The China-Australia International Research Centre for Chinese Medicine is publishing a series of landmark monographs about the use of evidence-based Chinese medicine in integrative healthcare.
They will inform tertiary education and clinical practice by providing a reference of clinically-evaluated Chinese medicine treatments for 29 common medical conditions.
The books will provide guidance to Chinese medicine practitioners on the herbal medicine formulas, specific herbs and acupuncture points that can best treat their patients, and be informed by the current best evidence for their decision-making.
The publications also of significant value for students of evidence-based Chinese medicine and for academics involved in teaching or in clinical studies of Chinese medicine.
Prioritisation of topics was based on conditions that are commonly treated by Chinese medicine practitioners.
The English editions will be published by the World Scientific Publishing (Singapore) and the Chinese editions will be published by the People’s Medical Publishing House (China).
The monographs offer an up-to-date “whole evidence” analysis of the Chinese medicine management of disease, with references to classical Chinese medicine literature and contemporary clinical literature, as well as clinical trial outcomes and reviews of experimental studies.
Updates to the publications will be conducted every five years to ensure currency of evidence.
They will provide a base for effective integration of Chinese medicine international healthcare systems as stipulated in the World Health Organisation’s traditional medicine strategies.
The first two publications were published in English in 2015 with Chinese versions published in 2016:
- Evidence-Based Clinical Chinese Medicine: Vol 1 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Evidence-Based Clinical Chinese Medicine: Vol 2 Psoriasis Vulgaris
Further monographs in the series are in preparation.
For more information, contact the centre.