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  1. Drug-induced mitochondrial toxicity is thought to be a common mechanism of drug hepatotoxicity. Xian-Ling-Gu-Bao (XLGB) oral preparation is a commonly used drug for osteoporosis in China. Classical safety eval...

    Authors: Shujuan Piao, Hongwei Lin, Xia Tao and Wansheng Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:317
  2. Accumulating evidence reveals that music therapy appears to help patients with pain. However, there is a limited understanding of the underlying mechanisms. Several studies indicate that leptin level has a cru...

    Authors: Yingying Lv, Junzhen Wu, Yongming Xu, Shaofeng Pu, Chen Li and Dongping Du
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:316
  3. Coronary angiography is the gold standard for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. This intervention is nevertheless a source of anxiety for the patient both by its discomfort and by the consequences link...

    Authors: Laure Abensur Vuillaume, Charles Gentilhomme, Sandrine Weber, Nadia Ouamara, Julien Bayard, Mathieu Valla, Khalife Khalife, Christophe Goetz and Nazmine Guler
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:315
  4. Authors: Mina Saeedi, Aida Iraji, Yasaman Vahedi-Mazdabadi, Atiyeh Alizadeh, Najmeh Edraki, Omidreza Firuzi, Mahdieh Eftekhari and Tahmineh Akbarzadeh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:314

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:303

  5. To date, treating nasal polyps (NPs) is still a medical challenge. However, we have developed an innovative therapy using licorice extract (LE: Glycyrrhiza glabra) to treat rhinitis and sinusitis via nasal irriga...

    Authors: Geng-He Chang, Pei-Rung Yang, Yu-Ching Cheng, Ke-Hsin Hsu, Ching-Yuan Wu, Yao-Hsu Yang, Yu-Shih Lin, Cheng-Ming Hsu, Ming-Shao Tsai, Yao-Te Tsai and Pey-Jium Chang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:313
  6. The mechanism of action of Angelicae Pubescentis Radix in rheumatoid arthritis treatment is complex; the pathways and protein targets involved remain unclear. This study predicted the targets and signaling pathwa...

    Authors: Junhao Zhang, Rui Wang, Xiao Liang, Hao Tian Bai, Ya Lan Li, Shuhui Sun, Qianqian Zhang and Jing Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:312
  7. Smoking and depression are closely related and form a vicious cycle. Yokukansan (YiganSan) is a polyherbal remedy that has the effect of calming neuropsychiatric symptoms such as anger and irritation. To exami...

    Authors: Maki Komiyama, Yuka Ozaki, Hiromichi Wada, Hajime Yamakage, Noriko Satoh-Asahara, Akihiro Yasoda, Yoichi Sunagawa, Tatsuya Morimoto, Shinji Tamaki, Masahiro Suzuki, Takuo Shibayama, Toru Kato, Yasumasa Okada, Toshiyuki Kita, Yuko Takahashi and Koji Hasegawa
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:311
  8. Anoxia is characterized by changes in the morphology, metabolism, and function of tissues and organs due to insufficient oxygen supply or oxygen dysfunction. Gentiana straminea Maxim (G.s Maxim) is a traditional ...

    Authors: Xiu mei Kong, Dan Song, Jie Li, Yi Jiang, Xiao ying Zhang, Xiao Jun Wu, Ming juan Ge, Jiao jiao Xu, Xiao min Gao and Qin Zhao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:310
  9. Oral cancer, one of the most common cancers, has unimproved 5-years survival rate in the last 30 years and the chemo/radiotherapy-associated morbidity. Therefore, intervention strategies that evade harmful sid...

    Authors: Marwa M. Essawy, Mostafa M. Mohamed, Hanaa S. Raslan, Salma T. Rafik, Ashraf K. Awaad and Omneya R. Ramadan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:309
  10. The “multiple-hit” hypothesis is currently the most widely accepted theory for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) pathogenesis. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of the water extract of...

    Authors: Aihua Deng, Fengying Liu, Xuchong Tang, Yun Wang, Peng Xie, Qifu Yang and Bing Xiao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:308
  11. We aimed to elucidate the synergistic effect and potential mechanism of New Baitouweng Decoction (NBD) combined with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in rats with DSS-induced ulcerative colitis (UC).

