Home care with acupuncture increased the quality of life in a patient with advanced cancer with neuropathic pain induced by bone metastasis: a case report
Publication date: Available online 12 April 2018 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine Author(s): Ching-Feng Su A 66-year-old female patient was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma accompanied by neuropathic pain induced by a metastatic tumor that compromised root and spinal canal. Although her pain was relieved following medical treatment, breakthrough pain occurring 1–2 times a day was still distressing. Neuropathic pain in her right lower limb caused discomfort and irritability and decreased her quality of life. We had limited options to adjust her prescription drug regime, due to the side effect of these dr...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Medicinal plants from the Brazilian Amazonian region and their antileishmanial activity: a review
Publication date: Available online 12 April 2018 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine Author(s): Bruno José Martins Da Silva, Amanda Anastácia Pinto Hage, Edilene Oliveira Silva, Ana Paula Drummond Rodrigues Leishmaniasis, a neglected disease caused by Leishmania protozoans, primarily affects people in tropical and subtropical areas. Chemotherapy based on the use of pentavalent antimonials, amphotericin B, paromomycin, miltefosine and liposomal amphotericin B is currently the only effective treatment. However, adverse effects, long-term treatment and the emergence of parasite resistance have led to the sea...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) fruit juice delays immunosenescence in the lymphocytes in lymph nodes of old F344 rats
CONCLUSION These results suggest that the immunostimulatory properties of NFJ are facilitated through intracellular signaling pathways involving ERK1/2, Akt and NF-κB. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A historical evaluation of Chinese tongue diagnosis in the treatment of septicemic plague in the pre-antibiotic era, and as a new direction for revolutionary clinical research applications
This article focuses on the historical development of what is the world’s earliest tongue diagnosis monograph, and discusses the directions that such knowledge may be used in future clinical research. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Phytochemical characterization of polyphenolic compounds with HPLC –DAD–ESI–MS and evaluation of lipid-lowering capacity of aqueous extracts from Saharan plant Anabasis aretioides (Coss & amp; Moq.) in normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
Conclusion Aqueous A. aretioides APAE exhibits lipid-lowering and in vitro antioxidant activities. Many polyphenols were present in this extract and these phytoconstituents may be involved in the pharmacological activity of this plant. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - April 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Double-blind evaluation of homeopathy on cocaine craving: a randomized controlled pilot study
Conclusions A psychosocial rehabilitation setting improved recruitment but was not sufficient to decrease dropout frequency among Brazilian cocaine treatment seekers. Psychosocial rehabilitation plus homeopathic Q-potencies of opium and E. coca were more effective than psychosocial rehabilitation alone in reducing cocaine cravings. Due to high dropout rate and risk of bias, further research is required to confirm our findings, with specific focus on strategies to increase patient retention. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 30, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Phytochemical characterization of polyphenolic compounds with HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS and evaluation of lipid-lowering capacity of aqueous extracts from Saharan plant Anabasis aretioides (Coss & amp; Moq.) in normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
Conclusion Aqueous A. aretioides APAE exhibits lipid-lowering and in vitro antioxidant activities. Many polyphenols were present in this extract and these phytoconstituents may be involved in the pharmacological activity of this plant. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Casticin from Vitex species: a short review on its anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2018 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine Author(s): Eric Wei Chiang Chan, Siu Kuin Wong, Hung Tuck Chan This short review provides an update of the anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties of casticin from Vitex species. Casticin is a polymethylflavone with three rings, an orthocatechol moiety, a double bond, two hydroxyl groups and four methoxyl groups. Casticin has been isolated from various tissues of plants in the Vitex genus: fruits and leaves of V. trifolia; aerial parts and seeds of V. agnus-castus and leaves of V. negundo. Studies have reported the antiproliferative...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 7, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Rhythmical massage improves autonomic nervous system function: a single-blind randomised controlled trial
CONCLUSION RMT causes specific and marked stimulation of the autonomic nervous system. Use of a medicinal aromatic oil had only a temporary effect on HRV, indicating that the RM causes the most relevant long-term effect. The effect is relatively specific, as the physiological effects seen in the group of subjects who received only SM were considerably less pronounced. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 7, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Arnica montana experimental studies: Confounders and biases?
