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Probiotics and Their Use in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Conclusions • Studies on probiotics in animal models of IBD are promising, and clinical results in IBD patients are encouraging; however, the data are limited, and few studies are placebo controlled. Additional placebo-controlled, double-blind studies in IBD are required before recommendations can be offered for routine use of probiotics in IBD. Additional organisms may eventually be developed through genetic engineering. The current evidence also indicates that probiotic effects are strain specific; they do not act through the same mechanisms nor are all probiotics indicated for the same health conditions. More resea...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Amer M, Nadeem M, Nazir SUR, Fakhar M, Abid F, Ain QU, Asif E Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Toward an Explanatory Framework for Yoga Therapy Informed by Philosophical and Ethical Perspectives.
Conclusions • These 4 philosophical perspectives-phenomenology, eudaimonia, virtue ethics, and first-person ethical inquiry-provide a lens through which to understand how yogic practices support the individual's transformation in the experience of illness, pain, or disability. We propose that this transformation occurs through facilitating a reharmonization of body, mind, and environment toward the experience of eudaimonic well-being. PMID: 29135457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sullivan MB, Moonaz S, Weber K, Taylor JN, Schmalzl L Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Immediate Effects of Osteopathic Treatment Versus Therapeutic Exercise on Patients With Chronic Cervical Pain.
Conclusions • Although both interventions were associated with immediately improved ROM and pain after treatment, HVLA manipulation was more effective than CCF exercise in improving ROM and VAS during ROM. None of the interventions led to changes in EMG. PMID: 29135458 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Galindez-Ibarbengoetxea X, Chourraut IS, Ramírez-Velez R, Andersen LL, González-Izal M, Crespo AJ, Crespo MI Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Vaginal Candidiasis Infection Treated Using Apple Cider Vinegar: A Case Report.
Abstract A 32-y-old married woman was admitted with intense vaginal discharge with foul odor, itching, groin pain, and infertility for the past 5 y. Candida albicans was isolated from the culture of vaginal swab. The patient was diagnosed with chronic vaginal candida infection. She failed to respond to integrative medicine methods prescribed. Recovery was achieved with the application of apple cider vinegar. Alternative treatment methods can be employed in patients unresponsive to medical therapies. As being one of these methods, application of apple cider vinegar can cure vaginal candida infection. PMID: 291...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ozen B, Baser M Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Yoga Can Improve Assisted Reproduction Technology Outcomes in Couples With Infertility.
Conclusions • Yoga can help couples overcome infertility and increase the ART success rate by improving the physiological and psychological states of both men and women. PMID: 29112941 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Darbandi S, Darbandi M, Khorram Khorshid HR, Sadeghi MR Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture for Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
Abstract Context • Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) is one of the most common complaints among young women. Acupuncture has been widely applied as a therapeutic modality in China and abroad for PD; however, the evidence for its benefits is still not convincing. Objective • The study intended to conduct a systematic review of randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the evidence regarding the use of acupuncture in treating PD. Design • The research team retrieved reports for RCTs published in 7 databases from their inception to March 2016, with no language restrictions: PubMed, Medline, Embase, the ...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Liu T, Yu JN, Cao BY, Peng YY, Chen YP, Zhang L Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

The Use of Intravenous Glutathione for Symptom Management of Parkinson's Disease: A Case Report.
Abstract Intravenous glutathione has been suggested empirically to improve Parkinson's disease (PD) symptoms of tremor and rigidity, but there is limited supporting research. This case report demonstrates both subjective and objective symptom improvement of a conventionally-treated patient suffering from PD when adjunctive intravenous glutathione was administered. In addition to suggesting clinical benefit, this case also suggests an effective therapeutic frequency of therapy and a minimal therapeutic dose. The consistent pattern of improvement following glutathione injections asserts that this therapy may improve...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - November 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Otto M, Magerus T, Langland JO Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Dextrose Prolotherapy for Chronic Shoulder Pain: A Case Report.
