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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748196/convenient-traditional-and-alternative-therapies-for-cardiovascular-disorders
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Mohammad M Zarshenas, Arman Zargaran, Michael Blaschke
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are of major causes of death worldwide. Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are considered as new sources to find preventive and treatment approaches with mostly a historical perspective. Chinese medicine (CM), Persian medicine (PM), Ayurveda and homeopathy are as most popular traditional systems of medicine among various CAM methods. In this survey, we aimed to review most relevant and approved treatment by current investigations on these CAM systems in the field of CVD to present best traditional remedies and treatment approaches...
October 10, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709308/evaluation-of-the-improvement-effect-of-laser-acupuncture-biostimulation-in-asthmatic-children-by-exhaled-inflammatory-biomarker-level-of-nitric-oxide
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Ola A Dabbous, Mona M Soliman, Nagwa H Mohamed, Magda Y Elseify, Mai S Elsheikh, Asmaa A A Alsharkawy, Manal M Abd Al Aziz
Variable therapy of asthma is not sufficient yet to achieve good asthma control. Therapy decision requires serial investigations. Low-level laser acupuncture is a suitable non-invasive modality of complementary medicine. The exhaled breath condensate (EBC) is easy and useful to evaluate the efficacy of drugs or novel therapy. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of low-level laser biostimulation of acupuncture points on asthma improvement in children. Forty-eight asthmatic children were subdivided into case (laser) group, which received 12 direct contact low-power laser acupuncture sessions (three sessions/week) on specific traditional Chinese acupuncture points for bronchial asthma, and control asthmatic group, which received sham laser acupuncture on the same acupoints and number of sessions of the case (laser) group...
October 5, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663925/acupuncture-as-a-complementary-method-of-traditional-psoriasis-treatment-myth-or-reality
#3
Darija Mahović, Fanika Mrsić
Dear Editor, the practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine described psoriasis some 2000 years ago (1). Psoriasis vulgaris is a common, chronic inflammatory skin disease whose worldwide prevalence ranges from 0.1-3% (2,3). Understanding the role of the immune system in psoriasis and the interplay between the innate and adaptive immune system has helped to manage this complex disease, which affects patients far beyond the skin changes themselves (2). In addition to the usual and widely accepted methods of treatment of psoriasis, including topical therapies, phototherapy, and conventional and biological systemic therapies, data can be found in the literature that suggest a favorable effect of acupuncture on the course of psoriasis (4,5)...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658799/factors-affecting-whether-or-not-cancer-patients-consider-using-acupuncture
#4
Byeongsang Oh, Thomas Eade, Andrew Kneebone, Nick Pavlakis, Stephen Clarke, Guy Eslick, Jo River, Michael Back
OBJECTIVE: To explore the factors associated with utilisation of an acupuncture service in a tertiary oncology setting in an Australian public hospital. METHOD: Cancer patients attending oncology clinics at a university teaching hospital were invited to participate in the evaluation of acupuncture services from June 2014 to May 2015. Patients had a prior diagnosis of cancer (albeit at different stages) and were planning to receive, or were already receiving, systemic and/or radiation cancer treatment...
September 22, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641603/puncturing-the-myths-of-acupuncture
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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/27594189/evidence-based-evaluation-of-complementary-health-approaches-for-pain-management-in-the-united-states
#6
REVIEW
Richard L Nahin, Robin Boineau, Partap S Khalsa, Barbara J Stussman, Wendy J Weber
Although most pain is acute and resolves within a few days or weeks, millions of Americans have persistent or recurring pain that may become chronic and debilitating. Medications may provide only partial relief from this chronic pain and can be associated with unwanted effects. As a result, many individuals turn to complementary health approaches as part of their pain management strategy. This article examines the clinical trial evidence for the efficacy and safety of several specific approaches-acupuncture, manipulation, massage therapy, relaxation techniques including meditation, selected natural product supplements (chondroitin, glucosamine, methylsulfonylmethane, S-adenosylmethionine), tai chi, and yoga-as used to manage chronic pain and related disability associated with back pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neck pain, and severe headaches or migraines...
