2009
DOI: 10.1590/s1677-55382009000400002
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Abstract: Objective: To assess the evidence-based literature supporting the use of traditional Chinese medicine Kampo herbal and Acupuncture in stone disease management. Materials and Methods: Four of the most commonly used herbal components of Kampo medicine in the treatment of stone disease are described according to their in vitro and in vivo effects. We also reviewed the role of Acupuncture in urologic clinical setting as well as its proposed mechanisms of action and results. Medline database was assessed using isol… Show more

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“…Therefore, it is worthwhile to look for an alternative for the management of urolithiasis. Many medicinal plants have been employed during ages to treat urinary stones though the rationale behind their use is not well established through systematic and pharmacological studies, except for some composite herbal drugs and plants (9)(10)(11)(12). Plant medicines are in great demand both in the developed as well as developing countries for primary health care because of their wide range of biological and medicinal activities, higher safety margin and low cost.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Therefore, it is worthwhile to look for an alternative for the management of urolithiasis. Many medicinal plants have been employed during ages to treat urinary stones though the rationale behind their use is not well established through systematic and pharmacological studies, except for some composite herbal drugs and plants (9)(10)(11)(12). Plant medicines are in great demand both in the developed as well as developing countries for primary health care because of their wide range of biological and medicinal activities, higher safety margin and low cost.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Urolithiasis is known to be an affliction to humankind from ancient eras (12) and is the third most common cause of urinary tract disease (13). Among all types of kidney stones the frequency of calcium stone is 70-80%, struvite stone 5-10%, uric acid stone 5-10%, and cystine stone 1% (14).…”
Section: Commentsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Phosphate minerals, such as magnesium ammonium phosphate hexahydrate (MgNH4PO4.6H2O), mineralogically known as struvite, is one of the main components of the calculi. It was also reported that recurrence after treatment is relatively high (ElMahdy and Persad, 2014;Suguna et al, 2012;Chauhan, 2011;Miyaoka and Monga, 2009;Grohe et al, 2006).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 96%
“…These studies indicate that herbal extracts could inhibit the growth of the crystals forming the kidney stones. As opposed to treatment using antibiotics, these herbs were claimed to cause no bacterial resistance and other adverse effects (Miyaoka and Monga, 2009). As such, the herbal medicines have gained significant popularity.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%