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  1. Previous publications indicate that acupuncture is efficient for the treatment of pelvic girdle pain, PGP, in pregnant women. However, the use of acupuncture for PGP is rare due to insufficient documentation o...

    Authors: Helen Elden, Hans-Christian Ostgaard, Monika Fagevik-Olsen, Lars Ladfors and Henrik Hagberg

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:34

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  2. The main objective of this study was to assess and compare patient satisfaction with Neural Therapy (NT) and conventional medicine (COM) in primary care for musculoskeletal diseases.

    Authors: Joelle Mermod, Lorenz Fischer, Lukas Staub and André Busato

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:33

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  3. Integrative medicine (blending the best of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with conventional medicine) is becoming increasingly popular.

    Authors: Heather S Boon and Natasha Kachan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:32

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  4. Research into health and health-care seeking behaviour amongst immigrant populations suggests that culturally-based behaviours change over time towards those prevalent in the host culture. Such acculturation o...

    Authors: Kofi B Barimah and Edwin R van Teijlingen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:30

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  5. Venous leg ulcers constitute a chronic recurring complaint that affects 1.0–1.3% of the adult population at some time in life, and which corresponds to approximately 75% of all chronic ulcers of the leg. Multi...

    Authors: Jorge Vas, Manuela Modesto, Camila Mendez, Emilio Perea-Milla, Inmaculada Aguilar, Jesus Manuel Carrasco-Lozano, Vicente Faus and Francisco Martos

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:29

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Migraine affects approximately 20% of the population. Conventional care for migraine is suboptimal; overuse of medications for the treatment of episodic migraines is a risk factor for developing chronic daily ...

    Authors: John D Mann, Keturah R Faurot, Laurel Wilkinson, Peter Curtis, Remy R Coeytaux, Chirayath Suchindran and Susan A Gaylord

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:28

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  7. Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson (Acanthaceae) is a shrub widespread in Africa, the Balkans, Romania, Greece and Eastern Mediterranean. It is used in African traditional medicine for the treatment of urogeni...

    Authors: Charles O Okoli, Peter A Akah, Nkemjika J Onuoha, Theophine C Okoye, Anthonia C Nwoye and Chukwuemeka S Nworu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:27

    Content type: Research article

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  8. To broaden the range of outcomes that we can measure for patients undergoing treatment for oncological and other chronic conditions, we aimed to validate a questionnaire measuring self-reported autonomic regul...

    Authors: M Kröz, G Feder, HB von Laue, R Zerm, M Reif, M Girke, H Matthes, C Gutenbrunner and C Heckmann

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:26

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  9. Complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies are commonly used by pediatric patients with chronic medical conditions. Little is known about parents' perceptions of these therapies. This study describe...

    Authors: Kelly Rouster-Stevens, Savithri Nageswaran, Thomas A Arcury and Kathi J Kemper

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:25

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The frequent use of chiropractic, naturopathic, and physical and occupational therapy by patients with fibromyalgia has been emphasized repeatedly, but little is known about the attitudes of these therapists t...

    Authors: Jason W Busse, Abhaya V Kulkarni, Parminder Badwall and Gordon H Guyatt

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:24

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  11. Sesamum radiatum Schum. & Thonn. (Pedaliaceae) is an annual herbaceous plant, which belongs to the family Pedaliaceae and genus Sesamum. Sesame is used in traditional medicine in Africa and Asia for many disease...

    Authors: André B Konan, Jacques Y Datté and Paul A Yapo

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:23

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  12. Non cephalic presentation in childbirth involves various risks to both the mother and the foetus. The incidence in Spain is 3.8% of all full-term pregnancies. The most common technique used to end the gestatio...

    Authors: Jorge Vas, José Manuel Aranda, Mercedes Barón, Emilio Perea-Milla, Camila Méndez, Carmen Ramírez, Inmaculada Aguilar, Manuela Modesto, Ana María Lara, Francisco Martos and Antonio J García-Ruiz

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:22

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  13. Yoga has been shown to be a simple and economical therapeutic modality that may be considered as a beneficial adjuvant for type 2 diabetes mellitus. This study investigated the impact of Hatha yoga and convent...

