Controllability pyramid: an integrated control system of quality for traditional Chinese medicines
(2.Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, China 611137)
(3.Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanchang, China 330004)
【Abstract】Quality control is one of the key scientific tissues in the modernization of traditional Chinese medicines (TCM). In order to overcome the deficiencies of assessment indexes, including little systematization and quantification, as well as loose association with clinical efficacy and dosage, a new integrated method named controllability pyramid (CP) is first proposed in this paper. In addition, some study cases are used to explain how this model is constructed. We hope the establishment of CP could promote the clinical-oriented integrated innovation research of TCM, and provide control strategy and technology examples for improving the quality of Chinese medicines and clinical efficacy.
【Keywords】 standardization of Chinese medicines; integrated control; controllability pyramid; effect-constituent index; integrated quality index;
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