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A Chinese herbal medicine containing Ku Shen (Radix Sophorae flavescentis) has been shown to be as effective as the anti-inflammatory drug mesalamine for treating ulcerative colitis (UC).

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A UK study has shown that vegetarians are a third less likely to suffer from diverticular disease than meat eaters.

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A Chinese herbal medicine containing Ku Shen (Radix Sophorae flavescentis) has been shown to be as effective as the anti-inflammatory drug mesalamine for treating ulcerative colitis (UC).

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Combining acupuncture and the relaxation response has synergistic beneficial effects on gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in HIV patients who are using highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

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Two Chinese herbal formulae have been found to have antacid effects in an artificial stomach model.

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A Hong Kong study has found that electroacupuncture can reduce the discomfort of rectal distension, suggesting that it may be useful during colonoscopy procedures.

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Hemp Seed Pill (HSP, [Ma Zi Ren Wan]) can improve the symptoms of patients suffering from functional constipation (FC). Researchers from Hong Kong carried out a rigorously designed two-part study to assess the efficacy of HSP in...

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A German study has demonstrated that acupuncture is more effective than drug therapy for the treatment of delayed gastric emptying in critically ill patients who are being fed by nasogastric tube.

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Chinese researchers have shown that acupuncture can improve post-operative gastroparesis (PGS), a common complication of abdominal surgery, in which the motility of the stomach is either abnormal or absent. Sixty-three patients...

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Researchers in China have identified the active ingredients of ‘dragon's blood’, a resin derived from the herb Xue Jie (Draconis Sanguis), which are responsible for its beneficial effects on peptic ulcers and ability to stop...

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