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  1. Active myofascial trigger points are one of the major peripheral pain generators for regional and generalized musculoskeletal pain conditions. Myofascial trigger points are also the targets for acupuncture and...

    Authors: Hong-You Ge, César Fernández-de-las-Peñas and Shou-Wei Yue

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:13

    Content type: Review

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  2. Arctium lappa (Niubang), a Chinese herbal medicine, is used to treat tissue inflammation. This study investigates the effects of arctigenin (AC), isolated from A. lappa, on anti-CD3/CD28 Ab-stimulated cell prolif...

    Authors: Wei-Jern Tsai, Chu-Ting Chang, Guei-Jane Wang, Tzong-Huei Lee, Shwu-Fen Chang, Shao-Chun Lu and Yuh-Chi Kuo

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:12

    Content type: Research

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  3. An aqueous extract of multi-hypoglycemic herbs of Panax ginseng C.A.Meyer, Pueraria lobata, Dioscorea batatas Decaisne, Rehmannia glutinosa, Amomum cadamomum Linné, Poncirus fructus and Evodia officinalis was inv...

    Authors: Jiyoung Yeo, Young-Mi Kang, Su-In Cho and Myeong-Ho Jung

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:10

    Content type: Research

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  4. EGb761 is a standard extract from the leaves of Ginkgo biloba (Yinxing) containing ginkgo-flavone glycosides and terpenoid. The flavonoid components of EGb761 scavenge free radicals and protect myocardia from isc...

    Authors: Jiangang Shen, Waisin Lee, Yong Gu, Yao Tong, Peter CW Fung and Li Tong

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:8

    Content type: Research

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  5. Danshen-Gegen decoction (DG), a Chinese herbal formula, has been demonstrated to be effective for the treatment of coronary heart disease such as myocardial infarction. In the present study, we investigated the e...

    Authors: Sze Man Wong, Po Yee Chiu, Hoi Yan Leung, Limin Zhou, Zhong Zuo, Philip Y Lam and Kam Ming Ko

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:7

    Content type: Research

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  6. This article reviews the anti-inflammatory relative and anti-infectious effects of Evodia rutaecarpa and its major bioactive components and the involvement of the nitric oxide synthases, cyclooxygenase, NADPH oxi...

    Authors: Jyh-Fei Liao, Wen-Fei Chiou, Yuh-Chiang Shen, Guei-Jane Wang and Chieh-Fu Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:6

    Content type: Review

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  7. Panax notoginseng is an important Chinese medicinal plant. Dammarene-type triterpenoid saponins are main pharmacologically effective compounds in P. notoginseng. This study aims to investigate the formation and a...

    Authors: Dong Wang, Hongtao Zhu, Keke Chen, Min Xu, Yingjun Zhang and Chongren Yang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:5

    Content type: Research

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  8. Panax notoginseng is a potential source of anticancer compounds. This study aims to investigate the effects of steaming on the chemical profile of P. notoginseng and the anti-proliferative effects of P. notoginse...

    Authors: Ding-Fung Toh, Dhavalkumar Narendrabhai Patel, Eric Chun-Yong Chan, Alvin Teo, Soek-Ying Neo and Hwee-Ling Koh

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:4

    Content type: Research

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  9. In acupuncture, deqi is the sensory experience related to clinical efficacy. As the first study taking into account cultural differences on deqi sensation, this pilot survey aims to corroborate the acupuncturists...

    Authors: Kathleen KKS Hui, Tara N Sporko, Mark G Vangel, Ming Li, Jiliang Fang and Lixing Lao

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  10. Whether pattern similarity causes misdiagnosis and undiagnosis in Chinese medicine is unknown. This study aims to test the effect of pattern similarity and examination methods on diagnostic outcomes of pattern...

    Authors: Arthur Sá Ferreira

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2011 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  11. One of the biggest obstacles to progress in modern pharmaceutical research is the difficulty of integrating all available research findings into effective therapies for humans. Studies of traditionally used ph...

    Authors: Matthias Samwald, Michel Dumontier, Jun Zhao, Joanne S Luciano, Michael Scott Marshall and Kei Cheung

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:43

    Content type: Commentary

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  12. Benefits of engaging community pharmacists in providing wider primary care are internationally acknowledged; in Hong Kong, however, strategies for harnessing their potential contributions are yet to be launche...

