The effectiveness of massage on peri-operative anxiety in adults: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials.
CONCLUSION: Massage is a promising complementary therapy for ameliorating peri-operative anxiety in adults. PMID: 32977216 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - September 17, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Guo PP, Fan SL, Li P, Zhang XH, Liu N, Wang J, Chen DD, Sun WJ, Yu L, Yang S, Zhang W Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

A randomized control trial of meditation compared to music listening to improve cognitive function for breast cancer survivors: Feasibility and acceptability.
Abstract BACKGROUND: and Purpose: Many breast cancer survivors (BCS) experience persistent cognitive and psychological changes associated with their cancer and/or treatment and that have limited treatment options. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility and effects of a Kirtan Kriya meditation (KK) intervention on cognitive and psychological symptoms compared to an attention control condition, classical music listening (ML), in BCS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized control trial design was used. Participants completed eight-week interventions. Cognitive function and psychologica...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - September 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Henneghan AM, Becker H, Harrison ML, Inselmann K, Fico B, Schafer H, King E, Patt D, Kesler S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Integrating complementary and alternative therapies into professional psychological practice: An exploration of practitioners' perceptions of benefits and barriers.
CONCLUSION: Results activate conversation about the importance of a transpersonally oriented integrative psychological practice for the 21st century. PMID: 32932216 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - September 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kassis A, Papps FA Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of a mindfulness-based childbirth and parenting program on maternal-fetal attachment: A randomized controlled trial among Iranian pregnant women.
This study aimed to determine the effects of a mindfulness-based childbirth and parenting program on maternal-fetal attachment among Iranian pregnant women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted on pregnant women, who were divided into two groups to either receive routine care plus mindfulness training for childbirth and parenting (i.e., eight 2-h group sessions once a week and one 3-h session of silent meditation) or receive routine care alone. Maternal-fetal attachment was evaluated by the Cranley's Maternal-Fetal Attachment Scale. RESULTS: After the intervention, the total score of maternal-fetal att...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gheibi Z, Abbaspour Z, Haghighyzadeh MH, Javadifar N Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Non-pharmacological interventions to manage fatigue in adults with inflammatory bowel disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: The pooled data indicate that non-pharmacological interventions are helpful in managing IBD-Fatigue. Additionally, the non-pharmacological interventions reviewed could be utilized to promote self-management in IBD. PMID: 32836107 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Davis SP, Bolin LP, Crane PB, Wei H, Crandell J Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Propolis and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Lessons from nature.
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Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Scorza CA, Gonçalves VC, Scorza FA, Fiorini AC, de Almeida AG, Fonseca MCM, Finsterer J Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

"Back to Eden": An explorative qualitative study on traditional medicine use during pregnancy among selected women in Lusaka Province, Zambia.
CONCLUSION: Multiple, interconnecting factors influence traditional medicine use among pregnant women in Lusaka, Zambia. Traditional medicine use during pregnancy will likely continue to be widespread across Zambia. PMID: 32798811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 5, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: El Hajj M, Sitali DC, Vwalika B, Holst L Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

A systematic review of the effects of probiotic administration in inflammatory arthritis.
CONCLUSION: This review indicates there may be differential benefits to combined formulations of Bifidobacteriales and Lactobacillales compared to purely Lactobacillales formulations, with respect to reducing pain, lowering CRP and improving quality of life. It also suggests variable benefits associated with the type of inflammatory arthritis. Relatively less benefit for lowering CRP was attributed to individuals with SpA compared to individuals with RA. Generalisability of results to clinical practice is limited by the dominant demographic of older individuals with established disease beyond the 'therapeutic window of int...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lowe JR, Briggs AM, Whittle S, Stephenson MD Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Efficacy of five-element music interventions in perinatal mental health and labor pain: A meta-analysis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the efficacy of five-element music interventions in perinatal mental health and labor pain. To provide evidence for future research on Chinese Traditional Music Interventions. METHODS: An electronically search was conducted in Web of Science, PubMed, EMbase, The Cochrane Library, CNKI databases, WanFang Data and VIP Database for Chinese Technical Periodicals from inception to January 07, 2020 to collect randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on five-element music interventions for prenatal, perinatal and postpartum women. Literature screening, data extraction, and the...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 2, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wu Q, Liu Z, Pang X, Cheng L Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effects of foot reflexology on agitation and extubation time in male patients following coronary artery bypass surgery: A randomized controlled clinical trial.
