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Alternative Medicine

Acupuncture in addition to standard conservative treatment for overactive bladder; a feasibility trial for a randomized controlled study.

Jul 26, 2021

This study aims to assess the feasibility of an randomized controlled trial (RCT) to test treatment efficacy of acupuncture for symptoms of overactive bladder syndrome (OAB), a common long-term condi...

Modulatory effects of actual and imagined acupuncture on the functional connectivity of the periaqueductal grey and ventral tegmental area.

Jul 26, 2021

Both acupuncture and guided imagery hold promise for treating pain. The mechanisms underlying these alternative interventions remain unclear. The reported study aimed to comparatively investigate the ...

Atopic dermatitis: Conventional and Integrative Medicine.

Jul 22, 2021

Although Western medicine and ideas about atopic dermatitis (AD) have become popular in many Asian countries, local beliefs about the disease and its treatment often prevail. The multi-racial backgrou...

The role of macrophage polarization and associated mechanisms in regulating the anti-inflammatory action of acupuncture: a literature review and perspectives.

Jul 22, 2021

Acupuncture is used in the treatment of a variety of inflammatory conditions and diseases. However, the mechanisms of its anti-inflammatory action are complex and have not been systematically investig...

Salivary Gland Hypofunction and/or Xerostomia Induced by Nonsurgical Cancer Therapies: ISOO/MASCC/ASCO Guideline.

Jul 22, 2021

To provide evidence-based recommendations for prevention and management of salivary gland hypofunction and xerostomia induced by nonsurgical cancer therapies.Multinational Association of Supportive Ca...

Differences in the individual curative effect of acupuncture for obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome based on metagenomic analysis: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Jul 19, 2021

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common cause of infertility and shows a high incidence in women of reproductive age. Acupuncture is an appropriate adjunctive treatment for PCOS. However, the add-on eff...

From COVID-19 adversity comes opportunity: teaching an online integrative medicine course.

Jul 19, 2021

We examine the impact of a 5-day online elective course in integrative medicine (IM) taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic, attended by 18 medical students from two faculties of medicine in Israel...

Chinese Medicine for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Pilot Study on Patient Preferences.

Jul 19, 2021

The patient's preference plays an important role in clinical practice. There currently is no available evidence regarding the perception and attitudes of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary di...

Chinese Medicine Regulates DNA Methylation to Treat Haematological Malignancies: A New Paradigm of "State-Target Medicine".

Jul 12, 2021

Aberrant regulation of DNA methylation plays a crucial causative role in haematological malignancies (HMs). Targeted therapy, aiming for DNA methylation, is an effective mainstay of modern medicine; h...

Reducing ileus after colorectal surgery: A network meta-analysis of therapeutic interventions.

Jul 12, 2021

Several treatment strategies for avoiding post-operative ileus have been evaluated in randomised controlled trials. This network meta-analysis aimed to explore the relative effectiveness of these diff...

Effect of yoga on cardiovascular functions and psychological aspects of people on public service-related work: an exploratory study.

Jul 12, 2021

Yoga is increasingly being introduced in workplace settings to improve health and well-being. However, there is a lack of studies reporting the effect of yoga in people on public service-related work,...

Ear Acupuncture Points in Neonates From Drug-Dependent Mothers: A Prospective Study.

Jul 08, 2021

The aim of the study was to determine the presence or absence of ear acupuncture points (EAP) in newborn children with or without neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and to confirm the hypothesis that...

Electroacupuncture Attenuates Chronic Inflammatory Pain and Depression Comorbidity through Transient Receptor Potential V1 in the Brain.

Jul 08, 2021

Chronic pain is one of the highest costs in clinical therapy, often appearing comorbid with depression. They present with overlapping clinical conditions and common pathological pathways especially in...

Types, Evidence, and Resources of Interventions Focused on Improving the Psychosocial Well-being of Parents of Premature/Sick Infants: A Scoping Review.

Jul 08, 2021

Parents of infants born premature and/or sick and who require neonatal care are at risk of poor mental health. Currently, there is no comprehensive knowledge about interventions (ie, types, evidence, ...

[Chronic low back pain-user types of ambulatory care : Cluster analysis of the utilization of ambulatory health care resources with administrative data of the AOK Baden-Württemberg].

Jul 05, 2021

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders. Ambulatory care currently does not provide a structured multimodal approach, even though multimodal therapy is recomm...

Localized cutaneous argyria: Review of a rare clinical mimicker of melanocytic lesions.

Jul 05, 2021

Localized cutaneous argyria is a rare cutaneous disorder that has been associated with occupational exposure, dental procedures, topical agents, acupuncture, earrings, and nasal piercings. In this pap...

Changes in Japanese Medical Students' Attitudes Toward Traditional Japanese Medicine over the Course of Medical School.

Jul 05, 2021

No report of newly enrolled medical students discusses their attitudes toward traditional Japanese medicine (TJM), Kampo medicine, or acupuncture and moxibustion (AM), or their changes over the course...

The Role of Skin Mast Cells in Acupuncture Induced Analgesia in Animals: A Preclinical Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Jul 01, 2021

While mast cells (MCs) are previously well-known as a pathological indicator of pain, their role in alleviating pain is recently emerged in acupuncture research. Thus, this study systematically review...

Efficacy of physical therapy interventions on quality of life and upper quadrant pain severity in women with post-mastectomy pain syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Jul 01, 2021

To determine the efficacy of physical therapy interventions on quality of life (QoL) and pain severity in post-mastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS).Multiple databases were searched from database inception ...

Individualised Homeopathic Treatment of Acne-An Analysis of 83 Patients.

Jul 01, 2021

 Acne is a common disorder of the pilosebaceous follicle. The face, back and chest are usually involved. It leads to significant diminution in quality of life. Numerous treatments are documented in ...