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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526441/conceptual-analysis-of-diabetic-retinopathy-in-ayurveda
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REVIEW
Prasanta Kumar Sahoo, Shamsa Fiaz
Inclusion of Prameha among the eight major disorders in Charaka Samhita shows the significance of the disease given by ancient seers. The risk of development of blindness in diabetics increases by 20-25 times as compared to the normal population. High prevalence rate of Diabetic Retinopathy (34.6%), proliferative diabetic retinopathy (7%), diabetic macular edema (6.8%), and Vision threatening Diabetic retinopathy (10.2%) in diabetics was great concerns which led to search and analyze the disease process on the basis of modern pathogenesis and different Timirvyadhi mentioned in Ayurvedic authoritative texts...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508939/-the-worlds-of-gods-in-medicine
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REVIEW
A Karenberg
BACKGROUND: A number of designations for diseases, medicines and human body structures derive from classical mythology. To date, these eponyms have not been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVES: This paper provides an overview of this fringe component of medical vocabulary, looks at the history of several terms and formulates hypotheses as to why such creative etymologies have come into being. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In addition to relevant texts on ancient mythology, a variety of medical textbooks from the early modern period were analyzed...
May 16, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501427/ethnopharmacological-approach-to-the-herbal-medicines-of-the-elements-alpha-to-delta-in-nikolaos-myrepsos-dynameron-part-ii
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E Valiakos, M Marselos, N Sakellaridis, Th Constantinidis, H Skaltsa
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Dynameron is a Byzantine medical compendium, divided into 24 sections, the "Elements", containing 2667 recipes, most of which inherited by previous physicians of the classic ancient Greek and Hellenistic, and imperial Roman periods. AIM OF THE STUDY: In continuation to our previous study concerning the first and largest chapter of the "Element Alpha" of Nikolaos Myrepsos׳ Dynameron (Valiakos et al., 2015), this paper focuses on the plants quoted in the recipes of the eight following chapters entitled "About Salts", "About Honeypacks" and "About Spreads", all belonging to the same "Element Alpha"; "About Antitussives" and "About Suppositories" belonging to the "Element Beta"; "About women's Cathartics" belonging to the "Element Gamma"; "About Drossaton" and "About Diachrisma", both belonging to the "Element Delta"...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501232/restoring-balance-for-people-with-cancer-through-integrative-oncology
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REVIEW
Judy A Fulop, Ania Grimone, David Victorson
Integrative Oncology incorporates conventional and western cancer treatment approaches with the best of ancient and traditional medicine including nutrition, supplements, Qigong, herbal medicine, mind-body practices, and more. This article offers a guiding conceptual paradigm from an integrative perspective based on the principles of balance and imbalance. An integrative approach is used to help improve quality of life, enhance lifestyle choices and mitigate symptoms and side effects from conventional treatments...
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499043/bioethics-and-transhumanism
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Allen Porter
Transhumanism is a "technoprogressive" socio-political and intellectual movement that advocates for the use of technology in order to transform the human organism radically, with the ultimate goal of becoming "posthuman." To this end, transhumanists focus on and encourage the use of new and emerging technologies, such as genetic engineering and brain-machine interfaces. In support of their vision for humanity, and as a way of reassuring those "bioconservatives" who may balk at the radical nature of that vision, transhumanists claim common ground with a number of esteemed thinkers and traditions, from the ancient philosophy of Plato and Aristotle to the postmodern philosophy of Nietzsche...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494847/history-of-cupping-hijama-a-narrative-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Naseem Akhtar Qureshi, Gazzaffi Ibrahim Ali, Tamer Shaban Abushanab, Ahmed Tawfik El-Olemy, Meshari Saleh Alqaed, Ibrahim S El-Subai, Abdullah M N Al-Bedah
Cupping (Hijama in Arabic) is an ancient, holistic method for the treatment of a variety of diseases. Though the exact origin of cupping therapy is a matter of controversy, its use has been documented in early Egyptian and Chinese medical practices. Diverse human civilizations have contributed to the historical development and continuation of cupping therapy. This narrative review describes the history of cupping, historical definitions, cupping instruments and uses of cupping therapy. Electronic searches of relevant databases (PubMed, Google Scholar and OvidSP) were conducted using keywords and Boolean operators...
May 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474422/determination-of-antioxidant-potential-of-acacia-nilotica-leaf-extract-in-oxidative-stress-response-system-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Subhaswaraj Pattnaik, Sowmya Mani, Jobina Rajkumari, Sudharshan Sj, Madhu Dyavaiah, Siddhardha Busi
BACKGROUND: From ancient times, plants and plant derived products are used as folkloric medicines in a variety of health disorders owing to their tremendous therapeutic potential. The present study aims to determine the antioxidant efficacy of crude Acacia nilotica extract in oxidative stress response system of Saccharomyces cerevisiae as model organism. RESULTS: A. nilotica showed significant antioxidant activity with an IC50 value of 75.157 and 159.57 µg mL(-1) for DPPH radical and hydroxyl radical scavenging activity respectively at a concentration of 500 µg mL(-1) ...
