(Acupuncture, Alternative medicine or Complementary Medicine, Aroma therapy, Ayurveda, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Magnetotherapy, Naturopathy, Reflexology, Siddha, Traditional Medicine, Yunani, Yoga)


8753.  Barnes LL.  The acupuncture wars: the professionalizing of American acupuncture--a view from Massachusetts. Med Anthropol. 2003 Jul-Sep;22(3):261-301.

8754.  Boutron I, Tubach F, Giraudeau B, Ravaud P. Methodological differences in clinical trials evaluating nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatments of hip and knee osteoarthritis. JAMA. 2003 Aug 27;290(8):1062-70.

8755.  Ernst E.  Complementary medicine: where is the evidence? J Fam Pract. 2003 Aug;52(8):630-4.

8756.  Leibing E, Pfingsten M, Leichsenring F. Comment on: Molsberger AF, Mau J, Pawelec DB, Winkler J. Does acupuncture improve the orthopedic management of chronic low back pain? Pain 2002; 99:579-87. Pain. 2003 Jul;104(1-2):425-6; author reply 426-7.

8757.  Mackenzie ER, Taylor L, Bloom BS, Hufford DJ, Johnson JC. Ethnic minority use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM): a national probability survey of CAM utilizers. Altern Ther Health Med. 2003 Jul-Aug;9(4):50-6.


Alternative / Complementary Medicine:

8758.  Akhondzadeh S, Noroozian M, Mohammadi M, Ohadinia S, Jamshidi AH, Khani M. Melissa officinalis extract in the treatment of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease: a double blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2003 Jul;74(7):863-6.

8759.  Ananth A, Aparna P, D’souza V, Vasudevan DN. Antimutagenic property of selected dietary ingredients. Aryavaidyan 2002 Nov  – 2003 Jan; XVI (2): 90-93.

8760.  Beurskens CH, Heymans PG. Positive effects of mime therapy on sequelae of facial paralysis: stiffness, lip mobility, and social and physical aspects of facial disability. Otol Neurotol. 2003 Jul;24(4):677-81.

8761.  Boutron I, Tubach F, Giraudeau B, Ravaud P. Methodological differences in clinical trials evaluating nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatments of hip and knee osteoarthritis. JAMA. 2003 Aug 27;290(8):1062-70.

8762.  Brahma SK, Debnath PK. Therapeutic importance of rasayana drugs with a special reference to their multi-dimensional actions. Aryavaidyan 2003 Feb-Apr; XVI (3): 160-163.

8763.  Chan HL, Sung JJ, Fong WF, Chim AM, Yung PP, Hui AY, Fung KP, Leung PC. Double-blinded placebo-controlled study of Phyllanthus urinaris for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2003 Aug 1;18(3):339-45. 

8764.  Christou EA, Yang Y, Rosengren KS. Taiji training improves knee extensor strength and force control in older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2003 Aug;58(8):763-6.

8765.  Dandekar DS, Lokeshwar VB, Cevallos-Arellano E, Soloway MS, Lokeshwar BL. An orally active Amazonian plant extract (BIRM) inhibits prostate cancer growth and metastasis. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2003 Jul;52(1):59-66. Epub 2003 May 07.

8766.  Featherstone C, Godden D, Gault C, Emslie M, Took-Zozaya M. Prevalence study of concurrent use of complementary and alternative medicine in patients attending primary care services in Scotland. Am J Public Health. 2003 Jul;93(7):1080-2.

8767.  Floyd JP, Fernandes JH. Making a place for CAM in the ICU. RN. 2003 Jul;66(7):44-7. Review.

8768.  Herron M, Glasser M. Use of and attitudes toward complementary and alternative medicine among family practice patients in small rural Illinois communities. J Rural Health. 2003 Summer;19(3):279-84.

8769.  Hilsden RJ, Verhoef MJ, Best A, Pocobelli G. Complementary and alternative medicine use by Canadian patients with inflammatory bowel disease: results from a national survey. Am J Gastroenterol. 2003 Jul;98(7):1563-8.

8770.  Howard EB, Gillespie K. A break from tradition. Patients are embracing alternative treatments. Now it's time for hospitals to do the same. Mark Health Serv. 2003 Summer;23(2):14-9.

8771.  Isbell B, Coldham S, Elliott R, Shaw S. Working towards integrated healthcare: developing complementary therapies at the University of Westminster. Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery. 2003 Aug;9(3):114-7.

