Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Functional Gastrointestinal Diseases 2016


Publishing date
16 Sep 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
29 Apr 2016

1Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

2Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA

3Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

4Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA


Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Functional Gastrointestinal Diseases 2016

Description

Functional gastrointestinal diseases (FGID) are common in the world and account for more than 40% of clinical visits to gastroenterology clinics. However, treatment options for FGID have been limited. Only a few medications have been developed for the treatment of FGID and few or none are available in the market currently depending on where one lives. Meanwhile, alternative and complementary medicine (CAM) has received more and more attention among patients with FGID and gastroenterologists.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review papers on the applications of various methods of CAM to FGID, including esophageal motility disorders, gastroesophageal reflux, noncardiac chest pain, functional dyspepsia, gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, and pelvic floor disorders. The CAM methods include Chinese herbs, acupuncture, electroacupuncture, transcutaneous electroacupuncture, massage, meditation, relaxation techniques, tai chi, spinal manipulation, and yoga.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Studies on the use of any method of CAM for treating FGID
  • Animal studies exploring novel applications of CAM for treating FGID
  • Studies investigating mechanisms and pathways involved in the application of CAM for FGID
  • Novel methodologies and technologies of CAM with potential applications to FGID
  • Reviews and meta-analysis on CAM for treating FGID
  • Comparative studies between CAM and academic medicine for treating FGID

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2089165
  • - Editorial

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Functional Gastrointestinal Diseases 2016

Jiande D. Z. Chen | Jieyun Yin | ... | Toku Takahashi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9086034
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Tong-Xie-Yao-Fang on Intestinal Mucosal Mast Cells in Postinfectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome Rats

Xiangxue Ma | Xiaoge Wang | ... | Xudong Tang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3848409
  • - Research Article

Conifer Green Needle Complex in Patients with Precancerous Gastric Lesions: An Observational Pilot Study

Vladimir Bespalov | Alexander Sherbakov | ... | Vagif Soultanov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8246171
  • - Research Article

Effects of Transcutaneous Electrical Acustimulation on Refractory Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Li-na Meng | Shanshan Chen | ... | Bin Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4071260
  • - Review Article

Efficacy of Chinese Herbal Medicine for Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trials

Jia-Jie Zhu | Shan Liu | ... | Wei Wei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9048574
  • - Research Article

Probiotics and the Microbiome in Celiac Disease: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Joanna Harnett | Stephen P. Myers | Margaret Rolfe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5616905
  • - Research Article

Effect of Aurantii Fructus Immaturus Flavonoid on the Contraction of Isolated Gastric Smooth Muscle Strips in Rats

Zhenyu Wu | Shengsheng Zhang | ... | Yueqi Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7954982
  • - Research Article

Effect of TongXie-YaoFang on Cl and Transport in Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome Rats

Xiaofang Lu | Shengsheng Zhang | ... | Jing Xie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8652523
  • - Review Article

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Functional Abdominal Pain Syndrome: From Clinical Findings to Basic Understandings

Tao Liu | Ning Wang | ... | Linda Zhong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5105108
  • - Review Article

Moxibustion for Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Bozong Tang | Jianliang Zhang | ... | Jiang Lin
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