The WFCMS invited over 200 specialists from 68 countries and 70 academic institutions of Chinese medicine to participate in the creation and development of an International Standard Nomenclature (ISN) for Chinese medicine. This work stands as the recommended international standard for 174 WFCMS member societies in 55 countries. The WFCMS International Standard Nomenclature includes 6526 terms. Each coded entry includes Chinese characters with pinyin and English equivalents. All terms are arranged according to subject and classified into 21 categories. It includes translations of Chinese medicine terms approved by experts worldwide. It features English translations corresponding with the meaning of the original Chinese terms. It includes the most widely accepted and current English translations. It also includes 7 specialized indexes with sequence codes for locating terms.