Etiology of Spontaneous Extensor Tendon Injury in Northern-China Rice Farmers.
Conclusions: From clinical observation it could be concluded that the severity and progress of swelling and pain are related to the force applied during rice transplantation as abrasions were found at the front of the wrist extensor retinaculum. PMID: 33038077 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhou CL, Xiao YB, Xi CY, Zhang N Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

The Effect of Acupressure Applied to Individuals Receiving Hemodialysis Treatment on Severity of Thirst and Quality of Life.
This study was conducted to determine the effect of acupressure on the severity of thirst and quality of life of patients receiving hemodialysis treatment. Materials and Methods: This study was carried out in a randomized-controlled way to define the effect of acupressure performed on CV-23, SJ-17, Kid-1 acupuncture points for 15 min three times a week for six weeks on the intensity of thirst and quality of life in patients on hemodialysis. The second phase of the study was carried out as a qualitative study using an individual interview technique and a semi-structured questionnaire form before and after the acupressu...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yıldırım Keskin A, Taşci S Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Pleiotropic Effects of Comarum palustre L. in Patients with Osteoarthritis and Diabetes Mellitus with High Comorbidity Burden: An Exploratory Study.
Conclusion: Treatment with Comarum palustre L.is associated with pleiotropic effects in patients with OA and comorbid DM. These results provide a rationale for larger randomized controlled studies. PMID: 33038079 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shirinsky IV, Kalinovskaya NY, Filatova K, Shirinsky VS Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Possible Herbal-Drug Interactions An Evidenced Base Review.
Conclusion: The purpose of this article was to gather data to cater an evidence-based discussion and information for providing complete knowledge to existing patients and consumers regarding herbal drug-drug interactions, would also help them a brief knowledge that what can go wrong in case of herbal-drug interaction, in conclusion, we also found that there is still no basic guideline defining the drug-drug interactions. PMID: 33038080 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Arora G, Arora A, Chaudary V, Kamlija M, Kamlija H Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effects on Acupuncturist Blinding: Different Diameters of Double-blind Acupuncture Needles.
Conclusion: These findings indicate that the differences in the diameters of DBNs from 0.14 to 0.20 mm didn't significantly affect the acupuncturist's blinding. PMID: 33038081 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yajima H, Takayama M, Nasu M, Nishiwaki M, Kawase A, Hiramatsu Y, Nobe R, Schlaeger JM, Takakura N Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Magnetic Field Exposure Modulates the Anti-Inflammatory Efficiency of Minocycline in Rats with Peripheral Acute Inflammation.
Conclusion: Present findings support that MCN or PMF has anti-inflammatory properties duo to the down-regulating central microglial and/or peripheral inflammatory markers. Our data showed here, for the first time, PMF exposure may suppress the anti-hypersensitive actions of MCN by modulating microglia function/phenotype and microglial markers. PMID: 33038082 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mert T, Sahin M, Sahin E, Yaman S Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Significance of Patient Participation in Nursing Care.
Abstract Patient participation, an international requirement according to the World Health Organization and other international bodies, is a must in nursing care. It involves patient engagement in making their own treatment decisions, participating in the development and evaluation of services and taking part in policy development. Patient participation on the individual, organizational and policy development levels has been discussed. Facilitators of and barriers to active patient participation, as well as ways to enhance it, were also included in this review. Poor communication, a paternalistic approach, time co...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 27, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jiang N, Sun MM, Zhou YY, Feng XX Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effects of Acupressure Applied to P6 Point on Nausea Vomiting in Pregnancy: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled.
This study was designed as a double-blind randomized controlled trial. Setting: This study data was collected at a Private Hospital. Participants: Turkish women with a singleton pregnancy at the gestation of 6-11 weeks were recruited. One hundred forty-nine women were randomized into the acupressure and control groups. Intervention: While the women in the acupressure group applied acupressure point on both wrists 3 times a day for 1 week, the women in the control group performed no intervention. Primary Outcome Measures: The participants' pre- and post-procedure nausea-vomiting status was assessed using...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 27, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Solt Kirca A, Kanza Gul D Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

COVID-19: Prospective Challenges and Potential Vaccines.
