Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Treatment of Central Nervous System Disorders


Publishing date
21 Mar 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Nov 2013

1Graduate Institute of Integrated Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

2Graduate Institute of Acupuncture Science, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

3Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria


Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Treatment of Central Nervous System Disorders

Description

This special issue is concerned with the efficacy and mechanisms of CAM including traditional Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, yoga, and meditation in CNS diseases. CAM has been widely recognized as a therapeutic method, which is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), for CNS diseases such as depression, insomnia, epilepsy, addiction, hypertension, migraine, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). CNS diseases are difficult and complicated for clinical neurologist to treat due to unclear mechanisms. Recently, CAM is noticeably practiced in clinical fields and even in basic research. Potential topics include clinical research, basic science, and underlying mechanism of CAM therapies for treating CNS disorders, but are not limited to:

  • Basic research of CNS disorders
  • Mechanism and actions of CAM modalities for CNS disorders
  • Clinical research of CAM for CNS disorders
  • Safety and efficacy of CAM for CNS disorders
  • Review articles of CAM for CNS disorders
  • CNS disorders include depression, epilepsy, migraine, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other CNS disorders
  • CAM in drug abuse
  • CAM in cocaine and morphine use
  • CAM in diagnosis of CNS disorders

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 175152
  • - Editorial

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Treatment of Central Nervous System Disorders

Ching-Liang Hsieh | Lixing Lao | ... | Gerhard Litscher
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 369158
  • - Research Article

The Alterations of IL-1Beta, IL-6, and TGF-Beta Levels in Hippocampal CA3 Region of Chronic Restraint Stress Rats after Electroacupuncture (EA) Pretreatment

Tianwei Guo | Zhuo Guo | ... | Tu Ya
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 325948
  • - Research Article

The Anxiolytic Effects of Valtrate in Rats Involves Changes of Corticosterone Levels

Shu-Ning Shi | Jin-Li Shi | ... | Jian-You Guo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 961289
  • - Research Article

Antiepileptic Effect of Uncaria rhynchophylla and Rhynchophylline Involved in the Initiation of c-Jun N-Terminal Kinase Phosphorylation of MAPK Signal Pathways in Acute Seizures of Kainic Acid-Treated Rats

Hsin-Cheng Hsu | Nou-Ying Tang | ... | Ching-Liang Hsieh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 987862
  • - Research Article

Concurrent Use of Hypnotic Drugs and Chinese Herbal Medicine Therapies among Taiwanese Adults with Insomnia Symptoms: A Population-Based Study

Kuei-Hua Lee | Yueh-Ting Tsai | ... | Shun-Ku Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 697632
  • - Research Article

Rhodiola rosea Impairs Acquisition and Expression of Conditioned Place Preference Induced by Cocaine

Federica Titomanlio | Carmen Manzanedo | ... | María A. Aguilar
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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