Drugs, Chinese Herbal

Publication Title: 
BioMed Research International

With the speeding tendency of aging society, human neurological disorders have posed an ever increasing threat to public health care. Human neurological diseases include ischemic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and spinal cord injury, which are induced by impairment or specific degeneration of different types of neurons in central nervous system. Currently, there are no more effective treatments against these diseases. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is focused on, which can provide new strategies for the therapy in neurological disorders.

Author(s): 
Wang, Zefeng
Wan, Haitong
Li, Jinhui
Zhang, Hong
Tian, Mei
Publication Title: 
Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine: AAEM

Psoriasis is a chronic, systemic and difficult to treat condition which negatively affects the patient's quality of life. Frustrated and unsatisfied with the conventional therapies, psoriatic patients start looking for alternative treatment which they believe to be safe and effective. Very common traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) appears to offer various topical and systemic herbal preparations, as well as massages, acupuncture, diet and lifestyle alternations.

Author(s): 
Pietrzak, Aldona
Bartosińska, Joanna
Dreiher, Jacob
Szepietowski, Jacek C.
Gawlik-Dziki, Urszula
Maciejewski, Ryszard
Podhorecka, Monika
Chodorowska, Grażyna
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of heated moxa sticks ("moxibustion") and Daiwenjiu ointment (DO) on changes in temperature and blood perfusion volume on the skin of the backs of healthy subjects. METHODS: DO was spread on the left side of the body, and the right side of the body was treated with a heated moxa stick. Images denoting blood perfusion and body temperature were collected 7-8 cm lateral to the spinous process of the sixth thoracic vertebra using laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI).

Author(s): 
Xu, Qingyan
Yang, Jinsheng
Wang, Liang
Deng, Zi
Wang, Yingying
Yang, Li
Wu, Peng
Li, Liang

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