Medicine, Chinese Traditional: A system of traditional medicine which is based on the beliefs and practices of the Chinese culture.Drugs, Chinese Herbal: Chinese herbal or plant extracts which are used as drugs to treat diseases or promote general well-being. The concept does not include synthesized compounds manufactured in China.Qi: The vital life force in the body, supposedly able to be regulated by acupuncture. It corresponds roughly to the Greek pneuma, the Latin spiritus, and the ancient Indian prana. The concept of life-breath or vital energy was formulated as an indication of the awareness of man, originally directed externally toward nature or society but later turned inward to the self or life within. (From Comparison between Concepts of Life-Breath in East and West, 15th International Symposium on the Comparative History of Medicine - East and West, August 26-September 3, 1990, Shizuoka, Japan, pp. ix-x)Yin-Yang: In Chinese philosophy and religion, two principles, one negative, dark, and feminine (yin) and one positive, bright, and masculine (yang), from whose interaction all things are produced and all things are dissolved. As a concept the two polar elements referred originally to the shady and sunny sides of a valley or a hill but it developed into the relationship of any contrasting pair: those specified above (female-male, etc.) as well as cold-hot, wet-dry, weak-strong, etc. It is not a distinct system of thought by itself but permeates Chinese life and thought. A balance of yin and yang is essential to health. A deficiency of either principle can manifest as disease. (Encyclopedia Americana)Phytotherapy: Use of plants or herbs to treat diseases or to alleviate pain.Yin Deficiency: In the YIN-YANG system of philosophy and medicine, an insufficiency of body fluid (called yinxu), manifesting often as irritability, thirst, constipation, etc. (The Pinyin Chinese-English Dictionary, 1979).Yang Deficiency: In the YIN-YANG system of philosophy and medicine, a lack of vital energy (called yangxu in Chinese). It manifests itself in various systemic and organic diseases. (The Pinyin Chinese-English Dictionary, 1979)Materia Medica: Materials or substances used in the composition of traditional medical remedies. The use of this term in MeSH was formerly restricted to historical articles or those concerned with traditional medicine, but it can also refer to homeopathic remedies. Nosodes are specific types of homeopathic remedies prepared from causal agents or disease products.Acupuncture Therapy: Treatment of disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians. The placement varies with the disease being treated. It is sometimes used in conjunction with heat, moxibustion, acupressure, or electric stimulation.Ligusticum: A plant genus of the family APIACEAE.Paeonia: A plant genus of the family Paeoniaceae, order Dilleniales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida. These perennial herbs are up to 2 m (6') tall. Leaves are alternate and are divided into three lobes, each lobe being further divided into three smaller lobes. The large flowers are symmetrical, bisexual, have 5 sepals, 5 petals (sometimes 10), and many stamens.Herbal Medicine: The study of medicines derived from botanical sources.Salvia miltiorrhiza: A plant species which is known as an Oriental traditional medicinal plant.Acupuncture: The occupational discipline of the traditional Chinese methods of ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY for treating disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians.Western World: A historical and cultural entity dispersed across the wide geographical area of Europe, as opposed to the East, Asia, and Africa. The term was used by scholars through the late medieval period. Thereafter, with the impact of colonialism and the transmission of cultures, Western World was sometimes expanded to include the Americas. (Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)China: A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.Plants, Medicinal: Plants whose roots, leaves, seeds, bark, or other constituent parts possess therapeutic, tonic, purgative, curative or other pharmacologic attributes, when administered to man or animals.Medicine, Kampo: System of herbal medicine practiced in Japan by both herbalists and practitioners of modern medicine. Kampo originated in China and is based on Chinese herbal medicine (MEDICINE, CHINESE TRADITIONAL).Rheum: A plant genus of the family POLYGONACEAE. Members contain chrysophanic acid, rhein, EMODIN, and other ANTHRAQUINONES. The roots were formerly used as PURGATIVES.Plant Extracts: Concentrated pharmaceutical preparations of plants obtained by removing active constituents with a suitable solvent, which is evaporated away, and adjusting the residue to a prescribed standard.Ephedra: A plant genus of the family Ephedraceae, order Ephedrales, class Gnetopsida, division Gnetophyta.Atractylodes: A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE. Members contain hinesol and atractylon. Atractylodes rhizome is Byaku-jutsu. A. lancea rhizome is So-jutsu.Epimedium: A plant genus of the family BERBERIDACEAE which is used in DRUGS, CHINESE HERBAL. Members contain flavonol glycosides including epimedins, icariin and noricariin.Lonicera: A plant genus of the family CAPRIFOLIACEAE. Members contain iridoid glucosides.Acupuncture Points: Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.Glycyrrhiza uralensis: A plant species of the family FABACEAE.Cordyceps: A genus of ascomycetous fungi (ASCOMYCOTA), family Clavicipitaceae, order HYPOCREALES, that grows by infecting insect larvae or mature insects with spores that germinate often before the cocoon is formed.Astragalus Plant: A plant genus in the family FABACEAE, subfamily Papilionaceae, order Fabales, subclass Rosidae. Many of the species are associated with poisoning of grazing animals. Some of the species are used medicinally.Panax notoginseng: A plant species of the genus PANAX. It contains damarane-type tetracyclic TRITERPENES. The common names of Sanchi or Tienchi are also used for Panax pseudoginseng which is distinguished in containing oleanane-type pentacyclic triterpenoids.PhenanthrenesAngelica sinensis: A plant species of the family APIACEAE that is the source of dong quai.Moxibustion: The burning of a small, thimble sized, smoldering plug of dried leaves on the SKIN at an ACUPUNCTURE point. Usually the plugs contain leaves of MUGWORT or moxa.Reishi: A mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum, of the POLYPORALES order of basidiomycetous fungi. It has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine in various forms.Bufanolides: Cyclopentanophenanthrenes with a 6-membered lactone ring attached at the 17-position and SUGARS attached at the 3-position. They are found in BUFONIDAE and often possess cardiotonic properties.Rhizome: Root-like underground horizontal stem of plants that produces shoots above and roots below. Distinguished from true roots which don't have buds and nodes. Similar to true roots in being underground and thickened by storage deposits.Panax: An araliaceous genus of plants that contains a number of pharmacologically active agents used as stimulants, sedatives, and tonics, especially in traditional medicine. Sometimes confused with Siberian ginseng (ELEUTHEROCOCCUS).Isatis: A plant genus of the family BRASSICACEAE that is an ingredient of the preparation PC-SPES that is used to treat PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA.Strychnos nux-vomica: A plant genus of the genus STRYCHNOS, family LOGANIACEAE that is the source of STRYCHNINE.African Americans: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.TriterpenesHistory, 16th Century: Time period from 1501 through 1600 of the common era.Amphibian Venoms: Venoms produced by frogs, toads, salamanders, etc. The venom glands are usually on the skin of the back and contain cardiotoxic glycosides, cholinolytics, and a number of other bioactive materials, many of which have been characterized. The venoms have been used as arrow poisons and include bufogenin, bufotoxin, bufagin, bufotalin, histrionicotoxins, and pumiliotoxin.Complementary Therapies: Therapeutic practices which are not currently considered an integral part of conventional allopathic medical practice. They may lack biomedical explanations but as they become better researched some (PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES; DIET; ACUPUNCTURE) become widely accepted whereas others (humors, radium therapy) quietly fade away, yet are important historical footnotes. Therapies are termed as Complementary when used in addition to conventional treatments and as Alternative when used instead of conventional treatment.Magnolia: A plant genus of the family MAGNOLIACEAE. The germacranolide sesquiterpene lactones costunolide, parthenolide, and costunolide diepoxide have been isolated from the leaves. Bark contains honokiol and magnolol. Parts are an ingredient of Banxia Houpo Tang.Philosophy, MedicalHerb-Drug Interactions: The effect of herbs, other PLANTS, or PLANT EXTRACTS on the activity, metabolism, or toxicity of drugs.Cheilitis: Inflammation of the lips. It is of various etiologies and degrees of pathology.Glycyrrhiza: A genus of leguminous herbs or shrubs whose roots yield GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID and its derivative, CARBENOXOLONE.GlucosidesAsarum: A plant genus of the family ARISTOLOCHIACEAE which was used medicinally by North American Indians. The common name of 'snakeroot' is also used for many other plants, including SANICULA; or ARISTOLOCHIA; or Polygala.Fruiting Bodies, Fungal: The fruiting 'heads' or 'caps' of FUNGI, which as a food item are familiarly known as MUSHROOMS, that contain the FUNGAL SPORES.Illicium: A plant genus of the family Illiciaceae, order Illiciales, subclass Magnoliidae, class Magnoliopsida. They have evergreen, aromatic leaves and bisexual flowers. The female portion of the flower consists of 7 to 15 carpels.Nature: The system of all phenomena in space and time; the totality of physical reality. It is both a scientific and philosophic concept appearing in all historic eras. (Webster 2d; Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)Scutellaria baicalensis: A plant species of the genus SCUTELLARIA, family LAMIACEAE, that contains skullcapflavone and is used in CHINESE HERBAL DRUGS.Morus: A plant genus of the family MORACEAE that is widely planted for shade.Diterpenes: Twenty-carbon compounds derived from MEVALONIC ACID or deoxyxylulose phosphate.Diterpenes, Abietane: A group of DITERPENES cyclized into 3-ring PHENANTHRENES.Trichosanthes: A plant species of the family CUCURBITACEAE that is a source of TRICHOSANTHIN (a ribosomal inhibitory protein).Medicine, East Asian Traditional: Medical practice or discipline that is based on the knowledge, cultures, and beliefs of the people in EAST ASIA.Quality Control: A system for verifying and maintaining a desired level of quality in a product or process by careful planning, use of proper equipment, continued inspection, and corrective action as required. