Academic Papers

Professor Cohen has an extensive array of published articles, paper and research. His Peer Reviewed Journal Articles are available through the PubMed links with the academic listing of the articles below.

Academic Papers

Professor Cohen has an extensive array of published articles, paper and research. His Peer Reviewed Journal Articles are available through the PubMed links with the academic listing of the articles below.

Peer reviewed journal articles

Peer reviewed journal articles

  • Cohen, M., Hunter, J. Complementary medicine products– interpreting the evidence base. (2017) Internal Medicine Journal (in press)
  • Cohen, M., Parker, S., Taylor, D., Smit, D., Ben Meir, M., Cameron, P., Xue, C., (2017) Acupuncture alone or in conjunction with pharmacotherapy for analgesia in common emergency department presentations: A pragmatic, multicentre, randomised, controlled trial. Medical Journal of Australia (in press)
  • Hussain, J., Mantri, N., Cohen, M. (2017) Working Up a Good Sweat – The challenges of standardising sweat collection for metabolomics analysis. Clinical Biochemistry Reviews 38(1):11-34 [Paper] [PDF]
  • Jamshidi, N., Cohen, M. (2017) The clinical efficacy and safety of tulsi in humans: A systematic review of the literature Evidenced Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine ID 9217567 [Paper]
  • Clark-Kennedy, J. Cohen, M. (2017) Indulgence or therapy? Exploring the characteristics, motivations and experiences of hot springs bathers in Victoria, Australia Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research [Paper]
  • Cohen M, Elliott F, Oates L, Schembri A, and Mantri N. (2017) Wellness Tourists Get Well? An Observational Study of Multiple Dimensions of Health and Well-Being After a Week-Long Retreat. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. ahead of print. doi:10.1089/acm.2016.0268 [Pub Med]
  • Tyagi, A., Cohen, M., Reece, J., Telles, S., (2016) Heart Rate Variability, Flow, Mood and Mental Stress During Yoga Practices in Yoga Practitioners, Non-yoga Practitioners and People with Metabolic Syndrome Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 1-1 DOI 10.1007/s10484-016-9340-23 [Pub Med]
  • Tyagi, A., Cohen, M. (2016) Yoga and heart rate variability: A comprehensive review of the literature International Journal of Yoga 9(2) 97-113 [Pub Med] [PDF]
  • Bijlsma, N., Cohen, M. (2016) Environmental chemicals in clinical practice: unveiling the elephant in the room. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13(2), 181; doi:10.3390/ijerph13020181 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Strahm, M. F., Cohen, M., & Borg-Olivier, S. (2016) University-based online yoga education: A pilot study of students’ experience. International Journal of Yoga, 9(1), 86. doi:10.4103/0973-6131.171721 [PubMed]
  • Ager, K., Albrecht, N.J., Cohen. M. (2015) Mindfulness in Schools Research Project: Exploring Students’ Perspectives of Mindfulness —What are students’ perspectives of learning mindfulness practices at school?. Psychology 6(7):896-914 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Cohen, M. (2015) Ubiquinol (Reduced Coenzyme Q10): A novel yet ubiquitous nutrient for heart disease. Journal of Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism 2: e647. doi: 10.14800/janhm.647 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Cohen, M., (2014)Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum): A Herb For All Reasons. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine 5(4): 251-59 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Kotsirilos, V., Cohen, M.,  Hassed, C., Phelps, K, Pirotta, M.., Prince, M., Sali, A., Singleton, G., Thomas, L., Warnecke, E.,(2014)Best Practice for Integrative Medicine in Australian Medical Practice: Australasian Integrative Medicine Association Position Paper Advances in Integrative Medicine. 69-84. [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Lissiman E, Bhasale AL, Cohen M. (2014) Garlic for the common cold. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews ,Issue 11. Art. No.: CD006206. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD006206.pub4 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Tyagi, A., Cohen, M., Reece, J., Telles, S., (2014) An Explorative Study of Metabolic Responses to Mental Stress and Yoga Practices in Yoga Practitioners, Non-Yoga Practitioners and People with Metabolic Syndrome. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 14(445): [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Bonello, R.P., Cohen, M., Reece, J., Aggarwal, A., Rigney, C., (2014) A Postmarket Surveillance Study on Electro-Neuro-Adaptive-Regulator Therapy, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2014, Article ID 341256, 6 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/341256 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Oates, L., Cohen, M., Braun, L., Schembri, A., Taskova, R. (2014) Reduction in Urinary Organophosphate Pesticides Metabolites in Adults after a Week-Long Organic Diet. Environmental Research 132: 105-111 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Thomas, J & Cohen, M. (2014) A Methodological Review of Meditation Research. Frontiers In Psychiatry 5:74 doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00074 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Thomas, JW., Jamieson, G. Cohen, M. (2014) Low and then high frequency oscillations of distinct right cortical networks are successively enhanced by medium and long term Yoga meditation practice. