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Theoretical Approaches of Entropic Systems Biology in The Integration of The Alternative Medicine and Conventional Medicine

  • Open or CloseZilin Nie1 and Yanming Nie2*

    1Department of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, USA

    2College of Information Engineering, Northwest A & F University, China

    *Corresponding author: Yanming Nie, College of Information Engineering, Northwest A & F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, 712100, China

Submission: September 08, 2021; Published: October 19, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/ACAM.2021.06.000646

ISSN: 2637-7802
Volume6 Issue5


It is known that the traditional medicines have been overtaken and led by the conventional medicine for decades partially because of the failure of the advanced biological theory. In fact, there might be two categories of the systems biologies, that is, the conventional systems biology which is based on the DNA-RNA-protein central dogma with the shorts of full thermodynamic mechanism especially the information, and the alternative systems biology or entropic systems biology which is absolutely based on the thermodynamic mechanism. The deep relation between the two categories of the systems biology could be considered as the scientific basis of the alternation and integration between the conventional medicine and complementary or alternative medicine. Previously, we promoted the concept of entropic systems biology in which biological structure, energy and information are simultaneously encoded in the biological processes. we also showed that the conventional medicine and traditional Chinese medicine might target different variables of the entropic system in clinical practises. In this article, we will describe the scientific basis of entropic systems biology as a promising platform, in which the conventional medicine and alternative medicine or complementary medicine might be theoretically integrated into an integrated medicine.

Keywords: Complementary or alternative medicine; Integrative medicine; Conventional medicine or biomedicine; Thermodynamic mechanism; Complex systems; Conventional systems biology; Alternative systems biology; Entropic systems biology; Theoretical platform for the integrated medicine

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