Medicinal Cannabis: Issues of Evidence
ConclusionWe need to bring back the human element when considering what evidence we use and how we use it in medicine. Cannabis has the potential to alleviate much suffering, and patient (human) rights must be central in public policy. There is already much scientific evidence in relation to safety and efficacy of cannabis and cannabinoids such as CBD and THC. In Australia, the current regulatory system needs to be disbanded, cannabis products treated as ‘approved goods’ and regulated as complementary medicines (for products containing CBD and low THC) or in the case of high THC-containing products, regulated u...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Reliability and Validity of a Pattern Identification Questionnaire for Liver-Qi Stagnation Infertility
ConclusionsThe questionnaire for liver-qi stagnation infertility may be appropriate for identifying and assessing liver-qi stagnation and has statistical reliability and validity. Follow-up studies with large samples should be performed to review potential problems and confirm statistical significance. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 22, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Plants with antimalarial properties: a systematic review of the current clinical evidence
ConclusionsStudies have demonstrated that antimalarial plants show promise for malaria treatment and prophylaxis.A. mexicana and N. pobeguinii extracts were supported by the best evidence. More work should be undertaken to better understand relevant approaches. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 11, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Parental views of antibiotic use in children with upper respiratory tract infections in Dubai
Publication date: Available online 7 May 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): K Abu Hammour, S Al-Saleh, W Abu Hammour (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: April 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 27Author(s): (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Detection of serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol high levels in monks practicing Samatha and Vipassana meditation
Publication date: Available online 6 May 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Widuranga Kumbukgolla, Jayaweera Arachchige Asela Sampath Jayaweera, Ponnamperuma Perera, Sigi HaleAbstractIntroductionAssociations between psychological stress and development of cardiovascular events and stroke have been established. Meditation is recognized as a method to reduce the stress. The aim of this study was to investigate the anthropometry, serum glucose and serum cholesterol status in monks practicing Samatha and Vipassana meditation living in forest hermitages.MethodsThis cross-sectional study compared 115 ...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Combined strength and plyometric exercise training improves running economy and muscle elastic energy storage and re-use in young untrained women
Publication date: Available online 6 May 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Balázs Meszler, Tamás Atlasz, Bernadette Misovics, Bettina Botka, Edina Szabó, Márk VácziAbstractIntroductionBoth resistance and stretch-shortening cycle exercise have positive effects on physical abilities and health related factors. In the present experiment we tested the hypothesis that an 8-week-long combined strength and stretch-shortening cycle exercise training is superior to strength training alone in the development of walking and running economy in healthy untrained women.Meth...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Multiple Linear Regression model for Vascular aging Assessment Based on Radial Artery Pulse Wave
This study aims to establish Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) model with radial artery pulse wave characteristic parameters for vascular aging assessment.MethodsData from 111 males and 117 females were collected. We proposed a new method for extracting pulse wave characteristic parameters called Equal Pressure Pulse Transit Time (EP-PTT). Firstly, 10 EP-PTTs were extracted from pulse wave which used to describe the shape characteristic of the pulse signal. Secondly, 10 EP-PTTs were fed into MLR model, after that we optimize the model. Lastly, the predicted age of all subjects was calculated by the optimal model. We compare...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ficus deltoidea: effects of solvent polarity on antioxidant and anti-proliferative activities in breast and colon cancer cells
Publication date: Available online 4 May 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Mitra Abolmaesoomi, Azlina Abdul Aziz, Sarni Mat Junit, Johari Mohd AliAbstractIntroductionFicus deltoiea(FD) is traditionally used to treat hyperlipidaemia, hypertension and diabetes. Limited studies are available on their anti-proliferative effects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant activities of the hexane, ethyl acetate, methanol and water extracts of three varieties of FD and to evaluate their anti-proliferative effects on breast and colon cancer cells.MethodsThe plant extracts were analysed for ...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effect of green coffee extract supplementation on serum oxidized LDL cholesterol and total antioxidant capacity in patients with dyslipidemia: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 3 May 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Shokofeh Salamat, Saeid Sadeghian Sharif, Ali Nazary-Vanani, Hamed Kord-Varkaneh, Cain C.T. Clark, Majid MohammadshahiABSTRACTIntroductionPrevious studies on laboratory animals have evaluated the effects of CGA (chlorogenic acids) rather than GCBE (green coffee bean extract), and few studies have been conducted on human models. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to assess the effect of GCBE consumption on serum oxidized LDL-cholesterol (OX-LDL) and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) on patients with dyslipidemia.Me...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antiviral study on Punica granatum L., Momordica charantia L., Andrographis paniculata Nees, and Melia azedarach L., to Human Herpes Virus-3
ConclusionAqueous extract from the leaves of Punica granatum L. was superior in exhibiting its antiviral efficacy to HHV-3 whose in vitro activity was comparable with acyclovir. As the leaf phytochemicals interacted with the HHV-3 protease, the antiviral activity of the Punica granatum L., leaves may interfere with the capsid assembly of the HHV-3. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 2, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Developing an Extension of the RIGHT Statement for Clinical Practice Guidelines on Acupuncture: RIGHT for Acupuncture - a Protocol
