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A study has followed up a group of 31 patients with severe atopic eczema who initially took part in a double-blind placebo-controlled crossover trial of a specific formulation of Chinese herbal therapy. All were offered continued...

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Having become interested in the results of an acupuncturist treating psoriasis, members of a University Dermatology department in Sweden set up this clinical trial. The acupuncturist had treated with traditional Chinese medicine,...

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The combination of various Chinese herbs with proven antiherpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) action combined with acyclovir has been found to have a stronger anti-HSV-1 action than either the herbs or acyclovir alone. They reduced...

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A Canadian study has assessed the effectiveness of combining Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture for the treatment of atopic dermatitis. Twenty patients (aged 13-48) who had mild-to-severe atopic dermatitis were given a...

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A Chinese herbal formula had been found to reduce the production of inflammatory proteins linked with causing eczema. A Hong Kong team assessed the effects of the ‘Pentaherbs formulation’ (PHF, containing honeysuckle flower (jin...

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