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Co-Occurrence of Acromegaly and Hematological Disorders: A Myth or Common Pathogenic Mechanism
Conclusion: In this review, we aim to provide evidence for the correlation between the two disorders.Integr Med Int 2017;4:94-100 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - July 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Co-Occurrence of Acromegaly and Hematological Disorders: A Myth or Common Pathogenic Mechanism?
Conclusion: In this review, we aim to provide evidence for the correlation between the two disorders.Integr Med Int 2017;4:94-100 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - July 20, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Integrated Yoga Therapy on Arterial Stiffness: A Pilot Study on Young and Older Adults with Obesity
Background/Aims: The studies on the effect of integrated yoga therapy have shown significant results in improving the overall health. However, the effect of integrated yoga therapy on arterial stiffness is not yet established. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of integrated yoga therapy on arterial stiffness measured at the radial artery.Methods: A total of 18 participants were included in the study. The participants were divided into three groups based on their age and body mass index. There were 5 participants in group 1 who were considered as nonobese, 7 younger adults with obesity were included in grou...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - July 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Yoga: Can It Be Integrated with Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
Background: Neuropathic pain (NP) is a debilitating condition that may result from spinal cord injury (SCI). Nearly 75% of all SCIs result in NP affecting 17,000 new individuals in the United States every year, and an estimated 7-10% of people worldwide. It is caused by damaged or dysfunctional nerve fibers sending aberrant signals to pain centers in the central nervous system causing severe pain that affects daily life and routine. The mechanisms underlying NP are not fully understood, making treatment difficult. Identification of specific molecular pathways that are involved in pain syndromes and finding effective treatm...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Yoga: Can It Be Integrated with Treatment of Neuropathic Pain?
Background: Neuropathic pain (NP) is a debilitating condition that may result from spinal cord injury (SCI). Nearly 75% of all SCIs result in NP affecting 17,000 new individuals in the United States every year, and an estimated 7-10% of people worldwide. It is caused by damaged or dysfunctional nerve fibers sending aberrant signals to pain centers in the central nervous system causing severe pain that affects daily life and routine. The mechanisms underlying NP are not fully understood, making treatment difficult. Identification of specific molecular pathways that are involved in pain syndromes and finding effective treatm...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - July 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Narendra Modi's Citizen-Centered Yoga for Diabetes Management Program: Will the Indian State Install Integrative Medicine in Premier Institutes?
Integr Med Int 2017;4:66-68 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - June 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Fundamentals of Chaos and Self-Organization Theory in Sports
This study provides the most recent data on pedagogical synergy in sports on th e basis of the chaos and self-organization theory. We established the importance of educational and training processes for the structural harmonious organization of natural systems and the cerebral cortex for scientific improvement; additionally we carried out a synergy analysis of physiological bas es of visual and acoustic perceptions which organize themselves on the basis of the interface of the functions of human body and functional activities of the brain.Integr Med Int 2017;4:57-65 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - April 27, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Person-Centered Healthcare and Integrated Public Health
The incubation of person-centered healthcare for integrated public health is the focus of this short communication. Here we look at creating an equipoise between culture, medicine, and translational research methods. We propose that these factors can be explored through participatory action research and on-site training of early-career medical professionals. This approach may be one way to build a bridge between trusted tradition and evidence-informed practice. The authors share twelve paths through which integration might occur. They challenge medical professionals to take their places alongside researchers, policy makers...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - April 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Liver in the Chinese and Western Medicine
Background: The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is based on the 5-element theory, which emphasizes the importance of the dynamic balance among the liver, heart, spleen, lung, and kidney. It is quite confusing that the 5 viscera in TCM share the same names with the organs in Western medicine. Spleen is the only viscus that differs most from the modern concept, while the remaining 4 viscera can all find similarities with the corresponding organs in Western medicine; however, the viscus in TCM is always a broader concept.Key Messages: The 5 major functions of the liver in TCM correspond to the nerve-endocrine-immune networ...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - April 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Integrative Views of the Heart in Chinese and Western Medicine
