PC6 and HT5 to treat chronic Stable Angina (CSA) !


A research team from Chengdu University of TCM just published there intriguing study on JAMA Internal Medicine that true acupuncture showed beneficial effect as adjunctive treatment for Chronic Stable Angina (CSA) Cite: Zhao et al.Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy for Chronic Stable Angina: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jul 29. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2407. [Epub ahead of print] […]


Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis: Kidney-Du-Brain Axis (KIDUBA) Acupuncture Protocol

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex autoimmune disease mediated by an immune response to central nervous system antigens. Conventional immunomodulatory therapies are limited to relieve many of the symptoms, such as weakness, pain and depression, but probably cause side effects. Acupuncture, the most popular approach of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) could improve the quality of life (QoL), fatigue, and pain, and alleviate the side-events of immunosuppresants. The essay summarized the publications and experiences from the leading acupuncture masters in China and clinical trials on acupuncture treatment for MS patients. The review concluded that in Chinese Medicine (CM), the Kidney-DU-Brain Axis (KIDUBA) plays a key role in the pathogenesis of MS. Fundamental acupoints including GB39, SP6, DU4, BL23, SI3, Sishencong are recommended according to the principle of supplementing kidney and marrow and opening blockages in Du channel and the brain. Besides, acupuncture treatment for the side effects of immunomodulatory medications are covered in the protocol.

Keywords: Multiple sclerosis; Chinese Medicine; Acupuncture; Herbal medicine
Citation: Zhang H, Liu YX, and Lai H. Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis: Kidney-Du-Brain Axis (KIDUBA) Acupuncture Protocol, 2020, 2020(1) ahead of print

A New Perspective of Acupuncture: The Interaction among Three Networks Leads to Neutralization


Li et al, proposed a new model to understand why acupuncture works​[1]​ Abstract Acupuncture has been used to treat multiple medical conditions, but whether the diverse effects of acupuncture are intrinsically linked and how they might be connected have yet to be determined. More and more researches have shown that acupuncture is a kind of […]

Acupuncture improve cognitive function and QoL of patients with Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgia


Gao et al reported that acupuncture can be used as an alternative treatment to improve cognitive function and QoL of patients with ITN. Methods 116 patients enrolled: acupuncture intervention group (n = 62) and sham control group (n = 54). Measurements Clinical pain, cognitive function, and quality of life (QoL) assessed with the 36-Item Short […]

Herbs against cancer and diabetes: the most researched issues


Prof. Ke-wu Zeng from State Key Laboratory of Natural and Biomimetic Drugs, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China, reviewed the research progress during 2018 for pharmacological studies on traditional medicine and active natural products from China and countries outside China. He found that medicine against cancers and diabetes were the most popular issues. […]

Chinese herbal medicine treatment helped lung cancer patients


the figure cite: Liu et al. The effect of long-term traditional Chinese medicine treatment on disease-free survival of postoperative stage I-III lung cancer patients: a retrospective cohort study. Traditional Medicine Research, 2019, 4(2): 91-98. The newest  retrospective cohort revealed that long-term traditional Chinese medicine which was defined as continuous individualized CM herbal treatment more than […]