Comparison of the effect of foot reflexology and body massage on physiological indicators and bilirubin levels in neonates under phototherapy.
CONCLUSION: The results showed that reflexology and massage therapy can be effective in improving the condition of physiological indicators and blood bilirubin levels. PMID: 33609634 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jazayeri Z, Sajadi M, Dalvand H, Zolfaghari M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Calculation and data errors require correcting. Comment on "The effect of green coffee extract supplementation on anthropometric measures in adults: A comprehensive systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials".
Calculation and data errors require correcting. Comment on "The effect of green coffee extract supplementation on anthropometric measures in adults: A comprehensive systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials". Complement Ther Med. 2021 Feb 16;:102685 Authors: Chen X, Naaman K, Dickinson SL, Brown AW, Allison DB PMID: 33607214 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - February 16, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chen X, Naaman K, Dickinson SL, Brown AW, Allison DB Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effect of GB21 acupressure on pain intensity in the first stage of labor in primiparous women: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: In this study, GB21 acupressure was effective in pain relief during labor, hence recommended as a practical, effective, inexpensive, and accessible method for labor pain management. PMID: 33607215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - February 16, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Torkiyan H, Sedigh Mobarakabadi S, Heshmat R, Khajavi A, Ozgoli G Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Meta-analysis of dietary fiber intake and depression symptoms: Further analysis is required.
PMID: 33607216 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - February 16, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rouhani P, Saghafian F, Hajishafiee M, Saneei P Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The Popularity of the Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods in The Coronavirus Pandemic Among The Google Users in the USA, UK, Germany, Italy and France.
l;onak Ö Abstract OBJECT: The aim of this retrospective infodemiological study was to evaluate people's interests in dietary supplements and functional foods during the coronavirus pandemic via analysis of Google search engine statistics. DESIGN & SETTINGS: The category, period, and regions selected in the Google Trends were "health," "15 January-15 May 2020," in the USA, the United Kingdom (UK), Germany, Italy, and France, respectively. The most commonly searched dietary supplements and functional foods (n = 32) during the pandemic were determined from a pool of key...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - February 15, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Günalan E, Cebioğlu İK, Çonak Ö Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Integrative Holistic Approaches for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease: A Single Center Experience.
CONCLUSION: Our experience suggests that encouraging conversations and offering safe and potentially effective integrative therapies alongside conventional SCD therapies under medical guidance allows patients to have an open discussion about their beliefs and treatment goals, improves patient satisfaction and can improve outcomes. PMID: 33601015 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - February 15, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mahmood LA, Thaniel L, Martin B, Marguiles S, Reece-Stremtan S, Idiokitas R, Bettini E, Hardy SJ, Cohen I, Connolly M, Darbari DS Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Broadening the horizon for children's health - a qualitative study on the Centro Latino-Americano de Medicina Integrativa Pedi átrica.
CONCLUSIONS: UPI is a novelty on the Latin-American continent and has the potential to contribute significantly to the acceptance and expansion of integrative models by introducing complementary methods in conventional medicine. PMID: 33592273 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - February 13, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tröndle M, Stritter W, Ghelman R, Odone V, Seifert G Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effect of virtual reality training on the daily participation of patients A Meta-Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Because of controversy over obvious publication bias, we need to be cautious about the conclusion that VR is better than the control group in promoting the patient's daily participation. PMID: 33561530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - February 6, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chen B, Liang RQ, Chen RY, Xu FY Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The Antidepressant Effects of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Mill.): A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials.
Abstract BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Antidepressant drugs are accompanied with high rate of adverse effects. Lavender is one of the most common herbal drugs mentioned in Traditional Persian literature with potential efficacy on mental disorders and less serious side effects. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of lavender on depression severity by preforming a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: Databases including PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane library, Embase and Web of science were searched for relevant articles till December 2020. Quality of studies were evaluated by Jadad scale and the...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - February 4, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Firoozeei TS, Feizi A, Rezaeizadeh H, Zargaran A, Roohafza HR, Karimi M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A Comprehensive Definition for Pediatric Integrative Oncology through an International Consensus.
