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  1. Studies exploring the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to enhance fertility are limited. While Australian trends indicate that women are using CAM during pregnancy, little is known about wom...

    Authors: Jo-Anne Rayner, Helen L McLachlan, Della A Forster and Rhian Cramer
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:52
  2. Congaplex® and Immuplex® are dietary supplements that have been traditionally used to support immune system function. The purpose of these experiments was to determine whether Congaplex® and Immuplex® affect immu...

    Authors: Paul R Hanlon, Melissa G Robbins, Chris Scholl and David M Barnes
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:51
  3. In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is now an accepted and effective treatment for infertility, however IVF is acknowledged as contributing to, rather than lessening, the overall psychosocial effects of infertility. ...

    Authors: Sheryl de Lacey, Caroline A Smith and Charlotte Paterson
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:50
  4. For almost 2000 years it has been recognized that aqueous extracts from pine cones possess medicinal properties beneficial for the treatment of a broad variety of diseases and conditions. In this report, the a...

    Authors: Mike Burrows, Deepak Assundani, Esteban Celis, Frank Tufaro, Akiko Tanaka and W Guy Bradley
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:49
  5. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder affecting carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. Tridax procumbens Linn. (Family-Asteraceae; common name-Dhaman grass) is common herb found in India. Traditionally, the tribal ...

    Authors: Hemant Pareek, Sameer Sharma, Balvant S Khajja, Kusum Jain and GC Jain
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:48
  6. Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa has been widely used in indigenous systems of Indian medicine due to its various medicinal properties. However, despite its traditional usage as an anti-diarrhoeal there is limited inf...

    Authors: S Brijesh, Poonam Daswani, Pundarikakshudu Tetali, Noshir Antia and Tannaz Birdi
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:47
  7. Endophytes, microorganisms which reside in plant tissues, have potential in producing novel metabolites for exploitation in medicine. Cytotoxic and antibacterial activities of a total of 300 endophytic fungi w...

    Authors: Nurul AMN Hazalin, Kalavathy Ramasamy, Siong Siong Meng Lim, Ibtisam Abdul Wahab, Anthony LJ Cole and Abu Bakar Abdul Majeed
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:46
  8. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a key regulator of pathogenic angiogenesis in diseases such as cancer and diabetic retinopathy. Bee products [royal jelly (RJ), bee pollen, and Chinese red propolis...

    Authors: Hiroshi Izuta, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Yoko Araki, Satoshi Mishima and Hideaki Hara
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:45
  9. Medicinal plants represent alternative means for the treatment of several chronic diseases, including inflammation. The genus Ranunculus, a representative of the Ranunculaceae family, has been reported to possess...

    Authors: Sabreen F Fostok, Rima A Ezzeddine, Fadia R Homaidan, Jamal A Al-Saghir, Ralph G Salloum, Najat A Saliba and Rabih S Talhouk
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:44
  10. Semen armeniacae amarum (SAA) is a Chinese traditional medicine and has long been used to control acute lower respiratory tract infection and asthma, as a result of its expectorant and antiasthmatic activities...

    Authors: Jianling Jin, Bo Liu, Hui Zhang, Xiao Tian, Yupin Cai and Peiji Gao
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:43
  11. A number of surveys have examined use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) in Australia. However, there are limited Australian data on use of CAM and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines in the elderly...

    Authors: Lynn Yeen Goh, Agnes I Vitry, Susan J Semple, Adrian Esterman and Mary A Luszcz
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:42
  12. This study set out to determine the incidence, socio-demographic, and clinical correlates of Traditional Eye Medicine (TEM) use in a population of newly presenting ophthalmic outpatients attending a tertiary e...

    Authors: Boniface Ikenna Eze, Chimdi Memnofu Chuka-Okosa and Judith Nkechi Uche
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:40
  13. There has been little knowledge about dietary supplementation by the Chinese elderly. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the usage of dietary supplements by older adults in southern China.

    Authors: Wenbin Liang, Andy H Lee and Colin W Binns
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:39
  14. Medication Reconciliation and Medication Safety are two themes emphasized in a variety of healthcare organizations. As a result, health care facilities have established methods for obtaining a patient's medica...

    Authors: Allison R King, Flint S Russett, Joyce A Generali and Dennis W Grauer
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:38
  15. The ethanolic extract of the leaves of Ocimium gratisimum L. (Lamiaceae), used in traditional medicine for the treatment of several ailments such as urinary tract, wound, skin and gastrointestinal infections, was...

    Authors: Emeka I Nweze and Elizabeth E Eze
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:37
  16. Anti-inflammatory activities of medicinal plants have largely been attributed to their content of sesquiterpene lactones (SLs). SLs are predominantly found in the sunflower family Asteraceae and have been isolate...

    Authors: Jamal Al-Saghir, Randa Al-Ashi, Ralph Salloum, Najat A Saliba, Rabih S Talhouk and Fadia R Homaidan
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:36
  17. Several species from Insecta are used as remedies. Among these species, the termite Nasutitermes corniger is commonly used in traditional medicine in Northeast Brazil. The present work tests the modifying antibio...

