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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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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  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) seriously endangers human health and is characterized by high mortality and disability. The effectiveness of Dracocephalum moldavica L. in the treatment of CVD has been proven by clin...

    Authors: Rui-fang Zheng, Kaderyea Kader, Di-wei Liu, Wen-ling Su, Lei Xu, Yuan-yuan Jin and Jian-guo Xing
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:15
  22. 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
  23. Many people with mental health problems use a range of complementary medicine (CM), including over the counter products, practices, and utilise the services of CM practitioners. Psychologists are likely to con...

    Authors: Carrie Thomson-Casey, Erica McIntyre, Kris Rogers and Jon Adams
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:13
  24. During the past two decades, the correlation between oxidative stress and a variety of serious illnesses such as atherosclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Alzheimer disease (AD) and cancer...

    Authors: Yaseen Ur Rehman, Arshad Iqbal, Gowhar Ali, Ghallab Alotaibi, Alshebli Ahmed and Muhammad Ayaz
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:12
  25. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is frequently used in the general population, yet only limited data are available regarding the prevalence of these medications in patients with chronic kidney dise...

    Authors: Ming-Yen Tsai, Yu-Chuen Huang, Ben-Chung Cheng, Chieh-Ying Chin, Yung-Tang Hsu and Wen-Chin Lee
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:11
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 6-Gingerol (6-G) is the primary active phytocomponent of ginger and has been shown to regulate multiple targets against cancer and its treatment. Androgen receptors (ARs) remain critical in the progression of ...

    Authors: Habiba Khan, Iqbal Azad, Zeeshan Arif, Shama Parveen, Saurabh Kumar, Juhi Rais, Jamal Akhtar Ansari, Malik Nasibullah, Sudhir Kumar and Md Arshad
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2024 24:8
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. In the last few decades, the use of plant extracts and their phytochemicals as candidates for the management of parasitic diseases has increased tremendously. Irises are aromatic and medicinal plants that have...

    Authors: Passent M. Abdel-Baki, Moshera M. El-Sherei, Amal E. Khaleel, Essam Abdel-Sattar, Mohamed A. Salem and Mona M. Okba
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:465
  37. The plant kingdom has long been considered a valuable source for therapeutic agents, however, some plant species still untapped and need to be phytochemically and biologically explored. Although several Atriplex ...

    Authors: Hayam S. Ahmed, Enas I. A. Mohamed, Elham Amin, Abeer S. Moawad, Mohamed Sadek Abdel-Bakky, Suliman A. Almahmoud and Naglaa Afifi
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:464
  38. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) on oxidative stress induced by one-lung ventilation, lung function, and postoperative quality of recovery in patien...

    Authors: Songxu Ju, Meinv Liu, Bei Wang, Dongdong Yu, Huanhuan Zhang, Meng Zhang and Jianli Li
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:463
  39. Carissa bispinosa (L.) Desf. ex Brenan is one of the plants used traditionally to treat oral infections. However, there is limited data validating its therapeutic properties and photochemistry. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Wanda Shekwa, Tsolanku Sidney Maliehe and Peter Masoko
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:462
  40. Astragaloside III (AS III), a saponin-like metabolite derived from the traditional Chinese medicine Astragali Radix, has been shown to be effective in the treatment of cancer and heart failure, and a variety of d...

    Authors: Jiaqi Liu, Yan Sun, Wenjing Chen, Lingling Deng, Mengmeng Chen and Jingcheng Dong
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:461
  41. Artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.) is a typical element of a traditional Mediterranean diet and has potential health advantages for insulin resistance (IR) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This study aims to eval...

    Authors: Aihua Deng, Yun Wang, Kerui Huang, Peng Xie, Ping Mo, Fengying Liu, Jun Chen, Kaiyi Chen, Yun Wang and Bing Xiao
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:460
  42. The aim of the present study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of ammidin on hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury in primary neonatal rat cardiomyocytes by observing the role of ferroptosis in the proces...

    Authors: Yue Han, Hui Yuan, Fengxiang Li, Yueying Yuan, Xuezhi Zheng, Xudong Zhang and Jian Sun
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:459
  43. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine and metabolic disorder that is common in women of reproductive age. The clinical features of PCOS include hyperandrogenemia and polycystic ovarian change...

    Authors: Hao-ru Guan, Bo Li, Ze-hua Zhang, Han-song Wu, Xing-lishang He, Ying-jie Dong, Jie Su, Gui-yuan Lv and Su-hong Chen
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:458
  44. The current research intended to evaluate the antitumor properties of Moringa oleifera oil extract (MOE). Fifty-six female Swiss albino mice were employed in this study. Animals were assigned into four groups: co...

    Authors: Tahany Saleh Aldayel, Heba N. Gad El Hak, Mohamed S. Nafie, Raneem Saad, Heba M. A. Abdelrazek and Omnia E. Kilany
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:457
  45. The values of plant-based products have taken on an expanding relevance in dentistry. Salvadora persica chewing stick (miswak) has been practiced for centuries and is recommended by the World Health Organization ...

    Authors: Nurul Fatin Azizan, Nurulhuda Mohd, Nik Madihah Nik Azis and Badiah Baharin
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:456
  46. We conducted a comparative study to examine the differences in the use of complementary therapies (CT) among patients who attended diabetic clinics for follow-up treatment between 2007 and 2023 in Taiwan.

    Authors: Hsiao-Yun Chang, Yu-Yao Huang, Chin-Jung Chung and Feng-Hsuan Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:455
  47. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a high-prevalence neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by communicational, social, and behavioral challenges. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a group of p...

    Authors: Ghaidaa F. Khalifa, Bakriah Y. Alzubaidi, Dina A. Bamarouf, Yazeed B. Alsaedi, Omar H. Alayyafi and Majed M. Ramadan
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:454
  48. Craniotomy aneurysm clipping is one of the main treatments for intracranial aneurysm (IA). Endotracheal intubation and intraoperative operation may induce dramatic hemodynamic fluctuations and increase the ris...

    Authors: Bingyu Wang, Guanfa Peng, Li Chen, Mingling Guo, Jianshun Zhou, Yingying Liu, Zhen Chen and Lifeng Wang
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:453
  49. Asthma is a chronic airway inflammatory disease characterized by airway inflammation, mucus hypersecretion, airway hyper-reactivity. Sanzi Yangqin Decoction (SZYQD) is widely prescribed for asthma treatment. I...

    Authors: Yue Wu, Zhenhua Ni, Shiqiang Wang, Yipeng Sun, Xuming Luo, Xiongbiao Wang and Jinjin Liu
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:452
  50. Teucrium hyrcanicum L. (family Lamiaceae) is widely distributed in the North and Northwest of Iran. It has been used in the form of tea, tonic, and tincture for the treatment of various diseases such as cough, rh...

    Authors: Saeed Ghasemi, Mehdi Evazalipour, Nastaran Peyghanbari, Ehsan Zamani, Peter Bellstedt, Mahan Molaee, Diba Eghbali Koohi and Fatemeh Yousefbeyk
    Citation: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2023 23:447