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Royal Society of Chemistry published a research paper which unashamedly peddled TCM, under the title: "Probing the Qi of traditional Chinese herbal medicines by the biological synthesis of nano-Au".
Because the money to promote TCM is also being sent abroad, we get cases like Wen Jiang at Cardiff University in UK, who keeps his English-language papers TCM-free, but in Chinese, anything goes.
Incidentally, also Jiang is a prolific data forger, but because of the actual TCM money he brings to Cardiff, the Welsh university didn’t mind the fraud.
For reasons of fairness, it should be mentioned that similar things happen in the democratic India.
There, nobody is forced by governmental decree to peddle Ayurveda-infused fraud (occasionally featuring cow dung or urine) in Indian universities, but fact remains: too many Indian politicians are scientifically-illiterate religious zealots and Hindu nationalists, and this is the kind of research they reward with money and favours.This is exactly the kind of dishonest parodies of scientists the Communist Party of China is nurturing, via its TCM-imbibed wisdom.What else can you expect when academic science is controlled by an undemocratic nationalistic regime?The method presented here is however able to distinguish the Qi of herbal medicines based on the measurements of several Qi-related features in a biological synthesis of nano-Au in herbal extracts: solution color, surface plasmon resonance properties, reaction time and nano-Au morphology.These Qi-related features on their own do not form sufficiently distinct clusters that are useful for the classification of the Qi-properties.A reader alerted me to this masterpiece, published in a RSC journal sporting an Impact Factor of 4.8: Xiang Fei, Qiaofeng Yao, Jianping Xiea and Jim Yang Lee Probing the Qi of traditional Chinese herbal medicines by the biological synthesis of nano-Au Herbal medicines with different Qi properties (the primary proxy of their therapeutic effects) are used in traditional Chinese medicine to maintain the harmony of vital forces in a human body.In the Western medicinal practice, the classification of Qi into four major families (“Si Qi” in Chinese Pinyin) is a challenging endeavor, especially by a simple non-reductionist approach.Kris Oosting is vice-chairman of the Dutch ISO committee for quality standards and normalization for TCM. (Jinan, PRC) Presentation during the Practical Jin Gui Yao Lüe course September 2014. On february 1st we started this great course with an enthusiastic group of practitioners. It is worth for anyone of us to spend our life-time studying it, enjoying it and preserving it!December 2014 - we have finished another run of the Practical Jin Gui Yao Lüe course. Li Jie guided everybody carefully through the powerful world of classical formulas. Wang Xinlu as president and inherited fellowship of the European Branch of the ‘Qi Lu Nei Ke Shi Bing Liu Pai Chuan Cheng Gong Zuo Shi’ (China National Inheritance of TCM Academy, Qi Lu School for Miscellaneous Disease)’, which is one of China’s 64 national authorized academic inheritance TCM schools. Wang Xinlu was recognized by the China national administration as the principal professor and lineage holder of the Qi Lu Nei Ke Shi Bing Liu Pai Chuan Cheng Gong Zuo Shi. They have all presented their essay and graduated in September 2013. Although this book contains a wealth of information, it is not always easy accessible.During this course the Huang Di Nei Jing will be discussed for clinical application. Li Jie on 81 Confusing Questions of TCM with Answers from the TCM Classics for Today's Clinical Application November 14 and 15 in The Netherlands For more information and registration, please visit the course description page..