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Andrology: A scientific or medical discipline concerning the study of male reproductive biology, diseases of the male genital organs, and male infertility. Major areas of interest include ENDOCRINOLOGY; SPERMATOGENESIS; semen analysis; FERTILIZATION; CONTRACEPTION; and CRYOPRESERVATION.Rhodiola: A plant genus of the family CRASSULACEAE. Members contain rhodioloside. This roseroot is unrelated to the familiar rose (ROSA). Some species in this genus are called stonecrop which is also a common name for SEDUM.Evidence-Based Medicine: An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)TaiwanBerberine: An alkaloid from Hydrastis canadensis L., Berberidaceae. It is also found in many other plants. It is relatively toxic parenterally, but has been used orally for various parasitic and fungal infections and as antidiarrheal.Plant Preparations: Material prepared from plants.Scutellaria: A plant genus of the family LAMIACEAE used in folk medicine as a nervine.Iridoids: A type of MONOTERPENES, derived from geraniol. They have the general form of cyclopentanopyran, but in some cases, one of the rings is broken as in the case of secoiridoid. They are different from the similarly named iridals (TRITERPENES).Naturopathy: A drugless system of therapy, making use of physical forces such as air, light, water, heat, massage. Treatments are often diet- and nutrition-oriented with attention given to the patient's personal history and lifestyle. (From Cassileth, Alternative Medicine Handbook, 1998, p329)Heterocyclic Compounds, 2-Ring: A class of organic compounds containing two ring structures, one of which is made up of more than one kind of atom, usually carbon plus another atom. The heterocycle may be either aromatic or nonaromatic.Epoxy Compounds: Organic compounds that include a cyclic ether with three ring atoms in their structure. They are commonly used as precursors for POLYMERS such as EPOXY RESINS.Combretaceae: A plant family of the order Myrtales, subclass Rosidae, class Magnoliopsida. They are mostly trees and shrubs growing in warm areas.Individualized Medicine: Therapeutic approach tailoring therapy for genetically defined subgroups of patients.Schisandra: A plant genus of the family SCHISANDRACEAE. Members contain schisandrins (Russian) which are also called gomisins (Japanese) or wuweizins (Chinese). The compounds in this genus are very similar to those in the related KADSURA and medicinal usage is very similar. It is sometimes adulterated with KADSURA.Saponins: A type of glycoside widely distributed in plants. Each consists of a sapogenin as the aglycone moiety, and a sugar. The sapogenin may be a steroid or a triterpene and the sugar may be glucose, galactose, a pentose, or a methylpentose.Benzylisoquinolines: ISOQUINOLINES with a benzyl substituent.Alkaloids: Organic nitrogenous bases. Many alkaloids of medical importance occur in the animal and vegetable kingdoms, and some have been synthesized. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Hong Kong: The former British crown colony located off the southeast coast of China, comprised of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and New Territories. The three sites were ceded to the British by the Chinese respectively in 1841, 1860, and 1898. Hong Kong reverted to China in July 1997. The name represents the Cantonese pronunciation of the Chinese xianggang, fragrant port, from xiang, perfume and gang, port or harbor, with reference to its currents sweetened by fresh water from a river west of it.Internal Medicine: A medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the internal organ systems of adults.Aporphines: Dibenzoquinolines derived in plants from (S)-reticuline (BENZYLISOQUINOLINES).Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid: Liquid chromatographic techniques which feature high inlet pressures, high sensitivity, and high speed.Ginsenosides: Dammarane type triterpene saponins based mainly on the aglycones, protopanaxadiol and protopanaxatriol.Medicine, Traditional: Systems of medicine based on cultural beliefs and practices handed down from generation to generation. The concept includes mystical and magical rituals (SPIRITUAL THERAPIES); PHYTOTHERAPY; and other treatments which may not be explained by modern medicine.Tablets: Solid dosage forms, of varying weight, size, and shape, which may be molded or compressed, and which contain a medicinal substance in pure or diluted form. (Dorland, 28th ed)Nuclear Medicine: A specialty field of radiology concerned with diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative use of radioactive compounds in a pharmaceutical form.QuinolizinesBridged Compounds: Cyclic hydrocarbons that contain multiple rings and share one or more atoms.Corydalis: A plant genus of the family FUMARIACEAE (classified by some in PAPAVERACEAE) that contains isoquinoline alkaloids.Ephedrine: A phenethylamine found in EPHEDRA SINICA. PSEUDOEPHEDRINE is an isomer. It is an alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonist that may also enhance release of norepinephrine. It has been used for asthma, heart failure, rhinitis, and urinary incontinence, and for its central nervous system stimulatory effects in the treatment of narcolepsy and depression. It has become less extensively used with the advent of more selective agonists.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Flavanones: A group of FLAVONOIDS characterized with a 4-ketone.ChalconeRandomized Controlled Trials as Topic: Works about clinical trials that involve at least one test treatment and one control treatment, concurrent enrollment and follow-up of the test- and control-treated groups, and in which the treatments to be administered are selected by a random process, such as the use of a random-numbers table.Cantharidin: A toxic compound, isolated from the Spanish fly or blistering beetle (Lytta (Cantharis) vesicatoria) and other insects. It is a potent and specific inhibitor of protein phosphatases 1 (PP1) and 2A (PP2A). This compound can produce severe skin inflammation, and is extremely toxic if ingested orally.Integrative Medicine: The discipline concerned with using the combination of conventional ALLOPATHIC MEDICINE and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE to address the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of health and illness.Massage: The systematic and methodical manipulations of body tissues best performed with the hands for the purpose of affecting the nervous and muscular systems and the general circulation.Medicine: The art and science of studying, performing research on, preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease, as well as the maintenance of health.Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic: Agents obtained from higher plants that have demonstrable cytostatic or antineoplastic activity.Chemistry, Pharmaceutical: Chemistry dealing with the composition and preparation of agents having PHARMACOLOGIC ACTIONS or diagnostic use.Capsules: Hard or soft soluble containers used for the oral administration of medicine.Lignans: A class of dibenzylbutane derivatives which occurs in higher plants and in fluids (bile, serum, urine, etc.) in man and other animals. These compounds, which have a potential anti-cancer role, can be synthesized in vitro by human fecal flora. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)Flavonoids: A group of phenyl benzopyrans named for having structures like FLAVONES.Research Design: A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.Metabolomics: The systematic identification and quantitation of all the metabolic products of a cell, tissue, organ, or organism under varying conditions. The METABOLOME of a cell or organism is a dynamic collection of metabolites which represent its net response to current conditions.Abortion, Threatened: UTERINE BLEEDING from a GESTATION of less than 20 weeks without any CERVICAL DILATATION. It is characterized by vaginal bleeding, lower back discomfort, or midline pelvic cramping and a risk factor for MISCARRIAGE.Drug Evaluation, Preclinical: Preclinical testing of drugs in experimental animals or in vitro for their biological and toxic effects and potential clinical applications.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.History, 17th Century: Time period from 1601 through 1700 of the common era.Biological Products: Complex pharmaceutical substances, preparations, or matter derived from organisms usually obtained by biological methods or assay.Biomedical Research: Research that involves the application of the natural sciences, especially biology and physiology, to medicine.African Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Africa.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.History of MedicineClinical Medicine: The study and practice of medicine by direct examination of the patient.Rats, Sprague-Dawley: A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.Plant Roots: The usually underground portions of a plant that serve as support, store food, and through which water and mineral nutrients enter the plant. (From American Heritage Dictionary, 1982; Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)Glycosides: Any compound that contains a constituent sugar, in which the hydroxyl group attached to the first carbon is substituted by an alcoholic, phenolic, or other group. They are named specifically for the sugar contained, such as glucoside (glucose), pentoside (pentose), fructoside (fructose), etc. Upon hydrolysis, a sugar and nonsugar component (aglycone) are formed. (From Dorland, 28th ed; From Miall's Dictionary of Chemistry, 5th ed)Meridians: Classical loci in ACUPUNCTURE. They are main and collateral channels, regarded as a network of passages, through which vital energy (Qi) circulates and along which acupoints (ACUPUNCTURE POINTS) are distributed. The meridians are a series of 14 lines upon which more than 400 acupoints are located on the body. (The Pinyin Chinese-English Dictionary, p. 359; Dr. Wu Lancheng, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing)Regenerative Medicine: A field of medicine concerned with developing and using strategies aimed at repair or replacement of damaged, diseased, or metabolically deficient organs, tissues, and cells via TISSUE ENGINEERING; CELL TRANSPLANTATION; and ARTIFICIAL ORGANS and BIOARTIFICIAL ORGANS and tissues.Emergency Medicine: The branch of medicine concerned with the evaluation and initial treatment of urgent and emergent medical problems, such as those caused by accidents, trauma, sudden illness, poisoning, or disasters. Emergency medical care can be provided at the hospital or at sites outside the medical facility.Apiaceae: A large plant family in the order Apiales, also known as Umbelliferae. Most are aromatic herbs with alternate, feather-divided leaves that are sheathed at the base. The flowers often form a conspicuous flat-topped umbel. Each small individual flower is usually bisexual, with five sepals, five petals, and an enlarged disk at the base of the style. The fruits are ridged and are composed of two parts that split open at maturity.Calibration: Determination, by measurement or comparison with a standard, of the correct value of each scale reading on a meter or other measuring instrument; or determination of the settings of a control device that correspond to particular values of voltage, current, frequency or other output.Drug Combinations: Single preparations containing two or more active agents, for the purpose of their concurrent administration as a fixed dose mixture.Electrophoresis, Capillary: A highly-sensitive (in the picomolar range, which is 10,000-fold more sensitive than conventional electrophoresis) and efficient technique that allows separation of PROTEINS; NUCLEIC ACIDS; and CARBOHYDRATES. (Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Dose-Response Relationship, Drug: The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.Medicine, Ayurvedic: The traditional Hindu system of medicine which is based on customs, beliefs, and practices of the Hindu culture. Ayurveda means "the science of Life": veda - science, ayur - life.Administration, Oral: The giving of drugs, chemicals, or other substances by mouth.History, 20th Century: Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.Databases, Factual: Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of facts and data garnered from material of a specialized subject area and made available for analysis and application. The collection can be automated by various contemporary methods for retrieval. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, BIBLIOGRAPHIC which is restricted to collections of bibliographic references.Cell Line, Tumor: A cell line derived from cultured tumor cells.Double-Blind Method: A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.Phenols: Benzene derivatives that include one or more hydroxyl groups attached to the ring structure.Apoptosis: One of the mechanisms by which CELL DEATH occurs (compare with NECROSIS and AUTOPHAGOCYTOSIS). Apoptosis is the mechanism responsible for the physiological deletion of cells and appears to be intrinsically programmed. It is characterized by distinctive morphologic changes in the nucleus and cytoplasm, chromatin cleavage at regularly spaced sites, and the endonucleolytic cleavage of genomic DNA; (DNA FRAGMENTATION); at internucleosomal sites. This mode of cell death serves as a balance to mitosis in regulating the size of animal tissues and in mediating pathologic processes associated with tumor growth.History, 15th Century: Time period from 1401 through 1500 of the common era.
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... and local crocodile farms dried and sold the bile for export to the Far East for use in traditional Chinese medicine. Kroll ... Central African Journal of Medicine. 31 (6): 114-116. ISSN 0008-9176. PMID 4042148. Abbas (July 2, 2012). "South African ... Nyazema, N. Z. (June 1984). "Crocodile bile, a poison: myth or reality?". Central African Journal of Medicine. 30 (6): 102-103 ... a researcher into traditional practices and culture of Africa, who suggested that organophosphate pesticides may instead be to ...
South Africa, and the United States. General practices include ancient methods of traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. ... Phytotherapy is regarded by some as traditional medicine. Up to 80% of the population in Africa uses traditional medicine as ... Some researchers trained in both western and traditional Chinese medicine have attempted to deconstruct ancient medical texts ... The energetic- This approach includes the major systems of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and Unani. Herbs are ...
School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University) (in traditional Chinese) (in English) Ageratum conyzoides in West ... It is an invasive weed in Africa, Australia, Southeast Asia and the USA. It is considered a moderate weed of rice cultivation ... "Pyrrolizidine alkaloids-tumorigenic components in Chinese herbal medicines and dietary supplements" (PDF). Journal of Food and ... As a medicinal plant, Ageratum conyzoides is widely used by many traditional cultures, especially as an antidysenteric.[medical ...
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Some are used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Despite the name, elements of TCM are widely adopted throughout East and ... and the sale of many species to China. Morocco has been identified as a transit country for wildlife moving from Africa to ... among both Chinese and non-Chinese communities. The trade also includes demand for exotic pets, and consumption of wildlife for ... There, trade linkages to key markets in China, the United States, and the European Union; lax law enforcement; weak border ...
It is used in traditional Chinese medicine. A number of cultivars have been selected for garden use as ornamental plants, ... The plant has become naturalized in the Americas, Northern Asia, Europe and Africa in addition to many islands and is listed as ... "Imperata". Acupuncturetoday - traditional Chinese medicine (tcm). Retrieved 22 Dec 2014. "Imperata cylindrica". PFAF. Retrieved ... It is used for thatching the roofs of traditional homes throughout south-east Asia. It is planted extensively for ground cover ...
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This article deals with Childbirth in Japan, and the specific details of childbirth exclusive to Japan in relation to beliefs, attitudes and healthcare. Legend attributes the creation of Japan to a sun goddess from whom the original emperors are said to be descended beginning in 660 BC. Japan was, for the next one thousand years, a largely heterogeneous culture with diverse regional social patterns. Contact with Korea and China during this time brought aspects of both cultures to Japan, including rules of rank and etiquette, the Chinese calendar, astronomy, and a healing system based on traditional Chinese medicine. Military dictators, or shoguns, ruled for roughly the next seven hundred years, culminating in military reunification, and widespread implementation of civil order consistent with the ethos of the samurai class, e.g. rules of loyalty, social hierarchy, and filial piety. Western attempts at trade ...
Traces of therapeutic activities in China date from the Shang dynasty (14th-11th centuries BCE). Though the Shang did not have a concept of "medicine" as distinct from other fields, their oracular inscriptions on bones and tortoise shells refer to illnesses that affected the Shang royal family: eye disorders, toothaches, bloated abdomen, etc., which Shang elites usually attributed to curses sent by their ancestors. There is no evidence that the Shang nobility used herbal remedies. According to a 2006 overview, the "Documentation of Chinese materia medica (CMM) dates back to around 1,100 BCE when only dozens of drugs were first described. By the end of the 16th century, the number of drugs documented had reached close to 1,900. And by the end of the last century, published records of CMM had reached 12,800 drugs.". Stone and bone needles found in ancient tombs led Joseph Needham to speculate that acupuncture might have been carried ...
... is a species of tree in the family Rutaceae, commonly called the Amur cork tree. It is a major source of huáng bò (Chinese: 黄柏 or 黄檗), one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine. The Ainu people used this plant, called shikerebe-ni, as a painkiller. Native to eastern Asia; northern China, northeast China, Korea, Ussuri, Amur, and Japan, the Amur cork tree is considered invasive in many parts of North America. The State of Massachusetts lists it as a noxious weed. It has been used as a Chinese traditional medicine for the treatment of meningitis, bacillary dysentery, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and liver cirrhosis. Used orally to treat abdominal pain, diarrhoea, gastroenteritis and urinary tract infections. Berberine has been shown to be effective for the treatment of bacterially-induced diarrhoea ...
... (also known as indigenous or folk medicine) comprises medical aspects of traditional knowledge that developed over generations within various societies before the era of modern medicine. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines traditional medicine as "the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness". In some Asian and African countries, up to 80% of the population relies on traditional medicine for their primary health care needs. When adopted outside its traditional ...
... is a term found in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), as part of the modelling of the workings of the human body attempted by early Chinese medical writers. References to it can be found in the oldest Chinese medical texts available, including the Huangdi Neijing. The identification of disease according to the Three Burners was first described in the Qing dynasty by Wu Jutong (吳鞠通, 1758-1836) in his book A Systematic Identification of Febrile Diseases... This system is used within the practice of Chinese herbal medicine, in conjunction with acupuncture and other Chinese medicine (TCM) modalities. Note that the San Jiao theory differs slightly from the San Jiao organ, or channel [(Shou Shao Yang, san jiao jing)]; referred to additionally as "Triple ...
... , the shrubby sophora, is a species of plant in the genus Sophora a genus of the Fabaceae family, that contains about 52 species, nineteen varieties, and seven forms that are widely distributed in Asia, Oceanica, and the Pacific islands.About fifteen species in this genus have a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicines. The root is known as Ku shen and is a commonly-used traditional Chinese medicine. Sophora flavescens is an evergreen slow growing shrub growing to 1.5 m (4.9 ft) by 1 m (3.3 ft). It is hardy to 0-10 °F (−18 - −12 °C) and to US zone 6. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It requires moist soil. Like many other species in the Fabaceae family, this species can ...
From the earliest records regarding the use of medicinals to today, the toxicity of certain substances has been described in all Chinese materia medica. Since TCM has become more popular in the Western world, there are increasing concerns about the potential toxicity of many traditional Chinese medicinals including plants, animal parts and minerals. For most medicinals, efficacy and toxicity testing are based on traditional knowledge rather than laboratory analysis. The toxicity in some cases could be confirmed by modern research (i.e., in scorpion); in some cases it could not (i.e., in Curculigo). Further, ingredients may have different names in different locales or in historical texts, and different preparations may have similar names for the same reason, which can create inconsistencies and confusion in the creation of medicinals, with the possible danger of poisoning. Edzard ...
