The effectiveness and safety of thread-embedding acupuncture for chronic rotator cuff disease: A study protocol for a randomized, patient-assessor-blinded, controlled, clinical trial
ConclusionsPrevious studies have shown that TEA could be an alternative treatment for shoulder pain. However, there is still a lack of scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of TEA for chronic rotator cuff disease. This study will provide useful evidence regarding the effectiveness and safety of TEA treatment. The findings will serve as important data for conducting additional acupuncture studies on chronic rotator cuff disease. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of Dietary and Lifestyle Recommendations on Patients with Glaucoma: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Idan Hech, Asaf Achiron, Elisha Bartov, Idit Maharshak, Liat Mendel, Liron Pe'er, Asaf Bar, Zvia Burgansky-EliashAbstractPURPOSESeveral studies have shown intra-ocular pressure (IOP) reductions following lifestyle and behavior changes in primary open-angled glaucoma (POAG) in the short term. Our aim in this study was to examine the potential of such interventions as an adjunct treatment and assess their cumulative short-term effect on IOP and illness perception in patients with POAG.METHODSIn this randomized, paral...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Herbal medicines in Iran advertised as opioid withdrawal drugs - analysis by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
ConclusionsNearly all of the handmade and illegally distributed herbal medicines for the treatment of drug withdrawal contained at least one opioid or illegal drug, indicating that there was evidence of adulteration and highlighting the dangers to users. It is important to raise awareness of people, particularly warning them against the use of such products sold by herbal shops for the treatment of addiction. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Traditionally trained acupuncturists’ views on the World Health Organization Traditional Medicine ICD-11 codes: A Europe wide mixed methods study
ConclusionsThe European TM practitioners who participated in this study largely perceive the TM ICD codes as valuable, conceptually accurate, and incorporating the range of TM diagnoses utilized within clinical practice. The TM ICD codes could be improved for European TM practitioners by expanding the scope of TM ICD codes, and adopting a multidimensional approach whereby more than one disorder and/or pattern code can be applied to single patients. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - December 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

“Evaluation of anti-breast cancer, anti-angiogenic and antioxidant properties of selected medicinal plants”
ConclusionThe selected botanicals with their anti-angiogenic and antioxidant potential could be considered as natural resources in the identification of possible therapeutic agents for breast cancer. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Hydroxysafflor Yellow A sensitizes ovarian cancer cells to chemotherapeutic agent by decreasing WSB1 expression
In this study, we investigated the antitumor mechanisms of HSYA in ovarian cancer cell line Skov3.MethodsThe cell proliferation assay was conducted using a Cell Proliferation Assay kit. The cell viability assay was performed using the CellTiter-Blue Cell Viability kit. Microarray was conducted to identify the global gene expression change of ovarian cancer cells caused by HSYA treatment. Small interfering RNA (SiRNA)3 transfection was conducted to knock down WD repeat and SOCS box-containing protein 1 (WSB1)4. WSB1 expression was detected by quantitative reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Determinants of the concurrent use of Biomedicine and Korean Medicine: a study based on the Korean health panel survey (2008–2014)
ConclusionIdentifying determinants associated with concurrent use of biomedicine and KM might help medical professionals and policy makers to make wise judgments, plan treatments successfully and allocate resources efficiently. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 21, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

“Evaluation of Anti-breast cancer, Antiangiogenic and Antioxidant Properties of Selected Medicinal Plants”
ConclusionThe selected botanicals with their anti-angiogenic and antioxidant potential could be considered as natural resources in the identification of possible therapeutic agents for breast cancer. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 21, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Gender differences in arterial pulse wave and anatomical properties in healthy Korean adults
Conclusion: We suggest that gender differences should be considered in wrist artery pulse diagnosis, including those related to pulse diagnostic positions and anatomical properties. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effects of vitamin D supplementation on ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in 6–13 year-old students: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Amirmansour Alavi Naeini, Akbar Hasanzadeh, Forough Fasihi, Mohammad Reza GhazviniAbstractIntroductionAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common mental disorder in children. Drug treatment is the most prevalent method used to control and cure it; however, considering the low efficacy and frequent side effects of current drugs, more attempts is needed to replace them with safer agents. Several studies have shown the beneficial role of micronutrients such as vitamin D in development and improving the...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Exploring the health advantages and disadvantages of static and dynamic postures of Qigong and its use as a Traditional and Complementary Medicine
