Category: Chinese Medicine Digest (CMD)

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

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma have common characteristics both in terms of their pathology and clinical symptoms, but whether they share the same traditional Chinese medicine syndromes is unclear. A research team from Fudan University in China analyzed 26,074 subjects with complete medical records. The result suggests that shared core excess syndrome for […]

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Theabrownin from Pu-erh tea attenuates hypercholesterolemia

I learned that Pu-erh tea could reduce cholesterol for a long time. The last Queen Cixi in Qing dynasty loved Pu-erh tea very much, because she knew the tea could help her to digest meat which she also liked very much. Then I gradually get used to drink Pu-erh tea (Pu Er Cha, 普洱茶) almost […]

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Yi (意 or 憶) is the Shen of the spleen in TCM. From the perspective of psychology, Yi can be “translated” to concentration and short-term memory. Known to all, when patients suffers spleen deficiency (Qi or blood), they may have poor memory. I just read a great fundamental research on this topic which is published […]

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Myopia

A research team from China and USA reported newly that auricular acupressure is more effective for treating myopia than other treatments such as atropine and eye exercises. They conducted a systematic review involving RCTs from various database and screened five 5 studies qualified for the meta-analysis of the efficacy rate in treating myopia. They concluded that auricular […]

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Clinical study on warming-needle moxibustion for infertility patients with thin endometrium

Warming-needle moxibustion and electroacupuncture A research team from Maternity and Child Care Centers of Fujian Province, China reported that warming-needle moxibustion could increase the endometrial thickness to a certain extent, thus improving the endometrial receptivity, enhancing the embryo implantation rate, and improving the pregnancy outcome. The study enrolled forty infertility women who visited the TCM department […]

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Nie et al. 2019

A research team from China reported recently that acupuncture combined with Tuina could significantly increase the therapeutic effect of acupuncture in migraine treatment.A prospective, randomized controlled assessor-blind clinical trial was performed between January 2017 and May 2018, and 135 patients were assigned into group A:acupuncture +Tuina (A),Group B: only acupuncture, and Group C:control with flunarizine hydrochloride), each […]

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misophonia

This Friday I will make a special lecture on how to treat misophonia (恐音症)in Chinese Medicine. It looks like a very new topic in CM. After I read some research paper on misophonia, I found it’s possible to treat misophonia as Er Ming (tinnitus) and psychological disorders e.g. anxiety, depression. In the filed of psychology, […]

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A systematic review and meta-analysis conducted by Liu et al​[1]​ showed that scalp acupuncture may be an effective treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder. The systematic review covered 11 trials with 968 participants. Compared with behavioral and educational interventions, scalp acupuncture could decreased the overall CARS scores for children under 3 years old and above 3 years […]

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Chuang et al ​[1]​ reported that MS5 (the mid-sagittal line between Baihui (DU20) and Qianding (DU21)), the left MS6 (line joining Sishencong (EX-HN1) and Xuanli (GB6)), and the left MS7 (line joining DU20 and Qubin (GB7)) could cause changes in the fractional amplitude of low frequency fluctuations and regional homogeneity in various areas, showing remarkable […]

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Blausen 0060 AssistedReproductiveTechnology

Acupuncture and IVF, when modern technique meets ancient acupuncture! Acupuncture have been used in women’s health for over 2000 years in Chinese Medicine. They are safe in the hands of well-trained practitioners , even for pregnant women suffering various complications, e.g. hyperemesis gravidarum, headache, vomiting. Many studies have reported that acupuncture improved pregnancy rates among […]

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