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Pilates workouts can reduce pain in pregnant women.
This study aims to evaluate the effects of Pilates exercises for a decreasing pain in pregnant women. METHODS: A total of 40 pregnant women were divided into two groups, a control group (followed a standard pregnancy exercise regimen) and a Pilates group (completed a Pilates exercise regimen). A pain assessment was carried out after exercise, using a visual analog scale. The Pilates group workout program lasted 70-80 min per day, once a week, for 8 weeks. RESULTS: The reduction in the level of pain was found to be significantly greater in the group of pregnant women who completed the Pilates workout (p 
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Oktaviani I Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Nurses' knowledge, clinical practice and attitude towards unconventional medicine: Implications for intercultural healthcare.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this hospital-based, cross-sectional study was to examine nurses' knowledge, personal and professional practices and attitude towards complementary and alternative medical therapies in urban Ghana. METHOD: Using convenience sampling technique, cross-sectional data were collected from 210 registered and practicing nurses with self-administered questionnaire based on the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Health Belief Questionnaire (CHBQ). Descriptive statistics and the associations between variables were calculated using Pearson's Chi-square test and/or Fisher's exact test with p 
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gyasi RM, Abass K, Adu-Gyamfi S, Accam BT Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

A qualitative investigation of Australian psychologists' perceptions about complementary and alternative medicine for use in clinical practice.
This study explored psychologists' knowledge of, attitude toward, and experience with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use for clinical purposes. Using a qualitative design, 18 Australian psychologists participated in a semi-structured interview. Psychologists had some understanding about CAM; yet, there was a mismatch between their perceived and actual knowledge. While psychologists were, in general, open toward using CAM with clients they were also sceptical. Attitudes did not overly influence psychologists' views about using CAM in practice, rather adhering to the scientist-practitioner model and embracing a...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hamilton K, Marietti V Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of Qigong on symptom management in cancer patients: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: The effectiveness of Qigong as a health practice adopted by cancer patients to manage their symptoms during their cancer journey is not proven, but there are promising results that need further verification in future research. PMID: 29122248 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Van Vu D, Molassiotis A, Ching SSY, Le TT Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of reflexology on the quality of life with breast cancer patients.
CONCLUSION: Reflexology was found to reduce the symptoms experienced by breast cancer patients, while at the same time increasing the functional and general health status. PMID: 29122249 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Özdelikara A, Tan M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Trunk and hip muscle activation during yoga poses: Implications for physical therapy practice.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine and compare activation of core muscles during yoga to traditional back exercises. METHODS: Surface electromyography was used to quantify activation of the rectus abdominis (RA), abdominal obliques (AO), lumbar extensors (LE), and gluteus maximus (GMX) during four yoga poses. Data were expressed as 100% of a maximum voluntary isometric contraction. Separate analyses of variance with repeated measures were used to compare muscle activity across each exercise. RESULTS: Subjects generated greater RA (P 
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Beazley D, Patel S, Davis B, Vinson S, Bolgla L Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of acupressure on pain, anxiety, and the physiological indexes of patients with cancer undergoing bone marrow biopsy.
CONCLUSION: Cost effectiveness and short-term simple education make acupressure method useful in clinical settings for different illnesses. PMID: 29122251 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sharifi Rizi M, Shamsalinia A, Ghaffari F, Keyhanian S, Naderi Nabi B Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The quality of life of chiropractors using PROMIS: Results from a practice-based research network.
PMID: 29122252 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Alcantara J, Ohm J, Alcantara J Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of nature sounds on physiological indicators among patients in the cardiac care unit.
CONCLUSION: Listening to nature sounds or the use of headphones blocked environmental noises and could influence mean arterial pressure. Future studies can examine the effects of this intervention implemented for a longer term using nature sounds by patients. PMID: 29122253 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ghezeljeh TN, Nasari M, Haghani H, Rezaei Loieh H Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

YOGA and self-regulation in management of essential arterial hypertension and associated emotional symptomatology: A randomized controlled trial.
rnández I, Betancort M PMID: 29122254 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tolbaños Roche L, Miró Barrachina MT, Ibáñez Fernández I, Betancort M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The medium-term effects of diadynamic currents in chronic low back pain; TENS versus diadynamic currents: A randomised, follow-up study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aims of the study were to evaluate the medium-term effects of diadynamic (DD) currents on relieving symptoms/improving physical functionality in patients with chronic low back pain (LBP) and to compare the efficacy of DD versus TENS. METHODS: The patients were divided into two groups as the TENS group (n = 26) and the DD group (n = 29). Additional treatment of hot pack + therapeutic ultrasound was applied to all patients. The therapy programs were administered as a total of 10 sessions over a period of 2 weeks. Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RDQ),...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sayilir S, Yildizgoren MT Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Cupping therapy: An analysis of the effects of suction on skin and the possible influence on human health.
