Systems biology-based diagnostic principles as pillars of the bridge between Chinese and Western medicine.

@article{Greef2010SystemsBD,
  title={Systems biology-based diagnostic principles as pillars of the bridge between Chinese and Western medicine.},
  author={Jan van der Greef and Herman van Wietmarschen and Jan Schro{\"e}n and Mei Wang and Thomas Hankemeier and Guowang Xu},
  journal={Planta medica},
  year={2010},
  volume={76 17},
  pages={2036-47}
}
Innovative systems approaches to develop medicine and health care are emerging from the integration of Chinese and Western medicine strategies, philosophies and practices. The two medical systems are highly complementary as the reductionist aspects of Western medicine are favourable in acute disease situations and the holistic aspects of Chinese medicine offer more opportunities in chronic conditions and for prevention. In this article we argue that diagnosis plays a key role in building the… CONTINUE READING
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