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Acromioplasty Rates in Patients with Shoulder Disorders with and Without Acupuncture Treatment
Gujin Yang et al.
Published on: 6/3/2020
This retrospective propensity score–matched cohort study aimed to examine the frequency of acromioplasty among patients with shoulder disorders receiving and not receiving acupuncture, based on Korea National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort (NHIS-NSC) data.
Factors Influencing Participant Compliance in Acupuncture Trials: An In-Depth Interview Study
Hui-Juan Cao et al.
Published on: 6/1/2020
Little is known of acupuncture patients’ experiences and opinions of clinical trials, and what may influence their compliance when participating in an acupuncture trial.
Aqueous Extraction from Dachengqi Formula Granules Reduces the Severity of Mouse Acute Pancreatitis
Xiaohua Ma et al.
Published on: 5/31/2020
Dachengqi decoction (DCQD) belongs to a family of purgative herbal formulas widely used in China for the treatment of acute pancreatitis (AP). AP is a prevalent digestive disease currently without an effective pharmacological intervention. Formula granules have become the preferred method for delivery of herbal formulation in China given its benefit of potency retention, dosing precision and ease of use. The efficacy of DCQD formula granules (DFGs) in experimental AP models has not been investigated.
Associations of Regular Glucosamine Use with All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality: A Large
Li et al.
Published on: 5/29/2020
To evaluate the associations of regular glucosamine use with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in a large prospective cohort.
Quality of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Recommendations in Low Back Pain Guidelines
Jeremy Y. Ng et al.
Published on: 5/27/2020
Individuals with low back pain (LBP) often turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to seek relief. The purpose of this study was to determine mention of CAM in LBP clinical practice guidelines and assess the quality of CAM recommendations using the Appraisal of Guidelines, Research and Evaluation II (AGREE II) instrument.
Emanating the Specialty Clinical Practices in Ayurveda: Preliminary Observations from the Arthritis
Sanjeev Rastogi et al.
Published on: 5/25/2020
Despite their historical praise, specialty studies and practices are not generally seen in current Ayurvedic education and practice. Current Ayurvedic education by and large is devoid of training programs focusing upon specialty based health care delivery.
Spirituality in Cancer Patients on Phase 1 Clinical Trials
Betty Ferrell et al.
Published on: 5/24/2020
Patients with cancer who are at a transition to Phase I investigational treatments have been identified as an underserved population with regard to palliative care. This disease transition is often accompanied by spiritual and existential concerns. The study objective was to conduct a secondary analysis of data from a larger study testing a palliative care intervention. This paper reports the findings of this secondary focus on the spiritual needs of this population.
Association of Cost and Medical Service Satisfaction with Korean and Conventional Medicine Use
Ki-Beom Lee et al.
Published on: 5/21/2020
This study aimed to assess the costs, health status, and medical service satisfaction with Korean and conventional medicine use before and after surgery of patients visiting Korean medicine hospitals for postsurgical musculoskeletal pain.
Prevalence and Predictors of Mind-Body Medicine Use among Women Diagnosed with Gynecological Cancer
Charlene H.L.Wong et al.
Published on: 5/19/2020
Gynecological cancer is a major health burden globally. In the US, it is common for cancer patients to utilize different types of complementary medicine. This study aims to investigate the prevalence of mind-body medicine use among US women diagnosed with gynecological cancer.
Complementary Medicine Mention and Recommendations are Limited across Hypertension Guidelines
Jeremy Y. Ng et al.
Published on: 5/17/2020
The purpose of this study was to determine the quantity of complementary medicine (CM) recommendations and their quality across clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for the treatment and/or management of hypertension.
Acupuncture for Illicit Drug Withdrawal Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Shuqi Ge et al.
Published on: 5/15/2020
Illicit drug addiction remains a significant problem around the world. Acupuncture has been promoted as a treatment for drug withdrawal syndrome, but its effect remains controversial. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for illicit drug withdrawal syndrome.