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2018 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine Author(s): Paolo Bellavite, Marta Marzotto, Clara Bonafini Arnica montana is a popular traditional remedy widely used in complementary and alternative medicine, in part for its wound-healing properties. The authors recently showed that this plant extract and several of its homeopathic dilutions are able to modify the expression of a series of genes involved in inflammation and connective tissue regeneration. Their studies opened a debate, including criticisms to the “errors” in the methods used and the “confounders...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Patient blinding with blunt tip placebo acupuncture needles: Comparison between 1  mm and 2 mm skin press
Conclusion Placebo needles of 2 mm press made more subjects guess that the needles penetrated the skin than 1 mm press needles. The use of small diameter needles increased patient blinding. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 16, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of Amla (Phyllanthus emblica L.) in non-erosive reflux disease: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial
Conclusion This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial demonstrated that Amla could reduce frequencies of heartburn and regurgitation and improve heartburn and regurgitation severity in patients with NERD. Trial Registration Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials IRCT2016061428469N1. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Medicinal properties of Ocotea bullata stem bark extracts: Phytochemical constituents, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, cytotoxicity and inhibition of carbohydrate-metabolizing enzymes
Conclusion O. bullata stem bark contains active phytochemicals with diverse pharmacological potentials that could be beneficial in managing diabetes and inflammation. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Integrative medicine is an evolving field and the future of healthcare: a summary of the 2017 Integrative Medicine Shanghai Forum
Publication date: Available online 9 February 2018 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine Author(s): Huang Nian (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of aromatherapy with Rosa damascena on nulliparous women ’s pain and anxiety of labor during first stage of labor
CONCLUSION Aromatherapy with R. damascena reduced the severity of pain and anxiety in the first stage of labor. Aromatherapy with R. damascena is a convenient and effective method for pain and anxiety reduction during the first stage of labor. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Iranian Registry of Clinical Trial: IRCT201306258801N3. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The medieval Persian manuscript of Afyunieh: the first individual treatise on the opium and addiction in history
Publication date: Available online 5 February 2018 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine Author(s): Abdolali Moosavyzadeh, Farzaneh Ghaffari, Seyed Hamdollah Mosavat, Arman Zargaran, Azarakhsh Mokri, Soghrat Faghihzadeh, Mohsen Naseri According to historical evidence, the abuse of opium has been reported all over the globe—specifically throughout Eastern nations—since the sixteenth century. Before that, opium had mostly been applied as medication. Reference has been made in traditional Persian medical literature to the method of cultivation, properties, side effects and toxicity. In sixteenth century Iran, du...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Occupational hand injuries: a current review of the prevalence and proposed prevention strategies for physical therapists and similar healthcare professionals
Publication date: Available online 6 February 2018 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine Author(s): Giles Gyer, Jimmy Michael, James Inklebarger Hand injury is the second most common work-related musculoskeletal injury among physical therapists (PTs) and other manual therapy professionals such as osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists. However, the nature and extent of this problem have not been fully explored yet. Therefore, the objective of this study was to review the existing literature published on the prevalence, risk factors, consequences, and prevention of hand injuries...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Awareness, practice and views about integrating AYUSH in allopathic curriculum of allopathic doctors and interns in a tertiary care teaching hospital in New Delhi, India
CONCLUSION Doctors and interns of allopathic medicine are aware of AYUSH systems. They use it for themselves and recommend it to patients. They believe that familiarization of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery students with AYUSH therapies and their integration with allopathic medicine may help in improving patient care. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of laying on of hands with and without a spiritual context on pain and functionality of older women with knee osteoarthritis: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Discussion A pragmatic design using SP, LooH without spiritual context, and no LooH may provide further scientific evidence on SP’s feasibility and efficacy for KOA patients. Trial Registration ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier NCT02917356. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Patient blinding with blunt tip placebo acupuncture needles: comparison between 1 mm and 2 mm skin press
