Thursday, 31 December 2015

Herbs for Low-Back Pain, Acupuncture for Psychological Distress, Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy for Chronic Migraine, Honey Dressings for Burns, Vegetarian Diet and Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Volume 11, Issue 5, September–October 2015, Pages 410–414

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DynaMed is an evidence-based clinical reference, which is updated daily through systematic surveillance and critical appraisal of the research literature. DynaMed editors and reviewers select content of interest for integrative medicine, summarize the current evidence, and describe challenges in evidence analysis and application. Evidence quality is rated level 1 (likely reliable) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and minimal risk of bias, level 2 (mid-level) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and significant methodological or statistical limitations, and level 3 (lacking direct) evidence for reports that do not include scientific analysis of clinical outcomes. When applicable, the number of patients needed to be treated to lead to one patient having an improved outcome (NNT for number needed to treat) or a worse outcome (NNH for number needed to harm) is presented. DynaMed is available at For more information, contact Brian S. Alper, MD, MSPH, FAAFP, at
Peter Berberian, MD,is a family physician in Seattle, Washington.
Chinyere Obimba, MD,is a family physician in Seattle, Washington.
Richard Glickman-Simon, MD, is a family physician, integrative medicine editor of DynaMed, and assistant professor of public health and family medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, and a contributor to DynaMed in Ipswich, MA.
Tanmeet Sethi, MD,is a faculty physician at the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency Program where she founded and directs the Integrative Medicine Fellowship and Integrative Medicine curriculum for resident physicians.