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Category: Chinese Herbal Research

Chinese Herbs for Treatment of Psychosis: The Evidence

As the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine moves toward evidence based medicine, rigorous studies are essential, and it looks like another good research study has recently been reported. In China, many conditions are treated with herbal medicines. It is common to have an extensive herbal pharmacy in the hospital. A team of investigators from Shanghai: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 12, 2017

This Chicago Acupuncturist Loves Ginger

“Drink Ginger tea” this is one of the most common suggestions I make in my Chicago acupuncture practice. Don’t underestimate ginger just because it isn’t the fancy favorite of TV Chefs. Ginger root is a common herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (the Chinese name is Sheng Jiang).   Ginger’s rhizome (the underground stem) is: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 19, 2015

Mayo Clinic Finds Ginseng Reduces Fatigue in Cancer Patients

Debilitating fatigue occurs in the majority of patients battling cancer.  So, it is nice to hear about research utilizing the benefits of Chinese herbs to relieve exhaustion among the sufferers of this disease. In this recent study, 340 patients who were undergoing or had completed treatment for cancer received a placebo or 2000 milligrams of: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 11, 2012

Chinese Herbs and Colon Cancer

Researchers are discovering more and more about the properties of Chinese herbs and how they can be used for your best health. In this article from the Wall Street Journal, researchers report that a specific combination of herbs seem to bolster colon-cancer treatment. They found that tests on animals with tumors have shown that administering: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on April 11, 2012

Safflower Tea May Help Prevent Osteoporosis

There is some preliminary data that suggests that you can help to prevent osteoporosis with safflower tea.  Osteoporosis results from bone loss and can develop into a serious medical condition that affects millions of people each year. The most common form of osteoporosis occurs in women after menopause and is believed to be the results: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on May 30, 2011

The American Journal of Gastroenterology Reports; Chinese Medicine Is An Effective Treatment For Constipation

The American Journal of Gastroenterology, (2 November 2010) just published a study that found a Chinese Herbal Medicine – the hemp seed pill – to be an effective treatment for constipation. Trial 1 determined the optimal dosage of hemp seed pill from among three dosages. Trial 2, a randomized double-blind study, compared 2 sets of: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 18, 2010

Ginger May Block A Toxin Which Accounts For The Deaths of Over 300,000 Children A Year

Many times I have written about the many health benefits of ginger on my blog. This study done a few years ago in Taiwan gives hope to hundreds of thousands of young children in impoverished countries. WOW ! From Ginger: Tool in Global Fight Against Childhood Killer?     Could one of the most widely used: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 14, 2010

6 Of The Latest Research Studies In Chinese Medicine

I am always excited to report on the increasingly positive research regarding acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, So lets get to it. 1* Rush Medical Center, here in Chicago, is offering acupuncture to their pediatric patients with chronic illnesses. These treatments are part of a study to find out how acupuncture might help reduce pain: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 11, 2010

A Fabulous Fungus ~ Cordyceps

Last month I wrote about a heist in Vancouver, Canada of a Chinese Herbal store. One of the expensive items stolen was the well known Chinese cure all cordyceps. Many of you may ask what is so special about this fungus ? Well here is Cathy with an answer for you. From pacherbs By Cathy: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 15, 2010

Ancient Chinese Medicine May Help Chemotherapy Patients

Yale University and a company called PhytoCeutica, Inc.,  recently published a study that has great potential for people who are undergoing chemotherapy. The researcher made a drug from boiling peony root, licorice root, red dates and skullcap root, all Traditional Chinese Medicine remedies that help the gastro-intestinal tract, especially when you are suffering from diarrhea,: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 13, 2010
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