Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Inflammatory Diseases


Publishing date
14 Oct 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
27 May 2016

Lead Editor
Guest Editors

1National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA

2China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan


Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Inflammatory Diseases

Description

Inflammation occurs in response to various cellular stress including infection, irradiation, or 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 stimulus, 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 to 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) provide natural and effective protection for those who suffer from inflammatory diseases.

We invite investigators to contribute 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:

  • Studies on the use of any method of CAM for treating inflammatory diseases
  • Studies investigating 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 treatment of inflammatory diseases

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8324815
  • - Editorial

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Inflammatory Diseases

Xiang Liu | Ying-Ju Lin | Yong Cheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2076921
  • - Research Article

Intra-Articular Hyaluronic Acid Compared to Traditional Conservative Treatment in Dogs with Osteoarthritis Associated with Hip Dysplasia

Gabriel O. L. Carapeba | Poliana Cavaleti | ... | Renata N. Cassu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8387975
  • - Research Article

The Extrusion Process as an Alternative for Improving the Biological Potential of Sorghum Bran: Phenolic Compounds and Antiradical and Anti-Inflammatory Capacity

Norma Julieta Salazar Lopez | Guadalupe Loarca-Piña | ... | Maribel Robles Sánchez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5739434
  • - Review Article

Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Traditional Chinese Medicines against Ischemic Injury in In Vivo Models of Cerebral Ischemia

Chin-Yi Cheng | Yu-Chen Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9202675
  • - Research Article

Hyeonggaeyeongyo-Tang for Treatment of Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis: A Prospective, Nonrandomized, Pre-Post Study

Min-Hee Kim | Jaewoong Son | ... | Inhwa Choi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2859652
  • - Research Article

Immunomodulatory and Antimicrobial Activity of Babassu Mesocarp Improves the Survival in Lethal Sepsis

Elizabeth S. B. Barroqueiro | Dayanna S. Prado | ... | Rosane N. M. Guerra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1359105
  • - Research Article

Sequential Treatments with Tongsai and Bufei Yishen Granules Reduce Inflammation and Improve Pulmonary Function in Acute Exacerbation-Risk Window of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Rats

Xiaofan Lu | Ya Li | ... | Yang Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4312538
  • - Research Article

Qingchang Wenzhong Decoction Ameliorates Dextran Sulphate Sodium-Induced Ulcerative Colitis in Rats by Downregulating the IP10/CXCR3 Axis-Mediated Inflammatory Response

Tang-you Mao | Rui Shi | ... | Jun-xiang Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9580234
  • - Research Article

Vascular Protective Role of Samul-Tang in HUVECs: Involvement of Nrf2/HO-1 and NO

Eun Sik Choi | Yun Jung Lee | ... | Ho Sub Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6836080
  • - Research Article

Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Pomegranate Peel Extract in THP-1 Cells Exposed to Particulate Matter PM10

Soojin Park | Jin Kyung Seok | ... | Yong Chool Boo
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
 Journal metrics
Acceptance rate28%
Submission to final decision80 days
Acceptance to publication46 days
CiteScore2.010
Impact Factor1.984
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