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blogs written by Dr. Hui Zhang

山药 (Shan Yao)i.e. Chinese Yam (Dioscoreae Rhizoma), one of the well-known traditional edible and medical homologous food, has been used to treat various diseases for a long time. It supplements Qi of the lung, spleen, and kidney. Thanks to the mild nature, it can be used as a diet supplement for long-term use. It could be […]

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It is well known that maternal disorders affect the health of the offsprings. When I did my PH.D project in Chengdu Unviersity of TCM, I put focus on the prenatal PTSD and its influence on the offsprings ​(Zhang et al. 2018)​. Prenatal maternal simulation of PTSD during pregnancy could negatively alter the behavioural performance in […]

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A research team from University of Science and Technology, Korea performed a systematic review aimed to verify the efficacy and underlying mechanism of moxibustion in treating cognitive impairment​(Aum et al. 2020)​. Sixteen trials involving 324 animals were obtained from various database including MEDLINE (PubMed), Cochrane, etc. They extracted the results of behavioral tests and immunohistochemical […]

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Pestle needle

Chu Zhen or Pestle Needle is a representative acupuncture style from Sichuan, where I come from. Pestle Needle originates from Taoist medicine and Dao Ying (Qi guiding) practices. The ancestor of Li’s family learned the technique of Pestle Needle from the Taoist Master Ru Huan in Wudang Mountain. From then on, it has passed through 16 generations. […]

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A research team from Australia and the USA performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize contemporary studies on the use of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) to treat COVID-19 (​(Fan, Gu, and Alemi 2020)​). They screened out 7 original studes from 6 databases  (PubMed/MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, Wanfang Data, and China National Knowledge […]

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A research team from Thailand performed a study to investigate the activities of green tea against skin aging in B16F10 melanoma cells and human skin fibroblasts ​(Chaikul et al. 2020)​. They found out that green tea composed mainly of epigallocatechin gallate, epigallocatechin, and epicatechin gallate. Green tea exhibited the activities against skin aging, including the […]

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2019-nCoV-CDC-23312.

Luo et al. 12.11.2020. Characteristics of registered clinical trials on traditional Chinese medicine for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): a scoping review. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. Zhang et al. Sept. 01, 2020, Chinese Medicine. Retrospektive auf die Prävention und Therapie von Covid-19 mit Chinesischer Medizin in China Fan et al. Journal of Integrative Medicine. Chinese […]

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A research team from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Suguang Hospital, Ruijing Hospital and Shanghai Jiaotong University reviewed the integrated application of traditional Chinese and Western medicine in China in combating COVID-19 (​(Ni et al. 2020)​). The inclusion of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in the Chinese protocol is based on its successful historic experience in […]

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A research team from China performed a system review to discover the potential acupoints to treat schizophrenia​(Wang et al. 2020)​. In total, 49 clinical trials with 51 acupuncture prescriptions were included. DU20, PC6, DU29 (Yintang), ST36, SP6, LI4, LR3, ST40, HT7, EX-HN-1 (Sishencong), DU24, and DU26 were the most frequently used acupoints. The Du channel […]

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