Hot sand baths (psammotherapy): A systematic review.
DISCUSSION: Based on available data, no conclusions can be driven on the clinical efficacy of psammotherapy. However, very limited evidence suggests that hot sand baths might be useful in improving symptoms and functionality of patients with some rheumatic and respiratory chronic illnesses. Further studies are encouraged to better assess the clinical efficacy of hot sand baths. PMID: 30670225 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Antonelli M, Donelli D Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Equine assisted activities and therapies in children with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review and a meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the need for further, more standardized research, the results of the studies included in this review allow us to conclude that EAAT may be a useful form of therapy in children with ASD. PMID: 30670226 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Trzmiel T, Purandare B, Michalak M, Zasadzka E, Pawlaczyk M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Home practice and quality of life among patients with neurofibromatosis randomized to a mind-body intervention.
CONCLUSIONS: Participants with NF are able and willing to practice RR-eliciting skills and appreciation skills outside of treatment sessions. Frequency of RR-eliciting skills home practice may be associated with improvement in physical QoL. Future research should replicate these efforts with larger samples, and attempt to identify additional factors that predict optimal response to mind-body interventions other than home practice. PMID: 30670227 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Funes CJ, Zale EL, Luberto CM, Vranceanu AM Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effects of dual-task aquatic exercises on functional mobility, balance and gait of individuals with Parkinson's disease: A randomized clinical trial with a 3-month follow-up.
CONCLUSIONS: The suggested dual-task aquatic exercise program was able to improve functional mobility, balance and gait of individuals with PD, which shows that such type of exercise is a promising possibility of therapy. PMID: 30670228 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Silva AZD, Israel VL Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Aerobic physical activity and salivary cortisol levels among women with a history of breast cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest that PA may not have the same effect on women with and without a history of BC. PMID: 30670229 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lambert M, Brunet J, Couture-Lalande ME, Bielajew C Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Feasibility of yoga as a complementary therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes: The Healthy Active and in Control (HA1C) study.
CONCLUSIONS: The yoga intervention was highly feasible and acceptable, and produced improvements in blood glucose and psychosocial measures of diabetes management. PMID: 30670230 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bock BC, Thind H, Fava JL, Dunsiger S, Guthrie KM, Stroud L, Gopalakrishnan G, Sillice M, Wu W Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Tai Chi practice on prefrontal oxygenation levels in older adults: A pilot study.
CONCLUSION: The older adults had higher brain activity when practicing TC compared with AE, and a significant effect was observed in the non-practitioner group. These pilot results may provide insight into the underlying mechanism of the effectiveness of TC practice in preventing cognitive decline in older adults. PMID: 30670231 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tsang WWN, Chan KK, Cheng CN, Hu FSF, Mak CTK, Wong JWC Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effects of Spirulina supplementation on metabolic syndrome components, its liver manifestation and related inflammatory markers: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Spirulina can be possibly administered as a safe and efficient supplementation in the case of metabolic syndrome components, although determining the optimal dosage and period of supplementation still needs further investigations. PMID: 30670232 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yousefi R, Saidpour A, Mottaghi A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effectiveness of yoga in eating disorders - A case report.
Abstract Eating disorders are among the most common psychosomatic diseases and are often associated with negative health consequences. The use of yoga as a treatment method in eating disorders is controversial discussed. The interviewee was a 38 year old female patient suffering on anorexia nervosa and various psychosomatic-psychiatric diagnoses in her medical history. The patient reported that yoga recovered the soul contact which she lost and she had learned to perceive and feel herself again. She stated that yoga helped her to find access to her body and its needs and to cope with her traumatic experienc...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ostermann T, Vogel H, Starke C, Cramer H Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Complementary and integrative therapies for menopause.
PMID: 30670234 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rees M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

White noise as a possible therapeutic option for children with ADHD.
