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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127503/embryonic-zebrafish-model-a-well-established-method-for-rapidly-assessing-the-toxicity-of-homeopathic-drugs-toxicity-evaluation-of-homeopathic-drugs-using-zebrafish-embryo-model
#1
Himanshu R Gupta, Yogesh Patil, Dipty Singh, Mansee Thakur
OBJECTIVES: Advancements in nanotechnology have led to nanoparticle (NP) use in various fields of medicine. Although the potential of NPs is promising, the lack of documented evidence on the toxicological effects of NPs is concerning. A few studies have documented that homeopathy uses NPs. Unfortunately, very few sound scientific studies have explored the toxic effects of homeopathic drugs. Citing this lack of high-quality scientific evidence, regulatory agencies have been reluctant to endorse homeopathic treatment as an alternative or adjunct treatment...
December 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116222/should-cam-and-cam-training-programs-be-included-in-the-curriculum-of-schools-that-provide-health-education
#2
REVIEW
Ozgur Onal, Deniz Say Sahin, Betul Battaloglu Inanc
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the knowledge levels and attitudes of School of Health and Vocational School of Health students toward complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). METHODS: Three hundred thirty-three (333) students studying at the Mehmet Akif Ersoy University School of Health and the Golhisar Vocational School of Health in Burdur, Turkey, were included in the study. Research data were collected by using a survey method based on the expressed opinions of the participants...
December 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097045/homeopathy-a-safe-much-less-expensive-non-invasive-viable-alternative-for-the-treatment-of-patients-suffering-from-loss-of-lumbar-lordosis
#3
Saiful Haque, Debarsi Das, Saugato Bhattacharya, Tathagato Sarkar, Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh
OBJECTIVES: Loss of lumbar lordosis causing pain and curvature of the vertebral skeleton to one side is a relatively uncommon disease. To our knowledge, successful treatment of loss of lumbar lordosis with any potentized homeopathic drug diluted above Avogadro's limit (that is, above a potency of 12C) has not been documented so far. In this communication, we intend to document a relatively rare case of loss of lumbar lordosis with osteophytic lippings, disc desiccation, and protrusion, causing a narrowing of secondary spinal canal and a bilateral neural foramina, leading to vertebral column curvature with acute pain in an adolescent boy...
December 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097044/study-on-the-single-dose-toxicity-of-shineumhur-pharmacopuncture-injected-into-the-muscles-of-rats
#4
Hohyun Jeong, Eunhye Cha, Jongcheol Lee, Seongjin Lee, Manyong Park, Dongwoung Kim, Bongkeun Song, Jongdeok Lee, Sungchul Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study was carried out to analyze the single dose toxicity of ShinEumHur (SEH) pharmacopuncture injected into the muscles of Sprague-Dawley rats. METHODS: The SEH pharmacopuncture was made in a clean room at the Korean Pharmacopuncture Institute (K-GMP). After the mixing process with sterile distilled water had been completed, the pH was controlled to between 7.0 and 7.5. All experiments were conducted at Biotoxtech, an institution authorized to perform non-clinical studies under the Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations...
December 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097043/single-dose-intramuscular-toxicity-of-mahwangcheonoh-pharmacopuncture-in-a-rat-model-toxicity-of-mahwangcheonoh-pharmacopuncture-in-sd-rats
#5
Heejin Sung, Eunyong Lee
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to analyze the single-dose toxicity and the safety of Mahwangcheonoh pharmacopuncture extracts. METHODS: Six-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats were used for this study. Doses of Mahwangcheonoh pharmacopuncture extracts were set at 0.25 mL (low-dose), 0.5 mL (medium-dose) and 1.0 mL (high-dose) for the test groups. A dose of 1.0 mL of normal saline solution was set for the control group. During 14 days, general symptoms, mortalities, and changes in hematology, blood biochemistry and histopathology of all rats were observed...
December 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097042/the-relaxant-activity-of-safranal-in-isolated-rat-aortas-is-mediated-predominantly-via-an-endothelium-independent-mechanism-vasodilatory-mechanism-of-safranal
#6
Bibi Marjan Razavi, Mojtaba Alipoor Amanloo, Mohsen Imenshahidi, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
OBJECTIVES: Safranal is a pharmacologically active component of saffron and is responsible for the unique aroma of saffron. The hypotensive effect of safranal has been shown in previous studies. This study evaluates the mechanism for the vasodilatory effects induced by safranal on isolated rat aortas. METHODS: To study the vasodilatory effects of safranal (0.2, 0.4 and 0.8 mM), we contracted isolated rat thoracic aorta rings by using 10(-6)-M phenylephrine (PE) or 80-mM KCl...