8772.  Katz DL, Williams AL, Girard C, Goodman J, Comerford B, Behrman A, Bracken MB.  The evidence base for complementary and alternative medicine: methods of Evidence Mapping with application to CAM. Altern Ther Health Med. 2003 Jul-Aug;9(4):22-30. Review.

8773.  Kingston RL, Borron SW. The relative safety of ephedra compared with other herbal products. Ann Intern Med. 2003 Sep 2;139(5 Pt 1):385; author reply 386-7.

8774.  Kumarasamy Y, Middleton M, Reid RG, Nahar L, Sarker SD. Biological activity of serotonin conjugates from the seeds of Centaurea nigra. Fitoterapia. 2003 Sep;74(6):609-12.

8775.  Le Tourneau M. State of the center, CAM use in cancer patients, and initiatives with the FDA are topics of 14th NACCAM meeting. Altern Ther Health Med. 2003 Jul-Aug;9(4):18.

8776.  Linder SH. Assessing alternative medicine: methodological and research policy concerns. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2003 Summer;19(3):435-45.

8777.  Mackenzie ER, Taylor L, Bloom BS, Hufford DJ, Johnson JC. Ethnic minority use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM): a national probability survey of CAM utilizers. Altern Ther Health Med. 2003 Jul-Aug;9(4):50-6.

8778.  Miles P. Pamela Miles. Reiki vibrational healing. Interview by Bonnie Horrigan. Altern Ther Health Med. 2003 Jul-Aug;9(4):74-83.

8779.  Neuhauser D. The coming third health care revolution: personal empowerment. Qual Manag Health Care. 2003 Jul-Sep;12(3):171-84; discussion 185-6.

8780.  Panja AK, Jaiswal ML. Hypothyrodism in adult (myxedema) vis-ŕ-vis a study of kapha-vataja sotha and role of sothahara mahakashaya (dasamoola). Aryavaidyan 2003 Feb-Apr; XVI (3): 156-159.

8781.  Pawlow LA, O'Neil PM, Malcolm RJ. Night eating syndrome: effects of brief relaxation training on stress, mood, hunger, and eating patterns. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2003 Aug;27(8):970-8.

8782.  Ritenbaugh C, Verhoef M, Fleishman S, Boon H, Leis A. Whole systems research: a discipline for studying complementary and alternative medicine. Altern Ther Health Med. 2003 Jul-Aug;9(4):32-6. Review.

8783.  Smailbegovic MS, Laing GJ, Bedford H. Why do parents decide against immunization? The effect of health beliefs and health professionals. Child Care Health Dev. 2003 Jul;29(4):303-11.

8784.  Smith ER. Natural health products and government regulation. Can J Cardiol. 2003 Jul;19(8):947-8. English, French.

8785.  Sonekar AK. Combined effect of Celastrus paniculatus and Bacopa monnieri in the  management of minor seizures disorders. Capsule. 2003 Jan-Mar; XLIII (4): 1-2.

8786.  Spiegel AJ, Capobianco JD, Kruger A, Spinner WD. Osteopathic manipulative medicine in the treatment of hypertension: an alternative, conventional approach. Heart Dis. 2003 Jul-Aug;5(4):272-8. Review.

8787.  Thomas M. Breathing exercises and asthma. Thorax. 2003 Aug;58(8):649-50.

8788.  Tiran D. The use of fenugreek for breast feeding women. Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery. 2003 Aug;9(3):155-6.

8789.  Urzua A, Mendoza L. Antibacterial activity of fresh flower heads of Chrysantemum coronarium. Fitoterapia. 2003 Sep;74(6):606-8.

8790.  Vijayalakshmi KG, Joshi N, Ravindra U. Dietary and other related practices during common ailments. Aryavaidyan 2003 May-Jul; XVI (4): 217-222.

8791.  Viljanen M, Malmivaara A, Uitti J, Rinne M, Palmroos P, Laippala P. Effectiveness of dynamic muscle training, relaxation training, or ordinary activity for chronic neck pain: randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 2003 Aug 30;327(7413):475.

8792.  Warrier PK. Role of pure ghee in health and nutrition – exploding myth. Aryavaidyan 2003 May-Jul; XVI (4): 196-198.

8793.  Whelan KM, Wishnia GS. Reiki therapy: the benefits to a nurse/Reiki practitioner. Holist Nurs Pract. 2003 Jul-Aug;17(4):209-17.

