[Epidemiologic study on basic TCM syndrome in the subhealth population in the Zhengzhou area].Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 2008 Jul; 28(7):610-3.ZZ
To study the distribution characteristics of clinical manifestation and TCM basic syndromes in the subhealth population.
The investigation list for basic syndrome of subhealth used in the study was formulated through retrieving a large amount of literatures, referring to principles of epidemiology, computer science, mathematics and international metrics, and according to the standard denoting figure of GR/T 1.1-2000 and ZY/T001.1-94. The data obtained were analyzed by the statistical methods like multiple factor analysis and cluster analysis to explore the distribution of main symptoms and syndromes in the subhealth condition.
The analysis of data from 2,133 lists showed that in the Zhengzhou area, the main clinical symptoms presented in the subhealth population were aversion to cold, fatigue, spontaneous perspiration, poor memory, bad-temper, short breath, palpitation, etc.; with the syndrome key elements of deficiency, dampness, phlegm, stagnancy, stasis, qi-stagnation, and body fluid loss; the dysfunction of zang-fu organs was mainly observed in Xin, Pi, Shen, Gan, Dan, Wei, Fei, etc.; and the most commonly encountered basic syndromes were Xin-Pi deficiency, Xin-Shen deficiency, Gan-qi stagnation, Pi insufficiency with dampness stagnation, phlegm-qi cementation, Shen-yin deficiency, Shen-yang deficiency, qi insufficiency, Gan-stagnancy transforming to fire, damp-heat accumulation, etc.
The clinical manifestation of the subhealth population in the Zhengzhou area is characterized by a syndrome composed of a certain main symptom with some other accompanied symptoms, the distribution of the basic syndrome is mainly dominated by the deficiency syndrome.