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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914436/chinese-and-indian-women-s-experience-with-alternative-medications-for-menopause-related-symptoms-a-qualitative-analysis
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Saw Ohn Mar, Fatehpal Singh Malhi, Syed Hamid Syed Rahim, Myint Myint Soe
OBJECTIVE: To explore women's rationalization for using alternative medications, their experience and view on safety of long-term use. METHODS: Two focus group discussions, involving 5 participants each for Chinese and Indian groups, were conducted separately. Participant's personal information was collected anonymously. The discussion covered 5 areas: determinants for taking medications; reason for choosing alternative medications rather than hormone replacement therapy (HRT); how these medications help them; their view on cost-effectiveness and concerns over long-term use...
September 15, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852418/danggui-buxue-tang-a-simple-chinese-formula-containing-astragali-radix-and-angelicae-sinensis-radix-stimulates-the-expressions-of-neurotrophic-factors-in-cultured-sh-sy5y-cells
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Amy G W Gong, Huai Y Wang, Tina T X Dong, Karl W K Tsim, Y Z Zheng
BACKGROUND: Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT), a phytoestrogen-enriched Chinese herbal formula, serves as dietary supplement in stimulating the "Blood" functions of menopausal women. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, "Blood" has a strong relationship with brain activities. Previous studies supported that some ingredients of DBT possessed neuronal beneficial functions. Therefore, the neurotrophic function and the mechanistic action of DBT were systematically evaluated in cultured human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826891/traditional-uses-phytochemistry-pharmacology-and-toxicology-of-the-genus-cimicifuga-a-review
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REVIEW
Yaqing Guo, Tong Yin, Xiaoming Wang, Fan Zhang, Guixiang Pan, Hong Lv, Xianrui Wang, John Owoicho Orgah, Yan Zhu, Honghua Wu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Plants of the genus Cimicifuga have long been used as an ethnomedicine in China, Europe, and North America for its high medicinal value and health benefits. Their dried rhizomes are widely used for treating wind-heat headache, toothache, aphtha, sore throat, measles, spot poison, archoptosis, and uterine prolapse. In addition, it is used as a dietary supplement for preventing women menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis. AIM OF THE REVIEW: This paper aims to provide up-to-date information on the genus Cimicifuga, including botanical characterization, medicinal resources, traditional medicinal uses, phytochemistry, quality control, pharmacological research as well as the toxicology...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806907/effect-of-acupuncture-and-its-influence-on-cerebral-activity-in-perimenopausal-insomniacs-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiao Wu, Wei Zhang, Yuanyuan Qin, Xuguang Liu, Zhengyan Wang
BACKGROUND: Perimenopausal insomnia is one of the core symptoms of the menopausal transition. Acupuncture is considered to exert a positive effect on restoring the normal sleep-wake cycle. However, there is little intuitive evidence besides evaluation using clinical effectiveness scales. We therefore designed this study, aiming to use more intuitive and reliable detection techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging before and after applying acupuncture to provide neuroimaging evidence, as well as to verify the effectiveness with other curative effect indicators...
August 14, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709892/liuwei-dihuang-soft-capsules-attenuates-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-to-prevent-atherosclerosis-through-gpr30-mediated-regulation-in-ovariectomized-apoe-deficient-mice
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Yi Jing, Danfeng Cai, Qi Chen, Qingping Xiong, Tianhui Hu, Yuan Yao, Chao Lin, Xin Sun, Ying Lu, Xueyun Kong, Xiang Wu, Yu Li, Huimin Bian
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Liuwei Dihuang (LWDH), a classical traditional Chinese medicine prescription, has been widely used to prevent and to treat various diseases with symptoms of 'Kidney-Yin' deficiency syndrome for over 1000 years in China. It is commonly used to treat functional decline associated with senile disease and menopausal syndrome, especially memory decline, insomnia, diabetes and osteoporosis. Modern experimental pharmacological studies indicated that the mechanism of LWDH treatment of menopausal syndrome may be associated with enhanced estrogenic effects...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650892/the-2017-hormone-therapy-position-statement-of-the-north-american-menopause-society
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The 2017 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) updates the 2012 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society and identifies future research needs. An Advisory Panel of clinicians and researchers expert in the field of women's health and menopause was recruited by NAMS to review the 2012 Position Statement, evaluate new literature, assess the evidence, and reach consensus on recommendations, using the level of evidence to identify the strength of recommendations and the quality of the evidence...
June 22, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650869/the-2017-hormone-therapy-position-statement-of-the-north-american-menopause-society
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The 2017 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) updates the 2012 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society and identifies future research needs. An Advisory Panel of clinicians and researchers expert in the field of women's health and menopause was recruited by NAMS to review the 2012 Position Statement, evaluate new literature, assess the evidence, and reach consensus on recommendations, using the level of evidence to identify the strength of recommendations and the quality of the evidence...
