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The study of metabolomics for the scientific research of Korean medicine:
한의학의 과학적 연구를 위한
대사체학(Metabolomics)에 대한 고찰
Korean J Acupunct 2008;25:147-166
Published online December 27, 2008
© 2008 Society for Meridian and Acupoint.

Jee-Youn Jung1,2, Geum-Sook Hwang3, In-Chul Sohn4
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objective : This study is achieved to know the way that we can use metabolomics for the scientific
research of Korean medicine.
Results : We elucidate that metabolomics can be contributed to four ways for objectification of Korean
1. Diagnosis of BeunJungLonChi(辯證論治).
2. Application toward Personalized medicine.
3. Quantification of Herbal medicine.
4. Evaluation of efficacy/safety for Korean medicine formulation
Conclusion : Metabolomics opens up a new opportunity to reinvestigate Korean medicine from holistic
perspective. Furthermore, Metabolomics is expected to provide effective method in research of acupuncture
and meridian.
Keywords: metabolomics, scientific study of Kerean medicine

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