Complementary Systems of Medicine

(Acupuncture, Acupressure, Alternative medicine or Complementary medicine, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Herbal medicine, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Pranic healing, Reflexology, Rekhi, Siddha, Traditional medicine, Unani, Yoga & Meditation)  


11193.  Hsieh LL, Kuo CH, Yen MF, Chen TH.  A randomized controlled clinical trial for low back pain treated by acupressure and physical therapy. Prev Med. 2004 Jul;39(1):168-76.

11194.  Shin YH, Kim TI, Shin MS, Juon HS.  Effect of acupressure on nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy cycle for Korean postoperative stomach cancer patients. Cancer Nurs. 2004 Jul-Aug;27(4):267-74.


11195.  Cheng TO. Infective endocarditis, cardiac tamponade, and AIDS as serious complications of acupuncture. Arch Intern Med. 2004 Jul 12;164(13):1464.

11196.  Freeman MP, Helgason C, Hill RA. Selected integrative medicine treatments for depression: considerations for women. J Am Med Womens Assoc. 2004 Summer;59(3):216-24. Review.

11197.  Huntley AL, Coon JT, Ernst E. Complementary and alternative medicine for labor pain: a systematic review. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Jul;191(1):36-44. Review.

11198.  Lu AP, Jia HW, Xiao C, Lu QP. Theory of traditional Chinese medicine and therapeutic method of diseases. World J Gastroenterol. 2004 Jul 1;10(13):1854-6. Review.

11199.  Schafer T. Epidemiology of complementary alternative medicine for asthma and allergy in Europe and Germany. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004 Aug;93(2 Suppl 1):S5-10. Review.

11200.  Sherman KJ, Cherkin DC, Connelly MT, Erro J, Savetsky JB, Davis RB, Eisenberg DM.  Complementary and alternative medical therapies for chronic low back pain: What treatments are patients willing to try? BMC Complement Altern Med. 2004 Jul 19;4(1):9.

11201.  Weiner DK, Ernst E. Complementary and alternative approaches to the treatment of persistent musculoskeletal pain. Clin J Pain. 2004 Jul-Aug;20(4):244-55. Review.



11202.  Crawford GH, Katz KA, Ellis E, James WD. Use of aromatherapy products and increased risk of hand dermatitis in massage therapists. Arch Dermatol. 2004 Aug;140(8):991-6.



11203.  Bikshapathi T, Tripathi SN. Bronchial asthma and its management in ayurveda. Aryavaidyan. 2004 Feb - Apr; XVII(3):135 - 143. 

11204.  Das M. The fourth dimension of human self. Aryavaidyan. 2003 Aug - Oct; XVII(1):61-64.

11205.  Shetty BR, Srinivasan K, Bhattathiri PPN. Role of aswagandha and punarnava in Ajasrika rasayana.  Aryavaidyan. 2004 Feb - Apr; XVII(3):179 - 181.  

11206.  Sridurga, Jha CB. Effective wound healing formulations of ayurveda and their pharmaceutical standardization. Aryavaidyan. 2004 Feb - Apr; XVII(3):144 - 148.

11207.  Srikanth N, Dua M, Mishra DK. Management of abnormal involuntary movements of eye lids a case report. Aryavaidyan  2003 Aug - Oct; XVII(1):32-34.

11208.  Thawani V, Kochar N, Khemani C, Hingorani, Ughade S. Efficacy of antidiabetic herbal combination " Glucoin " in diabetes mellitus. Antiseptic. 2004 Feb; 101(2): 70-4.

Herbal Medicine:

11209.  Bielory L.  Complementary and alternative interventions in asthma, allergy, and immunology. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004 Aug;93(2 Suppl 1):S45-54. Review.

11210.  Dattner AM. Herbal and complementary medicine in dermatology. Dermatol Clin. 2004 Jul;22(3):325-32, vii. Review.

11211.  De Smet PA. Health risks of herbal remedies: an update. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2004 Jul;76(1):1-17. Review.

11212.  Gyamfi MA, Ohtani II, Shinno E, Aniya Y. Inhibition of glutathione S-transferases by thonningianin A, isolated from the African medicinal herb, Thonningia sanguinea, in vitro. Food Chem Toxicol. 2004 Sep;42(9):1401-8.

