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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2020, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (10): 814-824.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2020.10.004

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Study of contraindications in traditional Chinese medicine: pearls for safety evaluation of traditional Chinese medicinals*

Liao Xing1, Hu Ruixue1, Chen Wei2, Hu Jing3, Zhao Hui4, Xu Haiyu5, Wang Yongyan1#   

  1. 1 Institute of Basic Research in Clinical Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China;
    2 Evidence-based Medicine Center, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China;
    3 Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100010,China;
    4 China Center for Evidence Based Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100700, China;
    5 Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
  • Received:2020-04-11 Online:2020-10-30 Published:2020-11-04
  • Contact: Prof.Wang Yongyan, Chief Physician, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Librarian of the Central Research Institute of Culture and History, 16 Nanxiaojie Dongzhimen, Dongcheng District,Beijing 100700. E-mail: wangyongyan2010@sina.cn
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.81774159, No.81973694); the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central public welfare research institutes(No. ZZ13-YQ-075)

Abstract: The study of contraindications in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) aims to improve the efficacy and reduce risks in the diagnosis and treatment in clinical practice. Therefore, contraindication is the essential part to study in traditional Chinese medicine. A firm grasp of contraindications in TCM can help prevent known and unknown risks in clinical practice. TCM practitioners should learn about contraindications, which can promote rational use of Chinese medicines, regulate the behavior of clinicians, improve the effects of medical treatment, and reduce adverse events or adverse reactions. The idea of this paper comes from the book Contraindications in Traditional Chinese medicinals, from which commentary is made to summarize pearls for the safety evaluation of traditional Chinese medicinals. The purpose of this paper is to put forward the notion that TCM contraindications should be taken into consideration throughout the clinical practice of TCM. There are contraindication rules and regulations to follow in the general principle of diagnosis and treatment. We should not ignore them when we are engaged in clinical practice and scientific research of traditional Chinese medicine. Based on the contraindication theory of TCM, two practical and urgent problems need to be solved at present, which are to improve the existing leaflets of traditional Chinese patent medicine and to establish the contraindication database of traditional chinese medicinals in the hospital prescription information system.

Key words: contraindications, safety evaluation, traditional Chinese medicine

CLC Number: 

  • R277.7