Amentoflavone from Chinese medicinal herbs protects against cell-disrupting bacterial toxin.Using A549 human lung epithelial cells, the researchers tested the effect of AMF on PLY-induced hemolysis and cytotoxicity in vitro.
TCM as it is taught and practiced today was invented by a group of traditional Chinese doctors in the 1950s under orders from Mao to create a medicine that is easy to teach, easy to learn and cheap.
A systematic review and meta-analysis published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine revealed that tai chi is an effective practice to improve balance, reducing the risk of falls in at-risk and frail individuals.
The study, which took place at the National University of Singapore, found that consuming mushrooms—and yes, that includes white button mushrooms—more than twice a week is associated with a lower risk of cognitive problems such as mild memory loss and language difficulties in older adults.1 These results are based on an investigation that included 663 Chinese men and women, all of whom were at least 60 years old.
According to the Aculief website it works by applying pressure to 'the L14 acupressure point located on your hand between the thumb and forefinger', before adding that 'has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine to provide relief of headaches'.
Two vital discoveries revealed the connections among sex, longevity, and tonics: Vital-essence (semen and hormones) which promotes vitality and retards aging; and vital-essence which can be nurtured with certain herbs found in nature and preserved by practicing the Way of Yin and Yang .
15 It also offers antiviral and antibacterial abilities that may work against the following pathogens: 16 Other properties attributed to Chinese skullcap include: 17 There have been some animal studies suggesting that Chinese skullcap may be effective in alleviating symptoms of diabetes and hypertension or high blood pressure, but more research is needed to see if humans can reap these benefits, too.
The study, which was conducted at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, found that developing type 2 diabetes before the age of 40 may be associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for both physical and mental illness later in life.1 These results are based on an investigation that included more than 400,000 men and women with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
Reflexology is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that works by applying pressure to specific healing points in the body that are linked to certain vital organs. Breathe easy with this list of reflexology points to bring you quick relief from seasonal allergies: Balls of the toes.
And speaking of the cognitive benefits of dancing, a new study at Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in China showed that mind-body activities, such as dancing, tai chi, and yoga, can strengthen certain mental abilities.2 The focus was on global cognition, which involves planning, decision-making, and other aspects of executive function.