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Integration into healthcare

Edited by Claudia Witt.

This section covers research related to the health professionals’ attitudes, the economic evaluation and the integration of complementary and alternative therapies into the healthcare services, as well as issues related to medical education and regulation in relation to complementary and alternative medicine.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    To assess chiropractic (DC) and naturopathic doctors’ (ND) knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour with respect to the pediatric patients in their practice.

    Authors: Antony Porcino, Leslie Solomonian, Stephen Zylich, Brian Gluvic, Chantal Doucet and Sunita Vohra

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:512

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    Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for Chinese medicine (CM) are being developed to assist doctors with appropriate decisions concerning CM care. To date, there has been little investigation on the perspectiv...

    Authors: Mengyu Liu, Chi Zhang, Qinglin Zha, Wei Yang, Ya Yuwen, Linda Zhong, Zhaoxiang Bian, Xuejie Han and Aiping Lu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:451

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) utilization is dramatically increasing among patients. As community pharmacies are a major provider of CAM products, community pharmacists need to have the sufficie...

    Authors: Naser Y. Shraim, Ramzi Shawahna, Muna A. Sorady, Banan M. Aiesh, Ghadeer Sh. Alashqar, Raghad I. Jitan, Waed M. Abu Hanieh, Yasmeen B. Hotari, Waleed M. Sweileh and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:429

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    Considering that large variations exist amongst practitioners in lumbar disorder management and the significant costs that lumbar disorders incur, determining clinical practice patterns to provide preliminary ...

    Authors: Yoon Jae Lee, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, Me-riong Kim, Yong-jun Ahn, Ye-sle Shin, Ki Byung Park, Byung-Cheul Shin, Myeong Soo Lee, Joo-Hee Kim, Jae-Heung Cho and In-Hyuk Ha

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:425

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Although pharmacists are entrusted to play a role in ensuring the safe and appropriate use of all medicines, in general, the inclusion of complementary medicines (CMs) into their professional practice has not ...

    Authors: Carolina Oi Lam Ung, Joanna Harnett and Hao Hu

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:394

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  6. Content type: Research article

    This article presents findings from qualitative interviews conducted as part of a research study that trained Acupuncture, Massage, and Chiropractic practitioners’ in Arizona, US, to implement evidence-based t...

    Authors: Emery R. Eaves, Amy Howerter, Mark Nichter, Lysbeth Floden, Judith S. Gordon, Cheryl Ritenbaugh and Myra L. Muramoto

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:331

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:314

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This paper reports the profile of the Australian chiropractic workforce and characteristics of chiropractic care from a large nationally-representative sample of practitioners.

    Authors: Jon Adams, Romy Lauche, Wenbo Peng, Amie Steel, Craig Moore, Lyndon G. Amorin-Woods and David Sibbritt

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 17:14

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  9. Content type: Research article

    There are growing interests in using various methods including traditional and complementary medicines (T&CM) for tobacco control. The study aimed to introduce how traditional Korean medicine (TKM) applied to ...

    Authors: Soobin Jang, Yu Lee Park, Ju Ah Lee, Kyeong Han Kim, Eun-Kyoung Lee, Seung-Ho Sun, Yong-Cheol Shin, Seong-Gyu Ko and Sunju Park

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:494

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is often not disclosed by patients, and can be unfamiliar to health care professionals. This may lead to underuse of beneficial CAM therapies, and overuse of ot...

    Authors: Jeremy Y. Ng, Laurel Liang and Anna R. Gagliardi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:425

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In the present study the antioxidant potential of a methanol extract of Phyllanthus emblica leaves (PELE) was determined by in vitro methods as well as by an in vivo animal model, along with HPLC-DAD screening fo...

    Authors: Irsa Tahir, Muhammad Rashid Khan, Naseer Ali Shah and Maryam Aftab

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:406

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Herb/Dietary Supplements (HDS) are the most popular Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) modality used by cancer patients and the only type which involves the ingestion of substances which may interfer...

    Authors: Saud M. Alsanad, Rachel L. Howard and Elizabeth M. Williamson

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:393

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  13. Content type: Research article

    We developed and disseminated an educational DVD to introduce U.S. Veterans to independently-practiced complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) techniques and encourage CAM experimentation. The project’s g...

    Authors: Rachel Forster Held, Susan Santos, Michelle Marki and Drew Helmer

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:340

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The Bhutanese So-wa-rig-pa medicine (BSM) was integrated with the allopathic (modern) health care system in 1967. Ever since the health care integration policy was implemented, the BSM has gone through many phase...

    Authors: Phurpa Wangchuk and ᅟ Tashi

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:283

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Over the past decade there has been growing interest in the use of herbal medicine both in developed and developing countries. Given the high proportion of patients using herbal medicine in Ghana, some health ...

    Authors: Millicent Addai Boateng, Anthony Danso-Appiah, Bernard Kofi Turkson and Britt Pinkowski Tersbøl

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:189

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Drynaria quercifolia L. (Family- Polypodiaceae) is a fern grows in Bangladesh used in traditional healing by the Garo tribe of Mymensingh district. In the current study, rhizomes and f...

    Authors: Farjana Rahman Chaity, Mahbuba Khatun and Mohammad Sharifur Rahman

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:184

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Artemisia scoparia is traditionally used in the local system of medicine in kidney disorders. This study aimed at scrutinizing the nephroprotective prospective of A. scoparia methanol ...

    Authors: Moniba Sajid, Muhammad Rashid Khan, Naseer Ali Shah, Shafi Ullah, Tahira Younis, Muhammad Majid, Bushra Ahmad and Dereje Nigussie

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:149

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Medical pluralism has flourished throughout the Western world in spite of efforts to legitimize Western biomedical healthcare as “conventional medicine” and thereby relegate all non-physician-related forms of ...

    Authors: Jeremy Y. Ng, Heather S. Boon, Alison K. Thompson and Cynthia R. Whitehead

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:134

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  19. Content type: Research article

    A variety of people, with multiple perspectives, make up the system comprising chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) treatment. While there are frequently problems in communication and coordination of care within...

    Authors: Lauren S. Penney, Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Charles Elder, Jennifer Schneider, Richard A. Deyo and Lynn L. DeBar

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016 16:30

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Decision-making during pregnancy regarding different options of care can be difficult, particularly when risks of intervention versus no intervention for mother and baby are unclear. Unbiased information and s...

    Authors: Bettina Berger, Christiane Schwarz and Peter Heusser

    Citation: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015 15:143

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