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  1. The transition from student to practitioner can be challenging, resulting in stress, burnout and attrition. While there has been ample research examining graduate medical and allied health practitioner experie...

    Authors: Matthew J. Leach, Larisa A. J. Barnes, Andy McLintock, Helene M. Diezel, Kimberley Ryan and Amie E. Steel
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:298
  2. Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is one of the most common chronic degenerative joint diseases, and a multi-disciplinary approach to educating patients with OA knee are effective in symptoms management. Tai Chi...

    Authors: Kevin Ki-Wai Ho, Gerald Pong, Queena Wai-Chin Poon, Jojo Yan-Yan Kwok, Wai-Wang Chau and Michael Tim-Yun Ong
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:297
  3. Podocytes have become a crucial target for interventions in proteinuric kidney diseases. Many studies have reported that overexpression of transient receptor potential cation channel protein 6 (TRPC6) in podoc...

    Authors: Yin Ding, Xuanli Tang, Yuhui Wang, Dongrong Yu, Caifeng Zhu and Jin Yu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:296
  4. Sleep disruption is a major public health issue and may increase the risk of mortality by ten-folds if an individual is sleeping less than 6 h per night. Sleep has changed dramatically during to the COVID-19 p...

    Authors: Tsung-Ju Li, Tung-Yen Lee, Yun Lo, Li-Ya Lee, I-Chen Li, Chin-Chu Chen and Fang-Chia Chang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:295
  5. Falcaria vulgaris Bernh among the most important member of Apiaceae family has been used for medical investigation in Iran and some regions in the world. This plant possesses a range of coumarin and flavonoids c...

    Authors: Kamran Hosseini, Sanaz Jasori, Abbas Delazar, Parina Asgharian and Vahideh Tarhriz
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:294
  6. Health promotion and patient education are crucial to improved population health and are also among the core principles that define naturopathy. Yet, the activities of naturopathic practitioners (NPs) with reg...

    Authors: Amie Steel and Iva Lloyd
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:293
  7. Central obesity and insulin resistance are associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) which is aggravated by diet and sedentary lifestyle. Athrixia phylicoides (AP) is reported by rural communities to have medicin...

    Authors: Madigoahle A. M. Mokwena, Godwill Azeh Engwa, Benedicta N. Nkeh-Chungag and Constance R. Sewani-Rusike
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:292
  8. Insulin resistance and hormonal imbalances are key features in the pathophysiology of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). We have previously shown that Ficus deltoidea var. deltoidea Jack (Moraceae) can improve i...

    Authors: Muhammad Aliff Haslan, Nurdiana Samsulrizal, Nooraain Hashim, Noor Syaffinaz Noor Mohamad Zin, Farshad H. Shirazi and Yong Meng Goh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:291
  9. Trypanosomiasis is one of the neglected tropical diseases of both humans and animals which decreases their productivity and causes death in the worst scenario. Unavailability of vaccines, the low therapeutic i...

    Authors: Ayechew Yetayeh Emiru, Eyasu Makonnen, Fikru Regassa, Fekadu Regassa and Takele Beyene Tufa
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:290
  10. H9N2 avian influenza viruses (AIVs) infect avian and mammalian hosts and provide internal genes for new emerging highly pathogenic avian viruses that cause severe pneumonia with high mortality, for which few m...

    Authors: Beixian Zhou, Linxin Wang, Yueyun Liang, Jing Li and Xiping Pan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:289
  11. Our previous study indicated that Potentilla reptans root has a preconditioning effect by its antioxidant and anti-apoptotic effects in an isolated rat heart ischemia/reperfusion (IR) model. In the present study,...

    Authors: Ayesheh Enayati, Aref Salehi, Mostafa Alilou, Hermann Stuppner, Mirali Polshekan, Maryam Rajaei, Mona Pourabouk, Ali Jabbari, Zohreh Mazaheri, Narguess Yassa, Hamid Reza Moheimani and Vahid Khori
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:288
  12. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the most common Gram-negative bacterium associated with nosocomial respiratory infections. Lavender essential oil is mainly used in aromatherapy, but it has several pharmacological and ...

    Authors: Edina Pandur, Alex Balatinácz, Giuseppe Micalizzi, Luigi Mondello, Adrienn Horváth, Katalin Sipos and Györgyi Horváth
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:287
  13. Oral candidiasis is an opportunistic disease caused by fungi of the Candida genus. The occurrence of Candida spp. resistance to the commercial antifungal drugs points to the search for alternative treatments. Pro...

