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Large as the amount of the classical and modern literature is, their contents are dispersive, and the good and bad of the recorded recipes for stomach pain therapy are intermingled. Syndrome differentiation and choices of prescriptions are poorly normalized. Thus the clinical effect is unstable and opportunistic; thereby the doctors and patients’ confidence in TCM therapy for the stomach pain is influenced. Thus systemic research is necessary.

Are the above sentences grammatical and idiomatic?

Thanks in advance!
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It reads like an excerpt from a medical textbook.

Is that how you wanted it to sound?

Gramatically, it is OK. It is just quite "academic."
Yes, I wanted it to sound "academic".

What concern me are two facts:

1) Does influence have a negtive connotation in itself? In other words, do I need negtive influence there? (In Chinese, the counterpart of influence is yingxiang, which in some context carries a negtive connotation itself. )

2) Thus, thereby, thus seem very inappropriate in their places. How to make them read smoother?

Your have my cordial thanks and regards!
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Hi Maple
You sound like a doctor of medicine!Emotion: smile I wouldn't usethe before literature: Large as the amount of classical and modern literature is ...
Thus is perfectly acceptable in your sentence. ... thereby the doctors and patients' confidence in TCM therapy for the stomach pain is influenced is a little vague. You probably mean that patients and doctors' confidence decreases, right? Influence doesn't necessarily mean the influence is negative: The sun influences the weather. I would reword the sentence: ... opportunistic, which decreases doctors and patients' confidence in TCM therapy for stomach pains. I have omitted some articles as well, as you can see.
Cheers
CB
You sound like a doctor of medicine!
Thank you! [A]
I wouldn't use the before literature: Large as the amount of classical and modern literature is ...
I wanted to mean only TCM literature. In the light of this, should the still not be used?
You probably mean that patients and doctors' confidence decreases, right?
exactly!
Influence doesn't necessarily mean the influence is negative: The sun influences the weather. I would reword the sentence: ... opportunistic, which decreases doctors and patients' confidence in TCM therapy for stomach pains. I have omitted some articles as well, as you can see.
Just the kind of opinion I was seeking out.

Thanks a lot! Emotion: smile
Maple I wanted to mean only TCM literature. In the light of this, should the still not be used?
By all means, use it. I didn't realise that the reference was to a specific sort of literature.
CB
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Thank you very much, CB![Y]
Maple,
The word "Influence" can be either positive or negative dependign on the context.

Without a doubt, Albert Einstein has made his influence felt among scholars in the study of physics after his passing.
This is a postive context.

John was arresdted for driving under the influence. This is negative.
Thank you Goodman!

Cheers!

Maple
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