Statistical validation of Traditional Chinese Medicine syndrome postulates in the context of patients with cardiovascular disease.

TitleStatistical validation of Traditional Chinese Medicine syndrome postulates in the context of patients with cardiovascular disease.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsXu Z, Zhang NL, Wang Y, Liu G, Xu J, Liu T, Liu AH
JournalJournal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)
Volume19
Issue10
Pagination799-804
Date Published2013 Oct
Abstract

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has many postulates that explain the occurrence and co-occurrence of symptoms using syndrome factors such as yang deficiency and yin deficiency. A fundamental question is whether the syndrome factors have verifiable scientific content or are purely subjective notions. This analysis investigated the issue in the context of patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD).

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0076782
Alternate JournalJ Altern Complement Med