Overview of Artificial Intelligence Applications in Chinese Medicine Therapy

Author: Chuwen Feng1,2, Shuoyan Zhou1, Yuanyuan Qu1, Qingyong Wang1, Shengyong Bao3, Yang Li1,2, Tiansong Yang1,2
1 Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, 24 Heping Road, Xiangfang District, Harbin 8615-0040, China.
2 First Affiliated Hospital, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, 26 Heping Road, Xiangfang District, Harbin 8615-0040, China.
3 Shenzhen People's Hospital, Second Clinical Medical College of Jinan University, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Shenzhen 518120, China.
Conference/Journal: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med
Date published: 2021 Mar 17
Other: Volume ID: 2021 , Pages: 6678958 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1155/2021/6678958. , Word Count: 102

To evaluate the importance of AI technologies in modernizing traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapy, this article presents the systematic review of the relevant literature and explains the beneficial effects of AI technology on the TCM treatment outcomes from the experience of famous and veteran Chinese medicines, including acupuncture, Tui Na massage, and Qigong practitioners. This study also focuses on the urgent necessity to apply AI technologies to develop therapeutic models on the theme "treating the disease before it happens." Furthermore, the study also discusses the major bottlenecks and future prospects for the development of intelligent TCM treatment strategies.

PMID: 33815559 PMCID: PMC7990551 DOI: 10.1155/2021/6678958