Effects of Valsalva Maneuver, EMLA Cream, and Stress Ball for Pregnant Women's Venipuncture Pain
CONCLUSIONS: The current study can generate awareness in pregnant women in terms of choosing between pharmacological and nonpharmacological practices that nurses use during PIVC insertion. As the only randomized controlled blind study that has been performed on the topic, the current study offers nurses evidence of a way to reduce PIVC pain in pregnant women.PMID:33626021 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 24, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rukiye H öbek Akarsu Bet ül Kuş G ökhan Doğukan Akarsu Source Type: research

Risks Faced by Nurses and Mitigation Strategies for the Daytime Operating Room: A Review
Altern Ther Health Med. 2021 Feb 23:AT6771. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTNurses and the nursing profession are the ultimate components of the healthcare system, especially in the operating room, and nurses are exposed to many risks and hazards in the course of performing their jobs. Overall, this appeared to be negligible across the world. Our study aims to give an overview of the risks and safety concerns of operating room nurses as reported in the literature and to look at the strategies or countermeasures that can be taken to surmount them. Major needle and sharps injuries. radiation and surgical smoke exposure, back p...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 23, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kaili Wu Xue Yang Hongju Dai Source Type: research

Progress in the Study of Epidemiologic Characteristics and Influencing Factors of Asymptomatic Malaria Infection in Africa
Altern Ther Health Med. 2021 Feb 23:AT6772. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMalaria is caused by protozoan parasitic Plasmodium infections. Plasmodium falciparum is common in Africa; P ovale, P malaria and P vivax infections are less prevalent and globally confined, contributing to major causes of global mortality and morbidity, particularly in children in sub-Saharan African countries. In 2018, the total incidence of malaria increased from 221 million to 229 million, with an estimated 503 000 deaths reported. Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest number of cases of malaria and highest mortality rate compared with other countri...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 23, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jing Chen Fu-Kun Wang Zheng-Xin He Yun Bai Source Type: research

Risks Faced by Nurses and Mitigation Strategies for the Daytime Operating Room: A Review
Altern Ther Health Med. 2021 Feb 23:AT6771. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTNurses and the nursing profession are the ultimate components of the healthcare system, especially in the operating room, and nurses are exposed to many risks and hazards in the course of performing their jobs. Overall, this appeared to be negligible across the world. Our study aims to give an overview of the risks and safety concerns of operating room nurses as reported in the literature and to look at the strategies or countermeasures that can be taken to surmount them. Major needle and sharps injuries. radiation and surgical smoke exposure, back p...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 23, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kaili Wu Xue Yang Hongju Dai Source Type: research

Progress in the Study of Epidemiologic Characteristics and Influencing Factors of Asymptomatic Malaria Infection in Africa
Altern Ther Health Med. 2021 Feb 23:AT6772. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMalaria is caused by protozoan parasitic Plasmodium infections. Plasmodium falciparum is common in Africa; P ovale, P malaria and P vivax infections are less prevalent and globally confined, contributing to major causes of global mortality and morbidity, particularly in children in sub-Saharan African countries. In 2018, the total incidence of malaria increased from 221 million to 229 million, with an estimated 503 000 deaths reported. Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest number of cases of malaria and highest mortality rate compared with other countri...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 23, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jing Chen Fu-Kun Wang Zheng-Xin He Yun Bai Source Type: research

Mold, Mycotoxins, and their Effects in Children
Altern Ther Health Med. 2021 Jan;27(1):8-10.ABSTRACTNo Abstract Available.PMID:33609089 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrew W Campbell Peggy Watson Source Type: research

Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy From the Perspective of Persian Medicine
Altern Ther Health Med. 2021 Jan;27(1):11.ABSTRACTNo Abstract Available.PMID:33609090 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mohammad Saeed Kalantari Meybodi Source Type: research

Trajectory of Patients Treated With Classical Homeopathy: A Retrospective Analysis
Altern Ther Health Med. 2021 Jan;27(1):56-64.ABSTRACTCONTEXT: Controversy over the efficacy of homeopathic medicine is rooted in the view that its methodology is implausible.OBJECTIVE: The study intended to explore the postintervention results for a randomly selected group of patients in an actual practice.DESIGN: The study was a retrospective review of the charts of patients receiving homeopathy, performed as a pilot study.SETTING: The study took place at a part-time, urban practice in the Mid-Atlantic USA with an area population of about 600 000.PARTICIPANTS: The charts of 53 patients were randomly sampled for later abst...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: R Eric Doerfler Source Type: research