    Authors: Ana Rita Sokolonski, Maísa Santos Fonseca, Bruna Aparecida Souza Machado, Kathleen Ramos Deegan, Roberto Paulo Correia Araújo, Marcelo Andrés Umsza-Guez, Roberto Meyer and Ricardo W. Portela
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:286
  14. The results of recent surveys indicate that more than 50% of the German population has experience with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) or uses CAM regularly. This study investigated the CAM usage ...

    Authors: Ann-Kathrin Lederer, Alexandra Baginski, Lena Raab, Stefanie Joos, Jan Valentini, Carina Klocke, Yvonne Samstag, Katrin Hübner, Ivana Andreeva, Thomas Simmet, Tatiana Syrovets, Susanne Hafner, Anna Freisinger, Maximilian Andreas Storz and Roman Huber
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:285
  15. Stephania yunnanensis H. S. Lo is widely used as an antipyretic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory herbal medicine in SouthWest China. In this study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory activity and mechanism of...

    Authors: Yuancui Zhao, Lili Cui, Xing Xin Yang, Xingqian Sun, Yunkuan Liu, Zixian Yang, Liyuan Zhu, Chaorui Peng, Danye Li, Junfei Cai and Yunshu Ma
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:284
  16. We aimed to evaluate the effect of cranberry supplementation on serum liver enzymes, hepatic steatosis, and cardiometabolic risk factors in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD).

    Authors: Kourosh Masnadi Shirazi, Elham Shirinpour, Arman Masnadi Shirazi and Zeinab Nikniaz
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:283
  17. Mucuna pruriens (L.) has been used for the treatment of several ailments in folkloric medicine. The present study therefore investigates the hepatoprotective and nephroprotective potentials of its leaves extract...

    Authors: Temidayo Ogunmoyole, Ayomide Micheal Ola-Awe and Omotola Grace Fatile
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:282
  18. Palmijihwanghwan (PJH) is a traditional medicine and eight constituents derived from PJH possess anti-inflammatory activities. However, the scientific evidence for its potential as a therapeutic agent for inflam...

    Authors: Eun Bok Baek, Jin-hyung Rho, Eunhye Jung, Chang-Seob Seo, Jin-Hee Kim and Hyo-Jung Kwun
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:281
  19. Garcinia subelliptica Merr. is a multipurpose coastal tree, the potential medicinal effects of which have been studied, including cancer suppression. Here, we present evidence that the ethanol extract of G. subel...

    Authors: Kyun Ha Kim, Ji Yeon Lee, Wan Yi Li, Sangwoo Lee, Han-Sol Jeong, Jun-Yong Choi and Myungsoo Joo
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:280
  20. Obesity prevalence has increased during the past few decades, causing a pandemic with an influx in other co-morbidities. Many factors influence weight gain in an obesogenic environment therefore strategies for...

    Authors: Ranil Jayawardena, Tormalli V. Francis, Sachith Abhayaratna and Priyanga Ranasinghe
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:279
  21. Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) is listed as the most common secondary glomerular diseases among children. Approximately 15 to 20% of children eventually could develop into chronic renal failure. Chi...

    Authors: Xue Xue, Xue-han Liu, Chun-li Lu, Xin-yan Jin, Qiang Liu, Xiao-qin Wang and Jian-ping Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:278
  22. Tuberculosis (TB) is major health concern and reason of deaths from decades to current date. Even though with a lot of advancements, diagnostic techniques, and discovery of standard antibiotics TB remains cruc...

    Authors: Chang Sun, Xiaoying Zhang, Jialu Wang, Yahao Chen and Cunren Meng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:277
  23. Bauhinia strychnifolia Craib is an herb in Thai traditional medicine. Its decoction is traditionally used as an anticancer, antidiarrheal, and hangover remedy for centuries. Several studies described bioactiviti...

    Authors: Suranat Phonghanpot and Faongchat Jarintanan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:276
  24. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is associated with lower esophageal sphincter (LES) incompetence. In some patients, GERD is refractory to acid reduction therapy which is the main treatment for GERD. So ...

    Authors: Shu-Leei Tey, Chi-Ying Li, Li-Wei Lin, Li-Ching Chang, Yea-Ling Chen, Fang-Rong Chang, San-Nan Yang and Ching-Chung Tsai
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:275
  25. Cyclophosphamide (CP) is one of the potent and low cost chemotherapy used in clinical setting against a variety of tumors. However, its association with nephrotoxicity limits its therapeutic use. Ocimum gratissim...

