Effects of psyllium vs. placebo on constipation, weight, glycemia, and lipids: A randomized trial in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic constipation.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of baked psyllium supplementation versus those who received a placebo on constipation symptoms, body weight, glycemic and lipids control in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and chronic constipation. METHODS: In a single-blinded, randomized controlled trial, 51 patients with T2D and chronic constipation with body mass index (BMI) 20-47 kg/m2 received either 10 g of psyllium pre-mixed in cookies twice per day or placebo cookies for 12 weeks. Constipation symptoms, body mass index (BMI), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), and lipid pro...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Noureddin S, Mohsen J, Payman A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Spirulina platensis effectively ameliorates anthropometric measurements and obesity-related metabolic disorders in obese or overweight healthy individuals: A randomized controlled trial.
Abstract AIMS: Novel alternative treatments such as food supplements may be an effective approach to weight management. The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible effects of Spirulina Platensis (SP) on anthropometric measures, appetite and metabolic parameters in obese or overweight individuals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of fifty-two obese and overweight subjects (25 kg/m2 ≤ body mass index (BMI) 
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yousefi R, Mottaghi A, Saidpour A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effects of heated and thermoneutral yoga interventions on arterial stiffness in middle-aged adults.
Abstract The study investigated the efficacy of 12 weeks of heated and thermoneutral Bikram yoga in reducing arterial stiffness in middle-aged adults. Fifty-four sedentary adults (ages 40-60 years) completed 12 weeks of yoga at 40.5 °C (n = 21), yoga at 23 °C (n = 14) or time control (n = 19). Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (PWV) was not significantly altered by hot or thermoneutral yoga interventions. PMID: 30219434 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hunter SD, Laosiripisan J, Elmenshawy A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Capillary glycaemia responses to strength exercises performed before or after high-intensity interval exercise in Type 1 diabetes under real-life settings.
This study investigated the influence of performing strength exercises before or after high-intensity interval exercise on glycaemia during and postexercise in T1DM patients. Nine physically active adults with T1DM executed 30 min of strength exercises (SE) (3 sets at 10 RM) before 30 min of high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) (10 × 60-s bout at ∼90% HRmax interspersed with 60 s recovery) (SE + HIIE) or performed the reverse order (HIIE + SE) or rested in this period. Capillary glucose levels were measured each 15 min during and 60 m...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Farinha JB, Dos Santos GC, Vargas JLF, Viana LL, De Souza ALG, Reischak-Oliveira A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The improvement of oxidative stress by two proprietary herbal medicines in type 2 diabetes.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact to oxidative stress, atherosclerosis and macrovascular disease by two proprietary herbal medicines including Ginkgo Leaf Tablets and Liuwei Dihuang Pills in type 2 diabetes. METHODS: The recruited 140 type 2 diabetes were randomly divided into the treatment group and control group which were both received basic diabetic management including anti-hyperglycemia, anti-hypertension, life style adjustment and health education etc. Additionally, the treatment group was given both Ginkgo Leaf Tablets and Liuwei Dihuang Pills while the control group was given placebos of Gin...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhao Y, An X, Liu J, Liu S, Xu W, Yu X, Yu J Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

On caring and sharing-Addressing psychological, biographical, and spiritual aspects in integrative cancer care: A qualitative interview study on physicians' perspectives.
CONCLUSION: Doctors in integrative cancer care utilize different methods to explore the needs of patients and employ a variety of treatment methods that address not just patients' medical issues but their existential concerns as well. PMID: 30219437 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kienle GS, Mussler M, Fuchs D, Kiene H Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Development of a whole plant bioassay to test effects of potentized calcium carbonate in pillule formulation.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: From a pharmaceutical point of view, we see a need to develop stable preclinical test systems to identify and investigate effects of potentized remedies as used in Anthroposophic Medicine and Homeopathy. We evaluated a plant bioassay regarding its capacity to distinguish homeopathic remedies from placebo, applied as sucrose pillules. METHODS: Pea seed (Pisum sativum L) was soaked for 24 hours in water with dissolved homeopathic or placebo pillules, or in water only. Shoot length was measured 14 days after planting and treatment groups were compared by analysis of variance (ANOVA). The s...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lutz B, Heer I, Katzensteiner R, Raak C, Wolf U, Heusser P, Frass M, Baumgartner S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Investigations on the constitutional types under consideration of anthropometric data, autonomic regulation and immunological parameters.
