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Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences, 2023, 4(12); doi: 10.25236/AJMHS.2023.041211.

The Future of TSCI Treatment: New Approaches through Integrating Traditional Chinese and Modern Medicine


Junzhi Lu, Qunli Dou

Corresponding Author:
Qunli Dou

Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, 712046, China


This article provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of research on Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (TSCI), including its epidemiological characteristics, pathological mechanisms, complications, and treatment methods. TSCI is a global medical issue, affecting 250,000 to 500,000 people annually. Pathological research reveals that TSCI encompasses primary and secondary mechanisms, involving a variety of physiological and biochemical processes. Major complications of TSCI include paraplegia, quadriplegia, urinary infections, especially significant after cervical spinal cord injuries. In terms of treatment, although there is no standard treatment protocol, neuromodulation techniques such as epidural spinal cord stimulation and functional electrical stimulation show promise. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatments, particularly acupuncture and herbal medicine, offer a different perspective, focusing on holistic recovery and bodily balance. The article emphasizes the importance of integrating TCM with modern medical approaches to provide more comprehensive solutions for TSCI treatment and calls for more scientific research and clinical trials to validate the effectiveness and safety of this integrated approach.


Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (TSCI); Incidence Rate; Pathological Mechanism; Neuromodulation Techniques; Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Treatment

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Junzhi Lu, Qunli Dou. The Future of TSCI Treatment: New Approaches through Integrating Traditional Chinese and Modern Medicine. Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences (2023) Vol. 4, Issue 12: 81-87. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJMHS.2023.041211.


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