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8:197 doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00197 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Halpern, J., Cohen, M., Kennedy, G., Reece, J., Cahan, K., Baharav, A., (2014) Yoga for improving sleep quality and quality of life in older adults. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 20(3):37-46 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Tyagi, A., and Cohen, M. (2014) Yoga and Hypertension: A Systematic Review, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 20(2):32-59 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Tyagi, A. & Cohen, M., (2013) Oxygen Consumption Changes With Yoga Practices A Systematic Review Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine  vol. 18(4) 290-308 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Albrecht, N., Albrecht, P. Cohen , M., (2013) Mindfully Teaching in the Classroom: a Literature Review. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37(12): 1-14 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Myers, SP., Xue, CC., Cohen, M.M., Phelps, KL., Lewith, GT. (2012) The legitimacy of academic complementary medicine Medical Journal of Australia 197(2): 69-70 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Cohen, M., (2012) Rosehip – an evidence based herbal medicine for inflammation and arthritis, Australian Family Physician; 41(7):495-498 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Penman, S., Cohen, M., Stevens, P., & Jackson, S. (2012). Yoga in Australia: Results of a National Survey, Int J Yoga, 5: 92-101 DOI:10.4103/0973-6131.98217 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Lenon, GB, Li, KX., Chang, YH, Yang, AY., Da Costa, C., Li, CG., Cohen, M., Mann, N., Xue, C. (2012) Efficacy and safety of a Chinese herbal medicine formula (RCM-104) in the management of simple obesity: a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Article ID 435702 doi:10.1155/2012/435702 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Cohen, M., Parker, S., Taylor, D., Smit, D., Ben Meir, M., Cameron, P., Xue, C., (2011) Acupuncture as analgesia for low back pain, ankle sprain and migraine in emergency departments: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 12(1), 241 doi:10.1186/1745-6215-12-241 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Courtney, R., Cohen, M., van Dixhoorn J., Relationship between dysfunctional breathing patterns and ability to achieve target heart rate variability with features of “coherence” during biofeedback. Altern Ther Health Med. 2011 May-Jun;17(3):38-44. [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Vindigni, D, Polus, van Rotterdam, J, Da Costa, C, Edgecombe, G, Walsh, M, Howard, M, Browell, T, Biasbas, A, Cohen, M, Paterson, C. (2011) The Sustainable Training, Treatment, Employment Program Model: Effects Of Manual Therapy On Musculoskeletal Pain And Limitation In A Filipino Squatter Community, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 34(6) 381-387 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Oates, l, & Cohen, M, (2011) Assessing Diet As a Modifiable Risk Factor for Pesticide Exposure, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 8(6): 1792-1804 doi:10.3390/ijerph8061792 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Braun, L. & Cohen, M. (2011) Use of Complementary Medicines by Cardiac Surgery Patients; Undisclosed and Undetected, Heart Lung and Circulation, 20: p305-311 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Courtney, R., Greenwood, K.M., Cohen M., (2011) “Relationship between measures of dysfunctional breathing in a population with concerns about their breathing” Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 15(1) 24-34. doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2010.06.004 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Cohen, M. (2010) Wellness and the Thermodynamics of a Healthy Lifestyle, Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education 1(2) 5-12 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Oates, L, Cohen, M, (2009) Human consumption of agricultural toxicants from organic and conventional food. Journal of Organic Systems. 4 (1) p48-57 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • van Die, M.D., Burger, H.G., Bone, K.M., Cohen, M.M., Teede, H.J., No effect of Hypericum perforatum (St John’s wort) and Vitex agnus. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies 2009, 14(1):25
