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Mathematical modeling of acupuncture as cancer symptom therapy: First steps
Publication date: Available online 10 March 2015 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Peter A.S. Johnstone , Heiko Enderling (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 12, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Epigenetic reactivation of p21CIP1/WAF1 and KLOTHO by a combination of bioactive dietary supplements is partially ERα-dependent in ERα-negative human breast cancer cells
Publication date: 5 May 2015 Source:Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Volume 406 Author(s): Sonam Sinha , Samriddhi Shukla , Sajid Khan , Trygve O. Tollefsbol , Syed M. Meeran Available treatment strategies against estrogen receptor (ER)-negative breast cancer patients are limited due to their poor response to hormonal therapy. We have shown previously that the combinations of green tea polyphenols (GTPs), a dietary DNA methyltransferase inhibitor, and sulforaphane (SFN), a dietary histone deacetylase inhibitor, reactivate ERα expression in ERα-negative MDA-MB-231 cells. Here, we investigated the functional signifi...
Source: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology - March 12, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Differences in Cervical Multifidus Muscle Thickness During Isometric Contraction of Shoulder Muscles: A Comparison Between Patients With Chronic Neck Pain and Healthy Controls
The purposes of this study were to (1) measure the thickness of cervical multifidus muscle (CMM) in different maximal voluntary contraction percentages of isometric contraction of shoulder muscles, (2) evaluate the differences of the CMM thickness in different directions of the shoulder movement, and (3) compare the changes in the CMM thickness of participants with neck pain and also of healthy individuals. (Source: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics)
Source: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics - March 12, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Leila Rahnama, Asghar Rezasoltani, Minoo Khalkhali Zavieh, Farhang NooriKochi, Alireza Akbarzadeh Baghban Source Type: research

Tetracarpidium conophorum (Mull.Arg) Hutch & Dalziel inhibits FeSO4 -induced lipid peroxidation in rat’s genitals
Background: To search for new sources of safe and inexpensive antioxidant agents which can be used to treat various oxidative stress - related diseases, the phenolic contents of leaf of Tetracarpidium conophorum were characterized and its effect on pro-oxidant induced oxidative stress in rat’s genitals for the first time was investigated. Methods: The aqueous extract of the plant was prepared, the antioxidant activities of the extract were then evaluated using spectrophotometric method. Results: The result revealed that the introduction of aqueous extract of the plant caused significant concentration-dependent decrease (...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 12, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Seun AkomolafeGaniyu ObohAfolabi AkindahunsiAnthony Afolayan Source Type: research

Do homeopathic remedies really work?
A new report says there's virtually no evidence to back up this popular alternative treatment (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homeopathy's lack of effectiveness is no surprise
The latest findings in Australia add to a series of other studies proving that its preparations have no proven benefits to patientsHomeopathy began in the 18th century with a German doctor called Samuel Hahnemann. Peeved that medical treatments, such as blood letting, were not as kind to patients as they might be, he began the search for alternatives. He struck on cinchona bark. The Peruvian plant product was taken as a remedy for malaria, but how it worked was a mystery. Fit and healthy, Hahnemann took some and noticed he broke out in fever. He reasoned that what caused fever cured fever. From that sole experience he esta...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 11, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample, science editor Tags: Medical research Science Homeopathy Alternative medicine Health & wellbeing Life and style NHS Society Source Type: news

Ultra ZX LABS, L.L.C. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Ultra ZX Since It Contains Undeclared Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein
Recall - Firm Press Release — UltraZx, Labs, L.L.C. is voluntarily recalling UltraZx weight loss supplements. This product has been found to contain undeclared Sibutramine and phenolphthalein. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

The Great Herb Heist
For a long time, I’ve been warning you that the big box stores are being less than honest with you when it comes to supplements. In fact, it appears they want to rip you off. Investigators in New York State have discovered that the merchandising giants, riding high on the health-and-wellness wave, have been overcharging customers for cut-rate herbs, vitamins, minerals and other supplements. You may have read about it or heard it on the news. But it’s even worse than I previously thought. I started out warning you to stay away from synthetic multi-vitamins that require 400 times the recommended dose to do you an...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition diet FDA herbs nutrients omega-3s supplements vitamins Source Type: news

