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Dance is more than therapy: Qualitative analysis on therapeutic dancing classes for Parkinson's.
CONCLUSION: Well-structured dance classes can promote social-connectedness and joy, in addition to facilitating movement to music and physical activity. Consumers advised that careful planning of the classes and tailoring them to participant needs optimizes outcomes. PMID: 28917359 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rocha PA, Slade SC, McClelland J, Morris ME Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A randomized controlled clinical trial evaluating quality of life when using a simple acupressure protocol in women with primary dysmenorrhea.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a simple acupressure protocol in LIV3 and LI4 acupoints in women with primary dysmenorrhea. METHODS: This paper reports a randomized, single blinded clinical trial. 90 young women with dysmenorrhea were recruited to three groups to receive 20min acupressure every day in either LIV3 or LI4, or placebo points. Acupressure was timed five days before menstruation for three successive menstrual cycles. On menstruation, each participant completed the Wong Baker faces pain scale, and the quality of life short form -12 (QOL SF-12). RESULTS: Intensity and duration of pain between t...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bazarganipour F, Taghavi SA, Allan H, Hosseini N, Khosravi A, Asadi R, Salari S, Dehghani R, Jamshidi Z, Rezaei M, Saberian M, Javedan F, Salari Z, Miri F Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Immediate effects of Pilates based therapeutic exercise on postural control of young individuals with non-specific low back pain: A randomized controlled trial.
iro F Abstract OBJECTIVES: Low back pain affects the person's ability to keep balance, especially in challenging conditions. The purpose of this study was to determine the immediate effects of Pilates exercises on postural sway and dynamic balance of young individuals with non-specific low back pain. DESIGN: Controlled laboratory design. SETTINGS AND MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Forty-six participants with non-specific low back pain were randomized to a Pilates (n=23, 10 males; age: 21.8±3.2years) and a control group (n=23, 9 males; age: 22.8±3.6years). Postural sway was assessed with a force pla...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lopes S, Correia C, Félix G, Lopes M, Cruz A, Ribeiro F Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A comparative study of the antacid effect of some commonly consumed foods for hyperacidity in an artificial stomach model.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: The incorporation of certain alkalinizing vegetables, fruits, milk and its products in the diet has been known to alleviate hyperacidity. These foods help to restore the natural gastric balance and function, curb acid reflux, aid digestion, reduce the burning sensation due to hyperacidity and soothe the inflamed mucosa of the stomach. The present study evaluates and compares the antacid effect of broccoli, kale, radish, cucumber, lemon juice, cold milk and curd in an artificial stomach model. DESIGN: The pH of the test samples and their neutralizing effect on artificial gastric acid was d...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Panda V, Shinde P, Deora J, Gupta P Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effects of music and music video interventions on sleep quality: A randomized controlled trial in adults with sleep disturbances.
CONCLUSION: Our study results increase knowledge regarding music interventions for sleep quality in adults with sleep disturbances. This study suggested that more research is required to strengthen the scientific knowledge of the effects of music intervention on sleep quality in adults with sleep disturbances. (ISRCTN94971645). PMID: 28917363 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Huang CY, Chang ET, Hsieh YM, Lai HL Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Managing childhood and adolescent attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with exercise: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Physical activity, in particular moderate-to-intense aerobic exercise, is a beneficial and well-tolerated intervention for children and adolescents with ADHD. Future research should include more adequately-powered trials and investigate the ideal exercise prescription. PMID: 28917364 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ng QX, Ho CYX, Chan HW, Yong BZJ, Yeo WS Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A systematic review of the efficacy and safety of Rosa damascena Mill. with an overview on its phytopharmacological properties.
Abstract Rosa damascena Mill. is one of the most famous ornamental plants cultivated all over the world mostly for perfumery industries. Traditionally it has been used as an astringent, analgesic, cardiac and intestinal tonic.The paucity ofauthoritative monographs urged usto summarize its clinical effectiveness and safety with acomprehensive review of the literature. "PUBMED", "SCOPUS", "WEBOF SCIENCE" were searched up to April 30, 2017 with search terms:("Rosa damascena" OR "Damask Rose"). All human studies with any mono-preparation were included. In vitro and ani...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nayebi N, Khalili N, Kamalinejad M, Emtiazy M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Complementary and alternative medicine self-care strategies for nausea in patients undergoing abdominal or pelvic irradiation for cancer: A longitudinal observational study of implementation in routine care.