    Authors: Lorenzo A Gordon, Errol Y Morrison, Donovan A McGrowder, Ronald Young, Yeiny Terry Pena Fraser, Eslaen Martorell Zamora, Ruby L Alexander-Lindo and Rachael R Irving

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:21

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  14. Studies show that electroacupuncture (EA) has beneficial effects in patients with inflammatory diseases. This study investigated the mechanisms of EA anti-inflammation, using a rat model of complete Freund's a...

    Authors: Aihui Li, Lixing Lao, Yi Wang, Jiajia Xin, Ke Ren, Brian M Berman, Ming Tan and Ruixin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:20

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  15. The prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use has been estimated to be as high as 65% in some populations. However, there has been little objective research into the possible risks or bene...

    Authors: Tyler C Smith, Besa Smith and Margaret AK Ryan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:19

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  16. Acupuncture provides a means of peripheral stimulation for pain relief. However, the detailed neuronal mechanisms by which acupuncture relieves pain are still poorly understood and information regarding optima...

    Authors: Albert Y Leung, Susan J Kim, Gery Schulteis and Tony Yaksh

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:18

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  17. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is well documented among breast cancer patients and survivors, but little evidence is available to describe rates and patterns of use among women at increased g...

    Authors: Christine M Mueller, Phuong L Mai, Jaime Bucher, June A Peters, Jennifer T Loud and Mark H Greene

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:17

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  18. Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and especially CAM practitioners, has continued to rise in recent years. Although several motivators of CAM use have been identified, little is known about ...

    Authors: Fuschia M Sirois

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:16

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  19. Various human diseases have oxidative stress as one of their component. Many herbs have been reported to exhibit properties that combat oxidative stress through their active constituents such as flavonoids, ta...

    Authors: Jayabalan Nirmal, Chidambaram Saravana Babu, Thanukrishnan Harisudhan and Muthiah Ramanathan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:15

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  20. The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been increasing rapidly throughout the world during the past decade. The use of CAM in the general Japanese population has been previously reported t...

    Authors: Satoshi Hori, Iordan Mihaylov, Joana C Vasconcelos and Malcolm McCoubrie

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:14

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  21. Allergies cause a considerable burden to both sufferers and the National Health Service. There is growing interest in acupuncture as a treatment for a range of conditions. Since acupuncture may modulate the im...

    Authors: Jonathan Roberts, Aarnoud Huissoon, Janine Dretzke, Dechao Wang and Christopher Hyde

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:13

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  22. Migraine is a chronic neurologic disease that can severely affect the patient's quality of life. Although in recent years many randomised studies have been carried out to investigate the effectiveness of acupu...

    Authors: Jorge Vas, Ángel Rebollo, Emilio Perea-Milla, Camila Méndez, Carlos Ramos Font, Manuel Gómez-Río, Manuel Martín-Ávila, Justo Carbrera-Iboleón, M Dolores Caballero, M Ángeles Olmos, Inmaculada Aguilar, Vicente Faus and Francisco Martos

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:12

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. Vector control is facing a threat due to the emergence of resistance to synthetic insecticides. Insecticides of botanical origin may serve as suitable alternative biocontrol techniques in the future. Although ...

    Authors: Nandita Chowdhury, Anupam Ghosh and Goutam Chandra

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:10

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  24. Little is known about the prevalence of dietary supplement (DS) use in American adolescents. We conducted this study to analyze the prevalence of DS use and factors associated with this use in a national popul...

    Authors: Paula Gardiner, Catherine Buettner, Roger B Davis, Russell S Phillips and Kathi J Kemper

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:9

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  25. We aimed to overview the current literature on eurythmy therapy (EYT) which is an integral part of Anthroposophic Medicine. EYT can be described as a movement therapy in which speech movements are transposed i...

    Authors: Arndt Büssing, Thomas Ostermann, Magdalena Majorek and Peter F Matthiessen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:8

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  26. Studies have shown that a significant proportion of people with epilepsy use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). CAM use is known to vary between different ethnic groups and cultural contexts; howeve...

