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2012-05-28 23:03:02

Interested in the chemical constituents of Arnica? Ways of treating back pain with herbs? Or the potential side effects of Korean Ginseng? You´ll find all this and more in Clinical Herbs — Elsevier Australia´s new application for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Sydney, New South Wales (PRWEB) May 28, 2012 Elsevier Australia has this week launched Clinical Herbs — an excellent new medical app for local students and practitioners alike. Offering a refreshing alternative to...

2012-05-14 21:21:31

According to a small clinical trial reported by investigators from Japan, acupuncture appears to be associated with improvement of dyspnea (labored breathing) on exertion, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a study published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The management of dyspnea is an important target in the treatment of COPD, a common respiratory disease characterized by irreversible airflow limitation. COPD...

2012-04-24 09:37:29

Team hopes findings will bolster practice´s reputation as a nonpharmacolgical treatment A team of Japanese researchers will reveal study results Monday at the Experimental Biology 2012 meeting that show how acupuncture therapy mitigates skeletal muscle loss and holds promise for those seeking improved mobility through muscle rejuvenation. "It is my hope that this study will demonstrate acupuncture's feasibility with regard to improving health among the elderly and medical patients....

2012-04-23 20:58:53

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a new way to deliver long-lasting pain relief through an ancient medical practice. In an article published in the April 23 online edition of Molecular Pain, UNC researchers describe how exploiting the molecular mechanism behind acupuncture resulted in six-day pain relief in animal models. They call this new therapeutic approach PAPupuncture. Principal investigator Mark J. Zylka, PhD, associate professor in the...

2012-04-17 23:46:41

Wheelchair Tai Chi featured in 2008 Beijing Olympics An innovative 13-postures Tai Chi designed for wheelchair users is described in the current issue of Technology and Innovation- Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors®. The innovation has brought the traditional Chinese martial and healing arts to people with ambulatory impairment, thanks to the technology and program developed by Zibin Guo, PhD, of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. "Too often, social and...

DNA Sequence Finds Endangered Animals In Traditional Chinese Medicines
2012-04-14 05:30:30

Researchers at Murdoch University have revealed the composition of traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) through DNA sequencing technology. They found that some of the 15 TCM samples tested contained potentially toxic plant ingredients, allergens, and traces of endangered animals. "TCMs have a long cultural history, but today consumers need to be aware of the legal and health safety issues before adopting them as a treatment option," Dr Bunce, research leader and Murdoch University...

2012-04-13 11:29:46

Deep sequencing reveals undeclared, potentially toxic, and trade-restricted ingredients within 15 samples of traditional Chinese medicines Researchers at Murdoch University have used new DNA sequencing technology to reveal the animal and plant composition of traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs). Some of the TCM samples tested contained potentially toxic plant ingredients, allergens, and traces of endangered animals. "TCMs have a long cultural history, but today consumers need to be...


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2005-05-26 11:26:21

Cinnabar (German Zinnober), sometimes written cinnabarite, is a name applied to red mercury(II) sulfide (HgS), or native vermilion, the common ore of mercury. The name comes from the Greek, used by Theophrastus, and was probably applied to several distinct substances. Other sources say the word comes from the Persian zinjifrah, originally meaning "lost". Cinnabar was mined by the Roman Empire for its mercury content and it has been the main ore of mercury throughout the centuries. Some...

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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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