Category: Chinese Medicine Digest (CMD)

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

blood stasis

Yu Xue (瘀血) blood stasis syndrome is a common pathogen and pathogenic consequence1. It is commonly seen after traumatic damage, bleeding, Qi stagnation, and chronic diseases. A research team from Korea observed 885 patients and found that the levels of serum resistin were significantly correlated with symptoms of the blood stasis syndrome, especially dark red […]

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A research team from Kyung Hee University reported their latest findings on anti-itch effects of acupuncture and its possible mechanisms. Acupuncture was performed at LI11 acupoints just before the injection of pruritogens in the mouse cheek model of acute itch and of MC903-induced atopic dermatitis displaying serotonergic chronic itch. Acupuncture significantly reduced acute itch triggered […]

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Ye et al [1] performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture on anxiety and/or depression relief during IVF treatment. By analyzing 2867 participants, a significant difference (3 studies, 547 participants, MD -9.26, 95%CI −12.01 to -6.51, P<0.01) was observed in anxiety relief between acupuncture and control groups during IVF treatment. However, […]

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Under a Creative Commons license Song et al compared and ranked the clinical effects of different acupuncture and related therapies on hyperlipidemia patients [1]. They analyzed 3124 patients, involving 12 types of acupuncture and related therapies and comprehensive therapies. The results showed that: for the total cholesterol (TC), acupoint catgut embedding (ACE), simple acupuncture (ACU), acupoint […]

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Li et al from Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory for Prevention and Treatment of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Diseases with Chinese Medicine reviewed and summarized the physical therapy modalities of western medicine (WM) and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for the treatment of MGD[1]. The meibomian gland is a unique sebaceous gland located in the eyelid. Its main […]

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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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