New TCM formula fights male immune infertility

May 17, 2007  
Filed under Men's health

CM NEWS – A Chinese medicinal formula, Huzhangdanshenyin (虎杖丹参飲), derived by researchers in Xiamen, China has been proved more effective than corticosteroids in targetting male immune infertility – but without the side effects of steroids. Read more

2/3 Chinese seniors in Canada use both TCM, Western medicine: study

May 15, 2007  
Filed under TCM use & research

CBC – A University of Calgary professor says doctors need to be more open-minded when it comes to traditional Chinese medicine because it’s used commonly among older Chinese immigrants. Read more

Few herb users check scientific backings

May 15, 2007  
Filed under TCM use & research

WebMD – About twothirds of people taking herbal supplements to treat a health condition don’t check scientific guidelines, say University of Iowa researchers. Read more

Gene linked to obesity found

May 14, 2007  
Filed under Uncategorised

Constipation gets relief from moxibustion

May 13, 2007  
Filed under Acupuncture

moxibustion, acupuncture, constipationCM NEWS – A special form of acupoint treatment can help push your bowel without needing you to take any medication, a recent study finds. Read more

Acupuncture relieves pelvic girdle pain in pregnant women

May 12, 2007  
Filed under Acupuncture, Pain

AHNAcupuncture is effective at relieving back and pelvic muscle pain during pregnancy, a common complaint among pregnant women as they enter into the final trimesters. A study has found that one in three pregnant women suffer severe back and pelvic pain as the pregnancy progresses.
This is because the center of gravity of a pregnant woman is off and she has to arch her back to balance her bulging tummy, leading to an extra strain on back and pelvic muscles.

Experts believe that stretching exercises, coupled with special pillows and acupuncture could help relieve back and pelvic pain that often occur during pregnancy.

The study tracked almost 1,500 pregnant women from Sweden, Iran, Brazil, Thailand and Australia and found that those who participated in the suggested exercises involving acupuncture reported a reduction in pain levels.

The review appears in the current issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates research in all aspects of health care.

Authors also found that expectant mothers benefited by the use of an Ozzlo pillow – a curved pillow designed to support the pregnant abdomen when lying down and that 60 percent of women trying acupuncture reported a substantial pain relief.

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Acupuncture-like stimulation relieves chronic tension headache

May 2, 2007  
Filed under Acupuncture, Pain

headache, acupuncture

CM NEWS – A group of scientists at the University of Aarhus of Denmark recently published a report of a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial on the effect of acupuncture-like electrical stimulation on chronic tension-type headache. They have demonstrated that such practice might provide a safe and potentially analgesic-sparing therapy to tension headache. Read more

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