Tuesday, 28 March 2017 20:07

Standardisation of Korean medicine diagnostic methods in pattern identification and blood stasis syndrome - Myeong Soo Lee

This presentation covers two major projects on pattern identification, for stroke and for blood stasis. The 9-year stroke project ran from 2005 to 2013 and was divided into three 3-year stages. The objective of the first phase was to standardize stroke diagnosis using pattern identification, to create a standard clinical chart with a combination of TKM and Western medicine, and to construct a biobank and find biomarkers associated with patterns of stroke. The objective of the second and third stages was validation and confirmation of the standardised patterns developed in the first phase, using clinical data and candidate biomarkers. Data from 4,921 stroke patients were collected and this presentation will show the process of developing standardized traditional diagnostic methods for pattern identification and their clinical application.
The second part of the talk focuses on the diagnosis of the blood stasis pattern in Chinese Medicine. This is characterised by stagnation, including extravasated blood and sluggish blood circulation or viscous or congested blood, all of which may become pathogenic factors. Blood stasis is associated with chronic and incurable disease, such as pain, infertility, cancer and health conditions caused by stress, which are not curable with modern medicine. A community-based, multi-centre trial was designed as an observational study, with data collected in order to standardise blood stasis diagnosis in Korea. This presentation will show the modern concept of blood stasis by developing a diagnostic tool and diagnostic indices for blood stasis, identify the biological indices and pathological mechanisms related to blood stasis, construct a clinical study base and database for diagnosing and treating blood stasis, and establish traditional Korean medicine diagnoses and treatments for blood stasis disease.