Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica
The therapeutic use of herbs and herbal medicines in the world s great traditional medical systems is guided by the principles and precepts of that system, generally speaking the standardized applications of chinese herbs began since the publishing of shang han lun.
Long-Term Trends in the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies in the United States
In the absence of prospective data, which do not exist, the results represent, to the knowledge, the most accurate information currently available on U.S. trends in CAM therapy use over the past half-century.
Biological, clinical, and ethical advances of placebo effects
Components of Placebo Effect: Randomised Controlled Trial in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- T. Kaptchuk, J. Kelley, L. Conboy, J. Hummelsberger
- Medicine, PsychologyBMJ : British Medical Journal
- 3 April 2008
Whether placebo effects can experimentally be separated into the response to three components—assessment and observation, a therapeutic ritual, and a supportive patient-practitioner relationship—and then progressively combined to produce incremental clinical improvement in patients with irritable bowel syndrome is investigated.
Perceptions about Complementary Therapies Relative to Conventional Therapies among Adults Who Use Both: Results from a National Survey
1997 national survey data on respondents' perceptions about use and nondisclosure of CAM therapies relative to conventional medical care is summarized.
Systematic review of herbs and dietary supplements for glycemic control in diabetes.
There is still insufficient evidence to draw definitive conclusions about the efficacy of individual herbs and supplements for diabetes; however, they appear to be generally safe.
Acupuncture: Theory, Efficacy, and Practice
- T. Kaptchuk
- MedicineAnnals of Internal Medicine
- 5 March 2002
The historical and theoretical framework of acupuncture, the scientific evidence for its claims to effectiveness, and its safety profile are reviewed, and the provision of acupuncture therapy is discussed.
Placebos without Deception: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Whether open-label placebo is superior to a no-treatment control with matched patient-provider interactions in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is tested and placebos administered without deception may be an effective treatment for IBS.
The Placebo Effect in Alternative Medicine: Can the Performance of a Healing Ritual Have Clinical Significance?
- T. Kaptchuk
- Medicine, PsychologyAnnals of Internal Medicine
- 4 June 2002
The neglected clinical significance of the placebo effect in alternative medicine is examined and the possibility that some types of unconventional medicine may produce placebo outcomes that are dramatic and, from the patient's perspective, especially compelling is raised.
The Web That Has No Weaver : Understanding Chinese Medicine
- T. Kaptchuk
Oriental medicine is studied in a remarkably rational analysis of both its strengths and weaknesses, with a clear understanding of its role in modern medicine.