Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

TCM Zheng Classification and Clinical Trials 2014


Publishing date
28 Nov 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
11 Jul 2014

1Institute of Basic Research in Clinical Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100700, China

2School of Health Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

3School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

4Hospital Authority, Hong Kong


TCM Zheng Classification and Clinical Trials 2014

Description

The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Zheng (or syndrome) is an outcome of analysis on TCM information by TCM practitioner. Zheng classification is a traditional diagnostic method to categorize the patients based on their different conditions. Currently, combination of Zheng classification and biomedical diagnosis becomes a common model in diagnostics in TCM clinical practice. Clinical treatments of a patient rely on the successful differentiation of a specific TCM Zheng.

Recently, a great progress has been made in the clinical studies focusing on the exploration of the effect of TCM interventions in the patients with clarified TCM Zheng in some certain diseases. The clinical studies with TCM Zheng classification will lead to personalized therapeutic strategies. We believe it will be a hot topic in the coming years for the basic and clinical research.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will apply Zheng classification in basic research, clinical practice, and clinical research to improve the efficacy of TCM interventions and will further lead to personalized treatment. The information obtained from these studies shall be clearly evidence-based. We are particularly interested in articles describing the clinical trials with TCM Zheng classification; Zheng classification methodology from clinical data; systematic reviews on clinical studies using Zheng classification; clinical practice guideline or expert consensus focused on TCM Zheng in certain of diseases; reviews on clinical practice guidelines or expert consensus related to Zheng classification; the clinical pharmacological evaluation on TCM interventions using the omics methods as well as bioinformatics. Potential topics include, but not limited to:

  • Randomized clinical trials designed with Zheng classification
  • Zheng classification based systematic reviews on clinical trials
  • Zheng classification based clinical practice guidelines
  • Clinical trial protocols based on TCM Zheng classification
  • Clinical pharmacological studies based on Zheng classification
  • Review on Zheng classification and clinical trial
  • Recent advances in Zheng classification based clinical trials

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 538989
  • - Editorial

TCM Zheng Classification and Clinical Trials 2014

Aiping Lu | Charlie Xue | ... | William C. S. Cho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 601067
  • - Research Article

Chinese Herbal Decoction Based on Syndrome Differentiation as Maintenance Therapy in Patients with Extensive-Stage Small-Cell Lung Cancer: An Exploratory and Small Prospective Cohort Study

Rui Liu | Shu lin He | ... | Bao Jin Hua
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 482706
  • - Research Article

Enhanced Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines in Hong Kong: A Study Protocol for Three Common Diseases

Nannan Shi | Linda L. D. Zhong | ... | Aiping Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 761565
  • - Research Article

Study on TCM Syndrome Differentiation of Primary Liver Cancer Based on the Analysis of Latent Structural Model

Zhan Gu | Xiuzhong Qi | ... | Xiaoqiang Yue
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 264317
  • - Research Article

The Th17/Treg Immune Balance in Ulcerative Colitis Patients with Two Different Chinese Syndromes: Dampness-Heat in Large Intestine and Spleen and Kidney Yang Deficiency Syndrome

Yang Gong | Lixing Liu | ... | Miao Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 257012
  • - Review Article

Chinese Herbal Medicine (Weijing Decoction) Combined with Pharmacotherapy for the Treatment of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Shaonan Liu | Johannah Shergis | ... | Charlie Changli Xue
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 385102
  • - Research Article

A Metabonomics Profiling Study on Phlegm Syndrome and Blood-Stasis Syndrome in Coronary Heart Disease Patients Using Liquid Chromatography/Quadrupole Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry

Linlin Zhao | Ling Wan | ... | Dongsheng Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 506783
  • - Review Article

Buyang Huanwu Decoction for Healthcare: Evidence-Based Theoretical Interpretations of Treating Different Diseases with the Same Method and Target of Vascularity

Ji-huang Li | Ai-ju Liu | ... | Guo-qing Zheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 492193
  • - Review Article

Syndrome Differentiation of Diabetes by the Traditional Chinese Medicine according to Evidence-Based Medicine and Expert Consensus Opinion

Jing Guo | Hongdong Chen | ... | Xiaolin Tong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 802402
  • - Research Article

The Functional Difference of Dendritic Cells in HBeAg Negative Chronic Hepatitis B Patients with Three Different Spleen Deficiency Syndromes and the Therapeutic Evaluation of Chinese Medicine Intervention Based on Syndrome Differentiation

Lei Wang | Li Zhang | ... | Guang Ji
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