CONCLUSION: A fourth of patients undergoing emetogenic radiotherapy practiced CAM self-care for nausea, mostly by modifying eating or drinking habits. The CAM self-care practicing patients who did not become nauseous practiced self-care more frequent than the nauseous patients did. To make such self-care evidence based, we need studies evaluating its efficacy. PMID: 28917366 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Enblom A, Steineck G, Börjeson S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Perceptions of hatha yoga amongst persistently depressed individuals enrolled in a trial of yoga for depression.
CONCLUSIONS: Elements of yoga classes that may increase acceptability for depressed individuals include having instructors who promote a non-competitive and non-judgmental atmosphere, who are knowledgeable and able to provide individualized attention, and who are kind and warm. Including depression-related themes in classes, teaching mindfulness, teaching breathing exercises, and providing guidance for translating class into home practice may help to make yoga effective for targeting depression. Participants' comments reinforced the importance of aspects of mindfulness, such as attention to the present moment and acceptanc...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Uebelacker LA, Kraines M, Broughton MK, Tremont G, Gillette LT, Epstein-Lubow G, Abrantes AM, Battle C, Miller IW Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Improving vasomotor symptoms; psychological symptoms; and health-related quality of life in peri- or post-menopausal women through yoga: An umbrella systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Results from this meta-analysis suggest that yoga may be a useful therapy to manage bothersome vasomotor and psychological symptoms. PMID: 28917368 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shepherd-Banigan M, Goldstein KM, Coeytaux RR, McDuffie JR, Goode AP, Kosinski AS, Van Noord MG, Befus D, Adam S, Masilamani V, Nagi A, Williams JW Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Emesis in patients receiving acupuncture, sham acupuncture or standard care during chemo-radiation: A randomized controlled study.
CONCLUSION: Patients treated with verum acupuncture needed less antiemetics and experienced milder nausea than other patients. Our study was small and many analyses lacked statistical power to detect differences; we welcome further sham-controlled efficacy studies and studies regarding the role of non-specific treatment components for experiencing antiemetic effects of acupuncture. PMID: 28917369 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Widgren Y, Enblom A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Aromatherapies using Osmanthus fragrans oil and grapefruit oil are effective complementary treatments for anxious patients undergoing colonoscopy: A randomized controlled study.
CONCLUSION: Aromatherapies using Osmanthus fragrans oil and grapefruit oil are effective complementary treatments for anxious patients undergoing colonoscopy. PMID: 28917370 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hozumi H, Hasegawa S, Tsunenari T, Sanpei N, Arashina Y, Takahashi K, Konnno A, Chida E, Tomimatsu S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Cannabinoids for spasticity due to multiple sclerosis or paraplegia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.
CONCLUSIONS: There is moderate certainty evidence regarding the impact of cannabinoids in spasticity (average 0.36 more spasticity; 0.17 fewer to 0.88 more) due to multiple sclerosis or paraplegia, and in adverse events such as dizziness (419 more dizziness/1000 over 19 weeks), somnolence (127 more somnolence/1000 over 19 weeks), and nausea (125 more somnolence/1000 over 19 weeks). PMID: 28917371 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: da Rovare VP, Magalhães GPA, Jardini GDA, Beraldo ML, Gameiro MO, Agarwal A, Luvizutto GJ, Paula-Ramos L, Camargo SEA, de Oliveira LD, Bazan R, El Dib R Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Transcendental meditation for lowering blood pressure: An overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
CONCLUSION: Practising TM may potentially reduce the SBP by ∼4mm Hg and DBP by ∼2mm Hg. Such effect is comparable with other lifestyle interventions such as weight-loss diet and exercise. Further evidence from long-term well-designed RCTs conducted by independent researchers is needed. PMID: 28917372 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ooi SL, Giovino M, Pak SC Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Efficacy of topical Rose (Rosa damascena Mill.) oil for migraine headache: A randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled cross-over trial.
