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(Source: American Herbalists Guild - An Association of Herbal Practitioners)
Source: American Herbalists Guild - An Association of Herbal Practitioners - May 16, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: admin Source Type: news

Pre-Conference Intensives
In addition to the three day symposium, we are also offering pre-conference intensive sessions that give you the opportunity to get in-depth information from Chanchal Cabrera, Camille Freeman, Phyllis Light, James Snow, Rebecca Snow, Kevin Spelman, and David Winston on a range of complex clinical topics on Thursday, November 6. (Source: American Herbalists Guild - An Association of Herbal Practitioners)
Source: American Herbalists Guild - An Association of Herbal Practitioners - May 16, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: admin Source Type: news

Pre-Symposium Intensives
In addition to the three day symposium, we are also offering pre-symposium intensive sessions that give you the opportunity to get in-depth information from Chanchal Cabrera, Camille Freeman, Phyllis Light, James Snow, Rebecca Snow, Kevin Spelman, and David Winston on a range of complex clinical topics on Thursday, November 6. (Source: American Herbalists Guild - An Association of Herbal Practitioners)
Source: American Herbalists Guild - An Association of Herbal Practitioners - May 16, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: admin Source Type: news

Post-Symposium Mental Health Intensive
Mind and Matter: Mental Health and Herbal Medicine with Benjamin Zappin and Amanda McQuade- Crawford Monday, November 10 Gain a comprehensive set of skills to confidently help clients with mental health concerns achieve their goals. This post-conference certificate program will be geared towards the herbalist who would like to have a strong foundation in supporting clients as an individual practitioner or as part of a team. This post-conference intensive will draw from and supplement the dynamic roster of mental health-focused classes at this year’s Symposium and also make recommendations for practitioners to gain cont...
Source: American Herbalists Guild - An Association of Herbal Practitioners - May 16, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: admin Source Type: news

Mapping intended spinal site of care from the upright to prone position: an interexaminer reliability study
Conclusions: As manual therapists, the authors have emphasized how targeting errors may impact upon manual care of the spine. Practitioners in other fields that need to accurately locate spinal levels, such as acupuncture and anesthesiology, would also be expected to draw important conclusions from these findings. (Source: Chiropractic and Osteopathy)
Source: Chiropractic and Osteopathy - May 16, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Robert CoopersteinMorgan Young Source Type: research

Aconitine-induced Ca(2+) overload causes arrhythmia and triggers apoptosis through p38 MAPK signaling pathway in rats.
In this study, we explored the importance of pathological Ca(2+) signaling in aconitine poisoning in vitro and in vivo. We found that Ca(2+) overload lead to accelerated beating rhythm in adult rat ventricular myocytes and caused arrhythmia in conscious freely moving rats. To investigate effects of aconitine on myocardial injury, we performed cytotoxicity assay in neonatal rat ventricular myocytes (NRVMs), as well as measured lactate dehydrogenase level in the culture medium of NRVMs and activities of serum cardiac enzymes in rats. The results showed that aconitine resulted in myocardial injury and reduced NRVMs viability ...
Source: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology - May 16, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Sun GB, Sun H, Meng XB, Hu J, Zhang Q, Liu B, Wang M, Xu HB, Sun XB Tags: Toxicol Appl Pharmacol Source Type: research

Does the Evidence Support Dietary Supplements?
(Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 16, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Laurel Halloran Source Type: research

The Antihyperglycemic Effects of Rhizoma Coptidis and Mechanism of Actions: A Review of Systematic Reviews and Pharmacological Research.
Abstract Rhizoma Coptidis (Huang Lian in Chinese pinyin) is among the most widely used traditional Chinese herbal medicines and has a profound history of more than 2000 years of being used as a therapeutic herb. The antidiabetic effects of Rhizoma Coptidis have been extensively investigated in animal experiments and clinical trials and its efficacy as a promising antihyperglycemic agent has been widely discussed. In the meantime, findings from modern pharmacological studies have contributed the majority of its bioactivities to berberine, the isoquinoline alkaloids component of the herb, and a number of experiments ...
Source: Biomed Res - May 15, 2014 Category: Research Authors: Wang H, Mu W, Shang H, Lin J, Lei X Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture treatment of acute low back pain: unlikely to be a placebo response.
PMID: 24834494 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - May 15, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chia KL Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Recovery of ovary function impaired by chemotherapy using Chinese herbal medicine in a rat model.
In conclusion, Chinese herbal medicine showed a beneficial role in the recovery of ovary function in these rat models and has significant potential in the clinic. PMID: 24831605 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine)
Source: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine - May 15, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Xia T, Fu Y, Gao H, Zhao Z, Zhao L, Han B Tags: Syst Biol Reprod Med Source Type: research

