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  1. Content type: Commentary

    Herbal medicines are used in many countries for maintaining health and treating diseases. Their efficacy depends on the use of the correct materials, and life-threatening poisoning may occur if toxic adulteran...

    Authors: Pang-Chui Shaw, Ka-Lok Wong, Albert Wai-Kit Chan, Wai-Cheong Wong and Paul Pui-Hay But

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2009 4:21

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  2. Content type: Research

    The rhizome of Zingiber cassumunar and the seed of Nigella sativa are two ingredients in Thai traditional medicine to relieve dysmenorrhea and adjust the menstrual cycle. Mixture of these two herbs produces three...

    Authors: Prasan Tangyuenyongwatana, Jariya Kowapradit, Praneet Opanasopit and Wandee Gritsanapan

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2009 4:19

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  3. Content type: Review

    Liver fibrosis is a condition of abnormal proliferation of connective tissue due to various types of chronic liver injury often caused by viral infection and chemicals. Effective therapies against liver fibros...

    Authors: Yibin Feng, Kwok-Fan Cheung, Ning Wang, Ping Liu, Tadashi Nagamatsu and Yao Tong

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2009 4:16

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  4. Content type: Research

    Da Chengqi Tang (DCT) is a common purgative formula in Chinese medicine. Flavanones are its major active compounds derived from Fructus Aurantii Immaturus. The present study developed an LC-MS/MS method to charac...

    Authors: Fengguo Xu, Ying Liu, Zunjian Zhang, Cheng Yang and Yuan Tian

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2009 4:15

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  5. Content type: Research

    Shikonin derivatives have cytotoxic and antitumor effects. This study aims to investigate the antitumor effects of acetylshikonin isolated from a Chinese medicinal herb Arnebia euchroma (Royle) Johnst.

    Authors: Wenbi Xiong, Gang Luo, Liming Zhou, Yun Zeng and Wenji Yang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2009 4:14

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  6. Content type: Research

    Triptolide, an active compound of Radix Tripterygium wilfordii, is immunosuppressive, cartilage protective and anti-inflammatory both in human and animal studies of various inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, i...

    Authors: Cheng Xiao, Jing Zhou, Yinghui He, Hongwei Jia, Linhua Zhao, Ning Zhao and Aiping Lu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2009 4:13

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  7. Content type: Review

    Conventional drugs treat diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity, increasing insulin production and/or decreasing the amount of glucose in blood. Several herbal preparations are used to treat diabetes, but t...

    Authors: Hongxiang Hui, George Tang and Vay Liang W Go

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2009 4:11

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    This article hypothesizes that the Chinese medicine meridian system is a special channel network comprising of skin with abundant nerves and nociceptive receptors of various types, and deeper connective tissue...

    Authors: Peter Chin Wan Fung

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2009 4:10

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  9. Content type: Research

    The use of Applied Kinesiology techniques based on manual muscle tests relies on the relationship between muscles and acupuncture meridians. Applied Kinesiology detects body dysfunctions based on changes in mu...

    Authors: Roy Moncayo and Helga Moncayo

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2009 4:9

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  10. Content type: Research

    Few health measurement scales are based on Chinese medicine theory. The Health Scale of Traditional Chinese Medicine (HSTCM) was developed to fill this gap. The aim of this study is to validate the HSTCM.

    Authors: Darong Wu, Shilong Lai, Luojing Zhou, Xinfeng Guo, Weixiong Liang, Zehuai Wen, Aihua Ou, Guangqing Zhang and Keji Chen

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2009 4:8

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  11. Content type: Commentary

    Almost one in ten Australians has received acupuncture treatment by acupuncturists and/or medical doctors in private clinics. The majority of Australian health insurance funds offer rebates for acupuncture. St...

    Authors: Charlie Changli Xue, Anthony Lin Zhang, Angela Weihong Yang, Claire Shuiqing Zhang and David Frederick Story

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2009 4:7

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  12. Content type: Research

    Astragaloside IV (ASI) in Radix Astragali is believed to be the active component in treating heart failure. The present study aims to examine the effects of ASI on cardiovascular parameters in long-term heart fai...

