CAM Research

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Clinical analysis of 47 patients with psoriasis treated by traditional Chinese medicine CONCLUSION: TCM and integrative medicine are effective in treating PA, with lesser side effects. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical characteristics of psoriasis arthropathy (PA) and to explore the effect of treatment by traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) syndrome differentiation and integrative...
Anti-psoriatic effects of indigo naturalis on the proliferation and differentiation of keratinocytes CONCLUSIONS: Together, these findings indicate that the anti-psoriatic effects of indigo naturalis are mediated, at least in part, by modulating the proliferation and differentiation of keratinocytes, with indirubin as the major active component. BACKGROUND: Indigo naturalis has shown efficacy in...
Meridian three-combined therapy for treatment of ordinary psoriasis: a multi-center randomized controlled study CONCLUSION: The meridian three-combined therapy is effective and safe for treatment of ordinary psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the meridian three-combined therapy for treatment of ordinary psoriasis. METHODS: A multi-central, randomized and positive drug...
Effect of combined herbal medicine therapy on the expression of psoriasis-associated antigen-Pso p27 in patients with psoriasis CONCLUSION: The combined herbal medicine therapy is effective in treating psoriasis vulgaris in both acute and silent stages, which may be resulted from its inhibition of the expression of Pso p27. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of combined herbal medicine therapy on the expression of psoriasis-...
Study: food intake & it's relationship with semen quality In Fertility & Sterility, March 2009, a study was published that concluded, "frequent intake of foods like milk may negatively affect semen quality in humans, whereas  fruits or vegetables may IMPROVE semen quality".   Jaime Mendiola, PHD, Alberta M. Torres-Cantero DPH, Jose Moreno-Grau PHD,...
Acupuncture good at controlling tension headaches: Cochrane review Posted: 11 Mar 2009 08:37 PM PDT http://chinesemedicinenews.com/2009/03/11/acupuncture-good-at-control-te... CM NEWS - A Cochrane review of recent large-scale acupuncture studies suggests that acupuncture could be a valuable option for patients suffering from frequent tension-type headache...
Activity of eleven kampo (Traditional Japanese) formulations and eight kampo crude drugs against Propionibacterium acne We reviewed the susceptibility of Propionibacterium acnes to eleven Kampo formulations and to eight Kampo crude drugs that had been studied by examining their minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) in 1990 and 1995. P. acnes strains were most sensitive to Oren-gedoku-to (OGT) among these Kampo...
Anti-acne effects of Oriental herb extracts: a novel screening method to select anti-acne agents. The acne-therapeutic effects of Oriental herb extracts were investigated in terms of antichemotactic effect on polymorphonuclear leucocytes, antilipogenic actions, antibacterial activity against Propionibacterium acnes and resistance induction potency in the bacteria. The ethanol extract (0.01%)...
Effect of Angelica sinensis (Dang Gui) on melanocytic proliferation, melanin synthesis and tyrosinase activity in vitro. CONCLUSION: Angelica sinensis, Dang Gui, promotes melanocytic proliferation, melanin synthesis and tyrosinase activity, which may be the mechanism for validating its clinical use in the treatment of skin pigmentation. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) on...
The effectiveness of combined Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture in the treatment of atopic dermatitis CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that the combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have a beneficial effect on patients with atopic dermatitis and may offer better results than Chinese herbal medicine alone. BACKGROUND: Patients with atopic dermatitis increasingly use...