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Effects of Citrullus colocynthis L. in a Rat Model of Diabetic Neuropathy

This study investigated the biochemical, histopathological and physiological effects of Citrullus colocynthis on peripheral neuropathy in rats with streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes. Read more here.

Complementary Medicine for the Management of Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis – A Patient Perspective

Complementary medicines and therapies (CMT) are recommended in osteoarthritis (OA) treatment guidelines; however, there are few studies on CMT use in the community. The present study explored the use and perceptions of CMT for OA management in a New Zealand population. Read more here.

Natural Products as Potential Bone Therapies

Demands for natural products, in the form of botanicals, dietary supplements, and herbal medicine, for management of chronic diseases are increasing globally. Natural products might be an alternative for the management of bone health to meet the demands of a growing aging population. Different types of natural products, including Chinese herbal medicine decoctions, herbs, and isolated phytochemicals, have been demonstrated to exert bone protective effects. Read more here.

Acupuncture at Sea

While there has been an abundance of literature documenting the practice of acupuncture on land, including its use in military populations, to our knowledge, this article is the first to detail the practice of acupuncture at sea. Read more here.

Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory and Antiarthritic Potential of Moringa oleifera Lam: An Ethnomedicinal Plant of Moringaceae Family

Medicinal plants are increasingly being evaluated for the treatment of chronic disorders. This study was aimed at assessing anti-arthritic potential of Moringa oleifera (wild type). Different extracts of the plant leaves were prepared and evaluated for the presence and quantification of phytochemicals. Read more here.

Dr. Abram Hoffer Lecture Series Award

Interested in scientific writing?  @myccnm is pleased to host the Dr. Abram Hoffer writing competition for articles written on #orthomolecular treatments in patient care. #naturalhealthproducts

Treatment of Signs and Symptoms of the Common Cold Using EPs 7630 - Results of a Meta-Analysis

The efficacy of Pelargonium sidoides preparation EPs 7630 in the common cold (CC) was assessed by performing meta-analyses of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. Mean differences (MD) and risk ratios (RR) with their 95% confidence intervals (CI) were computed. Read more here.

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Patients Living with HIV in Guangxi Province, China: An Analysis of Two Registries

Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) is the recommended first line therapy for patients with HIV. Since 2004, Chinese government has provided free Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for Chinese HIV/AIDS patients. Data of living patients with HIV from the NFTCMP database and Center for Disease Control (CDC) database during 2003–2016 in Guangxi province was obtained and compared. Read more here.

Does Integrative Medicine Reduce Prescribed Opioid Use for Chronic Pain? A Systematic Literature Review

Chronic pain (CP) is a major public health problem. Many patients with CP are increasingly prescribed opioids, which has led to an opioid crisis. Integrative medicine (IM), which combines pharmacological and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), has been proposed as an opioid alternative for CP treatment. Nevertheless, the role of CAM therapies in reducing opioid use remains unclear. Read more here.

2020 International Congress: Early Bird Registration Push Day!

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