CONCLUSION: Besides the mechanical effect of cupping increasing the local blood flow and stretching underlying tissue, activation of the HO-1 system could account for many of cupping therapy's claimed local and systemic health benefits. PMID: 29122256 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lowe DT Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Auricular therapy for lactation: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: The available data show evidence of benefits for postpartum lactation from auricular therapy. However, research using a more stringent design, standardized protocol, and valid outcome measures are warranted before it can be considered to be evidence-based practice. Issues from the current studies are highlighted and may serve to inform future trials. PMID: 29122257 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chen ML, Tan JY, Suen LK Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The role of massage in reducing the risk of burnout in employees of large corporations.
PMID: 29122258 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jaworska-Burzyńska L, Sekułowicz M, Cieślik B, Kowalska J, Szczepańska-Gieracha J Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Diet and lifestyle intervention on chronic moderate to severe depression and anxiety and other chronic conditions.
Abstract This group study explored how an intervention of diet, lifestyle and behavior modification, including a plant-based diet, daily exercise and mindfulness techniques, would affect 500 adult men and women participants diagnosed with chronic moderate to severe depression and anxiety and other conditions during a 12 week period. An analysis of the health outcomes detailed in self-reported diary entries was carried out at the conclusion of the 12 week period. These reports noted improvements in depression, anxiety and all other conditions addressed by the study, with the majority of participants reporting subst...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Null G, Pennesi L Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of pleasant olfactory mental imagery on the arterial oxygenation in patients with open heart surgery: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: The results of this study suggest that olfactory mental imagery can improve arterial oxygenation in patients with cardiac surgery. PMID: 29122260 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rezaei-Nodehi M, Bagheri-Nesami M, Shorofi SA, Yazdani-Charati J, Ghafari R Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Evaluation of New Zealand osteopathy patients experiences of their treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study to report on New Zealand osteopathy patient's experience of their treatment. The sensations and emotions experienced are largely consistent with previous Australian research. Predominantly positive perceptions of osteopathic treatment were reported. The current study provides some evidence of the construct validity of the PPM-O in a New Zealand patient population. PMID: 29122261 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Judkins R, Vaughan B, Mulcahy J Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of geranium aroma on anxiety among patients with acute myocardial infarction: A triple-blind randomized clinical trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The is study examined the effects of geranium aroma on anxiety among patients with AMI. METHODS: This randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial recruited 80 patients with AMI through convenience sampling. The patients were allocated to geranium and placebo groups (n = 40 each) using stratified block randomization. On the second day of admission three drops of geranium essential oil and placebo were poured on absorbing patches attached inside the oxygen masks of the geranium and placebo groups, respectively. The patients were asked to inhale the aroma for 20 ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shirzadegan R, Gholami M, Hasanvand S, Birjandi M, Beiranvand A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitude, and beliefs toward traditional herbal medicine use among diabetics in Jeddah Saudi Arabia.
In conclusion, most diabetic patients exhibited low knowledge, attitude, and beliefs regarding herbal use. Therefore, the development of an awareness program is needed to improve these factors. PMID: 29122263 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kamel FO, Magadmi RM, Hagras MM, Magadmi B, AlAhmad RA Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effects of breathing techniques training on the duration of labor and anxiety levels of pregnant women.
CONCLUSIONS: This study concludes that breathing techniques are an effective method in the reduction of anxiety and influence the duration of delivery during labor. PMID: 29122264 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cicek S, Basar F Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

A mixed methods evaluation of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course for people with Parkinson's disease.
