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  1. Approximately two thirds of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) respond well to hypnotherapy. However, it is time consuming as well as expensive to provide and therefore a way of predicting outcome wo...

    Authors: Helen R Carruthers, Julie Morris, Nicholas Tarrier and Peter J Whorwell
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:75
  2. The collaborative treatment of acupuncture in addition to routine care as an approach for the management of low back pain (LBP) is receiving increasing recognition from both public and professional arenas. In ...

    Authors: Namkwen Kim, Bongmin Yang, Taejin Lee and Soonman Kwon
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:74
  3. Hypericum perforatum is a medicinal plant species containing many polyphenolic compounds, namely flavonoids and phenolic acids. In this study we evaluate the effect of Hypericum perforatum in animal model of per...

    Authors: Irene Paterniti, Enrico Briguglio, Emanuela Mazzon, Maria Galuppo, Giacomo Oteri, Giancarlo Cordasco and Salvatore Cuzzocrea
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:73
  4. With a traditional medical use for treatment of various ailments, herbal preparations of Echinacea are now popularly used to improve immune responses. One likely mode of action is that alkamides from Echinacea bi...

    Authors: Lankun Wu, Eric W Rowe, Ksenija Jeftinija, Srdija Jeftinija, Ludmila Rizshsky, Basil J Nikolau, Jodi McKay, Marian Kohut and Eve Syrkin Wurtele
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:72
  5. The leaves of Dissotis rotundifolia are used ethnomedically across Africa without scientific basis or safety concerns. Determination of its phytochemical constituents, antimicrobial activity, effects on the gastr...

    Authors: Tavs A Abere, Pius E Okoto and Freddy O Agoreyo
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:71
  6. Influenza is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The recent pandemic of a novel H1N1 influenza virus has stressed the importance of the search for effective treatments for this disease. Essential o...

    Authors: Shuhua Wu, Krupa B Patel, Leland J Booth, Jordan P Metcalf, Hsueh-Kung Lin and Wenxin Wu
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:69
  7. Agarwood (Aquilaria sinensis), well known as incense in Southeast Asia, has been used as a digestive in traditional medicine. We investigated the laxative effects of an ethanol extract of agarwood leaves (EEA) in...

    Authors: Mamoru Kakino, Shigemi Tazawa, Hiroe Maruyama, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Yoko Araki, Masamitsu Shimazawa and Hideaki Hara
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:68
  8. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-proliferative properties, and depending upon the experimental circumstances, may be pro- or anti-apoptotic. Many of these biological actions could amelior...

    Authors: Jun Ma, Lynetta Phillips, Ying Wang, Tiane Dai, Janine LaPage, Rama Natarajan and Sharon G Adler
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:67
  9. For CAM to feature prominently in health care decision-making there is a need to expand the evidence-base and to further incorporate economic evaluation into research priorities.

    Authors: Emily Ford, Daniela Solomon, Jon Adams and Nicholas Graves
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:66
  10. Use of essential oils for controlling Candida albicans growth has gained significance due to the resistance acquired by pathogens towards a number of widely-used drugs. The aim of this study was to test the antif...

    Authors: Amit K Tyagi and Anushree Malik
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:65
  11. The evolution and spread of antibiotic resistance, as well as the evolution of new strains of disease causing agents, is of great concern to the global health community. Our ability to effectively treat diseas...

    Authors: Frank M Frey and Ryan Meyers
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:64
  12. The current treatment of onchocerciasis relies on the use of ivermectin which is only microfilaricidal and for which resistant parasite strains of veterinary importance are increasingly being detected. In the ...

    Authors: Fidelis Cho-Ngwa, Melanie Abongwa, Moses N Ngemenya and Kennedy D Nyongbela
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:62
  13. Recently, proteins and peptides have become an added value to foodstuffs due to new knowledge about its structural analyses as related to antioxidant and anticancer activity. Our goal was to evaluate if protei...

