The effect of aromatherapy with peppermint essential oil on anxiety of cardiac patients in emergency department: A placebo-controlled study
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of peppermint aromatherapy on anxiety in patients with acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department.MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this clinical trial study, 64 patients with acute coronary syndrome were randomly divided into intervention and control groups. In the intervention group, a cotton ball was soaked in 100% peppermint essential oil and placed about 20 cm from the patient's nose for 1 h while in the control group, the cotton ball was soaked in water. Anxiety was measured before and after the intervention with The Spielberger state-trait anxiety inventory. The data were ana...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 10, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mohsen Soleimani Leyla Sadat Kashfi Majid Mirmohamadkhani Ali Asghar Ghods Source Type: research

Trends in complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of common mental disorders: A bibliometric analysis of two decades
CONCLUSION: The rise in the number of publications in the past two decades on the application of CAM among individuals with CMD suggests a growing scientific interest in Integrative practices. These bibliometric indicators suggest that new studies are warranted, as well as improvements in public health policies.PMID:35007900 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101531 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 10, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fernandes-Nascimento Maria Helha Yuan-Pang Wang Source Type: research

The effect of aromatherapy with peppermint essential oil on anxiety of cardiac patients in emergency department: A placebo-controlled study
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of peppermint aromatherapy on anxiety in patients with acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department.MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this clinical trial study, 64 patients with acute coronary syndrome were randomly divided into intervention and control groups. In the intervention group, a cotton ball was soaked in 100% peppermint essential oil and placed about 20 cm from the patient's nose for 1 h while in the control group, the cotton ball was soaked in water. Anxiety was measured before and after the intervention with The Spielberger state-trait anxiety inventory. The data were ana...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 10, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mohsen Soleimani Leyla Sadat Kashfi Majid Mirmohamadkhani Ali Asghar Ghods Source Type: research

Trends in complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of common mental disorders: A bibliometric analysis of two decades
CONCLUSION: The rise in the number of publications in the past two decades on the application of CAM among individuals with CMD suggests a growing scientific interest in Integrative practices. These bibliometric indicators suggest that new studies are warranted, as well as improvements in public health policies.PMID:35007900 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101531 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 10, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fernandes-Nascimento Maria Helha Yuan-Pang Wang Source Type: research

The effect of aromatherapy with peppermint essential oil on anxiety of cardiac patients in emergency department: A placebo-controlled study
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of peppermint aromatherapy on anxiety in patients with acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department.MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this clinical trial study, 64 patients with acute coronary syndrome were randomly divided into intervention and control groups. In the intervention group, a cotton ball was soaked in 100% peppermint essential oil and placed about 20 cm from the patient's nose for 1 h while in the control group, the cotton ball was soaked in water. Anxiety was measured before and after the intervention with The Spielberger state-trait anxiety inventory. The data were ana...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 10, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mohsen Soleimani Leyla Sadat Kashfi Majid Mirmohamadkhani Ali Asghar Ghods Source Type: research

Trends in complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of common mental disorders: A bibliometric analysis of two decades
CONCLUSION: The rise in the number of publications in the past two decades on the application of CAM among individuals with CMD suggests a growing scientific interest in Integrative practices. These bibliometric indicators suggest that new studies are warranted, as well as improvements in public health policies.PMID:35007900 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101531 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 10, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fernandes-Nascimento Maria Helha Yuan-Pang Wang Source Type: research

The effect of aromatherapy with peppermint essential oil on anxiety of cardiac patients in emergency department: A placebo-controlled study
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of peppermint aromatherapy on anxiety in patients with acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department.MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this clinical trial study, 64 patients with acute coronary syndrome were randomly divided into intervention and control groups. In the intervention group, a cotton ball was soaked in 100% peppermint essential oil and placed about 20 cm from the patient's nose for 1 h while in the control group, the cotton ball was soaked in water. Anxiety was measured before and after the intervention with The Spielberger state-trait anxiety inventory. The data were ana...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 10, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mohsen Soleimani Leyla Sadat Kashfi Majid Mirmohamadkhani Ali Asghar Ghods Source Type: research

