Famous toxic herb smoothes arthritis pain

August 13, 2007  
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lei-gong-teng2.jpgCM NEWS - Triptolide, an extract of the famous toxic Chinese herb lei gong teng, has the ability to suppress inflammation and cartilage destruction in collagen-induced arthritis mice, a Beijing study reveals.

The study was completed at the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing. Read more

Herb prices to jump as supplies shrink: Chinese officials

August 12, 2007  
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Xinhua – Traditional Chinese medicine patients are set to pay more for their remedies this year because of dwindling herb supplies.

The prices of 262 frequently used herbs– 52.4% of the key 500 herbs — rose in the first half year, according to China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy (CATCMP). Read more

New Chinese medicine formula ups sperm quality

August 12, 2007  
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CM NEWS – A Chinese medicine formula “Sperm Increasing Granule” derived by TCM doctors in China shows promising results in improving quality of sperms of infertile men.

The Zengjing or “Sperm Increasing” Granule (????) is a new TCM formula came out from the Chengdu TCM University. The content of “Sperm Increasing Granule” includes: Read more

Tai Chi reduces tension headache

August 8, 2007  
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CM NEWS - Tai Chi, an ancient form of low-impact mind-body Chinese exercise, has been proved to be effective in reducing tension headaches and improving perceptions of physical and mental health, a UCLA study finds. Tai Chi may be an exercise-based alternative to pain killers and thus help cut pain killer addiction among many of us. Read more

Meat eaters’ sperm stinks: vegans

August 4, 2007  
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ABC News – Vegans, a new study has found, are grossed out by sex with meat eaters, and some so-called “vegansexuals” only want to roll in the alfalfa with other super strict vegetarians.

A recent study conducted in New Zealand found that vegans notoriously finicky eaters who don’t eat meat or animal byproducts, like eggs and dairy don’t like the idea of swapping spit (or anything else) with those who have been dining on flesh. Read more

American ginseng may reduce cancer-related fatigue

August 3, 2007  
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CM NEWS – American ginseng, a traditional medicinal herb long used as a tonic and a booster to the immune system, has been proven to improve fatigue in cancer patients, a pilot ginseng study finds.

The study was done by North Central Cancer Treatment Group researchers, based at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The results of their scientifically rigorous pilot study, the first to evaluate the Wisconsin species of American ginseng, or hua qi shen (???), as a possible therapy for cancer-related fatigue, were presented June 3 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Read more

5-herb combo can control eczema, study says

August 3, 2007  
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Reuters, CM NEWS – A mixture of five traditional Chinese herbs can help control and manage eczema, a study by researchers in Hong Kong suggests.

Considered a chronic condition, eczema is the inflammation of the upper layers of the skin that results in rashes, dryness, itching, flaking, even blistering and bleeding. Read more

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