Our Publications and Presentations

Search the IFH/Department of Family Medicine and Community Health publication archives which has direct links to the PubMed or journal abstract.

Lee B, Kim T-H, Birch S, Nielsen A, et al. Comparative effectiveness of acupuncture in sham-controlled trials for knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. Frontiers in Medicine, 2023.

Arya Nielsen, PhD, Jeffery A Dusek, PhD, Lisa Taylor-Swanson, PhD, Heather Tick, MD. Acupuncture Therapy as an Evidence-Based Nonpharmacologic Strategy for Comprehensive Acute Pain Care: The Academic Consortium Pain Task Force White Paper Update. Pain Medicine, 2022. pnac056.

Nielsen A, Olson J, Quesada M, et al. Acupuncture intervention for acute pain in the Emergency Department trial: a consensus process. Acupuncture in Medicine. March 2022. doi:10.1177/09645284221076507.

Dusek JA, Kallenberg GA, Hughes RM, et al. Acupuncture in the emergency department for pain management: a BraveNet multi-center feasibility study. Medicine. 101:9, p e28961, 2022.

Hyowoun Jyung, Donna M. Mah, Steffany Moonaz, Manisha Rai, Anup Bhandiwad, Arya Nielsen, and Ray Teets. “The Pain Left, I Was Off and Running”: A Qualitative Analysis of Group Acupuncture and Yoga Therapy for Chronic Pain in a Low-Income and Ethnically Diverse Population. Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine. Published Online:11 Jan 2022

Candon M, Nielsen A, Dusek JA. Trends in Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture, 2010-2019. JAMA Network Open. 2022;5(1):e2142509-e2142509.

Anderson BJ, Meissner P, Mah DM, Nielsen A, Moonaz S, McKee MD, Kligler B, Milanes M, Hermidia Guerra, Teets R. Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing Bundled Acupuncture and Yoga Therapy to Treat Chronic Pain in Community Healthcare Settings: A Feasibility Pilot.  J Altern Complement Med. 2021;27(6):496-505.

McKee MD, Nielsen A, Anderson B, Chuang E, Connolly M, Gao Q, Gil EB, Lechuga C, Kim M, Naqvi H, Kligler B.  Individual vs. Group Delivery of Acupuncture Therapy for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Urban Primary Care—a Randomized Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2020;35(4):1227-1237. 

Nielsen A, Ocker L, Majd I, et al. Acupuncture Intervention Protocol: Consensus Process for a Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial of Acupuncture for Management of Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adults: An NIH HEAL Initiative Funded Project. Global Advances in Health and Medicine. Published online: May 26, 2021 

Moonaz S, Whitehead AM, Lawrence L, Natividad D, Kindred D, Nielsen A, Teets R. Yoga therapy dyads: A novel approach to chronic pain management in underserved populations. Explore. Available online 13 December 2020.  

Nielsen A, Teets R, Moonaz S. et al.  Group Acupuncture Therapy With Yoga Therapy for Chronic Neck, Low Back, and Osteoarthritis Pain in Safety Net Setting for an Underserved Population: Design and Rationale for a Feasibility Pilot.  Global Advances in Health and Medicine.  October 18, 2020.

Jyung H, Bhandiwad A, Handel MJ, Walter E, Teets R. Integrative medicine smart phrase pilot study: Evaluating an EHR tool to improve providers' attitudes, knowledge and use of herbal and dietary supplements [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 25]. Explore (NY). 2020;S1550-8307(20)30209-3. doi:10.1016/j.explore.2020.06.002.

Nielsen A, Gereau S, Tick H. Risks and Safety of Extended Auricular Therapy. A Review of Reviews and Case Reports of Adverse Events. Pain Medicine, pnz379, May 20, 2020.

Bhandiwad A, Nielsen A, Jyung H, Milanes M, Teets R. Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Access Barriers and Implementation Strategies at a Community Health Center. Family Doctor: A Journal of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians 8(3): 41-43, 2020.

Heather Tick MA, MD, Arya Nielsen, PhD. Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health Commentary to Health and Human Services (HHS) on Inter-agency Task Force Pain Management Best Practices Draft Report. Global Advances in Health and Medicine. 2019: Volume 8: 1-5.

Nielsen A, McKee D, Anderson B, Chuang E, DeLeon F, Gao Q, Gil E, Kim M,  Lechuga C, Kligler B. Comparative Effectiveness of Individual vs Group Acupuncture Therapy for Chronic Pain in an Underserved Population.  Advances in Integrative Medicine. 2019 Supplement 1; 6: S4-S4.

Taren D, Kligler B, Lebensohn P, Brooks A, Maizes V. The Need for a Public Health Competency-Based Education for Integrative Health Care. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. 5(1):70–74, MAR 2019.

Nielsen A, Anderson B, Citkovitz C, Botet P, Correia S, Duque V, Greene S, Mah D, Moore D, Pagliarini A, McKee MD, Kligler B. Developing and employing a 'responsive manualization' in the 'Acupuncture Approaches to Decrease Disparities in Outcomes of Pain Treatment' comparative effectiveness study. Acupunct Med. 2019 Mar 22:964528419834015.

