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  1. Content type: Review

    Acupuncture therapy has been used to treat substance abuse. This study aims to review experimental studies examining the effects of acupuncture on addiction. Research and review articles on acupuncture treatme...

    Authors: Farid Esmaeili Motlagh, Fatimah Ibrahim, Rusdi Abd Rashid, Tahereh Seghatoleslam and Hussain Habil

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:16

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  2. Content type: Research

    Jujube (Zǎo) seeds exhibited anticancer effects and used in Chinese medicine for many years. This study aims to investigate the apoptosis-inducing effects of seed extracts from eight different cultivated species ...

    Authors: Natthanan Taechakulwanijya, Natthida Weerapreeyakul, Sahapat Barusrux and Sirithorn Siriamornpun

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:15

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  3. Content type: Research

    The discovery of anti-diabetic drugs is an active Chinese medicine research area. This study aims to map out anti-diabetic drug research in China using a network-based systemic approach based on co-authorship ...

    Authors: Junling Deng, Kaweng Sitou, Yongping Zhang, Ru Yan and Yuanjia Hu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:13

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  4. Content type: Research

    Sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS) is a water-soluble derivative of tanshinone IIA for treating cardiovascular disorders. The roles of cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPs) in the metabolism of STS have remained u...

    Authors: Dong-sheng Ouyang, Wei-hua Huang, Dan Chen, Wei Zhang, Zhi-rong Tan, Jing-bo Peng, Yi-cheng Wang, Ying Guo, Dong-li Hu, Jian Xiao and Yao Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:11

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  5. Content type: Research

    Quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) requires a stable internal control to avoid misinterpretation of data or errors for gene expression normalization. However, there are still no validat...

    Authors: Xin Zhang, Zhi-Chao Xu, Jiang Xu, Ai-Jia Ji, Hong-Mei Luo, Jing-Yuan Song, Chao Sun, Yuan-Lei Hu and Shi-Lin Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:8

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  6. Content type: Research

    Radix Salvia miltiorrhiza (Danshen) and Radix Puerariae lobatae (Gegen) are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat cardiovascular diseases. However, adverse herb-drug interactions were observed between war...

    Authors: Beikang Ge, Zhen Zhang and Zhong Zuo

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:7

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  7. Content type: Review

    Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a severe micro vascular complication accompanying diabetes mellitus that affects millions of people worldwide. End-stage renal disease occurs in nearly half of all DN patients, res...

    Authors: Jing-Yi Liu, Xiao-Xin Chen, Sydney Chi-Wai Tang, Stephen Cho-Wing Sze, Yi-Bin Feng, Kai-Fai Lee and Kalin Yan-Bo Zhang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:6

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  8. Content type: Research

    This study aims to identify the major anti-inflammatory components in the petroleum ether extract of Bupleurum malconense (Chaihu), by bioassay-guided fractionation, and to investigate...

    Authors: Huai-Xue Mu, Cheng-Yuan Lin, Lin-Fang Huang, Da-Jian Yang, Ai-Ping Lu, Quan-Bin Han and Zhao-Xiang Bian

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:5

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  9. Content type: Research

    Chinese medicine (CM) syndrome (zheng) differentiation is based on the co-occurrence of CM manifestation profiles, such as signs and symptoms, and pulse and tongue features. Insomnia is a symptom that frequently ...

    Authors: Wing-Fai Yeung, Ka-Fai Chung, Nevin Lian-Wen Zhang, Shi Ping Zhang, Kam-Ping Yung, Pei-Xian Chen and Yan-Yee Ho

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:4

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  10. Content type: Research

    While DNA barcoding is an important technology for the authentication of the botanical origins of Chinese medicines, the suitable markers for DNA barcoding of the genus Uncaria have not been reported yet. This st...

    Authors: Yin-lin Tang, Yao-sheng Wu, Rui-song Huang, Nai-xia Chao, Yong Liu, Peng Xu, Ke-zhi Li, Dan-zhao Cai and Yu Luo

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:3

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  11. Content type: Research

    Cycloartane triterpenoids exhibited anticancer effects. This study aims to identify any potential novel anticancer cycloartane triterpenoids from Cimicifuga foetida L. rhizome (Sheng ma) and the mode of actions.

