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Australian Naturopaths' Approach to Caring for People with Cardiovascular Disease and Associated
Amie Steel et al.
Published on: 9/17/2020
To date, no formal research has evaluated how naturopathic practitioners approach the care of people living with CVD and associated CVD risk factors. The primary aim of this research was to collect qualitative data from Australian Naturopathic practitioners about their clinical practices for CVD.
Quality Standard of Traditional Chinese Medicines: Comparison between European Pharmacopoeia
Fong Leong et al.
Published on: 9/15/2020
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are becoming more and more popular all over the world. However, quality issues of TCM may lead to medical incidents in practice and therefore quality control is essential to TCM. In this review, the state of TCM in European Pharmacopoeia are compared with that in Chinese Pharmacopoeia, and herbal drugs that are not considered as TCM and not elaborated by TCM working party at European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Health Care (EDQM) but present in both European Pharmacopoeia and Chinese Pharmacopoeias are also discussed.
Chemical Constituents and Their Activities From the Twigs of Euscaphis konishii Hayata
Jingxin Chen et al.
Published on: 9/13/2020
A new ellagic acid derivative 3,3′-di-O-methylellagic acid 4′-α-l-arabinopyranoside (1), with 9 known compounds identified as 3,3′-di-O-methylellagic acid (2), 3,3′-di-O-methylellagic acid 4′-α-d-arabinofuranoside (3), 3,3′-di-O-methylellagic acid 4′-β-d-glucopyranoside (4), 3,3′-di-O-methylellagic acid 4′-β-d-xylopyranoglucoside (5), 3,3′,4-tri-O-methylellagic acid 4′-β-d-glucopyranoside (6), tormentic acid (7), ursolic acid (8), euscaphic acid (9), and betulinic acid (10), was isolated from the twigs of Euscaphis konishii Hayata.
Complementary Medicine Use and Uptake of Cancer Screening Among US Adults: A Nationally
Petra Voiß et al.
Published on: 9/11/2020
Cancer screenings can considerably reduce cancer mortality. There is limited information on the association between complementary medicine use and adherence to recommended cancer screenings. In this study, the potential associations between uptake of cancer screening and consultations with complementary medicine practitioners or mind-body medicine use are examined.
Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety of Single and Multiple Therapy of Herbal Medicine/Chuna Therapy on
Youme Ko et al.
Published on: 9/10/2020
Chronic non-specific low back pain is one of the common health issues which reduce the quality of life and in working population. While combined therapeutic treatment method is widely used for musculoskeletal related disorders in Korea, well-developed trials on the efficacy of single or combine therapy on herbal medicine and Chuna manual therapy (CMT) are scarce.
Perceptions of Person-Centred Care amongst Individuals with Chronic Conditions Who Consult
Hope Foley et al.
Published on: 9/7/2020
Chronic conditions require continuous, multi-factorial care – such as person-centred care – to address patients’ individual health needs and quality of life. Many patients with chronic conditions seek additional care outside mainstream medicine, often consulting complementary medicine (CM) practitioners. This study examines person-centred care experienced by patients with chronic conditions consulting CM practitioners.
Integrating Traditional and Complementary Medicine Recommendations into Clinical Practice Guidelines
Susan Arentz et al.
Published on: 9/5/2020
This study was conducted before an evidence review on Traditional and Complementary Medicine (TCM) to update the clinical practice guidelines (CPGs): “Deciding palliative and end-of-life (P/EoL) care for people with diabetes.” The aim was to frame the PICO (population/problems, interventions/comparisons, and outcomes), ascertain their importance, and identify other modifying factors for grading recommendations.
Capsaicin Consumption Reduces Brain Amyloid-Beta Generation and Attenuates Alzheimer’s Disease-Type
Jun Wang et al.
Published on: 9/3/2020
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of age-related dementia and is currently incurable. The failures of current clinical trials and the establishment of modifiable risk factors have shifted the AD intervention from treatment to prevention in the at-risk population. Previous studies suggest that there is a geographic overlap between AD incidence and spicy food consumption.
Development of Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine Clinical Service Recommendations for Cancer
Charlene H. L. Wong et al.
Published on: 9/1/2020
Existing evidence supports the use of certain Chinese medicine (CM) interventions for symptom management among palliative cancer patients. However, evidence-based service recommendations tailored to the local context are needed for CM planning and implementation. In response, we aimed to establish consensus on CM clinical service recommendations for cancer palliative care among Hong Kong experts.
The Naturopathic Profession in Australia: A Secondary Analysis of the Practitioner Research and
Amie Steel et al.
Published on: 9/1/2020
This study provides the most detailed empirical examination of the naturopathic profession and naturopathic practice in Australia.
The Role of Chinese Medicine in COVID-19 Pneumonia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Chun-Yang Sun et al.
Published on: 8/30/2020
Chinese medicine (CM) has been used to treat Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia in China. This meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of CM in the treatment of COVID-19 pneumonia.
