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  1. Research

    Identification of anti-HBV activities in Paeonia suffruticosa Andr. using GRP78 as a drug target on Herbochip®

    Herbochip® technology is a high throughput drug screening platform in a reverse screening manner, in which potential chemical leads in herbal extracts are immobilized and drug target proteins can be used as probe...

    Iao-Fai Lam, Min Huang, Margaret Dah-Tysr Chang, Pei-Wun Yao, Yu-Ting Chou, Sim-Kun Ng, Ying-Lin Tsai, Yu-Chang Lin, Yun-feng Zhang, Xiao-yuan Yang and Yiu-Kay Lai

    Chinese Medicine 2017 12:11

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  2. Research

    Glossogyne tenuifolia (Hsiang-ju) extract suppresses T cell activation by inhibiting activation of c-Jun N-terminal kinase

    Glossogyne tenuifolia (GT) (Hsiang-ju) is a Chinese herbal medicine previously exhibited an anti-inflammatory activity. This study aimed to investigate the effect of GT ethanol extract...

    Jer-Yiing Houng, Tzong-Shyuan Tai, Shu-Ching Hsu, Hsia-Fen Hsu, Tzann-Shun Hwang, Chih-Jiun Lin and Li-Wen Fang

    Chinese Medicine 2017 12:9

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  3. Research

    The neuroprotective effects of Tao-Ren-Cheng-Qi Tang against embolic stroke in rats

    Combinations of the traditional Chinese and Western medicines have been used to treat numerous diseases throughout the world, and there is a growing body of evidence showing that some of the herbs used in trad...

    Ling-Wei Hsu, Wei-Cheng Shiao, Nen-Chung Chang, Meng-Che Yu, Ting-Lin Yen, Philip Aloysius Thomas, Thanasekaran Jayakumar and Joen-Rong Sheu

    Chinese Medicine 2017 12:7

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  4. Research

    Chemical compositions, chromatographic fingerprints and antioxidant activities of Citri Exocarpium Rubrum (Juhong)

    Citri Exocarpium Rubrum (CER), which is known as Juhong in Chinese, is the dried exocarp of Citrus reticulata Blanco and its cultivars (Fam. Rutaceae) and is currently used in Chinese medicine to protect the stom...

    Yang Zhao, Chun-Pin Kao, Chi-Ren Liao, Kun-Chang Wu, Xin Zhou, Yu-Ling Ho and Yuan-Shiun Chang

    Chinese Medicine 2017 12:6

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  5. Research

    Electroacupuncture for the prevention of postoperative gastrointestinal dysfunction in participants undergoing vascular laparotomy under general anesthesia: a randomized controlled trial

    Postoperative gastrointestinal dysfunction (PGD) is a common complication following laparotomy under general anesthesia (GA). Abdominal distension occurs in 8–28% of surgeries within 24 h postoperatively. The ...

    Meng-yue Liu, Cheng-wei Wang, Zhou-peng Wu and Ning Li

    Chinese Medicine 2017 12:5

    Published on: 16 January 2017

  6. Research

    The influence of duodenally-delivered Shakuyakukanzoto (Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang) on duodenal peristalsis during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: a randomised controlled trial

    Anti-cholinergic agents may be used to inhibit duodenal peristalsis, but they may have adverse effects. Shakuyakukanzoto (Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang) has an anti-spasmodic effect and has been used before for oesophago...

    Haruka Fujinami, Shinya Kajiura, Jun Nishikawa, Takayuki Ando and Toshiro Sugiyama

    Chinese Medicine 2017 12:3

    Published on: 9 January 2017

  7. Research

    Comparison of chemical profiles and effectiveness between Erxian decoction and mixtures of decoctions of its individual herbs: a novel approach for identification of the standard chemicals

    Identification of bioactive standard chemicals is a major challenge in the study of the Chinese medicinal formula. In particular, the chemical components may interact differently depending on the preparative m...

    H. P. Cheung, S. W. Wang, T. B. Ng, Y. B. Zhang, L. X. Lao, Z. J. Zhang, Y. Tong, F. W. S. Chung and S. C. W. Sze

    Chinese Medicine 2017 12:1

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  8. Review

    Acupuncture as an intervention to reduce alcohol dependency: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Acupuncture has been widely used as a treatment for alcohol dependence. An updated and rigorously conducted systematic review is needed to establish the extent and quality of the evidence on the effectiveness ...

    Charlotte Southern, Charlie Lloyd, Jianping Liu, Congcong Wang, Tingting Zhang, Martin Bland and Hugh MacPherson

    Chinese Medicine 2016 11:49

    Published on: 15 December 2016

  9. Research

    Ameliorating effect of Erxian decoction combined with Fructus Schisandrae chinensis (Wu Wei Zi) on menopausal sweating and serum hormone profiles in a rat model

    Modified Erxian decoction (MEXD), i.e., Erxian decoction (EXD) with Fructus Schisandrae chinensis (Wu Wei Zi) added, has been used to alleviate menopausal symptoms. This study aimed to investigate the effects of...