Research and treatment bulletin
(Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - May 15, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Leading parent support for vaccine choice in the UK: ANH-Intl interviews Anna Watson of Arnica UK
Anna set up Arnica to promote natural immunity and support parents who question vaccination (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - May 14, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: anna watson arnica EFVV europe European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance foresight immunity international Martin Walker vaccinations Source Type: news

European Commission-mediated health claims confusion and probiotic olives
We look at the confusion emerging from EC’s €1.5 million funding of probiotic olive research seen from the perspective of the EU’s Nutrition and Heath Claims Regulation (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - May 14, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: antioxidant Bert Schwitters europe generic descriptors health claims international NHCR nutrition olive oil polyphenols olives PROBIOLIVES probiotic superfood yeast Source Type: news

ANH-Intl News Alerts: Week 18, 2014
Big Food sues over GM labelling, GM Golden Rice fiasco, obese children, Ghana says yes to herbal medicine, lack of exercise worse than smoking, undiagnosed coeliac disease rates, and male infertility (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - May 14, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health Bariatric surgery big food coeliac disease diet europe exercise Ghana gluten GM Golden Rice GM labelling GMA herbal medicine international International Rice Research Institute Source Type: news

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Hot Flushes in Menopause: A Randomized Trial
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine , Vol. 0, No. 0. (Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine)
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - May 14, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: article Source Type: research

Effect of Muslim Prayer (Salat) on α Electroencephalography and Its Relationship with Autonomic Nervous System Activity
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine , Vol. 0, No. 0. (Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine)
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - May 14, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: article Source Type: research

Positive patient experiences in an Australian integrative oncology centre
Conclusions: Exploration of patients' experiences reveals uniformly positive results. One of the key merits of the environment created within the centres is patients are able to work through their cancer journey with an increased sense of empowerment, without placing them in opposition to conventional medical treatment. In order to effectively target integrative support services it is crucial to explore the experiences of patients in their own words and use those forms of expression to drive service delivery. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - May 14, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bonnie FurzerAnna PettersonKemi WrightKaren WallmanTimothy AcklandDavid Joske Source Type: research

Treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection: Current status and future concepts.
Abstract Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is highly associated with the occurrence of gastrointestinal diseases, including gastric inflammation, peptic ulcer, gastric cancer, and gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid-tissue lymphoma. Although alternative therapies, including phytomedicines and probiotics, have been used to improve eradication, current treatment still relies on a combination of antimicrobial agents, such as amoxicillin, clarithromycin, metronidazole, and levofloxacin, and antisecretory agents, such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). A standard triple therapy consisting of a PPI and two antibiot...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - May 14, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yang JC, Lu CW, Lin CJ Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research

Natural sesquiterpen lactones as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors.
Conclusion: Among the three sesquiterpene lactones, gaillardin with 67% inhibition of AChE could be considered a good candidate for future Alzheimer studies. PMID: 24838542 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: An Acad Bras Cienc)
Source: An Acad Bras Cienc - May 14, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Hajimehdipoor H, Mosaddegh M, Naghibi F, Haeri A, Hamzeloo-Moghadam M Tags: An Acad Bras Cienc Source Type: research

Metabolites profiling of Pulsatilla saponin D in rat by ultra performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC/Q-TOF-MS/MS).
This study has improved our understanding of the metabolic fate of Pulsatilla saponin D in vivo, and the information gained from the current study is relevant to the pharmacological activity of Pulsatilla saponin D. PMID: 24831737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Fitoterapia)
Source: Fitoterapia - May 14, 2014 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Ouyang H, Zhou M, Guo Y, He M, Huang H, Ye X, Feng Y, Zhou X, Yang S Tags: Fitoterapia Source Type: research