    Authors: Hai-yan Sun, Bei-bei Liu, Jian-yang Hu, Li-jia Xu, Shun-wan Chan, Chi-on Chan, Daniel K. W. Mok, Dong-mei Zhang, Wen-cai Ye and Si-bao Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2016 11:1

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  12. Content type: Research

    Huangqi decoction (HQD) is used for liver fibrosis and cirrhosis treatment in Chinese medicine. This study aims to investigate the pharmacological actions of HQD against liver fibrosis...

    Authors: Gui-biao Zhang, Ya-nan Song, Qi-long Chen, Shu Dong, Yi-yu Lu, Ming-yu Su, Ping Liu and Shi-bing Su

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:39

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  13. Content type: Research

    This study aims to analyze the active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) of licorice (Radix Glycyrrhizae; gancao), including glycyrrhizic acid, liquiritin, isoliquiritin and total flavonoids, in multi-ingredient a...

    Authors: Yang Li, Mingye Guo, Xinyuan Shi, Zhisheng Wu, Jianyu Li, Qun Ma and Yanjiang Qiao

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:38

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  14. Content type: Research

    Some isoquinoline alkaloids from Macleaya cordata (Willd). R. Br. (Bo Luo Hui) exhibited antibacterial, antiparasitic, antitumor, and analgesic effects. The targets of these isoquinoline alkaloids are undefined. ...

    Authors: Qifang Lei, Haibo Liu, Yong Peng and Peigen Xiao

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:37

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  15. Content type: Commentary

    The outcome of acupuncture on hypertension treatment is inconclusive. This study aims to evaluate the influence of acupuncture on hypertension, based on findings from mechanistic studies over the course of dec...

    Authors: Ling Cheng, Peng Li, Stephanie Cheeyee Tjen-A-Looi and John Charles Longhurst

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:36

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  16. Content type: Research

    The fresh leaves of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. (Lan An) have been used in Chinese medicine for many years to treat dermatomycosis. Macrocarpal C was isolated from this herb and identified as its major antifungal...

    Authors: Jack Ho Wong, Kit-Man Lau, Yu-On Wu, Ling Cheng, Chun-Wai Wong, David Tai-Wai Yew, Ping-Chung Leung, Kwok-Pui Fung, Mamie Hui, Tzi-Bun Ng and Clara Bik-San Lau

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:34

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  17. Content type: Research

    Deer tendons are believed more effective than cattle tendons in tonifying kidney yang (shen yang) and enhancing bone and tendons. This study aims to differentiate the two types of tendons by a loop-mediated isoth...

    Authors: Li-Li Jiang, Cheuk-Lun Liu, Yuk-Lau Wong, Chun-Fong Nip and Pang-Chui Shaw

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:33

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  18. Content type: Research

    Constipation has a high prevalence rate (>30 %) in psychiatric patients with psychotropic drugs. Common pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for constipation might have longer-term negative an...

    Authors: Wai Kit Wong, Wai Tong Chien and Wai Ming Lee

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:32

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  19. Content type: Research

    People seek Chinese medicine (CM) treatments for a variety of respiratory disorders, e.g., asthma and upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). No previous studies have reviewed the data available in medical r...

    Authors: Wan Najbah Nik Nabil, Wenyu Zhou, Johannah Linda Shergis, Suzi Mansu, Charlie Changli Xue and Anthony Lin Zhang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:31

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  20. Content type: Research

    Infections such as common colds, influenza, acute upper respiratory infections, bacterial gastroenteritis, and urinary tract infections are usually diagnosed according to patients’ signs and symptoms. This stu...

