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Traditional Medicine Research  2016, Vol. 1 Issue (1): 21-31    DOI: 10.12032/TMR201601004
Review     
Experimental research of integrative Chinese medicine in multiple sclerosis
Ke-Ying Zhu1, Zheng Kang1, Yan Chen1, Gen-Cheng Wu1, Jun Wang1*
1Department of Integrative Medicine and Neurobiology, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a severe neurodegenerative disease which brings overwhelming sufferings to patients and their families with no radical cure heretofore. Thus, studies of different medicine field and diverse treating methods aiming at the cure for MS should be promoted. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as one of the most important complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), has long been applied to treat MS in China and other nervous system diseases worldwide. Our review aims to summarize the findings of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture in the prevention and treatment on animal model of MS, mainly based on experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model. In this review, experimental research advances of Traditional Chinese medicine in the studies of MS are involved, including Chinese herb decoctions, herb extracts like huperzine A, Eriocalyxin B, Curcumin and also, acupuncture. All of this researches hew out new thoughts towards the treatment of MS and concomitantly, the understanding of the effective mechanism of TCM on MS.
Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, Traditional Chinese medicine, Complementary and alternative medicine, Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, Acupuncture


Received: 08 December 2015      Published: 24 December 2015
Fund:  
National Science Foundation of China ( No. 81202746 ) and the National Key Basic Research Program of China (2013CB531906).
Corresponding Authors: Jun Wang, Department of Integrative Medicine and Neurobiology, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, jwangf@shmu.edu.cn.   
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Ke-Ying Zhu, Zheng Kang, Yan Chen, Gen-Cheng Wu, Jun Wang. Experimental research of integrative Chinese medicine in multiple sclerosis. Traditional Medicine Research, 2016, 1(1): 21-31. doi: 10.12032/TMR201601004

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