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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

Effectiveness of Myrtus communis in the treatment of hemorrhoids
Publication date: September 2017 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 15, Issue 5 Author(s): Mohaddese Mahboubi Myrtus communis is an important plant in the treatment of many different diseases. The aim of this review was to determine the importance of M. communis essential oil in the treatment of hemorrhoids. For preparing this manuscript, the information was extracted from different resources. The results of clinical studies showed that M. communis essential oil (lotion or ointment) can significantly improve bleeding, permanent pain, pain during defecation, anal irritation, anal itching and anal heaviness in p...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A history of standardization in the English translation of traditional Chinese medicine terminology
Publication date: September 2017 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 15, Issue 5 Author(s): Xiao Ye, Hong-xia Zhang In order to facilitate and propose further international standardization of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) terminology, this article applies methods of historiography, philology and descriptive study to divide the history of TCM into three phases, based on representative experts and social events; to illustrate different aspects of these experts and their translation principles and standards and to discuss associated factors and inherent problems. The authors find that the development of a ter...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The indeterminable resilience of the fascial system
Publication date: September 2017 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 15, Issue 5 Author(s): Bruno Bordoni, Fabiola Marelli, Bruno Morabito, Beatrice Sacconi The most recent information on fascial tissue indicates that there are not fascial layers, but polyhedral microvacuoles of connective tissue, which connect the body systems and, by hosting specialized cells, permit several functions, such as motor, nervous, vascular and visceral. These microvacuoles (a repetition of polyhedral units of connective fibrils) under internal or external tension change shape and can manage the movement variations, regulating diff...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Hwangryunhaedoktang exerts anti-inflammation on LPS-induced NO production by suppressing MAPK and NF- κB activation in RAW264.7 macrophages
Conclusion HHT suppressed LPS-induced NO production by blocking the activation of NF-κB and MAPK signaling pathways in RAW264.7 macrophages. Furthermore, HHT may have an anti-inflammatory effect by suppressing the LPS-induced secretion of TNF-α and IL-6. Therefore, the traditional herbal formula HHT might be a useful potential therapeutic agent for inflammation. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

In vivo antianxiety and antidepressant activity of Murraya paniculata leaf extracts
Conclusion The results validate the traditional use of M. paniculata leaves in the treatment of mental disorders. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antioxidant activities and phytochemical constituents of Antidesma thwaitesianum M üll. Arg. leaf extracts
Conclusion This is the first report describing potent chemical and cellular antioxidant effects of the ethanolic leaf extract of A. thwaitesianum. The extract contained high total phenolic and flavonoid contents. LC-ESI-QTOF-MS/MS analysis further revealed an abundance of caffeic acid derivatives and flavonoids. These data support its potential use as dietary supplements in oxidative stress prevention. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of antioxidant activity of insulin, Ocimum gratissimum L., and Vernonia amygdalina L. in type 1 diabetic rat model
Conclusion Adverse alteration of oxidative indices were observed in type 1 DM model. Treatment with OG and insulin showed potent antioxidant activity, while the hypoglycemic efficacy of OG and VA were higher than insulin. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Use of ginger versus stretching exercises for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized controlled trial
Conclusion Stretching exercises, as a safe and low-cost treatment, are more effective than ginger for pain relief in primary dysmenorrhea. Trial registration The trial was registered in www.IRCT.ir with No. 201203118822N2. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The meaning of complementary, alternative and traditional medicine among the Indonesian psychology community: a pilot study
Conclusion The understanding of the terms and examples of CATM were diverse and were often used interchangeably in the projects/interviews. It was also found that Indonesian psychologists required more education regarding CATM. In addition, future studies with more participants from various aspects of the psychology community should be conducted to capture a more representative sample. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Progress in research on the effects of traditional Chinese medicine on the tumor microenvironment
Publication date: July 2017 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 15, Issue 4 Author(s): Wan-fu Lin, Jian-ying Lu, Bin-bin Cheng, Chang-quan Ling Tumor microenvironment (TME) has received more and more attention as modern medical research has begun to understand its importance in tumorigenesis. The occurrence, development, metastasis and drug resistance of tumors are closely related to TME. TME is a complicated system, including nontumor cells, their secreted cytokines, extracellular matrix, among other components. The concepts of wholism and multitarget regulation in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) make it we...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Exercise and gut microbiota: clinical implications for the feasibility of Tai Chi
Publication date: July 2017 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 15, Issue 4 Author(s): Hidetaka Hamasaki Recent studies have shown exercise is associated with changes in the gut microbiota in humans as well as in experimental animals. Tai Chi is an exercise that integrates a martial art, deep breathing and mediation, and has various beneficial effects for health. This review summarizes current knowledge and recent literature on the association between exercise and gut microbiota, and explores the feasibility of Tai Chi for improving gut microbiota composition and function. PubMed/MEDLINE was used to search the ...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