Conclusions: Emerging and re-emerging pathogenic RNA viruses pose a serious threat to human health. Little is known about the human-host adoptive mechanism for zoonotic transmission. Deep insights into the molecular mechanism responsible for the switching of animal or bird viruses to humans could provide target molecules or events to prevent such transmissions in the near future. Fast development and approval of efficacious and safe vaccines is key to the effort to provide preventive measures against COVID-19 and future viruses. However, the development and availability of a vaccine candidate is a time-consuming process an...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shahid Nadeem M, Ali A, Al-Ghamdi MA, Azam Khan J, Zamzami MA, Nazia Murtaza B, Kazmi I, Ur Rehman M Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Halotherapy for Chronic Respiratory Disorders: From the Cave to the Clinical.
Conclusions: HT has been found to have a positive effect on patients suffering from chronic respiratory diseases, improving mucociliary elimination and lung function in common chronic respiratory diseases and also HRQoL. Currently, no official guidelines exist on the use of HT in the form of salt rooms (halo chambers) or dry powder inhalers, but evidence exists for its use as a possible adjuvant therapy. More structured research in the form of randomized clinical trials is required. PMID: 32827399 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Barber D, Malyshev Y, Oluyadi F, Andreev A, Sahni S Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Repurposing Drugs for COVID-19: An Approach for Treatment in the Pandemic.
Conclusions: Although current results are promising, limitations to drug repurposing, such as a low success rate and the possibility of adverse events, can't be overlooked. With continuous research and technical advancements, repurposing will no doubt provide a notable scientific contribution to innovation in drug development and pharmacotherapy practice for the treatment of new diseases or existing diseases in a new way. PMID: 32827400 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Khadka S, Yuchi A, Shrestha DB, Budhathoki P, Al-Subari SMM, Ziad Alhouzani TM, Anwar Butt I Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Free Radicals, Oxidative Stress-Related Diseases and Antioxidant Supplementation.
Abstract Though free radicals have beneficial roles in the body to fight against certain pathogenic diseases as well as are implicated in a number of cellular and physiological activities, elevated levels may be overwhelming for the antioxidant defense system to maintain the normal homeostatic state. This may eventually lead to oxidative stress whereby the increased level of free radicals may attack certain biomolecules (DNA, RNA, proteins lipids and carbohydrates) causing damage to cells, tissues and organs in the body. Following these attacks, certain by-products formed which are indicative of the cellular damag...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Engwa GA, EnNwekegwa FN, Nkeh-Chungag BN Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

The Role of Folate and MTHFR Polymorphisms in the Treatment of Depression.
Abstract Major depressive disorder is most commonly treated with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. For those people that do not benefit from the standard therapy or prefer non-pharmacologic therapy, folate supplementation may be an option. Folate is normally acquired through the diet and folate deficiency is associated with depression. In the brain, folate is one nutrient among others involved in the production of the neurotransmitters that affect mood. Studies involving folate supplementation for the treatment of depression have had mixed results but have omitted to take into account the genetic poly...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Stengler M Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Exploring the Impact of a Locally Developed Yoga Program on the Well-Being of New Zealand School-Children and Their Learning.
Abstract Yoga is a spiritual practice to exercise for good health as well as to foster harmonious mind-body connection. The purpose of this exploratory study was to ascertain the effects of the different components of yoga on the health and well-being of primary school children in New Zealand. The impact of yoga practice on children's learning capabilities was also examined. The yoga intervention consisted of one hour weekly sessions taught over a period of 5 weeks in the hall of a school that embraces a model of holistic education in its curriculum delivery. School children participation was voluntary and 6 schoo...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Laxman K Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effects of Brief Guided Imagery on Female Patients Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia: An Exploratory Controlled Trial.
Conclusions: We see a trend of improvement following BGI, but more research is needed to investigate this technique. Significant improvements were found for overall pain, as well as for mood and quality of life. We recommend adding BGI to treatment plans for patients suffering chronic, fibromyalgia-related pain. While other guided imagery methods last up to 20 minutes per session, BGI is innovative since only two minutes are required to obtain a positive effect on chronic pain and quality of life measures. PMID: 32827404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kaplun A, Roitman P, Rosenbloom T Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Are Medicinal Plants an Alternative Strategy to Combat COVID-19?
Abstract No Abstract Available. PMID: 32827405 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Prasher P, Sharma M, Gupta G, Chellappan DK, Dua K Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Using the Multi-Theory Model (MTM) of Health Behavior Change to Explain Yoga Practice.
