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


8216.      Berman BM. Integrative approaches to pain management: how to get the best of both worlds. BMJ. 2003 Jun 14;326(7402):1320-1.

8217.      Cherkin DC, Sherman KJ, Deyo RA, Shekelle PG. A review of the evidence for the effectiveness, safety, and cost of acupuncture, massage therapy, and spinal manipulation for back pain. Ann Intern Med. 2003 Jun 3;138(11):898-906. Review.

8218.      Cymet TC.  A practical approach to fibromyalgia. J Natl Med Assoc. 2003 Apr;95(4):278-85. Review.

8219.      Gore-Felton C, Vosvick M, Power R, Koopman C, Ashton E, Bachmann MH, Israelski D, Spiegel D. Alternative therapies: a common practice among men and women living with HIV. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2003 May-Jun;14(3):17-27.

8220.      Ishida Y.  Acupuncture for gastrointestinal disorders. Gut. 2003 Apr;52(4):614.

8221.      Lacey JM, Tershakovec AM, Foster GD.  Acupuncture for the treatment of obesity: a review of the evidence. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2003 Apr;27(4):419-27. Review.

8222.      Seki T, Kurusu M, Tanji H, Arai H, Sasaki H. Acupuncture and swallowing reflex in poststroke patients. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 May;51(5):726-7.

Alternative / Complementary Medicine:

8223.      Abdin MZ, Israr M, Rehman RU, Jain SK. Artemisinin, a novel antimalarial drug: biochemical and molecular approaches for enhanced production. Planta Med. 2003 Apr;69(4):289-99. Review.

8224.      Allen JK, Scott LB. Alternative models in the delivery of primary and secondary prevention programs. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2003 Apr-Jun;18(2):150-6. Review.

8225.      Ananth S. Small steps toward integrating CAM. Health Forum J. 2003 Spring;46(2):43.

8226.      Argenziano G, Soyer HP, Chimenti S, Talamini R, Corona R, Sera F, Binder M, Cerroni L, De Rosa G, Ferrara G, Hofmann-Wellenhof R, Landthaler M, Menzies SW, Pehamberger H, Piccolo D, Rabinovitz HS, Schiffner R, Staibano S, Stolz W, Bartenjev I, Blum A, Braun R, Cabo H, Carli P, De Giorgi V, Fleming MG, Grichnik JM, Grin CM, Halpern AC, Johr R, Katz B, Kenet RO, Kittler H, Kreusch J, Malvehy J, Mazzocchetti G, Oliviero M, Ozdemir F, Peris K, Perotti R, Perusquia A, Pizzichetta MA, Puig S, Rao B, Rubegni P, Saida T, Scalvenzi M, Seidenari S, Stanganelli I, Tanaka M, Westerhoff K, Wolf IH, Braun-Falco O, Kerl H, Nishikawa T, Wolff K, Kopf AW.  Dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions: results of a consensus meeting via the Internet. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003 May;48(5):679-93. Review.

8227.      Aspinal F, Addington-Hall J, Hughes R, Higginson IJ. Using satisfaction to measure the quality of palliative care: a review of the literature. J Adv Nurs. 2003 May;42(4):324-39. Review.

8228.      Assendelft WJ, Morton SC, Yu EI, Suttorp MJ, Shekelle PG. Spinal manipulative therapy for low back pain. A meta-analysis of effectiveness relative to other therapies. Ann Intern Med. 2003 Jun 3;138(11):871-81. Review. Summary for patients in: Ann Intern Med. 2003 Jun 3;138(11):I33.

8229.      Baldwin E. Time for a fresh look at complementary medicine. BMJ. 2003 Jun 14;326(7402):1322.

8230.      Basnyat B, Murdoch DR. High-altitude illness. Lancet. 2003 Jun 7;361(9373):1967-74. Review.

8231.      Bloch AS. Nutrition for health promotion: phytochemicals, functional foods, and alternative approaches to combat obesity. Dent Clin North Am. 2003 Apr;47(2):411-23, viii-ix. Review.

