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

Lower limb auriculotherapy points improves balance in young healthy subjects-assessed by computerized baropodometry.
o JE Abstract OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effects of Lower Limb (LL) auricular stimulation points on the static equilibrium of healthy subjects, assessed by computerized baropodometry. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Forty volunteers were assigned to one of two groups: Auriculotherapy (AT) who received unilateral needle stimulation of the coxofemoral, knee, and ankle points. Control (C) who did not receive any stimulation. We analyzed the contact area (CA) and the peak pressure (PP) for both feet at baseline, 20 and 25 min after the baseline was recorded. Three-Way ANOVA (P 
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Antônio AM, Guirro ECO, Dos Santos TP, Ferreira VTK, Silva MLD, de Araujo JE Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of lavender oil on anxiety levels of patients before laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
PMID: 30057057 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Saritaş S, Kavak F, Savaş B Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Comparing the effect of patients preferred music and Swedish massage on anticipatory anxiety in patients with burn injury: Randomized controlled clinical trial.
This study was aimed to compare the effect of preferred music and Swedish massage on pain anticipatory anxiety in burn patients. METHODS: In this randomized controlled clinical trial 240 hospitalized burn patients were selected and assigned to Swedish massage, preferred music, combination of Swedish massage and preferred music and control groups through fixed blocking randomization. Interventions was offered before wound care one time for 20 min on patients' bedside. Patients in the control group only received routine care. The Persian version of Burn Specific Pain Anxiety Scale were used for data gathering. Data wa...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Najafi Ghezeljeh T, Mohaddes Ardebili F Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effect of laughter yoga on salivary cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone among healthy university students: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: LY decreased cortisol levels and C/D ratios but did not affect DHEA levels. Simulated and spontaneous laughter differently affected the dynamics of cortisol levels and C/D ratios. Effect of spontaneous laughter on the cortisol dynamics lasted longer than that of simulated laughter. (UMIN000019409). PMID: 30057059 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fujisawa A, Ota A, Matsunaga M, Li Y, Kakizaki M, Naito H, Yatsuya H Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of chamomile odor on contractions of the first stage of delivery in primpara women: A clinical trial.
In this study, the effect of chamomile odssor on some parameters of pregnancy was examined. METHOD: This is a randomized clinical trial conducted on 130 primpa women. In the group of aromatherapy, women smell chamomile essence. The investigator recorded duration, number and intensity of contractions and level of satisfaction after the delivery. RESULTS: Duration of contractions, number of contractions were similar in all times in intervention and control groups (p > .05). In dilatation of 5-7 cm, intensity of contractions in the intervention group was significantly lower than the control group (p = ....
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Heidari-Fard S, Mohammadi M, Fallah S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Use of complementary therapies in nursing homes: Descriptive study.
CONCLUSION: The use of some complementary therapies is common in Icelandic nursing homes. More knowledge is needed to support the use of CT in Icelandic nursing homes. PMID: 30057061 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gunnarsdottir TJ, Vilhjalmsson R, Hjaltadottir I Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of nature as positive distractibility on the Healing Process of Patients with cancer in therapeutic settings.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Environmental design has a positive effect on patient health. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of nature on positive distraction on the Healing Process of Patients with Cancer. METHOD: This research is a descriptive-correlational study which conducted on 80 cancer patients in an educational center with two different outlooks (natural view and no natural view) in Hamadan, Iran from March to May 2017. Patients were selected by convenience sampling method based on inclusion criteria. Two kinds of questionnaires including State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and visual analog s...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emami E, Amini R, Motalebi G Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

A pilot horticultural therapy program serving veterans with mental health issues: Feasibility and outcomes.
CONCLUSION: Participants provided positive feedback about the program and indicated that it was beneficial for them. Future research should be conducted with a larger sample size and control group to further validate these results. PMID: 30057063 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Stowell DR, Owens GP, Burnett A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of relaxation exercises on sleep quality in pregnant women in the third trimester: A randomized controlled trial.
h G Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of relaxation exercises on subjective sleep quality of in third-trimester pregnant women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The pretest posttest randomized controlled trial recruited 84 pregnant women in the third trimester. Following random assignment of subjects, the treatment group (n = 46) performed relaxation exercises for four weeks and the control group (n = 46) received standart cares. At baseline and after the intervention sleep quality was assessed. Data obtained were analyzed in SPSS. RESULTS: The mean score of the global Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Inde...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Özkan SA, Rathfisch G Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Combination of Ayurveda and Yoga therapy reduces pain intensity and improves quality of life in patients with migraine headache.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To Understand the efficacy of Ayurveda and Yoga in the management of Migraine Headache. METHODS: 30 subjects recruited to Ayurveda and Yoga (AY) group underwent traditional Panchakarma (Bio-purificatory process) using therapeutic Purgation followed by Yoga therapy, while 30 subjects of Control (CT) group continued on symptomatic treatment (NSAID's) for 90 days. Body constitution questionnaire was administered to both groups. The outcome measures included Symptom check list, Comprehensive Headache related Quality of Life Questionnaire and Visual Analogue Scale. RESULTS: Forty-six (76....
