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Use of complementary health approaches among children aged 4-17 years in the United States: national health interview survey, 2007-2012.
This report presents national estimates of the use of complementary health approaches among children aged 4-17 years in the United States. Selected modalities are compared for 2007 and 2012 to examine changes over time. Methods-Data from the 2007 and 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) were analyzed for this report. The combined sample included 17,321 interviews with knowledgeable adults about children aged 4-17 years. Point estimates and estimates of their variances were calculated using SUDAAN software to account for the complex sampling design of NHIS. Differences between percentages were evaluated using two-si...
Source: National health statistics reports - February 13, 2015 Category: American Health Tags: Natl Health Stat Report Source Type: research

Genotoxicity studies on the root extract of Polygala tenuifolia Willdenow
Publication date: Available online 7 February 2015 Source:Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology Author(s): Ki Young Shin , Beom Young Won , Hyun Jee Ha , Yeo Sang Yun , Hyung Gun Lee The root of Polygala tenuifolia Willdenow has been used for the treatment against insomnia, amnesia, depression, palpitations with anxiety, and memory improvement. However, there is no sufficient background information on toxicological evaluation of the root to given an assurance of safety for developing dietary supplements and functional foods. As part of a safety evaluation, the potential genotoxicity of the root extract of P. tenuifolia ...
Source: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology - February 13, 2015 Category: Toxicology Source Type: research

Is ondansetron combined with ST36 (Zusanli) acupuncture point injection for postoperative vomiting effective?
(Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies)
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - February 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: J‐P Liu Tags: SUMMARIES AND COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Use of acupuncture for pain management in osteoarthritis: what is the latest evidence?
(Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies)
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - February 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: DCE Lim Tags: SUMMARIES AND COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Does fermented red ginseng (Panax ginseng) influence glucose metabolism in humans?
(Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies)
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - February 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: M Johannsson, M‐R Oh Tags: SUMMARIES AND COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Preliminary evidence for the benefits of Panax ginseng (Korean red ginseng) in alleviating gynaecological complaints
(Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies)
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - February 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: RA Dunlop Tags: SUMMARIES AND COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Cancer patients at risk of herb–supplement–drug interactions: who knows?
(Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies)
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - February 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: A Huntley, EM Williamson Tags: SUMMARIES AND COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Plantago ovata fibre smooths out peaks without interfering with blood levels of levodopa in patients with Parkinson's disease
(Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies)
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - February 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: BD Roufogalis Tags: SUMMARIES AND COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

A proprietary Rhodiola rosea extract fails to improve night‐shift fatigue
(Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies)
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - February 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: S Chrubasik‐Hausmann Tags: SUMMARIES AND COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Alexander Technique may help reduce performance anxiety in musicians
(Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies)
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - February 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: DJ Lawrence Tags: SUMMARIES AND COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Mindfulness meditation holds promise for relieving insomnia
(Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies)
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - February 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: KJ Sherman Tags: SUMMARIES AND COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Are there preventative benefits of sensory isolation in a flotation tank?
(Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies)
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - February 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: A Gilbey Tags: SUMMARIES AND COMMENTARIES Source Type: research

Glossary
(Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies)
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - February 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: GLOSSARY Source Type: research

Davidson J. A Century of Homeopaths: Their Influence on Medicine and Health New York: Springer, 2014. 220 pages. £99.00 (hardback). ISBN 9781493905263
(Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies)
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - February 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: E Ernst Tags: BOOK REVIEW Source Type: research

Brown CG. The Healing Gods: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Christian America New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 336 pages. £19.99/US$29.95 (hardback). ISBN 9780199985784
(Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies)
Source: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies - February 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: WM London Tags: BOOK REVIEW Source Type: research

