Search Strategy Used to Create the Complementary Medicine Subset on PubMed
- This strategy was created using terms from the Alternative Medicine branch of MeSH, as well as additional terms and names of MEDLINE journals provided by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), NIH. It is provided to facilitate searching for subjects in the area of complementary and alternative medicine. This filter can also be used in a search as cam [sb].
Example: osteoarthritis AND cam [sb]
Strategy last modified February 2015.
Acupunct Electrother Res [ta] OR Acupuncture in Medicine [ta] OR Advances in Mind-Body Medicine [ta] OR African journal of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicines [ta] OR Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine [ta] OR Alternative Medicine Review [ta] OR American Journal of Acupuncture [ta] OR The American Journal of Chinese Medicine [ta] OR The Australian Journal of Holistic Nursing [ta] OR "Beginnings (American Holistic Nurses' Association)" [ta] OR BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine [ta] OR British Homeopathic Journal [ta] OR Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine [ta] OR Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines [ta] OR Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice [ta] OR Complementary Therapies in Medicine [ta] OR Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery [ta] OR Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine eCAM [ta] OR "Explore (NY)" [ta] OR Fitoterapia [ta] OR Forsch Komplementarmed [ta] OR Forschende Komplementarmedizin und klassische Naturheilkunde [ta] OR Holistic Nursing Practice [ta] OR Homeopathy [ta] OR Integrative Cancer Therapies [ta] OR Integrative Medicine [ta] OR International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms [ta] OR International Journal of Yoga Therapy[ta] OR Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies [ta] OR The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine [ta] OR Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies [ta] OR Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine [ta] OR Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine [ta] OR Journal of Ethnopharmacology [ta] OR "Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine" [ta] OR Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy [ta] OR Journal of Holistic Nursing [ta] OR Journal of Integrative Medicine [ta] OR Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics [ta] OR Journal of Medicinal Food [ta] OR Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy [ta] OR Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology [ta] OR Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine [ta] OR Journal of Natural Medicines [ta] OR Natural product communications [ta] OR Phytomedicine [ta] OR Phytotherapy Research [ta] OR Planta Medica [ta] OR Zhen Ci Yan Jiu [ta] OR Zhongguo Zhen Jiu [ta] OR Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi [ta] OR Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi [ta] OR Zhong xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao [ta] OR Zhonghua Yi Shi Za Zhi [ta] OR alternative medicine [tw] OR integrative medicine [tw] OR alternative therapies [tw] OR complementary medicine [tw] OR complementary therapy [tw] OR complementary therapies [mh]OR complementary therapies [tw] OR orthomolecular therapy [mh] OR orthomolecular OR ((megadosage [ti] OR megadose [ti] OR megadose therapy [ti] OR megadoses [ti] OR megadosing [ti] OR megadosis [ti] OR high dosage [ti] OR high dosages [ti] OR high dose [ti] OR "large dosage" OR "large dose" OR "large dosed" OR "large doses" OR adjuvant [ti] OR unorthodox [ti] OR unconventional [ti] OR