Conclusion: The MTM model of health behavior change is effective for explaining the intent to initiate and maintain yoga behavior among college students. PMID: 32827406 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hayes T, Sharma M, Hernandez Morales VLA, Brown L, Di W Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Role of Acupuncture in Amblyopia Treatment.
Abstract Context: Amblyopia is an ophthalmological developmental disorder that occurs during early childhood due to disrupted binocular vision. It leads to reduced best-corrected visual acuity in one eye (seldom in both eyes) in which the visual acuity of one eye is 2 rows weaker than the other eye on a Snellen vision testing chart. Many studies have reported the outcomes of acupuncture in the treatment of amblyopia. Evidence suggests that acupuncture improves outcomes in children with amblyopia, but these studies are associated with several limitations which may affect the evaluation of the efficacy and reproduci...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xu LG, Bai W, Wang QW, Xu JY, Wang J, Song QH, Yang L, Liu Q, Zhou D Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Parasitic Infection Misdiagnosed As Bacterial Pneumonia: A Case Report.
In this study, one case of parasitic pneumonia was misdiagnosed as bacterial infection, revealing the importance of pathological biopsy and MDT, especially when clinical features are not typical and routine tests are not specific. Therefore, more paragonimiasis cases can be diagnosed more effectively by the clinicians and misdiagnose should be avoided in future clinical practice. PMID: 32827408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yang X, Leng T, Tang C Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Characterization of Nanoparticles in 2X, 4X and 6X Potencies of Ferrum Phosphoricum.
Conclusions: Although all 5 techniques used in the study showed the presence of iron phosphate nanoparticles in the 2X, 4X and 6X potencies of Ferrum phosphoricum, making them essential tools in determining the presence of nanoparticles, UV-vis, FTIR, and TEM analysis were best suited for the analysis of nanoparticles in high-dilution preparations such as homeopathic remedies, due to the limitations of DLS and EDX. PMID: 32827409 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nowbuth AA, Caminsky M Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Nonpharmacological Management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercise.
Conclusion: Practicing DBE provided positive effects for pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus on the observed physiological parameters. PMID: 32827410 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fiskin G, Sahin N Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Two Cases of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Successfully Treated With Kampo Medicine.
Conclusions: These results highlight the potential benefits of Kampo medicine for the treatment of intractable MCS. Further investigations will be needed to confirm the mechanism of action, thereby improving the understanding of the effectiveness of Kampo medicine for MCS therapy. PMID: 32827411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ohsawa M, Takayama S, Kikuchi A, Arita R, Saito N, Hojo S, Ishii T, Yaegashi N Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Safety of NR-INF-02, an Extract of Curcuma Longa Containing Turmerosaccharides, in Healthy Volunteers: A Randomized, Open-label Clinical Trial.
Conclusion: The study found NR-INF-02 to be safe and tolerable at both tested doses for the given duration of the trial for healthy adult volunteers. PMID: 32827412 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Selvi M, Mohan Mv R, Bethapudi B, Mundkinajeddu D, Kumari S Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Aromatherapy Massage for Pain and Xerosis After Repeated Needle Insertion Into a Fistula Arm in Hemodialysis.
Şentürk S Abstract Context: Repeated needle insertion into the fistula causes dry skin in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Dry skin can add to the acute pain from needle by increasing skin irritability. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of aromatherapy massage on acute pain and dry skin following needle insertion into an arteriovenous fistula in patients undergoing HD. Methods: The study was designed as a randomized controlled trial. Setting: The study took place at a dialysis center in a city center in Central Anatolia in Turkey. Participants: Participants were pat...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kılıç Akça N, Akbuga GA, Arslan DE, Şentürk S Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Biochemical Dynamics and Clinical Features of Novel Corona Virus (2019-nCoV).
Conclusions: No specific curative therapy is available for CoVid-19. However, certain precautionary measures may potentially reduce the transmission, including washing hands, using sanitizers frequently, avoiding public gatherings, and quarantining or isolating patients. This virus has spread globally and immunocompromised individuals, and especially older individuals, are at significant risk. Community and healthcare professionals have a positive role to play in controlling the spread of the disease. PMID: 32710732 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - July 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nazir T, Nazir SUR, Sultana M, Taha N, Riaz H, Islam A, Rasheed Kayani R, Manzoor S Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Impact of COVID-19 on Nephrology Patients: A Mechanistic Outlook for Pathogenesis of Acute Kidney Injury.
