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A selection of journal articles from MUIH faculty (2012-2017):



  • Coetzee, O., & Filatova, D. (2016). Metabolic syndrome reversal through nutrition: A case report. Advances in Integrative Medicine. 3(2), 59-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aimed.2016.07.007
  • Crawford. C., Teo, L., Lafferty, L., Drake, A., Bingham, J.J, Gallon, M.D., O’Connell, M.L., Chittum, H.K., Arzola, S.M., & Berry, K. (in press). A Systematic Review of the Interactions between Caffeine and Military-Like Moderators on Cognitive Functioning: Optimizing Military Mission-Readiness. Nutrition Reviews.
  • Dolan, K., Finley, H., Burns, C., Gasta, M., Gossard, C., Parker, E., Pizano, J., Williamson, C., & Lipski, E. (2016). Probiotics and Disease: A Comprehensive Summary - Part 1, Mental Health & Neurological  Health. Integrative Medicine 15(5), 46-58.
  • Freeman, C. (2016). Tips for Humanizing your Online Courses. Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. 20 (3), 108-9. http://doi.org/10.21692/haps.2016.024   
  • Freeman, C. (2016). Building a Private Herbal Practice with Distance Consultations. Journal of the American Herbalists Guild. 14(2), 54-56.
  • Homan, C. (2016). Acupuncture Divergent Channel Treatment as an Alternative Therapy for Cystic Acne: A Case Report. Meridians: The Journal of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, 3(4), 31–37.
  • Homan, C. (2016). Understanding Channel Theory through the Clinical Application of Leamington Acupuncture. Meridians: The Journal of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, 3(4), 5–9.
  • Jonas, W. B., Bellanti, D. M., Paat, C. F., Boyd, C. C., Duncan, A., Price, A., … Chae, H. (2016). A Randomized Exploratory Study to Evaluate Two Acupuncture Methods for the Treatment of Headaches Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury. Medical Acupuncture, 28(3), 113–130. http://doi.org/10.1089/acu.2016.1183
  • Morgan, J. R., Sullivan, M., Masuda, A., Tully, E., Cohen, L. L., & Anderson, P. L. (2016). A Case Series on the Effects of Kripalu Yoga for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. International journal of yoga therapy26(1), 9-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.17761/1531-2054-26.1.9
  • Sakallaris, B. R., MacAllister, L., Smith, K., & Mulvihill, D. L. (2016). The Business Case for Optimal Healing Environments. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 5(1), 94–102. http://doi.org/10.7453/gahmj.2015.097
  • Smith, K., Firth, K., Smeeding, S., Wolever, R., Delgado, R., Wallerstedt, D., and Xenaxis, L. (2016). Guidelines for Creating, Implementing, and Evaluating Mind-Body Programs in a Military Healthcare Setting.  EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing, 12(1):18-33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2015.10.002
  • Snow, J. (2016). Context Effects in Western Herbal Medicine: Fundamental to Effectiveness? Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, 12(1), 55-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2015.10.004
  • Snow, J.E., Leach, M.J., & Clare, B.A. (in press). Attitudes, skill and use of evidence-based practice among US Western herbal medicine providers: a national survey. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine.
  • Teo, L., Crawford, C., Yehuda, R., Jaghab, D., Bingham, J.J., Chittum, H.K., Gallon, M.D., O’Connell, M.L., Arzola, S.M., & Berry, K. (in press). Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids as an Intervention to Optimize Cognitive Brain Function for Military Mission-Readiness: A Systematic Review and Recommendations for the Field. Nutrition Reviews.
  • Teo, L., Crawford, C., Yehuda, R., Jaghab, D., Bingham, J.J., Gallon, M.D., O’Connell, M.L., Chittum, H.K., Arzola, S.M., & Berry, K. (in press). Whole Dietary Patterns as an Intervention to Optimize Cognitive Brain Function for Military Mission-Readiness: A Systematic Review and Recommendations for the Field. Nutrition Reviews.
  • Teo, L., Crawford, C., Snow, J., Deuster, P., Bingham, J., Gallon, M., O'Connell, M., Chittum, H., Arzola, S., & Berry, K. (in press). A Systematic Review on the Effects of Phytochemicals as an Intervention to Optimize Cognitive Function: Relevance for Military Mission-Readiness and Recommendations for the Field. Nutrition Reviews.
  • Tims, M. (2016) Putting the Cart before the Horse: Toward the Appropriate Use of DNA Methods for Quality Assurance in the Herbal Supplement Industry. J. Comp. Alt. Med. 22(8):1-3. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2016.29007.mjt
  • Tims, M. (2016) Botanical Adulterants Program (BAP) Bulletin on Adulteration of Hydrastis canadensis root and rhizome.  Austin, TX: ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program. http://cms.herbalgram.org/BAP/BAB/BAP-BABs-Goldenseal-v4.pdf
  • Zhu, H., & Most, H. (2016). Dry Needling Is One Type of Acupuncture. Medical Acupuncture28(4), 184–193. https://doi.org/10.1089/acu.2016.1187