September 2016: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594188/antidepressant-induced-female-sexual-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Tierney Lorenz, Jordan Rullo, Stephanie Faubion
Because 1 in 6 women in the United States takes antidepressants and a substantial proportion of patients report some disturbance of sexual function while taking these medications, it is a near certainty that the practicing clinician will need to know how to assess and manage antidepressant-related female sexual dysfunction. Adverse sexual effects can be complex because there are several potentially overlapping etiologies, including sexual dysfunction associated with the underlying mood disorder. As such, careful assessment of sexual function at the premedication visit followed by monitoring at subsequent visits is critical...
September 2016: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566677/an-investigation-of-the-use-of-acupuncture-in-stroke-patients-in-taiwan-a-national-cohort-study
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Shu-Wen Weng, Ta-Liang Chen, Chun-Chieh Yeh, Chien-Chang Liao, Hsin-Long Lane, Jaung-Geng Lin, Chun-Chuan Shih
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is considered a complementary and alternative medicine in many countries. The purpose of this study was to report the pattern of acupuncture use and associated factors in patients with stroke. METHODS: We used claims data from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database and identified 285001 new-onset stroke patients in 2000-2008 from 23 million people allover Taiwan. The use of acupuncture treatment after stroke within one year was identified...
2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27515876/polish-physicians-attitudes-to-complementary-and-alternative-medicine
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Agnieszka Olchowska-Kotala, Jarosław Barański
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess and compare attitudes, beliefs, and desire for education regarding CAM among Polish junior and senior doctors. DESIGN: A descriptive survey. SETTING: Between October 2014 and April 2015, 170 physicians were surveyed (89 senior and 81 junior doctors). The respondents were participating in vocational refresher courses for physicians or in specialist training organized by the Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists...
August 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27500551/local-heat-application-for-perimenstrual-pain-and-related-syndromes
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Kazim Emre Karasahin, Ulas Fidan, Ferdi Kinci, Serkan Bodur
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 8, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358589/acupuncture-could-it-become-everyday-practice-in-oncology
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REVIEW
Aneta Kilian-Kita, Mirosława Puskulluoglu, Kamil Konopka, Krzysztof Krzemieniecki
Acupuncture is a complementary and alternative medical treatment (CAM) which is increasingly used in the care of cancer patients. Traditionally derived from Chinese medicine, nowadays it is becoming a part of evidence-based oncology. The use of acupuncture in these patients has been recommended by the American Cancer Society (ACS) for the treatment of side effects associated with conventional cancer therapy and cancer-related ailments. A growing body of evidence supports the use of acupuncture in the treatment of cancer-induced pain and chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting...
2016: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27297510/clinical-trials-in-allied-medical-fields-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-world-health-organization-international-clinical-trial-registry-platform
#12
S Kannan, S Gowri
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials are mandatory for evidence-based practice. Hardly, any data are available regarding the number of clinical trials and their methodological quality that are conducted in allied fields of medicine. OBJECTIVE: The present study was envisaged to assess methodological quality of trials in allied medical fields. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Registered clinical trials in World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (http://apps...
March 2016: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27266242/acupuncture-treatment-for-acute-ankle-injury-in-the-emergency-department-a-preliminary-case-report
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Nopmanee Tantivesruangdet
Acupuncture is an ancient medical treatment that is increasingly attracting the interest of the public. It is a complementary therapy that is widely used for management of pain, especially chronic discomfort caused by migraine, low-back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee(¹⁻³). The evidence base for the effectiveness of acupuncture and its clinical applications is controversial, and although its efficacy and safety in the management of acute pain have been demonstrated, the quality of this modality is still questionable...
February 2016: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27181124/hazards-of-insomnia-and-the-effects-of-acupuncture-treatment-on-insomnia
#14
REVIEW
Yu-fang Lin, Zhi-dan Liu, Wen Ma, Wei-dong Shen
Insomnia is a common disease in modern society; it is made worse by increasingly fierce competition in the workplace and elsewhere, along with rapid economic and social development. Sleep disorders can result in changes in serum biomarkers and decreased immunity, and may cause maladies such as depression and cardiac diseases, as well as many other somatic symptoms. Western medications for treating insomnia can easily lead to addiction and other adverse effects. Fortunately, acupuncture can ease the symptoms of insomnia...