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sharma VM, Manjunath NK, Nagendra HR, Ertsey C Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Mindfulness, self-compassion, anxiety and depression measures in South Australian yoga participants: implications for designing a yoga intervention.
CONCLUSION: Findings provide important information for guiding development of a yoga intervention for anxiety and depression. PMID: 30057066 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Snaith N, Schultz T, Proeve M, Rasmussen P Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The association between quality of life and complementary and alternative medicine use in patients with diabetes mellitus.
CONCLUSIONS: In this sampling, the use of CAM among patients with diabetes mellitus is high. The association between CAM usage and eating and drinking freedom and physical health should be studied in detail in further studies. PMID: 29705440 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Candar A, Demirci H, Baran AK, Akpınar Y Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

What motivates arrangements of dog visits in nursing homes? Experiences by dog handlers and nurses.
CONCLUSION: Both groups were motivated by the positive impact of dog visits on nursing home residents. Dog visits may be health-promoting not only for residents, but for the volunteer dog handlers as well. PMID: 29705441 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gundersen ED, Johannessen B Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effects of training and the use of cranberry capsule in preventing urinary tract infections after urostomy.
Abstract PURPOSE: The study was conducted to investigate the effects of training provided by researcher and the use of cranberry capsule in preventing late term UTIs after urostomy. METHODS: The study included 60 patients who underwent ileal conduit diversion between June 2013 and November 2014. The participants were randomly divided into three groups. First group used cranberry capsule, second group received training about UTIs and the other control group. The patients were assessed for a UTI by laboratory analysis at 2, 3, and 4 months after discharge. RESULTS: When the effect of cranberry capsule use ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Temiz Z, Cavdar I Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

A prospective research study to investigate the impact of complementary therapies on patient well-being in palliative care.
Abstract Complementary therapies are being used more in the UK over the last two decades and yet very little evidence of their benefit is available. The aim of this study was to investigate, through face to face interviews with patients, using a phenomenological approach the perceived benefits of the different therapies in terms of their overall patient well-being. Eight patients; mean age 52.87years, range 40-64years presenting in the palliative care phase for life limiting conditions comprising one male and seven females agreed to participate in the study between March and September 2015. All eight participants ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nyatanga B, Cook D, Goddard A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effect of hand and foot surface stroke massage on anxiety and vital signs in patients with acute coronary syndrome: A randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSION: Hand and foot massage can be a useful nursing intervention in attenuating anxiety levels and improving the vital signs in patients. PMID: 29705444 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Alimohammad HS, Ghasemi Z, Shahriar S, Morteza S, Arsalan K Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Comparison of the effect of lavender and bitter orange on anxiety in postmenopausal women: A triple-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial.
CONCLUSION: The positive effect of bitter orange and lavender on anxiety in postmenopausal women suggests that they can be used to decrease anxiety in such women. PMID: 29705445 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Farshbaf-Khalili A, Kamalifard M, Namadian M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effects of different combinations of perceptual-motor exercises, music, and vitamin D supplementation on the nerve growth factor in children with high-functioning autism.
Abstract The present study investigated the effects of different combinations of perceptual-motor exercises, music, and Vitamin D consumption on the nerve growth factor (NGF) in children with high-functioning autism. 48 children with autism, aged between six and nine years, were divided into four groups: Group A- perceptual-motor activities along with music (n = 12); Group B-Vitamin D supplementation (n = 12); Group C-perceptual-motor activities along with music and Vitamin D (n = 12); and Group D-control (n = 12). Participants' blood NGF level was measured before and after the intervention. The re...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Moradi H, Sohrabi M, Taheri H, Khodashenas E, Movahedi A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitude and use of complementary and alternative medicine among nurses: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Current evidence demonstrates the need for nurse education programs to integrate and strengthen CAM content into existing curricula. Similarly, documentation of the nature and extent of nurse use of CAM therapies in the clinical setting, as well as patient-reported use and preferences for CAM therapies, would provide valuable prospective data. PMID: 29705447 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Balouchi A, Mahmoudirad G, Hastings-Tolsma M, Shorofi SA, Shahdadi H, Abdollahimohammad A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of different types of music on patients' preoperative anxiety: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: All types of music had an effect on reducing patients' preoperative anxiety, and listening to Classical Turkish Music was particularly the most effective one. PMID: 29705448 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Uğraş GA, Yıldırım G, Yüksel S, Öztürkçü Y, Kuzdere M, Öztekin SD Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Of Dodo birds and common factors: A scoping review of direct comparison trials in adventure therapy.