December 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097041/effect-of-catechins-green-tea-extract-and-methylxanthines-in-combination-with-gentamicin-against-staphylococcus-aureus-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-combination-therapy-against-resistant-bacteria
#7
Bibi Sedigheh Fazly Bazzaz, Sahar Sarabandi, Bahman Khameneh, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
OBJECTIVES: Bacterial resistant infections have become a global health challenge and threaten the society's health. Thus, an urgent need exists to find ways to combat resistant pathogens. One promising approach to overcoming bacterial resistance is the use of herbal products. Green tea catechins, the major green tea polyphenols, show antimicrobial activity against resistant pathogens. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of catechins, green tea extract, and methylxanthines in combination with gentamicin against standard and clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus (S...
December 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097040/effects-of-inhalable-microparticles-of-seonpyejeongcheon-tang-in-an-asthma-mouse-model-effects-of-microparticles-of-sjt
#8
Won-Kyung Yang, Chul-Hwa Lee, Min-Hee Kim, Seung-Hyeong Kim, Hae-Yoon Choi, Yoon Yeo, Yang-Chun Park
OBJECTIVES: Allergic asthma generally presents with symptoms of wheezing, coughing, breathlessness, and airway inflammation. Seonpyejeongcheon-tang (SJT) consists of 12 herbs. It originated from Jeongcheon-tang (JT), also known as Ding-chuan-tang, composed of 7 herbs, in She-sheng-zhong-miao-fang. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of local delivery of SJT via inhalable microparticles in an asthma mouse model. METHODS: Microparticles containing SJT were produced by spray-drying with leucine as an excipient...
December 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097039/the-concept-of-wind-in-traditional-chinese-medicine
#9
REVIEW
Mehrab Dashtdar, Mohammad Reza Dashtdar, Babak Dashtdar, Karima Kardi, Mohammad Khabaz Shirazi
The use of folk medicine has been widely embraced in many developed countries under the name of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) and is now becoming the mainstream in the UK and the rest of Europe, as well as in North America and Australia. Diversity, easy accessibility, broad continuity, relatively low cost, base levels of technological inputs, fewer side effects, and growing economic importance are some of the positive features of folk medicine. In this framework, a critical need exists to introduce the practice of folk medicine into public healthcare if the goal of reformed access to healthcare facilities is to be achieved...
December 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070450/the-current-status-of-new-antidiabetic-drugs
#10
Sudhakar Pemminati, Richard Mark Millis, Ashwin Kamath, Ashok Kudgi Shenoy, Vasavi Rakesh Gorantla
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695636/combination-therapy-of-gefitinib-and-korean-herbal-medicines-could-be-a-beneficial-option-for-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#11
Kangwook Lee, Yoon-Sik Kim, Chang-Gue Son, Jung-Hyo Cho, Hwa-Seung Yoo, Jonghoon Lee, Juyoung Ryu, Namhun Lee
ABSTRACT: HASH(0x46fd0a0) ABSTRACT: Lung cancer has a high mortality rate and is often diagnosed at the metastatic stage. Gefitinib is a targeted molecular therapeutic drug used to treat patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Korean herbal medicines may also have therapeutic efficacy against lung cancer, reduce the side effects associated with chemotherapy, and improve patient quality of life (QOL). This case report describes the effects of a Korean herbal medicine regimen combined with gefitinib in a patient with NSCLC and bone metastasis...
September 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695635/toxicity-and-safety-profiles-of-methanolic-extract-of-pistacia-integerrima-j-l-stewart-ex-brandis-pi-for-wistar-rats
#12
Gotmi Sharwan, Parag Jain, Ravindra Pandey, Shiv Shankar Shukla
OBJECTIVES: The goals of this research were to evaluate acute (single-dose) and sub-acute (repeated-dose) toxicity profiles of methanolic extract of Pistacia integerrima J. L. Stewart ex Brandis (PI) for Wistar rats and to assess the safety profile of PI by observing physiological changes, mortality, changes in body weight, the histopathology of body organs, the hematology and the biochemistry of the animals. METHODS: The toxicity profile of PI was evaluated using Wistar rats of both sexes...
September 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695634/phenol-rich-compounds-sweet-gel-a-statistically-more-effective-antibiotic-than-cloxacillin-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#13
Mehrab Dashtdar, Mohammad Reza Dashtdar, Babak Dashtdar, Gazala Afreen Khan, Karima Kardi
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to obtain a natural antibiotic from Phenol-rich compounds; for the dressing and the treatment of chronic wounds. METHODS: The Phenol-rich compound sweet gel was prepared by blending four natural herbal extracts, Acacia catechu (L.F.), Momia (Shilajit), Castanea sativa, and Ephedra sinica stapf, with combination of a sweet gel medium, including honey, maple saps, Phoenix dactylifera L. (date), pomegranate extract and Azadirachta indica gum as a stabilizer...
