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News on research in the field of Chinese Medicine

Chi et al​[1]​ conducted a prospective randomized sham-control trail to evaluate the efficacy of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) for elderly patients who received knee surgery under epidural anesthesia. TEAS on ST36, SP6, PC6, and LI11 were performed for the intervention group (n=26) out of 52 subjects. The intervention was carried out 30min prior to […]

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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 Ventrolateral medulla(VLM) was one of the essential […]

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According to the newest report on European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (六味地黄丸), a commonly used herbal formula (pill) including 6 herbs, may be useful for the treatment of osteoporosis. The research team from Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine screened the active ingredients of the pill from the Network pharmacology […]

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Myopia

A research team from China and USA reported newly that auricular acupressure is more effective for treating myopia than other treatments such as atropine and eye exercises. They conducted a systematic review involving RCTs from various database and screened five 5 studies qualified for the meta-analysis of the efficacy rate in treating myopia. They concluded […]

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A systematic review and meta-analysis conducted by Liu et al​[1]​ showed that scalp acupuncture may be an effective treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder. The systematic review covered 11 trials with 968 participants. Compared with behavioral and educational interventions, scalp acupuncture could decreased the overall CARS scores for children under 3 years old and […]

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Prof. Smith from Western Sydney University reported that acupuncture may be effective when compared with no adjunctive treatment with increased clinical pregnancies, but is not an efficacious treatment when compared with sham controls, although non-specific effects may be active in both acupuncture and sham controls.  Smith CA, Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 2019original text

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Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has risen drastically over the past decade. American researchers Jackson et al reported that acupuncture intervention could be safe and effective for reducing withdrawal symptoms in infants, and, thus, should be considered as an additional nonpharmacologic treatment option for NAS. Citation: Jackson et al. A Scoping Review of Acupuncture as a Potential Intervention for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Med Acupunct. 2019 Apr 1;31(2):69-84. […]

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A research team from Shanghai University of TCM reported that fire needle therapy alone or combined with conventional treatments might be effective for nodular prurigo, without any additional side effects. They evaluated the effectiveness and safety of fire needle therapy for nodular prurigo. They systematically searched several databases, including EMBASE, PubMed, the Cochrane Library, the […]

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Cite: Zhao YK, Luo D, Ning ZP et al. Electro-Acupuncture ameliorated MPTP-induced parkinsonism in mice via TrkB neurotrophic signaling. Frontiers in Nneuroscience, 2019, 13 (2019): 496. Original Abstract Neurotrophins, such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), have shown promise as neuroprotective agents, indicating their potential in therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative disease. However, the inherent bioactivity and […]

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Cite: Yoo, M et al. Exploring the molecular mechanisms of Traditional Chinese Medicine components using gene expression signatures and connectivity map. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine,174 (2019): 33-40. fulltext Full AbstractBackground and objective Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practiced over thousands of years in China and other Asian countries for treating various symptoms […]

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