supplement [ti] OR supplementation [ti] OR high daily intake [tw]) AND (vitamins [mh] OR vitamins [tw] OR vitamin [tw] OR vegetables [mh] OR minerals [mh] OR minerals [tw] OR androstenedione OR andro [tw] OR arachidonic acid [tw] OR ascorbic acid [tw] OR vitamin c [tw] OR biotin [tw] OR boron [tw] OR bromelain [tw] OR bromelains [tw] OR calcium [tw] OR carotene [tw] OR carotenes [tw] OR carotenoids [mh] OR choline [tw] OR chromium [tw] OR colloidal silver OR conjugated linoleic acid OR copper [tw] OR docosahexaenoic acid [tw] OR dha [tw] OR epigallocatechin gallate OR EGCG OR folic acid [tw] OR inositol [tw] OR iodine [tw] OR iron [tw] OR l-arginine [tw] OR magnesium [tw] OR manganese [tw] OR molybdenum [tw] OR niacin [tw] OR niacinamide [tw] OR phosphatidyl choline [tw] OR lecithin [tw] OR potassium [tw] OR pyridoxine [tw] OR riboflavin [tw] OR retinoid [tw] OR retinoids [tw] OR retinoic [tw] OR retinal [tw] OR selenium [tw] OR silicon [tw] OR thiamine [tw] OR tocopherol [tw] OR tocopherols [tw] OR vanadium [tw] OR vitamin a [tw] OR vitamin d [tw] OR vitamin e [tw] OR vitamin k [tw] OR zinc [tw] OR phytomedicine OR micronutrient [tw] OR micronutrients)) OR (antioxidants AND dietary supplements) OR (diseases category [mh] AND dietary supplements) OR (dietary fats AND unsaturated fatty acids) OR (diseases category [mh] AND omega-3 fatty acids) OR ((adjuvant [ti] OR complementary [ti] OR unorthodox [ti] OR unconventional [ti] OR supplement [ti] OR supplements [ti] OR supplementation [ti]) AND (co-enzyme Q10 OR ubiquinone OR carnitine [majr] OR carnitine [ti] OR glutamine [majr] OR glutamine [ti] OR phenylalanine [majr] OR phenylalanine [ti] OR glucosamine sulfate [majr] OR glucosamine sulfate [ti] OR chondroitin sulfates [majr] OR chondroitin sulfate [ti] OR (chondroitin OR glucosamine AND joint diseases) OR lipoic acid [ti] OR "medium chain" triglycerides OR phosphatidylserine [majr] OR phosphatidylserine [ti] OR melatonin [majr] OR melatonin [ti] OR "melatonin treatment" OR dhea [tw] OR taurine [majr] OR taurine [ti] OR lysine [majr] OR lysine [ti] OR tyrosine [majr] OR tyrosine [ti] OR gamma-oryzanol [tw] OR fatty acids [majr] OR fatty acids [ti] OR amino acids [majr] OR amino acids [ti] OR s-adenosylmethionine [majr] OR s-adenosylmethionine [ti])) OR (selenium vitamin e select) OR "mind body" OR mind-body therapies [mh] OR mindfulness-based stress reduction OR yoga OR ayurveda OR medicine, ayurvedic OR ayurvedic OR ayur veda OR ayur vedic OR siddha [tw] OR guggal [tw] OR guggul [tw] OR "balint group" OR "balint group work" OR "balint groups" OR cyberbiology OR (eye movement [tw] AND desensitization [tw] OR emdr) OR bach e [ps] OR flower remedies OR (bach [tw] AND flower) OR flower essences [tw] OR heliotherapy OR cayce [tw] OR sophrology OR wit and humor as topic [mh] OR laughter therapy OR ("past life" AND therapy) OR meditation OR kundalini OR (mental OR guided OR visualization OR rehearsal AND imagery) OR hypnosis OR hypnotherapy OR simonton [tw] OR biofeedback OR neurofeedback OR self-help groups [mh] OR support groups [tw] OR (group psychotherapy AND cancer) OR autogenic training OR transpersonal psychology OR relaxation therapy [tw] OR relaxation techniques [tw] OR ("progressive relaxation" AND (pain OR anxiety)) OR psychoneuroimmunology OR psychosomatic medicine [tw] OR aversion therapy OR art therapy [tw] OR music therapy [tw] OR dance therapy [tw] OR drama therapy [tw] OR dramatherapy OR psychodrama journaling OR animal assisted therapy[tw] OR (pet therapy [tw] AND animals [tw]) OR feng shui OR syntonic OR religion and medicine [tw] OR mental healing [tw] OR spiritual healing [tw] OR alternative healer* OR faith heal* OR special healer* OR