Strictly speaking, enthalpy is a function of both temperature and density. However, invoking the common assumption of a calorically perfect gas, enthalpy can be converted directly into temperature as given above, which enables one to define a stagnation temperature in terms of the more fundamental property, stagnation enthalpy. Stagnation properties (e.g. stagnation temperature, stagnation pressure) are useful in jet engine performance calculations. In engine operations, stagnation temperature is often called total air temperature. A bimetallic thermocouple is often used to measure stagnation temperature, but allowances for thermal radiation must be made. ...
... , or chemical genomics, is the systematic screening of targeted chemical libraries of small molecules against individual drug target families (e.g., GPCRs, nuclear receptors, kinases, proteases, etc.) with the ultimate goal of identification of novel drugs and drug targets. Typically some members of a target library have been well characterized where both the function has been determined and compounds that modulate the function of those targets (ligands in the case of receptors, inhibitors of enzymes, or blockers of ion channels) have been identified. Other members of the target family may have unknown function with no known ligands and hence are classified as orphan receptors. By identifying screening hits that modulate the activity of the less well characterized members of the target family, the function of these novel targets can be elucidated. Furthermore, the hits for these targets can be used as a starting point for drug discovery. The completion of the human genome project ...
... status (SHS), or subhealth or sub-health(Chinese: 亚健康), can be defined as a state characterized by some disturbances in psychological behaviors or physical characteristics, or in some indices of medical examination, with no typical pathologic features. It is considered as a therapeutic working concept which defines an intermediate stage between health and disease, which is not quite either status. Human persons who are sub-healthy have any of a range of uncomfortable symptoms but without any obvious and diagnosable illnesses which can be identified through standard medical observation methods. This concept was first presented as "the third state" by the scholar of former Soviet Union, Berkman, in the mid-1980s. It is also interpreted as different terms like "intermediate state", "grey state" or "a general malaise". Sub-health is a term which is widely used by Chinese people, or in connection with traditional Chinese ...
... (born 11 May 1931), also known as Xiwen (Chinese: 席文), is an American author, scholar, sinologist, historian, essayist, and currently professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania. He resides in Philadelphia with his wife, the artist Carole Sivin. The major areas of study and focus in Nathan Sivin's career and written publications have been in the history of science and technology in China, Traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese philosophy, and Chinese religious beliefs. He speaks four different foreign languages and has traveled abroad to many countries, on four continents, numerous times since the 1960s. In his written works he has also collaborated with many other prominent scholars, such as G.E.R. Lloyd, A.C. Graham and Joseph Needham. From 1954 until 1956, Sivin was enrolled in an 18-month language program for Chinese at the U.S. Army ...
A pressure point (Chinese: 穴位; Japanese: kyūsho 急所 "vital point, tender spot"; Sinhala: නිල/මර්ම ස්ථාන Nila/Marma Sthana (in Angampora); Telugu: మర్మ స్థానం Marma Sthanam; Malayalam: മര്മ്മം marmam; Tamil: வர்மம் varmam) derives from the meridian points in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Indian Ayurveda and Siddha medicine, and the field of martial arts, and refers to an area on the human body that may produce significant pain or other effects when manipulated in a specific manner. The concept of pressure points spread through the Tamil martial art called Varma kalai, which is a martial art that concentrates on the body's pressure points. The concept of pressure points is also present in the old school Japanese martial arts; in a 1942 article in the Shin Budo magazine, Takuma Hisa asserted the existence of a tradition attributing the first development of ...
The meridian network is typically divided into 2 categories, the jingmai (經脈) or meridian channels and the luomai (絡脈) or associated vessels (sometimes called "collaterals"). The jingmai contain the 12 tendinomuscular meridians, the 12 divergent meridians, the 12 principal meridians, the 8 extraordinary vessels as well as the Huato channel, a set of bilateral points on the lower back whose discovery is attributed to the ancient physician Hua Tuo. The collaterals contain 15 major arteries that connect the 12 principal meridians in various ways, in addition to the interaction with their associated internal organs and other related internal structures. The collateral system also incorporates a branching expanse of capillary-like vessels which spread throughout the body, namely in the 12 cutaneous regions as well as emanating from each point on the principal meridians. If one counts the number of unique points on each meridian, the total comes to 361, which matches the number of days in a ...
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- They affect millions of people in Africa, Latin America and Asia, leaving sufferers blind or disfigured and unable to work. (mercopress.com)
- Alves RRN, Alves HN (2011) The faunal drugstore: animal-based remedies used in traditional medicines in Latin America. (springer.com)
- The crop has been recommended for the dry and semiarid regions of Asia, Africa and Latin America [ 4 ]. (intechopen.com)
- SIT offers more than 70 programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs in. (gooverseas.com)
- In this in traditional folklore medicine to cure various ailments in paper, the antimicrobial property of crude extracts of the Africa, Asia and Latin America (Burkil , 1994). (who.int)
- This fact sheet explains how the National Centerfor Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), acomponent of the National Institutes of Health, defines some of thekey terms used in the field of complementary and alternativemedicine (CAM). (amazonaws.com)
- NCCAM'smission is to explore complementary and alternative healing practices in the context ofrigorous science, train CAM researchers, and disseminate authoritative information to thepublic and professionals.DefinitionsAcupuncture ("AK-yoo-pungk-cher") is a method of healing developed in China at least 2,000years ago. (amazonaws.com)
- The combination of these two herbs can be used to treat diseases related to inflammation , according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine . (naturalnews.com)
- To receive news and publication updates for Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, enter your email address in the box below. (hindawi.com)
- The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the use of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) for HIV patients prior to initiating antiretroviral therapy in three public hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. (biomedcentral.com)
- South Africans living with HIV/AIDS are now encouraged to make their own informed choices about the types of treatment they wish to seek including antiretrovirals (ART), exercise, nutrition, as well as traditional and complementary medicines (TCAM). (biomedcentral.com)
- The NIH has had a whole section devoted to alternative and complementary medicine for nearly twenty years now , and one of their mandates is to produce and review hard clinical evidence for these various therapies. (sciencemag.org)
- Fouad Mohadji, the former Vice President of Indian Ocean Island of Comoros said that African countries have tapped into China's advanced knowledge in alternative and complementary medicine to re-invigorate malaria control and treatment programs. (xinhuanet.com)
- Alves RRN, Rosa IL, Santana GG (2007a) The Role of animal-derived remedies as complementary medicine in Brazil. (springer.com)
- Nevertheless, when a rare ADE, poisoning or death occurs Skeptics in the radical fringe Science-Based Medicine (SBM) movement, who rabidly oppose Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), are quick to report the incident as a national crisis and condemn the use of traditional natural medicine altogether. (naturalnews.com)
- It is certainly a product that is extracted from Africa as a result of killing Africa's patrimony by wantonly slaughtering immorally large numbers of its elephants, its rhinos. (allafrica.com)
- South African protesters stand around a fake rhino during a demonstration in Pretoria calling to stop poachers from killing rhinos for their horns in 2011. (phys.org)
- There are five rhino species remaining on earth of which black and white rhinos are found in Africa. (indiatimes.com)
- African rhinos are being poached at an alarming rate. (earthisland.org)
- It is in this urgent climate that Ray Dearlove established the Australian Rhino Project (ARP), embracing an unconventional plan to save African white rhinos: airlifting them to Australia. (earthisland.org)
- The Australian Rhino Project plans to airlift white rhinos from South Africa to Australia in response to threats from poaching. (earthisland.org)
- Australia was seen as an ideal location, with a similar climate to South Africa and plants that rhinos can happily browse on. (earthisland.org)
- In 2014, ARP was officially established with a specific target: to airlift a breeding population of 80 white rhinos from their home in South Africa to a new life in Australia. (earthisland.org)
- Once the rhinos are in place - most likely in sizeable, fenced areas much like the large fenced parks in South Africa, where they can roam in relative freedom - they will be closely monitored. (earthisland.org)
- Of course, not everyone agrees that taking rhinos out of Africa is an appropriate solution to the poaching crisis. (earthisland.org)
- Both black and white rhinos in Africa have nearly gone extinct in the past - the number of southern white rhinos left in the wild fell as low as 50 in the early 1900s. (earthisland.org)
- The rhino death toll in South Africa has risen exponentially from 13 rhinos in 2007 to 1,215 in 2014, and similar trends have been observed in neighboring Namibia and Zimbabwe. (earthisland.org)
- The images and video clips of giant pangolins, one of four species in Africa, were taken at Uganda's Ziwa sanctuary, where the animals live alongside protected rhinos and are safe from poaching. (iran-daily.com)
- HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong customs seized a record 40 kg (88 pounds) of rhino horns worth around HK$8 million ($1 million) from Johannesburg en route to Vietnam, the latest bust for authorities trying to tackle the rising volume of endangered species trafficked through the Chinese territory. (reuters.com)
- As Elizabeth Call, author of Mending the Web of Life: Chinese Medicine and Species Conservation , stated at another international meeting on traditional medicine in 2006, "the TCM community does not want to be blamed for the extinction of tigers: we support the development of TCM without the use of tiger bone and parts of other highly endangered species of wildlife. (britannica.com)
