Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies

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December 1997

Volume 2, Issue 4

Pages 146–199

  1. Editorial

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Summaries and Commentaries
    4. Conference Reports
    5. Book Reviews
    6. Abstracts of the 4th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care 10th – 12th December 1997, Exeter, UK
    1. As a matter of fact… (pages 146–147)

      Edzard Ernst, Jo Barnes, Elaine Harkness, Neil C Abbot, Max H Pittler, Julia I Rand and Adrian R White

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.1997.00095

  2. Summaries and Commentaries

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Summaries and Commentaries
    4. Conference Reports
    5. Book Reviews
    6. Abstracts of the 4th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care 10th – 12th December 1997, Exeter, UK
    1. Complementary Medicine – General

    2. In Taiwan many cancer patients use Chinese medicines (page 152)

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.1997.00099

    3. Survey of users of an alternative clinic (page 153)

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.1997.00100

    4. Acupuncture

    5. Towards more convincing sham acupuncture (pages 155–156)

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.1997.00102

    6. Herbal Medicine

    7. Homoeopathy

      Improvement in well-being with homoeopathy (page 160)

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.1997.00107

    8. Manipulative Therapies

    9. The demise of osteopathy in the US? (pages 163–164)

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.1997.00110

    10. Other Complementary Therapies

    11. Biofeedback for cardiac failure (pages 167–168)

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.1997.00114

  3. Conference Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Summaries and Commentaries
    4. Conference Reports
    5. Book Reviews
    6. Abstracts of the 4th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care 10th – 12th December 1997, Exeter, UK
  4. Book Reviews

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Summaries and Commentaries
    4. Conference Reports
    5. Book Reviews
    6. Abstracts of the 4th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care 10th – 12th December 1997, Exeter, UK
    1. The basic chemistry of aromatherapeutic essential oils (page 173)

      J Barnes

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00690.x

    2. Clinical manual of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture (pages 173–174)

      J Barnes and AR White

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00691.x

    3. Medicine for the Whole Person – A Critique of Scientific Medicine (page 174)

      MH Pittler

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00692.x

    4. Drugs of Abuse (pages 174–175)

      J Barnes

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00693.x

    5. In Search of the Later Hahnemann (page 175)

      E Ernst

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00694.x

    6. The alternative medicine handbook (page 175)

      E Ernst

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00695.x

  5. Abstracts of the 4th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care 10th – 12th December 1997, Exeter, UK

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Summaries and Commentaries
    4. Conference Reports
    5. Book Reviews
    6. Abstracts of the 4th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care 10th – 12th December 1997, Exeter, UK
    1. Factors influencing the placebo response (page 184)

      NC Abbot, EF Harkness and E Ernst

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00696.x

    2. Does publication bias work against complementary medicine papers? (page 184)

      NC Abbot and E Ernst

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00697.x

    3. Uncovering adverse effects of complementary medicine (CM) (page 184)

      NC Abbot, E Ernst and M Hill

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00698.x

    4. Toward integrated medicine for all in the 21st century (pages 184–185)

      SKH Aung

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00699.x

    5. A case of hyperthyroidism treated with Kanpo Medicine and Acupuncture (page 185)

      L Baker and NJ Bang-Nielsen

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00700.x

    6. Different standards for reporting ADRs to herbal remedies and conventional OTC medicines: interviews with 515 users of herbal remedies (page 185)

      J Barnes, SY Mills, NC Abbot, M Willoughby and E Ernst

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00701.x

    7. Sinupret in pregnancy – a retrospective study of 1000 cases: preliminary results (page 185)

      MKF Becker, C Sieder and RW März

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00702.x

    8. Online measurements of thymol in expired air with an innovative sensor (page 186)

      R Bischoff, G Bischoff, C Ismail and RW März

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00704.x

    9. Homoeopathic medicine use within the children of the nineties study (page 186)

      J Bishop, J Golding and The ALSPAC Study Team

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00705.x

    10. Phytotherapy in irritable bowel syndrome: a randomised double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial (page 187)

      B Brinkhaus, C Hentschel, M Lindner, G Schindler, J Bauer, R Kohnen, W Lehmacher, H Schönekäs and EG Hahn

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00707.x

    11. Uses of Traditional Asian Medicine in a central London NHS GP practice (page 187)

      D Chase and G De Soriano

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00708.x

    12. Phantom limb pain. Non-invasive treatment (page 187)

      GJ Elwes

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00709.x

    13. Research tools to assess safety (page 187)

      E Ernst and J Barnes

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00710.x

    14. Morphological evidence of an effect of garlic on red blood cels (page 188)

      TJ Filler and ET Peuker

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00711.x

    15. Effects of homoeopathy and acupuncture – a longitudinal documentation study (pages 188–189)

      C Güthlin, H Walach, S Heinrich and P Eßer

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00714.x

    16. Treatment of mastalgia with a preparation containing Vitex agnus castus (Mastyodynon) – results of two double-blind studies (page 189)

      P Beles, KG Peithner, M Halaska, Ch Sieder and C Gorkow

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00715.x

    17. A nationwide survey of conditions presenting for Shiatsu (page 189)

      N Pooley and P Harris

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00716.x

    18. Clinical efficacy of Esberitox® in common cold – results of a (GCP) randomised double-blind placebo-controlled multicenter study (page 189)