    Authors: Penny J Rhodes, Neil Small, Hanif Ismail and John P Wright

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:7

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  27. While many Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners do not object to immunization, some discourage or even actively oppose vaccination among their patients. However, previous studies in this area...

    Authors: Shannon Stokley, Karen A Cullen, Allison Kennedy and Barbara H Bardenheier

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:6

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  28. Lactobacillus extracts and supernatants have been used as probiotics in human and veterinary medicine for their ability to enhance wound healing and immunity. Previous data from our laboratory demonstrated that

    Authors: Renato Sousa, Jaroslava Halper, Jian Zhang, Stephen J Lewis and Wan-I O Li

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:5

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  29. Self-care practices for patients with hypertension include adherence to medication, use of blood pressure self-monitoring and use of complementary and alternative therapies (CAM) The prevalence of CAM use and ...

    Authors: Faekah Gohar, Sheila M Greenfield, D Gareth Beevers, Gregory YH Lip and Kate Jolly

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:4

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  30. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the potential of the rhizomes of the Indian medicinal plant, Picrorhiza kurroa in healing indomethacin-induced acute stomach ulceration in mice and examine its capacit...

    Authors: Debashish Banerjee, Biswanath Maity, Subrata K Nag, Sandip K Bandyopadhyay and Subrata Chattopadhyay

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:3

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  31. With the increased usage of CAM worldwide comes the demand for its integration into health professional education. However, the incorporation of CAM into health professional curricula is handled quite differen...

    Authors: Evelin Tiralongo and Marianne Wallis

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:2

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  32. Macrophages play a dual role in host defence. They act as the first line of defence by mounting an inflammatory response to antigen exposure and also act as antigen presenting cells and initiate the adaptive i...

    Authors: Sudipta Tripathi, David Bruch and Dilip S Kittur

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:1

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  33. Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc) is a natural dietary component with antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties. The ginger component [6]-gingerol has been shown to exert anti-inflammatory effects through media...

    Authors: Jennifer Rhode, Sarah Fogoros, Suzanna Zick, Heather Wahl, Kent A Griffith, Jennifer Huang and J Rebecca Liu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:44

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  34. Increasing rates of psychosocial disturbances give rise to increased risks and vulnerability for a wide variety of stress-related chronic pain and other illnesses. Relaxation exercises aim at reducing stress a...

    Authors: Anette Kjellgren, Sven Å Bood, Kajsa Axelsson, Torsten Norlander and Fahri Saatcioglu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:43

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  35. Although back pain is considered one of the most frequent reasons why patients seek complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies little is known on the extent patients are actually using CAM for back ...

    Authors: Jean-François Chenot, Annette Becker, Corinna Leonhardt, Stefan Keller, Norbert Donner-Banzhoff, Erika Baum, Michael Pfingsten, Jan Hildebrandt, Heinz-Dieter Basler and Michael M Kochen

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:42

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  36. The study is part of a nationwide evaluation of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in primary care in Switzerland. The Objective was to identify patients' expectations and reasons governing the choic...

    Authors: Victoria Wapf and André Busato

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:41

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  37. Little is known about the metabolic and heart rate responses to a typical hatha yoga session. The purposes of this study were 1) to determine whether a typical yoga practice using various postures meets the cu...

    Authors: Marshall Hagins, Wendy Moore and Andrew Rundle

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:40

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  38. Complementary and alternative medicines are increasingly used by the general population. A survey was conducted to ascertain the knowledge of Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMs) amongst paediatric p...

    Authors: Simon Fountain-Polley, Grace Kawai, Amanda Goldstein and Titus Ninan

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:38

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  39. Atherothrombotic diseases such as myocardial or cerebral infarction are serious consequences of the thrombus formed in blood vessels. Thrombolytic agents are used to dissolve the already formed clots in the bl...

    Authors: Sweta Prasad, Rajpal Singh Kashyap, Jayant Y Deopujari, Hemant J Purohit, Girdhar M Taori and Hatim F Daginawala

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007 7:36

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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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