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  1. Growing evidence suggests a role for gut bacteria and their metabolites in host-signaling responses along the gut-brain axis which may impact mental health. Meditation is increasingly utilized to combat stress...

    Authors: Maitreyi Raman, Ramana Vishnubhotla, Hena R. Ramay, Maria C. B. Gonçalves, Andrea S. Shin, Dhanashri Pawale, Balachundhar Subramaniam and Senthilkumar Sadhasivam
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:107
  2. Streptococcus mutans is a well-known oral pathogen that plays a critical role in the development of dental caries. Many studies have been directed to discover the chemical compounds present in natural products to...

    Authors: Su-Yeon Park, Rifat Nowshin Raka, Xiu-Li Hui, Yang Song, Jin-Long Sun, Jie Xiang, Juan Wang, Jian-Ming Jin, Xu-Kai Li, Jun-Song Xiao and Hua Wu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:106
  3. Moringa stenopetala leaves (Baker f.) Cufod. (Moringaceae) are used as a staple food and traditional medicine for treating various diseases like malaria, hypertension, stomach pain, diabetes, elevated cholesterol...

    Authors: Hussen Abdu, Wondwosen Ergete, Ashenif Tadele, Samuel Woldekidan, Abiy Abebe and Girma Seyoum
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:105
  4. The aim of this study is to gain insight into the clinical experiences and perceptions that pediatric oncology experts, conventional healthcare providers, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) provi...

    Authors: Dana C. Mora, Miek C. Jong, Sara A. Quandt, Thomas A. Arcury, Agnete E. Kristoffersen and Trine Stub
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:104
  5. Due to the extensive potential of previously studied endophytes in addition to plants belonging to genus Physalis as a source of anti-inflammatory constituents, the present study aimed at isolation for the first ...

    Authors: Asmaa Mahana, Hala M. Hammoda, Mona M. G. Saad, Mohamed M. Radwan, Mahmoud A. ElSohly, Doaa A. Ghareeb, Fathallah M. Harraz and Eman Shawky
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:103
  6. One of the novel mechanisms in the pathogenesis of Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is low-grade chronic inflammation. Chamomile (Matricaria recutita L.) and Nettle (Urtica dioica), with phytoestrogenic and an...

    Authors: Maryam Shamsi, Ali Ganji, Ghasem Mosayebi, Ensieh Seif Amirhoseiny, Sepideh Shohani and Ali Ghazavi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:102
  7. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a transitional state between normal ageing and dementia. Most MCI patients will progress to dementia within 5 years; therefore, early intervention for MCI is important for de...

    Authors: Zhongwei Sha, Zhenghao Zhao, Nana Li, Shuyun Xiao, Ou Li, Jie Zhang, Zhimin Li and Jian Xu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:101
  8. Infectious diseases are a major global public health concern as antimicrobial resistance (AMR) currently accounts for more than 700,000 deaths per year worldwide. The emergence and spread of resistant bacteria...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Odongo, Peggoty C Mutai, Beatrice K Amugune, Nelly N Mungai, Mary O Akinyi and Julia Kimondo
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:100
  9. Ethiopians locally treat liver illnesses with A. Americana. Available literature demonstrates this. However, there are few in-vivo investigations that provide supporting data. The aim of this study was to eval...

    Authors: Kassahun Dires Ayenew and Yared Wasihun
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:99
  10. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has brought severe damage to global health and socioeconomics. In China, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the most important complementary and alternative medicine ...

    Authors: Bo Pan, Hong-wei Yin, Yue Yu, Xing Xiang, Cui Yu, Xiao-Jie Yan, Xiao-feng Zhai, Yuan Bai and Jing Hong
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:97
  11. Massage therapy is a popular intervention for those suffering osteoarthritis, however, there is a paucity of evidence to support its effectiveness in osteoarthritis. A simple measure that could potentially ass...

    Authors: Sandra Grace, Roger Engel, Larisa Ariadne Justine Barnes and Joanne Bradbury
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:95
  12. Cupping therapy is a complementary and alternative medical therapy used especially in pain management. It is generally considered a safe procedure, but complications, including life-threatening infection, may ...

