A collection of blogshots created to highlight results of Cochrane reviews focusing on complementary medicine interventions. Click on the title or the blogshot image to access the relevant Cochrane review abstract. You can also access our growing collection of vlogshots on our YouTube channel

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Zinc for prevention and treatment of the common cold

Cranberries for treating urinary tract infections

Probiotics for management of functional abdominal disorders in children

Modified dietary fat intake for treatment of gallstone disease in people of any age

Is limiting dietary fat beneficial for people with gallstones?



Music therapy for people with schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like disorders

Antioxidants for adults with chronic kidney disease

Cerebrolysin for acute ischemic stroke

Alpha-lipoic acid for diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Vitamin D supplementation for women during pregnancy

Herbal medicinal products or preparations for neuropathic pain


Vitamin D for the management of multiple sclerosis (MS)

Lifestyle and dietary interventions for Ménière's disease

Balneotherapy for chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) 

Antenatal dietary supplementation with myo-inositol for preventing gestational diabetes

Music-based therapeutic interventions for people with dementia


Yoga for epilepsy

Probiotics for preventing acute upper respiratory tract infections

Blogshot Probiotics URTI

Acupuncture for chronic nonspecific low back pain

Blogshot Acupuncture Lower Back Pain

Cognitive rehabilitation for people with mild to moderate dementia


Serenoa repens for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Blogshot Serenoa Repens Benign Prostatic Enlargement


Vitamin D for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease

Blogshot Vitamin D IBD

Antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplements for slowing the progress of age-related macular degeneration

Blogshot Antioxidants AMD

Vitamin E supplementation in people with cystic fibrosis 

Blogshot Vitamin E Cystic Fibrosis

Lifestyle and dietary interventions for Ménière's disease

Blogshot Meniere Vertigo

Vitamin D supplementation for chronic liver diseases in adults

Blogshot Vit D Chronic Liver Disease

Blue-light filtering spectacle lenses for visual performance, sleep, and macular health in adults

Blogshot Blue Light Glasses


Non-Chinese herbal medicines for functional dyspepsia

Blogshot Herbal Medicine Dyspepsi

Mindfulness-based interventions for substance use disorders

Blogshot Mindfulness Substance Use Disorders

Low glycemic index or low glycemic load diets for obesity

Blogshot GI Diet

Music interventions for improving psychological and physical outcomes in people with cancer

Blogshot Music Cancer

Cannabis-based medicines and medical cannabis for adults with cancer pain

Blogshot Cannabis Cancer

Dance therapy for dementia

Blogshot Dance Therapy Dementia

Animal-assisted therapy for dementia

Blogshot Animal Therapy Dementia

Homeopathic medicinal products for acute respiratory tract infections in children

Blogshot Homeopathic Medicine Children ARTI

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents

Blogshot PUFA ADHD

Cephalic version by moxibustion for breech presentation

Blogshot Moxibustion Breech Presentation

Water for wound cleansing

Blogshot Water Wound Cleansing

Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections

Blogshot Cranberry Juice UTI

Protein restriction for diabetic kidney disease

Blogshot Protein Restriction Kidney Disease


Preconception lifestyle advice for people with infertility

Blogshot Advice Infertility

Vitamin and mineral supplementation for preventing dementia or delaying cognitive decline

Blogshot Supplements Cognitive Impairment

Calcium and vitamin D for increasing bone mineral density in premenopausal women

Blogshot Calcium Bone Density

Omega-3 fatty acids for depression in adults

Blogshot Omega 3 Depression

Music therapy for depression

Blogshot Music Therapy Depression

Vitamin D for the management of asthma

Blogshot Vit D Asthma

Probiotics for treating acute infectious diarrhea

Blogshot Probiotics Infectious Diarrhea

Music therapy for autistic people

Blogshot Music Therapy Autistic People

Mindfulness-based stress reduction for women diagnosed with breast cancer

Blogshot MBSR Breast Cancer

Low protein diets for non-diabetic adults with chronic kidney disease

Blogshot Low Protein Kidney Disease

Non-pharmalogical interventions for sleep disturbances in people with dementia

Blogshot Non-Pharma Dementia

Carnitine supplements for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) requiring dialysis