There is a general acknowledgement in almost all civilizations that the heart is the most important organ in the human body. Both Chinese medicine and Western traditional medicine have a long history of heart research, but they have developed different points of view based on the basic cognition. Traditional Chinese medicine is good at summarizing the correspondence and relationship between the heart and exterior things. The physiological functions of the heart are governing blood and vessels, controlling the mind, opening into the tongue, manifesting on the face, and so on, while modern Western medicine does well in explo...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - April 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Traditional Chinese Herbs Improve Salivation and Frequent Nighttime Urination in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Conclusion: The much improved parameters of QS, FNU, and ESS for the JPLST group indicate that JPLST may be a potential additional treatment for salivation and FNU in ALS patients. Large-scale multicenter double-blind randomized-control studies are needed to verify the effectiveness of JPLST in improving salivation and FNU in patients with ALS.Integr Med Int 2017;4:31-38 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - March 30, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Dynamic Analysis of Coupled Sawtooth and Rectangle Cellular Neural Networks with Application in HBV Patients' B-Scan Images
Liver damage caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections is diffuse. Live medical images and FibroScan images show that it is inhomogeneous. Modeling and interpreting such phenomena are both important for theoretical research and practical application. The cellular neural networks (CNNs) introduced by Chua and Yang can model widely observed patterns in both nonbiological and biological media. The sawtooth and rectangle (SR) CNN introduced by Chua and colleagues is able to generate SR-shaped patterns for any random-input grayscale patterns, which are also similar to some chronic HBV-infected patients' liver B-scan images. ...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Brief Theory of Viscus and Its Manifestations in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Integr Med Int 2017;4:13-18 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - February 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Puzzle of the Skin Patterns
Background: The pattern of distribution of skin diseases remains one of the most elusive problems in dermatology, particularly when multiple pathologies are involved and coexistence of patterns is present. Most skin diseases show a predilection for certain body areas and are located in characteristic patterns. Many dermatoses exhibit lesions in a segmental fashion concomitantly with disseminated patterns. Sometimes the sites of predilection are inexplicable.Objectives: The main purpose of this paper is to give an overview on the peculiar arrangement of cutaneous lesions in both congenital and acquired skin disorders as wel...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - December 21, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Advancing the Adoption of Integrative Medicine: A Quick Guide to Publishing Research in < b > < i > Integrative Medicine International < /i > < /b >
Researchers and clinicians in integrative medicine (IM) are well aware that the research and reporting methods they use should be as scientifically rigorous as those used in conventional medicine. To establish the scientific evidence needed to promote the further adoption of traditional medicine (TM) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into healthcare systems worldwide, it is important that doctors of IM publish their findings in English. The English-language, cross-disciplinary journalIntegrative Medicine Internationalaims to publish such work, by focusing on reporting ‘new methods in [TM/CAM] research ...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - October 26, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Indian PM's International Yoga Day 2016 Advocacy: Trends, Advances and Future Perspectives. June 9-12, 2016, Chandigarh, India: Abstracts
Integr Med Int 2016;3:115-131 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - October 18, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Indian PM's International Yoga Day 2016 Advocacy: Trends, Advances and Future Perspectives
Integr Med Int 2016;3:113-114 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - October 18, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Correlation between Routine Parameters of Digital Rectal Examination and Expressed Prostatic Secretions and Traditional Chinese Medicine Syndromes of Chronic Prostatitis