Abstract AIM: To evaluate the effect of topical formulation of Rosa damascena Mill. (R. damascena) oil on migraine headache, applying syndrome diffrentiation model. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Forty patients with migraine headache were randomly assigned to 2 groups of this double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over trial. The patients were treated for the first 2 consecutive migraine headache attacks by topical R. damascena oil or placebo. Then, after one week of washout period, cross-over was done. Pain intensity of the patients' migraine headache was recorded at the beginnig and ten-sequence time schadule of at...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Niazi M, Hashempur MH, Taghizadeh M, Heydari M, Shariat A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Short-term effect of add on bell pepper (Capsicum annuum var. grossum) juice with integrated approach of yoga therapy on blood glucose levels and cardiovascular functions in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A randomized controlled study.
CONCLUSION: Results of this study suggest that though an addition of 100-ml of bell pepper juice (twice/day) along with IAYT is not more effective in reducing fasting blood glucose, it may be more effective in reducing PPBG, SBP, PP, RPP and Do-P than IAYT alone. PMID: 28917374 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nagasukeerthi P, Mooventhan A, Manjunath NK Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Total glucosides of paeony for rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSIONS: Current trials suggested potential benefits of TGP for RA on the basis of traditional DMARD(s). Therefore, TGP may be a good choice for RA as an adjuvant therapy. However, considering the limited methodological quality and strength of evidence, high-quality RCTs are warranted to support the use of TGP for RA. PMID: 28917375 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Luo J, Jin DE, Yang GY, Zhang YZ, Wang JM, Kong WP, Tao QW Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Ayurvedic versus conventional dietary and lifestyle counseling for mothers with burnout-syndrome: A randomized controlled pilot study including a qualitative evaluation.
CONCLUSIONS: We found positive effects for both groups, which however were more pronounced in the Ayurvedic group. The conversational and counseling techniques in the Ayurvedic group offered more opportunities for problem description by patients as well as patient-centered practice and resource-oriented recommendations by the physician. TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT01797887. PMID: 28917376 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kessler CS, Eisenmann C, Oberzaucher F, Forster M, Steckhan N, Meier L, Stapelfeldt E, Michalsen A, Jeitler M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effect of a beeswax, olive oil and Alkanna tinctoria (L.) Tausch mixture on burn injuries: An experimental study with a control group.
This study was planned to investigate the effect of a mixture of beeswax, olive oil and A. Tinctoria (L.) Tausch on burn wounds to determine the impact on burn healing, pain during dressing changes and duration of hospital stay. METHODS: The study was conducted between May 2014 and August 2015 in the Burn Unit of Ataturk University Research Hospital. The sample of this experimental study consisted of 64 patients (31 experimental group and 33 control group) who met its inclusion criteria. While the specially prepared dressing material was applied to the experimental group, the control group was administered the clinic'...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gümüş K, Özlü ZK Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Chinese herbal medicine Dengzhan Xixin injection for acute ischemic stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: Low quality evidence implied that DZXX injection appeared to improve neurological function in patients with acute ischemic stroke. However, this potential benefit should be further studied in large, rigorous trials. PMID: 28917378 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li JG, Wang LQ, Yang XY, Chen Z, Lai LYW, Xu H, Liu JP Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of Parkinson's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSIONS: We found that acupuncture might be a safe and useful adjunctive treatment for patients with PD. However, because of methodological flaws in the included studies, conclusive evidence is still lacking. More rigorous and well-designed placebo-controlled trials should be conducted. PMID: 28917379 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Noh H, Kwon S, Cho SY, Jung WS, Moon SK, Park JM, Ko CN, Park SU Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Curcuminoids modify lipid profile in type 2 diabetes mellitus: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Curcuminoids supplementation can reduce serum levels of atherogenic lipid indices including non-HDL-C and Lp(a). Therefore, curcuminoids supplementation could contribute to a reduced risk of cardiovascular events in dyslipidemic patients with T2D. PMID: 28735818 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Panahi Y, Khalili N, Sahebi E, Namazi S, Reiner Ž, Majeed M, Sahbekar A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Meta-analysis of the effects of Bifidobacterium preparations for the prevention and treatment of pediatric antibiotic-associated diarrhea in China.
