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Analysis of studies on pattern recognition of tongue image in traditional Chinese medicine by computer technology
Xiao-qiang Yue, Qing Liu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (5): 326-329.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040503
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The article analyzed the contemporary study of pattern recognition of tongue images in traditional Chinese medicine by computer technology from its key sectors. It regards that the methods of orthogonal design and evaluation of image quality should be introduced to get a high-quality and practicable condition. In the field of tongue image segmentation, multiple methods used together are expected to improve the effect of segmentation. A scientific and canonical standard of tongue diagnosis based on comprehensive experts' experience with Delphi evaluation method and multi-center experts diagnosis on internet are also very essential. The study of pattern recognition on tongue image is still concentrated on the color. Further study should be extended to achieve quantification. And a comprehensive diagnosis on pattern recognition of tongue image is the aim that should be focused on later.

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Accidents in acupuncture treatment: History and current state
Ren Zhang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (4): 306-313.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040424
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Acupuncture is widely used as an alternative therapy with few side effects because of its simple manipulation and low cost. However, accidents may occur if the practitioner uses it improperly. Early in the Qin dynastuy, the Canon of Medicine mentioned that improper use of acupuncture could cause injury to the body and even death, and it systematically described the occurrence and prevention of acupuncture accidents. Physicians in the successive dynasties frequently reported it, and nealized that the manipulation skills were significantly important in preventing the occurrence of acupuncture accidents.Since the 1950s, acupuncture accidents had been effectively prevented because of the improving of acupuncture instruments, enhancing of the quality of the practitioners, popularizing of sterilization and disseminating of anatomic knowledge. Nevertherless, with the renovating of acupuncture techniques, new accidents may occur constantly. The prevention of acupuncture accidents still should be an arduors task for acupuncturists. Nowadays, acupuncture therapy is being used in more than 140 countries, and acupuncture accidents due to improper application are incrcasing. Prevention of acupuncture accidents has become a global issue deserving of great attention.

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Three advantages of using traditional Chinese medicine to prevent and treat tumor
Chang-quan Ling​, Xiao-qiang Yue, Chen Ling​
Journal of Integrative Medicine    2014, 12 (4): 331-335.   DOI: 10.1016/S2095-4964(14)60038-8
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Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), an important component of complementary and alternative medicine, has evolved over thousands of years with its own unique system of theories, diagnostics and therapies. TCM has been increasingly used in the last decades and become well known for its significant role in preventing and treating cancer. We believe that TCM possesses advantages over Western medicine in specific aspects at a certain stage of cancer treatment. Here we summarize the advantages of TCM from three aspects: preventing tumorigenesis; attenuating toxicity and enhancing the treatment effect; and reducing tumor recurrence and metastasis.

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Dr. Miriam Lee: A heroine for the start of acupuncture as a profession in the State of California
Arthur Yin Fan, Ziyi Fan​
Journal of Integrative Medicine    2014, 12 (3): 182-186.   DOI: 10.1016/S2095-4964(14)60016-9
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Progress in research on pharmaceutics for intranasal medication
Tong Zhang, Lian-ying Xu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (3): 223-225.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040324
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Clinical and experimental studies on polyherbal formulations for diabetes: Current status and future prospective
Ahmad Ghorbani
Journal of Integrative Medicine    2014, 12 (4): 336-345.   DOI: 10.1016/S2095-4964(14)60031-5
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Diabetes is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. There is currently an active search for antidiabetic drugs with greater effectiveness with fewer and less adverse side effects. Although numerous individual herbs have been experimentally or clinically reported to possess antidiabetic effects, considerably less research has been conducted on polyherbal compounds. It is believed that herbal compounds containing multiple plant products have synergistic antidiabetic effects and could enhance the desired actions. Several polyherbal formulations have been studied as therapeutic agents in diabetes management. To describe the current state of research on polyherbal compounds in the treatment of diabetes, an extensive review of literature was undertaken on several major databases. This paper presents what is known about the efficacy of these polyherbal formulations and compare their antidiabetic effects with those of current oral hypoglycemic drugs as reference. The percent decrease in blood glucose, lipids and other biochemical parameters achieved by each product in diabetic animals and patients is reported. Also, the possible mechanisms responsible for hypoglycemic action of polyherbal formulations are discussed.