SEEDi1.0-3.0 strategies for major noncommunicable diseases in China
Publication date: July 2017 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 15, Issue 4 Author(s): Chun-song Hu, Tengiz Tkebuchava The purpose of this article is to briefly introduce the status and challenges of major noncommunicable diseases (mNCDs), which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, as well as related risk factors, such as environmental pollution, smoking, obesity and sleep disorders. “S-E-E-D” rules or the strategies of “S-E-E-D” intervention (SEEDi) consist of four core healthy elements: sleep, emotion, exercise and diet. The history of SEEDi1.0–3.0 is also introdu...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Homeopathic potencies of Arnica montana L. change gene expression in a Tamm-Horsfall protein-1 cell line in vitro model: the role of ethanol as a possible confounder and statistical bias
Publication date: July 2017 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 15, Issue 4 Author(s): Salvatore Chirumbolo, Geir Bjørklund Marzotto et al. showed that homeopathic preparations of Arnica montana L. acted directly on gene expression of Tamm-Horsfall protein-1 (THP-1) monocyte/macrophage cell lines activated with phorbol12-myristate13-acetate and interleukin-4 (IL-4). A. montana homeopathic dilutions are used in complementary and alternative medicine to treat inflammation disorders and post-traumatic events as well as for wound repair. The French Pharmacopoeia of these remedies uses 0.3% ethanol in each ce...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A complication of wet cupping therapy: vesiculobullous plaque on an erythematous base
Publication date: May 2017 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 15, Issue 3 Author(s): Ali Ramazan Benli, Habibullah Aktas (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Yangfei Kongliu Formula, a compound Chinese herbal medicine, combined with cisplatin, inhibits growth of lung cancer cells through transforming growth factor- β1 signaling pathway
Conclusion YKF can inhibit tumor growth synergistically with DDP, mainly through the TGF-β1 signaling pathway. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

In vitro antioxidant assessment and a rapid HPTLC bioautographic method for the detection of anticholinesterase inhibitory activity of Geophila repens
Conclusion The results of this study revealed that phenols and flavonoids could be responsible for the antioxidant, anticholinesterase activities of G. repens. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Atomic force microscopy correlates antimetastatic potentials of HepG2 cell line with its redox/energy status: effects of curcumin and Khaya senegalensis
Conclusion Cell elasticity measurement data, using AFM, strongly suggested, for the first time, that both curcumin and the extract of K. senegalensis exhibited antimetastatic properties on HepG2 cells. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of homoeopathic ultrahigh dilutions of Aconitum napellus on Baker's yeast-induced fever in rabbits
Conclusion The above findings indicate the effectiveness of ultrahigh dilutions of A. napellus in Baker's yeast-induced fever in rabbits. However, the effects were slower and less significant than standard medicine. Moreover, future research is required to know their mechanism of reducing temperature. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy of a traditional Persian medicine preparation for radiation-induced xerostomia: a randomized, open-label, active-controlled trial
Conclusion Traditional Persian medicine preparation of hollyhocks and common mallow should be considered as a suitable treatment for xerostomia and improving QOL in HNC patients with radiation-induced xerostomia. Trial registration The trial was registered in ClinicalTrials.gov with Identifier: NCT02854358. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Identification and classification of traditional Chinese medicine syndrome types among senior patients with vascular mild cognitive impairment using latent tree analysis
Conclusion A solution for the TCM syndrome classification problem for patients with VMCI and aged 50 or above is established based on the LTA of unlabeled symptom survey data. The results can be used as a reference in clinic practice to improve the quality of syndrome differentiation and to reduce diagnosis variances across physicians. They can also be used for patient selection in research projects aimed at finding biomarkers for the syndrome types and in randomized control trials aimed at determining the efficacy of TCM treatments of VMCI. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Standards of Reporting Kampo Products (STORK) in research articles
Publication date: May 2017 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 15, Issue 3 Author(s): Yoshiharu Motoo, Takashi Hakamatsuka, Nobuo Kawahara, Ichiro Arai, Kiichiro Tsutani There had been no standardized rules for citing ethical Kampo products used in clinical trials in journal articles. Although the name of a Kampo manufacturer was described in 77.9% of research articles, the name and ratios of crude drug components of Kampo formulas were not described in 77.5% of these papers. Considering the importance of proper characterization of interventions in the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) checkl...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

History of cupping (Hijama): a narrative review of literature
Publication date: May 2017 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 15, Issue 3 Author(s): Naseem Akhtar Qureshi, Gazzaffi Ibrahim Ali, Tamer Shaban Abushanab, Ahmed Tawfik El-Olemy, Meshari Saleh Alqaed, Ibrahim S. El-Subai, Abdullah M.N. Al-Bedah Cupping (Hijama in Arabic) is an ancient, holistic method for the treatment of a variety of diseases. Though the exact origin of cupping therapy is a matter of controversy, its use has been documented in early Egyptian and Chinese medical practices. Diverse human civilizations have contributed to the historical development and continuation of cupping therapy. This narrati...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research