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Conventional and Complementary Cancer Treatments: Where do Conventional and Complementary Providers Seek Information about These Modalities?

Both conventional health care providers and complementary therapists treat cancer patients. To provide effective treatment, both types of providers should to be familiar with their own as well as alternative types of treatment. Our aim was to compare how conventional health care providers (oncology doctors, oncology nurses, family physicians) and complementary therapists (acupuncturists, reflexologists, massage therapists) seek information about conventional and complementary cancer treatments.

Religion, Spirits, Human Agents and Healing: A Conceptual Understanding from a Sociocultural Study of Tehuledere Community, Northeastern Ethiopia

This paper explores the relationship among religion, spirits and healing in the Tehuledere community in the northeastern part of Ethiopia and focuses on how this knowledge can inform primary healthcare reform. Read more here.

Gua Sha Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial

To test the efficacy of Gua Sha therapy in patients with chronic low back pain. Read more here.

The Role and Influence of Traditional and Scientific Knowledge in Naturopathic Education: A Qualitative Study

To explore the perceptions, experiences, and attitudes toward scientific and traditional knowledge within contemporary naturopathic education. Read more here.

Is Cupping Therapy Effective in Patients with Neck Pain? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Neck pain is a significant condition that is second only to depression as a cause of years lived with disability worldwide. Thus, identifying and understanding effective treatment modalities for neck pain is of heightened importance. This systematic review aimed to investigate the effects of cupping on neck pain from the current literature. Read more here.

Adverse Events Associated with Oral Administration of Melatonin: A Critical Systematic Review of Clinical Evidence

While melatonin was once thought of simply as a sleep-inducing hormone, recent research has resulted in development of a deeper understanding of the complex physiological activity of melatonin in the human body. Along with this understanding has come widespread, increasing use of melatonin supplementation, extending beyond its traditional use as a sleep aid into novel fields of application. Read more here.

Medicinal Plants’ Use among Patients with Dyslipidemia: An Iranian Cross-Sectional Survey

Despite growing demand for medicinal plants, there is little data about their use by patients with dyslipidemia. We aimed to determine the prevalence, pattern, and associated factors for the use of medicinal plants among patients with dyslipidemia. Read more here.

Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review

The WHO estimates that a considerable number of people in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) rely on traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) to meet their primary healthcare needs, yet there remains a dearth of research evidence on the overall picture of TCAM utilisation in the region. Read more here.

Naturopathy Special Interest Group Research Capacity and Needs Assessment Survey

Despite recent shifts in regulation and recognition of the role that naturopathy plays in health care delivery in Canada, comparatively little research has been conducted regarding individuals who conduct naturopathy-related research. A survey was undertaken to better understand the needs and capacity of these individuals to conduct more research. Read more here.

Naturopathic Medicine for the Management of Endometriosis, Dysmenorrhea, and Menorrhagia: A Content Analysis

To explore the recommendations of naturopathic medicine for the management of endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, and menorrhagia, drawing on traditional and contemporary sources. Read more here.