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Progress in pharmacotherapy of integrated traditional Chinese and western medicine for virus infection in respiratory tract
Yu-hua Liu, Jing-cheng Dong
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (3): 226-227.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040325
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The study of intoxication and toxicity of Fructus Xanthii
Xue-mei Zhang, Zhong-hua Zhang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2003, 1 (1): 71-74.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20030129
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Fructus Xanthii is commonly used in rhinology, especially used in treatment of chronic rhinitis and sinusitis. But Fructus Xanthii is toxicant, and it maybe result in poisoning when used excessively, without preparation or in inappropriate preparation. This article reviewed all poisoning cases from 1960 to 2000, its toxicology and methods for detoxification.

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Discussion of time and space differentiation of three-yin and three-yang in Shanghan Lun
Wen-hui Ma, Xiao-hong Sun
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2005, 3 (4): 257-259.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20050402
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The concept of "three-yin and three-yang" in Shanghan Lun (Treatise on Cold Pathogenic Diseases), a classic written by Zhang Zhongjing in Han Dynasty, has been always the focus of dispute in successive dynasties. The essence of "three-yin and three-yang" has not been fully revealed up till now. Through studying the six divisions of day and night, the six diseases, the combination of syndromes, the complicated diseases, the complete recovery time and the space division of "three-yin and three-yang", the authors draw a conclusion that the "three-yin and three-yang" in Shanghan Lun is a concept of time-sequence, which is associated with the location of disease in space. So it is suggested that the "six diseases" in Shanghan Lun is a categorization for exogenous febrile diseases, and this categorization reveals a sort of inner relationship between the emergence, development, transformation of the febrile diseases and the time.

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Progress in research on chronic fatigue syndrome
Shu-yun Jiang, Jun-tao Yan, Min Fang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (6): 459-463.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040619
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Professor TANG Han-Jun's thinking in syndrome differentiation and experience in treating breast cancer
Hai-guang Qin
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (4): 297-298.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040420
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Facts about standardization of herbal medicine: A review
Vandana Garg, Vir Ji Dhar, Anupam Sharma, Rohit Dutt
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2012, 10 (10): 1077-1083.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20121002
Online available: 15 October 2018

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Natural products, either as pure compounds or as standardized plant extracts, provide extensive opportunities for new drug leads because of the unmatched availability of chemical diversity. In contrast to modern medicines, herbal medicines are frequently used to treat chronic diseases. Standardization guarantees the content of one or more active constituents and marker compounds. The plant environment and genetic factors could significantly affect the biochemical components of the plant extract, in which plants are still the most abundant and cost-effective resource for drug innovation. Production of botanical drugs requires genetically uniform monocultures of the source plant in fully standardized conditions, to assure the biochemical consistency and to optimize the safety and efficacy of every crop. The present review article illustrates about the methods for standardization of herbal medicine and how the goal of preparing herbal medicines of consistent quality and effects can be achieved.

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Successful use of Zhengwu Decoction in treating eye diseases: Case report
Ya-qin Ru
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2005, 3 (1): 61-62.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20050119
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Progress in research on Ganoderma lucidium spore
Wei Zhang, Yuan-shan Zeng
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (6): 463-465.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040620
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Brief discussion on English translation of the term "five elements" in traditional Chinese medicine
Jing-hua Peng
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2005, 3 (6): 503-504.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20050623
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Treatment of diabetes through liver syndrome differentiation
Li Zhao
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (4): 303-305.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040423
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Pharmacological effects and active phytoconstituents of Swietenia mahagoni: A review
Yelaware Puttaswamy Naveen, Gunashekar Divya Rupini, Faiyaz Ahmed, Asna Urooj
Journal of Integrative Medicine    2014, 12 (2): 86-93.   DOI: 10.1016/S2095-4964(14)60018-2
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The usage of Swietenia mahagoni, a popular medicinal plant in India and some African countries, dates back to ancient times for its curative properties in diseases like malaria, diabetes, and diarrhea. It is also used as an anti-pyretic, bitter tonic and astringent. Its pharmacological activities are being widely explored. Although many important groups of phytochemicals have been identified and isolated from various parts of the plant, most of these researches have been focused on seeds. Toxicological studies have established the safety of many of these plant extracts, and found insignificant side effects. Here we present a comprehensive review of all the pharmacological effects and constituent phytochemicals of the plant.