Abstract Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects many children and adults throughout the world. ADHD symptoms have been associated with changes in catecholamine release. Current therapies for ADHD have a variety of limitations that invite additional therapeutic options. White noise therapy has previously been utilized to improve sleep and aspects of cognition in a variety of patient populations. Through a proposed phenomenon called stochastic resonance, white noise may have the ability to improve symptoms in children with ADHD. Empirically, white noise therapy has been able to i...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pickens TA, Khan SP, Berlau DJ Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Psychometric evaluation of the MSU CAM health literacy scale.
CONCLUSIONS: This psychometric evaluation provides confirmation of convergent validity and stable reliability. The scale can be used in future research and clinical endeavors. PMID: 30670236 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Weinert C, Shreffler-Grant J, Nichols E Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The use of herbal medicines amongst outpatients at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin, Kwara State - Nigeria.
CONCLUSIONS: Most of the patient-respondents prefer to include herbal medicines in their therapies. It is concerning that over one-third of the respondents concomitantly use herbal and orthodox medicines, some others use the herbs inappropriately. More efforts should be geared towards ensuring general improved use of herbal medicines. PMID: 30670237 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ghazali Y, Bello I, Kola-Mustapha A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effect of a multicomponent intervention to promote community activity on cognitive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: This study showed that a 24-week multicomponent intervention program was effective in improving spatial working memory and maintaining physical activity in older adults with MCI. A follow-up investigation is required to determine whether continuation of physical, cognitive, and social activity can prevent dementia or reverse MCI in older adults. PMID: 30670238 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bae S, Lee S, Lee S, Jung S, Makino K, Harada K, Harada K, Shinkai Y, Chiba I, Shimada H Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Development of a yoga module targeting cardiovascular health for patients with post-myocardial left ventricular dysfunction in India.
CONCLUSION: The developed yoga module was found to be acceptable. Future randomized control trials will be necessary to validate the effectiveness of this module and if the module demonstrates to be effective by clinical studies, it may add a therapeutic option in the rehabilitation of patients with heart failure following myocardial infarction, which can be applied in the hospitals and community level. PMID: 30670239 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sharma S, Pailoor S, Choudhary Ram N, Shrestha S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effects of light-emitting diode therapy (LEDT) on cardiopulmonary and hemodynamic adjustments during aerobic exercise and glucose levels in patients with diabetes mellitus: A randomized, crossover, double-blind and placebo-controlled clinical trial.
In conclusion, the LEDT in combination with moderate exercise acutely decreased the glucose levels in men with T2DM. PMID: 30670240 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Francisco CO, Beltrame T, Hughson RL, Milan-Mattos JC, Ferroli-Fabricio AM, Galvão Benze B, Ferraresi C, Parizotto NA, Bagnato VS, Borghi-Silva A, Porta A, Catai AM Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Targeting obesity management through gut microbiota modulation by herbal products: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Alteration of gut microbiota after interventions has been affected by the baseline composition of gut microbiota. This systematic review shows that consumption of herbal products might have beneficial effects on restoring healthy gut microbiome besides body fat reduction. PMID: 30670241 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ejtahed HS, Soroush AR, Siadat SD, Hoseini-Tavassol Z, Larijani B, Hasani-Ranjbar S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Associations of yoga practice, health status, and health behavior among yoga practitioners in Germany-Results of a national cross-sectional survey.