This study examined the effects of foot reflexology on agitation and extubation time of male patients following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomized three-arm controlled clinical trial, participants (n = 120) were randomly assigned to the intervention, placebo, or control groups. The intervention group received foot reflexology massage for 15 min. Agitation was assessed using the Richmond Agitation- Sedation Scale before the intervention (Time 1) and immediately (Time 2) and 10 min after the intervention (Time 3). Extubation time was measured as the time f...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 25, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Allahbakhhsian A, Gholizadeh L, Allahbakhshian M, Sarbakhsh P, Abbaszadeh Y Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of yoga on the quality of life and fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The impact of yoga on the quality of life and fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has shown various results in different reports. As a result, performing a systematic review and meta-analysis to guide physicians and patients seems necessary. The present study was carried out to evaluate the effect of yoga intervention on the quality of life and fatigue in patients with MS. METHOD: The present study was designed based on PRISMA guidelines from their inception until October 2019. Two researchers independently performed all steps. We searched several international online databas...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shohani M, Kazemi F, Rahmati S, Azami M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Kinesio taping in the treatment of somatosensory tinnitus: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: KT is more effective than sham-taping in improving somatosensory tinnitus associated with neck complaints. PMID: 32379629 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Atan T, Atan D, Özel S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Comparative efficacy of vitamin supplements on prevention of major cardiovascular disease: Systematic review with network meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Vitamin B, D and E could reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events to varying degrees. At the same time, the combination of vitamins can not show improvement on the efficacy. PMID: 32379630 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Han J, Zhao C, Cai J, Liang Y Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effect of reflexology on anxiety and sleep of informal cancer caregiver: Randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Foot reflexology was found as an effective intervention to reduce anxiety and improve the quality of sleep of informal cancer caregivers. The effect of placebo on reducing the anxiety of informal caregivers was found, but it wasn't as effective as reflexology. PMID: 32379631 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Toygar İ, Yeşilbalkan ÖU, Malseven YG, Sönmez E Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Complementary and alternative therapies from the Turkish Physician's perspective: An embedded mixed-method study.
CONCLUSION: The majority of physicians were skeptical about CAM but reported being non-judgmental toward patients that had used CAM. However, they also highlighted that considering evidence-based outcomes. PMID: 32379632 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Izgu N, Gok Metin Z Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Clinical evidence for acupressure with the improvement of sleep disorders in hemodialysis patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy of acupressure on the improvement of sleep disorders in patients undergoing hemodialysis. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed. Pubmed, Embase, the Cochrane database, and Chinese database were searched and sleep quality variables were extracted from eligible articles. The quality of original articles was assessed by the Modified Jadad Scale. Standard mean difference (SMD) and 95% confidential interval (CI) were pooled. RESULTS: Nine studies were included in the systematic review, and seven randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were eligibl...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wang X, Gu J, Liu J, Hong H Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effect of hand massage on pain and anxiety in patients after liver transplantation: A randomised controlled trial.
This study aimed to determine the effects of hand massage on postoperative pain, and anxiety levels in liver transplant patients. METHODS: This study was a randomised clinical trial. The study sample comprised 80 adult patients who had liver transplantation: 40 experimental and 40 control group. In the experimental group, the researcher performed hand massage. No treatment was performed in the control group. To analyse the data, descriptive statistics, a chi-squared test, a t-test for dependent groups, and a t-test for independent groups were used. RESULTS: According to hand massage follow-ups after liver transpl...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Demir B, Saritas S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of lemon inhalation aromatherapy on blood pressure, electrocardiogram changes, and anxiety in acute myocardial infarction patients: A clinical, multi-centered, assessor-blinded trial design.
