TableĀ 1

Numbers of registered randomised trials on Traditional Chinese Medicine by registry and country

TherapyUS registryChi-CTR/ChinaANZCTR/Australia/New ZealandISRCTN/UKIRCT/IranJPRN/JapanCRIS/KoreaDRKS/GermanyREBEC/BrazilEU-CTR/EUNTR/NetherlandsTotal
Acupuncture244353477191184422440
Chinese herbal medicine13882461001121010291
Combination therapy4676840010000135
Acupressure343272120000069
Tuina46093230200065
Taichi46140000000051
Qigong11003001000015
Moxibustion3800000000011
Cupping6000401000011
Gua sha100000000001
Other therapy430000000007
Total57920810310446281374321096
  • Chinese herbal medicine included practitioner-prescribed herbal formula, Chinese patent medicine and herbal extracts.

  • Combination therapy refers to two or more Chinese medicine therapies combined together, or Chinese medicine integrated with conventional therapy.

  • Other therapy included acupoint injection (3), acupoint herbal pasters (2), acupoint embedding therapy (1) and traditional Chinese medicine five-element music therapy (1).