Effect of Triple Puncture at Tianzong (SI 11) as Main Method on Obstinate Tennis
Gu JQ, Shan YH., Shanghai Guanghua Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese
and Western Medicine, Shanghai 200052, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
OBJECTIVE: To compare the therapeutic effects of triple puncture at
Tianzong (SI 11) and routine acupuncture on obstinate tennis elbow.
METHODS: Sixty-two cases were randomly divided into 2 groups. The
treatment group of 32 cases were treated with triple puncture at
Tianzong (SI 11) combined with local points of the elbow, and the
control group of 30 cases were treated with local points of the elbow.
After one therapeutic course, changes of the symptoms and signs
between the two groups were compared. RESULTS: The cured rate of
71.900 in the treatment group was significantly better than 43.3% in
the control group (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Triple puncture combined
with routine acupoint selection therapy has a better therapeutic
effect on obstinate tennis elbow than the routine acopoint selection
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Feb;27(2):109-11.
Hemodialysis with Chinese Herbs of on Platelet Membranous Glycoprotein CD62P in
Patients with Chronic Renal Failure
Wei FN, et al., Department of Renal Diseases, Guangdong
Provincial Hospital of TCM, Guangzhou. email@example.com
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of dialysate contained Chinese herbs
for replenishing qi and activating blood circulation on platelet
membranous glycoprotein CD62P in patients with chronic renal failure
(CRF) undergoing hemodialysis. METHODS: Forty patients underwent
maintaining hemodialysis were randomly assigned to two groups, the
Western medicated group (WMG) and the Chinese herbs group (CHG). The content of
CD62P in all patients was detected by ELISA before and
after hemodialysis. RESULTS: The levels of blood urea nitrogen,
creatinine, potassium, hematocrit, platelet count and carbon dioxide
combining power (CO2CP) as well as the expression of CD62P after
treatment were significantly changed in both groups with significant
difference as compared with those before treatment (both P < 0.05).
And comparison between the two groups in expression of CD62P after
treatment also showed significant difference (P < 0.05). But the
improvement in TCM syndrome between the two groups was insignificantly different
(P > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Hemodialysis with dialysate containing Chinese herbs of
replenishing qi and activating blood
circulation can decrease the expression of platelet membranous
glycoprotein CD62P, which may be associated with the mechanism of
Chinese herbs in treating CRF.
Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 2007 Feb;27(2):106-9.
Investigations of the Anti-Diabetic Effect of Cortex Moutan
Lau CH, et al., Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese
University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New territories, Hong Kong, China.
Cortex Moutan (CM, root bark of Paeonia suffruticosa Andr.) is one of
the common herbs found in anti-diabetic traditional Chinese medicine
formulae. To study the potential anti-diabetic mechanisms of CM, four
in vitro models (intestinal brush border membrane vesicles (BBMV), rat
hepatoma cell line H4IIE, human skin fibroblasts cell line Hs68 and
mouse adipocytes 3T3-L1) were used. CM showed significant in vitro
anti-diabetic effects by inhibiting glucose uptake of BBMV and
enhancing glucose uptake into Hs68 and 3T3-L1 cells. Using
bioassay-guided fractionation, paeonol was confirmed to be one of the
active constituents for inhibiting BBMV glucose uptake. With
neonatal-streptozotocin diabetic rats, paeonol (200 and 400mg/kgbody
wt.) was found to improve oral glucose tolerance in vivo. To the best
of our knowledge, this is the first report on the anti-diabetic effect
Phytomedicine. 2007 Feb 11;