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Yunzhi Slows Progression of Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Posted on February 6, 2010 by wngai

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a leading cause of cancer deaths, but most patients (over 69%) were diagnosed at advanced stages.  Although polysaccharide peptides (PSP), isolated from the fungus Yunzhi (Coriolus versicolor), have been reported to have anti-tumor effects in animal studies during chemotherapy, its efficacy to extend survival in humans has not been properly evaluated. []

 

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Chinese Herbal Medicine to Grow Your Hair Back?

Posted on December 23, 2010 by wngai

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, Chinese Medicine might be the appropriate solution.  According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine, the main []

 

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

Posted on December 23, 2010 by wngai

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 from respiratory bacteria infections (usually associated with greenish or yellowish sputum) since the later condition []

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

Posted on September 12, 2010 by wngai

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 6 years old.  If your infants with periodic low grade fever or like to cry a []

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

Posted on September 12, 2010 by wngai

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 is an autoimmune joint disease affecting millions of patients.  This disease is more prevalent in []

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

Posted on September 12, 2010 by wngai

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%. Radical external radiotherapy is the mainstay of treatment for NPC, but this treatment []

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Ancient Chinese Herbal Medicine Reduces Side-Effects of Chemotherapy

Posted on August 22, 2010 by healthreason.com

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 Science Translational Medicine.  The Chinese herbal formula, called Huang Qin Tang (黃芩湯)or PHY906, consists of four []

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

Posted on July 25, 2010 by wngai

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 influenza virus is prone to mutate and develop resistance.  Furthermore, the use of current antiviral []

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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.

Posted on June 27, 2010 by wngai

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 characteristics but also on the weather conditions.  Within the moxibustion procedures, there is a special []

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Alternative Treatment for Diabetes – Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted on May 31, 2010 by wngai

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 is both an art and a science in healing patients. Its diagnosis looks at the well-being […]

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