Comments on: "Effectiveness of honey dressing in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: A systematic review and meta-analysis".
Comments on: "Effectiveness of honey dressing in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: A systematic review and meta-analysis". Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2019 Apr 02;: Authors: Chu KCW, Huang WC, Bai CH, Chen C, Hsu YP PMID: 30956051 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - April 2, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chu KCW, Huang WC, Bai CH, Chen C, Hsu YP Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Yoga in primary health care: A quasi-experimental study to access the effects on quality of life and psychological distress.
CONCLUSION: Yoga in primary care is feasible, safe and has a satisfactory adherence, as well as a positive effect on psychological quality of life of participants. PMID: 30712710 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ponte SB, Lino C, Tavares B, Amaral B, Bettencourt AL, Nunes T, Silva C, Mota-Vieira L Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Contrasting implicit and explicit measures of attitudes to complementary and alternative medicines.
Abstract We aimed to contrast implicit and explicit measures of attitudes towards complementary and alternative medicines, to determine which best predicts medicine adherence. 117 participants from Université Grenoble Alpes completed online measures of attitudes towards complementary and alternative medicines, including implicit measures (Affect Misattribution Procedure (AMP); Implicit Association Test (IAT)), and explicit measures (Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire (BMQ), modified explicit AMP); and self-reported medicine adherence (Medication Adherence Scale (MARS); Probabilistic Medication Adherence ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Green JA, Zerhouni O, Gauchet A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Massage and reflexology for post-operative cancer cystectomy patients: Evaluation of a pilot service.
CONCLUSION: The findings of this pilot evaluation very tentatively support the benefits of cancer cystectomy patients receiving massage and/or reflexology in their acute postoperative recovery period. There are many limitations to this evaluation. Further research utilising a randomised control methodology alongside medical, independent markers is warranted, and currently in development. PMID: 30712712 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Silverdale N, Wherry M, Roodhouse A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Bone marrow aspiration concentrate and platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: A report of three cases.
Abstract This paper presents the cases of 3 females with knee osteoarthritis. All 3 received a single bone marrow aspiration concentrate (BMAC) injection followed one month later by a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection. Compared with the baseline values, pain and functionality scores improved in all the patients. The aim of presenting these cases is to highlight that the combined use of intra-articular BMAC and PRP treatments may have positive effects on pain, functional status and quality of life in patients with knee osteoarthritis. PMID: 30712713 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Subaşı V, Ekiz T Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

"I can do almost anything": The experience of adults with type 2 diabetes with a yoga intervention.
"I can do almost anything": The experience of adults with type 2 diabetes with a yoga intervention. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2019 Feb;34:116-122 Authors: Thind H, Guthrie KM, Horowitz S, Conrad M, Bock BC PMID: 30712714 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Thind H, Guthrie KM, Horowitz S, Conrad M, Bock BC Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effectiveness of honey dressing in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that honey dressing effectively promotes healing in DFUs. Further research is needed to elucidate these findings so that this form of treatment can be widely applied. PMID: 30712715 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wang C, Guo M, Zhang N, Wang G Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Green tea as an adjunctive therapy for treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis in women: A randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSION: Green tea was an effective adjunct to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole to treat acute uncomplicated cystitis in women. PMID: 30712716 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kheirabadi Z, Mehrabani M, Sarafzadeh F, Dabaghzadeh F, Ahmadinia N Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Recommendations for a culturally-responsive mindfulness-based intervention for African Americans.
CONCLUSIONS: Themes were used to propose a model toward the creation of a culturally-responsive mindfulness-based interventions to guide culturally-relevant treatment modifications and improve underserved communities' engagement in these interventions. PMID: 30712717 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Watson-Singleton NN, Black AR, Spivey BN Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on the illness perception and Psychological Symptoms in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
This study was conducted to evaluate the Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on the Illness Perception (IP) and Psychological Symptoms (PS) for Patients in primary care with an active symptom of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The present design is a clinical trial that uses the pre-test and post-test design with a control group. MBCT as an evidence-based psychotherapeutic intervention and Mindfulness-Based Intervention (MBI), is an 8-week course developed for patients with relapsing depression that integrates mindfulness meditation practices and cognitive therapy. This semi-experimental study was conduc...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dalili Z, Bayazi MH Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Honey in the management of side effects of radiotherapy- or radio/chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis. A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Conventional honey is likely to be effective in the prophylaxis and treatment of radiation- and chemoradiation-induced oral mucositis. PMID: 30712719 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Münstedt K, Momm F, Hübner J Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Perceived benefits and barriers to yoga participation after stroke: A focus group approach.
