Dairy consumption in relation to primary headaches among a large population of university students: The MEPHASOUS study.
CONCLUSION: We found that dairy consumption was inversely associated with primary headaches among university students. PMID: 31987219 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mansouri M, Sharifi F, Varmaghani M, Yaghubi H, Shokri A, Moghadas-Tabrizi Y, Keshtkar A, Sadeghi O Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effect of inhalation aromatherapy in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: Inhalation aromatherapy administration especially with lavender can significantly reduce anxiety, pain, and heart rate in patients performed cardiac surgery. However, it is not associated with significant differences in systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Further studies are needed to confirm our results. PMID: 31987220 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Abdelhakim AM, Hussein AS, Doheim MF, Sayed AK Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Use of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with chronic viral hepatitis in Turkey.
This study included 588 patients, of whom 27% used CAM. No differences in sociodemographic characteristics were determined between patients using CAM and those not using it. Herbal methods were used by 63.6% of patients and cupping techniques by 25.4%. Education level was significantly correlated with herbal methods (p = 0.043). CAM use also increased in line with disease duration (p 
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ince N, Kaya Ş, Esen Yıldız İ, Parlak E, Bayar B Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Parental use of conventional and complementary therapy for autism in Jordan.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: We investigated parental use of conventional therapies and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for children with autism in Jordan. METHOD: This prospective cross-sectional study was conducted from February 2018 through December 2018 at the paediatric neurology clinics of three tertiary referral hospitals in Jordan. The accompanying parent was interviewed to complete a structured questionnaire. RESULTS: 274 parents were interviewed. The most common medications used were those to treat hyperactivity (150; 54.7 %), anticonvulsants (60; 21.9 %), and sleep aids (6; 2.1 %). CAM was...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Masri AT, Khatib F, Al Qudah A, Nafi O, Almomani M, Bashtawi M, Alomari F, Qutifan S, Qutifan A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Medical students are unprepared to counsel patients about medical cannabis and want to learn more.
PMID: 31987223 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Benavides A, Gregorio N, Gupta P, Kogan M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Endocannabinoid system in irritable bowel syndrome and cannabis as a therapy.
Abstract Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) global burden is underestimated despite its high prevalence. It's a gastrointestinal disease having obscure pathophysiology with multiple therapies yet unsatisfactory remedies. The Endocannabinoid system (ECS) of our body plays a key role in maintaining normal physiology of the gastrointestinal tract as well as involves abnormalities including functional diseases like IBS. This review highlights the importance of the Endocannabinoid system, its connections with the normal gastrointestinal functions and abnormalities like IBS. It also discusses the role of cannabis as medical...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pandey S, Kashif S, Youssef M, Sarwal S, Zraik H, Singh R, Rutkofsky IH Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Russian Federation medical student knowledge, attitudes and beliefs toward medical cannabis.
CONCLUSIONS: This study is the first in Russia to examine medical students' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs toward MC. Results evidence the majority of survey respondents do not support cannabis legalization for any purpose - medical or recreational. They report a dearth of knowledge about the substance and recommend additional evidence-based research and education to enhance their knowledge about its use. The present study has value in terms of providing usable information for possible curriculum development and education purposes as well as policy change about cannabis use for medical conditions in Russia. PMID: 31...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gritsenko V, Konstantinov V, Reznik A, Isralowitz R Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Qualitative evidence for Resilience, Stress, and Ethnicity (RiSE): A program to address race-based stress among Black women at risk for cardiovascular disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest that RiSE is feasible and effective in helping Black women at risk for CVD cope with chronic stress associated with being a minority. Given evidence that perceived discrimination and racism are underlying factors in many inflammatory-based chronic diseases, this research may have broader implications for reducing health disparities across a wide-spectrum of chronic illnesses in which women minorities are disproportionately affected. PMID: 31987226 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Conway-Phillips R, Dagadu H, Motley D, Shawahin L, Janusek LW, Klonowski S, Saban KL Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Complementary and alternative medicine in cancer - A qualitative study on the Internet offer in Spanish-speaking South America.