CONCLUSION: As lemon inhalation aromatherapy in AMI reduced systolic BP, anxiety, and percentage of ST-segment and T wave changes and regulated heart rate, using this kind of aromatherapy is suggested in coronary care units. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRY: The study was registered in the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials (IRCT registration number: 33151, 2018/09/22). PMID: 32379635 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rambod M, Rakhshan M, Tohidinik S, Nikoo MH Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Older people's perspectives on use of complementary and alternative medicine and acupressure: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: The findings show the diverse views on CAM and acupressure from the perspectives of the older people in this study. There is a need for further research investigating the usefulness of CAM and acupressure in aged care settings. PMID: 32379636 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hmwe NTT, Browne G, Mollart L, Allanson V, Chan SW Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Respiratory rehabilitation in elderly patients with COVID-19: A randomized controlled study.
CONCLUSIONS: Six-week respiratory rehabilitation can improve respiratory function, QoL and anxiety of elderly patients with COVID-19, but it has little significant improvement on depression in the elderly. PMID: 32379637 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Liu K, Zhang W, Yang Y, Zhang J, Li Y, Chen Y Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Can Qigong improve non-motor symptoms in people with Parkinson's disease - A pilot randomized controlled trial?
Abstract Non-motor symptoms (NMS) including sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and cognitive decline can significantly impact quality of life in people with PD. Qigong exercise is a mind-body exercise that shows a wide range of benefits in various medical conditions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Qigong exercise on NMS with a focus on sleep quality. Seventeen participants completed a 12-week intervention of Qigong (n = 8) or sham Qigong (n = 9). Disease severity, anxiety and depression levels, fatigue, cognition, quality of life, and other NMS of the par...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Moon S, Sarmento CVM, Steinbacher M, Smirnova IV, Colgrove Y, Lai SM, Lyons KE, Liu W Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Herbal medicine for treatment of children diagnosed with COVID-19: A review of guidelines.
Abstract This review aimed to summarize and analyze the pattern identification (PI), herbal formulae, and composition of herbs provided by recent guidelines for the treatment of pediatric COVID-19. Seven data sources were reviewed until March 25, 2020. We analyzed the herbal formulae included in the guidelines and performed a network analysis to identify the frequency of herbs recommended in the herbal formulae. All 3 guidelines were provincial guidelines from China. Our results showed that there were 4 stages, 12 PIs, and 13 herbal formulae recommended by the provincial guidelines. These herbal formulae included ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ang L, Lee HW, Kim A, Lee JA, Zhang J, Lee MS Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Mindfulness-based skills training group for parents of obsessive-compulsive disorder-affected children: A caregiver-focused intervention.
CONCLUSION: Mindfulness-based skills training for parents of OCD-affected youth appears to be feasible and to significantly increase tolerance related to the child's distress. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NCT03212703. PMID: 32379640 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Belschner L, Lin SY, Yamin DF, Best JR, Edalati K, McDermid J, Stewart SE Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Meanings and perceptions of women regarding the practice of yoga in pregnancy: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: It was concluded that the practice of yoga provided physical and psychosocial benefits for the women of this study, including strengthening of the pelvic floor, pain relief, improvement of breathing, reduction of stress and anxiety, and strengthening of self-confidence, self-esteem and autonomy in the management of the pregnancy and in caring for themselves. PMID: 32379641 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: de Campos EA, Narchi NZ, Moreno G Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of equine-assisted therapies on behavioural, psychological and physical symptoms for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: While EAT may offer some positive benefits for children with ADHD, further methodologically robust research is required before definitive recommendations can be made. PMID: 32379642 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: White E, Zippel J, Kumar S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of moxibustion for chronic low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: To systematically review and meta-analyze the efficacy of moxibustion in treating patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). METHODS: A systematic search of the Cochrane Library, Web of Science, PubMed, Embase, EBSCO, CBM, Wanfang, CNKI and VIP (until November, 2019) was used to identify studies reporting pain intensity (VAS or NRS), disability (ODI or RMDQ), JOA score, and quality of life (SF-36) in patients with CLBP. Study selection, data extraction was performed critically and independently by two reviewers. Cochrane criteria for risk of bias was used to assess the methodological q...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chen FQ, Ge JF, Leng YF, Li C, Chen B, Sun ZL Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Non-pharmacological treatments of inpatients with major depression - The case of Polish (Poznan) and German (Kiel) hospital.
