What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Herbal formula?

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In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbs are combined into formulas that are designed to adapt to the specific needs of individual patients. A herbal formula can contain anywhere from 3 to 25 herbs.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 1
Fatigue 2 5
Fibromyalgia 2 1
Generalized anxiety disorder 2 6
Parkinson's disease 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 3
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Herbal formula

Side effect Patients
Depressed mood 1
Drowsiness 1
Fluttering in ear 1
Increased insomnia 1
Pounding pain in base of skull 1
Shortness of breath with exertion 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Herbal formula

Dosage Patients
2 other daily 1
1 other three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Herbal formula

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Other 3
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently taking Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Herbal formula

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Herbal formula

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 8
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 3
$50-99 5
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Herbal formula

Feb 4, 2011 (Started Nov 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 180 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Swallowing, saliva management and chewing (without biting) have all improved significantly. Speech has improved slightly. Flexibility, strength and muscle tone in my right hand has improved moderately.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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