Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Evidence Based Alternative Medicines in Pain Management


Publishing date
15 May 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
26 Dec 2014

Lead Editor

1Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan

2Faculté de Médecine Xavier Bichat, Paris, France

3University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy

4Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia


Evidence Based Alternative Medicines in Pain Management

Description

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. It involves a psychological component which can change its perception and undergo integration in higher centers especially in the brain. Pain may be acute or chronic, but, in both conditions, it badly affects the quality of life of affected peoples. A variety of therapeutic options are available in the form of synthetic agents for the management of pain, but they are suffering from various unwanted side effects. For this reason, natural healing agents are gaining interest in the discovery of effective molecules with considerable safety.

In this special issue, we invite authors to submit potential original research (basic as well as clinical findings) and review articles to discover therapeutic solutions for different problems related to different painful conditions.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • In vitro and in vivo studies to the therapeutic potential of alternative medicines on pain
  • Secondary metabolites in the treatment of pain
  • Underlying mechanisms of tested alternative medicines on pain
  • Patients’ compliance to alternative medicines in the treatment of pain (clinical trials especially randomized controlled clinical trials)

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 313821
  • - Editorial

Evidence Based Alternative Medicines in Pain Management

Haroon Khan | Bruno Eto | ... | Anwar-Ul-Hassan Gilani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 793649
  • - Review Article

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Management of Cervical Radiculopathy: An Overview of Systematic Reviews

Xu Wei | Shangquan Wang | ... | Liguo Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 179731
  • - Research Article

Efficacy and Safety of Acupuncture for Acute Low Back Pain in Emergency Department: A Pilot Cohort Study

Yen-Ting Liu | Chih-Wen Chiu | ... | Lun-Chien Lo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 208492
  • - Research Article

Chinese Herbal Therapy for Chronic Tension-Type Headache

YanQing Tong | LiXiang Yu | Ye Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 148285
  • - Research Article

Effects of the Fourth Ventricle Compression in the Regulation of the Autonomic Nervous System: A Randomized Control Trial

Ana Paula Cardoso-de-Mello-e-Mello-Ribeiro | Cleofás Rodríguez-Blanco | ... | Ángel Oliva-Pascual-Vaca
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 839470
  • - Review Article

The Effects of Acupuncture on Cerebral and Muscular Microcirculation: A Systematic Review of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Studies

Ming-Yu Lo | Ming Wei Ong | ... | Jaung-Geng Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 653270
  • - Research Article

Laser Acupuncture for Postoperative Pain Management in Cats

Virgínia I. Marques | Renata N. Cassu | ... | Gabriel M. Nicácio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 946194
  • - Research Article

Dezocine Prevents Postoperative Hyperalgesia in Patients Undergoing Open Abdominal Surgery

Fang Yu | Jie Zhou | ... | Xiangrui Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 690856
  • - Research Article

Efficacy of Pulsed Radiofrequency on Cervical 2-3 Posterior Medial Branches in Treating Chronic Migraine: A Randomized, Controlled, and Double-Blind Trial

Yuecheng Yang | Xuehua Huang | ... | Ke Ma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 103570
  • - Research Article

The Anti-Inflammatory Actions of Auricular Point Acupressure for Chronic Low Back Pain

Wei-Chun Lin | Chao Hsing Yeh | ... | Kathryn M. Albers
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
 Journal metrics
Acceptance rate26%
Submission to final decision70 days
Acceptance to publication37 days
CiteScore2.010
Impact Factor1.984
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