CONCLUSIONS: There is an urgent need for quality-assured, easy-to-find sites with high quality for Spanish speaking persons in South America. Several of the methods have already spread to Europe as graviola or uncaria. PMID: 31987227 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: van de Loo RJE, Mechtenberg E, Huebner J, Keinki C Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Efficacy of Salvia officinalis extract on the prevention of insulin resistance in euglycemic patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: A double-blinded placebo-controlled clinical trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: At the present study, we aimed at evaluating the effect of Salvia officinalis (S. officinalis) extract on "anthropometric indices" and "insulin resistance markers" in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) patients. DESIGN AND SETTING: This was a randomized, triple-blinded, controlled trial performed in gynecology hospitals affiliated to Iran University of Medical Sciences. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty PCOS patients diagnosed according to Rotterdam criteria. INTERVENTIONS: Consumption of the 330 mg oral S. officinalis extract or placebo capsules daily for eight weeks. ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Amini L, Mojab F, Jahanfar S, Sepidarkish M, Raoofi Z, Maleki-Hajiagha A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effects of synbiotic supplementation on thyroid function and inflammation in hypothyroid patients: A randomized, double ‑blind, placebo‑controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Synbiotic supplementation among hypothyroid patients for 8 weeks may have beneficial effects on thyroid function. Further studies with larger sample size and longer duration are needed to confirm the current findings. PMID: 31987229 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Talebi S, Karimifar M, Heidari Z, Mohammadi H, Askari G Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effect of exercise on premenstrual symptoms: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Exercise is an effective intervention for alleviating premenstrual symptoms in women with premenstrual syndrome. PMID: 31987230 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yesildere Saglam H, Orsal O Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effect of oral capsule of curcumin and vitamin E on the hot flashes and anxiety in postmenopausal women: A triple blind randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: The results of this study showed that oral intake of curcumin and vitamin E significantly reduced hot flashes in postmenopausal women but had no significant effect on anxiety, sexual function and menopausal symptoms. PMID: 31987231 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ataei-Almanghadim K, Farshbaf-Khalili A, Ostadrahimi AR, Shaseb E, Mirghafourvand M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Massage therapy for symptom reduction and improved quality of life in children with cancer in palliative care: A pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: MT may lead to immediate decreases in pain and worry in children with cancer who are receiving palliative care, however the effects may not be sustained long term. Difficulties regarding protocol feasibility including recruitment and study compliance remain important considerations for future work. PMID: 31987232 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Genik LM, McMurtry CM, Marshall S, Rapoport A, Stinson J Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Comparison of the analgesic effect of oral sucrose and/or music in preterm neonates: A double-blind randomized clinical trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the analgesic effects of sucrose, music, and their combination on venipuncture's pain in preterm neonates. METHODOLOGY: A double-blinded randomized control trial conducted at a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) in Tehran, Iran. One hundred and twenty preterm neonates were randomly allocated into three experimental (sucrose, music and combination of sucrose and music) and one control groups (n = 30 for each group). Two minutes before the venipuncture, 0.5 ml of oral 24% sucrose was provided for the sucrose and combinati...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Barandouzi ZA, Keshavarz M, Montazeri A, Ashayeri H, Rajaei Z Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Prevalence of use and reported side effects of herbal medicine among adults in Saudi Arabia.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Despite the availability of well characterized and scientifically proven medicines, many people prefer the use of the less known herbal therapies that have no-scientific or evidence-based values as their first line of treatment. While this represents a growing worldwide issue, it is commonly practiced in developing countries including Saudi Arabia. Hence, the aim of the present study is to assess the prevalence of herbal medicine use, the most reported side effects and influencing factors in Saudi Arabia. DESIGN: A community based cross sectional survey study. SETTINGS: Participants w...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Alkhamaiseh SI, Aljofan M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effect of foot reflexology on constipation and quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis. A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: The results of this study showed that foot reflexology, as an effective intervention can be useful in management of constipation in patients with MS. Therefore, this intervention can be applied as a safe method for the decrease of constipation in MS patients. PMID: 31987235 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sajadi M, Davodabady F, Naseri-Salahshour V, Harorani M, Ebrahimi-Monfared M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

3-Dimensional nature-based therapeutics in pediatric patients with total pancreatectomy and islet auto-transplant.
