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Effects of Mind‐Body Exercises on Cognitive Function in Older Adults: A Meta‐Analysis

Mind‐body exercise has positive effects on cognitive performance, according to clinical observation and experts’ recommendations. However, its potential benefits for the cognitive function of aging adults are uncertain and still lack systematic estimations. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review and meta‐analysis to evaluate the overall efficacy and effectiveness of mind‐body exercises for cognitive performance in aging individuals with or without cognitive impairment. Read more here.

Integrative Herbal Medicine for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Hand-Foot Syndrome in Colorectal Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

To assess the clinical evidence for integrative herbal medicine therapy in the management of chemotherapyinduced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) and hand-foot syndrome (HFS) resulting from treatments for colorectal cancer (CRC). Read more here.

Adherence to a Mindfulness and Relaxation Self-Care App for Cancer Patients: Mixed-Methods Feasibility Study

Cancer is highly prevalent worldwide and can cause high levels of distress in patients, which is often neglected in medical care. Smartphone apps are readily available and therefore seem promising to deliver distress-reducing interventions such as mindfulness and relaxation programs. Read more here.

Exploring the Mechanism of Danshen against Myelofibrosis by Network Pharmacology and Molecular Docking

Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge), a natural powerful drug for various conditions treatment, has traditionally been used in Asian countries for centuries as anticancer agent, anti-inflammatory agent, and antioxidant. More recently, it is explored in combination with other herbs for skeletal diseases therapy; bone-targeting compounds with pharmacological activities have been isolated from various sources of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), including Danshen. Read more here.

Yoga for Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a relatively common severe mental disorder which affects approximately 24 million people worldwide, with a lifetime prevalence of 0.3% to 0.6% and incidence of 10.2 to 22.0 per 100,000 people. Schizophrenia is characterised by a constellation of symptoms that can present in a wide variety of ways depending on the person. Core features or symptoms can broadly be divided into positive symptoms and negative symptoms. Read more here.

Attitudes, Skills and Use of Evidence-Based Practice among UK Osteopaths: A National Cross-Sectional Survey

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a clinical decision-making framework that supports quality improvement in healthcare. While osteopaths are key providers of musculoskeletal healthcare, the extent to which osteopaths engage in EBP is unclear. Thus, the aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate UK osteopaths’ attitudes, skills and use of EBP, and perceived barriers and facilitators of EBP uptake. Read more here.

Chinese Herbal Medicine Evodia Hot Compress Therapy Improves the Recovery of Gastrointestinal Function after Abdominal Surgery

Background and aim: To investigate the effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine topical therapy in the recovery of gastrointestinal function after abdominal surgery in a prospective multi-center randomized controlled trial. Read more here.

Efficacy and safety of Ojeok-san in Korean Female Patients with Cold Hypersensitivity in the Hands and Feet: Study Protocol for a Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Pilot Study

This study aims to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of a full randomized clinical trial of Ojeok-san in Korean female patients with cold hypersensitivity in the hands and feet. Read more here.

Traditionally Trained Acupuncturists’ Views on the World Health Organization Traditional Medicine ICD-11 Codes: A Europe Wide Mixed Methods Study

The diagnostic categories used in Traditional Medicine (TM) that originated in China and are now used around the world have been classified for inclusion as a chapter within the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD). As a new chapter in ICD, the TM ICD codes were subject to international field testing. A pilot field test of the TM ICD codes was conducted to investigate their clinical utility in the European context. Read more here.

Filling the Gaps in Contemporary Maternity Care: The Perceptions of Complementary Medicine Practitioners Providing Care to Women during Pregnancy

As many as one in two women consult with a complementary medicine (CM) practitioner for pregnancy-related health care, yet little is known about the reason for such a high rate of use. This paper presents the perceptions of CM practitioners regarding the role they play within the existing maternity care system. Read more here.