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Antispasmodic And Ca++ Antagonist Potential Of Marrubiin, A Labdane Type Diterpene From Phlomis Bracteosa, Javid Hussain, Riaz Ullah, Arif-ullah Khan, Fazal Mabood, Mohammad Raza Shah, Ahmed Al-Harrasi, Anwar Gilani 2014 Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat, Pakistan

Antispasmodic And Ca++ Antagonist Potential Of Marrubiin, A Labdane Type Diterpene From Phlomis Bracteosa, Javid Hussain, Riaz Ullah, Arif-Ullah Khan, Fazal Mabood, Mohammad Raza Shah, Ahmed Al-Harrasi, Anwar Gilani

Anwar Gilani

A tricyclic labdane type diterpene was isolated for the first time from ethyl acetate soluble part of Phlomis bracteosa. Its structure was confirmed by x-ray which was found to be marrubiin. When studied in isolated rabbit jejunum, marrubiin caused concentration-dependent relaxation of spontaneous and high K+ (80 mM)-induced contractions, like that caused by verapamil, indicating that marrubiin exhibits spasmolytic activity, possibly mediated through Ca++ channel blocking action.


An In Vivo Study On The Diuretic Activity Of Holarrhena Antidysenterica, Aslam Khan, Samra Bashir, Anwar Hassan Gilani 2014 Aslam Khan

An In Vivo Study On The Diuretic Activity Of Holarrhena Antidysenterica, Aslam Khan, Samra Bashir, Anwar Hassan Gilani

Anwar Gilani

Holarrhena antidysenterica is used as diuretic in traditional medicine. The aim of this study was to evaluate the crude extract of H. antidysentrica seeds (Ha.Cr) and its fractions, n-hexane (Ha.Hx), n-butanol (Ha.Bu) and aqueous (Ha.Aq), for their diuretic effect in Wistar rats and to investigate whether the activity is concentrated in any of the fractions. Wistar rats kept on fasting for 24 h with water ad labium, divided into normal, positive control and treated groups were orally given normal saline (20 ml/kg), hydrochlorothiazide (HCT; 10 mg/kg) and different doses of the plant material, respectively. Immediately after dosing, the rats were …


Integrative Health Studies Newsletter, CIIS 2014 California Institute of Integral Studies

Integrative Health Studies Newsletter, Ciis

Integrative Health Studies Newsletter

This is the October 2014 issue of the Integrative Health Studies Newsletter at CIIS.


Integrative Health Studies Newsletter, CIIS 2014 California Institute of Integral Studies

Integrative Health Studies Newsletter, Ciis

Integrative Health Studies Newsletter

This is the October 2014 issue of the Integrative Health Studies Newsletter at CIIS.


Medicine And Doctoring In Ancient Mesopotamia, Emily K. Teall 2014 Grand Valley State University

Medicine And Doctoring In Ancient Mesopotamia, Emily K. Teall

Grand Valley Journal of History

Medicine and pharmaceuticals in Mesopotamia during the span of c. 3000-1000 BCE were more sophisticated than many ancient and modern scholars from other cultures would concede. The limited historical evidence in the form of cuneiform texts and the complementary archaeological material allow for medical practice in this long time span to be examined as a whole. There were two dichotomous traditions of healing present in ancient Mesopotamia, one more therapeutic and one more religious; they were non-competitive and both considered reputable and essential. The therapeutic tradition is given a closer examination in order to provide a picture of how pharmaceutical …


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction And Health-Related Quality Of Life In A Heterogeneous Patient Population, Diane K. Reibel, Jeffrey M. Greeson, George C. Brainard, Steven Rosenzweig MD 2014 Thomas Jefferson University

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction And Health-Related Quality Of Life In A Heterogeneous Patient Population, Diane K. Reibel, Jeffrey M. Greeson, George C. Brainard, Steven Rosenzweig Md