Abstract BACKGROUND: While yoga can improve health-related variables and health behavior, different yoga styles and practice components appear to be associated with specific health outcomes. The aim of this study was to explore the connection between yoga use, health, and health behaviors across different yoga styles. METHODS: A cross-sectional anonymous online survey (n = 1,702; 88.9% female; 93.3% German nationality; mean age 47.2 ± 10.8 years; 58.2% yoga teachers) assessed yoga practice characteristics, health-related variables and health behavior. The survey was distribu...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cramer H, Quinker D, Pilkington K, Mason H, Adams J, Dobos G Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture methods put to the test for a tinnitus study: A Bayesian analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Eight interventions are all effective in the treatment of neurological tinnitus, but moxibustion acupuncture seems to be a better trend treatment for tinnitus. PMID: 30670243 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pang P, Shi Y, Xu H, Deng L, Wu S, Chen X Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effects of non-pharmacological conservative treatment on pain, range of motion and physical function in patients with mild to moderate hip osteoarthritis. A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Exercise therapy and manual therapy and its combination with patient education provides benefits in pain and improvement in physical function. The effects of combined therapies remain unclear. Further investigation is necessary to improve the knowledge about the effects of non-pharmacological conservative treatments on pain, hip range of motion and physical function. PMID: 30670244 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ceballos-Laita L, Estébanez-de-Miguel E, Martín-Nieto G, Bueno-Gracia E, Fortún-Agúd M, Jiménez-Del-Barrio S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The occurrence of acetaminophen/codeine as an adulterant in herbal analgesic supplements in Hamadan, Iran: A pilot study.
This study evaluated the APAP and COD levels in 60 herbal supplement and/or herb-based medicine samples collected from apothecaries in Hamadan, Iran. The samples were analysed using a high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system. The results showed that 15% of the samples contained 38900-165200 ng/g and 31.1-603.3 ng/g of APAP and COD, respectively. Due to the side-effects of analgesic drugs in human, control of these drugs is recommended in herbal supplements. PMID: 30670245 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nili-Ahmadabadi A, Borzouee Z, Ahmadimoghaddam D, Firozian F, Dastan D Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A review of complementary therapies with medicinal plants for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
CONCLUSIONS: Novel therapies or drugs that have proven to be effective in animals require further investigation, so confirmation of their efficacy and safety will require time. PMID: 30670246 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wu BY, Liu CT, Su YL, Chen SY, Chen YH, Tsai MY Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Feasibility of home exercises to enhance the benefits of tango dancing in people with Parkinson's disease.
CONCLUSIONS: We propose a protocol of exercises that has been derived from the tango dance and that can be performed in a patient's home. PMID: 30670247 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Albani G, Veneziano G, Lunardon C, Vinci C, Daniele A, Cossa F, Mauro A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Intra-articular ozone therapy efficiently attenuates pain in knee osteoarthritic subjects: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: This meta-analysis presents evidence that intra-articular ozone therapy is an effective way for chronic pain management in KOA. PMID: 30670248 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Noori-Zadeh A, Bakhtiyari S, Khooz R, Haghani K, Darabi S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Chinese herbal medicine reduces acute hepatitis exacerbation in patients with hepatitis B virus infection: A case-control study in Taiwan.
CONCLUSION: These findings highlight that the use of CHM was associated with a significantly reduced risk of acute exacerbation of hepatitis and subsequent cirrhosis and hepatoma in patients with HBV. Future research could further explore the benefit of CHM therapies for treatment of acute hepatitis exacerbation. PMID: 30670249 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chen WL, Lin CH, Huang CC, Tsai CI Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Rikkunshito for upper gastrointestinal symptoms: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Upper gastrointestinal symptoms are major issues in various diseases such as postgastrectomy syndrome and functional dyspepsia. These symptoms cannot be fully controlled in such conditions and result in poorer quality of life. Rikkunshito has been traditionally used in Japan to relieve these symptoms. This systematic review assessed the efficacy and safety of rikkunshito for relieving upper gastrointestinal symptoms. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using Ovid MEDLINE, Scopus, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and ICHUSHI. Randomized controlled trial...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hoshino N, Nishizaki D, Hida K, Obama K, Sakai Y Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Pediatric perioperative measures of sleep, pain, anxiety and anesthesia emergence: A healing touch proof of concept randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Although no tracked parameters showed statistically significant findings, anecdotal HT benefits included enhanced relaxation and sounder sleep. PMID: 30670251 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: James LE, Gottschlich MM, Nelson JK, Cone LC, McCall JE Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Setting a research agenda for pediatric complementary and integrative medicine: A consensus approach.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of our study identify that "first do no harm" is the leading research priority for pediatric CM research, followed by more research on effectiveness of CM therapies for conditions not safely and effectively treated with conventional care. In order to improve pediatric health care, interdisciplinary collaborative approaches are needed between CM and conventional providers and researchers. PMID: 30670252 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vohra S, Zorzela L, Kemper K, Vlieger A, Pintov S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effect of Zataria multiflora on fatty liver disease.