Conclusions • The findings suggest that dextrose prolotherapy may be an effective treatment for chronic shoulder pain and may be an alternative to surgery or other more costly and invasive interventions. PMID: 29101774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - November 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Seenauth C, Inouye V, Langland JO Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

The Effects of Massage by Mothers on Mother-Infant Attachment.
Abstract Context • Transferring a newborn to the intensive care unit due to a premature birth is a major obstacle in the establishment of emotional attachment between a mother and her child. Researchers believe that the formation and continuation of such an attachment have a profound effect on the child's mental development and behavior in the coming years of life. Not all studies have agreed, however, that skin contact alone, such as massage provides, can improve attachment. Objective • The aim of this study was to determine the effects on maternal attachment behaviors of infants hospitalized in a neona...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - November 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shoghi M, Sohrabi S, Rasouli M Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Knee Pain: A Randomized, Sham-controlled Trial.
Conclusions • The findings suggest that treatment with the real PENS with etoricoxib is effective for treatment of CKP. PMID: 29101777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - November 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: He DP, Zhang J, Bai ZF Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Outpatient Satisfaction With Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in a Hospital Center: A Survey.
Abstract Context • Although osteopathy is not yet certified as a health profession in Italy, many people choose osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for pain relief. Nevertheless, no study evaluating patients' degree of satisfaction after OMT and the perceived quality of the treatment has occurred in Italy. Objectives • The study intended to assess outpatients' satisfaction with OMT carried out at a hospital. Design • The research team conducted a survey from January 2015 to January 2016 using 3 questionnaires. Setting • The study took place the Fondazione Santa Lucia Hospital (Rome, Italy)...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 28, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tramontano M, Martino Cinnera A, Petracca M, Gaeta A, Tamburella F, Audouard M, Caltagirone C Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Multiple Sampling and SAF-Fixative Triple-Faeces Testing for Dysbiosis and Pathogenic Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Case Report.
In this study, a patient with a history that eluded to possible acute GI parasitic infection, but without classic symptomology, was screened using a sodium acetate acetic acid formalin (SAF)-fixative triple-faeces test. Even though the patient's symptoms did not strongly suggest stool analysis, her history of travel was clinically relevant. The faeces test revealed the patient was positive for Blastocystis hominis, Dientamoeba fragilis trophs, Endolimax nana trophs, Entamoeba coli trophs, a-hemolytic Streptococcus, Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and yeast. Subsequently, the patient was treated for GI infectio...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mauss J, Retz M, Dilts R, Langland J Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Delayed Spontaneous Resorption of Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Herniation: A Case Report.
Conclusions • Delayed intervertebral disc resorption was observed in a case of large disc herniation well past the acute phase, and there was noticeable time difference in resolution on MRI and subsequent improvement in pain and functional recovery. PMID: 29055285 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jung YJ, Shin JS, Lee J, Lee YJ, Kim MR, Ha IH Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

In Defense of Progesterone: A Review of the Literature.
Conclusions • Physicians should have no hesitation prescribing natural progesterone. The evidence is clear that progesterone does not cause breast cancer. Indeed, progesterone is protective and preventative of breast cancer. PMID: 29055286 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lieberman A, Curtis L Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Efficacy and Tolerability of High-dose Pelargonium Extract in Patients With the Common Cold.
Abstract Context • The common cold (CC) is usually caused by a viral infection. Antibiotics are often prescribed unnecessarily for it, although no evidence exists for any benefit in the CC. Effective alternatives are needed. Objective • The study intended to evaluate the efficacy of 7630, a proprietary extract of Pelargonium sidoides, the active ingredient in umckaloabo, compared with a placebo for the treatment of the CC. Design • This was a prospective, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, phase 3 clinical trial (RCT), with an adaptive group-sequential design with 2 parts, both of whi...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Riley DS, Lizogub VG, Zimmermann A, Funk P, Lehmacher W Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Osteoinductive Effects of Cyplexinol in the Management of Osteoporosis: A Case Series.