Eurythmy Therapy versus Slow Movement Fitness in the Treatment of Fatigue in Metastatic Breast
Delphine Meier-Girard et al.
Published on: 8/29/2020
Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is the most taxing symptom for many breast cancer patients during and after therapy. In patients with metastatic disease, the prevalence of CRF exceeds 75%. Currently, there is no gold standard for the treatment of CRF. Physical activity can reduce CRF and is recommended during and after cancer treatment, but may be too burdensome for patients with metastatic breast cancer. The aim of this study is to assess the effect on fatigue of eurythmy therapy (ERYT) compared to slow movement fitness (CoordiFit) in metastatic breast cancer patients.
Traditional and Complementary Medicine for Promoting Healthy Ageing in WHO Western Pacific Region
Vincent C.H. Chung et al.
Published on: 8/27/2020
With increasing burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD), ageing becomes a global public health concern, and the World Health Organization Western Pacific Region has no exception. To address the NCD challenge, priority should be given to promote healthy ageing across the life-course. As traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) is popular within the Region, it is of policy interest to explore possibilities of applying T&CM for promoting healthy ageing.
Patients’ and Clinicians’ Expectations on Integrative Medicine Services for Diabetes: A Focus Group
Kam Wa Chan et al.
Published on: 8/25/2020
Difference of perspective between patients and physicians over integrative medicine (IM) research and service provision remains unclear despite significant use worldwide. We observed an exceptionally low utilisation of IM and potential underreporting in diabetes. We aimed to explore the barriers and recommendations regarding service delivery and research of IM service among diabetes patients and physicians.
Intensive Motion Style Acupuncture Treatment (MSAT) Is Effective for Patients with Acute Whiplash In
Doori Kim et al.
Published on: 8/23/2020
In this single-center, parallel, randomized controlled trial, we aim to examine the effects and safety of motion style acupuncture treatment (MSAT; a combination of acupuncture and Doin therapy) on pain reduction and functional improvement in patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WADs).
Study Protocol of a Randomized Intervention Study to Explore Effects of a Pure Physical Training
Gerhild Ullmann et al.
Published on: 8/21/2020
Decline in cognitive function associated with aging is one of the greatest concerns of older adults and often leads to a significant burden for individuals, families, and the health care system. Executive functions are most susceptible to age-related decline. Despite the well-known benefits of regular exercise on cognitive health, older adults tend to be less physically active than other age groups. Thus, there is a need to identify strategies that attract older adults and can enhance cognitive vitality.
Physician Perspectives on Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine and the National
Yoshiharu Motoo et al.
Published on: 8/19/2020
The evidence-based Japanese integrative medicine (eJIM) website was launched by the Japanese government in 2014 to provide information on integrative medicine to the general public and physicians. While Japanese physicians discourage the use of traditional, complementary, and integrative medicine (TCIM), there are very few reports that explore this issue. We aimed to understand the attitudes of Japanese physicians towards TCIM and evaluate the usability of the eJIM website according to physicians.
Evaluation of the Canadian Natural Health Product Regulatory Framework in Academic Research
Jeremy Y. Ng et al.
Published on: 8/17/2020
Traditional, complementary and alternative therapies, many of which incorporate natural health products (NHPs), are widely used and relied upon globally. In Canada, NHPs were first regulated in 2004; prior to this, they were regulated as either food or drugs. The objective of this study was to summarize the peer-reviewed literature on the evaluation of the NHP regulatory framework in Canada.
Complementary and Integrative Medicine Mention and Recommendations: A Systematic Review and Quality
Jeremy Y. Ng et al.
Published on: 8/15/2020
Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) use is widely sought by those diagnosed with cancer, with up to 50% of lung cancer patients seeking these therapies in the United States. The purpose of this study was to identify the quantity and assess the quality of CIM recommendations in clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for the treatment and/or management of lung cancer.
Consultation with Complementary Medicine Practitioners by Individuals with Chronic Conditions
Hope Foley et al.
Published on: 8/13/2020
The duration and complexity of chronic conditions leads patients to consult complementary medicine (CM) practitioners, yet such care‐seeking by this clinical population has not been thoroughly examined.
The Effectiveness of Cupping Therapy on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Single-Blind Randomized
Xiu-dong Meng et al.
Published on: 8/11/2020
We investigated the effectiveness of cupping therapy with three different pressures in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Acupuncture as a Treatment within Integrative Health for Palliative Care – A Brief Narrative Review
S. Birch et al.
Published on: 8/9/2020
Acupuncture has one of the fastest developing evidence bases in Complementary Medicine and is one of the leading therapies included within integrative health care.
Anxiolytic Effect of Alcohol-Water Extracted Suanzaoren-Wuweizi Herb-Pair by Regulating ECS-BDNF-ERK
Cheng-Bo-Wen Zhao et al.