    Authors: Vincent Chi Ho Chung, Chun Hong Lau, Frank Wan Kin Chan, Joyce Hoi Sze You, Eliza Lai Yi Wong, Eng Kiong Yeoh and Sian Meryl Griffiths

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:41

    Content type: Commentary

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  13. The root of Boehmeria spp (ramie) is a hepatoprotective Chinese herbal medicine. Medicinal properties vary between Boehmeria nivea var. nivea and Boehmeria nivea var. tenacissima, which are local species found in...

    Authors: Chuan-I Li, Shu-Jiau Chiou, Teng-Soung Tong, Cheng-Yu Lee, Lain-Tze Lee and Ching-Ming Cheng

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:40

    Content type: Research

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  14. Fructus Ligustri Lucidi (FLL) is a commonly used herb for treating bone disorders in Chinese medicine. The present study investigates the anti-osteoporotic activity of FLL aqueous extract in the model of postmeno...

    Authors: Chun Hay Ko, Wing Sum Siu, Ching Po Lau, ClaraBik San Lau, Kwok Pui Fung and Ping Chung Leung

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:39

    Content type: Research

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  15. Radix notoginseng is used in Chinese medicine to improve blood circulation and clotting; however, the pharmacological activities of other parts of Panax notoginseng have yet to be explored. The present study repo...

    Authors: Roy Chi-Yan Choi, Zhiyong Jiang, Heidi Qun Xie, Anna Wing-Han Cheung, David Tai-Wai Lau, Qiang Fu, Tina Tingxia Dong, Jijun Chen, Zhengtao Wang and Karl Wah-Keung Tsim

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:38

    Content type: Research

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  16. This article reviews recent basic and clinical studies of ginseng, particularly the anti-cancer effects and the potential chemopreventive actions by activating the transcriptional factor, nuclear factor (eryth...

    Authors: Constance Lay-Lay Saw, Qing Wu and Ah-NgTony Kong

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:37

    Content type: Review

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  17. Radix Puerariae is used in Chinese medicine to treat alcohol addiction and intoxication. The present study investigates the effects of Flos puerariae lobatae water extract (FPE) and its active ingredient puerarin...

    Authors: Zaijun Zhang, Sha Li, Jie Jiang, Pei Yu, Jing Liang and Yuqiang Wang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:36

    Content type: Research

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  18. Stroke caused by brain ischemia is the third leading cause of adult disability. Active prevention and early treatment of stroke targeting the causes and risk factors may decrease its incidence, mortality and s...

    Authors: Lihong Zhang, Wai Ping Lam, Lanhai Lü, Chunmei Wang, Yeuk Wa Wong, Lok Hang Lam, Hong Chai Tang, Maria SenMun Wai, Mingwei Wang, Wing Hang Kwong, Sai Ming Ngai, Ying Tat Mak and David TaiWai Yew

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:35

    Content type: Research

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  19. Berberine is an active compound in Coptidis Rhizoma (Huanglian) with multiple pharmacological activities including antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, cholesterol-lowering and anticancer effects. The pre...

    Authors: Yibin Feng, Ka-Yu Siu, Xingshen Ye, Ning Wang, Man-Fung Yuen, Chung-Hang Leung, Yao Tong and Seiichi Kobayashi

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:33

    Content type: Research

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  20. Many medicinal plants are increasingly endangered due to overexploitation and habitat destruction. To provide reliable references for conservation planning and regional management, this study focuses on large-...

    Authors: Hua Yu, Caixiang Xie, Jingyuan Song, Yingqun Zhou and Shilin Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:31

    Content type: Research

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  21. Establishing botanical extracts as globally-accepted polychemical medicines and a new paradigm for disease treatment, requires the development of high-level quality control metrics. Based on comprehensive chem...

    Authors: Robert Tilton, Anthony A Paiva, Jing-Qu Guan, Rajendra Marathe, Zaoli Jiang, Winfried van Eyndhoven, Jeffrey Bjoraker, Zachary Prusoff, Hailong Wang, Shwu-Huey Liu and Yung-Chi Cheng

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:30

    Content type: Research

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  22. Radix Polygoni Multiflori is the dried root tuber of Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. (Fam. Polygonaceae). According to Chinese medicine theory, raw (R-RPM) and processed (P-RPM) Radix Polygoni Multiflori possess dif...

    Authors: Zhitao Liang, Hubiao Chen, Zhiling Yu and Zhongzhen Zhao

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:29

    Content type: Research

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  23. Tian Xian Liquid (TXL) is a Chinese medicine decoction and has been used as an anticancer dietary supplement. The present study aims to investigate the effects of TXL on the apoptosis of HT-29 cells and tumor ...