McDonald E, Teets R, Ortiz C, Gilchrist G, Waltermaurer E, Perez E, Kligler B. A randomized trial of a group-based integrative medicine approach compared to waitlist control on irritable bowel syndrome symptoms in Adults.  Explore (NY). 2018 Jul 20.

Dhingra L, Schiller R, Teets R, Nosal S, Rodriguez S, Cruciani G, Barrett M, Ginzburg R, Ahmed E, Wasser T, Chen J, Shuman S, Crump C, Portenoy R.  Race and Ethnicity Do Not Clinically Associate with Quality of Life Among Patients with Chronic Severe Pain in a Federally Qualified Health Center.  Pain Med. 2018 Jul 1;19(7):1408-1418.

Lebensohn P, Kligler B, Brooks AJ, Teets R, Birch M, Cook P, Maizes V. Integrative Medicine in Residency: Feasibility and Effectiveness of an Online Program. Fam Med. 2017 Jul;49(7):514-521.

Kligler B, Teets R, Quick M. Complementary/Integrative Therapies That Work: A Review of the Evidence. Am Fam Physician. 2016 Sep 1;94(5):369-74.

Anderson BJ, Kligler B, Cohen HW, Marantz PR. Survey of Chinese Medicine Students to Determine Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Perspectives at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.Explore (NY). 2016 Sep-Oct;12(5):366-74.

McGuire C, Gabison J, Kligler B. Facilitators and Barriers to the Integration of Mind-Body Medicine into Primary Care.J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Jun;22(6):437-42.

Dusek JA, Abrams DI, Roberts R, Griffin KH, Trebesch D, Dolor RJ, Wolever RQ, McKee MD, Kligler B.  Patients Receiving Integrative Medicine Effectiveness Registry (PRIMIER) of the BraveNet practice-based research network: study protocol.BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Feb 4;16:53.

Kligler B, Brooks AJ, Maizes V, et al. Interprofessional Competencies in Integrative Primary Healthcare. Glob Adv Health Med. 2015 Sep;4(5):33-9.

Kligler B, Brooks AJ, Maizes V, et al. Interprofessional competencies in integrative primary healthcare. Global Advances in health and Medicine. 2015 Sept. 4(5): 33-39.

Ludwig AB, Burton W, Weingarten J, Milan F, Myers DC, Kligler B. Depression and stress amongst undergraduate medical students. BMC Medical Education. 2105: 15:141.

Kligler B, Buonora M, Gabison J, et al. “I felt like it was God's hands putting the needles in": A qualitative analysis of the experience of acupuncture for chronic pain in a low-income, ethnically diverse, and medically underserved patient population. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2015 Nov;21(11):713-9.

Kielczynska, B. Basia, Benjamin Kligler, and Eileen Spechhio. Integrating Acupuncture in an Inpatient Setting. Qualitative Health Research. 2014 Sep; 24(9): 1242-1252.

Lebensohn P, Dodds S, Brooks AJ, Cook P, Guerrera M, Sierpina V, Teets R, Woytowicz J, Maizes V. Increasing resident recruitment into family medicine: effect of a unique curriculum in integrative medicine.  Explore (NY). 2014 May-Jun;10(3):187-92.

Abrams DI, Dolor R, Roberts R, Pechura C, Dusek J, Amoils S, Amoils S, Barrows K, Edman JS, Frye J, Guarnieri E, Kligler B, Monti D, Spar M, Wolever RQ. The BraveNet prospective observational study on integrative medicine treatment approaches for pain. BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine. 2013;13(1):146.

McKee MD, Kligler B, Fletcher J, Biryukov F, Casalaina W, Anderson B, Blank A. Outcomes of acupuncture for chronic pain in urban primary care. J Am Board Fam Med. 2013 Nov-Dec;26(6):692-700.

Nielsen A, Macpherson H, Alraek T. Acupuncture for military personnel health and performance. J Altern Complement Med. 2014 May;20(5):417-8.

Kligler B, Linde B, Katz NT. Becoming a doctor: a qualitative evaluation of challenges and opportunities in medical student wellness during the third year. Acad Med. 2013 Apr; 88(4):535-540.

Kielczynska BB, Benjamin Kligler. How acupuncturists and physicians view the presence of in-patient acupuncture care at Mount Sinai Beth Israel: a phenomenological study. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2012; 12(Suppl 1):363.

Lebensohn P, Kligler B, Dodds S, et al. Integrative medicine in residency education: developing competency through online curriculum training. J Grad Med Educ. 2012 Mar; 3(1):76-82.

McKee MD, Kligler B, Blank AE, et al. The ADDOPT study (Acupuncture to Decrease Disparities in Outcomes of Pain Treatment): feasibility of offering acupuncture in the community health center setting. J Altern Complement Med. 2012 Sep;18(9):839-43.

D’Silva S, Poscablo C, Habousha R, Kogan M, Kligler B. Mind-body medicine therapies for a range of depression severity: A systematic review. Psychosomatics. 2012 Sep-Oct;53(5):407-23.

Anderson B, Nielsen A, McKee D, Jeffres A, Kligler B. Acupuncture and heart rate variability: a systems level approach to understanding mechanism. Explore (NY). 2012 Mar;8(2):99-106.

Nielsen A, Kligler, B, Koll BS. Safety protocols for gua sha (press-stroking) and baguan (cupping). Complement Ther Med. 2012 Oct;20(5):340-44.

