Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in Chinese Medicine


Publishing date
15 Aug 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
28 Mar 2014

Lead Editor

1Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong

2Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

3Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria


Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in Chinese Medicine

Description

With rich experience accumulating for thousands of years, Chinese medicine (CM) is a treasure for human healthcare. It is a patient-oriented medical system that treats the subjects instead of the diseases. CM has a broad scope of modalities, including herbal, proprietary CM, acupuncture, moxibustion, and qigong. Selection of therapy is tailor-made on which pattern of disharmony can be identified.

However, some clinicians and scientists have queried about the scientific validity of CM due to the lack of scientific evidence. There is a great demand in the knowledge gap to explore the scientific and evidence-based knowledge of CM. Thus a special issue is needed to structurally deliver the knowledge to readers.

In recent years, both the World Health Organization and the Cochrane Database have documented that CM is effective in the treatment of a number of disorders, especially for chronic diseases. Nevertheless, we need to provide more efficacies and safety evidence to demonstrate its effectiveness in the modern era. With this aim, we invite investigators to contribute systematic review articles and meta-analysis that explore the therapy of CM in all aspects. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Materia medica
  • Herbal formula
  • Active ingredient extracted from herbal medicine
  • Acupuncture and/or moxibustion
  • Qigong

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 859309
  • - Editorial

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in Chinese Medicine

William Chi Cho | Myeong Soo Lee | ... | Gerhard Litscher
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 870271
  • - Review Article

Acupuncture for Treating Whiplash Associated Disorder: A Systematic Review of Randomised Clinical Trials

Tae-Woong Moon | Paul Posadzki | ... | Edzard Ernst
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 925069
  • - Review Article

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Herbal Medicine on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases

Hai Yong Chen | Chun Ho Ma | ... | Zhang-Jin Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 732562
  • - Review Article

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Acute Mountain Sickness: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Jie Wang | Xingjiang Xiong | ... | Bo Feng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 426207
  • - Review Article

Does the Couse of Astragalus-Containing Chinese Herbal Prescriptions and Radiotherapy Benefit to Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Treatment: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials

Hailang He | Xianmei Zhou | ... | Yang Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 906765
  • - Review Article

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Postinfectious Cough: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Wei Liu | Hong-Li Jiang | Bing Mao
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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