August 29, 2007

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Natural Standard Evidence-based Reference on Herbs and Supplements Published in Japanese

Cambridge, MA – August 14, 2007 – The Natural Standard Research Collaboration has just released a Japanese translation of the Natural Standard Herb & Supplement Reference Book: Evidence-based Clinical Reviews, a comprehensive textual resource on herbs and supplements.

Dr. Catherine Ulbricht and Dr. Ethan Basch- Chief Editors are pleased to announce that their original best selling English language book is now available in Japanese through a partnership with Elsevier and SunChoh Publishing. The international editorial board includes leading experts from a variety of disciplines, including physicians, pharmacists, administrators, naturopaths, homeopaths, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and researchers.

This consensus generating resource consists of top quality evidence-based systematic reviews of herbs and supplements with high utilization rates. Ninety-eight rigorously reviewed monographs provide impartial data to help make unbiased clinical decisions. Validated rating scales are used to evaluate the quality of available evidence. Each monograph contains extensive information on synonyms or common names; a clinical overview of each therapy; dosing/toxicology information from adult to pediatric dosages; adverse effects- precautions, contraindications; interactions; mechanism of action; history; table with discussion and review of the evidence; and brands used in clinical trials and third party testing.

An evidence-based approach provides readers with credible information on the efficacy and safety of a therapy so they can make a decision with confidence. Research summaries provide readers with an overview of what the research reveals concerning the efficacy, safety, indications, and contraindications of herbs and supplements. Evidence tables consolidate human clinical trial data, statistical analyses, magnitude of benefit, and quality of studies, summarizing study results and relevance to aid in decision-making. The trademarked, validated, reproducible grading scale with easy to understand letter grades A-F is used to rate the effectiveness of each herb and supplement. It is based on the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of herb and supplements effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services.

Organized interaction tables help identify clinical significance of potential drug/herb/supplement/food/lab interactions. 160 condition tables, organized by specific health conditions and their related terms, prevent readers from having to reference numerous herbs and supplements when trying to treat a particular condition.

Natural Standard Herb & Supplement Reference Book: Evidence-based Clinical Reviews is available via under the Products tab on the left of the homepage.

English: 1040 pages,Trim size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in, $133 USD. Publishing partner SunChoh lists the text under ISBN # 4-88282-609-5, 1112, 292 X 214 selling for 25,200.

The Natural Standard Research Collaboration is an international, multidisciplinary research group founded by clinicians and researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of California. Natural Standard provides high quality, evidence-based professional and consumer information about integrative therapies to institutions such as the National Institutes of Health, Harvard Medical School, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and Mayo Clinic among many others. For more information, please visit


Dr. Catherine Ulbricht
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Cambridge, MA 02142 USA
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