combined therapy. Method. After recruiting 126 patients from 4 hospitals in northern Taiwan, a longitudinal study was carried out with 61 patients receiving chemotherapy, 30 receiving target therapy, and 35 receiving combined therapy. Yang-xu, yin-xu, and yu were assessed using the Traditional Chinese Medical Constitutional Scale (TCMCS), with higher scores indicating more xu and yu. Results. There were significant increases in yang-xu, yin-xu, and yu at 1 month and 3 months after than before the start of the chemotherapy, target, or combined therapy. Patients receiving combined therapy had significantly higher scores in yang-xu and yin-xu than patients receiving chemo or target therapy. A history of coronary heart disease was associated with more yin-xu. Those patients who had undergone a mastectomy were associated with less yu zheng than those patients who had not. Conclusion and Implications. TCM doctors should focus their treatment on dealing with xu and yu in order to support their patients, as they complete their modern anticancer treatments.

原文英語
文章編號392024
期刊Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
2013
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出版狀態已發佈 - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 補充和替代醫學

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