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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

Sleep patterns in a randomized controlled trial of auricular acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.
m A Abstract The aim of the study was to objectively examine how sleep patterns were affected in a short- and long-term perspective after auricular acupuncture (AA) and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i). Sixty participants with insomnia disorders (men/women 9/51; mean age of 60.5 years, (SD 9.4)), were randomized to group treatment with AA or CBT-i. Actigraphy recordings were made at baseline, post-treatment and 6-month follow-up. The CBT-i group reduced their time in bed, their actual sleeping time, their sleep latency and their actual time awake. The AA group slept longer, increased their time in...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bergdahl L, Broman JE, Berman AH, Haglund K, von Knorring L, Markström A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Citation patterns and trends of systematic reviews about mindfulness.
CONCLUSIONS: As mindfulness research advances, higher attention should be given to the mechanisms by which mindfulness interventions work so as to provide fruitful insights for future research. PMID: 28779934 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chiesa A, Fazia T, Bernardinelli L, Morandi G Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The hypotensive effect of Yoga's breathing exercises: A systematic review.
Abstract The aim of this review was to evaluate the effect of pranayama (Yoga's breathing exercises) on BP and its applicability in the treatment of hypertension. Thirteen trials, assessing acute (eight studies) and chronic (five studies) BP response to pranayama were included. Significant BP reductions after pranayama were found in both acute (2-10 mmHg mean SBP reduction, N = 5 studies; 1 mmHg mean DBP reduction, N = 1 study) and chronic studies (4-21 mmHg mean SBP reduction, N = 3 studies; 4-7 mmHg mean DBP reduction, N = 2 studies). The pranayama's ef...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Brandani JZ, Mizuno J, Ciolac EG, Monteiro HL Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Psychological effects of yoga nidra in women with menstrual disorders: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSIONS: There is evidence from two RCTs that yoga nidra may have favorable effects in terms of reducing psychological problems in women with menstrual disorders. PMID: 28779936 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kim SD Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effectiveness of yoga training program on the severity of autism.
This study examines the effect of yoga training program (YTP) on the severity of autism in children with High Function Autism (HFA). Twenty-nine children aged 7 to 15 (mean = 11.22, SD = 2.91) years were randomly allocated to either yoga or control group. The participants in the yoga group received an 8-week (24-session) Yoga Training Program (YTP). Parents or caregivers of participants completed autism treatment evaluation checklist (ATEC) at baseline and the end of the intervention. The results of the analysis showed that there were significant differences between the two groups with regards to all AT...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sotoodeh MS, Arabameri E, Panahibakhsh M, Kheiroddin F, Mirdoozandeh H, Ghanizadeh A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Reflexology and polysomnography: Changes in cerebral wave activity induced by reflexology promote N1 and N2 sleep stages.
CONCLUSIONS: The application of reflexology induces changes in the activity of brain waves in correspondence with the appearance of a high degree of sleepiness and sleep (N1 and N2 NREM sleep). There is a gradual transition and an orderly progression from wakefulness to sleep, which could explain the effects of relaxation and well being obtained with this method, as well as many other benefits. PMID: 28779938 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Esmel-Esmel N, Tomás-Esmel E, Tous-Andreu M, Bové-Ribé A, Jiménez-Herrera M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of lavender scent on patients' anxiety and pain levels during gynecological examination.
PMID: 28779939 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tugut N, Demirel G, Baser M, Ata EE, Karakus S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Choices between Chinese and Western medicine in Hong Kong - interactions of institutional environment, health beliefs and treatment outcomes.
CONCLUSION: The public' perception of TCM lagged behind its actual development. Many TCM users are pragmatic users who learn through trial and error. PMID: 28779940 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sun KS, Cheng YH, Wun YT, Lam TP Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of motor imagery on walking function and balance in patients after stroke: A quantitative synthesis of randomized controlled trials.
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of motor imagery (MI) on walking function and balance in patients after stroke. METHODS: Related randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were searched in 12 electronic databases (Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, Science Direct, Web of Science, Allied and Complementary Medicine, Embase, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, PsycINFO, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, WanFang, and VIP) from inception to November 30, 2016, and Review Manager 5.3 was used for meta-analysis. References listed in in...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li RQ, Li ZM, Tan JY, Chen GL, Lin WY Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effect of inhalation aromatherapy with lavender essence on pain associated with intravenous catheter insertion in preschool children: A quasi-experimental study.
CONCLUSION: Aromatherapy with Lavender essence helped to reduce pain severity of intravenous catheter insertion in children. PMID: 28779942 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bikmoradi A, Khaleghverdi M, Seddighi I, Moradkhani S, Soltanian A, Cheraghi F Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Integration of naturopathic medicine into acute inpatient care: An approach for patient-centred medicine under diagnosis-related groups.
CONCLUSIONS: It could be shown that patients are very satisfied with the combination of naturopathy and academic medicine and with approaches that take patient preferences into account. Integrating naturopathy can be considered for multimorbid patients, in particular. Moreover, patient-centred care can improve staff satisfaction levels. PMID: 28779943 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Romeyke T, Nöhammer E, Scheuer HC, Stummer H Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effect of yoga and working memory training on cognitive communicative abilities among middle aged adults.