- Freedom to travel and rising affluence have given more Chinese, both on the mainland and in Taiwan, the opportunity to sample the gustatory pleasures and curative powers of tigers, rhinoceroses, giant salamanders, pangolins (a scaly anteater said to be yummy) and other animals -- some of them on the endangered-species lists. (baltimoresun.com)
- Did pangolins spread the China coronavirus to people? (nature.com)
- Pangolins are scaly creatures often used in traditional Chinese medicine. (nature.com)
- Researchers in Guangzhou, China, have suggested that pangolins - long-snouted, ant-eating mammals often used in traditional Chinese medicine - are the probable animal source of the coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 30,000 people and is wreaking havoc worldwide . (nature.com)
- Chinese law states that people selling pangolins can be punished by 10 years or more in prison. (nature.com)
- Pangolins are scaly, ant-eating mammals that live in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. (nationalgeographic.com)
- however, all eight species in Africa and Asia of pangolins are considered endangered or critically endangered. (nationalgeographic.com)
- This new study finds that most traditional hunters in Assam no longer take pangolins only opportunistically, for personal use, while out on a hunt for any edible animal. (nationalgeographic.com)
- Hunters boil pangolins to remove the scales, which they then sell to middle men who smuggle them to China. (nationalgeographic.com)
- It is not known if the scales-which range from very small to very large-are from Asian or African pangolins, or a mix of both. (traffic.org)
- We will release a lot more soon," said Zhou, who has vowed to free all pangolins in captivity in China. (courthousenews.com)
- China's increased protection forbids the raising of pangolins in captivity and the use of their scales in the nation's mammoth traditional medicine industry. (courthousenews.com)
- Zhou said that efforts to halt the sale of pangolins in China were buoyed by a raise in global awareness of the wildlife animal trade linked to the outbreak of the coronavirus in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. (courthousenews.com)
- Trade in wildlife including bats and pangolins has been linked to so-called zoonotic diseases that leap from animals to humans, and China quickly cracked down on the industry in a series of measures long-promoted by environmental groups. (courthousenews.com)
- However, he wants to go a step further by releasing into the wild all captive pangolins in China and burning all confiscated pangolin scales, similar to how Kenya incinerated seized elephant tusks in a bid to end the illegal trade that continues to this day. (courthousenews.com)
- Scientists suspect, but have not proven, that the new coronavirus passed to humans from bats via pangolins, a small ant-eating mammal whose scales are highly prized in traditional Chinese medicine. (yahoo.com)
- Africa's pangolins are under increasing threat from traffickers who sell the meat as well as the scales of the anteater for use in traditional Chinese medicine. (phys.org)
- In South Africa, plans are underway to build a rehabilitation center for sick or rescued pangolins as well as deploy sniffer dogs specially trained to detect the scales' pungent aroma. (phys.org)
- There's so little known about pangolins-their diseases, their parasites and what affects them-that it's all a work in progress," said Nicci Wright, a wildlife rehabilitation specialist and a consultant to the African branch of the Humane Society International, an animal protection group. (phys.org)
- Six zoos and one nonprofit have teamed up to breed pangolins before it's too late-but critics say the scaly African creatures will likely die in captivity. (nationalgeographic.com)
- Nevertheless, that hasn't deterred six U.S. zoos and one nonprofit organization, Florida-based Pangolin Conservation, from quietly bringing in about 45 pangolins of their own from Africa during the past year. (nationalgeographic.com)
- Here's what's going on with pangolins: All eight species-four in Africa and four in Asia-are now threatened with extinction. (nationalgeographic.com)
- Pegged by wildlife experts as the most trafficked mammal on Earth, pangolins are hunted for bushmeat across their range and are poached to supply demand for their scales in Vietnam and China, where they're used in traditional medicine. (nationalgeographic.com)
- In addition to educating the public about the little known animals, the zoos want to discover more about pangolins through on-site research and by sponsoring field research in Africa. (nationalgeographic.com)
- Also known as scaly anteaters, the world's eight species of pangolins are split evenly between Africa and Asia. (nationalgeographic.com)
- Vietnam's legislation also strictly protects pangolins, yet the country remains a hub for both pangolin consumption and trafficking to China. (nationalgeographic.com)
- Researchers later linked this strain of the coronavirus to pangolins , a type of anteater found in Asia and Africa that is poached and sold for consumption as food or as traditional Chinese medicine. (yahoo.com)
- Last year alone, the Chinese acupuncture consulting room in Ghana's LEKMA hospital, also known as China-Ghana Friendship hospital, received more than 800 local patients. (china.org.cn)
- Yohannes Chala, head of the Addis Ababa Health Bureau, said "Chinese medicine and medical applications are highly regarded among Ethiopians," and that "the most common form of Chinese medical engagement in Ethiopia's healthcare sector is the application of acupuncture. (china.org.cn)
- Furthermore, several African countries have passed legislations to recognize legality of Chinese supplementary medicine, especially acupuncture. (peacelink.org)
- Zhōngyī ) is a style of traditional medicine built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine , acupuncture , massage (tui na) , exercise (qigong) , and dietary therapy, but recently also influenced by modern Western medicine. (wikipedia.org)
- Scientific investigation has not found histological or physiological evidence for traditional Chinese concepts such as qi , meridians, and acupuncture points. (wikipedia.org)
- The visiting student can learn of the traditional theories and methods of diagnosis and have a chance to see and use treatment techniques such as acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, herbal medicine, Chinese massage and qigong. (bmj.com)
- acupunctureproducts.com Traditional medicine depends on herbal treatments, acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion (the burning of herbs over acupuncture points), and "cupping" of skin with heated bamboo. (factsanddetails.com)
- One of the mainstays of acupuncture and herbal medicine is to improve hemodynamics or blood flow to the ovaries and uterine lining. (berkleycenter.com)
- Acupuncture and herbal medicine cannot cure PCOS, but when combined, they can help to improve follicle quality and egg quality. (berkleycenter.com)
- By including acupuncture and herbal medicine in the mix, there is a good chance, based upon 3000 years of clinical history, and volumes of classical literature on gynecology and infertility, and modern day clinical experience, that pregnancy rates will increase and miscarriage rates will decrease. (berkleycenter.com)
- Acupuncture and herbal medicine are 'regulators. (berkleycenter.com)
- I am not suggesting that acupuncture and herbal medicine is the holy-grail. (berkleycenter.com)
- Her research on artemisinin, catapulted her discovery in therapy against malaria, a disease responsible for millions of death in Africa annually. (peacelink.org)
- Medical teams from China have been fighting against malaria in the area, including providing artemisinin medication to local people. (xinhuanet.com)
- NAIROBI, April 21 (Xinhua) -- China has helped African countries re-energize the war against malaria through biomedical research, training of health workers and provision of cheaper drugs, officials said on Friday during a China-Africa Symposium on eliminating the tropical disease. (xinhuanet.com)
- In his opening remarks at the symposium, Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Health Cleopa Mailu hailed China's contribution toward the fight against malaria that is a leading cause of children and pregnant mothers in Africa. (xinhuanet.com)
- We applaud the Chinese scientists who discovered the ingredients for the Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACTs) which came at an opportune time when malaria treatment was proving to be a challenge globally," Mailu said. (xinhuanet.com)
- The China-Africa Malaria symposium was attended by senior policy makers and health experts from the continent. (xinhuanet.com)
- Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for health said that robust Sino-Africa collaboration is critical to boost malaria prevention and case management. (xinhuanet.com)
- For his part, Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Xianfa said Beijing is committed to helping African countries combat a high burden of malaria that is a drawback to economic progress and social renewal in the continent. (xinhuanet.com)
- African countries are keen on harnessing Traditional Chinese Medicine to combat malaria that is to blame for an estimated 1.5 percent loss to Gross National Product (GNP) in high endemic countries. (xinhuanet.com)
- This continent should adopt alternative therapies from China that are cheaper yet have proved to be effective in treating malaria," Mohadji said. (xinhuanet.com)
- Comoros was declared malaria free several years ago thanks to robust cooperation with China in a host of interventions aimed at containing the tropical disease. (xinhuanet.com)
- Other African countries that have recorded a dramatic slump in malaria cases due a strong partnership with China include Kenya, Malawi and Togo. (xinhuanet.com)
- Mohadji said Sino-Africa cooperation in research and development of new drugs will fast-track progress towards elimination of malaria in the continent. (xinhuanet.com)
- Artemisinin, which is extracted from Artemisia annua or Chinese sweet wormwood, is the basis for the most effective malaria drugs the world has ever seen. (scidev.net)
- Western researchers first became aware of the compound in the 1980s, though it had long been used in China to treat malaria. (scidev.net)
- Ghanaian quinine is a shrub from West Africa containing the antimicrobial alkaloid cryptolepine, and is used in ethnomedicine to treat malaria, hepatitis, septicemia, and tuberculosis. (eurekalert.org)
- Nobel prize in medicine went Monday to three scientists hailed as heroes in the truest sense of the word for saving millions of lives with the creation of the world's leading malaria-fighting drug and another that has nearly wiped out two devastating tropical diseases. (mercopress.com)
- Tu Youyou - the first-ever Chinese medicine laureate - turned to ancient texts to produce artemesinin, a drug that is now the top treatment for malaria. (mercopress.com)
- Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that still kills around 500,000 people a year, mostly in Africa, despite efforts to control it. (mercopress.com)