Homeopathy not effective for treating any condition, Australian report finds
Report by top medical research body says ‘people who choose homeopathy may put their health at risk if they reject or delay treatments’Homeopathy is not effective for treating any health condition, Australia’s top body for medical research has concluded, after undertaking an extensive review of existing studies.Homeopaths believe that illness-causing substances can, in minute doses, treat people who are unwell. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 11, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Homeopathy Health Alternative medicine Australia news Source Type: news

What do we know about phytotherapy of benign prostatic hyperplasia?
Publication date: 1 April 2015 Source:Life Sciences, Volume 126 Author(s): Olta Allkanjari , Annabella Vitalone Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is one of the most common urological diseases in aging men. Because of its long latency, BPH is a good target for prevention. The aim of the study has been to review the various options of treatment, currently available, in the field of phytotherapy. Watchful waiting, pharmacological therapy, and surgery are also helpful, depending on the severity of the disease. Although drug therapy (alpha1-blockers, 5alpha-reductase inhibitors) and surgery (prostatectomy, transurethral rese...
Source: Life Sciences - March 11, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: research

Combining Alternative and Conventional...
Alternative therapies such as acupuncture and guided imagery, are increasingly becoming integrated into a successful cancer treatment plan. (Source: About.com Lung Cancer)
Source: About.com Lung Cancer - March 11, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: lungcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Inpatient Care: Take a Look at Europe
The aim of this report is to provide the reader an overview of the complex therapy currently used within the German health system. Complex therapies in inpatient care in Germany establish the basis for an integrative and interdisciplinary provision of services. They define minimal criteria for the organization of a hospital, enable the integration of different therapeutic approaches, and therefore, lead to an intensive and holistic treatment by a specially trained team. The German model can be viewed as a pilot program for the introduction of integrative patient-centered care in other hospitals around the world. (Source: C...
Source: Complementary Health Practice Review - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Romeyke, T., Stummer, H. Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Cuscuta planiflora Ten. and Nepeta menthoides Boiss. & Buhse in Major Depression: A Triple-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial Study
Conclusion. Despite the paucity of the population under study, the findings showed that Cuscuta planiflora and Nepeta menthoides capsules could be effective, affordable herbal medicines with improved cost–benefit in treatment of major depression and it is worth designing further and more extensive studies to get to a more accurate conclusion. (Source: Complementary Health Practice Review)
Source: Complementary Health Practice Review - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Firoozabadi, A., Zarshenas, M. M., Salehi, A., Jahanbin, S., Mohagheghzadeh, A. Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Preaching to the Choir: Comparing Health Professionals Who Enroll in Mind-Body Skills Versus Herbs and Dietary Supplements Training?
Conclusions. Those who enroll in mind–body skills are not measurably different than those who enroll in herbs and dietary supplements. There is no evidence of self-selection bias or "preaching to the choir." (Source: Complementary Health Practice Review)
Source: Complementary Health Practice Review - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kemper, K. J., Mo, X., Lynn, J. Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Efficacy of Jollab in the Treatment of Depression in Dyspeptic Patients: A Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Trial
The current study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of jollab, a well-known beverage from traditional Persian medicine in the treatment of depression among patients suffering from functional dyspepsia. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, a pair of 80 patients were enrolled in 2 parallel groups as Jollab and placebo. The Beck Depression Inventory–II questionnaire was used for the assessment. At all, 133 patients enrolling in the treatment and placebo groups ended the protocol. According to the outcomes, changes in scores between the 2 groups were statistically significant at the end of trial (P ≤ ...
