Massage perceptions and attitudes of undergraduate pre-professional health sciences students: a cross-sectional survey in one U.S. university
Attitudes and beliefs about massage therapy have been explored among health professionals and health profession students, but not for undergraduate preprofessional health sciences students. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Niki Munk, Abby Church, Donya Nemati, Samantha Zabel and Amber R. Comer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Matrine inhibits the growth of natural killer/T-cell lymphoma cells by modulating CaMKII γ-c-Myc signaling pathway
C-Myc overexpression is associated with poor prognosis and aggressive progression of natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (NKTCL). Matrine, a main alkaloid of the traditional Chinese herb Sophora flavescens Ait, has be... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jianyou Gu, Yu Zhang, Xiao Wang, Jingjing Xiang, Shu Deng, Dijiong Wu, Junfa Chen, Lihong Yu, Yan Zhou, Yaokun Wang and Jianping Shen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ethnobotanical survey, anthelmintic effects and cytotoxicity of plants used for treatment of helminthiasis in the Central and Kara regions of Togo
Traditional medicines are the main source of treatment of helminthiasis in endemic areas of Togo. The present study aimed to investigate the plants used by Traditional healers (THs) to treat helminth infection... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 7, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Essoham Ataba, Gnatoulma Katawa, Manuel Ritter, Adjoa Holali Ameyapoh, Kokou Anani, Oukoe M. Amessoudji, P élagie Edlom Tchadié, Tchadjabo Tchacondo, Komlan Batawila, Yaovi Ameyapoh, Achim Hoerauf, Laura E. Layland and Simplice D. Karou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Myricetin induces apoptosis and autophagy by inhibiting PI3K/Akt/mTOR signalling in human colon cancer cells
The compound 3,3 ′,4′,5,5′,7-hexahydroxyflavone (myricetin) is a natural flavonoid with antitumour activity. Most of the studies on myricetin have focused on the induction of tumour cell apoptosis, and little i... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ming-liang Zhu, Pei-min Zhang, Min Jiang, Shu-wen Yu and Lu Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparative efficacy, safety and cost of oral Chinese patent medicines for rheumatoid arthritis: a Bayesian network meta-analysis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common inflammatory disease with a substantial burden for society and economic worldwide. Chinese patent medicines (CPMs) have gained attention as alternative remedies due to the... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dan Zhang, Jin-tao Lyu, Bing Zhang, Xiao-meng Zhang, Hao Jiang and Zhi-jian Lin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover clinical trial to evaluate the anti-diabetic effects of Allium hookeri extract in the subjects with prediabetes
Allium hookeri is widely consumed as a vegetable and herbal medicine in Asia. A. hookeri has been reported anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, osteoblastic, anti-oxidant, and anti-diabetic effects in animal studies.... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Soo-Hyun Park, Ui-Jin Bae, Eun-Kyung Choi, Su-Jin Jung, Sung-Hyen Lee, Jae-Heon Yang, You-Suk Kim, Do-Youn Jeong, Hyun-Ju Kim, Byung-Hyun Park and Soo-Wan Chae Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A double-blind, randomized pilot study for comparison of Melissa officinalis L. and Lavandula angustifolia Mill. with Fluoxetine for the treatment of depression
Depression has rapidly progressed worldwide, and the need for an efficient treatment with low side effect has risen. Melissa officinalis L and Lavandula angustifolia Mill have been traditionally used in Asia for ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 3, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mostafa Araj-Khodaei, Ahmad Ali Noorbala, Reza Yarani, Fatemeh Emadi, Elham Emaratkar, Soghrat Faghihzadeh, Zahra Parsian, Fatemeh Alijaniha, Mohammad Kamalinejad and Mohsen Naseri Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Deciphering the underlying mechanism of Xianlinggubao capsule against osteoporosis by network pharmacology
Xianlinggubao formula (XLGB), a Chinese State Food and Drug Administration-permitted traditional Chinese herbal medicine, has been extensively used to treat osteoporosis. Although XLGB was shown to improve bon... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 3, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hangsheng Bao, Huizhi Guo, Zongquan Feng and Xin Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Qiliqiangxin reduced cardiomyocytes apotosis and improved heart function in infarcted heart through Pink1/Parkin -mediated mitochondrial autophagy
Qiliqiangxin (QLQX) is a preparation refined from a traditional Chinese medicine compound. It plays an important role in protecting cardiac function after myocardial infarction (MI). However, the underline mec... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Junyang Zhou, Zhixiao Wang, Yun He, Xinxia Luo, Wenjun Zhang, Li Yu, Xiuying Chen, Xiju He, Yahong Yuan, Xiaoli Wang, Xinrong Guo, Junming Tang, Mingan Zhu, Dongsheng Li and Yan Ding Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Synergistic platelet inhibition between Omega-3 and acetylsalicylic acid dose titration; an observational study