    Authors: Pei-Jung Chiang, Tsai-Chung Li, Chih-Hung Chang, Li-Li Chen, Jun-Dai Lin and Yi-Chang Su

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:30

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  21. Content type: Research

    Qing-dai powder (QDP), comprising Indigo naturalis (Qing-dai) and dried alum (Ku-fan), was used in Chinese medicine to treat the conditions associated with mucosal hemorrhage, such as ...

    Authors: Hai-Tao Xiao, Jiao Peng, Dong-Dong Hu, Cheng-Yuan Lin, Bin Du, Siu-Wai Tsang, Ze-si Lin, Xiao-Jun Zhang, Feng-Ping Lueng, Quan-Bin Han and Zhao-Xiang Bian

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:29

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  22. Content type: Research

    The morphological identification of different Hippophae species (Shaji) was difficult. This study aims to discriminate between medicinal and non-medicinal Hippophae species by DNA barcodes, the ITS2, psbA-trnH, a...

    Authors: Yue Liu, Wei Sun, Chuan Liu, Yaqin Zhang, Yilong Chen, Ming Song, Gang Fan, Xia Liu, Li Xiang and Yi Zhang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:28

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  23. Content type: Review

    The combination of a Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) bath and narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) improved the efficacy of NB-UVB treatment of psoriasis vulgaris, but bath therapy is inconvenient. Oral CHM plus NB...

    Authors: Lihong Yang, Claire Shuiqing Zhang, Brian May, Jingjie Yu, Xinfeng Guo, Anthony Lin Zhang, Charlie Changli Xue and Chuanjian Lu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:27

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  24. Content type: Research

    Centipeda minima (Ebushicao) has been used for the treatment of various diseases, such as nasal allergies, rhinitis and sinusitis, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, cough, and headache. This s...

    Authors: Yu-qing Guo, Hai-yan Sun, Chi-on Chan, Bei-bei Liu, Jian-hong Wu, Shun-wan Chan, Daniel Kam-Wah Mok, Anfernee Kai-Wing Tse, Zhi-ling Yu and Si-bao Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:26

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  25. Content type: Research

    The green speckled lentil seed (Lens culinaris) lectin (GSLL) exhibits hemagglutinating activity, and possesses some properties distinct from those of other lentil lectins (e.g., molecular size, biological activi...

    Authors: Yau Sang Chan, Huimin Yu, Lixin Xia and Tzi Bun Ng

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:25

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  26. Content type: Research

    Ilex latifolia Thunb. (Da Ye Dong Qing) is used for weight loss and for its antidiabetic effects. This study aims to investigate the beneficial effects and potential mechanisms of acti...

    Authors: Rui-Bing Feng, Chun-Lin Fan, Qing Liu, Zhong Liu, Wei Zhang, Yao-Lan Li, Wei Tang, Ying Wang, Man-Mei Li and Wen-Cai Ye

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:23

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  27. Content type: Research

    Postinfectious cough (PIC) significantly affects cough-related quality of life but still lacks effective treatments. This study aims to investigate the efficacy of QingfengGanke granule (QFGKG) in treating PIC in...

    Authors: Hongli Jiang, Bing Mao, Lei Wang, Ruiming Zhang, Bin She, Faguang Jin, Yanling Xu, Jian Ma and Qiuping Liu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:21

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  28. Content type: Research

    Anemone flaccida Fr . Schmidt (Ranunculaceae) (Di Wu in Chinese) is used to treat punch injury and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the active compounds and underlying mechanism of ...

    Authors: Qing Liu, Xiu-Zhen Zhu, Rui-Bing Feng, Zhong Liu, Gui-Yang Wang, Xi-Feng Guan, Guo-min Ou, Yao-Lan Li, Ying Wang, Man-Mei Li and Wen-Cai Ye

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:20

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  29. Content type: Research

    Erxian decoction (EXD) is used to treat menopause-related symptoms in Chinese medicine. This study aims to identify the bioactive compounds and potential actions of EXD by network phar...

    Authors: Shiwei Wang, Yao Tong, Tzi-Bun Ng, Lixing Lao, Jenny Ka Wing Lam, Kalin Yanbo Zhang, Zhang-Jin Zhang and Stephen Cho Wing Sze

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:19

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  30. Content type: Review

    This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of Xiaoyaosan (XYS) for treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) and to review the studies on antidepressant mechanisms of XYS.

