Xiong-gui-tiao-xue-yin (Kyuki-chouketsu-in), a traditional herbal medicine, stimulates lactation with increase in secretion of prolactin but not oxytocin in the postpartum period.

  title={Xiong-gui-tiao-xue-yin (Kyuki-chouketsu-in), a traditional herbal medicine, stimulates lactation with increase in secretion of prolactin but not oxytocin in the postpartum period.},
  author={Takahisa Ushiroyama and Kou Sakuma and Hekiko Souen and Gou Nakai and Shouko Morishima and Yoshiki Yamashita and Hideki Kamegai},
  journal={The American journal of Chinese medicine},
  volume={35 2},
The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of Xiong-gui-tiao-xue-yin, a traditional Japanese herbal medicine, in stimulating lactation in the postpartum period. We enrolled 82 women who had a normal delivery in Osaka Medical College Hospital, and randomly assigned them to the following two groups: a group of 41 women who received Xiong-gui-tiao-xue-yin at a dose of 6.0 g/day (Group X), and a group of 41 women who received ergometrine (methylergometrine maleate… 

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