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Filling the gap between traditional Chinese medicine and modern medicine, are we heading to the right direction?
Complement Ther Med 2013; 21(3):272-5CT

Abstract

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the ancient medicine popular in China and surrounding areas, has been recognized as a typical representative of complementary and alternative medicine. Over long period in clinical practice, especially the progress in basic research, data on the effectiveness and beneficial contribution of TCM herbs to public health and disease control have been accumulated while the quality of the evidence is generally poor. The most common clinical practice of TCM herbs is herb combination called formula which consists of several types of medicinal herbs or minerals, which is quite different from modern medicine. Definitely, tens of hundreds of compounds could be identified in even a small formula. With the regained enthusiasm on natural products based new drug R&D, the proposed multi-target drug discovery strategy, the booming of -omics technologies, and the implementation of ambitious plan of TCM modernization in China, attempts have been made to fill the gap between TCM herbs and modern drugs. However, are we heading to the right direction?

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Pub Type(s)

Letter
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23642960

Citation

Chen, Xiuping, et al. "Filling the Gap Between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Modern Medicine, Are We Heading to the Right Direction?" Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 21, no. 3, 2013, pp. 272-5.
Chen X, Pei L, Lu J. Filling the gap between traditional Chinese medicine and modern medicine, are we heading to the right direction? Complement Ther Med. 2013;21(3):272-5.
Chen, X., Pei, L., & Lu, J. (2013). Filling the gap between traditional Chinese medicine and modern medicine, are we heading to the right direction? Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 21(3), pp. 272-5. doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2013.01.001.
Chen X, Pei L, Lu J. Filling the Gap Between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Modern Medicine, Are We Heading to the Right Direction. Complement Ther Med. 2013;21(3):272-5. PubMed PMID: 23642960.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Filling the gap between traditional Chinese medicine and modern medicine, are we heading to the right direction? AU - Chen,Xiuping, AU - Pei,Lixia, AU - Lu,Jinjian, Y1 - 2013/01/28/ PY - 2012/06/06/received PY - 2012/11/27/revised PY - 2013/01/01/accepted PY - 2013/5/7/entrez PY - 2013/5/7/pubmed PY - 2013/10/22/medline SP - 272 EP - 5 JF - Complementary therapies in medicine JO - Complement Ther Med VL - 21 IS - 3 N2 - Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the ancient medicine popular in China and surrounding areas, has been recognized as a typical representative of complementary and alternative medicine. Over long period in clinical practice, especially the progress in basic research, data on the effectiveness and beneficial contribution of TCM herbs to public health and disease control have been accumulated while the quality of the evidence is generally poor. The most common clinical practice of TCM herbs is herb combination called formula which consists of several types of medicinal herbs or minerals, which is quite different from modern medicine. Definitely, tens of hundreds of compounds could be identified in even a small formula. With the regained enthusiasm on natural products based new drug R&D, the proposed multi-target drug discovery strategy, the booming of -omics technologies, and the implementation of ambitious plan of TCM modernization in China, attempts have been made to fill the gap between TCM herbs and modern drugs. However, are we heading to the right direction? SN - 1873-6963 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23642960/Filling_the_gap_between_traditional_Chinese_medicine_and_modern_medicine_are_we_heading_to_the_right_direction L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0965-2299(13)00002-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -