Complementary Systems of Medicine
(Acupressure, Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine, Aroma therapy, Ayurveda, Complementary Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy,  Magnetotherapy, Naturopathy, Neutriceuticals, Nutritional Food Supplements, Pranic Healing, Reflexology, Reiki,  Siddha, Traditional Medicine, Unani, Yoga &  Meditation)



Selected abstracts:

1.                  Bernardi L, Passino C, Spadacini G, Bonfichi M, Arcaini L, Malcovati L, Bandinelli G, Schneider A, Keyl C, Feil P, Greene RE, Bernasconi C. Reduced hypoxic ventilatory response with preserved blood oxygenation in yoga trainees and Himalayan Buddhist monks at altitude: evidence of a different adaptive strategy? Eur J Appl Physiol. 2007 Mar;99(5):511-8
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pavia and IRCCS Ospedale S. Matteo, Pavia, Italy.
Yoga induces long-term changes in respiratory function and control. We tested whether it represents a successful strategy for high-altitude adaptation. We compared ventilatory, cardiovascular and hematological parameters in: 12 Caucasian yoga trainees and 12 control sea-level residents, at baseline and after 2-week exposure to high altitude (Pyramid Laboratory, Nepal, 5,050 m), 38 active lifestyle high-altitude natives (Sherpas) and 13 contemplative lifestyle high-altitude natives with practice of yoga-like respiratory exercises (Buddhist monks) studied at 5,050 m. At baseline, hypoxic ventilatory response (HVR), red blood cell count and hematocrit were lower in Caucasian yoga trainees than in controls. After 14 days at altitude, yoga trainees showed similar oxygen saturation, blood pressure, RR interval compared to controls, but lower HVR (-0.44 +/- 0.08 vs. -0.98 +/- 0.21 l/min/m/%SaO(2), P < 0.05), minute ventilation (8.3 +/- 0.9 vs. 10.8 +/- 1.6 l/min, P < 0.05), breathing rate (indicating higher ventilatory efficiency), and lower red blood cell count, hemoglobin, hematocrit, albumin, erythropoietin and soluble transferrin receptors. Hypoxic ventilatory response in monks was lower than in Sherpas (-0.23 +/- 0.05 vs. -0.63 +/- 0.09 l/min/m/%SaO(2), P < 0.05); values were similar to baseline data of yoga trainees and Caucasian controls, respectively. Red blood cell count and hematocrit were lower in monks as compared to Sherpas. In conclusion, Caucasian subjects practicing yoga maintain a satisfactory oxygen transport at high altitude, with minimal increase in ventilation and with reduced hematological changes, resembling Himalayan natives. Respiratory adaptations induced by the practice of yoga may represent an efficient strategy to cope with altitude-induced hypoxia.

2.                  Biziulevicius GA, Kazlauskaite J. Following Hippocrates' advice 'Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food': an alternative method for evaluation of the immunostimulatory potential of food proteins. Med Hypotheses. 2007;68(3):712-3. Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence of any type of therapeutic or preventive intervention testing homeopathy for childhood and adolescence ailments. METHODS: Systematic literature searches were conducted through January 2006 in MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, CINAHL, Cochrane Central, British Homeopathic Library,, and the UK National Research Register. Bibliographies were checked for further relevant publications. Studies were selected according to predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria. All double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trials of any homeopathic intervention for preventing or treating childhood and adolescence ailments were included. According to the classification of the World Health Organization, the age range defined for inclusion was 0 to 19 years. Study selection, data extraction, and assessment of methodological quality were performed independently by 2 reviewers. RESULTS: A total of 326 articles were identified, 91 of which were retrieved for detailed evaluation. Sixteen trials that assessed 9 different conditions were included in the study. With the exception of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and acute childhood diarrhea (each tested in 3 trials), no condition was assessed in more than 2 double-blind randomized clinical trials. The evidence for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and acute childhood diarrhea is mixed, showing both positive and negative results for their respective main outcome measures. For adenoid vegetation, asthma, and upper respiratory tract infection each, 2 trials are available that suggest no difference compared with placebo. For 4 conditions, only single trials are available. CONCLUSION: The evidence from rigorous clinical trials of any type of therapeutic or preventive intervention testing homeopathy for childhood and adolescence ailments is not convincing enough for recommendations in any condition.

