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Historical origin of small package of Chinese medicine decoction pieces and discussion on the standardized medication dispensing*

ZHAI Huaqiang1, TIAN Weilan1, LI Rui1, CHEN Yan1, JIN Shiyuan2, WANG Yongyan3   

  1. 1 School of Chinese Materia Medica, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100102;
    2 Beijing Health School;
    3 Chinese Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
  • Received:2015-12-07 Online:2016-06-30 Published:2016-06-30

Abstract: Small package of Chinese medicine decoction pieces (hereinafter “small package of TCM”) has its unique advantage. After searching the literature in CNKI, Wanfang, VIP database, the papers linked to small package of TCM were analyzed from its aspect of history, pros and cons, package selected, dispensing procedure. Then a “ten Chinese characters pithy formula” directed at the process of small package of TCM dispensing was summarized as “examine(Chinese:审), display (Chinese: 摆), watch (Chinese:看), check (Chinese:对), take (Chinese:拿), weigh (Chinese:掂), assign (Chinese:分), verify (Chinese:核), pack (Chinese:包), dispense (Chinese:发)”, which was easy to remember, to understand and to operate, contributing to improving the quality of clinical dispensing and standardizing the skill of TCM dispensing.

Key words: small package of Chinese medicine decoction pieces, historical origin, dispensing standard, ten Chinese characters pithy formula

CLC Number: 

  • R288