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Phlegm dampness constitution

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
Lu-Yu Zheng, Ling-Ling Yang, Ling-Ru Li, Hui-Ru Jing, Ji Wang, Qian-Fei Wang, Qi Wang
OBJECTIVE: To study the expression changes of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-(alpha), interleukin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CRP), monocyte chemotactic protein 1 (MCP-1), and their correlation with obesity in 20 -50 years old population of phlegm-damp constitution (PDC) and of normal constitution (NC) using Luminex technique. METHODS: Totally 101 population were recruited from Health Examination Center of Puren Hospital from April to December 2011. Based on body mass index (BMI), the subjects were assigned to four groups, i...
July 2013: Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
Mi Mi Ko, Tae-Yong Park, Ju Ah Lee, Byoung-Kab Kang, Jungsup Lee, Myeong Soo Lee
In traditional Korean medicine (TKM), pattern identification (PI) diagnosis is important for treating diseases. The aim of this study was to comprehensively investigate the relationship between the PI type and tongue diagnosis or pulse diagnosis variables. The study included 1,879 stroke patients who were admitted to 12 oriental medical university hospitals from June 2006 through March 2009. The status of the pulse and tongue was examined in each patient. Additionally, to investigate relatively important indicators related to specialist PI, the quantification theory type II analysis was performed regarding the PI type...
2013: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Shu-Hui Han, Kang-Zeng Li, Jian-Ming Zheng, Zhi-Xiong Zheng, Miao-Chun Lin, Ming-Yuan Xu, Zeng-Chang Yue
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the distribution features of Chinese medical constitutions in hypertension complicated diabetes patients. METHODS: Recruited were 251 primary hypertension inpatients at the Department of Neurology and the Department of Cardiology, Mindong Hospital of Ningde City from October 2010 to March 2011. They were assigned to two groups according to whether they were complicated with diabetes, i.e., the primary hypertension complicated diabetes (as the case group, 78 cases) and the primary hypertension without complicated diabetes (as the control group, 173 cases)...
February 2013: Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
Ji Wang, Qi Wang, Lingru Li, Yingshuai Li, Huimin Zhang, Luyu Zheng, Lingling Yang, Yanfei Zheng, Yin Yang, Guiying Peng, Yan Zhang, Yuanyuan Han
The constitution of traditional Chinese medicine was established in 1970s by Chinese scholars, in which the constitutions of Chinese people were classified into nine types for study. The phlegm-dampness constitution is one of the nine constitutions and is the most common type in constitution study. Genomics studies found four upregulated genes: COPS8, GNPDA1, CD52 and ARPC3; and six downregulated genes: GSPT2, CACNB2, FLJ20584, UXS1, IL21R and TNPO in the phlegm-dampness constitution. Gene functional analyses on genes affecting the differences between the phlegm-dampness constitution and the balanced constitution indicated that people with phlegm-dampness constitution were susceptible to hyperlipemia and diabetes...
2013: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
Bi-Dan Lou, Li-Bai Yang, Wei Zhang, Jin-Xiang Li, Xiao-Ping Li, Wu Li, Shu-Quan Yang, Xiang-Hong Huang, Xing-Ping Liu, Yue Cao, Jiang Pan
OBJECTIVE: To observe the impacts on repeated common cold for the adults with different constitutions treated by acupoint application in the dog days (the three periods of the hottest days) and the three nine-day periods after the winter solstice (the three periods of the coldest days). METHODS: One hundred and fifty-two cases of repeated common cold were divided into four zones according to the body constitution. Each zone was sub-divided into a group of the dog days + the three nine-day periods of the coldest days (group A), and a simple group of the dog periods (group B)...
November 2012: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Shi-lin Yao, Zu-zhi Zhang, Xin-sheng Yang, Xia Xu, Jian Cao, Guang-yan Xie, Qian Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the analysis methods for composite traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) constitutions. METHODS: The epidemiological data of TCM constitutions were collected from 974 volunteers via a cross-sectional survey. The samples were classified into 9 constitution types according to the maximal standardized scores of imbalanced constitutions. The correlation matrix of 9 constitutions was computed. The standardized scores of 9 constitutions of all the volunteers were ranked respectively, and the composite status of every two constitutions was observed using cross tabulation...
May 2012: Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao, Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine
Ying-lu Feng, Guo-yin Zheng, Chang-quan Ling
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of metabolic syndrome (MS) and the distribution of constitutional pattern in elderly retired personnel of the People's Liberation Army. METHODS: Adopting the method of cross-sectional field investigation, from June to December in 2008, the investigation questionnaires were completed by the aged over 60 and collected from 69 military retired residences in the 4 cities of Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Qingdao. Other data, including demographic characteristics, physiological characteristics, life style and former medical history, were collected and analyzed...
July 2012: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
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