PMID: 33548478 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - February 3, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tortora S, Raghunathan NJ, Seifert G, Sibinga EMS, Ghelman R Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The S ão Paulo Agreement on Integrative Pediatrics: A Consensus-based Document Fostering Integrative Health of Children and Adolescents Globally.
The São Paulo Agreement on Integrative Pediatrics: A Consensus-based Document Fostering Integrative Health of Children and Adolescents Globally. Complement Ther Med. 2021 Feb 03;:102677 Authors: Ghelman R, Sibinga EMS, von Schoen-Angerer T, Vagedes J, Seifert G PMID: 33548479 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - February 3, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ghelman R, Sibinga EMS, von Schoen-Angerer T, Vagedes J, Seifert G Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Medical Cannabis Education among Healthcare Trainees: A Scoping Review.
CONCLUSIONS: While the medical cannabis landscape is developing, medical and allied health students are not properly educated and knowledgeable on this emerging field of clinical care. The findings suggest that the implementation of competencies-based curricula on medical cannabis is essential for medical and allied healthcare trainees to have the appropriate level of knowledge to counsel and educate their patients. PMID: 33539943 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - February 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zolotov Y, Metri S, Calabria E, Kogan M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The Quality of Information Available Ephedra sinica Online Vendor Websites: The Canadian Consumer Experience.
CONCLUSION: Consumers looking to purchase ES online are lacking critical information about this herbal product that is necessary to make an informed decision about its use. This information can be used by clinicians and researchers to inform consumers about the poor quality of information about ES on these websites and help them identify quality sources of information. PMID: 33515681 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 27, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ng JY, Marwaha A, Ans M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Systematic review, meta-analysis with subgroup analysis of hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, effect of intervention characteristics.
CONCLUSION: This review suggests that high volume hypnotherapy is more beneficial than low and should be adopted for GDH. Both high frequency and group interventions are effective in reducing GGS in IBS. However, the sample size is small and more studies are needed to confirm this. PMID: 33508441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Krouwel M, Farley A, Ismail MT, Jolly K, Greenfield S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Potential impacts of Acu-TENS in the treatment of adolescents with moderate to severe bronchial asthma: A randomized clinical study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation over the acupuncture points (Acu-TENS) on total serum immunoglobulin E (IgEtotal), pulmonary function, and quality of life in adolescents with asthma. METHODS: In a double-blind randomized clinical trial, 32 adolescents (age; 12-16 years) with asthma participated and were assigned randomly to receive either the breathing retraining program (control group) or the breathing retraining program plus Acu-TENS application (Acu-TENS group). Acu-TENS was applied for 40 minutes' day-after-da...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Elnaggar RK, Moawd SA, Ali SE, Yousef AM, Azab AR Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs about Medical Cannabis among the medical students of the Belarus State Medical University.
Abstract Cannabis for medical purposes is prohibited in Belarus. Given that some countries have begun prescribing medical cannabis (MC) to certain categories of patients, a cross-sectional study was undertaken at the Belarusian State Medical University (BSMU) to determine the readiness of medical students to use cannabis in their future practice. 333 students responded to the questionnaire to find out their knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about MC. The data were analyzed using Pearson chi-squared test for categorical variables. Findings show most medical students prepared to recommend MC for patient treatment and...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Khamenka N, Pikirenia U Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effects of non-supervised aerobic exercise on sleep quality and maternal-fetal attachment in pregnant women: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: The results of this study indicate that performing aerobic exercise ameliorates the decline in sleep quality and improves maternal-fetal attachment in women who are pregnant. These findings may be used to encourage pregnant women to regularly perform low-impact aerobic exercise. PMID: 33486048 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shen WC, Chen CH Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The Effects of Abdominal "I LOV U" Massage along with Lifestyle Training on Constipation and Distension in the Elderly with Stroke.