r R Abstract OBJECTIVES: Over time different systems were developed for the characterization of individuals according to their physical and psycho-vegetative traits which until today play a role in complementary medicine. This pilot study aimed at investigating if the concepts of polar constitutional types of anthroposophic medicine and according to Kretschmer can be further clarified using empirical method. METHODS: 96 participants, preselected by two polar body mass index (BMI) ranges (17-19.5 kg/m2 and 27-31 kg/m2), were categorized using both classification systems. Anthropometrical measurements were ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rentsch G, Steinborn C, Klemd AM, Kienle GS, Gründemann C, Huber R Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

An assessment of the scientific status of anthroposophic medicine, applying criteria from the philosophy of science.
CONCLUSION: In this analysis, using criteria from philosophy of science, AM fulfilled all 11 criteria for what is science. PMID: 30219440 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Baars EW, Kiene H, Kienle GS, Heusser P, Hamre HJ Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Integrative cancer care in a certified Cancer Centre of a German Anthroposophic hospital.
CONCLUSION: This analysis reveals that IO concepts are applied to a high proportion of male and female primary cancer patients of all age groups, indicating a successful implementation at the certified CC GKH. Ongoing clinical evaluations have been initiated and cost-effectiveness comparisons are under analyses. PMID: 30219441 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Thronicke A, Oei SL, Merkle A, Herbstreit C, Lemmens HP, Grah C, Kröz M, Matthes H, Schad F Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Taraxacum officinale extract shows antitumor effects on pediatric cancer cells and enhance mistletoe therapy.
CONCLUSION: This preclinical data support the use of Taraxacum as a potential adjuvant application in pediatric oncology. PMID: 30219442 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Menke K, Schwermer M, Felenda J, Beckmann C, Stintzing F, Schramm A, Zuzak TJ Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Rosemary has immunosuppressant activity mediated through the STAT3 pathway.
CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that an immunosuppressive effect of Rosmarinus officinalis is mostly due to the effect of trans-caffeic acid. It results in inhibition of the activity of STAT3 causing induction of apoptosis and inhibition of proliferation of T-lymphocytes. PMID: 30219443 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: von Schönfeld C, Huber R, Trittler R, Kammerer B, Garcia-Käufer M, Gründemann C Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Feeling the sound - short-term effect of a vibroacoustic music intervention on well-being and subjectively assessed warmth distribution in cancer patients-A randomized controlled trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: So far, the effects of vibroacoustic music therapy in cancer patients are unknown. However, used in anthroposophic medicine, it could be an approach to enhance well-being. The goal of this study was to evaluate the immediate effects of a sound-bed music intervention with respect to the subjective well-being as well as body warmth and pain. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We treated 48 cancer patients with 10 min of sound-bed intervention in a cross-over design. Primary outcome was the total sum of the Basler Mood Questionnaire (BMQ), secondary outcomes were subscales of the BMQ and questions addr...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bieligmeyer S, Helmert E, Hautzinger M, Vagedes J Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Acceptance, satisfaction and cost of an integrative anthroposophic program for pediatric respiratory diseases in a Swiss teaching hospital: An implementation report.
CONCLUSIONS: Introduction of anthroposophic treatments were well-accepted and led to high parent satisfaction. Additional insurance reimbursements outweighed costs. The program has now been expanded into a center for integrative pediatrics. PMID: 30219445 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: von Schoen-Angerer T, Vagedes J, Schneider R, Vlach L, Pharisa C, Kleeb S, Wildhaber J, Huber BM Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Anthroposophic medicine in the treatment of pediatric pseudocroup: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Anthroposophic medicine harbors a broad spectrum of remedies for the treatment of pseudocroup in children. In particular, Aconitum, Bryonia and Spongia are frequently recommended; however, clinical trials investigating the effectiveness are sparse. Therefore, development and validation of therapy strategies are required. PMID: 30219446 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Schwermer M, Längler A, Fetz K, Ostermann T, Zuzak TJ Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effect of topical rosemary essential oil on Raynaud phenomenon in systemic sclerosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Topical Rosamarinus officinalis oil had a vasodilator and warming effect in a patient with systemic sclerosis and Raynaud's phenomenon. PMID: 30219447 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: von Schoen-Angerer T, Deckers B, Henes J, Helmert E, Vagedes J Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A collaborative model of integrative care: Synergy between Anthroposophic music therapy, acupuncture, and spiritual care in two patients with breast cancer.