ConclusionsAn analysis of Qigong solely from the viewpoint of "traditional and complementary medicine" raises the question of how to take advantage of this activity as a "resource" and not as an "end in itself" and accordingly to compare, select, adapt and modify the postures and techniques to make them accessible to people of any age or with any physical or mental limitation or pathology who can take maximum advantage of its benefits. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A time series analysis to investigate the effect of inhalation of aldehyde C10 on the human EEG activity
Publication date: Available online 6 November 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Minju Kim, Kosuke Nishi, Kandhasamy Sowndhararajan, Songmun KimABSTRACTIntroductionDecanal (C10) is an important aldehyde, extensively used to enhance floral and citrus notes in various perfumery products. It is well-known that the human electroencephalographic (EEG) activity is highly susceptible to change due to the exposure of fragrances. However, the EEG findings have been exhibited to show non-stationary behavior in terms of analysis and recording time. Hence, the present study aimed to investigate the effect o...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Are we meeting cancer patient needs? Complementary and alternative medicine use among Saudi cancer patients: A qualitative study of patients and healthcare professionals’ views
This study aimed to examine the dynamics between perspectives of cancer patients and healthcare professionals in tertiary hospitals that do not provide CAM.MethodQualitative interviews were undertaken with 38 cancer patients and 30 healthcare professionals. After familiarization with the data, results were analysed using interpretation, categorizing and thematic analysis.ResultsThe analysis suggests that CAM is highly popular among cancer patients. All the cancer patient respondents used at least one type of CAM as an adjunct to conventional medical treatments. These patients affirmed their understanding that CAM originate...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A Brief Summary of Pilot and Feasibility Studies: Exploring Terminology, Aims, and Methods
ConclusionRigorous feasibility testing is necessary to underpin high quality CAM/IM research. Employing mixed methods within an appropriate framework will generate vital data for optimising CAM/IM research and intervention delivery. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Cognitive impairment on patients with kidney deficiency syndrome: a resting-state fMRI study
ConclusionsOur findings suggest that patients with kidney deficiency syndrome are associated with abnormal FC of ECN, and provides new evidence on neuroimaging to support the notion that the kidney deficiency syndrome could lead to cognitive impairment. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

An integrative intervention program for college musicians and kinematics in cello playing
Publication date: Available online 30 October 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Sang-Hie Lee, Stephanie Carey, Matthew Lazinski, Eun Sook KimAbstractIntroductionCollege musicians preparing for performing careers must sustain physical-mental fitness as deficiencies can cause pain and injury and compound stress and anxiety. An integrative intervention program was embedded in a college music course.MethodsThe program included yoga, physical therapy exercises, and mental fitness & improvisation practices. Data were collected from a purposive sample of 34 over six semesters. We assessed the effe...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antiproliferative activity of chrysin (5, 7-dihydroxyflavone) from Indigofera tinctoria on Human epidermoid carcinoma (A431) cells
ConclusionThe present investigation concluded that the CH purified fromI. tinctoria has potentially inhibited the proliferation of Human epidermoid carcinoma (A431) cells and induce the apoptosis through caspase dependent manner. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of a group-based Hypertension Self-Management Education Programme among Hypertensive Community Dwellers
ConclusionsThe short-term HSME programme elicited certain positive clinical and psychosocial outcomes, a larger scale randomised controlled trial should be carried out to determine the effective elements of the HSME programme that lead to the self-care behavioural changes and to evaluate the long-term impacts of sustained self-care practices among community dwellers with hypertension. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy of the Oriental herbal medicine, Jie Yu Dan, for alleviating post-stroke aphasia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
The objectives of this study were to systematically evaluate randomized clinical trials(RCTs) to assess the efficacy of JYD for improving post-stroke aphasia.MethodsAll RCTs that studied JYD treatment in post-stroke aphasia were selected from English, Korean and Chinese language databases until February 2018. Participants with post-stroke aphasia were randomly divided into 2 groups that had common treatments with JYD and placebo or Western medicine, respectively. Risk ratio and mean differences with 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated for the pooled RCTs with a fixed or random model in the meta-analysis. Since th...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antibacterial activity of terpenoids isolated from Cnidoscolus quercifolius Pohl (Euphorbiaceae), a Brazilian medicinal plant from Caatinga biome