Source: Complementary Health Practice Review - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pasalar, M., Choopani, R., Mosaddegh, M., Kamalinejad, M., Mohagheghzadeh, A., Fattahi, M. R., Zarshenas, M. M., Jafari, P., Lankarani, K. B. Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Anticancer Potential and Mechanism of Action of Mango Ginger (Curcuma amada Roxb.) Supercritical CO2 Extract in Human Glioblastoma Cells
Mango ginger (Curcuma amada Roxb.) is among the less-investigated species of Curcuma for anticancer properties. We have investigated the anticancer potential and the mechanism of action of a supercritical CO2 extract of mango ginger (CA) in the U-87MG human glioblastoma cell line. CA demonstrated higher cytotoxicity than temozolomide, etoposide, curcumin, and turmeric force with IC50, IC75, and IC90 values of 4.92 μg/mL, 12.87 μg/mL, and 21.30 μg/mL, respectively. Inhibitory concentration values of CA for normal embryonic mouse hypothalamus cell line (mHypoE-N1) is significantly higher than glioblastoma cell line,...
Source: Complementary Health Practice Review - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ramachandran, C., Lollett, I. V., Escalon, E., Quirin, K.-W., Melnick, S. J. Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Bringing Holistic Treatments to the Attention of Medicine: Acupuncture as an Effective Poststroke Rehabilitation Tool
This article reviews 3 studies that explore the effects of acupuncture on poststroke patients suffering from chronic stroke symptoms. The 3 studies selected strive to show how acupuncture can be a safe, noninvasive, and cost-effect rehabilitation tool useful in adjunct with traditional rehabilitation. Chou et al (2009), Hopwood et al (2008), and Wayne et al (2005) all studied acupuncture’s effects on quality of life. Additionally, both Hopwood et al and Wayne et al studied acupuncture’s effects on mobility and activities of daily living. While the frequency, duration, and length of the entire treatment varied b...
Source: Complementary Health Practice Review - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Farmer, C. Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Randomized Clinical Trial of Peganum Oil for Knee Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis affects about 50% of people aged older than 65 years. Pain is the most important symptom in this disease. Today public interest in the use of complementary medicine, especially traditional herbal medicines has increased. The present study was designed to investigate the efficacy of traditional preparation of Peganum harmala L oil on patients with knee osteoarthritis. The product has been analyzed and standardized by high-performance liquid chromatography. A double blind controlled randomized clinical trial consisting of 54 patients were performed. Patients rubbed the drug or control (olive oil) on the knee 4...
Source: Complementary Health Practice Review - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Abolhassanzadeh, Z., Aflaki, E., Yousefi, G., Mohagheghzadeh, A. Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Topical Allium ampeloprasum Subsp Iranicum (Leek) Extract Cream in Patients With Symptomatic Hemorrhoids: A Pilot Randomized and Controlled Clinical Trial
This study aimed to evaluate its safety and efficacy in a pilot randomized controlled clinical trial. Twenty patients with symptomatic hemorrhoids were randomly allocated to receive the topical leek extract cream or standard antihemorrhoid cream for 3 weeks. The patients were evaluated before and after the intervention in terms of pain, defecation discomfort, bleeding severity, anal itching severity, and reported adverse events. A significant decrease was observed in the grade of bleeding severity and defecation discomfort in both the leek and antihemorrhoid cream groups after the intervention, while no significant change ...
Source: Complementary Health Practice Review - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mosavat, S. H., Ghahramani, L., Sobhani, Z., Haghighi, E. R., Heydari, M. Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

"Dry Mouth" From the Perspective of Traditional Persian Medicine and Comparison with Current Management
Xerostomia is a common problem, particularly in an elderly population, with a range of causes that affect important aspects of life, such as chewing, swallowing, and speaking. Xerostomia has been explained in traditional medicine throughout history. Traditional Persian medicine, with more than 4000 years of history, consists of the sum total of all the knowledge and practices used in diagnosis, prevention, and exclusion in Iran from ancient times to the present. Based on leading Persian medical manuscripts, the current study focuses on the medieval concept of xerostomia as an important general disorder to review the aetiol...
Source: Complementary Health Practice Review - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Heydarirad, G., Choopani, R. Tags: Topical Review Articles Source Type: research

