Focus on Chinese Medicine Research

Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine, being wholly described and published around 100 A.D. Modern acupuncture is based on Chinese publications from the Song dynasty period.

Author: Carissa Westley

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ISBN: 1633218643

Category: Alternative medicine

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Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine, being wholly described and published around 100 A.D. Modern acupuncture is based on Chinese publications from the Song dynasty period. This treatment arrived in the Western world in the 17th century, an
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Evidence and Rational Based Research on Chinese Drugs

These data offer great opportunities for the development of new pharmaceuticals for various clinical applications. International scientists have compiled relevant and trend setting research results in this book.

Author: Hildebert Wagner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783709104422

Category: Medical

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After the successful introduction of acupuncture to the West, recent advances in analytical methods in chemistry, molecular biology and systems biology – especially the development of the “omic” technologies – have again brought Chinese drugs into the focus of research on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). With more than 1000 publications on the chemistry, molecular biology and pharmacology of TCM drugs in international journals over the last 10 years, Chinese drugs are gaining increasingly reputation and impact. These data offer great opportunities for the development of new pharmaceuticals for various clinical applications. International scientists have compiled relevant and trend setting research results in this book. Topics range from the latest methods of quality and safety assurance by chemical and genetic fingerprints to the development of new pharmaceuticals for a future evidence-based therapy e.g. for cancer, cardiovascular, inflammatory or infectious diseases as well as to recent experimental results on multitarget and synergy research for the preparation of multi-extract-pharmaceuticals from TCM.
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Current Review of Chinese Medicine

The second volume of this book series on the modern practice of Chinese medicine continues with the focus on evidence-based TCM research.

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Methods and Advances in Traditional Chinese Medicine

This book is the first to combine TCM with analytical chemistry methods toward this goal.

Author: David Yue-Wei Lee

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128051620

Category: Science

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A new volume in the Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry series, Methods and Advances in Traditional Chinese Medicine describes analytical chemistry methods used to characterize constituents of herbal remedies, explore their mechanisms of action singly and in concert, and support the clinical trials necessary to bring Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into the mainstream of therapeutics. With recent advances in analytical instruments, molecular pharmacology, and genetics, it is now possible to investigate the bioactive molecules in a complex medicine on a rational basis. This book is the first to combine TCM with analytical chemistry methods toward this goal. The book begins with a brief history of TCM, consideration of its strengths and weaknesses, and a review of the literature on application of Western analytical methods. It continues with an examination of the concept of synergistic, multi-targeted action among components, followed by an analysis of how analytical chemistry and other methods are used to assure quality and uniformity of natural products within tolerable limits. It then addresses the complexity introduced by absorption, distribution, and metabolism of an already complex drug. The last chapter advocates a system biological approach as the way forward for drug discovery and development in TCM. The Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry series is published in partnership with RTI International and edited by Brian F. Thomas. Please be sure to check out our other featured volumes: Thomas, Brian F. and ElSohly, Mahmoud. The Analytical Chemistry of Cannabis: Quality Assessment, Assurance, and Regulation of Medicinal Marijuana and Cannabinoid Preparations, 9780128046463, December 2015. Hackney, Anthony C. Exercise, Sport, and Bioanalytical Chemistry: Principles and Practice, 9780128092064, March 2016. Tanna, Sangeeta and Lawson, Graham. Analytical Chemistry for Assessing Medication Adherence, 9780128054635, April 2016. Rao, Vikram, Knight, Rob, and Stoner, Brian. Sustainable Shale Oil and Gas: Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Geochemistry Methods, 9780128103890, forthcoming September 2016. Farsalinos, Konstantinos, et al. Analytical Assessment of e-Cigarettes: From Contents to Chemical and Particle Exposure Profiles, 9780128112410, forthcoming November 2016. Emphasizes the advantages of combining traditional medicine and modern tools for drug discovery and development Provides examples which source, identify, and assay materials; describe preparation of complex remedies and isolate or synthesize their components; characterize complexes and derivatives; and test selected entities for efficacy in animals and humans Explains the capabilities and limitations of various methods for evaluating test results, establishing the parameters of quality assurance
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The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

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Current Review of Chinese Medicine

Annotation The second volume of this book series on the modern practice of Chinese medicine continues with the focus on evidence-based TCM research.

