Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

History and Current Status of Evidence-Based Korean Medicine


Publishing date
23 Aug 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
05 Apr 2013

Lead Editor

1Laboratory of Clinical Biology and Pharmacogenomics and Center for Clinical Research and Genomics, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 130-701, Republic of Korea

2Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1901 East Road, Houston, TX 77054, USA

3School of Life Science and Institute of Biomedical Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China

4Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 130-701, Republic of Korea

5Institute for Innovative Cancer Research, Asan Institute for Life Sciences, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul 138-736, Republic of Korea

6Office of Health Services Research, National Evidence-Based Healthcare Collaborating Agency, Seoul 110-450, Republic of Korea


History and Current Status of Evidence-Based Korean Medicine

Description

The biomedical effects of natural products have been increasingly identified. Korean medicine originates from prehistoric times and shares its origin with Chinese medicine. However, Korean medicine, compared with the Chinese medicine, is not well known relatively. Though Korean medicine and Chinese medicine have a lot in common, Korean medicine has developed its own realm by developing unique approaches and research— "Four-Constitution (Sasang Constitutional) Medicine" as one of the diagnostic tools and Saam acupuncture as one of the treatments. In recent years, Korean medicine expanded its usages, thus, by integrating both traditional and modern approaches. Korean medicine covers many complementary and alternative approaches that are actively validated and developed. These efforts in the field of Korean medicine have been, and will be, an important contribution to the evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine.

In the light of these aims, we invite investigators to contribute original basic research articles, as well as comprehensive review articles, that reflect recent developments of Korean medicine as an evidence-based complementary and alternative approach. The contributing authors are encouraged to focus on Korean medicine as a system distinct from other approaches. A summarizing diagram is recommended to deliver the main results of their works. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New drugs discovery and development from natural products
  • Current clinical application
  • Latest technologies for clinical evaluation and measurement
  • Implication of Korean medicine in the treatment of refractory diseases, such as cancer, inflammatory diseases, diabetes, and neuronal disorders
  • Biological activities of extracts and isolated compounds from medicinal herbs developed

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 424313
  • - Research Article

Effect of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture on Facial Elasticity: An Open-Label, Single-Arm Pilot Study

Younghee Yun | Sehyun Kim | ... | Inhwa Choi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 741985
  • - Research Article

JNK1/2 Activation by an Extract from the Roots of Morus alba L. Reduces the Viability of Multidrug-Resistant MCF-7/Dox Cells by Inhibiting YB-1-Dependent MDR1 Expression

Youn Kyung Choi | Sung-Gook Cho | ... | Seong-Gyu Ko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 570428
  • - Research Article

Cervical Coupling Motion Characteristics in Healthy People Using a Wireless Inertial Measurement Unit

Hyunho Kim | Sang-Hoon Shin | ... | Young-Bae Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 824270
  • - Research Article

The Evaluation of CP-001 (a Standardized Herbal Mixture of Houttuynia cordata, Rehmannia glutinosa, Betula platyphylla, and Rubus coreanus) for Cytochrome P450-Related Herb-Drug Interactions

Hye Hyun Yoo | Sun-A Kim | ... | Seong-Gyu Ko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 181769
  • - Research Article

Case Series of an Intraoral Balancing Appliance Therapy on Subjective Symptom Severity and Cervical Spine Alignment

Young Jun Lee | Joo Kang Lee | ... | Young Jin Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 584604
  • - Research Article

Gene Expression Profile of the A549 Human Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Cell Line following Treatment with the Seeds of Descurainia sophia, a Potential Anticancer Drug

Bu-Yeo Kim | Jun Lee | ... | No Soo Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 765914
  • - Research Article

Efficacy and Safety of Gwakhyangjeonggi-San Retention Enema in Normal Rats and Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats

Eunyoung Song | Euiju Lee | ... | Jinhyeok Kwon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 617302
  • - Research Article

Water Extract of Deer Bones Activates Macrophages and Alleviates Neutropenia

Han-Seok Choi | Soon Re Kim | ... | Seong-Gyu Ko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 385219
  • - Research Article

Anthricin Isolated from Anthriscus sylvestris (L.) Hoffm. Inhibits the Growth of Breast Cancer Cells by Inhibiting Akt/mTOR Signaling, and Its Apoptotic Effects Are Enhanced by Autophagy Inhibition

Chang Hwa Jung | Heemun Kim | ... | Tae Youl Ha
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