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

Pilates in noncommunicable diseases: A systematic review of its effects.
CONCLUSIONS: Pilates should be considered for patients with NCDs, as it improves exercise tolerance. Future studies with robust methodologies are still needed to clarify its effectiveness on outcomes with moderate, limited or conflicting evidence and to establish the most suitable intervention protocol. PMID: 30012382 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Miranda S, Marques A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Use of melatonin as adjunctive therapy in neonatal sepsis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Sepsis remains one of the major causes of neonatal mortality and morbidity. Increased production of free radicals and pro-inflammatory cytokines, combined with the innately low levels of plasma antioxidants in neonates, have been implicated in the pathogenesis and complications of neonatal sepsis. To date, few clinical trials on the beneficial effects of exogenous melatonin on improvement of clinical outcomes in septic neonates have been conducted. METHODS: The electronic databases including PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were systematically searched on...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Henderson R, Kim S, Lee E Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Correlations between brain changes and pain management after cognitive and meditative therapies: A systematic review of neuroimaging studies.
CONCLUSION: This result means that regulation of pain by CMT can alter functioning of brain regions in an extensive network including non-nociceptive regions. CMT reduced the affective experience of pain, while reductions of pain intensity ratings were less consistent. Brain changes have been demonstrated as a result of the application of psychological measures and may represent the clinical implications of changes in brain activity or morphology. PMID: 30012384 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nascimento SS, Oliveira LR, DeSantana JM Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Association between dietary flavonoids intake and prostate cancer risk: A case-control study in Sicily.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to test the association between dietary flavonoids intake and prostate cancer (PCa) in a sample of southern Italian individuals. DESIGN: A population-based case-control study on the association between PCa and dietary factors was conducted from January 2015 to December 2016, in a single institution. SETTING: Patients with elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) and/or suspicion of PCa underwent transperineal prostate biopsy (≥12 cores). A total of 118 histopathological-verified PCa cases were collected and matched with controls, which were selected from a...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Reale G, Russo GI, Di Mauro M, Regis F, Campisi D, Giudice AL, Marranzano M, Ragusa R, Castelli T, Cimino S, Morgia G Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Herbal medicine for hemorrhage-related hydrocephalus: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: Herbal medicine has potential benefits on improving ventriculomegaly and clinical signs and symptoms. However, a relatively small participants number and methodological limitations reduced the strength of the evidence. More rigorous trials are warranted. PMID: 30012386 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Park B, Hong SC, Park SW, Yi CS, Ha YK, Choi DJ Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Horticultural therapy program for middle-aged women's depression, anxiety, and self-identify.
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of a horticultural therapy program on reducing middle-aged women's depression and anxiety and improving their self-identity. DESIGN AND SETTING: Participants were 36 women aged 40-59 years who attended the D Culture Center in Incheon, South Korea (control, n = 18; experimental, n = 18). INTERVENTION: The study was conducted in July-August 2017; the experimental group participated twice/week for 12 sessions. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The Menopause Symptom Index, Self-rating Depression Scale, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, and Dignan Ego-identity S...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kim KH, Park SA Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Medical Infrared Thermography in back pain osteopathic management.
CONCLUSION: Medical Infrared Thermography has made it possible to scientifically support the osteopathic approach to back pain, both in the initial diagnostic phase and in the validation phase of treatment effectivess. PMID: 30012388 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Polidori G, Kinne M, Mereu T, Beaumont F, Kinne M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Anxiety related to De Qi psychophysical responses as measured by MASS: A sub-study embedded in a multisite randomised clinical trial.
Abstract Acupuncture has been broadly applied in the management of many diseases and conditions; however, its mechanism of action has been partially elucidated. Additionally, assessment of psychophysical responses in the acupuncture therapy is not common regarding anxiety disorder studies. Taken together, the therapeutic effect of acupuncture appears when De Qi psychophysical response is experienced following stimulation of the afferent sensory nerves. The present study investigates the level of anxiety perceived at different occasions in acupuncture and mock laser group. Furthermore, it examines the relationship ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Razavy S, Gadau M, Zhang SP, Wang FC, Bangrazi S, Berle C, Li T, Li WH, Zaslawski C Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A modified 6-form Tai Chi for patients with COPD.