3.                  Bradley R, Oberg EB, Calabrese C, Standish LJ.  Algorithm for complementary and alternative medicine practice and research in type 2 diabetes. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Jan-Feb;13(1):159-75. Review.  
Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA 98028, USA.
OBJECTIVE: To develop a model to direct the prescription of nutritional and botanical medicines in the treatment of type 2 diabetes for both clinical and research purposes. METHODS: Available literature on nutritional and botanical medicines was reviewed and categorized as follows: antioxidant/anti-inflammatory; insulin sensitizer; and beta-cell protectant/insulin secretagogue. Literature describing laboratory assessment for glycemic control, insulin resistance, and beta-cell reserve was also reviewed and a clinical decision tree was developed. RESULTS: Clinical algorithms were created to guide the use of nutritional and botanic medicines using validated laboratory measures of glycemic control, insulin sensitivity, and beta-cell reserve. Nutrient and botanic medicines with clinical trial research support include coenzyme Q10, carnitine, alpha-lipoic acid, N-acetylcysteine, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin E, chromium, vanadium, omega-3 fatty acids, cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia), fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum), and gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre). CONCLUSIONS: Clinical algorithms can direct supplementation in clinical practice and provide research models for clinical investigation. Algorithms also provide a framework for integration of future evidence as it becomes available. Research funding to investigate potentially beneficial practices in complementary medicine is critically important for optimal patient care and safety.

4.                  Carson JW, Carson KM, Porter LS, Keefe FJ, Shaw H, Miller JM.  Yoga for women with metastatic breast cancer: results from a pilot study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007 Mar;33(3):331-41.  
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA.
Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) remains a terminal illness for which major treatment advances are slow to appear, and hence it is crucial that effective palliative interventions be developed to reduce the cancer-related symptoms of women with this condition during the remaining years of their lives. This pilot/feasibility study examined a novel, yoga-based palliative intervention, the Yoga of Awareness Program, in a sample of women with MBC. The eight-week protocol included gentle yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation, didactic presentations, and group interchange. Outcome was assessed using daily measures of pain, fatigue, distress, invigoration, acceptance, and relaxation during two preintervention weeks and the final two weeks of the intervention. Thirteen women completed the intervention (mean age=59; mean time since diagnosis=7 years; two African American, 11 Caucasian). During the study, four participants had cancer recurrences, and the physical condition of several others deteriorated noticeably. Despite low statistical power, pre-to-post multilevel outcomes analyses showed significant increases in invigoration and acceptance. Lagged analyses of length of home yoga practice (controlling for individual mean practice time and outcome levels on the lagged days) showed that on the day after a day during which women practiced more, they experienced significantly lower levels of pain and fatigue, and higher levels of invigoration, acceptance, and relaxation. These findings support the need for further investigation of the effects of the Yoga of Awareness Program in women with MBC.

5.                  Comhaire F, Mahmoud A.  Preventing diseases of the prostate in the elderly using hormones and nutriceuticals. Aging Male. 2004 Jun;7(2):155-69. Review. 
Ghent University Hospital, Gent, Belgium.
The prostate has only one function, namely to secrete fluid containing substances that are needed for reproduction. This requires an extremely high concentration of androgens in the tissues. Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) seems to be related to the long-term exposure of the prostate to the strong androgen 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and, possibly, to estrogens. The relation between prostate cancer and androgens is suggested to be U-shaped, with both extremes of androgen concentrations being associated with increased risk of invasive cancer. In the treatment of patients with BPH, the lipidic liposterolic extracts of Serenoa repens were as effective as the pharmaceutical inhibitors of the 5alpha-reductase enzyme or alpha1-adrenergic blockers in relieving urinary symptoms. In addition to moderately inhibiting the 5alpha-reductase activity, Serenoa seems to exert anti-inflammatory and complementary cellular actions with beneficial effects on the prostate. Unlike the pharmaceutical 5alpha-reductase inhibitors, finasteride and dutasteride, Serenoa does not suppress serum PSA, facilitating the follow-up and the early detection of prostate cancer. We suggest a strategy to prevent prostate cancer that aims at providing men with partial androgen deficiency correct testosterone substitution with a sustained release buccal bio-adhesive tablet. In addition, food supplementation with extracts of Serenoa repens and a combination of the antioxidants selenium, (cis)-lycopene and natural vitamin E, together with fish oil rich in long-chain polyunsaturated essential fatty acids of the omega-3 group seems warranted. Clearly, a holistic approach including careful clinical and biological monitoring of the aging man and his prostate remains mandatory.