Author: Ping-Chung Leung

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812567079

Category: Medical

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Annotation The second volume of this book series on the modern practice of Chinese medicine continues with the focus on evidence-based TCM research. It is even more focused than the preceding one ? providing detailed information about the best sources of herbal supply required for research and drug development purposes. Herbal supply has always been a major concern for TCM researchers because it is difficult to ensure that the supply is of the best quality. Another highlight of the book are the special reviews on the state of Good Agricultural Practice
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Treating Psoriasis with Chinese Herbal Medicine

A hands-on guide on the treatment of psoriasis with Chinese herbal medicine, using illustrations, case histories, over 122 color pictures showing the diverse types & presentations of psoriasis, as well as a helpful tongue atlas, that can ...

Author: Sabine Schmitz

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ISBN: 3000603158

Category: Medical

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A hands-on guide on the treatment of psoriasis with Chinese herbal medicine, using illustrations, case histories, over 122 color pictures showing the diverse types & presentations of psoriasis, as well as a helpful tongue atlas, that can help TCM practitioners make precise diagnoses and immediately start treating patients suffering from psoriasis.
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Evidence Based Clinical Chinese Medicine Volume 3 Chronic Urticaria

The data from all these sources are condensed to provide evidence-based statements which will inform clinical practice and guide future research. This book has been designed to be an easy reference at the point of care.

Author: Charlie Changli Xue

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 981475904X

Category: Medical

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In the third volume of the Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine series, the authors focus on a challenging dermatological condition -- chronic urticaria. Chronic urticaria can have a significant impact on quality of life, and while medical management can be effective, many people experience frequent and unpredictable recurrence. This book unearths treatments used in classical Chinese medicine textbooks, many of which are inaccessible to non-Chinese speaking Chinese medicine practitioners. Oral and topical Chinese herbal medicines used in pre-modern China for urticaria are identified, some of which are still in use today. Evidence from clinical studies has been subject to rigorous evaluation, with analyses conducted using the internationally recognized Cochrane-GRADE approach. Chinese herbal medicine formulas and acupuncture therapies which offer the most potential for treatment of chronic urticaria are highlighted. This book provides an easy to use reference for clinicians who are interested in Chinese medicine management of chronic urticaria. The authors are internationally recognized, well-respected leaders in the field of Chinese medicine and evidence-based medicine with strong track records in research.
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Evidence based Research Methods for Chinese Medicine

For the latter, their personal concerns about Chinese medicine tend to focus on:
Why should I choose Chinese medicine? What Chinese medicine could treat my
disease or benefit my health? How should I take Chinese medicine properly?

Author: Siu-wai Leung

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811022906

Category: Medical

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This book is a practical guide to the evidence-based medicine (EBM) research methods that are applicable to Chinese medicine (CM). It includes 3 parts: clinical research, healthcare data research and laboratory research. In each chapter, it explains how to acquire, analyze and evaluate a specific kind of CM research result. Authors exemplify the most important methods with successful cases in transforming reliable data into new knowledge of CM. This book emphasizes the requirements for CM researchers to design and conduct CM studies by following the best available principles, standards and guidelines.
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Traditional Herbal Medicine Research Methods

This book introduces the methodology for collection and identification of herbal materials, extraction and isolation of compounds from herbs, in vitro bioassay, in vivo animal test, toxicology, and clinical trials of herbal research.

Author: Willow J.H. Liu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470922668

Category: Science

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This book introduces the methodology for collection and identification of herbal materials, extraction and isolation of compounds from herbs, in vitro bioassay, in vivo animal test, toxicology, and clinical trials of herbal research. To fully understand and make the best use of herbal medicines requires the close combination of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, and clinical science. Although there are many books about traditional medicines research, they mostly focus on either chemical or pharmacological study results of certain plants. This book, however, covers the systematic study and analysis of herbal medicines in general – including chemical isolation and identification, bioassay and mechanism study, pharmacological experiment, and quality control of the raw plant material and end products.
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Acupuncture Research

His research focus is varied, and includes evaluating the safety and effectiveness
of acupuncture as well as neuroimaging to explore underlying processes of
acupuncture in action. He also is coordinator of the STRICTA initiative involving
an ...