Ebola Survivors’ Healthcare-Seeking Experiences and Preferences of Conventional, Complementary
Peter Bai James et al.
Published on: 5/14/2020
This study explores Ebola survivors' healthcare-seeking experiences within the context of Sierra Leone's free healthcare initiative (FHCI) and comprehensive package for Ebola survivors (CPES) program while also exploring the enablers and barriers to their use of informal healthcare.
A Study of the Factors Impacting on Workforce Distribution of Australian Osteopaths: The Perspective
Amie Steel et al.
Published on: 5/13/2020
The study aimed to investigate the major factors influencing osteopaths’ choice of clinical workplace and their experience practising in their geographical location.
Motor Entry Point Acupuncture for Shoulder Abduction Dysfunction after Stroke: A Randomized
Zhijie Wang et al.
Published on: 5/11/2020
Evidence has suggested that shoulder abduction dysfunction after stroke can be treated with acupuncture, but it remains unclear which acupuncture approach may be more effective. This trial compared two different acupuncture interventions (Motor Entry Point acupuncture (MEPA) and Standard acupuncture (SA) for patients experiencing post-stroke shoulder abduction dysfunction.
Efficacy and Safety of Ucha-Shinki-Hwan on Korean Patients with Cold Hypersensitivity in the Hands
Ho-yeon Go et al.
Published on: 5/9/2020
Cold hypersensitivity in the hands and feet (CHHF) is a common complaint in Asian female population especially in Korea. Due to the symptoms of CHHF the quality of individual's daily life can be degraded. Ucha-Shinki-Hwan (UCHA) is widely used in the treatment of various diseases including CHHF by harmonizing Yin and Yang, and improving the vitality of whole body. However, the efficacy of UCHA as a treatment option of CHHF has not been assessed in trials. Thus, we aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of UCHA in Korean women with CHHF through this trial.
Overview of International Naturopathic Practice and Patient Characteristics: Results from a
Amie Steel et al.
Published on: 5/7/2020
Naturopathy is a distinct system of traditional and complementary medicine recognized by the World Health Organization and defined by its philosophic approach to patient care, rather than the treatments used by practitioners. Worldwide, over 98 countries have practicing naturopaths, representing 36% of all countries and every world region. The contributions of naturopaths to healthcare delivery services internationally has not been previously examined. Thus, the primary intention of this research was to conduct an international survey of naturopathic practice and patient characteristics in order to gain insight to the breadth of their practices and the type of clinical conditions routinely encountered.
Can Chinese Medicine Be Used for Prevention of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)? A Review
Hui Luo et al.
Published on: 5/7/2020
Since December 2019, an outbreak of corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) occurred in Wuhan, and rapidly spread to almost all parts of China. This was followed by prevention programs recommending Chinese medicine (CM) for the prevention. In order to provide evidence for CM recommendations, we reviewed ancient classics and human studies.
Evaluation of Reporting Quality in Randomised Controlled Trials of Acupuncture for Acute Herpes
Guifeng Qian et al.
Published on: 5/4/2020
To explore the methods for improving the reporting quality of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on acupuncture through evaluating the reporting quality in RCTs of acupuncture for acute herpes zoster by the CONSORT statement and STRICTA guidelines.
Medicinal Herbs for Managing Fatigue Symptoms in Patients with Idiopathic Chronic Fatigue: A PRISMA
Tae-Hun Kim et al.
Published on: 5/3/2020
Idiopathic chronic fatigue is a common condition that has a profound impact on daily life. Given the absence of a clearly defined guideline for conventional treatment, herbal medicines are often the preferred interventions in these patients. In this updated systematic review, we evaluate the evidence for the efficacy of herbal medicines in patients with idiopathic chronic fatigue using the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation) approach.
The Methanol Extract of Guettarda speciosa Linn. Ameliorates Acute Lung Injury in Mice
Kyun Ha Kim et al.
