Author(s): Muhammad Miftahussurur, Camilia Metadea Aji Savitri, Yudith Annisa Ayu Rezkhita, Amie Vidyani, Dalla Doohan, Diah Priyantini, Titong Sugihartono, Yoshio Yamaoka


DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00252   

Address: Muhammad Miftahussurur1,2*, Camilia Metadea Aji Savitri2, Yudith Annisa Ayu Rezkhita2,3, Amie Vidyani1, Dalla Doohan2, Diah Priyantini2, Titong Sugihartono1,2, Yoshio Yamaoka1,4,5
1Gastroentero-Hepatology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine–Dr. Soetomo Teaching Hospital, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya 60286, Indonesia.
2Helicobacter pylori and Microbiota Study Group, Institute of Tropical Disease, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya 60115, Indonesia.
3Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surabaya, Surabaya 60113, Indonesia.
4Department of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Yufu 879-5593, Japan.
5Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 16,      Issue - 3,     Year - 2023

Colorectal cancer patients have been experiencing various side effects related to the therapies, both physically and physiologically. Complementary medicine was used to help patients alleviate complaints and increase their quality of life. This systematic review aimed to sort out complementary medicines that could be advised to be used for colorectal cancer patients. Search limitations include the population of colorectal cancer patients, published between 2015 and 2021 and written in English. We found that traditional Chinese medicine, aromatherapy massage, acupuncture, and mindfulness-based stress reduction tests were beneficial in improving patients’ physical and physiological complaints. However, dosing and herb-herb interactions in Chinese traditional medicine and the beneficial persistency effect of other modalities needed further investigation, especially in colorectal cancer patient therapy. Complementary modalities are generally safe; however, some therapies still warrant further investigation to confirm safety and beneficial consistency.

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Muhammad Miftahussurur, Camilia Metadea Aji Savitri, Yudith Annisa Ayu Rezkhita, Amie Vidyani, Dalla Doohan, Diah Priyantini, Titong Sugihartono, Yoshio Yamaoka. A Systematic Review of Complementary Therapies in Colorectal cancer patients: Summarizing the Current Global Options. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(3):1540-6. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00252

Muhammad Miftahussurur, Camilia Metadea Aji Savitri, Yudith Annisa Ayu Rezkhita, Amie Vidyani, Dalla Doohan, Diah Priyantini, Titong Sugihartono, Yoshio Yamaoka. A Systematic Review of Complementary Therapies in Colorectal cancer patients: Summarizing the Current Global Options. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(3):1540-6. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00252   Available on:

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