Category Archives: Traditional Chinese Medicine

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What is Tui Na?

Tui Na (pronounced Twee-Nah) is a form of therapeutic massage with its origins in early 1700BC China. The practice was quashed during the political and social upheaval of the early 20th Century and  was rediscovered after the Communist Revolution in 1949 with further disruption during the cultural revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. Its revival,

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Acupuncture for Infertility Increases Pregnancy Rates

  Recent studies have shown that acupuncture plus clomiphene is more effective than hormones plus Clomiphene in increasing pregnancy rates for interfertile women. The addition of acupuncture to the drug Clomiphene has proven to increase pregnancy rates, lower the resistance of blood velocity in uterine arteries and reduce the adverse effects of the drug. The

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Research Confirms Acupuncture Effective for Depression Relief

Recent research undertaken at Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (Second Afflilliated Hospital) shows acupuncture and moxibustion  has both short- and long-term benefits from those suffering depression. The study confirmed that manual stimulation of acupuncture needles at specific points increases the positive treatment outcomes for patients. Manual stimulation of acupuncture needles is used to elicit a

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Acupuncture Activates Brain On MRI, Relieves Depression

Reference: Acupuncture Activates Brain On MRI, Relieves Depression   A study conducted at the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine demonstrates that acupuncture normalizes brain functions in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain scans, the Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine researchers determined that scalp

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Might Kill Some Cancer Cells

Traditional Chinese Medicine Might Kill Some Cancer Cells Arthur Dominic Villasanta | Sep 12, 2016 10:49 PM EDT A complex mix of plant compounds derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine, or the ancient clinical practice in China, apparently works to kill some types of cancer cells. One of these compounds called “Compound kushen injection” (CKI) is

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Review of Anti-Inflammatory Herbal Medicines

Abstract Medicinal plants and their secondary metabolites are progressively used in the treatment of diseases as a complementary medicine. Inflammation is a pathologic condition that includes a wide range of diseases such as rheumatic and immune-mediated conditions, diabetes, cardiovascular accident, and etcetera. We introduce some herbs which their anti-inflammatory effects have been evaluated in clinical

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