Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Application of Complementary and Alternative Medicine on Neurodegenerative Disorders: Current Status and Future Prospects


Publishing date
14 Sep 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
27 Apr 2012

Lead Editor

1School of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2Division of Life Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

3Department of Pharmacognosy, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Graz, Graz, Austria


Application of Complementary and Alternative Medicine on Neurodegenerative Disorders: Current Status and Future Prospects

Description

Neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and depression are prevalent and devastating illnesses. The World Health Organization estimates that, by 2040, neurodegenerative diseases will surpass cancer as the principal cause of death in industrialized countries. Neurodegenerative disorders are characterized by progressive loss of neurons in sensory, motor, and cognitive systems. Despite various advances in the understanding of the diseases, pharmacological treatment by conventional medicine has not obtained satisfactory results. However, recent studies suggest that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is potential candidate for the preventative treatment of the disorders.

Therefore, we invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that provide solid evidence to support the application of CAM in prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. We are particularly interested in articles reporting randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial or revealing the action mechanism of CAM by using cellular or animal models. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical trial of CAM on prophylactic and/or therapeutic treatments of neurodegenerative disorders
  • Recent application of CAM in prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders by using cellular or animal models
  • Advances in revealing acting targets of CAM in treating neurodegenerative disorders
  • Advances in identifying active ingredients of medicinal herbs against neurodegenerative disorders
  • Synergistic acting mechanism among chemical ingredients of medicine herbs
  • Optimization of multiherb prescription in treating neurodegenerative disorders
  • Current and prospective strategies of CAM for combating neurodegenerative disorders

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 930908
  • - Editorial

Application of Complementary and Alternative Medicine on Neurodegenerative Disorders: Current Status and Future Prospects

Paul Siu-Po Ip | Karl Wah-Keung Tsim | ... | Rudolf Bauer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 381278
  • - Research Article

Xiaoyaosan Decoction Regulates Changes in Neuropeptide Y and Leptin Receptor in the Rat Arcuate Nucleus after Chronic Immobilization Stress

Shao-Xian Wang | Jia-Xu Chen | ... | Zhong-Ye Jin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 479016
  • - Research Article

Red Ginseng Extract Attenuates Kainate-Induced Excitotoxicity by Antioxidative Effects

Jin-Yi Han | Sun-Young Ahn | ... | Mi Kyeong Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 940846
  • - Research Article

Antidepressant-Like Effects of Shuyusan in Rats Exposed to Chronic Stress: Effects on Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Function

Liping Chen | Mengli Chen | ... | Dongmei Duan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 840247
  • - Research Article

The Antiparkinsonian and Antidyskinetic Mechanisms of Mucuna pruriens in the MPTP-Treated Nonhuman Primate

Christopher A. Lieu | Kala Venkiteswaran | ... | Thyagarajan Subramanian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 149256
  • - Research Article

A Standardized Chinese Herbal Decoction, Kai-Xin-San, Restores Decreased Levels of Neurotransmitters and Neurotrophic Factors in the Brain of Chronic Stress-Induced Depressive Rats

Kevin Yue Zhu | Qing-Qiu Mao | ... | Karl Wah-Keung Tsim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 419257
  • - Research Article

Involvement of the Cerebral Monoamine Neurotransmitters System in Antidepressant-Like Effects of a Chinese Herbal Decoction, Baihe Dihuang Tang, in Mice Model

Meng-Li Chen | Jie Gao | ... | Qian Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 902413
  • - Research Article

Effects of Electroacupuncture at Head Points on the Function of Cerebral Motor Areas in Stroke Patients: A PET Study

Zuo Fang | Jia Ning | ... | Yao Shulin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 173565
  • - Research Article

Mechanistic Study on the Antidepressant-Like Effect of Danggui-Shaoyao-San, a Chinese Herbal Formula

Zhen Huang | Qing-Qiu Mao | ... | Siu-Po Ip
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 605303
  • - Review Article

From Omics to Drug Metabolism and High Content Screen of Natural Product in Zebrafish: A New Model for Discovery of Neuroactive Compound

Ming Wai Hung | Zai Jun Zhang | ... | Simon Ming Yuen Lee
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