ConclusionsThis work will be relevant to a broad range of CPGs addressing questions of reporting standards on CPGs on Acupuncture, which will have the following advantages: 1) To provide regulations for guideline developers; 2) To obtain more precise and clear guidelines for readers and clinical practitioners; and 3) To evaluate reporting quality of CPGs on acupuncture and improve transparency of research reports for editors and reviewers. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 2, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study on the Memory-Enhancing Effect of lactobacillus fermented Saccharina japonica extract
ConclusionThese results suggest that FSJ may have the potential to improve cognitive function in the Raven’s test via regulation of SOD antioxidant system. Our findings provide preliminary evidence of the safety of FSJ and its potential to improve memory. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - May 2, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effect of acupressure therapy on pain, stiffness and physical functioning of knees among older adults diagnosed with osteoarthritis: A Pilot Randomized Control Trial
Publication date: Available online 26 April 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Nabi AkbarnezhadAbstractIntroductionOsteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common and fast-growing chronic diseases among older adults. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of acupressure therapy on pain, stiffness, and physical functioning of a knee affected by osteoarthritis.MethodsA single-blind pilot randomized control trial was conducted on 51 older adults living in one of 3 nursing homes with OA of the knee. Nursing homes were randomly allocated to one of three study groups; acupressure therapy, placeb...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - April 27, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A child with Kawasaki disease successfully treated with Chinese herbal medicine: a case report with 12-month follow up
ConclusionsIn this case, CHM may be an effective alternative therapy for the treatment of KD, and furthermore, may also be applied as an option to salvage failed intravenous immunoglobulin procedures. Further controlled trials are warranted to determine whether this is an effective treatment option for other cases of KD. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - April 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Yin-Yang personality of pediatric outpatients in Korea
Publication date: Available online 22 April 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Sang Yun Han, Han ChaeAbstractIntroductionYin-Yang is a major clinical theory of East-Asian traditional medicine for evaluating biopsychological and pathophysiological features. The purpose of current study was to evaluate the Yin-Yang personality of pediatric outpatients using Sasang Personality Questionnaire (SPQ) which has been used for that of adolescents and adults.MethodsA total of 249 pediatric outpatients completed the SPQ, and respondents were divided into two groups of toddlers and preschoolers (age 1 to 6, ...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - April 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Integrative Medicine in Dutch Curative and Long-term Healthcare Centres: Mapping the Field
ConclusionsThis study is the first in the Netherlands to quantitatively map the extent of CAM integration in conventional health care. The number of CAM interventions offered at conventional health care settings was surprisingly high. However, integration was fragmented. Guidelines, education and research programs are needed to further integration of CAM, preferably organised in a Dutch Consortium for IM. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - April 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Diagnosis of traditional Chinese medicine constitution by integrating indices of tongue, acoustic sound, and pulse
ConclusionsThis study identified indices that are associated with scores of abnormal constitutions. Indices having a larger correlation coefficient can be considered to have larger relative weight in determination of the corresponding constitution. The equations make it possible to predict constitution scores based on biological signals of the tongue, acoustic sound, and pulse. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - April 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture for depression: an overview of systematic reviews
ConclusionThe methodological and reporting quality of SRs on acupuncture for depression was suboptimal. In future studies, more efforts are needed to improve the quality of SRs in this area. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Diagnosis of traditional Chinese medicine constitution by integrating indices of the tongue, the acoustic sound, and the pulse
ConclusionsThis study identified indices that are associated with scores of abnormal constitutions. Indices having a larger correlation coefficient can be considered to have larger relative weight in determination of the corresponding constitution. The equations make it possible to predict constitution scores based on biological signals of the tongue, acoustic sound, and pulse. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A Summary of a Cochrane Review: Omega-3 fatty acid addition during pregnancy
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): L. Susan Wieland, Nancy Santesso (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Analysis of health changes and the association of health indicators in the elderly using TCM pulse diagnosis assisted with ICT devices: a time series study
Publication date: Available online 25 March 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Siyu Zhou, Atsushi Ogihara, Shoji Nishimura, Qun JinAbstractIntroductionThe utilization of information and communications technology (ICT) devices is a new way to record and analyze health data of the elderly. This time-series study aimed to analyze health changes, and the correlation between pulse manifestation and health indicators, in the elderly.MethodsWe conducted continuous 93-day monitoring of health data and pulse records in 8 elderly participants. A time series method was used to analyze health changes in par...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Safety and Risks of Shiatsu: Protocol for a Systematic Review
DiscussionThe discussion will highlight the relevance to various stakeholders and will explore issues that occurred from the review. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: February 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 26Author(s): (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Supportive Effect of Viscum album L. Extracts on the Sense of Coherence in Non-Metastasized Breast Cancer Patients