This study aimed to investigate the effect of abdominal massage and lifestyle training on constipation and distention of the elderly with stroke. METHOD: This study was a randomized clinical trial that was conducted on elderly patients with stroke at Qaem hospital of Mashhad, Iran. 68 patients were randomly allocated into control (n = 34) and intervention (n = 34) groups in 2017-2018. Finally 29 elderly in the intervention and 34 in the control group completed the study. Intervention included the abdominal massage by using "I LOV U" method along with lifestyle education. Each abdo...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 16, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fekri Z, Aghebati N, Sadeghi T, Farzadfard MT Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effects of Artichoke on Blood Pressure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Artichoke supplementation may potentially lead to SBP and DBP reduction in hypertensive patients. In addition, artichoke supplementation for 12 weeks may significantly improve DBP. PMID: 33465383 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 16, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Moradi M, Sohrabi G, Golbidi M, Yarmohammadi S, Hemati N, Campbell MS, Moradi S, Kermani MAH, Farzaei MH Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effectiveness of Sufi music for mental health outcomes. A systematic review and meta-analysis of 21 randomised trials.
CONCLUSION: Sufi music may reduce anxiety of patients undergoing medical procedures like haemodialysis, coronary artery surgery, angiography, colonoscopy, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy procedures. Evidence from single studies suggests effects on depression and stress as well. However, due to methodological limitations of the studies, further, higher quality studies are required in other cultures. PMID: 33465384 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 16, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gurbuz-Dogan RN, Ali A, Candy B, King M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The mindfulness-based stress reduction program for improving sleep quality in cancer survivors: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: This review suggests that MBSR helps cancer survivors improve sleep quality. Our results support the possibility of using MBSR for cancer survivors. However, its efficacy and effectiveness in improving sleep quality and sleep parameters are inconclusive because the number of included studies was few with inconsistent results. Further studies with high methodological quality are required to establish conclusive evidence about the efficacy and effectiveness of MBSR in improving sleep quality and sleep parameters in cancer survivors. PMID: 33460741 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Suh HW, Jeong HY, Hong S, Kim JW, Yoon SW, Lee JY, Chung SY Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Among Healthcare Providers Regarding Complementary Alternative Medicine Use by Patients with Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Western Jamaica.
CONCLUSION: The results of this study can be used to guide development of programs for training HCPs on knowledge and safe use of CAM so that they can better serve their patients. PMID: 33460742 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kwak G, Gardner K, Bolaji B, Franklin S, Aung M, Jolly PE Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Breakfast consumption is inversely associated with primary headaches in university students: The MEPHASOUS study.
This study was conducted to examine the association between breakfast consumption pattern and primary headaches in a large population of university students. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was done on the MEPHASOUS dataset that contained the information of 83,677 university students, aged ≥18 years, from 28 provinces of Iran. Dietary intakes and breakfast consumption pattern were assessed using a validated self-administered dietary habits questionnaire. Primary headaches were determined according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders-3 (ICHD-3) criteria. Binary logistic regression in differ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mansouri M, Sharifi F, Shokri A, Varmaghani M, Yaghubi H, Moghadas-Tabrizi Y, Sadeghi O Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Mixed Methods Study of the Potential Therapeutic Benefits from Medical Cannabis for Patients in Florida.
CONCLUSIONS: Medical marijuana patients were positive about the health benefits they received and the fact they were able to reduce or eliminate many prescription medications; however, there were concerns about the costs. PMID: 33460744 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Luque JS, Okere AN, Reyes-Ortiz CA, Williams PM Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A Comparison of Quality of Life Indicators During Two Complementary Interventions: Adaptive Gardening and Adaptive Riding for People with Dementia.
CONCLUSION: Both interventions supported quality of life and merit continued development. Adaptive riding appeared to support longer durations of active participation with more complex forms when compared to adaptive gardening. Findings can inform healthcare providers' recommendations for adaptive gardening and adaptive riding for people with dementia. More research is needed with a larger sample size to further examine similarities and differences. PMID: 33429038 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 8, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lassell R, Wood W, Schmid AA, Cross JE Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The ratio of eicosapentaenoic acid to docosahexaenoic acid as a modulator for the cardio-metabolic effects of omega-3 supplements: a meta-regression of randomized clinical trials.
