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  1. Content type: Research

    This retrospective cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the relationship between Chinese medicine (CM) dietary patterns (hot, neutral, and cold) and the incidence of breast cancer among Chinese women in Hon...

    Authors: Xiao Zheng, Jianping Chen, Ting Xie, Zhiyu Xia, Wings Tjing Yung Loo, Lixing Lao, JieShu You, Jie Yang, Kamchuen Tsui, Feizhi Mo and Fei Gao

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2017 12:17

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    Analysis of related substances in pharmaceutical chemicals and multi-components in traditional Chinese medicines needs bulk of reference substances to identify the chromatographic peaks accurately. But the ref...

    Authors: Lei Sun, Hong-yu Jin, Run-tao Tian, Ming-juan Wang, Li-na Liu, Liu-ping Ye, Tian-tian Zuo and Shuang-cheng Ma

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2017 12:16

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    A few bioactivities of constituents from Gynostemma laxum, which has been collected in Vietnam, have been reported until now. There is no report about the effects of constituents from G. laxum although the nucle...

    Authors: Ji Yeon Seo, Sang Kyum Kim, Phi Hung Nguyen, Ju Yong Lee, Pham Ha Thanh Tung, Sang Hyun Sung and Won Keun Oh

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2017 12:15

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    The content of medicinal bioactive constituents in huangqi is affected by plant age. In this study, we devised a quick and convenient method for determining the age of huangqi, which was cultivated in Hunyuan Cou...

    Authors: Hua-Sheng Peng, Jun Wang, He-Ting Zhang, Hai-Yan Duan, Xiao-Mei Xie, Ling Zhang, Ming-En Cheng and Dai-yin Peng

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2017 12:14

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    Jiangtang decoction (JTD) is a China patented drug which contains Euphorbia humifusa Willd, Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, Astragalus mongholicus Bunge, Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bunge, and Coptis chinensis Franch. F...

    Authors: Jin-Ni Hong, Wei-Wei Li, Lin-Lin Wang, Hao Guo, Yong Jiang, Yun-Jia Gao, Peng-Fei Tu and Xue-Mei Wang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2017 12:13

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    Herbal quality is strongly influenced by harvest time. It is therefore one of crucial factors that should be well respected by herbal producers when optimizing cultivation techniques, so that to obtain herbal ...

    Authors: Kai Tong, Zhao-ling Li, Xu Sun, Shen Yan, Mei-jie Jiang, Meng-sheng Deng, Ji Chen, Jing-wei Li and Meng-liang Tian

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2017 12:12

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    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2017 12:11

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    Bushen Tianjing Recipe (BTR) is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine that has been prescribed for premature ovarian failure (POF) for decades in China. Nevertheless, little is known regarding its underlying m...

    Authors: Xiaofeng Xu, Yong Tan, Guorong Jiang, Xuanyi Chen, Rensheng Lai, Lurong Zhang and Guoqiang Liang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2017 12:10

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    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...

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

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2017 12:9

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    The Kampo medicine bofutsushosan (BTS; Pulvis ledebouriellae compositae; Fang Feng Tong Sheng San) has been used as an anti-obesity treatment in overweight patients. In this study, we assessed the underlying phys...

    Authors: Shinjiro Kobayashi, Yuki Kawasaki, Tatsuo Takahashi, Hironori Maeno and Masaaki Nomura

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2017 12:8

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    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...

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

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2017 12:7

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    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...

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

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2017 12:6

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    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 ...

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

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2017 12:5

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    Lycii Cortex (LyC), composed of Lycium chinense and Lycium barbarum cortex and having the Chinese name Digupi, is used to treat chronic diseases like cough, hypertension, and diabetes in Eastern Asia. However, ch...

    Authors: Yuan-Yuan Li, Rui Di, Wing-Leung Hsu, Ye-Qing Huang and Hon-Yeung Cheung

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2017 12:4

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    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...

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

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2017 12:3

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    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2017 12:1

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  17. Content type: Review

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:49

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    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:47

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    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:46

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    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:45

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    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...

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

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:44

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    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). ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:41

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    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...