Blogshot Carnitine CKD

Music therapy for people with substance use disorders

Blogshot Music Therapy Detox

Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation

Blogshot Ecigs Smoking Cessation

Coriolus versicolor mushroom to reduce adverse effects from chemotherapy or radiotherapy in people with colorectal cancer

Blogshot Mushrooms Colorectal Cancer

Ginkgo biloba for tinnitus

Blogshot Ginkgo Tinnitus

Acupuncture for treating overactive bladder in adults

Blogshot Acupuncture overactive bladder

Replacing salt with low-sodium salt substitutes for cardiovascular health in adults, children and pregnant women

Blogshot Replacing salt to prevent HBP and heart disease

Mindfulness for smoking cessation

Blogshot Mindfulness Stop Smoking

High versus low-added sugar consumption for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease

Blogshot Sugar CVD


Yoga for chronic non-specific low back pain

Blogshot Yoga Low Back Pain


Cannabinoids for the treatment of dementia

Blogshot Cannibinoids for Dementia

Marine-derived n-3 fatty acids therapy for stroke

Blog shot fatty acid therapy stroke

Smoking cessation for improving mental health

Blogshot Quit Smoking Mental Health

Ginseng for erectile dysfunction

Blogshot Ginseng ED

Interventions for reducing sedentary behavior in community-dwelling older adults

Blogshot Sedentary

Effects of a gluten-reduces or gluten-free diet for prevention of cardiovascular disease

Blogshot GF CVD

Chinese herbal medicine for sub fertile women with PCOS

Blogshot TCM PCOS

Biofeedback for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Blogshot Biofeedback IBS


Altered dietary salt intake for people with chronic kidney disease

Blogshot Salt Intake CKD

Probiotics for treatment of chronic constipation in children

Blogshot Probiotics Chronic Constipation Children

Smoking cessation for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease

Blogshot Smoking Cessation

Intermittent fasting for the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Blogshot Intermittent Fasting

Physical activity for treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 

Blogshot Physical Activity IBS


Music for insomnia in adults

Blogshot on music for insomnia in adults


Antioxidants for male subfertility

Blogshot Antioxidants Male Subfertility


Cannabis and cannabinoids for symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Cannabis and cannabinoids for MS

Effects of total fat intake on body fatness in adults

Blogshot on effects of total fat intake on body fatness in adults

Acupuncture for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Blogshot Acupuncture for IBS

Vitamin and mineral supplementation for maintaining cognitive function

Blogshot Vitamins

Low glycemic index diets for the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Low GI

Dietary intake in people living beyond cancer

Blogshot Dietary interventions cancer

Aromatherapy for dementia

Blogshot Aromatherapy Dementia

Probiotics for the prevention or treatment of chemotherapy- or radiotherapy-related diarrhea

Blogshot Probiotics

Walking for hypertension

Supplements for preventing lung cancer in healthy people

Blogshot Supplements Lung Cancer

Mindfulness-based stress reduction for family carers of people with dementia


Yoga for stroke rehabilitation

Yoga for asthma


Blogshot Yoga Asthma

Yoga for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease


Yoga for urinary incontinence


Yoga for women with breast cancer

Coenzyme Q10 for heart failure

Melatonin for preoperative and postoperative anxiety in adults

Intermittent fasting for the prevention of cardiovascular disease


Souvenaid for Alzheimer's disease


Effects of low sodium diet versus high sodium diet

Vegan dietary pattern for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases

Blogshot Vegan Diet CVD


Exercise interventions on health‐related quality of life for cancer survivors

Psychological interventions to improve healthcare worker resilience

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for sickle cell disease


Omega-3 fatty acid addition during pregnancy



Probiotics for preventing gestational diabetes

Blogshot Probiotics GDM

Omega‐3 and omega‐6 polyunsaturated fatty acids for dry eye disease 

Omega‐3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease


Reduction in saturated fat intake for cardiovascular disease

Chelation therapy for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease


Vitamin C supplementation for prevention and treatment of pneumonia

Green tea (Camellia sinensis) for the prevention of cancer