CONCLUSIONS: In this proof of concept study, children in a critical care setting were able to utilize VR devices for NBT after extensive surgical procedures. Initial quantitative scoring systems suggest overall improvement in symptom management, and reactions by both patients and their parents were overall positive. PMID: 31987236 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kucher N, Larson JM, Fischer G, Mertaugh M, Peterson L, Gershan LA Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effectiveness of traditional Thai massage versus massage with herbal compress among elderly patients with low back pain: A randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: There was no additional benefit of including an herbal compress in a regimen of Thai massage for the care of low back pain in the elderly. PMID: 31987237 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Laosee O, Sritoomma N, Wamontree P, Rattanapan C, Sitthi-Amorn C Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Efficacy and tolerability of a nutraceutical combination of red yeast rice, guggulipid, and chromium picolinate evaluated in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study.
In this study, a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study which consisted of 4 weeks run-in period and 8 weeks treatment period was performed. Based on the study results, NutraforChol® effectively decreased total cholesterol (-15.9 %) and LDL level (-19.9 %) after two weeks consumption. The total cholesterol and LDL reduction were maintained during 8 weeks study period. At study termination (week 8), there was a significant difference between total cholesterol level of NutraforChol® treated group (173.5 ± 21.7 mg/dL) and placebo-treated group (204.5 ± 22.8 mg/dL) (p
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Iskandar I, Harahap Y, Wijayanti TR, Sandra M, Prasaja B, Cahyaningsih P Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Perceived effects of Tango Argentino on body experience in persons with Parkinson's disease (PD)-A qualitative study with affected persons and their partners.
CONCLUSION: The perceived effects of TA courses may be linked to a positive body awareness and body control which may be related improved motor symptoms, social and everyday life. These perceived effects should be controlled in relation to the long time change in embodied activity and body experience in persons with PD. PMID: 31987239 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Beerenbrock Y, Meyer L, Böhme J, Herrlich S, Mews S, Berger B, Martin D, Büssing A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Chamomile (Matricaria recutita L.) and diabetes mellitus, current knowledge and the way forward: A systematic review.
Abstract Chamomile, as a rich source of phenolic compounds and terpenoids, seems to be an effective approach in the management of chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate evidence from animal and human studies of the effects of chamomile on metabolic risk markers and complications of diabetes mellitus. The literature search was conducted in PubMed, SCOPUS, Embase, ProQuest and Google Scholar electronic and were considered the articles published on April 2019. Original studies that investigated the effect of chamomile in diabetes mellitus which met the inclusio...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hajizadeh-Sharafabad F, Varshosaz P, Jafari-Vayghan H, Alizadeh M, Maleki V Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effects of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) on mental health parameters and C-reactive protein: A meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.
CONCLUSIONS: This meta-analysis demonstrated that saffron intake significantly reduced BDI, BAI and PSQI scores, but did not affect HDRS-D, HARS-A scores and CRP levels. PMID: 31987241 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ghaderi A, Asbaghi O, Reiner Ž, Kolahdooz F, Amirani E, Mirzaei H, Banafshe HR, Maleki Dana P, Asemi Z Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Yoga in school sport - A non-randomized controlled pilot study in Germany.
CONCLUSIONS: Young adults in German secondary school settings might benefit from yoga, as the found effects were more prominent in the yoga group. However, the effects might be attributed to non-specific effects due to the chosen study design. Further studies are needed, which include high-quality study designs including randomization, longer-term follow-ups and larger sample sizes. PMID: 31987242 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jeitler M, Kessler CS, Zillgen H, Högl M, Stöckigt B, Peters A, Schumann D, Stritter W, Seifert G, Michalsen A, Steckhan N Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The relationship between quality of life and sense of coherence in patients presenting for care in a chiropractic practice-based research network.
