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Three advantages of using traditional Chinese medicine to prevent and treat tumor
Chang-quan Ling​, Xiao-qiang Yue, Chen Ling​
Journal of Integrative Medicine    2014, 12 (4): 331-335.   DOI: 10.1016/S2095-4964(14)60038-8
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Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), an important component of complementary and alternative medicine, has evolved over thousands of years with its own unique system of theories, diagnostics and therapies. TCM has been increasingly used in the last decades and become well known for its significant role in preventing and treating cancer. We believe that TCM possesses advantages over Western medicine in specific aspects at a certain stage of cancer treatment. Here we summarize the advantages of TCM from three aspects: preventing tumorigenesis; attenuating toxicity and enhancing the treatment effect; and reducing tumor recurrence and metastasis.

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Accidents in acupuncture treatment: History and current state
Ren Zhang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (4): 306-313.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040424
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Acupuncture is widely used as an alternative therapy with few side effects because of its simple manipulation and low cost. However, accidents may occur if the practitioner uses it improperly. Early in the Qin dynastuy, the Canon of Medicine mentioned that improper use of acupuncture could cause injury to the body and even death, and it systematically described the occurrence and prevention of acupuncture accidents. Physicians in the successive dynasties frequently reported it, and nealized that the manipulation skills were significantly important in preventing the occurrence of acupuncture accidents.Since the 1950s, acupuncture accidents had been effectively prevented because of the improving of acupuncture instruments, enhancing of the quality of the practitioners, popularizing of sterilization and disseminating of anatomic knowledge. Nevertherless, with the renovating of acupuncture techniques, new accidents may occur constantly. The prevention of acupuncture accidents still should be an arduors task for acupuncturists. Nowadays, acupuncture therapy is being used in more than 140 countries, and acupuncture accidents due to improper application are incrcasing. Prevention of acupuncture accidents has become a global issue deserving of great attention.

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Dr. Miriam Lee: A heroine for the start of acupuncture as a profession in the State of California
Arthur Yin Fan, Ziyi Fan​
Journal of Integrative Medicine    2014, 12 (3): 182-186.   DOI: 10.1016/S2095-4964(14)60016-9
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Brief discussion on English translation of the term "five elements" in traditional Chinese medicine
Jing-hua Peng
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2005, 3 (6): 503-504.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20050623
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Progress in pharmacotherapy of integrated traditional Chinese and western medicine for virus infection in respiratory tract
Yu-hua Liu, Jing-cheng Dong
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (3): 226-227.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040325
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Progress in research on pharmaceutics for intranasal medication
Tong Zhang, Lian-ying Xu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (3): 223-225.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040324
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The study of intoxication and toxicity of Fructus Xanthii
Xue-mei Zhang, Zhong-hua Zhang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2003, 1 (1): 71-74.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20030129
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Fructus Xanthii is commonly used in rhinology, especially used in treatment of chronic rhinitis and sinusitis. But Fructus Xanthii is toxicant, and it maybe result in poisoning when used excessively, without preparation or in inappropriate preparation. This article reviewed all poisoning cases from 1960 to 2000, its toxicology and methods for detoxification.

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Progress in research on chronic fatigue syndrome
Shu-yun Jiang, Jun-tao Yan, Min Fang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (6): 459-463.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040619
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Discussion of time and space differentiation of three-yin and three-yang in Shanghan Lun
Wen-hui Ma, Xiao-hong Sun
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2005, 3 (4): 257-259.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20050402
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The concept of "three-yin and three-yang" in Shanghan Lun (Treatise on Cold Pathogenic Diseases), a classic written by Zhang Zhongjing in Han Dynasty, has been always the focus of dispute in successive dynasties. The essence of "three-yin and three-yang" has not been fully revealed up till now. Through studying the six divisions of day and night, the six diseases, the combination of syndromes, the complicated diseases, the complete recovery time and the space division of "three-yin and three-yang", the authors draw a conclusion that the "three-yin and three-yang" in Shanghan Lun is a concept of time-sequence, which is associated with the location of disease in space. So it is suggested that the "six diseases" in Shanghan Lun is a categorization for exogenous febrile diseases, and this categorization reveals a sort of inner relationship between the emergence, development, transformation of the febrile diseases and the time.

