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

Correspondence regarding Anshasi and Ahmad's "an assessment of methodological quality of systematic reviews of acupuncture and related therapies for cancer-related pain" in complement ther clin pract 2018 August.
Correspondence regarding Anshasi and Ahmad's "an assessment of methodological quality of systematic reviews of acupuncture and related therapies for cancer-related pain" in complement ther clin pract 2018 August. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018 Nov;33:138 Authors: Cheon S, Lee H PMID: 30396611 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cheon S, Lee H Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

A case study: Effects of foot reflexotherapy on ADHD symptoms and enuresis nocturia in a child with ADHD and enuresis nocturia.
CONCLUSION: Foot reflexotherapy was effective in improving inattention, hyperactivity in the child with ADHD. The results of this novel study suggest that foot reflexotherapy can be effective in treating ADHD child with enuresis nocturia. PMID: 30396612 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dane S, Welcome MO Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Association between having a hot spring water supply in the home and prevention of long-term care.
CONCLUSION: Having a hot spring water supply in the home may be associated with preventing worsening of care level. PMID: 30396613 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hayasaka S, Uchida M, Hattori M, Watanabe H, Ojima T Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Development of a community-based golf and exercise program for people with Parkinson's disease.
This report describes the design and implementation of a golf and exercise program for people with PD based on community need, evidence, and clinical expertise. Considerations and recommendations for future programs are discussed, such as program length, staffing, volunteers, funding, location, and resources. PMID: 30396614 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cash MF, Ulanowski E, Danzl M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Utilization of traditional and complementary medicine in Indonesia: Results of a national survey in 2014-15.
CONCLUSION: The study shows a high prevalence of TCAM use in Indonesia and several sociodemographic and health related factors of its use were identified. PMID: 30396615 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pengpid S, Peltzer K Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Understanding preferences for a mindfulness-based stress management program among caregivers of hematopoietic cell transplant patients.
Abstract Informal caregivers of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant patients experience significant levels of stress throughout the caregiving process. One strategy that has been shown to aid in stress management in other populations is mindfulness. The goal of this study was to understand caregivers' experiences with mindfulness and evaluate their receptiveness to a mindfulness-based stress management program. Data were collected via in-depth phone interviews from 18 caregivers (55% female). Results indicated that about half the sample was familiar with mindfulness and/or had practiced meditation. The majori...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vinci C, Reblin M, Jim H, Pidala J, Bulls H, Cutolo E Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of a massage-like essential oil application procedure using Copaiba and Deep Blue oils in individuals with hand arthritis.
CONCLUSION: The ATHT with Copaiba and Deep Blue may have ameliorative effects on hand arthritis. PMID: 30396617 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bahr T, Allred K, Martinez D, Rodriguez D, Winterton P Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The influence of asthma severity on patients' music preferences:Hints for music therapists.
PMID: 30396618 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sliwka A, Pilinski R, Przybyszowski M, Pieniazek M, Marciniak K, Wloch T, Sladek K, Bochenek G, Nowobilski R Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of guided imagery on anxiety, depression and vital signs in patients on hemodialysis.
This study aimed to investigate the effect of guided imagery on anxiety, depression, and vital signs in patients on hemodialysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on 80 patients undergoing hemodialysis. The subjects were randomly assigned into two groups: a guided intervention group and a control group. Anxiety and depression were measured using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. RESULTS: After the intervention, the level of anxiety and depression were significantly lower in the intervention group compared with the control group (p = 0.030, p = 0.001, ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Beizaee Y, Rejeh N, Heravi-Karimooi M, Tadrisi SD, Griffiths P, Vaismoradi M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of Tai Chi on quality of life in male older people: A randomized controlled clinical trial.
This study investigated the impact of Tai Chi exercise on the quality of life of older men. METHODS: This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on 132 older men in an urban area of Iran. The subjects were randomly assigned into two groups: a Tai Chi intervention group and a control group (n = 66 per group). Quality of life was evaluated using the Leiden-Padua quality of life questionnaire before and after the intervention. Data analysis was performed using analytical statistics via the SPSS software. RESULTS: After eight weeks of Tai Chi exercise, the mean scores of quality of life in different a...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tajik A, Rejeh N, Heravi-Karimooi M, Samday Kia P, Tadrisi SD, Watts TE, Griffiths P, Vaismoradi M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Methodological and reporting quality evaluation of systematic reviews on acupuncture in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome: A systematic review.
Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the methodological and reporting quality of systematic reviews (SRs) on acupuncture treatment for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: A comprehensive search on multiple databases was performed. Methodological and reporting quality of reviews were assessed by revised assessment of multiple systematic reviews (AMSTAR 2) and preferred reporting items for SRs and meta-analyses (PRISMA), respectively. RESULTS: Ten SRs were included. Among the SRs using AMSTAR 2, two achieved a good overall rating (percentage of items with "yes" > 50%) and seve...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Luo YN, Zheng QH, Liu ZB, Zhang FR, Chen Y, Li Y Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of yogic intervention on pulmonary functions and health status in patients of COPD and the possible mechanisms.
PMID: 30396622 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Thokchom SK, Gulati K, Ray A, Menon BK, Rajkumar Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Naturopathy in Australia: Where are we now? Where are we heading?
Abstract Naturopathy is the general practice of natural therapies. It emphasizes prevention, treatment, and promotion of optimal health through therapeutic modalities which encourage the self-healing process of the body. Formalized in the 19th century by the hydrotherapy and nature cure movement in Austria and Germany, naturopathy was introduced to Australia at the turn of the 20th century. It became popular since the 1970s due to social and cultural change characterized by the post-modern philosophy, as well as government policies highlighting individual responsibility and freedom of choice. Naturopathy is one of...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ooi SL, McLean L, Pak SC Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effects of mental practice based on motor imagery for mobility recovery after subacute stroke: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
This study will investigate the effects of mental practice in the mobility of patients with subacute stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Randomized controlled trial including persons with subacute stroke (
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Guerra ZF, Bellose LC, Coelho de Morais Faria CD, Lucchetti G Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Medical cannabis: A needs analysis for people with epilepsy.
CONCLUSION: These findings suggest wide interest in trialling medical cannabis in individual cases of refractory epilepsy, despite the developing body of literature and some concerns about cost and procurement. PMID: 30396625 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kerai A, Sim TF, Emmerton L Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

A meta-analysis of Animal Assisted Interventions targeting pain, anxiety and distress in medical settings.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this meta-analysis indicate that AAI can yield large effects across a number of medically relevant outcomes. There is, however, substantial methodological variation across studies and more randomized clinical trials with stronger methodological controls are needed to establish the effectiveness of AAI compared to other interventions. PMID: 30396626 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Waite TC, Hamilton L, O'Brien W Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of Cinnamon on primary dysmenorrhea: A randomized, double-blind clinical trial.
This study determined the effect of Cinnamon on relieving dysmenorrhea. METHODS: This is a randomized, double-blind clinical trial. The intervention group received Cinnamon (capsules contained 1000 mg cinnamon) and the control group received placebo (capsules contained 1000 mg starch) during the first 72 h of menstruation for two cycles continuously. The Visual Analogue Scale was used to determine the severity of pain. The subjects were followed up for two cycles. Descriptive statistics, Independent T test, analysis of variance (ANOVA) with repeated measures were used for continuous quantitative variables. Mann-...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jahangirifar M, Taebi M, Dolatian M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Does auriculotherapy have therapeutic effectiveness? An overview of systematic reviews.
CONCLUSIONS: Auriculotherapy has shown to have positive effects while associated to conventional treatments of insomnia, chronic and acute pain. Further well designed studies are required to evaluate the effectiveness of this technique in the treatment of other health conditions. PMID: 30396628 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vieira A, Reis AM, Matos LC, Machado J, Moreira A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of wheelchair Tai Chi on balance control and quality of life among survivors of spinal cord injuries: A randomized controlled trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Wheelchair-related falls are common in survivors with spinal cord injury (SCI). We aimed to assess the effects of wheelchair Tai Chi (WCTC) practice on balance control and quality of life (QOL) among SCI survivors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty SCI survivors were equally divided into WCTC and control groups. The control participants only received the normal rehabilitation intervention, while the WCTC intervention involved 30-min sessions, 2 sessions/day, and 5 days/week for 6 weeks. Static sitting balance, trunk muscle strength, handgrip strength, and QOL were evaluated and statistically a...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Qi Y, Zhang X, Zhao Y, Xie H, Shen X, Niu W, Wang Y Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) disclosure to health care providers: A qualitative insight from Malaysian thalassemia patients.
CONCLUSION: Effective communication between patients and health care providers is important, especially for patients who are undergoing conventional thalassemia treatment, for fear that there is an interaction between conventional treatment and CAM use. PMID: 30396630 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ismail WI, Ahmad Hassali MA, Farooqui M, Saleem F, Roslan MNF Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of hypnobirthing training given in the antenatal period on birth pain and fear.
PMID: 30396631 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Atis FY, Rathfisch G Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

A systematic review of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for postpartum depression.