Conclusions • Cyplexinol may effectively manage BMD loss experienced during osteoporosis, though more studies are warranted with larger samples to replicate these findings. Given that administration of Cyplexinol was found to improve density scores in both mild and severe cases, despite the extent of the patient's history of documented bone loss, Cyplexinol has a more diverse range of applicability than prescription medications, suggesting the first, natural alternative to bisphosphonates, hormone replacement therapies and antireceptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (anti-RANKL) agents. Furthermore, due to...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tripodi D Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Adult Use of Complementary and Integrative Approaches to Improve Athletic Performance.
Conclusions • Complementary and integrative therapies were used for improvement of athletic performance by respondents of the 2012 NHIS, with high satisfaction among users. Future research could evaluate athletic-specific use, adverse effects, physiological mechanisms that may exist for the modalities, and ways to integrate these methods better with traditional medical care. PMID: 28987072 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Evans MW, Ndetan H, Ka Sekhon V, Williams R, Oliver B, Perko M, Woolsey C, Singh KP Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Human Microbiome as an Approach to Personalized Medicine.
Abstract Personalized medicine is an approach for medical decisions, practices, and interventions that considers individual variations in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. Regarding complex metabolic patterns associated with different diseases, characterizing unique metabolic patterns of each patient seems like a practical approach. We can imagine a future in which routinely analyzing the microbiome allows us to predict individualized responses to different foods and drugs. Microbiome analysis of individuals may be added to future routine personalized medicine protocols after comparing the costs a...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ejtahed HS, Hasani-Ranjbar S, Larijani B Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Combination of Rheum ribes and Metformin Against Diabetes, Thermal Hyperalgesia, and Tactile Allodynia in a Mice Model.
Conclusion • When combined with MTF, RR might be a promising adjuvant for amelioration of DM and related nociceptive complications. PMID: 28987074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Raafat K, El-Lakany A Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Whooping Cough Alleviated by Homeopathic Medicines: A Case Report.
Conclusions • Homeopathic medicines can alleviate the intensity or reduce the duration of whooping cough, with no adverse effects. PMID: 28987075 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chung Y Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Potential Facilitators and Barriers to Awareness of N-of-1 Trials for Physicians in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Conclusions • The results highlight the possible interest of TCM clinicians in the methods of N-of-1 trials; meanwhile, the study's data stress the need for appropriate medical education and recommendations based on available evidence. Further efforts in the area should emphasize the benefits for patients and funders. The training is necessary in TCM clinical practice to improve the evidence quality of studies on TCM. PMID: 28987076 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li J, Wei D, Niu J, Yang M, Ge L, Wang X, Yuan W, Tian J, Shang H, Zhai J, Yang K, Dai M Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Remission of Schizoaffective Disorder Using Homeopathic Medicine: 2 Case Reports.
Conclusions • The 2 current case reports demonstrate a successful integrative approach to the treatment of schizoaffective disorder. They illustrate the value of individualized homeopathic prescriptions with proper case management in the successful treatment of that disorder. Future large-scale, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies should investigate individualized homeopathic treatments for mental health concerns, because the diseases cause great economic and social burden. PMID: 28987077 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Grise DE, Peyman T, Langland J Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Brief Report: Stability and Chemical Characteristics of Injectable Ascorbic Acid for Patients With Cancer.
Conclusions • These data suggest that IVAA, when prepared with sterile water, in addition to MgCl and CaGluc, is highly stable and safe to use in patients for up to 6 h after preparation. PMID: 28987078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Monti DA, Bazzan AJ, Zabrecky G, Newberg AB Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Biofield Therapy for Patients Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia.
Conclusion • Biofield therapy may help reduce symptoms of depression, chronic widespread pain, and tenderness among patients suffering from FM. Larger studies with rigorous designs are required for further accurate evaluation. PMID: 28987079 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sarmento F, Tanaka H, Cordeiro E, Suzuki K Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Review of Literature on Low-level Laser Therapy Benefits for Nonpharmacological Pain Control in Chronic Pain and Osteoarthritis.
Conclusion • Based on current research, the utilization of LLLT for pain management and osteoarthritic conditions may be a complementary strategy used in clinical practice to provide symptom management for patients suffering from osteoarthritis and chronic pain. PMID: 28987080 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - October 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dima R, Tieppo Francio V, Towery C, Davani S Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Electric Nutrition: The Surprising Health and Healing Benefits of Biological Grounding (Earthing).