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Clinical and experimental studies on polyherbal formulations for diabetes: Current status and future prospective
Ahmad Ghorbani
Journal of Integrative Medicine    2014, 12 (4): 336-345.   DOI: 10.1016/S2095-4964(14)60031-5
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Diabetes is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. There is currently an active search for antidiabetic drugs with greater effectiveness with fewer and less adverse side effects. Although numerous individual herbs have been experimentally or clinically reported to possess antidiabetic effects, considerably less research has been conducted on polyherbal compounds. It is believed that herbal compounds containing multiple plant products have synergistic antidiabetic effects and could enhance the desired actions. Several polyherbal formulations have been studied as therapeutic agents in diabetes management. To describe the current state of research on polyherbal compounds in the treatment of diabetes, an extensive review of literature was undertaken on several major databases. This paper presents what is known about the efficacy of these polyherbal formulations and compare their antidiabetic effects with those of current oral hypoglycemic drugs as reference. The percent decrease in blood glucose, lipids and other biochemical parameters achieved by each product in diabetic animals and patients is reported. Also, the possible mechanisms responsible for hypoglycemic action of polyherbal formulations are discussed.

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Correlations of clinical symptoms and treatment efficacy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with Chinese herbal drugs or Western medicine
Ai-ping Lv, Yi-ting He, Qing-lin Zha, Xiao-ping Yan, Li Su, Yue-jin Song, Sheng-ping Zeng, Wei Liu, Xing-hua Feng, Xian Qian, Wan-hua Zhu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2005, 3 (6): 432-437.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20050604
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Objective

To evaluate the correlations between clinical symptoms and treatment efficacy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Methods

Four hundred and thirteen patients were included in the clinical trial from 9 clinical centers. They were randomly divided into Western medicine-treated group with 204 cases and Chinese herbal drug-treated group with 209 cases. Eighteen clinical symptoms were evaluated before and after treatment. The Western medicine therapy included voltaren extended release tablets, methotrexate and sulfasalazine. The Chinese herbal drug therapy included glucosidorum Tripterygii totorum tablets and Yishen Juanbi Tablets combined with treatment based on syndrome differentiation. The American college of rheumatology 20 (ACR20) was used as efficacy evaluation criteria.

Results

In the Chinese herbal drug-treated group, clinical symptoms such as arthralgia and tenderness of joints were positively correlated with the efficacy after 12-week treatment, while frequent urination at night was negatively correlated. In the same group, tenderness of joints and fever were positively correlated with the efficacy after 24-week treatment, while deep-colored and turbid urine was negatively correlated. In the Western medicine-treated group, tenderness of joints and thirst were positively correlated with the efficacy after 12-week treatment, while vertigo was negatively correlated. And in the same group, tenderness of joints was positively correlated with the efficacy after 24-week treatment, while heaviness of limbs was negatively correlated to the efficacy. The statistical results showed that the treatment efficacy was improved when the correlated symptoms were included in the indications.

Conclusion

The treatment efficacy of RA is correlated with some symptoms, so further studies should proceed on these correlations in order to achieve better treatment outcome.

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Several viewpoints about the pharmacological research on Chinese herb recipe
Cheng-hai Liu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2003, 1 (2): 86-88.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20030203
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Chinese herb recipe is widely applied and plays a key role in traditional Chinese medicine. However, it involves complicated aspects, and the mechanism researches of Chinese herb recipe had few breakthroughs. The author discussed the questions in the scopes as follows: drug mechanism and chemical components, old typical and current experimental recipes, drug action and its pathological mechanisms. The author believed that the recipe with solid clinical effect should be investigated combining the single herb with its chemical components, and combining the pharmacological mechanism of the recipe with the pathological mechanism of the diseases. More attention should be paid to effect of the research on the improvement of the traditional Chinese medical theory, and efforts should be made to investigate the recipe mechanism relating to molecular signal transduction and the key chemical components.

