The therapeutic heart benefits of long-term administration of Nigella sativa (black cumin seed)

(Natural News) Fennel or Nigella sativa (NS) has been shown to offer plenty of benefits for the heart. A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine compared the angiogenic properties of fennel with that of exercise in an animal model. Exercise’s main benefit to the cardiovascular system has to do with improving blood flow...
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ConclusionKampo medicines represent the most commonly used CAM in private clinics in Japan, and universal national health insurance coverage is considered to be the reason for the high rate of their use.
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThese findings support the hypothesis that HSS has the potential to improve sleep and reduce daytime fatigue in young postconcussion athletes. This pilot study provides guidance to refine research protocols and lays a foundation for further, large-sample, controlled studies.
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONAs compared to the control group, a 6-week EAP program did not produce a statistically significant difference with respect to PCL-M and CD-RISC scores, or salivary cortisol. However, our results suggest that EAP may work as well as standard therapy with respect to these parameters. This study supports further inquiry into EAP as a potentially efficacious alternative for veterans suffering from PTSD.
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
In this study, the deacetylation of NF-κB depended on higher level of Sirt1 than H3K9, which suggested that the deacetylation via Sirt1 in metainflammation could be specific and programmed. PMID: 30425749 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Authors: Ma K, Chen J, Kuang L, Bi J, Cheng J, Li F, Sun X, Nie X, Liu Y, Luo R, Zhao X Abstract Qi-deficiency (QX) is thought to promote the body's susceptibility to disease, but the underlying mechanism through which this occurs is not clear. We surveyed the traditional Chinese medicine constitution (TCMC) of healthy college students to identify those that were PH (balanced TCMC constitution) and QX (unbalanced TCMC constitution). We then used high-throughput sequencing of the 16SrRNA V3-4 region in fecal microbiota samples to identify differences between those obtained from PH and QX individuals. Our results dem...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
(Natural News) Hypertension is a common and critical health concern, especially for older people. An article in Homeopathic covered some of the best ways of naturally treating high blood pressure according to homeopathy. This system of alternative medicine subscribes to the adage of “similia similibus curentur” (like cures like). Homeopathy prescribes controlled quantities of a...
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The kambo cleanse is a South American ritual that uses the poison of the giant monkey frog to boost energy and cure illnesses. We take a closer look at the kambo cleanse, its side effects, and the research behind the ritual.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news
There is growing interest in the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) throughout the world; however, previous research performed in Turkey has not focused on CAM use in rural areas. The present study was aimed at determining CAM use among people aged 18 years or older living in Balikesir, a province in the western part of Turkey, and the correlates of CAM use. This cross-sectional study was conducted in Balikesir between January 2015 and April 2015. The sample group was reached with multistage cluster sampling method. The study included 410 people who agreed to participate. Data were collected with the quest...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research
The objective of this article is to present the results from a cross-sectional survey carried out to assess and compare knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of the obstetrician-gynecologists and midwives, regarding a set of complementary and alternative therapies in the area of the Corredor del Henares in Spain. The results show a high percentage of acceptance regarding complementary and alternative therapies in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, and more than half of the Spanish professionals of reproductive health would like to learn more about these therapies.
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research
This study evaluates a correlation between family history, micronutrients intake, and alternative therapies with genetic instability, before and during breast cancer treatment. For this study, a total of 150 women were selected. Among those, 50 women were breast cancer patients on chemotherapy, while 50 breast cancer patients were on radiotherapy, and 50 were healthy females. All the participants signed the informed consent form and answered the public health questionnaire. Samples of buccal epithelial and peripheral blood cells were collected and analyzed through micronucleus and comet assays. The cells were evaluated for...
Source: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Appl Biochem Biotechnol Source Type: research
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