Reprint of: Elevating the quality of disability and rehabilitation research: Mandatory use of the reporting guidelines
(Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - May 14, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Arthritis Twitter Chat
Event Description It’s National Arthritis Awareness Month and USAToday’s Liz Szabo and the Mayo Clinic are hosting a Twitter chat on Thursday, May 15 to discuss different types of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout. We’ll be joining the discussion from @NCCAM. Follow the conversation at #arthritischat. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 13, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Panax notoginseng saponins promotes stroke recovery by influencing expression of Nogo-A, NgR and p75NGF, in vitro and in vivo.
Abstract The spontaneous recovery of function after injury in the adult central nervous system is limited due to the several proteins, such as Nogo-A that have repulsive or inhibitory effects on growing neuritis. The Chinese herbal medicine extraction Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS) injection has been widely used and effective in repairing the function of impaired nerves, but the mechanism of this herbal medicine is still poorly understood. This project evaluated the effect of Panax notoginseng saponins on neurological functional recovery and on the expression of Nogo-A, NgR and p75 at 7, 14 and 28 d after middle ...
Source: Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin - May 13, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Liu L, Zhu L, Zou Y, Liu W, Zhang X, Wei X, Hu B, Chen J Tags: Biol Pharm Bull Source Type: research

Wound healing and antibacterial properties of methanolic extract of Pupalia lappacea Juss in rats
Conclusion: The results obtained showed that Pupalia. lappacea has good wound healing and antibacterial activities. These findings validate the use of this plant in traditional medicine for treatment of wounds. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - May 13, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sunday UdegbunamRita UdegbunamChijioke MuogboMadubuike AnyanwuChinaka Nwaehujor Source Type: research

Polysaccharides from Liriopes Radix ameliorate streptozotocin-induced type I diabetic nephropathy via regulating NF-kappaB and p38 MAPK signaling pathways
Conclusions: The results suggest that the renal protective effects of PSLR occur through improved glycemic control and renal structural changes, which are involved in the inhibition of NF-kappaB and p-38 MAPK mediated inflammation. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - May 13, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hung-Jen LuThing-Fong TzengShorong-Shii LiouSheng LinMing-Chang WuI-Min Liu Source Type: research

Target guided isolation, in-vitro antidiabetic, antioxidant activity and molecular docking studies of some flavonoids from Albizzia Lebbeck Benth. bark
Conclusion: The present research exertion demonstrates the anti-diabetic and antioxidant activity of the important isolated flavonoids with inhibition of alpha-glucosidase, alpha-amylase and DPPH which is further supported by molecular docking analysis. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - May 13, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Danish AhmedVikas KumarManju SharmaAmita Verma Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture on diabetic peripheral neuropathy: an uncontrolled preliminary study from Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study justify further investigations into the effects of acupuncture on DPN. PMID: 24824500 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - May 13, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jeon E, Kwon H, Shin I, Kang S, Shon H Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Ear acupuncture for co-occurring substance abuse and borderline personality disorder: an aid to encourage treatment retention and tobacco cessation.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of acudetox was positively correlated with both successful completion of the programme for those with BPD as well as successful tobacco cessation, which ultimately improves the ability to maintain sobriety. PMID: 24824499 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - May 13, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Stuyt EB Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

DNA Extraction Protocol for Biological Ingredient Analysis of LiuWei DiHuang Wan.
In this study, we chose a classical TCM preparation, Liuwei Dihuang Wan (LDW), as an example to develop a TCM-specific DNA extraction method. An optimized CTAB method (TCM-CTAB) and three commonly-used extraction kits were tested for extraction of DNA from LDW samples. Experimental results indicated that DNA with the highest purity and concentration was obtained by using TCM-CTAB. To further evaluate the different extraction methods, amplification of the second internal transcribed spacer (ITS2) and the chloroplast genome trnL intron was carried out. The results have shown that PCR amplification was successful only with te...
Source: Genomics Proteomics ... - May 13, 2014 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Cheng X, Chen X, Su X, Zhao H, Han M, Bo C, Xu J, Bai H, Ning K Tags: Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics Source Type: research

