Period pain hurts? Try Chinese herbs

October 19, 2007  
Filed under Women's health

CM NEWS – Got enough of that terrible period ? Traditional Chinese medicine might offer hope for relief, according to a large scale review on the effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine on primary dysmenorhoea. Read more

Low fat diet may cut ovarian cancer by 40%: study

October 12, 2007  
Filed under Cancer, Dietary

NIH – Sticking to a low-fat diet for at least 4 years can reduce an older woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer by about 40%, according to a new study. The results are the most promising to date from a large clinical trial that’s examining how low-fat diets can affect the health of postmenopausal women.Ovarian cancer is a particularly deadly form of cancer. It affects about 1 in 60 American women in their lifetimes and kills about 15,000 each year. Ovarian cancer usually has few or no symptoms in its early stages, when it’s easiest to treat. By the time symptoms appear, only about one-third of patients survive beyond 5 years. Read more

Lingzhi, ancient TCM powder numb arthritis pain

October 3, 2007  
Filed under Pain

CM NEWS – A famous TCM drug and expensive mushroom have analgesic effects for rheumatoid arthritis, but the long-claimed anti-inflammatory and immunity boosting functions are yet to be substantiated, a new study says. Read more

Acunpuncture needles out low back pain

October 2, 2007  
Filed under Acupuncture

Science Daily – Six months of acupuncture treatment appears to be more effective than conventional therapy in treating low back pain, according to a study in the Sept. 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, although the study suggests that both sham acupuncture and traditional Chinese verum acupuncture appear to be effective in treating low back pain. Read more