September 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695633/agarwood-inhibits-histamine-release-from-rat-mast-cells-and-reduces-scratching-behavior-in-mice-effect-of-agarwood-on-histamine-release-and-scratching-behavior
#14
Eiji Inoue, Yasuharu Shimizu, Ryo Masui, Tomoe Tsubonoya, Tomomi Hayakawa, Keiichi Sudoh
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to clarify the effects of agarwood on histamine release from mast cells in rats and on the scratching behaviors in mice. METHODS: Histamine release from rat mast cells induced by compound 48/80 or concanavalin A (Con A) and compound 48/80-induced scratching behavior in mice were examined to investigate the effects of agarwood. The hyaluronidase activity and the 3',5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) levels in mast cells were examined to investigate the mechanisms for the inhibition of histamine release...
September 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695632/assessment-of-the-toxicity-and-the-stability-of-saeng-mak-san-by-using-repeated-intravenous-injections-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#15
Hwa-Young Lee, Sungchul Kim, Seung-Hun Cho
OBJECTIVES: This study used repeated intravenous injections of Saeng Maek San (SMS) injection in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats to assess the toxicity and the stability of SMS. METHODS: Six-week-old male and female SD rats reared by Orient bio Inc were chosen for this pilot study. They were randomly split into four groups: Group 1 (G1), the control group (0.3 mL of normal saline solution/day/animal), and Groups 2, 3 and 4 (G2, G3 and G4), the experimental groups (0.1, 0...
September 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695631/bee-venom-apis-mellifera-an-effective-potential-alternative-to-gentamicin-for-specific-bacteria-strains-bee-venom-an-effective-potential-for-bacteria
#16
Hossein Zolfagharian, Mohammad Mohajeri, Mahdi Babaie
OBJECTIVES: Mellitine, a major component of bee venom (BV, Apis mellifera), is more active against gram positive than gram negative bacteria. Moreover, BV has been reported to have multiple effects, including antibacterial, antivirus, and anti-inflammation effects, in various types of cells. In addition, wasp venom has been reported to have antibacterial properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial activity of BV against selected gram positive and gram negative bacterial strains of medical importance...
September 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695630/general-and-genetic-toxicology-of-enzyme-treated-ginseng-extract-toxicology-of-ginseng-rh2
#17
Mi-Kyung Jeong, Chong-Kwan Cho, Hwa-Seung Yoo
OBJECTIVES: Ginseng Rh2+ is enzyme-treated ginseng extract containing high amounts of converted ginsenosides, such as compound k, Rh2, Rg3, which have potent anticancer activity. We conducted general and genetic toxicity tests to evaluate the safety of ginseng Rh2+. METHODS: An acute oral toxicity test was performed at a high-level dose of 4,000 mg/kg/day in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. A 14-day range-finding study was also conducted to set dose levels for the 90-day study...
September 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695629/nonlinear-conte-zbilut-federici-czf-method-of-computing-lf-hf-ratio-a-more-reliable-index-of-changes-in-heart-rate-variability
#18
Vernon Bond, Bryan H Curry, Krishna Kumar, Sudhakar Pemminati, Vasavi R Gorantla, Kishan Kadur, Richard M Millis
OBJECTIVES: Acupuncture treatments are safe and effective for a wide variety of diseases involving autonomic dysregulation. Heart rate variability (HRV) is a noninvasive method for assessing sympathovagal balance. The low frequency/high frequency (LF/HF) spectral power ratio is an index of sympathovagal influence on heart rate and of cardiovascular health. This study tests the hypothesis that from rest to 30% to 50% of peak oxygen consumption, the nonlinear Conte-Zbilut-Federici (CZF) method of computing the LF/HF ratio is a more reliable index of changes in the HRV than linear methods are...
September 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695628/effects-of-acupuncture-stimulation-on-the-radial-artery-s-pressure-pulse-wave-in-healthy-young-participants-protocol-for-a-prospective-single-arm-exploratory-clinical-study
#19
Jae-Young Shin, Jun-Hwan Lee, Boncho Ku, Jang Han Bae, Min-Ho Un, Jaeuk U Kim, Tae-Hun Kim
INTRODUCTION: This study aims to investigate the effects of acupuncture stimulation on the radial artery's pressure pulse wave, along with various hemodynamic parameters, and to explore the possible underlying mechanism of pulse diagnosis in healthy participants in their twenties. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This study is a prospective, single-arm, exploratory clinical study. A total of 25 healthy participants, without regard to gender, in their twenties will be recruited by physicians...
September 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695627/epigenetic-mechanisms-new-targets-for-heart-failure-pharmacopuncture
#20
Yulia A Volkova, Isaac Opoku-Asare, Luc M Oke, Sudhakar Pemminati, Richard M Millis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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