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Characteristics of English translation of traditional Chinese medicine
Chuan-yue Niu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (2): 159-160.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040228
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Correlations of clinical symptoms and treatment efficacy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with Chinese herbal drugs or Western medicine
Ai-ping Lv, Yi-ting He, Qing-lin Zha, Xiao-ping Yan, Li Su, Yue-jin Song, Sheng-ping Zeng, Wei Liu, Xing-hua Feng, Xian Qian, Wan-hua Zhu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2005, 3 (6): 432-437.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20050604
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Objective

To evaluate the correlations between clinical symptoms and treatment efficacy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Methods

Four hundred and thirteen patients were included in the clinical trial from 9 clinical centers. They were randomly divided into Western medicine-treated group with 204 cases and Chinese herbal drug-treated group with 209 cases. Eighteen clinical symptoms were evaluated before and after treatment. The Western medicine therapy included voltaren extended release tablets, methotrexate and sulfasalazine. The Chinese herbal drug therapy included glucosidorum Tripterygii totorum tablets and Yishen Juanbi Tablets combined with treatment based on syndrome differentiation. The American college of rheumatology 20 (ACR20) was used as efficacy evaluation criteria.

Results

In the Chinese herbal drug-treated group, clinical symptoms such as arthralgia and tenderness of joints were positively correlated with the efficacy after 12-week treatment, while frequent urination at night was negatively correlated. In the same group, tenderness of joints and fever were positively correlated with the efficacy after 24-week treatment, while deep-colored and turbid urine was negatively correlated. In the Western medicine-treated group, tenderness of joints and thirst were positively correlated with the efficacy after 12-week treatment, while vertigo was negatively correlated. And in the same group, tenderness of joints was positively correlated with the efficacy after 24-week treatment, while heaviness of limbs was negatively correlated to the efficacy. The statistical results showed that the treatment efficacy was improved when the correlated symptoms were included in the indications.

Conclusion

The treatment efficacy of RA is correlated with some symptoms, so further studies should proceed on these correlations in order to achieve better treatment outcome.

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Progress in research on Chinese herbs with estrogen-like effects
Xiao-xiao Zhang, Sheng Liu, Xiao-hong Xue
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2005, 3 (2): 149-153.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20050219
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Analysis on acupuncture treatment characteristics for tumor in ancient medical literature
Li-gong Liu, Jie Gu, Dong-xing Fang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2003, 1 (4): 319-320.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20030428
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Tongue conditions and constitution
Tiao-yuan Kuang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (4): 264-264.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040407
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An overview of medicinal plant resource for decreasing blood glucose
Yun Zhu, Jin-rong Liu, Wei Zhang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (1): 67-68.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040125
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Treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder by traditional Chinese medicine
Guo-heng Li
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2003, 1 (4): 258-258.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20030407
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Medicinal potential of Passiflora foetida L. plant extracts: Biological and pharmacological activities
Md. Asadujjaman, Ahmed Ullah Mishuk, Md. Aslam Hossain, Utpal Kumar Karmakar
Journal of Integrative Medicine    2014, 12 (2): 121-126.   DOI: 10.1016/S2095-4964(14)60017-0
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Objective

To investigate analgesic, antidiarrhoeal and cytotoxic activities of the ethanol extract of Passiflora foetida L. (Passifloraceae) by three experimental methods. 

Methods

Analgesic activity of the ethanol extract of Passiflora foetida L. (EEPF) was carried out using acetic acid-induced writhing inhibition in mice. The method of castor oil-induced diarrhoea in mice was utilized to evaluate antidiarrhoeal activity. The cytotoxic activity of EEPF was explored with a brine shrimp lethality bioassay. 

Results

The extract showed 68.75% and 30.00% inhibition of writhe at the doses of 500 and 250 mg/kg body weight, respectively. The extract increased the mean latent period prior to diarrhoeal onset to about 1.55 h and 1.17 h, and decreased the mean number of stools to 4.4 and 5.6 at the doses of 500 and 250 mg/kg body weight. The extract also demonstrated cytotoxic activity in the brine shrimp lethality assay, and the median lethal concentration for brine shrimp nauplii was 80 μg/mL. 

Conclusion

The results suggest that the plant extract has analgesic and antidiarrhoeal activities, supporting its uses in traditional medicine. The results also demonstrate that the plant extract possesses cytotoxic activities.