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“Obamacare” covers fifty-four million Americans for acupuncture as Essential Healthcare Benefit
Arthur Yin Fan
Journal of Integrative Medicine    2014, 12 (4): 390-393.   DOI: 10.1016/S2095-4964(14)60035-2
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Professor SHI Yin-Yu's experience in treating osteoporosis
Wei-dong Shen, Ying Sshi
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2005, 3 (6): 489-490.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20050619
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Current status of blood lipid level and treatment of hyperlipoidemia in Chinese population
Hao-zhu Chen
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (2): 81-82.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040201
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Discussion about treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome based on syndrome differentiation
De-xin Yan, Xiao-ping Yu, Ke-hua Shi, Wen-bao Song, Hui-yong Zhang, Jiang-lei Wei
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (4): 241-244.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040401
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome is an infectious disease caused by a new type of coronavirus. It belongs to the seasonal febrile diseases in traditional Chinese medicine. The prevention and treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) can be under the guidance of the doctrines for treating febrile diseases of traditional Chinese medicine, treatment based on syndrome differentiation, such as syndrome differentiation of triple energizer, syndrome differentiation according to defensive phase, qi phase, nutrient phase and blood phase. During April and May of 2003, 8 cases of SARS were diagnosed in Shanghai, and 6 patients accepted complementary therapy of traditional Chinese medicine, without death case. The only one patient who didn't take glucocorticoid therapy was complementarily treated with traditional Chinese herbs through the whole treating procedure. Upon the successful treatment of the eight cases of SARS in Shanghai, it is demonstrated that the triple-energizer syndrome differentiation and defensive-qi-nutrient-blood syndrome differentiation in traditional Chinese medicine are of high value in treating SARS patients.

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Professor TANG Han-Jun's thinking in syndrome differentiation and experience in treating breast cancer
Hai-guang Qin
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (4): 297-298.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040420
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Review and reflection on history of English translation of traditional Chinese medicine
Deng-feng Zhang, Jun-mei Xue, Yang Tian, Lin Li
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2006, 4 (5): 548-550.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20060525
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Clinical observation on the effects of Chinese herbal drugs and acupuncture plus traditional Chinese herbal medicine in treatment of 295 patients with insomnia
Jiu-wei Wu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2007, 5 (5): 592-593.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20070526
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Experience of diagnosis and treatment of exogenous high-grade fever
Xing-jiang Xiong, Jie Wang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2011, 9 (6): 681-687.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20110616
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There is a regular pattern in the diagnosis and treatment of exogenous high-grade fever, of which the key point is formula syndrome identification. Syndrome differentiation of the six channels is appropriate for not only exogenous cold but also various other conditions. The diagnosis and treatment of high-grade fever can also follow the law of syndrome differentiation of the six channels. The theory of epidemic febrile diseases stems from and elaborates on an understanding of exogenous febrile conditions, so many effective formulas used to treat epidemic febrile diseases also have great value in the treatment of high-grade fever. Deteriorated syndrome, which is central to this condition, is very commonly seen in cases of high-grade fever, the key therapeutic principle of which is established according to syndromes. Allowing analysis that does not rigidly adhere to either established modern diagnosis or traditional Chinese syndromes, prominent achievements could be made in treating high-grade fever by summarizing the regular presenting patterns in terms of the constitution and symptoms.

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Chinese culture and English translation of traditional Chinese medicine
Lei Luo
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (4): 319-320.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040427
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Progress of research on mechanism of salvia miltiorrhiza and its chemical ingredients against liver fibrosis
Yan-yan Tao, Cheng-hai Liu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (2): 145-148.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040223
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Treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder by traditional Chinese medicine
Guo-heng Li
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2003, 1 (4): 258-258.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20030407
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Treatment of diabetes through liver syndrome differentiation
Li Zhao
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (4): 303-305.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040423
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Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses:The PRISMA statement (Chinese edition)
David Moher, Alessandro Liberati, Jennifer Tetzlaff, Douglas G. Altman, The PRISMA Group
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2009, 7 (9): 889-896.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20090918
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Professor Tang Han-Jun's experience in treating unhealed wound after mastectomy for breast cancer
Yi-qin Chen​
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2005, 3 (3): 238-239.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20050322
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Progress in research on hirudo
Rong-qing Huang, Xiao-dong Sun, Yang-ling Li, Hong Wang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (5): 387-389.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040523
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Analysis on acupuncture treatment characteristics for tumor in ancient medical literature
Li-gong Liu, Jie Gu, Dong-xing Fang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2003, 1 (4): 319-320.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20030428
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Effectiveness of Myrtus communis in the treatment of hemorrhoids
Mohaddese Mahboubi
Journal of Integrative Medicine    2017, 15 (5): 351-358.   DOI: 10.1016/S2095-4964(17)60340-6
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Myrtus communis is an important plant in the treatment of many different diseases. The aim of this review was to determine the importance of M. communis essential oil in the treatment of hemorrhoids. For preparing this manuscript, the information was extracted from different resources. The results of clinical studies showed that M. communis essential oil (lotion or ointment) can significantly improve bleeding, permanent pain, pain during defecation, anal irritation, anal itching and anal heaviness in patients with hemorrhoids types I and II. M. communis was also effective in treating patients who did not respond to current chemical treatments (anti-hemorrhoids ointment). Further clinical studies should look into designing a suppository form of M. communis essential oil and compare its effect with the lotion and ointment forms.
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Placebo control and clinical trial of Chinese medicine
J Wu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2010, 8 (10): 906-910.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20101001
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World Health Organization aims to develop safe, effective and practical traditional medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and other complementary and alternative medicine are being recognized in the whole world nowadays. However, the definite effect of Chinese medicine is still in need of scientific research proof. Placebo control is of equal importance to active control and blank control in clinical trial of TCM. This article briefly reviewed the importance of placebo control and commented on its present situation in clinical trial of TCM. This article also brought up the preliminary proposals of placebo application in TCM clinical trial. We should emphasize scientific placebo preparation and good design of placebo-controlled trial, which are directed by International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use. A good clinical trial project will avoid unnecessary wastes and provide safe and effective treatment for people.