Author: Hugh MacPherson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780443100291

Category: Medical

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This is the first book to set out a full range of research strategies for evaluating the clinical practice of acupuncture. Leading acupuncturists and researchers with international reputations share their expertise. They illustrate their descriptions with practical examples of what has worked and what has not. It outlines many of the key challenges in the field. These challenges relate to the nature of acupuncture and the gap between current research evidence and the actual experiences of acupuncturists in the field. By focusing the chapters on key research questions, rather than methods, the book has a user-friendly feel. Each chapter is easily accessible with brief explanations of research designs as well as vignettes of relevant past research. The book is based on a deep understanding of acupuncture, with its inherent complexity in practice, whether based on traditional principles or more modern concepts. By incorporating a more sophisticated understanding of the field, this book details a range of strategies aiming to develop the evidence base with the utmost rigour. It is the first book on acupuncture research to take this unique view, integrating the very best of evidence-based medicine with a genuine sensitivity to the discipline of acupuncture, from its traditional and holistic roots to its more modern interpretations.
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Data Analytics for Traditional Chinese Medicine Research

One of key agenda promoted by PCORI is to reframe the focus of research
studies by placing less emphasis on 'internal validity' and more emphasis on '
external validity' (i.e. the typical patients). This view recognizes that data for
evaluating ...

Author: Josiah Poon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783319038018

Category: Computers

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This contributed volume explores how data mining, machine learning, and similar statistical techniques can analyze the types of problems arising from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) research. The book focuses on the study of clinical data and the analysis of herbal data. Challenges addressed include diagnosis, prescription analysis, ingredient discoveries, network based mechanism deciphering, pattern-activity relationships, and medical informatics. Each author demonstrates how they made use of machine learning, data mining, statistics and other analytic techniques to resolve their research challenges, how successful if these techniques were applied, any insight noted and how these insights define the most appropriate future work to be carried out. Readers are given an opportunity to understand the complexity of diagnosis and treatment decision, the difficulty of modeling of efficacy in terms of herbs, the identification of constituent compounds in an herb, the relationship between these compounds and biological outcome so that evidence-based predictions can be made. Drawing on a wide range of experienced contributors, Data Analytics for Traditional Chinese Medicine Research is a valuable reference for professionals and researchers working in health informatics and data mining. The techniques are also useful for biostatisticians and health practitioners interested in traditional medicine and data analytics.
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Chinese and Indian Medicine Today

This book discusses Asian medicine, which puts enormous emphasis on prevention and preservation of health, and examines how, in recent decades, medical schools in Asia have been increasingly shifting toward a curative approach.

Author: Md. Nazrul Islam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811039621

Category: Medical

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This book discusses Asian medicine, which puts enormous emphasis on prevention and preservation of health, and examines how, in recent decades, medical schools in Asia have been increasingly shifting toward a curative approach. It offers an ethnographic investigation of the scenarios in China and India and finds that modern students and graduates in these countries perceive Asian medicine to be as important as Western medicine. There is a growing tendency to integrate Asian medicine with Western medical thought in the academic curriculum that has led to a gradual decline of Asian medical thought and practices. At the same time, there has been a massive rise in patent drugs, health products and cosmetics being sold under the brand names of Asian medicine or herbal medicine. Most of these drugs and health products do not follow the classical formulas found in the Asian medical texts. The book analyses these texts and concludes that contemporary Asian medicine rarely follows the classical texts, and in fact uses Asian medicine brands to sell Western health products and practices. With a particular focus on the formal and professional sector of Chinese herbal medicine and Indian ayurvedic medicine in urban areas, this book appeals to a broad readership, including undergraduate students and academics as well as non-experts. Md. Nazrul Islam is an Associate Professor in the General Education Office, United International College, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University. He was a Visiting Associate Professor in the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia (2015-16) during which time he completed this book manuscript.
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Evidence based Clinical Chinese Medicine Volume 9 Vascular Dementia

The outcomes of these analyses are summarised and discussed in terms of their implications for the clinical practice of Chinese medicine and for future research.The authors are internationally recognized, well-respected leaders in the field ...

Author: Brian H May

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811204968

Category: Medical

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The ninth volume of Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine aims to provide a multi-faceted 'whole evidence' analysis of the management of vascular dementia in Chinese and integrative medicine.Beginning with overviews of how vascular dementia is conceptualized and managed in both conventional medicine and contemporary Chinese medicine, the authors then provide detailed analyses of how dementia and memory disorders were treated with herbal medicine and acupuncture in past eras.The subsequent chapters comprehensively review the current state of the clinical trial evidence for Chinese herbal medicines, acupuncture and other Chinese medicine therapies in the management of vascular dementia, as well as analyse and evaluate the results of these studies from an evidence-based medicine perspective. The outcomes of these analyses are summarised and discussed in terms of their implications for the clinical practice of Chinese medicine and for future research.The authors are internationally recognized, well-respected leaders in the field of Chinese medicine and evidence-based medicine with strong track records in research.This book can inform clinicians and students in the fields of integrative and Chinese medicine of the current state of the evidence for a range of Chinese medicine therapies in vascular dementia, including the use of particular herbal formulas and acupuncture treatments in order to assist clinicians in making evidence-based decisions in patient care.This book provides:By providing all this information in one handy, easy to use reference, this book allows practitioners to focus on providing high quality health care, with the knowledge it is based on the best available evidence.
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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Written for health professionals, researchers, social scientists and educators, this book elaborates a view that TCM is embodied in diverse and complex human dimensions and meanings in Chinese culture.