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Progress in research on hirudo
Rong-qing Huang, Xiao-dong Sun, Yang-ling Li, Hong Wang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (5): 387-389.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040523
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Effects of language and translation on spreading of traditional Chinese medicine to the West
Chuan-yue Niu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (1): 78-80.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040129
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Current status of blood lipid level and treatment of hyperlipoidemia in Chinese population
Hao-zhu Chen
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (2): 81-82.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040201
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Effects of kidney-tonifying Chinese herbal medicine on hypothalamic-pituitary gonadotrophic function
Hao Shen, De-pei Cai, Bo-ying Chen
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (1): 53-57.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040120
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Objective: To observe the effects of kidney-tonifying Chinese herbal medicine on the synthesis and secretion of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) and the related neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, and to explore the mechanism of the regulative effect of Chinese herbal medicine on the hypothalamic-pituitary gonadotrophic function. Methods: Female Sprague-Dawley rats during the period of normal adolescent initiation (160-180 g, 1.5 monthes) were randomly divided into three groups. The control group was fed with normal saline and the two experimental groups were fed with Chinese herbal medicine for nourishing yin to reduce fire (Zi Yin Xie Huo, ZYXH) or nourishing kidney to replenish essence (Yi Shen Tian Jing, YSTJ) respectively. The dosage was 5 ml/d for 30 days by gastric gavage. Integrated optic densities of the GnRH and neuropeptide Y (NPY) in medial preoptic area (MPOA), arcuate nucleus (ARC) and median eminence (ME) of hypothalamus were determined by immunohistochemistry method and image processing. The content of GnRH in homogenate of hypothalamus preoptic area was determined by radioimmunoassay (RIA). The releasing amount of monoamine neurotransmitters from medial basal hypothalamus (MBH) was determined by brain slices incubation and high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC). The releasing amount of GnRH and NPY from POA was determined by push-pull perfusion and RIA, and the releasing amount of monoamine neurotransmitters from this site was determined by HPLC.Results: ZYXH could inhibit the synthesis and secretion of GnRH from periodic and tonic secretory centers of GnRH, while YSTJ could stimulate the synthesis and secretion of GnRH from the both secretory centers of GnRH. ZYXH could inhibit the activity of GnRH neurons via diminishing the releasing of norepinephrine (NE) from tonic secretory center of GnRH, increasing the releasing of dopamine (DA) in periodic secretory center of GnRH and increasing the synthesis and releasing of NPY from the both secretory centers of GnRH, it hence inhibited the hypothalamic-pituitary gonadotrophic function. YSTJ could stimulate the activity of GnRH neurons via diminishing the synthesis and releasing of NPY from tonic secretory center of GnRH, it hence promoted the hypothalamic-pituitary gonadotrophic function.Conclusion: Chinese herbal medicine for tonifying the kidney could modulate hypothalamic-pituitary gonadotrophic function via regulating the synthesis and secretion of GnRH and the related neurotransmitters (NE, DA) and neuropeptides (NPY).

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Progress of research on mechanism of salvia miltiorrhiza and its chemical ingredients against liver fibrosis
Yan-yan Tao, Cheng-hai Liu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (2): 145-148.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040223
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Prevention and treatment of pulmonary-fibrosis by traditional Chinese medicine
Chu-fang Yao, Shu-long Jiang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2003, 1 (3): 234-238.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20030327
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Pulmonary-fibrosis (PF) is the result of interstitial lung disease which has different causes and it is one of the most intractable diseases in respiratory system. The PF is characterized by progressive difficulty of breath and dying of respiratory failure, seriously threatening the health of people. Immunosuppressive drugs and glucocorticoids have been widely adopted as the main methods in treatment, but the results are not satisfactory and the side effects are obvious. Many specialists have tried traditional Chinese medicine in recent years with satisfactory effect, indicating that the prospect of using traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of PF is optimistic. This article outlines the researches about using traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of PF.

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Development of international standardization of traditional Chinese medical terminologies: A review of WHO’s second conference on International Classification of Traditional Medicine held in Tokyo
Zhao-guo Li
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2011, 9 (1): 113-115.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20110119
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Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses:The PRISMA statement (Chinese edition)
David Moher, Alessandro Liberati, Jennifer Tetzlaff, Douglas G. Altman, The PRISMA Group
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2009, 7 (9): 889-896.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20090918
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Discussion on six errors of formulas corresponding to syndromes in using the classic formulas
Bao Yan-ju, Hua Bao-jin
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2012, 10 (12): 1363-1370.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20121205
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The theory of formulas corresponding to syndromes is one of the characteristics of Treatise on Cold Damage and Miscellaneous Diseases (Shanghan Zabing Lun) and one of the main principles in applying classic prescriptions. It is important to take effect by following the principle of formulas corresponding to syndromes. However, some medical practitioners always feel that the actual clinical effect is far less than expected. Six errors in the use of classic prescriptions as well as the theory of formulas corresponding to syndromes are the most important causes to be considered, i.e. paying attention only to the local syndromes while neglecting the whole, paying attention only to formulas corresponding to syndromes while neglecting the pathogenesis, paying attention only to syndromes while neglecting the pulse diagnosis, paying attention only to unilateral prescription but neglecting the combined prescriptions, paying attention only to classic prescriptions while neglecting the modern formulas, and paying attention only to the formulas but neglecting the drug dosage. Therefore, not only the patients’ clinical syndromes, but also the combination of main syndrome and pathogenesis simultaneously is necessary in the clinical applications of classic prescriptions and the theory of prescription corresponding to syndrome. In addition, comprehensive syndrome differentiation, modern formulas, current prescriptions, combined prescriptions, and drug dosage all contribute to avoid clinical errors and improve clinical effects.

