Peer-reviewed papers

Ooi, S. L., Watts, S., McClean, R. & Pak, S. C. (2019). Vitex agnus-castus for the treatment of cyclic mastalgia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Women’s Health.  Advance online publication.  doi: 10.1089/jwh.2019.7770.

Ooi, S. L. & Pak, S. C. (2019). Short-term intermittent fasting for weight loss – A case report. Cureus. 11(4), e4482doi: 10.7759/cureus.4482.

Ooi, S. L., Correa, D., & Pak, S. C. (2019). Probiotics, prebiotics, and low FODMAP diet for irritable bowel syndrome – What is the current evidence? Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 43, 73-80doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2019.01.010 .

Ooi, S. L., Green, R., & Pak, S. C. (2018). N. acetylcysteine for the treatment of psychiatric disorders: A review of current evidence. BioMed Research International. 2018, Article ID 2469486, 8 pages. doi: 10.1155/2018/2469486

Ooi, S. L., McLean, L., & Pak, S. C. (2018). Naturopathy in Australia: Where are we now? Where are we heading? Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practices.33,27-35. doi:10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.07.009

Ooi, S. L., Henderson, P., & Pak, S. C. (2018). Kava for generalized anxiety disorder: A review of current evidence. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 24(8)770-780. doi:10.1089/acm.2018.0001

Ooi, S. L., Smith, L., & Pak, S. C. (2018). Evidence-informed massage therapy – An Australian practitioner perspective. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practices.31, 325-331. doi:10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.04.004

Ooi, S. L., McMullen, D., Golombick, T., & Pak, S. C. (2018). Evidence-based review of BioBran/MGN-3 arabinoxylan compound as a complementary therapy for conventional cancer treatment. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 17(2),p. 165-178doi:10.1177/1534735417735379

Ooi, S. L., Giovino, M., & Pak, S. C. (2017). Transcendental meditation for lowering blood pressure: An overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 34, 26-34. doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2017.07.008

Ooi, S. L., & Pak, S. C. (2017). Serenoa repens (saw palmetto) for lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic hyperplasia: Current evidence and its clinical implications in naturopathic medicine. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 23 (8), 599-606. doi:10.1089/acm.2016.0302.

Ooi, S. L., Rae, J., & Pak, S. C. (2016). Implementation of evidence-based practice: A naturopath’s perspective. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practices, 22, 24-28. doi:10.1016/j.ctcp.2015.11.004

Editorial Activities

Pak, S. C. & Ooi, S. L. (Eds.) (2019). Health Benefits of Meditation [Special Issue], OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine. Retrieved from

Ooi, S. L. & Pak, S. C. (2019). The Landscape of Current Meditation Research: An Overview to the Special Issue on “Health Benefits of Meditation”.  OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine. 4(2), 8doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1902033.

Conference Presentation

Ooi, S. L. & Pak, S. C. (2019, May). Intermittent fasting for weight loss: A single-subject case design. Paper presented at 14th International Conference on Complementary Research, Brisbane, QLD. doi: 10.1016/j.aimed.2019.03.102.

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