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Treatment of respiratory failure in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with traditional Chinese medicine
Hui-qun Pang, Xu-dong Xiong
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2005, 3 (1): 66-69.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20050121
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Successful use of Zhengwu Decoction in treating eye diseases: Case report
Ya-qin Ru
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2005, 3 (1): 61-62.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20050119
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Tongue conditions and constitution
Tiao-yuan Kuang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (4): 264-264.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040407
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Characteristics of English translation of traditional Chinese medicine
Chuan-yue Niu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (2): 159-160.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040228
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Discussion on necessity of introduction of qualitative research into clinical research of tradictional Chinese medicine
Ya-nan Han, Dong-bo Fu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (5): 330-332.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040504
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Currently, the model of the research evaluation system of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is set up through imitating that of western medicine. The application of quantitative research to TCM does promote the advance of modernization of TCM, which explore the part of TCM that can be measured in quantitative method. However, TCM has a background of profound philosophy and culture. The priority of TCM can not be expressed through quantitative research alone. On the contrary, qualitative research is more suitable to most research area of TCM. In TCM clinical research, the priority of TCM should be fully explored. It is very significant to set up the effectiveness evaluation system of TCM, especially by applying qualitative research to the diagnosis and the evaluation of treatment results and combining quantitative research.

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Progress in research on Ganoderma lucidium spore
Wei Zhang, Yuan-shan Zeng
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (6): 463-465.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040620
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An overview of medicinal plant resource for decreasing blood glucose
Yun Zhu, Jin-rong Liu, Wei Zhang
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (1): 67-68.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040125
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Facts about standardization of herbal medicine: A review
Vandana Garg, Vir Ji Dhar, Anupam Sharma, Rohit Dutt
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2012, 10 (10): 1077-1083.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20121002
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Natural products, either as pure compounds or as standardized plant extracts, provide extensive opportunities for new drug leads because of the unmatched availability of chemical diversity. In contrast to modern medicines, herbal medicines are frequently used to treat chronic diseases. Standardization guarantees the content of one or more active constituents and marker compounds. The plant environment and genetic factors could significantly affect the biochemical components of the plant extract, in which plants are still the most abundant and cost-effective resource for drug innovation. Production of botanical drugs requires genetically uniform monocultures of the source plant in fully standardized conditions, to assure the biochemical consistency and to optimize the safety and efficacy of every crop. The present review article illustrates about the methods for standardization of herbal medicine and how the goal of preparing herbal medicines of consistent quality and effects can be achieved.

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Clinical evaluation of electro-acupuncture on sacral points for urinary urge incontinence
Li-fu Ha, Yue-lai Chen, Yan Liang, Qiao-rong Huang, Yu Cen
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (3): 219-219.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040321
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Treatment of intrahepatic cholestasis with integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine
De-zeng Zhu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (6): 412-414.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040603
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Intrahepatic cholestasis results from the disturbance of the structure and function of bile secretory apparatus in hepatic cells. At present, the mechanism of the disease is still not clearly understood. The currently used Western medicine for liver-protective, cho1agogic and immuno-suppressive treatment are not effective enough. According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, moisture, heat, stasis and toxin are the main factors of the etiology and pathogenesis of the jaundice in patients with intrahepatic cholestasis. Therefore, clearing away heat to drain dampness, cooling blood to remove toxin, activating blood to resolve stasis, soothing liver and invigorating spleen should be adopted in the treatment. In order to increase the therapeutic effects, rational application of traditional Chinese herbs combined with Western medicine should be emphasized in treating the disease under the doctrine of integration of syndrome differentiation and disease differentiation.