8232.      Brewer D, Nashelsky J. What nonhormonal therapies are effective for postmenopausal vasomotor symptoms? J Fam Pract. 2003 Apr;52(4):324-5, 329; discussion 329. Review.

8233.      Burton B. Complementary medicines industry in crisis after recall of 1546 products. BMJ. 2003 May 10;326(7397):1001.

8234.      Cassileth BR, Vickers AJ. Complementary and alternative therapies. Urol Clin North Am. 2003 May;30(2):369-76. Review.

8235.      Chaaib F, Queiroz EF, Ndjoko K, Diallo D, Hostettmann K. Antifungal and antioxidant compounds from the root bark of Fagara zanthoxyloides. Planta Med. 2003 Apr;69(4):316-20.

8236.      Chang GY, Lee KH. Sino-cerebral aspergillosis due to chronic herbal medicine use. QJM. 2003 May;96(5):379.

8237.      Cheng TO. Why did green tea not protect against coronary artery disease but protect against myocardial infarction? Am J Cardiol. 2003 May 15;91(10):1290-1.

8238.      Cuellar NG, Cahill B, Ford J, Aycock T. The development of an educational workshop on complementary and alternative medicine: what every nurse should know. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2003 May-Jun;34(3):128-35. Review.

8239.      Damre AS, Gokhale AB, Phadke AS, Kulkarni KR, Saraf MN. Studies on the immunomodulatory activity of flavonoidal fraction of Tephrosia purpurea. Fitoterapia. 2003 Apr;74(3):257-61.

8240.      Davis MP, Darden PM. Use of complementary and alternative medicine by children in the United States. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003 Apr;157(4):393-6.

8241.      Donia M, Hamann MT. Marine natural products and their potential applications as anti-infective agents. Lancet Infect Dis. 2003 Jun;3(6):338-48. Review.

8242.      Dunning T. Complementary therapies and diabetes. Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery. 2003 May;9(2):74-80.

8243.      Ernst E. Panel discussions about CAM and research: science friction. Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery. 2003 May;9(2):81-2.

8244.      Evans W. Chiropractic care: attempting a risk-benefit analysis. Am J Public Health. 2003 Apr;93(4):522-3; author reply 523.

8245.      Fleischhacker WW, Czobor P, Hummer M, Kemmler G, Kohnen R, Volavka J.  Placebo or active control trials of antipsychotic drugs? Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2003 May;60(5):458-64. Review.

8246.      Fugh-Berman A. "Bust enhancing" herbal products. Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Jun;101(6):1345-9. Review.

8247.      Furler MD, Einarson TR, Walmsley S, Millson M, Bendayan R. Use of complementary and alternative medicine by HIV-infected outpatients in Ontario, Canada. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2003 Apr;17(4):155-68.

8248.      Gene E, Calvet X, Azagra R, Gisbert JP.  Triple vs. quadruple therapy for treating Helicobacter pylori infection: a meta-analysis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2003 May 1;17(9):1137-43.

8249.      Geyoushi BE, Matthews Z, Stones RW. Pathways to evidence-based reproductive healthcare in developing countries. BJOG. 2003 May;110(5):500-7.

8250.      Gorman C. Steeped in health. Ordinary tea may help fight cancer, heart disease and, now, infection. Time. 2003 May 5;161(18):86.

8251.      Gow PJ, Connelly NJ, Hill RL, Crowley P, Angus PW. Fatal fulminant hepatic failure induced by a natural therapy containing kava. Med J Aust. 2003 May 5;178(9):442-3.

8252.      Hall J, Bulik R, Sierpina V. Community preceptors' attitudes toward and practices of complementary and alternative medicine: a Texas survey. Tex Med. 2003 May;99(5):50-3.