Tai Chi as an Alternative and Complimentary Therapy for Anxiety: A Systematic Review
Anxiety has become a global public health problem. Tai chi offers one possible way of reducing anxiety. The purpose of this study was to examine studies from 1989 to March 2014 to assess whether tai chi can be an efficacious approach for managing anxiety. A systematic search of Medline, CINAHL, and Alt HealthWatch databases was conducted for quantitative articles involving applications of tai chi for anxiety. A total of 17 articles met the inclusion criteria. Of these, 8 were from the United States, 2 from Australia, 2 from Japan, 2 from Taiwan, and 1 each from Canada, Spain, and China. Statistically significant results of...
Source: Complementary Health Practice Review - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sharma, M., Haider, T. Tags: Topical Review Articles Source Type: research

Integrating Yoga Therapy in the Management of Urinary Incontinence: A Case Report
A 63-year-old overweight female prediagnosed of stress urinary incontinence presented with exacerbated events of urine leakage. She was advised a residential lifestyle and behavioral program, primarily consisting of a monitored yoga therapy module, apart from her ongoing anticholinergic medicine, for 21 days. Assessments were based on a frequency volume chart, a bladder diary for the entire duration of treatment, and the International Consultation on Incontinence Modular Questionnaire-Urinary Incontinence Short Form questionnaire on the days of admission and discharge. A total of 1.9 kg of weight loss was observed during h...
Source: Complementary Health Practice Review - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vinchurkar, S. A., Arankalle, D. V. Tags: Brief Communications Source Type: research

Integration of a Kampo Medicine, Nijutsuto, and Western Medical Treatment in the Treatment of Long-term Frozen Shoulder Refractory to Western Medical Treatment: A Case Series
Conclusion: Nijutsuto combined with an exercise program improved pain intensity in 13 patients with long-term frozen shoulder. (Source: Complementary Health Practice Review)
Source: Complementary Health Practice Review - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Arai, Y.-C., Shimo, K., Inoue, M., Sakurai, H., Ohmichi, Y., Matsubara, T., Nishihara, M., Kawai, T., Ikemoto, T., Inoue, S. Tags: Brief Communications Source Type: research

Synergistic effects of acyclovir and 3, 19-isopropylideneandrographolide on herpes simplex virus wild types and drug-resistant strains
Conclusions: These results showed the inhibitory potential of IPAD on HSV wild types and HSV-1 DRs and suggested that IPAD could be used in combination with ACV for treatment of HSV-1 DRs infections. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Thongkoon PriengpromTipaya EkalaksanananBunkerd KongyingyoesSupawadee SuebsasanaChantana AromdeeChamsai Pientong Source Type: research

Tong Luo Jiu Nao ameliorates Aß 1¿40 -induced cognitive impairment on adaptive behavior learning by modulating ERK/CaMKII/CREB signaling in the hippocampus
Conclusion: TLJN can markedly enhance cognitions of Aβ1–40 microinjection animal model in adaptive behavioral tasks. It has the potential, possibly as complementary and alternative therapy, to prevent and/or delay the deterioration of cognitive impairment in AD. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhe ShiCong LuXiuping SunQiong WangShanguang ChenYinghui LiLina QuLingling ChenLanlan BuDuanfang LiaoXinmin Liu Source Type: research

Ginseng total saponin attenuates myocardial injury via anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties
Conclusion These data indicate that GTS mitigates myocardial damage by modulating the biochemical and oxidative stress related to cardiac I/R injury. (Source: Journal of Ginseng Research)
Source: Journal of Ginseng Research - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

UPLC-QTOF-MS identification of metabolites in rat biosamples after oral administration of Dioscorea saponins: A comparative study
Conclusion These similarities and connections described above constitute evidence supporting similarity in efficacy of these three herbs from the perspective of metabolism. The UPLC-QTOF-MS based method is accurate and efficient for analyzing metabolic changes in rat biosamples over time. Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology)
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - March 11, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

The integration of Korean medicine in South Korea.
PMID: 25762801 [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 - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lee T Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Corrigendum: Herbal medicines in Brazil: pharmacokinetic profile and potential herb-drug interactions
Jose Maria Prieto and Andre Luis Dias Araujo Mazzari (Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology)
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - March 10, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

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