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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2021, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (3): 197-202.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2021.03.001

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Solutions and advantages of TCM constitution to problems in comprehensive healthcare*

Wang Qi   

  1. National Institute of TCM Constitution and Preventive Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2020-12-23 Online:2021-03-30 Published:2021-03-30
  • Contact: Prof. Wang Qi, Chief Physician, Doctoral Supervisor, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Master of Chinese Medicine. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, No. 11 Beisanhuan Donglu Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029. E-mail: wangqi710@126.com
  • Supported by:
    Major Project of National Social Science Fund of China (No.17ZDA331)

Abstract: With the development of economy, society, and China's national health strategy, people pay more and more attention to health problems. This paper provides new elaboration of the definition of comprehensive healthcare, points out some problems and macro countermeasures of comprehensive healthcare, and focuses on the role and advantages of TCM constitution theory in comprehensive healthcare. The paper discusses the relationship between TCM constitution and preventive medicine from the following three perspectives. First, constitution type identification is the starting point of preventive medicine. Second, the correlation between constitution and disease provides the basis for preventive medicine. Third, adjustment of constitution is the means of preventive medicine. Based on such relationship, TCM constitution is widely used in the prevention and control of chronic diseases and public health services. The proposal of the health plan based on the nine types of TCM body constitution provides a way for TCM constitution theory to address problems of comprehensive healthcare.

Key words: TCM constitution, comprehensive healthcare, preventive treatment of disease, prevention and control of disease, chronic disease

CLC Number: 

  • R211