    Authors: Henrique DM Coutinho, Alexandre Vasconcellos, Micheline A Lima, Geraldo G Almeida-Filho and Rômulo RN Alves
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:35
  18. Antibiotic resistance of bacteria is on the rise, thus the discovery of alternative therapeutic agents is urgently needed. Honey possesses therapeutic potential, including wound healing properties and antimicr...

    Authors: Hern Tze Tan, Rosliza Abdul Rahman, Siew Hua Gan, Ahmad Sukari Halim, Siti Asma' Hassan, Siti Amrah Sulaiman and Kirnpal-Kaur BS
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:34
  19. A model for integrative medicine (IM) adapted to Swedish primary care was previously developed. The aim of this study was to explore the feasibility of a pragmatic randomised clinical trial to investigate the ...

    Authors: Tobias Sundberg, Max Petzold, Per Wändell, Anna Rydén and Torkel Falkenberg
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:33
  20. Gemstones have been in use as part of alternative and complementary medicine for years. However, our understanding of the perceived healing powers of gemstones is limited. An extensive literature search reveal...

    Authors: Sidra Ishaque, Taimur Saleem and Waris Qidwai
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:32
  21. Acute herpes zoster is a prevalent condition. One of its major symptoms is pain, which can highly influence patient's quality of life. Pain therapy is limited. Acupuncture is supposed to soften neuropathic pai...

    Authors: Johannes Fleckenstein, Sybille Kramer, Philipp Hoffrogge, Sarah Thoma, Philip M Lang, Lukas Lehmeyer, Gabriel M Schober, Florian Pfab, Johannes Ring, Peter Weisenseel, Klaus J Schotten, Ulrich Mansmann and Dominik Irnich
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:31
  22. Anethum graveolens Linn., Foeniculum vulgare Mill. and Trachyspermum ammi L. are widely used traditional medicinal plants to treat various ailments. To provide a scientific basis to traditional uses of these pla...

    Authors: Gurinder J Kaur and Daljit S Arora
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:30
  23. Highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) is the current HIV/AIDS treatment modality. Despite the fact that HAART is very effective in suppressing HIV-1 replication and reducing the mortality of HIV/AIDS p...

    Authors: In-Woo Park, Changri Han, Xiaoping Song, Linden A Green, Ting Wang, Ying Liu, Changchun Cen, Xinming Song, Biao Yang, Guangying Chen and Johnny J He
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:29
  24. The rhizomes of Cynodon dactylon are used for the treatment of heart failure in folk medicine. In the present study, we investigated the effects of hydroalcoholic extract of C. dactylon rhizomes on cardiac contra...

    Authors: Alireza Garjani, Arash Afrooziyan, Hossein Nazemiyeh, Moslem Najafi, Ali Kharazmkia and Nasrin Maleki-Dizaji
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:28
  25. Insulin sensitivity has been enhanced by electroacupuncture (EA) in rats, but the EA phenomenon in an insulin resistant state is still unclear. This study reports the use of a large dose of prednisolone to eva...

    Authors: Rong-Tsung Lin, Chung-Yuh Tzeng, Yu-Chen Lee, Wai-Jane Ho, Juei-Tang Cheng, Jaung-Geng Lin and Shih-Liang Chang
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:26
  26. Brazilian propolis type 6 (Atlantic forest, Bahia) is distinct from the other types of propolis especially due to absence of flavonoids and presence of other non-polar, long chain compounds, but presenting good i...

    Authors: Myrella Lessio Castro, Walquíria Ribeiro Vilela, Rogéria Cristina Zauli, Masaharu Ikegaki, Vera Lúcia Garcia Rehder, Mary Ann Foglio, Severino Matias de Alencar and Pedro Luiz Rosalen
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:25
  27. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a functional bowel disorder with symptoms of abdominal pain and disturbed defecation experienced by 10% of U.S. adults, results in significant disability, impaired quality of li...

    Authors: Susan A Gaylord, William E Whitehead, Rebecca S Coble, Keturah R Faurot, Olafur S Palsson, Eric L Garland, William Frey and John Douglas Mann
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:24
  28. Recently, natural products have been evaluated as sources of antimicrobial agents with efficacies against a variety of micro-organisms.

    Authors: Simon WJ Gould, Mark D Fielder, Alison F Kelly and Declan P Naughton
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:23
  29. Buddleja saligna Willd (Loganiaceae) is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree; trunk short, often gnarled and crooked; crown dense, rounded or domed-shaped; foliage greyish green. The wild olives are traditiona...

    Authors: Adeolu A Adedapo, Florence O Jimoh, Srinivas Koduru, Patrick J Masika and Anthony J Afolayan
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:21
  30. Liqi, an herbal preparation used in traditional Chinese medicine, has been used to treat cancer in China for centuries. We investigated the anti-tumor effects of liqi and their mechanisms in mice that had been x...