CONCLUSIONS: CHM reduced PPD symptoms greater than placebo or antidepressants. Acupuncture was neither superior nor inferior to antidepressants. More rigorously designed studies are required to confirm the effect of CHM and acupuncture for PPD. PMID: 30396632 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yang L, Di YM, Shergis JL, Li Y, Zhang AL, Lu C, Guo X, Xue CC Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Accessibility and feasibility of using technology to support mindfulness practice, reduce stress and promote long term mental health.
CONCLUSION: Those who are more mindful are less likely to have physiological signs of stress. PMID: 30396633 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Burnett-Zeigler IE, Waldron EM, Hong S, Yang A, Wisner KL, Ciolino JD Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Investigation of the effect of aromatherapy with Citrus aurantium blossom essential oil on premenstrual syndrome in university students: A clinical trial study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy using Citrus aurantium blossom essential oil on premenstrual syndrome in university students. METHODS: In this double-blind clinical trial controlled on 62 students from March 2016 to February 2017. The intervention with 0.5% of C. Aurantium blossom essential oil and control was inhalation of odorless sweet almond oil in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. The screening questionnaire (PSST) for PMSwas filled out before and also one and two months after the intervention. RESULTS: Mean score of overall symptoms of PMS between t...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Heydari N, Abootalebi M, Jamalimoghadam N, Kasraeian M, Emamghoreishi M, Akbarzadeh M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effect of a spa bath on patient symptoms in an acute palliative care setting: A pilot study.
Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the potential for a spa bath intervention to reduce the perception of pain and anxiety, and to improve well-being, among palliative patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 52 palliative care patients rated their pain, anxiety and well-being before and after taking a bath in a purpose-built spa bath designed to accommodate frail and unwell patients. RESULTS: The intervention improved patients' self-reported pain (t(51) = -6.13, p
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Skaczkowski G, Moran J, Langridge J, Oataway K, Wilson C Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Music is an effective intervention for the management of pain: An umbrella review.
CONCLUSIONS: More focused trials and reviews, objective language for music, and trials with music chosen by its characteristics are required. PMID: 30057035 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Martin-Saavedra JS, Vergara-Mendez LD, Talero-Gutiérrez C Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Misinterpretation of the results from meta-analysis about the effects of reiki on pain.
Zamorano JD PMID: 30057036 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Moran JM, Puerto-Parejo LM, Leal-Hernández O, Lopez-Espuela F, Roncero-Martín R, Sanchez Fernandez A, Pedrera-Zamorano JD Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Emotional processing in an expressive writing task on trauma.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The current study examined expressive writing by investigating two aspects of emotional processing: depth of experiencing and order of emotional processing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A sample of 110 undergraduates, who suffered traumas, were instructed to write based on differing theories of emotional processing. Participant narratives were coded for depth of emotional processing and the presence of key emotions. To assess outcome, anxiety was measured at baseline and two weeks following writing. RESULTS: Depth of emotional processing differed as a function of condition and writing sess...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Harrington SJ, Morrison OP, Pascual-Leone A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of acupressure on postoperative pain of lumbar disc hernia: A quasi-experimental study.
PMID: 30057038 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tanriverdi S, Saritaş S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effect of aromatherapy interventions on hemodialysis complications: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Considering the complications and heavy costs of managing complications in patients undergoing hemodialysis, it appears that aromatherapy can be used as an inexpensive, fast-acting and effective treatment to reduce complications in hemodialysis patients. PMID: 30057040 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bouya S, Ahmadidarehsima S, Badakhsh M, Balouchi A, Koochakzai M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The use of animal-assisted therapy in combination with physical therapy in an inpatient rehabilitation facility: A case report.
CONCLUSION: AAT was used during PT, in attempt to facilitate participation and distract from pain in order to work on therapeutic activities and achieve the patient's functional goals. This case report can be used as a model for other IRF therapy programs interested in AAT, can provide information about a therapeutic modality and hopefully will inspire future rigorously designed research studies. PMID: 30057041 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Denzer-Weiler C, Hreha K Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Perceptions and personal use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) by Iranian health care providers.
CONCLUSION: Based on the results it seems that this group can play an effective role in providing the appropriate information for the community and prevent the unnecessary use of CAM. PMID: 30057042 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nejatian M, Alami A, Tehrani H, Lael-Monfared E, Jafari A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

'The healthcare system is not designed around my needs': How healthcare consumers self-integrate conventional and complementary healthcare services.
