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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29880257/kaempferia-parviflora-ethanol-extract-improves-self-assessed-sexual-health-in-men-a-pilot-study
#1
Richard A Stein, Kira Schmid, Jowell Bolivar, Andrew G Swick, Steven V Joyal, Steven P Hirsh
BACKGROUND: Sexual health positively correlates with overall wellbeing. Existing therapeutics to enhance male sexual health are limited by factors that include responsiveness, adherence and adverse effects. As the population ages, safe and effective interventions that preserve male sexual function are needed. Published research suggests that various preparations of Kaempferia parviflora, a plant in the Zingiberaceae (ginger) family, support cardiovascular health and may ameliorate erectile function...
May 26, 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29866612/phytochemistry-and-biological-activities-of-heracleum-persicum-a-review
#2
REVIEW
Zahra Majidi, S N Sadati Lamardi
Heracleum persicum Desf. ex Fisch is used in Iranian traditional medicines, for the treatment of various diseases including neurological, gastrointestinal, respiratory, rheumatological and urinary tract diseases. In phytochemical analysis of H. persicum, several classes of natural chemicals including volatile (aliphatic esters, carbonyls, phenyl propenes and terpenes) and nonvolatile (flavonoids, furanocoumarins, tannins and alkaloids) constituents as well as different minerals have been identified. Scientific studies on H...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29866613/preliminary-optimization-of-a-chinese-herbal-medicine-formula-based-on-the-neuroprotective-effects-in-a-rat-model-of-rotenone-induced-parkinson-s-disease
#3
Xu-Xia Bao, Hui-Han Ma, Hao Ding, Wen-Wei Li, Min Zhu
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this study was to preliminarily determine the optimum formulation of a Chinese herbal formula that may have neuroprotective effects against rotenone-induced Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: Seven recipes were made from Dihuang (DH, Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch), Roucongrong (RCR, Cistanche deserticola Y.C.Ma), Niuxi (NX, Achyranthes bidentata Bl.) and Shanzhuyu (SZY, Cornus officinalis Sieb. et Zucc) in different proportions, according to the principles of uniform design (4 factors 7 levels)...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29891180/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-treatment-of-primary-liver-cancer-with-integrative-traditional-chinese-and-western-medicine
#4
Chang-Quan Ling, Jia Fan, Hong-Sheng Lin, Feng Shen, Zhen-Ye Xu, Li-Zhu Lin, Shu-Kui Qin, Wei-Ping Zhou, Xiao-Feng Zhai, Bai Li, Qing-Hui Zhou
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an important part of the treatment of primary liver cancer (PLC) in China; however, the current instructions for the integrative use of traditional Chinese and Western medicine for PLC are mostly based on expert opinion. There is no evidence-based guideline for clinical practice in this field. Therefore, the Shanghai Association of Chinese Integrative Medicine has established a multidisciplinary working group to develop this guideline, which focuses on the most important questions about the use of TCM during PLC treatment...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776838/hot-aqueous-leaf-extract-of-lasianthera-africana-icacinaceae-attenuates-rifampicin-isoniazid-induced-hepatotoxicity
#5
Lucky Legbosi Nwidu, Raphael Ellis Teme
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the hepatoprotective effect of Lasianthera africana (Icacinaceae) against isoniazid (INH) and rifampicin (RIF)-induced liver damage in rats. METHODS: The hepatoprotective effects of hot aqueous L. africana (HALA) leaf extract (0.1-1 g/kg) and silymarin (50 mg/kg) were assessed in a model of oxidative liver damage induced by RIF and INH (100 mg/kg each) in Wistar rats for 28 days. Biochemical markers of hepatic damage such as alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) were assessed...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759936/in-vitro-antioxidant-antilipoxygenase-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-extracts-from-seven-climbing-plants-belonging-to-the-bignoniaceae
#6
Carola Analía Torres, Cristina Marisel Pérez Zamora, María Beatriz Nuñez, Ana María Gonzalez
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the in vitro antioxidant capacity, to determine the anti-inflammatory effect due to lipoxygenase inhibition and to test the antimicrobial activity of ethanolic extracts from leaves of seven climbing species belonging to the Bignoniaceae family. These species are Adenocalymma marginatum (Cham.) DC., Amphilophium vauthieri DC., Cuspidaria convoluta (Vell.) A. H. Gentry, Dolichandra dentata (K. Schum.) L. G. Lohmann, Fridericia caudigera (S. Moore) L...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752140/feiji-recipe-inhibits-the-growth-of-lung-cancer-by-modulating-t-cell-immunity-through-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-pathway-in-an-orthotopic-implantation-model
#7
Bin Luo, Zu-Jun Que, Zhi-Yi Zhou, Qing Wang, Chang-Sheng Dong, Yi Jiang, Bing Hu, Hui Shi, Yu Jin, Jian-Wen Liu, He-Gen Li, Lin Wang, Jian-Hui Tian