    Authors: Zhuanyou Zhao, Weiting Wang, Fang Wang, Kerui Zhao, Yingmei Han, Weiren Xu and Lida Tang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2009 4:6

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  13. Content type: Research

    Chinese medicine has been proposed as a novel strategy for the prevention of metabolic disorders such as obesity. The present study tested 17 Chinese medicinal herbs were tested for their potential anti-obesit...

    Authors: Ava Jiangyang Guo, Roy Chi-yan Choi, Anna Wing-han Cheung, Jun Li, Ivy Xiaoying Chen, Tina Tingxia Dong, Karl Wah-keung Tsim and Brad Wing-chuen Lau

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2009 4:5

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  14. Content type: Review

    Moxibustion, acupuncture and other acupoint stimulations are commonly used for the correction of breech presentation. This systematic review aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of moxibustion and other ac...

    Authors: Xun Li, Jun Hu, Xiaoyi Wang, Huirui Zhang and Jianping Liu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2009 4:4

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  15. Content type: Commentary

    Placebo-control of acupuncture is used to evaluate and distinguish between the specific effects and the non-specific ones. During 'true' acupuncture treatment in general, the needles are inserted into acupoint...

    Authors: Iréne Lund, Jan Näslund and Thomas Lundeberg

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2009 4:1

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  16. Content type: Research

    Eight medicinal plants were tested for their antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. Different extraction methods were also tested for their effects on the bioactivities of the medicinal plants.

    Authors: Lai Wah Chan, Emily LC Cheah, Constance LL Saw, Wanyu Weng and Paul WS Heng

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:15

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  17. Content type: Research

    Some Chinese herbal products (CHPs) may contain aristolochic acid (AA) or may be adulterated by the herbs suspected of containing AA which is nephrotoxic and carcinogenic. This study aims to identify the risk ...

    Authors: Shu-Ching Hsieh, I-Hsin Lin, Wei-Lum Tseng, Chang-Hsing Lee and Jung-Der Wang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:13

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  18. Content type: Review

    More than 30 Curcuma species (Zingiberaceae) are found in Asia, where the rhizomes of these plants are used as both food and medicine, such as in traditional Chinese medicine. The plants are usually aromatic and ...

    Authors: Hideji Itokawa, Qian Shi, Toshiyuki Akiyama, Susan L Morris-Natschke and Kuo-Hsiung Lee

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:11

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  19. Content type: Research

    KHU14, an ethanolic extract of Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae (Qinjiao), Rhizoma Coptidis (Huanglian) and Citri Unshiu Pericarpium (Wenzhou migan) was tested for its anti-inflammatory effects.

    Authors: Kyoung Soo Kim, Hae In Rhee, Eun Kyung Park, Kiwon Jung, Hyo Jin Jeon, Ji-Hong Kim, Hunseung Yoo, Chang-Kyun Han, Yong-Baik Cho, Chun Jeih Ryu, Hyung In Yang and Myung Chul Yoo

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:10

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  20. Content type: Review

    The current approaches to the quality control of herbal medicines are either compound-oriented or pattern-oriented, the former targeting specific components with some known chemical properties and the latter t...

    Authors: Zhongda Zeng, Foo-tim Chau, Hoi-yan Chan, Chui-yee Cheung, Tsui-yan Lau, Shuiyin Wei, Daniel Kam-wah Mok, Chi-on Chan and Yizeng Liang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:9

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  21. Content type: Research

    Benzoylmesaconine (BMA) is the main Aconitum alkaloid in Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata (Fuzi, aconite roots) with potent pharmacological activities, such as analgesia and anti-inflammation. The present study ...

    Authors: Ying Xie, Hua Zhou, Yuen Fan Wong, Zhongqiu Liu, Hongxi Xu, Zhihong Jiang and Liang Liu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:6

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  22. Content type: Research

    Dachengqi Tang (DT) is a common traditional Chinese medicine formula for expelling neire ('internal heat') in the stomach and intestines. There was no reliable analytical method available for the quality control ...

