Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Effects and Mechanisms of Complementary and Alternative Medicine during the Reproductive Process


Publishing date
31 Jan 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
13 Sep 2013

Lead Editor

1First Affiliated Hospital, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150040, China

2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

3Department of Physiology and Endocrinology, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Gothenburg, Sweden

4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Department of Public Health Sciences, Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA


Effects and Mechanisms of Complementary and Alternative Medicine during the Reproductive Process

Description

Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are commonly used in conjunction with conventional medical treatments. More than three-quarters of the world's population rely upon CAM for health care. It is a complex process of reproductive development as interference in any physiological steps may lead to diseases, such as infertility, endometriosis, miscarriage, or genital inflammation for women. Recent studies suggest that several CAM strategies could be beneficial as an adjunct to conventional medical management of reproductive diseases for women. Therefore, scientific research and review on its efficacy and mechanisms of action are necessary on these processes during reproductive development.

We invite investigators to contribute original articles as well as reviews which will apply to systematic and high-quality research of CAM during reproductive process for women. These works could be from different areas, including the clinic efficacy and physiological basis of CAM on endometriosis, miscarriage, genital inflammation, and subfertile women with IVF, as well as on incompatibility of blood type in pregnant women. We are particularly interested in papers reporting the development of advanced methodological and technical investigations. In addition, it is also cautioning about the possible risks or interaction between conventional medicines or acupuncture points combinations during reproductive process. The topics on the latest innovative aspects that underline further enhancement of CAM are especially welcomed. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The effect of CAM on subfertile women with in vitro fertilization
  • The clinical trial and physiological basis on CAM for threatened miscarriage or habitual abortion
  • The physiological basis of CAM for endometriosis
  • Effects and mechanisms of CAM for women undergoing genital inflammation
  • Conventional medicines on incompatibility of blood type and immunological attack in pregnant women
  • The risks and interaction between conventional medicines or acupuncture points combinations during reproductive process

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 698921
  • - Editorial

Effects and Mechanisms of Complementary and Alternative Medicine during the Reproductive Process

Xiaoke Wu | Ernest Hung Yu Ng | ... | Richard S. Legro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 146383
  • - Review Article

The Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Endometriosis: A Review of Utilization and Mechanism

Sai Kong | Yue-Hui Zhang | ... | Feng-Juan Han
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 672508
  • - Review Article

Analyzing the Study of Using Acupuncture in Delivery in the Past Ten Years in China

Yingru Chen | Xuekai Zhang | ... | Jinsheng Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 753856
  • - Review Article

Systematic Review of Chinese Medicine for Miscarriage during Early Pregnancy

Lu Li | Ping Chung Leung | ... | Chi Chiu Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 658624
  • - Review Article

Applications and Therapeutic Actions of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Women with Genital Infection

Chenfang Liu | Yuehui Zhang | ... | Fengjuan Han
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 419425
  • - Review Article

The Effect of Complementary and Alternative Medicine on Subfertile Women with In Vitro Fertilization

Yuehui Zhang | Yiman Fu | ... | Xiaoke Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 762615
  • - Review Article

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Effect and Mechanisms of Acupuncture for Ovulation Induction

Julia Johansson | Elisabet Stener-Victorin
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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