OBJECTIVE: Escape from the body's immune response is a basic characteristic of lung cancer, and indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) plays a key role in mediating immune escape of non-small-cell lung cancer, which leads to recurrence and metastasis. Feiji Recipe, a compound Chinese herbal medicine, has the effect of stabilizing lesions and prolonging survival in patients with lung cancer. The purpose of this study was to investigate the mechanisms underlying the anticancer properties of Feiji Recipe...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706573/evaluation-of-phenolic-composition-antioxidant-anti-inflammatory-and-anticancer-activities-of-polygonatum-verticillatum-l
#8
Sandeep Kumar Singh, Arjun Patra
OBJECTIVE: Polygonatum verticillatum (L.) All. (Ruscaceae), one of the Ashtawarga plants, is widely used for treatment of various ailments. The present study was undertaken to determine the phenolic composition, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities of several extracts (petroleum ether, dichloromethane, chloroform, ethanol, and aqueous) from the rhizomes of the plant. METHODS: Coarsely powdered dry rhizome was successively extracted with different solvents of increasing polarity (petroleum ether, dichloromethane, chloroform, ethanol and water)...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691188/medicinal-plants-from-the-brazilian-amazonian-region-and-their-antileishmanial-activity-a-review
#9
REVIEW
Bruno José Martins Da Silva, Amanda Anastácia Pinto Hage, Edilene Oliveira Silva, Ana Paula Drummond Rodrigues
Leishmaniasis, a neglected disease caused by Leishmania protozoans, primarily affects people in tropical and subtropical areas. Chemotherapy based on the use of pentavalent antimonials, amphotericin B, paromomycin, miltefosine and liposomal amphotericin B is currently the only effective treatment. However, adverse effects, long-term treatment and the emergence of parasite resistance have led to the search for alternative treatments. Natural products used in traditional medicine provide an unlimited source of molecules for the identification of new drugs, and the Amazon region has abundant biodiversity that includes several species of plants and animals, providing a rich source of new products and compounds...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753429/patient-blinding-with-blunt-tip-placebo-acupuncture-needles-comparison-between-1-mm-and-2-mm-skin-press
#10
Nobuari Takakura, Miho Takayama, Morihiro Nasu, Masako Nishiwaki, Akiko Kawase, Hiroyoshi Yajima
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of the depth of skin press in blunt tip placebo acupuncture needles on patient blinding and its relationship to needle diameter. METHODS: Forty healthy volunteers were enrolled as subjects for patient blinding. Four acupuncturists applied the following needles randomly at three points in each forearm: 0.18 mm and 0.25 mm diameter penetrating needles inserted to a depth of 5 mm, and 0.18 mm and 0.25 mm diameter skin-touch needles depressing the skin at the acupoint to a depth of 1 mm and 2 mm from the skin surface...
May 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709412/phytochemical-profile-and-pharmacological-activity-of-aegle-marmelos-linn
#11
REVIEW
Bikash Manandhar, Keshav Raj Paudel, Biraj Sharma, Rajendra Karki
Aegle marmelos Linn. (Rutaceae), commonly known as "bael" in Nepal and India, is a valuable medicinal plant and is considered sacred by the Hindus. It is used to cure several diseases in the Indian traditional medicine system of Ayurveda and has had similar uses among many ethnic communities residing in Indian subcontinent for over 5000 years. Its leaves, bark, stem, fruits and seeds have been used for various medicinal purposes. Bael fruits are especially effective in the treatment of chronic diarrhea, dysentery and peptic ulcers, while they are also useful as a laxative and cure for respiratory infections...
May 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706572/inhibitory-potentials-of-phenolic-rich-extracts-from-bridelia-ferruginea-on-two-key-carbohydrate-metabolizing-enzymes-and-fe-2-induced-pancreatic-oxidative-stress
#12
Olakunle Bamikole Afolabi, Omotade Ibidun Oloyede, Shadrack Oludare Agunbiade
OBJECTIVE: The current study was designed to evaluate the various antioxidant potentials and inhibitory effects of phenolic-rich leaf extracts of Bridelia ferruginea (BF) on the in vitro activities of some key enzymes involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates. METHODS: In this study, BF leaf free and bound phenolic-rich extracts were used. We quantified total phenolic and flavonoid contents, and evaluated several antioxidant activities using assays for ferric reducing antioxidant power, total antioxidant activity (phosphomolybdenum reducing ability), 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl and thiobarbituric acid reactive species...
May 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691190/noni-morinda-citrifolia-l-fruit-juice-delays-immunosenescence-in-the-lymphocytes-in-lymph-nodes-of-old-f344-rats
#13
Uday P Pratap, Hannah P Priyanka, Karthik R Ramanathan, Vishak Raman, Lalgi Hima, Srinivasan Thyagarajan
OBJECTIVE: Aging is associated with the development of diseases because of immunosuppression and altered functioning of the neuroendocrine system. The medicinal properties of Morinda citrifolia L. have been widely exploited for the treatment of age-associated diseases. This study aims to investigate the in vitro and in vivo effects of noni (M. citrifolia) fruit juice (NFJ) on neuro-immunomodulation in the lymph node lymphocytes of F344 rats. METHODS: Lymphocytes isolated from axillary and inguinal lymph nodes of young (3-4 months) and old (18-21 months) rats were treated in vitro with different concentrations (0...
