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Current Situation and Reconsideration on the Study of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Andrology

  • Bao-fang Jin
  • Wen-tao Yang
  • Da-lin Sun
  • Hong-jun LiEmail author
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Abstract

The development of Chinese medicine and Western medicine andrology is based on different social background and academic systems, either Chinese medicine or Western medicine andrology has their limitations, therefore, integration of Chinese and Western medicine (ICWM) andrology is in a great need. After more than 30 years of development, andrology has made great achievements in the construction of specialized academic association, holding academic conferences and publication of academic monographs, and the research progress on this field is mainly in the combination of disease and syndrome, microdifferentiation of symptoms and signs and basic research development. However, the comprehensive theoretic system of ICWM andrology has not yet established, and the related studies are still on the primary stage. In the future studies, great efforts still need to be made to expand the methods for the investigation of ICWM, and make innovations in the field of andrology.

Keywords

integrative medicine andrology late-onset hypogonadism male infertility chronic prostatitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bao-fang Jin
    • 1
  • Wen-tao Yang
    • 2
  • Da-lin Sun
    • 1
  • Hong-jun Li
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Andrology Department of Integrative Medicine, Zhongda Hospital, School of MedicineSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Department of AndrologyRuikang Hospital Affiliated to Guangxi University of Chinese MedicineNanningChina
  3. 3.Department of Urology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical CollegeChinese Academy of Medical SciencesBeijingChina

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