    Authors: Ana M Preza, María E Jaramillo, Ana M Puebla, Juan C Mateos, Rodolfo Hernández and Eugenia Lugo
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:61
  14. Abalone has long been used as a valuable food source in East Asian countries. Although the nutritional importance of abalone has been reported through in vitro and in vivo studies, there is little evidence about ...

    Authors: Choong-Gu Lee, Ho-Keun Kwon, Jae Ha Ryu, Sung Jin Kang, Chang-Rok Im, Jae II Kim and Sin-Hyeog Im
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:60
  15. Ankle sprains are common within the general population and can result in prolonged disablement. Limited talocrural dorsiflexion range of motion (DF ROM) is a common consequence of ankle sprain. Limited talocru...

    Authors: Todd E Davenport, Kornelia Kulig and Beth E Fisher
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:59
  16. The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is becoming more common, but population-based descriptions of its patterns of use are lacking. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of CAM use in...

    Authors: Amy Metcalfe, Jeanne Williams, Jane McChesney, Scott B Patten and Nathalie Jetté
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:58
  17. Curcumin, an Asian spice and food-coloring agent, is known for its anti-oxidant properties. We propose that curcumin can improve diabetes-induced endothelial dysfunction through superoxide reduction.

    Authors: Sirada Rungseesantivanon, Naris Thenchaisri, Preecha Ruangvejvorachai and Suthiluk Patumraj
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:57
  18. Strychnos potatorum Linn (Loganiaceae) is a moderate sized tree found in southern and central parts of India, Sri Lanka and Burma. In traditional system of medicine, Strychnos potatorum Linn seeds were used for ...

    Authors: Sanmugapriya Ekambaram, Senthamil Selvan Perumal and Venkataraman Subramanian
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:56
  19. Cholangiocarcinoma is a serious public health in Thailand with increasing incidence and mortality rates. The present study aimed to investigate cytotoxic activities of crude ethanol extracts of a total of 28 p...

    Authors: Wiratchanee Mahavorasirikul, Vithoon Viyanant, Wanna Chaijaroenkul, Arunporn Itharat and Kesara Na-Bangchang
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:55
  20. Zizyphus lotus L. (Desf.) also known as Jujube, is a deciduous shrub which belongs to Rhamnaceae family. This plant is used in Algerian traditional medicine for its anti-diabetic, sedative, analgesic, anti-infla...

    Authors: Chahid Benammar, Aziz Hichami, Akadiri Yessoufou, Anne-Marie Simonin, Meriem Belarbi, Hocine Allali and Naim A Khan
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:54
  21. Spirulina is a commercial alga well known to contain various antioxidants, especially phycocyanin. Apart from being sold as a nutraceutical, Spirulina is incorporated as a functional ingredient in food products ...

    Authors: Wan-Loy Chu, Yen-Wei Lim, Ammu Kutty Radhakrishnan and Phaik-Eem Lim
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:53
  22. There has been a long standing interest in the identification of medicinal plants and derived natural products for developing cancer therapeutics. Our study focuses upon pancreatic cancer, due to its high mort...

    Authors: Sherine George, Siddharth V Bhalerao, Erich A Lidstone, Irfan S Ahmad, Atiya Abbasi, Brian T Cunningham and Kenneth L Watkin
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:52
  23. Several cell culture and animal studies demonstrated that citrus bioactive compounds have protective effects against certain types of cancer. Among several classes of citrus bioactive compounds, limonoids were...

    Authors: Jose L Perez, Guddarangavvanahally K Jayaprakasha, Adriana Cadena, Elvia Martinez, Hassan Ahmad and Bhimanagouda S Patil
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:51
  24. Cardiac sonographers frequently have work-related muscular discomfort. We aimed to assess the feasibility of having sonographers receive massages during working hours in an area adjacent to an echocardiography...