CONCLUSION: Stroke survivors perceive yoga practice provides benefits in 'connectedness'. Future interventions should recognize the importance of yoga instructor training, focus on the mind-body connection aspects of yoga, and modifying activities to safely accommodate the physical abilities of the participants. PMID: 30712720 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Harris A, Austin M, Blake TM, Bird ML Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The benefits of yoga for people living with HIV/AIDS: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Yoga is a promising intervention for stress management. However, the literature is limited by the small number of studies. Randomized controlled trials with objective measures of HIV-related outcomes are needed to further evaluate the benefits of yoga. PMID: 30712721 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dunne EM, Balletto BL, Donahue ML, Feulner MM, DeCosta J, Cruess DG, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Wing RR, Carey MP, Scott-Sheldon LAJ Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Evolution of homeopathy: A scientometric analysis of global homeopathy literature between 1975 and 2017.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Scientometrics is the evaluation of scientific literature in a certain field. Although popularity and use of homeopathy have increased in the recent years, scientific literature lacks a bibliometric or scientometric evaluation of homeopathy literature. METHODS: We collected all data of this study from four databases provided by Web of Science. All documents published between 1975 and 2017 were included. The keywords we searched for in detail were "homeopathy", "homeopathic", "homoeopathy" and "homoeopathic". We used Spearman's correlation test to inv...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Şenel E Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Yoga led by a physical therapist for individuals with Essential Tremor: An explorative pilot study.
CONCLUSION: This pilot study offers support for further examining the benefits of integration of yoga into an exercise program for individuals with ET and specific suggestions for future research are offered. There were no adverse events with participation in yoga. PMID: 30712723 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vance NE, Ulanowski EA, Danzl MM Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Filling the gaps in contemporary maternity care: The perceptions of complementary medicine practitioners providing care to women during pregnancy.
CONCLUSION: CM practitioners often acknowledge their specialist roles as part of a multidisciplinary team of practitioners rather than attempting to offer comprehensive pregnancy care. PMID: 30712724 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Steel A, Hall H, Diezel H, Wardle J, Adams J Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The use of cold therapy, music therapy and lidocaine spray for reducing pain and anxiety following chest tube removal.
This study was a randomized clinical trial. The participants were randomly assigned either one of four groups: control group, cold therapy, music therapy, and lidocaine spray. The primary outcome of the study was to measure pain using Visual Analog Scale. Anxiety was used as secondary outcome. RESULTS: Thirty patients in each arm completed the study. There was no difference in pain scores between groups immediately after and 20 min after CTR (F = 2.06, p = 0.108). However, there was a significant difference between the anxiety scores of control and intervention groups 20 min after CTR (p 
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Aktaş YY, Karabulut N Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of acupuncture for hypertension: An overview of systematic reviews.
CONCLUSION: High-quality SRs and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are required. PMID: 30712726 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhao H, Li D, Li Y, Yang Y, Liu Y, Li J, Mao J Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Aquatic exercise for persons with haemophilia: A review of literature.
CONCLUSION: The present review identified preliminary supportive research for aquatic intervention in persons with haemophilia. However, more robust interventional trials are required to conclude the effectiveness of the aquatic intervention in haemophilia. PMID: 30712727 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Neelapala YVR, Attal R, Tandale S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of inhalation aromatherapy with rose essential oil on the anxiety of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
CONCLUSION: Our results revealed that inhalation aromatherapy with rose essential oil could not significantly reduce anxiety in CABG patients. Future research with larger sample sizes and using different concentrations of rose essential oil are needed to achieve more definitive conclusions. PMID: 30712728 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fazlollahpour-Rokni F, Shorofi SA, Mousavinasab N, Ghafari R, Esmaeili R Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Experiences of children and parents in MiYoga, an embodied mindfulness yoga program for cerebral palsy: A mixed method study.