Author: Big Leung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317324881

Category: Social Science

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a great treasure of China's ancient history and culture. Written for health professionals, researchers, social scientists and educators, this book elaborates a view that TCM is embodied in diverse and complex human dimensions and meanings in Chinese culture. Encircling Cultural Meaning includes the TCM concept 'Qi', the holistic approach, which embodies culture in medicine. The book identifies intricate human dimensions of TCM in: the life stages of youth, adulthood and old age, as family connections, as identity, as balancing /harmonising life, as complementary and knowledge transmission roles. In particular, TCM is seen through the lens of leadership - as refining human relationships, as self, as moral practice, as good management practice, and as embracing the cultural environment. Underlying these categories, shared meanings are revealed, as well as core values and health beliefs in Chinese culture. The complex human dimensions of TCM are shown to be deeply rooted in social, cultural and historical contexts in the Chinese diaspora. The Spirit of Chinese Culture: its Human Centredness Conceptions of Leadership in Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM for Youth, Adults and the Elderly TCM in Family Connectedness Chinese Identity, Body Image and Gender Balance/Harmony/Knowledge Underlying Beliefs and Roles Social-Cultural Significance The author draws from and extends her PhD research on lived Chinese experiences and conceptions of TCM across diverse individuals, populations, two focus groups in Australia, and three focus groups in Macau and Hong Kong. Encircling Cultural Meaning reveals rich and profound values in Chinese culture manifested at all levels of life, including: the reciprocal care of filial piety, trust, respect, considerations for others, the quest for self understanding, and the strive for peace and harmony. These inner virtues in human relationships offers a soothing refuge and solution to the modern world which is often punctuated with imbalance, the overdependence on material acquisition, distrust, violence, and man's inhumanity towards man.
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Systems Biology for Traditional Chinese Medicine

So TCM treatment is not directly against the causative agents, but rather focuses
on adjusting the body's function to enhance its resistance to diseases. Syndrome
proteomics research could map protein fingerprints in different stages of ...

Author: Guoan Luo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118313350

Category: Science

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The application of systems biology methods to TraditionalChinese Medicine Emphasizing the harmony of the human body with the environment,Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has evolved over thousands ofyears. It is a systemic theory derived from clinical experience,the philosophy of holism and systematology, and the belief that manis an integral part of nature. Systems Biology for Traditional Chinese Medicinedescribes how the latest methods in systems biology can be appliedto TCM, providing a comprehensive resource for the modernizationand advancement of TCM as well as general drug discovery efforts.It is the first comprehensive work to propose a system-to-systemresearch methodology to study the interaction between TCM and thehuman body and its applications in drug research anddevelopment. Using three popular traditional Chinesemedicines—Shuanglongfang, Qingkailing, andLiushenwan—as examples, the authors set forth case examplesdemonstrating how to find material groups, perform efficacyscreenings, and conduct safety evaluations of TCM. The bookalso: Describes the mechanisms of TCM at the molecular and systemslevels using chemomics, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, andbioinformatics Places modern scientific technologies within the context ofTCM, helping drug researchers improve experimental designs andstrategies Illustrates how a systems biology approach is compatible withTCM's traditional, holistic therapeutic strategies and treatmentmodalities Presents topics of current interest, such as integrated globalsystems biology and the application of chemometrics research toherbal medicines This book not only opens a new pathway for the continueddevelopment of TCM, but also for systems biology. In addition, itfosters collaboration and discussion among Eastern and Westernscientists by applying systems biology to TCM.
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Evidence based Clinical Chinese Medicine Volume 12 Post stroke Shoulder Complications

The findings from these reviews are discussed in terms of the implications for clinical practice and research.Chinese medicine practitioners and students can use this book as a desktop reference to support clinical decision making.