Objective: To explore and analyze the correlation of routine parameters of digital rectal examination and expressed prostatic secretions (EPS) with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) syndromes of chronic prostatitis (CP).Methods: According to features of TCM syndromes, 114 CP patients were divided into four groups: group A (syndrome of dampness-heat pouring downward), group B (syndrome of qi stagnation and blood stasis), group C (syndrome of yin deficiency with effulgent fire), and group D (syndrome of kidney yang deficiency). Data collected by digital rectal examination and EPS were divided into different grades according...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - October 14, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture Embedding Complication: Second Report of a Rare Case
Conclusions: The current authors believe that this complication is a kind of aseptic inflammation and there is no need for any invasive procedure.Integr Med Int 2016;3:99-105 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - October 14, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Development of Integrative Medicine
Integr Med Int 2016;3:96-98 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - October 14, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of Movements in Tapping and Tremor from the Viewpoint of the Theory of Chaos and Self-Organization
Chaos in the organization of any human or animal movement has its own parameters in the form of quasi-attractors, and these parameters (quasi-attractors) have a diagnostically significant value. Motor activity of any biological entity in biomechanics consists of a real superposition of voluntary acts (i.e., having a goal and the mechanisms of its implementation) and an obligatory element of chaos when the arbitrary motor activity cannot really be implemented arbitrarily. This paper presents examples of the practical implementation of the parameters of chaos in clinical medicine and their diagnostic value.Integr Med Int 201...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - August 11, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical Effects of a 6-Month Treatment Course of Ibandronate, Vitamin D, and Calcium in Postmenopausal Women from Central America: Results of a Multinational, Prospective Pilot Study
Background/Aims: To explore the effects of ibandronate plus a supplementation of vitamin D and calcium on bone mineral density (BMD) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a sample of postmenopausal women from Central America. Secondarily, factors related to the magnitude of improvements in BMD after treatment were investigated.Methods: Postmenopausal women with idiopathic osteoporosis or at risk of developing it, who were going to start treatment with ibandronate 150 mg once a month plus daily supplementation with vitamin D 400-800 IU and calcium 500-1,000 mg, were followed up for 6 months. BMD, HRQoL (mini-Osteopo...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - August 4, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A Laser Watch for Simultaneous Laser Blood Irradiation and Laser Acupuncture at the Wrist
Conclusion: The laser watch is practicable; however, further research is absolutely necessary before the laser watch is widely used. Integr Med Int 2016;3:75-81 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - July 22, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Advancing the Adoption of Integrative Medicine: A Quick Guide to Publishing Research in Integrative Medicine International
Researchers and clinicians in integrative medicine (IM) are well aware that the research and reporting methods they use should be as scientifically rigorous as those used in conventional medicine. To establish the scientific evidence needed to promote the further adoption of traditional medicine (TM) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into healthcare systems worldwide, it is important that doctors of IM publish their findings in English. The English-language, cross-disciplinary journal Integrative Medicine International aims to publish such work, by focusing on reporting ‘new methods in [TM/CAM] researc...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - July 20, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Kidneys in Oriental and Occidental Medicine
Background: Oriental medicine is based on the 5-phase theory, in which the balance among the 5 viscera - the liver, the heart, the spleen, the lung and the kidney - is important. It is confusing that the viscera in Oriental and Occidental medicine have the same name. Out of the 5 viscera in Oriental medicine, it is the spleen that differs most from that in Occidental medicine. It mainly corresponds to the digestive organs and pancreas and has no relation to the spleen in Occidental medicine, a kind of lymph tissue. On the other hand, the concept of each of the other Oriental viscera includes the corresponding viscus in Occ...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - July 14, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Immune Responses Mediated by Th17 Cells in Helicobacter pylori Infection
T helper 17 (Th17) cells are one of the CD4+ T-cell subsets which induce a variety of diseases by secreting IL-17 and other inflammatory factors. After Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection, cytotoxin-associated gene A and urease subunit B regulate the number of Th17 cells via induction of cell differentiation by infected macrophages, activation of MyD88 and other pathways, and by driving chemokines, which upregulates the number of both Th17 cells and regulatory T cells (Tregs) and switches towards a Treg-type immune response. Meanwhile, Th17 cells also play important roles in the response to Hp infection, participating in th...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - July 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Herbal Medicine-Induced Liver Injury in China