ConclusionThese results suggest that C. quercifolius may be considered a promising source of new antibacterial agents. In addition, this investigation supports the medicinal use of this plant for the treatment of urinary tract infections. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical Efficacy of the Traditional Chinese Herbal Formula, (Tong Bian Decoction) on Laxative Dependence Constipation in Elderly Persons: A Randomized, Multicenter, Controlled Trial
This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of treating laxative dependence constipation patients with Traditional Chinese Herbal Formula (Tong Bian Decoction).MethodsOf 160 patients randomised to the trial, 80 cases in the control group were given oral administration of mosapride, while the other 80 cases were allocated Tong Bian Decoction. Symptom scores of constipation, the rectum pressure, the assessment of patients with constipation on the life quality and side-effects were observed and evaluated.ResultsOf the 160 patients, 80 completed the trial. the treatment and follow-up, there were remarkable diff...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Leukodin isolated from Artemisia capillaris inhibits alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone induced melanogenesis in B16F10 melanoma cells
ConclusionsBioactivity-guided fraction identified leukodin is the active compound in ACE extract. Leukodin suppressed melanin synthesis through inhibition of the expression of melanogenic enzymes. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Complementary medicine and the NHS: experiences of integration with UK primary care
ConclusionsVarious models for integrating CAM with UK primary care were identified. Social prescribing and NHS/patient co-funded CAM may be potentially sustainable models for future integration. Lack of funding and negative perceptions of CAM remain the primary challenge to integration. Evaluating effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of integrated services is vital to ensure sustainability. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of fixed oils of Mauritia flexuosa and Orbignya speciosa associated with aminoglycosides
Publication date: October 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 23Author(s): Camila Bezerra Nobre, Erlânio Oliveira de Sousa, João Marcos Ferreira de Lima Silva, Henrique Douglas Melo Coutinho, José Galberto Martins da CostaAbstractIntroductionOrbignya speciosa (babaçu) and Mauritia flexuosa (buriti) are palm trees originating in Brazil whose fruits are rich in fixed edible oils that are used for many purposes in the industry. The aim of this study was to describe the chemical composition and investigate the antibacterial activity of the fixed oil of O. speciosa and M. flex...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A clinical practice guideline for temporomandibular disorders in traditional Korean medicine: An evidence-based approach
ConclusionsThe present guideline is expected to aid in the decision-making process of physicians and TMD patients, improve the overall quality of KM practice, and suggest subjects for future clinical research. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

CHIMERAS showed better inter-rater reliability and inter-consensus reliability than GRADE in grading quality of evidence: a randomized controlled trial
ConclusionCHIMERAS outperformed GRADE in terms of inter-rater reliability and inter-consensus reliability. CHIMERAS and GRADE also showed substantial disagreement in grading QoE, indicating the possible impact on decision making attributable to varying rating approaches.Trial registrationProtocol of this trial has been registered prospectively in the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry (Registration number: ChiCTR-IOR-16008898) on 13 July 2016. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comparision of the efficacy of neural therapy versus steroid injection in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
Publication date: October 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 23Author(s): Ebru YilmazAbstractIntroductionBecause of no consensus on the best treatment for management of lateral epicondylitis, other alternative treatment options need to be explored for pain relief and cure of the condition. Local steroid injection mostly diminishes pain but with increased recurrence rate long-term, although steroid injection is very effective short-term. However, there is limited data for skin complications related to local steroid injection (depigmentation, skin atrophy). Neural therapy provides healing by applyin...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 11, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical effect and mechanism of acupuncture and moxibustion on occupational hand-arm vibration disease:a retrospective study
Publication date: Available online 6 October 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Qingfeng Liu, Qifeng Wu, Zifang Zeng, Lihua Xia, Yong HuangAbstractIntroductionThis is a retrospective study exploring clinical effect of acupuncture and moxibustion on upper limb disorder induced by occupational hand-arm vibration disease (OHAVD), and preliminarily exploring mechanism of the effect.Methods43 patients diagnosed with occupational HAVD were divided into experimental group (n = 21) and control group (n = 22). Before and after 4 weeks treatment, the occurrence of vibration-ind...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Decursin induces apoptosis by regulating AMP-activated protein kinase and Bax/Bcl- 2 pathway in HepG2 cell line
ConclusionOur results confirm that Decursin-induced apoptosis is mediated through inhibition of anti-apoptotic proteins Bcl-2 and activation of caspase cascade by regulating the expression of AMPK, ACC, and Bax. Decursin might be a potential therapeutic candidate for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Anti-inflammatory activity of Kleinia odora