- Quinine, the first effective treatment for malaria, was also the first disease-specific medicine in the Western medical arsenal. (encyclopedia.com)
- In South Africa , malaria returned in 1997, after a fifty-year absence. (encyclopedia.com)
- Scientists forecast that quinine-resistant malaria could spread to Africa, where ninety percent of the world's cases of cerebral malaria occur. (encyclopedia.com)
- The death rate from malaria in Africa could double to seven million per year as a result. (encyclopedia.com)
- A Chinese herbal medicine , artemether, that can treat resistant malaria was discovered by Western scientists in the mid-1990s, but it is not readily available. (encyclopedia.com)
- Earlier this week, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Youyou Tu for her discovery of the anti-malaria compound Artemisinin, as well as to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura for their discovery of a novel therapy for roundworm. (scienceblogs.com)
- Has #Ebola Death Toll Surpassed Malaria in West Africa? (scienceblogs.com)
- In the earlier days of the West African Ebola outbreak, it was not uncommon to hear people note that we should not panic about Ebola because, after all, far more people are killed from Malaria than Ebola. (scienceblogs.com)
- Combination treatments using the antimalaria drug artemisinin, which comes from a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine, have been praised in recent years as the best hope for eradicating the disease from Africa, where the a vast majority of the nearly one million annual malaria-related deaths occur. (redorbit.com)
- However, a number of new studies, such as one that will soon be published in the New England Journal of Medicine, are convincing researchers that artemisinin is losing its potency in Cambodia, and that additional work is required to prevent the drug-resistant malaria from spreading elsewhere to other parts of the world. (redorbit.com)
- Last month, Admiral Ziemer met with Cambodian and Thai officials to assess problem, which also affects drugs used by the malaria initiative in Africa. (redorbit.com)
- But the parasite evolved and resistant strains spread, and chloroquine is now considered useless against falciparum malaria in many areas, including sub-Saharan Africa. (redorbit.com)
- The reason is as much economic as anything else: African companies typically pay up to four times annual salary to the family of a worker who dies on the job, while disability retirements are virtually nonexistent, therefore experts must guess how many of the deaths of young working people from tuberculosis, malaria and nebulous complaints like "bad chest" are really AIDS-related. (hubpages.com)
- The seizure came less than one month after customs busted a massive smuggling operation from Africa, seizing a record quantity of pangolin scales, along with more than 1,000 ivory tusks. (reuters.com)
- Four Chinese nationals have been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly attempting to smuggle hornbill's beaks and pangolin scales for use in traditional medicines. (journalgazette.net)
- Just last year in Zhejiang, authorities arrested 18 smugglers and confiscated 23.1 tons of pangolin scales sourced from an estimated 50,000 creatures, according to Chinese state media. (courthousenews.com)
- Pangolin scales are an ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine and its meat is considered a delicacy by some. (courthousenews.com)
- Environmental groups say that poachers had regularly circumvented the original regulations to sell illegally hunted pangolin scales and meat, often sourced from Africa and Southeast Asia. (courthousenews.com)
- While commercial trade in all eight species is forbidden, international confiscations of African pangolin scales amounted to about 47 tons in 2017, more than double the quantity seized in the previous year, said the African Pangolin Working Group , a conservation organization based in South Africa. (phys.org)
- The Ichikowitz Family Foundation , which has previously trained dogs to detect rhino horn, has funded the training of several dogs that will check for hidden pangolin scales at South African borders, Ichikowitz said. (phys.org)
- Indonesian police intercepted this illegal shipment of pangolin scales, likely for use in traditional medicine, in 2016. (nationalgeographic.com)
- As recently as late May, customs officers in Hong Kong seized more than seven tons of pangolin scales from a shipping container that originated in Africa. (nationalgeographic.com)
- China, Hong Kong and Taiwan are boosting efforts to screen the 10,000 or so plants described in the Chinese herbal medicine literature. (scidev.net)
- Rhino horns seized by Hong Kong Customs are on display in Hong Kong, China, in this handout photo released by Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department February 14, 2019, obtained by Reuters February 15, 2019. (reuters.com)
- Image: Cages filled with snakes in the kitchen of the She Wong Lam snake store and restaurant in the Sheung Wan district of Hong Kong, China. (yahoo.com)
- These findings seem to justify the use of the plant in traditional African and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent. (nih.gov)
- 1999). Previous works have shown that many Jatropha ment of a medicine, a natural blue print for the develop- species possess antimicrobial activity (Aiyela-agbe et al. (who.int)
- We want to help the Chinese, Vietnamese and others convey to their people that, for instance, using powdered rhino horn as an anti-cancer drug is worthless. (allafrica.com)
- A South African protester holds a sign and a fake rhino horn during a demonstration in Pretoria in 2011. (phys.org)
- Chinese emperors -- and some European kings -- drank from rhino-horn cups in the belief that they could detect the presence of poison. (baltimoresun.com)
- A whole three-pound African rhino horn retails in the pharmacy for $5,000. (baltimoresun.com)
- However, demand for rhino horn in traditional Chinese medicine and dagger handles in Yemen fuelled a poaching crisis in the 1970s and 1980s that largely wiped out the northern white rhino population in Uganda, the Central African Republic, Sudan and Chad. (indiatimes.com)
- Rhino horn is used in traditional Chinese medicine, even though it is made of keratin, the same material as people's hair and fingernails. (zoosociety.org)
- Furthermore, the relative lack of poverty and corruption in Australia, both drivers of the rhino horn trade throughout much of Africa, made the Australian continent an ideal haven for the threatened species. (earthisland.org)
- Much of this delay was because of the skepticism about the drug, and different research groups spent years validating the claims of Chinese traditional healers. (scidev.net)
- Across the globe, researchers, policymakers, pharmaceutical companies and traditional healers are joining forces to bring TM into the 21st century. (scidev.net)
- Traditional healers have for centuries advocated the value of using a combination of herbal remedies and single extracts and combined medicinal plants to activate the body's immune system, self-healing, and protective processes [ 3 ]. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- In many parts of rural Africa, traditional healers prescribing medicinal plants are the most easily accessible and affordable health resource available to the local community and at times the only therapy that subsists. (semanticscholar.org)
- Now, the South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou says that two of its researchers, Shen Yongyi and Xiao Lihua, have identified the pangolin as the potential source of nCoV-2019 on the basis of a genetic comparison of coronaviruses taken from the animals and from humans infected in the outbreak and other findings. (nature.com)
- The outbreak of the new coronavirus, which has killed more than 1,600 people in China, revived a debate in the country about the use of wildlife for food and medicine. (yahoo.com)
- As the world struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic , China is clamping down on the sale of wildlife for human consumption amid concerns about another outbreak of a zoonotic disease . (yahoo.com)
- Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine encourage us to shift our diet and lifestyle along with the change of the seasons-I like to take this mindful approach one step further and take time to review which herbs I include into my seasonal routine, too. (mindbodygreen.com)
- If adaptogenic herbs are botanical substances that help the body adapt to physiological and psychological stress, then Ayurveda is truly a system of adaptogenic medicine. (elephantjournal.com)
- In both Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), psyllium husk has found use as a natural remedy for heartburn and as a detoxifying agent. (naturalnews.com)
- Practitioners work with the patient with a goal ofsupporting this power, through treatments such as nutrition and lifestyle counseling, dietarysupplements, medicinal plants, exercise, homeopathy, and treatments from traditionalChinese medicine.Osteopathic ("ahs-tee-oh-PATH-ic") medicine is a form of conventional medicine that, in part,emphasizes diseases arising in the musculoskeletal system. (amazonaws.com)
- Over decades, Chinese medical teams in Africa have established a solid reputation for applying TCM therapy to treat diseases, many of which are chronic and difficult. (china.org.cn)
- Natural News ) Traditionally, South African geranium ( Pelargonium sidoides ) has been used to treat diseases, such as respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, dysmenorrhea, and liver disorders. (naturalnews.com)
- On the other hand, Chinese goldthread ( Coptis chinensis ) root has been traditionally used to treat gastroenteric disorders, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and liver injuries. (naturalnews.com)
- The researchers concluded that the combination of South African geranium and Chinese goldthread root can be a potential agent for treating inflammation-related diseases. (naturalnews.com)
- At the forum, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was agreed to have preventive effect many diseases in Africa. (peacelink.org)
- They are sold, controversially, for their meat and scales, and for use in traditional Chinese medicine, in which parts of the animal are used to treat ailments such as skin diseases, menstrual disorders and arthritis. (nature.com)
- He noted that China's sophisticated alternative medicine industry has inspired African countries to develop their own and enhance response to killer tropical diseases. (xinhuanet.com)
- Unlike earlier medicines that only masked or relieved the symptoms of diseases, quinine was capable of bringing about either a temporary or permanent cure, depending upon the type of malarial infection. (encyclopedia.com)
- The African trypanosomiases are fatal diseases and are commonly called sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in domestic livestock. (thefreelibrary.com)
- This is most evident in the increasing failures conventional medicine faces in fighting life-threatening diseases and the annual increases in iatrogenic injuries and deaths. (naturalnews.com)
- Traces of therapeutic activities in China date from the Shang dynasty (14th-11th centuries BCE). (wikipedia.org)