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Pharmacological effects and active phytoconstituents of Swietenia mahagoni: A review
Yelaware Puttaswamy Naveen, Gunashekar Divya Rupini, Faiyaz Ahmed, Asna Urooj
Journal of Integrative Medicine    2014, 12 (2): 86-93.   DOI: 10.1016/S2095-4964(14)60018-2
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The usage of Swietenia mahagoni, a popular medicinal plant in India and some African countries, dates back to ancient times for its curative properties in diseases like malaria, diabetes, and diarrhea. It is also used as an anti-pyretic, bitter tonic and astringent. Its pharmacological activities are being widely explored. Although many important groups of phytochemicals have been identified and isolated from various parts of the plant, most of these researches have been focused on seeds. Toxicological studies have established the safety of many of these plant extracts, and found insignificant side effects. Here we present a comprehensive review of all the pharmacological effects and constituent phytochemicals of the plant.

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Effects of kidney-tonifying Chinese herbal medicine on hypothalamic-pituitary gonadotrophic function
Hao Shen, De-pei Cai, Bo-ying Chen
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (1): 53-57.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040120
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Objective: To observe the effects of kidney-tonifying Chinese herbal medicine on the synthesis and secretion of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) and the related neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, and to explore the mechanism of the regulative effect of Chinese herbal medicine on the hypothalamic-pituitary gonadotrophic function. Methods: Female Sprague-Dawley rats during the period of normal adolescent initiation (160-180 g, 1.5 monthes) were randomly divided into three groups. The control group was fed with normal saline and the two experimental groups were fed with Chinese herbal medicine for nourishing yin to reduce fire (Zi Yin Xie Huo, ZYXH) or nourishing kidney to replenish essence (Yi Shen Tian Jing, YSTJ) respectively. The dosage was 5 ml/d for 30 days by gastric gavage. Integrated optic densities of the GnRH and neuropeptide Y (NPY) in medial preoptic area (MPOA), arcuate nucleus (ARC) and median eminence (ME) of hypothalamus were determined by immunohistochemistry method and image processing. The content of GnRH in homogenate of hypothalamus preoptic area was determined by radioimmunoassay (RIA). The releasing amount of monoamine neurotransmitters from medial basal hypothalamus (MBH) was determined by brain slices incubation and high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC). The releasing amount of GnRH and NPY from POA was determined by push-pull perfusion and RIA, and the releasing amount of monoamine neurotransmitters from this site was determined by HPLC.Results: ZYXH could inhibit the synthesis and secretion of GnRH from periodic and tonic secretory centers of GnRH, while YSTJ could stimulate the synthesis and secretion of GnRH from the both secretory centers of GnRH. ZYXH could inhibit the activity of GnRH neurons via diminishing the releasing of norepinephrine (NE) from tonic secretory center of GnRH, increasing the releasing of dopamine (DA) in periodic secretory center of GnRH and increasing the synthesis and releasing of NPY from the both secretory centers of GnRH, it hence inhibited the hypothalamic-pituitary gonadotrophic function. YSTJ could stimulate the activity of GnRH neurons via diminishing the synthesis and releasing of NPY from tonic secretory center of GnRH, it hence promoted the hypothalamic-pituitary gonadotrophic function.Conclusion: Chinese herbal medicine for tonifying the kidney could modulate hypothalamic-pituitary gonadotrophic function via regulating the synthesis and secretion of GnRH and the related neurotransmitters (NE, DA) and neuropeptides (NPY).

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Progress in research on regulation of traditional Chinese medicine on platelet-derived growth factor
Jie Zhang, Lie-ming Xu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (3): 228-230.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040326
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Clinical application of eight-magic-turtle acupuncture technique elucidated through diagrams
Zun-hui Guan, Li-ling Ding, Cui-ping Guo, Jian Ye, Rong Yi
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (2): 141-143.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040221
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Experience of Professor LI Guo-Heng in treating degenerative osteoarthrosis of k nee joint
Fei-yue Li, Xiao-bing Xi, Shi-hua Luo, Tao Liu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2003, 1 (4): 295-295.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20030420
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Status of study about Chinese medicine in protecting cerebral ischemia injury
Ming-hang Wang, Jian-sheng Li, Ke Liu
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2004, 2 (4): 299-300.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20040421
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Study on decomposed recipes of traditional Chinese medicine
Qing Liu, Jian-rong Shi
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2003, 1 (3): 173-176.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20030308
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Objective

To introduce and analyse the present status of research on decomposed recipes of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).


