International Journal of Chinese Medicine

Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2021

  • Effect of a Herbal Formula Song Zhi Wan on Non-alcoholic Fatty liver Disease in Obese Mice

    Danny Ka-Ho Wong, Saisai Zhang, Gerald Wong, Ching Yan Serene Cheng, Regina Cheuk-Lam Lo, Fen Liu, Lung-Yi Mak, Peng Xiao, Wai-Kay Seto, Man Fung Yuen

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2021
    Pages: 22-28
    Received: 29 March 2021
    Accepted: 14 April 2021
    Published: 26 April 2021
    Abstract: Background: Effective treatment against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is lacking. Song Zhi Wan (SZW), a Chinese formulation medicine comprising eight herbal ingredients, has been demonstrated to confer a liver protective effect in chronic hepatitis C patients. We aimed to investigate the effect of SZW on NAFLD using a high-fat diet (HFD... Show More
  • Acupuncture in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries: Mobilization of Potential Neuroprogenitors and Clinical Outcome in a Case Series

    Mingyuan Wu, Sonja Moldenhauer, Matthias Duetsch, Thomas Scheffel, Rainer Hellweg, Andreas Holloschi, Frank Rainer Abel, Wei Han, Anja Moldenhauer

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2021
    Pages: 29-37
    Received: 11 May 2021
    Accepted: 26 May 2021
    Published: 4 June 2021
    Abstract: Background: Spinal cord injuries (SCI) often lead to devastating loss of neurological functions. Among other therapeutic methods, acupuncture is applied to support recovery. In former studies with healthy volunteers, we demonstrated an acupuncture-induced mobilization of potential neuroprogenitors. We hypothesized that this might also occur in pati... Show More