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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2016, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (3): 186-190.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2016.03.002

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Establishment of precise states description system : the route that brings TCM to precision medicine (1)

YUAN Bing   

  1. Hong Kong Modern Chinese Medicine R & D Center,Hong Kong
  • Received:2015-10-05 Online:2016-03-30 Published:2016-03-30

Abstract: From the perspective of the long-term goal of Precision Medicine (PM), the core meaning of “precision”, in addition to the meanings of being precise and accurate, consists also the meaning of “personalized medicine”. It is the “precise” identification of various aspects of the human condition to actualize the “precise” treatment for an individual. Obviously, this concept correlates to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theories: treatment according to person, locality, and time-syndrome differentiation and treatment. In this way, TCM that has a core characteristic of “personalized medicine” is closer to the aims of “precision medicine” and may actualize “precision” much easier. In order to be successful for TCM to migrate to “precision medicine”, the problems to face are mostly technical issues, the first and foremost is the establishment of a “precise” states description system. This paper, based on the concept of complexity science, artificial intelligence, big data, and the modern tests and measuring techniques, proposes to establish a precise body states description system.

Key words: personalized medicine, precision medicine, complexity science, big data, syndrome differentiation and treatment

CLC Number: 

  • R2-03