Jeffrey Greeson

This study examined the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on health-related quality of life and physical and psychological symptomatology in a heterogeneous patient population. Patients (n=136) participated in an 8-week MBSR program and were required to practice 20 min of meditation daily. Pre- and post-intervention data were collected by using the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), Medical Symptom Checklist (MSCL) and Symptom Checklist-90 Revised (SCL-90-R). Health-related quality of life was enhanced as demonstrated by improvement on all indices of the SF-36, including vitality, bodily pain, role limitations caused by physical health, and social functioning (all P<.01). Alleviation of physical …


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Lowers Psychological Distress In Medical Students, Steven Rosenzweig MD, Diane K. Reibel, Jeffrey M. Greeson, George C. Brainard, Mohammadreza Hojat 2014 Thomas Jefferson University

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Lowers Psychological Distress In Medical Students, Steven Rosenzweig Md, Diane K. Reibel, Jeffrey M. Greeson, George C. Brainard, Mohammadreza Hojat

Jeffrey Greeson

Background: Medical students confront significant academic, psychosocial, and existential stressors throughout their training. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is an educational intervention designed to improve coping skills and reduce emotional distress. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the MBSR intervention in a prospective, nonrandomized, cohort-controlled study. Methods: Second-year students (n = 140) elected to participate in a 10-week MBSR seminar. Controls (n = 162) participated in a didactic seminar on complementary medicine. Profile of Mood States (POMS) was administered preintervention and postintervention. Results: Baseline total mood disturbance (TMD) was greater in the MBSR group compared …


Editorial, Raj Manchanda 2014 Editor in Chief Director General, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Janakpuri, New Delhi

Editorial, Raj Manchanda

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

No abstract provided.


A Randomised, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-Centric Parallel Arm Trial To Assess The Effects Of Homoeopathic Medicines On Chronic Rhinosinusitis, Raj Manchanda 2014 Director General, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy

A Randomised, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-Centric Parallel Arm Trial To Assess The Effects Of Homoeopathic Medicines On Chronic Rhinosinusitis, Raj Manchanda

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Background: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is one of the most common illnesses interfering with patient′s quality of life and work. Observational studies conducted by the Council indicate positive outcome. This protocol has been developed to ascertain the usefulness of homoeopathic intervention in comparison with control group in a randomised control setting. Objectives: Primary objective is to evaluate the changes in TSS (Total Symptoms Score) and SNOT-22 (Sino-nasal Outcome Test-22) within the two groups of the study (Homoeopathy + Placebo). Secondary objective is to evaluate changes in SNOT-22 at end of the trial, changes in Lund and Mackay staging of CT scan, …


A Study Of The Effect Of Mother Tincture Of Syzygium Jambolanum On Metabolic Disorders Of Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Male Albino Rat, Soumyajit Maiti, Tushar Bera, Kausik Chatterjee, Debidas Ghosh 2014 Department of Bio-Medical Laboratory Science and Management, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal

A Study Of The Effect Of Mother Tincture Of Syzygium Jambolanum On Metabolic Disorders Of Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Male Albino Rat, Soumyajit Maiti, Tushar Bera, Kausik Chatterjee, Debidas Ghosh

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Background: Syzygium jambolanum is widely used in Homoeopathy for treating Diabetes mellitus and its complications. Objective: To explore the remedial effects of homoeopathic mother tincture Syzygium jambolanum on metabolic disorders of Streptozotocin induced diabetic male albino rat. Materials and Methods: Serum levels of insulin, urea, uric acid, creatinine, albumin and total protein were measured as per the standard methods using specific kits. Amount of glycogen in liver and skeletal muscles, activities of antioxidant enzymes as well as content of free radical bye products in liver and kidney tissues were assessed biochemically following the standard protocol. Results: The study indicated that …


Effectiveness Of Train The Trainer Module In Delivery Of Hiv Prevention Messages For Homoeopathy And Ayurveda Practitioners, Divya Taneja, Adeline Nyamathi, Anil Khurana, N Srikanth, Chaturbhuja Nayak, M Padhi, Maya Padmanabhan, Richa Singhal 2014 Research Officer (Homoeopathy), Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India