Kligler B, Homel P, Harrison LB, et al. Cost savings in inpatient oncology through an integrative medicine approach. Am J Manag Care. 2011 Dec;17(12):779-84.

Kligler B, Homel P, Harrison LB, et al. Impact of the Urban Zen Initiative on patients’ experience of admission to an inpatient oncology floor: a mixed-methods analysis. J Altern Complement Med. 2011 Aug;17(8):729-34.

Handel MJ. mHealth (mobile health)-using Apps for health and wellness. Explore (NY). 2011 Jul-Aug;7(4):256-61.

Braun M, Schwickert M, Nielsen A, et al. Effectiveness of traditional Chinese “gua sha” therapy in patients with chronic neck pain: a randomized controlled trial. Pain Med. 2011 Mar;12(3):362-9.

Teets R, Scott E, Dahmer S. Integrative Medicine Approach to Chronic Pain. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice. 2010 Jun;37(2):407-21.

Handel MJ. Integrative primary care and the internet: opportunities and challenges. Prim Care. 2010 Mar;37(1):181-200.

Kligler B, Lebensohn P, Koithan M, et al. Measuring the “whole system” outcomes of an educational innovation: experience from the integrative family medicine program. Fam Med. 2009 May; 41(5):342-9.

Kreitzer MJ, Kligler B, Meeker WC. Health professions education and integrative healthcare. Explore (NY). 2009 Jul-Aug;5(4):212-27.

Kligler B, Cohrssen A. Probiotics. Am Fam Physician. 2008 Nov 1;78(9):1073-8.

Dahmer S, Schiller R. Glucosamine. Complementary/Alternative Medicine Series Template. American Family Physician. 2008 Aug 15;78(4):471-6.

Kligler B, Koithan M, Maizes V et al. Competency-based evaluation tools for integrative medicine training in family medicine residency: a pilot study. BMC Medical Education. 7:7, 2007.

Kligler B, Hanaway P, Cohrssen A. Probiotics in Children. Pediatric Clinics of North America. 54(6):949-67, 2007.

Nielsen A, Knoblauch NT, Dobos GJ, Michalsen A, Kaptchuk TJ. Effect of Gua Sha treatment on the microcirculation of surface tissue: a pilot study in healthy subjects. Explore: The Journal of Science & Healing. 3(5):456-66, 2007.

Kligler B, Maizes V, Schachter S, et al. Education Working Group, Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. Core competencies in integrative medicine for medical school curricula: a proposal. Academic Medicine. 79(6):521-31, 2004.

Girman A, Lee R, Kligler B. An Integrative Approach to the Treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2003;188 (5 Suppl):S56-65.

Nielsen A, McKee D, Anderson B, Chuang E, DeLeon F, Gao Q, Gil E, Kim M, Lechuga C, Kligler B. Comparative Effectiveness of Individual vs Group Acupuncture Therapy for Chronic Pain in an Underserved Population. Advances in Integrative Medicine. 2019 Supplement 1; 6: S4-S4.

Martin DM, Teng JZ, Lo TY, Alonzo A, Goh T, Iacoviello BM, Hoch MM, Loo C.K. Clinical pilot study of transcranial direct current stimulation combined with Cognitive Emotional Training for medication resistant depression. Journal of Affective Disorders. May 2018; 232:89-95.

Brigham EP, Woo H, McCormack M, Bose S, et al. Omega-3 and Omega-6 Intake Modifies Asthma Severity and Response to Indoor Air Pollution in Children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Mar 29.

Chung AS, Smart J, Zdradzinski M, Roth S, Gende A, Conroy K, Battaglioli N.  Educator Toolkits on Second Victim Syndrome, Mindfulness and Meditation, and Positive Psychology: The 2017 Resident Wellness Consensus Summit. West J Emerg Med. 2018 Mar;19(2):327-331.

Dangayach NS, O'Phelan KH. Understanding the Functional Neuroanatomical Basis of Meditation for Improving Patient Wellness and Outcomes. World Neurosurg. 2018 Apr;112:294-296. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29458186

Kligler B, Bair MJ, Banerjea R, DeBar L, Ezeji-Okoye S, Lisi A, Murphy JL Sandbrink F, Cherkin DC. Clinical Policy Recommendations from the VHA State-of-the-Art Conference on Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 May;33(Suppl 1):16-23. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29633133

Montgomery GH, Sucala M, Baum T, Schnur JB. Hypnosis for Symptom Control in Cancer Patients at the End-of-Life: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis. Jul-Sep 2017; 65(3): 296-307. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28506144

Manczuk M, Vaidean G, Dehghan M, Vedanthan R, Boffetta P, Zatonski WA. Ideal cardiovascular health is associated with self-rated health status. The Polish Norwegian Study (PONS). Int J Cardiol. 2017 Mar 1;230:549-555. gvaidean@fdu.edu. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28043659

Carter GM, Esmaeili A, Shah H, Indyk D, Johnson M, Andreae M, Sacks HS. Probiotics in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: A Systematic Review and Evidence Synthesis of Benefits and Risks. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Jul 29;3(4):ofw164. eCollection 2016 Oct. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27747250

