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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088261/parquetina-nigrescens-leaves-chemical-profile-and-influence-on-the-physical-and-biochemical-indices-of-sexual-activity-of-male-wistar-rats
#1
Omowumi Titilola Kayode, Musa Toyin Yakubu
OBJECTIVE: The leaves of Parquetina nigrescens have been claimed in folk medicine to be useful for managing sexual dysfunction, but there is inadequate scientific evidence for this claim. This investigation was conducted to assess the effects of aqueous leaf extract of Parquetina nigrescens (AEPN) in rats induced with sexual dysfunction. METHODS: Male rats were allocated into various groups after being induced into sexual dysfunction with paroxetine hydrochloride...
January 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088260/korean-chungtaejeon-tea-extract-attenuates-body-weight-gain-in-c57bl-6j-lep-ob-ob-mice-and-regulates-adipogenesis-and-lipolysis-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes
#2
Bhesh Raj Sharma, Dong Wook Kim, Dong Young Rhyu
OBJECTIVE: Traditional Korean Chungtaejeon (CTJ) tea is a type of fermented tea, which has received increasing attention in recent years because of its purported health benefits. The present study was designed to investigate the effect and mechanism of CTJ tea extract on body weight gain using C57BL/6J-Lep ob/ob mice and 3T3-L1 adipocytes, respectively. METHODS: The effects of CTJ on cell viability, lipid accumulation, and expression of protein and mRNA were measured in 3T3-L1 adipocytes by using 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide, oil red O staining, Western blotting, and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction analyses...
January 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088259/integration-for-coexistence-implementation-of-intercultural-health-care-policy-in-ghana-from-the-perspective-of-service-users-and-providers
#3
Razak Mohammed Gyasi, Adjoa Afriyie Poku, Simon Boateng, Padmore Adusei Amoah, Alhassan Abdul Mumin, Jacob Obodai, Williams Agyemang-Duah
OBJECTIVE: In spite of the World Health Organization's recommendations over the past decades, Ghana features pluralistic rather than truly integrated medical system. Policies about the integration of complementary medicine into the national health care delivery system need to account for individual-level involvement and cultural acceptability of care rendered by health care providers. Studies in Ghana, however, have glossed over the standpoint of the persons of the illness episode about the intercultural health care policy framework...
January 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088258/comparing-outcomes-from-the-two-most-recognized-acupuncturist-workforce-surveys
#4
Steven H Stumpf, Kory Ward-Cook, Clifford R Carr
OBJECTIVE: To determine the informational consistency produced by the two most recent independent surveys and draw a conclusion whether the data would be sufficient for the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis and Bureau of Labor and Statistics consideration. METHODS: This paper compares workforce outcomes collected by the two most prominent acupuncture entities that have produced the most useful acupuncturist workforce data (California Acupuncture Board 2015 Occupational Analysis and the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine® 2013 Job Analysis) at national and state levels...
January 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088257/clinical-and-experimental-research-in-antituberculosis-drug-induced-hepatotoxicity-a-review
#5
REVIEW
Udhaya Lavinya Baskaran, Evan Prince Sabina
Drug-induced liver injury is the common adverse effect seen in patients receiving antituberculosis drugs (ATDs). There are several risk factors associated with the development of hepatotoxicity in such patients. Though there have been appreciable efforts taken by carrying out studies investigating the efficacy of several natural and synthetic compounds in minimising this effect, the only choice available for clinicians is withdrawal of drugs. This review would give a precise idea of ATD-induced hepatotoxicity, its underlying mechanisms and alternative therapies for the same...
January 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088256/ethnobotanics-used-in-folk-medicine-of-tamil-culture-in-sri-lanka-a-scientific-review
#6
REVIEW
Anternite Shanthi Jesuthasan, Deepthi Inoka Uluwaduge
Tamil culture has recognized the potential use of plant herbs for prevention and treatment of different diseases. These folk remedies have been practiced by Sri Lankan Tamils even after modernization. This review focuses on frequently used medicinal plants among Sri Lankan Tamil communities, such as Cuminum cyminum, Azadirechta indica, Coriandrum sativum, Sesamum indicum, Zingiber officinale, Trigonella foenum-graecum, Moringa oleifera, Plectranthus amboinicus, Allium sativum and Curcuma longa, for their documented medicinal properties, which include antimicrobial, antioxidant, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, hypocholesterolemic, antidiabetic and diuretic effects...
