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  1. In planning a randomized controlled trial of acupuncture, we conducted a pilot study using validated outcome measures to assess the feasibility of the protocol, and to obtain preliminary data on efficacy and t...

    Authors: Lai-Shan Tam, Ping-Chung Leung, Tena K Li, Lang Zhang and Edmund K Li

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:35

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  2. The efficacy and safety of a dietary supplement derived from South American botanicals was compared to glucosamine sulfate in osteoarthritis subjects in a Mumbai-based multi-center, randomized, double-blind st...

    Authors: Komal Mehta, Jayesh Gala, Surendra Bhasale, Sattayasheel Naik, Millind Modak, Harshad Thakur, Nivedita Deo and Mark JS Miller

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:34

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  3. Acupuncture stimulation elicits deqi, a composite of unique sensations that is essential for clinical efficacy according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). There is lack of adequate experimental data to indic...

    Authors: Kathleen KS Hui, Erika E Nixon, Mark G Vangel, Jing Liu, Ovidiu Marina, Vitaly Napadow, Steven M Hodge, Bruce R Rosen, Nikos Makris and David N Kennedy

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:33

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  4. To survey cancer patients who consume an extract of the Basidiomycetes Agaricus blazei Murill mushroom (Sen-Sei-Ro) to measure their self-assessment of its effects and to develop an instrument for use in future r...

    Authors: James A Talcott, Jack A Clark and Insu P Lee

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:32

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  5. To study the frequency and pattern of use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in patients with essential hypertension attending a tertiary hypertension clinic.

    Authors: Oluwatoyin C Amira and Njideka U Okubadejo

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:30

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  6. The MCE, Momordica charantia fruit extract Linn. (Cucurbitaceae) have been documented to elicit hypoglycemic activity on various occasions. However, due to lack of standardization of these extracts, their efficac...

    Authors: Nafisa PC Fernandes, Chakradhar V Lagishetty, Vandana S Panda and Suresh R Naik

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:29

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  7. The use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) by cancer patients is very common and varies between populations. The referenced English literature has no local study from Africa on this subject. This ...

    Authors: Emmanuel R Ezeome and Agnes N Anarado

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:28

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  8. Electroacupuncture (EA) has been reported to produce anti-edema and anti-hyperalgesia effects on inflammatory disease. However, the mechanisms are not clear. The present study investigated the biochemical mech...

    Authors: Aihui Li, Rui-Xin Zhang, Yi Wang, Haiqing Zhang, Ke Ren, Brian M Berman, Ming Tan and Lixing Lao

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:27

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  9. Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata) is used in traditional medicine of Europe and South America to treat anxiety, insomnia and seizure. Recently, it has shown antianxiety and sedative effects in human.

    Authors: Marjan Nassiri-Asl, Schwann Shariati-Rad and Farzaneh Zamansoltani

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:26

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  10. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is increasingly popular with cancer patients and yet information provision or discussion about CAM by health professionals remains low. Previous research suggests t...

    Authors: Maggie Evans, Alison Shaw, Elizabeth A Thompson, Stephen Falk, Pat Turton, Trevor Thompson and Deborah Sharp

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:25

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  11. Salvia leriifolia have been shown to decrease ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in brain tissues. In this study, the effects of S. leriifolia aqueous and ethanolic extracts were evaluated on an animal model of I...

    Authors: Hossein Hosseinzadeh, Azar Hosseini, Marjan Nassiri-Asl and Hamid-Reza Sadeghnia

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:23

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  12. Despite the recently reported drop in the overall death rate from cancer, the estimated survival rate and number of deaths from oral cancer remain virtually unchanged. Early detection efforts, in combination w...

    Authors: Michael King, Kourt Chatelain, Dustin Farris, Dayne Jensen, Jason Pickup, Aaron Swapp, Susan O'Malley and Karl Kingsley

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:22

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  13. Little is known about clinicians' use of herbs and dietary supplements (HDS), how their personal HDS use changes with time and training, and how changes in their personal use affect their confidence or communi...

    Authors: Kathi J Kemper, Paula Gardiner and Charles Woods

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:21

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  14. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its accepted animal model, murine collagen-induced arthritis (CIA), are classic autoimmune inflammatory diseases which require proinflammatory cytokine production for pathogenesis...

    Authors: Brian R Lawson, Stanley M Belkowski, John F Whitesides, Paul Davis and John W Lawson

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:20

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  15. Maharishi Amrit Kalash (MAK) is an herbal formulation composed of two herbal mixtures, MAK-4 and MAK-5. These preparations are part of a natural health care system from India, known as Maharishi Ayur-Veda. MAK...