Effects of steaming on saponin compositions and anti-proliferative activity of Vietnamese ginseng
Conclusion Steaming VG at 105°C showed the similar tendency of chemical degradation to the steaming VG at 120°C except the slower rate of reaction. Its rate was about one-third of the steaming at 120°C. (Source: Journal of Ginseng Research)
Source: Journal of Ginseng Research - February 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antioxidant effects of pineapple vinegar in reversing of paracetamol-induced liver damage in mice
This study aims to investigate the reversing effects of pineapple vinegar on paracetamol-induced liver damage in murine model. Methods: Pineapple juice was fermented via anaerobic and aerobic fermentation to produce pineapple vinegar. Male BALB/c mice (n?=?70) were separated into 7 treatment groups (n?=?10). Pineapple vinegar (0.08 and 2?mL/kg BW) and synthetic vinegar were used to treat paracetamol-induced liver damage in mice. The hepatoprotective effects were determined by serum biochemistry profiles (aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and triglyceride (TG)), li...
Source: Chinese Medicine - February 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nurul MohamadSwee YeapKian LimHamidah YusofBoon BehSheau TanWan HoShaiful SharifuddinAnisah JamaluddinKamariah LongNik Nik Abd RahmanNoorjahan Alitheen Source Type: research

Hepatitis C: A Focus on Dietary Supplements
This fact sheet provides information on the effectiveness and risks of dietary supplements like milk thistle (silymarin) for hepatitis C, plus resources for more information. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 12, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Well: Chains Pull Dietary Aids Off Shelves After Inquiry
The New York attorney general had issued subpoenas to Target, Walgreens, GNC and Walmart over claims made on their packaging of dietary supplements. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 12, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: By ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Body medicine and health Featured Source Type: news

Well: Chains Pull Dietary Aids Off Shelves After Inquiry
The New York attorney general had issued subpoenas to Target, Walgreens, GNC and Walmart over claims made on their packaging of dietary supplements. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Body medicine and health Featured Source Type: news

Well: Chains Pull Dietary Aids Off Shelves After Inquiry
The New York attorney general had issued subpoenas to Target, Walgreens, GNC and Walmart over claims made on their packaging of dietary supplements. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 12, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: By ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Body medicine and health Featured Source Type: news

Well: Knowing What’s in Your Supplements
There are several steps people can take to give themselves some reassurance that at least some of the supplements they buy actually contain what they advertise on the label – and nothing else. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 12, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: By ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Body Consumer Protection Alternative Medicine Featured Diet and Nutrition Vitamins Source Type: news

Well: Knowing What’s in Your Supplements
There are several steps people can take to give themselves some reassurance that at least some of the supplements they buy actually contain what they advertise on the label – and nothing else. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Body Consumer Protection Alternative Medicine Featured Diet and Nutrition Vitamins Source Type: news

Well: Knowing What’s in Your Supplements
There are several steps people can take to give themselves some reassurance that at least some of the supplements they buy actually contain what they advertise on the label – and nothing else. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 12, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: By ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Body Consumer Protection Alternative Medicine Featured Diet and Nutrition Vitamins Source Type: news

Impact of invalidation and trust in physicians on health outcomes in fibromyalgia patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Invalidation, trust in physician, and use of complementary medicine can have significant impact on QoL and pain in fibromyalgia. Further research in more representative fibromyalgia samples may help confirm findings. PMID: 25667809 [PubMed] (Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders)
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - February 12, 2015 Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research

