Effect of Bacillius Coagulans and Galactomannans on Obese Patients Undergoing Sleeve Gastrectomy, A Randomized-Controlled Clinical Trial.
CONCLUSION: Bariatric surgery (BS) produces positively impacting metabolic results in morbidly obese patients. Our study shows that in the case of triglycerides, LDL, weight loss and AST, administering of a probiotic/prebiotic blend may play a role in improving clinical outcomes of morbidly obese patients undergoing LSG. PMID: 29874199 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - June 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kazzi F, Daher N, Zimmerman G, Garcia M, Schmidt N, Scharf K Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Nathan Bryan, PhD: Addressing the Root of Vascular Disease With Nitric Oxide.
Abstract No Abstract Available. PMID: 29859509 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Campbell AW, Bryan N Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

New Concepts of Chronic Pain and the Potential Role of Complementary Therapies.
Conclusions • The available evidence suggests that efficacious complementary therapies exist that target all 3 orders of neurons and, therefore, the authors recommend multimodal individualized treatment for each patient. There is high interindividual variability between patients in responses to treatments. PMID: 29428928 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 14, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wojcikowski K, Vigar VJ, Oliver CJ Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Adjuvant Therapy: YiqiDitanTongfu Decoction With External Diaphragm Pacer for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients With Difficulty Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation.
Conclusion • The DP plus the YDTF concoction acted as a successful treatment for heart failure caused by CPOD in comparison with the DP or YDTF alone, providing evidence that the DP + YDTF concoction can serve as a competitive method for helping COPD patients to wean from mechanical ventilation. PMID: 29428925 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: He C, Ren S, Du Q, Wang Y, Liu H, Zhao H, Shen L, Long L, Wang X Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Immediate Changes After Manual Therapy in Patients With Persistent, Nonspecific Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
M, Marques-Sule E Abstract Context • Thoracic manipulation decreases pain and disability. However, when such manipulation is contraindicated, the use of other manual techniques based on the regional interdependence of the thoracic spine, upper ribs, and shoulders is an alternative approach. Objective • The study intended to investigate the immediate changes resulting from 3 manual therapy treatments on spinal mobility, flexibility, comfort, and pain perception in patients with persistent, nonspecific back pain as well as changes in their sense of physical well-being and their perception of change after t...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Espí-López GV, Ruescas-Nicolau MA, Sanchez-Sanchez ML, Arnal-Gómez A, Balasch-Bernat M, Marques-Sule E Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Dancing for Healthy Aging: Functional and Metabolic Perspectives.
Conclusions • Any dance style can induce positive functional adaptations in older adults, especially related to balance. Metabolic improvements may also be a result of dancing; however, more RCTs are needed. Dancing may be a potential exercise intervention to promote health-related benefits for aging individuals. PMID: 29428927 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rodrigues-Krause J, Krause M, Reischak-Oliveira A Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Improvements in Self-reported Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms With Prostate Health Supplement.
Conclusions • When properly interpreted, retrospective, self-reported data can yield insights into the perceived benefits of supplements and help guide the care of patients who augment traditional treatment with alternative medicines. Reported improvements can also guide the development of testable hypotheses for randomized, case-controlled studies. PMID: 29428929 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Eliaz I, Weil E, Wilk B Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Managing Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Through Personalized Care: A Case Report.
Abstract Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) affects more than 14 million individuals in the United States, most of them women. Thyroid replacement therapy has long been the foundation of medical treatment for HT; however, recent research supports a role for nutritional approaches. This case report describes the management of a 34-y-old female with HT who declined thyroid replacement therapy and was successfully managed for a period of 5 mo. The patient was advised to follow a phytonutrient rich diet (eg, berries); avoid sensitive foods (gluten and soy); and consume quality fats, fermented foods, and filtered water. Nutr...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - February 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dolan K, Finley H, Gasta M, Houseman S Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

The Effects of Reflexology on Fatigue and Anxiety in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis.
Conclusions • The study indicates that reflexology can be an effective method for reducing fatigue severity and anxiety in patients with MS. PMID: 29332021 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 15, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ozdelikara A, Agcadiken Alkan S Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Comparative Antitussive Effects of Medicinal Plants and Their Constituents.
Conclusions • These results suggest the therapeutic potential of the studied medicinal plants as antitussive therapies. However, only a few clinical studies have examined the antitussive effects of medicinal plants, and more clinical studies are needed. The underlying mechanisms of the antitussive effects of medicinal plants should be also examined in further studies. PMID: 29332022 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 15, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Saadat S, Shakeri F, Boskabady MH Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Autonomic Response Testing Compared With Immunoglobulin E Allergy Panel Test Results: Preliminary Report.
Conclusion • This first and preliminary evaluation of the allergy assessment utility of ART is very promising and reveals the need for more vigorous follow-up studies. PMID: 29332023 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 15, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Frandsen A, McClure M, Chung MK, LaRiccia PJ Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

The Effects of Apotel and Remifentanil on Postoperative Pain.
Conclusion • Remifentanil can provide better postoperative pain control than apotel immediately after surgery. PMID: 29332024 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 15, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kamali A, Vakilian K, Mortazavi L, Shokrpour M Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Prolegomena to a True Integrative Medical Paradigm.
Abstract When a paradigm starts to show signs of failure to cope with significant questions in any basic/applied branch of human knowledge, there come on the scene those who have perused the related literature enough to either answer those major questions according to the established paradigm or proffer a (wholly) new way of looking at things. In the latter case, the history of science tells us, a paradigm shift takes place. Modern medicine cannot be proven to be totally disconnected from its traditional roots. Where traditional medicine came to give its place to present-day conventional medicine, a number of huma...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 15, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Daneshfard B, Sanaye MR, Nimrouzi M Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Medicinal Plant Materials in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders: Neurobiological Aspects.
Conclusions • The current review discusses the most recent data on medicinal plant materials that are effective as anxiolytic treatments, with special emphasis on the neurobiological mechanisms of action of their active ingredients. The research team hopes that the information may open up new directions in the search for drugs capable of enhancing the existing therapy. PMID: 29332026 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 15, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gołyszny MJ, Obuchowicz E Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

The Epidemic of Obesity.
Abstract No Abstract Available. PMID: 29332018 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Campbell AW Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

A Review of the Evolution of Ayurveda in the United States.
Abstract No Abstract Available. PMID: 29332019 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Halpern M Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

Predictors of Improvements in Mental Health From Mindfulness Meditation in Stressed Older Adults.
Conclusions • The differences in predictor variables between responders and nonresponders to an MM intervention suggested that those with worse mental health at baseline were more likely to improve. Decision-tree analysis was unable to usefully predict who would respond to the intervention. PMID: 29332020 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine)
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - January 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Oken BS, Goodrich E, Klee D, Memmott T, Proulx J Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

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