CONCLUSIONS: The mental health QoL domains had a stronger predictability for SOC than physical health domains. PMID: 31987243 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Alcantara J, Whetten A, Ohm J, Alcantara J Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effect of pomegranate on oxidative stress parameters: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Future well-designed clinical trials are needed before definite conclusive claims can be made about the effect of pomegranate on OS parameters. PMID: 31987244 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Morvaridzadeh M, Sepidarkish M, Daneshzad E, Akbari A, Mobini GR, Heshmati J Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Isometric osteopathic manipulation influences on cervical ranges of motion and correlation with osteopathic palpatory diagnosis: A randomized trial.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Isometric manipulation is a current practice in osteopathy and treatment benefits have been reported in the literature. Such benefits could be assessed using experimental non-invasive cervical mobility measurements. The main objective was to quantitatively measure the effects of isometric manipulation on principal and compensatory cervical motions. METHODS: 101 healthy volunteers were included in this study. 51 healthy volunteers selected randomly underwent the experimental protocol before and after isometric treatment and were compared to 50 healthy volunteers who underwent a placebo t...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Niewiadomski C, Bianco RJ, Arnoux PJ, Evin M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Pilates exercise and postural balance in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: Accordingly, our findings suggest that a Pilates training program can be considered as an effective form of exercise to improve balance in older adults. Additionally, length of intervention, Pilates amount per week, and study quality were not related to the magnitude of effect on postural balance. PMID: 31987246 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Casonatto J, Yamacita CM Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effect of cocoa consumption on markers of oxidative stress: A systematic review and meta-analysis of interventional studies.
Abstract A number of studies have examined the beneficial effects of cocoa consumption on markers of oxidative stress in different population, however, the findings have been inconclusive. Herein, we systematically reviewed available interventional studies to elucidate the overall impact of cocoa consumption on markers of oxidative stress among adult population. PubMed, Cochrane's library, Science Direct, Scopus, Google scholar and ISI web of science databases were searched for all available literature until March 2019 for relevant studies. The Jadad scale was used to assess the quality of each study. A total of 4...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mehrabani S, Arab A, Mohammadi H, Amani R Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Efficacy of Korean red ginseng (Panax ginseng) for middle-aged and moderate level of chronic fatigue patients: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: By our study, KRG did not show absolute anti-fatigue effect but provided the objective evidence of fatigue-related measurement and the therapeutic potential for middle-aged individuals with moderate fatigue. PMID: 31987248 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sung WS, Kang HR, Jung CY, Park SS, Lee SH, Kim EJ Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Western herbal medicines in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: A number of Western herbal medicines show promise in the treatment of IBS. With the exception of peppermint essential oil, Aloe vera, and asafoetida, however, none of the positive trials have been replicated. This lack of replication limits the capacity to make definitive statements of efficacy for these herbal medicines. PMID: 31987249 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hawrelak JA, Wohlmuth H, Pattinson M, Myers SP, Goldenberg JZ, Harnett J, Cooley K, Van De Venter C, Reid R, Whitten DL Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Metabolomic analysis of serum reveals the potential effective ingredients and pathways of Danggui Buxue Tang in promoting erythropoiesis.