PMID: 30670253 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Moraveji SAA, Jazayeri SF, Shojaii A, Ghods R Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effect of cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) supplementation on serum C-reactive protein concentrations: A meta-analysis and systematic review.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The effect of cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) on serum C-reactive protein (CRP), an acute phase protein commonly used as a marker of inflammation, is uncertain. Therefore, the objective of the present study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of published randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of cinnamon to determine the effect on levels of serum CRP, relative to controls. DESIGN: Studies were identified by a search of electronic databases including PubMed, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar and Scopus before August 2018. Combined and stratified analyses were used. Weighted m...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vallianou N, Tsang C, Taghizadeh M, Davoodvandi A, Jafarnejad S Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Neural network analysis of Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions for patients with colorectal cancer.
Abstract Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an experiential form of medicine with a history dating back thousands of years. The present study aimed to utilize neural network analysis to examine specific prescriptions for colorectal cancer (CRC) in clinical practice to arrive at the most effective prescription strategy. The study analyzed the data of 261 CRC cases recruited from a total of 141,962 cases of renowned veteran TCM doctors collected from datasets of both the DeepMedic software and TCM cancer treatment books. The DeepMedic software was applied to normalize the symptoms/signs and Chinese herbal medicin...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lin YC, Huang WT, Ou SC, Hung HH, Cheng WZ, Lin SS, Lin HJ, Huang ST Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Literature review of liver injury induced by Tinospora crispa associated with two cases of acute fulminant hepatitis.
CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that people might cause hepatic injury or even death without correctly identifying these two Tinospora species. PMID: 30670256 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Huang WT, Tu CY, Wang FY, Huang ST Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Brain activity in patients with deficiency versus excess patterns of major depression: A task fMRI study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) may experience a series of emotional and mental problems accompanied by characteristic clinical symptoms. Depressive patients often have emotional recognition disorders, but the reasons remain unclear. Though a great many functional abnormalities have been observed in the brains of depressed patients, such abnormalities are not often related to clinical symptoms. Currently in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), syndrome differentiation for the MDD mainly consists of excess pattern (EP), and deficiency pattern (DP). EP and DP emphasize balance-regula...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wang YZ, Han Y, Zhao JJ, Du Y, Zhou Y, Liu Y, Zhang YF, Li L Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Topical treatment with oleocanthal extract in reducing inflammatory reactions after photodynamic therapy: a prospective quasi-experimental pilot study.
nchez MEF, de Troya Martín M Abstract OBJECTIVE: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective treatment against skin field cancerization. Its main side effect is local inflammation in the treated area. The phenolic compound oleocanthal (decarboxy methyl ligstroside aglycone), which is present in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), has anti-inflammatory properties. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the topical efficacy of an oily fluid enriched with oleocanthal (OC) extract, in comparison with a conventional oily fluid, in reducing the degree of inflammatory reaction after conventional PDT. METHODS: Qu...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Segura Palacios JM, Blázquez Sánchez N, Rivas Ruiz F, Aguilar Bernier M, Ramírez López B, Sánchez MEF, de Troya Martín M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Can increasing the prevalence of vegetable-based diets lower the risk of osteoporosis in postmenopausal subjects? A systematic review with meta-analysis of the literature.
