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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.

Bioactive Foods as Dietary Intervention for Diabetes From the Perspective of Persian Medicine

Persian medicine (PM) is among the oldest traditional systems of medicine. It was rooted in Persian, Indian, Greek, and Egyptian culture and medicine and was practiced in Iran as well as India and Arabic countries through the history. Prevention, diagnosis, and treatments of diseases in PM are based on temperamental and humoral theories. Read more here.

Pediatric Natural Health Products Recommended By Chiropractic and Naturopathic Doctors in Canada

To assess chiropractic (DC) and naturopathic doctors’ (ND) pediatric care natural health product (NHP) recommendations. Read more here.

Evaluation of a Blended-Learning Training Concept to Train Oncology Physicians to Advise Their Patients about Complementary and Integrative Medicine (KOKON-KTO): Study Protocol for a Prospective, Multi-Center, Cluster-Randomized Trial

Many cancer patients are interested in complementary and integrative medicine during and after regular cancer treatment. Given the high number of users it is important that physicians and patients engage in a dialog about useful complementary and integrative medicine therapies during cancer treatment. Read more here.

Default Mode Network as a Neural Substrate of Acupuncture: Evidence, Challenges and Strategy

Acupuncture is widely applied all over the world. Although the neurobiological underpinnings of acupuncture still remain unclear, accumulating evidence indicates significant alteration of brain activities in response to acupuncture. In particular, activities of brain regions in the default mode network (DMN) are modulated by acupuncture. DMN is crucial for maintaining physiological homeostasis and its functional architecture becomes disrupted in various disorders.

Acupuncture and Related Therapies for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Overview of Systematic Reviews and Network Meta-Analysis

An overview of systematic reviews (SRs) and a network meta-analysis (NMA) were conducted to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of acupuncture and related therapies used either alone, or as an add-on to other irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) treatments. Read more here.

Prevalence and Profile of Australian Osteopaths Treating Older People

To explore the characteristics of the Australian osteopathy workforce who participate in the management of older patients with musculoskeletal complaints. Read more here.

Effect of Expectation on Short- and Long-Term Treatment Response to Acupuncture in Migraine Patients

There are relatively few studies addressing the relationship between the patient’s expectation and the short and long-term response to treatment with acupuncture. The aim of this study was to assess the association between pre- and post-treatment expectation of acupuncture and post-treatment and post-follow-up patient outcomes. Read more here.

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