ConclusionOptimum anti-inflammatory effects have been shown at 100 µM but at lower concentrations only lupane nucleus with acetate or ketone at position 3 showed the optimum activity as in compounds 1 and 2, respectively. It could be concluded that maximum anti-inflammatory activity is obtained from lupine skeleton with acetate or ketone at position C-3. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of alkaline pH on cytotoxicity profile of Neem (Azadirachta indica) ethanolic extract against human breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231
ConclusionThe present study has reported the cytotoxic activity of neem extract as a function of alkaline pH for the first time and further investigation is warranted for the effective treatment of cancer. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The comparision of the efficacy of neural therapy versus steroid injection in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)
Publication date: Available online 29 September 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Ebru YilmazAbstractIntroductionBecause of no consensus on the best treatment for management of lateral epicondylitis, the other alternative treatment options need to be explored for pain relief and cure of the disease process. Local steroid injection mostly diminish along with increased recurrence rate at long-term although steroid injection is very effective at short-term. However, there is limited data for skin complications related to local steroid injection (depigmentation, skin atrophy). Neural therapy provid...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of diaphragmatic breathing exercise on psychological parameters in gestational diabetes: A randomised controlled trial
ConclusionThe results of the study indicate that diaphragmatic breathing exercises appear to provide positive effects on psychological state and may increase levels of maternal-foetal attachment. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Role of protein in healthy ageing
Publication date: October 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 23Author(s): Alison I.C. Donaldson, Alexandra M. Johnstone, Baukje de Roos, Phyo K. MyintAbstractWith the global increase in ageing populations, a current and future key challenge is to improve health expectancy. It is well established that normal ageing is associated with a loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia), with concomitant loss of muscle function and increased risk of falls, reduced ability to perform daily tasks and subsequent reduced quality of life. Therefore, a balanced and optimal protein-energy homeostasis is recognised as a majo...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Real-time PCR assays for detection of melanogenesis-related genes from Chinese traditional medicine component
ConclusionReal-time PCR was shown to verify compounds with bioactivities that promote melanin production. It also validated that 8-methoxypsoralen and some traditional medicines increased melanin production by increasing the expression of TYR, TRP-1 and TRP-2 and MITF in B16 cells. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy and Safety of Bloodletting on Ear Apex for Primary Hypertension: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
ConclusionBEA as monotherapy or adjuvant therapy might have benefits on treating primary hypertension. Therefore, this treatment has the potential of non-pharmacological methods that can be used in patients attempting to withdraw antihypertensives or not responding to the conventional pharmacotherapy. However, since the number of studies included and the sample sizes were small, and the methodological quality was poor, these findings should be interpreted with great caution. Further well-designed studies need to be conducted to confirm these results. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Mantra Meditation for Mental Health in the General Population: A Systematic Review
ConclusionsThere is some evidence that mantra meditation can improve mental health and negative affectivity in non-clinical populations, however poor study quality may hinder the extent to which one can be certain about the accuracy of these findings.. Mantra meditation may be considered a useful adjunct to workplace wellbeing initiatives or educational programmes. Further studies of higher quality that incorporate cost-effectiveness analyses are warranted. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 22, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Hedyotis diffusa Willd reduces migration and invasion through inhibition of TGF-β-induced EMT in colorectal cancer cells
ConclusionEEHDW reduces migration and invasion through inhibition of TGF-β-induced EMT in colorectal cancer cells. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of fixed oils Mauritia flexuosa and Orbignia speciosa associated with aminoglycosides
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Camila Bezerra Nobre, Erlânio Oliveira de Sousa, João Marcos Ferreira de Lima Silva, Henrique Douglas Melo Coutinho, José Galberto MartinsdaCostaAbstractIntroductionOrbignia speciosa (babaçu) and Mauritia flexuosa (buriti) are palm trees originating in Brazil whose fruits are rich in fixed edible oils used for many purposes in the industry. The aim of this study was to describe the chemical composition and investigate the antibacterial activity of the fixed oil of O. speciosa and M. flex...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 21, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: September 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 22Author(s): (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Listening to Music on Anxiety and Physiological Parameters during Coronary Angiography: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Publication date: Available online 17 September 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): ÇETİNKAYA Funda, Güler DURU AŞİRET, Cemile KÜTMEÇ YILMAZ, Sinan İNCİAbstractIndroductionListening to music has been used as an intervention during treatment, rehabilitation and also in disease prevention. Coronary angiography is an invasive procedure and is stressful for the patient. This randomized controlled trial assessed the effect of listening to music during the coronary angiography on the level of anxiety and physiological parameters.MethodsThis randomized controlled trial consi...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Role of proteins in healthy ageing
