Assessment of the complementary and integrative medicine utilization among patients with multiple sclerosis using a translated and adapted version of the international questionnaire (I-CAM-QP): A cross-sectional study in Southern Iran.

CONCLUSION: There is a high prevalence of CIM use among MS patients. Therefore, patient- physician communication about CIM use should be emphasized. PMID: 31519287 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

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Alternative and Complementary Therapies,Volume 25, Issue 5, Page 269-271, October 2019.
Source: Alternative and Complementary Therapies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionRTX and MMF may be recommended as optimal treatments to prevent relapse in NMOSD. Low-dose cyclosporine A could be a promising alternative therapy.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Alternative and Complementary Therapies,Volume 25, Issue 4, Page 222-226, August 2019.
Source: Alternative and Complementary Therapies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Sesame oil, through a decrease in IFN-γ secretion and anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities, may have beneficial effects for MS patients. PMID: 31331574 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that bvPLA2 contributes to the control of MS and that its catalytic ability is needed for its therapeutic action.
Source: Molecular and Cellular Toxicology - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 June 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Priyanka Thakur, Ashu Mohammad, Yash Raj Rastogi, Reena V. Saini, Adesh K. SainiAbstractMultiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune, demyelinating, inflammatory disease of central nervous system (CNS) which is characterized by spasticity, fatigue, depression, anxiety, bowel and bladder dysfunction, impaired mobility, cognitive impairment etc. and affects approximately 2.5 million people worldwide. Disease modifying therapies for MS which help in preventing accumulation of lesions in white matter of CNS are costly and ...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Patients with multiple sclerosis have long turned to complementary therapies to manage symptoms that licensed products can only partially control. Around half of patients with multiple sclerosis admit to previous or current cannabis use for medicinal purposes and would endorse legalisation. Despite many governments worldwide relaxing regulations around medicinal cannabis, there remain many unanswered questions as to how clinicians should prescribe or recommend products, and access to pharmaceutical-grade products remains highly restricted. Here we address what adult neurologists need to know about cannabi...
Source: Practical Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Pract Neurol Source Type: research
This article highlights some of these challenges in the design of lifestyle studies in PD, and suggests a more coordinated international effort is required, including ongoing longitudinal observational studies. In combination with pharmaceutical treatments, healthy lifestyle behaviors may slow the progression of PD, empower patients, and reduce disease burden. For optimal care of people with PD, it is important to close this gap in current knowledge and discover whether such associations exist. Introduction Parkinson's disease (PD) is an age-related complex progressive neurodegenerative disorder, with key p...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Huang KK, Lin MN, Hsu YL, Lu IH, Pan IH, Yang JL Abstract Alpinia oxyphylla is a traditional Chinese medicine widely used for treating diarrhea, ulceration, and enuresis. Moreover, A. oxyphylla is effective for cognitive function improvement and nerve regeneration. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neuronal inflammatory autoimmune disease that commonly affects young adults in high-latitude regions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the beneficial effects of A. oxyphylla in an experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) mouse model, which is an extensively used model for human MS. The ethanolic e...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
This study had a large sample size and obtained positive findings in both patients’ subjective ratings and in inflammatory marker levels. It demonstrates the benefits of adding Tai Chi to an antidepressant regimen but does not examine the specific effect of Tai Chi on depression.Field et al. (16) investigated the effects of combined Tai Chi/yoga in 92 prenatally depressed pregnant women. They found that women practicing Tai Chi/yoga (20 min per week for 12 weeks) had lower depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbance scores compared to a waitlist control group (Table 1). This study had a large sample size and provided ...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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