CONCLUSION: This meta-analysis seemingly confirms that higher consumption of VDI was associated with a lower risk of OPS. Taken together, these results highlight the need for future high-quality design-based trials on quantified vegetable intake and OPS. PMID: 30670259 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zeng LF, Yang WY, Liang GH, Luo MH, Cao Y, Chen HY, Pan JK, Huang HT, Han YH, Zhao D, Lin JT, Hou SR, Ou AH, Guan ZT, Wang Q, Liu J Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

The effect of functional-task training on activities of daily living for people with Parkinson`s disease, a systematic review with meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Exercise interventions containing functional-task training have a clinically important positive effect on ADL performance in pwp directly after intervention and at first follow-up, compared to no intervention or placebo. The intensity rate of the functional-task training should be as intense as possible, within the capabilities of the person with PD. Future research is necessary to determine the exact amount of effect that can be contributed to functional-task training. PMID: 30670260 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Perry SIB, Nelissen PM, Siemonsma P, Lucas C Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Should acupuncture, biofeedback, massage, Qi gong, relaxation therapy, device-guided breathing, yoga and tai chi be used to reduce blood pressure?: Recommendations based on high-quality systematic reviews.
DISCUSSION/STRENGTH: The GRADE approach makes this review a unique reference for people who are considering the grade of quality of evidence in systematic reviews, the balance of desirable and undesirable consequences and the strength of recommendations to decide which intervention should be used to reduce BP. LIMITATIONS: Many non-drug therapies were excluded due to the low methodological quality of their systematic reviews, and only 14 therapies were evaluated in this review. As no patient-important outcomes were reviewed, surrogate outcomes were used to rate the strength of recommendations. This approach may cause ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Niu JF, Zhao XF, Hu HT, Wang JJ, Liu YL, Lu DH Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Almond oil for patients with hyperlipidemia: A randomized open-label controlled clinical trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases currently account for nearly half of non-communicable diseases. It was shown that enjoying a handful of nuts every day can significantly reduce the risk of developing heart diseases as they contain a variety of nutrients and other bioactive substances contributing to lowering the risk of heart diseases and controlling the cholesterol. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of almond oil on the lipid profile of patients with hyperlipidemia. METHODS: Ninety-seven patients were divided into the intervention (n = 49) and control (n =&thi...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zibaeenezhad MJ, Ostovan P, Mosavat SH, Zamirian M, Attar A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Study of the mechanisms of action of the hypoalgesic effect of pressure under shock waves application: A randomised controlled trial.
te;pez-de-Uralde-Villanueva I Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine if the perceived pain intensity during the application of shock waves (SWs) is a determinant mechanism in producing hypoalgesic changes in pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) in asymptomatic individuals. DESIGN: A randomised, single-blind controlled trial [NCT03455933]. SETTING: University. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-three asymptomatic individuals. INTERVENTIONS: Participants were randomised into three groups: 1-SWs causing mild pain (SW-DP); 2-SWs generating moderate pain (SW-MP); and 3-cold pressor test (CPT). MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS:...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: García-Muntión A, Godefroy L, Robert H, Muñoz-García D, Calvo-Lobo C, López-de-Uralde-Villanueva I Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effects of low-power laser auriculotherapy on the physical and emotional aspects in patients with temporomandibular disorders: A blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial.
This study evaluated the effects of low-power laser auriculotherapy (LA) on the physical and emotional symptoms of patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), in comparison with occlusal splints (OS). DESIGN: Randomized, blinded, prospective, non-inferiority clinical trial. INTERVENTIONS: The patients received OS (control group) or LA (experimental group). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Following the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) guidelines, patients with TMD were evaluated by using axes I and II of the Research Diagnostic Criteria for RDC-TMD. Both intra- and intergroup quantitative var...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rodrigues MDF, Rodrigues ML, Bueno KS, Aroca JP, Camilotti V, Busato MCA, Mendonça MJ Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Predictive factors of complementary and alternative medicine use in the general population in Europe: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: We found no clear specificity of the use of CAM practitioners versus conventional health practitioners. Other directions of public health research should be explored, rather than assuming that there is specificity. PMID: 30670265 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Guillaud A, Darbois N, Allenet B, Pinsault N Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Reliability and first validity of the inner correspondence questionnaire for painting therapy (ICPTh) in a sample of breast cancer patients.