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Traditional Chinese medicine in prevention and treatment of liver cancer: function, status and existed problems
Meng-chao Wu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2003, 1 (3): 163-164.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20030302
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Review and reflection on history of English translation of traditional Chinese medicine
Deng-feng Zhang, Jun-mei Xue, Yang Tian, Lin Li
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2006, 4 (5): 548-550.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20060525
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Clinical application of eight-magic-turtle acupuncture technique elucidated through diagrams
Zun-hui Guan, Li-ling Ding, Cui-ping Guo, Jian Ye, Rong Yi
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (2): 141-143.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040221
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“Obamacare” covers fifty-four million Americans for acupuncture as Essential Healthcare Benefit
Arthur Yin Fan
Journal of Integrative Medicine    2014, 12 (4): 390-393.   DOI: 10.1016/S2095-4964(14)60035-2
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Monomer drug's special effect and application of western medicine based on the theory of traditional Chinese medicine
Hai-zhong Jia
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2003, 1 (1): 15-17.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20030108
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The concepts of monomer medicine and the Chinese traditional medicine were introduced in this article. The different effects of a monomer drug between different types of syndromes of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) were explained based on the author's clinical experience and related literature. The aim, significance and methods about the application of western medical drugs according to the theory of TCM were pointed out.And the feasibility of the application was analyzed.

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Puzzle of hormone replacement therapy and prospect of the role of traditional Chinese medicine in treating postmenopausal syndrome
Ming-dao Chen, Ying Yang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2003, 1 (1): 9-11.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20030105
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In July 2002, the Women's Heath Initiative (WHI) clinical trial, designed to clarify the risks and benefits of combination hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to the postmenopausal women declared that interim safety review after an average follow-up of 5.2 years found that a combination of estrogen and progestin frequently prescribed to postmenopausal women in USA increased the risk of invasive breast cancer, heart disease, stroke, and pulmonary embolism while reduced bone fractures and colorectal cancer. The overall risks of HRT outweigh the benefits, which provides an opportunity for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) going abroad. A variety of clinical and experimental evidences have showed that TCM exerts quite satisfactory effect on relieving postmenopausal symptoms with little adverse effect, hence a potential role to replace or to improve HRT or to reduce the side effect induced by HRT.

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Professor Tang Han-Jun's experience in treating unhealed wound after mastectomy for breast cancer
Yi-qin Chen​
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2005, 3 (3): 238-239.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20050322
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Gross conception of anatomical structure of zang-fu viscera in Huangdi Neijing
Ye-tao Gao, Hui-wei Pan​, Sheng-bing Wu​
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2006, 4 (4): 339-342.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20060404
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The scientificalness of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is often doubted and criticized for the record in Huangdi Neijing that the liver is located in the left of the human body. The most popular explanation of this criticism is that the conception of zang-fu viscera in TCM is quite different from which defined in Western medicine. It means that the zang-fu viscera in TCM are not exactly the corresponding anatomical organs in modern human anatomy but reflect the functions of some systems in human body. According to the classical theories of TCM in Huangdi Neijing, we consider that the record of liver located in the left of the human body is based on the Ba Gua (Eight Diagrams) of traditional Chinese philosophy, not the human anatomy. In brief, the conception of zang-fu viscera is initially a gross anatomical conception, and in a sense the anatomic sites and functions of which are mostly similar to those described in Western medicine.

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Discussion on necessity of introduction of qualitative research into clinical research of tradictional Chinese medicine
Ya-nan Han, Dong-bo Fu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (5): 330-332.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040504
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Currently, the model of the research evaluation system of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is set up through imitating that of western medicine. The application of quantitative research to TCM does promote the advance of modernization of TCM, which explore the part of TCM that can be measured in quantitative method. However, TCM has a background of profound philosophy and culture. The priority of TCM can not be expressed through quantitative research alone. On the contrary, qualitative research is more suitable to most research area of TCM. In TCM clinical research, the priority of TCM should be fully explored. It is very significant to set up the effectiveness evaluation system of TCM, especially by applying qualitative research to the diagnosis and the evaluation of treatment results and combining quantitative research.

