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Fructus Arctii for Sore Throat and Skin Rashes

[Name] Fructus Arctii, Arctium lappa [Chinese Name] Niu Bang Zi [Parts Used and Preparation] Fruits [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent, bitter; cold [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Stomach [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb may detoxify and relieve rashes and … Continue reading

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Peppermint for Flu, Common Cold, and Headaches

[Name] Peppermint, Herba Menthae [Chinese Name] Bo He [Parts Used and Preparation] The whole herb [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent; cool [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Liver [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can dispel the pathogenic wind-heat factors. It … Continue reading

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Dahurian Angelica Root for Common Cold, Skin Inflammation, and Pain

[Name] Dahurian Angelica Root, Radix Angelicae Dahuricae [Chinese Name] Bai Zhi [Parts Used and Preparation] Roots [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent; warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Stomach [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb may relieve the exterior symptoms and … Continue reading

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Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture Books

Introductions How to Use Herbs in Chinese Medicine: The Basics and Practical Guides How to Use Cupping Therapy and Moxibustion for Natural Healing Herbal Recipes for Obesity and Weight Loss Chinese Diet Recipes for Healthy Weight Loss Classical and Patent … Continue reading

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What is Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is a preventive and therapeutic technique in Chinese medicine. It may also be beneficial for health promotion purposes. It is used to adjust the flow of qi and blood in local areas using a jar to attach to … Continue reading

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Skin Disorders, Skinomics and Microarray Studies

The new field of “skinomics” refers to the use of systems biology and “omics” approaches in the studies of the skin and dermatology. For example, high-through put (HTP) methods such as microarrays have been applied to identify biomarkers including transcriptional … Continue reading

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Systems Biomarkers and Skin Diseases

With the development of systems biology, bioinformatics, ‘omics’ studies, more and more discoveries are made in the disorders including cardiovascular diseases and cancer. However, although sometimes ignored, other common illnesses with high incidences including skin diseases also need more assessments … Continue reading

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Psychoneuroimmunology, Stress Responses, and Chronic Inflammation

The interactions between the nervous and immune systems have been associated with psychosocial stress, peripheral inflammation, and chronic diseases (Liezmann et al., 2012; Peters et al., 2012). The concept of “inflammaging” refers to the premature aging with a pro-inflammatory condition … Continue reading

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Stress, Skin Disorders, and Psychoneuroimmunology

With a history of about 30 years, psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) studies the interactions among psychological activities, the nervous system, and the immune system. In the area of dermatology, many dermatologic diseases have been found to be related to mental and psychological … Continue reading

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