This study was to modify and simplify 24-form Tai Chi and evaluate effects of the modified Tai Chi on lung function, exercise capacity, dyspnea symptom and health status in patients with COPD. METHODS: A two-step procedure was applied: an initial qualitative research module consisting of focus group discussion, expert consultation and patient interviews was conducted to simplified and modified 24-form Tai Chi for patients with COPD. Then, a randomized controlled trial consisting of 60 patients with II to IV COPD was conducted to evaluate effects of the modified Tai Chi on lung function (FEV1%), exercise capacity (Six&...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhu S, Shi K, Yan J, He Z, Wang Y, Yi Q, Huang H Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effect of Thai instrumental folk music on blood pressure: A randomized controlled trial in stage-2 hypertensive patients.
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated that Thai instrumental folk music listening was effective for SBP and DBP reduction in stage-2 HT patients. This therapy can be used as an alternating approach simultaneously with pharmacological treatment. This trial was registered retrospectively after completion to ClinicalTrials.gov registration number: NCT03381820. PMID: 30012391 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Im-Oun S, Kotruchin P, Thinsug P, Mitsungnern T, Techa-Atik P, Pongchaiyakul C Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Efficacy and tolerability of micronized purified flavonoid fractions (MPFF) for haemorrhoids: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: This review highlights the need for further rigorous research if MPFF was to be routinely used for the treatment of haemorrhoid symptoms. PMID: 30012392 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Aziz Z, Huin WK, Badrul Hisham MD, Tang WL, Yaacob S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Prevalence and profile of Australian chiropractors treating athletes or sports people: A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: Nearly half of participating Australian chiropractors treat athletes or sports people frequently. The current and potential role of chiropractors in sports medicine appears significant. Further research is needed to examine the role, practices and outcomes of such chiropractic care helping to, provide treatment and policy development in this area of clinical management. PMID: 30012393 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Adams J, Lauche R, de Luca K, Swain M, Peng W, Sibbritt D Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effectiveness of autogenic training on headache: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: The small number of studies retrieved in this review, with their variations in AT interventions used, in AT training/practice time, and headache measures used, did not facilitate rigorous evaluation of the effectiveness of specific AT approaches nor of the optimum length of AT practice for reduction of headache. More research is needed on the effectiveness of AT-only for headache, the most effective duration of autogenic training and practice, and the type(s) of headache for which it is most effective. PMID: 30012394 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Seo E, Hong E, Choi J, Kim Y, Brandt C, Im S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Herbopolis - A mobile serious game to educate players on herbal medicines.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Use of herbal medicines is common. There is a need for education in this area. Mobile games are useful educational tools for motivating learning. A mobile game on herbal medicines can potentially enhance players' herb-related knowledge. Our objective was to develop a mobile game to motivate players to learn more about herbal medicines. METHODS: Game development comprised of storyboarding, user interface design, database development, server development and distribution. A pilot usability study was conducted for the game prototype. Data was gathered through user registration, background dat...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ee RWX, Yap KZ, Yap KY Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Utilization of complementary and integrative health services and opioid therapy by patients receiving Veterans Health Administration pain care.
CONCLUSION: CIH-related services were not commonly used among Veterans initiating specialty pain services. Engaging in CIH-related services prior to specialty pain services is associated with decreased opioid analgesic and non-opioid analgesic prescriptions. PMID: 30012396 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ashrafioun L, Allen KD, Pigeon WR Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Preliminary evidence for feasibility, efficacy, and mechanisms of Alexander technique group classes for chronic neck pain.
CONCLUSIONS: Group AT classes may provide a cost-effective approach to reducing neck pain by teaching participants to decrease excessive habitual muscle contraction during everyday activity. PMID: 30012397 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Becker JJ, Copeland SL, Botterbusch EL, Cohen RG Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Integrated therapy improve urinary total protein in patients with lupus nephritis: A case report.