Herbal medicine (HM) has been widely used to prevent and treat diseases for thousands of years. However, recent increasing evidence shows that HM-induced liver injury (HILI) is not something to be ignored. In fact, herbal toxicity has always been recognized and emphasized in the long history of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In this article, we analyzed the situation of HILI in China and its risk factors in detail. In addition, the legal regime of the HM industry in contemporary China is introduced. Recently, the mechanisms of HILI have been widely studied, and epidemiological investigations into HILI have been conducted. I...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - May 13, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Targeting ONOO-/HMGB1/MMP-9 Signaling Cascades: Potential for Drug Development from Chinese Medicine to Attenuate Ischemic Brain Injury and Hemorrhagic Transformation Induced by Thrombolytic Treatment
Stroke is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, and ischemic stroke accounts for more than 85% of the stroke incidence. Tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) is the only FDA-approved drug for ischemic stroke treatment with a narrow treatment time window of 4.5 h. Hemorrhagic transformation (HT) is a severe complication of delayed t-PA treatment in ischemic stroke. Thus, it is critically important to develop combination therapies to reduce HT and extend the therapeutic time window of t-PA. Current progress suggests that peroxynitrite (ONOO-)/high-mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1)/matrix metalloproteinase-9 (...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - February 3, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

SCN's 1st Annual Congress of Neuroendocrinology, Neuroimmunology and Chinese Integrative Medicine, and Gongji Stroke Forum. Shanghai General Hospital. Shanghai, China, November 19-20, 2015: Abstracts
Integr Med Int 2016;3:24-31 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - January 20, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Antiulcer Activity of the Leaves of Azadirachta indica: An Experimental Study
Background:Azadirachta indica, an evergreen tree, is used by several folkloric practitioners to treat peptic ulcers in India. The present study was carried out to evaluate the antiulcer activity of the aqueous extract (AE) of the leaves of A. indica in Wistar rats. Methods: Gastric ulcerations were induced by pyloric ligation, aspirin, and cold restraint stress. AE was used in doses of 150, 300, and 600 mg/kg body weight per os. Distilled water served as the control and ranitidine 20 mg/kg body weight intraperitoneal as the reference standard. The ulcer index (UI) and percentage inhibition (PI) values were determined in ea...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - January 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Application of Laser Phoresis in Complicated Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
This study presents postmenopausal osteoporosis as a feature of metabolic systemic diseases of the skeleton, with abnormalities of the bone microarchitecture and reduction in bone mineral density, leading to an increased risk of fractures with a low level of trauma. The neurological manifestations of such fractures are uncharacteristic, representing a differential diagnostic indication. There is a change of posture in the form of hyperkyphosis of the thoracic spine and loss of height due to the increase in the number of modified vertebrae. The age of these patients is between 66 and 68 years, which limits the use of tradit...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - January 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

China's Tu Youyou, Nobel Laureate in Medicine 2015, and Relationships with the TCM Research Center Graz at the Medical University
For the first time in history, the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2015 was awarded to a researcher who is specialized in traditional Chinese medicine. The Chinese Tu Youyou received this highest award in medicine for her excellent work in malaria research. Tu Youyou and her team found out that artemisinin, the active ingredient of the medicinal herb ‘sweet wormwood', represents an effective malaria therapy. In the following article, the research that led to this Nobel Prize is introduced. In addition, the insidious tropical disease malaria will be explained briefly. Results of the research on moxibustion using Artemisia are...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - December 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Principles of Differentiation and Prescription for Vitiligo in Traditional Chinese Medicine Based on a Literature Investigation
Conclusion: The most frequent syndromes of vitiligo are liver and kidney deficiency, Qi stagnation and blood stasis. Most TCM doctors prefer prescribing herbs with efficacy in tonifying the liver and kidney, activating blood and expelling wind in treating vitiligo.Integr Med Int 2015;2:149-156 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - December 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Molecular Mechanism of Diastolic Heart Failure