The Brain and Mycotoxins
Altern Ther Health Med. 2020 Nov;26(6):8-11.ABSTRACTNo Abstract Available.PMID:33609092 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrew W Campbell Karen Decena Source Type: research

A 3-Week Naturopathic Intervention Improves HbA1c, Weight, and Quality of Life Among Overweight and Obese Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: 6-Month Results From a Randomized Trial
Altern Ther Health Med. 2021 Feb 20:AT6288. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCONTEXT: The "Oberstaufen Schrothkur," a traditional naturopathic treatment, has been shown to lead to metabolic improvement in adults with type 2 diabetes. However, data concerning its benefits are still limited.OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to investigate the effects of an Oberstaufen Schrothkur compared to a diabetes-friendly holiday in adults with type 2 diabetes.DESIGN: The study was a single-center, 2-arm randomized controlled trial with 6-month follow-up.SETTING: The interventions were carried out in the Oberstaufen health resort in Bav...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Marita Stier-Jarmer Dieter Frisch Susanne Neuy Angela Schuh Source Type: research

Effects of Supplementation with Lactobacillus Probiotics on Insomnia Treatment
Conclusions • Research and clinical use of probiotics have been growing due to their health benefits in several areas. In addition, the use of probiotics for sleep and emotional disorders, such as insomnia, stress, anxiety and depression, is gaining space. This way, future research can help developing complementary treatments for people with insomnia and other sleep disorders.PMID:33609341 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Leandro Dos Reis Lucena Vinicius Terra Loyola Carolina Leopoldino de Bortolli Monica Levy Andersen Sergio Tufik Helena Hachul Source Type: research

Effects of Major Ozone Autohemotherapy on Physical Functionality and Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Prospective Cross-sectional Study
This study aims to prospectively evaluate the effects of MAH on pain, quality of life, and general health status in FMS.DESIGN: The research team designed a prospective cross-sectional study.SETTING: The study took place at the algology clinic at Mersin University in Yenişehir, Mersin, Turkey.PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 40 patients with FMS, aged 18 to 65, who were admitted to the clinic between February 15 and August 15, 2019.INTERVENTION: Participants completed 13 sessions of major ozone autohemotherapy (MAH), two sessions per week in the first five weeks and one session per month for the remaining three months. In ...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: G ülçin Gazioğlu Türkyılmaz Şebnem Rumeli Mesut Bak ır Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Physical Therapy for Improving Constipation In Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Altern Ther Health Med. 2021 Feb 20:AT6256. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Bowel and bladder problems in children with cerebral palsy (CP) negatively affect both the children and their families. Routine physical therapy (PT) may contribute to relieving constipation in children with CP by reducing spasticity.OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of PT in relieving constipation in children with spastic CP.DESIGN: This was a single-blinded randomized crossover trial (Clinical Trail # NCT03379038) that included 35 children with spastic CP. The children who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were randomly assigned ...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Waqar Ahmed Awan Tahir Masood Raheela Kanwal Source Type: research

Effects of Qigong Exercise on Physical and Cognitive Performance in Young Sedentary Females: A Quasi-Experimental Design, Placebo-Controlled Study
This study aims to evaluate the effects of qigong exercise training for 8 weeks on selected physical, cognitive, and biochemical outcomes in young sedentary females.METHOD/DESIGN: Quasi-experimental design, placebo-controlled study.SETTING: The study was performed at the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Science, Burapha University, Bangsean, Chonburi province, Thailand.PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 41 females with sedentary lifestyles.INTERVENTIONS: 41 sedentary females were allocated to qigong exercise (QG, n = 20) or to the control group (CG, n = 21).PRIMARY OUTCOME MEASURES: VO2 max predicted f...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kultida Klarod Sanita Singsanan Niramon Thamaviriyasati Suphannika Ladawan Martin Burtscher Source Type: research