Trends in complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of common mental disorders: A bibliometric analysis of two decades
CONCLUSION: The rise in the number of publications in the past two decades on the application of CAM among individuals with CMD suggests a growing scientific interest in Integrative practices. These bibliometric indicators suggest that new studies are warranted, as well as improvements in public health policies.PMID:35007900 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101531 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 10, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fernandes-Nascimento Maria Helha Yuan-Pang Wang Source Type: research

The effect of aromatherapy with peppermint essential oil on anxiety of cardiac patients in emergency department: A placebo-controlled study
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of peppermint aromatherapy on anxiety in patients with acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department.MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this clinical trial study, 64 patients with acute coronary syndrome were randomly divided into intervention and control groups. In the intervention group, a cotton ball was soaked in 100% peppermint essential oil and placed about 20 cm from the patient's nose for 1 h while in the control group, the cotton ball was soaked in water. Anxiety was measured before and after the intervention with The Spielberger state-trait anxiety inventory. The data were ana...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 10, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mohsen Soleimani Leyla Sadat Kashfi Majid Mirmohamadkhani Ali Asghar Ghods Source Type: research

Trends in complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of common mental disorders: A bibliometric analysis of two decades
CONCLUSION: The rise in the number of publications in the past two decades on the application of CAM among individuals with CMD suggests a growing scientific interest in Integrative practices. These bibliometric indicators suggest that new studies are warranted, as well as improvements in public health policies.PMID:35007900 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101531 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 10, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fernandes-Nascimento Maria Helha Yuan-Pang Wang Source Type: research

Moxibustion for alleviating chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal adverse effects: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
CONCLUSIONS: Moderate-to very-low-quality evidence suggests that moxibustion may be safely used as an adjuvant treatment after chemotherapy to reduce the incidences of nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, and abdominal distension and improve the performance status and quality of life in patients with malignant tumours. Its effects on abdominal pain and inappetence are uncertain.PMID:34999499 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101527 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 9, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ziqian Yao Zhongbo Xu Tielong Xu Xiaowu Liu Sheng Xu Chanjun Wan Xu Zhou Source Type: research

Moxibustion for alleviating chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal adverse effects: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
CONCLUSIONS: Moderate-to very-low-quality evidence suggests that moxibustion may be safely used as an adjuvant treatment after chemotherapy to reduce the incidences of nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, and abdominal distension and improve the performance status and quality of life in patients with malignant tumours. Its effects on abdominal pain and inappetence are uncertain.PMID:34999499 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101527 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 9, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ziqian Yao Zhongbo Xu Tielong Xu Xiaowu Liu Sheng Xu Chanjun Wan Xu Zhou Source Type: research

Reiki practitioners' perceptions of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the experience, practice and future of Reiki
CONCLUSION: While the COVID-19 pandemic personally impacted Reiki practitioners, they focused on turning adversity into opportunity, to overcome a sense of disconnectedness and social isolation, by providing social support and promoting individual and community resilience. Practitioners focused on self-care, personal development and reaching out to the community. Personal Protective Equipment was perceived as necessary for infection control but a potential barrier to the client's experience of Reiki. They saw value in adapting their practice as part of the future of the profession by utilising new technology and distant Re...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 6, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fatma Abdurahman Nicola Payne Source Type: research

Acupuncture effects on in-vitro fertilization pregnancy outcomes: A meta-analysis
This study aimed to perform a meta-analysis to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture as an adjuvant therapy to embryo transfer compared to sham-controls or no adjuvant therapy controls on improving pregnancy outcomes in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization.METHODS: A systematic literature search up to January 2021 was performed and 29 studies included 6623 individuals undergoing in-vitro fertilization at the baseline of the study; 3091 of them were using acupuncture as an adjuvant therapy to embryo transfer, 1559 of them were using sham-controls, and 1441 of them were using no adjuvant therapy controls. They reported ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 3, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xue Zhou Xiuling Li Hui Ding Ying Lu Source Type: research

