6 Pressure points to activate for a good night’s sleep

Acupressure is a traditional Chinese practice that is often used to address minor health complaints. It’s even used to relieve sleep disorders like insomnia. If you are having trouble sleeping, try activating the six acupressure points listed below for better sleep. Acupressure and qi Some studies show that acupressure can be used as an alternative treatment for sleep disorders. Acupressure was developed to … Continue reading 6 Pressure points to activate for a good night’s sleep

Compound in TCM herbs can stop inflammation and cell destruction caused by devastating bacterial toxin

Herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are abundant sources of bioactive compounds with beneficial pharmacological properties. For instance, Panax ginseng, also known as Asian ginseng, is a source of powerful ginsenosides that have anti-tumor, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Cinnamomum cassia, or Chinese cinnamon, contains cinnamaldehyde that has antibacterial, antifungal and antidiabetic properties. In a recent study, researchers at Jilin University in China explored … Continue reading Compound in TCM herbs can stop inflammation and cell destruction caused by devastating bacterial toxin

Exploring the anti-cancer potential of T33, a newly-developed TCM

In this study, Taiwanese researchers investigated the effects of a new Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) formula, T33, on breast cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Their findings were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women worldwide.Although TCM is commonly used by breast … Continue reading Exploring the anti-cancer potential of T33, a newly-developed TCM

How can TCM help with mild cognitive impairment?

In this article, researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia evaluated clinical evidence for various Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) used to treat mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Their review was published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. It is estimated that MCI affects six to 12 percent of the population. Early treatment, however, … Continue reading How can TCM help with mild cognitive impairment?

Black ginseng found to protect against lung injury caused by particulate matter

Ginseng is a popular herb used to improve immune function and address sexual dysfunction. It refers to the root of any species belonging to the genus Panax that is used in traditional medicine. P. ginseng, also known as Asian ginseng or Korean ginseng, is one of the most commonly used ginseng varieties. Depending on how they are processed, the roots … Continue reading Black ginseng found to protect against lung injury caused by particulate matter

The therapeutic effects of ginseng against Alzheimer’s disease

Panax ginseng, commonly known as Asian ginseng or Korean ginseng, is one of the most widely used and extensively studied species of ginseng. Sometimes referred to as the “true ginseng,” Asian ginseng has been a staple herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is still used today to boost immunity, increase strength and blood volume, lower blood … Continue reading The therapeutic effects of ginseng against Alzheimer’s disease

Beneficial effects of black ginseng against particulate matter-induced lung damage

In this study, South Korean researchers investigated the effects of black ginseng extract (BGE) against particulate matter (PM)-induced lung endothelial cell barrier disruption and pulmonary inflammation. Their findings were published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. Inhalation of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is linked to pulmonary injury caused by the loss of vascular barrier integrity.According to … Continue reading Beneficial effects of black ginseng against particulate matter-induced lung damage

Traditional Chinese medicine as a complementary treatment for mild and serious diseases

A recent study by researchers at the China Medical University in Taiwan and the University of Chicago discussed Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its application in the treatment of acute and critical medical conditions. In developed nations as well as in many Eastern countries, modern medications developed in the West are routinely used for clinical treatments while traditional medicines are only used by a … Continue reading Traditional Chinese medicine as a complementary treatment for mild and serious diseases

Active compound of “Dragon’s Blood” resin found to suppress yeast infections

Candida albicans is a yeast that’s part of the human body’s natural microflora. It can be found in the gastrointestinal tract, the mouth and the vagina. Under normal conditions, C. albicans doesn’t cause any problems or health issues; however, if the environment it lives in changes in a way that’s conducive to fungal growth, C. albicans can start multiplying uncontrollably and cause … Continue reading Active compound of “Dragon’s Blood” resin found to suppress yeast infections

Scientists identify 13 flavonoids from traditional Chinese medicine with powerful antidiabetic properties

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders marked by chronically high blood sugar levels. High blood sugar is a condition that happens when the body is unable to produce enough insulin to meet its needs. Approximately four percent of people around the world suffer from diabetes. The management of diabetes symptoms is important due the high … Continue reading Scientists identify 13 flavonoids from traditional Chinese medicine with powerful antidiabetic properties