Ruth Bader Ginsburg clearly showing toxic effects of “chemo brain” … unable to think clearly, takes LONG pauses during conversations

No decent human being should get their kicks from taking pot shots at someone who has had to battle cancer, especially when the person in question is 84 years old. Nonetheless, when that person is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and is clearly exhibiting Continue Reading

Major side effects from popular medicines: Beta-blockers and painkillers found to double risk of stroke

Every two seconds, someone somewhere is having a stroke, and the cause isn’t always what you’re told. A stroke is when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Most strokes (80 percent) that occur are ischemic strokes, where the Continue Reading

MEASURED: Acupuncture effects on uric acid in the blood, gout and hyperuricemia; renal health implications

A team of researchers from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine looked at the effects of acupuncture on uric acid in the blood, gout, and hyperuricemia. The results of their study were published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The research team randomly divided fifty rats into five groups – blank, model, Continue Reading

Clinical trial evaluates effects of combining Western medication with Traditional Chinese Medicine preparations in patients with chronic heart failure

A study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine has found that adding Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to Western medication may improve the quality of life of people with chronic heart failure. Researchers gathered 340 patients for the multicenter clinical trial. The participants’ age ranged from 40 to 79 years, Continue Reading

Analysis of the effects of acupuncture on depression, based on a study of chronically stressed rat pituitary glands

Researchers from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Beijing Technology And Business University discovered that acupuncture can be used to treat depression at a molecular level. For their study, the investigative team utilized 48 rats that they divided into four groups, with one serving as the control group. The Continue Reading

Examining the effects on glucose tolerance from muscle-damaging “high intensity” exercise

A new study that has been published in an issue of the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine seeks to identify the gravity of muscle damage and blood glucose responses in people engaging in high-intensity exercise. This was done via an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) after eccentric training of Continue Reading

Evaluation of the effects of music therapy derived from TCM’s five elements on post-stroke depression patients

A new study that was published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine seeks to analyze the effectiveness of five-phase music therapy in patients suffering from depression after having ischemic stroke. The study was conducted by grouping a total of 92 patients with post-stroke depression into the control group (32 cases), treatment Continue Reading

Body composition effects of short-term fasting using lemon and honey

A multi-institutional team of researchers evaluated the short-term impact of honey and lemon on fasting. The study authors recruited 50 healthy participants between the ages of 18 to 29. Pre- and post-experiment body composition assessments were done using TANITA body composition analyzers SC-330, while lipid profiles were measured through BA-4545 Continue Reading

Classic Ayurvedic formulation effects on antidiabetic activity, obesity

During an investigation of the Ayurvedic formulation Chandraprabha vati (CPV) on rats with induced diabetes, Indian researchers determined that the herbal medicine achieved comparable results as metformin – a first-line medication for type-2 diabetes – on reducing hyperglycemia and lipid profile alterations associated with the disease. The study was undertaken by the Continue Reading

Randomized controlled trial to compare the effects of treating pediatric asthma with Traditional Chinese Medicine versus salbutamol and montelukast

A randomized controlled trial compared the efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) prescriptions to salbutamol and montelukast in the improvement of asthma control, mitigating asthma attacks, and enhancing the quality of life among pediatric asthma patients. The results showed that TCM prescriptions achieved better symptom control (SC) in children who have asthma. The researchers Continue Reading

Probiotics found to offset the detrimental effects of stress on the immune system

Given stress is bad for health while probiotics are good for the gut, Argentinean researchers decide to determine whether or not the latter can offset the former. Their experiment on stressed mice revealed that probiotic supplements could boost the immune system of the gut against infection. Stress conditions disrupt the natural balance of Continue Reading