11213.  Iwasaki K, Kobayashi S, Chimura Y, Taguchi M, Inoue K, Cho S, Akiba T, Arai H, Cyong JC, Sasaki H. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of the Chinese herbal medicine "ba wei di huang wan" in the treatment of dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2004 Sep;52(9):1518-21.

11214.  Lau CB, Ho CY, Kim CF, Leung KN, Fung KP, Tse TF, Chan HH, Chow MS. Cytotoxic activities of Coriolus versicolor (Yunzhi) extract on human leukemia and lymphoma cells by induction of apoptosis. Life Sci. 2004 Jul 2;75(7):797-808.

11215.  Lennihan B. Homeopathy: natural mind-body healing. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2004 Jul;42(7):30-40. Review.

11216.  Yin X, Zhou J, Jie C, Xing D, Zhang Y. Anticancer activity and mechanism of Scutellaria barbata extract on human lung cancer cell line A549. Life Sci. 2004 Sep 17;75(18):2233-44.


11217.  Baas C.  The nuts and bolts of homeopathy. Homeopathy. 2004 Jul;93(3):117-8.

11218.  Brien S, Prescott P, Owen D, Lewith G. How do homeopaths make decisions? An exploratory study of inter-rater reliability and intuition in the decision making process. Homeopathy. 2004 Jul;93(3):125-31.

11219.  Elia V, Baiano S, Duro I, Napoli E, Niccoli M, Nonatelli L. Permanent physico-chemical properties of extremely diluted aqueous solutions of homeopathic medicines. Homeopathy. 2004 Jul;93(3):144-50.

11220.  Milgrom LR. Patient-practitioner-remedy (PPR) entanglement. Part 6. Miasms revisited: non-linear quantum theory as a model for the homeopathic process. Homeopathy. 2004 Jul;93(3):154-8. Review.


11221.  Parkman CA. Issues in credentialing CAM providers. Case Manager. 2004 Jul-Aug;15(4):24-7. Review.


11222.  Ranga RS, Girija R, Nur-e-Alam M, Sathishkumar S, Akbarsha MA, Thirugnanam S, Rohr J, Ahmed MM, Chendil D. Rasagenthi lehyam (RL) a novel complementary and alternative medicine for prostate cancer. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2004 Jul;54(1):7-15.

Traditional Medicine:

11223.  Arora RP, Nayak RI, Malhotra V, Mohanty NK, Kulkarni KS. Role of herbal drugs in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia: clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Himplasia. Probe. 2004 Apr Jun; XLII: 23-26.   

11224.  Farrant P, Higgins E. A granulomatous response to tribal medicine as a feature of the immune reconstitution syndrome. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2004 Jul;29(4):366-8.

Yoga & Meditation:

11225.  Ott MJ. Mindfulness meditation: a path of transformation & healing. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2004 Jul;42(7):22-9. Review.

Alternative / Complementary Medicine:

11226.  Adams J. Exploring the interface between complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and rural general practice: a call for research. Health Place. 2004 Sep;10(3):285-7.

11227.  Balon JW, Mior SA. Chiropractic care in asthma and allergy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004 Aug;93(2 Suppl 1):S55-60. Review.

11228.  Beddoe AE, Murphy SO. Does mindfulness decrease stress and foster empathy among nursing students? J Nurs Educ. 2004 Jul;43(7):305-12.

11229.  Beliveau R, Gingras D. Green tea: prevention and treatment of cancer by nutraceuticals. Lancet. 2004 Sep 18;364(9439):1021-2.

11230.  Berk DR, Kanzler MH. Prevalence of alternative medicine use for skin conditions in a primary care population. Arch Dermatol. 2004 Jul;140(7):892.

11231.  Blazso G, Gabor M, Schonlau F, Rohdewald P. Pycnogenol accelerates wound healing and reduces scar formation. Phytother Res. 2004 Jul;18(7):579-81.

11232.  Boon H, Verhoef M, O'Hara D, Findlay B. From parallel practice to integrative health care: a conceptual framework. BMC Health Serv Res. 2004 Jul 01;4(1):15.

11233.  Caplan A. An interview with Arthur Caplan. Interview by Vicki Glaser. Rejuvenation Res. 2004 Summer;7(2):148-53.

11234.  Chatwin J, Tovey P. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), cancer and group-based action: a critical review of the literature. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2004 Jul;13(3):210-8. Review.