CONCLUSIONS: Implementing Tai Chi in Kiel would be interesting to develop the scope of used interventions. Investment in non-pharmacological treatment should be a priority for healthcare decision-makers in Poland. The wide range of non-pharmacological interventions should be commonly accessible to provide the most comprehensive treatment. PMID: 32379644 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zaprutko T, Göder R, Rybakowski F, Kus K, Kopciuch D, Paczkowska A, Ratajczak P, Nowakowska E Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effect of aquatic therapy on balance and gait in stroke survivors: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: AT may be used to improve balance and gait after stroke; however, the evidence to support its use is still low. PMID: 32379645 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nayak P, Mahmood A, Natarajan M, Hombali A, Prashanth CG, Solomon JM Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Moving towards a contemporary chiropractic professional identity.
t K Abstract Since the inception of the chiropractic profession, debate has continued on differing practice objectives and philosophical approaches to patient care. While the political and academic leaders of the profession continue to dominate the discourse, little is known on the perspectives of the everyday practising chiropractor on their professional identity. In this paper, professional identity within the profession of chiropractic was evaluated using a systematised search strategy of the literature from the year 2000 through to May 2019. Initially 562 articles were sourced, of which 24 met the criteria for...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Glucina TT, Krägeloh CU, Farvid P, Holt K Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

No improvement in disclosure of natural health product use to primary care medical doctors in the last 15  years: A survey of naturopathic patients.
CONCLUSION: Disclosure of NHP use to MDs by naturopathic patients is limited and remained unchanged over the past 15 years. Future research should explore primary care MDs' hesitancy to inquire about patient NHP use. PMID: 32379647 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ng JY, Garber A, Luong M, Cooley K, Busse JW Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Complementary and alternative medicines used by cancer patients to cope with chemotherapy-induced constipation.
CONCLUSION: Cancer patients frequently use CAM to cope with chemotherapy-induced constipation and the most common CAM used by patients is phytotherapy. PMID: 32379648 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Toygar İ, Yeşilbalkan ÖU, Kürkütlü M, Aslan A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Does dissatisfaction with physicians lead patients to alternative practitioners?
CONCLUSIONS: Our results support the dissatisfaction hypothesis to explain the use of CAM practitioners for low back pain, whether this use is alternative or complementary to medical care. However, concerning the complementary use, our study shows that this hypothesis is invalid for osteopaths. PMID: 32379649 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Guillaud A, Allenet B, Pinsault N Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Cognitive behavioral therapy for depression and anxiety of Parkinson's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: This meta-analysis revealed that cognitive behavioral therapy is effective in relieving depression and anxiety of patients with Parkinson's disease. Medical workers could apply cognitive behavioral therapy into daily routine cares for patients with Parkinson's disease. More studies with high quality and follow-up assessment on this topic are still required. PMID: 32379650 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhang Q, Yang X, Song H, Jin Y Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) massage for the treatment of congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) in infants and children: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Evidence suggests that TCM massage therapy is beneficial for treating CMT in infants and children. Further clinical trials with high-quality methodologies need to be conducted. PMID: 32379651 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chen SC, Ho YS, Kwai-Ping Suen L, Yu J, Tang W, Jiang JF, Qu XY, Yeung WF Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of berberine supplementation on obesity indices: A dose- response meta-analysis and systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: The results of the current study support the use of berberine supplementation for the improvement of obesity indices. PMID: 32379652 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xiong P, Niu L, Talaei S, Kord-Varkaneh H, Clark CCT, Găman MA, Rahmani J, Dorosti M, Mousavi SM, Zarezadeh M, Taghizade-Bilondi H, Zhang J Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Utilising acupuncture for mental health; a mixed-methods approach to understanding the awareness and experience of general practitioners and acupuncturists.
