Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Inflammatory Diseases 2020


Publishing date
01 Sep 2020
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
24 Apr 2020

Lead Editor

1National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA

2Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA

3Central South University, Changsha, China

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Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Inflammatory Diseases 2020

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Inflammation occurs in response to various cellular stresses including infection, irradiation, chemical, or physical injury. It helps us counteract infection, clear out necrotic cells, remove damaging chemicals, and initiate tissue repair. Keeping a delicate balance of inflammation response by eliminating harmful stimuli, while still maintaining self-tolerance to avoid host diseases, is critical for the body's heath. Insufficient or chronic inflammation could lead to progressive destruction of the organism.

Many diseases have been demonstrated to associate with acute or chronic inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, depression, Kawasaki disease, and even cancer. However, treatment options for inflammatory diseases have been limited to anti‐inflammatory medications (e.g., acetaminophen), or steroid hormones. Meanwhile, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) provides natural and effective protection for those who suffer from inflammatory diseases.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collate original research articles as well as review articles on complementary and alternative therapies for controlling inflammatory diseases. Manuscripts based on in vitro tests and animal studies as well as human studies can be submitted to this special issue.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Studies on the use of any method of CAM for treating inflammatory diseases
  • Studies investigating the mechanisms involved in the application of CAM for inflammatory diseases
  • Novel methodologies and technologies with potential application for inflammatory diseases
  • Reviews and meta‐analysis on CAM for the treatment of inflammatory diseases.

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9870102
  • - Corrigendum

Corrigendum to “The Effect of Art Therapy and Music Therapy on Breast Cancer Patients: What We Know and What We Need to Find Out—A Systematic Review”

Justina Kievisiene | Rasa Jautakyte | ... | Cesar Agostinis-Sobrinho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 3023127
  • - Review Article

Potential Molecular Mechanisms of Plantain in the Treatment of Gout and Hyperuricemia Based on Network Pharmacology

Pei Liu | Huachong Xu | ... | Xiaoyin Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6408202
  • - Research Article

Effect of Different-Volume Fluid Resuscitation on Organ Functions in Severe Acute Pancreatitis and Therapeutic Effect of Poria cocos

Xiao-Lin Yi | Jing Hu | ... | Wen-Fu Tang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 2560645
  • - Review Article

Traditional Herbal Medicine Candidates as Complementary Treatments for COVID-19: A Review of Their Mechanisms, Pros and Cons

Rhea Veda Nugraha | Hastono Ridwansyah | ... | Nur Atik
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 3285363
  • - Review Article

Potential Benefits of Acupuncture and Herbs for Obesity-Related Chronic Inflammation by Adipokines

Ji-Youn Kim | Seon-Eun Baek | ... | Jeong-Eun Yoo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9605793
  • - Research Article

Could Xuebijing Injection Reduce the Mortality of Severe Pneumonia Patients? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Juan Wang | Jia Zhu | ... | Qian Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1452579
  • - Research Article

Manual Therapy (Postisometric Relaxation and Joint Mobilization) in Knee Pain and Function Experienced by Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized Clinical Pilot Study

Mateusz Wojciech Romanowski | Maja Špiritović | ... | Anna Straburzyńska-Lupa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 7240858
  • - Research Article

Protective Effects of Phellinus linteus Mycelium on the Development of Osteoarthritis after Monosodium Iodoacetate Injection

Mi-Rae Shin | Jin A Lee | ... | Seong-Soo Roh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 5807484
  • - Research Article

Protective Effects of Traditional Herbal Formulas on Cisplatin-Induced Nephrotoxicity in Renal Epithelial Cells via Antioxidant and Antiapoptotic Properties

VinayKumar Dachuri | Phil Hyun Song | ... | Chang-Hyun Song
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 4178140
  • - Research Article

The Derivative of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F—Kunxian Capsule, Attenuated Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Ya-Fei Liu | Zhe Zhang | ... | Guo-Lan Xing
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