Effectiveness Of Train The Trainer Module In Delivery Of Hiv Prevention Messages For Homoeopathy And Ayurveda Practitioners, Divya Taneja, Adeline Nyamathi, Anil Khurana, N Srikanth, Chaturbhuja Nayak, M Padhi, Maya Padmanabhan, Richa Singhal

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: A 2-day training program was developed to train Homoeopathy and Ayurveda practitioners to impart HIV/AIDS prevention messages to their clients. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of this training program based on train the trainer modality. Materials and Methods: Ten primary participants were enrolled in each one day and two day training program. Both the groups were instructed to impart further training to 10 participants each. The knowledge of and attitudes toward HIV/AIDS were measured in primary participants before and immediately after training and at the end of 3 months and in secondary participants before …


Scientific Method Of Preparing Homoeopathic Nosodes, Rajesh Shah 2014 Research and Development, Director and Research Head at Life Force, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Scientific Method Of Preparing Homoeopathic Nosodes, Rajesh Shah

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Introduction: Nosodes are homoeopathic preparations sourced from biological materials such as diseased tissues, organisms, cultures (bacteria, fungi, and viruses), or parasites, or from decomposed products from humans or animals. More than forty-five major nosodes have been in use since 1830 but no clear guidelines regarding their preparation are available. Objective : To standardize the method of preparation of nosodes using modern technology and lay down clear guidelines for the same. Materials and Methods : Biological material identification such as culture of organism, separation of required pure fraction, quantification, standardization, dilutions, potentisation method, and safe use of nosodes were documented in …


Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 11 (1- 4), 1989, Sunirmal Sarkar 2014 Homoeopathic Practitioner, Kolkata - 700 091, West Bengal

Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 11 (1- 4), 1989, Sunirmal Sarkar

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

No abstract provided.


Fragmenta De Viribus Medicamentorum Positivis Sive In Sano Corpore Humano Observatis, Abhijit Chakma, Madhu Ghosh 2014 Senior Research Fellow, Clinical Research Unit (H), 1/4 Main Road, Colonel Chowmuhani, Krishnanagar, Agartala, Tripura 799 001

Fragmenta De Viribus Medicamentorum Positivis Sive In Sano Corpore Humano Observatis, Abhijit Chakma, Madhu Ghosh

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

No abstract provided.


Latest Homoeopathic Research Synopsis During April - June, 2014, Subhranil Saha, Munmun Koley 2014 Senior Research Fellows (H), CRU (H), Siliguri, CCRH

Latest Homoeopathic Research Synopsis During April - June, 2014, Subhranil Saha, Munmun Koley

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

No abstract provided.


Effectiveness Of Homoeopathic Therapeutics In The Management Of Childhood Autism Disorder, Praful Barvalia, Piyush Oza, Amit Daftary, Vijaya Patil, Vinita Agarwal, Ashish Mehta 2014 Department of Homoeopathy, Spandan Holistic Institute of Applied Homoeopathy, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Effectiveness Of Homoeopathic Therapeutics In The Management Of Childhood Autism Disorder, Praful Barvalia, Piyush Oza, Amit Daftary, Vijaya Patil, Vinita Agarwal, Ashish Mehta

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Background and Objectives: Childhood autism is severe and a serious disorder. A study was conducted by Spandan holistic institute of applied Homoeopathy, Mumbai, with the objective of demonstrating the usefulness of homeopathic management in autism. Materials and Methods: Sixty autistic children of both sexes, ≤12 years were selected for this study. It was nonrandomized, self-controlled, pre and post-intervention study, wherein the initial 6 months of observation period was used as the control period and the same patients were thereafter treated for 1 year and compared with post-intervention findings. Results: The study demonstrated significant improvement of autistic features with mean change …


