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Studies on the psychosomatic functioning of Ill-health according to Eastern and Western medicine 7. Psychoimmuno-endocrinological changes induced by Kampo medication and Relaxation Training

Studies on the psychosomatic functioning of Ill-health according to Eastern and Western medicine 7. Psychoimmuno-endocrinological changes induced by Kampo medication and Relaxation Training Masashi Takeichi Abstract: Using the anxiety-affinitive constitution index (AACI) that we created, we measured the degree of the anxiety-affinitive constitution as an equivalent of ill-health for the study of psychoimmuno-endrocrinological changes induced […]

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Laser Acupuncture for Adolescent Smokers—A Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Trial

Laser Acupuncture for Adolescent Smokers—A Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Trial Cai Yiming Abstract: A double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of laser acupuncture treatment in adolescent smokers. Three hundred and thirty adolescent smokers at the Smoking Cessation Clinic of Child Guidance Clinic, Institute of Health, Singapore, were randomly assigned in […]

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Data compression for arterial pulse waveform

Data compression for arterial pulse waveform Wen-Shiung Chen Abstract: The arterial pulse possesses important clinical information in traditional Chinese medicine. It is usually recorded for a long period of time in the applications of telemedicine and PACS systems. Due to the huge amount of data, by recognizing the strong correlation between successive beat patterns in […]

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Hepatoprotective Effects of Arctium Lappa on Carbon Tetrachloride- and Acetaminophen-Induced Liver Damage

Hepatoprotective Effects of Arctium Lappa on Carbon Tetrachloride- and Acetaminophen-Induced Liver Damage Song-chow Lin Abstract: The root of Arctium lappa Linne (A. lappa) (Compositae), a perennial herb, has been cultivated for a long time as a popular vegetable. In order to investigate the hepatoprotective effects of A. lappa, male ICR mice were injected with carbon […]

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Modulation of germination and growth of plants by meditation

Modulation of germination and growth of plants by meditation Max Haid Abstract: So called primitive peoples of the world share a philosophy that human interaction via ceremony or ritual can affect the natural world. Is it possible to affect the germination and growth of plants by imbuing them with an intent to stimulate or inhibit […]

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Effects of Ginsenoside Rb2 and Rc on Inferior Human Sperm Motility In Vitro

Effects of Ginsenoside Rb2 and Rc on Inferior Human Sperm Motility In Vitro Jung-Chou Chen (Accepted for publication June 6, 2000) Abstract: The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of two constituents of Panax notoginseng flower extract, Ginsenoside Rb2 and Rc, on human sperm motility and progression in vitro. Semen samples were […]

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Effects of Red Ginseng upon Vascular Endothelial Function in Patients with Essential Hypertension

Effects of Red Ginseng upon Vascular Endothelial Function in Patients with Essential Hypertension Jidong Sung Abstract: This study is to estimate the effect of Korean red ginseng on vascular endothelial cell dysfunction in patients with hypertension. Seventeen patients with hypertension who were divided into ginseng-treated (7) and non-treated (10) groups and 10 normotensive subjects were […]

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Enhanced Expression of Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase by Juzen-Taiho-To in LPS-Activated RAW264.7 Cells, a Murine Macrophage Cell Line

Enhanced Expression of Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase by Juzen-Taiho-To in LPS-Activated RAW264.7 Cells, a Murine Macrophage Cell Line Hiroshi Kawamata Abstract: We have investigated the effect of Juzen-taiho-to (TJ-48) on inducible NO synthase (iNOS) expression and nitric oxide (NO) production in RAW264.7 cells, a murine macrophage cell line. TJ-48-lipopolysaccharide (LPS) combination induced iNOS mRNA expression […]

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Acute toxicity of various oral doses of dried Nerium oleander leaves in sheep

Acute toxicity of various oral doses of dried Nerium oleander leaves in sheep S.E.I. Adam Abstract: The acute toxicity of dried Nerium oleander leaves to Najdi sheep is described in 12 sheep assigned as untreated controls, N. oleander-treated once at 1 and 0.25 g/kg body weight and N. oleander-treated daily at 0.06 g/kg body weight […]

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Chronotherapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chronotherapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine Noah Samuels Abstract: The circadian rhythm of illness has been emphasized for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), using this knowledge to schedule therapies such as acupuncture during appropriate hours of the day. This paper reviews the time periods (two hour segments) that apply to each organ system […]