    Authors: Xin Gu, Zhiwei Miao, Yantian Wang, Yue Yang, Tongtong Yang and Yi Xu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:307
  12. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-018-2118-8.

    Authors: Ming-wei Liu, Rui Wei, Mei-xian Su, Hui Li, Tian-wen Fang and Wei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:306
  13. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-020-2873-1.

    Authors: Li Hao, Ming-wei Liu, Song-tao Gu, Xue Huang, Hong Deng and Xu Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:305
  14. Cinnamomum verum J. Presl. (Lauraceae), Myrtus communis L. (Myrtaceae), Ruta graveolens L. (Rutaaceae), Anethum graveolens L. (Apiaceae), Myristica fragrans Houtt. (Myristicaceae), and Crocus sativus L. (Iridacea...

    Authors: Mina Saeedi, Aida Iraji, Yasaman Vahedi-Mazdabadi, Atiyeh Alizadeh, Najmeh Edraki, Omidreza Firuzi, Mahdieh Eftekhari and Tahmineh Akbarzadeh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:303

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:314

  15. Neuroinflammation-mediated microglia polarization is a major process in various central nervous system (CNS) diseases. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress contributes to the inflammatory signals as well as to mi...

    Authors: Qian Li, Yao Wu, Xue-shen Chen, Tao Zeng, Lin-ling Liu, Zi-qi Feng, Dan-yang Liu, Ling Zhu and Li-hong Wan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:302
  16. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) approximately constitutes 90% of the reported cases. 30-40% of diabetics eventually develop diabetic nephropathy (DN); accounting for one of the major causes of morbidity and mo...

    Authors: Nida Baig, Rabia Sultan and Shamim Akhtar Qureshi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:301
  17. To evaluate safety of acupuncture treatment by Korean Medicine Doctors (KMDs), a prospective, practice-based survey on adverse events (AEs) associated with acupuncture was conducted.

    Authors: Jiyoon Won, Jun-Hwan Lee, Heejung Bang and Hyangsook Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:300
  18. Shengjing capsule (SJC) is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and has gained widespread clinical application for the treatment of male infertility (MI). However, the pharmacological mechanism of SJC against ...

    Authors: Ming Wang, Qi Wang, Hui Jiang, Yongqiang Du and Xiansheng Zhang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:299
  19. Accompanied by the decline of physiological functions, the decrease of physical activity, and comorbidities, older adults are susceptible to sarcopenia because of accelerated loss of muscle mass. Resistance tr...

    Authors: Shengnan Yue, Jing Zhang, Jiaxin Li, Yanwei Hao, Shaofeng Wang, Tianyu Liu, Wen Zhong, Chongli Chen, Fei Wang and Bin Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:298
  20. About 68% of women aged 18–44 years have experienced cyclic mastalgia (CM), which occurs during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle when elevated hormone levels induce greater breast gland thickness. CM ha...

    Authors: Chuan Yu, Jun Wang, Bin Shen, Xiang Li, Rui Zhang, Yan Qin, Guofan Jian and Jing Guo
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:297
  21. Traditional Chinese exercise as a new pulmonary rehabilitation technique has been increasingly used and achieved good results in pulmonary rehabilitation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The ai...

    Authors: Jiaming Hu, Rundi Gao, Yiting Wang, Yan Li, Yaqin Wang, Zhen Wang and Junchao Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:296
  22. Balance function provides a physiological link between the physical and cognitive function, and is a potential predictor for cognitive frailty. As a gentle mind–body exercise, Baduanjin can develop flexibility...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Jiawei Wu, Xiaoqian Wang and Guohua Zheng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:295
  23. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6882-13-10.

    Authors: Danish Ahmed, Manju Sharma, Alok Mukerjee, Pramod W. Ramteke and Vikas Kumar
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:294
  24. Fever is the most common reason for children’s visits to medical centers. Its management is an essential duty of a pediatric nurse. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of body wash with Marshmall...

    Authors: Hadis Goodarzi, Fatemeh Valizadeh, Fatemeh Ghasemi, Farzad Ebrahimzade, Seyedeh Hanieh Seifosadat, Bahram Delfan and Nadereh Taee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:293
  25. Belief in complementary and alternative medicine practices is related to reduced preparedness for vaccination. This study aimed to assess home remedy awareness and use in South Tyrol, where vaccination rates i...

