Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Vascular Disease


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1China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

2Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, Utica, USA

3Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA


Traditional Chinese Medicine and Vascular Disease

Description

According to the epidemiological survey, vascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world. Vascular disease includes any condition that affects your circulatory system, such as peripheral artery disease. This ranges from diseases of your arteries, veins, and lymph vessels to blood disorders that affect circulation. With the world population aging, hypertension, stroke, coronary heart disease, and diabetes incidences are increasing year by year. These diseases seem to be independent; in fact, vascular disease is able to cause all these diseases. However, the recent studies suggest that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a potential candidate for the preventative treatment of vascular disease. For example, Tongxinluo capsule for the treatment of atherosclerosis has been recognized around the world.

TCM is an integral part of Chinese culture, which includes pharmacology of traditional Chinese medical formulae, Chinese patent medicines, and Chinese herbal monomer. Today both of TCM and western medicine are being used in providing medical and health services in the whole world. TCM, with its unique diagnostic methods, systematic approach, abundant historical literature, and materials, has attracted many attentions from the international community. TCM has been very effective in the treatment of vascular disease, but it still has the following problems: 1. many mechanisms of TCM for diseases are not clear; 2. large-scale clinical trials based on evidence are lacking. Therefore, we encourage investigators to contribute original research articles as well as comprehensive review articles on the treatment of vascular diseases with TCM. We are particularly interested in articles reporting the clinical trials or revealing the action mechanisms of TCM by using cellular or animal models.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Current status of experimental research trend and systematic review about TCM treatments of vascular diseases
  • Randomized clinical trials about TCM treatments of vascular disease
  • To reveal the mechanisms of TCM on the treatment of vascular disease by using cellular or animal models
  • Networks pharmacology for the treatment of vascular disease
  • Vascular disease includes diabetic vascular disease, cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular, microvascular, and renal vascular, etc.

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 430818
  • - Editorial

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Vascular Disease

Yanwei Xing | Dan Hu | ... | Charles Antzelevitch
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 456354
  • - Research Article

Experimental Study of Antiatherosclerosis Effects with Hederagenin in Rats

Su-Hong Lu | Jian-Hua Guan | ... | Guo-Ping Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 634172
  • - Research Article

Effect of α-Allocryptopine on Delayed Afterdepolarizations and Triggered Activities in Mice Cardiomyocytes Treated with Isoproterenol

Bin Xu | Yicheng Fu | ... | Yang Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 709568
  • - Research Article

Nao-Xue-Shu Oral Liquid Improves Aphasia of Mixed Stroke

Yuping Yan | Mingzhe Wang | ... | Xiangjun Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 729017
  • - Research Article

Polydatin Inhibits Formation of Macrophage-Derived Foam Cells

Min Wu | Meixia Liu | ... | Longtao Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 430271
  • - Research Article

Scutellarin Reduces Endothelium Dysfunction through the PKG-I Pathway

Xiaohua Du | Chen Chen | ... | Weimin Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 904273
  • - Research Article

Yiqihuoxuejiedu Formula Restrains Vascular Remodeling by Reducing the Inflammation Reaction and Cx43 Expression in the Adventitia after Balloon Injury

Hong Chang | Huan Lei | ... | Mingjing Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 864597
  • - Research Article

Qing Re Liang Xue Decoction Alleviates Hypercoagulability in Kawasaki Disease

Jiao-yang Chen | Ji-ming Yin | ... | Hui-min Yan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 428106
  • - Research Article

The Renal Protective Effect of Jiangya Tongluo Formula, through Regulation of Adrenomedullin and Angiotensin II, in Rats with Hypertensive Nephrosclerosis

Lin Han | Yan Ma | ... | Xiao-yi Chi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 358352
  • - Research Article

Enhanced Protective Effect of the Combination of Uncaria and Semen Raphani on Vascular Endothelium in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats

Yun-lun Li | Yue-Hua Jiang | ... | Wen-Qing Yang
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