Dr. Hui Zhang

Dr. Hui Zhang

Chinese Medicine Doctor, Researcher, Educator

Pestle needle

Chu Zhen or Pestle Needle is a representative acupuncture style from Sichuan, where I come from. Pestle Needle originates from Taoist medicine and Dao Ying (Qi guiding) practices. The ancestor of Li’s family learned the technique of Pestle Needle from the Taoist Master Ru Huan in Wudang Mountain. From then on, it has passed through 16 generations. […]

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A research team from China and the USA performed a randomized controlled trial to study the effects of the pestle needle therapy a type of acupoint stimulation, on post-hemorrhoidectomy pain (​(Wang et al. 2020)​). The single-center, patient-assessor-blinded, and randomized controlled trial enrolled 154 patients who received Milligan hemorrhoidectomy surgery. The treatment group received the pestle […]

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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 Thailand performed a study to investigate the activities of green tea against skin aging in B16F10 melanoma cells and human skin fibroblasts ​(Chaikul et al. 2020)​. They found out that green tea composed mainly of epigallocatechin gallate, epigallocatechin, and epicatechin gallate. Green tea exhibited the activities against skin aging, including the […]

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2019-nCoV-CDC-23312.

Lai H, Zhang H. Jan 1, Annals of Chinese Medicine. Retrospective Review of Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment of COVID-19 in China: Clinical Practice and Researches Chen G, Luo Y, Xu D, et al. Jan 1, Annals of Chinese Medicine. Why Traditional Chinese Medicine can not be a new approach to alleviate the symptoms of COVID-19 […]

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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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A research team from China performed a system review to discover the potential acupoints to treat schizophrenia​(Wang et al. 2020)​. In total, 49 clinical trials with 51 acupuncture prescriptions were included. DU20, PC6, DU29 (Yintang), ST36, SP6, LI4, LR3, ST40, HT7, EX-HN-1 (Sishencong), DU24, and DU26 were the most frequently used acupoints. The Du channel […]

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Source: Ekaterina Pesheva, HMS Communications, The Harvard Gazette, August 12, 2020 A team of researchers led by neuroscientists at Harvard Medical School has successfully used acupuncture to tame systemic inflammation in mice. In the study, published Aug. 12 in Neuron, acupuncture activated different signaling pathways that triggered either a pro-inflammatory or an anti-inflammatory response in animals […]

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Among several biological correlates that may explain the principle of acupuncture, the autonomic nervous system (ANS) is frequently considered to be a mediator of acupuncture stimulation because it can interconnect external somatosensory inputs with internal organ responses via the central neural networks. Sympathetic and the parasympathetic nerves broadly regulates the functions of internal organs, which […]

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tuina

Source: Lv et al. Why is Tuina (Chinese Medical Massage) effective to treat sciatic nerve injury (SNI)? Lv et al​(Lv et al. 2020)​ from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine explored the effect of Tuina on the gene expression at the point of nerve injury in rats with sciatic nerve injury (SNI) and elucidated the repair […]

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