Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

When Modern Technology Meets Ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine


Publishing date
11 Apr 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
22 Nov 2013

1Department of Biotechnology, Asia University, Taichung 41354, Taiwan

2Medical University of Graz, 8010 Graz, Austria

3University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA

4Zhejiang University, Zhejiang 321000, China

5Department of Medical Genetics, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan

6Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK


When Modern Technology Meets Ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine

Description

In this issue we try to discuss how modern technology modernizes the ancient traditional Chinese medicine such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other alternative treatments. For a long time, the major problem of the TCM formula is lack of strong effective evidence so that it is still a complementary and alternative treatment. Many instances of recovery by TCM have been reported though evidence-based validation remains elusive. The ancient history of TCM combined with its seclusion in Asia due to language barriers has long shrouded TCM and TCM practice in a mysterious light. Here, this issue will discuss the integration of modern technology to provide a scientific basis into the workings of TCM and how it may serve as a possible step forward for personalized medicine. Due to the recent medical practice focus shift from disease treatment to a more holistic treatment approach, the resourcefulness of TCM is gradually gaining attention due to its “natural” nature and its ability to treat the bodily “system” as a whole.

Now, we are delighted to announce a special issue of this journal on modernizing TCM by modern technology. We invite authors to submit original research or review manuscripts regarding the basic, clinical, and translational medicine of TCM. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Approach TCM by computational and systems biology method
  • Modern technology including NGS analysis, data mining, cloud computing, genomics, proteomics, and pure active compound extract from TCM apply to TCM
  • Modern technology applies to acupuncture, tongue diagnosis, and so on.

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ecam/modern/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 156581
  • - Editorial

When Modern Technology Meets Ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine

Calvin Yu-Chian Chen | James David Adams | ... | Gerhard Litscher
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 192452
  • - Research Article

In Silico Identification of Potent PPAR- Agonists from Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Bioactivity Prediction, Virtual Screening, and Molecular Dynamics Study

Kuan-Chung Chen | Calvin Yu-Chian Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 601064
  • - Research Article

Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia from Traditional Chinese Medicine

Ya-Li Hsiao | Pei-Chun Chang | ... | Calvin Yu-Chian Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 436863
  • - Research Article

Potential Protein Phosphatase 2A Agents from Traditional Chinese Medicine against Cancer

Kuan-Chung Chen | Hsin-Yi Chen | Calvin Yu-Chian Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 189125
  • - Research Article

Text Mining of the Classical Medical Literature for Medicines That Show Potential in Diabetic Nephropathy

Lei Zhang | Yin Li | ... | Xusheng Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 459390
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Screening for Antihepatic Steatosis Active Components within Coptidis Rhizoma Alkaloids Extract Using Liver Cell Extraction with HPLC Analysis and a Free Fatty Acid-Induced Hepatic Steatosis HepG2 Cell Assay

Hui Fan | Yuan-yuan Chen | ... | Jiao Guo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 674305
  • - Review Article

Cerebrospinal Fluid Pharmacology: An Improved Pharmacology Approach for Chinese Herbal Medicine Research

Yan-qing Wu | Ying-wu Zhou | ... | Li-yuan Kang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 590698
  • - Research Article

Microcirculation Perfusion Monitor on the Back of the Health Volunteers

Yanqi Li | Xiaomei Li | ... | Dong Ming
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 828754
  • - Research Article

A Brief Analysis of Traditional Chinese Medical Elongated Needle Therapy on Acute Spinal Cord Injury and Its Mechanism

Mengxuan Du | Rongliang Chen | ... | Disheng Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 767290
  • - Research Article

Modeling and Simulating Dynamics of Complete- and Poor-Response Chronic Hepatitis B Chinese Patients for Adefovir and Traditional Chinese Medicine Plus Adefovir Therapy

Lequan Min | Xiao Chen | ... | Xiaoke Li
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