J of Periodontology – A study recently published in the Journal of Periodontology, the official publication of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), uncovered another benefit of green tea consumption. Researchers found that routine intake of green tea may also help promote healthy teeth and gums. Read more
BMJ – The principles of acupuncture are firmly grounded in science, and you don’t need Chinese philosophy either to make it work, or to practise it, says a leading medically trained acupuncturist. Read more
AAAAI release – New research where traditional Chinese medicine was found to safely and effectively treat patients with persistent atopic dermatitis — or eczema, as it’s commonly known — could lead more physicians to prescribe complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to treat the allergic condition.
In the study presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York analyzed 14 patients with persistent atopic dermatitis who received traditional Chinese medicine at Ming Qi Natural Health Center in Manhattan between August 2006 and May 2008. The treatments consisted of Erka Shizheng Herbal Tea, a bath additive, creams and acupuncture. Read more
CM NEWS – A Cochrane review of recent large-scale acupuncture studies suggests that acupuncture could be a valuable option for patients suffering from frequent tension-type headache. Read more