CONCLUSION: MiYoga significantly improved children and parents' mood. Parents reported gains in awareness as well as challenges of adhering to the home practice. PMID: 30712729 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mak CK, Whittingham K, Boyd RN Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of nonpharmacological interventions on depressive symptoms and depression among nursing students: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Nonpharmacological interventions can serve as promising complementary and alternative approaches in reducing the depressive symptoms and depression of nursing students. PMID: 30712730 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chen D, Sun W, Liu N, Wang J, Guo P, Zhang X, Zhang W Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Changes in body awareness and self-compassion in clinical psychology trainees through a mindfulness program.
CONCLUSION: Mindfulness can help improve body awareness and self-compassion. It is important to address self-care in future health professionals to prevent stress and burnout, improving self-knowledge and self-consciousness. PMID: 30712731 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pintado S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effects of qigong on neck pain: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: The findings of this systematic review indicate that qigong might have a beneficial effect in some individuals with neck pain, although not necessarily more effective than therapeutic exercise. PMID: 30712732 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Girard J, Girard A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Midwives' personal views and beliefs about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM): A national survey.
CONCLUSION: Most respondents agreed with the fundamental beliefs of CAM. This study confirms the need for a national CAM policy for midwives; and research on midwives' CAM training. PMID: 30712733 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mollart L, Stulz V, Foureur M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Expressive writing to improve resilience to trauma: A clinical feasibility trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Trauma is highly prevalent, with estimates that up to 90% of the U.S. population have been exposed to a traumatic event. The adverse health consequences of trauma exposure are diverse and often long-lasting. While expressive writing has been shown to improve emotional and physical health in numerous populations, the feasibility and potential effectiveness of a novel expressive writing program provided in a clinical setting to improve resilience is unknown. Our objective was to determine the feasibility and potential effectiveness of a 6-week expressive writing course provided in a ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Glass O, Dreusicke M, Evans J, Bechard E, Wolever RQ Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Acupuncture therapy for the treatment of stable angina pectoris: An updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stable angina pectoris is a common symptom imperiling patients' life quality. The purpose of this meta-analysis is to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture alone or acupuncture plus medicine for the treatment of stable angina pectoris. METHODS: Seven databases were searched ranging from 1959 to February 2018. Quantitative analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was performed by RevMan 5.3 software and STATA 12.0 program, and Cochrane criteria for risk-of-bias was used to assess the methodological quality of the trials. RESULTS: A total of 12 RCTs involving 974 p...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Liu Y, Meng HY, Khurwolah MR, Liu JB, Tang H, Aa N, Yang ZJ Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Acupuncture for primary trigeminal neuralgia: A systematic review and PRISMA-compliant meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture might have some positive effects for PTN. Nevertheless, the level of all evidence was low or very low. We could not yet draw a firm conclusion on the efficacy of acupuncture for PTN. PMID: 30712736 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hu H, Chen L, Ma R, Gao H, Fang J Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effect of express ıve touchıng on labour paın and maternal satısfactıon: A randomized controlled trial.
Effect of expressıve touchıng on labour paın and maternal satısfactıon: A randomized controlled trial. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2019 Feb;34:268-274 Authors: Erenoğlu R, Başer M PMID: 30712737 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Erenoğlu R, Başer M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of a kind of whey protein (Ma'oljobon) on Insomnia: A randomized clinical trial.
