Affordable Access

Access to the full text

Research progress in the treatment of idiopathic membranous nephropathy using traditional Chinese medicine

Authors
  • Lang, Rui1
  • Wang, Xinhui1
  • Liang, Ying1
  • Yan, Lei1, 2
  • Shi, Bin1
  • Yu, Renhuan1
  • 1 Department of Nephrology, Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, China , (China)
  • 2 Graduate School of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
Publisher
Sciendo
Publication Date
May 09, 2020
Volume
8
Issue
1
Pages
3–8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2478/jtim-2020-0002
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

This article reviews the most significant literature of the recent years on the treatment of idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). One major goal of the article is to classify and summarize the research on the clinical aspects and the associated mechanisms of the use of Chinese herbal compounds and single drugs to treat IMN. It was found that TCM treats IMN via two major approaches: by benefiting qi, activating blood circulation and eliminating dampness, or by benefiting qi and nourishing yin. The method of benefiting qi, to activate blood circulation and eliminate dampness for dredging channels, is the most popular. The commonly used drugs in this approach include Huang Qi (astragalus), Dang Shen (codonopsis root), Bai Zhu (white atractylodes rhizome), Fu Ling (poria cocos), Dang Gui (angelica sinensis), and so on. Several randomized, controlled, clinical trials are reviewed in the article, including a multicenter one.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times