CONCLUSIONS: We discuss the implications of these results considering the movement toward evidence-based practice and recommend future research to eclipse our current understanding of AT. PMID: 29705449 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dobud WW, Harper NJ Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The determination of Complementary and Alternative Medicine use in patients presenting at the emergency room.
CONCLUSION: In order to ensure patient safety and prevent patients from coming to harm, it is thought that encouraging patients to share their CAM use with health care professionals is very important. PMID: 29705450 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Koç Z, Çınarlı T Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The barberry juice effects on metabolic factors and oxidative stress in patients with type 2 diabetes: A randomized clinical trial.
Abstract AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of barberry juice (BJ) on cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). METHODS: 46 diabetic Patients were randomly allocated to either the BJ group (n = 23) who consumed 200 ml of BJ daily for eight weeks, or the control group (n = 23) with no intervention. At the baseline and the end of 8-week intervention, blood pressure and biochemical markers were measured. RESULTS: forty-two Patients completed the study. After intervention systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), Fasting Blood Su...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lazavi F, Mirmiran P, Sohrab G, Nikpayam O, Angoorani P, Hedayati M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Aromatherapy for the management of cancer complications: A narrative review.
PMID: 29705452 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Keyhanmehr AS, Kolouri S, Heydarirad G, Mofid B, Mosavat SH Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Participant characteristics of users of holistic movement practices in Australia.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the characteristics of users of holistic movement practices in Australia to people who were physically active but not using holistic movement practices. A second aim was to compare characteristics of users of specific holistic movement practices (yoga/Pilates and t'ai chi/qigong). DESIGN: We performed a secondary data analysis on pooled data of a nationally-representative physical activity survey conducted yearly 2001-2010 (n = 195,926). SETTING: Australia-wide Exercise, Recreation, and Sport Survey (ERASS). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: A range...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vergeer I, Bennie JA, Charity MJ, van Uffelen JGZ, Harvey JT, Biddle SJH, Eime RM Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of a hippotherapy intervention on muscle spasticity in children with cerebral palsy: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: A hippotherapy based treatment in addition to conventional therapy, in children with cerebral palsy, produces statistically significant changes in hip adductors spasticity after a 12-weeks intervention. Thus, it seems to produce benefits in the short-term. PMID: 29705454 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lucena-Antón D, Rosety-Rodríguez I, Moral-Munoz JA Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The design of visitation facilities to engage patients with their own cats and dogs.
an ET Abstract There are voluminous data acknowledging the validity of the animal/human bond. Pharmacologic, endocrinologic, immunologic, and psychologic studies have clearly documented the impact of the companion animal on the health and well-being of patients and families, especially in the medical setting. Our paper is, to our knowledge, the first study outlining the mechanics, engineering concepts, and background of providing the appropriate facility to connect the hospitalized patient with their companion animal. We have summarized the peer-reviewed research in this critical area. PMID: 29705455 [PubMed ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pérez-Camargo G, Creagan ET Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Investigation into complementary and integrative medicine practitioners' clinical experience of intestinal permeability: A  cross-sectional survey.
CONCLUSION: CIM practitioners observe a clinical link between IP and a wide range of conditions, including those not yet recognised within the literature. The clinical experience of CIM practitioners holds substantial value to the advancement of research and the clinical management of IP. PMID: 29705456 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Leech B, Schloss J, Steel A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Comparing the effects of relaxation technique and inhalation aromatherapy on fatigue in patients undergoing hemodialysis.
This study aimed to compare the effects of relaxation techniques on fatigue in hemodialysis patients. This clinical trial study was conducted on 105 hemodialysis patients. The subjects were categorized into three groups as: relaxation, aromatherapy and control. In the relaxation group, Benson muscle relaxation techniques were employed; in the aromatherapy group, the inhalation of two drops of 5% lavender essential oil used and the control group only received regular healthcare actions. Data collected by using brief fatigue inventory, before and after the intervention. Results of the current study indicated significant diff...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hassanzadeh M, Kiani F, Bouya S, Zarei M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research