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Anti-Diabetic Potential of Pueraria lobata Root Extract Through Promoting Insulin Signaling by PTP1B Inhibition

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a fast-growing epidemic affecting people globally. We initiated the project by searching the possible target of the Pueraria lobata root extract (P. lobata). We conducted the IC50 assays of P. lobata on the four diabetes-related proteins: PTP1B, TCPTP, SHP-2 and DPP-4. Results indicated that P. lobata exhibited high PTP1B inhibitory activity with IC50 of 0.043 mg/ml. Read more here.

The Prevalence and Characteristics of Complementary Medicine Use by Australians Living With Sleep Disorders – Results of a Cross-Sectional Study

To report the prevalence and characteristics of complementary medicine use and product utilization by Australians living with sleep disorders. Read more here.

The Prevalence, Characteristics, Expenditure and Predictors of Complementary Medicine Use in Australians Living with Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Cross-Sectional Study

To determine the prevalence, characteristics, expenditure and predictors of complementary medicine (CM) use in Australian adults living with gastrointestinal disorders (GID). Read more here.

Plant-Derived Medicines for Neuropathies: A Comprehensive Review of Clinical Evidence

Neuropathy is defined as the damage to the peripheral or central nervous system accompanied by pain, numbness, or muscle weakness, which can be due to congenital diseases or environmental factors such as diabetes, trauma, or viral infections. As current treatments are not sufficiently able to control the disease, studies focusing on the identification and discovery of new therapeutic agents are necessary. Read more here.

Somatosensory Stimulation With XNKQ Acupuncture Modulates Functional Connectivity of Motor Areas

Xingnao Kaiqiao (XNKQ) acupuncture is an acupuncture technique used for stroke patients. In 24 healthy volunteers, we applied this complex acupuncture intervention, which consists of a manual needle-stimulation on five acupuncture points (DU26 unilaterally, PC6, and SP6 bilaterally). Read more here.

Acupuncture for Patients with Mild Hypertension: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Acupuncture may be beneficial for patients with mild hypertension, but the evidence is not convincing. We aimed to examine the effect of acupuncture on blood pressure (BP) reduction in patients with mild hypertension. We conducted a multicenter, single‐ blind, sham‐controlled, randomized trial in eleven hospitals in China. Read more here.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use by U.S. Adults with Self‐Reported Doctor‐Diagnosed Arthritis: Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies have been reported for the management of arthritis. However, little is known about CAM use among adults with self‐reported doctor‐diagnosed (SRDD) arthritis since 2012. Read more here.

Electroacupuncture for Chemotherapy‑Induced Anorexia through Humoral Appetite Regulation: A Preliminary Experimental Study

Chemotherapy‑induced anorexia (CIA), which may lead to severe nutrition‑associated problems, is a common complication associated with anti‑cancer therapies. In the present study, the anti‑anorexigenic effect of electroacupuncture (EA) was explored through assessing a change in appetite‑associated peptides and c‑Fos expression in a rat model of cisplatin‑induced anorexia. Read more here.

Citrullus colocynthis and Its Potential Role Against Diabetes and Its Complications

Citrullus colocynthis was reported in multiple ethnopharmacologic studies from different part of the world as a traditional remedy for a variety of diseases including gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, and respiratory disorders also, diabetes mellitus is known as the most popular traditional indication of C. colocynthis. Read more here.

Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid and Psychosis: A Review

Schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) represent a cluster of severe mental illnesses. Vitamins are known to play a role in various aspects of health and disease; however, the exact role of vitamins B12, B6 and folic acid in the development and progression of SSD are not clear. Read more here.