    Authors: Deborah J Engen, Dietlind L Wahner-Roedler, Anita M Nadolny, Colleen M Persinger, Jae K Oh, Peter C Spittell, Laura L Loehrer, Stephen S Cha and Brent A Bauer
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:50
  25. The treatment of oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC) and human osteosarcoma (HOS) includes surgery and/or radiotherapy which often lead to reduced quality of life. This study was aimed to study the antiprolif...

    Authors: Abdulmlik A Ghashm, Nor H Othman, Mohammed N Khattak, Noorliza M Ismail and Rajan Saini
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:49
  26. Full-thickness burn wounds require excision and skin grafting. Multiple surgical procedures are inevitable in managing moderate to severe full-thickness burns. Wound bed preparations prior to surgery are neces...

    Authors: Yan-Teng Khoo, Ahmad Sukari Halim, Kirnpal-Kaur B Singh and Noor-Ayunie Mohamad
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:48
  27. Honey has previously been shown to have wound healing and antimicrobial properties, but this is dependent on the type of honey, geographical location and flower from which the final product is derived. We test...

    Authors: Orla Sherlock, Anthony Dolan, Rahma Athman, Alice Power, Georgina Gethin, Seamus Cowman and Hilary Humphreys
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:47
  28. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) are produced during hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation (H/R), which may contribute to multiple organ failure. The Aim of this study was to test t...

    Authors: Mark Lehnert, Henrik Lind, Zhi Zhong, Robert Schoonhoven, Ingo Marzi and John J Lemasters
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:46
  29. Korean red ginseng (KRG) is a ginseng that has been cultivated and aged for 4-6 years or more, and goes through an extensive cleaning, steaming and drying process. KRG contains more than 30 kinds of saponin co...

    Authors: Atsushi Oyagi, Kenjirou Ogawa, Mamoru Kakino and Hideaki Hara
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:45
  30. Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is an Andean plant of the brassica (mustard) family. Preparations from maca root have been reported to improve sexual function. The aim of this review was to assess the clinical evidence f...

    Authors: Byung-Cheul Shin, Myeong Soo Lee, Eun Jin Yang, Hyun-Suk Lim and Edzard Ernst
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:44
  31. Here we investigate the effect of millicurrent treatment on human chondrocytes cultivated in a collagen gel matrix and on human osteochondral explants.

    Authors: Karsten Gavénis, Stefan Andereya, Bernhard Schmidt-Rohlfing, Ralf Mueller-Rath, Jiri Silny and Ulrich Schneider
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:43
  32. The leaves of Strobilanthes crispus (S. crispus) which is native to the regions of Madagascar to the Malay Archipelago, are used in folk medicine for their antidiabetic, diuretic, anticancer and blood pressure lo...

    Authors: Nik Soriani Yaacob, Nurraihana Hamzah, Nik Nursyazni Nik Mohamed Kamal, Siti Amalina Zainal Abidin, Choon Sheen Lai, Visweswaran Navaratnam and Mohd Nor Norazmi
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:42
  33. Contralateral acupuncture (CAT) involves inserting needles in the meridian on the side opposite the disease location and is often used in post-stroke rehabilitation. The aim of this systematic review is to sum...

    Authors: Mi-kyung Kim, Tae-Young Choi, Myeong Soo Lee, Hyangsook Lee and Chang-ho Han
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:41
  34. Many bacteria among the Enterobacteria family are involved in infectious diseases and diarrhoea. Most of these bacteria become resistant to the most commonly used synthetic drugs in Cameroon. Natural substance...

    Authors: Assam Assam JP, JP Dzoyem, CA Pieme and VB Penlap
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:40
  35. Language development is one of the most significant processes of early childhood development. Children with delayed speech development are more at risk of acquiring other cognitive, social-emotional, and schoo...

    Authors: Wibke Groß, Ulrike Linden and Thomas Ostermann
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:39
  36. Complementary medicines (CMs) are popular amongst Australians and community pharmacy is a major supplier of these products. This study explores pharmacy customer use, attitudes and perceptions of complementary...