Bayes’ Rule and Being Ready To Change Our Minds
NCCAM Director Dr. Josephine Briggs comments on unexpected results of clinical studies, including results from the NIH-sponsored Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT), in this blog post. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 12, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Source Type: news

How Not to Act Your Age
Every year the members of the Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group put together a list of “super-centenarians” – people verified to be 110 years old or older. It surprised me to see that nine of the world’s 15 oldest people live in America.1 But what struck me the most is that almost all of the [...]Related Posts:Cell Secret to Keep Doing What You LoveUse This Military Secret For Younger Cells (Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies)
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 12, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Featured Newsletter telomeres/telomerase Source Type: news

Skin Secret Better Than Aloe
In the dry, hot environment of the Arabian Desert, the most-used natural product to heal skin isn’t water, or even aloe. It’s honey.1 Honey, it turns out, is a completely under-the-radar skin miracle. Honey, milk and oatmeal mixtures were also commonly used as facial beauty scrubs in ancient Egypt. In Europe and western Asia they [...]Related Posts:Liquid gold for your skinPowerful Tools Erase Decades of Toxin Buildup (Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies)
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 12, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Featured Newsletter skincare antioxidants skin care Source Type: news

Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Funding Opportunities
The Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Defense Appropriations Act provides $200 million to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP).  The vision of the PRMRP is to improve the health and well-being of all military service members, veterans, and beneficiaries.  The PRMRP challenges the scientific and clinical communities to address one of the FY14 congressionally directed topic areas with original ideas that foster new directions in basic science and translational research; novel product development leading to improved therapeutic or diagnostic tools; or (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 12, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Trajectory and risk factors for chemotherapy‐induced nausea and vomiting in Asian head and neck cancer patients
CONCLUSIONS Whereas post‐chemotherapy vomiting is relatively well controlled in Asian head and neck cancer patients, post‐chemotherapy nausea remains problematic in this population. Head Neck, 2014 (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - May 12, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Alexandre Chan, Maung Shwe, Yanxiang Gan, Kevin Yap, Lita Chew, Darren Lim Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Preserving Neural Retina through Re‐emerging Herbal Interventions
Eye related diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataract, conjunctivitis are very common worldwide. With the current scenario India will be among top 5 countries in number of glaucoma cases. Limited discovery of successful drugs for the treatment of such diseases have shifted the focus of scientists towards the use of conventional sources for the treatment. Herbal extracts from Ayurveda have remained an important part of treatment regime in many parts of world even today. For this reason, local herbs possessing curative properties are still being used by local inhabitants due to its anti‐inflammatory and ant...
Source: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry - May 12, 2014 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Akshay Anand, Shweta Modgil, Vijay Lakshmi Sharma, Richa Shri, Sushmita Kaushik Tags: Prospects Source Type: research

Fei-Liu-Ping ointment inhibits lung cancer growth and invasion by suppressing tumor inflammatory microenvironment
Conclusions: FLP exerts anti-inflammatory properties in the tumor microenvironment, which may contribute to its anticancer effects. FLP treatment may be a promising therapy for inflammation associated lung cancer treatment alone, or in combination with conventional therapies and may prevent lung cancer metastasis. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - May 12, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Weidong LiCihui ChenShakir SaudLiang GengGe ZhangRui LiuBaojin Hua Source Type: research

Metabolism of Nω -methylserotonin, a serotonergic constituent of black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa, L. (Nutt.)), by human liver microsomes.
Abstract The roots/rhizomes of black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa L. (Nutt.) (syn. Actaea racemosa L.) are a popular dietary supplements among women for management of menopausal symptoms. Although not estrogenic, Nω -methylserotonin has been identified in black cohosh as a potent agonist of serotonin 5-HT1A and 5-HT7 receptors. In the present study, in vitro metabolism of Nω -methylserotonin was investigated to gain insights into aspects of the bioavailability of this compound. The major metabolic pathway was determined to be conversion into 5-hydroxyindole acetaldehyde catalyzed by the monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A)...
Source: Biomedical Chromatography : BMC - May 12, 2014 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Nikolić D, Li J, van Breemen RB Tags: Biomed Chromatogr Source Type: research