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Transitioning to Practice: A Qualitative Investigation of Australian Graduate Naturopath’s
Matthew J. Leach et al.
Published on: 1/21/2022
The transition from student to practitioner can be challenging, resulting in stress, burnout and attrition. While there has been ample research examining graduate medical and allied health practitioner experiences of transitioning to practice, there is a paucity of research exploring such experiences in newly qualified naturopathic medicine practitioners. In light of this knowledge gap, the objective of this study was to ascertain the experiences of practicing as a naturopath in Australia within the first 5 years post-graduation.
Ethanol Supernatant Extracts of Gynura Procumbens Could Treat Nanodiethylnitrosamine-Induced Mouse
Ting Zhang et al.
Published on: 1/20/2022
Gynura procumbens (Lour.) Merr, (Family Asteraceae), which serves as both medicine and food in traditional ethnic medicine, has the effects of diminishing inflammation, relieving cough, reducing blood glucose and lipids levels, mitigating hepatotoxicity, and can be used for liver cancer prevention and treatment.
Experiences, Perceptions and Expectations of Health Services Amongst Marginalized Populations
Kirsten Baker et al.
Published on: 1/16/2022
Poor health outcomes amongst marginalized groups result in part from health inequities related to social and structural determinants of health. Marginalized people report higher incidences of comorbidities, chronic disease and adverse health behaviours than their nondisadvantaged peers. The objective of this review is to examine marginalized Australians' experiences of and access to community-based primary health services in urban locations.
Chondroitin Sulfate Zinc with Antibacterial Properties and Anti-Inflammatory Effects for Skin Wound
Guofeng Wu et al.
Published on: 1/13/2022
A chondroitin sulfate zinc (CSZn) complex was prepared by an ion-exchange method. The purified product was characterized by energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, high-performance chromatography, elemental analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, inductively coupled mass spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
Diet and Anxiety: A Scoping Review
Monique Aucoin et al.
Published on: 1/13/2022
Anxiety disorders are the most common group of mental disorders. There is mounting evidence demonstrating the importance of nutrition in the development and progression of mental disorders such as depression; however, less is known about the role of nutrition in anxiety disorders.
Electroacupuncture Improves Metabolic and Ovarian Function in a Rat Model of Polycystic Ovary
Feifei Zhang et al.
Published on: 1/9/2022
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 8%–15% of reproductive-age women and is associated with reproductive disorders, abdominal obesity, hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Acupuncture, as a traditional physical therapy method, could affect various metabolic disorders such as obesity, hyperplasia, gout, and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases in clinical practice. Moreover, electroacupuncture (EA) has been shown to decrease body weight in rats with PCOS; however, the mechanism of weight loss and the relationship between adipose tissue and gut microbiota remain unclear.
Probiotics Evaluation in Oncological Surgery: A Systematic Review of 36 Randomized Controlled Trials
Elise Cogo et al.
Published on: 1/8/2022
Objectives were to evaluate probiotics safety and efficacy in oncological surgery.
Trends in the St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) Research Literature: A Bibliometric Analysis
Jeremy Y. Ng
Published on: 1/7/2022
St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) has been used in traditional medicine for centuries for different conditions, including kidney and lung ailments, insomnia, depression, and to aid wound healing. The objective of the present bibliometric analysis is to capture the characteristics of research publications on the topic of St. John’s wort.
Prevalence and the Determinants of Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine Use Among
Hossein Molavi Vardanjani et al.
Published on: 1/7/2022
Breastfeeding is highly important for a child's health, and the widespread use of herbal medicines as galactagogues has been reported. The present study was conducted to evaluate the use of traditional, complementary, and integrative medicine (TCIM) and its determinants among breastfeeding mothers in Shiraz, Iran.
Comparative Effectiveness of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Depressive Symptoms in Mild
Zijun Xu et al.
Published on: 1/4/2022
Depressive symptoms are common among mild cognitive impairment (MCI) patients. It is unknown how different the effects on depressive symptoms are among various pharmacological MCI interventions. This systematic review aimed to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of non-pharmacological MCI interventions on depressive symptoms among MCI patients.
Community Education and Health Promotion Activities of Naturopathic Practitioners
Amie Steel et al.