shamanism OR shaman [tw] OR santeria OR witchcraft OR voodoo OR magic [mh] OR prayer* [tw] OR praying [tw] OR spirituality OR psychospiritual OR holistic nursing [tw] OR pastoral care [tw] OR alcoholics anonymous OR kirlian [tw] OR ear candle* OR native american traditional medicine OR korean traditional medicine OR chinese traditional medicine OR chinese medicine [tiab] OR oriental traditional medicine OR east asian traditional medicine OR kampo medicine OR tibetan traditional medicine OR qi [mh] OR ch'i [tw] OR yin-yang [mh] OR acupuncture therapy OR acupuncture analgesia OR acupuncture points OR acupressure OR acupuncture OR electroacupuncture OR auriculoacupuncture OR auriculotherapy OR "dry needling" OR trigger point injection* OR transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation OR acumoxa OR fu zheng [tw] OR huangdi neijing OR moxibustion OR qi gong [tw] OR qigong OR tai chi [tw] OR aikido [tw] OR medicine, traditional OR traditional medicine [tw] OR primitive medicine [tw] OR folk medicine [tw] OR folklore OR folk [tw] OR traditional indigenous OR home remedies [tw] OR home remedy [tw] OR traditional healer* OR unani OR tibbi [tw] OR tibb [tw] OR traditional african medicine OR curanderismo OR tibetan medicine OR kampo OR ((aboriginal OR aborigines) AND (medicinal OR medicine)) OR arabic medicine [tw] OR la'au OR yoruba OR homeopathy OR homeopath* [tw] OR homoeopath* [tw] OR materia medica OR homeopathic formularies OR homeopathic pharmacopoeias OR environmental medicine [tw] OR restricted environmental stimulation therapy OR radiesthesia OR naturopathy OR naturopath* [tw] OR anthroposophy OR eclecticism OR holistic health [tw] OR ((wholistic OR holistic) AND (health [tw] OR medicine [tw] OR nursing)) OR kneipp [tw] OR kneipp S [ps] OR ((bowen [tw] AND family) AND (therapy [tw] OR systems OR technique)) OR phytotherapy OR chinese herb* OR herbal drugs [tw] OR herbal medicine OR medicinal plants OR chinese herb nephropathy OR plant extracts estrogen-like OR plant extracts/tu OR (plant extracts/pharmacology AND humans [mh]) OR botanicals OR (botanical AND (supplementary OR supplemental OR medicine [tw] OR medicinal [tw] OR remedy [tw] OR remedies [tw] OR therapy OR therapeutic use OR management [tw] OR treatment [tw] OR antineoplastic* OR preparation [tw] OR preparations [tw])) OR herbal OR herbals OR herbalism OR antineoplastic agents, phytogenic OR phytoestrogen* OR pharmacognosy OR herb-drug interactions OR artichoke extract OR (bitter orange [tw] AND oil [tw]) OR black cohosh OR (bromelain [ti] OR (bromelain AND pineapple [tw]) AND (therapy OR therapeutic OR treatment)) OR bromelain/tu [mh:noexp] OR (anti-inflammatory OR antiinflammatory AND bromelain) OR (flax [majr] AND (tumors OR cancer/pc OR cancer/dh OR plant extracts)) OR ginkgo biloba OR bilobalides OR ginkgolides OR (cannabis [tw] OR marijuana [tw] OR marihuana [tw] AND medical) OR cannabis/tu OR (therapeutic use OR antiinflammatory OR oral administration AND ellagic acid) OR hypericum OR (st AND john AND wort) OR garlic OR (allicin AND sulfinic acids/tu [majr]) OR ginseng [tw] OR panax OR astragalus plant [majr] OR golden seal OR goldenseal OR glyconutrient* OR pomegranate [tw] OR (honey [mh] AND therapy) OR (resveratrol AND (therapy OR therapeutic)) OR (extract OR extracts AND (butterbur OR butter bur OR grape seed [tw])) OR guarana OR (human growth hormone AND aging [majr]) OR 5-Hydroxytryptophan/tu [majr:noexp] OR (alpha-lipoic acid AND therapeutic use [sh:noexp]) OR acai [tw] OR ba wei di huang wan OR bear-bile OR berberine OR borage oil OR arnica OR cetyl myristoleate OR "citrus pectin" OR (cinnamon [tw] AND (antioxidants [mh] OR oils)) OR (clove AND (oils OR