Acupuncture effects on in-vitro fertilization pregnancy outcomes: A meta-analysis
This study aimed to perform a meta-analysis to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture as an adjuvant therapy to embryo transfer compared to sham-controls or no adjuvant therapy controls on improving pregnancy outcomes in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization.METHODS: A systematic literature search up to January 2021 was performed and 29 studies included 6623 individuals undergoing in-vitro fertilization at the baseline of the study; 3091 of them were using acupuncture as an adjuvant therapy to embryo transfer, 1559 of them were using sham-controls, and 1441 of them were using no adjuvant therapy controls. They reported ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 3, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xue Zhou Xiuling Li Hui Ding Ying Lu Source Type: research

Effects of a structured dance program in Parkinson's disease. A Greek pilot study
CONCLUSION: A twice weekly 60-min DfPD® class for 8 weeks is a safe and feasible non-pharmacological complementary therapeutic intervention for Greek PD patients and may improve their quality of life, depressive symptoms, fatigue, cognitive functions, balance, and BMI. Further research on this intervention is warranted.PMID:34974325 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101528 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 2, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Michail Elpidoforou Daphne Bakalidou Maria Drakopoulou Anna Kavga Chrysa Chrysovitsanou Leonidas Stefanis Source Type: research

Effectiveness and safety of kamikihito, a traditional Japanese medicine, in managing anxiety among female patients with intractable chronic constipation
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2021 Dec 29;46:101526. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101526. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The prevalence of anxiety in patients with chronic constipation is particularly high and these individuals are not necessarily satisfied by normal treatments targeting the gastrointestinal tract. Kamikihito, a traditional Japanese Kampo medicine, has been widely used to date in treating anxiety and neurosis in Japan. We conducted a single-arm, open-label pilot study of female patients with intractable chronic constipation and anxiety who took kamikihito by mouth for 12 weeks.MATERIALS AN...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - January 2, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Akiko Kobayashi Keiko Nagashima Ailing Hu Yoshinao Harada Hiroyuki Kobayashi Source Type: research

The effect of Swedish massage on pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients: A randomized controlled trial
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2021 Dec 18;46:101524. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101524. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Joint pain is one of the most common symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis patients and require medical attention. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of Swedish massage on pain and painkiller consumption in rheumatoid arthritis patients.MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 patients participated in the experiment, with half assigned to the control group (n = 30) and half to the experimental (n = 30) group using the block randomization method. On patients in the experimental gr...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 25, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Farideh Sahraei Zahra Rahemi Zohreh Sadat Batool Zamani Neda Mirbagher Ajorpaz Mohamad Afshar Elaheh Mianehsaz Source Type: research

The effect of Swedish massage on pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients: A randomized controlled trial
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2021 Dec 18;46:101524. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101524. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Joint pain is one of the most common symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis patients and require medical attention. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of Swedish massage on pain and painkiller consumption in rheumatoid arthritis patients.MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 patients participated in the experiment, with half assigned to the control group (n = 30) and half to the experimental (n = 30) group using the block randomization method. On patients in the experimental gr...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 25, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Farideh Sahraei Zahra Rahemi Zohreh Sadat Batool Zamani Neda Mirbagher Ajorpaz Mohamad Afshar Elaheh Mianehsaz Source Type: research

The effect of Swedish massage on pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients: A randomized controlled trial
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2021 Dec 18;46:101524. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101524. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Joint pain is one of the most common symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis patients and require medical attention. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of Swedish massage on pain and painkiller consumption in rheumatoid arthritis patients.MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 patients participated in the experiment, with half assigned to the control group (n = 30) and half to the experimental (n = 30) group using the block randomization method. On patients in the experimental gr...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 25, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Farideh Sahraei Zahra Rahemi Zohreh Sadat Batool Zamani Neda Mirbagher Ajorpaz Mohamad Afshar Elaheh Mianehsaz Source Type: research

The effect of Swedish massage on pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients: A randomized controlled trial
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2021 Dec 18;46:101524. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101524. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Joint pain is one of the most common symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis patients and require medical attention. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of Swedish massage on pain and painkiller consumption in rheumatoid arthritis patients.MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 patients participated in the experiment, with half assigned to the control group (n = 30) and half to the experimental (n = 30) group using the block randomization method. On patients in the experimental gr...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 25, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Farideh Sahraei Zahra Rahemi Zohreh Sadat Batool Zamani Neda Mirbagher Ajorpaz Mohamad Afshar Elaheh Mianehsaz Source Type: research

