Discussion on modif ied Shenxian decoction treating connective tissue disease (CTD) combined with pulmonary interstitial f ibrosis (PIF)
HAO Wei-xin, DONG Zhen-hua (Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing 100730, China)
Pulmonary interstitial fibrosis (PIF) is a common complication of connective tissue disease (CTD). The patients with PIF usually manifest with intensive dry cough, progressive dyspnea aggravated by activities, and even weight loss and very fatigued. In this paper, we have applied the traditional methods of "invigorating qi for ascending" and "strengthening earth to generate metal" with modif ied Shenxian decoction for treating CTD combined with PIF to support healthy energy, ascend thoracic qi, and ascend both qi of lung and spleen. We have observed Shenxian decoction could enhance body immune system, benefit the repair of damaged lung tissues, improve microcirculations, and treat both branch and root of body, which has been giving patients prominent effects.
【CateGory Index】： R259