CONCLUSION: This study supports previous preliminary findings that mindfulness-based interventions could benefit people with Parkinson's experiencing non-motor symptoms. Further research using larger sample sizes, a control group, and a longer follow-up period is required. PMID: 29122265 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Birtwell K, Dubrow-Marshall L, Dubrow-Marshall R, Duerden T, Dunn A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Tone as a health concept: An analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: There is no clear interpretation of tone in the contemporary chiropractic literature. Tone is closely aligned with functional neurology and can be understood as an interface between the metaphysical and the biomedical. Using the concept of tone as a foundation for practice could strengthen the identity of the chiropractic profession. PMID: 29122266 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: McDowall D, Emmanuel E, Grace S, Chaseling M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of traditional Chinese exercises on the rehabilitation of limb function among stroke patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To systematically review literature about the rehabilitative effects of traditional Chinese exercises (TCEs) on limb function among patients with stroke. METHODS: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Twelve electronic databases were searched from their inceptions to February 2017, including PudMed, The Cochrane Library, Web of Science, EMBase, Science Direct, PsycINFO, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Allied and Complementary Medicine, Chinese Scientific Journal Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Chinese Biomed...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ge L, Zheng QX, Liao YT, Tan JY, Xie QL, Rask M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Comparison of pediatric self reports and parent proxy reports utilizing PROMIS: Results from a chiropractic practice-based research network.
CONCLUSION: Parents tend to over-estimate their child's QoL based on measures of anxiety, depression, fatigue, peer-relationships and pain interference. PMID: 29122268 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Alcantara J, Ohm J, Alcantara J Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of self-selected soothing music on fistula puncture-related pain in hemodialysis patients.
CONCLUSION: It is concluded that music can be used effectively for pain related to needle insertion into a fistula in hemodialysis patients. Future research should investigate the comparative effects of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions on fistula puncture-related pain. PMID: 29122269 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shabandokht-Zarmi H, Bagheri-Nesami M, Shorofi SA, Mousavinasab SN Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Sound as a supportive design intervention for improving health care experience in the clinical ecosystem: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSIONS: Clinicians should consider pleasant natural sounds perception as a low-risk non-pharmacological and unobtrusive intervention that should be implemented in their routine care for speedier recovery of patients undergoing medical procedures. PMID: 29122270 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Iyendo TO Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Utilization and perceived benefits of homeopathy and herbal therapies in U.S. adults: Implications of patient-centered care.
Abstract We evaluated reasons for and perceived benefits of using homeopathic and herbal therapies in U.S. adults. Data were collected from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, which represents non-institutionalized U.S. adults (n = 33,167 unweighted). In the past 12 months, 18.6% (41.95 million) of U.S. adults reported using either homeopathy and/or herbal therapies. Among these users, 34.8% and 5.1% used them for wellness only and treatment only, respectively. 60.1% reported using homeopathic and herbal therapies for a combination of both treatment and wellness. In four out of seven self-reported...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rhee TG, Ng JY, Dusek JA Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Enhancing yoga participation: A qualitative investigation of barriers and facilitators to yoga among predominantly racial/ethnic minority, low-income adults.
Abstract Yoga is underutilized among racial/ethnic minorities and low-income populations. To enhance participation among these demographic groups and to inform a future clinical trial, we conducted a qualitative formative investigation, informed by the Social Contextual Model of health behavior change, to identify barriers and facilitators to yoga that could impact study participation. We recruited twenty-four racially/ethnically diverse adults, with and without prior yoga experience, from a low-income, urban housing community to participate in either an individual interview or focus group. A thematic data analysi...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Spadola CE, Rottapel R, Khandpur N, Kontos E, Bertisch SM, Johnson DA, Quante M, Khalsa SBS, Saper RB, Redline S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The comparison of the effectiveness of conventional therapeutic exercises and Pilates on pain and function in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of two different interventions on pain and disability in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). Forty-one individuals (Mean ± SD: Age 52.1 ± 8.9 years, Height 172.8 ± 6.6 cm, Weight 80.2 ± 6.9 kg) with KOA were randomly allocated into Pilates (N = 14), conventional therapeutic exercise (CTE) (N = 14), and control (N = 13) groups. Joint position sense (JPS), functional performance, pain, and disability were examined using Biodex system, agg...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - October 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mazloum V, Rabiei P, Rahnama N, Sabzehparvar E Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of yogic exercise on nonspecific neck pain in university students.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings indicate that yogic exercises could reduce neck pain in university students. PMID: 29066175 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - October 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kim SD Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Comments on: "The medium-term effects of diadynamic currents in chronic low back pain; TENS versus diadynamic currents: A randomized, follow-up study".
Comments on: "The medium-term effects of diadynamic currents in chronic low back pain; TENS versus diadynamic currents: A randomized, follow-up study". Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2017 Oct 12;: Authors: Rico-Martín S, Cordovilla-Guardia S, Castaño-Blanco MY, Calderón-García JF PMID: 29066062 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - October 12, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rico-Martín S, Cordovilla-Guardia S, Castaño-Blanco MY, Calderón-García JF Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Low back pain: Identifying sub-groups, clinical prediction rules and measuring results.