CONCLUSIONS: Integrated therapy could significantly improve proteinuria by reducing this LN patients' urinary total protein, which further implies that CHM may have a protective effect against the progression of LN in this patient. PMID: 30012398 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wu PW, Shih PH, Kung YY, Chen FP, Chang CM Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

An experimental study in distinguishing an authentic herbal substance from sham herbal substances.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: An unblinded randomised trial can result in biased treatment effect estimates and lead to erroneous conclusions on the efficacy of the therapeutic intervention. Unlike pharmaceutical substances, Chinese herbal medicines have special characteristics including texture, colour, odour and taste as the origin of these constituents are different. In addition, its distinctive odour makes blinding of Chinese herbal medicine RCTs very difficult, as the placebo substance needs to match the special characteristics of the herbal substance being investigated. For these reasons, two studies were undertaken ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Loyeung B, Lee J, Michaeil C, Zaslawski C Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Garlic clove applied as vaginal suppository - A case report.
CONCLUSIONS: Garlic clove successfully cured vaginal infection presented in this case. However, application to genital organs should be reserved for dosage forms, in order to prevent potential toxicity and to obtain reproducibility of active compounds concentrations. PMID: 30012400 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bekut M, Brkić S, Kladar N, Gavarić N, Božin B Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Integrative medicine is becoming mainstream: Research on multimodal interventions needs to catch up.
PMID: 30012401 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kemper KJ Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The Slow Down Program: A mixed methods pilot study of a mindfulness-based stress management and nutrition education program for mothers.
This study used a mixed methods quasi-experimental design. Nineteen mothers with young children (five or younger) participated in the study. The SDP consisted of four consecutive weekly 1.5 h sessions focused on experiential learning and facilitated discussion. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Quantitative data were collected pre- and post-intervention and included: the Perceived Stress Scale; Mindfulness Self-Efficacy Scale; and the Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire Revised-18. Qualitative data included a focus group post-intervention and an individual interview 4-6 weeks post-intervention. RESULTS: The SDP showed signi...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kennedy LE, Misyak S, Hosig K, Duffey KJ, Ju Y, Serrano E Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Protective role of flavonoid baicalin from Scutellaria baicalensis in periodontal disease pathogenesis: A literature review.
CONCLUSIONS: Baicalin have been shown to possess multiple pharmacological activities in periodontal tissues. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully defined. Further researches are needed to provide more scientific evidence for the clinical periodontal treatment. PMID: 29857875 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ming J, Zhuoneng L, Guangxun Z Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Reduced stress and improved physical functional ability in elderly with mental health problems following a horticultural therapy program.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates the potential ability of horticultural therapy to improve the stress levels and physical functional abilities of elderly people with mental health problems. In future studies, it would be interesting to verify the long-term effects of this horticultural therapy program and to compare its effects with regard to sex, age, and various mental symptoms. PMID: 29857876 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Han AR, Park SA, Ahn BE Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Reporting quality of music intervention research in healthcare: A systematic review.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Concomitant with the growth of music intervention research, are concerns about inadequate intervention reporting and inconsistent terminology, which limits validity, replicability, and clinical application of findings. OBJECTIVE: Examine reporting quality of music intervention research, in chronic and acute medical settings, using the Checklist for Reporting Music-based Interventions. In addition, describe patient populations and primary outcomes, intervention content and corresponding interventionist qualifications, and terminology. METHODS: Searching MEDLINE, PubMed, CINAHL, Heal...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Robb SL, Hanson-Abromeit D, May L, Hernandez-Ruiz E, Allison M, Beloat A, Daugherty S, Kurtz R, Ott A, Oyedele OO, Polasik S, Rager A, Rifkin J, Wolf E Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effect of foot reflexotherapy on the dynamics of cortical oscillatory waves in healthy humans: An EEG study.
