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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854200/china-s-growing-contribution-to-military-chinese-medicine-2005-2014-a-ten-year-literature-survey
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641610/human-biofield-therapy-does-not-affect-tumor-size-but-modulates-immune-responses-in-a-mouse-model-for-breast-cancer
#12
Gloria Gronowicz, Eric R Secor, John R Flynn, Liisa T Kuhn
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of human biofield therapy, an integrative medicine modality, on the development of tumors and metastasis, and immune function in a mouse breast cancer model. METHODS: Mice were injected with 66cl4 mammary carcinoma cells. In study one, mice received biofield therapy after cell injection. In study two, mice were treated by the biofield practitioner only prior to cell injection. Both studies had two control groups of mock biofield treatments and phosphate-buffered saline injection...
September 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641609/perceptions-of-traditional-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-among-conventional-healthcare-practitioners-in-accra-ghana-implications-for-integrative-healthcare
#13
Irene A Kretchy, Harry A Okere, Joseph Osafo, Barima Afrane, Joseph Sarkodie, Philip Debrah
OBJECTIVE: Integrative medicine refers to ongoing efforts to combine the best of conventional and evidence-based complementary therapies. While this effort for collaboration is increasing, traditional complementary and alternative medicine (TM-CAM) remains poorly integrated into the current healthcare system of Ghana. At present, it is not clear if practitioners of mainstream medicine favor integrative medicine. The present study, therefore, sought to explore the perceptions of conventional healthcare professionals on integrative medicine...
September 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641608/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-practices-traditional-healing-practices-and-cultural-competency-in-pediatric-oncology-in-hawai-i
#14
Asad Ghiasuddin, Joyce Wong, Andrea M Siu
OBJECTIVE: Hawai'i is an ethnically diverse island state with a high rate of both traditional healing (TH) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use. The aim of this project was to assess TH and CAM use within the pediatric oncology population in Honolulu and improve the delivery of culturally competent care. METHODS: A 9-item survey was distributed to all pediatric oncology patients at Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children for 3 months. The survey inquired about patient ethnicity, TH practices, CAM practices and perception of cultural competence of the care received...
September 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641607/phytochemical-profile-and-biological-activity-of-juglans-regia
#15
REVIEW
Nisha Panth, Keshav Raj Paudel, Rajendra Karki
Juglans regia Linn. (Juglandaceae), popularly known as English or Persian walnut, is a valuable medicinal plant with a potency to cure various diseases in traditional medicine. Since ancient time, different local ethnic groups have used various part of J. regia for a wide array of ailments including helminthiasis, diarrhea, sinusitis, stomach ache, arthritis, asthma, eczema, scrofula, skin disorders, diabetes mellitus, anorexia, thyroid dysfunction, cancer and infectious diseases. Biological activities of J...
September 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641606/assessment-of-traditional-knowledge-of-the-antidiabetic-plants-of-darjeeling-and-sikkim-himalayas-in-the-context-of-recent-phytochemical-and-pharmacological-advances
#16
REVIEW
Rakhi Chakraborty, Swarnendu Roy, Vivekananda Mandal
Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalayas, a part of Eastern Himalayan Hotspot, is characterized by its richness of plant diversity. Herbal medicine has been one of the most popular and reliable healing practices among the different ethnic groups of this region for ages. However, the lack of documentation practice by the traditional healers has led to obscurity regarding the efficacy of herbal medicine among the present generation, though they have to depend on the same quite often. Meanwhile, several reviews have attempted to document the plants used for the treatment of diabetes from this region, but interestingly, very few research works can be obtained regarding the characterization of antidiabetic properties of the plants of this region...
September 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641605/post-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-hematologic-disorders-chinese-herbal-medicine-for-an-unmet-need
#17
REVIEW
Tom Fleischer, Tung-Ti Chang, Hung-Rong Yen
While much progress has been made in the field of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), headway in the promotion of recovery following this procedure has been limited. Data regarding the potential of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for patients with hematologic disorders who received HSCT are gradually increasing; however, these data are mostly in Chinese. Therefore, we set out to summarize the existing data. We searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure and retrieved 9 clinical studies related to this group of patients, in whom CHM was used as an intervention...
September 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641604/the-questionnaire-on-autonomic-regulation-a-useful-concept-for-integrative-medicine
#18
REVIEW
Matthias Kröz, Marcus Reif, Danilo Pranga, Roland Zerm, Friedemann Schad, Erik Wim Baars, Matthias Girke
The concept of autonomic regulation (aR) reflects the relevance of the function of different autonomic systems for health. aR can be captured by questionnaires. We differentiate between a trait or constitutional aR questionnaire version including 12 (short-version) or 18 items, respectively, with three subscales (orthostatic-circulatory, rest/activity and digestive regulation), and an 18-item state aR questionnaire on the preceding week with four subscales (rest/activity, orthostatic-circulatory, thermo- and digestive regulation)...
September 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641603/puncturing-the-myths-of-acupuncture
#19
Molly J Mallory, Alexander Do, Sara E Bublitz, Susan J Veleber, Brent A Bauer, Anjali Bhagra
Acupuncture is a widely practiced system of medicine that has been in place for thousands of years. Consumer interest and use of acupuncture are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, as it is used to treat a multitude of symptoms and disease processes as well as to maintain health and prevent illness. A growing body of evidence increasingly validates the practice of acupuncture. Further developing scientific data will play an important role in the future of acupuncture and other complementary and alternative medicines in public health...
September 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27417177/effects-of-ice-massage-of-the-head-and-spine-on-heart-rate-variability-in-healthy-volunteers
#20
A Mooventhan, L Nivethitha
OBJECTIVE: Ice massage (IM) is one of the treatment procedures used in hydrotherapy. Though its various physiological/therapeutic effects have been reported, effects of IM of the head and spine on heart rate variability (HRV) have not been studied. Thus, this study evaluated the effects of IM of the head and spine on HRV in healthy volunteers. METHODS: Thirty subjects were randomly divided into 3 sessions: (1) IM, (2) tap water massage (TWM) and (3) prone rest (PR)...
July 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
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