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The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine 2014;35(3): 332-342.
위암의 중의약 치료에 대한 문헌적 고찰
정진형1, 서정철1, 곽민아2, 손기철3
1통합의료진흥원
2대구한의대학교 한의과대학 내과학교실
3대구가톨릭대학교 의과대학
Literature Review on Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment of Gastric Cancer
Jin-hyung Jung1, Jung-chul Seo1, Min-ah Kwak2, Ki-cheul Sohn3
1Comprehensive and Integrative Medicine Institute
2Dept. of Internal Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Daegu Haany University
3School of Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu
Correspondence  Ki-cheul Sohn ,Tel: 053-650-3196, Fax: 053-650-3198, Email: damia@dcmc.co.kr
  Published online: September 30, 2014.
ABSTRACT
Objectives:
This study was investigated in order to analyse the characteristics of recent Chinese medicine treatment of gastric cancer, and provide literature basis for the development of effective therapy of gastric cancer by reviewing Chinese journals.

Methods:
The literature on Chinese medicine treatment of gastric cancer were collected, analyzed and summarized from the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) from 2000 to 2013.

Results:
Physicians have not shown consistent opinion with the pattern identification of gastric cancer. Recently, traditional Chinese Medicine patent prescriptions have been much used in the treatment of gastric cancer, which is classified into the reinforcement of healthy qi and elimination of the pathogenic factors. Chinese medicine combined with western medicine can improve the immune system and quality of life, while reducing toxic side effects.

Conclusions:
Further studies on traditional Chinese Medicine are needed to increase the survival rate of gastric cancer and effectiveness of combination therapy with western medicine.
Key words: Gastric Cancer, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Literature Review
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