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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2008, Vol. 6 ›› Issue (12): 1290-1293.doi: 10.3736/jcim20081216

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Characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine syndromes and their element distributions in sub-health status: a modern literature review

Ya-jing Zhang1,2, Tian-fang Wang1(), Xiao-lin Xue1, Jia-jia Wang1, Guan-ru Li1, Ping Han2   

  1. 1. Preclinical School, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
    2. Health Examination Centre, Beijing Xiaotangshan Hospital, Beijing 102211, China
  • Received:2008-05-05 Online:2008-12-20 Published:2008-12-15

Objective: 

To probe into the characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine syndromes and their element distributions in sub-health status.

Methods: 

Literatures on sub-health in past 20 years were collected, and a data bank was set up by using EpiData 2.0. The frequencies of syndromes and their elements were analyzed using SPSS 12.0.


Results: 

Out of the 50 syndromes obtained from the standardization of syndrome nomenclature, and the top three were stagnation of liver-qi, deficiency of both heart and spleen, and deficiency of liver-yin and kidney-yin. Spleen, liver and kidney were the top three of all the 14 disease locations. Qi-deficiency, qi-stagnation and damp pathogen were the top three pathogenicity types.



Conclusion: 

Although the traditional Chinese medicine syndromes in sub-health status are scattered in the distribution, the main syndromes take up a leading proportion and their elements are concise and concentrated in distribution. Therefore, it is necessary to make a standard study on traditional Chinese medicine syndromes in sub-health status from syndrome elements.

Key words: sub-health, symptom complex, documentation

CLC Number: 

  • R-056
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