The studies conducted by the center combine big data-bench-bedside research, including TCM empirical study and immunoregulation study. Through the combination of clinical and basic research, it increases international visibility of TCM research, remedies deficiency of modern medicine, and promotes public health and welfare.
As immune disorders have become an important issue of human health, these diseases, including allergic diseases, autoimmune diseases, infectious or inflammatory diseases and even cancer—the common cause of death in Taiwan, are closely bound up with the immune system. However, modern medicine has no effective treatment for immune diseases and often produces many side effects. TCM for regulating the immune system has been documented in the literature, such as tonics or Buzhongyiqi decoction, Yupingfeng powder, astragalus, ganoderma, Chinese yam, and atractylodes, which in medicine studies have been confirmed to have the ability to regulate the immune system. Therefore, the study of TCM in immunology is an area that has great potential for development.