Conclusion Needles of 2 mm press made more subjects guess that the needles penetrated the skin than 1 mm press needles. The use of small diameter needles increased patient blinding. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

An integrative Tai Chi program for patients with breast cancer undergoing cancer therapy: study protocol for a randomized controlled feasibility study
DISCUSSION Outcomes from this study will inform the feasibility and methodology for a future fully-powered RCT. TRIAL REGISTRATION Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry with the identifier ACTRN12617000975392. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Traditional and modern aspects of hemorrhoid treatment in Iran: a review
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2018 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine Author(s): Sahar Dehdari, Homa Hajimehdipoor, Somayeh Esmaeili, Rasool Choopani, Seyed Alireza Mortazavi Hemorrhoidal disease is a prevalent anorectal condition which is generally not managed well with current pharmacologic interventions. However, in Iranian traditional medicine (ITM) there are numerous plants with hemorrhoid-healing properties. The present research assembled plants with hemorrhoid-healing properties in ITM; their related pharmacological effects, phytochemical constituents and mechanisms of action in the modern medic...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - January 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Anti-inflammatory and bronchodilatory constituents of leaf extracts of Anacardium occidentale L. in animal models
Conclusion These results indicate that oleamide is one of the bioactive constituents responsible for the bronchodilatory and anti-inflammatory activity of A. occidentale leaf, and can therefore be employed in the management of bronchoconstriction and inflammation. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of herbal steam bath in allergic rhinitis: a randomized controlled trial
CONCLUSION Both treatments appear to be able to significantly reduce the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. However, there was no difference in the effectiveness of steam bath with herbs and steam bath without herbs. TRIAL REGISTRATION: This trial was registered in the Thai Clinical Trial Registry with the identifier TCTR20170712002. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - December 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of aqueous leaf extract of Tridax procumbens on contractile activity of corpus cavernosum in N-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester-induced hypertensive male rats
Conclusion ALETP treatment of L-NAME-induced hypertensive rats promotes a relaxant effect on isolated cavernosa strips. ALETP shows potential in correcting erectile dysfunction in hypertension. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - December 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Cytotoxic activity of the chemical constituents of Clerodendrum indicum and Clerodendrum villosum roots
Conclusion This study is the first report on the presence of cytotoxic triterpenoids from the roots of these medicinal plants, which have been used in herbal formulas as an antipyretic. Our findings support further in-depth study of this pharmacological activity as an anticancer agent. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - December 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Management of acute cough by Zataria multiflora Boiss as an alternative treatment
Publication date: Available online 8 December 2017 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine Author(s): Mohaddese Mahboubi Cough, as a defensive reflux mechanism, removes foreign objects and secretions from bronchi and bronchioles of airways. Zataria multiflora is a popular plant for treatment of cough in Iranian traditional medicine. The aim of this review was to evaluate the potency of Z. multiflora as an alternative treatment in management of acute cough and its possible mechanisms of action. Here the authors compiled information about Z. multiflora in the treatment of cough from all accessible resources and books. The re...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - December 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Determination of symptoms associated with hiesho among young females using hie rating surveys
Conclusion This study indicated that hiesho symptoms among young female adults were associated with bodily pain and general health perceptions of the SF-8 QOL survey. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - December 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Research methods in complementary and alternative medicine: an integrative review