The Effect of Acupressure Applied to Sanyinjiao (SP6) on Primary Dysmenorrhea
CONCLUSIONS: Acupressure can be used as an effective and reliable method for the management of primary dysmenorrhea.PMID:33609345 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yeliz Dincer Umran Oskay Source Type: research

Prakriti Analysis of COVID 19 Patients: An Observational Study
CONCLUSION: Patients with Vata-Kapha, Pitta-Kapha, and Kapha dominant Prakriti have been found more in COVID19. The treatment strategies can be accordingly decided in respect of each patient.PMID:33609346 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sujata Rajan Yogita Munjal Manoj Shamkuwar Kiran Nimabalkar Amit Sharma Nitin Jindal Mohammad Idris Raj K Manchanda Ankur Kumar Tanwar Shazi Arazzum Jagnnath Verma Neha Parmar Nisha Garg Manisha Yadav Mahender Kumar Indu Sharma Source Type: research

Is Musical Auditory Stimulation Able to Influence the Recovery of Autonomic Modulation After Exercise?
Altern Ther Health Med. 2021 Feb 20:AT6252. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCONTEXT: The effects of musical auditory stimulation on the human body have received considerable interest, especially when related to health and wellbeing, so the objective was to verify the influence of classical music exposure on autonomic modulation in recovery after exercise.METHODS: 35 healthy young men aged 21.74 ± 2.59 years were evaluated. Volunteers perform 2-day evaluations, 1 day without musical stimulus and 1 with musical stimulation through classical music during exercise and recovery. Physical exercises were performed on a tread...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rayana Loch Gomes Felipe Ribeiro V ítor Engrácia Valenti Anne K Fran ça Da Silva Luana Almeida Gonzaga Sany Martins P érego Rafael Luiz de Marco Luiz C Marques Vanderlei Source Type: research

Fibromyalgia: A Report of 2 Cases Treated With Homeopathy
This study has been conducted to evaluate the role of homeopathic treatment in fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder which a physician may come across fairly commonly in their practice. Homeopathy has demonstrated great efficacy in mitigating the symptoms of widespread pain, sleep disturbance, and fatigue, which are the most commonly reported symptoms of fibromyalgia.PMID:33609348 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vipul Gandhi Source Type: research

Complete Blood-count-based Inflammatory Score (CBCS) of COVID-19 Patients at Tertiary Care Center
CONCLUSIONS: Disease severity and age are independent predictors of poor outcomes. The NLR should be used as a routine blood test that can help in the diagnosis of disease severity in COVID-19. NLR is very simple tool that can be used as a fast and low-cost test that is easily available, even in small centers where the facilities for other tests, such as tests of LDH, CRP, and IL-6, and high resolution CT scans aren't available. Thus, NLR can be used as single independent predictor of COVID-19 disease severity.PMID:33609349 (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sunil Kumar Gothwal V B Singh Mayank Shrivastava Ruchita Banseria Kanika Goyal Saranshi Singh Haider Ali Khalid Saad Alharbi Yogendra Singh Gaurav Gupta Source Type: research