    Authors: Quadri K. Alabi, Rufus O. Akomolafe, Joseph G. Omole, Ayodeji Aturamu, Mokolade S. Ige, Oyindasola O. Kayode and Deborah Kajewole-Alabi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:274
  26. Gastric cancer is one of the most leading causes of cancer death worldwide. Therefore, treatment studies have been being conducted, one of which is screening of novel agents from medicinal herbs. Elephantopus mol...

    Authors: Tran Dang Thanh Tam, Truong Thi Bich Ngoc, Nguyen Thi Hoai Nga, Nguyen Thi My Trinh, Tran Linh Thuoc and Dang Thi Phuong Thao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:273
  27. The Prinsepia utilis Royle leaves (P. utilis) is a folk herb used for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) control by ethnic minorities for centuries in China with rich in resources. Our previous studies have confi...

    Authors: Ying Peng, Chongsheng Peng, Yang Wu, Chongzhi Sun and Xiaobo Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:272
  28. We previously showed that enzymatically hydrolyzed Dendropanax morbiferus H. Lév. leaf (Hy-DP) and unripe Rubus coreanus Miq. (5-uRCK) extracts exhibit potent vasodilator effects on isolated aortic rings from rat...

    Authors: Soyi Park, Ki Hoon Lee, Hakjoon Choi, Goeun Jang, Wan Seok Kang, Eun Kim, Jin Seok Kim, Chang-su Na and Sunoh Kim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:271
  29. Diabetes mellitus is a common disease effecting the lifestyles of majority world population. In this research work, we have embarked the potential role of crude extracts and isolated compounds of Notholirion thom...

    Authors: Mater H. Mahnashi, Yahya S. Alqahtani, Ali O. Alqarni, Bandar A. Alyami, Muhammad Saeed Jan, Muhammad Ayaz, Farhat Ullah, Umer Rashid and Abdul Sadiq
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:270
  30. The present study extensively aimed to evaluate the underlying mechanism of the immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects of Phellinus linteus mycelium (PLM).

    Authors: Mi-Rae Shin, Ji Hye Lee, Jin A Lee, Min Ju Kim, Hae-Jin Park, Byeong Wook Park, Seung Bo Seo and Seong-Soo Roh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:269
  31. Use of herbal medicines during pregnancy has been increase in many developing and developed countries. In spite of the studies done on herbal medicine, no study has addressed use of herbal medicine among pregn...

    Authors: Getu Tesfaw Addis, Birhanu Demeke Workneh and Mesfin Haile Kahissay
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:268
  32. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common dementia worldwide, and there is still no satisfactory drug or therapeutic strategy. Polygala tenuifolia is a traditional Chinese medicine with multiple neuroprotective...

    Authors: Xiao-feng Wang, Hong-he Xiao, Yu-tong Wu, Liang Kong, Ji-cong Chen, Jing-xian Yang and Xiao-le Hu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:267
  33. Authors: Sanya Haiaty, Mohammad-Reza Rashidi, Maryam Akbarzadeh, Ahad Bazmani, Mostafa Mostafazadeh, Saba Nikanfar, Zohre Zibaei, Reza Rahbarghazi and Mohammad Nouri
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:266

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:83

  34. Oils in traditional medicine are important products and used routinely for therapeutic purposes. Rose oil (Rosa damascene Mill), a product of Persian medicine, is advised for the treatment of Infectious diseases ...

    Authors: Fatemeh Saghafi, Farzaneh Mirzaie, Elham Gorji, Razieh Nabimeybodi, Mehdi Fattahi, Hamed Mahmoodian and Rahele Zareshahi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:265
  35. Physiotherapists (PTs) across the globe are increasingly incorporating filiform needling techniques (e.g., acupuncture, dry needling) into their clinical toolkits; and, the evidence base for these complementar...

    Authors: Nadine Ijaz, Sandy Welsh and Heather Boon
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:264
  36. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has special advantages in relieving HCC, while Astragalus membranaceus is commonly used in TC...

    Authors: Zhili Liu, Huihan Ma and Zelin Lai
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:263
  37. Lack of information exists about the use of traditional and complementary medicine (TCM) use among middle-aged and older adults in India, which led to studying the estimates of past-12-month Ayurveda/Yoga/Natu...

    Authors: Supa Pengpid and Karl Peltzer
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:262
  38. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide and characterised by joint pain and inflammation. It is a complex disease involving inflammatory factors and aff...