8253.      Hall JD, Bissonette EA, Boyd JC, Theodorescu D. Motivations and influences on the use of complementary medicine in patients with localized prostate cancer treated with curative intent: results of a pilot study. BJU Int. 2003 May;91(7):603-7.

8254.      Hurvitz EA, Leonard C, Ayyangar R, Nelson VS. Complementary and alternative medicine use in families of children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2003 Jun;45(6):364-70.

8255.      Hyodo I, Eguchi K, Nishina T, Endo H, Tanimizu M, Mikami I, Takashima S, Imanishi J. Perceptions and attitudes of clinical oncologists on complementary and alternative medicine: a nationwide survey in Japan. Cancer. 2003 Jun 1;97(11):2861-8.

8256.      Isbell B. Clinical training in complementary therapies for the 21st century. Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery. 2003 May;9(2):83-9.

8257.      Jordan M. A response to 'Herbal medicines - harmless or harmful?', Sehgal A, Hall JE, Anaesthesia 2002; 57: 947-8. Anaesthesia. 2003 Apr;58(4):403. \

8258.      Katz AR.  Urinary tract infections and acupuncture. Am J Public Health. 2003 May;93(5):702; author reply 702-3.

8259.      Killestein J, Hoogervorst EL, Reif M, Blauw B, Smits M, Uitdehaag BM, Nagelkerken L, Polman CH. Immunomodulatory effects of orally administered cannabinoids in multiple sclerosis. J Neuroimmunol. 2003 Apr;137(1-2):140-3.

8260.      Kim CG, June KJ, Song R. Effects of a health-promotion program on cardiovascular risk factors, health behaviors, and life satisfaction in institutionalized elderly women. Int J Nurs Stud. 2003 May;40(4):375-81.

8261.      Kim YS, Kim JS, Park SH, Choi SU, Lee CO, Kim SK, Kim YK, Kim SH, Ryu SY.  Two cytotoxic sesquiterpene lactones from the leaves of Xanthium strumarium and their in vitro inhibitory activity on farnesyltransferase. Planta Med. 2003 Apr;69(4):375-7.

8262.      Kumarasamy Y, Cox PJ, Jaspars M, Nahar L, Wilcock CC, Sarker SD. Biological activity of Euonymus europaeus. Fitoterapia. 2003 Apr;74(3):305-7.

8263.      Laws MB, Carballeira N. Use of nonallopathic healing methods by Latina women at midlife. Am J Public Health. 2003 Apr;93(4):524-5; author reply 525.

8264.      Leach M. Natural, complementary, alternative: which term to use? Aust J Holist Nurs. 2003 Apr;10(1):46-9. Review.

8265.      Leclercq C, Arcella D, Le Donne C, Piccinelli R, Sette S, Soggiu ME.  Stochastic modelling of human exposure to food chemicals and nutrients within the "Montecarlo" project: an exploration of the influence of brand loyalty and market share on intake estimates of intense sweeteners from sugar-free soft drinks. Toxicol Lett. 2003 Apr 11;140-141:443-57. Review.

8266.      Livingston J.  Pregnant children and half-dead adults: modern living and the quickening life cycle in Botswana. Bull Hist Med. 2003 Spring;77(1):133-62.

8267.      Makalowski W. Genomics. Not junk after all. Science. 2003 May 23;300(5623):1246-7.

8268.      Mariam DH. Indigenous social insurance as an alternative financing mechanism for health care in Ethiopia (the case of eders). Soc Sci Med. 2003 Apr;56(8):1719-26.

8269.      Mendel J. Scientific, philosophical and social informants of holistic health care. Aust J Holist Nurs. 2003 Apr;10(1):13-21. Review.

8270.      Paller AS, Nimmagadda S, Schachner L, Mallory SB, Kahn T, Willis I, Eichenfield LF.  Fluocinolone acetonide 0.01% in peanut oil: therapy for childhood atopic dermatitis, even in patients who are peanut sensitive. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003 Apr;48(4):569-77.

