Annals of Chinese Medicine 2021-01-29T13:43:49+00:00 Editor-in-Chief Open Journal Systems <p><a href=""><strong><em>Annals of Chinese Medicine</em> </strong></a>(ACM) is an interdisciplinary multi-lingual open access journal focusing on clinical studies and basic researches in the field of Chinese Medicine. It aims to be a leading journal to present research advances and achievements in this field and to promote the blending among acupuncture, herbal medicine, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and bio-medicine. <a href=""><strong><em>Annals of Chinese Medicine</em></strong></a> covers all aspects of Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal medicine and other forms of CAM approaches, e.g. mind-body medicine, diet, Taichi, Qigong, meditation, as well as their integration with the conventional medicine.</p> <p> </p> Advance on the clinical application of Wuqinxi (Five Animals Qigong) 2020-07-10T20:23:41+00:00 Yi Xiang Liu Yan Ming Lin Yan Jun Gao <p>Wuqinxi (Five Animals Qigong) is a representative health Qigong and has been widely used to improve health and benefit rehabilitation. Researchers suggest that the&nbsp;Wuqinxi be useful to treat sports injury and cardiovascular, digestive and nervous disorders. The article reviewed the clinical advance of Wuqinxi and analyzed its mechanism for clinical application to popularize the practice and research of the Wuqinxi.</p> <p><strong>[摘 要]</strong>五禽戏是中华民族一种古老的健身体操,寓保健、康复效益于生动形象的“戏”之中。对运动、心血管、消化及神经系统等的病症,都有一定的疗效。本文对五禽戏治疗各类病症的研究进展进行了总结和探讨。这将有利于对五禽戏作用机理的深入认识,为进一步开发利用五禽戏这一传统保健项目提供一定的理论基础。</p> 2020-07-11T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Yi Xiang Liu, Yan Ming Lin, Yan Jun Gao Unrecognised underlying condition for COVID-19: perspective study of meridian and M-shaped male baldness 2021-01-29T13:43:49+00:00 Wen Sheng Zhou Jian Bin Zhang <p>Male androgenetic alopecia (MAA) is observed as a high severity risk factor but not listed within underlying COVID-19 conditionsdue to scanty available evidence. From a Chinese medicine (CM) perspective, the pathogenesis of MAA is overlapping with many recognised underlying conditions. This article compares CM meridian theory with MAA pattern progression to illustrate 1) the morphological and topographical superposition between the MAA progressing pattern and CM meridians, 2) damp-heat dominated body constitution presences among MAA patients as well as some underlying COVID-19 conditions, 3) vulnerable body type should be alerted and recognised to avoid an increase in infectious severity rate. The fundamental acupuncture points of treatment are provided for a concrete clarification of MAA.</p> 2021-01-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Wen Sheng Zhou, Jian Bin Zhang Why Traditional Chinese Medicine can not be a new approach to alleviate the symptoms of COVID-19 ? 2020-11-13T20:35:20+00:00 Geer Chen Yehao Luo Donghan Xu Yuzhou Pang Peiqi Ou Gang Fang Wei Chen <p>Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a unique set of therapeutic methods for plagues. COVID-19 is a severe type of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus, which manifests in fever, cough, headache, fatigue, difficulty breathing, and other symptoms. TCM has fully displayed its advantages of various approaches in this epidemic, including herbal decoction, patent herbs, aroma packets, acupuncture, massage, etc. These methods have played an essential role in the prevention, treatment, and nursing of COVID-19, not only in alleviating the early clinical symptoms of patients but reducing the progression from mild to severe symptoms. Thanks to the advantages of treating the pandemic, we should pay more attention to TCM modalities.</p> 2021-01-06T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Geer Chen, Yehao Luo, Donghan Xu, Yuzhou Pang, Peiqi Ou, Gang Fang; Wei Chen Retrospective Review of Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment of COVID-19 in China: Clinical Practice and Researches 2021-01-10T16:49:24+00:00 Han Lai Hui Zhang <p>In the fight against COVID-19 in China, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has played an important role in relieving symptoms, preventing deterioration, improving cure rate, reducing death rate, and promoting recovery. Since the third edition of the <em>Diagnosis and Treatment Protocol for COVID-19</em> (simply referred to as the <em>National Protocol</em>), TCM has been included in the national guidance to tackle the epidemic. In order to make the international medical community fully understand the experience of TCM in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, we comprehensively reviewed the history, etiology and pathogenesis, prevention and treatment, rehabilitation, and clinical and pharmacological research of TCM used in the endemic. The COVID-19 is under the category of plague or pestilence in TCM. Herbal medicine treatment for COVID-19 is mainly performed based on the syndrome differentiation of three stages and four types. The method also applies to acupuncture and moxibustion treatments. Herbal medicine granules and injections are used flexibly, and Western medicine is adopted to rescue patients in critical conditions. In rehabilitation, the integration of Chinese and Western medicine can be used to improve the respiratory and somatic function of patients. The role TCM has been playing in fighting this epidemic is a further proof of the effect of TCM in preventing and treating infectious diseases, and the relevant experience has been summarized and sublimated.</p> 2021-01-10T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Han Lai, Hui Zhang