Publication date: Available online 17 September 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Alison I.C. Donaldson, Alexandra M. Johnstone, Baukje de Roos, Phyo K. MyintAbstractWith the global increase in ageing populations, a current and future key challenge is to improve health expectancy. It is well established that normal ageing is associated with a loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia), with concomitant loss of muscle function and increased risk of falls, reduced ability to perform daily tasks and subsequent reduced quality of life. Therefore, a balanced and optimal protein-energy homeostasis is recognise...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic Effect of Integrating Chinese patent medicine Xuesaitong Injection and Western Medicine in Treating Patients with Hypertensive Intracerebral Hemorrhage: a prospective randomized controlled trial
Conclusion: Combination of XST and conventional western medicine improved intracerebral hematoma absorption remarkably and enhanced neurological recovery. XST could be an effective adjuvant for the treatment of HICH patients. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Complementary and alternative medicine practices among Type 2 diabetes patients in Pakistan: A Qualitative insight
ConclusionReligious practices, herbal and household remedies were the main CAM practices observed in this study. Proper understanding of patients’ perspectives towards CAM can help health care professionals adopt a more patient-centred approach, optimize good pharmaceutical care planning and ensure safe practice. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of acupuncture during in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsAcupuncture may have an impact on the outcome rates of implantation, clinical pregnancy, and live birth; however, well-designed RCTs are warranted to further validate its effects. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: August 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 21Author(s): (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Phytochemical composition, antioxidant and anti-proliferative properties of Genista ferox Poirret. aerial parts
Publication date: Available online 31 August 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Salima Sebaihi-Harzoun, Dina Atmani-Kilani, Nadjet Debbache-Benaida, Frédéric Nana, Emilie Evain-Bana, Gilbert Kirsch, Jessica Tabart, Claire Kevers, Djebbar AtmaniAbstractIntroductionMedicinal applications of Genista species throughout the Mediterranean area are widespread. More specifically, Genista ferox Poirret., endemic to North Africa, holds important diuretic, anti-gout and –rheumatism actions. It is also employed for the treatment of scrofulous tumors. The aim of the present study was to e...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of a lifestyle intervention program in primary care on physical and mental health and quality of life of cancer survivors: a pilot study
ConclusionImplementation of this lifestyle intervention program seems feasible in this small uncontrolled pilot study. The reduced QoL that is typical for cancer survivors was positively influenced by this program. Most prominent results were retrieved for fatigue and mental functioning, whereas little effects were found for physical health. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A randomized controlled trial comparing electroacupuncture with manual acupuncture for motor function recovery after ischemic stroke
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Chaobo Zhen, Yaguo Lee, Hu Bin, Wu JiongAbstractIntroductionAcupuncture and electroacupuncture have been used as treatment approaches to improve the motor function of stroke patients. This was a comparative effectiveness study was carried to compare the efficacy of electroacupuncture and acupuncture (needling alone) on motor function recovery in patients who had experienced a cerebral ischemic stroke.MethodSixty cases were randomised into electroacupuncture group (EAG) and an acupuncture needling alone group (AG). Th...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - August 21, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effects of Turkish classical music on physiological parameters, pain and analgesic use in patients with myocardial infarction: A non-randomized controlled study
Publication date: Available online 6 August 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Seyhan Citlik-Saritas, Serdar Saritas, Rahsan Cevik-Akyil, Kevser IsikAbstractIntroductionCardiovascular diseases are one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effect of music listening on pain, analgesic use and physiological states on Turkish people with myocardial infarction.MethodsThe study employed a non-randomized controlled design. Patients were selected using non-randomized controlled sampling. The study was conducted in a cor...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - August 7, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research