Published on: 5/1/2020
Guettarda speciosa is mainly found in tropical areas in Asia. Although G. speciosa is traditionally used to treat some of the inflammatory disorders, the experimental evidence supporting the anti-inflammatory effect of G. speciosa is limited. Here, we sought to obtain evidence that G. speciosa has anti-inflammatory activity using an acute lung injury (ALI) mouse model and to explore possible underlying mechanisms for the activity.
Attitudes to and Uptake of Learning Technologies in Complementary Medicine Education
Alastair C. Gray et al.
Published on: 4/30/2020
The complementary medicine (CM) education sector is maturing as evidenced by rising professionalization and improved educational standards. However, despite the substantial size of the CM industry the education of existing and future CM practitioners has received little research attention. The aim of the study reported here is to explore the perceptions of CM teaching academics (working across the university and nonuniversity CM education sector) to the use of learning technologies in their work.
Micromorphology, Pharmacognosy, and Bio‐Elemental Analysis of an Important Medicinal Herb: Verbascum
Shafqat Ali Khan et al.
Published on: 4/30/2020
The present study was conducted on characterization of morpho‐anatomical, phytochemical, and bio‐elemental analysis of root, stem, and leaf of Verbascum thapsus. Morphologically Verbascum is a biennial plant that flowers for a month and a half in mid‐ to late summer.
An Assessment of Ebola-Related Stigma and Its Association with Informal Healthcare Utilisation among
Peter Bai James et al.
Published on: 4/29/2020
We examined the magnitude and correlates of Ebola virus disease (EVD)-related stigma among EVD survivors in Sierra Leone since their return to their communities. In addition, we determined whether EVD-related stigma is a predictor of informal health care use among EVD survivors.
Coffee Drinking and Cancer Risk: An Umbrella Review of Meta-Analyses of Observational Studies
Long-Gang Zhao et al.
Published on: 4/28/2020
Epidemiological studies on the association between coffee intake and cancer risk have yielded inconsistent results. To summarize and appraise the quality of the current evidence, we conducted an umbrella review of existing findings from meta-analyses of observational studies.
A Perspective on the Similarities and Differences Between Mindfulness and Relaxation
Christina M Luberto et al.
Published on: 4/27/2020
Mind–body medicine is an evidence-based approach to health and healing that focuses on interactions between the mind, body, and behavior. It encompasses a wide range of interventions that are similar yet different in meaningful ways.
Art Therapy and Social Function in Palliative Care Patients: A Mixed-Method Pilot Study
Cédric Lefèvre et al.
Published on: 4/26/2020
To evaluate the influence of art therapy in reducing palliative symptoms, on social availability and on perceptions of aesthetics in hospitalised palliative care patients. The secondary objective was to evaluate its influence on bereaved families.
The Effect of Chickpea Broth on Knee Osteoarthritis—A Pilot Non-Randomised Open-Labeled Clinical
Neda Ahmadi et al.
Published on: 4/25/2020
Osteoarthritis is a prevalent condition with a high level of disease burden. Some dietary regimens used in traditional medicine systems show promise as a treatment for osteoarthritis. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a Persian food on the symptoms of osteoarthritis.
The Potential Effects and Use of Chinese Herbal Medicine Pine Pollen (Pinus Pollen): A Bibliometric
S-B. Liang et al.
Published on: 4/24/2020
To conduct a comprehensive literature search and bibliometric analysis to identify the breadth and volume of pharmacological and clinical studies on pine pollen (Pinus Pollen), and to identify the potential effects and use of pine pollen. Read more here:
Acupuncture for Stroke: Perceptions and Possibilities
Nicola Robinson et al.
Published on: 4/24/2020
To investigate perceptions and acceptability of, and attitudes towards, acupuncture for post-acute stroke and rehabilitation care by exploring the views of different stakeholders.