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Chuna Manual Therapy Combined with Acupuncture and Cupping for Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis): Multicenter, Randomized, Patient-Assessor Blind, Clinical Trial

Frozen shoulder is a common disease that causes pain and limited range of motion. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness, safety, and cost effectiveness of Chuna combined with integrative treatments on frozen shoulder. Read more here.

Methodological and Reporting Quality of Systematic Reviews Published in Journal of Society of Preventive Korean Medicine

The publication of systematic reviews (SRs) has increased significantly over the years, and systematic reviews are considered to have the strongest evidence as they are at the top of the hierarchy of evidence pyramid. In this study, a thorough assessment of all SRs published in Journal of Society of Preventive Korean Medicine (JSPKM) was performed to evaluate their reporting quality and methodological quality to better improve the quality of SRs in JSPKM. Methods : JSPKM website was searched to include all SRs published in JSPKM from 1997 to 2018.

Japanese Government Research Grants for Kampo Medicine: An Overview of 10 Years (1997–2017)

Japan has its own traditional medicine called Kampo medicine, but it is relatively unknown compared to traditional Chinese medicine. Therefore, this study examined the current status of the research related to Kampo medicine supported by Japanese government research grants (JGRG). Read more here.

Estimated Incidence per Population of Adverse Drug Reactions to Kampo Medicines from the Japanese Adverse Drug Event Report Database (JADER)

Little information is available on the incidence per population of adverse drug reactions (ADR) to Kampo medicines. We estimated the incidence of ADRs for each Kampo medicine and examined the crude drug components of Kampo medicines that may cause ADRs. Read more here.

KOKON: A Germany-Wide Collaborative Research Project to Identify Needs, Provide Information, Foster Communication and Support Decision-Making about Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Oncology

The German Cancer Aid set up a priority research programme with the intention to generate high-quality information based on evidence and to make this information easily accessible for health-care professionals and advisors, researchers, patients, and the general public. Read more here.

Herbal Prescription for Managing Menopausal Disorders: A Practice Survey in Korean Medicine Doctors

The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical practice of Korean medicine doctors (KMDs) for managing menopausal disorders. Read more here.

Prevalence, and Health- And Sociodemographic Associations for Visits to Traditional and Complementary Medical Providers in the Seventh Survey of the Tromsø Study

Patient-centered culturally sensitive health care (PC-CSHC) has emerged as a primary approach to health care. This care focuses on the cultural diversity of the patients rather than the views of the health care professionals. PC-CSHC enables the patient to feel comfortable, respected, and trusted in the health care delivery process.

Clinical Effects and Safety of Compound Glutamine Entersoluble Capsules for Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) is a gastrointestinal disease with a high incidence and no effective drugs available. Compound Glutamine Entersoluble Capsules (CGEC) is a compound preparation integrating Sijunzi Decoction and L-Glutamine. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the clinical effects and safety of CGEC for IBS-D. Read more here.

The Fruits of Siraitia grosvenorii: A Review of a Chinese Food-Medicine

Siraitia grosvenorii (Swingle) C. Jeffrey, a member of the family Cucurbitaceae, is a unique economic and medicinal plant grown in China. For more than 300 years, S. grosvenorii has been used as a natural sweetener and as a traditional medicine for the treatment of pharyngitis, pharyngeal pain, as well as an anti-tussive remedy in China. It is one of the first approved medicine food homology species in China. Read more here.

Yoga for Treating Headaches: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Headache disorders are currently the sixth leading cause of disability across the globe and therefore carry a significant disease burden. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to investigate the effects of yoga on headache disorders. Read more here.