Integrative Therapies in Cancer: Modulating a Broad Spectrum of Targets for Cancer Management
Integrative medicine is an approach to health and healing that "makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, health care professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing." A comprehensive integrative medicine intervention for cancer patients typically includes nutritional counseling, biobehavioral strategies, and promotion of physical activity, as well as dietary supplements including herbs, nutraceuticals, and phytochemicals. A broad-spectrum intervention of this type may contribute uniquely to improvement in cancer outcomes through its impact on a wide variety of relevant molecular targets, in...
Source: Integrative Cancer Therapies - February 12, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Block, K. I., Block, P. B., Gyllenhaal, C. Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use by Breast Cancer Patients at Time of Surgery Which Increases the Potential for Excessive Bleeding
Conclusion. Further research is needed to better understand the risks associated with use of a variety of herbs and supplements among women approaching surgery. (Source: Integrative Cancer Therapies)
Source: Integrative Cancer Therapies - February 12, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Andersen, M. R., Sweet, E., Zhou, M., Standish, L. J. Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Survival Analysis of 272 Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Undergoing Combined Treatment
Conclusions: KPS was an important prognostic factor of pancreatic cancer. Spleen-invigorating compounds could have an effect on improving the prognosis of pancreatic cancer patients (Source: Integrative Cancer Therapies)
Source: Integrative Cancer Therapies - February 12, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cao, N., Zhao, A., Zhao, G., Wang, X., Han, B., Lin, R., Zhao, Y., Yang, J. Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Efficacy of Antioxidants as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Combination With the Chemotherapeutic Agent Doxorubicin
Conclusion. RSVL, curcumin, and EEAC have the potential to be clinically applied to prevent cardiac toxicity and HFS and enhance the anticancer efficiency of Dox. (Source: Integrative Cancer Therapies)
Source: Integrative Cancer Therapies - February 12, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Sheu, M.-T., Jhan, H.-J., Hsieh, C.-M., Wang, C.-J., Ho, H.-O. Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Anti-carcinogenic effects of the phenolic-rich extract from abnormal Savda Munziq in association with its cytotoxicity, apoptosis-inducing properties and telomerase activity in human cervical cancer cells (SiHa)
In this study,Real-time quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) assay, MTT assay and flow cytometry were used to investigate the effect of polyphenol of ASMq on cell viability and the potential of the phenolic rich extracts of ASMq to induce apoptosis in human cervical cancer cells SiHa and its effects on telomerase activity were investigated. Cellular morphological change was observed by phase contrast microscopy. The MTT cell viability data revealed that treatment with phenolic rich extracts at 75?~?175??g/ml significantly inhibited the viability and proliferation of cells, and these effects occurred in a concent...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 12, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Guzalnur AblizFatima MijitLi HuaGuzalnur AbdixkurTangnur AblimitNurmuhammat AmatHalmurat Upur Source Type: research

Assessment of Consistency Between the Arm-Fossa Test and Gillet Test: A Pilot Study
The purpose of this pilot study was to test methods needed to conduct a study with adequate power to investigate consistency between the arm-fossa test (AFT) and the Gillet test. (Source: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine)
Source: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine - February 12, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Robert Cooperstein, Charles Blum, Elaine C. Cooperstein Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Chinese herbal medicines for hypothyroidism.
CONCLUSIONS: Currently, there is no evidence available from RCTs on CHM for the treatment of hypothyroidism. We also did not find any ongoing registered trial. PMID: 25675108 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews)
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - February 12, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Ke LQ, Hu Y, Yang K, Tong N Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Performance-Enhancing Drugs I: Understanding the Basics of Testing for Banned Substances.
This article reviews the testing standards and analytical techniques underlying the procedures used to identify banned substances in biological samples, setting the stage for future summaries of the testing required to establish the use of steroids, stimulants, diuretics, and other prohibited substances. PMID: 25675030 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism)
Source: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism - February 12, 2015 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Cadwallader AB, Murray B Tags: Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab Source Type: research

Proteomic Analysis of Mature Lagenaria siceraria Seed.
Abstract Lagenaria siceraria (bottle gourd) class belongs to Magnoliopsida family curcurbitaceae that is a traditionally used medicinal plant. Fruit of this plant are widely used as a therapeutic vegetable in various diseases, all over the Asia and Africa. Various parts of this plant like fruit, seed, leaf and root are used as alternative medicine. In the present study, primarily, we have focused on proteomic analysis of L. siceraria seed using phenol extraction method for protein isolation. Twenty-four colloidal coomassie blue stained protein spots were identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization tim...
Source: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology - February 12, 2015 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Kumari N, Tajmul M, Yadav S Tags: Appl Biochem Biotechnol Source Type: research

