Chinese Medicine – a future treatment for Alzeimer’s

MONDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) — Future treatments for Alzheimer’s disease may run the gamut from calisthenics combined with singing, Chinese herbs, immune-boosting therapies and insulin delivered to the brain via the nose.

Research in these areas and more was presented Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Prevention of Dementia, held in Washington, D.C.

A study conducted in China, found that an herbal extract improved cognitive function in people with mild cognitive impairment, often a precursor to Alzheimer’s. The extract, known as GETO (for ginseng, epimedium herb, thinleaf milkwort root and two other herbs), has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine.

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