- Mikel Aickin, University of Arizona
- Thomas Efferth, University of Mainz
- Jacobus Eloff, University of Pretoria
- Torkel Falkenberg, Karolinska Institutet
- Cheryl Ritenbaugh, University of Arizona
- Karen Sherman, Group Health Research Institute
- Claudia Witt, Charité University Medical Center
- Tom Rowles, BioMed Central
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine is the official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)
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A systematic review of trials on the effects of Suanzaoren decoction (SZRD) in the treatment of insomnia shows that there is insufficient evidence to support its efficacy, and that studies are of generally low methodological quality.
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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013, 13:139
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The International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR) is a world-wide not-for-profit professional organization devoted to fostering cooperative and multidisciplinary research and development as well as the application of knowledge in the field of Complementary, traditional and Integrative Medicine.
Claudia Witt, MD, MBA, Professor of Medicine at the Charité University Medical Center Berlin, Germany
As a research methodologist and teacher, Claudia Witt recognized early on that although millions of people around the world use complementary and integrative medicine (CIM), little research is available. Consequently, Dr. Witt has spent her career evaluating CIM's efficacy, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety, as well as developing some CIM-specific research methods training. This training has been offered to other professionals from India to the USA. Dr. Witt's international experience has contributed significantly to her work as President of International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR), an international platform for CIM information exchange and interdisciplinary collaboration.
"Complementary and integrative medicine is on the rise and the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR) is devoted to fostering professional, multidisciplinary research by providing a platform for knowledge and information exchange to enhance international communication and collaboration. When ISCMR partnered with BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2011, our aim was to provide a high-profile, open access platform to stimulate the development and dissemination of quality research on complementary and integrative medicine. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine's position within the top 25% of complementary and integrative medicine journals has helped to facilitate this."