CONCLUSION: Foot reflexotherapy is associated with increase in spectral powers in beta and gamma frequency bands. Therefore cortical beta and gamma waves of the EEG could be used as measures of functional activation of the brain, related to foot reflexotherapy. PMID: 29857878 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Unal C, Welcome MO, Salako M, Abdullahi F, Abubakar NM, Pereverzev VA, Hartiningsih SS, Dane S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effect of Nigella sativa supplementation on obesity indices: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSIONS: We find a significant effect of NS supplementation on BW and BMI in adults. However, the effect of NS supplementation on WC was not significant in this meta-analysis. PMID: 29857879 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mousavi SM, Sheikhi A, Varkaneh HK, Zarezadeh M, Rahmani J, Milajerdi A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A 21-year course of Merkel cell carcinoma with adjuvant Viscum album extract treatment: A case report.
CONCLUSION: The presented case shows long-time survival in a patient with MCC treated with surgery and VAE injections. The immune system plays a key role in tumorigenesis of MCC. VAE enhances several immune pathways and might therefore contribute to immunologic tumor control in MCC. The role of VAE in MCC should further be investigated. PMID: 29857880 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Werthmann PG, Kindermann L, Kienle GS Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Quality of reporting of randomized controlled trials of herbal medicines conducted in metabolic disorders in Middle East countries: A systematic review.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Based on WHO recommendation for considering herbal medicine as an inexpensive appropriate method to treat metabolic disorders, conducting randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is increasing worldwide. Since poor quality RCTs can lead to wrong conclusion, we assessed the quality of reporting of herbal medicines' RCTs conducted in Middle East in a systematic review study. MATERIALS & METHODS: All herbal medicines' RCTs in metabolic disorders (diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, hyperlipidemia, obesity and osteoporosis) conducted in Middle East countries and published before January 2...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tabatabaei-Malazy O, Shadman Z, Ejtahed HS, Atlasi R, Abdollahi M, Larijani B Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Treatment of intradialytic hypotension with an herbal acupoint therapy in hemodialysis patients: A randomized pilot study.
The objective of the current study was to evaluate the preliminary efficacy and safety of herbal acupoint therapy (HAT) for intradialytic hypotension (IDH). METHODS: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial was performed in 32 HD patients to determine whether HAT was more effective than a sham treatment for the treatment of IDH. The outcomes were frequency of IDH episodes and number of nursing interventions during HD sessions, pre- and post-dialysis BP, subjective change in fatigue as measured by the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), and recovery time from fatigue after dialysis at the 0th and 4th week. Data analyses were pe...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tsai MY, Wu CH, Huang YC, Chen SY, Ng HY, Su YJ, Chen YH Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Fever as a factor contributing to long-term survival in a patient with metastatic melanoma: A case report.
CONCLUSIONS: The onset of fever has altered the typical and unfavourable course of melanoma, causing remission or at least stabilization. This observation, in accordance with others in this field, suggests that fever in cancer patients should not be treated immediately, but should be allowed to develop under the care of a physician. PMID: 29857883 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wrotek S, Brycht Ł, Wrotek W, Kozak W Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Shiatsu as an adjuvant therapy for depression in patients with Alzheimer's disease: A pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: The combination of Shiatsu and physical activity improved depression in AD patients compared to physical activity alone. The pathomechanism might involve neuroendocrine-mediated effects of Shiatsu on neural circuits implicated in mood and affect regulation. PMID: 29857884 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanza G, Centonze SS, Destro G, Vella V, Bellomo M, Pennisi M, Bella R, Ciavardelli D Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A cross-sectional review of the prevalence of integrative medicine in pediatric pain clinics across the United States.
CONCLUSIONS: Of 53 current identified PPCs, over half offer IM services. While children in the US are more likely to find a PPC offering IM services, access to do so is more limited in rural and southern regions. PMID: 29857885 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bodner K, D'Amico S, Luo M, Sommers E, Goldstein L, Neri C, Gardiner P Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Laughter and humour interventions for well-being in older adults: A systematic review and intervention classification.
