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  1. Reflexology is a popular non-invasive complementary medicine technique to enhance anxiety, pain, and fatigue among patients undergoing coronary angiography.

    Authors: Eman Abdeen Ali, Wafaa Hassan Ali Awad, Mahmoud Abdelwahab Khedr and Emad Abd El Gawad Ali Rabie
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:425
  2. The liver was identified as a primary target organ for the chemo-radiological effects of uranyl acetate (UA). Although the anti-oxidant and anti-apoptotic properties of gallic acid (GA) make it a promising phy...

    Authors: Ibtisam M. H. Elmileegy, Hanan S. A. Waly, Alshaimaa A. I. Alghriany, Nasser S. Abou Khalil, Sara M. M. Mahmoud and Eman A. Negm
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:423
  3. This study aimed to explore the efficacy and safety of combining epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) with ZiLongJin Tablet (ZLJT) in delaying acquired resistance in advanced...

    Authors: Xue Han, Lan Liang, Chenming He, Qinyou Ren, Jialin Su, Liang Cao and Jin Zheng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:422
  4. Myrtus communis L. (MC) has been used in Mesopotamian medicine. Here, the cholinesterase (ChE) inhibitory potential of its methyl alcohol extracts has been investigated and computationally dissected.

    Authors: Baydaa Abed Hussein, Isaac Karimi and Namdar Yousofvand
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:421
  5. Qihuang Granule (QHG) is a traditional prescription  that has exhibited potential in safeguarding against age-related maculopathy (AMD). Salvia miltiorrhiza (SM) and Fructus lycii (FL) are the main components ...

    Authors: Lu Wang, Canyang Zhang, Long Pang and Yan Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:420
  6. Roasting, honey-roasting and fermentation are the most common pre-processing procedures of licorice roots. They were shown to noticeably change the composition of extracts. In this work, the common alterations...

    Authors: Sarah S. Takla, Eman Shawky, Yasmin A. Mahgoub and Reham S. Darwish
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:419
  7. Physical exercise training is the central component of pulmonary rehabilitation. This study aimed to further investigate the rehabilitative effects of pulmonary-based Qigong exercise (PQE) in stable patients w...

    Authors: Linhong Jiang, Peijun Li, Jiacheng Shi, Yidie Bao, Zhenwei Wang, Weibing Wu and Xiaodan Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:418
  8. Authors: Xiaodan Ren, Ying Dai, Mengya Shan, Jing Zheng, Zhongyi Zhang and Tao Shen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:417

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:358

  9. The increasing incidence of cognitive impairment has become a health problem in the aging society. Owing to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Brazilian green propolis—derived from Baccharis dracun...

    Authors: Takashi Ito, Tomomi Degawa and Nobuaki Okumura
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:416
  10. Cardiovascular disease and cancer are the main causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Studies have shown that these two diseases may have some common risk factors. Atorvastatin is mainly used for the tre...

    Authors: Yu-qian Li, Lu-yao Li, Xue Yang, Qi-qi Lei, Liu-yan Xiang, Yuan-ru Wang, Si-meng Gu, Ya-jun Cao, Yan Pan, Lu Tie and Xue-jun Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:415
  11. Bei Mu Gua Lou San (BMGLS) is an ancient formulation known for its moisturizing and expectorant properties, but the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. We investigated concentration-dependent effects of BMGL...

    Authors: Silvia Groiss, Ina Somvilla, Christine Daxböck, Manuela Stückler, Elisabeth Pritz and Dagmar Brislinger
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:414
  12. Anacyclus pyrethrum L. (Akarkara root), a valuable Ayurvedic remedy, is reported to exhibit various pharmacological activities. Akarkara root was subjected to bioassay-guided fractionation, to isolate its active ...

    Authors: Rana M. Ibrahim, Passent M. Abdel-Baki, Ghada F. Elmasry, Ahmed A. El-Rashedy and Nariman E. Mahdy
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:413
  13. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is frequently associated with dyslipidemia, which corresponds to the increase in the triglycerides and fatty acid concentrations in tissues, such as the skeletal muscle. Also, T...

    Authors: Bruna Leticia de Freitas-Marchi, Jeniffer Farias dos Santos, Gustavo Roncoli Reigado, Myrian Thiago Pruschinski Fernandes, Felipe Santiago Chambergo Alcalde, Carla Roberta de Oliveira Carvalho and Viviane Abreu Nunes
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:412
  14. JianPi QingRe HuaYu Methods (JQH) have been long used to treat chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) and precancerous lesions of gastric cancer (PLGC). However, whether JQH can inhibit the transformation of gastrit...

