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Jian Liang ◽  

Ritual is one of the most classic research topics in the field of Anthropology, and rituals have close connection with medial practice. However, the research on this topic from the experience of Traditional Chinese Medicine is limited. This paper presents the whole story that a patient suffering from infertility got cured got cured by a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) and finally became a mother. With the detailed description of each medical practice, including pulse-taking, traditional Chinese herb therapy, and postpartum confinement, this paper analyzes the ritualized elements in the whole process, interprets how ritual play a role in the practice of TCM, and points out ritual’s essential significance in contributing to human’s well being and adjusting the relationships between individual and the world.

2022 ◽  
Vol 146 ◽  
pp. 112542
Weichao Xu ◽  
Bolin Li ◽  
Miaochan Xu ◽  
Tianxiao Yang ◽  
Xinyu Hao

2022 ◽  
Vol 2022 ◽  
pp. 1-8
Yan Wu ◽  
Zhenna Zhang ◽  
Yangfan Liu ◽  
Guangwen Shi ◽  
Xuehai Ding

Objective. To explore the effects of traditional Chinese medicine nursing on general anesthesia combined with epidural anesthesia and electric resection to treat bladder cancer and its influence on tumor markers. Methods. A total of 160 patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer who underwent general anesthesia combined with epidural anesthesia and resection were included in this study. The patients were divided into control group (n = 80) and study group (n = 80) according to the random number table method. The control group received hydroxycamptothecin bladder perfusion therapy, and the study group received traditional Chinese medicine nursing combined with hydroxycamptothecin bladder perfusion therapy. The clinical efficacy, three-year cumulative survival rate, and postoperative recurrence rate of the two groups of patients were detected. The levels of tumor markers including vascular endothelial growth factor (VECF) and bladder tumor antigen (BTA) before and after treatment were also tested. The immune function, inflammatory factor levels, and quality of life of the two groups before and after treatment were evaluated. Results. The total effective rate of the study group (83.75%) was significantly higher than that of the control group (58.75%). After treatment, the serum VEGF and BTA levels, inflammatory factors interleukin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CRP), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) levels of the two groups of patients decreased, and the decrease in the study group was more significant than that in the control group P < 0.05 . After treatment, the levels of CD3+, CD4+, and CD4+/CD8+ in the two groups increased P < 0.05 , and the increase in the study group was more significant than that in the control group P < 0.05 . After treatment, the CD8+ levels of the two groups of patients decreased P < 0.05 , and the decrease in the study group was more significant than that in the control group P < 0.05 . After treatment, the quality-of-life scores in both groups increased P < 0.05 , and the increase in the study group was even more significant P < 0.05 . Conclusion. Traditional Chinese medicine nursing has significant clinical effects on the treatment of bladder cancer with general anesthesia combined with epidural anesthesia and electric resection. It can more effectively prevent the risk of recurrence of bladder cancer after surgery, significantly improve the quality of life, improve immune system function, regulate the levels of VECF and BTA, effectively reduce the level of serum inflammatory factors, inhibit tumor progression, and reduce tumor viability.

2022 ◽  
Vol 17 (1) ◽  
Bei Wang ◽  
Xianfeng Wang ◽  
Zhiwei Xiong ◽  
Guanzheng Lu ◽  
Weikun Ma ◽  

AbstractTraditional Chinese medicine polysaccharides (TCMPs) are plentiful and renewable resources with properties such as biocompatibility, hydrophilicity, biodegradability, and low cytotoxicity. Because the polysaccharide molecular chain contains a variety of active groups, different polysaccharide derivatives can be easily produced through chemical modification. They have been increasingly used in drug delivery systems (DDS). However, the potential of polysaccharides is usually ignored due to their structural complexity, poor stability or ambiguity of mechanisms of actions. This review summarized the applications of TCMPs in DDS around four main aspects. The general characteristics of TCMPs as drug delivery carriers, as well as the relationships between structure and function of them were summarized. Meanwhile, the direction of preparing multifunctional drug delivery materials with synergistic effect by using TCMPs was discussed. This review aims to become a reference for further research of TCMPs and their derivatives, especially applications of them as carriers in pharmaceutical preparation industry.

Medicine ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 101 (2) ◽  
pp. e28594
Xue Geng ◽  
Xiujuan Guo ◽  
Baoquan Liu ◽  
Peiying Yu ◽  
Jiazhou Li ◽  

2022 ◽  
Vol 4 (1) ◽  
pp. 01-07
Huang Wei Ling

Introduction; Osteogenesis imperfecta is according to Western medicine, a disorder of the connective tissue caused by an abnormal synthesis or processing type I collagen of genetic origin, a protein that is important to strengthen bones. The clinical manifestation of this problem can cause blue sclera, short stature, and deafness in adulthood, dentinogenesis imperfecta. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), osteogenesis imperfecta is related to Kidney energy deficiency (second chakra). Purpose: the purpose of this study is to show that patients with osteogenesis imperfecta has energy deficiency in the Kidney energy (second chakra) and the treatment of this condition, replenishing this energy using highly diluted medications is very important to treat the root of the problem and not just treating the symptoms. Methods: through one case report of 30 years-old man with history of several fractures since childhood. He went acupuncture clinic to treat his anxiety symptoms and I saw that his sclera was blue. Treatment was done using Chinese dietary counseling, auricular acupuncture with apex ear bloodletting and systemic acupuncture. Radiesthesia procedure were used to measure his chakras’ energy centers. Results: All his chakras’ were in the lowest level of energy, including the second that was the Kidney, responsible for the bone and teeth. The treatment began replenishing this chakras’ energy centers using highly diluted medications, such as homeopathies, according to the theory created by me (2020) entitled Constitutional Homeopathy of the Five Elements Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and crystal-based medications. Conclusion: through this case reported in this article, I can say that patient with osteogenesis imperfecta has energy deficiency in the five internal massive organ, especially in the Kidney and the treatment of these energy deficiency, is very important to treat patients with osteogenesis imperfecta in the deepest level, in the energy point of view.

2022 ◽  
Vol 2022 ◽  
pp. 1-13
Xi Guo ◽  
Xiaojun Chen ◽  
Jinlan Chen ◽  
Zhiping Tan ◽  
Yifeng Yang ◽  

Traditional Chinese medicine has long been applied to various diseases in China for a few thousand years. In recent years, its market has gradually developed from Asian countries to Western countries. At present, due to the lack of evidence-based medicine research, the effect of traditional Chinese medicine on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease remains unclear. In evaluating the efficacy and safety of drugs, randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) are recognized as the gold standard for testing the effectiveness and safety of treatments and could offer the best evidence for the formulation of clinical treatment guidelines. Although traditional Chinese medicine has long been used to treat cardiovascular diseases, the research on the application of RCT to test the combination of traditional Chinese and Western medicine therapy or single traditional Chinese medicine therapy started late, and the number is comparably small. In order to summarize and objectively evaluate the research results of integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine in intervention of cardiovascular diseases, we reviewed the literature of RCTs in this field by searching some Chinese and English databases and put forward some suggestions for the future development and research of traditional Chinese medicine.

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