8794.  Wolff P. Plastics: everything you need to know to improve your health and the environment. Beginnings. 2003 Jul-Aug;23(4):9, 11.

8795.  Woolf AD. Herbal remedies and children: do they work? Are they harmful? Pediatrics. 2003 Jul;112(1 Pt 2):240-6. Review.

Aroma therapy:


8796.  Buckle S. Aromatherapy and massage: the evidence. Paediatr Nurs. 2003 Jul;15(6):24-7. 



8797.  Arora D, Kumar M, Dubey SD, Bapat SK. Stress-management: leads from Ayurveda. Ancient science of life. 2003 Jul-Sep; XXIII(1):8-15.

8798.  Godatwar PR. A study on the Ayurvedic aspects of acquired immuno deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and its management with Ayurvedic drugs.  Department of Kayachikitsa, Gujarat Ayurved University; Jamnagar, 2003.

8799.  Sharma UC, Broca AK. Ayurvedic management of AIDS. Ancient science of life. 2003 Apr-Jun; XXII(4):122-128.

8800.  Varalakshmi S, Baishya A, Archana AK, Singh SK, Priyadarshini G, Upadhyaya BN. Management of unstable angina with ayurvedic medicine (a preliminary study). J Nath Integrat Med Ass 2002; 44(2): 11-13.

8801.  Varier PM. Ayurvedic drug research. Aryavaidyan 2002 Nov  – 2003 Jan; XVI (2): 76-80.


Herbal Medicine:

8802.  Alexandrovich I, Rakovitskaya O, Kolmo E, Sidorova T, Shushunov S. The effect of fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare) seed oil emulsion in infantile colic: a randomized, placebo-controlled study. Altern Ther Health Med. 2003 Jul-Aug;9(4):58-61.

8803.  Brindha R, Parvathy S. Ethnobotanical medicine of Anaimalai Union Pollachi Taluk, Coimbatore Disrict, Tamilnadu. Ancient science of life. 2003 Apr-Jun; XXII(4):166-168.

8804.  Chen IH, Chang JT, Liao CT, Wang HM, Hsieh LL, Cheng AJ. Prognostic significance of EGFR and Her-2 in oral cavity cancer in betel quid prevalent area cancer prognosis. Br J Cancer. 2003 Aug 18;89(4):681-6.

8805.  Chen X, Yang L, Zhang N, Turpin JA, Buckheit RW, Osterling C, Oppenheim JJ, Howard OM. Shikonin, a component of chinese herbal medicine, inhibits chemokine receptor function and suppresses human immunodeficiency virus type 1. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2003 Sep;47(9):2810-6.

8806.  Hota NP, Padhi MM. Typical uses of certain common and uncommon plants. Ancient science of life. 2003 Jul-Sep; XXIII(1):1-7.

8807.  Nayak RK, Choudhury BP. Conservation and sustainable utilization of some potential medicinal plants of Hukitola Island (Orissa). Bull envir Science. 2002; 20: 11-15.

8808.  Subbotina MD, Timchenko VN, Vorobyov MM, Konunova YS, Aleksandrovih YS, Shushunov S.  Effect of oral administration of tormentil root extract (Potentilla tormentilla) on rotavirus diarrhea in children: a randomized, double blind, controlled trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2003 Aug;22(8):706-11.

8809.  Thakral KK Mangal JL, Thakral R. Medicinal importance of spices grown in North India.  India J Arecanut, Spices med Plants 2002; 4(1): 53-5.

8810.  Tilloo V, Makde KH, Padhye MD. Preliminary antimicrobial screening of some medicinal plants of Dhulia District, Maharashtra. Indian J nat Prod. 2000; 16(2): 14-9. . 

8811.  Timmermans K. Intellectual property rights and traditional medicine: policy dilemmas at the interface. Soc Sci Med. 2003 Aug;57(4):745-56.

8812.  Vijay K, Pahuja M, Juyal V, Chandna T, Luv K. Futuristic  approach for antitumour drug development from traditional medicinal plants (TMP). J Sci Pharm 2002; 3(2): 78-80.


8813.  Cox M. Size does matter and Homeopathic treatment of premenstrual symptoms. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2003 Jul;29(3):172; author reply 172.

8814.  Grover A; Kumar R; Jindal SK Treatment seeking behaviour of chest symptomatics. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis. 2003 Apr; 50(2): 87-92

8815.  Riley D.  Arnica montana and homeopathic dosing guidelines. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Aug;112(2):693.