Author: Claire Shuiqing Zhang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811207617

Category: Medical

Page: 300

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The twelve volume in the Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine series is a must read for Chinese medicine practitioners interested in neurology or rehabilitation. Using a 'whole evidence' approach, this book aims to provide an analysis of the management of post-stroke shoulder complications with Chinese and integrative medicine.This book describes the understanding and management of post-stroke shoulder complications with conventional medicine and Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine treatments used in past eras are analysed through data mining of classical Chinese medicine books. Several treatments are identified that are still used in contemporary clinical practice.Attention is then turned to evaluating the current state of evidence from clinical studies using an evidence-based medicine approach. Scientific techniques are employed to evaluate the results from studies of Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and other Chinese medicine therapies. The findings from these reviews are discussed in terms of the implications for clinical practice and research.Chinese medicine practitioners and students can use this book as a desktop reference to support clinical decision making. Having ready access to the current state of evidence for herbal formulas and acupuncture treatments allows practitioners to be confident in providing evidence-based health care. This book is an easy to use reference, thus allowing practitioners to focus on providing high quality care supported by the best available evidence.This book links formulas, herbs and acupuncture points with treatment efficacy, providing the reader with potential for creating new formulas. Several of the most frequently used herbs from randomized controlled trials were investigated to identify their pharmacological actions in animal and cell-line studies. This gives the reader insight into the potential actions of herbs and their chemical constituents that are relevant to the pathogenesis of post-stroke shoulder complications, and may provide leads for drug discovery.The editors of this series are internationally recognized, well-respected leaders in the field of Chinese medicine and evidence-based medicine with strong track records in research.
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Evidence based Clinical Chinese Medicine Volume 3 Chronic Urticaria

Chinese herbal medicine formulas and acupuncture therapies which offer the most potential for treatment of chronic urticaria are highlighted.This book provides an easy to use reference for clinicians who are interested in Chinese medicine ...

Author: Coyle Meaghan

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814759076

Category: Medical

Page: 204

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In the third volume of the Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine series, the authors focus on a challenging dermatological condition — chronic urticaria. Chronic urticaria can have a significant impact on quality of life, and while medical management can be effective, many people experience frequent and unpredictable recurrence. This book unearths treatments used in classical Chinese medicine textbooks, many of which are inaccessible to non-Chinese speaking Chinese medicine practitioners. Oral and topical Chinese herbal medicines used in pre-modern China for urticaria are identified, some of which are still in use today. Evidence from clinical studies has been subject to rigorous evaluation, with analyses conducted using the internationally recognized Cochrane-GRADE approach. Chinese herbal medicine formulas and acupuncture therapies which offer the most potential for treatment of chronic urticaria are highlighted. This book provides an easy to use reference for clinicians who are interested in Chinese medicine management of chronic urticaria. The authors are internationally recognized, well-respected leaders in the field of Chinese medicine and evidence-based medicine with strong track records in research. Contents: Introduction to Chronic UrticariaChronic Urticaria in Chinese MedicineClassical Chinese Medicine LiteratureMethods for Evaluating Clinical EvidenceChinese Herbal MedicinePharmacological Actions of the Frequently Used HerbsClinical Evidence for Acupuncture and Related TherapiesClinical Evidence for Combination TherapiesSummary and Conclusions Readership: Chinese medicine practitioners and researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate Chinese medicine students, other health science students with interest in Chinese medicine. Chinese Medicine;Chinese Herbal Medicine;Acupuncture;Urticaria;Dermatology0
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Health Communication in Traditional Chinese Medicine

The book integrates the role of Chinese medicine in public health efforts, classifying the identity of the practitioner and the needs of certain patient types who require this kind of matching for better health and research methods to help ...

Author: Anika Niambi Al-Shura

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128005439

Category: Medical

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Health Communication in Traditional Chinese Medicine Cardiology presents an overview of health communications including history, cardiovascular prevalence and role of Chinese medicine, interpersonal communications between practitioners and patients, and explores methods in epidemiology to follow symptom, diagnostic, treatment and follow-up patterns in the clinic. The book integrates the role of Chinese medicine in public health efforts, classifying the identity of the practitioner and the needs of certain patient types who require this kind of matching for better health and research methods to help sharpen the focus for specializing practitioners. Identifies the rationale for specializing in cardiovascular Chinese medicine as an important part of current public health needs Prepares practitioners to adjust their skills, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors, and to guide patients to do likewise for better health outcomes Prepares the practitioner to sit for the Niambi Wellness Health Communications 1 final online exam
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