6.                  Garofalo C, Vignaroli C, Zandri G, Aquilanti L, Bordoni D, Osimani A, Clementi F, Biavasco F.  Direct detection of antibiotic resistance genes in specimens of chicken and pork meat. Int J Food Microbiol. 2007 Jan 1;113(1):75-83.

Department of Food Sciences, Università Politecnica delle Marche, via Ranieri, Montedago, 60131 Ancona, Italy.

Antibiotic resistance (AR) in bacteria, a major threat to human health, has emerged in the last few decades as a consequence of the selective pressure exerted by the widespread use of antibiotics in medicine, agriculture and veterinary practice and as growth promoters in animal husbandry. The frequency of 11 genes [tet(M), tet(O), tet(K), erm(A), erm(B), erm(C), vanA, vanB, aac (6')-Ie aph (2'')-Ia, mecA, blaZ] encoding resistance to some antibiotics widely used in clinical practice was analysed in raw pork and chicken meat and in fermented sausages as well as in faecal samples from the relevant farm animals using a molecular approach based on PCR amplification of bacterial DNA directly extracted from specimens. Some of the 11 AR genes were highly prevalent, the largest number being detected in chicken meat and pig faeces. The genes found most frequently in meat were tet(K) and erm(B); vanB and mecA were the least represented. All 11 determinants were detected in faecal samples except mecA, which was found only in chicken faeces. erm(B) and erm(C) were detected in all faecal samples. The frequency of AR genes was not appreciably different in meat compared to faecal specimens of the relevant animal except for vanB, which was more prevalent in faeces. Our findings suggest that AR genes are highly prevalent in food-associated bacteria and that AR contamination is likely related to breeding rather than processing techniques. Finally, the cultivation-independent molecular method used in this work to determine the prevalence of AR genes in foods proved to be a rapid and reliable alternative to traditional tools.

7.                  Jayadevappa R, Johnson JC, Bloom BS, Nidich S, Desai S, Chhatre S, Raziano DB, Schneider R. Effectiveness of transcendental meditation on functional capacity and quality of life of African Americans with congestive heart failure: a randomized control study.  Ethn Dis. 2007 Winter;17(1):172-3.
Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 224, Ralston-Penn Center, 3615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2676, USA.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a Transcendental Meditation (TM) stress reduction program for African Americans with congestive heart failure (CHF). DESIGN: Randomized, controlled study PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTION: We recruited 23 African American patients > or = 55 years of age who were recently hospitalized with New York Heart Association class II or III CHF and with an ejection fraction of < .40. Participants were randomized to either TM or health education (HE) group. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Primary outcome measure was six-minute walk test; secondary outcomes were generic and disease-specific health-related quality of life, quality of well being, perceived stress, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), rehospitalizations, brain natriuretic peptide, and cortisol. Changes in outcomes from baseline to three and six months after treatment were analyzed by using repeated measures analysis of variance, covarying for baseline score. RESULTS: For the primary outcome of functional capacity, the TM group significantly improved on the six-minute walk test from baseline to six months after treatment compared to the HE group (P = .034). On the secondary outcome measures, the TM group showed improvements in SF-36 subscales and total score on the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure scale. On the CES-D, the TM group showed significant decrease from baseline to six months compared to the HE group (P = .03). Also, the TM group had fewer rehospitalizations during the six months of followup. CONCLUSIONS: Results indicate that TM can be effective in improving the quality of life and functional capacity of African American CHF patients. Further validation of outcomes is planned via a large, multicenter trial with long-term follow-up.

8.                  Knox J, Gaster B.  Dietary supplements for the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Jan-Feb;13(1):83-95.
Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
PURPOSE: With the recent growth in the use of dietary supplements, it is increasingly important for clinicians to be familiar with the evidence for and against their efficacy. We set out to systematically review the dietary supplements available for the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease. METHODS: Between May 2004 and May 2006, we searched MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library, and Pro-Quest using the MeSH terms hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, myocardial infarction, dietary supplements, and herb-drug interactions. The MeSH terms of individual supplements identified were then added to the search. Reference lists of pertinent papers were also searched to find appropriate papers for inclusion. We included randomized controlled trials published in English of at least 1 week's duration that studied the efficacy of supplements in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, or hypertension, or in the prevention of cardiac events. Qualifying papers were identified and assigned a Jadad quality score. In areas of uncertainty, a second investigator independently scored the trial. RESULTS: Fifteen (15) supplements were identified. Of these, most had little data available and most of the data were of poor quality. The supplements with the most supporting data were policosanol and garlic, both for hyperlipidemia. CONCLUSIONS: A growing body of literature exists for numerous supplements in the prevention of coronary artery disease, but much of these data are inconclusive. Clinicians should become familiar with the extent and limitations of this literature so that they may counsel their patients better.

9.                  Krishnamurthy MN, Telles S. Assessing depression following two ancient Indian interventions: effects of yoga and ayurveda on older adults in a residential home. J Gerontol Nurs. 2007 Feb;33(2):17-23. 
Division of Life Sciences, Swami Vivekananda Yoga University, Bangalore, India.
The effects of yoga and ayurveda on geriatric depression were evaluated in 69 persons older than 60 who were living in a residential home. Participants were stratified by age and gender and randomly allocated to three groups: Yoga, Ayurveda, or Wait-list Control. The 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale was used to assess depressive symptoms prior to the intervention, and after 3 months and 6 months post-intervention. Participation in one of the three groups lasted 24 weeks. The yoga program (7 hours 30 minutes per week) included physical postures, relaxation techniques, regulated breathing, devotional songs, and lectures. The Ayurveda Group received an herbal preparation twice daily for the whole period. The depression symptom scores of the Yoga Group at both 3 and 6 months decreased significantly, from a group average baseline of 10.6 to 8.1 and 6.7, respectively (p < .001, paired t-test). The other groups showed no change. Hence, an integrated approach of yoga including the mental and philosophical aspects in addition to the physical practices was useful for institutionalized older persons.

10.              Prajapati SH, Kahn RF, Stecker T, Pulley L.  Curriculum planning: a needs assessment for complementary and alternative medicine education in residency. Fam Med. 2007 Mar;39(3):190-4.  
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR 72205-7199, USA.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The curricular needs in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) of family medicine residents are unknown. Our objective was to assess perceptions of knowledge, attitudes, practice behaviors, and interest toward CAM by family medicine residents. METHODS: A questionnaire was administered to family medicine residents (n=153) throughout one state. RESULTS: The response rate was 77% (118/153), with an equal distribution of first-, second-, and third-year residents. Respondents reported minimal knowledge of CAM and low awareness of CAM resources. Many do not routinely ask patients about their CAM usage. Most respondents reported discomfort advising their patients of the risks and benefits of CAM therapies, and most were interested in learning about CAM. While prior training made a difference in responses, gender and training level did not. Whites were more likely to have had prior training in CAM than non-whites. CONCLUSIONS: Family medicine residents in Arkansas may not have enough training in CAM. Given the growing popularity of these modalities among the general public, residents might benefit from training and education in CAM.

11.              Putnam SE, Scutt AM, Bicknell K, Priestley CM, Williamson EM.  Natural products as alternative treatments for metabolic bone disorders and for maintenance of bone health. Phytother Res. 2007 Feb;21(2):99-112. Review. 
School of Pharmacy, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AJ, UK.
Bone metabolism involves a complex balance between the deposition of matrix and mineralization and resorption. There is now good evidence that dietary components and herbal products can influence these processes, particularly by inhibiting bone resorption, thus having beneficial effects on the skeleton. For example, it has been reported that a number of common vegetables, including onion, garlic and parsley, can inhibit bone resorption in ovariectomized rats. Essential oils derived from sage, rosemary, thyme and other herbs inhibit osteoclast activity in vitro and in vitro and leading to an increase in bone mineral density. Soya, a rich source of isoflavones, has shown promising results and epidemiological evidence to support a use in maintaining bone health, and various traditional herbal formulae in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine also have demonstrable effects in pharmacological models of osteoporosis. Recently, cannabinoids have been described as having positive effects on osteoblast differentiation, and the presence of cannabinoid receptors in bone tissue indicates a more complex role in bone metabolism than previously thought. The first part of this review briefly discusses normal bone metabolism and disorders caused by its disruption, with particular reference to osteoporosis and current pharmacological treatments. The effects of natural products on bone and connective tissue are then discussed, to include items of diet, herbal extracts and food supplements, with evidence for their efficacy outlined. Copyright (c) 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

12.              Sawni A, Ragothaman R, Thomas RL, Mahajan P.  The use of complementary/alternative therapies among children attending an urban pediatric emergency department. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2007 Jan;46(1):36-41. 

 Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA.

The incidence of and factors associated with complementary/alternative medicine use by pediatric patients was determined by face-to-face interviews with 602 parents/caregivers of children aged birth to 18 years who presented to an urban pediatric emergency department from February 2004 to September 2004. The overall use of complementary/alternative medicine among children was 15% and more common among children older than 5 years (21%). Families who used complementary/alternative medicine thought results were best when both complementary/alternative medicine and conventional medicine were integrated (P < .001). Most common types of complementary/alternative therapies used were folk remedies/home remedies (59%), herbs (41%), prayer healing (14%), and massage therapy (10%). Complementary/alternative medicine use was significant among the sample of children visiting an urban pediatric emergency department. Pediatricians should inquire about complementary/alternative use in the emergency department, particularly in children older than 5 years and those with parents/caretakers using complementary/alternative medicine themselves.

13.              Sharpe PA, Blanck HM, Williams JE, Ainsworth BE, Conway JM. Use of complementary and alternative medicine for weight control in the United States. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Mar;13(2):217-22. 

Prevention Research Center, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA.

OBJECTIVES: The purpose was to assess the prevalence and correlates of complementary and alternative medicine use for weight control. DESIGN: A list-assisted random-digit-dialed telephone survey of adults was conducted in the fall of 2002 (n = 11,211). The focus of the study was complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use, other than dietary supplements, in the previous 12 months. SETTINGS/LOCATION: The sample of respondents was drawn from the total noninstitutionalized U.S. adult population residing in telephone-equipped locations. SUBJECTS: The sampling procedures were designed to obtain adequate representation of Hispanic and non-Hispanic black respondents. Data from the total sample of 11,211 were weighted to achieve an estimate of the U.S. population. Analyses focused on 372 people who had used CAM within the previous 12 months. RESULTS: Of the total, 3.3% (n = 372) had used a CAM therapy in the previous 12 months. Higher adjusted odds ratios for CAM use were found among respondents who were exercising for weight control; using a lower carbohydrate, higher protein diet; using a nonprescription weight-loss product(s); overweight; physically active; and not satisfied with one's body (adjusted for age, race, gender, education, and city size). The most often used therapies were yoga (57.4%), meditation (8.2%), acupuncture (7.7%), massage (7.5%), and Eastern martial arts (5.9%). CAM users used CAM therapies on their own (62.6%), in a group setting (26.8%) or with a CAM practitioner (10.6%). CONCLUSIONS: The use of CAM therapies other than dietary supplements for weight loss was relatively low. The most popular therapy was yoga, and the majority of CAM users used CAM therapies on their own. Persons who had used other weight loss methods had greater odds for using CAM in the previous 12 months, suggesting that CAM use is often added to other weight-loss strategies.

14.              Yu D, Morris-Natschke SL, Lee KH.  New developments in natural products-based anti-AIDS research. Med Res Rev. 2007 Jan;27(1):108-32. Review.  
Natural Products Research Laboratories, School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA.
This review discusses anti-HIV natural products from several compound classes, including terpenoids, coumarins, alkaloids, polyphenols, tannins, and flavonoids. Natural products can provide novel anti-AIDS chemotherapeutic leads that are structurally unique or have new mechanisms of action. The drug discovery and development process proceeds from bioactivity-directed isolation and identification of a promising lead natural product, followed by rational design-based structural modification and structure-activity relationship analyses to optimize the lead compound as a drug candidate. This process is notably exemplified by the discovery of the modified betulinic acid derivative, DSB [PA-457], which is currently in Phase II clinical trial and is the first-in-class HIV maturation inhibitor (MI). Copyright 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

16118.  Abrams DI. An overview of integrative oncology. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2007 Jan;5(1):45-7.

16119.  Adler RC.  Wellness can be achieved through u nderstanding and addressing the elements of metabolic syndrome. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Jan-Feb;13(1):11-2.

16120.  Allamwar SS, Rajurkar SR. Studies on hypolipidemic activity of Trigonella foenum-graecum in experimentally induced diabetic rats. Aryavaidyan 2007, 20(3), 210-215.

