Category: Chinese Medicine Digest (CMD)

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

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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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 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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Yi Lin Gai Cuo

Shao et al from Zhejiang Chinese Medical University performed Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis which included 12 RCTs with 889 patients​(Shao et al. 2020)​. They found that Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang (血府逐瘀汤) was as effective as antidepressants and may be used for treating Post-Stroke Depression (PST) in patients who prefer Chinese medicine or cannot tolerate […]

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It was a great honour to join the international research team (Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, and Irland)​(Luo et al. 2020)​. The findings were just published with Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B, one of the top pharmaceutical journal. As COVID-19 pandemic poses a substantial global public health threat, TCM (mostly herbal medicine) was used in 91.50% of the […]

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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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