Connecting West and East

Ming Zhang, Mohamed Moalin, Guido R. M. M. Haenen*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Despite their similarities, Western medicine and Eastern medicine are very different because they are built on different fundamentals. The general idea has arisen that we will benefit by connecting Western and Eastern medicine. First, both the merits as well as the limitations of both types of medicine are discussed. It was concluded that to create a bridge, we should focus on similarities that inspire the further unravelling of the molecular mechanism of the mode of action and toxicity of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is suggested that the energy perspective provides a basis to integrate Eastern and Western medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2333
Number of pages5
JournalInternational journal of molecular sciences
Volume20
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019

Keywords

  • Western medicine
  • Eastern medicine
  • traditional Chinese medicine
  • paradigm
  • energy
  • redox modulation
  • DRUG-RESISTANCE
  • MA-HUANG
  • CHINESE
  • PRINCIPLES
  • MEDICINE
  • FORMULA

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