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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2010, Vol. 8 ›› Issue (12): 1119-1123.doi: 10.3736/jcim20101203

Special Issue: Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Discussion on the main pathogenesis in traditional Chinese medicine and etiology about primary osteoporosis

 Xin-xiang Wang, Yun-ling Zhang, Qi-fu Huang   

  1. Experiment Center, Dongfang Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100078, China
  • Online:2010-12-20 Published:2010-12-15
  • Contact: Wang Xin-xiang E-mail:wangxinxiangcn@yahoo.com.cn

Osteoporosis is characterized by reduced bone mass and impaired micro-architectural structure, leading to an increased susceptibility to fractures. It is a complex, multifactorial disorder resulting from genetic factors, environmental factors and gene-environment interactions. Currently there are three opinions on the main pathogenesis of primary osteoporosis in traditional Chinese medicine: kidney deficiency, spleen deficiency, and spleen-kidney deficiency, in which disagreement remains. In this paper, the authors combine the modern etiology of osteoporosis to explain scientific connotation of the three opinions, aiming to comprehend the pathogenesis of primary osteoporosis and strengthen the communication between traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine, and trying to evaluate the clinical curative effect on osteoporosis.

Key words: Osteoporosis, Kidney deficiency, Spleen deficiency, Genetic disease, Inborn, Disorders of environmental origin

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