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Alternative Medicine

Electroacupuncture Plus Auricular Acupressure for Chemotherapy-Associated Insomnia in Breast Cancer Patients: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.

May 27, 2021

Chemotherapy-associated insomnia is a highly prevalent complaint in breast cancer patients. This study was undertaken to evaluate the safety, feasibility, and preliminary effectiveness of electroacupu...

Complementary and Alternative Modalities (CAM) for pain management in musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs).

May 24, 2021

Musculoskeletal diseases are a group of clinical conditions affecting the body's movement and remain a common source of pain affecting the quality of life. The aetio-pathological reasons for pain asso...

Effectiveness of acupuncture therapy for postherpetic neuralgia: an umbrella review protocol.

May 24, 2021

Several systematic reviews and meta-analysis indicate that acupuncture and related therapies may be a valuable adjunctive technique to pharmacological interventions for pain management of postherpetic...

Anatomical Characterization of Acupoint Large Intestine 4 (LI4).

May 24, 2021

Large intestine 4 (LI4) is a major acupoint used in various treatments in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. There are structures associated within the region of LI4 that have three dimensi...

Antidepressant-like effects of acupuncture via modulation of corticosterone, sex hormones, and hippocampal BDNF expression in male rats.

May 17, 2021

Post-weaning social isolated rodents exhibit pathophysiological changes associated with depression including adrenal axis hyperactivity, gonadal hormone level disturbances, molecular alterations in hi...

The influence of psychosocial factors on the intention to incorporate complementary and integrative medicine into psychiatric clinical practices.

May 17, 2021

Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) can be of great support to individuals suffering from psychiatric conditions; however, it is still rarely incorporated into clinical practice.To examine th...

Nutraceuticals and Behavioral Therapy for Headache.

May 13, 2021

Headache affects and disables at least 1 billion people worldwide. Patients and providers seek new therapies to relieve headache without the side effects and financial burden of current treatments. Th...

Effectiveness of ozone therapy in addition to conventional treatment on mortality in patients with COVID-19.

May 13, 2021

In this study, we aimed to investigate the effectiveness of ozone therapy, which is one of the integrative medicine applications that has been used safely for many years, on the prevalence of mortalit...

From Precision Metapharmacology to Patient Empowerment: Delivery of Self-Care Practices for Epilepsy, Pain, Depression and Cancer Using Digital Health Technologies.

May 13, 2021

To improve long-term outcomes of therapies for chronic diseases, health promotion and lifestyle modifications are the most promising and sustainable strategies. In addition, advances in digital techno...

Healthcare Professionals' Attitudes to Integration of Acupuncture in Western Medicine: A Mixed-Method Systematic Review.

May 10, 2021

Acupuncture is practiced in many Western countries with increasing evidence supporting its use across the healthcare system. However, this nonpharmacological intervention is yet to be widely integrate...

Psychometric validation of the modified Naranjo algorithm used in homeopathy for chronic cases.

May 10, 2021

The modified Naranjo algorithm assesses the physician assigned cause-effect relationship for homeopathic medicines. It is being adopted in homeopathy researches, but not yet validated systematically. ...

MUSIC INTERVENTIONS IN PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY: systematic review and meta-analysis.

May 10, 2021

Pain is a disagreeable and distressing feeling that affects human beings in multi-dimensional ways. A number of non-pharmacological interventions have had varying degrees of success in treating cancer...

The research for the function evaluation of facial nerve and the mechanisms of rehabilitation training.

May 06, 2021

Peripheral facial paralysis (PFP) is a common peripheral neural disease. Acupuncture treatment combined with PFP rehabilitation exercises is a routine method of PFP treatment. This article is to provi...

Efficacy and safety of electroacupuncture in treatment of cervical spondylosis: A protocol of randomized controlled trial.

May 06, 2021

Cervical Spondylotic radiculopathy (CSR) is the most common spinal degenerative disease. Its clinical manifestations are pain and numbness in the neck and arm and limitation of neck movement, which gr...

Acupuncture for blunt chest trauma: A protocol for a double-blind randomized control trial.

May 06, 2021

Blunt chest trauma (BCT) accounts for up to 65% of polytrauma patients. In patients with 0 to 2 rib fractures, treatment interventions are typically limited to oral analgesics and breathing exercises....

[Clinical observation of acupuncture combined with moxibustion on college students with depression].

May 03, 2021

To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture combined with moxibustion with seed-sized moxa cone in the treatment of depression in college students, and explore its effect on serum 5-hydroxytryptam...

[Effect characteristics and mechanism of acupuncture in autonomic nerve regulation].

May 03, 2021

To investigate the effect characteristics and mechanism of acupuncture in autonomic nerve regulation through a comprehensive literature analysis.CNKI and PubMed databases were searched for the studies...

[Clinical studies on acupuncture assisting fertilization-embryo transfer: a review and thoughts].

May 03, 2021

Acupuncture has a long history of application in the field of reproduction, and in the past 20 years, numerous clinical studies have been conducted to explore the value of acupuncture in assisted repr...

Cost-Utility of Group Versus Individual Acupuncture for Cancer-Related Pain Using Quality-Adjusted Life Years in a Noninferiority Trial.

Apr 29, 2021

Individual acupuncture (AP) is the gold standard method of AP delivery for cancer-related pain; however, costs can be prohibitive. Group AP allows four to six patients to be treated in a single sessi...

Effects of training oncology physicians advising patients on complementary and integrative therapies on patient-reported outcomes: A multicenter, cluster-randomized trial.

Apr 29, 2021

Many patients with cancer do not disclose complementary medicine use but want their physician's advice on this matter. This study evaluated whether using blended learning (e-learning plus a workshop) ...