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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30431316/association-of-green-tea-consumption-and-coronary-arterial-disease-risk-in-a-chinese-population-in-guangzhou
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Qiuling Xiang, Jun Pang, Ying Chen, Dongxi Hong, Zhen Zhang, Shuxian Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To explore the association between green tea consumption and coronary arterial disease (CAD) in the Chinese population of Guangzhou. Design, Location, Subjects: A retrospective study at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital in Guangzhou, China. Consecutive patients were enrolled between January 2013 and August 2014. A total of 539 patients were included. Two hundred sixty-seven of them are CAD patients and 272 of them are non-CAD patients. The CAD patients were diagnosed according to international diagnostic criteria...
November 15, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30431315/nephrotoxicity-of-tripterygium-wilfordii-hook-f-preparations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Xue Feng, Sai-Nan Fang, Ning Liang, Jian-Ping Liu, Wei Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence rate of nephrotoxicity in Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f (TwHF) preparations approved by the China Food and Drug Administration and the potential risk factors. METHODS: CENTRAL, PubMed, SinoMed, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, VIP, China Important Conference Papers Database, China Dissertation Database, and online clinical trial registry websites were searched for articles that reported on nephrotoxicity of TwHF preparations until November 23, 2017...
November 15, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30427696/the-effect-of-t-ai-chi-and-qigong-training-on-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-randomized-controlled-study
#3
Gulhan Yilmaz Gokmen, Muhammed Emin Akkoyunlu, Lutfiye Kilic, Candan Algun
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the effects of t'ai chi and qigong (TCQ) training on severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). DESIGN: A prospective, 12-week, single-center, double-blinded, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Sleep Disorders Center of Medical Faculty in Istanbul, Turkey. SUBJECTS: Fifty adult patients with mild and moderate OSA. INTERVENTIONS: Patients were randomly allocated into either an intervention group or a control group...
November 14, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30421980/world-naturopathic-federation-the-central-role-of-research-in-the-growth-of-the-global-naturopathic-profession
#4
Iva Lloyd, Jon Wardle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30407070/battle-over-herb-induced-liver-injury-low-prevalence-confirmed-through-secondary-evaluation-and-research-team-s-clarifying-rebuttal-to-unwarranted-public-claims
#5
Jinho Lee, Joon-Shik Shin, Yoon Jae Lee, Me-Riong Kim, Byung-Cheul Shin, Jun-Hwan Lee, Myeong Soo Lee, In-Hyuk Ha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30403493/accuracy-of-dioscorides-de-materia-medica-first-century-c-e-regarding-diuretic-activity-of-plants
#6
Eric Yarnell, Alain Touwaide
OBJECTIVES: Assess whether an ancient text on herbal medicine accurately characterizes a class of herbal diuretics. DESIGN: The Greek text of Dioscorides De materia medica was assessed for herbs stated to have diuretic activity, and then modern research was sought to determine how accurate the ancient assessment of these herbs was. RESULTS: Of the 105 plants cited as having diuretic activity by Dioscorides, 56 (53.3%) genuses are confirmed as being diuretic in animal or human research...
November 7, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30403492/the-role-and-influence-of-traditional-and-scientific-knowledge-in-naturopathic-education-a-qualitative-study
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Amie Steel, Wenbo Peng, Alastair Gray, Jon Adams
OBJECTIVES: To explore the perceptions, experiences, and attitudes toward scientific and traditional knowledge within contemporary naturopathic education. DESIGN: A qualitative focus group and semistructured individual interview study. SETTINGS/LOCATION: Naturopathic educational organizations and institutions in North America (United States/Canada) and Australia. SUBJECTS: Seven focus groups (three in Australia and four in the United States/Canada) involving a total of 29 students, and one-on-one interviews with 28 faculty and professional leaders of the naturopathic profession from Australia, Canada, and the United States...
November 7, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30383398/a-novel-approach-to-describing-traditional-chinese-medical-patterns-the-traditional-chinese-medical-diagnostic-descriptor
#8
Michael Popplewell, John Reizes, Chris Zaslawski
OBJECTIVES: In the first of a series of three articles by the present authors, diagnostic agreement between Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners was found to be low. This was the first time that TCM diagnoses had been evaluated with an open population of patients and this result is a cause of concern. In the second article, incorrect statistics were shown to have often been used to calculate chance-removed inter-rater agreement, and appropriate statistics such as Gwet's Agreement Coefficient 2 (AC2) was recommended for future studies...
