Category Archives: Herbal Medicine

Grow Your Hair Back with Chinese Herbal Medicine

Rogaine (Minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride) are the 2 most popular western medicines to treat hair loss.  However, not all patients respond to these medicines and some patients might develop unwarranted side-effects such as libido and dermatological reactions.  For those patients, … Continue reading

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How to Get Rid of Toddlers Cough when Cough Syrup does not Work?

Infants and toddlers have narrow airways and are prone to cough when they have bronchitis or respiratory infections.  The most common symptoms associated with bronchitis or respiratory infections are cough that comes with phlegm.  It is important to distinguish bronchitis … Continue reading

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What should you if your infants have cough and cold or are agitated at night?

New dads or moms are usually worried when they find their infants or small children with low grade fever or become agitated (crying a lot) at night.  It is because no cough and cold medicine is indicated for children under … Continue reading

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Lingzhi and San-Miao-San May Improve the Symptoms of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Last time, we reported the beneficial effect of a Chinese mushroom, Yunzhi, on cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.  This time, we would like to share with you the immunomodulatory effect of another Chinese mushroom, Lingzhi, on patients with rheumatoid arthritis. RA … Continue reading

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Yunzhi-Danzhen Improves Immune System in Nasopharyngeal Cancer(NPC) Patients

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a prevalent tumor in Hong Kong.  If you have nasopharyngeal cancer, that is a bad news.  The good news is patients with early stage disease (Stage I and II disease) have a 5-year survival rate of more than 70%. … Continue reading

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Ancient Chinese Herbal Medicine Reduces Side-Effects of Chemotherapy

A Chinese herbal formula that was used more than 1,800 years ago was shown to reduce the gastrointestinal side effects of chemotherapy but also increased its efficacy in mice, according to a study published in the August issue of the … Continue reading

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Yin Qiao San was shown to be more effective than ribavarin (Rebetol) to inhibit Influenza-A

The widespread outbreak of avian influenza throughout East Asia in the past few years have raised concerns that such infections could lead to another pandemic in the near future. Current antiviral drugs are effective in controlling the virus, but some … Continue reading

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Want to Cure Your Asthma for Good? – Weather-based Moxibustion 天灸療法 (A special Form of Moxibustion) might be an Option.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) emphasizes that men needs to live in harmony with the heaven (weather) and the earth (environment) (天人合一).  Thus, when practicing medicine, TCM doctors make their therapeutic decisions (acupuncture, moxibustion or herbal medicine) not only on the patient’s … Continue reading

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Alternative Treatment for Diabetes – Traditional Chinese Medicine

Insulin is the cornerstone of diabetic treatment. However, most patients are reluctant to administer insulin due to the fear of injection. This article reviews clinical and pharmacological studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the treatment of diabetes. Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM … Continue reading

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Which Herbal and Non-Herbal Supplements Interact with Warfarin?

The safety of warfarin use can be compromised by many popular herbal and nonherbal supplements taken by individuals.  Eight of the 10 most widely used supplements interact with warfarin, and many of these were associated with significant changes in the international … Continue reading

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