Abstract Complementary/integrative medicine (CIM) has been shown to play an important role in supportive cancer care, relieving symptoms and improving quality of life among oncology patients. Communication between CIM practitioners and oncology healthcare professionals has been researched in depth, while little attention has been paid to the interaction between CIM practitioners from different disciplines who work together in the integrative oncology setting. The present paper explores the interaction between an Anthroposophic music therapist and a spiritual care provider who co-treated two female patients with br...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ben-Arye E, Preis L, Barak Y, Samuels N Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Safety of high-dose intravenous mistletoe therapy in pediatric cancer patients: A case series.
CONCLUSION: Our study underpinned the safety and feasibility of high-dose mistletoe infusion in children with advanced stages of cancer and showed noteworthy antineoplastic effects, which should be verified in a prospective clinical phase II/III-study. Because of possible side effects, the treatment should be implemented only in an in-patient setting in experienced pediatric oncology centers. PMID: 30219449 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zuzak TJ, Wasmuth A, Bernitzki S, Schwermer M, Längler A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Reduction of the frequency of recurrent diverticulitis episodes under treatment with the integrative medicine therapies Carpellum Mali comp. and Kalium aceticum comp.-A case report.
CONCLUSION: Carpellum Mali comp. and Kalium aceticum comp. seem to have been helpful in the case presented here. Experiences with theses remedies in recurrent diverticulitis should be collected to determine whether it would be meaningful to carry out further investigations. PMID: 30219450 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Meyer R, Werthmann PG, Kienle GS Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Osteopathic care for low back pain and neck pain: A cost-utility analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Osteopathy was found to be a 'dominant' (low back pain) and cost-effective strategy (neck pain) compared to usual care. Further health economic evaluation studies considering a broader range of cost items and longer time horizon are required. PMID: 30219451 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Verhaeghe N, Schepers J, van Dun P, Annemans L Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Mind-body therapies: Connecting the parts and embracing diversity.
PMID: 30219452 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lauche R, Cramer H Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

"Yoga resets my inner peace barometer": A qualitative study illuminating the pathways of how yoga impacts one's relationship to oneself and to others.
CONCLUSION: Findings demonstrate the promise yoga holds to improve one's relationship to oneself (intrapersonal) through mindfulness and self-compassion, and to others (interpersonal), through the enhancement of compassion and social connectedness, which may potentially lead to enhanced health and wellbeing outcomes. Further empirical testing of the model is warranted. PMID: 30219453 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kishida M, Mama SK, Larkey LK, Elavsky S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Exploring the efficacy and safety of topical Jaungo application in patients with atopic dermatitis: A pilot randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
This study was a pilot randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-center trial with three groups. The participants in treatment group 1 applied Jaungo to the lesion twice a day for 3 weeks. Those in treatment group 2 applied Jaungo and placebo ointments to the lesion once a day for 3 weeks. Those in the placebo group applied placebo ointments to the lesion twice a day for 3 weeks. The Eczema Area and Severity Index and SCORing Atopic Dermatitis scores, transepidermal water loss value, and Dermatology Life Quality Index score were assessed. The outcomes used to evaluate safety were the Draize score, blood test res...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ahn JH, Yun Y, Kim MH, Ko SG, Kim KS, Choi I Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Yoga therapy for military personnel and veterans: Qualitative perspectives of yoga students and instructors.
CONCLUSIONS: The study highlights consistent reports of mental and physical benefits of yoga practice, ongoing stigma resulting in the need for combatting and demystifying yoga and other complementary and integrative health (CIH) practices, the importance of designing interventions to address the unique mental health issues and perspectives of this population, and the importance of efforts by military leadership to bring CIH to military personnel and veterans. Rigorous research addressing these findings, along with further research on the efficacy and effectiveness of yoga interventions for treating various conditions are ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hurst S, Maiya M, Casteel D, Sarkin AJ, Libretto S, Elwy AR, Park CL, Groessl EJ Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

"Maybe black girls do yoga": A focus group study with predominantly low-income African-American women.