    Authors: Marialetizia Penza, Claudia Montani, Marija Jeremic, Giovanna Mazzoleni, WL Wendy Hsiao, Maurizio Marra, Hari Sharma and Diego Di Lorenzo

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:19

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  16. There has been a marked increase in the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the UK population in recent years. Surveys of doctors' perspectives on CAM have identified a variety of views and ...

    Authors: Nita Maha and Alison Shaw

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:17

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  17. Recently, numerous studies have revealed an increase in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in US civilian populations. In contrast, few studies have examined CAM use within military populations, ...

    Authors: Tyler C Smith, Margaret AK Ryan, Besa Smith, Robert J Reed, James R Riddle, Gia R Gumbs and Gregory C Gray

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:16

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  18. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an increasingly common therapy used to treat chronic pain syndromes. However; there is limited information on the utilization and efficacy of CAM therapy in prim...

    Authors: Sara Fleming, David P Rabago, Marlon P Mundt and Michael F Fleming

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:15

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  19. Preparations of mistletoe (Viscum album) are the form of cancer treatment that is most frequently used in the complementary medicine. Previous work has shown that these preparations are able to exert cytotoxic ef...

    Authors: Jenny Eggenschwiler, Leopold von Balthazar, Bianca Stritt, Doreen Pruntsch, Mac Ramos, Konrad Urech, Lukas Rist, A Paula Simões-Wüst and Angelika Viviani

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:14

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  20. Leishmaniasis is an endemic disease in Iran. Although many treatments have been suggested for this disease, there hasn't been an effective and safe treatment yet. Regarding the healing effect of honey in the c...

    Authors: Mohammad Ali Nilforoushzadeh, Fariba Jaffary, Shahram Moradi, Roya Derakhshan and Elaheh Haftbaradaran

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:13

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  21. Chronic fatiguing illnesses, including chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), pose a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Previous clinical reports addressed the utilization of health care provided to patients with ...

    Authors: James F Jones, Elizabeth M Maloney, Roumiana S Boneva, Ann-Britt Jones and William C Reeves

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:12

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  22. Galactosamine (GalN), an established experimental toxin, mainly causes liver injury via the generation of free radicals and depletion of UTP nucleotides. Renal failure is often associated with end stage liver ...

    Authors: Mahua Sinha, Prasenjit Manna and Parames C Sil

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:11

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  23. The short consultation length in primary care is a source of concern, and the wish for more consultation time is a common reason for patients to seek complementary medicine. Physicians practicing anthroposophi...

    Authors: Harald J Hamre, Claudia M Witt, Anja Glockmann, Renatus Ziegler, Stefan N Willich and Helmut Kiene

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:10

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  24. Ternimalia brownii Fresen (Combretaceae) is widely used in traditional medicine to treat bacterial, fungal and viral infections. There is a need to evaluate extracts of this plant in order to provide scientific ...

    Authors: Zakaria H Mbwambo, Mainen J Moshi, Pax J Masimba, Modest C Kapingu and Ramadhani SO Nondo

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:9

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  25. Tobacco smoking is a serious risk to health: several therapies are available to assist those who wish to stop. Smokers who approach publicly funded stop-smoking clinics in the UK are currently offered nicotine...

    Authors: Adrian R White, Russell C Moody and John L Campbell

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:8

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  26. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of homeopathy compared to conventional treatment in acute respiratory and ear complaints in a primary care setting.

    Authors: Max Haidvogl, David S Riley, Marianne Heger, Sara Brien, Miek Jong, Michael Fischer, George T Lewith, Gerard Jansen and André E Thurneysen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:7

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  27. After menopause, 10–20% of all women have nearly intolerable hot flushes. Long term use of hormone replacement therapy involves a health risk, and many women seek alternative strategies to relieve climacteric ...

    Authors: Einar K Borud, Terje Alraek, Adrian White, Vinjar Fonnebo and Sameline Grimsgaard

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:6

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. Use of complementary medicine is common, consumer driven and usually outpatient focused. We wished to determine interest among the medical staff at a North Carolina academic medical center in integrating diver...

    Authors: Kathi J Kemper, Deborah Dirkse, Dee Eadie and Melissa Pennington

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:5

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  29. The increasing global popularity of herbal remedies requires further investigation to determine the probable factors driving this burgeoning phenomenon. We propose that the users' perception of efficacy is an ...

    Authors: Yuri N Clement, Jamie Morton-Gittens, Luke Basdeo, Alexander Blades, Marie-Joanna Francis, Natalie Gomes, Meer Janjua and Adelle Singh

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:4

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  30. Plants containing compounds such as the isoflavonoids, with female hormone-like effects that bind to human estrogen receptors, are known. But none has been previously shown to have corresponding male hormone-l...