July 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619302/chinese-herbal-medicine-for-treating-menopausal-symptoms-in-london-women-developing-a-good-practice-protocol-via-the-factor-analysis-of-prescribing-patterns-in-a-clinical-study
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Volker Scheid, Veronica Tuffrey, Mark Bovey
The objective of the study described in this paper was to define Chinese medicine formula patterns for the treatment of menopausal women in London. These formula patterns are intended to inform the development of best practice guidelines for a future pragmatic randomised controlled trial, with the ultimate goal of evaluating the possibility of integrating Chinese medicine treatment strategies for menopausal symptoms into the UK National Health Service. Data from a clinical study that had demonstrated the effectiveness and safety of Chinese medicine in treating 117 perimenopausal women at the Westminster University Polyclinic in London were analysed for symptom occurrence and herb use...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364873/broadening-our-perspectives-on-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-for-menopause-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Dunia Tonob, Melissa K Melby
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widely used for menopause, although not all women disclose use to their healthcare providers. This narrative review aims to expand providers' understanding of cross-cultural approaches to treating and managing menopause by providing an overarching framework and perspective on CAM treatments. Increased provider understanding and awareness may improve not only provider-patient communication but also effectiveness of treatments. The distinction between illness (what patients suffer) and disease (what physicians treat) highlights the gap between what patients seek and doctors provide, and may help clarify why many women seek CAM at menopause...
May 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265850/a-general-description-for-chinese-medicine-in-treating-premature-ovarian-failure
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REVIEW
Jing Lin, Xue-Lian Li, Hui Song, Qian Li, Ming-Yan Wang, Xue-Min Qiu, Da-Jin Li, Ling Wang
Premature ovarian failure (POF) is a kind of gynecological disease that causes amenorrhea, infertility, menopause and urogenital symptoms. Currently hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the most popular choice for women with POF to get rid of menopausal syndrome. However, as the popularization of Chinese herbs made Chinese medicine (CM) shine new lights, physicians are able to treat POF with both meno-herbs and integrated therapy. HRT has its own indications and contraindications. For example, unexplained vaginal bleeding, acute liver damage, liver dysfunction, vascular embolization, and breast cancer are all contraindications of HRT, and CM is taken by more physicians as an adjuvant therapy...
February 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163116/danggui-buxue-tang-astragali-radix-and-angelicae-sinensis-radix-for-menopausal-symptoms-a-review
#11
REVIEW
Huang Q Lin, Amy G W Gong, Huai Y Wang, Ran Duan, Tina T X Dong, Kui J Zhao, Karl W K Tsim
BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has contributed greatly to human health in past several thousand years. Today, the development of TCM is facing two obstacles: (i) quality control of herbal extract; and (ii) action mechanisms not known. OBJECTIVES: Among thousands of complex TCM formulations, Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is the simplest one. DBT is used to treat ailments in women and contains only two herbs, Astragali Radix (Huangqi; AR) and Angelicae Sinensis Radix (Danggui; ASR)...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111216/rehmanniae-radix-in-osteoporosis-a-review-of-traditional-chinese-medicinal-uses-phytochemistry-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacology
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REVIEW
Chenyue Liu, Rufeng Ma, Lili Wang, Ruyuan Zhu, Haixia Liu, Yubo Guo, Baosheng Zhao, Shangang Zhao, Jinfa Tang, Yu Li, Jianzhao Niu, Min Fu, Dongwei Zhang, Sihua Gao
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Emerging clinical usage and pharmacological effects have been achieved in using Rehmanniae Radix either singly or in combination with other herbs to treat skeletal diseases in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in the recent years. This study is aimed to provide a comprehensive review about the historical TCM interpretation of the action of Rehmanniae Radix in osteoporosis, its usage in clinical trials and osteoporotic models, its main phytochemical constituents, and its pharmacokinetics...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053654/comparison-of-chemical-profiles-and-effectiveness-between-erxian-decoction-and-mixtures-of-decoctions-of-its-individual-herbs-a-novel-approach-for-identification-of-the-standard-chemicals
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H P Cheung, S W Wang, T B Ng, Y B Zhang, L X Lao, Z J Zhang, Y Tong, F W S Chung, S C W Sze
BACKGROUND: Identification of bioactive standard chemicals is a major challenge in the study of the Chinese medicinal formula. In particular, the chemical components may interact differently depending on the preparative methods, therefore affecting the amounts of bioactive components and their pharmacological properties in the medicinal formula. With the use of Erxian decoction (EXD) as a study model-a  well-known Chinese medicinal formula for treating menopausal symptoms, a novel and rapid approach in seeking standard chemicals has been established by differentially comparing the HPLC profiles and the menopause-related biochemical parameters of combined decoction of EXD (EXD-C) and mixtures of the decoctions of its individual herbs (EXD-S)...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912959/chinese-herbal-medicine-kuntai-capsule-for-treatment-of-menopausal-syndrome-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Quan Zhou, Jing Tao, Huamei Song, Aihua Chen, Huaijie Yang, Manzhen Zuo, Hairong Li