16121.  Allen-Hall L, Cano P, Arnason JT, Rojas R, Lock O, Lafrenie RM.  Treatment of THP-1 cells with Uncaria tomentosa extracts differentially regulates the expression if IL-1beta and TNF-alpha. J Ethnopharmacol. 2007 Jan 19;109(2):312-7.

16122.  Altunc U, Pittler MH, Ernst E.  Homeopathy for childhood and adolescence ailments: systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Mayo Clin Proc. 2007 Jan;82(1):69-75. Review. 

16123.  Aminoff BZ.  The new Israeli Law "The Dying Patient" and Relief of Suffering Units. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2007 Feb-Mar;24(1):54-8. 

16124.  Arranz L, Guayerbas N, Siboni L, De la Fuente M.  Effect of acupuncture treatment on the immune function impairment found in anxious women. Am J Chin Med. 2007;35(1):35-51. 

16125.  Ashrafian H, Watkins H. Reviews of translational medicine and genomics in cardiovascular disease: new disease taxonomy and therapeutic implications cardiomyopathies: therapeutics based on molecular phenotype. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Mar 27;49(12):1251-64.

16126.  Avis NE, Pian-Smith MC. Acupuncture for hot flashes. Menopause. 2007 Jan-Feb;14(1):10-3.

16127.  Bamigboye AA, Smyth R.  Interventions for varicose veins and leg oedema in pregnancy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jan 24;(1):CD001066. Review. 

16128.  Bhardwaj KR, Gulia R, Yadav OP. Biodiversity conservation strategies for medicinal and aromatic plants: an appraisal of present status and development needs. Eco Res J Bio Sci 2006, 5(1), 83-93.

16129.  Bharathi K, Gopakumar K. Vaginal douching with Karanjakvatha in non specific leucorrhoea –A clinical evaluation. Aryavaidyan 2007, 20(3), 167-171.

16130.  Bhimani S. Clinical study of efficacy of glycoban cap in patients of non- insulin dependent  diabetes (NIDDM) mellitus.  Antiseptic. 2005 Feb; 102(2): 71-75.

16131.  Block KI.  The demise of the super-aspirins: an opportunity for integrative medicine? Integr Cancer Ther. 2005 Mar;4(1):5-7. 

16132.  Boak L, Chin-Dusting JP.  Hypercholesterolemia and endothelium dysfunction: role of dietary supplementation as vascular protective agents. Curr Vasc Pharmacol. 2004 Jan;2(1):45-52. Review. 

16133.  Boon HS, Olatunde F, Zick SM.  Trends in complementary/alternative medicine use by breast cancer survivors: comparing survey data from 1998 and 2005. BMC Womens Health. 2007 Mar 30;7:4. 

16134.  Brandin H, Viitanen E, Myrberg O, Arvidsson AK.  Effects of herbal medicinal products and food supplements on induction of CYP1A2, CYP3A4 and MDR1 in the human colon carcinoma cell line LS180. Phytother Res. 2007 Mar;21(3):239-44. 

16135.  Brimblecombe N, Tingle A, Tunmore R, Murrells T.  Implementing holistic practices in mental health nursing: a national  consultation. Int J Nurs Stud. 2007 Mar;44(3):339-48.

16136.  Brown KH, de Romana DL, Arsenault JE, Peerson JM, Penny ME.  Comparison of the effects of zinc delivered in a fortified food or a liquid supplement on the growth, morbidity, and plasma zinc concentrations of young Peruvian children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Feb;85(2):538-47. 

16137.  Bull L.  Sunflower therapy for children with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia): a randomised, controlled trial. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2007 Feb;13(1):15-24. 

16138.  Cameron LD, Booth RJ, Schlatter M, Ziginskas D, Harman JE.  Changes in emotion regulation and psychological adjustment following use of a group psychosocial support program for women recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Psychooncology. 2007 Mar;16(3):171-80. 

16139.  Chao AS, Chao A, Wang TH, Chang YC, Peng HH, Chang SD, Chao A, Chang CJ, Lai CH, Wong AM.  Pain relief by applying transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on acupuncture points during the first stage of labor: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Pain. 2007 Feb;127(3):214-20.

16140.  Chen S, Lv F, Gao J, Lin J, Liu Z, Fu Y, Liu Y, Lin B, Xie Y, Ren X, Xu Y, Fan X, Xu A.   HLA class II polymorphisms associated with the physiologic characteristics defined by Traditional Chinese Medicine: linking modern genetics with an ancient medicine. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Mar;13(2):231-9. 