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

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:40

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    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...

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

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:39

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    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...

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

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:38

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  26. Content type: Review

    Medicinal plants are globally valuable sources of herbal products, and they are disappearing at a high speed. This article reviews global trends, developments and prospects for the strategies and methodologies...

    Authors: Shi-Lin Chen, Hua Yu, Hong-Mei Luo, Qiong Wu, Chun-Fang Li and André Steinmetz

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:37

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  27. Content type: Research

    The concept of syndromes (zhengs) is unique to Chinese medicine (CM) and difficult to measure. Expert consensus is used as a gold standard to identify zhengs and evaluate the accuracy of existing diagnostic scale...

    Authors: Xiao Nan Wang, Vanessa Zhou, Qiang Liu, Ying Gao and Xiao-Hua Zhou

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:35

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  28. Content type: Research

    HerboChip is an array of different fractions deriving from herbal extracts. This study aimed to identify effective components from Chinese medicine (CM) that interact with nerve growth factor (NGF) as a target...

    Authors: Pinky Sum Chi Lee, Laura Minglu Zhang, Artemis Lu Yan, Kelly Yin Ching Lam, Tina Tingxia Dong, Huangquan Lin, Gallant Kar Lun Chan and Karl Wah Keung Tsim

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:34

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  29. Content type: Research

    The quality of the materials used in Chinese medicine (CM) is generally assessed based on an analysis of their chemical components (e.g., chromatographic fingerprint analysis). However, there is a growing inte...

    Authors: Xicheng He, Tao Yi, Yina Tang, Jun Xu, Jianye Zhang, Yazhou Zhang, Lisha Dong and Hubiao Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:33

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    Over recent decades, sulfur fumigation is becoming abused in processing some freshly harvested herbs used as both medicine and food, although it has been questioned whether sulfur fumigation will change the ef...

    Authors: Xiao-Qing Ma, Su-Mei Li, Chi Leung Chan, Tao Su, Wei-Dong Li, Hui Cao, Wang-Fun Fong and Zhi-Ling Yu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:32

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  31. Content type: Research

    Aikeqing (AKQ) has been shown in clinical studies to improve quality of life of HIV/AIDS patients, but anti-HIV activity has not been determined. The SHIV-infected macaque is an import...

    Authors: Gao-Hong Zhang, Jian-Bao Han, Lin Zhu, Rong-Hua Luo, Xi-He Zhang, Xin Chen, Ying-Jie Hu, Lin-Chun Fu and Yong-Tang Zheng

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:31

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  32. Content type: Research

    Si-Wu-Tang (SWT) is used to treat various gynecological disorders in Chinese medicine. This study investigated the antioxidant and physiological effects of SWT on the skin and liver in...

    Authors: Hui-Fang Chiu, Ying-Hua Wu, You-Cheng Shen, Shing-Jung Wang, Kamesh Venkatakrishnan and Chin-Kun Wang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:30

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  33. Content type: Research

    This study aims to determine the synergistic effects of the chemotherapeutic drug melphalan and the phytoconstituents extracted from Pinus kesiya Royle ex Gordon (Simaosong) in human cancer cells.

    Authors: Natthida Weerapreeyakul, Sasipawan Machana and Sahapat Barusrux

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:29

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  34. Content type: Review

    As current symptomatic treatments of constipation are still unsatisfactory, an increasing number of patients seek help from Chinese medicine (CM), particularly Chinese herbal medicine (CHM). This study aimed t...

    Authors: Linda L. D. Zhong, Guang Zheng, Li Da Ge, Cheng Yuan Lin, Tao Huang, Ling Zhao, Cheng Lu, Ai Ping Lu and Zhao Xiang Bian

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:28

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  35. Content type: Research

    Gastrodia and Uncaria decoction (tianma gouteng yin) is commonly used in Chinese medicine to treat cerebral ischemia. The aim of this study was to investigate the neuroprotective effec...

