11 traditional Chinese therapies that will weird you out
A number of mysterious therapies have surfaced in recent years as people have strayed from the typical herbal remedies and cupping procedures to seek out alternative "cure-all" treatments. We've taken a look at some of the more baffling out-of-the-box ... Read more on Shanghaiist
Do herbal medicines improve our health?
... remedies may be effective in treating asthma. An analysis of 17 randomised controlled trials into the use of herbal preparations in asthma (Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine) found a significant improvement in more than half of the trials. The herbs ... Read more on The Guardian
Is It Time to Take Chinese Medicine More Seriously?
Well, I finally listened to the entire show and it was a horrifying hour-long paean to pre-scientific nonsense like qi, acupuncture and herbal remedies of dubious efficacy. I finally had enough when an actual physician from our flagship state ... Read more on WNPR News
On October 3rd, 2012, Dr. Yung Chi (Tommy) Cheng, Henry Bronson Professor of Pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine and the former Program Director of Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, presented "Mining Ancient Chinese Herbs for Cutting-Edge Therapies" at UCLA. He shared his insights on searching for innovative therapies from ancient Chinese herbs.
Professor Cheng is internationally renowned for his significant role in the advancement of pharmacology and exceptional contributions to herbal medicine research. He also founded PhytoCeutica, Inc., a biotech company specializing in the development of traditional Chinese medicine and FDA-approved prescription drugs for the treatment of cancer, and co-founded Achillion Pharmaceuticals, a company striving to further improve the existing antiviral compounds for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B. His extensive training and background in pharmacology has led him to the invention of multiple drugs that are routinely used for the treatment of cancer, hepatitis B, and HIV/AIDS—relieving the suffering of millions of people.
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