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Alternative Medicine

The use of photovoice to transform health science students into critical thinkers.

Apr 26, 2021

Students are often inadequately prepared for higher education, particularly concerning independent learning and critical thinking. These attributes are essential, especially in health science students...

Safety of Thread Embedding Acupuncture Therapy: A Systematic Review.

Apr 26, 2021

To evaluate the safety of thread embedding acupuncture therapy (TEAT) and discuss the prevention and treatment of some adverse events (AEs).Review of databases, including China National Knowledge Infr...

Acupuncture as a tool to reduce nausea in terminally ill patients.

Apr 26, 2021

To investigate if acupuncture reduces nausea and vomiting in terminally ill patients.A comparative effectiveness research design was used to generate evidence-based knowledge close to practice for the...

Acupuncture is ineffective for chronic low back pain? A critical analysis and rethinking.

Apr 22, 2021

Acupuncture is a promising treatment for relieving pain and improving lower back function in clinical practice. However, evidence from randomized clinical trials (RCTs) remains controversial. Most RCT...

External application of liver compresses to reduce fatigue in patients with metastatic cancer undergoing radiation therapy, a randomized clinical trial.

Apr 22, 2021

Liver compresses are frequently used in integrative medicine as supportive therapy during cancer treatment in order to reduce fatigue. We performed a pilot study to test whether the external applicati...

Smartphone-controlled patch electro-acupuncture versus conventional pain relief during colonoscopy: a randomized controlled trial.

Apr 22, 2021

Smartphone-controlled patch electro-acupuncture (SCEA) is a novel device which gives the same analgesic effect as with conventional acupuncture. There are no published articles in the English literatu...

Effect of acupuncture on essential hypertension: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis.

Apr 15, 2021

Essential hypertension is a risk factor for early cardiovascular disease and is a major preventable risk factor for premature death and disability worldwide. However, some antihypertensive drugs canno...

The application of acupuncture in obstetrics and gynecology: a bibliometric analysis based on Web of Science.

Apr 15, 2021

Acupuncture therapy has a wide range of applications in obstetrics and gynecology, especially for patients with reproductive issues, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, and pelvic inflammatory disea...

Efficacy of acupuncture for dysphagia after stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Apr 15, 2021

The risk of dysphagia after stroke is extremely high. The efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of dysphagia after stroke lacks high-level evidence-based medical support. This study aimed to system...

Effectiveness of Yijinjing on cognitive functions in post-stroke patients with mild cognitive impairment: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Apr 12, 2021

Statistics show that every year, 5.4 million people in the world suffer a stroke. Post-stroke cognitive impairment (PSCI) is one of the most common complications after stroke with a rate of 75%, which...

Complementary and alternative medicine therapies and COVID-19: a systematic review.

Apr 12, 2021

Despite the high prevalence of coronavirus and various treatment approaches, including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), there is still no definitive treatment for coronavirus. The present...

The use of complementary and integrative therapies as adjunct interventions during radiotherapy: a systematic review.

Apr 08, 2021

Literature supporting the efficacy of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) alongside radiotherapy is fragmented with varying outcomes and levels of evidence. This review summarizes the availab...

Numerical analysis of the strain distribution in skin domes formed upon the application of hypobaric pressure.

Apr 08, 2021

Suction cups are widely used in applications such as in measurement of mechanical properties of skin in vivo, in drug delivery devices or in acupuncture treatment. Understanding mechanical response of...

Role of Acupuncture in the Treatment of COPD: An Overview of Systematic Reviews.

Apr 05, 2021

Since consistent evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is not available, this overview aims to summarize and critically evaluate...

Subdose of human chorionic gonadotropin applied at the acupoint on follicular dynamics and luteal development in donkeys.

Apr 05, 2021

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of an hCG subdose applied at the acupoint as an ovulation inducer in donkeys. Eleven donkeys were distributed in randomized blocks in T1 = appl...

[Therapeutic effect of acupuncture combined with medication on chronic prostatitis of damp and heat stasis].

Apr 05, 2021

To observe the clinical therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture (EA) combined with tamsulosin hydrochloride sustained release capsule on chronic prostatitis (CP) of damp and heat stasis.A total of 70...

An integrative healthcare model with heartfulness meditation and care coordination improves outcomes in cyclic vomiting syndrome.

Apr 01, 2021

Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is associated with psychosocial comorbidity and often triggered by stress. Since the current disease-centered care model does not address psychosocial factors, we hypot...

The Instant and Sustained Effect of Electroacupuncture in Postgraduate Students with Depression: An fMRI Study.

Apr 01, 2021

This study was a primary study to evaluate the instant and sustained effect of electroacupuncture (EA) at GV20 (Baihui) in postgraduate students with mild depression by using a special flexible head c...

Acupoints for Tension-Type Headache: A Literature Study Based on Data Mining Technology.

Apr 01, 2021

This study aimed to explore the characteristics and principles of acupoints, which were applied for treating tension-type headache (TTH).Four databases were searched for the literature studies of trea...

Perceptions of homeopathy in supportive cancer care among oncologists and general practitioners in France.

Mar 29, 2021

In France, homeopathy is the most frequently used complementary therapy in supportive care in oncology (SCO); its use is steadily increasing. However, data is limited about the perception and relevanc...