Conclusions: The research team concluded that the dysregulation of the cholinergic anti-inflammatory system could explain most of the clinical features of severe COVID-19. PMID: 32710733 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Saad Alharbi K, Al-Abbasi FA, Prasad Agrawal G, Sharma A, Kowti R, Kazmi I Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Diabetes-related Knowledge, Medication Adherence, and Health-related Quality of Life: A Correlation Analysis.
Abstract Context: Even though positive treatment outcomes for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are linked to disease knowledge and adherence to medications, inadequate knowledge, poor adherence, and resistance to lifestyle modifications are still common among patients. This situation has been a continuing dilemma for patients and healthcare providers, and these factors negatively affect the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients. Objective: The current study intended to evaluate the correlations between diabetes-related knowledge, medication adherence, and HRQoL among T2DM patients in Pakistan. ...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ishaq R, Haider S, Saleem F, Bashir S, Tareen AM, Mengal MA, Iqbal Q Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Yoga's Effects on the Cardiovascular System of Healthy Women: Implications for Best Practices.
ón S Abstract Context: Yoga as a form of physical activity is growing in popularity. During yoga, individuals interrupt the stress response, which is typically associated with high blood pressure (BP), impaired focus, and high levels of anxiety. Consequently, research into yoga's effects on stress should place a special emphasis upon the interplay of the nervous and cardiovascular systems during yoga practice. Objective: The purpose of this study was to delineate the immediate cardiovascular effects of 12 Hatha yoga poses by means of RR (beat-to-beat) intervals and JT (cardiac repolarization) intervals...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bernotiene G, Slapsinskaite A, Berškienė K, Daunoravičienė A, Vainoras A, Razón S Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Deformational Plagiocephaly and Reduced Cervical Range of Motion: A Pediatric Case Series in a Chiropractic Clinic.
Conclusion: The presence of plagiocephaly was associated with a higher prevalence of restriction in cervical PROM. A statistically significant association existed between restriction of the occipitoatlantal joint and development of contralateral deformational plagiocephaly. Future clinical trials assessing the effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy in the treatment and management of restricted cervical PROM and plagiocephaly in infants are needed. PMID: 32663178 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fludder CJ, Keil BG Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Advanced Practice Providers' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Utilization of Complementary and Integrative Medicine at an Academic Medical Center.
Abstract Context: Complementary and integrative medicine comprises treatments used along with conventional medical care. Its use within care settings and communities has increased. Objective: We aimed to assess baseline knowledge and use of complementary and integrative medicine among advanced practice providers at an academic medical center and their attitudes toward it. Methods: A 50-question survey was sent to 1018 advanced practice providers at our academic medical center to evaluate their knowledge, attitudes, and utilization of complementary and integrative medicine therapies. Results: The 556...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bauer BA, Townsend KM, Cutshall SM, Hazelton JF, Mahapatra S, Meek AM, Wahner-Roedler DL Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Complementary And Alternative Medicine Use In Turkish Patients With Epilepsy.
Abstract Context: Epilepsy is a condition characterized by abnormal and excessive electrical discharges of cortical neurons resulting sudden, repetitive, event-triggered seizures. Epilepsy is most common neurologic disorder during childhood and the second most common neurological disorder following cerebrovascular diseases in adults. Use of CAM in persons with epilepsy is high, even compared to individuals with other chronic health conditions. Objectives: We aimed to determine the prevalence, types, and factors influencing use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in adults with epilepsy. Metho...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tan M, Kavurmaci M Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Prescribing Practices Among Sports Medicine Providers.
Conclusions: Among responders, the prescribing prevalence of at least one CAM therapy was high. Sports medicine physicians utilized a number of different CAM modalities to treat common sports medicine pathologies. PMID: 32663181 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kent JB, Tanabe KO, Muthusubramanian A, Statuta SM, MacKnight JM Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Medicinal Plants Used To Treat Overactive Bladder.
Conclusion: A variety of medicinal plants promise their use in overactive bladder diseases. In addition to the standardization of these medicinal plants, screening plants as anti-overactive bladder agents may help to find new sources of therapy for overactive bladder. PMID: 32663182 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Anjum I, Mushtaq MN, Ul Hassan S Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effect of extract from Boswellia serrata gum resin on decrease of GAD65 autoantibodies in a patient with Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults.
