Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies

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March 2001

Volume 6, Issue 1

Pages 1–100

  1. Editorial

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Original Articles
    4. Summaries and Commentaries
    5. Short Reports
    6. Book Reviews
    7. News
    8. Abstracts of the 7th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care 7th–9th December 2000, Exeter, UK
    1. Opinion versus evidence: creative tension or uneasy coexistence? (pages 1–2)

      Edzard Ernst, Adrian White, Max H Pittler, Clare Stevinson, Alyson L Huntley and Linda Long

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.2001.00001

  2. Original Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Original Articles
    4. Summaries and Commentaries
    5. Short Reports
    6. Book Reviews
    7. News
    8. Abstracts of the 7th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care 7th–9th December 2000, Exeter, UK
    1. Complementary therapies for chronic venous insufficiency (pages 3–5)

      Max H Pittler

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.2001.00002

  3. Summaries and Commentaries

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Original Articles
    4. Summaries and Commentaries
    5. Short Reports
    6. Book Reviews
    7. News
    8. Abstracts of the 7th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care 7th–9th December 2000, Exeter, UK
    1. Acupuncture

    2. Acupuncture improves back pain in pregnancy (pages 8–9)

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.2001.00004

    3. Acupuncture reactions are common but mild (pages 9–10)

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.2001.00005

    4. Herbal Medicine

    5. Willow bark alleviates back pain (pages 18–19)

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.2001.00014

    6. Homoeopathy

    7. Manipulative Therapies

    8. Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements and Dietary Approaches

    9. Other Complementary Therapies

    10. Massage may improve quality of life of AIDS patients (page 31)

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.2001.00027

  4. Short Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Original Articles
    4. Summaries and Commentaries
    5. Short Reports
    6. Book Reviews
    7. News
    8. Abstracts of the 7th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care 7th–9th December 2000, Exeter, UK
    1. Complementary Medicine – General (page 33)

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.2001.00028

    2. Acupuncture (page 35)

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.2001.00039

    3. Herbal Medicine (page 37)

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.2001.00046

    4. Homoeopathy (page 41)

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.2001.00064

    5. Manipulative Therapies (page 41)

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.2001.00066

    6. Miscellaneous (page 44)

      AR White

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1211/fact.2001.00082

  5. Book Reviews

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Original Articles
    4. Summaries and Commentaries
    5. Short Reports
    6. Book Reviews
    7. News
    8. Abstracts of the 7th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care 7th–9th December 2000, Exeter, UK
    1. The Web that has no Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine (page 45)

      AR White

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02776.x

    2. Reinventing Acupuncture. A New Concept of Ancient Medicine (pages 45–46)

      TM Cummings

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02777.x

    3. Computer Controlled Acupuncture® (page 46)

      AR White

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02778.x

    4. The Encyclopedia of Popular Herbs (pages 46–47)

      MH Pittler

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02779.x

    5. Tyler's Tips: The Shopper's Guide for Herbal Remedies (page 47)

      E Ernst

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02780.x

    6. Botanical Influences on Illness. A Sourcebook of Clinical Research (page 47)

      MH Pittler

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02781.x

    7. Homoeopathy (pages 47–48)

      L Long

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02782.x

    8. Energy Medicine – the Scientific Basis (pages 48–49)

      L Long

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02783.x

  6. News

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Original Articles
    4. Summaries and Commentaries
    5. Short Reports
    6. Book Reviews
    7. News
    8. Abstracts of the 7th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care 7th–9th December 2000, Exeter, UK
    1. News (pages 67–68)

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02785.x

  7. Abstracts of the 7th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care 7th–9th December 2000, Exeter, UK

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorial
    3. Original Articles
    4. Summaries and Commentaries
    5. Short Reports
    6. Book Reviews
    7. News
    8. Abstracts of the 7th Annual Symposium on Complementary Health Care 7th–9th December 2000, Exeter, UK
    1. Subjective experiences following acupuncture treatment – expected or not? (page 69)

