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  1. 20 Jan 2010
    Chinese herbal medicines for the treatment of pre-eclampsia
    Pre-eclampsia is a condition in pregnancy involving high blood pressure and protein in the urine (proteinuria) after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most women with mild pre-eclampsia give birth without problems. However, severe pre-eclampsia can cause major problems with the liver, blood clotting etc, and some women go on to have fits (eclampsia). This can ...
  2. 7 Oct 2009
    Chinese herbal medicines for people with impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting blood glucose
    Around 308 million people worldwide are reported to have 'impaired glucose tolerance'. These individuals show higher than normal blood sugar (glucose) levels, but do not meet diagnostic criteria for having type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This may provide a window in which to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes and its complications like cardiovascular ...
  3. 16 May 2012
    Chinese herbal medicines for threatened miscarriage
    Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion is the loss of a pregnancy without medical or mechanical means before completion of the 20th week of gestation. The fetus is not sufficiently developed to have been able to survive outside the mother’s womb. Threatened miscarriage is a very common in early pregnancy. Most threatened miscarriages occur in the first ...
  4. 6 Oct 2013
    Chinese herbal medicine for treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy
    Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is one of the most common complications of diabetes. It is characterised by a progressive loss of nerve fibres that predisposes the person to painful or insensitive extremities, ulceration and amputation, and results in a large disease burden in terms of incapacity for work, quality of life and use of healthcare ...
  5. 10 Nov 2010
    Chinese herbal medicine may help reduce menstrual pain.
    Dysmenorrhoea is a very common complaint that refers to painful menstrual cramps in abdomen. Primary dysmenorrhoea refers to pain of an unknown cause (i.e. no medical condition is identified). Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or the contraceptive pill have been used successfully for treatment but more women are looking for non-drug therapies. Chinese ...
  6. 16 Feb 2011
    Herbal medicine for low-back pain
    Significance of the review Back pain is common, affecting as much as 35% of the population in a given month. Non-specific low-back pain is defined as pain between the lowest rib and the bottom of the buttocks that is not caused by serious, underlying problems such as rheumatoid arthritis, infection, fracture, cancer, or sciatica due to a herniated ...
  7. 4 Mar 2014
    Chinese herbal medicines for benign thyroid nodules in adults
    Review question To assess the effects of Chinese herbal medicines in the treatment of benign thyroid nodules in adults. Background A thyroid nodule is a swelling within the thyroid gland and is a common clinical problem detected in 20% to 70% of people. Thyroid nodules can cause pressure symptoms and cosmetic complaints. Treatment for benign thyroid ...
  8. 20 Jan 2010
    Herbal medicine for cervical degenerative disc disease
    Significance of the review Degenerative changes of the cervical spine are quite common and can cause severe neck pain, impairment and decreased quality of life. Degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine can result in severe pain, instability and radiculopathy (pain spreading down the arms and into the head), myelopathy (spasticity and weakness ...
  9. 21 Jan 2009
    There is no compelling evidence to support the use of the herbal medicines identified in this review for treatment of HIV infection and AIDS.
    People with HIV infection or AIDS frequently seek alternative or 'complementary' therapies for their illness. Although many trials of these therapies exist, very few meet the scientific standards necessary to support the claims of beneficial effects in the therapies studied. This review identified nine randomized clinical trials, which tested eight ...
  10. 6 Jul 2011
    Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) in the treatment of ectopic pregnancy.
    Ectopic pregnancy is the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in the first trimester of pregnancy. Its incidence has increased to between one and two percent of pregnancies. Chinese herbal medicines have been used to treat this condition in China and other countries. The review authors investigated 281 studies that claimed to be randomised controlled ...

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