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Phlegm dampness constitution

Haiqiang Yao, Shanlan Mo, Ji Wang, Yingshuai Li, Chong-Zhi Wang, Jin-Yi Wan, Zengliang Zhang, Yu Chen, Ranran Sun, Chun-Su Yuan, Xin Liu, Lingru Li, Qi Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Metabolic diseases are leading health concerns in today's global society. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), one body type studied is the phlegm-dampness constitution (PC), which predisposes individuals to complex metabolic disorders. Genomic studies have revealed the potential metabolic disorders and the molecular features of PC. The role of epigenetics in the regulation of PC, however, is unknown. METHODS: We analyzed a genome-wide DNA methylation in 12 volunteers using Illumina Infinium Human Methylation450 BeadChip on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Qiao-Yu Jiang, Jue Li, Liang Zheng, Guang-Hua Wang, Jing Wang
BACKGROUND: This study investigates the constitution of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) among women who want to be pregnant in one year and explores factors related to TCM constitution. METHODS: This study was conducted on women who participated in free preconception check-ups provided by the Zhabei District Maternity and Child Care Center in Shanghai, China. The information regarding the female demographic characteristics, physical condition, history of pregnancy and childbearing, diet and behavior, and social psychological factors was collected, and TCM constitution assessment was performed...
April 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
Mihui Li, Shuming Mo, Yubao Lv, Zihui Tang, Jingcheng Dong
Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the associations among the nine types of body constitution in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with the outcomes of overweight, obesity, and underweight. Method: Participants aged 30 to 90 years were recruited from communities in Shanghai and assessed using a self-administered questionnaire pertaining to their demographics, lifestyles, and self-reported medical history. The data of 3748 participants with complete information was available for the analysis...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Ye-Lin Ma, Hui Yao, Wei-Jia Yang, Xuan-Xuan Ren, Long Teng, Min-Chun Yang
Objective: To study the correlation between Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) constitution and dyslipidemia. Methods: CNKI, VIP, Wanfang database, CBMdisc, PubMed, and Embase were searched, and meta-analysis was performed by Review Manager 5.2 software. Results: Altogether 11 studies were included with 12890 individuals. The results showed that balanced constitution was a protective factor of dyslipidemia (OR = 0.62, 95% CI 0.47~0.82) while phlegm-dampness constitution was a risk factor of it (OR = 2...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Yaning Deng, Hongxin Yang, Min Tang, Peng Wang, Lan Zhang, Yanying Shi
OBJECTIVE: To observe the difference in the clinical therapeutic effects on bronchial asthma in children of different body constitutions treated with sanfu pingchuan plaster and sanjiu zhichuan plaster. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-two children of bronchial asthma were divided into three groups according to TCM body constitutions, 42 cases in the qi deficiency constitution group, 40 cases in the yang deficiency constitution group and 40 cases in the phlegm damp constitution group...
April 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Shuai-Ling Sun, Yan-Ming Xie, Yin Zhang, Zhi-Fei Wang, Jing Yang, Dan-Qiao Wang, Yue Jiao, Jun Chen, Yan-Hui Tao
By studying the relationship between syndromes, physique and MMP-9, IL-6 and MTHFR gene polymorphisms in patients with ischemic stroke,The relationship between MMP-9, IL-6 and MTHFR gene polymorphism was analyzed in patients with ischemic stroke.The data were collected by collecting the data of patients with ischemic stroke, and the statistical analysis was carried out. Syndrome:61 cases of ischemic stroke patients with stroke phlegm stasis syndrome in patients with the highest frequency, a total of 30 cases; Physical constitution: phlegm is ischemic stroke patients prone to physical, a total of 20 cases; The analysis of the relationship between constitution and syndrome shows that the patients with qi deficiency constitution tend to show qi deficiency and blood stasis syndrome after onset, The analysis of the relationship between constitution and syndrome shows that the patients with qi deficiency constitution tend to show qi deficiency and blood stasis syndrome after onset, Phlegm constitution and physical condition after the onset of symptoms tend to wind phlegm stasis syndrome; Syndrome and MMP-9, IL-6 relationship:The distribution of MMP-9 and IL-6 in patients with qi and phlegm stasis syndrome and qi deficiency and blood stasis syndrome was significantly different from that in Z test (P<0...
