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  1. Thymus plant is a very useful herbal medicine with various properties such as anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Therefore, the properties of this plant have made this drug a suitable candidate for wound hea...

    Authors: Mahmoud Osanloo, Fariba Noori, Negar Varaa, Alireza Tavassoli, Aida Goodarzi, Maryam Talebi Moghaddam, Lida Ebrahimi, Zahra Abpeikar, Ahmad Reza Farmani, Mohsen Safaei, Narges Fereydouni and Arash Goodarzi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:56
  2. Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) causes severe pain which can lead to decreased quality-of-life. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of inhalation of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) oil and its major component...

    Authors: Jiyeong You, You Kyoung Shin and Geun Hee Seol
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:54
  3. Atherosclerosis (AS) is a fundamental pathological state in various cardiovascular diseases. Geniposide, which is the main active component of Gardenia jasminides, is effective against AS. However, the underlying...

    Authors: Guiping Ma, Qinqin Dong, Feng Li, Zheng Jin, Jianbin Pi, Wei Wu and Junlong Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:53
  4. Mindfulness as a modality involves training the innate human capacity for present-moment awareness with a view to cultivating a more harmonious and integrated life experience, especially in the face of hardshi...

    Authors: Sarah Foale, Yvonne Botma and Tanya Heyns
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:52
  5. Cholestasis is an important predisposing factor for hepatocyte damage, liver fibrosis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and even liver failure. Silybum marianum L. (SM) plant is used in teas or eaten in some countries ...

    Authors: Maha B. Salem, Dina Mostafa Mohammed, Olfat A. Hammam and Mohamed Elzallat
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:51
  6. Women living with breast cancer (BC) rely on traditional medicine (TM) in addition to orthodox medicine. There is a need to understand how and why women diagnosed with BC utilise TM. This study explored and de...

    Authors: Adwoa Bemah Boamah Mensah, Stella Baffour Asuo, Kofi Boamah Mensah, Joshua Okyere, Shalini Kulasingam, Beth Virnig and Joe-Nat Clegg-Lamptey
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:50
  7. The continuous evolution of drug-resistant influenza viruses highlights the necessity for repurposing naturally-derived and safe phytochemicals with anti-influenza activity as novel broad-spectrum anti-influen...

    Authors: Akram Hegazy, Raya Soltane, Ahlam Alasiri, Islam Mostafa, Ahmed M. Metwaly, Ibrahim H. Eissa, Sara H. Mahmoud, Abdou Kamal Allayeh, Noura M. Abo Shama, Ahmed A. Khalil, Ramya S. Barre, Assem Mohamed El-Shazly, Mohamed A. Ali, Luis Martinez-Sobrido and Ahmed Mostafa
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:49
  8. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a severe chronic inflammatory disease. As the main active component of Astragalus mongholicus Bunge, a classic traditional ethnic herb, calycosin exhibits anti-inflammatory action and its m...

    Authors: Hong Su, Qiuju Yan, Wei Du, En Hu, Zhaoyu Yang, Wei Zhang, Yusheng Li, Tao Tang, Shushan Zhao and Yang Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:48
  9. Leguminous Sophora moorcroftiana (SM) is a genuine medicinal material in Tibet. Many research results have reveal the Sophora moorcroftiana alkaloids (SMA), as the main active substance, have a wide range of effe...

    Authors: Peng Ji, Nian-Shou Zhao, Fan-Lin Wu, Yan-Ming Wei, Ci-Dan Laba, Cuo-Mu Wujin, Yong-Li Hua, Zi-Wen Yuan and Wan-Ling Yao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:47
  10. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of argon-based No-ozone Cold Plasma (NCP) on neuroblastoma cancer cell apoptosis.

    Authors: Jung-Han Lee, M Shriya Jaiswal, Yoon-Seo Jang, Jeong-Hae Choi, Gyoo-Cheon Kim, Jin-Woo Hong and Dae-Seok Hwang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:46
  11. Several studies have reported the effect of rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS) on functional ambulation in stroke patients, yet no systematic overview has yet been published. This study aims to synthesize the...

    Authors: Samira Gonzalez-Hoelling, Gloria Reig-García, Carme Bertran-Noguer and Rosa Suñer-Soler
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:45
  12. Acupuncture is known to improve exercise capacity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but its mechanism remains unknown. Whether acupuncture improves exercise capacity in patients wi...

    Authors: Takumi Kayo, Masao Suzuki, Tadamichi Mitsuma and Fumihiko Fukuda
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:44
  13. To investigate the changes in amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (ALFF) and degree centrality (DC) values before and after acupuncture in young women with non-menstrual migraine without aura (MWoA) through...