The effect of Swedish massage on pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients: A randomized controlled trial
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2021 Dec 18;46:101524. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101524. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Joint pain is one of the most common symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis patients and require medical attention. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of Swedish massage on pain and painkiller consumption in rheumatoid arthritis patients.MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 patients participated in the experiment, with half assigned to the control group (n = 30) and half to the experimental (n = 30) group using the block randomization method. On patients in the experimental gr...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 25, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Farideh Sahraei Zahra Rahemi Zohreh Sadat Batool Zamani Neda Mirbagher Ajorpaz Mohamad Afshar Elaheh Mianehsaz Source Type: research

The effect of Swedish massage on pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients: A randomized controlled trial
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2021 Dec 18;46:101524. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101524. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Joint pain is one of the most common symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis patients and require medical attention. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of Swedish massage on pain and painkiller consumption in rheumatoid arthritis patients.MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 patients participated in the experiment, with half assigned to the control group (n = 30) and half to the experimental (n = 30) group using the block randomization method. On patients in the experimental gr...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 25, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Farideh Sahraei Zahra Rahemi Zohreh Sadat Batool Zamani Neda Mirbagher Ajorpaz Mohamad Afshar Elaheh Mianehsaz Source Type: research

The effect of Swedish massage on pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients: A randomized controlled trial
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2021 Dec 18;46:101524. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101524. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Joint pain is one of the most common symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis patients and require medical attention. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of Swedish massage on pain and painkiller consumption in rheumatoid arthritis patients.MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 patients participated in the experiment, with half assigned to the control group (n = 30) and half to the experimental (n = 30) group using the block randomization method. On patients in the experimental gr...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 25, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Farideh Sahraei Zahra Rahemi Zohreh Sadat Batool Zamani Neda Mirbagher Ajorpaz Mohamad Afshar Elaheh Mianehsaz Source Type: research

WATSU therapy for individuals with Parkinson's disease to improve quality of sleep and quality of life: A randomized controlled study
This study aimed to verify whether adding WATSU to land-based therapy leads to additional beneficial therapeutic effects regarding quality of sleep and quality of life (QOL) in individuals with PD.MATERIALS & METHODS: A randomized control trial design was used. Participants completed nine-week interventions. The control group (CG) received land-based therapy, while the intervention group (IG) received the same land-based therapy and additionally WATSU. Sleep quality and QOL were measured at baseline and post-interventions by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and Nottingham Health Profile, respectively.RESULTS: Twenty-eigh...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 19, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: A P C Loureiro J Burkot J Oliveira J M Barbosa Source Type: research

WATSU therapy for individuals with Parkinson's disease to improve quality of sleep and quality of life: A randomized controlled study
This study aimed to verify whether adding WATSU to land-based therapy leads to additional beneficial therapeutic effects regarding quality of sleep and quality of life (QOL) in individuals with PD.MATERIALS & METHODS: A randomized control trial design was used. Participants completed nine-week interventions. The control group (CG) received land-based therapy, while the intervention group (IG) received the same land-based therapy and additionally WATSU. Sleep quality and QOL were measured at baseline and post-interventions by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and Nottingham Health Profile, respectively.RESULTS: Twenty-eigh...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 19, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: A P C Loureiro J Burkot J Oliveira J M Barbosa Source Type: research

WATSU therapy for individuals with Parkinson's disease to improve quality of sleep and quality of life: A randomized controlled study
This study aimed to verify whether adding WATSU to land-based therapy leads to additional beneficial therapeutic effects regarding quality of sleep and quality of life (QOL) in individuals with PD.MATERIALS & METHODS: A randomized control trial design was used. Participants completed nine-week interventions. The control group (CG) received land-based therapy, while the intervention group (IG) received the same land-based therapy and additionally WATSU. Sleep quality and QOL were measured at baseline and post-interventions by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and Nottingham Health Profile, respectively.RESULTS: Twenty-eigh...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 19, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: A P C Loureiro J Burkot J Oliveira J M Barbosa Source Type: research