A 3-Week Naturopathic Intervention Improves HbA1c, Weight, and Quality of Life Among Overweight and Obese Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: 6-Month Results From a Randomized Trial.
Abstract Context: The "Oberstaufen Schrothkur," a traditional naturopathic treatment, has been shown to lead to metabolic improvement in adults with type 2 diabetes. However, data concerning its benefits are still limited. Objective: The study aimed to investigate the effects of an Oberstaufen Schrothkur compared to a diabetes-friendly holiday in adults with type 2 diabetes. Design: The study was a single-center, 2-arm randomized controlled trial with 6-month follow-up. Setting: The interventions were carried out in the Oberstaufen health resort in Bavaria, Germany. Participants: Nine...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Stier-Jarmer M, Frisch D, Neuy S, Schuh A Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effects of Supplementation with Lactobacillus Probiotics on Insomnia Treatment.
Conclusions • Research and clinical use of probiotics have been growing due to their health benefits in several areas. In addition, the use of probiotics for sleep and emotional disorders, such as insomnia, stress, anxiety and depression, is gaining space. This way, future research can help developing complementary treatments for people with insomnia and other sleep disorders. PMID: 33609341 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dos Reis Lucena L, Terra Loyola V, Leopoldino de Bortolli C, Levy Andersen M, Tufik S, Hachul H Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effects of Major Ozone Autohemotherapy on Physical Functionality and Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Prospective Cross-sectional Study.
This study aims to prospectively evaluate the effects of MAH on pain, quality of life, and general health status in FMS. Design: The research team designed a prospective cross-sectional study. Setting: The study took place at the algology clinic at Mersin University in Yenişehir, Mersin, Turkey. Participants: Participants were 40 patients with FMS, aged 18 to 65, who were admitted to the clinic between February 15 and August 15, 2019. Intervention: Participants completed 13 sessions of major ozone autohemotherapy (MAH), two sessions per week in the first five weeks and one session per month for the rem...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gazioğlu Türkyılmaz G, Rumeli Ş, Bakır M Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Physical Therapy for Improving Constipation In Spastic Cerebral Palsy.
Abstract Background: Bowel and bladder problems in children with cerebral palsy (CP) negatively affect both the children and their families. Routine physical therapy (PT) may contribute to relieving constipation in children with CP by reducing spasticity. Objective: To determine the effectiveness of PT in relieving constipation in children with spastic CP. Design: This was a single-blinded randomized crossover trial (Clinical Trail # NCT03379038) that included 35 children with spastic CP. The children who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were randomly assigned to one of two groups: the progressive physic...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ahmed Awan W, Masood T, Kanwal R Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effects of Qigong Exercise on Physical and Cognitive Performance in Young Sedentary Females: A Quasi-Experimental Design, Placebo-Controlled Study.
This study aims to evaluate the effects of qigong exercise training for 8 weeks on selected physical, cognitive, and biochemical outcomes in young sedentary females. Method/Design: Quasi-experimental design, placebo-controlled study. Setting: The study was performed at the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Science, Burapha University, Bangsean, Chonburi province, Thailand. Participants: Participants were 41 females with sedentary lifestyles. Interventions: 41 sedentary females were allocated to qigong exercise (QG, n = 20) or to the control group (CG, n = 21). Primary Outcome...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Klarod K, Singsanan S, Thamaviriyasati N, Ladawan S, Burtscher M Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

