Yin Deficiency

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Zhong Yao Cai = Zhongyaocai = Journal of Chinese Medicinal Materials

Yangyin Anshen Koufuye could obviously decrease the spontaneous activity of rats, effectively shorten the process of falling into sleep of normal rats which were injected pentobarbital sodium and prolong the sleeping time. The effect of sedation and hypnotism were the same as Zhaoren Anshen Koufuye. Yangyin Anshen Koufuye also could markedly reduce the serum tensity of T3, T4 of hyperthyroid rats, which equaled to TCM's deficiency of yin.

Author(s): 
Zhong, J.
Wang, X.
Cui, Y.
Zhu, G.
Meng, Y.
Zhang, L.
Yuang, X.
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Acta Pharmacologica Sinica

AIM: To study the effect of yam in Taiwan, which is a commonly used Chinese medicine, on hepato-nephro-toxicity in rats. METHODS: Crude water extract of yam (Dioscorea alata L), was used to treat rats with an acute toxicity induced by acetaminophen (APAP) challenge. RESULTS: The pharmacological and biochemical studies showed the extract of yam had the effect of kidney secureness and liver fortification (P < 0.01). The pathologic sections showed good improvements in renal tubular degranulation changes, necrosis and disintegration.

Author(s): 
Lee, Shih-Chang
Tsai, Chin-Chun
Chen, Jung-Chou
Lin, Jaung-Geng
Lin, Chun-Ching
Hu, Miao-Lin
Lu, Shin
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Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To explore the characteristics of traditional Chinese medical syndrome (TCM syndrome) of hepatocirrhosis. METHODS: Clinical information from the four diagnosis methods of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and related laboratorial indexes were systematically collected from 223 hepatocirrhosis cases, and the multi-statistical methods including systematic cluster analysis, principal component analysis, stepwise discrimination and variance analysis were made with the software SAS 6.11. RESULTS: Multi-analysis showed that there were 3 categories of syndrome characteristics.

Author(s): 
Zhang, Qin
Liu, Ping
Cheng, Hui-Fen
Chen, Liang
Cao, Su-Hua
Liu, Ying
Wei, Jian-Jun
Fang, Zhi-Hong
Wu, Ding-Zhong
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World journal of gastroenterology: WJG

AIM: To observe the protein and mRNA expression of bcl-2 oncogene in gastric precancerous lesions (GPL) and to analyze its correlation with syndromes in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). METHODS: Sixty-seven patients with GPL confirmed by gastroscopy and pathology were studied, including 39 cases of moderate gastric mucosal dysplasia, 19 cases of severe gastric mucosa dysplasia, 9 cases of incomplete colon metaplasia.

Author(s): 
Hu, Ling
Lao, Shao-xian
Tang, Chun-zhi
Publication Title: 
Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

INTRODUCTION: For many women, undergoing assisted reproductive technology can be a difficult experience, and can result in changes in physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Recent research has suggested that acupuncture may be helpful for women undergoing assisted reproductive technology. To date, there is no information describing the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) syndromes seen in women undergoing assisted reproductive technology, or relationships between TCM and Western medicine diagnoses.

Author(s): 
Coyle, Meaghan
Smith, Caroline
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Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

Warming yang, which is one of the treatment principles of traditional Chinese Medicine, is very important in treating chronic heart failure, especially late-stage heart failure. It has been proved in many experiments and clinical trials that warming yang can improve the hemodynamic parameters. The treatment strategy for heart failure has changed from short-term correction of hemodynamic parameters to long-term rehabilitation approaches. We discussed the possible negative-effects of warming yang on neuroendocrine responses and myocardial remodeling.

Author(s): 
Wen, Tian-Ming
Wu, Shi-Da
Wang, Jing
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Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

Despite the availability of six classes of antihypertensive agents, control of blood pressure and improving patients' quality of life remain far from ideal. There is a wide variability in terms of the hypotensive effect and side effect profile for the same antihypertensive agent used in different patients. How to select the right agent to provide the most beneficial results in terms of efficacy and improvement of quality of life as well as to decrease clinical symptoms and minimize adverse reactions is an important therapeutic challenge.

Author(s): 
Gu, Wan-Li
Cao, Ying
Shi, Zai-Xiang
Hui, Ka-Kit
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

OBJECTIVE: A method based on dubious condition of information entropy was introduced and applied to discuss a complexity problem in the analysis of correlation between traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) syndrome and season. METHODS: Eight hundred and seventy one cases of chronic virus hepatitis B (hepatitis B) with TCM clinical data were analyzed by information entropy method. RESULTS: It was found that hepatitis B with Yin deficiency of liver and kidney happened more often in summer than in other seasons.

Author(s): 
Sun, Ji-Jia
Jiang, Jian
Zhu, Lei-lei
Gao, Yue-Qiu
Yan, Guang-le
Su, Shi-Bing
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Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To explore the composition characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) syndromes in patients with acute ischemic stroke of yin or yang syndrome by investigating the characteristics of TCM syndromes at different periods after onset. METHODS: One thousand two hundred and forty-six patients with acute ischemic stroke were admitted in twenty hospitals.

Author(s): 
You, Jin-song
Huang, Yan
Cai, Ye-Feng
Guo, Jian-wen
Liang, Wei-xiong
Huang, Pei-xin
Liu, Mao-cai
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Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To observe the correlation between traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) syndromes ("deficiency of qi and yin" and "deficiency of liver yin and kidney yin") and A267G in 5'-untranslated region within exonal of megsin gene, and to search the substantial genetic basis for micro-differentiation of TCM syndromes in primary immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN). METHODS: A total of 120 IgAN cases meeting the diagnostic criteria were enrolled.

Author(s): 
Zhong, Yi-fei
Chen, Yi-ping
Deng, Yue-yi
Chen, Nan
Wang, Zhao-Hui

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