Table 2

Evaluation criteria on the efficacy of TCM symptoms and syndromes recommended by GCRNDTCM

Three graded criteriaDetailed descriptionClassification
Significant improvement
  1. Symptoms and signs were significantly improved

  2. Score of TCM syndromes decreased by >70%

Effective
Improvement
  1. Symptoms and signs were improved

  2. Score of TCM syndromes decreased by 30–70%

Effective
No improvement
  1. Symptoms and signs were not improved

  2. Symptoms and signs were aggravated

  3. Score of TCM syndromes decreased by <30%

Ineffective
  • GCRNDTCM, Guidelines of Clinical Research of New Drugs of Traditional Chinese Medicine; TCM, traditional Chinese medicine.