Category: Chinese Medicine Digest (CMD)

Digest on Chinese Medicine publication, e.g. acupuncture, herbal medicine, Qigong, moxibustion, and so on.

Li Dong Yuan

Wang et al​(Zhao-Yi et al. 2020)​ from Hunan University of Chinese Medicine extracted and analyzed the wind-dispelling herbs prescribed by Li Dong-Yuan (李东垣) and many doctors of his school i.e. the Earth Supplementing School (补土派). Data mining showed that there were 23 wind-dispelling medications that were prescribed with a frequency of ≥ 60. The mainly […]

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Chailingtang

Chailingtang i.e. Xiao Chai Hu Tang (小柴胡汤) and Wu Ling San (五苓散) come from Shang Han Za Bing Lun and are frequently used to treat the coexistence of Taiyang exterior symptoms and internal damp symptoms in the digestion system. A research team from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Shandong University carried out network pharmacology […]

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He Pu Ren

The second part of the series paper on great acupuncture masters (Cheng Shennong and He Pu Ren) is now alive with Chinesische Medizin, one of the leading journal on Chinese Medicine published in German. Abstract of the article. In the second part of this article, the author Zhang Hui presents the valuable experience gathered by […]

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Zheng et al analyzed 325 participants with diarrhea treated with acupuncture and found that that chronic diarrhea patients with higher weekly stool frequencies, less abdominal pain and receiving acupuncture treatment at He-sea acupoints may be more likely to respond to acupuncture treatment. Their findings can contribute to the clinical prognosis for the acupuncture treatment to […]

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2019-nCoV-CDC-23312.

As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is spreading worldwide after its outbreak in December 2019, the concern on the prevention of the COVID-19 is growing. Chinese Medicine has been used to prevent epidemic diseases for over 2000 years! It has played an important role in the prevention of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and HINI influenza. […]

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Pulse diagnosis

In the pulse diagnosis in Chinese Medicine, the Chi pulse (尺脉) can be used to diagnose the disorders of the lower Jiao (organs in the abdomen) including the kidneys, urine bladder, large intestine, small intestine, uterine, prostate gland, etc. A research team from Taiwan investigated 30 patients with colorectal cancer who performed colectomy. They found […]

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Liu et al​(LIU and SHI 2013)​ reported that scalp acupuncture and body acupuncture in combination with rehabilitation exercise could improve the movement, sensation, and hemorheology of extremities of patients with hemiplegia and shoulder pain after stroke. Body Points Used: BL 20, BL 21,ST 36, ST 40, SP 10, and accompanying points according to the symptoms […]

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Tongue diagnosis

Yu et al reported their findings on the relationship between the clinical features and tongue manifestations of 40 cases with the novel coronavirus pneumonia. In the early stage of disease (day 1-2) these patients presented with red tongue body, less coating, and mild symptoms. As the disease progressed (langer than 3 days), the tongue coat […]

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2019-nCoV-CDC-23312.

Jin et al. published the first advice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infected pneumonia (standard version) ​(Jin et al. 2020)​ . The guideline included the guideline methodology, epidemiological characteristics, disease screening, and population prevention, diagnosis, treatment and control (including traditional Chinese Medicine), nosocomial infection prevention and control, and disease […]

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Mechanism of Cupping

Al-Bedah et al from the National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Saudi Arabia and Tanta University reviewed the possible mechanisms of action of (CT) from the modern medicine perspective and offer possible explanations of its effects ​(Al-Bedah et al. 2019)​ . The research team screened 223 articles from English literature in PubMed, Cochrane Library […]

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