Omega-3 and acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) are two widely used “over-the-counter” drugs. Previous research has shown multiple electrode aggregometry (MEA) can detect ASA and varying Omega-3 platelet inhibiting eff... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Harald Bagger, Mattias Hansson, Thomas Kander and Ulf Sch ött Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patients ’ and clinicians’ expectations on integrative medicine Services for Diabetes: a focus group study
Difference of perspective between patients and physicians over integrative medicine (IM) research and service provision remains unclear despite significant use worldwide. We observed an exceptionally low utili... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kam Wa Chan, Pak Wing Lee, Crystal Pui Sha Leung, Gary Chi Wang Chan, Wai Han Yiu, Hoi Man Cheung, Bin Li, Sarah Wing Yan Lok, Hongyu Li, Rui Xue, Loretta Yuk Yee Chan, Joseph Chi Kam Leung, Tai Pong Lam, Kar Neng Lai and Sydney Chi Wai Tang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Revealing the sedative-hypnotic effect of the extracts of herb pair Semen Ziziphi spinosae and Radix Polygalae and related mechanisms through experiments and metabolomics approach
Semen Ziziphi spinosae and Radix Polygalae, two herbs commonly used together in Traditional Chinese Medicine for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety. The study aims to study the sedative-hypnotic effect of t... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hong Luo, Sheng-jie Sun, Yan Wang and Ying-li Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Phyllanthus amarus prevents LPS-mediated BV2 microglial activation via MyD88 and NF- κB signaling pathways
Phyllanthus amarus has been shown to attenuate lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced peripheral inflammation but similar studies in the central nervous system are scarce. The aim of the present study was to investigat... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Elysha Nur Ismail, Ibrahim Jantan, Sharmili Vidyadaran, Jamia Azdina Jamal and Norazrina Azmi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluation of in-vivo antidiarrhoeal and in-vitro antibacterial activities of the root extract of Brucea antidysenterica J. F. Mill (Simaroubaceae)
Diarrhoea has been the major cause of death especially in children of developing countries. Brucea antidysenterica is one of the several medicinal plants used traditionally for the treatment of diarrhoea in Ethio... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kaleab Alemayehu Zewdie, Dayananda Bhoumik, Dawit Zewdu Wondafrash and Kald Beshir Tuem Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Eucalyptus essential oils inhibit the lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory response in RAW264.7 macrophages through reducing MAPK and NF- κB pathways
Eucalyptus essential oils have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. It was reported that Eucalyptus leaves possess antioxidant and antimicrobial effects. Here, we investigated the anti-inflammatory ac... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chen-Lung Ho, Lan-Hui Li, Yueh-Chun Weng, Kuo-Feng Hua and Tz-Chuen Ju Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Analysis of the pharmacological mechanism of Banxia Xiexin decoction in treating depression and ulcerative colitis based on a biological network module
The network pharmacology method was used to predict the active components of Banxia Xiexin decoction, its targets and the key signalling pathways that are activated in the treatment of depression and ulcerativ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ying Yu, Gong Zhang, Tao Han and Hailiang Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Methodological and reporting quality evaluation of meta-analyses on the Chinese herbal preparation Zheng Qing Feng Tong Ning for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
Zheng Qing Feng Tong Ning (ZQFTN) is a sinomenine (SIN) preparation that has been used in clinical practice. Our study aimed to assess the methodological and reporting quality of meta-analyses on the Chinese h... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 26, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mingge Liang, Lan Yan, Zhigang Mei, Yanan Luo, Xiaoqiang Hou and Zhitao Feng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Jianpi-yangwei decoction inhibits DNA damage repair in the drug resistance of gastric cancer by reducing FEN1 expression
Flap Endonuclease 1(FEN1) has been considered as a new tumor marker in recent years and Jianpi Yangwei Decoction (JPYW) is a basic Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the treatment of gastric cancer. This s... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 26, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wenjie Huang, Huijuan Tang, Fang Wen, Xiaona Lu, Qingpei Li and Peng Shu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Complementary alternative medicine use among postpartum mothers in a primary care setting: a cross-sectional study in Malaysia
This study aims to determine the prevalence and factors associated with CAM use among postpartum m... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 26, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nik Farah Nik Yusof Fuad, Siew Mooi Ching, Dayangku Hayaty Awg Dzulkarnain, Ai Theng Cheong and Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Bergenia pacumbis from Nepal, an astonishing enzymes inhibitor