CONCLUSION: Current data suggest that the EPA to DHA ratio only correlates to the modulation of CRP by omega-3 supplementation of EPA and DHA, and SBP in studies that supplemented EPA and DHA in the range of 2 g to 6 g, shedding light on potential differential effects of EPA vs. DHA on inflammation and systolic blood pressure. PMID: 33418065 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 5, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: AbuMweis S, Abu Omran D, Al-Shami I, Jew S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Attitudes, Beliefs, and Changing Trends of Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil Use Among Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of the study highlight the positive and negative perceptions among caregivers of people with AD. The study also emphasizes the importance of enhancing communication between caregivers and healthcare professionals to discuss the use of CBD oil in the treatment of individuals with AD. PMID: 33418066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 5, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Leszko M, Meenrajan S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Peer Navigation-delivered Loving Kindness Meditation: A Pilot Project.
Abstract Peer navigators (PNs), including trained cancer survivor volunteers, can be an important resource to the cancer care team in reducing barriers to screening, treatment, and psychosocial care among underserved communities through their roles in outreach, education, advocacy, and peer support. As cancer centers face growing patient demand and evidence for integrating complementary therapies into conventional care, opportunities to envision new roles for PN arise. Based on psychosocial assessments conducted at an academic cancer center serving the low-income population of Bronx, NY, we found strong interest i...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 5, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Moadel-Robblee A, Camacho F, Milner GE, Kertzner A, Schlecht NF Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effect of green tea on prostate specific antigen (PSA): A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is a major malignancy, affecting men, worldwide. The protective effect of green tea consumption on prostate cancer has been reported in several studies; however, the findings are equivocal. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of green tea on PSA level, by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. METHODS: We searched online databases, including PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science, up to 11 Aug 2020, to obtain relevant publications. The publication search was not limited by language or date. RESULTS: ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 2, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sharifi-Zahabi E, Hajizadeh-Sharafabad F, Abdollahzad H, Dehnad A, Shidfar F Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A qualitative study on participants' experiences with a community-based mindful walking intervention and mobile device activity measurement.
CONCLUSION: Most participants in the MW intervention see the health benefits of this program and most participants using the wearable physical activity tracking device reported the motivational benefits of this device. Issues with the MW intervention (e.g., lack of patience) and the wearable device (e.g., discomfort with wearing) need to be addressed in future interventions. PMID: 33388390 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jones KO, Lopes SS, Kelly C, Welsh RS, Chen L, Wilson M, Jindal M, Zinzow H, Zhang L, Shi L Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Medicinal seeds Ziziphus spinosa for insomnia: A randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over, feasibility clinical trial.
CONCLUSIONS: ZS is an acceptable and well-tolerated herbal candidate for the treatment of insomnia. The feasibility objectives of this study were achieved and ZS improved both subjective sleep quality and quantity compared to placebo. ZS should be explored in future clinical trials. PMID: 33385511 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shergis JL, Hyde A, Meaklim H, Varma P, Da Costa C, Jackson ML Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The role of Mind-Body Interventions in Pre-dialysis Chronic Kidney disease and Dialysis patients - A Systematic Review of literature.
CONCLUSION: Music therapy, relaxation and spiritual therapies are more well-studied MBIs for CKD and promising in reducing anxiety, depressive symptoms and pain. Larger RCTs are required to confirm the efficacy and safety of promising MBIs. PMID: 33373760 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 26, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chu F, Yeam CT, Low LL, Tay WY, Foo WYM, Seng JJB Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The Effect of Nigella sativa on Appetite, Anthropometric and Body Composition Indices among Overweight and Obese Women: A Crossover, Double-Blind, Placebo-controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Obesity is a global concern which is associated with several complications and disease. DESIGN: Present study is the first crossover, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial aimed to evaluate the effect of Nigella Sativa (N. sativa) intervention on anthropometric and body composition parameters as well as dietary intake and appetite in a crossover design. METHOD: Forty-five healthy women with obesity or overweight were randomized into two groups of intervention and placebo, and the study conducted in two 8-week periods of intervention separated by a 4-week washout...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 25, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Safi S, Razmpoosh E, Fallahzadeh H, Mazaheri M, Abdollahi N, Nazari M, Nadjarzadeh A, Abargouei AS Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The Effects of Physical Activity, Fast-mimicking Diet and Psychological Interventions on Cancer Survival: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
