Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Functional Gastrointestinal Diseases


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1Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA

2University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA

3Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

4Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China


Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Functional Gastrointestinal Diseases

Description

Functional gastrointestinal diseases (FGID) are common in the world and account for more than 40% of clinical visits to gastroenterology clinics. However, treatment options for FGID have been limited. Only a few medications have been developed for the treatment of FGID and few or none are available in the market currently depending on where one lives. Meanwhile, alternative and complementary medicine (CAM) has received more and more attention among patients with FGID and gastroenterologists.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review papers on the applications of various methods of CAM to FGID, including esophageal motility disorders, gastroesophageal reflux, noncardiac chest pain, functional dyspepsia, gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, and pelvic floor disorders. The CAM methods include Chinese herbs, acupuncture, electroacupuncture, transcutaneous electroacupuncture, massage, meditation, relaxation techniques, tai chi, spinal manipulation, and yoga. Both basic and clinical studies are invited.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical studies/trials on the use of any method of CAM for treating FGID
  • Animal studies exploring novel applications of CAM for treating FGID
  • Studies investigating mechanisms and pathways involved in the application of CAM for FGID
  • Novel methodologies and technologies of CAM with potential applications to FGID
  • Reviews and meta-analysis on CAM for treating FGID
  • Comparative studies between CAM and academic medicine for treating FGID

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 138645
  • - Editorial

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Functional Gastrointestinal Diseases

Jiande D. Z. Chen | Jieyun Yin | ... | Xiaohua Hou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 670963
  • - Research Article

The Effectiveness of Electroacupuncture for Functional Constipation: A Randomized, Controlled, Clinical Trial

Nili Da | Xinjun Wang | ... | Jianbin Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 396396
  • - Review Article

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Chronic Constipation

Xinjun Wang | Jieyun Yin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 168252
  • - Research Article

Ameliorating Effect of Transcutaneous Electroacupuncture on Impaired Gastric Accommodation in Patients with Postprandial Distress Syndrome-Predominant Functional Dyspepsia: A Pilot Study

Feng Xu | Yan Tan | ... | Jieyun Yin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 364260
  • - Review Article

A New Strategy Using Rikkunshito to Treat Anorexia and Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

Yayoi Saegusa | Tomohisa Hattori | ... | Hiroshi Takeda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 959734
  • - Research Article

Efficacy of Adaptive Biofeedback Training in Treating Constipation-Related Symptoms

Jing Tang | Zhihui Huang | ... | Jianfeng Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 140724
  • - Review Article

Mindfulness-Based Therapies in the Treatment of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Meta-Analysis

Monique Aucoin | Marie-Jasmine Lalonde-Parsi | Kieran Cooley
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 860631
  • - Research Article

Effects and Mechanisms of Transcutaneous Electroacupuncture on Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Xing Zhang | Hai-feng Jin | ... | Jiande D. Z. Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 828137
  • - Research Article

Therapeutic Effects of Biobran, Modified Arabinoxylan Rice Bran, in Improving Symptoms of Diarrhea Predominant or Mixed Type Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Pilot, Randomized Controlled Study

Takeshi Kamiya | Michiko Shikano | ... | Takashi Joh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 231258
  • - Research Article

Traditional Japanese Medicine Daikenchuto Improves Functional Constipation in Poststroke Patients

Takehiro Numata | Shin Takayama | ... | Nobuo Yaegashi
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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