Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Integrative Gynecology and Women’s Healthcare


Status
Published

Lead Editor

1National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

2National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

3National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

4Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA

5Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Integrative Gynecology and Women’s Healthcare

Description

Complementary treatment approaches are increasingly requested by women to relieve their gynecological disorders, reduce side effects of conventional hormonal or cancer treatment, and enhance health-related quality of life. Integrative gynecology that combines conventional treatment with evidence-based complementary therapies and mind/body medicine has become a growing field of health care that strives to serve this demand. As many women do not disclose their complementary therapies use to their gynecologists or oncologists, treatment plans are often not coordinated. Thus, this raises the risk of adverse events and interactions of complementary with conventional therapies. An informed collaboration of conventional and complementary treatment providers is important to optimize health outcomes and safety.

This special issue is dedicated to research that focuses on integrative gynecology interventions that combine conventional and complementary approaches to optimize patients' health outcomes. We are also interested in articles that explore aspects of estrogenic actions of herbs in reproductive system in humans and in animal models as well. Both original research and high-quality systematic reviews are welcome.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Conception, implementation process, and evaluation of integrative gynecology programs
  • Basic research on mechanisms and models of integrative gynecology
  • Clinical trials of complementary therapies and/or mind/body medicine either alone or combined with conventional treatment for gynecological disorders ( including vaginal candidiasis, trichomoniasis, and other infection diseases )
  • Complementary approaches for managing side effects of gynecological cancer and/or conventional cancer treatment
  • Interactions of complementary with conventional therapies ( interactions between herbs or phytoestrogen and hormonal therapy are especially welcome)
  • Potential synergism of natural products in the treatment of gynecological cancer
  • Patients' perceptions of integrative gynecology programs

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 852615
  • - Editorial

Integrative Gynecology and Women’s Healthcare

J. N. Lai | P. C. Chen | ... | Vincent Chung
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 570785
  • - Research Article

Preclinical Evaluation on the Tumor Suppression Efficiency and Combination Drug Effects of Fermented Wheat Germ Extract in Human Ovarian Carcinoma Cells

Chia-Woei Wang | Chien-Kai Wang | ... | Chen-Jei Tai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 437650
  • - Research Article

Effects of Passive Hydrotherapy WATSU (WaterShiatsu) in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy: Results of a Controlled Pilot Study

Agnes M. Schitter | Marko Nedeljkovic | ... | Luigi Raio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 287693
  • - Research Article

Propolis Is an Efficient Fungicide and Inhibitor of Biofilm Production by Vaginal Candida albicans

Isis Regina Grenier Capoci | Patrícia de Souza Bonfim-Mendonça | ... | Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 269138
  • - Research Article

The Effects and Possible Mechanisms of Puerarin to Treat Endometriosis Model Rats

Jin Yu | Li Zhao | ... | Chaoqin Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 385204
  • - Research Article

The Prescription Pattern of Chinese Herbal Products Containing Ginseng among Tamoxifen-Treated Female Breast Cancer Survivors in Taiwan: A Population-Based Study

Wei-Lung Hsu | Yueh-Ting Tsai | ... | Jung-Nien Lai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 460386
  • - Research Article

Bian Zheng Lun Zhi as a Complementary and Alternative Treatment for Menstrual Cramps in Women with Dysmenorrhea: A Prospective Clinical Observation

Pin-Yi Lin | Yueh-Ting Tsai | ... | Ruei-Chi Fang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 627285
  • - Research Article

Preventive Effects of Collagen Peptide from Deer Sinew on Bone Loss in Ovariectomized Rats

He Zhang | Ying Dong | ... | Yu Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 958291
  • - Research Article

Prolonged Diuretic Activity and Calcium-Sparing Effect of Tropaeolum majus: Evidence in the Prevention of Osteoporosis

Lorena Neris Barboza | Thiago Bruno Lima Prando | ... | Arquimedes Gasparotto Junior
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 683570
  • - Research Article

Concurrent Use in Taiwan of Chinese Herbal Medicine Therapies among Hormone Users Aged 55 Years to 79 Years and Its Association with Breast Cancer Risk: A Population-Based Study

Yueh-Ting Tsai | Jung-Nien Lai | ... | Shun-Ku Lin
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Acceptance rate27%
Submission to final decision68 days
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CiteScore2.900
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