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Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formula shown to help prevent diabetes

Posted March 2, 2014

A recent study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) has revealed that a particular Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbal formula helped to slow the progression from pre-diabetes to a full-blown diagnosis of diabetes.

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Effect of acupuncture on Deqi traits and pain intensity in primary dysmenorrhea: analysis of data from a larger randomized controlled trial

Posted February 21, 2014

Deqi is a central concept in traditional Chinese acupuncture. We performed a secondary analysis on data from a larger randomized controlled trial (RCT) in order to assess the effect of acupuncture on deqi traits and pain intensity in primary dysmenorrhea.

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Ancient Chinese mind-body therapy boosts health for people with chronic disease

Posted January 30, 2014

UQ researcher Dr Xin Liu proves ancient Chinese mind-body movement therapy could offer dramatic health benefits for people with chronic conditions such as diabetes or obesity. 28 January 2014. A University of Queensland study has shown ancient Chinese mind-body movement therapy could offer dramatic health benefits for people with chronic conditions such as diabetes or obesity.

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Chinese herbal medicine Guizhi Fuling Formula for treatment of uterine fibroids: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials

Posted January 3, 2014

Guizhi Fuling Formula is widely applied for uterine fibroids in China. Many clinical trials are reported. This study assessed the efficacy and safety of Guizhi Fuling Formula for the treatment of uterine fibroids.

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Kidney-toning Chinese medicines improve Parkinson’s disease symptoms

Posted December 4, 2013

According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, loss of coordination and uncontrolled movements associated with Parkinson’s disease affect “one million people in the US and an estimated seven to 10 million worldwide.” Specialists at the University of Rochester speculate that, by 2030, Parkinson’s disease could affect twice as many people as it does now.

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Ginseng – Benefits of the popular Chinese root

Posted November 20, 2013

Ginseng has strong roots in Chinese medicine. In fact, its use is traced back over 5,000 years to the mountains in Manchuria, where it was incorporated into traditional medical practices. Emperors reportedly used ginseng to treat illnesses and as a primary ingredient in products like soap to get the best use of its beneficial properties.

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This Chinese exercise may help with prostate cancer fatigue

Posted November 1, 2013

As men age the fear of prostate cancer rises. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer which men suffer from and is associated with severe morbidity and mortality. Due to concerns about the painful side effects from orthodox medical interventions, alternative treatments are often desired to help men deal with prostate cancer. A form of ancient Chinese medicine, Qigong, which involves gentle forms of exercise, has emerged as helping men in their struggle with this condition.

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Hypoglycemic effect of polysaccharides with different molecular weight of Pseudostellaria heterophylla

Posted October 16, 2013

The aims of this study were to evaluate the antidiabetic activity and to detect molecular size of Pseudostellaria heterophylla polysaccharide (PHP). Pseudostellaria heterophylla is a medicine extensively used in traditional Chinese medicine formulas to treat diabetes and its complications.

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Combining Chinese, Western Medicine Could Lead to New Cancer Treatments

Posted September 29, 2013

Combining traditional forms of Chinese and Western medicine could offer new hope for developing new treatments for liver, lung, colorectal cancers and osteosarcoma of the bones.

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Bee sting therapy causing a buzz in China

Posted August 14, 2013

Patients in China are swarming to acupuncture clinics to be given bee stings to treat or ward off life-threatening illness, practitioners say. More than 27,000 people have undergone the painful technique—each session can involve dozens of punctures—at Wang Menglin’s clinic in Beijing, says the bee acupuncturist who makes his living from believers in the concept.

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