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Hepatitis E is endemic in developing countries and may occur as imported hepatitis in industrialised countries. A 46-year-old Japanese man developed immunoserologically diagnosed acute hepatitis E in Japan 4 months after he had...

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Point specific acupuncture is effective in treating vocal disorders arising from benign pathological tissue changes according to a recent study. Twenty four subjects with dysphonia were randomly assigned to either an experimental...

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A systematic review has been carried out to assess the effects of Chinese herbal medicines for treating hyperthyroidism. The authors searched Western and Chinese biomedical databases and identified 13 relevant trials with 1770...

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One session of acupuncture seems to have an influence on the deformity of some scoliosis patients. In a controlled single blind crossover study, verum acupuncture, carried out according to TCM principles, was compared with sham...

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Red yeast rice (Hong Qu) may be an effective alternative treatment for people with high cholesterol who cannot tolerate statins. Sixty two patients with dyslipidemia, who had discontinued statin therapy due to muscle pain, were...

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German investigators have recorded objective measures of improvement in nasal congestion following acupuncture. Twenty-four patients with a history of nasal congestion were diagnosed according to the Heidelberg model of TCM. They...

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A feasibility study carried out in an emergency department (ED) in the USA suggests that acupuncture can be an effective analgesic intervention for patients who have suffered minor acute trauma to the extremities. Acupuncture was...

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Korean and Vietnamese biochemists have investigated the Chinese herb Gou Ji (Rhizoma Cibotii barometz - or chain fern rhizome) as a possible treatment for osteoporosis. The herb is also known in Vietnam as the vegetable lamb...

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