Reflection on Effects of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

LIU Qingquan1 XIA Wenguang2 AN Changqing2 LI Xucheng3 WANG Yuguang1 MIAO Qing4 YANG Fengwen5 ZHANG Boli5

(1.Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100010)
(2.Hubei Provincial Hospital of Integrated traditional Chinese and Western Medicine)
(3.Wuhan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine)
(4.Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences)
(5.Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine)

【Abstract】Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) belongs to the category of “epidemic disease” in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and the treatment with integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine has clear efficacy. For moderate patients, integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine therapy can relieve symptoms, shorten the course of treatment, and promote healing; for severe and critical patients, it can reduce lung exudation, control excessive inflammatory reaction, and prevent the disease from worsening; for patients during convalescence, it can eliminate the residual pathogenic factor, strengthen the healthy qi, and promote the rehabilitation.

【Keywords】 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); epidemic disease; integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine therapy;


【Funds】 National Science and Technology Emergency Project (2020YFC0841600)

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CN: 11-2166/R

Vol 61, No. 06, Pages 463-464

March 2020


Article Outline


  • 1 Relieve symptoms and shorten course of disease for moderate patients
  • 2 Prevent disease from worsening for severe and critical patients
  • 3 Promote rehabilitation of patients during convalescence
  • 4 Conclusion
  • References