A Brief Analysis on the Characteristics of Chinese Medicine and Treatment for Cough Variant


Cough variant asthma
Mild fluid retention
Resolving fluid retention with warm medicine




Cough variant is a common disease of the respiratory system and can lead to a unique type of asthma. The disease has no obvious symptoms such as wheezing nor shortness of breath. Coughing is the main clinical symptom, as it causes airway hyper-responsiveness. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a unique understanding of this disease, and the effect is obvious after treatment, as it’s based on symptom differentiation. This article takes the concept of “mild fluid retention” from “The Synopsis of the Golden Chamber” as an entry point, briefly describes the relationship between cough variant and mild fluid retention, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of Chinese medicine.


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