    Authors: Yu-Chan Yang, Xiang-Yu Wei, Ying-Ying Zhang, Chun-Yang Xu, Jian-Ming Cheng, Zhi-Gang Gong, Hui Chen, Yan-Wen Huang, Jie Yuan, Hui-Hui Xu, Hui Wang, Song-Hua Zhan and Wen-Li Tan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:43
  14. Oxidative stress and inflammation can lead to apoptosis of ovarian granulosa cells (GCs), resulting in ovulation disorders and infertility. Baicalin (BAI) promotes cell proliferation and reduces inflammation a...

    Authors: Jun Chen, Chuhua Lin, Xiurong Huang and Wei Bian
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:42
  15. To date, beneficial effects of multimodal exercise programmes on Parkinson’s disease (PD) have focused on motor symptoms and little attention has been paid to the potential effects of such programmes on the no...

    Authors: Aleksandra M. Podlewska, Lucia Batzu, Tayana Soukup, Nick Sevdalis, Ioannis Bakolis, Fleur Derbyshire-Fox, Alison Hartley, Andy Healey, Anthony Woods, Nikki Crane, Carmine Pariante and K Ray Chaudhuri
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:41
  16. As chromatographic techniques have advanced, many articles that analyze the constituting compounds of medicinal materials have been published in relation to Northeast Asian traditional medicine, including trad...

    Authors: Sang-Kyun Kim, Myung-Ku Lee, Ho Jang, Jeong-Ju Lee, Sanghun Lee, Yunji Jang, Hyunchul Jang and Anna Kim
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:40
  17. Standard cancer treatments show a lack of selectivity that has led to the search for new strategies against cancer. The selective elimination of cancer cells modulating the redox environment, known as “selecti...

    Authors: Carlos Jara-Gutiérrez, Luis Mercado, Marilyn Paz-Araos, Carolyn Howard, Mario Parraga, Camila Escobar, Marco Mellado, Alejandro Madrid, Iván Montenegro, Paula Santana, Paola Murgas, Cristina Jimenez-Jara, Luis Guillermo González-Olivares, Manuel Ahumada and Joan Villena
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:38
  18. Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) is one of the most common health care-acquired infections. The dramatic increase in antimicrobial resistance of C. difficile isolates has led to growing demand to seek new...

    Authors: Hamideh Raeisi, Masoumeh Azimirad, Samaneh Asadi-Sanam, Hamid Asadzadeh Aghdaei, Abbas Yadegar and Mohammad Reza Zali
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:37
  19. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, promoting lipid metabolism disorders and steatohepatitis, contributes significantly to the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Hugan Qingzhi tablets (HQ...

    Authors: Miaoting Yang, Xiaorui Yao, Fan Xia, Shijian Xiang, Waijiao Tang and Benjie Zhou
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:36
  20. The development of antiretroviral therapy has brought a tremendous relief to the world as it minimizes mortality, reduces HIV transmission, and suppresses progression in infected patients. However, the orthodo...

    Authors: Mahboob Adekilekun Jimoh, Muhali Olaide Jimoh, Mujidat Bello, Idris Olawale Raimi, Gideon Olarewaju Okunlola, Nompumelelo Mkhwanazi and Charles Petrus Laubscher
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:35
  21. Pain is a major clinical problem across all ages with serious social and economic consequences and a great negative impact on quality of life. Brain entrainment using binaural beats is a non-pharmaceutical int...

    Authors: Fatemeh Shamsi, Fatemeh Azadinia and Maryam Shaygan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:34
  22. Breast cancer (BC) is the most frequent malignancy in the world. Chemotherapy (CT) is a common treatment for BC but is accompanied by toxicity and side effects. Shenqi Fuzheng Injection (SFI) is an adjuvant th...

    Authors: Jing Xu, Xiao Li, Liyuan Lv, Qing Dong, Xiaofeng Du, Guangda Li and Li Hou
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:33
  23. As cancer and its therapy comes with a wide range of negative effects, people look for options to mitigate these effects. Reflexology is among the options of complementary medicine.

    Authors: Moritz Klaus, Sabine Kutschan, Heidrun Männle, Jutta Hübner and Jennifer Dörfler
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:32
  24. Aging or senescence is part of human life development with many effects on the physical, mental, and physiological aspects which may lead to age-related deterioration in many organs. Genus Curcuma family Zingiera...

    Authors: Esraa A. Elhawary, Ashaimaa Y. Moussa and Abdel Nasser B. Singab
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:31
  25. Post-stroke cognitive impairment (PSCI) is a prevalent complication among stroke survivors. It not only directly impacts patients' cognitive abilities but also hampers their capacity to regain independence in ...

    Authors: Xingchen Zhou, Yiwen Wan, Zhengxian Xu, Cancan Yu, Ziyi Wu, Zesen Zhuang, Rui Xia, Hongyu Wang and Shangjie Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:30
  26. Renal fibrosis is considered an irreversible pathological process and the ultimate common pathway for the development of all types of chronic kidney diseases and renal failure. Diosmin is a natural flavonoid g...

