Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

School of Chinese Medicine

Title

Insights of Chinese medicine syndrome study: From current status to future prospects

Language

English

Abstract

Syndrome differentiation is a key feature of Chinese medicine (CM) system. With CM receiving more and more attention from the mainstream medical systems, researchers from both traditional medical systems and the Western medical system are putting more effort into studying why and how the CM system works, particularly about CM syndromes. This paper reviews the current status of syndrome study and its future development. The major aspects include: (1) Usage of syndrome differentiation in clinical practice; (2) Formalization of syndrome diagnostic criteria; (3) Evidence-based determination of the common syndrome(s) of a disease; (4) Systems biology study of syndromes; and (5) Usage of syndrome in randomized controlled trials. It is expected to integrate the syndrome concept into the main stream medical system, in terms of diagnosis, treatment and prevention. © 2014 Chinese Association of the Integration of Traditional and Western Medicine and Springer-Verlag.

Keywords

criteria, diagnosis, practice, research, syndrome

Publication Date

5-2014

Source Publication Title

Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

Volume

20

Issue

5

Start Page

326

End Page

331

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Peer Reviewed

1

DOI

10.1007/s11655-014-1808-4

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11655-014-1808-4

ISSN (print)

16720415

ISSN (electronic)

19930402

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