    Authors: You-yang Wang, Hong-wei Fan, Xiao-ming Huang and Yang Jiao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:94
  13. Scientific literature has demonstrated the association of free radicals in the aetiology of various chronic diseases. Hence, the identification of potent antioxidants remains a useful task. The combination of ...

    Authors: Vi Lien Yap, Lee Fang Tan, Mogana Rajagopal, Christophe Wiart, Malarvili Selvaraja, Mun Yee Leong and Puay Luan Tan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:93
  14. Neuropsychiatric symptoms, comprising cognitive impairment, fatigue, insomnia, depression, and anxiety, are prevalent and may co-occur during and after chemotherapy treatment for cancer. Electroacupuncture (EA...

    Authors: Lifang Xie, Ding Quan Ng, Matthew Heshmatipour, Munjal Acharya, Paul Coluzzi, Nerida Guerrero, Sanghoon Lee, Shaista Malik, Ritesh Parajuli, Craig Stark, Rongwen Tain, Keri Zabokrtsky, Lilibeth Torno and Alexandre Chan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:92
  15. More new randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on acupuncture have been published in Japan since our last updated systematic review (2010). This systematic review aimed to evaluate the quality of RCTs on acupunc...

    Authors: Shoko Masuyama and Hitoshi Yamashita
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:91
  16. Music therapy is a standard palliative care service in many pediatric and adult hospitals; however, most research has focused on the use of music to improve psychosocial dimensions of health, without consideri...

    Authors: Sheri L. Robb, Kristen A. Russ, Steven J. Holochwost, Kristin Stegenga, Susan M. Perkins, Seethal A. Jacob, Amanda K. Henley and Jessica A. MacLean
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:90
  17. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been extensively used for neoplasm treatment and has provided many promising therapeutic candidates. We previously found that Centipeda minima (C. minima), a Chinese medicin...

    Authors: Cuiyun Gao, Huafeng Pan, Fengjun Ma, Ze Zhang, Zedan Zhao, Jialing Song, Wei Li and Xiangzhen Fan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:89

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:191

  18. One of the most important aromatic species of the Apiaceae family is Heracleum persicum Desf. ex Fisch., C.A.Mey. & Avé-Lall, which used as a spice and condiment in food. It is widely used in traditional Iranian ...

    Authors: Mansureh Ghavam
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:87
  19. Cellulitis is a common skin disease encountered in medical emergencies in hospitals. It can be treated using a combination of antibiotics therapy; however, the causative agent Staphylococcus aureus has been repor...

    Authors: Seng Chiew Toh, Samuel Lihan, Scholastica Ramih Bunya and Sui Sien Leong
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:85
  20. Cinnamon is one of the most common spices that has been studied for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties in wound healing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectivenes...

    Authors: Mahmoud Osanloo, Fariba Noori, Alireza Tavassoli, Mohammad Reza Ataollahi, Ali Davoodi, Morteza Seifalah-Zade, Ali Taghinezhad, Narges Fereydouni and Arash Goodarzi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:84
  21. Increased glucose level and insulin resistance are major factors in Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2M), which is chronic and debilitating disease worldwide. Submerged culture medium of Ceriporia lacerata mycelium (CL...

    Authors: Bo-Hyung Kim, Sung-Vin Yim, Seong Deok Hwang, Yoon Soo Kim and Jeong-Hwan Kim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:83
  22. Antiretroviral therapy is the only treatment option for HIV-infected patients; however, it has certain drawbacks in terms of developing multiple toxic side effects. Thus, there is a continuous need to explore ...

    Authors: Pratiksha Jadaun, Prachibahen Shah, R. Harshithkumar, Madhukar S. Said, Shubhangi P. Bhoite, Sowmya Bokuri, Selvan Ravindran, Neetu Mishra and Anupam Mukherjee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:82
  23. Resveratrol and omega-3 have been shown to prevent atherosclerosis. However, histopathological changes and their comparison have not been studied well. This study investigated the therapeutic effects of resver...