    Authors: Wen-Man Zhao, Xun-Liang Li, Yuyu Zhu, Rui Shi, Zhi-Juan Wang, Jian-Ping Xiao and De-Guang Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:29
  27. Indigofera suffruticosa Mill. is used as a folk medicine for treating patients with leukemia, however very little is known regarding the molecular mechanism of its anti-leukemic activity and the chemical profile ...

    Authors: Hong-Loan Tran, Kuei-Hung Lai, Hsun-Shuo Chang, Yi-Siao Chen, Hui-Chun Wang, Shuen-Shin Yang, Hsueh-Wei Chang, Chin-Mu Hsu, Chia-Hung Yen and Hui-Hua Hsiao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:28
  28. Plants have historically been a rich source of medicinal compounds, with many modern pharmaceuticals derived from botanical origins. In contemporary healthcare, there is a resurgence in utilizing botanical sub...

    Authors: Belal Rahhal, Mohammad Qneibi, Nidal Jaradat, Mohammed Hawash, Mohammad Qadi, Linda Issa and Sosana Bdir
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:27
  29. Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease is a special self-limited disease in pediatric orthopedics with a high disability rate and a long-term course, and there is still no clear and effective therapeutic drug in clinic. T...

    Authors: Jianhong Liu, Zhirui Hua, Shijie Liao, Boxiang Li, Shengping Tang, Qian Huang, Zhendi Wei, Rongbin Lu, Chengsen Lin and Xiaofei Ding
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:26
  30. Reducing current clinical symptoms and the risks of future exacerbations is the main goal of stable COPD management. Traditional Chinese medicine has unique advantages in chronic disease management. YuPingFeng...

    Authors: Ruifeng Chen, Yangqing Zhan, Zhengshi Lin, Xiao Wu, Jinchao Zhou, Zifeng Yang and Jinping Zheng
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:25

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  31. There are accumulating type 2 diabetes patients who have osteoporosis simultaneously. More effective therapeutic strategies should be discovered. Biochanin A (BCA) has been indicated that can play a role in im...

    Authors: Qi He, Junzheng Yang, Weijian Chen, Zhaofeng Pan, Baihao Chen, Jiaxu Zeng, Nenling Zhang, Yuewei Lin, Chuyi Chen, Jiacong Xiao, Miao Li, Shaocong Li, Haibin Wang and Peng Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:24
  32. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been widely and increasingly used worldwide during the past decades. Nevertheless, studies in long-term trends of CAM use are limited. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: Sofie Rossen Møller, Ola Ekholm and Anne Illemann Christensen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:23
  33. Nigella sativa (NS) oil has been found to have advantageous benefits in the management of inflammation and obesity. This study investigated the effect of NS supplementation on blood mRNA expressions and serum lev...

    Authors: Elham Razmpoosh, Sara Safi, Mahta Mazaheri, Saman Khalesi, Majid Nazari, Parvin Mirmiran and Azadeh Nadjarzadeh
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:22
  34. This study aims to assess the efficacy and safety of Qingpeng ointment (QPO), a Tibetan medicine for alleviating symptoms in individuals with acute gouty arthritis (AGA).

    Authors: Ya-xi Shang, Shu-feng Wei, Ke-peng Yang, Yuan Liu, Su Wei, Xia Dong, Xin-chang Wang, Zhi-min Xie, Ru-lu Fang, Li-na Liang, Xiu-feng Li, Lei Xu, Mu-zhi Chen, Kai-xian Zhang, Ji-yong Huang, Le Wang…
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:21
  35. Zinc selenide nanoparticles (ZnSe) are semiconductor metals of zinc and selenium. ZnSe NPs are advantageous for biomedical and bio-imaging applications due to their low toxicity. ZnSe NPs can be used as a ther...

    Authors: Shahram Ahmadi Somaghian, Seyedeh Zahra Mirzaei, Mohammad Ebrahim Khosravi Shakib, Abdolrazagh Marzban, Sarah Alsallameh and Hamed Esmaeil Lashgarian
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:20
  36. The overall comprehensive consideration of the factors influencing the recommendations in the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) guidelines remains poorly studied. This study systematically evaluate the factor...

    Authors: Yi-Cheng Gao, Rui Cao, Zhi-Han Liu, Ying-Di Liao, Li-Yuan Tao, Yu-Ting Feng, Qian-Yun Chai, Min-Jing Luo and Yu-Tong Fei
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:19
  37. Prediabetes is characterized by a cluster of glycemic parameters higher than normal but below the threshold of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In recent years, phytochemical-rich plant extracts have gained po...

