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Alternative Medicine

Effects of Hot Foot and Arm Bath in Bronchial Asthma

Feb 10, 2020

Managing the condition of corticosteroid resistant asthmatic patients is quite difficult and challenging despite the plethora of new and modern medications. Hot Foot and Arm Bath (HFAB) is a widely us...

Effect of acupuncture on the haemodynamic system in men.

Feb 04, 2020

Acupuncture stimulation decreases heart rate (HR) through somato-autonomic reflexes. However, the mechanisms responsible for other cardiovascular changes induced by acupuncture, such as its effects on...

A Feasibility Study of Lavender Aromatherapy in an Awake Craniotomy Environment.

Feb 04, 2020

Integrative medicine interventions are needed for awake craniotomies, as many patients experience anxiety. Lavender aromatherapy significantly reduces anxiety or pain in a variety of surgical procedur...

Current Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders: An Evidence-Based Review.

Feb 04, 2020

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) encompasses a wide range of different nonmainstream therapies that have been increasingly used for treatment or adjunctive treatment of various ailments wi...

Placebo effect of acupuncture on insomnia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Feb 04, 2020

Acupuncture is a common alternative therapy for clinical treatment of insomnia. As the underlying mechanism is yet unclear, its efficacy is often considered as placebo effect. To clarify whether acupu...

Non-pharmacological, non-surgical interventions for urinary incontinence in older persons: A systematic review of systematic reviews. The SENATOR project ONTOP series.

Feb 04, 2020

Urinary incontinence is especially common in older age. Non-pharmacological therapies are particularly desirable in this group.To define optimal evidence-based non-pharmacological, non-surgical therap...

Acupuncture for stroke: perceptions and possibilities.

Jan 31, 2020

To investigate perceptions and acceptability of, and attitudes towards, acupuncture for post-acute stroke and rehabilitation care by exploring the views of different stakeholders.Three electronic surv...

Role of the central amygdala in acupuncture inhibition of methamphetamine-induced behaviors in rats.

Jan 31, 2020

Methamphetamine (METH) enhances dopamine (DA) transmission in the mesolimbic system implicated in its reinforcing effects. Our previous studies have shown that acupuncture attenuates drug-seeking beha...

Acupuncture promotes functional recovery after cerebral hemorrhage by upregulating neurotrophic factor expression.

Jan 31, 2020

Acupuncture is widely used in the treatment of cerebral hemorrhage, and it improves outcomes in experimental animal models and patients. However, the mechanisms underlying the effectiveness of acupunc...

The effect of treatment regimens on salivary cortisol levels in patients with chronic musculoskeletal disorders.

Jan 30, 2020

Increased levels of circulating cortisol have been associated with pain severity in patients with chronic musculoskeletal disorders (CMD). Little is known about the potential association between pain ...

Acupuncture can be beneficial for exercise-induced muscle soreness: A randomised controlled trial.

Jan 30, 2020

Strenuous physical exercise may cause acute muscle soreness (AMS), which occurs directly after exercise, as well as delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which occurs about 24 h after exercise. Stud...

Pain relief from non-pharmacological interventions in the intensive care unit: a scoping review.

Jan 30, 2020

The purpose of this scoping review was to describe what is known from the existing literature on nonpharmacological interventions targeting pain in patients admitted to the ICU.Patients receiving inte...

Efficacy of acupuncture at three nasal acupoints plus acupoint application for perennial allergic rhinitis: A multicenter, randomized controlled trial protocol.

Jan 30, 2020

Many studies have shown the potential therapeutic effect of acupuncture on allergic rhinitis. Most of these studies were limited by low-quality evidence. Preliminary experiments showed that the use of...

Cannabis-Associated Acute Illness

Jan 30, 2020

Although an understanding of the adverse effects that occur when new drugs become available or their availability increases—such as with the legalization of recreational cannabis use—is important,...

Treatment with Lycopodium clavatum 200dH Intensifies Kidney and Liver Injury in Mice Infected with Toxoplasma gondii.

Jan 24, 2020

The effects of infection with Toxoplasma gondii vary from asymptomatic to the development of alterations in various organs (including the liver and kidneys) which may be irreversible, and lead to the ...

Effect of electroacupuncture on sedation requirements during colonoscopy: a prospective placebo-controlled randomised trial.

Jan 24, 2020

Propofol provides excellent sedation during colonoscopy. However, its application, namely when used together with an opioid, is associated with cardiopulmonary depression. Acupuncture is used nowadays...

Birth preparation acupuncture for normalising birth: An analysis of NHS service routine data and proof of concept.

Jan 24, 2020

A number of studies show that acupuncture may help with labour and delivery. An NHS maternity acupuncture service providing birth preparation acupuncture has assessed its routine hospital maternity an...

The Quadruple Aim as a Framework for Integrative Group Medical Visits.

Jan 24, 2020

Integrative group medical visits (IGMVs) are a compelling health service delivery innovation, which create an opportunity to expand access to complementary and integrative health care (CIH). IGMVs add...

Practice & Perceptions of SLIT

Jan 08, 2020

Evaluations of allergists’ perceptions of, and practice with, sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) conducted by Mike Tankersley, MD, MBA, and colleagues in 2007 and 2011 occurred prior to the recent appr...

Is CBD Safe?

Dec 18, 2019

At the age of 3 months, Charlotte Figi had her first seizure. She was later diagnosed with Davet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. Her seizures continued, increasing in both frequency and severity. I...