Arthritis

Publication Title: 
Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine

In the United States, approximately 21% of the adults suffer from arthritis. Yoga offers one possible way of managing arthritis. The purpose of this study was to look at studies from 2010 to June 2013 and examine whether yoga can be an efficacious approach for managing arthritis. A systematic search from Medline, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, and Alt HealthWatch databases was conducted for quantitative articles involving all schools of yoga. A total of 9 articles met the inclusion criteria. Five of these were from the United States and 4 from India.

Author(s): 
Sharma, Manoj
Publication Title: 
The Clinical Journal of Pain

OBJECTIVES: The purpose is to examine what is known about the efficacy of selected complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for pain from arthritis and related conditions based on systematic reviews and meta-analyses. METHODS: Results specifically related to pain were retrieved from review articles of acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal remedies, and selected nutritional supplements.

Author(s): 
Soeken, Karen L.
Publication Title: 
Explore (New York, N.Y.)

Zeel comp. N (Zeel) is a homeopathic medication that has been widely used for many years for the treatment of arthritic disorders in a large number of countries worldwide. In recent years, a growing body of clinical and molecular evidence has been accumulating that shed light on the possible antiarthritic effects of this preparation. A number of studies report anti-inflammatory effects from Zeel.

Author(s): 
Birnesser, Heinz
Stolt, Pelle
Publication Title: 
The Clinical Journal of Pain

OBJECTIVES: The purpose is to examine what is known about the efficacy of selected complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for pain from arthritis and related conditions based on systematic reviews and meta-analyses. METHODS: Results specifically related to pain were retrieved from review articles of acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal remedies, and selected nutritional supplements.

Author(s): 
Soeken, Karen L.
Publication Title: 
The Clinical Journal of Pain

OBJECTIVES: The purpose is to examine what is known about the efficacy of selected complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for pain from arthritis and related conditions based on systematic reviews and meta-analyses. METHODS: Results specifically related to pain were retrieved from review articles of acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal remedies, and selected nutritional supplements.

Author(s): 
Soeken, Karen L.
Publication Title: 
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of acupuncture as complementary therapy for gouty arthritis from randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: Five electronic databases, including English and Chinese, were systematically searched until August 2012. All RCTs involving acupuncture in combination with conventional therapy for gouty arthritis were included. RESULTS: Ten RCTs involving 852 gouty arthritis patients were systematically reviewed.

Author(s): 
Lee, Won Bock
Woo, Seok Hyeon
Min, Byung-Il
Cho, Seung-Hun
Publication Title: 
Biomolecules & Therapeutics

The fruit of Terminalia chebula Retzius has been used as a panacea in India and Southeast Asia but its biological activities have not been fully elucidated. Here we report anti-arthritic and analgesic effect of NDI10218, a standardized ethanol extract of Terminalia chebula, on collagen-induced arthritis and acetic acid-induced writhing model, respectively. Arthritis was induced in DBA/1J mice by immunizing bovine type II collagen and mice were treated with NDI10218 daily for 5 weeks after the onset of the disease.

Author(s): 
Seo, Jong Bae
Jeong, Jae-Yeon
Park, Jae Young
Jun, Eun Mi
Lee, Sang-Ik
Choe, Sung Sik
Park, Do-Yang
Choi, Eun-Wook
Seen, Dong-Seung
Lim, Jong-Soon
Lee, Tae Gyu
Publication Title: 
Perceptual and Motor Skills

Of the 75 patients in the February 1977 "class" at the Longevity Research Institute, Santa Barbara, California, 11 volunteers were pre- and posttested (21- to 23-day intervals) with the MMPI, 13 with the California Psychological Inventory, and 17 with four subtests of the WAIS (total: 21 males, 10 females). Ten of the (total) 32 scales showed changes in the predicted, favorable direction, statistically significant at the .05 level or better by t test.

Author(s): 
Merzbacher, C. F.
Publication Title: 
Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica

BACKGROUND: Alkaptonuria is a rare single-gene disorder characterized by black pigmentation of cartilage and other connective tissues. Premature degenerative arthritis affects the large joints in many of these of patients. Medical treatment is limited to a protein-restricted diet (phenylalanine and tyrosine) with surgery reserved for end-stage joint disease. As in other metabolic bone diseases, there are concerns about the quality and strength of affected bones and therefore the suitability and longevity of replacement arthroplasty.

Author(s): 
Spencer, Jonathan M. F.
Gibbons, C. L. Maxime H.
Sharp, Robert J.
Carr, Andrew J.
Athanasou, Nicholas A.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

This article reviews controlled prospective trials of hypnosis for the treatment of chronic pain. Thirteen studies, excluding studies of headaches, were identified that compared outcomes from hypnosis for the treatment of chronic pain to either baseline data or a control condition. The findings indicate that hypnosis interventions consistently produce significant decreases in pain associated with a variety of chronic-pain problems. Also, hypnosis was generally found to be more effective than nonhypnotic interventions such as attention, physical therapy, and education.

Author(s): 
Elkins, Gary
Jensen, Mark P.
Patterson, David R.

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