The Effect of Acupressure Applied to Sanyinjiao (SP6) on Primary Dysmenorrhea.
Conclusions: Acupressure can be used as an effective and reliable method for the management of primary dysmenorrhea. PMID: 33609345 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dincer Y, Oskay U Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Prakriti Analysis of COVID 19 Patients: An Observational Study.
Conclusion: Patients with Vata-Kapha, Pitta-Kapha, and Kapha dominant Prakriti have been found more in COVID19. The treatment strategies can be accordingly decided in respect of each patient. PMID: 33609346 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rajan S, Munjal Y, Shamkuwar M, Nimabalkar K, Sharma A, Jindal N, Idris M, Manchanda RK, Kumar Tanwar A, Arazzum S, Verma J, Parmar N, Garg N, Yadav M, Kumar M, Sharma I Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Is Musical Auditory Stimulation Able to Influence the Recovery of Autonomic Modulation After Exercise?
ques Vanderlei LC Abstract Context: The effects of musical auditory stimulation on the human body have received considerable interest, especially when related to health and wellbeing, so the objective was to verify the influence of classical music exposure on autonomic modulation in recovery after exercise. Methods: 35 healthy young men aged 21.74 ± 2.59 years were evaluated. Volunteers perform 2-day evaluations, 1 day without musical stimulus and 1 with musical stimulation through classical music during exercise and recovery. Physical exercises were performed on a treadmill with an intensity of 6.0 km...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Loch Gomes R, Ribeiro F, Engrácia Valenti V, França Da Silva AK, Almeida Gonzaga L, Martins Pérego S, Luiz de Marco R, Marques Vanderlei LC Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Fibromyalgia: A Report of 2 Cases Treated With Homeopathy.
This study has been conducted to evaluate the role of homeopathic treatment in fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder which a physician may come across fairly commonly in their practice. Homeopathy has demonstrated great efficacy in mitigating the symptoms of widespread pain, sleep disturbance, and fatigue, which are the most commonly reported symptoms of fibromyalgia. PMID: 33609348 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gandhi V Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Complete Blood-count-based Inflammatory Score (CBCS) of COVID-19 Patients at Tertiary Care Center.
Conclusions: Disease severity and age are independent predictors of poor outcomes. The NLR should be used as a routine blood test that can help in the diagnosis of disease severity in COVID-19. NLR is very simple tool that can be used as a fast and low-cost test that is easily available, even in small centers where the facilities for other tests, such as tests of LDH, CRP, and IL-6, and high resolution CT scans aren't available. Thus, NLR can be used as single independent predictor of COVID-19 disease severity. PMID: 33609349 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 20, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kumar Gothwal S, Singh VB, Shrivastava M, Banseria R, Goyal K, Singh S, Ali H, Saad Alharbi K, Singh Y, Gupta G Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Ayurvedic Management of Hyperprolactinemia Secondary to Pituitary Microadenoma: A Case Report.
Abstract Hyperprolactinemia is a relatively common diagnosis to be expected in an adolescent age group with chronic menstrual disturbances. The present case report documents the efficacy of Ayurvedic management in a 21-year-old female with secretory pituitary microadenoma, which was found to be responsible for menstrual disturbances. The patient, with high prolactin levels with pituitary microadenoma, was subjected to an Ayurvedic management protocol, including Śhamana nasya for 7 days followed by Śhamana Cikitsa for 3 months. Patient follow-up was 6 months in duration. The clinical presentation of this case poi...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Unnikrishnan P, Muraleedharan A, Krishnarajabhatt HS Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Impact of Yoga on Mental Health and Sleep Quality Among Mothers of Children With Intellectual Disability.
This study assessed the impact of a 1-month yoga intervention on anxiety, depression, stress and sleep quality in mothers of children with intellectual disabilities. Methods: We selected 53 mothers of children with intellectual disabilities between the age of 30 and 50 years (mean age, 40.2 ± 7.1 years). Of these mothers, 28 received 1.5 hours of integrated yoga practice consisting of physical postures, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques and meditation every other day for 1 month. The remaining 25 mothers, who served as the control group, participated in a group discussion session twice a week for 1 mo...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ullas K, Maharana S, Metri KG, Gupta A, Nagendra HR Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effects of Lycopene-enriched, Organic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Pilot Study.
ute;guez AB Abstract Context: Epidemiological evidence has shown that lycopene consumption may be effective in both the prevention and treatment of various diseases, particularly prostate cancer. However, the influence of this dietary carotenoid on some of the most basic aspects of human health remains unknown. Objectives: The aim of the study was to determine the effects of consumption of a lycopene-enriched commercial product of organic, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) on prostate health, sleep quality, antioxidant status, and anxiety. Design: The research team designed a pilot study with two interventio...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Carrasco C, Blanco L, Abengozar Á, Rodríguez AB Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Attitudes and Knowledge of Community Pharmacists Toward Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Narrative Review.
Conclusions: Pharmacists are ideally placed to interact with consumers and are often the first point of contact for those people wanting to self-treat. Pharmacists may lack the necessary practice knowledge and skills to appropriately advise consumers about CAM or about those conditions where self-treatment products fall predominantly into the CAM category, such as for stress. PMID: 33421041 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Clayton K, Luxford Y, Stupans I Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Clam Extract Decreases Nasal Symptoms and Improves Sleep Quality after Septoturbinoplasty.
Abstract Context: Nasal septal deviation (NSD) causes nasal blockage, which results in lower sleep quality among patients. A high percentage of patients still suffer from nasal symptoms as a result of the inflammatory response that occurs with septoturbinoplasty. Freshwater clams are a common food with an anti-inflammatory effect and have been used for promoting liver function for patients in China. Objectives: The study intended to evaluate the effects of clam extract (CE) in reducing inflammatory response, alleviating nasal blockage, and improving sleep quality for NSD patients after septoturbinoplasty. ...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chen SC, Ke CY, Li LP, Lee RP Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Feasibility of Yoga to Improve Symptoms in Individuals With Severe, Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury: A Mixed-Methods Case Series.
Conclusions: A six-week group yoga intervention is feasible and appears to be beneficial in alleviating symptoms, especially depression and insomnia, in people with severe chronic TBI. A longer intervention period was suggested by the participants. PMID: 33421043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wen PS, Herrin I, Pittman A Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Dermatology: A Scientometric Literature Review.
Conclusion: In view of the underrepresentation of low income developing countries in the productive group, it is suggested that researchers from these countries should be supported to produce novel TCAM studies in dermatology. PMID: 33421044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Şenel E Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