Abstract Bifidobacterium preparations are increasingly used for pediatric antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) in China. The aim of this study was to review existing evidence on the efficacy of Bifidobacterium preparations for the prevention and treatment of pediatric AAD in China. Searches were performed with Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, CNKI, and CBM databases. Thirty trials met the inclusion criteria. Of the 30 trials, five Bifidobacterium preparations were included. The preparations were all Bifidobacterium based, in combined with Lactobacillus, Enterococcus, Bacillus, Strep...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xu HB, Jiang RH, Sheng HB Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Evaluation of complementary-alternative medicine (CAM) questionnaire development for Indonesian clinical psychologists: A pilot study.
This study aimed to evaluate questionnaire development to measure the knowledge of Complementary-Alternative Medicine (CAM), attitudes towards CAM, CAM experiences, and CAM educational needs of clinical psychologists in Indonesia. A 26-item questionnaire was developed through an extensive literature search. Data was obtained from provisional psychologists from the Master of Professional Clinical Psychology programs at two established public universities in urban areas of Indonesia. To validate the questionnaire, panel reviews by executive members of the Indonesian Clinical Psychology Association (ICPA), experts in health p...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Liem A, Newcombe PA, Pohlman A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Medical practitioners' attitudes towards animal assisted interventions. An Italian survey.
CONCLUSIONS: The chance of having a positive attitude towards AAI is higher in respondents with specific characteristics. Data collected could be used as a starting point to promote and implement communication and training activities on AAI addressed to medical practitioners. PMID: 28735821 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pinto A, De Santis M, Moretti C, Farina L, Ravarotto L Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Conservative management of a traumatic meniscal injury utilising osteopathy and exercise rehabilitation: A case report.
Abstract Meniscal injury is one of the most common knee soft tissue injuries, commonly affecting young athletes and an older, degenerative population. Treatment largely depends on the type and extent of the injury with arthroscopic repair or meniscectomy being mainstays. Although non-surgical approaches have been described, there is no published literature regarding a combination of indirect osteopathic techniques and rehabilitation in the management of these injuries. The current case report follows a 20-year-old male presenting with a 5-day history of acute knee pain, following trauma during an Australian Rules ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Feehan J, Macfarlane C, Vaughan B Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Comparison of remicade to curcumin for the treatment of Crohn's disease: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: LOR of Remicade occurs when IL-1 increases, and it can cause malignancy. Research shows Curcumin reduces IL-1 and improves cancer outcomes. Future research, using both Remicade and Curcumin, would have to be done, but preliminary data would suggest using both would reduce LOR. Curcumin, even by itself, was found to be a cheap and safe way to reduce CD symptoms and inflammatory markers. PMID: 28735823 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Schneider A, Hossain I, VanderMolen J, Nicol K Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effect of Qigong exercise on cognitive function, blood pressure and cardiorespiratory fitness in healthy middle-aged subjects.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate effects of Qigong exercise on cognitive function, blood pressure and cardiorespiratory fitness in healthy middle-aged subjects. METHODS: Study part 1 examined the effects of Qigong exercise in 12 subjects (5 males, 7 females, aged 52.2±7.1years) who performed Qigong for 8 weeks (60min sessions, 3 times/week). Study part 2 evaluated the detraining effects 12 weeks after cessation of Qigong. Cognitive function (Digit Span Forward and Backward Test, Trail Making Tests part A and B), blood pressure, and exercise performance were determined at baseline, immediately after t...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ladawan S, Klarod K, Philippe M, Menz V, Versen I, Gatterer H, Burtscher M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Dry needling in the management of myofascial trigger points: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite some evidence for a positive effect in the short term, further randomized clinical trials of high methodological quality, using standardized procedures for the application of dry needling are needed. PMID: 28735825 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Espejo-Antúnez L, Tejeda JF, Albornoz-Cabello M, Rodríguez-Mansilla J, de la Cruz-Torres B, Ribeiro F, Silva AG Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