    Authors: Sybille Brochard, Julien Pontin, Benoit Bernay, Karim Boumediene, Thierry Conrozier and Catherine Baugé
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:261
  39. Current therapy of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) has dramatically improved the sustained virologic response (SVR) of affected patients; however, treatment with DAAs remai...

    Authors: Adita Ayu Permanasari, Chie Aoki-Utsubo, Tutik Sri Wahyuni, Lidya Tumewu, Myrna Adianti, Aty Widyawaruyanti, Hak Hotta and Achmad Fuad Hafid
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:260
  40. According to recent evidence, psychobiotics exert beneficial effects on central nervous system-related diseases, such as mental disorders. Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 (PS128), a novel psychobiotic strain, impro...

    Authors: Hei-Jen Huang, Jie-Ling Chen, Jian-Fu Liao, Yu-Hsin Chen, Min-Wei Chieu, Ya-Yun Ke, Chih-Chieh Hsu, Ying-Chieh Tsai and Hsiu Mei Hsieh-Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:259

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:136

  41. Buchholzia coriacea Engl. is popularly called wonderful cola due to its wide ethnomedicinal use for the treatment of various ailments. We investigated the possible cytotoxic effect of its various fractions on hu...

    Authors: Hope Onohuean, Rahmat Adetutu Adisa and Abdullateef Isiaka Alagbonsi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:258
  42. Oxidative stress-induced injury during hypothermic preservation is a universal problem that delays graft function and decrease the success of organ transplantation. Tanshinone IIA (Tan IIA) was reported to exh...

    Authors: Linhao Xu, Yizhou Xu, Zhoujing Zhu, Huiquan Gu, Chaofeng Chen and Jian Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:257
  43. Microbial resistance, diabetes mellitus, and obesity are global health care problems that have posed a serious threat to both human and environmental ecosystems. The goals of the present investigations are to ...

    Authors: Nidal Jaradat, Mohammad Qadi, Iyad Ali, Fatima Hussein, Linda Issa, Doaa Rashdan, Manal Jamoos, Re’as Najem, Abdulraziq Zarour and Mohammad Arar
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:256
  44. Adipose tissue is a critical regulator of lipid storage and endocrine function. Impairment of the recruitment of new adipocytes in the adipose tissue is associated with ectopic fat accumulation, diabetes and i...

    Authors: Eunbi Koh, Boram Kim and Kyungoh Choi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:255
  45. Eucalyptol is an active compound of eucalyptus essential oil and was reported to have many medical attributes including cytotoxic effect on breast cancer cells. However, it has low solubility in aqueous soluti...

    Authors: Mira Nadiah Mohd Izham, Yazmin Hussin, Nurul Fattin Che Rahim, Muhammad Nazirul Mubin Aziz, Swee Keong Yeap, Heshu Sulaiman Rahman, Mas Jaffri Masarudin, Nurul Elyani Mohamad, Rasedee Abdullah and Noorjahan Banu Alitheen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:254
  46. Episiotomy is the most commonn surgical procedure in midwifery which as any other wounds can cause infection or delay in healing.

    Authors: Elmira Toomari, Sepideh Hajian, Faraz Mojab, Tayebe Omidkhah and Malihe Nasiri
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:253
  47. While evidence-based practice (EBP) is widely accepted across healthcare professions, research investigating its implementation in manual therapy professions such as osteopathy is limited. The primary aim of t...

    Authors: Francesco Cerritelli, Alessio Iacopini, Matteo Galli, Oliver P. Thomson, Tobias Sundberg, Matthew J. Leach and Jon Adams
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:252
  48. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is considered an intermediate phase between normal aging and dementia. As the majority of cases of amnestic MCI (aMCI) progress to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), it is considered the...

    Authors: Hee-Yeon Shin, Ha-Ri Kim, Geon-Ho Jahng, Chul Jin, Seungwon Kwon, Seung-Yeon Cho, Seong-Uk Park, Woo-Sang Jung, Sang-Kwan Moon, Chang-Nam Ko and Jung-Mi Park
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:251
  49. Complementary and integrative medical procedures (CIM) play an important role in general practice (GP). Consequently, in some countries (e.g. USA, Australia) specific curricula for the integration of CIM compe...

    Authors: Jan Valentini, Carina Klocke, Corina Güthlin and Stefanie Joos
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:250
  50. More than 80% of the African population depend on traditional medicine as a primary healthcare. Although the African migrant community is increasing in Australia, there is no research documenting if and how Af...

    Authors: Zewdneh Shewamene, Tinashe Dune and Caroline A. Smith
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2021 21:249