Research Progress of Osteoporosis Based on the Theory of “Homology of Liver and Kidney”


Liver and kidney homology
Research progress




Osteoporosis is a systemic chronic metabolic bone disease, mainly in the elderly and postmenopausal women. At present, most of the clinical treatment is western medicine, but the curative effect is not very significant. In the treatment of osteoporosis, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is mainly based on the overall concept of TCM. This article briefly analyzes osteoporosis from the theory of “liver and kidney homology,” discusses the research on osteoporosis in TCM, and hopes to provide reference for the clinical treatment and research of osteoporosis.


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