January 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088255/a-review-on-different-english-versions-of-an-ancient-classic-of-chinese-medicine-huang-di-nei-jing
#7
REVIEW
Xiao Ye, Min-Hua Dong
Huang Di Nei Jing (Nei Jing), one of the most important classical texts of traditional Chinese medicine, is the foundation upon which today's Chinese medicine principles are built. This seminal ancient classic has been translated into English many times by different scholars worldwide. The authors have found thirteen English versions, each of which has its own distinctive features. By reviewing different versions and research achievements of the English translation, the authors try to summarize the translation style, purpose, content and other features of each version, and point out each translation's weaknesses, strengths, or significance...
January 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088254/role-of-dietary-and-lifestyle-modifications-in-reflex-epilepsy-based-on-traditional-persian-medicine
#8
Majid Nimrouzi, Mehdi Pasalar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088253/integration-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-and-western-medicine-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine
#9
EDITORIAL
Wen-Jian Wang, Teng Zhang
Precision medicine has received growing recognition from clinicians, health systems, and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as patients and policymakers, which will leave a major impact on the practice of medicine. Interestingly, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) provides personalized medical treatment based on the theory of TCM characterized by holistic concept and pattern differentiation. This, to some extent, is similar to the personalized medical treatment of precision medicine. In China, TCM as well as Western medicine (WM) plays an important role in healthcare...
January 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854200/china-s-growing-contribution-to-military-chinese-medicine-2005-2014-a-ten-year-literature-survey
#10
Zheng Gan, Ge-Liang Yang, Yi-Fu Fan, Hong-Yun Chen, Wei Gu, Chang-Quan Ling
OBJECTIVE: In China, people have relied on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for thousands of years to keep healthy and treat diseases. TCM also plays an important role in military health services and now forms a new discipline called military Chinese medicine (MCM). However, the type, quality and focus of research articles about MCM have not been reported. The present study was performed to analyze the growing trends of MCM and investigate China's contribution to military health services...
November 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854199/chyawanprash-a-formulation-of-traditional-ayurvedic-medicine-shows-a-protective-effect-on-skin-photoaging-in-hairless-mice
#11
Yuki Takauji, Kyoko Morino, Kensuke Miki, Mohammad Hossain, Dai Ayusawa, Michihiko Fujii
OBJECTIVE: Chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation induces skin photoaging (premature skin aging). UV irradiation generates reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are shown to play a pivotal role in skin photoaging. Ayurveda is a holistic traditional medical system, and Chyawanprash is one of the most popular formulations in Ayurveda. Since maintenance of the function and appearance of skin is important, we examined whether Chyawanprash has a protective effect on skin photoaging...
November 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854198/investigation-of-the-cytotoxicity-antioxidative-and-immune-modulatory-effects-of-ligusticum-porteri-osha-root-extract-on-human-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes
#12
Khanh Nguyen, Jean Sparks, Felix O Omoruyi
OBJECTIVE: Ligusticum porteri is a traditional Native American herb. The roots of L. porteri are traditionally used in the treatment of many diseases, however, its cytotoxicity, antioxidative and immune-modulatory effects need to be investigated. In this study, we evaluated the effects of the root extract at different doses on human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs). METHODS: The lymphocytes were incubated with different concentrations of the root extracts (0, 50, 100, 200, and 400 μg/mL) and harvested every 6 h for 2 d (P<0...
November 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854197/killing-of-staphylococcus-aureus-by-allylpyrocatechol-is-potentiated-by-induction-of-intracellular-oxidative-stress-and-inhibition-of-catalase-activity
#13
Roslinah Mohamad Hussain, Noor Faradilla Abdullah, Zulkhairi Amom
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effects of allylpyrocatechol (APC), the major component in ethanolic extract of Piper betle, on key oxidative stress resistance enzymes important for the survival of Staphylococcus aureus, a major pathogen in the human host. METHODS: Effects of APC on expressions of genes encoding catalase (katA), superoxide dismutases (SODs), including sodA and sodM, and alkyl hydroperoxide reductase (ahpC) in S· aureus were quantitated by RT-qPCR in reference to gyrA and 16S rRNA...
