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Evidence-based neurology of integrated traditional and western medicine

Submission deadline: 01 August 2022
Special Issue Editors
  • Guo-qing Zheng
    The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine )
    Interests: Evidence-based Medicine; Evidence-based Neurology; Traditional Chinese Medicine; Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
    Special Issues and Topics in IMR Press journals
  • Prof. Yan Wang
    The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine )
    Interests: Evidence-based Cardiology; Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the introduction of evidence-based medicine (EBM) from 1992, EBM has become the backbone of modern medicine. The most appreciable distinction of medical care system between China and the West is the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy, which has been practiced for thousands of years. TCM is a comprehensive system of medicine characterized by its own theoretical basis and practical experience. Owing to its unique paradigm and practical curative effect, TCM plays an important role in many countries and has been attracting more and more interest internationally, even after the advent of modern medicine. It has been over 20 years since the introduction of EBM into the practice/research of TCM. The development of evidence-based TCM practice/ research has profoundly influenced the process of clinical research and decision-making, and impelled the researchers to improve quality of evidence, accumulate data, and explore appropriate evaluation methods adaptive to TCM original theories and knowledge.

Neurological disorders are highly prevalent conditions with significant morbidity yet only with modestly effective treatments. Evidence-based neurology (EBN) refers to the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of the current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients with neurological disorder. Finding the current best evidence for care of the neurological patients and keeping up-to-date with new advances in clinical practice/research remain challenges, especially in TCM practice/ research.

We would like to include the following themes, but not limited to them:

1. Methodology of EBM in TCM practice/ research or in integrated traditional and western medicine.

2. EBN and related disorders.

3. Review or systematic review of TCM for the neurological disorders and/or their underlying mechanisms.

4. Clinical studies demonstrating evidence of the usefulness of TCM in managing the neurological disorders.

5. Preclinical evidence research on the TCM for the neurological disorders.

Prof. Guo-qing Zheng and Prof. Yan Wang

Guest Editors

Keywords
Evidence-based Medicine
Evidence-based Neurology
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
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