November 1, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30383388/a-survey-of-cannabis-acute-effects-and-withdrawal-symptoms-differential-responses-across-user-types-and-age
#9
Michelle Sexton, Carrie Cuttler, Laurie K Mischley
OBJECTIVES: There is a rapidly evolving legal and medical culture around cannabis, with corresponding changes in the demographics of users. For instance, the percentage of the aging population accessing cannabis is growing substantially, outpacing other age groups. The goals of this study were to describe the acute effects of cannabis, subjective experiences of withdrawal, and beliefs around the addictiveness of cannabis, as well as to determine whether these effects differ as a function of age or reason for use (medical vs...
October 31, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30383387/naturopathic-medicine-for-the-management-of-endometriosis-dysmenorrhea-and-menorrhagia-a-content-analysis
#10
Rebecca Reid, Amie Steel, Jon Wardle, Jon Adams
OBJECTIVES: To explore the recommendations of naturopathic medicine for the management of endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, and menorrhagia, drawing on traditional and contemporary sources. DESIGN: Content analysis. SETTING: Australia, Canada, and the United States of America (USA). SUBJECTS: Contemporary sources were identified from reviewing naturopathic higher education institutions' recommended texts, while traditional sources were identified from libraries which hold collections of naturopathic sources...
October 31, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30383386/naturopathy-special-interest-group-research-capacity-and-needs-assessment-survey
#11
Monique Aucoin, Kieran Cooley, Christopher Knee, Teresa Tsui, Diane Grondin
OBJECTIVES: Despite recent shifts in regulation and recognition of the role that naturopathy plays in health care delivery in Canada, comparatively little research has been conducted regarding individuals who conduct naturopathy-related research. A survey was undertaken to better understand the needs and capacity of these individuals to conduct more research. DESIGN, SETTING, AND SUBJECTS: The Naturopathy Special Interest Group (N-SIG) of the Interdisciplinary Network of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (INCAM) Researchers created and distributed a survey of individuals interested in naturopathy-related research to assess gaps between current and desired research activity and needs for further participation...
October 31, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30376351/osteopathic-manipulative-treatment-alters-gastric-myoelectric-activity-in-healthy-subjects
#12
Edward Shadiack, Noah Jouett, Amber van den Raadt, Roselle Liganor, Jacob Watters, Kendi Hensel, Michael Smith
OBJECTIVES: It is unclear whether osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) affects gastric myoelectric activity (GMA), an index of gastric motility. We hypothesized that OMT significantly alters power spectral density (PSD) analyses of electrogastrography (EGG) recordings, an index of GMA, compared with time control OMT. DESIGN: GMA data were obtained from nine subjects before and after OMT and time control on separate days in a cross-over design. Fifteen-minute EGG recordings were obtained before and after each intervention and after a water challenge (WC)...
October 30, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30376350/traditional-use-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-for-insomnia-and-priorities-setting-of-future-clinical-research
#13
Xiaojia Ni, Johannah Linda Shergis, Anthony Lin Zhang, Xinfeng Guo, Chuanjian Lu, Yan Li, Charlie Changli Xue
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the traditional use of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for insomnia in pre-contemporary times. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Medicine (fifth edition) was systematically searched using seven Chinese medicine disease nomenclatures to identify insomnia citations. Citations were coded, and frequently used herbal formulae specific for insomnia were analyzed. RESULTS: Insomnia treatments were mentioned in 940 citations, and insomnia diagnosis treated with Chinese herbal formulae was specifically described in 800 citations...
October 30, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30328699/effectiveness-of-acupuncture-on-pain-functional-disability-and-quality-of-life-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-of-the-hand-results-of-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
#14
Susana Seca, Miguel Patrício, Sebastian Kirch, Giovanna Franconi, António S Cabrita, Henry J Greten
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by pain, functional disability, poor quality of life (QoL), high socioeconomic impact, and annual costs of over $56 billion in the United States. Acupuncture (AC) is widely in use; however, studies show severe methodological shortcomings, did not consider the functional diagnosis for the allocation of acupoints and their results showed no differences between verum and control groups. OBJECTIVE: The authors aimed to objectively assess the safety and efficacy of AC treatments for RA...