      T Alræk and A Bærheim

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02794.x

    2. Lay-led self-management interventions for people with chronic conditions (pages 69–70)

      S P Freeman, J H Barlow and A P Turner

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02795.x

    3. Medical electromagnetism: 3000 years of history (page 70)

      JR Basford

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02796.x

    4. Acupuncture in the management of chronic low back pain: a blinded randomised controlled trial (pages 70–71)

      G D Baxter, D P Kerr and D M Walsh

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02797.x

    5. Exhalation monitoring – analysis of volatile compounds at the p.p.b. and sub-p.p.b. level (page 71)

      R Bischoff, R März, C Ismail, C Kohlert, M Veit, B Brinkhaus and G Schindler

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02798.x

    6. Children's early use of homoeopathic medicine (pages 71–72)

      J Bishop, J Golding, D Herrick and The ALSPAC Study Team

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02799.x

    7. Comparison of patients’ visits to family physicians and naturopathic practitioners: a pilot study (page 72)

      H Boon, M Stewart and M A Kennard

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02800.x

    8. Manipulation services for NHS patients: precedents and future models (page 73)

      J M Langworthy, A C Breen, S Vogel, R Collier and G Sutherland

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02801.x

    9. Antifungal activity of tea tree and lavender essential oils in the treatment of Trichophyton rubrum infection (page 74)

      J P Cassella, S Cassella, R Ashford and E Siddals

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02803.x

    10. An ultrastructural study of the action of tea tree and lavender essential oils on Trichophyton rubrum (page 75)

      J P Cassella, S Cassella, M Maunder and E Siddals

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02804.x

    11. Essential-oil-induced mutagenesis: a preliminary in vitro study (pages 75–76)

      J P Cassella and C Battersby

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02805.x

    12. Hyperthermia a new treatment modality in cancer (page 77)

      FR Douwes

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02808.x

    13. Transurethral hyperthermia in early stage prostate cancer (pages 77–78)

      FR Douwes

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02809.x

    14. Opinion versus evidence-based complementary medicine (page 78)

      E Ernst, M H Pittler, C Stevinson and A R White

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02810.x

    15. Touch therapy training for parents of children with disabilities: a case study (pages 78–79)

      K E Essex, L A Cullen and J H Barlow

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02811.x

    16. Pregnancy outcome following gestational exposure to echinacea – a prospective controlled study (page 79)

      M Gallo, M Sarkar, W Au, K Pietrzak, B Comas, M Smith, T Jaeger, A Einarson and G Koren

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02812.x

    17. Complementary/alternative medicine usage by Canadian women suffering from nausea and vomiting in pregnancy: a pilot study (pages 80–81)

      T T Hollyer, H Boon, M Smith, M Gallo and A Einarson

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02814.x

    18. Design issues in hypnotherapeutic research (page 81)

      R Iphofen, A Corrin and C Ringwood-Walker

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02815.x

    19. Xylitol – the sweet treat(ment) (pages 81–82)

      AH Jones

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02816.x

    20. Time studies on Japanese spa resort visitors by monitoring heart rate variability (page 82)

      S Kagamimori, M Sekine, A Nasermoaddeli, H Wang, H Nakagawa and Y Motohashi

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02817.x

    21. Autogenic training for headaches: a systematic review (page 82)

      N Kanji, AR White and E Ernst

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02818.x

    22. The need to demonstrate efficacy and safety: the views of complementary/alternative medicine leaders (page 83)

      M J Kelner and B Wellman

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02819.x

    23. Marigold therapy for bunion – a randomised controlled study (page 83)

      M T Khan and M T Khan Jr

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02820.x

    24. Systemic availability and pharmacokinetics of thymol in humans after oral administration of a thyme preparation (page 84)