Abstract Several studies have reported improvements in cognitive communicative abilities with working memory training and alternative therapeutic methods conducted separately. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of combining yoga and working memory training among healthy middle aged adults. A total of 45 participants were randomly assigned into three groups. Group 1 received both yoga and working memory training, group 2 received only working memory training and group 3 served as the control group. Working memory training was provided on six tasks. Yoga training involved pranayamas and mudras. Effec...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Namratha HG, George VM, Bajaj G, Mridula J, Bhat JS Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Yoga during pregnancy: The effects on labor pain and delivery outcomes (A randomized controlled trial).
CONCLUSION: Yoga during pregnancy may contribute to a reduction pain of labor and improved adequacy of childbirth. PMID: 28438273 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - April 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jahdi F, Sheikhan F, Haghani H, Sharifi B, Ghaseminejad A, Khodarahmian M, Rouhana N Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effectiveness of acupuncture, acupressure and chiropractic interventions on treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain in Iran: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: This systematic review demonstrates that acupuncture, acupressure and chiropractic may have a favorable effect on self-reported pain and functional limitations on NSCLBP. However, the results should be interpreted in the context of the limitations identified, particularly in relation to the heterogeneity in the study characteristics and the low methodological quality in many of the included studies. PMID: 28438274 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - April 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yeganeh M, Baradaran HR, Qorbani M, Moradi Y, Dastgiri S Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Psychophysical health status of breast cancer survivors and effects of 12 weeks of aerobic training.
Abstract The aim of this study was to analyse the health status of breast cancer survivors and the effects of 12 weeks of aerobic training. Twenty-three breast cancer survivors (51.71 ± 3.17 years) and 23 healthy women (50.73 ± 2.97 years) were investigated for body composition, daily physical activity, quality of life, salivary cortisol, and DHEA-S. Breast cancer survivors were then aerobically trained for 12 weeks. Breast cancer survivors have a worse psychophysical health than healthy women. Aerobic training increased salivary DHEA-S, aerobic fitness, self-reported health, and ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - April 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Di Blasio A, Morano T, Cianchetti E, Gallina S, Bucci I, Di Santo S, Tinari C, Di Donato F, Izzicupo P, Di Baldassarre A, Cimini A, Napolitano G Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Integrating yoga into psychotherapy: The ethics of moving from the mind to the mat.
Abstract Given the rise in attention to client preferences in medical treatment and the shift in focus toward health promotion, it is not surprising that the use of complementary health approaches have increased in the past several years. Yoga is among the most prominent complementary health approaches. Recently, both qualitative and quantitative work has emerged supporting its use for a variety of medical and psychological disorders. However, there is a critical gap in knowledge regarding how to most optimally and ethically integrate complementary therapies (i.e., yoga) into current psychology practices. Moreover...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - April 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kamradt JM Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of hand reflexology on anxiety in patients undergoing coronary angiography: A single-blind randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Hand reflexology could effectively decrease anxiety in coronary angiography patients. PMID: 28438277 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - April 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mobini-Bidgoli M, Taghadosi M, Gilasi H, Farokhian A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among Australian hospital-based nurses: knowledge, attitude, personal and professional use, reasons for use, CAM referrals, and socio-demographic predictors of CAM users.
CONCLUSION: This study revealed that nurses generally believe not to have sufficient knowledge of CAM but are open to use CAM with patients. Nurses' positive attitude toward and personal use of CAM could be an indication that they are poised for further integration of evidence-based CAM into nursing practice to treat whole person. PMID: 28438278 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - April 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shorofi SA, Arbon P Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Can kinesio tape be used as an ankle training method in the rehabilitation of the stroke patients?
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that kinesio tape can be used as an ankle training method. PMID: 28438279 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - April 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Koseoglu BF, Dogan A, Tatli HU, Sezgin Ozcan D, Polat CS Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effect of aromatherapy massage on pain in primary dysmenorrhea: A meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Abdominal aromatherapy massage with essential oils is an effective complementary method to relieve pain in primary dysmenorrhea. PMID: 28438280 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - April 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sut N, Kahyaoglu-Sut H Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Predictors of positive opinion about Bach Flower Remedies in adults from three Latin-American countries: An exploratory study.
ínez-Chaigneau P Abstract The current study aimed to determine if positive opinions about BFR interacts with spirituality in adults from three Latin-American countries using a CHAID algorithm. Participants were 703 adults from Cuba (n = 319), Costa Rica (n = 252) and Chile (n = 132). PREDICTORS: demographic data, received information, received treatment, spirituality, dispositional optimism and willingness to use a placebo intervention were measured and analyzed. A supervised classification which included a training phase (n = 423) and a test phase (n = ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - April 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rodríguez-Martín BC, Fallas-Durán M, Gaitskell B, Vega-Rojas D, Martínez-Chaigneau P Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

In-vitro susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Stayphylococcus aureus to honey.
