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

Amylase, glucosidase, tyrosinase, and cholinesterases inhibitory, antioxidant effects, and GC-MS analysis of wild mint (Mentha longifolia var. calliantha) essential oil: A natural remedy
ConclusionWild mint essential oil has valuable bioactive constituents and great potential for uses in food, pharmaceutical, and cosmeceuticals industries. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - August 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy of adding acupuncture to Methylphenidate in children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A randomized clinical trial
ConclusionOur study showed that acupuncture can significantly improve the parent-report ADHD-RS. Nevertheless, it did not improve the attention deficit. We recommend further investigations with larger sample size and longer follow-up. The adverse effects of acupuncture on ADHD patients were not assessed in this study, which can be measured by future studies. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - August 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effect of relaxation exercises on symptom severity in patients with breast cancer undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy: an open label non-randomized controlled clinical trial
This study was conducted to determine the effect of progressive relaxation exercises on chemotherapy symptoms in patients with breast cancer who were undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy.MethodsThis non-randomized controlled, open-label, parallel group experimental design was conducted to patients with breast cancer (n = 49) were divided into two groups: intervention (n = 25) and control (n = 24). The intervention group received instruction in relaxation exercises from the researcher in the clinic. They practiced in the hospital with the researcher in the clinic, and individually appli...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - August 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effect of traditional Chinese medicine education programs on people’s subhealth status: A systematic review of clinical studies
ConclusionsThe effect of TCM education on subhealth is unclear based on the current evidence, as cross-sectional studies cannot provide a causal link and only one poor quality RCT was available. Better designed RCTs are needed to provide definitive conclusions. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Oropharyngeal dysphagia and its related health problems in Iranian elderly people: A scope of work for the future
ConclusionsThe health status of elderly people in Iran, and dysphagia related health problems such as malnutrition and oral health is poor. Therefore, there is a need to consider this problem in a systematic multidisciplinary manner. Hence, policymakers, researchers, health care providers, industries and society should work together to improve the quality of care for these people. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Role of Mind-body Awareness in the Outcomes of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
ConclusionsFindings extend previous research on mind-body awareness by linking it to CAM-related quality of life and behavioural outcomes in a sample of young adult CAM consumers, and further suggest a route through which provider support may enhance CAM outcomes. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Homeopathy in the treatment of depression: a systematic review
Publication date: Available online 25 July 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Petter Viksveen, Philippa Fibert, Clare ReltonABSTRACTIntroductionDepression is a common reason for patients to consult homeopaths. This review aims to assess the efficacy, effectiveness and safety of homeopathy in depression.MethodsThirty databases/sources used to identify studies reporting on homeopathy in depression, published between 1982 and 2016. Studies were assessed for their risk of bias, model validity, aspect of homeopathy and comparator.ResultsEighteen studies assessing homeopathy in depression were identif...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Association of adiponectin, ghrelin, and leptin with metabolic syndrome and its metabolic components in Sasang constitutional type
Publication date: Available online 25 July 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Seung Ku Lee, Dae Wui Yoon, JinKwan Kim, Si Woo Lee, Jong Yeol Kim, Sun Ha Jee, Inkyung Baik, Chol ShinAbstractIntroductionMounting evidence indicates a significant relationship between Sasang constitutional types (SCTs) and metabolic syndrome (MetS), and between metabolic hormones and risk of MetS. However, studies have not yet examined whether the impact of metabolic hormones on MetS differs according to SCT. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the association of adiponectin, ghrelin, leptin with MetS an...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A survey to explore health care staff perceptions of spirituality and spiritual care working in a single district health area in New Zealand
ConclusionThis multi-professional survey suggests differences in perceptions of spirituality and confidence in providing spiritual care dependent on religious beliefs and professional role. Results should be used to shape design and delivery of spiritual care education across clinical settings. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chinese Medicine functional diagnosis: an integrative insight to understand Rheumatoid Arthritis of the hand
ConclusionsThis study provides new options for assessing the CM diagnosis, which may improve RA treatment strategies. Identification of joint non-related symptoms and pathogenic external factors such as algor/“cold” may help understanding activation of specific immunological mechanisms, changes of capillary endothelium and the microcirculation disturbances. Overactivation of the functional defence mechanisms by algor/“cold” seem to be of utmost importance for RA symptoms. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Phytoconstituents, antioxidant, sun protection and skin anti-wrinkle effects using four solvents fractions of the root bark of the traditional plant Alkanna tinctoria (L.)
