Urinary tract infection is a common clinical condition with a significant health burden. This latest volume, Vol. 22 in the Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine series, uses a 'whole evidence' approach to summarise management of urinary tract infection with Chinese medicine. The first chapter provides an overview of the clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment with conventional medicine. The conceptualisation of urinary tract infection in both contemporary and classical Chinese medicine literature is reviewed and analysed.
Attention is then turned to the evidence from clinical studies. Systematic reviews, using internationally accepted scientific methods, describe the treatments tested in clinical studies and the effects of Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and related therapies, and combinations of these therapies for urinary tract infection. The potential mechanisms of action for some of the key herbs are summarised, based on analysis of experimental studies. The final chapter summarises the current state of evidence and offers suggestions for contemporary clinical practice and future research.
This book is a handy desktop reference for both clinicians and students of Chinese and integrative medicine. It provides a comprehensive synthesis of both traditional and contemporary knowledge that can inform clinical decision-making.
This book provides an in-depth analysis of Chinese medicine management of urinary tract infection.
• Introduction to Urinary Tract Infection
• Urinary Tract Infection in Chinese Medicine
• Classical Chinese Medicine Literature
• Methods for Evaluating Clinical Evidence
• Clinical Evidence for Chinese Herbal Medicine
• Pharmacological Actions of Frequently Used Herbs
• Clinical Evidence for Acupuncture and Related Therapies
• Clinical Evidence for Combination Therapies
• Summary and Conclusions