Published on: 1/3/2022
Health promotion and patient education are crucial to improved population health and are also among the core principles that define naturopathy. Yet, the activities of naturopathic practitioners (NPs) with regards to health promotion and community education have not been widely studied.
Chlorogenic acid Suppresses Mitochondrial Apoptotic Effectors Bax/Bak to Counteract Nod‐like
Muhammad Fakhar-e-Alam Kulyar et al.
Published on: 1/2/2022
Tibial dyschondroplasia (TD) is a common disease characterized by proliferation and the deterioration of growth plate's chondrocytes due to widespread utilization of thiram in the agriculture and industrial sector.
Revisiting Traditional Chinese Materia Medica from European Historical Collections and Perspective
Yusheng Jia et al.
Published on: 1/1/2022
Chinese Materia Medica (CMM) is subject to changes over time. Investigating changes in botanical ingredients, applications, plant parts used as well as name changes over time, contribute to the understanding of the history and development of CMM.
An Examination of Technologies in Complementary Medicine Education and Practice: The Perceptions
Alastair C. Gray et al.
Published on: 12/31/2021
Little is known about the education of future CM practitioners. The objective is to explore the perceptions and experiences of students, faculty and professional leaders toward technologies in complementary medicine education and practice.
A Cannabidiol-Containing Alginate Based Hydrogel as Novel Multifunctional Wound Dressing
Zhe Zheng et al.
Published on: 12/30/2021
In addition to preventing infection and promoting angiogenesis, novel hydrogel dressings are highly expected to possess the potential to scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reduce inflammatory responses during the wound healing process.
Increasing Warmth in Oncological Patients: A Randomized Controlled Cross-Over Pilot Trial Examining
Jan Vagedes et al.
Published on: 12/29/2021
To analyze the thermogenic effects of footbaths with medicinal powders in oncological patients (ON) and healthy controls (HC).
A Preliminary Study of the Effects of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Structural Brain
Jing Yang et al.
Published on: 12/29/2021
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for children (MBCT-C), as a psychotherapeutic intervention, has been shown to be effective for treating mood dysregulation (MD). While previous neuroimaging studies of MD have reported both pre-treatment structural and functional alterations, the effects of MBCT-C on brain morphological network organisation has not been investigated.
Conventional and Complementary Health Care Use and Out-Of-Pocket Expenses among Australians
Erica McIntyre et al.
Published on: 12/27/2021
Mental health disorders are a global health concern. In Australia, numerous national reports have found that the current mental healthcare system does not adequately meet the needs of Australians with mental illness. Consequently, a greater understanding of how people with a mental health disorder are using the broader healthcare system is needed. The aim of this paper is to explore conventional and complementary health care use and expenditure among Australian adults reporting a mental health disorder diagnosis.
A Precision-Preferred Comprehensive Information Extraction System for Clinical Articles
Ye Xia et al.
Published on: 12/25/2021
This study established a precision-preferred system specially designed for the data extraction of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) articles, providing foundational data for subsequent clinical article analysis and synthesis of TCM clinical evidence.
Acupuncture for Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Multicenter, Randomized, Parallel
Jiayu Zhang et al.
Published on: 12/23/2021
Patients with amnesic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) are more likely to develop Alzheimer disease than corresponding age normal population. Because Alzheimer disease is irreversible, early intervention for aMCI patients seems important and urgent. We have designed a pilot multicenter, randomized, parallel controlled trial to assess the efficacy and safety of acupuncture on aMCI, explore the feasibility of acupuncture in the treatment of aMCI, so as to provide a reference for large-sample clinical trials in the next stage.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Substance Use Disorders: A Scientometric Analysis
Jiao Junyue et al.
Published on: 12/21/2021
This study aimed to identify frontiers for further studies via brief understanding in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for substance use disorders (SUDs).
Acupuncture on Vascular Cognitive Impairment Associated with Cerebral Small Vessel Disease
Endy Chun-hung Tang et al.
Published on: 12/19/2021
Cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) is the most common cause of vascular cognitive impairment (VCI). Acupuncture has been used as a treatment approach to alleviate the symptoms caused by VCI. The aim was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture on VCI associated with CSVD.