    Authors: Victor YC Ong and Benny KH Tan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:3

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  31. Mindfulness means paying attention in the present moment, non-judgmentally, without commentary or decision-making. We report results of a pilot study designed to test the feasibility of using Mindfulness Based...

    Authors: James M Davis, Michael F Fleming, Katherine A Bonus and Timothy B Baker

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:2

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  32. One of the cardinal principles of homeopathy is the "law of similarities", according to which patients can be treated by administering substances which, when tested in healthy subjects, cause symptoms that are...

    Authors: Anita Conforti, Paolo Bellavite, Simone Bertani, Flavia Chiarotti, Francesca Menniti-Ippolito and Roberto Raschetti

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:1

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  33. There is growing concern that serious interactions are occurring between prescribed/over the counter and herbal medicines and that there is a lack of disclosure of herbal use by patients to doctors. This study...

    Authors: Kathryn A Vickers, Kate B Jolly and Sheila M Greenfield

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 6:40

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  34. Central to the development of a sound evidence base for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) interventions is the need for valid, reliable and relevant outcome measures to assess whether the interventi...

    Authors: Marja J Verhoef, Laura C Vanderheyden, Trish Dryden, Devon Mallory and Mark A Ware

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 6:38

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  35. Research in homeopathy has traditionally addressed itself to defining the effectiveness of homeopathic potencies in comparison to placebo medication. There is now increasing awareness that the homeopathic cons...

    Authors: Trevor DB Thompson and Marjorie Weiss

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 6:37

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  36. Plumeria acuminata belonging to the family Apocynaceae is commonly known as 'perungalli' in Tamil and is widely distributed throughout the Southern parts of India. In traditional medicinal system different parts...

    Authors: M Gupta, UK Mazumder, P Gomathi and V Thamil Selvan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 6:36

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  37. Antimicrobial activity of 18 ethnomedicinal plant extracts were evaluated against nine bacterial strains (Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia c...

    Authors: Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan, Muniappan Ayyanar and Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 6:35

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  38. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is emerging as an important form of care in the United States. We sought to measure the prevalence of selected CAM use among veterans attending oncology and chronic...

    Authors: F Patricia McEachrane-Gross, Jane M Liebschutz and Dan Berlowitz

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 6:34

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  39. Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) is a well-known hepatotoxin and exposure to this chemical is known to induce oxidative stress and causes liver injury by the formation of free radicals. Acute and chronic renal damage ...

    Authors: Prasenjit Manna, Mahua Sinha and Parames C Sil

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 6:33

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  40. The present study investigates the cardioprotective effects of Hibiscus rosa sinensis in myocardial ischemic reperfusion injury, particularly in terms of its antioxidant effects.

    Authors: Karunakaran K Gauthaman, Mohamed TS Saleem, Peter T Thanislas, Vinoth V Prabhu, Karthikeyan K Krishnamoorthy, Niranjali S Devaraj and Jayaprakash S Somasundaram

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 6:32

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  41. Although dietary supplements (DS) are widely sold in pharmacies, the legal, ethical, and practice responsibilities of pharmacists with respect to these products have not been well defined. This systematic revi...

    Authors: Della Kwan, Kristine Hirschkorn and Heather Boon

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 6:31

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  42. I'm-Yunity™ (PSP) is a mushroom extract derived from deep-layer cultivated mycelia of the patented Cov-1 strain of Coriolus versicolor (CV), which contains as its main bioactive ingredient a family of polysacchar...

    Authors: Tze-chen Hsieh, Peili Wu, Spencer Park and Joseph M Wu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 6:30

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  43. Leaves of Lomatia hirsuta are used in traditional medicine in Chile under the common name of "radal". A tea of radal is traditionally used for treatment of cough, bronchial troubles, and asthma. In a preliminary ...

    Authors: Henrik T Simonsen, Anne Adsersen, Louise Berthelsen, Søren B Christensen, Alfonso Guzmán and Per Mølgaard

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 6:29

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  44. Different procedures practiced in yoga have stimulatory or inhibitory effects on the basal metabolic rate when studied acutely. In daily life however, these procedures are usually practiced in combination. The...

    Authors: MS Chaya, AV Kurpad, HR Nagendra and R Nagarathna

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 6:28

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  45. Flavonoid-rich extracts from the mature roots of Scutellaria baicalensis have been shown to exhibit antiproliferative effects on various cancer cell lines. We assessed the ability of an ethanolic extract of S. ba...

    Authors: Adrienne C Scheck, Krya Perry, Nicole C Hank and W Dennis Clark

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2006 6:27

    Content type: Research article

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