Conclusion • This body of research has demonstrated the potential of grounding to be a simple, natural, and accessible clinical strategy against the global epidemic of noncommunicable, degenerative, inflammatory-related diseases. PMID: 28987038 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - September 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sinatra ST, Oschman JL, Chevalier G, Sinatra D Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Reduction in Pain After Use of Bioceramic Undershirt for Patients With Fibromyalgia.
Authors: Abstract Context • The treatment of pain in fibromyalgia (FM) has centered on pharmacotherapy and nonpharmacological treatment. The nondrug treatments for FM include the effects of far infrared radiation (FIR). Currently, FIR-emitting heat lamps and garments made of filaments (fibers) impregnated with FIR-emitting nanoparticles are being used to deliver thermal radiation effects. Objective • The study intended to determine the benefits of a fabric coated with bioceramics for reducing pain in women with FM. Design • The research team designed a randomized, controlled pilot study. Setting &b...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - September 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Alternative Therapy for Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome: A 1-year, Single-blind, Randomized Trial of Tui Na.
Conclusions • Tui na is a feasible and safe treatment for patients with OSAHS. It can improve the quality of life, sleep architecture, snoring intensity, and EDS in patients with moderate-to-severe OSAHS. In the future, a controlled study should be considered to further investigate the effects of tui na for OSAHS. PMID: 28646811 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lu CN, Friedman M, Lin HC, Bi KW, Hsueh TP, Chang HW, Su MC, Lin MC Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Oral Consumption of Vitamin K2 for 8 Weeks Associated With Increased Maximal Cardiac Output During Exercise.
Conclusions • Although vitamin K2 supplementation has previously been reported to improve cardiovascular function in diseased patients, to the research team's knowledge, the current study is the first to report its potential in active individuals. More research is needed to fully evaluate the potential effects of the observed effects. PMID: 28646812 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: McFarlin BK, Henning AL, Venable AS Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Hepatoprotective Activity of Satwa, an Ayurvedic Formulation, Against Alcohol-induced Liver Injury in Rats.
Conclusions • The data suggest that the 3 Satwa might be used in combination as a liver tonic that can help restore and strengthen the liver functions. The current study shows that the combination has the potential to be an effective liver tonic in animals. Scientific data from clinical trials of the 3 Satwa are not available. Systematic clinical trials are required that can yield information on their effects in humans. PMID: 28646813 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chavan T, Ghadge A, Karandikar M, Pandit V, Ranjekar P, Kulkarni O, Kuvalekar A, Mantri N Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Nutritional Management of Metabolic Endotoxemia: A Clinical Review.
Conclusions • Diet, dietary components, and nutritional supplements, including prebiotics and probiotics, have demonstrated the ability to provide clinically important reductions in circulating endotoxins and improve related sequels, such as inflammation and other negative health markers. The development of personalized nutritional interventions for the management of metabolic endotoxemia is a promising area for future research due to the potential of such interventions to improve multiple aspects of human health and mitigate a wide range of chronic diseases. PMID: 28646814 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Alternat...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Brown BI Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Integrative Treatment of Chronic Abdominal Bloating and Pain Associated With Overgrowth of Small Intestinal Bacteria: A Case Report.
Conclusions • This case study supports an alternative, multifaceted approach to the treatment of SIBO and commonly associated symptoms. PMID: 28646815 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kwiatkowski L, Rice E, Langland J Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

The Effects of Exposure to Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields on Male Fertility.
Conclusions • LF-EMF at 15 Hz with a peak intensity of 8 Gauss, with a square waveform of 50 Hz frequency and a duration of a few hours or less can have a positive effect on sperm quality, motility, and fertility. Exposures at other frequencies either had no effects on the sperm's performance and quality or held biological hazard for cells. It appears that there is still little understanding of how EMF affects cellular functions. Therefore, more standardized and controlled studies should be carried out to understand the effects of EMF on the body. PMID: 28646801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Altern...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Darbandi M, Darbandi S, Agarwal A, Henkle R, Sadeghi MR Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Dampness Can Promote the Influenza A Virus and Worsen Its Prognosis by Upregulating the TLR7 Signaling Pathway.