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Shiao Li Oei, Anja Thronicke, Matthias Kröz, Cornelia Herbstreit, Friedemann SchadAbstractIntroductionViscum album L. extracts (VA) are frequently used in integrative oncology to enhance health-related quality of life. As a central aspect of well-being is associated with feeling warm or cold the internal coherence scale (ICS) questionnaire including the thermo coherence measurement was utilized.MethodsA prospective observational longitudinal cohort study was conducted, using data from the Network Oncology clinica...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Usage Status and Satisfaction with Pharmacopuncture in Korea: A Survey among Korean Medicine Doctors
Publication date: Available online 13 March 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Jae Eun Park, Kyeong Han Kim, Sohyeon Kang, Eun Kyung Lee, Ju-Chul Kim, Bo-Hyoung Jang, Yong-Cheol Shin, Seong-Gyu Ko (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Safety and side effects of acupuncture therapy in Australia: A systematic review
Publication date: Available online 11 March 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Carol Chunfeng Wang (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 12, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Traditional Palestinian medicinal plant Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree) inhibits the DNA cell cycle of breast cancer - antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics
ConclusionOur data revealed significant antimicrobial and antioxidant effects ofC. siliquastrum that contributes significantly to the cytotoxicity of cancer cells that requires further detailed studies. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 12, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Healthy Ageing, Appetite, Frailty and Sarcopenia: a brief overview
Publication date: Available online 8 March 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): David G. Smithard, Ian Swaine (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effect on bilirubin levels of massage, tub bath, and sponge bath in newborns with hyperbilirubinemia: a randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsIn this study, it was found that the bilirubin levels and the duration of phototherapy treatment of newborns decreased the most rapidly in the massage group, followed by tub bath group and sponge bath group. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

12 kinds of Chinese medicine injections for acute cerebral infarction: protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis
ConclusionThis study will offer helpful and informative evaluations of current CMIs for ACI. The results will inform clinicians, provide optimal CMI, establish evidence gaps, and identify promising CMIs for evaluation in future trials. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Perception of the Health Promotion Programme using Traditional Korean Medicine (HaPP TKM): A Survey of Traditional Korean Medicine public health doctors
ConclusionThe study results show that TKM is in high demand and appropriate for stroke, smoking cessation, and osteoarthritis. The activation plan for TKM health promotion programmes are as follows: first, well trained human resources, spaces, facilities, and budget are essential. Second, programme development and training manual development should run concurrently. Last, it is necessary to consider ways to specialize the health promotion programmes and medical treatment according to specialty areas. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The extracts of Gentiana lutea with potential cytotoxic effects on human carcinoma cell lines: A preliminary Study
ConclusionThe present results strongly suggest growth inhibition of carcinoma cell lines by the hyperbolic relationship for both plant extracts and it will require a detailed future research to understand its molecular mechanism. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Perceptions of German patients consulting a general practitioner or a gynaecologist on conventional medicine, naturopathy and holistic/ alternative medicine
ConclusionsIn order to have a common background in communication with the patient it seems very important to clearly define terms associated with complementary, alternative and integrative medicine. Allowing patients to differentiate between reasonable, integrative approaches according to the definition of the National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH; USA) on one hand and questionable treatment concepts on the other could facilitate communication between physicians and patients so that patients are able to make better treatment decisions. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Extracts of Gentiana lutea with potential cytotoxic effects on human carcinoma cell lines: Preliminary Study
ConclusionThe present results strongly suggest growth inhibition of carcinoma cell lines by hyperbolic relationship for both plant extracts and it will require a detailed future research to understand its molecular mechanism. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Medical ethnobotany on the Javor Mountain (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
ConclusionThe results of the current study may be significant in rural development programs in the Javor Mountain region, aiming at fostering community-based strategies of management of natural resources. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Moxibustion intervention for patients with ankylosing spondylitis: A study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 18 February 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Xiao Xu, Zhen Chen, Hong-Yuan Wang, Li Li, Jue Lu, Min Yan, Cai-Yan Ding, Zhi-Qin Sun, Qiu-Hua SunAbstractIntroductionMoxibustion is described as a technique that applies heat which is generated by burning herbal preparations containing Artemisia vulgaris to stimulate acupuncture points.. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of moxibustion treatment for AS. In the future, a larger RCT will be conducted based on preliminary data from this study.MethodsThis research is a protocol for an open, as...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical research on the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Chuna manual therapy for temporomandibular disorder: A study protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial
ConclusionWe expect that this trial will contribute new knowledge on the effects of CMT for TMD, so that an economically efficient way of treatment could be developed and standardized, contributing to provide more populations with the benefits of an effective and economic treatment for TMD. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 16, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Effect of Music Listening Intervention Applied During Radiation Therapy on the Anxiety and Comfort Level in Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Ezgi Karadag EzgiAbstractIntroductionThe aim of this study was to examine the effect of a music listening intervention applied during radiation therapy on the anxiety and comfort level experienced by women with early-stage breast cancer.MethodThis randomized controlled study was conducted with 60 patients residing in a city located in the western Turkey. After providing informed consent, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and Radiation Therapy Comfort Questionnaire (RTCQ) were administered. A music l...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Attitudes to and prevalence of bee product usage in pediatric pulmonology patients
ConclusionsMedicinal usage of bee products among pediatric pulmonology patients in South- East Serbia is widespread. Almost all interviewed parents/guardians would like to learn more about bee products and the possibilities for their safe and effective application.Graphical Abstract (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Adverse events of miniscalpel-needle treatment in Korea: A systematic review
ConclusionsDue to the high heterogeneity and poor quality of AE data, the definite characteristics of the AEs were undetermined. The heterogeneity may have occurred from differences in the strictness of AE report and safety procedural guidelines. To improve this, we summarized the drafts of safety procedural guidelines. Our findings could be used in further studies to establish MSN treatment safety. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of Melissa officinalis on anxiety and sleep quality in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery: A double-blind randomized placebo controlled trial: Melissa officinalis for anxiety and sleep quality in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery
Publication date: Available online 29 January 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Alireza Soltanpour, Fatemeh Alijaniha, Mohsen Naseri, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Mohammad Reza HeidariAbstractIntroductionCoronary artery disease is prevalent with high morbidity and coronary artery bypass grafting is one of its most important treatments. Anxiety and sleep disorders after surgery are very common and need appropriate control. Current study aims to evaluate the efficacy of Melissa officinalis L. for managing this problem.MethodsA double-blind randomized placebo controlled clinical trial was conducted with...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: January 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 25Author(s): (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - January 27, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

How do people with refractory irritable bowel syndrome perceive Hypnotherapy: qualitative study protoco
DiscussionThe study will aid in identifying possible barriers to the use of hypnotherapy in the treatment of IBS, particularly any which relate to the perceptions of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

How Effective Is Reflexology on Physiological Parameters and Weaning Time from Mechanical Ventilation in Patients Undergoing Cardiovascular Surgery?
ConclusionReflexology did not have a significant effect on physiological parameters in patients receiving mechanical ventilation support. Shortening the weaning time from mechanical ventilation shows that it might be applied effectively in patients receiving mechanical ventilation support in intensive care unit. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - January 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Expectation on Short- and Long-Term Treatment Response to Acupuncture in Migraine Patients
ConclusionsCorrect calibration of a patient’s expectation, good mental status, and patients' perceptions of an acupuncturist's skills reduced the number of migraine days in patients treated with acupuncture. Understanding non-specific treatment effects can potentially help clinicians to integrate them in to practice and thus optimise treatment effectiveness. Future research is needed to clarify whether interventions targeting modifiable non-specific factors prior to and during acupuncture treatment can result in better patient outcomes and future cost-savings. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - January 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effects of aromatherapy using rose oil (Rosa damascena Mill.) on preoperative anxiety: A prospective randomized clinical trial
ConclusionsThe application of rose oil aromatherapy by inhalation reduced the scores of preoperative anxiety of patients undergoing septorhinoplasty/rhinoplasty. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Prescribing laughter to increase well-being in healthy adults: An exploratory mixed methods feasibility study of the Laughie
ConclusionsThe Laughie was feasible, enjoyable, and effective as a laughter prescription in eliciting laughter. Fourteen participants reported absolute well-being increases of 10% or more. Ten participants found their laughter self-contagious. Smart laughter (laughing in a smart way for a smart reason on a smartphone) is a convenient way to harness the benefits of laughter. FRAME-IT is proposed as a practical planning and evaluation framework. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - January 16, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effectiveness of hypnosis with the Dave Elman technique in third molar extraction: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial (HypMol)
DiscussionWe expect that the results of this study will improve knowledge about the effectiveness of hypnosis in a dental setting with a sound methodology. We can also explore working mechanisms such as treatment expectations and preferences about treatment outcomes. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - January 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Beliefs, attitudes towards, and experiences of using complementary and alternative medicine: A qualitative study of clinical psychologists in Indonesia
ConclusionsBased on the qualitative findings, it is recommended that education about CAM should be included into clinical psychology education curricula to increase the likelihood of psychologists discussing CAM openly and scientifically with their clients. In addition, the government and psychology associations should standardise the practice of CAM integration into psychological services in order to provide more holistic psychological services. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - January 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research