  • Firth, K., Smith, K., Sakallaris, B. R., Bellanti, D. M., Crawford, C., & Avant, K. C. (2015). Healing, a Concept Analysis. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 4(6), 44–50. http://doi.org/10.7453/gahmj.2015.056
  • Hodges, R. E., & Minich, D. M. (2015). Modulation of Metabolic Detoxification Pathways Using Foods and Food-Derived Components: A Scientific Review with Clinical Application. J Nutr Metab, 2015, 760689. doi: 10.1155/2015/760689 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26167297
  • Jeter, P. E., Haaz Moonaz, S., Bittner, A. K., & Dagnelie, G. (2015). Ashtanga-Based Yoga Therapy Increases the Sensory Contribution to Postural Stability in Visually-Impaired Persons at Risk for Falls as Measured by the Wii Balance Board: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One, 10(6), e0129646. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129646. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0129646
  • Jeter, P. E., Slutsky, J., Singh, N., & Khalsa, S. B. (2015). Yoga as a Therapeutic Intervention: A Bibliometric Analysis of Published Research Studies from 1967 to 2013. J Altern Complement Med, 21(10), 586-592. doi: 10.1089/acm.2015.0057. http://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2015.0057
  • King, S., Snow, J., Meiselman, H.L., Sainsbury, J., Thomas Carr, B., McCafferty, D., Serrano, D., Gillette, M., Millard, L., & Li, Q.  (2015) Development of a Questionnaire to Measure Consumer Wellness Associated with Foods:  The WellSense Profile. Food Qual Prefer, 39, 82-94.  doi: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2014.06.003 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0950329314001220
  • Middleton, K. R., Andrade, R., Moonaz, S. H., Muhammad, C., & Wallen, G. R. (2015). Yoga Research and Spirituality: A Case Study Discussion. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 25(1), 33–35. http://doi.org/10.17761/1531-2054-25.1.33
  • Moonaz, S. H., Bingham, C. O., 3rd, Wissow, L., & Bartlett, S. J. (2015). Yoga in Sedentary Adults with Arthritis: Effects of a Randomized Controlled Pragmatic Trial. J Rheumatol, 42(7), 1194-1202. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.141129 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25834206
  • Nassif, T. H., Hull, A., Holliday, S. B., Sullivan, P., & Sandbrink, F. (2015). Concurrent Validity of the Defense and Veterans Pain Rating Scale in VA Outpatients. Pain Med. doi: 10.1111/pme.12866http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26257151
  • Sakallaris, B. R., MacAllister, L., Voss, M., Smith, K., & Jonas, W. B. (2015). Optimal Healing Environments. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 4(3), 40–45. http://doi.org/10.7453/gahmj.2015.043


