[From "different patterns in the same disease" to "analogous patterns in the same disease"].


The relationship between disease in Western medicine (WM) and pattern in Chinese medicine (CM) is a key scientific issue in integrative medicine (IM). The theory of "different patterns in the same disease" has greatly promoted the development of IM and the modernization of CM. However, this concept is frequently misinterpreted in the clinical practice. The… (More)