PMID: 30712738 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Navabzadeh M, Hashem-Dabaghian F, Shojaii A, Kazemi T, Hadinia J, Ghods T, Ghods R Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation and interactive guided imagery as a pain-reducing intervention in advanced cancer patients: A multicentre randomised controlled non-pharmacological trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Interactive guided imagery (IGI) and progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) are complementary therapies with a recognised positive effect on cancer pain relief. This multicentre randomised controlled trial was designed to assess the adjuvant effect of PMR-IGI in alleviating pain in a sample of hospice patients with terminal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 104 patients were randomised to two groups. Group A patients (n = 53) were administered the Revised Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS-r) and the numerical rating scale (NRS) for pain immediately prior to (T1)...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: De Paolis G, Naccarato A, Cibelli F, D'Alete A, Mastroianni C, Surdo L, Casale G, Magnani C Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effect of yoga on cardiac autonomic dysfunction and insulin resistance in non-diabetic offspring of type-2-diabetes parents: A randomized controlled study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The present study was aimed to determine the effect of yoga program on cardiac autonomic dysfunction and insulin resistance in non-diabetic offspring of diabetes parents. METHODS: A randomized passive-controlled study was conducted on 64 non-diabetic offspring of type-2-diabetes parents (mean-age:25.17years). Yoga group participants received yoga training for 8 weeks. Heart-rate variability (HRV) indices: low frequency (LF), high frequency (HF) and LF/HF ratio; fasting blood glucose (FBG), oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and insulin resistance (IR) were estimated at baseline and after 8...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Patil SG, Aithala MR, Naregal GV, Shanmukhe AG, Chopade SS Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effects of vitamin D supplementation on indices of glycemic control in Iranian diabetics: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to assess the effects of vitamin D supplements on indices of glycemic control [homeostatic model assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C), fasting blood glucose (FBG), and quantitative insulin-sensitivity check index (QUICKI) and lipid profile in diabetic patients. METHODS: Eight databases were searched, for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or cross-sectional and cohort studies that have been published up to December 2017. We used the comprehensive meta-analysis (CMA) software for all statistical analysis...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sahebi R, Rezayi M, Emadzadeh M, Salehi M, Tayefi M, Parizadeh SM, Behboodi N, Rastgar-Moghadam A, Kharazmi Khorassani J, Khorassani SK, Mohammadi A, Ferns GA, Ghayour Mobarhan M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effects of Inquiry-Based Stress Reduction (IBSR) on mental health and well-being among a non-clinical sample.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Mental problems are highly common among the general population. Mind-body interventions were found to be highly effective in treating them. The current study assessed the effect of Inquiry-Based Stress Reduction (IBSR) meditation on psychological parameters in a general population sample. METHODS: Ninety-seven Participants enrolled in a 28-day workshop and completed a set of self-administered measures before and after the workshop. Outcome measures included Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomology-Self Report (QIDS-SR16), Outcome Questionnaire OQ-4...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Smernoff E, Mitnik I, Lev-Ari S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Pilates exercises and quality of life of patients with chronic kidney disease.
CONCLUSION: The findings indicated the pilates exercises can be valuable for improvement of CKD patients' QOL. PMID: 30712743 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rahimimoghadam Z, Rahemi Z, Sadat Z, Mirbagher Ajorpaz N Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effect of yoga on physical and psychological outcomes in patients on chronic hemodialysis.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Patients on chronic hemodialysis suffer from a myriad of problems associated with dialysis including increased cardiovascular disease, deconditioning, fatigue, sleep disturbances, anxiety and depression, and decreased health related quality of life. Yoga has been reported to have positive effects on distress and functional performance in patients with chronic diseases. The effect of yoga in patients on chronic hemodialysis is unknown. For the purpose of this study, papers were reviewed to determine the effect of intradialysis yoga on distress and functional performance in patients undergoing...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: KauricKlein Z Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effect of lavender aromatherapy through inhalation on quality of life among postmenopausal women covered by a governmental health center in Isfahan, Iran: A single-blind clinical trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Various studies indicate the negative effects of menopausal symptoms and complications on the quality of life (QOL) of women. The tendency to use different methods of complementary medicine to control menopausal symptoms is increasing. In addition, lavender essential oil has been shown to have positive effects on some symptoms associated with menopause. Thus, the present study was conducted with the aim to determine the effect of lavender aromatherapy on the QOL of postmenopausal women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized, controlled, clinical trial was conducted on 62 postmenopausal wome...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bakhtiari S, Paki S, Khalili A, Baradaranfard F, Mosleh S, Jokar M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Is spinal mobilization effective for low back pain?: A systematic review.
PMID: 30712746 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Aoyagi K, Heller D, Hazlewood D, Sharma N, Dos Santos M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Gua Sha therapy for chronic low back pain: A randomized controlled trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To test the efficacy of Gua Sha therapy in patients with chronic low back pain. METHODS: 50 patients with chronic low back pain (78% female, 49.7 ± 10.0 years) were randomized to two Gua Sha treatments (n = 25) or waitlist control (n = 25). Primary outcome was current pain intensity (100-mm visual analog scale); secondary outcome measures included function (Oswestry Disability Index), pain on movement (Pain on Movement Questionnaire), perceived change in health status, pressure pain threshold, mechanical detection threshold, and vibration detection threshold. RESULT...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Saha FJ, Brummer G, Lauche R, Ostermann T, Choi KE, Rampp T, Dobos G, Cramer H Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of progressive muscle relaxation on cancer patients' self-efficacy.