    Authors: Qing Liu, Yao Tong, Stephen ChoWing Sze, Wing Keung Liu, Lam Lam, Ellie ShihngMeir Chu and Christine MiuNgan Yow

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:25

    Content type: Research

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  24. Radix Wikstroemiae is a common Chinese herbal medicine. The ethyl acetate fraction of the ethanolic extract of W. indica possesses potent in vitro antiviral activity against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Thi...

    Authors: Weihuan Huang, Xiaoli Zhang, Yifei Wang, Wencai Ye, Vincent EC Ooi, Hau Yin Chung and Yaolan Li

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:23

    Content type: Research

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  25. The natural habitat of wild P. ginseng is currently found only in the Russian Primorye and the populations are extremely exhausted and require restoration. Analysis of the genetic diversity and population structu...

    Authors: Yuri N Zhuravlev, Galina D Reunova, Irina L Kats, Tamara I Muzarok and Alexander A Bondar

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:21

    Content type: Research

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  26. The therapeutic potential of ginseng has been studied extensively, and ginsenosides, the active components of ginseng, are shown to be involved in modulating multiple physiological activities. This article wil...

    Authors: Kar Wah Leung and Alice Sze-Tsai Wong

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:20

    Content type: Review

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  27. Artemisia annua L. is an important source for artemisinin, a potent drug for treating malaria. This study aims to map and predict the potential geographic distribution of A. annua L. in China.

    Authors: Linfang Huang, Caixiang Xie, Baozhong Duan and Shilin Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:18

    Content type: Research

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  28. Polysaccharopeptide (PSP) from Coriolus versicolor (Yunzhi) is used as a supplementary cancer treatment in Asia. The present study aims to investigate whether PSP pre-treatment can increase the response of the hu...

    Authors: Jennifer Man-Fan Wan, Wai-Hung Sit, Xiaotong Yang, Pingping Jiang and Leo Lap-Yan Wong

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:16

    Content type: Research

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  29. Chronic non-specific low back pain (LBP) is a prevalent (80%) and multi-dimensional illness. This study aims to test whether acupuncture, baclofen, or combined treatment with acupuncture and baclofen alleviate...

    Authors: Jalal Zaringhalam, Homa Manaheji, Ali Rastqar and Maryam Zaringhalam

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:15

    Content type: Research

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  30. Pueraria lobata flower (Gehua) is a medicinal herb to treat intoxication, hepatic and gastrointestinal tract lesion induced by alcohol. This study aims to develop a new HPLC method for the determination of two ma...

    Authors: Meicun Yao, Yiting Liao, George Q Li, Francis CP Law and Yi Tang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:14

    Content type: Research

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  31. The health benefits of green tea for a wide variety of ailments, including different types of cancer, heart disease, and liver disease, were reported. Many of these beneficial effects of green tea are related ...

    Authors: Sabu M Chacko, Priya T Thambi, Ramadasan Kuttan and Ikuo Nishigaki

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:13

    Content type: Review

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  32. Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS), the main active components of Radix Notoginseng, has been used for treating atherosclerosis, cerebral infarction, and cerebral ischemia. Ginsenosides Rg1, ginsenoside Rb1, and no...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Yunjie Dang and Chunyan Zhu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:12

    Content type: Research

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  33. The author has withdrawn this article [1] from the public domain because they did not have permission to use the data that was presented within. In the light of this situation, BioMed Central regrets that this ar...

    Authors: Dawn N Waterhouse

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:10

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in Chinese Medicine 2009 4:22

  34. Little genomic or trancriptomic information on Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi) is known. This study aims to discover the transcripts involved in secondary metabolite biosynthesis and developmental regulation of G. lu...

    Authors: Hongmei Luo, Chao Sun, Jingyuan Song, Jin Lan, Ying Li, Xiwen Li and Shilin Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:9

    Content type: Research

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  35. The employment of well characterized test samples prepared from authenticated, high quality medicinal plant materials is key to reproducible herbal research. The present study aims to demonstrate a quality ass...

    Authors: Siu-Po Ip, Ming Zhao, Yanfang Xian, Mengli Chen, Yuying Zong, Yung-Wui Tjong, Sam-Hip Tsai, Joseph JY Sung, Alan Bensoussan, Brian Berman, Harry HS Fong and Chun-Tao Che

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2010 5:8

    Content type: Research

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