"Maybe black girls do yoga": A focus group study with predominantly low-income African-American women. Complement Ther Med. 2018 Oct;40:230-235 Authors: Tenfelde SM, Hatchett L, Saban KL Abstract OBJECTIVE: To explore African American (AA) women's use of mind-body therapies, such as yoga and mindfulness, and factors that impact their experiences, observations and opinions. DESIGN: Focus groups were conducted to better understand how AA women perceive mind-body therapies and how to best bring these interventions into their community. Interviews were audiotaped and transcribed. SETTI...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tenfelde SM, Hatchett L, Saban KL Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Yoga therapy: Efficacy, mechanisms and implementation.
PMID: 30219457 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cramer H, Lauche R Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effect of yoga on chronic non-specific neck pain: An unconditional growth model.
CONCLUSIONS: While all participants benefitted from the yoga intervention, the degree to which they benefitted varied. Additionally, they did not experience a consistent rate of reduction in NPI - their NPI fluctuated, either increasing and then decreasing, or vice-versa. We comment on the clinical and research implications of our findings. PMID: 30219458 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Allende S, Anandan A, Lauche R, Cramer H Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effects of sunlight exposure and vitamin D supplementation on vitamin D levels in postmenopausal women in rural Thailand: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: A combination of weekly vitamin D2 supplementation at a dose of 20,000 IU with sunlight exposure is more effective than sunlight exposure alone in postmenopausal Thai women. Sunlight exposure alone is not sufficient to maintain 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in this setting. PMID: 30219459 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Watcharanon W, Kaewrudee S, Soontrapa S, Somboonporn W, Srisaenpang P, Panpanit L, Pongchaiyakul C Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

"Dance Therapy" as a psychotherapeutic movement intervention in Parkinson's disease.
CONCLUSIONS: DT is introduced as an enjoyable mind-body intervention for PD. Further studies powered for efficacy and with groups matched for disease severity are warranted. PMID: 30219460 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Michels K, Dubaz O, Hornthal E, Bega D Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Misinterpretation of results in a randomized controlled clinical trial that evaluate quality of life when using a simple acupressure protocol in women with primary dysmenorrhea.
derón-García JF PMID: 30219461 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rico-Martín S, Martínez-Álvarez M, Cordovilla-Guardia S, Calderón-García JF Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Commentary on "Tango for treatment of motor and non-motor manifestations in Parkinson's disease: A randomized control study" by Romenets et al., 2015.
Commentary on "Tango for treatment of motor and non-motor manifestations in Parkinson's disease: A randomized control study" by Romenets et al., 2015. Complement Ther Med. 2018 Oct;40:254 Authors: Turcato AM, Arcolin I, Giardini M, Corna S, Godi M PMID: 30219462 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Turcato AM, Arcolin I, Giardini M, Corna S, Godi M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

In Reply to the Letter to the Editor Regarding "A randomized controlled clinical trial evaluating quality of life when using a simple acupressure protocol in women with primary dysmenorrhea".
In Reply to the Letter to the Editor Regarding "A randomized controlled clinical trial evaluating quality of life when using a simple acupressure protocol in women with primary dysmenorrhea". Complement Ther Med. 2018 Oct;40:255-257 Authors: Bazarganipour F, Khosravi A, Taghavi SA PMID: 30219463 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bazarganipour F, Khosravi A, Taghavi SA Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Answer to a Commentary on "Tango for treatment of motor and non-motor manifestations in Parkinson's disease: A randomized control study".
Answer to a Commentary on "Tango for treatment of motor and non-motor manifestations in Parkinson's disease: A randomized control study". Complement Ther Med. 2018 Oct;40:258-259 Authors: Rios Romenets S, Fereshtehnejad SM, Postuma R PMID: 30219464 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rios Romenets S, Fereshtehnejad SM, Postuma R Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Conventional treatment integrated with Chinese herbal medicine improves the survival rate of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study was to assess whether treatment with epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) combined with Chinese herbal medicine (CHM), can improve the five-year survival rate in patients suffering from advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), compared to patients treated by EGFR-TKIs alone. INTERVENTIONS AND MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The study is based on information in the sub-dataset of the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) from years 2000 to 2010, during which time a total of 14,244 patients were diagnosed with NSCL...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wang CY, Huang HS, Su YC, Tu CY, Hsia TC, Huang ST Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effects of guided imagery on state and trait anxiety and sleep quality among patients receiving hemodialysis: A randomized controlled trial.