Abstract Context • Outbreaks of the influenza A virus (IAV) are increasingly recognized as a global public health issue, affecting a large proportion of the world's population. A number of studies have provided epidemiologic evidence that dampness and mold are consistently associated with multiple allergic and respiratory effects, but they focused on dampness-related pathogenic microorganisms leading to allergy rather than the dampness itself. Objective • The current study intended to examine the effects of a damp environment on the promotion of the IAV and determine the adverse effects on its prognosis ...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li D, Huachong X, Peng P, Ke Z, Jiao N, Xianlin W, Bin Y, Jia C, Xiaoyin C Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effects of Balneotherapy on Serum Levels of Shingosine-1-Phosphate in Patients With Osteoarthritis.
Conclusion • Balneotherapy modulated serum S1P levels in patients with OA. The effect of S1P modulation on the clinical outcome of patients with OA should be further investigated. PMID: 28646803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ustyol EA, Karaarslan F, Bekpinar S, Ozkuk K, Erdogan N Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Pilot Investigation of 2 Nondiet Approaches to Improve Weight and Health.
Abstract Context • Weight loss and maintenance are associated with many health benefits, but long-term maintenance of weight loss remains elusive for many people. Overweight individuals are at higher risk than normal-weight individuals for stress-induced overeating. The use of stress-management tools in a weight loss program might decrease the physiological stress that fuels overeating and improve posttreatment maintenance of weight loss Objective • The study intended to compare the differences in outcomes between 2 approaches to achieving weight loss and changes in health-stress reduction and intuitive ...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Webber KH, Mellin L, Mayes L, Mitrovic I, Saulnier M Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Natural Cancer Therapy and Prevention Targeted on Cancer Cells and Cancer Stem Cells Based on the Cytochrome P45O Enzyme CYP1B1: A Commentary.
Abstract The importance of the P450 enzyme CYP1B1 in both cancer therapy and prevention are reviewed and evidence is discussed, which provides strong biological plausibility for the therapeutic merits of this approach. The significant resistance to chemotherapy among common cancers, and the realization that in many cases chemotherapy leaves behind drug-resistant cancer cells that eventually cause recurrence and metastatic disease, has recently prompted the search for natural compounds that would circumvent this problem. There is also the important question of therapies that will kill cancer stem cells (CSCs) becau...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ware WR Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Potential of Probiotics in Hypercholesterolemia: A Review of In Vitro and In Vivo Findings.
Conclusions • Although several mechanisms for cholesterol removal by probiotics have been proposed, they need further investigation to be validated. PMID: 28646806 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sharma S, Puri S, Kurpad AV Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Manual Therapy With Cryotherapy Versus Manual Therapy With Kinesio Taping for Males With Lumbar Discopathy: A Pilot Randomized Trial.
Conclusions • Patients achieved better health benefits from manual therapy when it was combined with cryotherapy. PMID: 28646807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lizis P, Kobza W Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Traditional Uyghur Medicine: Concepts, Historical Perspective, and Modernization.
Conclusions • The future development of Uygur medicine should begin with the standardization of planting, production, and laboratory and clinical practices to form a complete system with the support and participation of the government to realize the modernization of TUM finally worldwide. One pressing matter is a full analysis of the requirements and standards of the dominant international pharmaceutical markets as applied to natural medicinal preparations, including TUM preparations. Knowledge of the exact curative effects of Uygur medicine and the development of TUM preparations that conform to international standar...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wusiman A, Abula S, Shayibuzhati M, Zhang X Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Efficacy of Fascial Distortion Model Treatment for Acute, Nonspecific Low-Back Pain in Primary Care: A Prospective Controlled Trial.
Conclusions • FDM appears to be effective with regard to pain relief and functional improvement for LBP. PMID: 28646809 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Richter D, Karst M, Buhck H, Fink MG Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Synergistic Anti-Breast-Cancer Effects of Combined Treatment With Oleuropein and Doxorubicin In Vivo.