    Authors: Jia Wen Xian, Angus Yiu-Ting Choi, Clara Bik-San Lau, Wing Nang Leung, Chun Fai Ng and Chun Wai Chan

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:27

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  36. Content type: Research

    Rhizoma Chuanxiong (RC; Chuanxiong), which is the dried rhizome of Ligusticum chuanxiong (Umbelliferae), is commonly used in Chinese medicine (CM) for improving blood circulation and dispersing blood stasis. RC i...

    Authors: Tao Yi, Jia-Yan Fang, Lin Zhu, Yi-Na Tang, Hong Ji, Ya-Zhou Zhang, Ju-Cheng Yu, Xiao-Jun Zhang, Zhi-Ling Yu, Zhong-Zhen Zhao and Hu-Biao Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:26

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  37. Content type: Research

    Diabetes, associated with hyperlipidemia and oxidative stress, would lead to an increased production of reactive oxygen species. Rehmannia glutinosa (Di Huang) is widely used to nourish yin, invigorate the kidney

    Authors: Huifeng Zhu, Yuan Wang, Zhiqiang Liu, Jinghuan Wang, Dong Wan, Shan Feng, Xian Yang and Tao Wang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:25

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  38. Content type: Research

    Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi; LZ) and San-Miao-San (SMS) are Chinese medicines (CMs) used to treat inflammatory ailments and numbing syndrome/arthralgia syndrome (Bi Zheng), respectively...

    Authors: Zhe Cai, Chun Kwok Wong, Jie Dong, Delong Jiao, Man Chu, Ping Chung Leung, Clara Bik San Lau, Ching Po Lau, Lai Shan Tam and Christopher Wai Kei Lam

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:23

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    Loki zupa (Luooukezupa) decoction, consisting of the roots of Hyssopuscuspidatus Boriss (Shenxiangcao) and Irishalophila Pall root (Yuanweigen), is commonly used in Uygur medicine to t...

    Authors: Ying Wei, Muhammadjan Abduwaki, Mihui Li, Qingli Luo, Jing Sun, Yubao Lv, Mammat Nurahmat and Jingcheng Dong

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:22

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    Chinese medicinal herbs may use more than one species of Curcumae Radix (Yujin) is the tuberous roots of Curcumae wenyujin, C. kwangsiensis, C. phaeocaulis and C. longa. This study aimed to characterize the chemi...

    Authors: Fang Liu, Xu Bai, Feng-Qing Yang, Xiao-Jing Zhang, Yuanjia Hu, Peng Li and Jian-Bo Wan

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:21

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  41. Content type: Research

    Herb-partitioned moxibustion (HPM) at Tianshu (ST25) and Qihai (RN6) has been used to treat Crohn’s disease (CD). Injury to intestinal epithelial tight junctions (TJs) is the leading cause of CD onset with under ...

    Authors: Rong Ji, Anqi Wang, Haixia Shang, Liu Chen, Chunhui Bao, Luyi Wu, Huangan Wu and Yin Shi

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:20

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  42. Content type: Research

    Herbal plants are a preferred source of anticancer agents. This study aims to screen the anticancer activity of a crude extract of twigs of (a) Bombax anceps Pierre var. anceps (BA); (b) Catunaregam tomentosa (Bl...

    Authors: Natthida Weerapreeyakul, Cholpajsorn Junhom, Sahapat Barusrux and Thaweesak Thitimetharoch

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:19

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    The processed roots of Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. (Heshouwu; processed HSW) are commonly used in anti-aging medicine. Few reports have combined chemical profiles with bioactivity to evaluate the quality of the ...

    Authors: Hai Fang Chen, You Hua Chen, Chun Hua Liu, Lu Wang, Xi Chen, Bo Yang Yu and Jin Qi

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:18

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    SHINBARO is a refined herbal formulation used to treat inflamed lesions and bone diseases. This study aimed to investigate the anti-osteoarthritic activities of intra-articular administration of SHINBARO and d...

    Authors: Won Kyung Kim, Hwa-Jin Chung, Yuna Pyee, Tae Jun Choi, Hyen Joo Park, Ji-Young Hong, Joon-Shik Shin, Jin Ho Lee, In-Hyuk Ha and Sang Kook Lee

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:17

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