Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Diseases and Disorders in Digestive Tract: Basic to Clinics


Publishing date
02 Aug 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Mar 2013

Lead Editor

1Liver & Immunology Research Center, Daejeon Oriental Hospital of Daejeon University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

2Key Laboratory of Xin'an Medicine of Ministry of Education, Clinical College of TCM, Anhui University of TCM, Anhui Province, Hefei, China

3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. 50603 Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Diseases and Disorders in Digestive Tract: Basic to Clinics

Description

The digestive tract (also called as gastrointestinal tract, GI tract) is a long pathway about 9 meters long, passing through the longitudinal center of body from the mouth to the anus. GI tract also provides the ecosystem of bacterial flora which is importantly associated with health and various disease statuses. Accordingly, the disorders or diseases raised from GI tract are the commonly seen pathologic conditions in clinical practices. In addition, GI tract is the site that adverse-events are frequently observed by the majority of cancer-associated chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

We invite investigators to contribute original research as well as review articles of CAM focused on the GI tract disorders or diseases; esophagitis, dyspepsia, gastritis, gastric ulcer, abdominal pain, flatulence, nausea/vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, and side effects of chemotherapy or radiotherapy in digestive tract. Therapies of interest include acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, herbal medicine, microbial therapy using probiotics, and other nonpharmacological interventions like massage, yoga, Qigong, or any “mind-body medicine.”

We are particularly interested in articles that explore the clinical or animal-based evidences for the effectiveness of CAM. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Complementary and alternative therapies for treating/managing GI tract disorders or diseases such as IBS or Crohn's disease
  • Complementary and alternative therapies for preventing any of GI tract disorders or diseases; evidenced especially from clinical study
  • Herbal drug/supplement study for any GI tract disorders or diseases using clinical trials or animal models
  • Human or animal studies exploring the mechanisms of CAM's therapies on GI motility disorders
  • Complementary and alternative therapies for reducing any of the adverse-events at GI tract caused by chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • Microbial therapy for GI disease (including phage therapy and fecal transplant or probiotics)

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 565279
  • - Editorial

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Diseases and Disorders in Digestive Tract: Basic to Clinics

Chang Gue Son | Zhao Xiang Bian | ... | H. Balaji Raghavendran
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 853976
  • - Research Article

Use of Propolis Hydroalcoholic Extract to Treat Colitis Experimentally Induced in Rats by 2,4,6-Trinitrobenzenesulfonic Acid

Cely Cristina Martins Gonçalves | Luzmarina Hernandes | ... | Maria Raquel Marçal Natali
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 749495
  • - Research Article

Chinese Herbal Medicine Banxiaxiexin Decoction Treating Diabetic Gastroparesis: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Jiaxing Tian | Min Li | ... | Xiaolin Tong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 514719
  • - Research Article

Aqueous Extract of Solanum nigrum Leaves Induces Autophagy and Enhances Cytotoxicity of Cisplatin, Doxorubicin, Docetaxel, and 5-Fluorouracil in Human Colorectal Carcinoma Cells

Chen-Jei Tai | Chien-Kai Wang | ... | Chun-Chao Chang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 291764
  • - Research Article

The Neural Mechanism by Which the Dorsal Vagal Complex Mediates the Regulation of the Gastric Motility by Weishu (RN12) and Zhongwan (BL21) Stimulation

Hao Wang | Guo-ming Shen | ... | Meng-ting Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 186076
  • - Research Article

Evaluation on the Pharmacological Effect of Traditional Chinese Medicine SiJunZiTang on Stress-Induced Peptic Ulcers

Chiu-Mei Chen | Chien-Ying Lee | ... | Hung-Che Shih
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 574629
  • - Research Article

Huang Qi Jian Zhong Pellet Attenuates TNBS-Induced Colitis in Rats via Mechanisms Involving Improvement of Energy Metabolism

Duan-Yong Liu | Chun-Shui Pan | ... | Jing-Yan Han
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 265035
  • - Research Article

The Effects of Banha-sasim-tang on Dyspeptic Symptoms and Gastric Motility in Cases of Functional Dyspepsia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, and Two-Center Trial

Jae-Woo Park | Seok-Jae Ko | ... | Jinsung Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 791724
  • - Review Article

Modified Chaihu Shugan Powder for Functional Dyspepsia: Meta-Analysis for Randomized Controlled Trial

Nan Yang | Xuehua Jiang | ... | Minxian Song
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 812143
  • - Research Article

Efficacy of Modified Ban Xia Xie Xin Decoction on Functional Dyspepsia of Cold and Heat in Complexity Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Luqing Zhao | Shengsheng Zhang | ... | Bing Wu
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