May 5, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472605/total-flavonoid-extract-from-abelmoschus-manihot-l-medic-flowers-attenuates-d-galactose-induced-oxidative-stress-in-mouse-liver-through-the-nrf2-pathway
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Yan Qiu, Peng-Fei Ai, Jian-Jun Song, Chang Liu, Zhi-Wei Li
Abelmoschus manihot (L.) Medic is an edible hibiscus that is rich in flavonoids, and its use as Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of diseases and health maintenance dates back to ancient times. The chemical compositions of total flavonoid of A. manihot (L.) Medic flower extract (TFAE) were identified and determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The effects of TFAE on antioxidative activities in a d-galactose (d-gal)-induced mouse model and Nrf2-mediated antioxidant responses were evaluated...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470151/a-medical-enigma%C3%A2-what-gale-chinoise-chinese-scabies-meant%C3%A2-150-years-ago
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B-A Gaüzere, P Aubry
CONTEXT: The meaning of the term "gale chinoise" mentioned in some articles about French overseas territories in the 19th century, remains unclear. In response to a query of an American colleague dermatologist trying to find out what it meant 150 years ago, we attempted to elucidate the nature of this ancient disease, which today would be translated literally as Chinese scabies. METHOD: We submitted the query to a panel of civilian and military French tropical medicine specialists including dermatologists, through two networks : Association Amicale Santé Navale et d'Outre-Mer and Société de Pathologie Exotique...
May 4, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468116/-study-on-the-author-and-its-edition-circulation-of-ao-shi-shang-han-jin-jing-lu-ao-s-records-of-golden-mirror-on-cold-pathogenic-diseases
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R Liang
Based on Ao's original work, Du Qingbi compiled Ao shi shang han jin jing lu (Ao's Records of Golden Mirror on Cold Pathogenic Diseases) . Though someone claimed that Ao shi shang han jin jing lu was an expert of Confucian classics, Ao Jiweng in the Yuan dynasty, unfortunately, no records reveal that he had been related to medicine, and it needs further investigation. It was seldom known since the completion of Ao shi shang han jin jing lu. Thanks to Xue Ji' of the Ming Dynasty who blockprinted this work twice and then it began to circulate...
March 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468113/-professor-b-jigmed-s-conception-on-the-division-of-stages-of-history-of-mongolian-medicine
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X H Wang, L Bao
The division of stages on the formation and development of Mongolian medicine is a major issue on the history of Mongolian medicine. Based on Mongolian social, economic and cultural development and the characteristics of Mongolian medicine itself, Professor B. Jigmed creatively puts forward the three stages of development of ancient and modern times of Mongolian medicine. He also reasonably sorts out historical materials to comprehensively and systematically display the general picture of its development. This approach exerts great effect on restructuring the body of Mongolian medicine itself, unveils its rule of development, and promotes its disciplinary construction...
March 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465251/danshen-injection-prevents-heart-failure-by-attenuating-post-infarct-remodeling
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Lingyan Wang, Jiahui Yu, Patrick Asare Fordjour, Xiaoxue Xing, Hui Gao, Yanyan Li, Lingyan Li, Yan Zhu, Xiumei Gao, Guanwei Fan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Danshen Injection (DSI) is a traditional Chinese medicine extracted from Danshen, prepared from the dried root and rhizome of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge. Danshen is an ancient antipyretic traditional Chinese medicine which is mostly used to improve blood circulation and dispel blood stasis. Danshen decoction or liquor-fried Danshen (with grain-based liquor) which is cool in nature is traditionally used to 'cool the blood' and reduce the swelling of sores and abscesses...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464025/pams-ameliorates-the-imiquimod-induced-psoriasis-like-skin-disease-in-mice-by-inhibition-of-translocation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-production-of-inflammatory-cytokines
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Rongkun Dou, Zongying Liu, Xue Yuan, Danzhou Xiangfei, Ruixue Bai, Zhenfei Bi, Piao Yang, Yalan Yang, Yinsong Dong, Wei Su, Diqiang Li, Canquan Mao
Psoriasis is a chronic and persistent inflammatory skin disease seriously affecting the quality of human life. In this study, we reported an ancient formula of Chinese folk medicine, the natural plant antimicrobial solution (PAMs) for its anti-inflammatory effects and proposed the primary mechanisms on inhibiting the inflammatory response in TNF-α/IFN-γ-induced HaCaT cells and imiquimod-induced psoriasis-like skin disease mouse model. Two main functional components of hydroxysafflor Yellow A and allantoin in PAMs were quantified by HPLC to be 94...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462145/antihypertensive-effect-of-allicin-in-dexamethasone-induced-hypertensive-rats
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Harikesh Dubey, Anamika Singh, Angad M Patole, Chandrashekhar R Tenpe
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoid is among the most commonly prescribed medicine. Unfortunately, Excess glucocorticoid level leads hypertension in 80-90% patients. Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used since ancient times and even nowadays as a part of popular medicine for various ailments and physiological disorders. Hence this study was undertaken to investigate the antihypertensive activity of allicin in dexamethasone induced hypertension in wistar rats. METHODS: The animals were randomly divided into four groups comprising of six rats per group...