8816.  Chitkara D, Talley NJ. Hypnotherapy for functional dyspepsia: do the results add up? Gastroenterology. 2003 Aug;125(2):636; author reply 637. 



8817.  Kandori A, Oe H, Miyashita K, Ohira S, Naritomi H, Chiba Y, Ogata K, Murakami M, Miyashita T, Tsukada K.  Magneto-encephalographic measurement of neural activity during period of vertigo induced by cold caloric stimulation. Neurosci Res. 2003 Jul;46(3):281-8.



8818.  Dieter JN, Field T, Hernandez-Reif M, Emory EK, Redzepi M. Stable preterm infants gain more weight and sleep less after five days of massage therapy. J Pediatr Psychol. 2003 Sep;28(6):403-11.

8819.  Siev-Ner I, Gamus D, Lerner-Geva L, Achiron A. Reflexology treatment relieves symptoms of multiple sclerosis: a randomized controlled study. Mult Scler. 2003 Aug;9(4):356-61.

8820.    Weinstein JN. Alternative aid for aching backs. Massage and spinal manipulation are about as effective as mainstream methods. Health News. 2003 Aug;9(8):4.


8821.  Pasupathy S. Vasantha KKG, Bikshapathi T, Mary Z. Standardisation of uppuchendooram – a siddha preparation.  Aryavaidyan 2002; 16(1); 20-2.

8822.  Ramesh C; Gopal V; Sembulingam K Effect of the traditional Siddha formulation (FS002) on the fasting blood glucose level of rabbits Antiseptic. 2003 Apr; 100(4): 149.

Traditional Medicine:

8823.  Balick MJ, Lee R. The role of laughter in traditional medicine and its relevance to the clinical setting: healing with ha! Altern Ther Health Med. 2003 Jul-Aug;9(4):88-91. Review.

8824.  Burke A, Wong YY, Clayson Z. Traditional medicine in China today: implications for indigenous health systems in a modern world. Am J Public Health. 2003 Jul;93(7):1082-4.

8825.  Gorji A. Pharmacological treatment of headache using traditional Persian medicine. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2003 Jul;24(7):331-4.

8826.  Guarrera PM. Food medicine and minor nourishment in the folk traditions of Central Italy (Marche, Abruzzo and Latium). Fitoterapia. 2003 Sep;74(6):515-44. Review.

8827.  Homan R. Introducing the Pranic Healing system to holistic nursing practice. Beginnings. 2003 Jul-Aug;23(4):10. Review.

8828.  Munns A. Cabbage leaves: cabbage leaves can help inflammation of any body part. BMJ. 2003 Aug 23;327(7412):451.

8829.  Steenkamp V. Phytomedicines for the prostate. Fitoterapia. 2003 Sep;74(6):545-52. Review.

8830.    Xia ZY, Zhan LY, He YH, Liu XY. The effect of Shen-Fu on gastrointestinal tract injury and its potential mechanism during cardio-pulmonary bypass in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Chin J Traumatol. 2003 Aug 1;6(4):245-8.


8831.  Jamil S, Alam K, Ahmad S, Akhatar J, Ali A : Unani drugs based on Punica granatum Linn. J Sci Pharm 2002; 3(3): 99-101.


8832.  Cooper S, Oborne J, Newton S, Harrison V, Thompson Coon J, Lewis S, Tattersfield A. Effect of two breathing exercises (Buteyko and pranayama) in asthma: a randomised controlled trial. Thorax. 2003 Aug;58(8):674-9. 

8833.  Jain MD, Annapurna MY, Pandey MP. Preliminary study of integrative approach of panchkarma, yoga & ayurvedic medicine in the management of muscular dystrophy – 46 patients.  J Nath Integrat Med Ass 2002; 44(1): 7-9.

8834.  Kaplan-Mayer G. Get moving with yoga. Diabetes Self Manag. 2003 Jul-Aug;20(4):28, 31-3. 

8835.  Raman PG, Tripathi S. Role of yoga in diabetes  mellitus  Antiseptic, Madurai 2003; 100(2): 63-6.

8836.  Rohini V, Pandey RS, Janakiramaiah N, Gangadhar BN, Vedamurthachar A. Comparative study of full and partial Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) in major depressive disorder. Nimhans JI 2000; 18(1-2): 53-7.