September 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Fei Liu, Xiao-Guang Yang, Xue-Zhi Li, Ni-Ni Fu, Xiao-Fang Xi, Yi Ren
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between the theory of constitution in terms of Chinese medicine and clinical efficacy of acupuncture treatment via analyzling the characteristics of Deqi during acupuncture stimulation of Zusanli (ST 36) in healthy volunteers with different constitutions. METHODS: In the present study, a total of 527 healthy undergraduate student volunteers (267 girls and 260 boys) were recruited. They received questionnaire first about their constitutions in accordance with Professor WANG Qi's Classification and Determination of Constitution in terms of Chinese medicine...
December 25, 2016: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Hong You, Tong Zhang, Wen Feng, Yun Gai
BACKGROUND: Impaired glucose regulation (IGR) patients have increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Identifying relevant risk factors in IGR subjects could facilitate early detection and prevention of IGR progression to diabetes. This study investigated the association between Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) body constitution and serum cytokines, and whether body constitution could independently predict diabetes in IGR subjects. METHOD: Patients with IGR (n = 306) received a blood test and their body constitution type was assessed using a body constitution questionnaire (BCQ)...
September 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Yanbo Zhu, Huimei Shi, Qi Wang, Yangyang Wang, Xiaohan Yu, Jie Di, Xiaomei Zhang, Yanni Li, Tong Li, Hui Yan
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore the association of nine types of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) constitution with the five chronic diseases: hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and obesity. METHODS: Chi-squared test was performed to investigate the distribution characteristics of TCM constitutions in the participants with the five chronic diseases in questionnaire. Correspondence analysis was used to explore the correlation between them...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Ruoxi Yu, Dan Liu, Yin Yang, Yuanyuan Han, Lingru Li, Luyu Zheng, Ji Wang, Yan Zhang, Yingshuai Li, Qian-Fei Wang, Qi Wang
Differences between healthy subjects and associated disease risks are of substantial interest in clinical medicine. Based on clinical presentations, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) classifies healthy people into nine constitutions: Balanced, Qi, Yang or Yin deficiency, Phlegm-dampness, Damp-heat, Blood stasis, Qi stagnation, and Inherited special constitutions. In particular, Yang and Yin deficiency constitutions exhibit cold and heat aversion, respectively. However, the intrinsic molecular characteristics of unbalanced phenotypes remain unclear...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
Han-Kuei Wu, Yu-Shien Ko, Yu-Sheng Lin, Hau-Tieng Wu, Tung-Hu Tsai, Hen-Hong Chang
OBJECTIVES: Our study aimed to correlate pulse wave parameters such as augmentation index (AI) and heart rate variability with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) constitution for evaluating health status. DESIGN: Out of 177 subjects, 69 healthy subjects were enrolled in the present study, and others were excluded because of cardiovascular, liver, kidney, or other diseases. Each subject was invited to complete pulse wave examination and the Constitution in Chinese Medicine Questionnaire...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Xiaoguang Yang, Xuezhi Li, Nini Fu, Xiaofang Xi, Fei Liu, Yi Ren, Jiliang Wang, Yan Fu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the difference in acupuncture for pain threshold at different time points among the groups of 9 TCM constitutions. METHODS: The cross-sectional survey was adopted to investigate TCM constitutions among 600 subjects and determine 9 TCM constitution types (neutral constitution, qi-deficiency constitution, yang-deficiency constitution, yin-deficiency constitution, phlegm-damp constitution, damp-heat constitution, blood-stagnation constitution, qi-stagnation constitution, special diathesis constitution)...
May 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Songming He, Lijun Li, Juying Hu, Qiaoli Chen, Weiqun Shu
BACKGROUND: Cerebral white matter lesion (WML) is a pathological change of the white matter which is considered an early sign of brain impairment in elderly individuals, so it is reasonable to administer early dementia prevention programs to individuals with WML.Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has developed several approaches to prevent or delay the onset of dementia that have, as yet, not been formally tested. AIM: Evaluate the effects of a 6-month TCM intervention for elderly persons with mild cognitive impairment and WML...