The Bergenia species are perennial herbs native to central Asia, and one of the most promising medicinal plants of the family Saxifragaceae which are popularly known as ‘Pashanbheda’. The aim of this study was to... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 26, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bishnu Prasad Pandey, Suman Prakash Pradhan, Kapil Adhikari and Saroj Nepal Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ginkgolide B inhibits lung cancer cells promotion via beclin-1-dependent autophagy
Ginkgolide B (GKB) is a major active component of the extracts of Ginkgo biloba leaves, and it has been used as an anti-cancer agent. However, it is unknown whether GKB has the therapeutic effects on lung cancer.... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 23, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xuan Wang, Qi-Hui Shao, Hao Zhou, Jun-Lu Wu, Wen-Qiang Quan, Ping Ji, Yi-Wen Yao, Dong Li and Zu-Jun Sun Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Endothelium-dependent and endothelium-independent vasorelaxant effects of unripe Rubus coreanus Miq. and Dendropanax morbiferus H. L év. extracts on rat aortic rings
Many clinical trials on antihypertensive drugs have confirmed the usefulness of these drugs in regulating blood pressure effectively. However, all the drugs usually require long-term use; thus, economic burden... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 22, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Soyi Park, Ki Hoon Lee, Wan Seok Kang, Jin Seok Kim and Sunoh Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Phytochemical profile and antiproliferative effect of Ficus crocata extracts on triple-negative breast cancer cells
Some species of the Ficus genus show pharmacological activity, including antiproliferative activity, in cell lines of several cancer Types. ficus crocata is distributed in Mexico and used in traditional medicine,... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 22, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Carlos A. S ánchez-Valdeolívar, Patricia Alvarez-Fitz, Ana E. Zacapala-Gómez, Macdiel Acevedo-Quiroz, Lorena Cayetano-Salazar, Monserrat Olea-Flores, Jhonathan U. Castillo-Reyes, Napoleón Navarro-Tito, Carlos Ortuño-Pineda, Marco A. Leyva-Vázquez, J Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Angelica sinensis polysaccharide prevents mitochondrial apoptosis by regulating the Treg/Th17 ratio in aplastic anemia
Angelica sinensis polysaccharide (ASP) is an effective medicine for aplastic anemia (AA). The present study aims to investigate whether mitochondrial apoptosis in aplastic anemia could be corrected by ASP by a... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 22, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zetao Chen, Li Cheng, Jing Zhang and Xing Cui Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Repair of osteochondral defect using icariin-conditioned serum combined with chitosan in rabbit knees
Osteochondral defects caused by an acute traumatic injury or articular degeneration remains difficult to be manipulated. Repair of articular defects is still a great challenge for both tissue engineers and ort... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 22, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Juntao Zhang, Dong Ming, Qiang Ji, Aifeng Liu, Chao Zhang, Jianjie Jiao and Man Shang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Characterization and anti-uterine tumor effect of extract from Prunella vulgaris L.
The flowers and dried fruit spikes of Prunella vulgaris L. (P. vulgaris L.) have been widely used in traditional Chinese medicine and food. P. vulgaris L. is regarded as a good option for treating uterine myoma (... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 18, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yan Lin, Chao Yang, Jie Tang, Chun Li, Zhi-min Zhang, Bo-hou Xia, Ya-mei Li, Qing-zhi He, Li-mei Lin and Duan-fang Liao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The impact of flavonoids-rich Ziziphus jujuba Mill. Extract on Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation
To evaluate the in vitro antibacterial effect of flavonoids-rich Ziziphus jujuba Mill. extract (FZM) against the formation of bacterial biofilms (BBFs) in Staphylococcus aureus. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 17, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Weiwei Miao, Lei Sheng, Tao Yang, Guizhen Wu, Minfang Zhang, Juan Sun and Aikemu Ainiwaer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Preclinical anticancer studies on the ethyl acetate leaf extracts of Datura stramonium and Datura inoxia
Cancer is a horrific disease relentlessly affecting human population round the globe. Genus Datura encompasses numerous species with reported medicinal uses. However, its potential as a source of natural anticanc... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 17, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bakht Nasir, Muhammad Waleed Baig, Muhammad Majid, Syeda Masooma Ali, Muhammad Zafar Irshad Khan, Syeda Tayyaba Batool Kazmi and Ihsan-ul Haq Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Altitude impact on the chemical profile and biological activities of Satureja thymbra L. essential oil
Several agricultural or environmental factors affect plants ’ chemical and pharmacological properties. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 12, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Noha Khalil, Lamya El-Jalel, Miriam Yousif and Mariam Gonaid Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Strychnos nux-vomica L. seed preparation promotes functional recovery and attenuates oxidative stress in a mouse model of sciatic nerve crush injury