    Authors: Wenfu Tang, Meihua Wan, Zhengyan Zhu, Guanyuan Chen and Xi Huang

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:5

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  23. Content type: Research

    Herba Cistanches (Roucongrong) is effective in treating Shenxu Zheng ('kidney-deficiency syndrome'). However, the mechanisms and systemic metabolic responses to the herbal intervention are unclear.

    Authors: Yunping Qiu, Minjun Chen, Mingming Su, Guoxiang Xie, Xin Li, Mingmei Zhou, Aihua Zhao, Jian Jiang and Wei Jia

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:3

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  24. Content type: Research

    The present study tests whether a combined treatment of acupuncture and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is more effective than acupuncture or TENS alone for treating knee osteoarthritis (OA).

    Authors: Kazunori Itoh, Satoko Hirota, Yasukazu Katsumi, Hideki Ochi and Hiroshi Kitakoji

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:2

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  25. Content type: Research

    Chinese medicine decoctions such as Yinchenhao Tang (YCHT), Xiayuxue Tang (XYXT), Huangqi Tang (HQT), Yiguan Jian (YGJ) and Xiaochaihu Tang (XCHT)) were used to treat liver cirrhosis. The present study evaluates ...

    Authors: Cheng Liu, Mingyu Sun, Lei Wang, Gaoqiang Wang, Gaofeng Chen, Chenghai Liu and Ping Liu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2008 3:1

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  26. Content type: Review

    This article exemplifies a systematic approach to revealing the complexity of Chinese herbal medicine formulae through three levels of scientific research: standardization of herbs, verification of ancient for...

    Authors: Qiutao Gao, Jun Li, Jerry Ka Hei Cheung, Jinao Duan, Anwei Ding, Anna Wing Han Cheung, Kuijun Zhao, Winnie Zhuoming Li, Tina Tingxia Dong and Karl Wah Keung Tsim

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2007 2:12

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  27. Content type: Review

    The mechanism of the beneficial effects of Panax quinquefolius (Xiyangshen, American ginseng) on diabetes is yet to be elucidated. Recent studies show that Panax quinquefolius increases insulin production and red...

    Authors: Zonggui Wu, John Zeqi Luo and Luguang Luo

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2007 2:11

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  28. Content type: Research

    Chinese herbal extract Number Ten (NT) is a dietary herbal formulation prepared from rhubarb, ginger, astragalus, red sage and tumeric. This study tested the effectiveness of NT in reducing body weight gain in...

    Authors: David A York, Sonyja Thomas, Frank L Greenway, Zhijun Liu and Jennifer C Rood

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2007 2:10

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  29. Content type: Review

    As adulterated and substituted Chinese medicinal materials are common in the market, therapeutic effectiveness of such materials cannot be guaranteed. Identification at species-, strain- and locality-levels, t...

    Authors: Pui Ying Yip, Chi Fai Chau, Chun Yin Mak and Hoi Shan Kwan

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2007 2:9

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  30. Content type: Review

    Herbal medicine is one of the forms of traditional medical practice. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and traditional Vietnamese medicine (TVM) are well-known for their long-standing tradition of herbal medi...

    Authors: Rolf Rauh, Stefan Kahl, Herbert Boechzelt, Rudolf Bauer, Bernd Kaina and Thomas Efferth

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2007 2:8

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  31. Content type: Research

    Concentrated Gegen Tang (GT) granule is a widely available traditional Chinese medicinal product for the treatment of cold and flu. There was no reliable analytical method available for the quality assessment of

    Authors: Jingzheng Song, Quanbin Han, Chunfeng Qiao, Yuekeung Yip and Hongxi Xu

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2007 2:7

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  32. Content type: Review

    In Chinese medicine, ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer) has long been used as a general tonic or an adaptogen to promote longevity and enhance bodily functions. It has also been claimed to be effective in comb...

    Authors: Patrick Ying Kit Yue, Nai Ki Mak, Yuen Kit Cheng, Kar Wah Leung, Tzi Bun Ng, David Tai Ping Fan, Hin Wing Yeung and Ricky Ngok Shun Wong

    Citation: Chinese Medicine 2007 2:6

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