Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Inflammatory Diseases 2018


Publishing date
01 Jun 2018
Status
Published
Submission deadline
26 Jan 2018

Lead Editor
Guest Editors

1China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

2National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA


Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Inflammatory Diseases 2018

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) provides 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 the following:

  • 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 on CAM for treatment of inflammatory diseases

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2068724
  • - Editorial

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Inflammatory Diseases 2018

Ying-Ju Lin | Yuan Xu | Junji Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6097625
  • - Research Article

Suppressive Effect of Quercetin on Nitric Oxide Production from Nasal Epithelial Cells In Vitro

Nachi Ebihara | Kana Takahashi | ... | Masataka Sunagawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1024974
  • - Research Article

Samul-Tang Regulates Cell Cycle and Migration of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells against TNF-α Stimulation

Eun Sik Choi | Jung Joo Yoon | ... | Ho Sub Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5867835
  • - Research Article

Therapeutic Effects of Kangzhi Syrup in a Guinea Pig Model of Ovalbumin-Induced Cough Variant Asthma

Youpeng Wang | Pengyu Zhu | ... | Zhijun Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6714282
  • - Research Article

Total Flavonoids from Radix Glycyrrhiza Exert Anti-Inflammatory and Antitumorigenic Effects by Inactivating iNOS Signaling Pathways

Yi-Xin Jiang | Yang-Yi Dai | ... | Dan-Dan Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4956079
  • - Research Article

Capybara Oil Improves Hepatic Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Steatosis, and Inflammation in a Murine Model of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Polyana C. Marinho | Aline B. Vieira | ... | Jorge J. de Carvalho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6514705
  • - Research Article

Immunomodulation Effects of Schizonepeta tenuifolia Briq. on the IgE-Induced Allergic Model of RBL-2H3 Cells

Yi-Hsuan Lin | Hsing-Yu Chen | ... | Sien-Hung Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5164314
  • - Research Article

Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Berberine Hydrochloride in an LPS-Induced Murine Model of Mastitis

Xichun Wang | Shibin Feng | ... | Yu Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8596918
  • - Review Article

Clinical Efficacy of Acupuncture on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Associated Mechanisms: A Systemic Review

Pei-Chi Chou | Heng-Yi Chu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7918034
  • - Research Article

Effects of Platycodin D on Reflux Esophagitis due to Modulation of Antioxidant Defense Systems

Su-Yeon Cho | Chang-Hyun Song | ... | Soo-Jin Park
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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