Diastolic heart failure (DHF) is a group of clinical syndromes related to the performance of the pulmonary circulation and systemic circulation, with normal left ventricular (LV) systolic function. The pathophysiology of diastolic dysfunction includes delayed relaxation, impaired LV filling, and/or increased stiffness. These conditions result in impaired LV diastolic relaxation ability and a decrease in myocardial compliance. In recent years, studies on the mechanisms of DHF have focused on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, inflammatory cytokines, oxidative stress, the process of myocardial calcium cycling, and ass...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - October 15, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Integrative Medicine, the Direction of Future Medicine: An Interview with Prof. Wenjian Wang
Integr Med Int 2015;2:139-142 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - October 15, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Impact of School Environment on Children's Respiratory Health
This study aimed to investigate the school environment and its impact on the respiratory health of the children. Methods: A total of 191 pupils in the 9- to 11-year age group were selected from 5 primary state schools. Validated school and health questionnaires, spirometry, acoustic rhinometry, nasal lavage, urine for environmental tobacco smoke biomarkers and traffic counts were used. Results: Cumulative (32.98%) and current wheezing (17.8%) were in keeping with the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood Malta data. Southern schools had the highest prevalence of current wheezers (OR 3.77; p = 0.012), rhi...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - October 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

BIT's 2nd Annual World Congress of High-Tech Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Hangzhou, May 2015: Abstracts
Integr Med Int 2015;2:90-128 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - October 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A Practical Consensus Guideline for the Integrative Treatment of Parkinson's Disease in Shanghai, China
Integrative medicine, including traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is a new concept in clinical practice for the treatment of neurodegenerative and most chronic diseases. However, integrative consensus or a guideline for the management of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) is still lacking. The aim of this paper is to provide a review of experiences in clinical practice from Chinese neurologists and physicians (including TCM doctors) in Shanghai, China, and try to provide a clinical guideline for the treatment of the complex and progressive disease of PD with integrative medicine. We included the following treatments:...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - September 16, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Amyloid Beta Peptide 1-42 Induces SH-SY5Y Cell Apoptosis via the Promotion of Meg3 Long Noncoding RNA Expression
Conclusion: Meg3 lncRNA is implicated as an important factor in the formation of mature Aβ peptides.Integr Med Int 2015;2:73-79 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - September 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Transcranial Yellow, Red, and Infrared Laser and LED Stimulation: Changes of Vascular Parameters in a Chick Embryo Model
Conclusion: After intensive basic research (e.g. CAM model), transcranial laser stimulation may open up new therapies for lifestyle-related diseases such as stroke, dementia, Alzheimer's or possibly Parkinson's disease.Integr Med Int 2015;2:80-89 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - September 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Epigenetic Modification and Its Role in Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease, and its mechanisms have not been clearly elucidated. A large percentage (more than 95%) of cases are late-onset AD without familial traits. Although some genes have been implicated in the pathogenesis and the risk of developing sporadic AD, they only account for the minority of late-onset AD. Recently, accumulating data have suggested a potential role for epigenetic mechanisms in neurodegenerative processes leading to dementia. Alterations in the epigenetic machinery cause aberrant DNA methylation and histone acetylation. Therefore, these changes trigge...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - September 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of a Food Ingredient Group on Oxidative Stress in Lead-Poisoned Mice
Objective: According to the principle of compatibility of traditional Chinese medicine, a food ingredient group was used to treat lead poisoning of mice. Methods: Ninety Kun-Ming male mice (18-20 g) were randomly divided into the following 6 groups: negative control group (NCG); lead acetate model group (LAG); positive drug group (PDG), and test substance groups with low-, medium-, and high-dose food ingredient group (LDG, MDG, and HDG). The test substance groups were fed with oral gavages containing the food ingredient group. The PDG were fed with gavages containing dimercaptosuccinic acid solution. The LAG and NCG were f...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - September 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Status Quo and Prospect of Colorectal Animal Models: Application of Transgenic Technology