affron( ®) a novel saffron extract (Crocus sativus L.) improves mood in healthy adults over 4 weeks in a double-blind, parallel, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
affron(®) a novel saffron extract (Crocus sativus L.) improves mood in healthy adults over 4 weeks in a double-blind, parallel, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Complement Ther Med. 2017 Aug;33:58-64 Authors: Kell G, Rao A, Beccaria G, Clayton P, Inarejos-García AM, Prodanov M Abstract BACKGROUND: In recent years phytotherapy has been explored as a source for alternative treatments for mood disorders. One potential candidate is saffron (Crocus sativus L.), whose main bioactive components are crocins and safranal. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the ef...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kell G, Rao A, Beccaria G, Clayton P, Inarejos-García AM, Prodanov M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of Gegen Qinlian decoction for normalizing hyperglycemia in diabetic patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Gegen Qinlian decoction (GQD) for normalizing hyperglycemia in T2DM patients by pooling all available RCTs. METHODS: All relevant RCTs were searched using the keywords: "GQD", "T2DM", "hyperglycemia" and "insulin" from the electronic databases including PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Korean databases, Chinese medical databases, and Indian scientific database. Each RCT included the control (metformin) and experimental (GQD+metformin) groups. The outcome meas...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ryuk JA, Lixia M, Cao S, Ko BS, Park S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Investigation of dietary supplements prevalence as complementary therapy: Comparison between hospitalized psoriasis patients and non-psoriasis patients, correlation with disease severity and quality of life.
CONCLUSIONS: Self-medicating of MVM over last 30days was prevalent among studied psoriasis patients. They took dietary supplements in order to improve and maintain their health. PMID: 28735828 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yousefzadeh H, Mahmoudi M, Banihashemi M, Rastin M, Azad FJ Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Comparative effects of 12 weeks of equipment based and mat Pilates in patients with Chronic Low Back Pain on pain, function and transversus abdominis activation. A randomized controlled trial.
Contreras F Abstract BACKGROUND: Pilates method has been recommended for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) and the activation of transversus abdominis has been deemed to play an important role in the improvement of these patients. Nevertheless, the evidence of the activation of TrA in Pilates practitioners remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of 12 weeks of Pilates practice in disability, pain, kinesiophobia and transversus abdominis activation in patients with chronic nonspecific Low Back Pain. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial was carried out. METHODS: A single-blin...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cruz-Díaz D, Bergamin M, Gobbo S, Martínez-Amat A, Hita-Contreras F Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

"I just googled and read everything": Exploring breast cancer survivors' use of the internet to find information on complementary medicine.
CONCLUSIONS: Participants' use of the internet was more complex than can easily be explained by the TPB and was inherently connected to the experience of self-management for the consequences of cancer and its treatment. As breast cancer survivors may not disclose their use of the internet to their healthcare team, healthcare professionals need to be aware that the information available on the internet plays a factor in the decision-making process to use CAM. PMID: 28735830 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Holmes MM, Bishop FL, Calman L Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Wenxin Keli for Ventricular premature complexes with Heart failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Wenxin Keli (WXKL) alone or combined with Western medicine in treating ventricular premature complexes (VPCs) with heart failure (HF). METHODS: We searched five databases to identify relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published before May 2016. Two review authors independently searched and screened the literature, extracted the data as well as assessed the methodological quality of the included studies by using criteria from the Cochrane Handbook, and analyzed via using Review Manager 5.3 software. RESULTS: Eight studies of WXKL were in...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li M, Qiu R, Tian G, Zhang X, Li C, Chen S, Zhang Q, Shang H Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for headache pain: An evaluation of the long-term maintenance of effects.
