[Analysis of literature on therapeutic methods and medicines of traditional Chinese medicine for primary liver cancer].Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao 2005; 3(4):260-2ZX
To find out the rules of therapeutic methods, formulas and medicines of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for primary liver cancer (PLC).
The frequencies of treatments and medicines of TCM in 978 pieces of documents concerning PLC were analyzed.
Among the 165 therapeutic methods, 277 formulas and 459 kinds of herbs, the methods for activating blood circulation, the formulas for regulating qi-flowing and the herbs for invigorating qi are the most commonly used.
Therapeutic methods such as invigorating qi, regulating qi-flowing and activating blood circulation are the main choices for PLC, and the methods such as clearing heat, removing dampness and nourishing yin are used as supplements.