October 16, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30312135/effect-of-a-fucoidan-extract-on-insulin-resistance-and-cardiometabolic-markers-in-obese-nondiabetic-subjects-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Cameron M Wright, Woldesellassie Bezabhe, J Helen Fitton, Damien N Stringer, Luke R E Bereznicki, Gregory M Peterson
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether a fucoidan extract reduced insulin resistance and/or altered other cardiometabolic markers in an obese, nondiabetic population. DESIGN: Single-site, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized controlled trial. SETTING/LOCATION: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. SUBJECTS: Eligible subjects were obese, with no history of diabetes, and ages between 18 and 65 years. INTERVENTIONS: Subjects were randomly assigned, in even blocks of 10, to either active fucoidan 500 mg or placebo capsules twice daily for 90 days, with identical measurements performed at baseline and follow-up...
October 12, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30312109/use-of-complementary-and-integrated-health-a-retrospective-analysis-of-u-s-veterans-with-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-nationally
#16
Stephanie L Taylor, Patricia M Herman, Nell J Marshall, Qing Zeng, Anita Yuan, Karen Chu, Yijun Shao, Craig Morioka, Karl A Lorenz
OBJECTIVE: To partially address the opioid crisis, some complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies are now recommended for chronic musculoskeletal pain, a common condition presented in primary care. As such, healthcare systems are increasingly offering CIH therapies, and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the nation's largest integrated healthcare system, has been at the forefront of this movement. However, little is known about the uptake of CIH among patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain...
October 12, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30312107/impact-of-a-short-term-naturopathic-whole-foods-based-nutrition-education-intervention-on-dietary-behavior-and-diabetes-risk-markers-a-pilot-study
#17
Kimberly M Tippens, Andrew Erlandsen, Douglas A Hanes, Robert Graybill, Courtney Jackson, Julie Briley, Heather Zwickey
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of measuring the health impacts of a 12-week naturopathic whole foods nutrition education course among adults with or at risk for prediabetes. DESIGN: A pilot nonrandomized pre-post intervention design investigated physiological changes associated with participation in a 12-week structured naturopathic nutrition education course. Follow-up measures were assessed at 6 and 12 months from baseline. SETTINGS/LOCATION: Three community-based kitchens in Oregon...
October 12, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30307741/consultations-with-naturopaths-and-western-herbalists-prevalence-of-use-and-characteristics-of-users-in-australia
#18
Erica McIntyre, Jon Adams, Hope Foley, Joanna Harnett, Matthew J Leach, Rebecca Reid, Janet Schloss, Amie Steel
OBJECTIVES: To report the prevalence of naturopathic and Western herbal medicine service utilization in Australia, and describe the characteristics of individuals who use these services. DESIGN: This is a national cross-sectional study. SETTINGS: Online survey platform. SUBJECTS: Purposive convenience sampling was used to recruit 2025 adults who were matched to Australian population demographics by gender, age, and state of residence...
October 10, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30265563/rice-bran-oil-containing-gamma-oryzanol-improves-lipid-profiles-and-antioxidant-status-in-hyperlipidemic-subjects-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
#19
Akkarach Bumrungpert, Rewadee Chongsuwat, Chanchira Phosat, Arisa Butacnum
OBJECTIVES: Rice bran oil (RBO) is a major source of monounsaturated fatty acid and gamma-oryzanol, which may assist in lowering blood lipids and oxidative stress. This study examined the effects of RBO containing different amounts of gamma-oryzanol on blood lipid, antioxidant, and inflammatory markers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 59 hyperlipidemic subjects completed the study. They were divided into four groups: RBO1 (4,000 ppm gamma-oryzanol, n = 14), RBO2 (8,000 ppm gamma-oryzanol, n = 15), RBO3 (11,000 ppm gamma-oryzanol, n = 15), and control (soybean oil, n = 15)...
September 28, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30265560/impact-of-food-immunoglobulin-g-based-elimination-diet-on-subsequent-food-immunoglobulin-g-and-quality-of-life-in-overweight-obese-adults
#20
Rachel Neuendorf, Joshua Corn, Douglas Hanes, Ryan Bradley
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to assess changes in serum immunoglobulin G (IgG) food antibody titers and quality-of-life measurements following a targeted elimination diet in overweight/obese adults. METHODS: We performed a randomized control trial. Participants were randomized in a 2:1 ratio to either an intervention group or waitlist group for 3 months. Food IgG testing was performed on all participants. The intervention group was instructed to eliminate up to 10 foods, for which they had high titers of IgG and communicated with health coaches for nutritional counseling for meal planning and adherence...
September 28, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
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