Drugs, Chinese Herbal

Publication Title: 
Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

Chinese medicine is among other traditional medical systems practiced either as a coadjutant intervention to Greek medicine or as the unique therapeutic intervention for illness prevention, treatment or rehabilitation. The complete spectrum from that traditional system includes acupuncture and moxibustion, herbal and food therapy, massage therapy (tuina), physical exercises (taijiquan), and breathing exercises (qigong).

Author(s): 
de Sá Ferreira, Arthur
Publication Title: 
Seminars in Reproductive Medicine

Male factor is a common cause of infertility and the male partner must be systematically evaluated in the workup of every infertile couple. Various Eastern medical strategies have been tried with variable success. This article describes the clinical effects of Eastern medicine approaches including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, yoga, tai chi, and qi gong, which could improve the sperm parameters and motility, genital inflammatory conditions, as well as immune system disorders, sexual dysfunction, and varicocele.

Author(s): 
Hu, Min
Zhang, Yuehui
Ma, Hongli
Ng, Ernest H. Y.
Wu, Xiao-Ke
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan

OBJECTIVE: A systematic review of the literature was conducted to evaluate the curative effect and safety of Duhuojisheng Tang on prolapse of the lumbar intervertebral disc. METHODS: The databases of PubMed, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Scientific Journals Database (VIP), Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM) and Chinese Medical Citation Index (CMCI) were searched up to January 30, 2012.

Author(s): 
Ma, Yanxu
Cui, Jingyan
Huang, Minghua
Meng, Kai
Zhao, Yuhao
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has been increasingly used for atopic eczema. A previous version of this Cochrane review published in 2004 found some evidence of a possible benefit for oral ingestion of CHM for eczema, but the results were inconclusive and the evidence needs to be updated. We have expanded the scope of this review to include an assessment of the topical and oral effects of CHM for eczema. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of oral ingestion and topical applications of CHM for the management of eczema in children and adults.

Author(s): 
Gu, Sherman
Yang, Angela W. H.
Xue, Charlie C. L.
Li, Chun G.
Pang, Carmen
Zhang, Weiya
Williams, Hywel C.
Publication Title: 
World Journal of Gastroenterology

AIM: To assess the current clinical evidence of the effectiveness of Xiangshaliujunzi Decoction (XSLJZD) for the treatment of diabetic gastroparesis (DGP). METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were retrieved from seven major electronic databases including Medline, the Cochrane Library, Embase, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM), Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, Chinese Scientific Journal Database (VIP), and Wanfang Databases, using search dates from the beginning of the databases to May 2013. No language limitations were applied.

Author(s): 
Tian, Jia-Xing
Li, Min
Liao, Jiang-Quan
Liu, Wen-Ke
Tong, Xiao-Lin
Publication Title: 
Climacteric: The Journal of the International Menopause Society

AIMS: To review controlled clinical trials of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapies for hot flushes and at least one other co-occurring symptom among sleep, cognitive function, mood, and pain. METHODS: An experienced reference librarian performed an extensive search of PubMed/Medline, CINAHL Plus, PsycInfo, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science, EMBASE, AMED, and Alt-Health Watch for randomized, controlled trials reported in English between 2004 and July 2011.

Author(s): 
Taylor-Swanson, L.
Thomas, A.
Ismail, R.
Schnall, J. G.
Cray, L.
Mitchell, E. S.
Woods, N. F.
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: As the etiology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is unclear and the treatment is still a big issue. There exists a wide range of literature about acupuncture and moxibustion (AM) for CFS in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). But there are certain doubts as well in the effectiveness of its treatment due to the lack of a comprehensive and evidence-based medical proof to dispel the misgivings.

Author(s): 
Wang, Taiwu
Xu, Cong
Pan, Keli
Xiong, Hongyan
Publication Title: 
Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue = National Journal of Andrology

OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate acupuncture as a treatment for male infertility. METHODS: We searched Chi na Biology Medical Database (CBM), Wan Fang Medical Information System, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), VIP Information Resource System (VIP), and PubMed for published literature on acupuncture as a treatment for male infertility on May 1 2014.

Author(s): 
He, Yuan
Chen, Chu-tao
Qian, Li-huan
Xia, Chun-ling
Li, Jing
Li, Shen-qing
Liu, Bu-Ping
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

BACKGROUND: There is no curative treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is widely used in the treatment of CFS in China. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of TCM for CFS. METHODS: The protocol of this review is registered at PROSPERO. We searched six main databases for randomized clinical trials (RCTs) on TCM for CFS from their inception to September 2013. The Cochrane risk of bias tool was used to assess the methodological quality. We used RevMan 5.1 to synthesize the results.

Author(s): 
Wang, Yu-Yi
Li, Xin-Xue
Liu, Jian-Ping
Luo, Hui
Ma, Li-Xin
Alraek, Terje
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

A discussion on "Is traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) really relevant?" was held in the University College London (UCL) on the afternoon of 31st March, 2015. The author summarized some core viewpoints of the participants and then tried to focus on the opponent's opinions to clear up the arguments by illustrating respects of history, knowledge learning process, evidence based medicine (EBM) and strengths of TCM. This article will propose that the human health is extremely delicate and complicated and that no system of medicine can resolve all the problems of the human body.

Author(s): 
Ye, Xiao

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