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2017 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine Author(s): Fabiana de Almeida Andrade, Caio Fabio Schlechta Portella The scientific literature presents a modest amount of evidence in the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). On the other hand, in practice, relevant results are common. The debates among CAM practitioners about the quality and execution of scientific research are important. Therefore, the aim of this review is to gather, synthesize and describe the differentiated methodological models that encompass the complexity of therapeutic interventions. The pro...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - December 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Brain functional connectivity network studies of acupuncture: a systematic review on resting-state fMRI
Conclusion It can be presumed that the functional connectivity network is closely related to the mechanism of acupuncture, and central integration plays a critical role in the acupuncture mechanism. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - December 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Distribution of licensed acupuncturists and educational institutions in the United States in early 2015
This study was conducted to identify the approximate number of licensed acupuncturists active in 2015. The Board of Acupuncture or Board of Medicine in each state or U.S. territory was contacted to collect data. Online license information searching was also performed in order to get accurate numbers of licensed acupuncturists for those states in which a board was unable to be contacted. The study found that the number of licensed acupuncturists in 2015 in the U.S. was 34 481. Of this, more than 50% were licensed in three states alone: California (32.39%), New York (11.89%) and Florida (7.06%). The number of licensed acupun...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - December 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Rhus coriaria L. increases serum apolipoprotein-A1 and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels: a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial
CONCLUSION The study showed significant increases in HDL-C and Apo-A1 levels in response to Rhus supplementation in patients with hyperlipidemia. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT02295293. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - December 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The benefits of yoga in children
Publication date: Available online 14 December 2017 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine Author(s): Chandra Nanthakumar The number of children suffering from stress and anxiety in Malaysia is on the rise. Evidence shows that mind-body therapies such as mindfulness therapy, meditation and yoga have been practiced in many other countries to reduce and/or manage the psychological effects of stress and anxiety. This review article looks at the intervention of yoga as a meditative movement practice in helping school children manage stress and anxiety. Articles were retrieved using a combination of databases including PubMed/...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - December 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Marker-based standardization and investigation of nutraceutical potential of Indian propolis
Conclusion The present work explores Indian propolis as a potential nutritious candidate. The proposed analytical methods can be applied in future screening of the quality of Indian propolis. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Hypolipidemic activity of Tamarix articulata Vahl. in diabetic rats
Conclusion According to preliminary phytochemical screening of the aerial part of T. articulata, several classes of chemicals have been found, such as polyphenols, flavonoids, tannins, cyanidins (flavones, catechols), mucilage, sesquiterpenes, terpenoids and carbohydrates. In conclusion, T. articulata exhibits a hypolipidemic effect in diabetic rats and its beneficial role as hypolipidemic agent should be evaluated in clinical studies. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Traditional Chinese medicine integrated with chemotherapy for stage IV non-surgical gastric cancer: a retrospective clinical analysis
Conclusion This study demonstrated that TCM integrated with chemotherapy may prolong overall survival and improve survival rate and life quality of patients with stage IV non-surgical gastric cancer. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Inhibitory effect of Phlai capsules on skin test responses among allergic rhinitis patients: a randomized, three-way crossover study
Conclusion Both 100 mg (compound D 4 mg) and 200 mg (compound D 8 mg) Phlai capsules, when taken as a single therapeutic dose, inhibited skin reactivity to histamine and mite skin prick tests in AR patients. Trial Registration Thai clinical trial registry (TCTR20160510001). (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effectiveness of breathing exercises during the second stage of labor on labor pain and duration: a randomized controlled trial
Conclusion Based on this study, breathing exercises with deep inhalation and exhalation in pregnant women are effective in reducing the perception of labor pain and shortening the duration of the second stage of delivery. Therefore, we recommend breathing exercises as an effective modality for labor pain management and shortening the duration of labor. Trial Registration This study is registered on the website of ClinicalTrials.gov (www.clinicaltrials.gov) with the number of NCT03066973. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Using music to reduce anxiety among older adults in the emergency department: a randomized pilot study
