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Latest research, news and informed opinion on hot topics in Chinese medicine (access to the complete 20-year archive requires a journal subscription)

A study into the analgesic properties of various Chinese herbs has found that a compound of Yan Hu Suo (Rhizoma Corydalis) is able to effectively treat various kinds of pain, including inflammatory and neuropathic pain.


Chinese researchers have found that a herbal formula called Huai Qi Huang (HQH) can ameliorate proteinuria and haematuria in patients suffering from IgA nephropathy (IgAN, aka Berger’s disease).


A Chinese herbal formula, Jiang Zhi Granule (JZG), has been shown to benefit patients suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL), the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome.


American authors who have spent the last two decades investigating the neural mechanisms underlying the ability of acupuncture to regulate blood pressure have summarised their work in a review paper.



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