    Authors: Kechao Nie, Zhihua Zheng, Xiushen Li, Yonglong Chang, FengBin Liu and Xiaoyu Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:411
  15. Scutellaria Pinnatifida subsp. pichleri (Stapf) Rech.f. (SP) is used in folk medicine for the treatment of diabetes. The aim of the study was to determine the phenolic profile of SP extract (SPE) by LC-MS/MS and ...

    Authors: Mehmet Salih Bakaç, Abdulahad Dogan, Mustafa Abdullah Yılmaz, Fikret Altındag, Fatih Donmez and Abdulhamit Battal
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:410
  16. Patients with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) experienced endocrine disorders that may present vascular function changes. This study aimed to classify and predict PCOS by radial pulse wave parameters using ma...

    Authors: Jiekee Lim, Jieyun Li, Xiao Feng, Lu Feng, Yumo Xia, Xinang Xiao, Yiqin Wang and Zhaoxia Xu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:409
  17. Limonium Sinense (Girard) Kuntze (L. sinense) has been widely used for the treatment of anaemia, bleeding, cancer, and other disorders in Chinese folk medicine. The aim of this study is to predict the therapeutic...

    Authors: Hualong Zhao, Siyuan Wang, Philip T.F. Williamson, Rob M. Ewing, Xinhui Tang, Jialian Wang and Yihua Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:408
  18. In the United States, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), is a popular complementary physical health approach for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders. However, post-OMT adverse events (AEs) a...

    Authors: Mark D. Unger, Jackilyn N. Barr, Jacob A. Brower, Joseph C. Kingston, Gregory R. Heller and Joy L. Palmer
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:407
  19. Screening of herbal plants for various therapeutic properties is the hour as it shows promising activity. Scientific evidence of the pharmacological activity of the plant strengthens the traditional applicatio...

    Authors: Kalaivani Madhavaram Kuppusamy, Sivakumar Selvaraj, Pujithaa Singaravelu, Cordelia Mano John, Kalaiselvan Racheal, Keziaann Varghese, Dinesh Kaliyamoorthy, Elumalai Perumal and Krishnamoorthy Gunasekaran
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:406
  20. Currently, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is associated with a poor prognosis. Moreover, there exist limited strategies for treating HCC. Pulsatilla decoction (PD), a traditional Chinese medicine formula, has ...

    Authors: Kuijie Liu, Zhenyu Cao, Siqi Huang and Fanhua Kong
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:405
  21. The chiropractic profession in the United States (US) has a long history of intra-professional discourse surrounding ideology and beliefs. Large-scale efforts have evaluated 3 distinctive subgroups of US chiro...

    Authors: Zachary A. Cupler, Jordan A. Gliedt, Stephen M. Perle, Aaron A. Puhl and Michael J. Schneider
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:404

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:426

  22. There has been growing clinical awareness in recent years of the long-term physical and psychological consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, known as Long COVID. The prevalence of Long COVID is approximately 10...

    Authors: Virginia Gasión, Alberto Barceló-Soler, María Beltrán-Ruiz, Rinchen Hijar-Aguinaga, Loreto Camarero-Grados, Yolanda López-del-Hoyo, Javier García-Campayo and Jesus Montero-Marin
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:403
  23. Malaria is a global health challenge with endemicity in sub-Saharan Africa, where there are multiple drug-resistant strains and limited access to modern health care facilities, especially in rural areas. Studi...

    Authors: Tobiloba Christiana Elebiyo, Olarewaju Michael Oluba and Oluyomi Stephen Adeyemi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:402
  24. Insomnia is a prevalent sleep disorder that affects up to 15% of the population worldwide and is the second most common mental health issue. There is increasing interest in the effects of long-term insomnia on...

    Authors: Linhao Lu, Lizhen Liao, Jiaorong Zheng, Weiyi Lin, TaiShun Wang and Xiuyun Wen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:401
  25. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), abbreviated as liver cancer, is one of the most common cancers in clinics. HCC has a wider spread and higher incidence due to its high malignancy and metastasis. In HCC, effecti...

    Authors: Xi Luo, Miao Zhao, Sicong Liu, Yi Zheng, Qiang Zhang, Yong-rui Bao, Shuai Wang, Tian-jiao Li and Xian-sheng Meng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:400
  26. Indonesian society extensively uses herbal medicine due to its abundant natural resources that have been utilized for generations for health purposes. Herbal medicine is also employed by specific community gro...