This study aimed to investigate the effects ofguided imagery on state and trait anxiety and sleep quality among hemodial ysis patients. DESIGN: This was a randomized controlled trial. A total of seventy hemodialysis patients were assigned through block randomization to either an intervention group to receive guided imagery or a control group to receive routine care services. SETTING: The study was performed in the hemodialysis unit of Akhavan teaching hospital, Kashan, Iran. INTERVENTION: In addition to routine care services, patients in the intervention group received guided imagery six times a week for fou...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Afshar M, Mohsenzadeh A, Gilasi H, Sadeghi-Gandomani H Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Safety and psychological impact of sailing adventure therapy among Veterans with substance use disorders.
CONCLUSIONS: Preliminary evidence suggests that SAT is physically safe and not associated with increased anxiety or negative affect. Participant's perceptions of the experience were positive. Preliminary outcome measures suggest associations between participation in SAT and increased psychological flexibility as well as successful completion of a residential SUD treatment program. Further research is indicated to determine whether SAT may be developed as an effective complementary intervention for Veterans with SUDs. PMID: 30219467 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Marchand WR, Klinger W, Block K, VerMerris S, Herrmann TS, Johnson C, Shubin E, Sheppard S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Differences between vegetarian and omnivorous yoga practitioners-Results of a nationally representative survey of US adult yoga practitioners.
CONCLUSIONS: Yoga practitioners following a vegetarian diet seem to embrace yoga more as a lifestyle than as a therapy. PMID: 30219468 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cramer H, Sundberg T, Schumann D, Leach MJ, Lauche R Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Trauma-informed yoga training in Kenya: A qualitative pilot study on feasibility and acceptability.
This study explores the feasibility and acceptability of mindfulness programming for yoga teachers in the Nairobi region of Kenya. Grounded theory is used to explore survey results. Outcomes demonstrate promise for both acceptability and feasibility. Curriculum tools were viewed as effective, and participants indicated intention to both utilize and share tools. Reflections on program effectiveness and impacts are addressed, as are potential considerations for improved program translation. Findings suggest the potential benefit for future collaborations, and also suggest best practices considerations for global implementati...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rousseau D, Cook-Cottone C Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Neuromuscular efficiency of the multifidus muscle in pilates practitioners and non-practitioners.
This study aimed to evaluate NME of the multifidus (MU) muscle through electromyography (EMG) analysis and torque test, applied to practitioners and non-practitioners of Pilates. METHODS: Participants included thirty women: Pilates practitioners (n = 15) and non-practitioners (n = 15). They were tested for trunk extension. Their right and left MU muscles were submitted to EMG to estimate NME. Results concerning torque, EMG, and NME from all participants were compared. RESULTS: Statistical analysis concerning isometric torque peak (p = 0.0275) and NME (p = 0.0062) showed significant difference (Student t test; p 
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Panhan AC, Gonçalves M, Eltz GD, Villalba MM, Cardozo AC, Bérzin F Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Chronic musculoskeletal pain and function improve with a plant-based diet.
CONCLUSION: Consumption of a plant-based diet produced positive improvements in chronic pain and function. Interprofessional collaboration between physical therapists and registered dietitian nutritionists, along with other healthcare practitioners, can encourage and promote diet interventions that positively affect chronic pain. PMID: 30219471 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Towery P, Guffey JS, Doerflein C, Stroup K, Saucedo S, Taylor J Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Visuospatial exploration and art therapy intervention in patients with Parkinson's disease: an exploratory therapeutic protocol.
Abstract Though abnormalities of visuospatial function occur in Parkinson's disease, the impact of such deficits on functional independence and psychological wellbeing has been historically under- recognized, and effective treatments for this impairment are unknown. These symptoms can be encountered at any stage of the disease, affecting many activities of daily living, and negatively influencing mood, self-efficacy, independence, and overall quality of life. Furthermore, visuospatial dysfunction has been recently linked to gait impairment and falls, symptoms that are known to be poor prognostic factors. Here, we ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cucca A, Acosta I, Berberian M, Lemen AC, Rizzo JR, Ghilardi MF, Quartarone A, Feigin AS, Di Rocco A, Biagioni MC Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Complementary and alternative medicine in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A survey performed in a tertiary center in Chile.