extract* OR infusion)) OR cordyceps OR (chamomile OR cranberry AND (plant extracts OR diseases category [mh])) OR echinacea OR flax seed [tw] OR saw palmetto OR "urtica dioica" OR kava OR hawthorn [tw] OR "horse chestnut seed" OR witch hazel OR bilberry OR ginger [tw] OR garcinia OR aloe vera OR capsicum OR feverfew OR (green AND tea [mh] OR green tea [ti]) OR tea tree oil OR (root[tw] OR roots [tw] AND licorice) OR yohimbe OR yohimbine/tu OR rhodiola OR valerian OR heliotrope [tw] OR bee pollen OR myrrh OR cat's claw OR uncaria tomentosa[tw] OR evening primrose OR dong quai OR fenugreek OR (lavender AND (oil OR oils OR odors)) OR maitake OR grifola frondosa OR marshmallow OR mulberry leaf extract OR olive leaf extract OR pine bark extract OR (hoodia AND appetite) OR psyllium OR stanol therapy OR tumeric OR turmeric OR curcumin OR mistletoe OR iscador OR mahonia aquifolium OR (oleum AND menthae AND piperitae) OR thunder god vine OR peppermint oil OR milk thistle OR "silybum marianum" OR silymarin OR silybin OR ma huang OR (mushroom* AND (medicinal OR therapy OR antifungal OR antineoplastic)) OR purple sweet potato anthocyanin OR ephedra OR padma [tw] OR hoxsey [tw] OR essiac [tw] OR kombucha OR (pau OR palo AND arco) OR (avellanedae OR impetiginosa AND tabebuia) OR pc-spes OR (treatment OR therapy AND pumpkin seed*) OR pygeum OR (diet OR dietary AND rice bran [tw]) OR red yeast rice OR sam-e OR tinospora OR phyllanthus OR nutriceutical* OR nutraceutical* OR diet fads OR (probiotics OR prebiotics OR synbiotics AND therapy) OR (macrobiotic AND diet) OR pritikin [tw] OR mcdougall [tw] OR gerson [tw] OR (kelley [tw] AND diet therapy) OR (proteolytic enzymes [tw] AND (diet therapy OR oral administration) AND cancer) OR (wigmore [tw] AND diet) OR livingston-wheeler OR (atkins [tw] AND diet) OR (low-carb OR low-carbohydrate AND diet) OR ((omega-3 OR fish oil OR (n3 OR n-3 AND (oil OR oils OR PUFA OR fatty acid OR fatty acids))) AND (diet OR dietary OR supplement* [tw])) OR (diamond [tw] AND diet) OR ketogenic diet* OR ((fasting [majr] OR fasting [ti]) AND diet therapy [sh]) OR high fiber [tw] OR high fibre [tw] OR macrobiotic diet OR mediterranean diet OR paleolithic diet OR asian diet [tw] OR (food OR foods [tw] OR diet OR dietary AND cultural) OR (fruit [tw] OR fruits OR plant [tw] OR plants AND juice AND (prevention OR therapy)) OR (ornish [tw] AND diet) OR vegetarian diet OR vegetarianism OR vegan OR vegans OR veganism OR wssf OR water-soluble soybean fiber OR phytosterols OR phytosterol [tw] OR ((soy OR soybeans OR soybean [tw] OR soybean proteins) AND (prevention OR therapy)) OR isoflavones OR isoflavone [tw] OR ipriflavone OR genistein OR (anti-oxidant OR anti-oxidants OR antioxidant OR antioxidants [tw] OR consumption OR treatment OR therapy OR prevention OR therapeutic AND (flavonoid [tw] OR flavonoids OR bioflavinoid* OR bioflavonoid*)) OR (antioxidants AND blueberr*) OR (health food OR functional food* AND therapy) OR (functional food [tw] AND antioxidants) OR coley toxins OR compound 714-X OR antineoplastons OR (creatine AND huntington disease AND (therapy OR therapeutic)) OR (shark [tw] AND cartilage) OR (powdered AND cartilage AND wound) OR (therapeutic OR prevention OR therapy AND shiitake) OR (stevia AND sweetner) OR stevia [ti] OR edetic acid OR edta [tw] OR ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid [tw] OR (intravenous AND ozone AND therapy [tw]) OR ozonotherapy OR ozone/tu [majr:noexp] OR "ozone therapy" OR oxymedicine OR hyperoxigenation therapy OR (hydrogen peroxide AND (intravenous OR infusions) AND (dosage OR therapy OR therapeutic use)) OR ((hyperbaric oxygen therapy [ti] OR hyperbaric oxygenation[majr]) NOT (wounds OR