Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

TCM Zheng Classification and Clinical Trials


Publishing date
31 May 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
11 Jan 2013

Lead Editor

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

2Centre for Complementary Medicine Research (CompleMED), University of Western Sydney, Penrith, Australia

3Evidence Based Medicine Center, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Hepingli, Beijing 100029, China

4School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon, Hong Kong

5Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong


TCM Zheng Classification and Clinical Trials

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 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 to basic research, clinical practice, and clinical research to improve the efficacy of TCM interventions, and 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, and the clinical pharmacological evaluation on TCM interventions using the omics methods as well as bioinformatics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Randomized clinical trials designed with Zheng classification
  • Zheng classification-based systematic reviews on clinical trials
  • Zheng classification-based clinical practice guideline or expert consensus
  • Clinical trial protocols based on TCM Zheng classification
  • Clinical pharmacological studies based on Zheng classification
  • Reviews on clinical practice guidelines based on Zheng classification
  • Data mining on clinical data for ZHENG classification
  • Recent advances in ZHENG classification-based clinical trials

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 723659
  • - Editorial

TCM Zheng Classification and Clinical Trials

Aiping Lu | Alan Bensoussan | ... | William C. S. Cho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 989618
  • - Review Article

Clinical Applications of Omics Technologies on ZHENG Differentiation Research in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Ya-Nan Song | Gui-Biao Zhang | ... | Shi-Bing Su
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 710892
  • - Research Article

Interrater Reliability of Chinese Medicine Diagnosis in People with Prediabetes

Suzanne J. Grant | Rosa N. Schnyer | ... | Alan Bensoussan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 327245
  • - Research Article

Chinese Herbal Medicine (Zi Shen Qing) for Mild-to-Moderate Systematic Lupus Erythematosus: A Pilot Prospective, Single-Blinded, Randomized Controlled Study

Linda L. D. Zhong | Zhao Xiang Bian | ... | Xiang Jun Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 896467
  • - Research Article

The Effects of Xuefu Zhuyu and Shengmai on the Evolution of Syndromes and Inflammatory Markers in Patients with Unstable Angina Pectoris after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial

Jie Wang | Xiaochen Yang | ... | Yanwei Xing
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 602672
  • - Research Article

Research on Zheng Classification Fusing Pulse Parameters in Coronary Heart Disease

Rui Guo | Yi-Qin Wang | ... | Wen-Jie Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 706125
  • - Review Article

Tianma Gouteng Yin as Adjunctive Treatment for Essential Hypertension: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Jie Wang | Bo Feng | ... | Xingjiang Xiong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 481491
  • - Research Article

Validation of the Constitution in Chinese Medicine Questionnaire: Does the Traditional Chinese Medicine Concept of Body Constitution Exist?

Wendy Wong | Cindy Lo Kuen Lam | ... | Andrew Ka Lun Kwan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 738245
  • - Research Article

Differences of Excess and Deficiency Zheng in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B by Urinary Metabonomics

Shujun Sun | Jianye Dai | ... | Yiyang Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 460562
  • - Research Article

The Pattern Element Scale: A Brief Tool of Traditional Medical Subtyping for Dementia

Jing Shi | Jinzhou Tian | ... | Yongyan Wang
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