CONCLUSIONS: Laughter and humour interventions appear to enhance well-being. There is insufficient evidence for the potential of laughter itself to increase well-being as interventions contained a range of confounding factors and did not measure participant laughter. Interventions that isolate, track, and measure the parameters of individual laughter are recommended to build evidence for these potentially attractive and low-risk interventions. The classification proposed may guide the development of both evidence-oriented and population-appropriate intervention designs. PMID: 29857886 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Co...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gonot-Schoupinsky FN, Garip G Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Corrigendum to "Effect of whole body cryotherapy interventions on health-related quality of life in fibromyalgia patients: A randomized controlled trial" [Complement. Ther. Med. 36 (2018) 6-8].
Corrigendum to "Effect of whole body cryotherapy interventions on health-related quality of life in fibromyalgia patients: A randomized controlled trial" [Complement. Ther. Med. 36 (2018) 6-8]. Complement Ther Med. 2018 Jun;38:92-93 Authors: Vitenet M, Tubez F, Marreiro A, Polidori G, Taiar R, Legrand F, Boyer FC PMID: 29857887 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vitenet M, Tubez F, Marreiro A, Polidori G, Taiar R, Legrand F, Boyer FC Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effect of self-selected complementary therapies on cancer patients' quality of life and symptom distress: A prospective cohort study in an integrative oncology setting.
CONCLUSION: A self-selected complementary therapies intervention, provided in an Australian public hospital by accredited therapists, for cancer patients significantly mproved quality of life and reduced symptom distress. The effect of this intervention on quality of life has particular salience, since cancer impacts on many areas of people's lives and impairs quality of life. PMID: 29609920 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Stomski NJ, Petterson A, Kristjanson L, Lobb EA, Phillips M, Williams A, Morrison P, Joske D Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A comparison of the cardiovascular effects of simulated and spontaneous laughter.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Laughter has long been regarded as beneficial for health, but the mechanisms are not clearly understood. The current study aimed to compare the acute cardiovascular effects of spontaneous and simulated laughter. DESIGN: A mixed factorial experiment was performed to examine changes in cardiovascular variables in response to experimental tasks across conditions. INTERVENTIONS: A sample of 72 participants were randomised to one of three 6 min interventions. Participants in the simulated laughter condition were asked to generate fake laughter, the spontaneous laughter condition viewed ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Law MM, Broadbent EA, Sollers JJ Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

An investigation into the use of recorded music as a surgical intervention: A systematic, critical review of methodologies used in recent adult controlled trials.
CONCLUSIONS: Further research needs to be conducted to ensure that music is selected according to a theoretical framework and more rigorous and replicable methodology. Music interventions can be made more effective at improving psychological states and reducing physiological arousal by selecting music conducive to specific mechanisms, and also by considering at what point during the surgical experience the music would be most effective. Greater involvement of music experts in interventions would help to ensure that the most appropriate music was chosen, and that it is clearly and precisely described. PMID: 29609922 [P...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Williams C, Hine T Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Evaluation on clinical efficacy of Fuzheng Jiedu Huayu Decoction combined with antibiotics in the treatment of pneumonia in the elderly - A multi-center, double-blind, parallel, randomized controlled trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Fuzheng Jiedu Huayu Decoction (FJHD) in treating pneumonia in the elderly. METHODS: Adopting a multi-center, double-blind, parallel, randomized controlled trial, 284 elderly pneumonia patients were enrolled and randomly allocated to the standard treatment with FJHD (treatment group, TG) and the standard treatment with placebo group (control group, CG). Efficacy and safety was evaluated through mortality rate, curative rate, symptom improvement, chest X-ray (CXR) lesion absorption, arterial blood gas (ABG), peripheral blood leukocyte count (PBLC) and a...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xu H, Li M, Wang C, Yin R, Ma J, Wang M, Tan QM, Jiang L, Cheng M, Chen X, Zhang L, Su H, Hao R, Jiao Y, Wang C, Wei H, Feng C, Luo H, Ren C, Zhou S, Wu S, Zhou P Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Medicinal plants for primary dysmenorrhoea: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: This review adds to the knowledge-base on the use of these medicinal plants in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea. Further research is needed before definitive conclusions can be made regarding the efficacy and safety of the use of these medicinal plants. PMID: 29609924 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pellow J, Nienhuis C Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Complementary and integrative medicine attitudes and perceived knowledge in a large pediatric residency program.