PMID: 28803709 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Breen A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Cupping regulates local immunomodulation to activate neural-endocrine-immune worknet.
Abstract Research on cupping therapy is lacking at home and abroad. However, cupping and acupuncture therapy are both surface stimulation therapies. This paper suggests the mechanism of cupping therapy and proposes that the same mechanism underlies both cupping and acupuncture therapy. The microenvironment is changed when stimulating the surface of the skin, and physical signals transform into biological signals, which also interact with each other in the body. These signalling cascades activate the neuroendocrine-immune system, which produces the therapeutic effect. PMID: 28779915 [PubMed - in process] (Sour...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Guo Y, Chen B, Wang DQ, Li MY, Lim CH, Guo Y, Chen Z Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of Korean hand acupressure on opioid-related nausea and vomiting, and pain after caesarean delivery using spinal anaesthesia.
CONCLUSION: Korean hand acupressure can relieve nausea and vomiting, as well as pain after caesarean delivery. PMID: 28779916 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ahn NY, Park HJ Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Mindfulness programming for parents and teachers of children with ADHD.
CONCLUSION: The work highlights the promise of specialized mindfulness-based interventions in promoting positive psychosocial outcomes in specific at-risk groups, such as the carers of children with ADHD. PMID: 28779917 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Miller CJ, Brooker B Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of a respiratory functional training program on pain and sleep quality in patients with fibromyalgia: A pilot study.
CONCLUSION: The 8-week breathing exercise intervention reduced pain and improved sleep quality. PMID: 28779918 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Garrido M, Castaño MY, Biehl-Printes C, Gomez MA, Branco JC, Tomas-Carus P, Rodriguez AB Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Music for anxiety reduction in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION AND RELEVANCE: In conclusion, music is a safe and easily administered intervention that can be used for anxiety reduction among patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. Further research is needed to better evaluate the clinical implications associated with the anxiolytic effects of music interventions during cardiac catheterization. PMID: 28779919 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jayakar JP, Alter DA Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Short-term water-based aerobic training promotes improvements in aerobic conditioning parameters of mature women.
Abstract Aging is accompanied by a decrease in aerobic capacity. Therefore, physical training has been recommended to soften the effects of advancement age. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of a short-term water-based aerobic training on resting heart rate (HRrest), heart rate corresponding to anaerobic threshold (HRAT), peak heart rate (HRpeak), percentage value of HRAT in relation to HRpeak and test duration (TD) of mature women. Twenty-two women (65.91 ± 4.83 years) were submitted to a five-week water-based interval aerobic training. Aerobic capacity parameters were evaluated thr...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Costa RR, Reichert T, Coconcelli L, Simmer NM, Bagatini NC, Buttelli ACK, Bracht CG, Stein R, Kruel LFM Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Secondary psychological outcomes in a controlled trial of Emotional Freedom Techniques and cognitive behaviour therapy in the treatment of food cravings.
CONCLUSION: The current study supports the hypothesis that psychological intervention is beneficial for treating psychological comorbidities of obesity and points to the role mental health issues may play in this area. PMID: 28779921 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Stapleton P, Bannatyne A, Chatwin H, Urzi KC, Porter B, Sheldon T Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

A qualitative examination of physiotherapist led community-based yoga for individuals with Huntington's disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Yoga led by a physiotherapist can be tailored to enable participation by those affected by HD, addresses HD-specific deficits, and promotes a sense of community to supplement traditional physiotherapy. PMID: 28779922 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ulanowski EA, Danzl M, Schwartz V, Reed C Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Cupping therapy for treating knee osteoarthritis: The evidence from systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Cupping therapy is widely used in East Asia, the Middle East, or Central and North Europe to manage the symptom of knee osteoarthritis (KOA). The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the available evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of cupping therapy for treating patients with KOA. METHODS: The following databases were searched from their inception until January 2017: PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and four Chinese databases [WanFang Med Database, Chinese BioMedical Database, Chinese WeiPu Database, and China National Knowledg...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li JQ, Guo W, Sun ZG, Huang QS, Lee EY, Wang Y, Yao XD Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effect of essential oil and supercritical carbon dioxide extract from the root of Angelica gigas on human EEG activity.
CONCLUSION: The results revealed that the EO of A. gigas root produced significant changes in the absolute low beta activity and these changes may enhance the language learning abilities of human brain. PMID: 28779924 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sowndhararajan K, Seo M, Kim M, Kim H, Kim S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of low back massage on perceived birth pain and satisfaction.
