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Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp 389–393 | Cite as

Research on constitution of Chinese medicine and implementation of translational medicine

  • Ji Wang (王 济)
  • Ting Wang (王 停)
  • Ying-shuai Li (李英帅)
  • Yan-fei Zheng (郑燕飞)
  • Ling-ru Li (李玲孺)
  • Qi Wang (王 琦)
Academic Exploration

Abstract

Translational medicine is a new concept presented in recent decades, the core of which is to build a bridge between basic medical research and clinical application. From the beginning of constitution of Chinese medicine, clinical application has been given priority. Therefore, the idea of translational medicine is fully demonstrated in the research into the three key scientific problems of “classification of constitution of Chinese medicine”, “relationship between constitution and disease” and “adjustment of constitution”. Under its guidance, not only was the systematic theory of constitution of Chinese medicine established, but also the Constitution of Chinese Medicine Scale and the Standards of Classification and determination of Constitution of Chinese Medicine were developed, which translates methods of classifying the nine constitutional types into guidance for prevention of disease, management of health and clinical application. The research findings of constitution of Chinese medicine have been applied in clinical practice and public health, establishing the diagnosis and treatment model of constitution-disease-syndrome differentiation. The nationwide application of constitution differentiation has shown good effect. In the future, constitution of Chinese medicine should strengthen the evidence-based research and multi-disciplinary cooperation, and establish a research team on comprehensive constitution of Chinese medicine and translational medicine, to translate the findings into clinical practice and public health more accurately and quickly.

Keywords

constitution of Chinese medicine translational medicine implementation 

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© Chinese Association of the Integration of Traditional and Western Medicine and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ji Wang (王 济)
    • 1
  • Ting Wang (王 停)
    • 1
  • Ying-shuai Li (李英帅)
    • 1
  • Yan-fei Zheng (郑燕飞)
    • 1
  • Ling-ru Li (李玲孺)
    • 1
  • Qi Wang (王 琦)
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Studies in Constitution Research of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Basic Medical SchoolBeijing University of Chinese MedicineBeijingChina

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