8271.      Parkman C. The furor over alternative therapy for menopause. Case Manager. 2003 May-Jun;14(3):32-4.

8272.      Partridge MR, Dockrell M, Smith NM. The use of complementary medicines by those with asthma. Respir Med. 2003 Apr;97(4):436-8.

8273.      Rawlings F, Meerabeau L. Implementing aromatherapy in nursing and midwifery practice. J Clin Nurs. 2003 May;12(3):405-11.

8274.      Reynolds EH.  Brain and mind: a challenge for WHO. Lancet. 2003 Jun 7;361(9373):1924-5.

8275.      Richardson J, Wildman J, Robertson IK. A critique of the World Health Organisation's evaluation of health system performance. Health Econ. 2003 May;12(5):355-66.

8276.      Robertson WO. Tomorrow today: plant-made pharmaceuticals. Vet Hum Toxicol. 2003 Jun;45(3):165-6.

8277.      Roitberg B.  The power of the mind. Surg Neurol. 2003 May;59(5):343-4.

8278.      Scrace J. Complementary therapies in palliative care of children with cancer: a literature review. Paediatr Nurs. 2003 Apr;15(3):36-9.

8279.      Smith-Toner M.  How Buddhism influences pain control choices. Nursing. 2003 Apr;33(4):17.

8280.      Tamaki Y, Miyoshi Y, Kim SJ, Tanji Y, Taguchi T, Noguchi S. Aromatase inhibitors for treatment of postmenopausal patients with breast cancer. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2003 Apr;3(2):193-201. Review.

8281.      Tarabar AF, Nelson LS. The resurgence and abuse of heroin by children in the United States. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2003 Apr;15(2):210-5. Review.

8282.      Taylor JR.  Alternative medicine for glaucoma. Ophthalmology. 2003 Jun;110(6):1267; author reply 1267-8.

8283.      Taylor JR. Alternative medicine for glaucoma.Ophthalmology. 2003 Apr;110(4):630; author reply 630-1.

8284.      Tesch BJ.  Herbs commonly used by women: an evidence-based review. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2003 May;188(5 Suppl):S44-55. Review.

8285.      Thompson Coon J, Pittler M, Ernst E. Herb-drug interactions: survey of leading pharmaceutical/herbal companies. Arch Intern Med. 2003 Jun 9;163(11):1371.

8286.      Tsang HW, Mok CK, Au Yeung YT, Chan SY. The effect of Qigong on general and psychosocial health of elderly with chronic physical illnesses: a randomized clinical trial. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2003 May;18(5):441-9.

8287.      Tsay SL, Rong JR, Lin PF. Acupoints massage in improving the quality of sleep and quality of life in patients with end-stage renal disease. J Adv Nurs. 2003 Apr;42(2):134-42.

8288.      Tseng CC, Tsai TL, Chen KT, Lin CZ. Choanal atresia: an unusual serious complication of complementary and alternative medical treatment. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Apr;129(4):475-7.

8289.      Vallerand AH, Fouladbakhsh JM, Templin T. The use of complementary/alternative medicine therapies for the self-treatment of pain among residents of urban, suburban, and rural communities. Am J Public Health. 2003 Jun;93(6):923-5.

8290.      Veasey SC. Molecular and physiologic basis of obstructive sleep apnea. Clin Chest Med. 2003 Jun;24(2):179-93. Review.

8291.      Vitetta L, Thomsen M, Sali A. Black cohosh and other herbal remedies associated with acute hepatitis. Med J Aust. 2003 Apr 21;178(8):411-2.

8292.      Wiener P.  Neuroactive steroids, relaxation, and seizure control. Int J Neurosci. 2003 May;113(5):631-9. Review.

8293.      Wilkinson S, Chodak GW. Critical review of complementary therapies for prostate cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2003 Jun 1;21(11):2199-210. Review.