    Authors: Lesley A Braun, Evelin Tiralongo, Jenny M Wilkinson, Ondine Spitzer, Michael Bailey, Susan Poole and Michael Dooley
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:38
  37. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a common cardiovascular disease that is extremely harmful to humans. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the diagnosis and treatment of CHD have a long history and ample expe...

    Authors: Guo-Ping Liu, Guo-Zheng Li, Ya-Lei Wang and Yi-Qin Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:37
  38. Hypertension is a common non communicable condition worldwide. In developing countries (including Nigeria), the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is common. This study investigated the freque...

    Authors: Pauline E Osamor and Bernard E Owumi
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:36
  39. CAM use is widespread, especially among patients with diabetes. The Gulf States have a high prevalence of diabetes, alongside a long tradition of CAM use. The aim of this study is to establish the prevalence o...

    Authors: Abeer J Khalaf and David L Whitford
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:35
  40. Escalating trends of obesity and associated type 2 diabetes (T2D) has prompted an increase in the use of alternative and complementary functional foods. Momordica charantia or bitter melon (BM) that is traditiona...

    Authors: Pratibha V Nerurkar, Yun-Kung Lee and Vivek R Nerurkar
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:34
  41. Psidium guajava L., Myrtaceae, is used widely in traditional medicine for the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery, gastroenteritis, stomachaches, and indigestion. However, the effect of the leaf extract of P. guaj...

    Authors: Tannaz Birdi, Poonam Daswani, S Brijesh, Pundarikakshudu Tetali, Arvind Natu and Noshir Antia
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:33
  42. Knee osteoarthritis is a major cause of pain and functional limitation. Complementary and alternative medical approaches have been employed to relieve symptoms and to avoid the side effects of conventional med...

    Authors: Rixin Chen, Mingren Chen, Mingfei Kang, Jun Xiong, Zhenhai Chi, Bo Zhang and Yong Fu
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:32
  43. The use of honey as a natural product of Apis spp. for burn treatment has been widely applied for centuries. Tualang honey has been reported to have antibacterial properties against various microorganisms, includ...

    Authors: Nur-Azida Mohd Nasir, Ahmad Sukari Halim, Kirnpal-Kaur Banga Singh, Ananda Aravazhi Dorai and Mehru-Nisha Muhammad Haneef
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:31
  44. Bee pollen, a honeybee product, is the feed for honeybees prepared themselves by pollens collecting from plants and has been consumed as a perfect food in Europe, because it is nutritionally well balanced. In ...

    Authors: Hiroe Maruyama, Takashi Sakamoto, Yoko Araki and Hideaki Hara
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:30
  45. To evaluate the effect of a dietary supplement containing polyunsaturated fatty acids, in association with Humulus lupulus extract, on the quality of sleep using the Leeds sleep evaluation questionnaire (LSEQ) in...

    Authors: Catherine Cornu, Laurent Remontet, Florence Noel-Baron, Alain Nicolas, Nathalie Feugier-Favier, Pascal Roy, Bruno Claustrat, Mitra Saadatian-Elahi and Behrouz Kassaï
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:29
  46. The number of dementia patients has increased worldwide, with an estimated 13.7 million dementia patients in the Asia Pacific region alone. This number is expected to increase to 64.6 million by the year 2050.

    Authors: Masatoshi Takeda, Ryota Hashimoto, Takashi Kudo, Masayasu Okochi, Shinji Tagami, Takashi Morihara, Golam Sadick and Toshihisa Tanaka
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:28
  47. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is growing in popularity, especially within the pediatric population. Research on CAM practitioners and their specialties, such as pediatrics, is lacking. Within th...

    Authors: Katherine A Pohlman, Maria A Hondras, Cynthia R Long and Andrea G Haan
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:26