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 2989846
  • - Review Article

Xuebijing Injection Combined with Antibiotics for the Treatment of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis in Liver Cirrhosis: A Meta-Analysis

Dan Han | Ran Wang | ... | Xingshun Qi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2598975
  • - Research Article

Electroacupuncture Alleviates Pain Responses and Inflammation in a Rat Model of Acute Gout Arthritis

Wenxin Chai | Yan Tai | ... | Boyi Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1413940
  • - Research Article

Effect of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Essential Oil on Acute Inflammatory Response

Gabriel Fernando Esteves Cardia | Saulo Euclides Silva-Filho | ... | Roberto Kenji Nakamura Cuman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3593408
  • - Research Article

Ethyl Acetate Fraction from Hedyotis diffusa plus Scutellaria barbata Exerts Anti-Inflammatory Effects by Regulating miR-155 Expression and JNK Signaling Pathway

Yuan Xu | Xiao-Xia Chen | ... | Dan-Dan Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3909038
  • - Research Article

Src Is a Prime Target Inhibited by Celtis choseniana Methanol Extract in Its Anti-Inflammatory Action

Han Gyung Kim | Subin Choi | ... | Jae Youl Cho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2450712
  • - Research Article

Effects of Angelica gigas Nakai as an Anti-Inflammatory Agent in In Vitro and In Vivo Atopic Dermatitis Models

Seon Ok | Sa-Rang Oh | ... | Deok-Seon Ryu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1614793
  • - Research Article

Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of 80% Methanol Extract of Leonotis ocymifolia (Burm.f.) Iwarsson Leaves in Rodent Models

Asnakech Alemu | Wondmagegn Tamiru | ... | Workineh Shibeshi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6784032
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Water Extract of Galla Chinensis In Vivo Models

Kai Sun | Xu Song | ... | Yi Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4761925
  • - Research Article

Effects of Qingshen Granules on the Oxidative Stress-NF/kB Signal Pathway in Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction Rats

Hua Jin | Yiping Wang | ... | Lei Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4386571
  • - Research Article

Panax notoginseng Promotes Repair of Colonic Microvascular Injury in Sprague-Dawley Rats with Experimental Colitis

Shiying Wang | Ping Tao | ... | Jiang Lin
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Acceptance rate28%
Submission to final decision70 days
Acceptance to publication40 days
CiteScore2.010
Impact Factor1.984
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