    Authors: Deng-Bo Ji, Jia Ye, Yi-Min Jiang and Bo-Wen Qian
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:20
  31. The potential contribution of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities to promote and support critical health literacy has not received substantial attention within either the health promotion o...

    Authors: Andrew F Long
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:19
  32. The extent to which a health care intervention causes or facilitates health-related change is a key question in research. The need to quantify such change has led to the development of an increasing number of ...

    Authors: Charlotte Paterson, Charlotte Baarts, Laila Launsø and Marja J Verhoef
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:18
  33. Human communities consistently develop a detailed knowledge of the therapeutical and medicinal properties of the local flora and fauna, and these folk remedies often substitute medicines produced by the pharma...

    Authors: Felipe S Ferreira, Samuel V Brito, Samuel C Ribeiro, Antônio AF Saraiva, Waltécio O Almeida and Rômulo RN Alves
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:17
  34. Bach Flower Remedies are thought to help balance emotional state and are commonly recommended by practitioners for psychological problems and pain. We assessed whether Bach Flower Remedies (BFRs) are safe and ...

    Authors: Kylie Thaler, Angela Kaminski, Andrea Chapman, Tessa Langley and Gerald Gartlehner
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:16
  35. Angiogenesis, a complex multistep process that comprehends proliferation, migration and anastomosis of endothelial cells (EC), has a major role in the development of pathologic conditions such as inflammatory ...

    Authors: Flávia CM Lopes, Ana Rocha, Ana Pirraco, Luis O Regasini, Dulce HS Silva, Vanderlan S Bolzani, Isabel Azevedo, Iracilda Z Carlos and Raquel Soares
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:15
  36. Between 7% and 48% of cancer patients report taking herbal medicines after diagnosis. Because of the possibility of unwanted side effects or interactions with conventional treatments, people with cancer are ge...

    Authors: Christine Gratus, Sue Wilson, Sheila M Greenfield, Sarah L Damery, Sally A Warmington, Robert Grieve, Neil M Steven and Philip Routledge
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:14
  37. Staphylococcus genus is widely spread in nature being part of the indigenous microbiota of skin and mucosa of animal and birds. Some Staphylococcus species are frequently recognized as etiological agents of many...

    Authors: Henrique DM Coutinho, José GM Costa, Edeltrudes O Lima, Vivyanne S Falcão-Silva and José P Siqueira Júnior
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:13
  38. Qi vacuity (QV) is defined by traditional Chinese medicine as a loss of energy in the human body. An objective method for detecting QV was not available until recently, however. The automatic reflective diagno...

    Authors: Ming-Feng Chen, Hsi-Ming Yu, Shu-Fang Li and Ta-Jung You
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:12
  39. The efficacy of natural products (NPs) is being evaluated using randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with increasing frequency, yet a search of the literature did not identify a widely accepted critical apprais...

    Authors: Tannis Jurgens, Anne Marie Whelan, Melissa MacDonald and Lindsay Lord
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:11
  40. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is widely used throughout the UK and the Western world. CAM is commonly used for children and the decision-making process to use CAM is affected by numerous factors...

    Authors: Ava Lorenc, Yael Ilan-Clarke, Nicola Robinson and Mitch Blair
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:9
  41. Considerable interest has been aroused in recent years by the well-known notion that biological systems are sensitive to visible light. With clinical applications of visible radiation in the far-red to near-in...

    Authors: Alessandro Giuliani, Luca Lorenzini, Michele Gallamini, Alessandro Massella, Luciana Giardino and Laura Calzà
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:8
  42. Recent years have witnessed that there is a revival of interest in drug discovery from medicinal plants for the maintenance of health in all parts of the world. The aim of this work was to investigate 26 plant...

    Authors: Ramzi A Mothana, Ulrike Lindequist, Renate Gruenert and Patrick J Bednarski
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:7
  43. Originating from Africa, India, and the Middle East, frankincense oil has been important both socially and economically as an ingredient in incense and perfumes for thousands of years. Frankincense oil is prep...

    Authors: Mark Barton Frank, Qing Yang, Jeanette Osban, Joseph T Azzarello, Marcia R Saban, Ricardo Saban, Richard A Ashley, Jan C Welter, Kar-Ming Fung and Hsueh-Kung Lin
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:6
  44. The aim of this study was to review evaluations and audits of primary care complementary therapy services to determine the impact of these services on improving health outcomes and reducing NHS costs. Our inte...

    Authors: Lesley Wye, Deborah Sharp and Alison Shaw
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:5
  45. Bee products (including propolis, royal jelly, and bee pollen) are popular, traditional health foods. We compared antioxidant effects among water and ethanol extracts of Brazilian green propolis (WEP or EEP), ...

    Authors: Yoshimi Nakajima, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Satoshi Mishima and Hideaki Hara
    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009 9:4