OBJECTIVES: Kuntai capsule has been widely used for the treatment of menopausal syndrome in China for long time. We conducted this review to assess efficacy and safety of Kuntai capsule for the treatment of menopausal syndrome. METHODS: We searched studies in PubMed, ClinicalTrials, the Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure Database(CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (VIP), Wan fang Database and Chinese Biomedical Literature Database(CBM) until November 20, 2014...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871904/steroidogenic-effect-of-erxian-decoction-for-relieving-menopause-via-the-p-akt-pkb-pathway-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Shi Wei Wang, Ho Pan Cheung, Yao Tong, Jia Lu, Tzi Bun Ng, Yan Bo Zhang, Zhang-Jin Zhang, Kai Fai Lee, Jenny Ka Wing Lam, Stephen Cho Wing Sze
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Erxian decoction (EXD), an empirical Chinese medicine formula, is effectively used in the clinical treatment of menopause-related symptoms in China. Previous data from our group show that EXD has steroidogenic effect on natural menopausal Sprague-Dawley-rats (SD-rats) as an animal model of menopause. However, the mechanistic studies on steroidogenic effects of EXD are still inadequate. Hence, the mechanisms of steroidogenic effects of EXD were studied in vitro and in vivo in this study...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845267/protective-effects-and-mechanisms-investigation-of-kuntai-capsule-on-the-ovarian-function-of-a-novel-model-with-accelerated-aging-ovaries
#16
Jinjin Zhang, Li Fang, Liangyan Shi, Zhiwen Lai, Zhiyong Lu, Jiaqiang Xiong, Meng Wu, Aiyue Luo, Shixuan Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Kuntai capsule, a traditional Chinese medicine, has been widely used for the clinical treatment of menopausal syndrome. However, its mechanisms remain poorly understood. Considering that aging ovaries are the primary cause of menopause, this study was designed to investigate the effects and mechanisms of Kuntai capsule on ovarian function in a novel mice model with accelerated aging ovaries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-five female C57BL/6 mice were chosen for this study...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760084/effect-of-gua-sha-therapy-on-perimenopausal-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Fang Meng, Pei-Bei Duan, Junya Zhu, Qing-Qing Lou, Zhao-Hui Fang, Hong-Li An, Lan-Ying Liu, Yue Hu, Qian Hu
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Gua sha therapy on perimenopausal symptoms, quality of life, and serum female hormones in participants with perimenopausal syndrome. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial was conducted at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China. Eighty women with perimenopausal syndrome were recruited and randomized into an intervention group or a control group...
October 10, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676631/trajectories-of-response-to-acupuncture-for-menopausal-vasomotor-symptoms-the-acupuncture-in-menopause-study
#18
Nancy E Avis, Remy R Coeytaux, Beverly Levine, Scott Isom, Timothy Morgan
OBJECTIVE: To examine the trajectories of responses to acupuncture treatment for menopausal vasomotor symptoms (VMS) and the characteristics of women in each trajectory. METHODS: Two hundred nine perimenopausal and postmenopausal women aged 45 to 60 years experiencing at least four VMS per day were recruited and randomized to receive up to 20 acupuncture treatments within 6 months or to a waitlist control group. The primary outcome was percent change from baseline in the mean daily VMS frequency...
February 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27418936/herbal-medicine-for-hot-flushes-induced-by-endocrine-therapy-in-women-with-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Yuanqing Li, Xiaoshu Zhu, Alan Bensussan, Pingping Li, Eugene Moylan, Geoff Delaney, Luke McPherson
Objective. This systematic review was conducted to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of herbal medicine (HM) as an alternative management for hot flushes induced by endocrine therapy in breast cancer patients. Methods. Key English and Chinese language databases were searched from inception to July 2015. Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) evaluating the effects of HM on hot flushes induced by endocrine therapy in women with breast cancer were retrieved. We conducted data collection and analysis in accordance with the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358201/the-application-of-yin-yang-concept-on-heart-rate-variability-patterns-in-menopausal-women-with-insomnia
#20
Yen-Ying Kung, Cheryl C H Yang, Jen-Hwey Chiu, Terry B J Kuo
OBJECTIVE: To develop heart rate variability (HRV) patterns for peri- and postmenopausal insomnia (PI) by the yin/yang concept of Chinese medicine (CM). METHODS: Seventy-four peri- and postmenopausal women (average age 56.6±1.0 years) with insomnia were enrolled in the study. HRV and the Chinese version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (CPSQI) were recorded. The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Indices were derivative from the low frequency (LF), high frequency (HF) and ratio of LF to HF (LF/HF) components of the HRV...
June 29, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
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