Researchers of Traditional, Complementary, Alternative, & Integrative Medicine and Health

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Integrative Medicine Primary Care: Assessing the Practice Model through Patients’ Experiences

The University of Arizona Integrative Health Center (UAIHC) was an innovative integrative medicine (IM) adult primary care clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. UAIHC used a hybrid payment model to deliver comprehensive healthcare that includes conventional and complementary medical treatments. Read more here.

Efficacy and Safety of the Traditional Japanese Herbal Medicine Kamikihito for Bone Marrow Suppression, Particularly Thrombocytopenia, During Chemotherapy for Advanced Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the traditional herbal medicine kamikihito for bone marrow suppression, particularly thrombocytopenia, during cancer chemotherapy. Read more here.

Adjusting Pulse Amplitude During Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Does Not Provide Greater Hypoalgesia

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is an electrotherapeutic modality commonly used in rehabilitation to relieve pain. Adjusting pulse amplitude (intensity) during TENS treatment has been suggested to overcome nerve habituation. However, it is still unclear if this procedure leads to greater hypoalgesia. The aim of this study was to determine if the hypoalgesic effect of TENS is greater when pulse amplitude is adjusted throughout the TENS treatment session in chronic low-back pain patients.

Thai Plants with High Antioxidant Levels, Free Radical Scavenging Activity, Anti-Tyrosinase and Anti-Collagenase Activity

Ultraviolet radiation from sunlight induces overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) resulting in skin photoaging and hyperpigmentation disorders. Novel whitening and anti-wrinkle compounds from natural products have recently become of increasing interest. The purpose of this study was to find products that reduce ROS in 14 Thai plant extracts. Read more here.

Perioperative Administration of Traditional Japanese Herbal Medicine Daikenchuto Relieves Postoperative Ileus in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Gastrointestinal Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Although it has been widely demonstrated that administration of Daikenchuto (DKT), a traditional Japanese herbal medicine, improves gastrointestinal (GI) motility in patients undergoing abdominal surgery, few studies have investigated the efficacy of perioperative DKT administration for relief of postoperative ileus (PI) in patients undergoing surgery for GI cancer. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate whether perioperative administration of DKT relieves PI in patients with GI cancer.

Shoe Orthotics for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial

To investigate the efficacy of shoe orthotics with and without chiropractic treatment for chronic low back pain compared with no treatment. Read more here.

Systematic Review of Nondrug, Nonsurgical Treatment of Shoulder Conditions

The purpose of this review was to evaluate the effectiveness of conservative nondrug, nonsurgical interventions, either alone or in combination, for conditions of the shoulder. Read more here.

Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Tuina for Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Tuina with a No-Intervention Waiting List

To evaluate whether tuina is more effective and cost-effective in reducing pain compared to no intervention in patients with chronic neck pain. Read more here.

Japanese Traditional Herbal Medicine Reduces Use of Pregabalin and Opioids for Pain in Patients with Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis: A Retrospective Cohort Study

There has been an increase in the number of Japanese patients with lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSCS) who complain of chronic pain or motor disturbance in the lower back or extremities. These patients are often treated with anti-convulsive drugs, opioids, antidepressants, acetaminophen, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, all of which can cause side effects. For this reason, Japanese traditional herbal medicine (Kampo) is of interest, because it produces fewer adverse reactions. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to analyze the effects of Kampo in patients with LSCS.

Randomised Clinical Trial: Yoga Vs a Low-FODMAP Diet in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

To examine the effect of a yoga-based intervention vs a low-FODMAP diet on patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Read more here.