Complementary therapies for acne vulgaris.
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2015
Cao H, Yang G, Wang Y, Liu JP, Smith CA, Luo H, Liu Y, Cao, Huijuan, Yang, Guoyan, Wang, Yuyi, Liu, Jian Ping, Smith, Caroline A, Luo, Hui, Liu, Yueming, Huijuan Cao, Guoyan Yang, Yuyi Wang, Jian Ping Liu, Caroline A Smith, Hui Luo, Yueming Liu
Acne is a chronic skin disease characterised by inflamed spots and blackheads on the face, neck, back, and chest. Cysts and scarring can also occur, especially in more severe disease. People with acne often turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, and dietary modifications, because of their concerns about the adverse effects of conventional medicines. However, evidence for CAM therapies has not been systematically assessed.
|Members of the public||16||80%|
|Practitioners (doctors, other healthcare professionals)||4||20%|
|Readers by professional status||Count||As %|
|Student > Master||10||25%|
|Student > Doctoral Student||6||15%|
|Student > Postgraduate||4||10%|
|Student > Ph. D. Student||3||8%|
|Readers by discipline||Count||As %|
|Medicine and Dentistry||21||53%|
|Arts and Humanities||2||5%|
|Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science||2||5%|