    Shi Wei Wang, Fei Hua Wu, Yan Bo Zhang, Liang Zhang, Jing Su, Hei Kei Wong, Ai Hua Liu, Ho Pan Cheung, Tzi Bun Ng, Yao Tong and Stephen Cho Wing Sze

    Chinese Medicine 2016 11:47

    Published on: 22 November 2016

  10. Research

    Combination of cisplatin and bromelain exerts synergistic cytotoxic effects against breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231 in vitro

    Bromelain, which is a cysteine endopeptidase commonly found in pineapple stems, has been investigated as a potential anti-cancer agent for the treatment of breast cancer. However, information pertaining to the...

    Ahmad Zaim Mat Pauzi, Swee Keong Yeap, Nadiah Abu, Kian Lam Lim, Abdul Rahman Omar, Suraini Abdul Aziz, Adam Leow Thean Chow, Tamilselvan Subramani, Soon Guan Tan and Noorjahan Banu Alitheen

    Chinese Medicine 2016 11:46

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  11. Research

    Inhibitory effect of trans-ferulic acid on proliferation and migration of human lung cancer cells accompanied with increased endogenous reactive oxygen species and β-catenin instability

    Trans-ferulic (FA) acid exhibits antioxidant effects in vitro. However, the underlying mechanism of trans-FA activity in cellular physiology, especially cancer physiology, remains larg...

    Yao Fong, Chia-Chun Tang, Huei-Ting Hu, Hsin-Yu Fang, Bing-Hung Chen, Chang-Yi Wu, Shyng-Shiou Yuan, Hui-Min David Wang, Yen-Chun Chen, Yen-Ni Teng and Chien-Chih Chiu

    Chinese Medicine 2016 11:45

    Published on: 1 October 2016

  12. Research

    Full component analysis of Tianma-Gouteng-Yin

    Tianma-Gouteng-Yin (TGY), which is common Chinese medicine formulation consisting of 11 different herbs and being used in China for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, inflammatory c...

    Ying-Yu Huang, Liang-Feng Liu, Rui-Qi Yue, Jun Xu, Alan Ho, Min Li and Quan-Bin Han

    Chinese Medicine 2016 11:44

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  13. Research

    Authentication of Acori Tatarinowii Rhizoma (Shi Chang Pu) and its adulterants by morphological distinction, chemical composition and ITS sequencing

    Acori Tatarinowii Rhizoma (ATR; rhizome of Acorus tatarinowii Schott) (Shi Chang Pu) is widely used in Chinese medicine (CM) to resuscitate, calm the mind, resolve shi (dampness) and harmonize the wei (stomach). ...

    Kelly Yin-Ching Lam, Chuen-Fai Ku, Huai-You Wang, Gallant Kar-Lun Chan, Ping Yao, Huang-Quan Lin, Tina Ting-Xia Dong, Hong-Jie Zhang and Karl Wah-Keung Tsim

    Chinese Medicine 2016 11:41

    Published on: 26 September 2016

  14. Research

    Adjunctive use of modified Yunu-Jian in the non-surgical treatment of male smokers with chronic periodontitis: a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial

    Yunu-Jian (YJ) is a Chinese medicine (CM) heat purging formula, which is used to reduce wei huo (stomach-heat, SH) and enrich shen yin (kidney-yin, KY). This formula is also commonly u...

    Kwan-Yat Zee, Pui Sze Chan, Johnson Chun Sing Ho, Stanley Man Lung Lai, Esmonde Francis Corbet and Wai Keung Leung

    Chinese Medicine 2016 11:40

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  15. Research

    Chi-Ju-Di-Huang-Wan protects rats against retinal ischemia by downregulating matrix metalloproteinase-9 and inhibiting p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase

    Retinal ischemia is a retinal disorder related to retinal vascular occlusion, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. The study aimed to evaluate the protective effects and underly...

    Ji-Min Cheng, Xiao-Qian Liu, Jorn-Hon Liu, Wynn Hwai-Tzong Pan, Xiu-Mei Zhang, Lei Hu and Hsiao-Ming Chao

    Chinese Medicine 2016 11:39

    Published on: 9 September 2016

  16. Research

    Attenuation of blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive rats by acupuncture was associated with reduction oxidative stress and improvement from endothelial dysfunction

    Hypertension can be treated effectively by acupuncture; however, the association between acupuncture and endothelial function remains unknown. This study aimed to investigate the effects of acupuncture on endo...

    Sin Bond Leung, Hongwei Zhang, Chi Wai Lau and Zhi-Xiu Lin

    Chinese Medicine 2016 11:38

    Published on: 30 August 2016

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