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Traditional Chinese Medicine Is Effective for Recurrent Respiratory Infections in Children: Study

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The practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) commenced as early as 14th century BC, and it has now become an active hotspot of research. Despite this, TCM is frequently viewed with great skepticism in the Western world and equated to a pseudoscience. This is often because the effects of TCMs are poorly understood and few studies have documented their efficacy and safety via randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs). One such TCM is Yupingfeng (YPF, 玉屏风)—a patented formula available as compounded granules that includes Astragali radix (Huangqi), Atractylodis macrocephalae rhizoma (Baizhu), and Saposhnikoviae radix ...