  • Lissiman E, Bhasale AL, Cohen M. Garlic for the common cold. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD006206. DOI: 10.1002/14651858. CD006206.pub2 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Courtney, R., Cohen, M., Reece, J., Comparison of the Manual Assessment of Respiratory Motion (MARM) and the Hi Lo Breathing Assessment in determining a simulated breathing pattern, International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 2009, 12(3) 86-91 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Lin, V., McCabe, P., Bensoussan, A., Myers, S, Cohen, M, Hill, S., Howse, G., The practice and regulatory requirements of naturopathy and western herbal medicine in Australia, Risk Management and Health Care Policy 2009:2 1–13 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • van Die, M.D., Burger, H.G., Bone, K.M., Cohen, M.M., Teede, H.J., (2009) Hypericum perforatum with Vitex agnus-castus in menopausal symptoms: a randomized, controlled trial, Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 1-8 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Courtney, R., van Dixhoorn, J., Cohen, M. Evaluation of Breathing Pattern: Comparison of a Manual Assessment of Respiratory Motion (MARM) and Respiratory Induction Plethysmography, Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 5 March 2008 available at: www.springerlink.com/content/w6n12ujr8768204v/ [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Courtney, R., Cohen, M. Investigating the claims of Konstantin Buteyko, MD., PhD: The relationship of breath holding time to end tidal CO2 and other proposed measures of dysfunctional breathing. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2008, 14(2):115 -123 [PubMed]
  • Cohen, M. Environmental Toxins and Health: The Health Impact of Pesticides. Australian Family Physician, 2007, 36(12) 1002-1004 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Cohen, M. Detox: Science or Sales-pitch? Australian Family Physician, 2007, 36(12) 1009-1010 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Braun, L. & Cohen, M. Australian Hospital Pharmacists’ Attitudes, Perceptions, Knowledge and Practices of CAMs, Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 2007: 37(3), 220-223 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Cohen, M. Immunity and Integrative Medicine. Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2007, 6(2):5
  • Cohen, M. Traveller’s Funny Tummy; Reviewing the evidence for complementary medicine. Australian Family Physician, May 2007 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Braun, L. & Cohen, M. Drug-Complementary Medicine Interactions Part 6 Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2007, 6(6): 64-68 [PDF]
  • Braun, L. & Cohen, M. Drug-Complementary Medicine Interactions Part 5 Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2007, 6(5): 61-67 [PDF]
  • Braun, L. & Cohen, M. Drug-Complementary Medicine Interactions Part 4 Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2007, 6(4): 72-75 [PDF]
  • Braun, L. & Cohen, M. Drug-Complementary Medicine Interactions Part 3 Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2007, 6(3): 82-86 [PDF]
  • Braun, L. & Cohen, M. Drug-Complementary Medicine Interactions Part 2 Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2007, 6(2): 86-89 [PDF]
  • Braun, L. & Cohen, M. Drug-Complementary Medicine Interactions Part 1 Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2007, 6(1): 82-86
  • Penman, S., Cohen, M., Stevens, P., & Jackson, S. (2006). Australians self-prescribe yoga for mental health. Journal Australian Integrative Medicine Association (JAIMA), 11, 10-11.
  • Cohen, M. Exploring the other side of acupuncture, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2006 12(8): 707-708 [PubMed]
  • Cohen, M. Complementary medicines and weight management, Australian Family Physician, August 2006 35(8) 605-606 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Cohen, M. & Jamieson, J. Single Cell Food. Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2006 5(2): 85-91 [PDF]
  • Cohen, M. The Challenges and Future Direction for Integrative Medicine in Clinical Practice. Evidence Based Integrative Medicine. 2005 2(3)117-122 [PubMed]
  • Cohen, M. Penman, S., Pirotta, M., Da Costa, C. The Integration of Complementary Therapies in Australian General Practice: Results of a National Survey. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2005 11(6), 995-1004 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Cohen, M. Age-related macular degeneration and its possible prevention, Medical Journal of Australia, 2005; 182 (6):310-311 [PubMed]
  • Braun, L. & Cohen, M. Complementary Medicine Interactions Part 6. Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2005 4(2): 93-95 [PDF – see above]
  • Braun, L. & Cohen, M. Complementary Medicine Interactions Part 5. Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2005 4(1): 88-89 [PDF – see above]
  • Braun, L. & Cohen, M. Complementary Medicine Interactions Part 4. Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2004 3(6): 91-95 [PDF – see above]
  • Cohen, M. Towards the evidence based integration of complementary medicines into hospitals settings. Evidence Based Integrative Medicine, 2004 1(4) 241 – 244
  • Braun, L. & Cohen, M. Complementary Medicine Interactions Part 3. Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2004, 3(5): 70- 82 [PDF – see above]
  • Cohen, M. A Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial of a Topical Cream containing Glucosamine Sulfate Chondroitin Sulfate and Camphor for Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Journal of Rheumatology, Authors Reply. 31 (4):826-827, 2004 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Cohen, M. Mind-Body Medicine, Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2004, 3(6): 46-47 [PDF]