CONCLUSIONS: The type of CAM being used plays an important role when the patient makes the decision to inform the gastroenterologist. Other healthcare professionals play an important role in providing the advice to start CAM. Gastroenterologists must be aware of the high prevalence of CAM use in IBD patients, actively ask about CAM use and guide the patients who want to use CAM in a responsible and safe manner. PMID: 30219473 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fernández A, Simian D, Quera R, Flores L, Ibáñez P, Lubascher J, Figueroa C, Kronberg U, Pizarro G, Fluxá D Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effect of sumac (Rhus Coriaria) on blood lipids: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
This study aimed to summarize the existing findings regarding the effect of RC on the lipid profile. In this review randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effect of RC on blood lipids were included. Electronic searches using the MeSH terms were conducted in the following databases: Medline, Embase, Scopus, Web of Science and The Cochrane Library. The effect of RC on serum lipid concentration were measured as standardized mean difference (SMD) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) by the random-effects model. The initial search extracted 119 potentially relevant articles. After studying these publications, 4 were pot...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Akbari-Fakhrabadi M, Heshmati J, Sepidarkish M, Shidfar F Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Safety and efficacy of Melissa officinalis (lemon balm) on ApoA-I, Apo B, lipid ratio and ICAM-1 in type 2 diabetes patients: A randomized, double-blinded clinical trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and effects of Melissa officinalis, a good source of bioactive components, on apolipoprotein (Apo)B, Apo A-I, and their ratio, lipids ratios and intercellular adhesion molecule-1(ICAM-1) in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: For the present randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 70 type 2 diabetic patients aged 20-65 years old were randomly assigned to receive hydroalcoholic extract of M. officinalis (HEMO) (700 mg/d) or placebo twice-daily for 12 weeks. RESULTS: There were significant differe...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Asadi A, Shidfar F, Safari M, Malek M, Hosseini AF, Rezazadeh S, Rajab A, Shidfar S, Hosseini S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Mindfulness and avoidance mediate the relationship between yoga practice and anxiety.
CONCLUSIONS: Future experimental and longitudinal research is needed to examine the causal role of mindfulness and avoidance in the relationship between yoga practice and anxiety, and whether yoga is a useful adjunct to cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety disorders. PMID: 30219476 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Boni M, Schütze R, Kane RT, Morgan-Lowes KL, Byrne J, Egan SJ Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Are personalized tongxie formula based on diagnostic analyses more effective in reducing IBS symptoms?-A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: The outcomes in subpopulations may be different from those of the entire population, indicating that personalized formulas are important to achieve optimal outcomes; the active ingredients and innovative mechanisms identified in this study can be the candidates for developing new IBS drugs, and used to manage IBS, respectively. TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT01641224 (www.ClinicalTrials.gov). PMID: 30219477 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wang Y, Fan H, Qi X, Lai Y, Yan Z, Li B, Tang M, Huang D, Li Z, Chen H, Zhu Q, Luo C, Chen X, Fen J, Jiang Z, Zheng L, Liu X, Tang Q, Zuo D, Ye J, Yang Y, Huang H, Tang Z, Lu W, Xiao J, Pharm D for the China Irritable Bowel Syndrome Consortium Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Announcing 2019 and 2020 Virtual Special issues (VSIs).
PMID: 30219478 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kemper KJ Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A pilot study assessing patient-centred care in patients with chronic health conditions attending chiropractic practice.
CONCLUSIONS: The pilot study results support the feasibility of the methods for a subsequent large-scale study. These preliminary results suggest that the degree of patient-centredness compares favourably to similar studies in primary medical care. PMID: 30012379 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Stuber KJ, Langweiler M, Mior S, McCarthy PW Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Understanding rationales for acupuncture treated individuals' beliefs in acupuncture effects, to be able to maximize therapeutic results: A qualitative analysis.
CONCLUSION: In order to strengthen acupuncture treated patients' beliefs in the efficacy of acupuncture during clinical practice or research, acupuncture therapists may consider emphasizing these aspects in the therapeutic situation. PMID: 30012380 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Enblom A, Lagerstedt K Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A methimazole resistant patient with Graves' disease (GD): A case report of mid-term management with herbal decoctions mainly composed of Anemarrhena Bunge.
Abstract Graves' disease (GD) is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Anti-thyroid drugs, including methimazole, are the most commonly selected treatment option for this condition. But for decades, no additional drug option has been added. Anemarrhena Bunge has been used in many herbal decoctions for patients who had hyperthyroidism-like symptoms, such as sweating, heat intolerance, and anxiety. In this case study, a patient with GD who had once achieved therapeutic goals with methimazole but then re-developed hyperthyroidism was treated with only herbal decoctions, and achieved euthyroidism, normalization of...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kim J, Kim TH Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research