Abstract Danggui Buxue Tang has been used for menopausal women in China for more than 800 years. However, the potential effective ingredients and pathways require further investigation. The main objective of this work was to explore the potential effective ingredients and pathways. The optimal administration time was optimized by detecting the changes of reticulocytes in peripheral blood. Drug-containing serum (DCS) was taken every 30 min after last administration. Because of the different concentration of effective ingredients absorbed into blood at different time, the pharmacodynamic effect is different. Therefo...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wang X, Bei H, Du R, Chen Q, Wu F, Chen J, Bo H Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effectiveness of micronutrients supplement in patients with active tuberculosis on treatment: Systematic review/Meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: The consumption of micronutrients could achieve weight gain, hemoglobin, accelerated sputum conversion and improvement in quality of life. There are no changes in mortality that may be attributable to the suboptimal dose, larger studies are suggested with adequate doses. PMID: 31987251 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cabrera Andrade BK, Garcia-Perdomo HA Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The efficacy of ginseng supplementation on plasma lipid concentration in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Further RCTs with longer supplementation durations in subjects with dyslipidemia are necessitated for a more robust assessment of the lipid-modulating properties of this plant. PMID: 31987252 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ziaei R, Ghavami A, Ghaedi E, Hadi A, Javadian P, Clark CCT Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effects of Baduanjin exercise for knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Baduanjin is a Chinese form of low-intensity aerobic exercise that consists of eight movements. It is one of the most common forms of Chinese Qigong exercise, which originated during the Song dynasty and has a history of more than 1000 years. The aim of this research was to assess the efficacy of Baduanjin exercise for knee osteoarthritis (KOA). METHODS: A literature search was conducted of 10 databases (Web of Science, AMED, Scopus, CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, KoreaMed Synapse, Oriental Medicine Advanced Searching Integrated System, Chinese Wan Fang and China National Knowledge Infrastructu...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zeng ZP, Liu YB, Fang J, Liu Y, Luo J, Yang M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Gardenia fructus antidepressant formula for depression in diabetes patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: GFAF may be considered an alternative treatment for depression in patients with diabetes. However, more large-scale and well-designed RCTs are warranted. PMID: 31987254 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li KD, Wang QS, Zhang WW, Zhang WY, Fu SN, Xu D, Wu JR, Zhai JB, Cui YL Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effect of carnosine supplementation on lipid profile, fasting blood glucose, HbA1C and insulin resistance: A systematic review and meta-analysis of long-term randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: Carnosine supplementation results in a decrease in HbA1C, but elicits no effect on HOMA-IR, Cholesterol, fasting blood sugar, TG and HDL-C. Future studies with a larger sample sizes, varied doses of carnosine, and population-specific sub-groups are warranted to confirm, and enhance, the veracity of our findings. PMID: 31987255 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Peng W, Mao P, Liu L, Chen K, Zhong Y, Xia W, Guo Q, Tan SC, Rahmani J, Kord Varkaneh H, He P Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effects of pomegranate on lipid profiles: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: Current evidence does not show pomegranate has significant effects on serum lipid levels. The quality of evidence is poor to support the increasing use of pomegranate for hyperlipidaemia. PMID: 31987256 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Aziz Z, Huin WK, Hisham MDB, Ng JX Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effects of carnitine supplementation on clinical characteristics of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The beneficial effects of carnitine supplementation on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease are unclear. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of carnitine supplementation on liver function, lipid profile, body mass index, body weight, and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. METHODS: A comprehensive search of PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar databases were performed. Only randomized placebo-controlled human studies that examined the effects of carnitine sup...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Abolfathi M, Mohd-Yusof BN, Hanipah ZN, Mohd Redzwan S, Yusof LM, Khosroshahi MZ Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Inpatient prenatal yoga sessions for women with high-risk pregnancies: A feasibility study.
CONCLUSION(S): Prenatal yoga is a technique that has been currently limited to the outpatient setting. This study provides a foundation for continued investigation of inpatient prenatal yoga for women hospitalized with pregnancy complications. PMID: 31987258 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dangel AR, Demtchouk VO, Prigo CM, Kelly JC Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effects of curcumin supplementation on liver function, metabolic profile and body composition in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: The current study revealed that curcumin supplementation has favorable effect on metabolic markers and anthropometric parameters in patients with NAFLD. PMID: 31987259 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jalali M, Mahmoodi M, Mosallanezhad Z, Jalali R, Imanieh MH, Moosavian SP Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The features and burden of headaches within a chiropractic clinical population: A cross-sectional analysis.