16141.  Chima CS.  Diet manuals to practice manuals: the evolution of nutrition care. Nutr Clin Pract. 2007 Feb;22(1):89-100. Review. 

16142.  Chaterji R, Tractenberg RE, Amri H, Lumpkin M, Amorosi SB, Haramati A.  A large-sample survey of first- and second-year medical student attitudes toward complementary and alternative medicine in the curriculum and in practice. Altern Ther Health Med. 2007 Jan-Feb;13(1):30-5. 

16143.  Cohen BE, Kanaya AM, Macer JL, Shen H, Chang AA, Grady D.  Feasibility and acceptability of restorative yoga for treatment of hot flushes: a pilot trial. Maturitas. 2007 Feb 20;56(2):198-204.

16144.  Collins C.  Said another way: stroke, evolution, and the rainforests: an ancient approach to modern health care. Nurs Forum. 2007 Jan-Mar;42(1):39-44. 

16145.  Colbin A. "Whole food" supplements? Altern Ther Health Med. 2007 Jan-Feb;13(1):12. 

16146.  Colquhoun D. Treating critically ill patients with sugar pills. Chest. 2007 Feb;131(2):635-6; author reply 636.

16147.  Cuellar NG, Rogers AE, Hisghman V.  Evidenced based research of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for sleep in the community dwelling older adult. Geriatr Nurs. 2007 Jan-Feb;28(1):46-52; quiz 53.

16148.  Davis JM, Fleming MF, Bonus KA, Baker TB.  A pilot study on mindfulness based stress reduction for smokers. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2007 Jan 25;7:2.

16149.  Decker C, Huddleston J, Kosiborod M, Buchanan DM, Stoner C, Jones A, Banerjee S, Spertus JA.  Self-reported use of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with previous acute coronary syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Apr 1;99(7):930-3.

16150.  Dickel ML, Rates SM, Ritter MR.  Plants popularly used for loosing weight purposes in Porto Alegre, South Brazil. J Ethnopharmacol. 2007 Jan 3;109(1):60-71.

16151.  Dietert RR, Dietert JM.  Early-life immune insult and developmental immunotoxicity (DIT)-associated diseases: potential of herbal- and fungal-derived medicinals. Curr Med Chem. 2007;14(10):1075-85. Review. 

16152.  Eisenberg DM, Post DE, Davis RB, Connelly MT, Legedza AT, Hrbek AL, Prosser LA, Buring JE, Inui TS, Cherkin DC.  Addition of choice of complementary therapies to usual care for acute low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. Spine. 2007 Jan 15;32(2):151-8. 

16153.  Elder C, Ritenbaugh C, Mist S, Aickin M, Schneider J, Zwickey H, Elmer P.   Randomized trial of two mind-body interventions for weight-loss maintenance. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Jan-Feb;13(1):67-78.

16154.  Ezzo J.  What can be learned from Cochrane systematic reviews of massage that can guide future research? J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Mar;13(2):291-5. Review.

16155.  Felson DT, Lawrence RC, Dieppe PA, Hirsch R, Helmick CG, Jordan JM, Kington RS, Lane NE, Nevitt MC, Zhang Y, Sowers M, McAlindon T, Spector TD, Poole AR, Yanovski SZ, Ateshian G, Sharma L, Buckwalter JA, Brandt KD, Fries JF.   Osteoarthritis: new insights. Part 1: the disease and its risk factors. Ann Intern Med. 2000 Oct 17;133(8):635-46. Review. 

16156.  Figueroa-Moseley C, Jean-Pierre P, Roscoe JA, Ryan JL, Kohli S, Palesh OG, Ryan EP, Carroll J, Morrow GR.  Behavioral interventions in treating anticipatory nausea and vomiting. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2007 Jan;5(1):44-50. Review.

16157.  Fisher MA.  Medicine and industry: a necessary but conflicted relationship. Perspect Biol Med. 2007 Winter;50(1):1-6. 

16158.  Garland B.  Patient's page: weight loss and herbal supplements. South Med J. 2007 Jan;100(1):89.

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16160.  Geffen JR.  From integrative to multidimensional medicine. Altern Ther Health Med. 2007 Jan-Feb;13(1):14-8. Review.

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