CONCLUSION: Longer term interventions starting early in the patients' care journey in primary and adjuvant settings have shown the most promise for improving survival. Better designed RCTs including survival outcomes are particularly needed in non-breast cancers. PMID: 33359756 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 24, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Clark E, Maguire H, Cannon P, Leung EY Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Yoga for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Yoga has been widely practiced and has recently shown benefits in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD), however, evidence is inconsistent. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis by searching PubMed/Medline, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), EMBASE and Web of Science from inception to May 31, 2020 for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing yoga with usual care or non-pharmacological interventions in patients with CHD. The primary outcomes were all-cause mortality and health related quality of life (HR-QoL). Secondary outcomes we...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li J, Gao X, Hao X, Dimitrios K, Mohamed EA, Zheng X, Xu H, Zhang L Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Benefits and Adverse Effects Associated with Yoga Practice: A Cross-Sectional Survey from India.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Benefits and adverse effects of yoga were reported in surveys from different countries. The present study aimed to (i) determine the benefits and adverse effects of yoga in yoga experienced persons in India and (ii) correlate these effects of yoga with factors related to the individual and their yoga practice. DESIGN AND SETTING: This convenience sampling in-person survey reports benefits and adverse effects of yoga in 3135 yoga experienced persons. RESULTS: The benefits of yoga were reported by 94.5 percent of the respondents. The three most common benefits were improvement in: (i) p...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Telles S, Sharma SK, Chetry D, Balkrishna A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Safety of Ashwagandha Root Extract: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Study in Healthy Volunteers.
CONCLUSIONS: Ashwagandha is being consumed since time immemorial following the Ayurvedic medicine practices. Modern science requires evidence of the safety and efficacy of the Ashwagandha extract before mass consumption for various health issues and as a supplement. The present study revealed that the consumption of Ashwagandha root extract for 8 weeks was safe in both males and females volunteers. However, long term study and varying dosage ranges should be investigated in the future. PMID: 33338583 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Verma N, Gupta SK, Tiwari S, Mishra AK Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy on Postoperative Endodontic Pain: An Updated Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the limited quality evidence, most of the included studies reported significantly less postoperative pain after LLLT. However, the lack of standardization in laser parameters, use of medications and the certainty of evidence classified as low and very low indicate the need for further studies. PMID: 33307205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Guerreiro MYR, Monteiro LPB, de Castro RF, Magno MB, Maia LC, da Silva Brandão JM Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effects of Yoga in Daily Life program in rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Yoga in Daily Life program was not associated with change in health-related quality of life of RA patients. Significant improvements in fatigue and mood were observed at postintervention and follow-up. This yoga program was found feasible and safe for patients and may complement standard RA treat-to-target strategy. PMID: 33307206 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pukšić S, Mitrović J, Čulo MI, Živković M, Orehovec B, Bobek D, Morović-Vergles J Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

CTIM Editors' Commentary: Special Issue on Medical Cannabis.
PMID: 33307207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Temple LM, Kogan M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effect of hypocaloric high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet supplemented with fennel on androgenic and anthropometric indices in overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized placebo-controlled trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of hypocaloric high-protein, low-carbohydrate weight loss diet supplemented with fennel on anthropometric and androgen indices in overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: A randomized controlled trial with a factorial design was performed on sixty-four overweight/obese women with PCOS. Participants were randomly allocated to four groups (n = 16 per group) as follows: 1) hypocaloric standardize diet + fennel (2 capsule/day) (HSDF), 2) hypocaloric high-protein diet + f...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - November 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nadjarzadeh A, Ghadiri-Anari A, Ramezani-Jolfaie N, Mohammadi M, Abargouei AS, Namayande SM, Mozaffari-Khosravi H, Marnani EH Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Efficacy of resveratrol supplementation on liver enzymes in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) examining the effects of resveratrol supplementation on liver enzymes in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) have reported conflicting results. The aim of this systematic review was to summarize evidence of the effects of resveratrol supplementation on alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) levels in patients with NAFLD by performing a meta-analysis of RCTs. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane Library, Scopus, and Web of Science databases were electronically explored from inception to August 2020 for all relevant studies. Random e...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - November 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wei S, Yu X Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effect of Bertholletia excelsa on body weight, cholestrol, and c-reactive protein: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: This study provided an evidence that Bertholletia excelsa nuts have reduction effect on triglyceride, cholesterol, and LDL levels. PMID: 33271300 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - November 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hou L, Rashid M, Chehabra M, Chandrasekhar B, Amirthalingam P, Ray S, Li Z Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effects of lycopene supplementation on serum insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) levels and cardiovascular disease: A dose-response meta-analysis of clinical trials.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The results of human studies assessing the efficacy of lycopene on insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) levels are inconsistent. Thus, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the effects of lycopene supplementation on serum IGF-1 levels and cardiovascular disease. METHODS: The literature published up to January 2020 was searched using the electronic databases Scopus, PubMed/Medline, Web of Science, Embase and Google Scholar. RESULTS: Seven qualified trials were included in the current meta-analysis. IGF-1 levels were non-significantly decreased in lycopene group...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - November 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xie Z, Yang F Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Development and Validation of a Tai Chi Intervention Protocol for Managing the Fatigue-Sleep Disturbance-Depression Symptom Cluster in Female Breast Cancer Patients.