Peripheral nerve injury is a debilitating condition that may lead to partial or complete motor, sensory and autonomic function loss and lacks effective therapy until date. Therefore, it is quite imperative to ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Aroona Razzaq, Ghulam Hussain, Azhar Rasul, Jiaqi Xu, Qiqi Zhang, Shoaib Ahmad Malik, Haseeb Anwar, Nimra Aziz, Nady Braidy, Jose-Luis Gonzalez de Aguilar, Wei Wei, Jiang Li and Xiaomeng Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predictors of the use and approval of CAM: results from the German General Social Survey (ALLBUS)
Many studies have shown that sociodemographic variables significantly predict the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), although these predictions were not particularly strong. A multitude of pr... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Henrik Abheiden, Michael Teut and Anne Bergh öfer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Validation and quantification of major biomarkers in ‘Mahasudarshan Churna’- an ayurvedic polyherbal formulation through high-performance thin-layer chromatography
Mahasudarshan Churna (MC) is a polyherbal Ayurvedic medicine that is employed in fever (especially chronic type), cold and malaria, improvement of digestion and appetite, removes toxins from the blood, boosts ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Prabhjot Kaur, R. C. Gupta, Abhijit Dey, Tabarak Malik and Devendra Kumar Pandey Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Isaria tenuipes Peck, an entomopathogenic fungus from Darjeeling Himalaya: Evaluation of in-vitro antiproliferative and antioxidant potential of its mycelium extract
Isaria tenuipes is one of the potent species in the members of the genus Isaria, which is well reported to possess multiple bioactive substances of therapeutic importance. Therefore, an in vitro experimental stud... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dhani Raj Chhetri, Abhijit Chhetri, Nerina Shahi, Snigdha Tiwari, Shibendra Kumar Lal Karna, Dorjay Lama and Yuba Raj Pokharel Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Modified Pulsatillae decoction inhibits DSS-induced ulcerative colitis in vitro and in vivo via IL-6/STAT3 pathway
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the colon and rectum, which is positively correlated with the occurrence of IBD-related colorectal cancer (IBD-CRC). Conventional therapies based o... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shaohua Huangfu, Renjie Dou, Sixia Zhong, Mengjie Guo, Chunyan Gu, Artur Jurczyszyn, Ye Yang and Bin Jiang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Chemopreventive effect of Betulinic acid via mTOR -Caspases/Bcl2/Bax apoptotic signaling in pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer is aggressive with no symptoms until the advanced stage reached. The increased resistance of pancreatic cancer to chemotherapy demonstrates a dilemma in the clinical field. Hence, it is a mat... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yangyang Guo, Hengyue Zhu, Min Weng, Cheng Wang and Linxiao Sun Tags: Research article Source Type: research

2,3,5,4 ′-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside induces autophagy of liver by activating PI3K/Akt and Erk pathway in prediabetic rats
2,3,5,4 ′-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside (TSG) is an active compound derived from Polygonum multiflorum Thunb., a Chinese Taoist herbal medicine, which exerts lipid lowering, anti-cancer, anti-aging, anti-... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xuanbin Wang, Jing Zeng, Xiao Wang, Ju Li, Jin Chen, Ning Wang, Miao Zhang, Yibin Feng and Huailan Guo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Iridoid glycosides from Morinda officinalis How. exert anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic effects through inactivating MAPK and NF- κB signaling pathways
The root of Morinda officinalis How. (MO, the family of Rubiaceae) has long been used to treat inflammatory diseases in China and other eastern Asian countries, and iridoid glycosides extracted from MO (MOIG) are... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 5, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Qi Zhang, Jian-hua Zhang, Yu-qiong He, Quan-long Zhang, Bo Zhu, Yi Shen, Meng-qin Liu, Lu-lin Zhu, Hai-liang Xin, Lu-ping Qin and Qiao-yan Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A bioinformatics investigation into the pharmacological mechanisms of javanica oil emulsion injection in non-small cell lung cancer based on network pharmacology methodologies
Javanica oil emulsion injection (JOEI) is an effective therapeutic option for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but its mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 5, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mengwei Ni, Xinkui Liu, Ziqi Meng, Shuyu Liu, Shanshan Jia, Yingying Liu, Wei Zhou, Jiarui Wu, Jingyuan Zhang, Siyu Guo, Jialin Li, Haojia Wang and Xiaomeng Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anti-inflammatory effect of Salsola komarovii extract with dissociated glucocorticoid activity
Glucocorticoids (GCs) are anti-inflammatory drugs widely used to treat acute and chronic inflammatory diseases. However, despite their excellent efficacy, the long-term use of GCs is relatively limited owing t... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 5, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ji Hyun Seo, Mu Hyun Jin and Yun Hee Chang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Online yoga to reduce post traumatic stress in women who have experienced stillbirth: a randomized control feasibility trial
