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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.

Chinese researchers have discovered what they call the first ‘virological penicillin’, a molecule called MIR2911, which is found in the Chinese herb honeysuckle (Jin Yin Hua, Flos Lonicerae) ...

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As tiger populations in the wild continue to dwindle towards extinction, it seems that attention is turning towards lion bones as replacements for the Chinese medicine trade.

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A Chinese herbal medicine used to treat heart disease has been licensed for sale in the Netherlands, making it the first Chinese medicine to receive marketing authorisation in a Western market since the European Directive on Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products came into effect in 2011

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Visit the journal's Facebook page to see details of some wonderful new research on the classical 13th century Chinese prescription Dangui Buxue Tang.

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A Chinese group has demonstrated that crude extracts from a number of Chinese herbs have in vitro activity against Candida species isolated from patients with HIV/AIDS. Herbal extracts with anti-Candida activity included Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Moutan), Tu

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In an Australian Government-funded study, Ried and Stuart of Adelaide University reviewed 8 RCT’s and 22 smaller studies involving a total of 1851 women with poor fertility. Meta-analysis of studies involving over 1000 women found roughly do

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A combination of the Chinese herbal formulae Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang (Ephedra, Apricot Kernel, Gypsum and Licorice Decoction) and Yin Qiao San (Honeysuckle and Forsythia Powder) can be used as an alternative to the drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) to treat H1N1 influenza virus infection.

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Daily supplementation with ginger root (Gan Jiang [Zingiberis Rhizoma]) has been found to reduce exercise-induced pain by 25%.

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In February, the UK government’s Department of Health announced that herbalists, including practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine, will be regulated by the Health Professions Council (HPC) from April 2012

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This week a prime UK Sunday paper (The Sunday Times) carried a review for a book about the aging process (You’re Looking Very Well by Lewis Wolpert) ...

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Chinese pharmaceutical companies and research institutions have joined forces in a concerted effort to develop traditional Chinese medicines to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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At first glance, this appears to be the decision we have been hoping for. A written Ministerial Statement from the Department of Health issued today reads as follows: Practitioners of acupuncture, herbal medicine and traditional Chinese medicine:

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This is a piece of EU legislation which could cause major problems for UK herbalists and their patients when it comes into force on 1st April 2011.

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