    Authors: Nutrisia Aquariushinta Sayuti and Nur Atikah
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:399
  27. Notopterygii Rhizoma et Radix (NRR) is commonly used for the treatment of inflammation-linked diseases. Phenethylferulate (PF) is high content in NRR crude, but its anti-inflammatory effect remains unclear. There...

    Authors: Zhongjie Yan, Yuanyu Wang, Yizhen Song, Yicong Ma, Yufan An, Ran Wen, Na Wang, Yun Huang and Xiuwen Wu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:398
  28. Anxiety disorder is the most prevalent psychiatric disorder. Benzodiazepines, which are often used for anxiety in patients with anxiety disorder, have various side effects. Lavender, one of the most commonly u...

    Authors: Haruka Amitani, Ryusei Nishi, Kenichiro Sagiyama, Takamasa Fukumoto, Kouta Funakoshi, Naomi Takayanagi, Hiroko Watanabe, Masayuki Hirose, Koshiro Tagawa, Keiko Ota, Yoichi M. Ito and Akihiro Asakawa
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:397
  29. Most of the breast cancers are estrogen receptor-positive recurring with a steady rate of up to 20 years dysregulating the normal cell cycle. Dinaciclib is still in clinical trials and considered as a research...

    Authors: Rida Sultan, Abrar Ahmed, Li Wei, Hamid Saeed, Muhammad Islam and Muhammad Ishaq
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:396
  30. Cancer patients often use complementary and/or alternative medicine, such as mistletoe therapy, alongside conventional cancer therapies. In Switzerland, so far not much is known about treatment patterns of bre...

    Authors: Daniel Krüerke, Marianne Schenker and Klazien Matter-Walstra
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:395
  31. Decoctions of the root and stem of the medicinal plant Salacia reticulata is an indigenous remedy for diabetics and its complications in Sri Lanka. In diabetics, the formation of advanced glycation end products (...

    Authors: Galbada Arachchige Sirimal Premakumara and Walimuni Kanchana Subhashini Mendis Abeysekera
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:394
  32. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain and it is characterized by seizures. Research suggests the involvement of the Gut-Brain axis in epilepsy. This stu...

    Authors: Sumaiya Bandile Amidu, Vivian Etsiapa Boamah, Edmund Ekuadzi and Priscilla Kolibea Mante
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:393
  33. Traditional, complementary, and integrative medicine (TCIM) is commonly used by those living with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) but little is known about the use of TCIM such as yoga and Ayurveda in ethnic ...

    Authors: Vibhuti Samarth Rao, Mike Armour, Birinder S Cheema, Caroline A Smith, Lisa Moran, Romain S Perera, Siew Lim, Sabrina Gupta, Michael De Manincor, Rama Vaidya and Carolyn Ee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:392
  34. As a well-known group of the probiotic family, the Lactobacillus has increasingly contributed to hindering the growth of pathogens, particularly resistant species, in the last decades. Since antibiotic resista...

    Authors: Farkhonde Karimi, Amir Azadi, Navid Omidifar, Nima Montazeri Najafabady, Fatemeh Mohammadi, Radmehr Kazemi and Ahmad Gholami
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:391
  35. Ocimum americanum L. (O. americanum) and Ocimum basilicum L. (O. basilicum) are highly valued aromatic medicinal plants. Their leaves are widely used as spices in traditional cuisine. Their essential oils (EOs) a...

    Authors: Ganesan Mahendran and Sornkanok Vimolmangkang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:390
  36. Authors: Gabriel O. Anyanwu, Uju D. Ejike, Gideon A. Gyebi, Khalid Rauf, Nisar-Ur-Rehman, Jamshed Iqbal, Sumera Zaib, Usunomena Usunobun, Eusebius C. Onyeneke, Badriyah S. Alotaibi and Gaber El-Saber Batiha
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:389

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:370

  37. Hot flashes are the common and debilitating symptom among prostate cancer (PCa) patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Strong evidence from multiple rigorously designed studies indicated that ...

    Authors: Zongshi Qin, Zhiwei Zang, Jianyong Yu, Jianqin Lv, Ning Li, Jialing Zhang, Mingxiao Yang, Joey S. W. Kwong, Ran Pang, Jianfeng Wang, Zhengyu Cui, Yongpei Yu, Haibo Wang, Yidan Zhu, Yifang Yuan, Xiao Li…
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:388
  38. The medicinal application of natural plant remedies is well established. These medicinal plants are still in use within the Palestinian community to treat several illnesses. This research is intended to study ...

