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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative MedicineVolume 2011 2011, Article ID 624304, 3 pages


Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon 305-811, Republic of Korea

Department of Internal Medicine, National Hospital of Traditional Medicine of Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam

Received 15 December 2008; Accepted 2 April 2009

Copyright © 2011 Jong Yeol Kim and Duong Duc Pham. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Two international meetings, the International Physiome Symposium 2008 and the Workshop on Systems Biology SB and Oriental Medicine OM, were held to discuss the most appropriate scientific tools to research OM. Participants agreed that since OM is holistic medicine it needs a systems approach such as SB. However, SB itself is still a long way from identifying the high-level organization processes in the biological system that might correlate with concepts in OM. As such, a modest goal of launching a project to examine the problems of translation and interpretation of OM concepts would be the first step.

Author: Jong Yeol Kim and Duong Duc Pham

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/


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