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Chemical components of Centella asiatica and their bioactivities
Cheng-jian Zheng, Lu-ping Qin
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2007, 5 (3): 348-351.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20070324
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Relationship between symptom stratification and syndrome differentiation of traditional Chinese medicine for depressive episode
Sui Yue Hu, Su E Wang, Chun Hu Zhang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2011, 9 (9): 933-936.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20110902
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On the basis of medical literature review and clinical research experience, the authors analyzed the reasons for low recognition rate of depression and poor progress of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) differentiation of depression in this paper and put forward that depressive episode symptoms and the corresponding common terminology classification of Chinese and Western medicine should be the breakthrough points. Through symptom stratification and combination, as well as distinguishing between primary and secondary symptoms, the comprehensive integrative medicine clinical assessment of depression was explored so as to further obtain expert consensus and provide a methodology reference for the TCM differentiation of depression and the research of etiology and pathogenesis.

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Several viewpoints about the pharmacological research on Chinese herb recipe
Cheng-hai Liu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2003, 1 (2): 86-88.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20030203
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Chinese herb recipe is widely applied and plays a key role in traditional Chinese medicine. However, it involves complicated aspects, and the mechanism researches of Chinese herb recipe had few breakthroughs. The author discussed the questions in the scopes as follows: drug mechanism and chemical components, old typical and current experimental recipes, drug action and its pathological mechanisms. The author believed that the recipe with solid clinical effect should be investigated combining the single herb with its chemical components, and combining the pharmacological mechanism of the recipe with the pathological mechanism of the diseases. More attention should be paid to effect of the research on the improvement of the traditional Chinese medical theory, and efforts should be made to investigate the recipe mechanism relating to molecular signal transduction and the key chemical components.

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Professor SHI Yin-Yu's experience in treating osteoporosis
Wei-dong Shen, Ying Sshi
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2005, 3 (6): 489-490.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20050619
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Clinical evaluation of electro-acupuncture on sacral points for urinary urge incontinence
Li-fu Ha, Yue-lai Chen, Yan Liang, Qiao-rong Huang, Yu Cen
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (3): 219-219.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040321
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Application of Bayesian network in syndrome differentiation system of traditional Chinese medicine
Wen-feng Zhu, Jun-feng Yan, Bi-qun Huang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2006, 4 (6): 567-571.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20060604
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The concept of syndrome in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a nonlinear, open and complicated huge system. Syndrome differentiation in TCM belongs to cognitive and noetic science. To establish a new syndrome differentiation system based on the key elements of the syndrome is necessary for TCM practitioners to promote differentiation ability and reach consensus on differentiation method. With combination of experience and computation models, the Bayesian network was used in the study of the relationship between the key elements of syndrome and the symptoms, and the relationship among different key elements, in which the computing diagnosis result was identical to the result from an experienced TCM doctor. The study showed that Bayesian network is a good method to deal with the information of symptoms and signs for syndrome differentiation, but it is also not to reflect comprehensively the thinking ability of TCM doctors in doing syndrome differentiation.

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Discussion about treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome based on syndrome differentiation
De-xin Yan, Xiao-ping Yu, Ke-hua Shi, Wen-bao Song, Hui-yong Zhang, Jiang-lei Wei
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (4): 241-244.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040401
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome is an infectious disease caused by a new type of coronavirus. It belongs to the seasonal febrile diseases in traditional Chinese medicine. The prevention and treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) can be under the guidance of the doctrines for treating febrile diseases of traditional Chinese medicine, treatment based on syndrome differentiation, such as syndrome differentiation of triple energizer, syndrome differentiation according to defensive phase, qi phase, nutrient phase and blood phase. During April and May of 2003, 8 cases of SARS were diagnosed in Shanghai, and 6 patients accepted complementary therapy of traditional Chinese medicine, without death case. The only one patient who didn't take glucocorticoid therapy was complementarily treated with traditional Chinese herbs through the whole treating procedure. Upon the successful treatment of the eight cases of SARS in Shanghai, it is demonstrated that the triple-energizer syndrome differentiation and defensive-qi-nutrient-blood syndrome differentiation in traditional Chinese medicine are of high value in treating SARS patients.

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