Traditional Chinese medicine

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Traditional Chinese medicine (TMC) is a health care approach that incorporates the practices of acupuncture, tai chi, massage, and Chinese herbal products to maintain and manage health.[1][2]

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  1. "Traditional Chinese Medicine: What You Need To Know". NCCIH. Apr 1, 2009. Retrieved Oct 29, 2019. 
  2. "What Is Traditional Chinese Medicine?". WebMD. Retrieved Oct 29, 2019. 
  3. Chen, Rui; Moriya, Junji; Yamakawa, Jun-ichi; Takahashi, Takashi; Kanda, Tsugiyasu (2010). "Traditional Chinese Medicine for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 7 (1): 3–10. doi:10.1093/ecam/nen017. ISSN 1741-427X. PMID 18955323. 
  4. Ogawa, R.; Toyama, S.; Matsumoto, H. (November 1992), "[Chronic fatigue syndrome--cases in the Kanebo Memorial Hospital]", Nihon Rinsho. Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine, 50 (11): 2648–2652, ISSN 0047-1852, PMID 1337561 
  5. Tian, Liang; Wang, Jinhai; Luo, Chenglin; Sun, Runjie; Zhang, Xinghua; Yuan, Bo; Du, Xiao-zheng (November 2015), "[Moxibustion at Gaohuang (BL 43) for chronic fatigue syndrome: a randomized controlled trial]", Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 35 (11): 1127–1130, ISSN 0255-2930, PMID 26939325 

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

randomized controlled trial (RCT) - A trial in which participants are randomly assigned to two groups, with one group receiving the treatment being studied and a control or comparison group receiving a sham treatment, placebo, or comparison treatment.

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