May 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27179195/complementary-and-alternative-medicines-use-among-pediatric-patients-with-epilepsy-in-a-multiethnic-community
#15
Chunliang Chen, Ying Jie Chong, Szu Liang Hie, Rehena Sultana, Sze Huay Dorothy Lee, Wei Shih Derrick Chan, Sui Yung Chan, Han Hui Cheong
OBJECTIVE: Prior studies highlighted that patients on chronic medications who used complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) did not share this information with their healthcare providers. Furthermore, there might be potential adverse interactions between CAMs and antiepileptic drug (AED) therapy. However, there are no studies that investigate the effect of religion or race on CAM use in a multiethnic community. Therefore, we aimed to investigate CAM usage among pediatric patients with epilepsy (PPE) and identify predictors of CAM usage in our multiethnic setting...
July 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27155456/establishing-an-animal-model-for-national-acupuncture-detoxification-association-nada-auricular-acupuncture-protocol
#16
Vasanth Kattalai Kailasam, Preeti Anand, Zara Melyan
The use of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain has increased dramatically in the past few decades making them one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the US. However, long-term use of opioids is limited by development of tolerance (decreased antinociceptive efficacy) and opioid-induced hyperalgesia - paradoxical sensitization to noxious (hyperalgesia) and non-noxious (allodynia) stimuli. Novel adjunctive therapies are needed to increase the efficacy and prolong the duration of action of opioids in chronic pain treatment...
June 15, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27102135/yamamoto-new-scalp-acupuncture-applied-kinesiology-and-breathing-exercises-for-facial-paralysis-in-a-young-boy-caused-by-lyme-disease-a-case-report
#17
Friedrich Molsberger, C Raak, M Teuber
The case study reports on the effect of pharmacological, complementary, and alternative medicine including YNSA, Applied Kinesiology, and respiratory exercises in a 9-year-old boy with facial paralysis. The boy suffered from borreliosis and one-sided facial paralysis that occurred 3.5 weeks after being bitten by a tick and persisted despite 4 weeks of medication with antibiotics. In the first treatment, muscle function as assessed by the coachman׳s test was normalized, and improvement in the facial paralysis was observed...
July 2016: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27066102/knowledge-and-attitudes-towards-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-among-senior-medical-students-in-king-abdulaziz-university-saudi-arabia
#18
Sami H Alzahrani, Jamil Bashawri, Emad M Salawati, Marwan A Bakarman
Objectives. This study assessed the knowledge and attitudes regarding complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in medical students in Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, it evaluated their views on the incorporation of CAM in their medical syllabus. Methods. The study was conducted by selecting a cross-sectional sample of senior medical students in the Faculty of Medicine. A validated and reliable self-administered questionnaire was used to explore the knowledge, attitude, and benefits of CAM. It was distributed to a sample of 273 students...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27028311/patterns-of-chinese-medicine-use-in-prescriptions-for-treating-alzheimer-s-disease-in-taiwan
#19
Shun-Ku Lin, Sui-Hing Yan, Jung-Nien Lai, Tung-Hu Tsai
BACKGROUND: Certain Chinese medicine (CM) herbs and acupuncture may protect against Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, there is a lack of research regarding the use of CM in patients with AD. The aim of this study was to investigate CM usage patterns in patients with AD, and identify the Chinese herbal formulae most commonly used for AD. METHODS: This retrospective, nationwide, population-based cohort study was conducted using a randomly sampled cohort of one million patients, selected from the National Health Insurance Research Database between 1997 and 2008 in Taiwan...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27028029/establishing-an-integrative-medicine-program-within-an-academic-health-center-essential-considerations
#20
David M Eisenberg, Ted J Kaptchuk, Diana E Post, Andrea L Hrbek, Bonnie B O'Connor, Kamila Osypiuk, Peter M Wayne, Julie E Buring, Donald B Levy
Integrative medicine (IM) refers to the combination of conventional and "complementary" medical services (e.g., chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, mindfulness training). More than half of all medical schools in the United States and Canada have programs in IM, and more than 30 academic health centers currently deliver multidisciplinary IM care. What remains unclear, however, is the ideal delivery model (or models) whereby individuals can responsibly access IM care safely, effectively, and reproducibly in a coordinated and cost-effective way...
September 2016: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
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