CONCLUSION: Many with headache who consult chiropractors have features of recurrent headaches and experience increased levels of headache disability. These findings may be important to other headache-related healthcare providers and policymakers in their endeavours to provide coordinated, safe and effective care for those with headaches. PMID: 31987260 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Moore C, Leaver A, Sibbritt D, Adams J Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Modified alternate-day fasting vs. calorie restriction in the treatment of patients with metabolic syndrome: A randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSIONS: the present study suggests that modified alternate-day fasting diet may be a more effective option in managing body weight, waist circumference, systolic blood pressure, and fasting plasma glucose, compared with common calorie restriction. Further studies are needed to confirm the veracity of our results. PMID: 31779987 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Parvaresh A, Razavi R, Abbasi B, Yaghoobloo K, Hassanzadeh A, Mohammadifard N, Safavi SM, Hadi A, Clark CCT Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effects of thermotherapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on patients with primary dysmenorrhea: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of thermotherapy reduced NRS compared to the TENS and Placebo after 20, 110 min and 24 h. Thermotherapy demonstrated an increase in the PPT in the abdomen after 50 and 110 min and decreased the Br-MPQ scores after 110 min in patients with PD. PMID: 31779988 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Machado AFP, Perracini MR, Rampazo ÉP, Driusso P, Liebano RE Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Clinical effectiveness of Tui Na for insomnia compared with estazolam: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: Tui Na therapy appeared to be superior to estazolam therapy in treating areas(head; abdomen), while there was no significant difference between Tui Na therapy and estazolam therapy in treating areas(head and trunk; head, trunk and extremities). No serious adverse event was reported in Tui Na therapy. However the methodological quality and evidence quality were not satisfied. Therefore we could not make a convincing conclusion on the effectiveness and safety of Tui Na therapy for insomnia. Practitioners should combine their experience, evidence of our review and patients' preferences to make a proper treatment. ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Feng G, Han M, Li X, Geng L, Miao Y Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effect of saffron supplementation on blood glucose and lipid profile: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: We found a significant reduction in serum concentrations of TC and TG and a significant increase in serum levels of HDL following supplementation with saffron. Saffron supplementation had no significant influence on serum FPG and LDL concentrations. PMID: 31779990 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Asbaghi O, Soltani S, Norouzi N, Milajerdi A, Choobkar S, Asemi Z Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effect of aromatherapy on cancer complications: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Considering the various complications and costs in cancer patients, it seems that the aromatherapy can be used as a proper supplemental treatment to improve complications, although further studies are needed to determine the protocol and the standard dosage. PMID: 31779991 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Farahani MA, Afsargharehbagh R, Marandi F, Moradi M, Hashemi SM, Moghadam MP, Balouchi A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Examining the effect of "Shotblocker" in relieving pain associated with intramuscular injection.
This study was conducted in order to examine the effect of "Shotblocker" in relieving pain associated with intramuscular injection. The population of the study consisted of all the patients who were hospitalized in the hospital and received intramuscular diclomec treatment. In order to eliminate the individual pain differences, each patient constituted their own control group. Patient Information Form, Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), and Shotblocker were used to collect the data. Pain level of the patients was measured by using VAS within the first minute after the injection. The pain mean score of the patients was ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Aydin E, Avşar G Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effects of Cassia alata Linn on bowel function recovery following surgery for gynecological cancer: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Postoperative consumption of Cassia alata Linn hastens gastrointestinal function recovery after laparotomy in women with gynecologic cancer. PMID: 31779993 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Phutsisen J, Kietpeerakool C, Jampathong N, Chumworathayi B, Temtanakitpaisan A, Aue-Aungkul A, Boontasaeng P Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The utility of traditional Chinese medicine (Shenmai) in the cardiac rehabilitation after coronary artery bypass grafting: A single-center randomized clinical trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: examine the efficacy and safety of Shenmai to the cardiac rehabilitation in patients received coronary artery bypass grafting. DESIGN: a single-center randomized, single blind clinical trial. SETTING: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. SUBJECTS: Patients with coronary artery disease who received coronary artery bypass grafting in our center were studied. They must be competent to complete the 6-minute walking test without any assistance and without any severe comorbidity. INTERVENTIONS: in Shemmai group,...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhang C, Zheng Y, Chen T, Wang S, Xu M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research