CONCLUSIONS: This study is the first in New Zealand to seek quantitative data and qualitative views regarding alignment about mental health management approaches and the use of acupuncture. This has the potential of improving healthcare outcomes through better inter professional communication and by contributing to better trans-cultural understandings on healthcare issues. The results of this research, whilst looking at the communication model between acupuncture and primary health care, will have easily generalizable findings for other necessary interprofessional communication strategies. This is the first time that the r...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Roberts K, Dowell A, Nie JB Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Tuina for cervical vertigo: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
This article aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Tuina for CV. METHODS: Nine databases were searched. Methodological quality was evaluated with the Cochrane Collaboration's tool. Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) was applied to determine confidence in the effect estimates. Stata 12.0 software was used to carry out the meta-analysis, and a trial sequential analysis (TSA) was performed with TSA 0.9. RESULTS: Nine randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included. Low-quality evidence suggested that Tuina showed a significantly higher effectiveness rate compared ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Huang F, Zhao S, Dai L, Feng Z, Wu Z, Chen J, Guo R, Tian Q, Fan Z, Wu S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of osteopathic treatment versus static touch on heart rate and oxygen saturation in premature babies: A randomized controlled trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) has been successfully tested in the context of preterm infants. No studies, however, have been conducted to investigate the OMT immediate effects on physiological measurements, such as partial oxygen saturation (SpO2) and heart rate (HR). The purpose of the present study was to assess the effect of osteopathic treatment on SpO2 and HR values and to compare it with 10 min of static touch. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-six preterm infants (41 male), aged 33.5 weeks (±4.3) with mean weight at birth of 2067gr (±929) were recruited fr...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Manzotti A, Cerritelli F, Lombardi E, La Rocca S, Chiera M, Galli M, Lista G Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Corrections requested for: "Effects of auriculotherapy on weight and body mass index reduction in patients with overweight or obesity: Systematic review and meta-analysis".
Corrections requested for: "Effects of auriculotherapy on weight and body mass index reduction in patients with overweight or obesity: Systematic review and meta-analysis". Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2020 May;39:101117 Authors: Chen X, Golzarri-Arroyo L, Dickinson SL, Allison DB PMID: 32379656 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chen X, Golzarri-Arroyo L, Dickinson SL, Allison DB Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of a laughter programme with entrainment music on stress, depression, and health-related quality of life among gynaecological cancer patients.
CONCLUSION: A laughter programme with entrainment music may be used as a stress-moderator and a positive emotion-enhancing strategy among gynaecological cancer patients. PMID: 32379657 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lee YJ, Kim MA, Park HJ Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

A severe case of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome treated with acupuncture and related techniques.
We present a case of a young woman with unilateral facial paralysis as part of Ramsay Hunt syndrome. She received conventional treatment with acyclovir, analgesics, corticosteroids and eye protection measures 48 h after the onset of symptoms. At three weeks, due to the lack of improvement of the facial paralysis, manual acupuncture was started along with electroacupuncture, plum blossom hammer for facial stimulation and Chinese herbal medicine. An almost complete improvement was obtained at 14 weeks since the onset of the condition. Acupuncture and related techniques may be an effective intervention for this type of c...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Giralt Sampedro I, Carvajal G, García-Janeras A, Fabà A, Nishishinya Aquino MB Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of kinesio taping and lifestyle changes on pain, body awareness and quality of life in primary dysmenorrhea.
