Drug Prescriptions

Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

Herbal prescription science is a bridge between basic and clinical subjects in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In studying the doctrines in the general textbook Herbal Prescription Science and applying them to clinical practice, it was found that they are imprecise and inapplicable. Based on the analysis of Suanzaoren Decoction, Xiaoqinglong Decoction, Jichuan Decoction, etc., the authors point out that this problem is due to the current pathogenesis-based research approach of the herbal prescription science.

Xiong, Xing-jiang
Wang, Jie
Publication Title: 
PloS One

Targeted cancer therapies, with specific molecular targets, ameliorate the side effect issue of radiation and chemotherapy and also point to the development of personalized medicine. Combination of drugs targeting multiple pathways of carcinogenesis is potentially more fruitful. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been tailoring herbal mixtures for individualized healthcare for two thousand years. A systematic study of the patterns of TCM formulas and herbs prescribed to cancers is valuable.

Chiu, Pei-Hsun
Hsieh, Hsin-Ying
Wang, Sun-Chong
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Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

We discuss here the complexity of the doses of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) prescriptions and herbs from different viewpoints, including the heterogeneity of drug quality, the flexibility of prescriptions, and the diversity of drug effects. Then, the corresponding research ideas and strategies are proposed.

Tang, Shi-Huan
Chen, Jian-Xin
Wang, Yan-Ping
Wang, Ling
Yang, Hong-Jun
Publication Title: 
PloS One

Bu-yang-huan-wu-tang (BYHWT) is one of the most popular formulated traditional Chinese medicine prescriptions, and is widely for prevention of ischemic cardio-cerebral vascular diseases and stroke-induced disability.

Shaw, Lee-Hsin
Lin, Lie-Chwen
Tsai, Tung-Hu
Publication Title: 
Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban = Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the current status of osteoarthritis medications of outpatients for arthritis treatment guidelines, and provide references for the promotion and popularization of traditional Chinese and western medicine in treatment of arthritis. METHODS: The outpatient prescriptions for the treatment of osteoarthritis from all the rheumatology and orthopedics specialists from 2007 February to May in Peking University People's Hospital were chosen and analyzed statistically.

Yang, Yi
Li, Zhi-chang
Lin, Jian-hao
Lv, Hou-shan
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Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the distribution characteristics of TCM syndromes and the related herbal prescriptions for malignant tumors (MT). METHODS: A clinical database of the TCM syndromes and the herbal prescriptions in treatment of 136 MT patients were established. The data were then analyzed using cluster and frequency analysis. RESULTS: According to the cluster analysis, the TCM syndromes in MT patients mainly included two patterns: deficiency of both Qi and Yin and internal accumulation of toxic heat.

Liu, Zhizhen
Chen, Songyi
Cai, Jing
Zhang, Enda
Lan, Lan
Zheng, Junting
Liao, Lianming
Yang, Xuemei
Zhou, Changen
Du, Jian
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Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: Sui Zheng Shi Liang strategy (regulating prescription dosage with different syndromes) is an important part of syndrome differentiation and treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Questionnaires were given to doctors and patients to study the essential factors (indicators and timing) of Sui Zheng Shi Liang strategy in the treatment process of type 2 diabetes (T2DM). METHODS: Two questionnaires were designed for diabetes patients and their doctors.

Lian, Fengmei
Chen, Xinyan
Zhao, Linhua
Xu, Lipeng
Tong, Xiaolin
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Large-scale pharmaco-epidemiological studies of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for treatment of urticaria are few, even though clinical trials showed some CHM are effective. The purpose of this study was to explore the frequencies and patterns of CHM prescriptions for urticaria by analysing the population-based CHM database in Taiwan. METHODS: This study was linked to and processed through the complete traditional CHM database of the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan during 2009.

Chien, Pei-Shan
Tseng, Yu-Fang
Hsu, Yao-Chin
Lai, Yu-Kai
Weng, Shih-Feng
Publication Title: 
Zhonghua Yi Shi Za Zhi (Beijing, China: 1980)

Through interpretation, collation and annotation of Shen xian fang lun (On the Prescriptions of Immortals), Xixia document A21-1, found in Heishui City and now preserved in Russia, including the explanation of homonyms and mispronounced words, and comparison and analysis with other relevant literature, 12 prescriptions were found their original sources from Tai ping sheng hui fang (Taiping Holy Prescriptions for Universal Relief; Peaceful Holy Benevolent Prescriptions) and Sheng ji zong lu (General Records of Holy Universal Relief; Complete Record of Sacred Benevolence) etc.

Zhang, Ru-qing
Tang, Xiao-long
Publication Title: 
PLoS medicine

BACKGROUND: Depression is a significant cause of morbidity. Many patients have communicated an interest in non-pharmacological therapies to their general practitioners. Systematic reviews of acupuncture and counselling for depression in primary care have identified limited evidence. The aim of this study was to evaluate acupuncture versus usual care and counselling versus usual care for patients who continue to experience depression in primary care.

MacPherson, Hugh
Richmond, Stewart
Bland, Martin
Brealey, Stephen
Gabe, Rhian
Hopton, Ann
Keding, Ada
Lansdown, Harriet
Perren, Sara
Sculpher, Mark
Spackman, Eldon
Torgerson, David
Watt, Ian


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