11235.  Chikamori F, Kuniyoshi N, Shibuya S, Takase Y. Perioperative music therapy with a key-lighting keyboard system in elderly patients undergoing digestive tract surgery. Hepatogastroenterology. 2004 Sep-Oct;51(59):1384-6.

11236.  Clements-Cortes A. The use of music in facilitating emotional expression in the terminally ill. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2004 Jul-Aug;21(4):255-60.

11237.  de Magalhaes JP, Toussaint O. Telomeres and telomerase: a modern fountain of youth? Rejuvenation Res. 2004 Summer;7(2):126-33. Review.

11238.  Eliopoullos C. Integrative care--immune boosting for residents with cancer. Director. 2004 Summer;12(3):182-3.

11239.  Enright S, Chatham K, Ionescu AA, Unnithan VB, Shale DJ. Inspiratory muscle training improves lung function and exercise capacity in adults with cystic fibrosis. Chest. 2004 Aug;126(2):405-11.

11240.  Epstein GN, Halper JP, Barrett EA, Birdsall C, McGee M, Baron KP, Lowenstein S. A pilot study of mind-body changes in adults with asthma who practice mental imagery. Altern Ther Health Med. 2004 Jul-Aug;10(4):66-71.

11241.  Feldman DE, Duffy C, De Civita M, Malleson P, Philibert L, Gibbon M, Ortiz-Alvarez O, Dobkin PL. Factors associated with the use of complementary and alternative medicine in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Aug 15;51(4):527-32.

11242.  Graves N, Krepcho M, Mayo HG. Does yoga speed healing for patients with low back pain? J Fam Pract. 2004 Aug;53(8):661-2.

11243.  Greco CM, Rudy TE, Manzi S. Effects of a stress-reduction program on psychological function, pain, and physical function of systemic lupus erythematosus patients: a randomized controlled trial. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Aug 15;51(4):625-34.

11244.  Gross CR, Kreitzer MJ, Russas V, Treesak C, Frazier PA, Hertz MI. Mindfulness meditation to reduce symptoms after organ transplant: a pilot study. Adv Mind Body Med. 2004 Summer;20(2):20-9.

11245.  Haramati A, Lumpkin MD. Complementary and alternative medicine: opportunities for education and research. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2004 Sep;229(8):695-7. Review.

11246.  Hunt V, Randle J, Freshwater D. Paediatric nurses' attitudes to massage and aromatherapy massage. Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery. 2004 Aug;10(3):194-201.

11247.  Hyman M. Mark Hyman, MD practicing medicine for the future. Altern Ther Health Med. 2004 Jul-Aug;10(4):82-9.

11248.  Kepner J. Yoga research and Richard Freeman. Altern Ther Health Med. 2004 Jul-Aug;10(4):14.

11249.  Lanier WL. Near-death experiences delivered to your home by your friends on the Internet. Mayo Clin Proc. 2004 Aug;79(8):979-82. Review.

11250.  Latham SR. Ethics in the marketing of medical services. Mt Sinai J Med. 2004 Sep;71(4):243-50. Review.

11251.  Lee MS, Lee MS, Kim HJ, Choi ES. Effects of qigong on blood pressure, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and other lipid levels in essential hypertension patients. Int J Neurosci. 2004 Jul;114(7):777-86.

11252.  Lehrer PM, Vaschillo E, Vaschillo B, Lu SE, Scardella A, Siddique M, Habib RH. Biofeedback treatment for asthma. Chest. 2004 Aug;126(2):352-61.

11253.  Li XM, Zhang TF, Sampson H, Zou ZM, Beyer K, Wen MC, Schofield B. The potential use of Chinese herbal medicines in treating allergic asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004 Aug;93(2 Suppl 1):S35-44. Review.

11254.  Ma HI, Trombly CA, Tickle-Degnen L, Wagenaar RC. Effect of one single auditory cue on movement kinematics in patients with Parkinson's disease. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2004 Jul;83(7):530-6.

11255.  Maier R, Greter SE, Maier N. Effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields on cognitive processes - a pilot study on pulsed field interference with cognitive regeneration. Acta Neurol Scand. 2004 Jul;110(1):46-52.