8294.      Wing SL, Askew EW, Luetkemeier MJ, Ryujin DT, Kamimori GH, Grissom CK. Lack of effect of Rhodiola or oxygenated water supplementation on hypoxemia and oxidative stress. Wilderness Environ Med. 2003 Spring;14(1):9-16.

8295.      Winkelman M. Complementary therapy for addiction: "drumming out drugs". Am J Public Health. 2003 Apr;93(4):647-51. Review.

8296.      Wood MJ, Stewart RL, Merry H, Johnstone DE, Cox JL. Use of complementary and alternative medical therapies in patients with cardiovascular disease. Am Heart J. 2003 May;145(5):806-12.

8297.      Yawn BP, Wollan P, Scanlon PD, Kurland M. Outcome results of a school-based screening program for undertreated asthma. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003 May;90(5):508-15.

8298.      Yueh B, Piccirillo JF. On equivalence trials and alternative medicine. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Apr;129(4):403-4.

Aroma therapy:

8299.        Edge J. A pilot study addressing the effect of aromatherapy massage on mood, anxiety and relaxation in adult mental health. Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery. 2003 May;9(2):90-7. 


8300.      Kurup RK, Kurup PA. Hypothalamic digoxin, hemispheric chemical dominance, and the tridosha theory. Int J Neurosci. 2003 May;113(5):657-81. 


Herbal Medicine:

8301.      Berrada D, Lembo T. Novel therapies in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2003 Apr;12(4):635-45. Review.

8302.      Glover DD, Amonkar M, Rybeck BF, Tracy TS. Prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medicine use in a rural, obstetric population. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Apr;188(4):1039-45.

8303.      Ness J, Johnson D, Nisly N. "Polyherbacy": herbal supplements as a form of polypharmacy in older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2003 May;58(5):M478.

8304.      Rigassio Radler D. Nutritional supplements, ergogenic aids, and herbals. Dent Clin North Am. 2003 Apr;47(2):245-58, vi. Review.

8305.      Talley NJ. Pharmacologic therapy for the irritable bowel syndrome. Am J Gastroenterol. 2003 Apr;98(4):750-8. Review.

8306.      Thabrew MI, Dharmasiri MG, Senaratne L. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity in the polyherbal formulation Maharasnadhi Quathar. J Ethnopharmacol. 2003 Apr;85(2-3):261-7.


8307.      Stockton A. Homeopathy as an integral part of maternity care--why not? RCM Midwives J. 2003 Apr;Suppl:6-7. 

8308.      White A, Slade P, Hunt C, Hart A, Ernst E. Individualised homeopathy as an adjunct in the treatment of childhood asthma: a randomised placebo controlled trial. Thorax. 2003 Apr;58(4):317-21. 


8309.      Sarrell EM, Cohen HA, Kahan E. Naturopathic treatment for ear pain in children. Pediatrics. 2003 May;111(5 Pt 1):e574-9. 


8310.      Stephenson NL, Dalton JA. Using reflexology for pain management. A review. J Holist Nurs. 2003 Jun;21(2):179-91. Review.

Traditional Medicine:

8311.      Eccles R. Menthol: effects on nasal sensation of airflow and the drive to breathe. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2003 May;3(3):210-4. Review.

8312.      Ficker CE, Smith ML, Susiarti S, Leaman DJ, Irawati C, Arnason JT.  Inhibition of human pathogenic fungi by members of Zingiberaceae used by the Kenyah (Indonesian Borneo). J Ethnopharmacol. 2003 Apr;85(2-3):289-93.

8313.      Lo V. The territory between life and death. Essay review. Med Hist. 2003 Apr;47(2):250-8.

8314.      Xue T, Roy R. Studying traditional Chinese medicine. Science. 2003 May 2;300(5620):740-1.  


8315.      Adams J. Exploring yoga to relieve menopausal symptoms. Holist Nurs Pract. 2003 May-Jun;17(3):166-7. 

8316.      Ram FS, Holloway EA, Jones PW. Breathing retraining for asthma. Respir Med. 2003 May;97(5):501-7.