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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2005, Vol. 3 ›› Issue (6): 429-431.

Special Issue: Massages

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Chinese Tuina: Challenge of evidence-based medicine and development strategy

Jun Hu, Juan-Tao Yan, Min Fang   

  1. Department of Tuina, Yueyang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200437, China
  • Received:2005-06-08 Online:2005-11-20 Published:2018-10-10
  • Contact: Jun HU

Evidence-based medicine (EBM), which aims to get the best evidence from medical research, is a growing international movement in health care. Because of this new shift in medical practice, great attention should be paid to how to introduce EBM into Chinese Tuina, and this is a good opportunity for the development of Chinese Tuina. To adopt EBM will be beneficial to developing Chinese Tuina, improving clinical research, renewing education mode and getting more academic achievement. So it is necessary to establish a new experimental methodology combined with EBM in order to get great progress in Chinese Tuina.

Key words: Evidence-based medicine, Evaluation studies, Tuina

CLC Number: 

  • R244.1
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