ConclusionThe acetone fraction of A. tinctoria root bark could be a promising candidate for cosmetic and pharmaceutical preparations due to the potential antioxidant, anti-elastase enzyme and sun protection activities. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Oropharyngeal dysphagia and its related health problems in Iranian elderly people: A scope of the work for future
ConclusionsThere is very limited information about the swallowing status of the elderly in Iran. The data in this population showed: 41.2% of nursing home residents, 50% of stroke patients suffer from dysphagia. The health status of elderly people in Iran, in the dysphagia related health problems such as malnutrition and oral health is poor. Therefore, there is a need to consider this problem in a systematic multidisciplinary manner. Hence, policymakers, researchers, health care providers, industries and society should work together to improve the quality of care for these people. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Phytoconstituents, antioxidant, sun protection and skin anti-wrinkles effects using four solvents fractions of the root bark of the traditional plant Alkanna tinctoria (L.)
ConclusionThe acetone fraction of A. tinctoria root bark could be a promising candidate for cosmetic and pharmaceutical preparations due to the potential antioxidant, anti-elastase enzyme and sun protection activities. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Difference in DNA methylation levels of gastric c-myc, p16, and hMLH1among traditional Chinese medical syndromes for chronic atrophic gastritis
ConclusionsThe methylation rates of c-myc and p16 genes, but not hMLH1 gene, were correlated with different TCM syndromes. High attention should be paid to liver–stomach disharmony, deficiency of qi and blood, and deficiency of cold in spleen and stomach. Regular follow-up with endoscopy and gastric mucosal pathology examination is required for early treatment and prevention of gastric cancer. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 20Author(s): (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture for anxiety in dental patients: Systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsThere is limited evidence from two good quality trials that auricular acupuncture can achieve a significant and clinically meaningful reduction of anxiety in dental patients. There is no conclusive effect of acupuncture when compared with a sham/placebo control. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Oriental herbal medicine for generalized anxiety disorder: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 20Author(s): Chan-Young Kwon, Eun-ji Choi, Hyo-weon Suh, Sun-Yong Chung, Jong Woo KimAbstractIntroductionGeneralized anxiety disorder (GAD) requires long-term pharmacotherapy, and its recurrence rate is high. Due to several limitations of Western medicine (WM), there are increasing needs for complementary and alternative medicine. The purpose of this review is to examine the effectiveness and safety of Oriental herbal medicine (OHM), medicinal herbs or decoctions prescribed based on Eastern Asian medicine, for GAD.MethodWe conducted a syste...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Moxibustion for stroke: Systematic review, meta-analysis, and GRADE-based recommendations
ConclusionMoxibustion may be effective as an adjunctive treatment for patients with stroke. Therefore, we recommend to consider moxibustion as an optional intervention to improve neurological deficits and ADL in stroke patients. Further research is warranted to fully reflect the use of moxibustion in real-world clinical practice and include clinical trials with a better methodological quality. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Tripterygium glycosides for treatment of nephrotic syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
ConclusionsTG may have many beneficial effects according to various laboratory endpoints but there was no strong evidence to demonstrate its independent positive effect on improving renal function for NS. The included trials had high heterogeneity with low methodological quality. Future RCTs with clearly defined intervention type and clinically meaningful treatment duration are warranted to confirm the efficacy of TG. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effectiveness of pharmacopuncture for cervical spondylosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsPharmacopuncture, both as a sole intervention and as an add-on treatment, was found to decrease pain in patients with cervical spondylosis. These results, however, should be interpreted with caution as the quality of evidence was found to be low. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of reminiscence therapy on the sleep quality of the elderly living in nursing homes: A randomized clinical trial
Publication date: June 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 20Author(s): Güler Duru AşiretAbstractIntroductionPoor sleep quality is a common problem among the older people living in nursing homes. Our study aimed at assessing the effect of individual reminiscence therapy on the sleep quality of elderly Turkish people living in nursing homes.MethodsThis was a randomised controlled trial with 22 people in the intervention group and 24 people in the control group. The intervention group received reminiscence therapy once a week for 12 weeks in the form of individual sessions lasting 25–30...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of different doses of moxibustion for irritable bowel syndrome: A randomised controlled pilot trial
ConclusionsDifferent doses of moxibustion resulted in similar efficacy levels for the treatment of IBS. These preliminary findings suggest that moxibustion therapy may be effective and can be safe in improving the symptoms of IBS. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research