This study aimed to examine the durability of gain patterns following an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for headache pain program. DESIGN: A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial was conducted. Participants (N=19) were individuals with headache pain who completed both the MBCT program as well as a 6-month follow-up assessment at a headache clinic or a university psychology clinic. Standardized measures of the primary outcomes (pain intensity and pain interference) and secondary outcomes (pain catastrophizing, mindfulness, activity engagement, pain willingness, and self-efficacy) were a...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Day MA, Thorn BE Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Cannabis use in people with Parkinson's disease and Multiple Sclerosis: A web-based investigation.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Cannabis has been used for medicinal purpose for thousands of years; however the positive and negative effects of cannabis use in Parkinson's disease (PD) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are mostly unknown. Our aim was to assess cannabis use in PD and MS and compare results of self-reported assessments of neurological disability between current cannabis users and non-users. METHODS: An anonymous web-based survey was hosted on the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society webpages from 15 February to 15 October 2016. The survey collected demographic and cannabis use...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kindred JH, Li K, Ketelhut NB, Proessl F, Fling BW, Honce JM, Shaffer WR, Rudroff T Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of traditional Chinese medicine on thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: This meta-analysis suggests that TCM combined with warfarin is superior to warfarin alone for the prevention of total thromboembolic events in patients with AF, with equal risk of bleeding as warfarin alone. PMID: 28619293 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wang Z, Tang Z, Zhu W, Ge L, Ge J Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Impact of mulberry leaf extract on type 2 diabetes (Mul-DM): A randomized, placebo-controlled pilot study.
Abstract AIMS: Mulberry leaves have been used anecdotally in Asia to treat many disease states, including glucose abnormalities. Animal and human studies illustrate potential benefit of mulberry leaf extract (MLE) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the glycemic and safety effects of MLE in patients with DM2. MATERIALS & METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study evaluated MLE (1000mg standardized) versus matching placebo given three times daily with meals. Patients (n=24) were included if they had DM2 on single or combination oral therap...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Riche DM, Riche KD, East HE, Barrett EK, May WL Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effects of massage therapy on anxiety, depression, hyperventilation and quality of life in HIV infected patients: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: This study highlights the positive impact of a four week massage therapy on anxiety and hyperventilation in HIV infected patients. However, neither benefit of this program was observed on depression and quality of life. PMID: 28619295 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gregory R, Gilles C, Aude A, Laurie L, Leïla B, Jean-Cyr Y, Jean-Christophe M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Understanding North American yoga therapists' attitudes, skills and use of evidence-based practice: A cross-national survey.
CONCLUSION: North American YTs report positive attitudes, moderate to moderately-high levels of perceived skill and moderate uptake of EBP. This aligns them with other complementary and integrative health practitioners. Initiatives to support the adoption of EBP are proposed as a means of improving best practice in yoga therapy. PMID: 28619296 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sullivan M, Leach M, Snow J, Moonaz S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Corrigendum to "Using a questionnaire among patient, resident doctor and senior supervisor: Are their answers the same?" [Complement. Ther. Med. 22 (April (2)) (2014) 296-303].
Corrigendum to "Using a questionnaire among patient, resident doctor and senior supervisor: Are their answers the same?" [Complement. Ther. Med. 22 (April (2)) (2014) 296-303]. Complement Ther Med. 2017 Jun;32:115 Authors: Chang CM, Wu WH, Kuo BI, Lee TY, Liu CY, Chang HH PMID: 28619297 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chang CM, Wu WH, Kuo BI, Lee TY, Liu CY, Chang HH Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Alternative medicine, worker health, and absenteeism in the United States.
Abstract Health related absenteeism costs an estimated $153 billion annually in the United States (Witters and Agrawal, 2011).(1) Chronic conditions (major contributors to absenteeism) are often successfully managed by Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). As CAM becomes an increasingly visible component of healthcare, firms may wish to consider whether CAM therapies can help reduce illness-related absenteeism. This paper aims to extend the literature on healthcare utilization and absenteeism by exploring whether CAM treatment is associated with fewer workdays missed due to illness. METHODS: Using the...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rybczynski K Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Comparative cost analysis of inpatient integrative medicine-Results of a pilot study.