Conclusion These pilot results suggest that music listening may be an effective tool for reducing anxiety among older adults in the ED. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Incorporation of integrative medicine education into undergraduate medical education: a longitudinal study
Conclusion It is feasible to incorporate IM education into undergraduate medical education, and this is associated with improvement in students' knowledge of IM and personal health practices. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of herbal extracts and compounds and pharmacological agents on pulmonary fibrosis in animal models: a review
Publication date: November 2017 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 15, Issue 6 Author(s): Hoda Mojiri-Forushani, Ali Asghar Hemmati, Mohammad Amin Dehghani, Ali Reza Malayeri, Hossein Hassan Pour Pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs mainly in older adults, is a serious health threat with few effective treatment options. The etiological aspects of pulmonary fibrosis remain unknown, though some factors such as cigarette smoking, viral infections, surfactant protein polymorphisms, and chronic or high doses use of certain drugs are considered to be risk factors for the progression of pulm...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Prospects of a comprehensive evaluation system for traditional Chinese medicine services
This study estimates the prospect of establishing a comprehensive evaluation system of TCM services. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture's Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence, Cost-Effectiveness, and Care Availability for Acupuncture as a Primary, Non-Pharmacologic Method for Pain Relief and Management –White Paper 2017
Publication date: November 2017 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 15, Issue 6 Author(s): Arthur Yin Fan, David W. Miller, Bonnie Bolash, Matthew Bauer, John McDonald, Sarah Faggert, Hongjian He, Yong Ming Li, Amy Matecki, Lindy Camardella, Mel Hopper Koppelman, Jennifer A.M. Stone, Lindsay Meade, John Pang The United States (U.S.) is facing a national opioid epidemic, and medical systems are in need of non-pharmacologic strategies that can be employed to decrease the public's opioid dependence. Acupuncture has emerged as a powerful, evidence-based, safe, cost-effective, and available treatment modality suitab...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Leech therapy in treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis: a case report
Publication date: September 2017 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 15, Issue 5 Author(s): Nasrin Hamidizadeh, Amir Azizi, Mohammad M. Zarshenas, Sara Ranjbar (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Helicobacter pylori outer membrane protein Q genotypes and their susceptibility to anti-adhesive phytotherapeutic agents
Conclusion The anti-adhesion properties of the tested phytotherapeutic dietary ingredients were varied with HopQ genotypes. HopQ type 1 was found to be more sensitive to extracts of C. annum, C. longa and A. esculentus compared to the HopQ type 2 genotype. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antioxidant defense system induced by cysteine-stabilized peptide fraction of aqueous extract of Morinda lucida leaf in selected tissues of Plasmodium berghei-infected mice
Conclusion The results suggest that CSPF of M. lucida leaf extract may induce the antioxidant defense system in vivo against Plasmodium species infection. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of leaf extracts from Annona tomentosa R.E.Fr
Conclusion These results demonstrate that leaf extracts from A. tomentosa present antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects that can to be used in relieving algesic and inflammatory conditions. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy of topical chamomile on the incidence of phlebitis due to an amiodarone infusion in coronary care patients: a double-blind, randomized controlled trial
Conclusion It seems that phlebitis occurred to a lesser extent and at a later time frame in the intervention group compared to control group. Topical chamomile may be effective in decreasing the incidence of phlebitis due to an amiodarone infusion. Trial Registration This protocol was registered in the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials (IRCT2014042017361N1). (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of rhubarb (Rheum ribes L.) syrup on dysenteric diarrhea in children: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Conclusion R. ribes syrup can be recommended as a complementary treatment for children with Shigella dysentery. Trial Registration Iranian Registry of Clinical Trial: IRCT2014070518356N1. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A cross-sectional study of complementary and alternative medicine use in patients with coagulation disorders in Southern Iran
Conclusion CAM is being used frequently in patients with coagulation disorders like many other chronic illnesses all around the world. Due to emerging concern regarding the safety and possible interaction with the conventional medicine, it is necessary to develop basic data about the hematologic effects of these methods in order to use them more safely. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research