Research areas

We conduct clinical trials using traditional Chinese medicine for chronic diseases such as allergic rhinitis (AR), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.

The Centre is currently producing monographs and scientific journal articles on 29 conditions that have been selected for further enquiry and that are commonly treated by Chinese herbal medicine and/or acupuncture.

These 29 volumes of Evidence-based Clinical Chinese Medicine Book Series are published by the World Scientific Publishing Co Pty Ltd, Singapore.

  • Volume 1 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Volume 2 Psoriasis Vulgaris
  • Volume 3 Chronic Urticaria
  • Volume 4 Adult Asthma
  • Volume 5 Allergic Rhinitis
  • Volume 6 Herpes Zoster and Post-herpetic Neuralgia
  • Volume 7 Insomnia
  • Volume 8 Alzheimer's DiseaseVolume 9 Vascular Dementia 
  • Volume 10 Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • Volume 11 Acne Vulgaris
  • Volume 12  Post-Stroke Shoulder Complications
  • Volume 13 Post-Stroke Spasticity
  • Volume 14 Unipolar Depression
  • Volume 15 Chronic Heart Failure
  • Volume 16 Atopic Dermatitis
  • Volume 17 Colorectal Cancer
  • Volume 18 Cancer Pain
  • Volume 19 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Volume 20 Chronic Cough
  • Volume 21 Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Volume 22 Urinary Tract Infection
  • Volume 23 Migraine
  • Volume 24 Menopause
  • Volume 25 Rhinosinusitis
  • Volume 26 Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Volume 27 Overweight and Obesity in Adults
  • Volume 28 Endometriosis
  • Volume 29 Cervical Radiculopathy

To date, researchers in the Centre have co-authored nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles in high impact journals including:

  • Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • British Journal of Dermatology
  • BMJ Open
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology
  • Frontiers in Neurology
  • Frontiers in Pharmacology
  • International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Journal of Ethnopharmacology
  • Journal of Psychopharmacology
  • Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
  • Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Jama Oncology
  • Phytomedicine
  • PLoS One
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Thorax
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