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of kinesio taping and lifestyle changes on pain, body awareness, and quality of life in individuals with primary dysmenorrhea (PD). Subjects in the first group underwent kinesio taping and lifestyle changes and subjects in the second group were instructed only lifestyle changes. The pain levels were evaluated using a visual analogue scale, menstrual symptoms using the Menstrual Symptom Questionnaire, health-related life quality using the Short Form-36, and changes in body awareness using the Body Awareness Questionnaire form. Pain intensity decreased, a...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Doğan H, Eroğlu S, Akbayrak T Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

A sleep hygiene and yoga intervention conducted in affordable housing communities: Pilot study results and lessons for a future trial.
We present quantitative and qualitative data from a single-arm sleep education and yoga pilot study (n = 17) conducted in two affordable housing communities, and the multi-modal process we employed to refine the intervention for a future trial. RESULTS: Participants were age 43.6 years on average (±19.3 years) and 88.2% were female. Nearly 56% identified as non-Hispanic Black and 19% as Hispanic/Latino. Results showed significant pre/post-intervention improvements in sleep duration (5.4 ± 1.2 h/night vs 6.9 ± 1.7 h/night; p 
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Spadola CE, Rottapel RE, Zhou ES, Chen JT, Guo N, Khalsa SBS, Redline S, Bertisch SM Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Integrative therapy (short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy & cognitive-behavioral therapy) and cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Integrative treatment not only to be effective in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder and the reduction of its symptoms, but also to be more effective than cognitive-behavioral therapy. PMID: 32379661 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Orvati Aziz M, Mehrinejad SA, Hashemian K, Paivastegar M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Comments on "Effects of auriculotherapy on weight and body mass index reduction in patients with overweight or obesity: Systematic review and meta-analysis".
Comments on "Effects of auriculotherapy on weight and body mass index reduction in patients with overweight or obesity: Systematic review and meta-analysis". Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2020 May;39:101123 Authors: Mendonça CR, Dos Santos LSC, Noll M, Silveira EA, Arruda JT PMID: 32379662 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mendonça CR, Dos Santos LSC, Noll M, Silveira EA, Arruda JT Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Music therapy and radiation oncology: State of art and future directions.
DISCUSSION: We investigated the role and the efficacy of MT for patients receiving RT and the future challenges in the clinical management of oncology patients before and during radiotherapy. PMID: 32379663 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nardone V, Vinciguerra C, Correale P, Guida C, Tini P, Reginelli A, Cappabianca S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of acupressure on pain reduction during first stage of labour: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Acupressure can provide significant pain relief during first stage of labour. However, further clinical trials with standardized intervention procedures are required for the creation of evidence-based guidelines. PMID: 32379664 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Raana HN, Fan XN Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Ebola survivors' healthcare-seeking experiences and preferences of conventional, complementary and traditional medicine use: A qualitative exploratory study in Sierra Leone.
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest the determinants of Ebola survivors' healthcare-seeking experiences should be considered when developing and implementing programs aimed at improving the current health status of Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone. PMID: 32379665 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: James PB, Wardle J, Steel A, Adams J Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of acupressure on upper extremity pain and quality of life in patients hemodialysis treatment: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
This study was conducted to determine the effect of acupressure on pain severity and quality of life in patients with upper extremity pain due to hemodialysis. METHOD: The study was completed with a total of 50 patients, consisting of 25 intervention group and 25 control group patients. In the intervention group, acupressure was applied to five acupressure points on the arms and shoulders in the first half of the dialysis sessions carried out for six weeks and for three days per week. RESULTS: There was a significant decrease (p 
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Çevik B, Taşcı S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of progressive muscle relaxation on anxiety and sleep quality in patients with COVID-19.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019(COVID-19) will experience high levels of anxiety and low sleep quality due to isolation treatment. Some sleep-improving drugs may inhibit the respiratory system and worsen the condition. Prolonged bedside instruction may increase the risk of medical infections. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of progressive muscle relaxation on anxiety and sleep quality of COVID-19. METHODS: In this randomized controlled clinical trial, a total of 51 patients who entered the isolation ward were included in the study and randomly divided into experimental an...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Liu K, Chen Y, Wu D, Lin R, Wang Z, Pan L Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research