Betrouwbare adressen van TCM artsen en acupuncturisten staan hier: 

https://kanker-actueel.nl/adressen-van-betrouwbare-tcm-artsen-en-acupuncturisten.html

Zie ook TCM studies specifiek bij longkanker.

18 maart 2020: Bronnen verschillende media

Wereldwijd wordt er gezocht naar medicijnen of middelen of manieren tegen het coronavirus. Zo lieten Chinese onderzoekers weten afgelopen maandag dat TCM - Traditionele Chinese Medicijnen / Kruiden en ook acupunctuur goed zouden kunnen helpen om patiënten die besmet zijn met het corona virus te helpen. Het is algemeen bekend dat TCM - Chinese kruiden bij met name longkanker uitstekende resultaten geeft en ook is bekend dat TCM - Chinese kruiden het immuunsysteem kunnen versterken. 

Dus het klinkt eigenlijk wel logisch dat TCM - Chinese kruiden ook patiënten besmet met het coronavirus zouden kunnen helpen. 

Enkele van de supplementen en kruiden die worden vermeld in het Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine die worden voorgesteld om te gebruiken om het coronavirus te behandelen en / of te voorkomen, zijn onder meer:
Radix astragali (Huangqi),
Radix glycyrrhizae (Gancao),
Radix saposhnikoviae (Fangfeng),
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae (Baizhu),
Lonicerae Japonicae Flos (Jinyinhua),
Fructus forsythia (Lianqiao)

Het Chinese persbureau Xinhua publiceerde verder ook een artikel over bijvoorbeeld Qingfei Paidu-soep, gemaakt van onder andere ephedra en zoethoutwortel. De directeur van een Chinees ziekenhuis gespecialiseerd in TCM - Traditionele Medicijnen / Kruiden vertelde aan Amerikaanse verslaggevers dat de TCM mix effectief was bij de behandeling van symptomen van honderden COVID-19-patiënten, maar deze beweringen zijn niet geverifieerd door onderzoekers of nieuwsverslaggevers buiten China.

Nu is het lastig om te beoordelen of de politieke spanningen tussen Amerika en China hierin een rol spelen. De Westerse geneeskunde moet niet zoveel hebben van de Chinese geneeskunde terwijl er toch heel veel bewijs is dat TCM - Traditiole Chinese Geneeskunde ook zo zijn waarde heeft.

Ik heb wat gezocht via google en kom dan toch op een paar interessante studies, zoals deze: 

Can Chinese Medicine Be Used for Prevention of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)? A Review of Historical Classics, Research Evidence and Current Prevention Programs.

Het volledige studierapport is in PDF beschikbaar. Onderaan het abstract en de referentielijst. 

Er waren 3 studies die TCM - Traditionele Medicijnen gebruikten ter preventie van SARS en 4 studies voor H1N1-influenza. Geen van de deelnemers die TCM - Traditionele Medicijnen namen, bleek bemset te worden met SARS in alle 3 onderzoeken. Het infectiepercentage van H1N1-influenza in de TCM-groep was significant lager dan in de niet-TCM-groep (relatief risico 0,36, 95% betrouwbaarheidsinterval 0,24-0,52; n = 4). Er is dus wel enig bewijs dat TCM zou kunnen helpen, in ieder geval bij SARS.

Een andere studie die voor sommigen interessant kan zijn is deze: The SARS, MERS and novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemics, the newest and biggest global health threats: what lessons have we learned?

Op You Tube is een korte video te zien die uitleg geeft over het gebruik van TCM - Traditionele Chinese Medicijnen bij het corona virus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVqCPm0YIsc

De persconferentie van een Chinese onderzoeker is hier te zien: Expert highlights traditional Chinese medicine in fight against novel coronavirus

En zie vooral ook de refentiestudies onderaan het abstract

Based on historical records and human evidence of SARS and H1N1 influenza prevention, Chinese herbal Based on historical records and human evidence of SARS and H1N1 influenza prevention, Chinese herbal formula could be an alternative approach for prevention of COVID-19 in high-risk population. Prospective, rigorous formula could be an alternative approach for prevention of COVID-19 in high-risk population. Prospective, rigorous population studies are warranted to con population studies are warranted to confirm the potential preventive effect of TCM - Traditional Chinese Medicine

 2020 Feb 17. doi: 10.1007/s11655-020-3192-6. [Epub ahead of print]

Can Chinese Medicine Be Used for Prevention of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)? A Review of Historical Classics, Research Evidence and Current Prevention Programs.

Luo H1,2Tang QL3Shang YX2,3Liang SB2,3Yang M2,3Robinson N2,4Liu JP5,6.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Since December 2019, an outbreak of corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) occurred in Wuhan, and rapidly spread to almost all parts of China. This was followed by prevention programs recommending Chinese medicine (CM) for the prevention. In order to provide evidence for CM recommendations, we reviewed ancient classics and human studies.

METHODS:

Historical records on prevention and treatment of infections in CM classics, clinical evidence of CM on the prevention of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and H1N1 influenza, and CM prevention programs issued by health authorities in China since the COVID-19 outbreak were retrieved from different databases and websites till 12 February, 2020. Research evidence included data from clinical trials, cohort or other population studies using CM for preventing contagious respiratory virus diseases.

RESULTS:

The use of CM to prevent epidemics of infectious diseases was traced back to ancient Chinese practice cited in Huangdi's Internal Classic (Huang Di Nei Jing) where preventive effects were recorded. There were 3 studies using CM for prevention of SARS and 4 studies for H1N1 influenza. None of the participants who took CM contracted SARS in the 3 studies. The infection rate of H1N1 influenza in the CM group was significantly lower than the non-CM group (relative risk 0.36, 95% confidence interval 0.24-0.52; n=4). For prevention of COVID-19, 23 provinces in China issued CM programs. The main principles of CM use were to tonify qi to protect from external pathogens, disperse wind and discharge heat, and resolve dampness. The most frequently used herbs included Radix astragali (Huangqi), Radix glycyrrhizae (Gancao), Radix saposhnikoviae (Fangfeng), Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae (Baizhu), Lonicerae Japonicae Flos (Jinyinhua), and Fructus forsythia (Lianqiao).

CONCLUSIONS:

Based on historical records and human evidence of SARS and H1N1 influenza prevention, Chinese herbal formula could be an alternative approach for prevention of COVID-19 in high-risk population. Prospective, rigorous population studies are warranted to confirm the potential preventive effect of CM.

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Author information

Luo H, Tang QL, and Liu JP conceived of the design and carried out the study. Tang QL undertook the literature review of historical evidence and assisted in writing the manuscript. Shang YX and Liang SB translated and assisted in analyzing Chinese data. Yang M provided suggestions for the design of study. Luo H undertook the literature review of prevention programs and wrote the manuscript. Liu JP supervised the study and revised the manuscript. Robinson N revised the manuscript and provided important perspectives. All authors read and approved the final manuscript. Luo H and Tang QL contributed equally to this work.

Correspondence to Jian-ping Liu.

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The authors declare that they have no competing interest.

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Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.81830115), China; Prof. Nicola Robinson (visiting professor of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine) is supported by the Overseas Expertise Project, Ministry of Education of China (No. MS20080009)


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