- Various species of Aconitum have been used for centuries both as poisons and medicines. (drugs.com)
- The seeds, leaves, and vines have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, but only the fruit is primarily used today. (mountainroseherbs.com)
- Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is an annual forage legume and a traditional spice and aromatic crop that has been grown for centuries across the Indian subcontinent. (intechopen.com)
- Buchu - Widely used in Africa for centuries, this herb helps get rid of toxins in your system. (sooperarticles.com)
- The decision came at a time when herbal remedies have proven their potencies in the treatment of COVID-19 patients in China. (china.org.cn)
- Pharmaceutical research has explored the potential for creating new drugs from traditional remedies, with few successful results. (wikipedia.org)
- Increasingly, however, modern medicines and remedies also contain animal and plant derivatives. (britannica.com)
- Given growing populations, increasing wealth, and the spreading popularity of natural remedies around the world, the demand for these medicines and remedies is rising. (britannica.com)
- Many TCM practitioners now refuse to use medicines that contain tiger parts, preferring alternative remedies instead. (britannica.com)
- this news item from Nature is about the Chinese government not just subsidizing the testing of these remedies, but actively promoting them as part of the country's response to the epidemic. (sciencemag.org)
- Nearly a quarter of all modern medicines are derived from natural products, many of which were first used in traditional remedies (see Table 1). (scidev.net)
- Traditional Middle Eastern remedies for asthma. (scidev.net)
- So is traditional Chinese medicine , which purports to provide remedies for a host of conditions like arthritis, epilepsy and erectile dysfunction. (preventionweb.net)
- Besides the use of indigenous based remedies for treatment of HIV and AIDS, the interest has also been increased by the continued use of these remedies for immune system based ailments even when allopathic medicines may be available. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- More recently, traditional Chinese remedies have inspired some fascinating work. (worldfinance.com)
- China has made significant strides in wildlife protection in recent years but it also has formidable profit driven wildlife business interests. (reuters.com)
- Their scales are in high demand in the illegal wildlife trade, valued for use in traditional Chinese medicine. (nationalgeographic.com)
- Surveys in 2006 by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, showed that less than 3 percent of 663 medicine shops and dealers in 26 cities across China claimed to stock tiger bone. (britannica.com)
- Many academics, environmentalists and residents in China have joined international conservation groups in calling for a permanent ban on trade in wildlife and closure of the markets where wild animals are sold. (yahoo.com)
- Nevertheless, a minority of Chinese still like to eat wild animals in the belief it is healthy, providing the demand that sustains wildlife markets like that in Wuhan and a thriving online sales business, much of which is illegal. (yahoo.com)
- One online commenter calling themselves Onlooker Pharaoh said on Chinese news platform Hupu that the risk was worth it: "Giving up wildlife to eat as food is like giving up eating because you might choke. (yahoo.com)
- The state forestry bureau has long been the main force supporting wildlife use," said Peter Li, a China Policy Specialist for the Humane Society International. (yahoo.com)
- However, activists pushing for a ban describe the licensed farms as a cover for illegal wildlife trafficking, where animals are specifically bred to be consumed as food or medicine rather than released into the wild. (yahoo.com)
- COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, was first detected in Wuhan, a city of 11 million in the province of Hubei in central China, with the initial cases said to be linked to a wildlife market. (yahoo.com)
- The World Wildlife Fund is distinguishing them from "wet markets" - an all-encompassing term of markets that sell a variety of perishable goods ranging from traditional livestock to produce, similar to a farmers market. (yahoo.com)
- At least 200 species of wildlife, from snakes to civet cats to scorpions, are bred and traded in China, according to Peter Li, a China policy specialist for the Humane Society International. (yahoo.com)
- Although it brings in significant revenue, looking at the Chinese economy more broadly, illegal wildlife is "a drop in the bucket," Li said. (yahoo.com)
- In February, China announced a complete ban on the wildlife trade for the purposes of human consumption. (yahoo.com)
- Remaining in the Wild: Fewer than 150, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society Range: The lower reaches of the Yangtze River in eastern China Threats: Loss of habitat to a growing human population. (zoosociety.org)
- Read more about the issues facing Africa, and how choosing a responsible safari holiday can help conserve wildlife and contribute to local economies. (responsibletravel.com)
- TIB products have been clinically and widely used in Africa for almost 25 years and its clinical efficacy is very promising. (peacelink.org)
- This is especially true in countries where traditional medicines are widely used. (britannica.com)
- This article highlights some of the threatened and endangered animal species used in traditional Chinese medicine, the most widely practiced traditional system. (britannica.com)
- A traditional method of orthopedic treatment, involving less immobilization than Western methods, continued to be widely used in the 1980s. (factsanddetails.com)
- It is widely prescribed against the bronchitis that afflicts so many Chinese -- in part because a habit of public spitting, to relieve the bronchitis, keeps them reinfecting each other. (baltimoresun.com)
- Artemisia species are one of the many traditional medicinal plants of Ethiopia used for the treatment of infectious and non-infectious health problems. (thefreelibrary.com)
- The use of medicinal plants as a fundamental component of the African traditional healthcare system is perhaps the oldest and the most assorted of all therapeutic systems. (semanticscholar.org)
- Medicinal plants of the Kamiesberg, Namaqualand, South Africa. (semanticscholar.org)
- In TCM the bones of Panthera tigris have been used in wines, plasters, and manufactured medicines to treat arthritis and other joint ailments. (britannica.com)
- Dong quai has been used in China for thousands of years to treat ailments of the female reproductive system and as a tonic herb to treat fatigue , mild anemia , high blood pressure and poor circulation in both men and women. (encyclopedia.com)
- its first text book is ''The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine,'' which supposedly dates to about 2600 B.C. It explained many ailments as organic expressions of a patient's psychic state: Gall-bladder illness, for example, is attributed to unsatisfied ambition and pent-up anger. (baltimoresun.com)
- Based at China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, scientist Youyou Tu, the Physiology - Medicine Nobel winner has changed perception of TCMs as alternative medicine, especially in low economies. (peacelink.org)
- Tu, 84, is a researcher at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. (mercopress.com)
- Our company has employed the experts and professors of Wuhan University, Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Hubei Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine to participate in R&D work and keep close cooperative relationship with Forbo in Switzerland and ROHM &HAAS in the US. (weiku.com)
- In many people's eyes, animals are living for man, not sharing the earth with man," said Wang Song, a retired researcher of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. (yahoo.com)
- It is also important to note that many of the herbal medicines used by several people have not been quantified nor analyzed for its active and inactive components. (biomedcentral.com)
- We are interested in further evaluating these potent herbal medicines through animal studies as well as clinical trials. (eurekalert.org)
- One of the laws that is set to devastate herbal medicines and products EU-wide, the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD, also known as Directive 2004/24/EC) successfully passed into European law back in 2004. (anh-usa.org)
- The question arises in controversial subject areas such as genital mutilation, indigenous hunting and gathering practices, and the question of licensing of traditional medical practitioners. (wikipedia.org)
- Many traditional cultures acknowledge members outside of their ethnicity as cultural practitioners, but only under special circumstances. (wikipedia.org)
- The degree to which these non-ethnic practitioners are able to exercise "customary and traditional" rights, and the degree to which their practice is acknowledged as valid, is often a subject of considerable debate among indigenous and other ethnic communities, and sometimes with the legal systems under which these communities function. (wikipedia.org)
- Traditional health practitioners (THPs) are established healthcare service providers in their communities, more especially in African societies. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- Attamah, also the Chairman, Enugu State National Association of Traditional Medicine Practitioners (NANTMP), called on Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to come to its aid in developing the state's hospitals. (vanguardngr.com)
- NAIROBI, March 19 (Xinhua) -- It took Peng Wang, a practitioner of the Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) in Windhoek, three years to get TCM treatment registered in Namibia's health sector. (china.org.cn)
- Another goal of the practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine is to council patients about life-style. (berkleycenter.com)
- Africa is facing the gravity of the situation as more than 500 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in 31 of the 55 African Union (AU) members as of Wednesday, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). (china.org.cn)
- The philosophy of African traditional healing centers around restoring the body's energy balance and strengthening both mind and body through combinations of physical and mental interventions. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- Xiao Changqing (R), head of the ninth Chinese medical aid team to Niger, poses for photos with local doctors at a hospital in Niamey, capital of Niger, Nov. 29, 1997. (xinhuanet.com)
- He did his B.S (Chinese Materia Medica) and M.S (Pharmaceutics) from Hunan University of Chinese, during 1990-1997. (benthamscience.com)
- In 1993, China banned the domestic trade of tiger bones, and TCM removed tiger bone from its official pharmacopoeia. (britannica.com)
- T89 was approved for marketing as a drug, for the treatment of chronic stable angina pectoris due to coronary heart disease, by the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) of China in 1993. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- In the practice of older and wiser traditional medicines, such as in the Chinese and Tibetan traditions, the function and influence of the heart still reflects this reality. (drgrotte.com)