Conclusions We present a reliable instrument to measure 'Inner Correspondence' with painting therapy. Due to the small sample size and sample selection further validation studies are indicated. PMID: 30670266 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kröz M, Mehl A, Didwiszus A, Gelin-Kröz B, Reif M, Berger B, Ten Brink F, Zerm R, Girke M, Gutenbrunner C, Büssing A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) supplementation effectively treats upper respiratory symptoms: A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled clinical trials.
Abstract Upper respiratory symptoms are often treated with over the counter drugs, antibiotics, and antiviral medications. Due to concerns about safety and efficacy, there is a demand for an alternative solution. Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) has been used to treat cold and flu symptoms, but there are no large-scale studies or meta-analyses. This meta-analysis quantifies the effects of elderberry supplementation and evaluates moderators including vaccination status and the underlying pathology. This analysis included a total of 180 participants and evaluates moderators such as vaccination status and cause of t...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hawkins J, Baker C, Cherry L, Dunne E Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

A randomised controlled trial of Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) and Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) essential oils for the treatment of agitated behaviour in older people with and without dementia.
CONCLUSION: The findings support an opposing effect of Lemon Balm and Lavender in reducing agitated behaviour between the participant cognitive groups. There was no reduction in agitation with treatments when compared to placebo independent of cognitive groups. PMID: 30670268 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Watson K, Hatcher D, Good A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Self-Reported Exercise Trends in Parkinson's Disease Patients.
CONCLUSION: More patients who participated in group exercise reported symptomatic improvement compared to those who exercised strictly alone. This suggests that the psychosocial and cognitive component of group therapy, such as dance, may confer additional benefits to PD patients. PMID: 30670269 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Raje P, Ning S, Branson C, Saint-Hilaire M, de Leon MP, DePold Hohler A Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Predictors of and barriers to adherence in a 16-week randomised controlled trial of Bikram yoga in stressed and sedentary adults.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings should be considered in the development of future Bikram yoga trials to facilitate higher levels of adherence, which may enhance health outcomes and inform community practice. Future trials should investigate and address additional barriers and facilitators of Bikram yoga practice. PMID: 30670270 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hewett ZL, Pumpa KL, Smith CA, Fahey PP, Cheema BS Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture for the treatment of sudden sensorineural hearing loss: A systematic review and meta-analysis: Acupuncture for SSNHL.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Acupuncture as an alternative treatment method is widely used in the treatment of sudden sensorineural hearing loss(SSNHL) in China. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the clinical efficacy of acupuncture for the management of SSNHL patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure and WanFang databases were searched. Searches were performed on April 27, 2018 and without language and publication year restrictions. We collected and analyzed the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of acupuncture for the t...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chen S, Zhao M, Qiu J Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Massage therapy for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Evidence suggests that massage therapy is beneficial for treating ADHD in children and adolescents. PMID: 30670272 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chen SC, Yu BY, Suen LK, Yu J, Ho FY, Yang JJ, Yeung WF Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Psychophysical and psychophysiological effects of heat stimulation by electric moxibustion.
CONCLUSION: Two different levels of EM heat stimulation induced two different levels of heat sensations and enhanced local blood flow. This preliminary study suggests that the newly developed EM can be further applied to examine the effectiveness of moxibustion in clinical trials. PMID: 30670273 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kang B, Jung WM, Lee H, Chae Y Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Effect of Zataria multiflora on fatty liver disease.
PMID: 30670274 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nimrouzi M, Zamani N, Shams M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research