October 2015: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
Li-hong Yu, Dong-xian Wang, Ya-hui Li, Qin-an Lu, Shou-jian Zong, Xing-chen Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the correlation between the recurrence of cerebral infarction and aspirin resistance (AR)/Chinese medical (CM) constitutions. METHODS: Totally 413 cerebral infarction patients took Aspirin Enteric-coated Tablet (100 mg per day) while receiving routine therapy, 5 days at least in a week. They were followed-up for 12 months. Aspirin sensitivity (AS) was determined using turbidimetry. CM constitutions among patients with different AS were compared...
October 2015: Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
Xin Li, Hua-fang Xie, Yi-fei Wang, Fu-lun Li, Rong Xu, Jie Chen, Min Zhou, Bin Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the correlation between syndrome types of late-onset acne female patients and constitutions of Chinese medicine (CM). METHODS: A questionnaire was performed in 365 late-onset acne female patients and 135 healthy subjects (as the control) using Professor WANG Qi's. methods and Standards for Chinese Medical Constitutions Classification. RESULTS: Their CM constitutions were sequenced as damp-heat constitution, yin-deficiency constitution, balanced constitution, yang-deficiency constitution, blood-stasis constitution, qi-stagnation constitution, qi-deficiency constitution, phlegm-damp constitution, inherited special constitution, with statistical difference when compared with those of the control group ( χ2 = 85...
June 2015: Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
Shih-Hsien Kuo, Hsiao-Ling Wang, Tzu-Chi Lee, Te-Fu Chan, Fan-Hao Chou, Lih-Mih Chen, Wei-Ting Lin
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy is an important stage in life for many women. Humans are complex organisms that are prone to exhibiting gradual alterations in their constitutions that fluctuate with age, diet, and living environment. This is particularly true during the pre- and postnatal periods, in which qi and blood are required to ensure foetal growth. AIM: To examine women's constitutional transformation of pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and postpartum. METHODS: A prospective, longitudinal study was conducted, and structural questionnaires were used to collect data...
June 2015: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Shu-hui Han, Jian-ming Zheng, Kang-zeng Li, You-rong Liu, Ming-yan Ye
OBJECTIVE: To explore the influence of Chinese medicine constitution type on the susceptibility of hypertensive patients to intracerebral haemorrhage. METHODS: Primary hypertensive patients were studied and divided into the hypertension and the hypertensive intracerebral haemorrhage groups, depending on whether or not the patients had intracerebral haemorrhage. The demographic characteristics, physiological characteristics, living habits, biochemical tests, other chronic diseases, Chinese medicine constitution type, etc...
December 2014: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Rong Chen, Cong Wang, Qing-Ya Yan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) of damp-phlegm constitution treated with embedding therapy on back-shu points and front-mu points and needle-pricking therapy on Sifeng (EX-UE 10). METHODS: Eighty-five patients were randomly divided into 2 groups of observation group (42 cases) and control group (43 cases). Embedding therapy on back-shu points and front-mu points and needle-pricking therapy on Sifeng (EX-UE 10) were applied to the observation group...
April 2014: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Yangyang Wang, Yanbo Zhu, Jie Di, Lin Lin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between smoking and drinking and constitution types from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory. METHODS: The Constitution in Chinese Medicine Questionnaire (CCMQ) was used. A sample of 8448 subjects from nine provinces and municipalities was chosen from the database of the TCM constitution and health status survey. Constituent ratio and correspondence analysis were used to find the relationship between smoking and drinking and TCM constitution...
October 2013: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chung i Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan
Wei Liu, Zheng-Hang Ge, Bo Li
The specific theoretical system of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) body constitutions had beening gradually founded, which showed TCM body constitutions comprehensively and introduced the clinical treatment. According to TCM body constitutions, it was benefit to recognize and prevent diseases through investigating the susceptible body and discussing the relation between constitutions and syndromes, and since TCM body constitutions leaded the characteristic of susceptibility and tendency of diseases and the body was stable but changed later...
October 2013: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
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