wound healing OR decompression sickness OR diving)) OR immunoaugmentative OR revici [tw] OR cell therapy [tw] OR organotherapy OR tissue therapy [mh] OR tissue therapy [tw] OR (t tn [tw] AND vaccinat*) OR (enemas OR enema AND coffee) OR dibella [tw] OR greek cancer cure OR (hydrazine sulfate AND (therapy OR antineoplastic agents AND cancer) OR krebiozen [tw] OR laetrile OR urine therapy [tw] OR (livingston [tw] AND therapy [tw]) OR (maggot [tw] AND therapy [tw]) OR (cancer OR neoplasms AND pannon) OR reishi [tw] OR staphage lysate OR cellasene OR (chacon [tw] AND cancer) OR chelation therapy OR (noni juice OR morinda citrifolia OR mth-68 AND (antineoplastic agents OR cancer OR analgesic OR antihelminthic)) OR chitosan weight loss OR (treatment [ti] OR therapy [ti] AND insulin [ti] AND potentiation [ti])) OR (thymus extract OR pancreatic extract AND therapeutic use) OR apitherapy OR apitherap* OR neural therapy [tw] OR prolotherapy OR neuraltherapy OR electrodiagnostics OR iridolog* OR iridodiagnosis OR (mora [tw] AND therapy) OR bioresonance OR expressive writing [tw] OR (maruyama [tw] AND vaccine) OR neuroacoustic [tw] OR revici OR naprapathy OR spinal manipulation OR chiropractic [mh] OR chiropractic [tw] OR massage OR osteopathic medicine [tw] OR (manipulative OR manipulation AND osteopathic) OR (tui [tw] AND na [tw]) OR tuina OR shiatsu [tw] OR reflexology [tw] OR reflexotherapy OR rolfing [tw] OR applied kinesiology OR energy polarity healing OR pranic healing OR (body centered [tw] OR body oriented [tw] AND psychotherapy) OR (approach OR psychophysical OR bodywork OR body AND trager [tw]) OR (alexander [tw] AND technique) OR feldenkrais OR applied kinesiology OR pilates OR post isometric contract OR hold relax [tw] OR (amma [tw] AND therapy) OR (conductive AND education [tw]) OR ((craniosacral OR cranio-sacral) AND (therapy OR treatment)) OR effleurage OR myofascial release OR gravity inversion [tw] OR hellerwork OR hippotherapy OR hydrotherapy OR balneotherapy OR balneology OR ammotherapy OR sand bath* OR finnish baths OR mud pack* OR mud therapy OR mud bath* OR thalassotherapy OR climatotherapy OR speleotherapy OR (jin [tw] AND shin [tw]) OR (hawaiian AND lomi) OR manual lymphatic drainage OR manual lymph drainage OR (meridian AND therapy [tw]) OR mesotherapy OR myotherapy OR neurocranial restructuring OR neuromuscular integrated action OR reichian OR petrissage OR watsu OR colour therapy [tw] OR color therapy [MeSH Terms] OR color therapy [tw] OR aromatherapy OR heat therapy [tw] OR electrotherap* OR holotropic OR (saline [tw] AND nasal irrigation) OR alternate nostril breathing OR unilateral forced nostril breathing OR biofield OR healing art [tw] OR therapeutic touch [tw] OR healing touch [tw] OR caring touch [tw] OR reiki OR (natural [ti] AND healing [ti]) OR huna [tw] OR external qi healing OR psychic healing OR (psychic AND surgery [tw]) OR sensory deprivation [tw] OR (polarity AND therapy [tw]) OR chronotherapy OR vitalism OR bioelectromagnetic* [tw] OR biomagnets OR bioelectromagnetism OR magnetics/tu [mh:noexp] OR electromagnetics/tu [mh:noexp] OR transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation OR repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation OR trigger-point-therapy OR myofascial trigger point pain electrotherapy OR bobath OR electrostimulation OR blue light treatment [tw] OR holographic repatterning OR ((ultrasound [tw] OR radiofrequenc*) AND induced hyperthermia [mh:noexp]) OR thermochemoradiotherapy OR (magnet [ti] OR electromagnetic [ti] AND therapy [ti]) OR infrasound therapy OR (therapy OR treatment AND millimeter wave*) OR ion generated [tw] OR ion generating [tw] OR ion generator [tw] OR nccam