CONCLUSION: Muscle relaxation can enhance self-efficacy of cancer patients. Therefore, it can be used as an alternative method for patients who are willing to use this technique. PMID: 30712748 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Noruzi Zamenjani M, Masmouei B, Harorani M, Ghafarzadegan R, Davodabady F, Zahedi S, Davodabady Z Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Mindfulness for people with long-term conditions and their family caregivers: A systematic review.
PMID: 30712749 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Parkinson B, Lawrence M, McElhinney E, Booth J Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

A meta-analysis of the effectiveness of yoga-based interventions for maternal depression during pregnancy.
This study thus aimed to undertake a meta-analysis of the efficacy of yoga-based interventions for maternal depression during pregnancy. A total of 8 clinical studies were systematically reviewed, and 6 studies with a total of 405 pregnant mothers were included in the final meta-analysis. Applying per-protocol analysis and a random-effects model, the pooled standardized mean difference (SMD) from baseline depressive score was -0.452 (95% CI: -0.816 to -0.880, P = 0.015), supporting a statistically significant beneficial effect of yoga-based interventions on mood. Overall, yoga-based interventions are a promising non-ph...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ng QX, Venkatanarayanan N, Loke W, Yeo WS, Lim DY, Chan HW, Sim WS Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Yoga positively affected depression and blood pressure in women with premenstrual syndrome in a randomized controlled clinical trial.
This study investigated the effects of yoga on women with PMS suffering from depression during menstrual cycle. METHODS: This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted from April to October 2015 in Tabriz, Iran. All subjects (20-45 years old), who were frequently referred to the private obstetrics and gynecology clinics, were initially monitored for PMS and depression. Subjects completed the demographic and Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) questionnaires before and after intervention. In addition, subjects were monitored for eligible and ineligible criteria. In this study 62 subjects were randomly select...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ghaffarilaleh G, Ghaffarilaleh V, Sanamno Z, Kamalifard M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Mindfulness mechanisms and psychological effects for aMCI patients: A comparison with psychoeducation.
Abstract Amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), an Alzheimer's disease prodrome, is characterized by cognitive and psychological symptoms, the latter aggravating prognosis. A mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) represents a promising non-pharmacological framework for Alzheimer's disease prevention. The Monitoring + Acceptance Theory (MAT) postulates that MBI improves cognition through monitoring, and psychological well-being, through acceptance. This single-blind preliminary randomized-controlled study investigated the effects of a MBI on anxio-depressive symptoms, quality of life, and memory, compa...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Larouche E, Hudon C, Goulet S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Short-term effects of connective tissue manipulation in women with primary dysmenorrhea: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: CTM seems to be an effective approach in the short-term in PD. PMID: 30396605 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Özgül S, Üzelpasaci E, Orhan C, Baran E, Beksaç MS, Akbayrak T Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Associations between complementary medicine utilisation and the use of contraceptive methods: Results of a national cross-sectional survey.
CONCLUSION: There may be a link between women's choice of contraceptive method and their use of CM, in particular, with CM practitioner consultations. PMID: 30396606 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Steel A, Wardle J, Frawley J, Adams J, Sibbritt D, Lauche R Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effectiveness and safety of Kava Kava for treating anxiety symptoms: A systematic review and analysis of randomized clinical trials.
CONCLUSIONS: Kava Kava appears to be a short-term treatment for anxiety, but not a replacement for prolonged anti-anxiety use. Although not witnessed in this review, liver toxicity is especially possible if taken longer than 8 weeks. PMID: 30396607 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Smith K, Leiras C Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Fish oil supplement use in New Zealand: A cross-sectional survey.
CONCLUSIONS: Fish oil supplements are a commonly used supplement in New Zealand, yet questions remain about the role of these supplements in improving health outcomes. Safety issues related to manufacturing and storage conditions indicate that there is an urgency in answering these questions. PMID: 30396608 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mengelberg A, Leathem J, Podd J Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Mindfulness-based intervention among People living with HIV/AIDS: A Systematic Review.
PMID: 30396609 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bhochhibhoya A, Stone B, Li X Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Adjunctive herbal medicine treatment for patients with acute ischemic stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: The treatment can induce neurological improvements without side effects. However, concrete conclusions cannot be made due to the methodological problems of the included studies. PMID: 30396610 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Han CH, Kim M, Cho SY, Jung WS, Moon SK, Park JM, Ko CN, Cho KH, Kwon S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research