WATSU therapy for individuals with Parkinson's disease to improve quality of sleep and quality of life: A randomized controlled study
This study aimed to verify whether adding WATSU to land-based therapy leads to additional beneficial therapeutic effects regarding quality of sleep and quality of life (QOL) in individuals with PD.MATERIALS & METHODS: A randomized control trial design was used. Participants completed nine-week interventions. The control group (CG) received land-based therapy, while the intervention group (IG) received the same land-based therapy and additionally WATSU. Sleep quality and QOL were measured at baseline and post-interventions by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and Nottingham Health Profile, respectively.RESULTS: Twenty-eigh...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 19, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: A P C Loureiro J Burkot J Oliveira J M Barbosa Source Type: research

WATSU therapy for individuals with Parkinson's disease to improve quality of sleep and quality of life: A randomized controlled study
This study aimed to verify whether adding WATSU to land-based therapy leads to additional beneficial therapeutic effects regarding quality of sleep and quality of life (QOL) in individuals with PD.MATERIALS & METHODS: A randomized control trial design was used. Participants completed nine-week interventions. The control group (CG) received land-based therapy, while the intervention group (IG) received the same land-based therapy and additionally WATSU. Sleep quality and QOL were measured at baseline and post-interventions by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and Nottingham Health Profile, respectively.RESULTS: Twenty-eigh...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 19, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: A P C Loureiro J Burkot J Oliveira J M Barbosa Source Type: research

Use of animal-assisted interventions in relieving pain in healthcare settings: A systematic review
CONCLUSIONS: AAI may be considered a promising approach in need of further, more rigorous research. Available evidence supporting AAI remains weak due to issues of study quality and design, thereby impeding our ability to draw reliable conclusions on the utility of AAI in relieving pain. Given the rapidly increasing availability of these interventions in hospitals, it is important to better understand its effectiveness.PMID:34894530 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101519 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 11, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Meredith L Stensland Don D McGeary Source Type: research

Use of animal-assisted interventions in relieving pain in healthcare settings: A systematic review
CONCLUSIONS: AAI may be considered a promising approach in need of further, more rigorous research. Available evidence supporting AAI remains weak due to issues of study quality and design, thereby impeding our ability to draw reliable conclusions on the utility of AAI in relieving pain. Given the rapidly increasing availability of these interventions in hospitals, it is important to better understand its effectiveness.PMID:34894530 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101519 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 11, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Meredith L Stensland Don D McGeary Source Type: research

Use of animal-assisted interventions in relieving pain in healthcare settings: A systematic review
CONCLUSIONS: AAI may be considered a promising approach in need of further, more rigorous research. Available evidence supporting AAI remains weak due to issues of study quality and design, thereby impeding our ability to draw reliable conclusions on the utility of AAI in relieving pain. Given the rapidly increasing availability of these interventions in hospitals, it is important to better understand its effectiveness.PMID:34894530 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101519 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 11, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Meredith L Stensland Don D McGeary Source Type: research

Use of animal-assisted interventions in relieving pain in healthcare settings: A systematic review
CONCLUSIONS: AAI may be considered a promising approach in need of further, more rigorous research. Available evidence supporting AAI remains weak due to issues of study quality and design, thereby impeding our ability to draw reliable conclusions on the utility of AAI in relieving pain. Given the rapidly increasing availability of these interventions in hospitals, it is important to better understand its effectiveness.PMID:34894530 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101519 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 11, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Meredith L Stensland Don D McGeary Source Type: research

Use of animal-assisted interventions in relieving pain in healthcare settings: A systematic review
CONCLUSIONS: AAI may be considered a promising approach in need of further, more rigorous research. Available evidence supporting AAI remains weak due to issues of study quality and design, thereby impeding our ability to draw reliable conclusions on the utility of AAI in relieving pain. Given the rapidly increasing availability of these interventions in hospitals, it is important to better understand its effectiveness.PMID:34894530 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101519 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 11, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Meredith L Stensland Don D McGeary Source Type: research