    Authors: Benard B. Nyakundi, Marisa M. Wall and Jinzeng Yang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:18
  38. Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) experience high levels of anxiety that may cause instability of hemodynamic indices, increased risk of ischemia, myocardial infarction and poor quality of life. Arom...

    Authors: Majid Pourshaikhian, Mohammad Taghi Moghadamnia, Ehsan Kazemnezhad Leyli and Zahra Shafiei Kisomi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:17
  39. Curcuma aeruginosa, commonly known as “kha-min-dam” in Thai, holds significance in Asian traditional medicine due to its potential in treating various diseases, having properties such as anti-HIV, hepatoprotectiv...

    Authors: Pawaret Panyajai, Natsima Viriyaadhammaa, Singkome Tima, Sawitree Chiampanichayakul, Pornngarm Dejkriengkraikul, Siriporn Okonogi and Songyot Anuchapreeda
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:16
  40. There is a continuing interest in finding effective methods for scar treatment. Dry needling is gaining popularity in physiotherapy and is defined by Western medicine as a type of acupuncture. The terms acupunctu...

    Authors: Daria Chmielewska, Jitka Malá, Agnieszka Opala-Berdzik, Magdalena Nocuń, Patrycja Dolibog, Paweł T. Dolibog, Magdalena Stania, Michał Kuszewski and Alena Kobesova
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:14
  41. Shikonin, a natural naphthoquinone compound extracted from the Chinese traditional herbal medicine “Lithospermum erythrorhizon”, possesses antitumor activity against various cancer types. Tumor-suppressor gene...

    Authors: Yujia Zhao, Dan Wu, Zhenkai Fu, Wenna Liu, Yu Yao and Ying Liang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:10
  42. There is a need for expanded options for therapeutic interventions for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorder (SUD). The study aimed to examine evidence for the feasibili...

    Authors: Sean Ferkul, Zena Agabani, Osamu Minami, Jill Bormann, Bernard Le Foll, Leah Lobo and Ahmed N. Hassan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:9
  43. Immunological abnormalities are implicated in the pathogenesis of many chronic diseases. Due to the drug-related adverse effects of currently available orthodox immunomodulators, natural immunomodulators are b...

    Authors: Ngozi Dorathy Idoko, Ifeoma Felicia Chukwuma, Florence Nkechi Nworah, Sopuruchukwu Elizabeth Mba, Parker Elijah Joshua, Okwesilieze Fred Chiletugo Nwodo, Wafaa Fouzi Abusudah, Najlaa Hamed Almohmadi and Michel de Waard
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:7
  44. Flaxseed is an ancient commercial oil that historically has been used as a functional food to lower cholesterol levels. However, despite its longstanding treatment, there is currently a lack of scientific evid...

    Authors: Sylvia A. Boshra, Jilan A. Nazeam and Ahmed Esmat
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:6
  45. Although acupressure is proposed to boost sleep quality and alleviate anxiety in various disorders, no trials have yet documented these consequences in burn victims. Considering the high importance of managing...

    Authors: Zahra Salajegheh, Mehdi Harorani, Mohadese Shahrodi, Elahe Dolati, Mahtab Farahani, Nazanin Amini and Danial Habibi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:5
  46. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by the destruction of synovial tissue and articular cartilage. Huangqi-Guizhi-Wuwu-Decoction (HGWD), a formula of Traditional Chinese Med...

    Authors: Qinwen Liu, Qian Luo, Qiling Fan, Yi Li, Aiping Lu and Daogang Guan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:4
  47. Blue light exposure is known to induce reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and increased endoplasmic reticulum stress, leading to apoptosis of photoreceptors. Maqui berry (Aristotelia chilensis) is a fruit e...

    Authors: Kanta Yamazaki, Kodai Ishida, Wataru Otsu, Aomi Muramatsu, Shinsuke Nakamura, Wakana Yamada, Hideshi Tsusaki, Hiroshi Shimoda, Hideaki Hara and Masamitsu Shimazawa
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:3
  48. Herbal medicine is a medical system based on the utilization of plants or plant extracts for therapy. The continual increase in global consumption and the trade of herbal medicine has raised safety concerns in...

    Authors: Sarah F. Alharbi, Ameerah I. Althbah, Amal H. Mohammed, Mishaal A. Alrasheed, Mukhtar Ismail, Khaled S. Allemailem, Abdullah M Alnuqaydan, Ahmed Mohammed Baabdullah and Azzam Alkhalifah
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:2
  49. In addition to curative care, supportive care is beneficial in managing the anxiety symptoms common in patients in sterile hematology unit. We hypothesize that personal massage can help the patient, particular...

    Authors: Armelle Simon, Jean-Julien Nizard, Patrice Chevalier, Steven Le Gouill, Thomas Rulleau, Lucie Planche and Adrien Evin
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:1