Homoeopathic Genus Epidemicus ′Bryonia Alba′ As A Prophylactic During An Outbreak Of Chikungunya In India: A Cluster -Randomised, Double -Blind, Placebo- Controlled Trial, K Janardanan Nair, S Gopinadhan, T Sreedhara Kurup, Bonthu Sundara Kumar, Abha Aggarwal, Roja Varanasi, Debadatta Nayak, Maya Padmanabhan, Praveen Oberai 2014 Assistant Director (H), Scientist IV, Central Research Institute (H), Kottayam, Kerala

Homoeopathic Genus Epidemicus ′Bryonia Alba′ As A Prophylactic During An Outbreak Of Chikungunya In India: A Cluster -Randomised, Double -Blind, Placebo- Controlled Trial, K Janardanan Nair, S Gopinadhan, T Sreedhara Kurup, Bonthu Sundara Kumar, Abha Aggarwal, Roja Varanasi, Debadatta Nayak, Maya Padmanabhan, Praveen Oberai

Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Objective: The objective was to assess the usefulness of homoeopathic genus epidemicus (Bryonia alba 30C) for the prevention of chikungunya during its epidemic outbreak in the state of Kerala, India. Materials and Methods: A cluster- randomised, double- blind, placebo -controlled trial was conducted in Kerala for prevention of chikungunya during the epidemic outbreak in August-September 2007 in three panchayats of two districts. Bryonia alba 30C/placebo was randomly administered to 167 clusters (Bryonia alba 30C = 84 clusters; placebo = 83 clusters) out of which data of 158 clusters was analyzed (Bryonia alba 30C = 82 clusters; placebo = 76 clusters) …


The Politics Of Psychiatric Experience, Shuko Tamao 2014 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Politics Of Psychiatric Experience, Shuko Tamao

Masters Theses

This paper examines the correspondence, manuscripts, and speeches of ex-mental patient activists. I chronicle the activities of the emergent psychiatric survivors movement from its beginnings in the early 1970’s focusing on the work of the Boston based activist, Judi Chamberlin (1944-2010). This paper examines how mental patients in post-war America began to organize in order to have their voices included in the process of their own recovery. I present Chamberlin’s experience as a mental patient as being representative of the “rootlessness” that many post-war women experienced. Chamberlin’s work as an ex-patient activist presented one aspect of the overall struggle on …


Erratum To Traditional Chinese Medicine And New Concepts Of Predictive, Preventive And Personalised Medicine In Diagnosis And Treatment Of Sub-Optimal Health [The Epma Journal 5, (2014) 12], Wei Wang, Alyce Russell, Yuxiang Yan 2014 Edith Cowan University

Erratum To Traditional Chinese Medicine And New Concepts Of Predictive, Preventive And Personalised Medicine In Diagnosis And Treatment Of Sub-Optimal Health [The Epma Journal 5, (2014) 12], Wei Wang, Alyce Russell, Yuxiang Yan

Research outputs 2014 to 2021

No abstract provided.


Can Ginger Ameliorate Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea? Protocol Of A Randomized Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial, Wolfgang Marx, A McCarthy, Karin Reid, Luis Vitetta, D McKavanagh, Damien Thomson, Avni Sali, Elizabeth Isenring 2014 Bond University

Can Ginger Ameliorate Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea? Protocol Of A Randomized Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial, Wolfgang Marx, A Mccarthy, Karin Reid, Luis Vitetta, D Mckavanagh, Damien Thomson, Avni Sali, Elizabeth Isenring

Liz Isenring

Background: Preliminary research shows ginger may be an effective adjuvant treatment for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting but significant limitations need to be addressed before recommendations for clinical practice can be made. Methods/Design: In a double–blinded randomised-controlled trial, chemotherapy-naïve patients will be randomly allocated to receive either 1.2 g of a standardised ginger extract or placebo per day. The study medication will be administrated as an adjuvant treatment to standard anti-emetic therapy and will be divided into four capsules per day, to be consumed approximately every 4 hours (300 mg per capsule administered q.i.d) for five days during the first three …


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