    Authors: Lin-Lin Jing, Xiao-Xia Zhu, Zhi-Ping Lv and Xue-Gang Sun

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:18

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  31. Content type: Research

    This study aims to investigate the leukogenic effect of astragalus polysaccharide (APS), to compare its effect of increasing the numbers of mature granulocytes with that of granulocyte colony-stimulating facto...

    Authors: Ping-Ping Zhang, Zhao-Ting Meng, Liu-Chun Wang, Lei-Ming Guo and Kai Li

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:17

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  32. Content type: Research

    Panax Notoginseng flower saponins (PNFS) are the main active component of Panax notoginseng (Burk) F. H. Chen flower bud (PNF) and possess significant anti-inflammatory efficacy. This ...

    Authors: Xiao-Xu Peng, Shu-Hui Zhang, Xiao-Ling Wang, Ting-Jie Ye, Hua Li, Xiao-Feng Yan, Li Wei, Zhong-Ping Wu, Jing Hu, Chun-Pu Zou, You-Hua Wang and Xu-Dong Hu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:15

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  33. Content type: Research

    Ougan (Citrus reticulata cv. Suavissima) flavedo extract (OFE) exhibited potential anti-tumor effects with unclear underlying mechanisms. This study aims to evaluate the potential anti-metastatic activities of OF...

    Authors: Linlin Chang, Sheng Jia, Yingying Fu, Tianyi Zhou, Ji Cao, Qiaojun He, Bo Yang, Xian Li, Chongde Sun, Dan Su, Hong Zhu and Kunsong Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:14

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  34. Content type: Research

    Granule products produced from medicinal herbs are gaining popularity. However, there have been few studies comparing the quality or efficacy of granules with those of herbal formulations. This study aims to c...

    Authors: Xian Zhou, Valentina Razmovski-Naumovski and Kelvin Chan

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:13

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  35. Content type: Review

    Acupuncture and moxibustion are more integrated in the Chinese healthcare system than in the national healthcare systems of other countries. Development of acupuncture and moxibustion in China is making progre...

    Authors: Min Yee Lim, Jian Huang, Baixiao Zhao and Lue Ha

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:12

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  36. Content type: Research

    Qing-Yi Decoction (QYD) has been used for severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) patients in China for many years. There were two kinds of QYD: Num 1. QYD (QYD1) which is used in the acute response st...

    Authors: Weiwei Chen, Xiaonan Yang, Lei Huang, Ping Xue, Meihua Wan, Jia Guo, Lin Zhu, Tao Jin, Zongwen Huang, Guangyuan Chen, Wenfu Tang and Qing Xia

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:11

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  37. Content type: Research

    You-Gui pills (You-Gui-Wan; YGW) can promote T lymphocyte proliferation and differentiation, and restore Th1/Th2 balance in the treatment of asthma, but their mechanism of action is not fully known. This study ai...

    Authors: Hong Ping Zhang, Juan Juan Fu, Tao Fan, Wen Bin Zhang, Zeng Li Wang, Lei Wang and Gang Wang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:9

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  38. Content type: Research

    Sterol regulatory element binding protein-1c (SREBP-1c) is a regulator of the lipogenic pathway and is transcriptionally activated by liver X receptor α (LXRα). This study aims to investigate phytochemicals in...

    Authors: Gyun-Sik Oh, Gang Gu Lee, Jin Yoon, Won Keun Oh and Seung-Whan Kim

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:8

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  39. Content type: Research

    Kaempferol has been reported as beneficial for both acute and chronic inflammatory diseases. This study aims to investigate whether kaempferol affects systemic inflammation and oxidative stress in the heart, l...

    Authors: Qi-Sheng Yang, Li-Ping He, Xian-Long Zhou, Yan Zhao, Jun Shen, Peng Xu and Shao-Zhou Ni

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2015 10:6

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