Andreae MH, Carter GM, Shaparin N, Suslov K, Ellis RJ, Ware MA, Abrams DI, Prasad H, Wilsey B, Indyk D, Johnson M, Sacks HS. Inhaled Cannabis for Chronic Neuropathic Pain: A Meta-analysis of Individual Patient Data. J Pain. 2015 Dec;16(12):1221-1232. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26362106

Cloninger CR, Salloum IM, Mezzich JE. The dynamic origins of positive health and wellbeing. Int J Pers Cent Med. 2012 Jun;2(2):179-187. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26140189

Catlin NR, Collins BJ, Auerbach SS, Ferguson SS, Harnly JM, Gennings C, Waidyanatha S, Rice GE, Smith-Roe SL, Witt KL, Rider CV. How similar is similar enough? A sufficient similarity case study with Ginkgo biloba extract. Food Chem Toxicol. 2018 Aug;118:328-339. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29752982

Shapiro S, Rapaport R. The role of complementary and alternative therapies in pediatric diabetes. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2009 Dec;38(4):791-810. sofia.shapiro@mssm.edu.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19944293

Montgomery GH, Sucala M, Dillon MJ, Schnur JB. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Plus Hypnosis for Distress During Breast Radiotherapy: A Randomized Trial. Am J Clin Hypn. 2017 Oct;60(2):109-122. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28891772

Null G, Pennesi L, Feldman M. Nutrition and Lifestyle Intervention on Mood and Neurological Disorders. J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2017 Jan;22(1):68-74. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26976087

Park CL, Finkelstein-Fox L, Barnes DM, Mazure CM, Hoff R. CAM use in recently-returned OEF/OIF/OND US veterans: Demographic and psychosocial predictors. Complement Ther Med. 2016 Oct;28:50-6. dabarnes@chpnet.org. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27670870

Greenlee H, Crew KD, Capodice J, Awad D, Buono D, Shi Z, Jeffres A, Wyse S, Whitman W, Trivedi MS, Kalinsky K, Hershman DL. Randomized sham-controlled pilot trial of weekly electro-acupuncture for the prevention of taxane-induced peripheral neuropathy in women with early stage breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Apr;156(3):453-464. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27013473

Dain AS, Bradley EH, Hurzeler R, Aldridge MD. Massage, Music, and Art Therapy in Hospice: Results of a National Survey. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Jun;49(6):1035-41. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25555445

Nazareth S, Lebwohl B, Tennyson CA, Simpson S, Greenlee H, Green PH. Dietary Supplement Use in Patients with Celiac Disease in the United States. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2015 Aug;49(7):577-81.

Montgomery GH, David D, Kangas M, Green S, Sucala M, Bovbjerg DH, Hallquist MN, Schnur JB. Randomized controlled trial of a cognitive-behavioral therapy plus hypnosis intervention to control fatigue in patients undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Feb 20;32(6):557-63. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24419112

Yang NY, Wolever RQ, Roberts R, Perlman A, Dolor RJ, Abrams DI, Ginsburg GS, Simmons LA. Integrative health care services utilization as a function of body mass index: A BraveNet practice-based research network study. Advances in Integrative Medicine. Apr2017; 4(1): 14-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aimed.2017.02.003

Lothane HZ. On: from psychical treatment to psychoanalysis. Int J Psychoanal. 2014 Oct;95(5):1007-8. henry.lothane@mssm.edu. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25351735

Menon MC, Chuang PY, He JC. Shenqi particle: a novel therapy for idiopathic membranous nephropathy. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Dec;62(6):1027-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24267386

  • Arnhold Institute for Global Health
    Landrigan PJ, Fuller R, Acosta NJR, Adeyi O, Arnold R, Basu NN, Baldé AB, Bertollini R, Bose-O'Reilly S, Boufford JI, Breysse PN, Chiles T, Mahidol C, Coll-Seck AM, Cropper ML, Fobil J, Fuster V(17), Greenstone M, Haines A, Hanrahan D, Hunter D, Khare M, Krupnick A, Lanphear B, Lohani B, Martin K, Mathiasen KV, McTeer MA, Murray CJL, Ndahimananjara JD, Perera F, Potočnik J, Preker AS, Ramesh J, Rockström J, Salinas C, Samson LD, Sandilya K, Sly PD, Smith KR, Steiner A, Stewart RB, Suk WA, van Schayck OCP, Yadama GN, Yumkella K, Zhong M. The Lancet Commission on pollution and health. Lancet. 2018 Feb 3;391(10119):462-512. philip.landrigan@mssm.edu. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29056410

    Land MH, Wang J. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Allergy Practices: Results of a Nationwide Survey of Allergists. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2018 Jan - Feb;6(1):95-98.e3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28351787

  • Center for Chinese Medicine for Allergy and Asthma at Mount Sinai Health System, Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Food Allergy Institute
    Wang J, Li XM. Chinese herbal therapy for the treatment of food allergy. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2012 Aug;12(4):332-8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22581122

  • Department of Dermatology
    Kyaw MS, Aye MM, Grinnell M, Rabach M. Traditional and ethnobotanical dermatology practices in Myanmar. Clin Dermatol. 2018 May - Jun;36(3):320-324. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29908574