March 2017: Integr Med Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462082/on-arsenic-trioxide-in-the-clinical-treatment-of-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia
#15
REVIEW
Peng Zhang
Arsenic is generally considered hypertoxic. However, it has been used in traditional Chinese medicine since ancient times, to treat serious illnesses. Recently, a single dose of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) has been found especially effective in treating acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Generally speaking, As2O3 is a more effective treatment of APL than other, newer medications and has less severe adverse reactions and greater safety.
2017: Leukemia Research Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461119/taraxacum-mongolicum-extract-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-associated-apoptosis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
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Xiao-Hong Li, Xi-Ran He, Yan-Yan Zhou, Hai-Yu Zhao, Wen-Xian Zheng, Shan-Tong Jiang, Qun Zhou, Ping-Ping Li, Shu-Yan Han
BACKGROUND: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive and deadly breast cancer subtype with limited treatment options. It is necessary to seek complementary strategies for TNBC management. Taraxacum mongolicum, commonly named as dandelion, is a herb medicine with anti-cancer activity and has been utilized to treat mammary abscess, hyperplasia of mammary glands from ancient time in China, but the scientific evidence and action mechanisms still need to be studied. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was intended to investigate the therapeutic effect and molecular mechanisms of dandelion extract in TNBC cell line...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454485/cheminformatics-based-anticoagulant-study-of-traditionally-used-medicinal-plants
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Mahdi Alikhani Pour, Soroush Sardari, Ali Eslamifar, Abid Azhar, Mohammad Rezvani, Milad Nazari
Backgroung: Medicinal plants, as a complementary medicine, have been used to treat various diseases since ancient times. These plants have numerous beneficial applications and are the source of certain conventional drugs. In diseases such as stroke and ischemia, which are caused by several factors, abnormal coagulation is an important causative factor. Accordingly, novel and effective therapies such as herbal remedies should be practiced to prevent such lethal diseases. Methods: Using the available databases such as Google Scholar and PubMed, the previously reported anticoagulant compounds and plants possessing anticoagulant activity were identified and collected in two separate lists...
April 29, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446157/natural-products-isolated-from-tetragonula-carbonaria-cerumen-modulate-free-radical-scavenging-and-5-lipoxygenase-activities-in-vitro
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Karina D Hamilton, Peter R Brooks, Steven M Ogbourne, Fraser D Russell
BACKGROUND: Propolis and cerumen are plant-derived products found in honeybees and stingless bees, respectively. Although propolis is an ancient folk medicine, the bioactivities of cerumen obtained from Australian native stingless bees (Tetragonula carbonaria) have not been widely studied. Therefore, we investigated selected anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of T. carbonaria cerumen. METHODS: A methanolic extract was prepared from the combined cerumen of 40 T...
April 26, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445522/revealing-phenotype-associated-functional-differences-by-genome-wide-scan-of-ancient-haplotype-blocks
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Ritsuko Onuki, Rui Yamaguchi, Tetsuo Shibuya, Minoru Kanehisa, Susumu Goto
Genome-wide scans for positive selection have become important for genomic medicine, and many studies aim to find genomic regions affected by positive selection that are associated with risk allele variations among populations. Most such studies are designed to detect recent positive selection. However, we hypothesize that ancient positive selection is also important for adaptation to pathogens, and has affected current immune-mediated common diseases. Based on this hypothesis, we developed a novel linkage disequilibrium-based pipeline, which aims to detect regions associated with ancient positive selection across populations from single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440191/cannabis-a-neurological-remedy-or-a-drug-of-abuse-in-india
#20
Pronit Biswas, Pooja Mishra, Devasish Bose, Abhilasha Durgbanshi
Since ancient times it is well documented the use of cannabis as a medicine due to its potential therapeutic activity while subsequently its use as drug of abuse spread increasingly. The present review sought to give an insight in the history of medical and recreational use of cannabis in India. Indian use of cannabis dates back to Vedic time, mostly for the ritualistic and religious purposed, as documented in the ancient literature. It was India that introduced the medical use of cannabis to neighboring countries...
April 23, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
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