Archive for the ‘Chinese Medicine integration’ Category

CYBERNETIC MODEL OF WUXING AND THE PRINCIPLES OF DISTURBANCE REJECTION

Holistic, self-contained, and independent developed over millenniums, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the embodiment of a cosmic view, rooted in Yin-Yang and Wuxing, in the inner working of human bodies. The TCM traces its origin to the Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Medicine, which systematically builds the basic tenants of Chinese medicine in the language of […]

Circumvention of multi-drug resistance of cancer cells by Chinese herbal medicines

Chin Med. 2010; 5: 26. Published online 2010 July 25. doi: 10.1186/1749-8546-5-26 Abstract Multi-drug resistance (MDR) of cancer cells severely limits therapeutic outcomes. A proposed mechanism for MDR involves the efflux of anti-cancer drugs from cancer cells, primarily mediated by ATP-binding cassette (ABC) membrane transporters including P-glycoprotein. This article reviews the recent progress of using […]

Fighting fire with fire: Poisonous Chinese herbal medicine for cancer therapy

Wang S-P, Wu X, Tan M, et al. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. Available online 13 January 2012 Following the known principle of “fighting fire with fire”, poisonous Chinese herbal medicine (PCHM) has been historically used in cancer therapies by skilled Chinese practitioners for thousands of years. In fact, most of the marketed natural anti-cancer compounds (e.g., […]