    Authors: Nuha Shawarb, Manal Badrasawi, Hassan Abu Qaoud and Fatima Hussein
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:387
  39. Liensinine and neferine are the main bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloids obtained from the seeds of Nelumbo nucifera, which commonly used as edible food and traditional medicine in Asia. It was reported that liensini...

    Authors: Meng-chen Wu, Ye-hui Gao, Chen Zhang, Bo-tian Ma, Hong-ru Lin, Jin-yun Jiang, Meng-fan Xue, Shan Li and Hong-bing Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:386
  40. Diabetic encephalopathy (DE) is a complication of diabetes that leads to cognitive and behavioral decline. Utilizing safe and effective complementary and alternative medications for its management is a wise ch...

    Authors: Yajing Li, Jiaojiao Chen, Haiye Tu, Quanxin Ma, Mulan Wang, Jie Chen and Minli Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:385
  41. Methotrexate (MTX) is a common chemotherapeutic drug that inhibits DNA synthesis and induces apoptosis. Treatment with MTX increased CD73 expression, which leads to higher levels of extracellular adenosine. Ad...

    Authors: Alaa Hamed, Doaa Ghareeb, Tarek M. Mohamed, Mahmoud Hamed, Mohammed S. Nofal and M. Gaber
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:384
  42. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms affect more than 80% of individuals with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Ginger is widely known for its GI relieving properties. Therefore, we investigated the eff...

    Authors: Sahar Foshati, Maryam Poursadeghfard, Zahra Heidari and Reza Amani
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:383
  43. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Tai Chi, a mind–body movement therapy originating from China, on depression in middle-aged and older adults.

    Authors: Lijuan Zeng, Xueyang Zhao, Yiqing Yu, Ting Hu, Chaoyang Li, Man Wu and Fen Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:382
  44. Lung cancer is one of the most common malignant cancers worldwide. Previous studies have shown that Afzelin, a flavonoid, possesses anticancer activity. The aim of this study was to explore Afzelin’s effect on...

    Authors: Lei Xia, Xiaoqing Xu, Meijun Li, Xinyue Zhang and Fang Cao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:381
  45. Right through history, humans have relied heavily on plants for sustenance and the healing of different ailments. One of the long-standing traditions that communities have inherited from earlier generations is...

    Authors: Edwin Liheluka, Nyasiro Sophia Gibore, John P. A. Lusingu, Samwel Gesase, Daniel T. R. Minja, Maike Lamshöft, Denise Dekker and Theodora Bali
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:379
  46. Effective components and related target genes of Folium Artemisiae argyi were screened from Traditional Chinese Medicines for Systems Pharmacology Database and Analysis Platform. The therapeutic targets of ath...

    Authors: Lei Zhang, Zhihui Yang, Xinyi Li, Yunqing Hua, Guanwei Fan and Feng He
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:378
  47. Maintenance of immune system integrity is a vital requirement to protect human body against pathogens/cancers. Natural compounds have long been used due to their benefits for the immune system. One of which is...

    Authors: Gholamreza Karimi, Sina Fatemi, Bahram Memar, Mohammad-Bagher Khorrami, Arian Amali, Mahmood Sadeghi, Seyed-Alireza Esmaeili and Bamdad Riahi-Zanjani
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:377
  48. The incidence of insomnia increases with age and is related to cognitive function in older adults; therefore, it is important to manage it actively. In this study, we report a protocol for the evaluation of th...

    Authors: Kyeong-Hwa Lee, Han-Gyul Lee, Seungwon Kwon, Seong-Uk Park, Woo-Sang Jung, Sang-Kwan Moon, Jung-Mi Park, Chang-Nam Ko and Seung-Yeon Cho
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:375
  49. Given the rising occurrence of antibiotic resistance due to the existence and ongoing development of resistant bacteria and phenotypes, the identification of new treatments and sources of antimicrobial agents ...

    Authors: Genilson Silva de Jesus, Danielle Silva Trentin, Thayná Fernandes Barros, Alda Maria Teixeira Ferreira, Bruna Castro de Barros, Patrícia de Oliveira Figueiredo, Fernanda Rodrigues Garcez, Érica Luiz dos Santos, Ana Camila Micheletti and Nidia Cristiane Yoshida
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:374