  • Delgado, R., York, A., Lee, C., Crawford, C., Buckenmaier, C., 3rd, Schoomaker, E., . . . Active Self-Care Therapies for Pain Working, Group. (2014). Assessing the quality, efficacy, and effectiveness of the current evidence base of active self-care complementary and integrative medicine therapies for the management of chronic pain: a rapid evidence assessment of the literature. Pain Med, 15 Suppl 1, S9-20. doi: 10.1111/pme.12412 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24734865
  • Gagnier, J. J., Kienle, G., Altman, D. G., Moher, D., Sox, H., Riley, D., & Group, Care. (2014). The CARE guidelines: consensus-based clinical case report guideline development. J Clin Epidemiol, 67(1), 46-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.08.003 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24035173
  • Harvey, P. & Ahmann, E. (2014). Validation: A family-centered communication skill. Pediatr Nurs, 40(3), 143-147. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25134229
  • Hopper, A., Dokken, D., & Ahmann, E. (2014). Transitioning from pediatric to adult health care: the experience of patients and families. Pediatr Nurs, 40(5), 249-252. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25929117
  • Hull, A., Reinhard, M., McCarron, K., Allen, N., Jecmen, M. C., Akhter, J., Duncan, A., Soltes, K. (2014). Acupuncture and Meditation for Military Veterans: First Steps of Quality Management and Future Program Development. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 3(4), 27–31. http://doi.org/10.7453/gahmj.2013.050
  • Jeter, P. E., Nkodo, A. F., Moonaz, S. H., & Dagnelie, G. (2014). A systematic review of yoga for balance in a healthy population. J Altern Complement Med, 20(4), 221-232. doi: 10.1089/acm.2013.0378 http://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2013.0378
  • Jonas, W. B., Chez, R. A., Smith, K., & Sakallaris, B. (2014). Salutogenesis: The Defining Concept for a New Healthcare System. Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 3(3), 82–91. http://doi.org/10.7453/gahmj.2014.005
  • Muhammad,C.M., & Moonaz, S.H. (2014). Yoga as therapy for neurodegenerative disorders: a case report of therapeutic yoga for adrenomyeloneuropathy. Integrative Medicine, 13(3): 33-39.
  • Niemtzow, R., Marcucci, L., York, A., Ives, J.A., Walter, J.A., & Jonas W.B. (2014).The roles of acupuncture and other components of integrative medicine in cataclysmic natural disasters and military conflicts. Medical Acupuncture, 26(5): 255-263. http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdf/10.1089/acu.2014.1063
  • Reinhard, M. J., Nassif, T. H., Bloeser, K., Dursa, E. K., Barth, S. K., Benetato, B., & Schneiderman, A. (2014). CAM utilization among OEF/OIF veterans: findings from the National Health Study for a New Generation of US Veterans. Med Care, 52(12 Suppl 5), S45-49. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000229 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25397822
  • Tims, M.C. (2014). Transformative Learning: The Role of Research in Traditional Clinical Disciplines. Integrative Medicine, 13(4): 24-28.
  • Zhu, H. (2014). Acupoints Initiate the Healing Process. Med Acupunct, 26(5), 264-270. doi: 10.1089/acu.2014.1057 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25352943


  • Ahmann, E. (2013). Making meaning when a child has mental illness: four mothers share their experiences. Pediatr Nurs, 39(4), 202-205.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24027955
  • Bartlett, S. J., Moonaz, S. H., Mill, C., Bernatsky, S., & Bingham, C. O., 3rd. (2013). Yoga in rheumatic diseases. Curr Rheumatol Rep, 15(12), 387. doi: 10.1007/s11926-013-0387-2 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24173693
  • Burns, S., York, A., Niemtzow, R.C., Garner, B.K., Steele, N., & Walter, J.A.G. (2013). Moving acupuncture to the frontline of military medical care: A feasibility study. Medical Acupuncture, 25:48–54. http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdf/10.1089/acu.2012.0933
  • Jeter, P. E., Cronin, S., & Khalsa, S. B. (2013). Evaluation of the benefits of a kripalu yoga program for police academy trainees: a pilot study. Int J Yoga Therap, 23(1), 24-30. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24016821
  • Middleton, K. R., Ward, M. M., Haaz, S., Velummylum, S., Fike, A., Acevedo, A. T., . . . Wallen, G. R. (2013). A pilot study of yoga as self-care for arthritis in minority communities. Health Qual Life Outcomes, 11, 55. doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-11-55. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23548052
  • Minich, D. M., & Bland, J. S. (2013). Personalized lifestyle medicine: relevance for nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. ScientificWorldJournal, 2013, 129841. doi: 10.1155/2013/129841 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23878520
  • Prisco, M. K., Jecmen, M. C., Bloeser, K. J., McCarron, K. K., Akhter, J. E., Duncan, A.., Balish, M., Amdur, R., & Reinhard, M. (2013). Group auricular acupuncture for PTSD-related insomnia in veterans: a randomized trial. Medical Acupuncture, 25(6), 407-422. http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acu.2013.0989


  • Jeter, P. E., Dagnelie, G., Khalsa, S. B. S., Haaz, S., & Bittner, A. K. (2012). Yoga for persons with severe visual impairment: a feasibility study. Alternative Medicine Studies, 2(1), 5. http://doi.org/10.4081/ams.2012.e5
  • Lee, C., Crawford, C., Wallerstedt, D., York, A., Duncan, A., Smith, J., . . . Jonas, W. (2012). The effectiveness of acupuncture research across components of the trauma spectrum response (tsr): a systematic review of reviews. Syst Rev, 1, 46. doi: 10.1186/2046-4053-1-46 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23067573
  • Pengelly, A., Snow, J., Mills, S. Y., Scholey, A., Wesnes, K., & Butler, L. R. (2012). Short-term study on the effects of rosemary on cognitive function in an elderly population. J Med Food, 15(1), 10-17. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2011.0005http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21877951

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