    Ho D, Jagdeo J, Waldorf HA. Is There a Role for Arnica and Bromelain in Prevention of Post-Procedure Ecchymosis or Edema? A Systematic Review of the Literature. Dermatol Surg. 2016 Apr;42(4):445-63. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27035499

  • Department of Emergency Medicine
    Fox LM. Murakami M, Danesh H. Manini AF. Battlefield acupuncture to treat low back pain in the emergency department. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018; 36(6):1045-1048. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29550099

    Murakami M, Fox L, Dijkers MP. Ear Acupuncture for Immediate Pain Relief-A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Pain Med. 2017 Mar 1;18(3):551-564. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28395101

    Belland L, Rivera-Reyes L, Hwang U. Using music to reduce anxiety among older adults in the emergency department: a randomized pilot study. J Integr Med. 2017 Nov;15(6):450-455.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29103414

    Tsai SL, Fox LM, Murakami M, Tsung JW. Auricular Acupuncture in Emergency Department Treatment of Acute Pain. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Nov;68(5):583-585. jtsung@gmail.com. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27287548

  • Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
    Tick H, Nielsen A, Pelletier KR, Bonakdar R, Simmons S, Glick R, Ratner E, Lemmon RL, Wayne P, Zador V; Pain Task Force of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health. Evidence-Based Nonpharmacologic Strategies for Comprehensive Pain Care: The Consortium Pain Task Force White Paper. Explore (NY). 2018 May - Jun;14(3):177-211. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29735382

  • Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine
    Colombel JF, Shin A, Gibson PR. Functional Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Aug 9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30099108

    Keefer L, Palsson OS, Pandolfino JE. Best Practice Update: Incorporating Psychogastroenterology Into Management of Digestive Disorders. Gastroenterology. 2018 Apr;154(5):1249-1257.  laurie.keefer@mssm.edu. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29410117
  • Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
    Berning JN, Poor AD, Buckley SM, Patel KR, Lederer DJ, Goldstein NE, Brodie D, Baldwin MR. A Novel Picture Guide to Improve Spiritual Care and Reduce Anxiety in Mechanically Ventilated Adults in the Intensive Care Unit. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Aug;13(8):1333-42. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27097049

    Gestuvo M, Hung W. Common dietary supplements for cognitive health. Aging health. 2012 Feb;8(1):89-97. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22451847

    Yoo JW, Nakagawa S, Kim S. Integrative Palliative Care, Advance Directives, and Hospital Outcomes of Critically Ill Older Adults. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine. Dec2012; 29(8): 655-662. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049909111435813

  • Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine
    Lopez-Moreno J, Quintana-Navarro GM, Delgado-Lista J, Garcia-Rios A, Alcala-Diaz JF, Striker GE, et al. Mediterranean Diet Supplemented with Coenzyme Q10 Modulates the Postprandial Metabolism of Advanced Glycation End Products in Elderly Men and Women. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences. 2018; 73(3): 340-346.

    Zhong Y, Menon MC, Deng Y, Chen Y, He JC. Recent Advances in Traditional Chinese Medicine for Kidney Disease. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Sep;66(3):513-22.
  • Department of Neurology
    Frolinger T, Sims S, Smith C, Wang J, Cheng H, Faith J, Ho L, Hao K, Pasinetti GM. The gut microbiota composition affects dietary polyphenols-mediated cognitive resilience in mice by modulating the bioavailability of phenolic acids. Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 5;9(1):3546.

    Bendtsen L, Ashina S, Moore A, Steiner TJ. Muscles and their role in episodic tension-type headache: implications for treatment. Eur J Pain. 2016 Feb;20(2):166-75. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26147739

    Dubner L, Wang J, Ho L, Ward L, Pasinetti GM. Recommendations for Development of New Standardized Forms of Cocoa Breeds and Cocoa Extract Processing for the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease: Role of Cocoa in Promotion of Cognitive Resilience and Healthy Brain Aging. J Alzheimers Dis. 2015;48(4):879-89. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26402120

  • Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery
    Dunlop BW, LoParo D, Kinkead B, Mletzko-Crowe T, Cole SP, Nemeroff CB, Mayberg HS, Craighead WE. Benefits of Sequentially Adding Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy or Antidepressant Medication for Adults With Nonremitting Depression. Am J Psychiatry. 2019 Feb 15:appiajp201818091075. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30764648

  • Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics
    Medavarapu S, Marella L, Sangem A, et al. (January 16, 2019) Where is the Evidence? A Narrative Literature Review of the Treatment Modalities for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Cureus 11(1): e3901. doi:10.7759/cureus.3901.
  • Department of Oncological Sciences
    Starreveld D, Daniels LA, Valdimarsdottir HV, Redd WH, et al. Light therapy as a treatment of cancer-related fatigue in (non-)Hodgkin lymphoma survivors (SPARKLE trial): study protocol of a multicenter randomized controlled trial. BMC Cancer. 9/10/2018; 18(1): 1-11. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30200906

    Sucala M, Schnur JB, Glazier K, Miller SJ, Green JP, Montgomery GH. Hypnosis--there's an app for that: a systematic review of hypnosis apps. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2013;61(4):463-74. madalina.sucala@mssm.edu. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23957263

    Greene PB, Philip EJ, Poppito SR, Schnur JB. Mindfulness and psychosocial care in cancer: Historical context and review of current and potential applications. Palliative & Supportive Care (PALLIAT SUPPORT CARE), Dec2012; 10(4): 287-294. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22612897
  • Department of Pediatrics
    Leiby A, Vazirani M. Complementary, Integrative, and Holistic Medicine: Integrative Approaches to Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis. Pediatrics. Sep2013 Supplement; 405-407.