CONCLUSION: An evidence-based tai chi program for managing the FSDSC in BC patients was developed by following the MRC framework. The results provided a clear specification of the tai chi intervention protocol for healthcare professionals and researchers in the next phase of the study-pilot testing the tai chi intervention protocol for FSDSC management through a preliminary randomized controlled trial. PMID: 33259909 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - November 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yao LQ, Tan JY, Turner C, Wang T Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effect of Kneipp treatment hydrotherapy on secretory IgA in young children: a controlled, non-randomized clinical pilot study.
CONCLUSION: Due to the pilot character of this study, home hydrotherapy (Kneipp arm affusions) in healthy children is feasible but did not influence sIgA levels. The influence on infections of the respiratory tract after the intervention phase should be interpreted carefully. In qualitative interviews, parents described less susceptibility to infections of the respiratory tract by their children. PMID: 33259910 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - November 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Schulte K, Blakeslee SB, Stritter W, Eidenschink C, Gündling PW, Baumann A, Seifert G Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Perception of integrative care in paediatric oncology-Perspectives of parents and patients.
CONCLUSION: The analysed integrative care programme is perceived as a strong patient and family-centred approach of support during the oncological paediatric treatment. From a salutogenetic viewpoint, this program aims to strengthen the dimension of manageability within the concept of sense of coherence. Parents are given supportive means to manage side effects and ease their child's suffering, through touch and attention that can be very beneficial. PMID: 33248249 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - November 25, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Stritter W, Rutert B, Eidenschink C, Eggert A, Längler A, Holmberg C, Seifert G Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effect of pilates exercises on premenstrual syndrome symptoms: a quasi-experimental study.
This study was done to identify the effect of pilates exercises on the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. DESIGN: A quasi experimental was conducted on university student with premenstrual syndrome. METHODS: Population of the study included midwifery students with premenstrual syndrome at Istanbul University Faculty of Health Sciences (N = 286) and 50 of them became the sample (25 in experimental group and 25 in control group). Non-probablistic sampling method was used. While the students in experimental group were asked to practice the pilates exercises for three months, the students in control gro...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - November 24, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Çitil ET, Kaya N Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

If We Offer, Will They Come: Perceptions of Yoga among Hispanics.
CONCLUSION: Perceived barriers related to yoga reflect a lack of knowledge about yoga and what it entails and the cost of classes. Despite these barriers, Hispanic adults from a low-income population said they would be willing to attend yoga classes if offered at a low cost. Understanding and addressing these barriers can help researchers and health practitioners improve diversity in yoga classes and research. PMID: 33227351 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - November 20, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Thind H, Garcia A, Velez M, Tucker KL Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Experience of Migraine, its Severity, and Perceived Efficacy of Treatments among Cannabis Users.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study provides insight into the prevalence of cannabis use for migraine relief in a sample of cannabis users, and suggests that these migraineurs experience a high level of migraine relief from cannabis. Future studies are needed to determine the cannabis forms, potencies, and dosages that are most effective at treating migraine pain. PMID: 33227352 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - November 20, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gibson LP, Hitchcock LN, Bryan AD, Bidwell LC Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research