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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.

Reliability of Ayurvedic Diagnosis for Knee Osteoarthritis Patients: A Nested Diagnostic Study Within a Randomized Controlled Trial

Ayurveda is a traditional Indian system of medicine. The customized Ayurvedic approach consists of a combination of several diagnostic procedures and subsequent individualized therapeutic interventions. Evaluation of inter-rater reliability (IRR) of Ayurvedic diagnoses has rarely been performed. The aim of this study was to evaluate IRR of Ayurvedic diagnosis for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Read more here.

The Use of Mind-Body Medicine among US Individuals with Sleep Problems: Analysis of the 2017 National Health Interview Survey Data

Being a major health risk and very prevalent in the population, sleep problems are an important health care issue. Read more here.

The Use of Mind-Body Medicine among US Individuals with Sleep Problems: Analysis of the 2017 National Health Interview Survey Data

Being a major health risk and very prevalent in the population, sleep problems are an important health care issue. Read more here.

What does it Mean to be Less Depressed? Perceived Impact of a Spirituality Informed E-Mental Health Tool as an Intervention for Major Depressive Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Qualitative Study

Depression in adolescents and young adults is a major mental health condition that requires attention. It requires appropriate interventions given the potentially negative consequences related to interruption in the development process, interpersonal conflicts, academic under-performance, low self-esteem, and increased risk of suicide.

Generational Differences in Complementary Medicine Use in Young Australian Women: Repeated Cross-Sectional Dataset Analysis from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

Examine the generational differences in complementary medicine (CM) utilisation between young women from the X and Millennial generations. Read more here.

Suppression of Lung Inflammation by the Ethanol Extract of Chung-Sang and the Possible Role of Nrf2

Asian traditional herbal remedies are typically a concoction of a major and several complementary herbs. While balancing out any adverse effect of the major herb, the complementary herbs could dilute the efficacy of the major herb, resulting in a suboptimal therapeutic effect of an herbal remedy. Here, we formulated Chung-Sang (CS) by collating five major herbs, which are used against inflammatory diseases, and tested whether an experimental formula composed of only major herbs is effective in suppressing inflammation without significant side effects.

A Guideline for Randomized Controlled Trials of Acupuncture

Guidelines for clinical trials of acupuncture are scarce, particularly in their guidance on choosing an adequate control in an acupuncture trial. This guideline was developed to address the research methodology for clinical research in acupuncture which contains the essential elements to be considered in the design, preparation and reporting of an acupuncture RCT. Particularly, investigators focused on the control design because of the unique feature of acupuncture. Read more here.

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