Welcome to our Chinese medicine and acupuncture research news and abstracts pages. We add to the content of these pages continuously as more research news comes in. Browse through the complete archive below or use the category links on the right.

Please note that the most twenty most recent research abstracts are free to view but access to the thousands of items in the archive require 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.

Read more


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.

Read more


Chinese researchers have used a systems-pharmacology approach to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the actions of Chinese tonic herbs.

Read more


An in vitro study from Australia provides evidence that some Chinese herbal medicines traditionally used to promote longevity have neuroprotective effects. T

Read more


Cordycepin, one of the active components of the Chinese herb cordyceps (Dong Chong Xia Cao), reduces the production of inflammatory gene products in cultured human airway smooth muscle cells - the cells which contract during an asthma attack.

Read more


Further evidence for biochemical synergy between the components of the herbal decoction Dang Gui Bu Xue Tang (DBT, Dang Gui Decoction to Tonify the Blood) have been found by scientists from Hong Kong.

Read more


Chewing slices of ginseng root while having haemodialysis can prevent patients’ blood pressure from dropping dangerously, according to Taiwanese investigators.

Read more


An extract of Dan Shen (Radix Salvia Miltiorrhizae) can reduce oxidative stress in diabetic patients with chronic heart disease (CHD).

Read more


Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline is poised to begin developing products based on traditional Chinese medicines as part of its revamped research and development strategy.

Read more


American scientists have reported the identification of two substances in dried licorice root (Gan Cao, Radix Glycyrrhizae) that are capable of killing bacteria responsible for tooth decay and gum disease.

Read more