The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (J ALTERN COMPLEM MED )
The journal includes observational and analytical reports on treatments outside the realm of allopathic medicine which are gaining interest and warranting research to assess their therapeutic value. It includes current concepts in clinical care, including case reports that will be valuable for health care professionals and scientists who are seeking to evaluate and integrate these therapies into patient care protocols and research strategies.
- Impact factor1.46Show impact factor historyHide impact factor history
- 5-year impact2.16
- Cited half-life5.80
- Immediacy index0.22
- Article influence0.42
- WebsiteJournal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine website
- Other titlesJournal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.: Online), Journal of alternative and complementary medicine
- Material typeDocument, Periodical, Internet resource
- Document typeInternet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper
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- The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 01/2014; Submitted.
- The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 01/2014; 20(5):A83.
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ABSTRACT: Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of a short-term yoga-based lifestyle intervention on risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and markers of inflammation and endothelial function in overweight and obese men. DESIGN: Nonrandomized prospective lifestyle intervention study with pre-post design. SETTING AND LOCATION: Integral Health Clinic, an outpatient facility providing yoga-based lifestyle intervention programs for prevention and management of chronic diseases. SUBJECTS: Overweight and obese men (n=51) were enrolled in the study. Subjects who were physically unable to participate and those participating in other interventions were excluded from the study. INTERVENTION: A pretested intervention program including asanas (physical postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), group discussions, lectures, and individualized advice. OUTCOME MEASURES: The primary outcome measure was weight loss, and the secondary outcome measures were clinical and laboratory correlates of CVD risk, levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), adiponectin, and endothelin-1 (ET-1). RESULTS: Men (n=51, body mass index [BMI] 26.26±2.42 kg/m(2)) were enrolled and underwent a yoga-based lifestyle intervention for 10 days. Of 51 subjects, 30 completed the study. There was a significant reduction in weight from Baseline to Day 10 (74.60±7.98, 72.69±8.37 kg, p<0.001, respectively), BMI (26.26±2.42, 25.69±2.47 kg/m(2), p<0.001, respectively), and systolic BP (121.73±11.58, 116.73±9.00, p=0.042, respectively). There was a significant reduction in plasma IL-6 from Baseline to Day 10 (median 2.24 vs. 1.26 pg/mL, respectively, p=0.012). There was a significant increase in the plasma adiponectin from Baseline to Day 10 (median 4.95 vs. 6.26 μg/mL, respectively, p=0.014). Plasma ET-1 level remained unchanged. CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that even a short-term yoga-based lifestyle intervention may be an important modality to reduce the risk for CVD as indicated by weight loss, reduction in systolic blood pressure, an increase in adiponectin, and decrease in IL-6 in overweight and obese men. PMID: 23210469 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 12/2012; 19(5):397-402.
Article: THE JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE Volume 18, Number 6, 2012, pp. 583–588 a Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. DOI: 10.1089/acm.2011.0202 Influence of a Specific Ginger Combination on Gastropathy Conditions in Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Knee or Hip Vladimir N. Drozdov, MD, Victoria A. Kim, PhD, Elena V. Tkachenko, MD, and Galina G. Varvanina, MDThe Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 11/2012;
- The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 01/2011;
- The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 08/2010; 16(8):927.
Article: D-ribose improves fatigue in adults.The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 01/2009; 15(7):812.
- The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 06/2008; 14(4):343-5.
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ABSTRACT: The Research Scholars Program (RSP) was created at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) to provide faculty development in research literacy, research-informed clinical practice, and research participation skills. The RSP is part of a broad effort, funded by a National Institutes of Health/National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine R25 education grant, to infuse an evidence-based perspective into the curriculum at schools of complementary and alternative medicine. The RSP arose from the realization that this curriculum reform would first necessitate faculty training in both research appreciation and pedagogy. OCOM's grant, Acupuncture Practitioner Research Education Enhancement, is a partnership with the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing (OHSU SON). The RSP was developed initially as a collaborative effort among the OCOM Dean of Research (R.H.), OCOM Director of Research Education (S.F.), and an OHSU SON education specialist (K.L.). The 9-month, 8 hours per month seminar-style RSP provides the opportunity for a cohort of OCOM faculty and staff to explore research-related concepts and content as well as pedagogical practices that emphasize interactive, learner-centered teaching. The RSP adheres to a competency-based approach as developed by the Education Committee of the grant. As a tangible outcome, each Research Scholar designs a sustainable learning activity that infuses a research perspective into their courses, clinic supervision, or other sphere of influence at the college. In this paper, we describe the creative process and the lessons learned during the planning and initial implementation of the RSP. We view the early successes of the RSP as encouraging signs that research literacy and an evidence-based perspective are becoming increasingly accepted as needed skill sets for present-day practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 06/2008; 14(4):437-43.
- The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 06/2008; 14(4):351-2.
- The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 06/2008; 14(4):349-50.
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ABSTRACT: A 1977 study by Melzack et al. reported 100% anatomic and 71% clinical pain correspondences of myofascial trigger points and classical acupuncture points in the treatment of pain disorders. A reanalysis of this study's data using different acupuncture resources by Birch a quarter century later concluded that correlating trigger points to classical acupuncture points was not conceptually possible and that the only class of acupuncture points that could were the a shi points. Moreover, Birch concluded that no more than 40% of the acupuncture points examined by Melzack et al. correlated clinically for the treatment of pain (correlation was more like 18%-19%). To examine Birch's claims that myofascial trigger points cannot conceptually be compared to classical acupuncture points and that most (at least 60%) of the classical acupuncture points examined by the study of Melzack et al. are not recommended for treating pain conditions, negating their findings of a 71% clinical pain correspondence of trigger points and acupuncture points. Acupuncture references and literature were reviewed to examine the validity of the Birch study findings. Acupuncture references support the conceptual comparison of trigger points to classical acupuncture points in the treatment of pain disorders, and their clinical correspondence in this regard is likely 95% or higher. Although separated by 2000 years temporally, the acupuncture and myofascial pain traditions have fundamental clinical similarities in the treatment of pain disorders. Myofascial pain data and research may help elucidate the mechanisms of acupuncture's effects.The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 06/2008; 14(4):353-9.
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