    Yang N, Chung D, Liu C, Liang B, Li XM. Weight loss herbal intervention therapy (W-LHIT) a non-appetite suppressing natural product controls weight and lowers cholesterol and glucose levels in a murine model. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014 Jul 23;14:261. xiu-min.li@mssm.edu. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25055851

    Yang N, Patil S, Zhuge J, Wen MC, Bolleddula J, Doddaga S, Goldfarb J, Sampson HA, Li XM. Glycyrrhiza uralensis flavonoids present in anti-asthma formula, ASHMI™, inhibit memory Th2 responses in vitro and in vivo. Phytother Res. 2013 Sep;27(9):1381-91. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23165939

    Gerson CD, Gerson J, Gerson MJ. Group hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome with long-term follow-up. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2013;61(1):38-54. cgerson@yahoo.com. 
  • Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, The Elliot and Rosalyn Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Center for Integrative Medicine for Immunology and Wellness
    Zhao W, Ho HE, Bunyavanich S. The gut microbiome in food allergy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2019 Mar; 122(3):276-282. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30578857

    Thanik E. Wisniewski JA, Nowak-Wegrzyn A, et al. Effect of traditional Chinese medicine on skin lesions and quality of life in patients with moderate to severe eczema. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 2018; 121(1): 135-13. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29530759

    Li XM. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Food Allergy. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2018 Feb;38(1):103-124. xiu-min.li@mssm.edu.

    Wang J, Jones SM, Pongracic JA, Song Y, Yang N, Sicherer SH, Makhija MM, Robison RG, Moshier E, Godbold J, Sampson HA, Li XM. Safety, clinical, and immunologic efficacy of a Chinese herbal medicine (Food Allergy Herbal Formula-2) for food allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Oct;136(4):962-970.e1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26044855

    Wang J. Treatment of food anaphylaxis with traditional Chinese herbal remedies: from mouse model to human clinical trials. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Aug;13(4):386-91. Julie.wang@mssm.edu. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23799334

    Kattan JD, Wang J. Potential therapies for food allergy: a review. Pediatr Ann. 2013 Jun 1;42(6):110-5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23718239

    Wang J, Sampson HA. Treatments for food allergy: how close are we? Immunol Res. 2012 Dec;54(1-3):83-94. Julie.wang@mssm.edu. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22434517

    Lieberman JA, Nowak-Węgrzyn A. Vaccines and immunomodulatory therapies for food allergy. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2012 Feb;12(1):55-63. jay.lieberman@mssm.edu. 
  • Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics
    Reid-Adam J, Yang N, Song Y, Cravedi P, Li XM, Heeger P. Immunosuppressive effects of the traditional Chinese herb Qu Mai on human alloreactive T cells. Am J Transplant. 2013 May;13(5):1159-67. jessica.reid-adam@mssm.edu. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23433080
  • Division of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Department of Envioronmental Medicine and Public Health
    Strizich G, Gammon MD, Jacobson JS, Wall M, Abrahamson P, Bradshaw PT, Terry MB, Teitelbaum S, Neugut AI, Greenlee H. Latent class analysis suggests four distinct classes of complementary medicine users among women with breast cancer. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015 Nov 19;15:411. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26585912

  • Department of Psychiatry
    Van Dam NT, van Vugt MK, Vago DR, Schmalzl L, Saron CD, Olendzki A, Meissner T, Lazar SW, Kerr CE, Gorchov J, Fox KCR, Field A, Britton WB, Brefczynski-Lewis JA, Meyer DE. Mind the Hype: A Critical Evaluation and Prescriptive Agenda for Research on Mindfulness and Meditation. Perspect Psychol Sci. 2018 Jan;13(1):36-61. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29016274

    Marusak HA, Elrahal F, Peters CA, Kundu P, Lombardo MV, Calhoun VD, Goldberg EK, Cohen C, Taub JW, Rabinak CA. Mindfulness and dynamic functional neural connectivity in children and adolescents. Behav Brain Res. 2018 Jan 15;336:211-218. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28887198

    Zilverstand A, Sorger B, Slaats-Willemse D, Kan CC, Goebel R, Buitelaar JK. fMRI Neurofeedback Training for Increasing Anterior Cingulate Cortex Activation in Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. An Exploratory Randomized, Single-Blinded Study. PLoS One. 2017 Jan 26;12(1):e0170795. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28125735

    Yehuda R, Spiegel D, Southwick S, Davis LL, Neylan TC, Krystal JH. What I have changed my mind about and why. Eur J Psychotraumatol. 2016 Nov 8;7:33768. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27837585

    Zilverstand A, Parvaz MA, Moeller SJ, Goldstein RZ. Cognitive interventions for addiction medicine: Understanding the underlying neurobiological mechanisms. Prog Brain Res. 2016;224:285-304. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26822363