CONCLUSIONS: Residents in this large pediatric residency program recognize their knowledge gaps and wish to improve their understanding of complementary and integrative medicine. A formal IM curriculum could bridge knowledge gaps and help residents feel more comfortable discussing IM with patients and their families. PMID: 29609925 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ziodeen KA, Misra SM Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A randomized controlled dosing study of Iyengar yoga and coherent breathing for the treatment of major depressive disorder: Impact on suicidal ideation and safety findings.
CONCLUSIONS: The Iyengar yoga plus coherent breathing intervention was associated with the resolution of SI in 8 out of 9 participants, with mild side effects that were primarily musculoskeletal in nature. This preliminary evidence suggests that this intervention may reduce SI without intent and be safe for use in those with MDD. PMID: 29609926 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nyer M, Gerbarg PL, Silveri MM, Johnston J, Scott TM, Nauphal M, Owen L, Nielsen GH, Mischoulon D, Brown RP, Fava M, Streeter CC Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Complementary and alternative medicine for rheumatic diseases: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: We identified 60 good quality RCTs which were heterogenous in terms of interventions, disease, measures used to assess outcomes, and efficacy of CAM interventions. Evidence indicates that some CAM therapies may be useful for rheumatic diseases, such as acupuncture for osteoarthritis. Further research with larger sample size is required for more conclusive evidence regarding efficacy of CAM interventions. PMID: 29609927 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Phang JK, Kwan YH, Goh H, Tan VIC, Thumboo J, Østbye T, Fong W Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Complementary and alternative medicine utilisation for the management of acute respiratory tract infection in children: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: A diverse range of CAM interventions are used in the management of ARTI in children. These interventions largely represent CAM use in the southern region of Asia - India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Further research is needed to better understand the types of CAM used among children with ARTI in western countries. PMID: 29609928 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lucas S, Leach M, Kumar S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Red Yeast Rice (RYR) supplementation in patients treated with second-generation antipsychotics.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that RYR, at the daily dose of 200 mg for 30 days, could be a promising agent to prevent and/or treat SGAs-induced hyperlipidemia. However, future adequately-powered and well-designed studies with long-term follow-up should evaluate RYR effectiveness, as an alternative option to statins, on the SGAs-induced metabolic side effects. PMID: 29609929 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bruno A, Pandolfo G, Crucitti M, Troili GM, Spina E, Zoccali RA, Muscatello MRA Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A pilot study: Horticulture-related activities significantly reduce stress levels and salivary cortisol concentration of maladjusted elementary school children.
Abstract The effects of three horticulture-related activities (HRAs), including floral arranging, planting, and flower pressing were compared to see if they influenced changes on a stress scale and on salivary cortisol concentrations (SCC) in maladjusted elementary school children. Twenty maladjusted elementary school children were randomly assigned either to an experimental or control group. The control group carried out individual favorite indoor activities under the supervision of a teacher. Simultaneously, the ten children in the experimental group participated in a HRA program consisting of flower arrangement...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lee MJ, Oh W, Jang JS, Lee JY Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Development and inter-rater reliability of a tool assessing hypnotic communication behaviours adopted by nurses caring for children with cancer: The Sainte-Justine Hypnotic Communication Assessment Scale.
CONCLUSIONS: The results support further work with the SJ-HCAS. The scale has the potential to help ensure the integrity of hypnotic communication training in children which could ultimately promote the dissemination of the practice of HCTech. PMID: 29609931 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Aramideh J, Mizrahi T, Charest MC, Plante C, Duval M, Sultan S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Corrigendum to "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."  [Comp. Ther. Med. 34 (2017) 42-45].
Corrigendum to "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." [Comp. Ther. Med. 34 (2017) 42-45]. Complement Ther Med. 2018 Apr;37:185 Authors: Nagasukeerthi P, Mooventhan A, Manjunath NK PMID: 29609932 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nagasukeerthi P, Mooventhan A, Manjunath NK Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research