Published on: 8/7/2020
Herb-pairs are the basic units of composition in Chinese herbal formulae, where the bridge linking Chinese medicine and prescription consists of two Chinese medicine herbs. The Suanzaoren-Wuweizi herb-pair (SWHP) is commonly used as a sedative or tranquilizer.
Efficacy, Safety, and Economic Assessment of Hominis Placental Pharmacopuncture for Chronic
Jongho Kim et al.
Published on: 8/5/2020
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a condition encompassing clinical symptoms of the temporomandibular joint, masseter muscle, and surrounding structures. Hominis placental pharmacopuncture (HPP), consisting of human placental extract, has been reported as effective for treating chronic musculoskeletal disorders, but a lack of well-designed randomised controlled trial s (RCTs) mean there is insufficient evidence to prove the efficacy of HPP.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Mention and Recommendations are Lacking in Colon Cancer
Jeremy Y. Ng et al.
Published on: 8/3/2020
Cancer patients often utilize complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in hopes that it will treat their disease and improve their physical and emotional well-being; past research has found that up to 80 % of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer use CAM. Caution must be taken, however, as some CAM therapies can be shown to be detrimental to patient health. This study identified the quantity and quality of recommendations associated with CAM in clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for the treatment and/or management of colon cancer.
Classical Chinese Medicine Self-Care: Participants' Perspectives on a Pilot Program for Community He
Alaia Harvie et al.
Published on: 8/1/2020
Classical Chinese medicine (CCM) includes numerous simple lifestyle recommendations which can be adopted into daily life in support of short and long-term health outcomes. The rise of chronic illness and non-communicable disease globally, in recent decades, has created a call for acceptable, cost-effective and scalable health care programs. This analysis explores the experience of participants in a CCM community healthcare program delivered in rural Scotland.
Association of Dietary Fatty Acid Intake with the Development of Ulcerative Colitis: A Multicenter
Yumie Kobayashi et al.
Published on: 7/31/2020
Dietary fatty acids can affect chronic intestinal inflammation and have been reported to be associated with the development of ulcerative colitis (UC), mainly in Europe and the United States. The association of dietary intake of fatty acids and the risk for UC was investigated in Japan, where dietary habits lead to lower meat and higher fish consumption than in Western countries.
Examining Patient Preferences for Integrative Chinese-Western Colorectal Cancer Care in Hong Kong
Wendy Wong et al.
Published on: 7/29/2020
Cancer patients seek help from both Western medicine (WM) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This study explored what patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) in Hong Kong (HK) expect from TCM to WM.
The Effects of Acupuncture on Occipital Neuralgia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Jung-Min Yun et al.
Published on: 7/28/2020
Occipital neuralgia is one of the main causes of occipital pain. This systematic review aims to assess the level of evidence in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the effects of acupuncture on occipital neuralgia.
Organizational Ethnographic Case Studies: Toward a New Generative In-Depth Qualitative Methodology
Élizabeth Côté-Boileau et al.
Published on: 7/25/2020
A growing body of literature suggests combining organizational ethnography and case study design as a new methodology for investigating complex organizational phenomena in health care contexts. However, the arguments supporting the potential of organizational ethnographic case studies to improve the process and increase the impact of qualitative research in health care is currently underdeveloped.
Could Test Preparation & Interpretation Impact Hydrogen-Methane Breath Testing Results? A Survey of
Sharon Erdrich et al.
Published on: 7/23/2020
To review and compare a range of instructions for oral hygiene prior to hydrogen-methane breath testing provided by facilities offering hydrogen-methane breath testing services; and to investigate laboratory interpretation of basal gas values and describe similarities, differences and management.
No Effect of New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract on Recovery of Muscle Damage Following Running a Half-
Rianne Costello et al.
Published on: 7/21/2020
New Zealand blackcurrant (NZBC) contains anthocyanins, known to moderate blood flow and display anti-inflammatory properties that may improve recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage. The authors examined whether NZBC extract supplementation enhances recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage after a half-marathon race.
Study on Efficacy and Safety of Huangqi Guizhi Wuwu Decoction Treatment for Oxaliplatin Induced Peri
Xiao-Man Wei et al.
Published on: 7/19/2020
Oxaliplatin can cause severe peripheral neurotoxicity, which is an important reason for clinical oxaliplatin reduction and cessation of treatment. Oxaliplatin induced peripheral neurotoxicity (OIPN) can cause paresthesia and dysesthesia, even affect the quality life of patients. So far, there are no recognized and effective measures to prevent OIPN. Huangqi Guizhi Wuwu decoction is a classical prescription of ancient Chinese medicine recorded in “the synopsis of the Golden Chamber,” which can be used in the treatment of various neurotoxicity. However, there is a lack of large-scale and high-quality clinical studies on the prevention of OIPN by Huangqi Guizhi Wuwu decoction. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Huangqi Guizhi Wuwu decoction on preventing OIPN.