    Authors: Wolfgang Wiedermann, Dietmar Ausserhofer, Anna Vögele, Ulrich Becker, Giuliano Piccoliori, Christian J. Wiedermann and Adolf Engl
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:292
  26. Diabetic kidney disease affects approximately 40% of diabetic patients and is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD) worldwide. As a result, preventing renal complications in diabetic patients is cr...

    Authors: Parisa Veisi, Meysam Zarezade, Helya Rostamkhani and Zohreh Ghoreishi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:291
  27. The restorative effect of classical music was assessed on the cyclophosphamide-induced animal model of premature ovarian failure (POF).

    Authors: Nahideh Nazdikbin Yamchi, Mohammad Mojtaba Alizadeh Ashrafi, Hamed Abbasi, Farhad Amjadi, Mohammad Hossein Geranmayeh, Reza Shirazi, Amin Tamadon, Reza Rahbarghazi and Mahdi Mahdipour
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:290
  28. Today, the increment in microbial resistance has guided the researches focus into new antimicrobial compounds or transmission systems. Escherichia coli (E. coli) is an opportunistic pathogen, producing a biofilm ...

    Authors: Mehran Nemattalab, Masoumeh Rohani, Mehdi Evazalipour and Zahra Hesari
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:289
  29. Recent investigations suggested that anticancer agents may inhibit the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. Conyza dioscoridis (L.) was demonstrated to have anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammator...

    Authors: Adel A. Gomaa, Hanan S. M. Farghaly, Rania M. Makboul, Abeer M. Hussien and Mariam A. Nicola
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:288
  30. Physical and mental health problems are becoming more serious among college students due to lifestyle changes and increased academic stress. Qigong exercise has been regarded as a potentially effective interve...

    Authors: Jianping Lin, Yi fang Gao, Yue Guo, Ming Li, Yuxiang Zhu, Ruoshi You, Shaoqing Chen and Shizhong Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:287
  31. Efficient delivery systems of Calophyllum inophyllum seed oil (CSO) in the form of nanoemulsion were optimised to enhance its stability and ensure its therapeutic efficiency as a potential agent for various biome...

    Authors: Elnaz Saki, Vinuthaa Murthy, Roshanak Khandanlou, Hao Wang, Johanna Wapling and Richard Weir
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:285
  32. Although Korean Red Ginseng (KRG) is safe, this finding was only evaluated in 3-mo-long studies. Its safety was verified through a 6-mo KRG administration clinical study, but long-term studies beyond 6 mo are ...

    Authors: Soo Kyung Park, Sung-Won Kim, Hwi Won Seo, Sun Hee Hyun, Jong-Su Kyung, Soo-Hyun Youn, Seung Ho So, Gyo In, Chae-Kyu Park, Eugene C. Yi, Chang-Kyun Han and Yong Yook Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:284
  33. Yoga-based exercise is a promising strategy for promoting healthy ageing, with the potential to reduce falls and increase physical, cognitive and psychological wellbeing. Teleyoga (real-time yoga provided via ...

    Authors: Abby Haynes, Heidi Gilchrist, Juliana S Oliveira, Catherine Sherrington and Anne Tiedemann
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:283
  34. Quality of life (QoL) assessment has emerged as an important evaluation tool for therapeutic treatments. The positive impact of complementary music interventions on QoL has been demonstrated in the literature,...

    Authors: Angela Schell, Felix Wassmer, Lena Zaubitzer, Benedikt Kramer, Haneen Sadick, Nicole Rotter and Daniel Häussler
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:282
  35. Zishen Yutai (ZSYT) pill, a patent Chinese medicine, has been widely used in the treatment of infertility, abortion, and adjunctive treatment of in vitro fertilization (IVF) for decades. Recently, the results ...

    Authors: Lei Dang, Chunbo Zhang, Biru Su, Na Ning, Qiuling Huang, Su Zhou, Meng Wu, Wenqing Ma, Man Wang, Pengfei Cui, Yan Li and Shixuan Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:281
  36. Bersama abyssinica is a common herb in Africa, with diverse medical uses in different areas. The plant is well-known in Tanzania for treating respiratory disorders such as TB, tonsillitis, bronchitis, and asthma,...