    Iacoviello BM, Charney DS. Developing cognitive-emotional training exercises as interventions for mood and anxiety disorders. Eur Psychiatry. 2015 Jan;30(1):75-81. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25451246

    Yehuda R, Hildebrandt T, Spiegel D. Introduction to special issue of Psychoneuroendocrinology "Enduring effects of traumatic stress: molecular and hormonal mechanisms. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2013 Sep;38(9):1832-4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23849599

    Dorfman D, George MC, Schnur J, Simpson DM, Davidson G, Montgomery G. Hypnosis for treatment of HIV neuropathic pain: a preliminary report. Pain Med. 2013 Jul;14(7):1048-56. david.dorfman@mssm.edu. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23566167

  • Department of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology
    Marusak HA, Elrahal F, Peters CA, Kundu P, Lombardo MV, Calhoun VD, Goldberg EK, Cohen C, Taub JW, Rabinak CA. Mindfulness and dynamic functional neural connectivity in children and adolescents. Behav Brain Res. 2018 Jan 15;336:211-218. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28887198
  • Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology
    Epel ES, Puterman E, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Lum PY, Beckmann ND, Zhu J, Lee E, Gilbert A, Rissman RA, Tanzi RE, Schadt EE. Meditation and vacation effects have an impact on disease-associated molecular phenotypes. Transl Psychiatry. 2016 Aug 30;6(8):e880. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27576169
  • Integrative Behavioral Medicine Program, Department of Oncological Sciences
    Yeh VM, Schnur JB, Montgomery GH. Disseminating hypnosis to health care settings: Applying the RE-AIM framework. Psychol Conscious (Wash D C). 2014 Jun;1(2):213-228.

    Montgomery GH, Schnur JB, Kravits K.  Hypnosis for cancer care: over 200 years young. CA Cancer J Clin. 2013 Jan;63(1):31-44. guy.montgomery@mssm.edu. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23168491
  • Internal Medicine Residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Department of Medicine
    Majeed MH, Ali AA, Sudak DM. Psychotherapeutic interventions for chronic pain: Evidence, rationale, and advantages. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2019 Mar;54(2):140-149. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3009137

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics
    Person H, Keefer L. Brain-Gut Therapies for Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2019 Mar 12;21(4):12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30868282

    Ceballos C, Bao R, Dunkin D, Song Y, Li XM, Benkov K. Complementary and alternative medicine use at a single pediatric inflammatory bowel disease center. Gastroenterol Nurs. 2014 Jul-Aug;37(4):265-71. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25078040
  • Rehabilitation and Human Performance
    Murakami M, Fox L, Dijkers MP. Ear Acupuncture for Immediate Pain Relief-A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Pain Med. 2017 Mar 1;18(3):551-564.
  • The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute
    Domínguez F, Fuster V, Fernández-Alvira JM, et al. Association of Sleep Duration and Quality with Subclinical Atherosclerosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Jan 22;73(2):134-144. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30654884

    Santos-Beneit G, Bodega P, Mercedes de Miguel, Rodríguez C, Carral V, Orrit X, Haro D, Carvajal I, de Cos-Gandoy A, Peñalvo JL, Gómez-Pardo E, Oliva B, Ibañez B, Fernández-Alvira JM, Fernández-Jiménez R, Fuster V. Rationale and design of the SI! Program for health promotion in elementary students aged 6 to 11years: A cluster randomized trial. American Heart Journal. Available online 8 January 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2018.12.011

The Mount Sinai Hospital
Hershman DL, Unger JM, Greenlee H, Capodice JL, Lew DL, Darke AK, Kengla AT, Melnik MK, Jorgensen CW, Kreisle WH, Minasian LM, Fisch MJ, Henry NL, Crew KD. Effect of Acupuncture vs Sham Acupuncture or Waitlist Control on Joint Pain Related to Aromatase Inhibitors Among Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2018 Jul 10;320(2):167-176.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29998338

Haydour Q, Alahdab F, Farah M, Barrionuevo P, Vertigan AE, Newcombe PA, Pringsheim T, Chang AB, Rubin BK, McGarvey L, Weir KA, Altman KW, Feinstein A, Murad MH, Irwin RS. Management and  diagnosis of psychogenic cough, habit cough, and tic cough: a systematic review. Chest. 2014 Aug;146(2):355-372. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Haydour+psychogenic

  • Gastroenterology
    Alammar N, Wang L, Saberi B, Nanavati J, Holtmann G, Shinohara RT, Mullin GE. The impact of peppermint oil on the irritable bowel syndrome: a meta-analysis of the pooled clinical data. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2019 Jan 17;19(1):21. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30654773

  • Genetics
    Mills PJ, Wilson KL, Pung MA, Weiss L, Patel S, Doraiswamy PM, Peterson CT, Porter V, Schadt E, Chopra D, Tanzi RE. The Self-Directed Biological Transformation Initiative and Well-Being. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Aug;22(8):627-34. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27351443

  • Head and Neck, Cancer - Oncology
    Lu W, Wayne PM, Davis RB, Buring JE, Li H, Macklin EA, Lorch JH, Burke E, Haddad TC, Goguen LA, Rosenthal DS, Tishler RB, Posner MR, Haddad RI. Acupuncture for Chemoradiation Therapy-Related Dysphagia in Head and Neck Cancer: A Pilot Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial. Oncologist. 2016 Dec;21(12):1522-1529. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27511906

  • Mount Sinai Heart
    Lopez PD, Cativo EH, Atlas SA, Rosendorff C. The Effect of Vegan Diets on blood pressure in adults: a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials. Am J Med. 2019 Mar 6. pii: S0002-9343(19)30171-8.

