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An active component extracted from the herb Chang Shan (Dichroae Radix) may be useful in the treatment of autoimmune disorders.

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Pu'er Tea extract can help treat the metabolic syndrome that is the precursor to type 2 diabetes, according to the results of a Chinese study.

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Chinese herbal medicine can help alleviate disease symptoms and improve quality of life for patients with primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS), when added to standard drug therapy, according to Chinese researchers.

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US authors have formulated an ‘acupuncture immuno-enhancement hypothesis’ to account for the ability of acupuncture to enhance anti-cancer immune function.

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Researchers from the USA have reported that a single massage treatment can produce measurable changes in the immune and endocrine systems of healthy adults.

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Loss of sleep, even for a single night, can trigger the body’s inflammatory response, increasing the risk of heart disease and autoimmune disorders. American researchers measured levels of nuclear factor (NF)-κB, a transcription...

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Not only does acupuncture enhance immunity, telling subjects that it does so increases the benefit. Sixty healthy volunteers were randomised to receive acupuncture at Quchi L.I.-11 (groups one and two) or relaxation (group three)...

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Researchers in the USA have found that a combination of tai chi and qigong (TQ) can enhance older adults' immune responses to the flu vaccine. A group of 50 adults in their 70s, were randomised TQ or no exercise. The TQ group...

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In a study to determine the effects of tai chi on boosting immunity to the shingles virus, 36 adults (over 60 years) were assigned to a 15-week tai chi programme group or a waiting group. Their immunity to the chicken pox virus...

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Tai chi therapy can boost the immune system of patients with shingles to levels comparable to those achieved using a vaccine against varicella zoster virus (VZV, the virus which causes chickenpox and shingles). A controlled trial...

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