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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2011, Vol. 9 ›› Issue (5): 483-486.doi: 10.3736/jcim20110503

Special Issue: Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Thinking on methods for formulating development strategy of traditional Chinese medicine standardization

Ya Yuwen, Xue-jie Han, Li-ying Wang, Nan-nan Shi, Yong-yan Wang, Ai-ping Lü()   

  1. Institute of Basic Research in Clinical Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
  • Received:2011-01-12 Accepted:2011-01-24 Online:2011-05-20 Published:2011-05-15
  • Contact: Lü Ai-ping

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) standardization serves as an important foundation of TCM modernization and internationalization, and TCM standardization strategy is the core of the subject. Recently, some developed countries and developing countries with a better economic basis have set development strategy for TCM standardization. China is at the beginning on TCM standardization strategy study. This paper explored the methods for setting TCM standardization development strategy. Firstly, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of TCM were analyzed based on SWOT method to set development tactics. On the above basis, the authors defined the total goal and stage goal under the guidance of the relevant laws and regulations. To achieve the strategic goal, priority areas were formed by literature analysis and expert inquiry method, and the safeguard measures were formulated by expert symposium. Secondly, the draft for development strategy of TCM standardization was made based on the above content. Finally, the authors revised and formed the official development strategy of TCM standardization.

Key words: traditional Chinese medicine, standardization, development strategy, method

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