Tag: COVID-19

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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A joint team from China and Pakistan reported their new review of current strategies against Covid-19 on Chinese Medicine on Jul. 09. This is an open-access article, therefore, I’m allowed to copy the abstract here: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) recently was declared a pandemic by world health […]

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The virus that causes COVID-19 was formally named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-CoV-2 because of the genome homology with the SARS-CoV-1 (approx. 80%) that originated a similar syndromic disease during the epidemic in 2002–2003. Fuzimoto from Brazil and Isidorob from Italy recently published their latest findings on herbs and compounds which potently-significantly inhibited-blocked SARS-CoVs-host protein […]

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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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2019-nCoV-CDC-23312.

Authors Title Journal Date Conclusion Ren et al. Traditional Chinese medicine for COVID-19 treatment Pharmacol Res. Mar. 4 a number of clinical practice results showed that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) plays significant role in the treatment of COVID-19, bringing new hope for the prevention and control of COVID-19 Chan et al. COVID-19: An Update on […]

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新华网中药抗击新冠

近日,丹麦主流媒体《Weekendavisen》(周末新闻)发表了专栏记者彼得·哈姆森 (Peter Harmsen) 的观点文章。文章开头介绍了中国医疗队援助沙特首都利雅得抗击新冠肺炎(Covid-19)的新闻。该医疗队由流行病、呼吸科、急诊、和中医科的专家组成。随后该文章简要介绍了中医药在抗击疫情的卓越贡献。 “中医有着悠久的抗疫历史。在此次新冠肺炎的防治中,不光在中国扮演了中药角色,也在国外起到了积极的作用。” 随后,文章回顾了中医在非典时期的地位,也提到了中医药的使用率从非典时期的52%提高到了新冠疫情的85%(国内官方数据为95%)。 文章引用了多为国际学者对中医抗疫的看法,比如美国西北大学 Helen Tilley、霍普金斯大学的 Hanson, 贝尔法斯特女王大学的 Mike Clark等。这些学者都认为中医药不光可以减轻新冠肺炎的症状,还可以预防病毒以及治疗对肺、肾等重要脏腑得损伤。 Peter Harmsen 是研究中国与亚洲的知名学者。他在东亚工作超过20年,曾任多家世界主流媒体,诸如法新社、彭博社、经济时报的专栏作家。他出版了两本与中国相关的著作,《上海1937:扬子江上的斯大林格勒》与《南京1937:万劫之城的战争》。 原文报道链接

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Ren JL et al ​(Ren, Zhang, and Wang 2020)​reported a case on how to use herbal medicine to treat a highly suspected COVID-19 patient. The male patient traveled to Wuhan several days before the onset. The early symptoms covered fever and cough. However respiratory rales of both lungs were not obvious. He was treated with […]

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The Lantern, a Chinese medicine journal from Australia just released an open-access issue on “COVID-19: PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR PRACTITIONERS”. The issue covers an introduction chapter on Wenyi i.e. epidemic diseases written by Volker Scheid and 7 translated chapters of Wu Youke (吴又可) and Te Tianshi (叶天士). Additionally, chapters on case reports and clinic guide are […]

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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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