Conclusion: The study confirms that extract of Boswellia serrata gum resin seems to prevent insulitis in patients with LADA, as indicated by its action on both markers of autoimmune diabetes, i.e., GAD65 and IA2 autoantibodies. The possibility that the treatment with boswellic acids of LADA patients with positive autoantibodies could be beneficial on the course of the disease, calls for further investigation and a clinical study. PMID: 32663183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Franić Z, Franić Z, Vrkić N, Gabaj NN, Petek I Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Yoga as an Alternative Therapy for Weight Management in Child and Adolescent Obesity: A Systematic Review and Implications for Research.
Conclusion: The impact of yoga interventions on child and adolescent obesity was small but meaningful. Some of the limitations include small sample sizes, lack of follow-up assessment after posttest, lack of control groups, lack of utilization of behavioral theories, and lack of intervention targeting disadvantaged populations. Future interventions utilizing randomized controlled trials with large sample sizes are needed to assess the impact of yoga on child and adolescent obesity. PMID: 32663184 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dai CL, Sharma M, Chen CC, Yesilyurt E, Godbey S Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Perspective Of Elderly People Using Integrative Health Practices: A Qualitative Study.
Conclusion: In this study; It is determined that elderly individuals were using integrative metods in addition to pharmacologic methods for symptom management. It can hence be recommended that healthcare personnel should carefully evaluate the elderly in geriatric assessment. PMID: 32663185 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Muz G, Özdil K Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Infantile Colic: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
Conclusions: Further study of the complementary and alternative therapy methods will help to increase the evidence for their effective use in the treatment of infantile colic. PMID: 32663186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Çetinkaya B Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Evaluation of Disease Related Knowledge in Patients of Osteoporosis: An Observational Study.
This study was aimed to assess the knowledge of osteoporosis among patients in tertiary healthcare systems, as well as their knowledge of associated lifestyle, risk factors, and preventive measures. Methods: A cross-sectional study design was used to determine the knowledge of outpatients towards osteoporosis. The survey was carried out in a tertiary care hospital Federal Government Polyclinic Hospital, Islamabad. This study included patients visiting various outpatient departments of Federal Government Polyclinic Hospital, Islamabad. A structured questionnaire was used as a tool to collect the data from the participa...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Amer M, Noor S, Kashif SM, Nazir SUR, Ghazanfar T, Yousaf S Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Devoid Knowledge and Low Adherence Precipitate Uncontrolled Blood Pressure: A Depiction From Cross-Sectional Study.
Abstract Objective: The present study was aimed to assess knowledge regarding disease, adherence to medication and blood pressure control among hypertensive patients. Methods: A cross-sectional study involving 384 hypertensive patients attending a tertiary care, public sector hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan, was conducted. Data was collected by using Urdu versions of pre-validated hypertension knowledge questionnaire and Medication Adherence Scale by Morisky. Each patient's blood pressure was measured through a calibrated mercury sphygmomanometer. Data was analyzed statistically by using SPSS software version...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - July 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Amer M, Ur Rehman N, Nazir SUR, Ehsan-Ul-Haq M, Sultana M, Jabeen M Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Ayurveda in Early Life to Prevent Noncommunicable Diseases From Epigenetical Alterations.
Conclusion: Ayurveda has accurately described the correlation between the influences of the intrauterine environment , and the dietary habits and lifestyle of the mother, and the onset of diseases in later life. Emerging and developing sciences, such as epigenetics, can provide a better understanding of diseases caused by changes in genes without alterations in the DNA sequence. PMID: 32619201 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kuldeep C, Neha D, Ranjita E, Ekta D, Kumar BB Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effects of Hydrastis Canadensis, Commiphora Habessinica, Phytolacca Americana, and Echinacea Purpurea on Bacterial Growth.
Conclusions: The results demonstrated that H. canadensis had antibacterial activity against S. epidermidis, but the HMPE formula was not active against S. epidermidis, when a zone of inhibition threshold of 12 millimeters (mm) was used to determine antibiotic activity. Because the HMPE formula was shown to be less effective than H. canadensis alone, the formula might benefit from an increased percentage of H. canadensis. PMID: 32619202 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Corn J, Tibbitts D, Ito H, Schafer M, Vasilevsky N Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

A Review of Preclinical Research on the Effects of Photodynamic Therapy and Homeopathic Medicine on Cancer Cells.