Methods

The relevant literature on the study of the decomposed recipes of TCM in the past five years was collected and analysed.


Results and Conclusion

Studies on the decomposed recipes of TCM have been made from the whole body level to the organ, cell and molecular research level. The pharmacological research in vitro is the main way and quantitative changes of the chemical ingredients have been measured before and after composition. It is very important to combine the modern science and technology in exploring the composing mechanisms of TCM remedies.

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Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing Chinese patent medicines Compound Danshen Dripping Pills and Di’ao Xinxuekang in treating angina pectoris
Ng Cui-shan, Wang Shan-ping, Cheong Jun-long, Wu Yu-dan, Jia Yong-liang, Leung Siu-wai
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2012, 10 (1): 25-34.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20120105
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BACKGROUND: Chinese patent medicines Compound Danshen Dripping Pills (DSP) and Di’ao Xinxuekang (DXK) capsules were both found effective in treating angina pectoris. However, there is no systematic review comparing their efficacy.OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aims to compare the efficacy of DSP and DXK in treating angina pectoris based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing their efficacy.SEARCH STRATEGY: RCT reports published between 1994 and 2011 were retrieved from databases including China Doctoral Dissertations Full-text Database, Chinese Journal Full-text Database, China Master’s Theses Full-text Database, Wanfang Data, Cochrane Library, Excerpta Medica Database, ScienceDirect, MEDLINE (EBSCOhost) and PubMed. The last retrieval was performed on April 7, 2011.INCLUSION CRITERIA: RCT reports comparing the effects of DSP and DXK were included, regardless publishing language.DATA EXTRACTION AND ANALYSIS: Included RCT reports were assessed for their study quality by using the Jadad scale and the Cochrane risk of bias tool. Data including overall effect and electrocardiography (ECG) improvements were extracted from the included RCTs for meta-analysis. The effect sizes based on overall and ECG diagnosis were measured by odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI). Subgroup analysis and sensitivity analysis were also performed.RESULTS: Nine RCT reports with 926 participants were included. Eight were scored 2 and the other one was scored 4 by using the Jadad scale. The OR between DSP and DXK based on overall diagnosis was 2.06 (95% CI: 1.03-4.12; Poverall=0.04). Six out of the nine included RCTs reported ECG data. The OR between DSP and DXK based on the ECG diagnosis was 1.92 (95% CI: 1.23-3.00; PECG =0.004). The OR results were stable under subgroup analysis and sensitivity analysis.CONCLUSION: DSP was consistently more effective than DXK according to meta-analysis, which was verified by subgroup analysis and sensitivity analysis. However, more RCTs of higher quality are needed for further confirmation.

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A neglected master on integrative medicine: Wei-Ju ZHU
Wen-yue Jiang​, Zhao-lin Lu​
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2006, 4 (3): 243-246.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20060304
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Through analyzing the academic ideas in Shanghan Zhinan written by Wei-Ju ZHU, a modern famous physician, it is pointed out that ZHU's achievement on integrative medicine has been overlooked. Taking the theory of syndrome differentiation of six channels from Shanghan Lun as an example, ZHU presumed that the essence of therapeutic theory of traditional Chinese medicine was to conform to or strengthen human body's self-healing and self-regulating abilities. Since Yangqi is the major force in the body to help heal disease when it occurred, ZHU often took measures to strengthen Yang first in treating disease and also was good at using hot-natured herbs, such as Radix aconiti lateralis preparata. ZHU's thoughts on integrative medicine were concerned with etiology, pathology and therapeutics. In addition, ZHU generalized the syndrome differentiation into the theory of five phases and eight principles, and made important contributions to the history of integrative medicine. His thinking will provide valuable revelation for clinical practice and modern research on traditional Chinese medicine.

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Development of international standardization of traditional Chinese medical terminologies: A review of WHO’s second conference on International Classification of Traditional Medicine held in Tokyo
Zhao-guo Li
Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine    2011, 9 (1): 113-115.   DOI: 10.3736/jcim20110119
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