This study was designed as a study-control experimental type. The study sample consisted of 62 pregnant women (massage group = 31, control group = 31). Massage was applied to the study group in three phases during intrapartum period. The massages were done at the end of latent, active and transition phases (at cervical dilatation 3-4 cm, 5-7 cm, 8-10 cm) correspondingly. The VAS scores were evaluated three times during all phases. RESULTS: The first mean VAS score was 5.2 ± 0.9 and 7.3 ± 1.3 for massage and control groups, respectively. Second VAS sc...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Unalmis Erdogan S, Yanikkerem E, Goker A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on the severity of labor pain among nulliparous women: A clinical trial.
CONCLUSION: The application of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation affected pain relief in the first and second stages of labor and 4 h after labor. PMID: 28779926 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shahoei R, Shahghebi S, Rezaei M, Naqshbandi S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Combining music and reminiscence therapy interventions for wellbeing in elderly populations: A systematic review.
Abstract Both music therapy and reminiscence therapy are currently being used to increase aspects of wellbeing in older people, including those with memory diseases such as dementia, as alternatives to pharmacological treatments. There is growing evidence that combining these therapies in a focused way would provide unique wellbeing outcomes for this population. This review aims to report on the existing intervention studies that utilize both music and reminiscence activities in equal measure in elderly adult populations. A systematic review of intervention-based studies published between 1996 and 2016 was carried...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Istvandity L Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effectiveness of an add-on treatment with the homeopathic medication SilAtro-5-90 in recurrent tonsillitis: An international, pragmatic, randomized, controlled clinical trial.
earch Group Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness and safety of the homeopathic product SilAtro-5-90 in recurrent tonsillitis. METHODS: In this international, pragmatic, controlled clinical trial, 256 patients (6-60 years) with moderate recurrent tonsillitis were randomized to receive either SilAtro-5-90 in addition to standard symptomatic treatment, or to receive standard treatment only. The primary outcome was the mean time period between consecutive acute throat infections (ATI) within 1 year (analyzed via repeated events analysis). RESULTS: During the evaluation year, the risk of getti...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Palm J, Kishchuk VV, Ulied À, Fernández JP, De Jaegere S, Jong MC, Keller T, Kosakovskyi A, Kompaniiets K, Mityuryayeva-Korniiko I, Pukhlik SM, Tretiakevych Z, Weber S, Wienhold K, Klement P, TocTo Research Group Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Measuring patient reported outcomes of acupuncture treatment on pain patients' health status.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this observational multicenter case series study was to assess patient reported outcome measures of health status following routine acupuncture treatment. DESIGN: Via the patient reported 'MYMOP2-online' questionnaire 110 pain patients reported three times (baseline, after four weeks, after sixteen weeks) whether changes in health status occurred following un-standardized routine acupuncture treatment. RESULTS: ANOVA for repeated measures showed that primary pain (-38.8%), secondary pain (-38.4%), limitation to daily functioning (-33.2%), subjective well-being (24....
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vernooij M, Marcelissen F Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of whole body vibration therapy in pain, function and depression of the patients with fibromyalgia.
CONCLUSION: WBV is found to be effective in reducing symptoms of fibromyalgia. PMID: 28779930 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Alev A, Mihriban A, Bilge E, Ayça E, Merve K, Şeyma C, Uğur E, Adnan B, Zeynel K, Mahmut GS Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Indonesian provisional clinical psychologists' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours towards complementary-alternative medicine (CAM).
Abstract Sixty provisional clinical psychologists in Indonesia were emailed to seek their participation in an online-questionnaire that reflected: CAM knowledge, attitudes CAM, and CAM behaviours. Of the 60 participants approached, 44 with majority of female (95%) completed the questionnaire. The mean age of participants was 25 years. Overall, participants reported low knowledge of CAM and attitudes towards CAM were positive. While 73% reported having recommended CAM to their clients, only 39% had ever made referral. Most of the participants (98%) had used CAM personally but just over half (59%) had ever used it i...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Liem A, Newcombe PA Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Blurred lines: Emerging practice for registered dietitian-nutritionists in integrative and functional nutrition.
CONCLUSIONS: The orientation towards Integrative Medicine for a majority of US dietitians is in the awareness and learning phases of adoption. PMID: 28779932 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Grace-Farfaglia P, Pickett-Bernard DL, Gorman AW, Dehpahlavan J Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research