Category: Chinese Medicine Digest (CMD)

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

Madopar combined with acupuncture improves motor and non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease patients: A multicenter randomized controlled trial

from European Journal of Integrative Medicine A research group​(Xu et al. 2020)​ from Southern Medical University, Southern Theater Command General Hospital of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University carried out the multicenter randomized controlled trial. They found that the integrated therapy (acupuncture+madopar) showed a greater advantage with earlier non-motor symptom improvement […]

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Tinnitus

Pang et al​(Pang et al. 2019)​ from Jinan University analyzed the effect of eight acupuncture methods including traditional acupuncture, electroacupuncture, moxibustion acupuncture, medicine only without acupuncture, traditional acupuncture with supplementary medicine, electroacupuncture with supplementary medicine, moxibustion acupuncture with supplementary medicine, and an electroacupuncture and moxibustion acupuncture combination in the treatment for tinnitus. The study enrolled […]

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daoyin

Chen et al​(Chen et al. 2019)​ published a review paper to introduce the history in the development and the scope of Dao Yin/Qigong, the relationship between Dao Yin with Taoist culture and Qigong, and the potential mechanisms of how Dao Yin promotes health and alleviate illnesses. Besides, they detailed the empirical research studies using Dao […]

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A Brazilian research group from State University of Campinas presently published their research on acupuncture for odontalgia (toothache)​(de Almeida et al. 2019)​. The RCT clinic trail found out that acupuncture was more effective in reducing odontalgia than the dipyrone and that it could be an alternative for odontalgia management. Open Access Read more

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Acupuncture improved motor performance in a rat disuse model

A Brazilian research team reported that acupuncture and electrical stimulation, combined or not, had beneficial effect on motor performance following early developmental disuse​(Zanella, Gutierres, and Stigger 2019)​. Original Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of scalp acupuncture and electrostimulation, combined or not, in a disuse model consisted of early sensorimotor […]

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DNA-SNP

GCKR polymorphisms might be a potential genetic biomarker of SYDP, as well as NAFLD. A research team from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine reported their latest study on the role of the susceptibility genes polymorphisms for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in Spleen-Yang deficiency pattern (SYDP) in a Chinese Han population. They team tested 12 […]

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wlt

Recently, I just published an introduction paper on two great acupuncture master Wang Leting (王乐亭) and Guo Chengjie (郭诚杰) with Chinesische Medizin, one of the leading journal on Chinese Medicine published in German. Abstract of the article. In this two-part article I present the valuable experience gathered from four leading acupuncture experts of modern times […]

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COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory (non-reversible) asthma. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness (COPD Foundation). Even though COPD is a progressive and (currently) incurable disease, an integrative treatment including conventional and complementary approaches can well delay or even […]

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RN23-BLM-C-fos

A research team from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine detected the effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) at Lianquan (CV23) on swallowing and swallowing-related(SR) interneuron in ventrolateral medulla (VLM ). Their findings suggested that EA could regulate the swallowing function via activating the SR interneurons in VLM under the physiological condition​(Ye et al. 2019)​ . Original Abstract […]

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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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