      C Hentschel, HH Zeppelin, R Kohnen, G Köhler, P Wüstenberg and E Ernst

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00717.x

    19. Phytobalneotherapy using Flores Graminis (HAY) – prospective study of the transdermal absorption of coumarin (pages 189–190)

      C Hentschel, B Brinkhaus, M Lindner, G Schindler, M Nagel, M Schwenk, R Kohnen, E Ernst and EG Hahn

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00718.x

    20. Whole-body hyperthermia (41.5–42°C) in patients with metastatic cancer (page 190)

      A Herzog

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00719.x

    21. Teaching pharmacy students about complementary medicine (page 190)

      PJ Houghton and A Raman

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00720.x

    22. Ginkgo biloba, a pharmacological review and its clinical value (page 190)

      PJ Houghton

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00721.x

    23. “Best case analysis” on unconventional treatments in oncology (pages 190–191)

      G Kaiser, G Büschel and WM Gallmeier

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00722.x

    24. Education in Traditional Chinese Medicine (page 191)

      YC Kong

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00724.x

    25. Prescription of phytotherapeutic drugs by general practitioners in the German district Nordrhein (page 191)

      K Kraft and J Schütz

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00725.x

    26. Effect of acupuncture on peri- and postmenopausal women with mild arterial hypertension (page 192)

      K Kraft and S Coulon

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00726.x

    27. Long-term treatment with artichoke leaf extract in dyspeptic syndrome (page 192)

      K Kraft

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00727.x

    28. Action of essential oils in vitro (page 192)

      M Lis-Balchin and S Hart

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00728.x

    29. Bioavailability of ß-escin – study results and methodical evaluation of extraction and analysis inherent variables (pages 192–193)

      A Schrödter, D Loew, W Schwankt and N Rietbrock

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00729.x

    30. How reproducible are post-marketing surveillance studies in bronchitis? (page 193)

      RW März, E Ernst and Ch Sieder

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00730.x

    31. (Herbal) Teensal as an ocular antimicrobial (pages 193–194)

      N Nayak, NR Biswas, S Ghose, D Talwar and G Satapathy

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00732.x

    32. Herbs for mental illness (page 194)

      MO Nwosu

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00733.x

    33. The Chinese herbal medicine NPI-028 suppresses alcohol intake in alcohol-preferring rats and monkeys without inducing taste aversion (page 194)

      DH Overstreet, D Y-W Lee, YT and AH Rezvani

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00734.x

    34. The need for practical courses in anatomy for acupuncturists (page 194)

      ET Peuker and TJ Filler

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00735.x

    35. Controlled clinical trials in complementary medicine – outcome, quality and the impact factor (page 195)

      MH Pittler, NC Abbot and E Ernst

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00736.x

    36. Effects of ß-carotene and evening primrose oil in the treatment of radiation-induced skin lesions (page 195)

      M Rezvani, N Uzlenkova, E Whitehouse, L Frenkel, G Ross, G Morris and J Hopewell

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00737.x

    37. Acupoint and meridian massage in asthma – pathy or bunkum? (page 195)

      V Sadil, S Sadil, I Dolejsi and J Eckmayr

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00738.x

    38. Reflexology treatment relieves symptoms of multiple sclerosis: a randomized controlled study (page 196)

      I Siev-Ner, D Gamus, L Lerner-Geva, M Azaria, D Sha'ked, S Zaidel and A Achiron

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00739.x

    39. New physics, new medicine? (page 196)

      G Smith

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00740.x

    40. Thymic peptides improve impaired cytotoxicity of mononuclear cells from tumour patients in vitro (page 196)

      K Eckert, R Stange, R Maurer, M Kalden and M Buehring

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00741.x

    41. Complex therapy for the metabolic syndrome – a pilot study (page 196)

      A Kapelle, R Stange, A Riessberg and M Buehring

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00742.x

    42. A survey of nutritional habits and attitudes towards nutrition therapy in patients with RA (page 197)

      A Kapelle, R Stange, E Gromnica-Ihle and M Buehring

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00743.x

    43. Homoeopathy, pathography and medical science (page 197)

      J Swayne

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00744.x

    44. That nicotine addiction responds effectively to CM multi-therapy (page 197)

      R Twine

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00745.x

    45. Chiropractic treatment of patients under 18 years of age (page 198)

      CL Durant and MJ Verhoef

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00746.x

    46. Health professionals’ perspectives on massage therapy (page 198)

      MJ Verhoef and SA Page

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00747.x

    47. Dermatoglyphic analysis as a supplement diagnostic tool in medicine (page 198)

      N Waiswol

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00748.x

    48. Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with Serenoa serrulata (pages 198–199)

      AF Walker

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00749.x

    49. Antidyspeptic properties of Gentianae luteae radix (GLR) extract (page 199)

      T Wegener

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00751.x

    50. The effect of acupuncture on skin blood flow, measured by laser doppler flow (page 199)

      AR White, NC Abbot and E Ernst

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.1997.tb00752.x

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