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignant diseases and brings about serious damage to the human body. Presently, the incidence of CRC ranks third among the malignant tumors, and its 5-year survival rate is only about 50%. In recent years, more and more studies have focused on the application of transgenic technology in CRC research in vivo, which involves a great number of genes significantly related to the occurrence and development of CRC. The core of transgenic technology refers to the host chromosome gene accepting exogenous genes, which integrate into the host chromosome expressing it stably, followe...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - August 17, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

RegentK: The Scientific Investigation of a 40-Year-Old Method in Regenerative Medicine
Background: Mohamed Khalifa has been healing even the most severe muscle and joint injuries in Austria for more than 40 years, without surgery, only with his hands by applying pressure on the skin. In this article, the author summarises the first scientific results trying to describe the way of functioning of this unusual form of therapy called RegentK. Historical aspects, regional oxygen saturation of deeper knee tissues, thermographic measurements, and electrodermal mapping are described in detail. Summary: Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a high-incidence injury usually treated surgically. According to...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - July 31, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Roles of Antiphospholipid Antibodies, Antithyroid Antibodies and Antisperm Antibodies in Female Reproductive Health
Autoantibodies are implicated in various human diseases. In this review, the effects of three different types of autoantibodies (antiphospholipid antibody, antithyroid antibody, and antisperm antibody) on female reproductive health are critically examined. Antiphospholipid antibodies are being detected more frequently in women undergoing in vitro fertilization, but their presence does not appear to influence the outcome of pregnancy, miscarriage, or live birth rates. Available evidence makes it conclusive that antiphospholipid antibodies play negligible roles in recurrent miscarriage. Treatment with aspirin together with l...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - July 15, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Meraque or Triple Energizer (San Jiao): Actual or Virtual Organ in Traditional Medicine - A Hypothetical Viewpoint
Discussion: During embryonic development and after gastrulation, three layers called the ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm are formed. The mesoderm is the source of most of the internal organs, dividing into two layers, the somatic and the visceral, with an invisible space in between that is called the coelom. This space could possibly be the same as the Meraque/Triple Energizer/San Jiao (as a hollow organ) and, furthermore, the same as a cavitary tissue forming a pathway to connect the internal organs of the body with the surface of the body. In this case, many of the mechanisms of traditional medicine and acupuncture can b...
Source: Integrative Medicine International - July 15, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Patterns of Skin Luminescence Resulting from the Visualization of Active Acupuncture Points Using Optical Stimulation
Conclusion: This pilot study can serve as a basis for further investigations in the field of meridian research. The first results are very promising, and future studies are indicated in body acupuncture as well as ear acupuncture.Integr Med Int 2015;2:1-8 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - July 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ginkgo biloba Extract Inhibits Platelet Activation via Inhibition of Akt
In this study, we found that GBE adenosine diphosphate, collagen, and U4 (U46619) induced platelet aggregation in both platelet-rich plasma and washed platelets. GBE could reduce the adhesion of platelets to a collagen-coated surface and platelet spreading on fibrinogen. The treatment with GBE significantly inhibited the phosphorylation of Akt, suggesting that its inhibition of platelet activation might be mediated by attenuation of the PI3K/Akt pathway.Integr Med Int 2014;1:234-242 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - June 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chaos Theory and Self-Organization Systems in Recovery Medicine: A Scientific Review
We present the concepts of phase space, channels, wildcards, attractors, determinism, synergetics, etc. and give the basic compartment and cluster approach to complex systems. Additionally, we show the interdependence of system analysis and synthesis applied to the development of European and Oriental medicine. Furthermore, the importance of modulation in adaptation programs in the control of the functional systems of a human body, confirmed in the data submitted for 14 patents covering inventions that have led to 2 discoveries, is demonstrated.Integr Med Int 2014;1:226-233 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - May 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Treatment Strategies for Neurodegenerative Diseases by Integrative Medicine
Integr Med Int 2014;1:223-225 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - April 28, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research