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Metabolomics-Based Clinical Efficacy and Effect on the Endogenous Metabolites of Tangzhiqing Tablet, a Chinese Patent Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Hypertriglyceridemia

Tangzhiqing tablet (TZQ) is derived from Tangzhiqing formula, which has been used to regulate glucose and lipid metabolism in China for hundreds of years. However, as a new Chinese patent medicine, its clinical indication is not clear. Read more here.

The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) includes products or medical practices that encompass herbal and dietary supplements, probiotics, traditional Chinese medicines, and a variety of mind-body techniques. The use of CAM in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing as patients seek ways beyond conventional therapy to treat their chronic illnesses. The literature behind CAM therapies and their application, efficacy, and safety is limited when compared to studies of conventional, allopathic therapies.

Chinese Medicine Functional Diagnosis: An Integrative Insight to Understand Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand

Chinese medicine (CM), may provide insights into understanding the neuro-immunological mechanisms involved in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Read more here.

Complementary Medicine, Refusal of Conventional Cancer Therapy, and Survival Among Patients With Curable Cancers

There is limited information on the association among complementary medicine (CM), adherence to conventional cancer treatment (CCT), and overall survival of patients with cancer who receive CM compared with those who do not receive CM. Read more here.

Social Determinants Affecting the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Japan: An Analysis Using the Conceptual Framework of Social Determinants of Health

This study aims to use the conceptual framework of social determinants of health (SDH) to elucidate the social determinants that affect the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) from the perspectives of both intermediary and structural determinants. Read more here.

Acute Capsaicin Supplementation Improves 1,500-m Running Time-Trial Performance and Rate of Perceived Exertion in Physically Active Adults

The purpose of this study was to investigate the acute effect of capsaicin supplementation on performance, rate of perceived exertion (RPE), and blood lactate concentrations during short-duration running in physically active adults. Read more here.

Role of Diet and Food Intake in Age‐Related Macular Degeneration: A Systematic Review

A systematic literature review was conducted to evaluate the role of diet and food intake in age‐related macular degeneration (AMD). Eighteen high‐quality studies were identified. Adherence to a Mediterranean diet had decreased risk of AMD progression. Read more here.

Use and Toxicity of Traditional and Complementary Medicine among Patients Seeking Care at an Emergency Department of a Teaching Hospital in Malaysia

Traditional and Complementary Medicines (TCM) are widely used worldwide, and many of them have the potential to cause toxicity, interaction with conventional medications and non-adherence to prescribed medications due to patients' preference for the TCM use. However, information regarding their use among patients seeking care at emergency departments (ED) of a healthcare facility is limited. The study aimed to evaluate the TCM use among patients attending the ED of a teaching hospital in Malaysia.

Effective Antioxidant, Antimicrobial and Anticancer Activities of Essential Oils of Horticultural Aromatic Crops in Northern Egypt

Identifying ornamental plants as new natural antioxidant and antimicrobial sources is always of great importance for the ornamental and horticultural industries. Read more here.

“Dance Therapy” as a Psychotherapeutic Movement Intervention in Parkinson’s Disease

Previous studies in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) have described benefits of dance for motor and non-motor outcomes, yet few studies specifically look at Dance Therapy (DT) as a specific psychotherapeutic model for PD. DT is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to improve physical, emotional, cognitive, and social integration and wellbeing. Read more here.