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  1. Research article

    Electroacupuncture at LI11 promotes jejunal motility via the parasympathetic pathway

    Gastrointestinal motility disorder has been demonstrated to be regulated by acupuncture treatment. The mechanisms underlying the effects of acupuncture stimulation of abdominal and lower limb acupoints on gast...

    Xuanming Hu, Mengqian Yuan, Yin Yin, Yidan Wang, Yuqin Li, Na Zhang, Xueyi Sun, Zhi Yu and Bin Xu

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:329

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Acetone leaf extracts of some South African trees with high activity against Escherichia coli also have good antimycobacterial activity and selectivity index

    Tuberculosis is a world-wide problem affecting humans and animals. There is increasing development of resistance of the pathogens to current antimycobacterial agents. Many authors have investigated activities ...

    Ishaku L. Elisha, Francien S. Botha, Balungile Madikizela, Lyndy J. McGaw and Jacobus N. Eloff

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:327

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  3. Research article

    XuefuZhuyu decoction protected cardiomyocytes against hypoxia/reoxygenation injury by inhibiting autophagy

    XuefuZhuyu decoction (XFZY) is a well-known traditional Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of various cardiovascular diseases, such as unstable angina pectoris and myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury...

    Xiaowen Shi, Haiyan Zhu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Mingmei Zhou, Danli Tang and Huamin Zhang

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:325

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Protective effects of Cynara scolymus leaves extract on metabolic disorders and oxidative stress in alloxan-diabetic rats

    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with hyperglycemia, inflammatory disorders and abnormal lipid profiles, currently the extracts from leaves of cynara scolymus has been discovered to treat metabolic disorders ...

    Maryem Ben Salem, Rihab Ben Abdallah Kolsi, Raouia Dhouibi, Kamilia Ksouda, Slim Charfi, Mahdi Yaich, Serria Hammami, Zouheir Sahnoun, Khaled Mounir Zeghal, Kamel Jamoussi and Hanen Affes

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:328

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Hypnosis in patients with perceived stress – a systematic review

    Although hypnosis and hypnotherapy have become more popular in recent years, the evidence for hypnosis to influence perceived stress is unclear. In this systematic review we searched and evaluated randomized c...

    S Fisch, B Brinkhaus and M Teut

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:323

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Involvement of the glutamate/glutamine cycle and glutamate transporter GLT-1 in antidepressant-like effects of Xiao Yao san on chronically stressed mice

    Xiao Yao San (XYS) is an herbal prescription which is used in the treatment of depression for thousands of years from Song dynasty in China (960–1127 A...

    Xiu-Fang Ding, Yue-Hua Li, Jia-Xu Chen, Long-Ji Sun, Hai-Yan Jiao, Xin-Xin Wang and Yan Zhou

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:326

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  7. Research article

    Antibacterial activity of crude extracts of some South African medicinal plants against multidrug resistant etiological agents of diarrhoea

    This study evaluated the antibacterial activity of some plants used in folklore medicine to treat diarrhoea in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

    Mary A. Bisi-Johnson, Chikwelu L. Obi, Babatunde B Samuel, Jacobus N. Eloff and Anthony I. Okoh

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:321

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  8. Research article

    Prevalence and predictors of complementary and alternative medicine use among people with coronary heart disease or at risk for this in the sixth Tromsø study: a comparative analysis using protection motivation theory

    Engagement in healthy lifestyle behaviors, such as healthy diet and regular physical activity, are known to reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD). Complementary and alternative medicine (C...

    Agnete E. Kristoffersen, Fuschia M. Sirois, Trine Stub and Anne Helen Hansen

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:324

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  9. Study protocol

    Effects of herbal medicine for dysmenorrhea treatment on accompanied acne vulgaris: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    The incidence of preadolescent acne among women is increasing. Acne deteriorates the quality of life; conventional treatment options are limited and have not been effective against acne, particularly acne asso...

    Kwan-Il Kim, Hae Jeong Nam, Mia Kim, Junhee Lee and Kyuseok Kim

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:318

    Published on: 17 June 2017

  10. Research article

    Caffeoylquinic acid derivatives rich extract from Gnaphalium pensylvanicum willd. Ameliorates hyperuricemia and acute gouty arthritis in animal model

    The Gnaphalium pensylvanicum willd. is used in China as a folk medicine to treat anti-inflammatory, cough and rheumatism arthritis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of the extract of G. pensylv...

    Yan Jiang, Yan Lin, Yi-Juan Hu, Xiao-Jun Song, Hong-Hua Pan and Hong-Jian Zhang

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:320

    Published on: 17 June 2017

  11. Research article

    Effects of Karela (Bitter Melon; Momordica charantia) on genes of lipids and carbohydrates metabolism in experimental hypercholesterolemia: biochemical, molecular and histopathological study

    Hypercholesterolemia is a serious diseases associated with type-2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disorders and liver diseases. Humans seek for safe herbal medication such as karela (Momordica charan...

