Chinese herbal decoction – Xuming Tang: a possible effective treatment for ischemic stroke patients

  • Huazheng Liang
  • Shaoshi Wang

Abstract

So far, rt – PA remains the best treatment for ischemic stroke within the 3-6 hour window after the onset. However, the majority of ischemic stroke patients do not receive rt – PA treatment due to various reasons and they can only accept the treatment which prevents a second attack. The Chinese herbal decoction – Xuming Tang has been recorded as an effective treatment for stroke in the traditional Chinese medicine book. Recently it has been tested in over 1,500 patients who started taking this herbal decoction from 2.5 hours to days after the onset of stroke in randomised and quasi-randomised trials. It has been shown that approximately 1/3 of the stroke patients fully recovered and another 1/3 improved dramatically after the treatment period. Compared with the data from the control group which received either conventional therapy (this prevents a second attack) or conventional therapy in combination with other Chinese herbal decoctions, Xuming Tang is a better choice for ischemic stroke patients who are ineligible for rt – PA thrombolysis within 3-6 hour window or who miss this time window.
Published
Apr 14, 2015
How to Cite
LIANG, Huazheng; WANG, Shaoshi. Chinese herbal decoction – Xuming Tang: a possible effective treatment for ischemic stroke patients. Neurology and Neuroscience, [S.l.], n. 1, apr. 2015. ISSN 2386-687X. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/neuro/article/view/1051>. Date accessed: 28 may 2017.
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Original article