CONCLUSIONS: Healthcare consumers integrated their own healthcare, including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and conventional medicine, by researching practitioners and services and by engaging in service and product rating strategies. They moulded available health services around their needs. Without the support of healthcare providers, healthcare integration, knowledge exchange and risk management are limited. A system of healthcare integration that omits CAM fails to meet community needs, policy aims for greater efficiency, and duty of care to healthcare consumers. PMID: 30057043 [PubMed - in process] ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Grace S, Bradbury J, Avila C, Du Chesne A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Why individuals choose balneotherapy and benefit from this kind of treatment.
PMID: 30057044 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Baysal E, Leblebicioğlu H, Khorshid L, Sarı D Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

An assessment of methodological quality of systematic reviews of acupuncture and related therapies for cancer-related pain.
CONCLUSION: The study findings emphasized that acupuncture and related therapies alone did not have clinically significant effects at cancer-related pain reduction as compared with analgesic administration alone. Clinicians may consider acupuncture and related therapies as adjunctive therapies for cancer-related pain management, in particular, when pain control is unsatisfactory under analgesics alone. Furthermore, the researchers should conduct the SRs and meta-analyses according to the AMSTAR and PRISMA. PMID: 30057045 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Anshasi HA, Ahmad M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Animal-assisted therapy in adults: A systematic review.
cute;rrez C Abstract Animal-assisted therapies have become widespread with programs targeting a variety of pathologies and populations. Despite its popularity, it is unclear if this therapy is useful. The aim of this systematic review is to establish the efficacy of Animal assisted therapies in the management of dementia, depression and other conditions in adult population. A search was conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, LILACS, ScienceDirect, and Taylor and Francis, OpenGrey, GreyLiteratureReport, ProQuest, and DIALNET. No language or study type filters were applied. Conditions studied included depression, dem...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Charry-Sánchez JD, Pradilla I, Talero-Gutiérrez C Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Mindful exercise versus non-mindful exercise for schizophrenia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSIONS: Mindful exercise was more beneficial over non-mindful exercise on some outcomes of psychiatric symptoms and cognitive performance for schizophrenia. PMID: 30057047 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li J, Shen J, Wu G, Tan Y, Sun Y, Keller E, Jiang Y, Wu J Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effects of Momordica charantia (bitter melon) supplementation in patients with primary knee osteoarthritis: A single-blinded, randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Momordica charantia supplementation offers a safe alternative to reducing pain and improving symptoms among the primary knee osteoarthritis patients while reducing the need for analgesia consumption. These beneficial effects can be seen as early as 3 months of supplementation. PMID: 30057048 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Soo May L, Sanip Z, Ahmed Shokri A, Abdul Kadir A, Md Lazin MR Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Cupping therapy for treating ankylosing spondylitis: The evidence from systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Cupping therapy has been widely used in Eastern Asia, the Middle East, or Central and North Europe to manage the symptom of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The aim of this systematic review was to review data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of cupping therapy for treating patients with AS. METHODS: Databases that were searched from their inception until December 2017 included: MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, AMED, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, four Chinese databases [Chinese BioMedical Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wan-Fang Data, and the Chinese WeiPu ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ma SY, Wang Y, Xu JQ, Zheng L Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Heart rate and thermal responses to power yoga.
Abstract BACKGROUND: and Purpose: Yoga has grown in popularity and may offer a viable alternative form of physical activity. The purpose of this study was to examine heart rate, hydration, and thermal responses to a power yoga sequence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-seven men and women (n = 4/23; Mean ± SD age = 23.3 ± 3.3 years; BMI = 23 ± 3 kg m-2) underwent ∼45 min of power yoga. Heart rate and skin temperature were recorded. Mass was measured before and after exercise to estimate fluid loss. Time spent in light, moderate, and vigorous heart rate zones...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Schubert MM, Clark AS, De La Rosa AB, Newcomer SC Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The impacts of foot reflexology on anxiety among male candidates for coronary angiography: A three-group single-blind randomized clinical trial.
PMID: 30057051 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ramezanibadr F, Amini K, Hossaingholipor K, Faghihzadeh S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of ice pressure applied on large intestinal 4 on the labor pain and labor process.
CONCLUSION: It was found that the ice massage applied by midwives on the LI4 point during the active phase of delivery could reduce pain and shorten the delivery duration. PMID: 30057052 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yildirim E, Alan S, Gokyildiz S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effects on mental fatigue and the cognitive function of mechanical massage and binaural beats (brain massage) provided by massage chairs.
CONCLUSION: Brain massage (mechanical massage and binaural beats) are effective in reducing mental fatigue and improving the cognitive function. PMID: 30057053 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lim JH, Kim H, Jeon C, Cho S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Complementary therapies in the management of chronic pain.
PMID: 30057054 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Taylor A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research