    Dalia Yossri Saad, Mohamed Mohamed Soliman, Ahmed A. Baiomy, Magdy Hassan Yassin and Hanan Basiouni El-Sawy

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:319

    Published on: 17 June 2017

  12. Research article

    Copaiba oil-resin (Copaifera reticulata Ducke) modulates the inflammation in a model of injury to rats’ tongues

    The regeneration of integrity and tissue homeostasis after injury is a fundamental property and involves complex biological processes fully dynamic and interconnected. Although there are medications prescribed...

    Francisco Bruno Teixeira, Raíra de Brito Silva, Osmar Alves Lameira, Liana Preto Webber, Roberta Souza D’Almeida Couto, Manoela Domingues Martins and Rafael Rodrigues Lima

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:313

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  13. Research article

    General perception and self-practice of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among undergraduate pharmacy students of Bangladesh

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is a combination of herbal medicine, traditional therapies, and mind-body intervention. This descriptive study was designed to assess the knowledge, attitudes, perc...

    Bijoy Laxmi Saha, Md. Omar Reza Seam, Md. Mainul Islam, Abhijit Das, Sayed Koushik Ahamed, Palash Karmakar, Md. Fokhrul Islam and Sukalyan Kumar Kundu

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:314

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  14. Research article

    Rhythm-centred music making in community living elderly: a randomized pilot study

    Quality of life has become an important aspect in the measurement of the health of an individual as the population ages. Rhythm-centred music making (RMM) has been shown to improve physical, psychological and ...

    Angela Frances Yap, Yu Heng Kwan, Chuen Seng Tan, Syed Ibrahim and Seng Bin Ang

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:311

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  15. Research article

    The gastroprotective effect of ethyl acetate fraction of hot water extract of Trichosanthes cucumerina Linn and its underlying mechanisms

    Antacids, anticholinergic drugs, histamine H2- receptor antagonists and irreversible proton pump inhibitors have been used for the treatment of gastric ulcers. However, prolonged use of these drugs may lead to...

    Ramani Karunakaran, M. Ira Thabrew, G. Mayuri Thammitiyagodage, B. Prasanna Galhena and L.D.A. Menuka Arawwawala

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:312

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  16. Research article

    Coronary angiogenic effect of long-term administration of Nigella sativa

    Coronary angiogenesis is one of the preferable adaptive responses of aerobic training. Previous studies found inotropic and hypertrophic cardiac effects for long-term administration of Nigella sativa (NS), but no...

    Lubna I. Al Asoom

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:308

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  17. Research article

    The effect of Astragalus polysaccharides on attenuation of diabetic cardiomyopathy through inhibiting the extrinsic and intrinsic apoptotic pathways in high glucose -stimulated H9C2 cells

    Apoptosis plays a critical role in the progression of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DC). Astragalus polysaccharides (APS), an extract of astragalus membranaceus (AM), is an effective cardioprotectant. Currently, littl...

    Shuqin Sun, Shuo Yang, Min Dai, Xiujuan Jia, Qiyan Wang, Zheng Zhang and Yongjun Mao

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:310

    Published on: 13 June 2017

  18. Research article

    Wogonin suppresses stem cell-like traits of CD133 positive osteosarcoma cell via inhibiting matrix metallopeptidase-9 expression

    Several efforts have been deployed to cure osteosarcoma, a high-grade malignant bone tumour in children and adolescents. However, some challenges such as drug resistance, relapse, and tumour metastasis remain ...

    Do Luong Huynh, Taeho Kwon, Jiao Jiao Zhang, Neelesh Sharma, Meeta Gera, Mrinmoy Ghosh, Nameun Kim, Somi Kim Cho, Dong Sun Lee, Yang Ho Park and Dong Kee Jeong

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:304

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  19. Research article

    Comparison of chemical profiles between the root and aerial parts from three Bupleurum species based on a UHPLC-QTOF-MS metabolomics approach

    Bupleuri Radix (Chaihu) represents one of the most successful and widely used herbal medicines in Asia for the treatment of many diseases such as inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases over the past 20...

    Lin Zhu, Zhi-Tao Liang, Tao Yi, Yue Ma, Zhong-Zhen Zhao, Bao-Lin Guo, Jian-Ye Zhang and Hu-Biao Chen

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:305

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  20. Research article

    Isolation of anti-mycobacterial compounds from Curtisia dentata (Burm.f.) C.A.Sm (Curtisiaceae)

    Tuberculosis is counted amongst the most infectious and lethal illnesses worldwide and remains one of the major threats to human health. The aim of the current study was to isolate and characterize anti-mycoba...

    Victor O. Fadipe, Nkoana I. Mongalo, Andy R. Opoku, Preachers M. Dikhoba and Tshepiso J. Makhafola

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:306

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  21. Research article

    Modulatory influence of Acacia hydaspica R. Parker ethyl acetate extract against cisplatin inveigled hepatic injury and dyslipidemia in rats

    Cisplatin (CP) is recommended as a first-line chemotherapeutic agent for solid tumors, however its usage outcomes in severe adverse effects. Acacia hydaspica possesses various phytochemicals and pharmacological a...

    Tayyaba Afsar, Suhail Razak, Ali almajwal and Muhammad Rashid khan

    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:307

    Published on: 12 June 2017

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