Use of animal-assisted interventions in relieving pain in healthcare settings: A systematic review
CONCLUSIONS: AAI may be considered a promising approach in need of further, more rigorous research. Available evidence supporting AAI remains weak due to issues of study quality and design, thereby impeding our ability to draw reliable conclusions on the utility of AAI in relieving pain. Given the rapidly increasing availability of these interventions in hospitals, it is important to better understand its effectiveness.PMID:34894530 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101519 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 11, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Meredith L Stensland Don D McGeary Source Type: research

Use of animal-assisted interventions in relieving pain in healthcare settings: A systematic review
CONCLUSIONS: AAI may be considered a promising approach in need of further, more rigorous research. Available evidence supporting AAI remains weak due to issues of study quality and design, thereby impeding our ability to draw reliable conclusions on the utility of AAI in relieving pain. Given the rapidly increasing availability of these interventions in hospitals, it is important to better understand its effectiveness.PMID:34894530 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101519 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 11, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Meredith L Stensland Don D McGeary Source Type: research

Efficacy of massage therapy in improving outcomes in knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSION: Massage therapy may lead to some improvement in pain, stiffness, and functionality scores in the short term but not in long term. Aromatherapy massage was not found to be any better than standard massage therapy. Current evidence is limited by methodological heterogeneity amongst trials and small sample size of the studies.PMID:34890892 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101522 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 10, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Qiling Wu Jie Zhao Weili Guo Source Type: research

Effects of dry needling plus exercise therapy on post-stroke spasticity and motor function: A case report
CONCLUSION: The MMAS was improved at T2 from "3" to "2". The Hmax/Mmax decreased from 0.77 to 0.53 at T3. The H-reflex latency increased from 15.4 ms to 18.5 ms at T3. The wrist active and passive ROM increased ∼30° and ∼20° at T2, respectively. A 4-session DN plus ET may improve spasticity and ROM. No meaningful improvement was observed in function.PMID:34875580 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101520 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 7, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Seyedeh Saeideh Babazadeh-Zavieh Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari Nastaran Ghotbi Soofia Naghdi Korosh Mansouri Mohammadreza Khanmohammadi Seyed Mohammad Jafar Haeri Source Type: research

Effects of dry needling plus exercise therapy on post-stroke spasticity and motor function: A case report
CONCLUSION: The MMAS was improved at T2 from "3" to "2". The Hmax/Mmax decreased from 0.77 to 0.53 at T3. The H-reflex latency increased from 15.4 ms to 18.5 ms at T3. The wrist active and passive ROM increased ∼30° and ∼20° at T2, respectively. A 4-session DN plus ET may improve spasticity and ROM. No meaningful improvement was observed in function.PMID:34875580 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101520 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 7, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Seyedeh Saeideh Babazadeh-Zavieh Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari Nastaran Ghotbi Soofia Naghdi Korosh Mansouri Mohammadreza Khanmohammadi Seyed Mohammad Jafar Haeri Source Type: research

Effects of dry needling plus exercise therapy on post-stroke spasticity and motor function: A case report
CONCLUSION: The MMAS was improved at T2 from "3" to "2". The Hmax/Mmax decreased from 0.77 to 0.53 at T3. The H-reflex latency increased from 15.4 ms to 18.5 ms at T3. The wrist active and passive ROM increased ∼30° and ∼20° at T2, respectively. A 4-session DN plus ET may improve spasticity and ROM. No meaningful improvement was observed in function.PMID:34875580 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101520 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 7, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Seyedeh Saeideh Babazadeh-Zavieh Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari Nastaran Ghotbi Soofia Naghdi Korosh Mansouri Mohammadreza Khanmohammadi Seyed Mohammad Jafar Haeri Source Type: research

Effectiveness of intracavitary monopolar dielectric radiofrequency in women with endometriosis-associated pain: A case series
CONCLUSION: This study lays the foundation for future in-depth research, suggesting that monopolar dielectric radiofrequency could be helpful in improving the symptomatology and quality of life of women with endometriosis, also in patients who are unresponsive to medical and/or surgical treatments, or who cannot undergo them in the short term.PMID:34864492 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101517 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 5, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Roc ío Fortún-Rabadán Beatriz Sierra-Artal Carolina Jim énez-Sánchez Source Type: research

