Benefits of incorporating Chinese herbal medicine into current pharmaceutical regimens
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Chinese Herbal Medicine has been mainstream practice for hundreds of generations, however the merits of herbal therapeutics have been debated in the era of modern medicine. With a shift towards scientific analysis and rigorous testing of conventional pharmaceuticals in the past century, critics have questioned the proclaimed effects of herbal concoctions. Nonetheless, herbal medicines are still used frequently and have spawned clinical studies meant to determine their therapeutic efficacy. This paper aims to evaluate many aspects of Chinese Herbal Medicine applications that have already been analyzed in other papers, then propose a study which explores the effects of the herbal concoction Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Pian in lowering blood pressure. Hypertension was chosen as the focus of the study due to its extensive presence in the population and the impact a significant outcome can provide given its prevalence. The ultimate goal is to find a balance between both eastern and western practices of medicine, thus preserving Chinese medical traditions that are concurrently buttressed by scientific research.
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