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Somatosensory Stimulation With XNKQ Acupuncture Modulates Functional Connectivity of Motor Areas

Xingnao Kaiqiao (XNKQ) acupuncture is an acupuncture technique used for stroke patients. In 24 healthy volunteers, we applied this complex acupuncture intervention, which consists of a manual needle-stimulation on five acupuncture points (DU26 unilaterally, PC6, and SP6 bilaterally). Read more here.

Acupuncture for Patients with Mild Hypertension: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Acupuncture may be beneficial for patients with mild hypertension, but the evidence is not convincing. We aimed to examine the effect of acupuncture on blood pressure (BP) reduction in patients with mild hypertension. We conducted a multicenter, single‐ blind, sham‐controlled, randomized trial in eleven hospitals in China. Read more here.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use by U.S. Adults with Self‐Reported Doctor‐Diagnosed Arthritis: Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies have been reported for the management of arthritis. However, little is known about CAM use among adults with self‐reported doctor‐diagnosed (SRDD) arthritis since 2012. Read more here.

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.