  • Neurosurgery
    Lieber AC, Bose J, Zhang X1, Seltzberg H1, Loewy J2, Rossetti A2, Mocco J1, Kellner CP1. Effects of music therapy on anxiety and physiologic parameters in angiography: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Neurointerv Surg. 2018 Nov 10. pii: neurintsurg-2018-014313.

  • Social Work Services
    Snow A, Dorfman D, Warbet R, Cammarata M, Eisenman S, Zilberfein F, Isola L, Navada S. A randomized trial of hypnosis for relief of pain and anxiety in adult cancer patients undergoing bone marrow procedures. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2012;30(3):281-93.

  • Urology
    Capodice JL, Parkhomenko E, Tran T, Ngoc Thai, J, Blum KA, Chandhoke R, Gupta M. A Randomized Double-Blind Sham-Controlled Study Assessing Electro-Acupuncture for the Management of Postoperative Pain after Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy. Journal of Endocrinology. Published Online:29 Jan 2019. https://doi.org/10.1089/end.2018.0665

Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Olsufka W, Abraham MA. Treatment-emergent hypomania possibly associated with over-the-counter supplements. Ment Health Clin. 2018 Mar 26;7(4):160-163. william.olsufka@touro.edu.

Cerfolio NE. Loss, surrender and spiritual awakening. Palliat Support Care. 2016 Dec;14(6):725-726. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27098370

Mervyn-Cohen V. The interventional efficacy of nutrition (low FODMAP diet) & mindfulness through hypnotherapy on inflammatory bowel syndrome. Advances in Integrative Medicine. Dec2017; 4(3):125-125. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aimed.2018.02.008

  • The Louis Armstrong Department of Music Therapy
    Mondanaro JF, Homel P, Lonner B, Shepp J, Lichtensztein M, Loewy JV. Music Therapy Increases Comfort and Reduces Pain in Patients Recovering From Spine Surgery. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2017 Jan/Feb;46(1):E13-E22. jmondana@chpnet.org. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28235116

    Rossetti A, Chadha M, Torres BN, Lee JK, Hylton D, Loewy JV, Harrison LB. The Impact of Music Therapy on Anxiety in Cancer Patients Undergoing Simulation for Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 Sep 1;99(1):103-110. andrew.rossetti@mountsinai.org. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28816136

    Loewy J. NICU music therapy: song of kin as critical lullaby in research and practice. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2015 Mar;1337:178-85. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25773633

    Canga B, Azoulay R, Raskin J, Loewy J. AIR: Advances in Respiration - Music therapy in the treatment of chronic pulmonary disease. Respir Med. 2015 Dec;109(12):1532-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26522499

    Loewy J, Stewart K, Dassler AM, Telsey A, Homel P. The effects of music therapy on vital signs, feeding, and sleep in premature infants. Pediatrics. 2013 May;131(5):902-18. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23589814

New York Ear Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
Jasien JV, Jonas JB, de Moraes CG, Ritch R. Intraocular Pressure Rise in Subjects with and without Glaucoma during Four Common Yoga Positions. PLoS One. 2015 Dec 23;10(12):e0144505. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26698309

Radiation Oncology, Mount Sinai Union Square
Rossetti A, Chadha M, Torres BN, Lee JK, Hylton D, Loewy JV, Harrison LB. The Impact of Music Therapy on Anxiety in Cancer Patients Undergoing Simulation for Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 Sep 1;99(1):103-110. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28816136

  • Raymond Teets, MD presented on Integrative Cancer Care at The Blavatnik Family Chelsea Medical Center on November 17, 2021 in recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Click here for the power point presentation.

  • Measuring Well-Being: Summary of Joint VA-NCCIH Forum
    In June 2021, the VA and NCCIH met to discuss strategies on improving measurement of holistic well-being outcomes in research, clinical care, and population health promotion. Results of the forum will impact the inclusion of measures of well-being in clinical trials and other intervention studies.

    The forum was co-chaired by Ben Kligler, MD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Icahn Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Executive Director of the VHA’s Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation and Dawne Vogt, PhD, Research Psychologist, VA. Click here for the meeting summary.
  • Slides of the talk Integrative Medicine Approach to COVID-19presented to the Mount Sinai Downtown and Harlem Residents in Urban Family Medicine by Anup Bhandiwad, MD.

    Of note: There is also some evidence for nasal rinsing of the sinuses to decrease the COVID-19 viral load which is being investigated at Stanford, NYU, and several other universities. Because of the concern of a risk of contamination or/or aerosolization, when a neti pot or nasal irrigator is used it should be cleaned well after each use and not shared with others.

  • Raymond Teets, MD and Hyowoun Jyung, MD contributed a poster presentation to the IM4US Annual Conference on the smart phrase research study they conducted for the Integrative Medicine Program in the Department of Family Medicine.