    Authors: Shamsi Sadat Mosavi, Soghra Rabizadeh, Amirhossein Yadegar, Sara Seifouri, Fatemeh Mohammadi, Reihane Qahremani, Salome Sadat Salehi, Armin Rajab, Alireza Esteghamati and Manouchehr Nakhjavani
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:81
  24. Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of arterial wall, which is closely related to inflammatory reaction. In this study, the anti-inflammatory effect of isorhynchophylline was studied by NF- κB / ...

    Authors: Li-Hua Wang, Zheng-Wei Gu, Jie Li, Wen-Qing Yang, Yun-Lun Li, Dong-Mei Qi, Dan-Yang Wang and Hai-Qiang Jiang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:80
  25. The rich biodiversity of medicinal plants and their importance as sources of novel therapeutics and lead compounds warrant further research. Despite advances in debulking surgery and chemotherapy, the risks of...

    Authors: Soek-Ying Neo, Yin-Yin Siew, Hui-Chuing Yew, Yaqian He, Keng-Ling Poh, Yi-Chen Tsai, Shu-Ling Ng, Wei-Xun Tan, Teck-Ian Chong, Claire Sophie En-Shen Lim, Samuel Shan-Wei Ho, Deepika Singh, Azhar Ali, Yeh-Ching Linn, Chay-Hoon Tan, See-Voon Seow…
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:79
  26. This study aimed to examine the effects of dandelion root on rat heart function and oxidative status. At the beginning of the experimental protocol, Wistar albino rats were randomly classified into two groups (10...

    Authors: Kristina Radoman, Vladimir Zivkovic, Nebojsa Zdravkovic, Natalia Vasilievna Chichkova, Sergey Bolevich and Vladimir Jakovljevic
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:78
  27. Aging is associated with impaired renal function and structural alterations. Oxidative stress plays a vital role in renal senescence and damage. Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) is thought to protect cells from oxidative str...

    Authors: Niloufar Naghibi, Asie Sadeghi, Sajjadeh Movahedinia, Mahdis Rahimi Naiini, Mohammad Amin Rajizadeh, Faegheh Bahri and Mahdieh Nazari-Robati
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:77
  28. Authors: Qiqi Huang, Jie Su, Jie Xu, Huanhuan Yu, Xiaohu Jin, Yajun Wang, Meiqiu Yan, Jingjing Yu, Suhong Chen, Youhua Wang and Guiyuan Lv
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:76

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:13

  29. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of music therapy as an alternative treatment on depression in children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by activating...

    Authors: Jong-In Park, In-Ho Lee, Seung-Jea Lee, Ryeo-Won Kwon, Eon-Ah Choo, Hyun-Woo Nam and Jeong-Beom Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:73
  30. Baicalin magnesium is a water-soluble compound isolated from the aqueous solution by Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi. Preliminary experiments have demonstrated that baicalin magnesium can exert protective effects ...

    Authors: Xiulu Guan, Shiyuan Shen, Jinxia Liu, Hongru Song, Jinhua Chang, Xiaoxia Mao, Jingyu Song, Lin Zhang and Cuizhe Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:72
  31. Senna occidentalis (L.) Link has been used worldwide in traditional treatment of many diseases and conditions including snakebite. In Kenya, a decoction from the plant roots taken orally, is used as a cure for ma...

    Authors: Simeon Mogaka, Halkano Molu, Esther Kagasi, Kenneth Ogila, Rebeccah Waihenya, Faith Onditi and Hastings Ozwara
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:71
  32. Cancer survivors are a diverse group with varying needs that are patient-, disease-, and/or treatment-specific. Cancer survivors have reported supplementing conventional anti-cancer treatment with Traditional ...

    Authors: Kiwumulo Nakandi, Trine Stub and Agnete E. Kristoffersen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:70
  33. Traditional herbal medicine has been used for centuries to cure many pathological disorders, including cancer. Thymoquinone (TQ) and piperine (PIP) are major bioactive constituents of the black seed (Nigella sati...