    Authors: Never Zekeya, Bertha Mamiro, Humphrey Ndossi, Rehema Chande Mallya, Mhuji Kilonzo, Alex Kisingo, Mkumbukwa Mtambo, Jafari Kideghesho and Jaffu Chilongola
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:280
  37. Quercetin is an organic flavonoid present in several fruits and vegetables. The anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant, cardio-protective, anti-carcinogenic and neuroprotective properties demonstrated by th...

    Authors: Patrice Cunningham, Emma Patton, Brandon N. VanderVeen, Christian Unger, Ahmed Aladhami, Reilly T. Enos, Sarah Madero, Ioulia Chatzistamou, Daping Fan, E. Angela Murphy and Kandy T. Velázquez
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:279
  38. Simiao pill module (SMM), a traditional Chinese medicine formula, has been widely used to treat gout and gouty arthritis. The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of SMM on epithelial-mesenchymal ...

    Authors: Guangxing Shui, Zheyi Cai, Feng Wang, Ting Chen, Xueyuan Huang, Yun Cai and Xiuhua Mi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:278
  39. Curcuminoids (CURs) are the principal ingredients of Curcuma longa L. [Zingiberaceae] (CL)—an herbal plant used in east Asia to alleviate pain and inflammation. Thus far, the therapeutic effects of CURs for knee ...

    Authors: Jie Feng, Zhao Li, Linling Tian, Panyun Mu, Yimei Hu, Feng Xiong and Xu Ma
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:276
  40. Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory skin disease that compromises the skin's barrier function and capacity to retain moisture. Cnidii Fructus (CF), the dried fruits of Cnidium monnieri, has long been ...

    Authors: Shakeel Ahmad Khan, Ying Wu, Amy Sze-Man Li, Xiu-Qiong Fu and Zhi-Ling Yu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:275
  41. Prediabetes is a hypermetabolic syndrome with blood sugar levels falling between the normal and diabetes. People with prediabetes have a significantly increased chances of developing diabetes, cardiovascular a...

    Authors: Peng-Xiang Zhang, Lin Zeng, Lu Meng, Hui-Lin Li, Heng-Xia Zhao and De-Liang Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:274
  42. Improper use of strychnine can cause death. The aim of this study was to identify and evaluate toxic mechanisms of action associated with active compounds in strychnine using a network toxicology approach, and...

    Authors: Jialin Dai, Jiangjin Liu, Maoxin Zhang, Yanni Yu and Jie Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:273
  43. Rosa rugosa cv. Plena, a cultivar of Rosa rugosa, has a history of more than 1300 years of application in both medicine and food in China. The essential oil of Rosa rugosa cv. Plena (PREO) is one of the most freq...

    Authors: Rifat Nowshin Raka, Ding Zhiqian, Yuan Yue, Qiao Luchang, Park Suyeon, Xiao Junsong and Wu Hua
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:272
  44. The increased global incidence of myopia requires the establishment of therapeutic approaches. This study aimed to investigate the effect of Fallopia Japonica (FJ) and Prunella vulgaris (PV) extract on myopia cau...

    Authors: Chih-Sheng Chen, Yu-An Hsu, Chia-Hung Lin, Yao-Chien Wang, En-Shyh Lin, Ching-Yao Chang, Jamie Jiin-Yi Chen, Ming-Yen Wu, Hui-Ju Lin and Lei Wan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:271
  45. Cistanche tubulosa is an editable and medicinal traditional Chinese herb and phenylethanoid glycosides are its major components, which have shown various beneficial effects such as anti-tumor, anti-oxidant and ne...

    Authors: Dilinazi Abudujilile, Weilan Wang, Alimu Aimaier, Lili Chang, Yuliang Dong, Yiye Wang, Xu Fan, Yu Ma, Yongli Wang, Dilinigeer Ziyayiding, Yuan Ma, Jie Lv and Jinyao Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:270
  46. The WHO recommends artemisinin-based combination regimens for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria. One such combination is artemisinin-piperaquine tablets (ATQ). ATQ has outstanding advantages in anti-mal...

    Authors: Xiaobo Li, Yueming Yuan, Yingyi Chen, Li Ru, Zheng Yuan, Zhiyong Xu, Qin Xu, Jianping Song, Guoming Li and Changsheng Deng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:268