In reference to "Additive effects of acupuncture in alleviating anxiety: A double-blind, three-arm, randomized clinical trial"
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2021 Nov 30;46:101521. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101521. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34864493 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101521 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 5, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zengtu Li Binjun Liao Liping Yang Source Type: research

Effectiveness of intracavitary monopolar dielectric radiofrequency in women with endometriosis-associated pain: A case series
CONCLUSION: This study lays the foundation for future in-depth research, suggesting that monopolar dielectric radiofrequency could be helpful in improving the symptomatology and quality of life of women with endometriosis, also in patients who are unresponsive to medical and/or surgical treatments, or who cannot undergo them in the short term.PMID:34864492 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101517 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 5, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Roc ío Fortún-Rabadán Beatriz Sierra-Artal Carolina Jim énez-Sánchez Source Type: research

In reference to "Additive effects of acupuncture in alleviating anxiety: A double-blind, three-arm, randomized clinical trial"
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2021 Nov 30;46:101521. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101521. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34864493 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101521 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 5, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zengtu Li Binjun Liao Liping Yang Source Type: research

Effectiveness of intracavitary monopolar dielectric radiofrequency in women with endometriosis-associated pain: A case series
CONCLUSION: This study lays the foundation for future in-depth research, suggesting that monopolar dielectric radiofrequency could be helpful in improving the symptomatology and quality of life of women with endometriosis, also in patients who are unresponsive to medical and/or surgical treatments, or who cannot undergo them in the short term.PMID:34864492 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101517 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 5, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Roc ío Fortún-Rabadán Beatriz Sierra-Artal Carolina Jim énez-Sánchez Source Type: research

In reference to "Additive effects of acupuncture in alleviating anxiety: A double-blind, three-arm, randomized clinical trial"
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2021 Nov 30;46:101521. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101521. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34864493 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101521 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 5, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zengtu Li Binjun Liao Liping Yang Source Type: research

Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation training reduces pain and disability in individuals with chronic low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSION: PNF training seems to be a useful strategy for decreasing pain and improving disability in patients with LBP. However, the quality of evidence for the outcomes of both pain and disability was low to moderate.PMID:34852989 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101505 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 2, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fabio Luciano Arcanjo Jos é Vicente Pereira Martins Paulo Mot é Gustavo Leporace Daniella Ara újo de Oliveira Camila Santana de Sousa Micheli Bernardone Saquetto Mansueto Gomes-Neto Source Type: research

Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation training reduces pain and disability in individuals with chronic low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSION: PNF training seems to be a useful strategy for decreasing pain and improving disability in patients with LBP. However, the quality of evidence for the outcomes of both pain and disability was low to moderate.PMID:34852989 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101505 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 2, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fabio Luciano Arcanjo Jos é Vicente Pereira Martins Paulo Mot é Gustavo Leporace Daniella Ara újo de Oliveira Camila Santana de Sousa Micheli Bernardone Saquetto Mansueto Gomes-Neto Source Type: research

Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation training reduces pain and disability in individuals with chronic low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSION: PNF training seems to be a useful strategy for decreasing pain and improving disability in patients with LBP. However, the quality of evidence for the outcomes of both pain and disability was low to moderate.PMID:34852989 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101505 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - December 2, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fabio Luciano Arcanjo Jos é Vicente Pereira Martins Paulo Mot é Gustavo Leporace Daniella Ara újo de Oliveira Camila Santana de Sousa Micheli Bernardone Saquetto Mansueto Gomes-Neto Source Type: research

Application areas and effects of aquatic therapy WATSU - A survey among practitioners
CONCLUSIONS: Application areas and effects of WATSU are consistently employed practically and scientifically. Respondents' ratings of effectiveness of WATSU match tentative research efforts. WATSU is cautiously recommended for the use in pain- and stress-related conditions. Short- and long-term effectiveness of WATSU need to be evaluated in high level intervention studies.PMID:34844068 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101513 (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 29, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Agnes M Schitter Lorenz Radlinger Nicolas Kurpiers Peter Frei Source Type: research