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Articles on TCM History

  1. The Rise and Fall of Chinese Medicine and a Revival Plan

    Introduction: It is apparent that, unlike Western medicine, Chinese medicine is based on thousands of years of accumulated experience (jingyan经验) and its clinical efficacy is substantiated by years of trial on the human body (ren ti jingyan). Thus, the theory of Chinese medicine is not based on the result of scientific research. First Crisis: During... more »

  2. Tunnel Vision: Another Lesson from a Mismanaged Case

    Jason C Blalack

    Case records documenting mismanaged illnesses often demonstrate an error reflecting a conceptual bias on the part of the attending physician. Such errors may appear either transparent or opaque to the reader, depending on one’s knowledge and conceptual orientation. Case records such as these can free us from the shackles of our own biases and preconceptions regarding the practice of medicine... more »

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Professor Xu Xin’s Clinical Experience in the Treatment of Premature Ovarian Failure

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Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disease, Hypertension, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and its Treatment with Chinese Medicine

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