Conclusions: Both homeopathy and PDT demonstrate antineoplastic effects; however; more research needs to be conducted before any conclusions can be made. PMID: 32619203 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Joubert KS, George BP, Razlog R, Abrahamse H Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Optimized Curcumin, Pomegranate Extract, and Methylsulfonylmethane Reduce Acute, Systemic Inflammatory Response to a Half-marathon Race.
Conclusions: The combination of polyphenol and MSM supplementation resulted in a systemic response that may translate to an accelerated rate of muscle recovery, allowing participants return to exercise and normal activities more quickly. This pilot study is the foundation for a larger investigation in the research team's laboratory. PMID: 32619204 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tanner EA, Gary MA, Michalik S, Davis AA, McFarlin BK Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Triflavones from Selaginella Doederllein Inhibited Hypoxia-induced, Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling Through PI3K/Akt.
Conclusion: Triflavones are promising protective agents against PH due to their inhibitory effects on vascular remodeling through P13K/Akt signaling. PMID: 32619205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chen L, Ren L, Song H, Ren H, Xu R, Huang X Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

The Efficacy of Binaural Beats as a Stress-buffering Technique.
Conclusions: The current study found that the intervention group, who listened to TBBs, had greater parasympathetic dominance during TSST than the control group. This suggests that TBB exposure may dampen subsequent stress responses to an acute, psychological stressor. This finding, however, should be interpreted with caution, because further research and independent replication are warranted. PMID: 32619206 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kelton K, Weaver TL, Willoughby L, Kaufman D, Santowski A Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Radical Scavenging and Antiacetylcholinesterase Activities of Ethanolic Extracts of Carob, Clove, and Linden.
Conclusion • Although the clove buds had the maximum TPC; 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH); and 2,2'-azino-bis [3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid] (ABTS+) radical scavenging activity, it didn't show anticholinesterase activity. PMID: 32619207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Güller U, Güller P, Çiftci M Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Binaural Beats Reduce Postoperative Morphine Consumption in Older adults After Total Knee Replacement Surgery.
Conclusions: BB stimulation before surgery can be successfully used as a nonpharmacological treatment to reduce morphine consumption in older adults who undergo knee replacement. The use of a noninvasive, safe, and inexpensive BB intervention can result in a positive effect on patients' postoperative recovery. PMID: 32412916 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tani A, Vagheggini G, Moretti F, Del Colombo V, Lehle J, Campana S, Labate A, Tomaiuolo F Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effect of Prescription Tongxin on Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Peripheral Blood.
This study aimed to investigate the effects of a China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA)-approved prescription medicine, Tongxin, on the density and function of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in peripheral blood. Design: In this study, a randomized, single blind, parallel controlled clinical trial was used. The single blind subjects were subjects. Setting: The study took place in the Cardiology and Emergency Departments at Shanghai Municipal Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Shanghai, China. Participants: Participants were 48 patients with coronary heart disease at the hospital. Interve...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Liu Z, Wang W, Yang XQ, Fan J, Hu XZ, Wang YS, Wang S, Feng QM, Lu LH Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

COVID-19: A Worldwide, Zoonotic, Pandemic Outbreak.
Conclusions: First-level treatments include repurposing antivirals and antimalarials, and plasma infusion should help, but development of existing or new molecules into vaccines will take time. The unpredictable trajectory of this outbreak demands careful surveillance to monitor the situation, draw strategies, implement control measures, and create proper ethical laws and medical guidelines. PMID: 32412918 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Khan T, Agnihotri K, Tripathi A, Mukherjee S, Agnihotri N, Gupta G Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Gender and Age Differences Reveal Risk Patterns in COVID-19 Outbreak.
Abstract By April 28th 2020, the global number of people that were viciously infected with the newfound novel corona virus (COVID-19) stood at a staggering 3 077 133 cases, as per the confirmed data released by the WHO. It has been reported that women from the Chinese Han population are associated with essential hypertension due to their relation with the 5 SNPs, namely, rs1514283, rs4646155, rs4646176, rs2285666, and rs879922, which belong to the ACE2 gene. The level of ACE2 activity was very low in normal healthy younger persons, and was reported to be increased in patients with cardiovascular diseases. Thus, th...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Singh Y, Gupta G, Mishra A, Chellappan DK, Dua K Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research