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Chinese herbal medicines for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome PCOS

Japanese doctors use Chinese herbal medicine to treat infertility

Dr. Takahisa Ushiroyama and colleagues at Osaka Medical College in Japan conducted a trial of treating polycystic ovary syndrome and non-polycystic ovary syndrome with herbal medicine. The medicine is Unkei-to (Chinese name Wen-Jing-Tang), which combines 12 herbal drugs, including ginseng, cinnamon bark, angelica root, evodia fruit and ginger stem. One hundred women participated in the experiment. Fifty-two of these women were given a daily dosage of 7.5 gram Unkei-to while the other women remained untreated. The study shows that more than half of the women treated with Unkei-to saw improvement in their menstrual cycle and successful ovulation. It is further discovered that the treatment can reduce the levels of luteinizing hormone (LH), a symptom characteristic of polycystic ovary syndrome. Still, the mechanism of the treatment remains unclear.

More on PCOS and acupuncture

IVF and acupuncture :: vitalis.co.nz

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Chinese medicine eases dementia

Chinese medicine is helpful to dementia patients. Japanese researchers have conducted a trial of a herbal formula  to test the benefits of Chinese Herbal Medicine Baweidihuang.

They found out that the Chinese herbal formula has improved cognitive function significantly. The Activities of Daily Livings score also significantly improved.

The placebo group showed no significant change.

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The abstract of the study can be found here.

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Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of allergic rhinitis

Ingenta: article summary — Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis: a randomized-controlled clinical trial

World Health Organisation: “Acupuncture is more effective than antihistamine drugs in the treatment of allergic rhinitis

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Chinese medicine & SARS: HK researchers

Read the article on Xinhuanet

Hong Kong Baptist University announced here Thursday that traditional Chinese medicine with herbs can help patients with SARS sequelae.