Abstract Wound infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is becoming much complicated and costly to treat as antimicrobial resistance is quite common. Twenty five MRSA strains isolated from infected wounds and three ATCC reference strains were evaluated for their susceptibility to locally produced black seed (Nigella sativa), beri (ZiziphusJujuba) and shain honey (Plectranthus rugosus wall) by agar incorporation assay. Medically graded manuka honey (UMF 21(+)) was included as control. Locally produced black seed honey inhibited all clinical isolates at mean MIC of 5.5% (v/v), whereas ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - April 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hussain MB, Hannan A, Absar M, Butt N Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Effects of prenatal music stimulation on fetal cardiac state, newborn anthropometric measurements and vital signs of pregnant women: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Music can be used as a tool which improves the vital signs of pregnant women during the third trimester, and can influence the fetus by increasing fetal heart rate and fetal reactivity. PMID: 28438283 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - April 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: García González J, Ventura Miranda MI, Manchon García F, Pallarés Ruiz TI, Marin Gascón ML, Requena Mullor M, Alarcón Rodriguez R, Parron Carreño T Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Mentha spicata as natural analgesia for treatment of pain in osteoarthritis patients.
Abstract Osteoarthritis, as the major cause of chronic musculoskeletal pain, impacts people aged 45 and above. The first line analgesic treatments have reported minimal short term effects. The use of essential oils as pain killer has increased, recently. Mentha spicata, or spearmint essential oil is famous due to its anti-flatulence effects, but one less known biological activity of spearmint is its analgesic activity. The aim of our study was to confirm the analgesic effects of M. spicata essential oil. In this review, we evaluated the articles on analgesic activities of M. spicata essential oil from different re...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mahboubi M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Staff perspectives regarding the implementation of a yoga intervention with chronic pain self-management in a clinical setting.
Abstract Chronic pain affects millions of Americans and can be addressed through multiple modalities, interventions, and strategies. Yoga and self-management have been proven effective in treating chronic pain, but little research has been conducted on the feasibility and implementation barriers related to these alternative intervention forms. In our qualitative study, we examined staff perceptions regarding the feasibility of implementing yoga along with established self-management at a pain management clinic in Colorado. We utilized the Implementation Drivers of Competency, Organizational, and Leadership, and ou...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Waddington EA, Rogers Fuller RK, Barloon RC, Comiskey GH, Portz JD, Holmquist-Johnson H, Schmid AA Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of yoga training on enhancement of Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and cortisol levels in female patients with multiple sclerosis.
Abstract The effect of 8 weeks yoga training on cortisol and Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) levels in female patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is examined. Twenty four MS female patients with Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) 1 to 5.5 participated in this study as the subject. The participants were divided into control (n = 10) or training group (n = 14) randomly. Training group performed 90 min yoga training per session, 3 days a week for 8 weeks. Assessments include body composition measurement and blood sampling 48 h before first session and 48 h after the interv...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Najafi P, Moghadasi M Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Usage of complementary and alternative medicine: A survey among Indian dental professionals.
CONCLUSION: Though interested, dental practitioners were still cautious in putting CAM into clinical practice. Only very few dentist used CAM therapies and they limited their use to topical application for oral problems. PMID: 28107845 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Suganya M, Vikneshan M, Swathy U Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effectiveness of breathing patterns to control maternal anxiety during the first period of labor: A randomized controlled clinical trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The study results showed that the use of breathing patterns during the first period of labour were not effective to control anxiety, pain, fatigue and maternal satisfaction. PMID: 28107846 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Boaviagem A, Melo Junior E, Lubambo L, Sousa P, Aragão C, Albuquerque S, Lemos A Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

The effect of watching funny and unfunny videos on post-surgical pain levels.
CONCLUSION: Watching funny or unfunny videos reduces the post-surgical pain level. PMID: 28107847 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Elmali H, Balci Akpinar R Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Doll therapy for dementia sufferers: A systematic review.
Abstract Dementia affects more than 47.5 million people worldwide, and the number is expected to continue to increase as the population ages. Doll therapy is an emerging nonpharmacologic management strategy for patients with advanced dementia, especially in patients with challenging behaviours. A total of 12 published studies (mainly cohort and observational studies) were identified and discussed in this systematic review. In most instances, cognitive, behavioural and emotional symptoms were alleviated and overall wellbeing was improved with doll therapy, and dementia sufferers were found to be able to better rela...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ng QX, Ho CY, Koh SS, Tan WC, Chan HW Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Attitudes to and beliefs about animal assisted therapy for children with disabilities.
CONCLUSIONS: The majority of staff are supportive of the inclusion of AAT in the RCH, indicating more research is needed to establish whether AAT is acceptable to children and families as part of their care. PMID: 28107849 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yap E, Scheinberg A, Williams K Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Application of magic in healthcare: A scoping review.
Abstract STUDY DESIGN: Scoping review. INTRODUCTION: The art and science of magic traces back to ancient days. Physicians are often compared to magicians metaphorically. Nonetheless, there exist various genuine applications of magic in the healthcare setting. PURPOSE: To explore and summarize the literature reporting the applications of magic tricks or any derived techniques in healthcare or clinical environments. METHODS: A literature search was performed on ten databases: Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Cochrane Central, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, PEDro, Scopus, the International Index to P...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lam MT, Lam HR, Chawla L Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research