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As tiger populations in the wild continue to dwindle towards extinction, it seems that attention is turning towards lion bones as replacements for the Chinese medicine trade.

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Taiwanese researchers have confirmed that the appearance of the tongue correctly reflects clinical outcomes in peptic ulcer disease (PUD)

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There was a flurry of paranoia last week after the UK's Daily Mail newspaper published an item on the 'hidden dangers of acupuncture'.

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A qualitative study from the UK has analysed how self-care advice is constructed in traditional acupuncture consultations.

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A US group has examined the prevalence of different TCM diagnoses in a sample of women with fibromyalgia

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TCM patterns of Cold and Heat in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients can be correlated with specific patterns of gene expression, according to a Chinese group.

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A UK study has found that homeopathic consultations, but not homeopathic remedies, are associated with clinically relevant benefits for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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A cutting edge 'Quest for Personalised Health: Exploring the Emergent Interface of East Asian Medicines and Modern System Sciences' conference took place in London over the weekend, bringing together systems biologists, physicists, sinologists and Chinese medicine researchers and practitioners.

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The EU’s Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) has now come into force in the UK, amid dismay and confusion over its implications for manufacturers, retailers and consumers of herbal medicines

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