May 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691189/a-historical-evaluation-of-chinese-tongue-diagnosis-in-the-treatment-of-septicemic-plague-in-the-pre-antibiotic-era-and-as-a-new-direction-for-revolutionary-clinical-research-applications
#14
REVIEW
Ioannis Solos, Yuan Liang
Chinese tongue diagnosis was initially developed to quickly and efficiently diagnose and prescribe medicine, while at the same time allowing the doctor to have minimal contact with the patient. At the time of its compiling, the spread of Yersinia pestis, often causing septicaemia and gangrene of the extremities, may have discouraged doctors to come in direct contact with their patients and take the pulse. However, in recent decades, modern developments in the field of traditional Chinese medicine, as well as the spread of antibiotics in conjunction with the advancements of microbiology, have overshadowed the original purpose of this methodology...
May 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691187/home-care-with-acupuncture-increased-the-quality-of-life-in-a-patient-with-advanced-cancer-with-neuropathic-pain-induced-by-bone-metastasis-a-case-report
#15
Ching-Feng Su
A 66-year-old female patient was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma accompanied by neuropathic pain induced by a metastatic tumor that compromised root and spinal canal. Although her pain was relieved following medical treatment, breakthrough pain occurring 1-2 times a day was still distressing. Neuropathic pain in her right lower limb caused discomfort and irritability and decreased her quality of life. We had limited options to adjust her prescription drug regime, due to the side effect of these drugs...
May 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29631911/phytochemical-characterization-of-polyphenolic-compounds-with-hplc-dad-esi-ms-and-evaluation-of-lipid-lowering-capacity-of-aqueous-extracts-from-saharan-plant-anabasis-aretioides-coss-moq-in-normal-and-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#16
Omar Farid, Farid Khallouki, Morad Akdad, Andrea Breuer, Robert Wyn Owen, Mohamed Eddouks
OBJECTIVE: Anabasis aretioides (Coss & Moq.), a Saharan plant belonging to Chenopodiaceae family, is widely distributed in semi-desert areas from the Tafilalet region of Morocco. This plant is extensively used by local population against diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of the aqueous A. aretioides extract on lipid metabolism in normal and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats and to identify the polyphenolic compounds present...
May 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625852/double-blind-evaluation-of-homeopathy-on-cocaine-craving-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
#17
Ubiratan Cardinalli Adler, Ana Carolina Acorinte, Fernando Oliveira Calzavara, Adriano André da Silva, Amarilys de Toledo Cesar, Maristela Schiabel Adler, Edson Zangiacomi Martinez, José Carlos Fernandes Galduróz
BACKGROUND: Brazil is among the nations with the greatest rates of annual cocaine usage. Pharmacological treatment of cocaine addiction is still limited, opening space for nonconventional interventions. Homeopathic Q-potencies of opium and Erythroxylum coca have been tested in the integrative treatment of cocaine craving among homeless addicts, but this setting had not proven feasible, due to insufficient recruitment. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the effectiveness and tolerability of homeopathic Q-potencies of opium and E...
May 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29598986/rhythmical-massage-improves-autonomic-nervous-system-function-a-single-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
Georg Seifert, Jenny-Lena Kanitz, Carolina Rihs, Ingrid Krause, Katharina Witt, Andreas Voss
BACKGROUND: Rhythmical massage therapy (RMT) is a massage technique used in anthroposophic medicine. OBJECTIVE: The authors aimed to investigate the physiological action of RMT on the cardiovascular system by analysing heart rate variability (HRV). DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTION: This study was a randomised, controlled and single-blinded trial, involving 44 healthy women (mean age: (26.20 ± 4.71) years). The subjects were randomised to one of three arms: RMT with aromatic oil (RA), RMT without aromatic oil (RM) or standardised sham massage (SM)...
May 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559215/casticin-from-vitex-species-a-short-review-on-its-anticancer-and-anti-inflammatory-properties
#19
REVIEW
Eric Wei Chiang Chan, Siu Kuin Wong, Hung Tuck Chan
This short review provides an update of the anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties of casticin from Vitex species. Casticin is a polymethylflavone with three rings, an orthocatechol moiety, a double bond, two hydroxyl groups and four methoxyl groups. Casticin has been isolated from various tissues of plants in the Vitex genus: fruits and leaves of V. trifolia, aerial parts and seeds of V. agnus-castus and leaves of V. negundo. Studies have reported the antiproliferative and apoptotic activities of casticin from Vitex species...
May 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526243/an-integrative-tai-chi-program-for-patients-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-cancer-therapy-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-feasibility-study
#20
Lizhou Liu, Simone Petrich, Blair McLaren, Lyndell Kelly, G David Baxter
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer patients experience various side effects during cancer therapy, often resulting in reduced quality of life and poor adherence to treatment. A limited range of proven interventions has been developed to target such side effects. While Tai Chi offers benefits for the health and well-being of breast cancer survivors, the effectiveness of Tai Chi across the treatment continuum has not been evaluated. Improved patient education and support has been suggested as a priority for breast cancer care...
March 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
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