    Authors: Ashraf A. El-Shehawy, Alaa Elmetwalli, Ali H. El-Far, Sahar Abd El-Razik Mosallam, Afrah Fatthi Salama, Ahmad O. Babalghith, Mohammad A. Mahmoud, Hany Mohany, Mohamed Gaber and Tarek El-Sewedy
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:69
  34. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Juan Hu, Yong-xue Zhang, Li Wang, Ling Ding, Guang-yao Huang, Guo-wei Cai and Shan Gao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:68

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:338

  35. Diabetic ulcer is a common complication of diabetes. It is characterized by a long-term disease course and high recurrence rate. Shengji Huayu Formula (SHF) is an effective formula for treating diabetic ulcers...

    Authors: Jing-Ting Zhang, Min-Feng Wu, Ming-Hua Ma, Liang Zhao, Jian-Yong Zhu, Hua Nian and Fu-Lun Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:67
  36. In palliative care, the relief of discomfort is sought by an overall approach, combining prescribed medication and additional therapies, such as foot reflexology (FR). The main objective of this study was to a...

    Authors: Marie Lavarelo Marcolin, Andréa Tarot, Véronique Lombardo, Bruno Pereira, Axelle Van Lander and Virginie Guastella
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:66
  37. Authors: Shangbin Lv, Xiaodong Chen, Yu Chen, Daoyin Gong, Gang Mao, Caifei Shen, Ting Xia, Jing Cheng, Zhaoliang Luo, Yu Cheng, Weihong Li and Jinhao Zeng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:65

    The original article was published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2022 22:188

  38. Myocardial ischemia–reperfusion injury(MIRI) is one of the common complications after myocardial infarction surgery, Oxidative stress is among the main mechanisms of myocardial ischemia–reperfusion injury. Pla...

    Authors: Yuying Du, Jia Li, Chao Cai, Fanying Gong, Guoliang Zhou, Fang Liu, Qiang Wu and Fuming Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:64
  39. Acupuncture effectively improves cognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Many neuroimaging studies have found significant brain alterations after acupuncture treatment of AD, but the underlying central...

    Authors: Zihan Yin, Ziqi Wang, Yaqin Li, Jun Zhou, Zhenghong Chen, Manze Xia, Xinyue Zhang, Jiajing Wu, Ling Zhao and Fanrong Liang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:63
  40. Systemic sclerosis (SSc; also known as “scleroderma”) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by extensive fibrosis, vascular changes, and immunologic dysregulation. Baicalein (phenolic flavonoid derived from Scu...

    Authors: Bo Peng, Qin Hu, Rong He, Hongping Hou, Dongyin Lian, Ying Chen, Han Li, Ling Song, Yunhang Gao, Tengfei Chen, Guangping Zhang and Jianrong Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:62
  41. Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) is considered the most relevant bacteria during the transition of the non-pathogenic commensal oral microbial community to plaque biofilms that promote the development of dental c...

    Authors: Yue Yuan, Jinlong Sun, Yang Song, Rifat Nowshin Raka, Jie Xiang, Hua Wu, Junsong Xiao, Jianming Jin and XiuLi Hui
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:61
  42. Atherosclerosis (AS) is a chronic disease characterized by abnormal blood lipid metabolism, inflammation and vascular endothelial injury. Vascular endothelial injury is the initial stage during the occurrence ...

    Authors: Yuemeng Sun, Yushan Gao, Lu Zhou, Yixing Lu, Yulin Zong, Haoyu Zhu, Yang Tang, Fengjie Zheng, Yan Sun and Yuhang Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:60
  43. Obex® may be helpful in reducing body weight and fat. The current study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Obex® in the treatment of overweight and obese subjects.

    Authors: Eduardo Cabrera-Rode, Ileana Cubas-Dueñas, Janet Rodríguez Acosta, Jeddú Cruz Hernández, Ana Ibis Conesa González, Teresa M. González Calero, Yuri Arnold Domínguez, José Hernández Rodríguez, Antonio D. Reyes Rodríguez, Aimee Álvarez Álvarez, Ragmila Echevarría Valdés, Liudmila Jorge Espinosa, Onelia Torres Belent, Zoila Bell Benavides, Elizabeth Senra Estévez, Yanet Abreu Rodríguez…
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:58