November 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854196/determination-of-flavonoids-polyphenols-and-antioxidant-activity-of-tephrosia-purpurea-a-seasonal-study
#14
Madan Mohan Pandey, Sayyada Khatoon, Subha Rastogi, Ajay Kumar Singh Rawat
OBJECTIVE: Tephrosia purpurea (Linn·) Pers. is widely used in traditional medicine to treat liver disorders, febrile attacks, enlargement and obstruction of liver, spleen, and kidney. In the present study, investigations were carried out to determine the seasonal impact on the content of flavonoid glycosides and on antioxidant activities so as to identify the optimal time of harvesting. METHODS: The plant materials were collected in different seasons during 2013-2014...
November 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854195/discrimination-of-hie-and-hiesho-using-toe-blood-pressure-in-young-women
#15
Takashi Kimura, Toyoko Asami
OBJECTIVE: In Western medicine, hie (cold sensation) is thought as a subjective complaint. Consequently, despite women's complaints of health problems due to hie, such as distress and decreased quality of life, it is not diagnosed as a disease or given active treatment. However, hie sometimes requires emergency treatment or is a symptom of other disorders. Thus, diagnosing hie and eliminating distress due to hie are clinically significant. This research aimed to discriminate between hie and hiesho (cold disorder) and quantify hie by using objective assessments in addition to subjective assessments...
November 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854194/prevention-and-treatment-of-constipation-in-children-from-the-perspective-of-iranian-traditional-medicine
#16
REVIEW
Monireh Sadat Motaharifard, Zahra Jafari, Maryam Sadat Paknejad, Laleh Oveidzadeh, Mehrdad Karimi
Constipation is one of the most common complaints of children and a common cause of referrals to pediatricians. Numerous reasons for this disease have been mentioned in the Iranian traditional medicine (ITM). It is believed that this disorder is mostly due to the lack of consideration of the six essential principles (Setteh-ye-Zarurieah), which are necessary to maintain health and prevent disease. In this descriptive study we collected and classified the concepts related to the topic by reviewing reliable ITM text books...
November 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854193/a-comprehensive-review-on-edible-bird-nests-and-swiftlet-farming
#17
REVIEW
Lee Suan Chua, Siti Najihah Zukefli
Edible bird's nest (EBN) is currently widely consumed by the Chinese community as tonic food and functional food, which is believed to have many medicinal benefits. Some studies have reported the biochemical compositions of EBN, graded on the basis of colour, nitrate and nitrite contents. Other studies have shown significant biological effects, while ongoing research is in progress to explore potential pharmacological applications. The high demand for EBNs in the global market has forced the local regulatory bodies to monitor swiftlet farming activities, including the EBN cleaning process...
November 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854192/blistering-disease-in-viewpoint-of-avicenna
#18
Fatemeh Atarzadeh, Majid Nimrouzi, Gholamreza Amin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854191/policies-towards-implementation-of-positive-changes-and-the-introduction-of-integrated-health-care-for-health-systems
#19
Negoslav P Ostojić, Silvia Saxer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641611/aphrodisiac-activity-of-aqueous-extract-of-anthonotha-macrophylla-p-beauv-leaves-in-female-wistar-rats
#20
Musa Toyin Yakubu, Abdulquadri Funmbi Olutoye
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the aphrodisiac activity of aqueous extract of Anthonotha macrophylla leaves (AEAML) in female Wistar rats. METHODS: Thirty female rats were assigned into five groups of six animals each, such that rats in groups A, B, C, D and E received orally 1 mL of distilled water only, 5.7 mg/kg body weight (BW) of Exus Ginseng (a polyherbal formulation), 25, 50 and 100 mg/kg BW of AEAML, respectively. After 1 h of treatment, female sexual behaviour parameters were monitored for 30 min...
September 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
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