Contraceptive studies of isolated fractions of Cuminum cyminum in male albino rats.
In conclusion, Cuminum cyminum inhibited spermatogenesis in rats, indicating the possibility of developing an herbal male contraceptive. PMID: 25675391 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Natural Product Research)
Source: Natural Product Research - February 12, 2015 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Saxena P, Gupta R, Gupta RS Tags: Nat Prod Res Source Type: research

A beating heart cell model to predict cardiotoxicity: effects of the dietary supplement ingredients higenamine, phenylethylamine, ephedrine and caffeine.
Abstract Some dietary supplements may contain cardiac stimulants and potential cardiotoxins. In vitro studies may identify ingredients of concern. A beating human cardiomyocyte cell line was used to evaluate cellular effects following phenylethylamine (PEA), higenamine, ephedrine or caffeine treatment. PEA and higenamine exposure levels simulated published blood levels in humans or animals after intravenous administration. Ephedrine and caffeine levels approximated published blood levels following human oral intake. At low or midrange levels, each chemical was examined plus or minus 50 uM caffeine, simulating human...
Source: Food and Chemical Toxicology - February 12, 2015 Category: Food Science Authors: Calvert R, Vohra S, Ferguson M, Wiesenfeld P Tags: Food Chem Toxicol Source Type: research

NCCIH Working Group Recommends Collaborative Pain Research in Military
A working group of our Center’s Advisory Council issued a report last week recommending large-scale research studies on nondrug approaches for pain management. The report received the enthusiastic approval of the entire Council. The report proposes expanded collaboration between NCCIH and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to test approaches to pain management that integrate complementary treatments such as acupuncture, massage, and meditation with conventional models of care.   (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Source Type: news

Feed Your Inner Caveman
As an anti-aging specialist, I’ve spent a lot of time studying and treating osteoporosis among the many “older” patients who come to my wellness clinic. Many of them believe they must accept this painful and dangerous condition as an unavoidable part of aging. This means I also spent a lot of time debunking the osteoporosis propaganda put out by the medical establishment. I want them to learn about the natural ways they can keep their skeletons strong – at any age! Osteoporosis is a “silent” disease, because it gives no clue that you might have it until a slight bump or fall produces a nasty...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging energy exercise protein Source Type: news

Time To Clean Up Your Act
I’ve never been a fan of heavy metal – neither the music nor the toxic type in the atmosphere that accumulates in your tissues and destroys your cells and causes disease. So when a patient at my wellness clinic recently asked me if a liver-cleanse or a full detox treatment was better for removing heavy metals, I told him neither. In fact, I suggested that his time – and money – would be better spent writing poetry, pondering the joys of biking, or setting aside 15 minutes every day for a real exercise program. They are all probably just as effective as those expensive, fad cleanses out there today. I’m in...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition nutrients PACE toxins Source Type: news

Yoga Gains Popularity With Adults, Children (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meanwhile, use of herbal nonvitamin supplements barely budged in a decade. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - February 11, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

National Survey Reveals Widespread Use of Mind and Body Practices, Shifts in Use of Natural Products
A new report from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey shows some changes since 2007 in American adults’ patterns of use of complementary health approaches. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Report Advances Knowledge About Children’s Use of Complementary Approaches
New statistics show that children’s use of some complementary health approaches, including fish oil, yoga, and melatonin, has increased. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

More Herbal Supplement Nonsense, Now With Real Drugs!
While some herbal supplements are alleged to contain no herbs, a lesser-known problem is when supplements are intentionally doped with real drugs. A new case revealed by the FDA this week is a perfect example of the hubris of supplement sellers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 11, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Kroll Source Type: news

Yoga Gaining in Popularity Among Americans
More children, adults and seniors trying the ancient discipline, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natren Probiotics Announces New and Improved Gy-NaTren®...
Dual action homeopathic formula for Vaginal Health provides a natural, non-prescription alternative to traditional pharmaceutical solutions, combining the best of probiotic and homeopathic health care(PRWeb February 10, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12505685.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 11, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news