      C Kohlert, R März, G Abel, G Schindler and M Veit

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02821.x

    25. Positive effect of autohaematotherapy with ozone in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (page 84)

      K Kraft and W J Müller

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02822.x

    26. Herbal medicines for the treatment of osteoarthritis: a systematic review (page 85)

      L Long and E Ernst

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02823.x

    27. Acupuncture for migraine and headache in primary care: getting a large scale, pragmatic trial off the ground (page 85)

      R McCarney, R Van Haselen, P Fisher, K Hardy, N Ellis and A Vickers

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02824.x

    28. A national project for the evaluation of unconventional therapies in Italy (page 86)

      F Menniti-Ippolito, R Raschetti and F Chiarotti

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02826.x

    29. Exploring the healer phenomenon: Qigong effects on myosin phosphorylation (page 87)

      P A Muehsam, D J Muehsam, M S Markov, A A Pilla, R Shen and Y Yi

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02827.x

    30. A clinical appraisal of herbal formulae on filariasis (pages 87–88)

      A Narayana

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02828.x

    31. A survey of rheumatologists: beliefs towards complementary medicine with a focus on aromatherapy (page 88)

      C E Osborn, G D Baxter, J H Barlow and P Barlas

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02829.x

    32. Credibility of a newly developed sham-needle unit for controlled clinical trials (pages 88–89)

      J Park, A R White, MA James, J Chambers, V Stedman, H Lee and E Ernst

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02830.x

    33. Delivering shiatsu in general practice (page 89)

      Z Pirie

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02831.x

    34. Randomised, double-blind trial of autologous blood therapy for atopic dermatitis (page 90)

      M H Pittler, N C Armstrong, P Collier, A Cox, A Hart and E Ernst

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02832.x

    35. Pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of an essential oil compound (thymol) after oral administration (pages 90–91)

      G Schindler, C Kohlert, R Bischoff, R W März, C Ismail, M Veit, E G Hahn and B Brinkhaus

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02833.x

    36. Controlled trial of acupuncture in the treatment of bronchial asthma (pages 91–92)

      C R Schott and E Martin

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02835.x

    37. Neurological complications of cervical spine manipulation: a survey of neurologists in the UK (page 92)

      C Stevinson, W Honan, B Cooke and E Ernst

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02836.x

    38. Use and expenditure on complementary and alternative medicine in England – results from a population-based survey (page 93)

      KJ Thomas, P Coleman and J Nicholl

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02837.x

    39. Making research relevant – design of a pragmatic RCT of clinical and cost effectiveness of acupuncture in a primary care setting (pages 93–94)

      KJ Thomas, M Fitter, J Brazier, H MacPherson, M Campbell, J Nicholl, L Thorpe, A Morgan and M Roman

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02838.x

    40. Acupuncture in knee osteoarthritis – a randomised controlled study (pages 94–95)

      E Tukmachi, E Dempsey and R Jubb

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02840.x

    41. Utilisation of an integrated medicine facility in Canada (page 96)

      D L Ramsum, J Eng, MJ Verhoef and B Findlay

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02842.x

    42. Evaluating integrative health care delivery: process and outcomes (page 96)

      B Findlay, MJ Verhoef and D Ramsum

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02843.x

    43. Assessing the effectiveness of homoeopathy: can advanced statistical methods help? (page 97)

      R Lüdtke, U Weber, K H Friese, I Fischer and H Moeller

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02844.x

    44. A tumour early detection test – founders Prof Scheidl/Snegotzka (page 97)

      L Wecker

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02845.x

    45. Survey of adverse events following acupuncture (SAFA) (page 98)

      A R White and E Ernst

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02846.x

    46. A randomised control trial to evaluate the effects of reflexology on women experiencing menopausal symptoms (page 98)

      J Williamson and A R White

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02847.x

    47. Why use a new drug for an old disease?‘Z-HE’ for treatment of erysipeloid cutaneous leishmaniasis (page 99)

      F Zerehsaz, Sh Beheshti, G R Rezaian and S Joubeh

      Version of Record online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2001.tb02848.x

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