The Effect of Oral Care with Black Mulberry Syrup on Oral Mucositis in Patients With COPD: A Mixed Study.
Conclusion: Oral care with black mulberry syrup accelerates mucositis healing and alleviates mucositis-related symptoms. PMID: 33421045 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Korkut S, Karadağ S, Levent Çınar S Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Relationship Between Attitudes about Medication Adherence and Complementary and Alternative Medicines in Elderly Individuals with Chronic Diseases.
This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between attitudes of elderly individuals with chronic disease toward medication adherence and complementary and alternative medicines. Methods/Design: This cross-sectional study was conducted between July and September 2018. The participants were 193 elderly individuals who were selected using the sampling method with a known target population. The study data were collected using Descriptive Characteristics Information Form, HCAMQ, and ARMS. Setting: The study was conducted in Family Health Centres in a city located in the eastern part of Turkey. Parti...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Aktaş B, Berivan Bakan A Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Time Series Forecasting of US COVID-19 Transmission.
Conclusions: By combining knowledge of the statistical features of the virus with modeling findings, the study determined a method that can improve understanding of the serious pandemic, paving the way toward the development of predictive and preventative solutions. PMID: 33421047 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ding Y, Huang R, Shao N Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Acute Effects of Cold Pack for Different Periods on the Biomechanical Properties of the Rectus Femoris Muscle.
Abstract Context: Cold packs are silica gel packs that are commonly used in clinics. However, the packs are applied for various amounts of time, and the relationship between these times and temperature changes isn't fully understood. Objectives: The study intended to investigate the acute effects of cold-pack application for different periods of time on the biomechanical properties of the rectus femoris muscle. Design: The study was randomized, controlled trial. Setting: The study took place at Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants: Participants were 60 healt...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Alaca N, Kablan N Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

N-Acetyl Cysteine and Glutathione in Health and Cancer-Pharmacogenomics, Research, and Clinical Practice: Hypothesis and Review.
Conclusions: In summary, the involvement of GSH in the carcinogenesis and drug resistance of tumor cells is clear and well understood, but further studies, aimed at understanding the GSH-driven molecular pathways, might be crucial to designing new therapeutic strategies to fight cancer progression, overcoming chemoresistance, using in combination with immunotherapies, and preventing or minimizing their negative side effects. PMID: 33373322 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - December 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Morales-Borges RH, Gonzalez MJ, Duconge J, Minich DM Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Time to Enhance Immunity via Functional Foods and Supplements: Hope for SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak.
Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a recently emerged pandemic caused by a novel virus known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This disease is communicable and mainly affects the respiratory tract. The outbreak of this disease has greatly influenced human health and economic activities worldwide. The absence of any medication for this infection highlights the urgent need for the development of alternative methods for managing the spread of the disease. Our immune system operates based on a complex array of cells, processes, and chemicals that continuously protect our bod...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - December 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ali Z, Jatoi MA, Al-Wraikat M, Ahmed N, Li J Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