Conclusions • The key findings clearly indicate the synergistic efficacy of DOX with natural and nontoxic OL against breast tumor xenografts. PMID: 28646810 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Elamin MH, Elmahi AB, Daghestani MH, Al-Olayan EM, Al-Ajmi RA, Alkhuriji AF, Hamed SS, Elkhadragy MF Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Postprandial Endotoxemia: A Significant Contributor to Chronic Diseases.
Abstract The increase of chronic diseases in the world's population continues unabated. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes (T2D), obesity, arthritis, autoimmunity, and gastrointestinal disorders are all too common and costly, and most have as their source inflammation. T2D is now considered a pandemic, and there is one commonality to many of these: They are, for the most part, preventable. PMID: 28646635 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Campbell AW Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Holly Lucille, ND, RN: The Mind as the Root of a Healing Art.
Abstract No Abstract Available. PMID: 28646636 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lucille H Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Vitamin K2 in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes.
Abstract No Abstract Available. PMID: 28323623 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Campbell AW Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Conventional or Natural Pharmacotherapy and the Prevalence of Anxiety and Depression During Menopause.
Conclusions • The best method of treatment with the smallest risk of adverse effects together with a high level of patient satisfaction was found to be the phytoestrogen therapy. The women themselves believed that the therapies were effective and largely helped them to stay mentally fit. PMID: 28323624 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kopciuch D, Paczkowska A, Zaprutko T, Michalak M, Nowakowska E Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

The Effects of Stretching Training on Cardiac Autonomic Function in Obese Postmenopausal Women.
Abstract Context • Menopause and obesity are associated with autonomic dysfunction. Unconventional exercise modalities that include an important flexibility component seem to improve cardiac autonomic function by lowering sympathetic tone and increasing vagal modulation of the heart rate (HR). Yet clear evidence of the effects of stretching training (ST) on cardiac autonomic modulation is limited. Objective • The present study intended to examine the effects of ST on HR variability (HRV) and flexibility in obese postmenopausal women. Design • The research team designed a randomized, controlled trial...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wong A, Sanchez-Gonzalez M, Kalfon R, Alvarez-Alvarado S, Figueroa A Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Seed Oil for Treating Menopausal Symptoms: An Individually Controlled Cohort Study.
Abstract Context • In the folk medicine of Mediterranean countries and in ancient Ayurveda, Punica granatum seeds (ie, pomegranate seeds) have been used for treatment of various disorders, including those that nowadays are classified as menopausal symptoms (MSs). Pomegranate seed oil (PSO) from those seeds mainly contains unsaturated fatty acids such as γ-linoleic acid and linolenic acid, but it also includes phytoestrogens. It is, therefore, regarded as a promising option for treating MSs today. Objectives • The study intended to investigate the safety and effectiveness of PSO as a defined P grana...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Huber R, Gminski R, Tang T, Weinert T, Schulz S, Linke-Cordes M, Martin I, Fischer H Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effects of Xuebijing Injection for Patients With Sepsis-induced Acute Kidney Injury After Wenchuan Earthquake.
Abstract Context • Earthquakes are devastating disasters that have claimed countless lives in the past, partially owing to the danger of direct and indirect injuries to vital organs. In the deadly earthquake that occurred in Sichuan Province of China on May 12, 2008, some victims suffered from severe damage to multiple organs and tissue and developed sepsis, a systematic inflammatory reaction resulting from infection and trauma. Xuebijing injection (CCXG) could beneficial for improvement of clinical symptoms in those patients, but no research has yet examined its potential. Objective • The study intended...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yuxi Q, Zhang H, Baili Y, Shi S Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Effects of Bach Flower Remedies on Menopausal Symptoms and Sleep Pattern: A Case Report.
Conclusion • The use of Bach flower remedies as a therapeutic strategy to relieve menopausal symptoms, such as anxiety, mood changes, and insomnia, seems worthy of further investigation. PMID: 28323628 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - March 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Siegler M, Frange C, Andersen ML, Tufik S, Hachul H Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research