CONCLUSION: Modern integrative in-patient treatment is mostly cost-equivalent to conventional treatment. Cost effectiveness studies should be considered to further investigate the potential of integrative in patient treatment. PMID: 28619299 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ostermann T, Lauche R, Cramer H, Dobos G Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Clinical effect of traditional Chinese spinal orthopedic manipulation in treatment of Functional Abdominal Pain Syndrome.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effect of Traditional Chinese Spinal Orthopedic Manipulation (TCSOM) in treating Functional Abdominal Pain Syndrome (FAPS) in comparison with Pinaverium Bromide (Dicetel, PBD), and to assess a possible cause for FAPS. METHODS: 60 cases of FAPS patients were randomly assigned to the TCSOM group and PBD group according to the random number table method. The TCSOM group was treated with thumb pressing manipulation, every other day in the first week, and once every three days in the second week, for 5 times treatments. Patients in the PBD group were instructed to take ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xing L, Qu L, Chen H, Gao S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effects of Gua sha on symptoms and inflammatory biomarkers associated with chronic low back pain: A randomized active-controlled crossover pilot study in elderly.
CONCLUSION: It demonstrated a feasible clinical trial protocol for evaluating the effectiveness of Gua sha and other therapeutic modalities. Gua sha may exhibit a more long-lasting anti-inflammatory effect relative to hot pack for pain relief and improved mobility in elderly patients with chronic low back pain. PMID: 28619301 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yuen JWM, Tsang WWN, Tse SHM, Loo WTY, Chan ST, Wong DLY, Chung HHY, Tam JKK, Choi TKS, Chiang VCL Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Chinese herbal medicine for treating menopausal symptoms in London women: developing a good practice protocol via the factor analysis of prescribing patterns in a clinical study.
The objective of the study described in this paper was to define Chinese medicine formula patterns for the treatment of menopausal women in London. These formula patterns are intended to inform the development of best practice guidelines for a future pragmatic randomised controlled trial, with the ultimate goal of evaluating the possibility of integrating Chinese medicine treatment strategies for menopausal symptoms into the UK National Health Service. Data from a clinical study that had demonstrated the effectiveness and safety of Chinese medicine in treating 117 perimenopausal women at the Westminster University Polyclin...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Scheid V, Tuffrey V, Bovey M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effect of light pressure stroking massage with sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) oil on alleviating acute traumatic limbs pain: A triple-blind controlled trial in emergency department.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Due to adverse effects of common medications used for traumatic pain management, it is crucial to use complementary methods to alleviate this pain. Present study aimed to assess the effect of light pressure stroking massage with topical sesame oil on pain severity of patients with limbs trauma. METHODS: This triple-blinded randomized trial was conducted on 40 patients with upper or lower extremities trauma in emergency department of Busheher Amir Al-Momenian Hospital, Busheher, Iran, in 2015-2016. Patients received a 5min massage with either liquid paraffin (placebo) or sesame oil on trau...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nasiri M, Farsi Z Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The prevalence rate of deviations in body constitutions and related factors in follow-up stage breast cancer patients-A nationwide study.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to apply a rigorous traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) body constitution questionnaire (BCQ) to survey the prevalence rate of deviations in body constitution and to explore the health-related lifestyle behavior factors of deviations in body constitution. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was administered through postal mail. Subjects were recruited from a national organization for breast cancer patients (Taiwan Breast Cancer Alliance). SETTING/MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Data were obtained from 311 breast cancer patients by questionnaires including a demographic re...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lin SA, Chu PY, Chen LL, Su YC, Wang SM Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effects of music listening on anxiety and physiological responses in patients undergoing awake craniotomy.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of music listening on the level of anxiety and physiological responses for awake craniotomy. METHODS: An experimental design with randomization was applied in this study. Participants in experimental group (19 patients) selected and listened music at their preferences in the waiting room and throughout the entire surgical procedure in addition to usual care while control group (19 patients) only gave usual care. State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), heartbeat, breathing, and blood pressure were collected for analysis. RESULTS: The r...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wu PY, Huang ML, Lee WP, Wang C, Shih WM Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research