About 1 in every 150 pregnancies end in stillbirth. Consequences include symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. Yoga has been used to treat PTSD in other populations and ma... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 5, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jennifer Huberty, Mariah Sullivan, Jeni Green, Jonathan Kurka, Jenn Leiferman, Katherine Gold and Joanne Cacciatore Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hepatoprotective effects and mechanisms of Ixeris denticulate water extract on liver cirrhosis in experimental rat
To explore the protective effect and mechanisms of Ixeris denticulate water extract (IDWE) in the development of liver cirrhosis in experimental rat. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 5, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yinhong Zhu, Changling Liu, Xiaobei Chen, Shengjia Lu and Jie Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Traditional medicine use in Timor-Leste
Traditional medicine use is common amongst peoples in developing nations. Timor-Leste is no exception. However little is known about the prevalence, pattern, satisfaction with, cost or type of traditional medi... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Robert Grace, Jacinto Vaz and Julianti Da Costa Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinicopathologic characteristics and prognosis of upper tract urothelial carcinoma complicated with aristolochic acid nephropathy after radical nephroureterectomy
The purpose of this study was to identify the clinicopathologic characteristics and prognosis of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) patients complicated with aristolochic acid nephropathy(AAN) after radic... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hongli Shan, Wen Tian, Yazhao Hong, Bo Xu, Chunxi Wang, Bing Yu and Xiaoqing Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Network pharmacology to dissect the mechanisms of Yinlai Decoction for pneumonia
Pneumonia is a common respiratory disorder, which brings an enormous financial burden to the medical system. However, the current treatment options for pneumonia are limited because of drug resistance and side... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jingnan Xu, Chen Bai, Ling Huang, Tiegang Liu, Yuxiang Wan, Zian Zheng, Xueyan Ma, Fei Gao, He Yu and Xiaohong Gu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Herbal medicine use among patients with viral and non-viral Hepatitis in Uganda: prevalence, patterns and related factors
There is some evidence that patients with liver diseases commonly use complementary and alternative therapies to address general and liver-disease specific health concerns. The purpose of this study was to ass... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sara Nsibirwa, Godwin Anguzu, Sam Kamukama, Ponsiano Ocama and Joan Nankya-Mutyoba Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Feikang granules ameliorate pulmonary inflammation in the rat model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease via TLR2/4-mediated NF- κB pathway
Several reports have shown that traditional Chinese medicine could be an alternative therapeutic approach for COPD patients, but the mechanism remains unknown. The present study aimed to examine the effects of... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 3, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Liuliu Yang, Minyong Wen, Xiaohong Liu, Kai Wang and Yong Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Genistein and exercise modulated lipid peroxidation and improved steatohepatitis in ovariectomized rats
The objective of this study was to investigate the treatment effe... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - June 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Namthip Witayavanitkul, Duangporn Werawatganon, Maneerat Chayanupatkul, Naruemon Klaikeaw, Sompol Sanguanrungsirikul and Prasong Siriviriyakul Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Protective effect of Tualang honey against cadmium-induced morphological abnormalities and oxidative stress in the ovary of rats
To investigate the protective effects of Tualang honey against the toxicity effects induced by cadmium (Cd) on the ovary. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - May 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Siti Suraya Ruslee, Siti Sarah Mohamad Zaid, Ikmal Hisyam Bakrin, Yong Meng Goh and Noordin Mohamed Mustapha Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of tai chi and Qigong exercise on depression and anxiety of individuals with substance use disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Previous studies have acknowledged Tai Chi and Qigong exercise could be potential effective treatments for reducing depression and anxiety in both healthy and clinical populations. However, there is a scarcity... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - May 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fang Liu, Jiabao Cui, Xuan Liu, Kevin W. Chen, Xiaorong Chen and Ru Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Efficacy of whole body vibration therapy on pain and functional ability in people with non-specific low back pain: a systematic review
Whole body vibration (WBV) is currently increasing in popularity as a treatment modality for musculoskeletal disorders and improving health-related quality of life. Recent research has shown that WBV can reduc... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - May 27, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Weiming Wang, Shuting Wang, Wujian Lin, Xian Li, Lars L. Andersen and Yuling Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research