- However, instead of using unfamiliar Tibetan or Chinese terms, I will use the term heart-spirit to indicate that this more comprehensive territory of the heart is included. (drgrotte.com)
- This plant of Tibetan origin is mainly grown in the south-east of China. (arkopharma.com)
- However, since the world is searching for the best prevention vaccines and treatment methods, the TCM has so far played a substantial role in China's fight against the novel coronavirus and I believe that this can be taken as a model for African countries to contain COVID-19. (china.org.cn)
- The coronavirus emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December, and is thought to have leapt to humans at a seafood and wild-animal market, where many of the first people to become infected worked. (nature.com)
- Shen and Xiao did not immediately respond to Nature 's requests for comment, but Liu Yahong, president of the South China Agricultural University, told the press conference that the results would be published soon to help efforts to control the coronavirus. (nature.com)
- Both these trends mean that scientists and pharmaceutical companies are urgently looking for new drug sources and are increasingly turning their eyes to traditional medicine. (scidev.net)
- Especially in this era of increasingly personalized medicine, one-size-fits-all thinking is improper, especially for a diagnostic entity as wide and varied as brain metastasis," Dr. Kondziolka and coauthors write. (bio-medicine.org)
- Natural News ) Modern conventional medicine has increasingly become a culture of scientific and historical denialism. (naturalnews.com)
- The Chinese HIV/Aids therapy is motivated by March 2012 resolution at the first China-Africa International Cooperation and Development Forum on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy (Africa Forum on TCM) in Cape Town, South Africa. (peacelink.org)
- Dr. Wei Wang is a Distinguished Furong Professor at School of Pharmacy, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine. (benthamscience.com)
- Currently Dr. Lin is a distinguished professor and the Yangtze River Scholar Professor at State Key Laboratory of Oncogenes and Related Genes, and also the Director of Department of Clinical Pharmacy of Renji hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. (benthamscience.com)
- T his year marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the 30th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration, which for the first time called upon governments and organizations to include traditional medicine in their primary health care systems. (britannica.com)
- Governments in several African states are now giving maximum attention to alternative healthcare systems, which in effect has instigated a new drive for research and investment in the design of new programmes in this field. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- Already, some state governments have created traditional medicine boards to sanitise the system and to get rid of quacks. (vanguardngr.com)
- Poaching and illegal trade are the main threats facing all eight African and Asian pangolin species. (traffic.org)
- Strange in appearance and aloof in temperament, all are considered threatened by the illegal trade, thanks to skyrocketing demand in Vietnam and China for their scales-used in traditional medicine-and meat, considered a delicacy. (nationalgeographic.com)
- As we reported to you last November , thousands of products associated with traditional medicine will soon become illegal throughout the European Union (EU). (anh-usa.org)
- Some common medical principles have emerged over time in various African regions. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- Indeed, according to the National Centre for Biotechnology Information, China exported TCM to 185 countries and regions around the world in 2016, with $526m worth exported the US alone - making up 15 percent of China's annual TCM exports at the time. (worldfinance.com)
- Langlois-Klassen, Kipp, Jhangri and Rubaale [ 12 ] studied the use of traditional herbal medicine by 137 AIDS patients in Kabarole District, western Uganda. (biomedcentral.com)
- By some accounts, half of the African continent will die of AIDS. (hubpages.com)
- According to the World Health Organization 2,400,000 people in Africa died of AIDS in 2005. (hubpages.com)
- What Is CAM?There are many terms used to describe approaches to health carethat are outside the realm of conventional medicine as practiced inthe United States. (amazonaws.com)
- Naturopathic medicine proposes that there is a healing power in the body thatestablishes, maintains, and restores health. (amazonaws.com)
- Terms that are underlined in the text are defined atthe end of this fact sheet.What is CAM?CAM is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices,and products that are not generally considered to be part ofconventional medicine. (amazonaws.com)
- In South Africa, doctors who use the TCM are registered under the Allied Health Professions Council and can claim medical aid. (china.org.cn)
- On Wednesday afternoon, Chinese experts and officials from health and customs departments shared information and experience about COVID-19 in a video conference with officials and healthcare specialists from Africa CDC and 24 African countries, showing commitment to sharing experience and supporting Africa in the fight against the pandemic. (china.org.cn)
- By Chinese scientist Youyou Tu's winning 2015 Nobel Prize, it has generated debate on Western science versus Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs), being fronted as sure health package for resource constrained Africa. (peacelink.org)
- Since 1960, Chinese medical teams have made contributions to improvement of local health conditions in African countries. (peacelink.org)
- For example, South Africa has officially incorporated TCM into her health care system and all herbal products be lawfully registered. (peacelink.org)
- For over 50 years, over 21,000 Chinese medical workers like Liao have been sent to provide medical aid in Africa, and along with government programs to improve local medical conditions, they have been changing the Continent's health conditions for better. (xinhuanet.com)
- Since China started medical assistance to Africa in 1963, as of last year, Chinese medical personnel have treated some 220 million patients in 48 African countries, according to the National Health Commission. (xinhuanet.com)
- Guangxi medical teams have trained more than 4,000 local medical personnel in Africa since 2013, according to the health commission of Guangxi. (xinhuanet.com)
- Whether you're a health care professional or simply someone who wishes to explore the various traditions that can maximize health and wellness, this program will give you a solid foundation in a variety of traditional healing practices and techniques. (ed2go.com)
- Traditional herbal therapies and TCAM are commonly used by HIV treatment naïve outpatients of public health facilities in South Africa. (biomedcentral.com)
- As a separate but equally China-centric WHO issue, the agency said yesterday that it has "no mandate" to invite Taiwan as an observer to an upcoming world health summit, citing "divergent views" among member states. (sciencemag.org)
- The symposium was organized by Kenya's ministry of health in conjunction with China State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. (xinhuanet.com)
- Also in attendance were Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Xianfa, Vice Director of National Health and Family Planning Commission of China Wang Guoqiang and Director of Traditional Chinese Medicine Bureau of Guangdong Province of China, Xu Qingfeng. (xinhuanet.com)
- As the African concepts of health and sickness are holistic, the approach to illness management and treatment should also be comprehensive and holistic. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- China temporarily shut down all such markets in January, warning that eating wild animals posed a threat to public health and safety. (yahoo.com)
- He is actively working with government organization of Ministry of Health and Welfare (MoHW), Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) , Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM) as a committee member or board member for regulation, development, evaluation and planning. (benthamscience.com)
- Nevertheless, to protect against any potential artemisinin resistance, health authorities across the world are working to ensure the drug is only sold in combination with other antimalaria medicines that remain longer in the blood, so that any artemisinin-resistant parasites are killed off. (redorbit.com)
- Readers with questions about natural or homeopathic medicine, compounded medications, or health in general can e-mail [email protected] or call 781-893-3870. (wickedlocal.com)
- Most African countries have annual health budgets of less than $6 per citizen. (hubpages.com)
- Readers with questions about natural or homeopathic medicine, compounded medications or health in general can email [email protected] (sj-r.com)
- Demand for traditional Chinese medicine continues to grow in the western world. (worldfinance.com)
- Offord emphasizes that there is a lot to be done in Africa: "We need to ensure that there is an investment in training rangers, intelligence, cross-border support, prosecutions, following where the money is going, tackling the people at the top of the trade, demand reduction, and behaviour change. (earthisland.org)
- This chapter provides an overview of the global use of herpetofauna in traditional folk medicine and the implications for conservation. (springer.com)
- Alves RRN, Rosa IL (2010) Trade of animals used in Brazilian traditional medicine: trends and implications for conservation. (springer.com)
- A worker from China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation holds a pangolin named Lijin on Thursday before releasing it from the Jinhua wild animal rescue center in eastern China's Zhejiang province. (courthousenews.com)
- This is a good start … but this is not good enough," said Zhou Jinfeng, secretary-general of the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Fund, the group behind the lone pangolin's release on Thursday. (courthousenews.com)
- The study was carried out by researchers from South Korea who investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of a combination of South African geranium and Chinese goldthread root through test tube and animal experiments. (naturalnews.com)
- AJOL and the millions of African and international researchers who rely on our free services are deeply grateful for your contribution. (ajol.info)
- aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Directions of Traditional Medicine. (waset.org)
- There are concerns over a number of potentially toxic plants, animal parts, and mineral Chinese medicinals. (wikipedia.org)
- They kill a lot of forest rangers or game rangers in various parts of Africa. (allafrica.com)
- Adeola MO (1992) Importance of wild animals and their parts in the culture, religious festivals, and traditional medicine, of Nigeria. (springer.com)