Screening of Anti-Allergy Lactobacillus and Its Effect on Allergic Reactions in BALB/C Mice
Anshu Yang et al.
Published on: 12/17/2021
Lactobacillus has been widely used in food due to its various beneficial functions and its effects on food allergies have also been reported. This study aimed to investigate the role of Lactobacillus in alleviating soybean allergy.
Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Seven Qi-Tonifying Chinese Medicine Injections for AECOPD
Xueyi Deng et al.
Published on: 12/15/2021
Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) imposes a large burden on economy and society worldwide. In addition to western medicine, multiple kinds of qi-tonifying Chinese medicine injections have been widely used in China as adjunctive treatments. Previous small-sample clinical trials have proven their efficacy in the treatment of AECOPD. However, data on comparative effectiveness and safety of qi-tonifying injections are limited. We conducted this network meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety of 7 commonly used qi-tonifying injections in patients with AECOPD.
Assessment Tools for Reflection in Healthcare Learners: A Scoping Review
Cassandra Préfontaine et al.
Published on: 12/13/2021
Reflection has been integrated in many healthcare educations programs to achieve deeper learning and improve professional practice. A variety of evaluation tools are used to assess reflection, but few guides are available to inform educators in their choice of a relevant evaluation tool. The aim of this paper is to identify all existing evaluation tools published along with their strengths and weaknesses.
Research of Natural Health Products is Lacking – Right?
Nigel A. Pollard
Published on: 12/11/2021
In May 1994, while working in marketing for BASF Pharmaceuticals in Germany, I was prescribed a product called Sinupret® for chronic sinusitis by my family physician. The product was behind the counter in the local pharmacy and was reimbursed by my health insurance. After some months, my sinusitis was gone and I was intrigued about the product, its regulation and most particularly the research behind it. In reading the Sinupret® packet I discovered to my surprise that it was a herbal medicine. Convinced, with my pharma background, that there would be little evidence for such a product I asked our medical information department to conduct a literature review of all clinical trials for herbal medicines in all languages. A week later I received 4 thick lever arch files of abstracts of tens of thousands of clinical trials on hundreds of products. This delivery changed my life!
Design and Pilot Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Worksheet and Clinician Guide to Facilitate
Laura LaChance et al.
Published on: 12/9/2021
Schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) are severe, persistent mental illnesses resulting in considerable disability and premature mortality. Emerging evidence suggests that diet may be a modifiable risk factor in mental illness; however, use of nutritional counselling as a component of psychiatric clinical practice is limited. The objective of this project is the design and evaluate a worksheet and clinician guide for use in facilitating nutritional counseling in the context of existing mental health care.
Effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Pain and Sleep in Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury
Xin Li et al.
Published on: 12/9/2021
The objective of this study was to systematically review the literature on the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on insomnia and pain in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, and Web of Science databases were searched.
How Can the Perceptions of Korean Medicine Doctors Aid Clinical Practice Guidelines for Patients
Jung Eun Kim et al.
Published on: 12/1/2021
This study aimed to investigate the perception of Korean medicine (KM) doctors regarding the treatment of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) and explore their opinions on the core clinical questions (CQs) of KM clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for patients with degenerative LSS.
Effect of Abdominal Acupuncture Combined With Routine Rehabilitation Training on Shoulder-Hand
Jie Zhan et al.
Published on: 11/30/2021
Post-stroke shoulder-hand syndrome (SHS) is a common complication after stroke. To date, there is still a lack of consistently effective and good patient compliance methods for SHS.
Naturopathic Practitioners’ Approach to Caring For People with Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
Joanna E. Harnett et al.
Published on: 11/29/2021
Naturopathic practitioners (NPs) in the United States (US) and Australia are consulted for the prevention and management of a range of health conditions, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). Despite this, little is known about how NPs approach the management of CVD risk factors. The aim of this study was to explore NPs approach to the care of people with CVD risk factors.

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The Scientific Committee of the 2022 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health
Published on: 1/17/2022
The Scientific Committee of the 2022 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health is soliciting submissions for research abstracts, which will be presented at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, May 24-26, 2022. The theme of the International Congress will be Advancing Healthcare Together: Inclusive. Informed. Integrative.
Early registration ends from the 2022 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health
Published on: 1/17/2022
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