Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research (ISSN: 2456-6276)</strong> aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/JOCAMR/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in the areas of Complementary, Alternative and Integrative medical research. This journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct, scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> en-US (Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research) (Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research) Sat, 26 Sep 2020 05:57:31 +0000 OJS 60 Neurometry Applied to Three Points Used for Positive Impulse in Auriculotherapy <p>The auricular acupuncture is the therapeutic applied in the microsystem of outer ear. In this area, the local innervations stimulate the brain regions resulting in diagnostic and treatment system. There are three auricular acupuncture points used together as positive impulse to the therapy: Shen men (SHM), Kidney (K), Autonomic Nervous System (sympathetic) (ANS). Neurometry is the neuroscience tool that uses computing to observe, through images, the brain's response to external stimuli. Our aim is to identify the brain answers to the three auricular acupuncture points used together, SHM, K, ANS through the neurometry. It was observed three volunteers during four different moments: in the beginning, before the procedure; 15 minutes, 24 hours and 48 hours after the needles application. Central nervous system effects, physical health patterns, emotional exhaustion, anxiety control, blood flow, respiratory and cardio functional changes were recorded.</p> <p>We conclude that the chosen points positively interfere in the control of anxiety, in the cardio-functional system, in the sympathetic nervous system and in parasympathetic functional oxygenation and that neurometry is qualified for further studies on the subject.</p> Lirane Carneiro Suliano, Regeane de Pol Kaniak, Sandra Silvério- Lopes, Maria Lúcia S. G. Jorge ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 26 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Possible Effect of Aromatic Plants and Essential Oils against COVID-19: Review of Their Antiviral Activity <p><strong>Aim:</strong> Till now, no specific treatment is available for COVID-19. This work is carried out with the aim of verifying in the literature the antiviral properties of aromatic plants and essential oils that can justify their use against the causative agent of COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> The literature review was based mainly on the usual databases such as PubMed, PubMed Central<em>.,</em> Science Direct, SCIELO, DOAJ, Science alert, Semantic scholar and Google scholar.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> A survey of literature reveals that aromatic plants and their essential oils are active against a large number of viruses (Herpes virus-1, Herpes virus-2, HIV, Adeno virus, Hepatite B Virus, Enterovirus 71, JUNV, etc.) and even against SARS-CoV-1 which has 96% of the same genetic background with SARS-CoV-2.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> Aromatic plants and their essential oils exhibit high antiviral activities against several types of viruses. This evidence stemming from several experimental studies means that some compounds derived from essential oils could act as inhibitors of COVID-19.</p> <p>Molecular docking investigations and pharmacoinformatics of some compounds derived from essential oils with SARS-CoV-2 protease are in progress to identify the potential inhibitors of the virus.</p> Damien S. T. Tshibangu, Aristote Matondo, Emmanuel M. Lengbiye, Clement L. Inkoto, Etienne M. Ngoyi, Carlos N. Kabengele, Gedeon N. Bongo, Benjamin Z. Gbolo, Jason T. Kilembe, Domaine T. Mwanangombo, Clement M. Mbadiko, Shetonde O. Mihigo, Dorothée D. Tshilanda, Koto-Te-Nyiwa Ngbolua, Pius T. Mpiana ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 26 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0000