The Potentially Recommended Pharmacotherapy for COVID-19.
Conclusions: There have been intensive attempts to explore drug therapy for the prophylaxis and treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection during this COVID-19 pandemic. Several drugs have been identified which including remdesivir, two antimalarials (chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine) and immunosuppressive agents. The effects of most drug interventions are currently highly uncertain and several drugs and vaccines are under trail for the effective treatment of COVID-19 virus, until an effective treatment will discover social distancing and physical hygiene should be practiced strictly. PMID: 33373324 [PubMed - as supplied by ...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - December 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nazir SUR, Nazir T, Sultana M, Shamim R, Riaz H, Sultana Munir S, Kayani RR, Manzoor S, Islam A Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Vitamins A, B, C, and D: A Short Review for the Dermatologist.
Conclusion: Vitamins, in both topical and oral forms, play a key role in treating many dermatologic conditions. Some of the newer applications of vitamins, such as the use of vitamin B3 for non-melanoma skin cancer prevention, vitamin B6 for prevention of chemotherapy-induced alopecia, and vitamin C as an adjuvant treatment for malignant melanoma, appear promising. Further data is needed to validate these findings. Additionally, many people use vitamin B7 for hair, skin, and nail health. There is evidence that supports vitamin B7 supplementation in patients with uncombable hair syndrome, brittle nail syndrome, and seborrhe...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - November 27, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Coerdt KM, Goggins CA, Khachemoune A Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Assessment of Cultural Competence Among Nurses: The Need Of Hour.
Abstract Cultural competence and skills are the major part of professionalism a nurse should achieve to provide the best quality health care without hurting the culturally sensitive issues in all aspects. This review focused on the assessment of cultural competence and skills among nursing professionals. Assessment of these skills is very much necessary for accountability as well as improving the capability among the nurses or nursing professionals. Many tools are developed across the world including many region-specific. These tools can be employed for the self-assessment to know the self-competency and to assess...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - November 27, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yu L, Feng X, Jin L, Wang S, Liu H, Song L Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effects of Shendibushen on the Expression of CD146 and its Metabolic Pathways.
Abstract Context: Evidence from multiple studies has revealed that it's meaningful to evaluate the clinical significance of CD146 because it's related to an early diagnosis of chronic renal failure as well as to the severity of illness and the patient's prognosis. Objective: The current study intended to evaluate the therapeutic effects of Shendibushen on the clinical parameters of blood and urine and on fibrosis in the kidney in a rat model, using simulated renal tissue fibrosis that was surgically induced with unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). Also, our research team intended to analyze the metabolic p...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - November 27, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yu Z, Dong W, Li L, Jiao Y, Chen M, Jiang X, Zhang P Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effects of Turkish Classical Music on Postpartum Pain and Anxiety in Cesarean Deliveries: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Abstract Context: In recent years, delivery via cesarean section (C-section) has been one of the most frequent, major surgical interventions in the world. Reducing post-cesarean delivery-related pain and good pain management are important as is reducing mothers' anxiety. Objective: The study intended to determine the effects of music therapy on levels of postpartum pain and anxiety in women who delivered via cesarean section. Design: The randomized controlled trial was conducted with power analysis for a type-I error rate of α:0.05, type-II error rate of β:0.20, representative power of 0.80, a...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - November 27, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Toker E, Demirel G, Doganer A, Karakucuk S Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effects of Aromatherapy with Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia MILL) on Post-Dural Puncture Headache: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.
Abstract Context: Lavender has been proposed as an analgesic agent for different types of headaches in complementary and alternative medicine. However, no documented trial has been performed to investigate the effects of lavender in managing post-dural puncture headache (PDPH). Objective: To evaluate the effects of aromatherapy using lavender essential oil in reducing the severity of PDPH. Design: Randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial with parallel group design. Setting: Post-operative wards of Kamkar-Arab-Nia and Nekooei Hedayati Hospitals in Qom, Iran. Participants: Patients with PDPH...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - November 27, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nasiri M, Asayesh H, Yousefi Khosroabadi Z, Hosseini Amiri M, Bahadori H, Rajaee M Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Needs Assessment of Integrative Health Services at School-Based Health Centers.
Conclusions: Improving sleep was a central health goal for SBHC patients. The majority expressed interest in receiving information on massage, meditation and yoga from trained health professionals, and they wanted access to these modalities at their SBHCs. SBHCs are in a unique position of power in which they can bring desired, cost-effective integrative health modalities to marginalized students. Future efforts should expand provider training to support education on and delivery of these modalities and evaluation of their effectiveness at SBHCs. PMID: 33245710 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative ...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - November 27, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Passmore RC, Dunn M, Garbers S, Garth J, Gold MA Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Marchantia polymorpha L. Flavonoids Protect Liver From CCl4-Induced Injury by Antioxidant and Gene-Regulatory Effects.
In conclusion, MPL flavonoids exerted hepatoprotective effects via antioxidant and gene regulatory mechanisms. (Altern Ther Health Med. PMID: 33128532 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhang K, Cao H, Gao Y, Zhong M, Wang Y, Guan Y, Wei R, Jin L Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research