Lu Xinhua looks like somebody’s aunt. Her short, wavy black hair, freckles and sweater set give her a kindly demeanour. So I did not mind when she took my wrist with three fingers the other day at lunch. “You have had a cold recently, haven’t you?” she says after a moment. “You tire easily,” she […]

Acupuncture and strengthening exercises help relieve pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy and are effective complements to standard treatment, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. Acupuncture was superior to stabilising exercises in this study. Pelvic girdle pain is a common complaint among pregnant women worldwide. Read the study here. You may also be interested […]

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 […]

ELEANOR HALL: Now to the new face of emergency medicine in Australia. In a radical departure from accepted hospital practice across the nation, the Emergency Department at the Northern Hospital in Melbourne is incorporating ancient techniques into its new approach to care. When patients arrive at casualty, they will now be treated with acupuncture to […]

March 2, 2005 A combination of Chinese medicine and conventional in-vitro fertilisation treatment is showing promising results in helping infertile couples, reports Hester Lacey -The Independent Read the story here To read more about fertility and acupuncture on vitalis.co.nz IVF and acupuncture :: vitalis.co.nz

I dug out this picture from my archives. This is me and my good friend Dr. John on the graduation day in the University of Chinese medicine in Beijing.

NEW YORK – Since Merck’s Vioxx was pulled from the market for increasingthe risk of heart attack and stroke in a long-term study, there has beenheated debate over whether other, similar medicines, such as Pfizer’sCelebrex and Bextra, carry similar risks. Pfizer issued a press release this morning saying that Celebrex also seemsto have increased the […]

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. […]