  • Braun, L. & Cohen, M. Complementary Medicine Interactions Part 2. Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2004, 3(4): 78-85 [PDF – see above]
  • Cohen, M. CAM practitioners and “regular” doctors: is integration possible? Medical Journal of Australia 2004; 180 (12): 645-646 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Braun, L. & Cohen, M. Complementary Medicine Interactions Part 1. Journal of Complementary Medicine, 2004, 3(3): 78-85 [PDF – see above]
  • Cohen, M. Electromagnetic Radiation and Health. Journal of Complementary Medicine 2004 3(3) 52-55 [PubMed]
  • Cohen, M. A Mysterious Trial of Topical Glucosamine/Chondroitin: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies: An Evidence Based Approach, 8(3):331 2003 [PubMed]
  • Cohen, M. Integrating Complementary Therapies: Book Review Medical Journal of Australia, 179(8), p440, 2003. 
  • Cohen, M. Wolfe, R. Mai, T. Lewis, D. A topical cream containing glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate reduced joint pain in osteoarthritis of the knee Evid. Based Med. 2003;8;154 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Cohen, M. Wolfe, R. Mai, T. Lewis, D. A Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial of a Topical Cream containing Glucosamine Sulfate Chondroitin Sulfate and Camphor for Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Journal of Rheumatology, 30 (3):523-8, 2003 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Pirotta, M. Farish, S. Kotsirilos, V. Cohen M. Characteristics of Victorian general practitioners who practise complementary therapies. Australian Family Physician 31 (12) 1133-1138, 2002 [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Gingold, M. Buchbinder, R. Cohen, M. Hall, S. Non-prescription complementary treatments used by rheumatoid arthritis patients attending a community-based rheumatology practice Internal Medicine Journal 32: 208-214, 2002. [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Cohen, M. No Guesswork with this alternative: Desktop guide to complementary and Alternative Medicine: An evidence-based approach. Book Review Medical Journal of Australia, 176(4), p185, 2002. [PDF]
  • Cohen, M. Happiness and Humour: A Medical Perspective. Australian Family Physician Vol 30 No 1, 17-19, 2001. [PubMed]
  • Cohen, M. What is Complementary Medicine? Australian Family Physician Vol 29 No 12, p1125-8, 2000. [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Opat, A. Cohen M., Bailey, M., and Abramson, M. A clinical trial of the Buteyko breathing technique Journal of Asthma, Vol 37 Issue VIII, 2000. [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Cohen, M. Complementary Therapies: Where to from here? Australian Family Physician Vol 29, No 7, 2000. [PubMed]
  • Pirotta, M. Cohen M., Kotsirilos, K. Farrish, S. Complementary Therapies; Have They Become Mainstream in General Practice? Medical Journal of Australia, 172: 105 -109, 2000. [PubMed]
  • Cohen M. Physician Heal Thyself: Lifestyle Education for Medical Students. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 7(2): 110-112, 1999. [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Lithgow B., Heath B., Baldi E., Cohen M., Cosic I., Grace R. J., (1999), “Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Pulsing Magnetic Field (PMF) Effects on Soft Tissues Injuries”, IEEE EMBS, 21, Vol. 2, 1295.
  • Baldi, E., Lithgow, B., Heath, B., Cohen M.,, Cosic, I., Grace, R.J. 1999, A pilot study on the extremely low frequency (ELF) pulsing magnetic field (PMF) effect on soft tissue injuries: A preliminary analysis of results. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 37, Suppl 1, 103-104.
  • Cosic I., Baldi E., Grace R.J., Heath B, Cohen M., Lithgow B., 1999, Muscle Tissue Recovery Using the Low-frequency Electromagnetic Field, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 37, Supp.2, (Proc. EMBES’99 – European Medical & Biological Engineering Conference, Vienna, Austria,) 1334-1335.
  • Hopper, I. and Cohen M., Complementary Medicine and the Medical Profession: A Survey of Medical Students Attitudes. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 1998, 3(4);68-73. [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Kwok, S.L. Cohen M., and Cosic, I. Mapping Acupuncture Points Using a Multi-channel Device. Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine 21(2): 1998; 68-72. [PubMed] [PDF]
  • Cohen M., Kwok, G., and Cosic, I., Acupuncture Needles and the Seebeck Effect: Do Temperature Gradients Produce Electro-stimulation? Acupuncture and Electro-therapeutics Research. 22 No 1: 1997; 9-15. [PubMed]
  • Cohen M., Voumard, P., Birch, S., Jenvey, S., and Cosic, I. Low Resistance Pathways along Acupuncture Meridians have Dynamic Characteristics. Biomedical Engineering -Applications, Basis and Communication. Vol 7, No 2 April 1995 p137- 142.
  • Cohen M. Acupuncture in Australia:- A Review of its Current Position. Journal of the Australian Medical Acupuncture Society. 12 No 1: 1994. 8-15 [PDF]

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