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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2003, Vol. 1 ›› Issue (3): 177-179.doi: 10.3736/jcim20030309

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A review of experimental designs of compound compatibility law of traditional Chinese medicine

Xiao-li Song1, Yan-qing Gao1, Xin Niu1, Yin-chu Si2   

  1. 1. Department of Physiology, Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
    2. Department of Anatomy, Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2003-07-02 Online:2003-09-20 Published:2003-09-20

The paper discussed a variety of experimental designs of compound compatibility law of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM): study of whole formula and different ingredients of formula.The latter includes study of single ingredient, study of functional ingredient group, orthogonal design, clustering analysis, homogeneous design, factorial analysis and so on. It was proposed that experimental designs of formula should be based on the theory of TCM, and combined with modern sciences.

Key words: formula, compound compatibility law, experimental design

CLC Number: 

  • R289.1
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