11256.  Manahan B. A brief evidence-based review of two gastrointestinal illnesses: irritable bowel and leaky gut syndrome. Altern Ther Health Med. 2004 Jul-Aug;10(4):14.

11257.  Miles P. Palliative care service at the NIH includes Reiki and other mind-body modalities. Adv Mind Body Med. 2004 Summer;20(2):30-1.

11258.  Myers SP, Cheras PA. The other side of the coin: safety of complementary and alternative medicine. Med J Aust. 2004 Aug 16;181(4):222-5.

11259.  Oh WK, Kantoff PW, Weinberg V, Jones G, Rini BI, Derynck MK, Bok R, Smith MR, Bubley GJ, Rosen RT, DiPaola RS, Small EJ. Prospective, multicenter, randomized phase II trial of the herbal supplement, PC-SPES, and diethylstilbestrol in patients with androgen-independent prostate cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2004 Sep 15;22(18):3705-12.

11260.  Ott MJ. Mindfulness meditation: a path of transformation & healing. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2004 Jul;42(7):22-9. Review.

11261.  Parkman CA. Issues in credentialing CAM providers. Case Manager. 2004 Jul-Aug;15(4):24-7. Review.

11262.  Paterson C. 'Take small steps to go a long way' consumer involvement in research into complementary and alternative therapies. Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery. 2004 Aug;10(3):150-61.

11263.  Rein E, Kharazmi A, Winther K. A herbal remedy, Hyben Vital (stand. powder of a subspecies of Rosa canina fruits), reduces pain and improves general wellbeing in patients with osteoarthritis--a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised trial. Phytomedicine. 2004 Jul;11(5):383-91.

11264.  Saucier DM, Tessem FK, Sheerin AH, Elias L. Unilateral forced nostril breathing affects dichotic listening for emotional tones. Brain Cogn. 2004 Jul;55(2):403-5.

11265.  Simonsen HT, Adsersen A, Bremner P, Heinrich M, Wagner Smitt U, Jaroszewski JW. Antifungal constituents of Melicope borbonica. Phytother Res. 2004 Jul;18(7):542-5.

11266.  Su CK, Mehta V, Ravikumar L, Shah R, Pinto H, Halpern J, Koong A, Goffinet D, Le QT. Phase II double-blind randomized study comparing oral aloe vera versus placebo to prevent radiation-related mucositis in patients with head-and-neck neoplasms. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2004 Sep 1;60(1):171-7.

11267.  Theoharides TC, Bielory L. Mast cells and mast cell mediators as targets of dietary supplements. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004 Aug;93(2 Suppl 1):S24-34. Review.

11268.  Tiran D, Chummun H. Complementary therapies to reduce physiological stress in pregnancy. Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery. 2004 Aug;10(3):162-7. Review.

11269.  Udeinya IJ, Mbah AU, Chijioke CP, Shu EN. An antimalarial extract from neem leaves is antiretroviral. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2004 Jul;98(7):435-7.

11270.  Ventegodt S, Morad M, Press J, Merrick J, Shek DT. Clinical holistic medicine: holistic adolescent medicine. ScientificWorldJournal. 2004 Aug 04;4:551-61. Review.

11271.  Ventegodt S, Morad M, Vardi G, Merrick J. Clinical holistic medicine: holistic treatment of children. ScientificWorldJournal. 2004 Aug 04;4:581-8. Review.

11272.  Werbach MR. Nutritional therapy: an important component of integrative medicine. Altern Ther Health Med. 2004 Jul-Aug;10(4):12-3, 96.

11273.  Whipple J. Music in intervention for children and adolescents with autism: a meta-analysis. J Music Ther. 2004 Summer;41(2):90-106.

11274.  Whitaker RC.  Mental health and obesity in pediatric primary care: a gap between importance and action. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004 Aug;158(8):826-8. Review.

11275.  White-Traut R. Providing a nurturing environment for infants in adverse situations: multisensory strategies for newborn care. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2004 Jul-Aug;49(4 Suppl 1):36-41. Review.

11276.  Wright RJ. Alternative modalities for asthma that reduce stress and modify mood states: evidence for underlying psychobiologic mechanisms. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004 Aug;93(2 Suppl 1):S18-23. Review.