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Research Archive

Welcome to our Chinese medicine and acupuncture research news pages. We add to the content of these pages continuously as more research news comes in. Browse through the complete archive below or use the category links on the right.

Please note that the most twenty recent research archive items are free to view but access to the thousands of items in the archive require a journal subscription.

Electro-acupuncture (EA) can improve symptoms in patients with diabetic gastroparesis and can add benefit to pharmaceutical treatment in those with severe symptoms ...

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Administration of Tangyiping Granules can help patients with impaired glucose tolerance achieve normal glucose tolerance and prevent them from conversion to type 2 diabetes mellitus ...

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Tongue characteristics indicative of blood stasis may be associated with vascular disorders in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus ...

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Chinese herbal medicine may be effective for treating metabolic syndrome according to a systematic review by Korean authors ...

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Preliminary Chinese research suggests that combining acupuncture with metformin treatment may be more effective than metformin alone for improving weight loss and insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus ...

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Tangshen Formula (TSF) appears to provide additional benefits to medication for patients with diabetic kidney disease (DKD) ...

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The Chinese herbal formula Jin Li Da (JLD) may be a valuable adjunct to metformin therapy, enhancing glycaemic control in patients whose type 2 diabetes is ineffectively controlled with metformin alone ...

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A Chinese herbal medicine containing Dan Shen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae) has been shown to be helpful in treating diabetic retinopathy (DR), a severe microvascular complication of diabetes that is a major cause of adult blindness ...

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Acupuncture may exert a beneficial effect on glucose metabolism in obese women, according to a small pilot study carried out by an international team of investigators ...

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Both auricular and body electro-acupuncture (EA), combined with a low-calorie diet, can help help weight loss in obese men, according to research carried out in Iran ...

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Treatment with the traditional Chinese medicine NF3 (composed of Huang Qi [Radix Astragali] and Di Huang [Radix Rehmanniae]) is associated with improved healing of diabetic foot ulcers, clinicians from Hong Kong have found ...

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Traditional Chinese herbal medicines can slow the progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes according to a study from China.

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A Chinese herbal formula, Jiang Zhi Granule (JZG), has been shown to benefit patients suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL), the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome.

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A multi-centre clinical trial conducted in China has found that a Chinese herbal formula may have therapeutic value in patients with both hypertension and metabolic syndrome, comparing favourably with the anti-hypertension drug irbesartan.

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In a controlled, double-blind, multi-centre trial, 800 patients with unsatisfactory glycaemic control were randomly assigned to receive

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The results of a study from Thailand have shown that acupuncture combined with medication can significantly reduce peripheral neuropathy in diabetics.

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Practising tai chi is beneficial for diabetic patients with neuropathy, according to Korean investigators who recruited 59 diabetic patients with neuropathy to a study.

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An extract of Dan Shen (Radix Salvia Miltiorrhizae) can reduce oxidative stress in diabetic patients with chronic heart disease (CHD).

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A high urinary concentration of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA) has been positively associated with obesity and insulin resistance in older Chinese adults.

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A herbal formula has been shown to heal diabetic foot ulcers and help to prevent amputations.

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Pu'er Tea extract can help treat the metabolic syndrome that is the precursor to type 2 diabetes, according to the results of a Chinese study.

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Taking part in a programme of qigong exercise may be beneficial for people with type-2 diabetes, according to an RCT carried out in Australia.

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An extreme eight-week diet can reverse type 2 diabetes in recently diagnosed patients, say British researchers.

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Tai chi (TC) can improve metabolic parameters in obese diabetic patients, according to Taiwanese researchers.

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A British team has examined whether adhering to the Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI) can help reverse metabolic syndrome (a cluster of risk factors for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes)

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A two-herb formula consisting of the herbs Huang Qi (Astragali Radix, RA) and Sheng Di Huang (Rehmanniae Radix, RR) can enhance diabetic wound healing because of its angiogenic and anti-inflammatory activities, which promote tissue regeneration.

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Chinese scientists recently performed a comprehensive metabonomic analysis to reveal potential mechanisms of berberine action in the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia. Berberine is an alkaloid with a bright yellow color whos

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A systematic review carried out in China has concluded that Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) may be effective and safe as an adjunctive therapy for treating diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). Six trials were included in the meta-analysis. Compared to standard

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A Korean pilot study has provided evidence that acupuncture may be useful for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The study compared 42 cases treated with acupuncture with 21 cases exposed to sham acupuncture and observed the effects on

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A Chinese pilot study suggests that acupuncture may be clinically useful in the treatment of diabetic bladder dysfunction (DBD).

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A randomised, single-blinded pilot study has demonstrated that electroacupuncture (EA) effectively reduces the dyspeptic symptoms of diabetic gastroparesis (delayed gastric emptying) and accelerates gastric emptying.

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An Australian pilot study (11 people) suggests that a twelve week tai chi and qigong training programme results in significant improvements in four of the seven indicators of metabolic syndrome, including BMI and systolic and diastolic blood pressure, as well as in glycosylated haemoglobin levels, insulin resistance, stress, depressive symptoms, general health, mental health and vitality.

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A Chinese study has investigated the effects of 14 weeks of tai chi practice on metabolic control and lipid metabolism in women with type 2 diabetes.

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A Taiwanese group has evaluated the impact of auricular pellet acupressure on antioxidant status in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM).

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Tai chi can improve blood markers of type 2 diabetes.

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Practising tai chi may help boost immune function and improve blood sugar control in people with type-2 diabetes.

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A team from the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong reports dramatic success in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers using gradual surgery and Chinese herbs.

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In a study carried out at the University of Manchester, UK, forty-six diabetic patients with chronic painful peripheral neuropathy were treated with acupuncture to determine its efficacy and long-term effectiveness.

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