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

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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.

Associations of Yoga Practice, Health Status, and Health Behavior among Yoga Practitioners in Germany—Results of a National Cross-Sectional Survey

While yoga can improve health-related variables and health behavior, different yoga styles and practice components appear to be associated with specific health outcomes. The aim of this study was to explore the connection between yoga use, health, and health behaviors across different yoga styles. Read more here.

Effect of Alpinia officinarum Hance Rhizome Extract on Spermatogram Factors in Men with Idiopathic Infertility: A Prospective Double‐Blinded Randomised Clinical Trial

Despite scientific advances, many of the treatments in male infertility remained indeterminate. In recent years, the attention to herbal remedies as an effective treatment for male infertility is considerable. Read more here.