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Yoga in the third trimester may reduce labor pain, duration of labor, and risk of cesarean section
DynaMed Plus is an evidence-based clinical reference, which is updated daily through systematic surveillance and critical appraisal of the research literature. DynaMed editors and reviewers select content of interest for integrative medicine, summarize the current evidence, and describe challenges in evidence analysis and application. Evidence quality is rated level 1 (likely reliable) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and minimal risk of bias, level 2 (mid-level) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and significant methodological or statistical limitations, and level 3 (lacking direct) evidence for report...
Source: Explore - January 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Daniel A. Ostrovsky Tags: Evidence-based Integrative Medicine Updates Source Type: research

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The Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences: Integrating Consciousness into Mainstream Science
There are moments in the history of science when major shifts occur, and general assumptions and core conceptualizations are suddenly called into question. Thomas Kuhn, perhaps the best known and most influential historian and philosopher of science of the 20th century, made these changes his special study, and developed the concept of the “paradigm shift”.1 He defined this as a unifying vision of reality which most scientists agree. He further noted that when that vision no longer accords with the experimental data, and too many anomalies are reported, paradigms go into crisis. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - December 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Gary E. Schwartz, Marjorie Woollacott, Stephan Schwartz, Imants Baruss, Mario Beauregard, Larry Dossey, Menas Kafatos, Lisa Miller, Julia Mossbridge, Dean Radin, Charles Tart Tags: Special Communication Source Type: research

Non-Local Consciousness and the Anthropology of Dreams
Fascination and concern about experiences in dreams is one of humanity's oldest and most universal cultural traits, tracing back unrecorded millennia into deep time. Psychologists Frederick L. Collidge and Thomas Wynn, authors of How to Think Like a Neanderthal, writing in Psychology Today, argued that more meat in the diet of Australopithecines, allowed for larger brain development. This made Australopithecines more perceptive, and that allowed them to better assess risks, and led to them feeling safe enough to sleep on the ground, instead of in trees. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - December 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Stephan A. Schwartz Tags: Schwartzreport Source Type: research

UMass Medical School Creates New Division Focused on Mindfulness
The University of Massachusetts Medical School's Department of Medicine recently created what is believed to be the first-of-its-kind academic division focused on the study of mindfulness. Effective immediately, Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Director of Research for the Center for Mindfulness, will serve as Chief of the new Division of Mindfulness. Under Dr. Brewer's leadership, the division will build on the strong tradition of researching how the mind works and developing targeted therapeutics. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - December 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Bonnie Horrigan Tags: Matters of Note Source Type: research

Pigmented purpuric dermatosis in adults treated with herbal medicine: report of five cases
The purpose of this report is to demonstrate the clinical effect of Korean medicine treatment for pigmented purpuric dermatosis (PPD). (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - December 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Ye Ri Kim, Ju Ah Lee, Seung Seon Ryu, Seung Ho Sun, Sunju Park Source Type: research

Field-forwarding leadership
sometimes come from the work of those identified by their institutions or organizations as “leaders.” But often it comes from the passion and commitment of individuals without a specific high-level leadership title or role who are determined to create the change they see needed in their field. Here we tell the story of Dr. Arya Nielsen and the new Joint Commission Pain Standard, which for the first time includes a mandate that hospitals provide patients with non-pharmacological treatment options for pain treatment. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - December 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Arya Nielson, Benjamin Kligler Tags: INTEGRATIVE LEADERSHIP Source Type: research

Politics is now a major risk factor for illness and death in america
Along with smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes mellitus, politics should now be regarded as a major risk for poor health, illness and death in the United States. It has become increasingly obvious that the intersection of politics and health in America resembles a train wreck. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - December 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Larry Dossey Tags: Explorations Source Type: research

Matters of note
The University of Massachusetts Medical School's Department of Medicine recently created what is believed to be the first-of-its-kind academic division focused on the study of mindfulness. Effective immediately, Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Director of Research for the Center for Mindfulness, will serve as Chief of the new Division of Mindfulness. Under Dr. Brewer's leadership, the division will build on the strong tradition of researching how the mind works and developing targeted therapeutics. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - December 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Bonnie Horrigan Tags: Matters of Note Source Type: research

Nonlocal consciousness and the anthropology of dreams
The Schwartzreport tracks emerging trends that will affect the world, particularly the United States. For EXPLORE it focuses on matters of health in the broadest sense of that term, including medical issues, changes in the biosphere, technology, and policy considerations, all of which will shape our culture and our lives. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - December 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Stephan A. Schwartz Tags: SchwartzReport Source Type: research

Naturally Thin You: Weight Loss and Psychological Symptoms After a Six-Week Online Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Course
Traditional methods of delivering therapeutic interventions have increasingly been supplemented by online courses. The current study investigated the effects of Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) in 76 participants enrolled in a six-week online course called Naturally Thin You. Weight, restraint, the power of food in the external environment, happiness, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms were assessed before and after the course and at one-year follow-up. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - December 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Dawson Church, Peta Stapleton, Lily Sheppard, Brett Carter Source Type: research

Case reports of acupuncturists and massage therapists at mayo clinic: new allies in expediting patient diagnoses
Massage and acupuncture have become well incorporated into conventional medical care in the United States. For example, a recent survey discovered that the percentage of hospitals in the United States using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) had grown from 37 percent in 2007 to 42 percent by 2010.1 The increase has been driven by both patient demand and clinical effectiveness, the latter being demonstrated in a growing body of research that supports the efficacy and safety of both professions as adjuncts to conventional care. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - December 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Molly J. Mallory, Jennifer L. Hauschulz, Alex Do, Niki E. Dreyer, Brent A. Bauer Source Type: research

Investigating the effects of the progressive muscle relaxation- guided imagery combination on cancer patients receiving chemotherapy treatment: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
Previous systematic reviews indicate that Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) and Guided Imagery (GI) are both effective interventions to decrease the psychological impact and to alleviate the adverse events in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. To date, no review studies have investigated the effectiveness of a combination of PMR and GI (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - December 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: August Kapogiannis, Sofia Tsoli, George Chrousos Source Type: research

Effects of single-session group mantra-meditation on salivary immunoglobulin a and affective state: a psychoneuroimmunology viewpoint
Based on existing psychoneuroimmunological insights, the present study aimed at investigating possible effects of a single-session group mantra meditation on salivary Immunoglobulin A (s-IgA) and affective states. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - December 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Fatemeh Torkamani, Alireza Aghayousefi, Mohammad Nami Source Type: research

Naturally thin you: weight loss and psychological symptoms after a six week online clinical eft (emotional freedom techniques) course
Traditional methods of delivering therapeutic interventions have increasingly been supplemented by online courses. The current study investigated the effects of Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) in 76 participants enrolled in a six-week online course called Naturally Thin You. Weight, restraint, the power of food in the external environment, happiness, and post traumatic stress (PTSD) symptoms were assessed before and after the course and at one year follow-up. Method: Participants received six live group teleclasses, access to online course materials and a private social media group, and a year of monthly suppor...
Source: Explore - December 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Dawson Church, Peta Stapleton, Lily Sheppard, Brett Carter Source Type: research

Building sangha in the american healthcare setting for persons with chronic disease
For persons with chronic disease, participation in meditation interventions can reduce anxiety, depression and chronic disease symptoms in a dose dependent fashion. Unfortunately, information about how to support long-term participation in such an intervention is lacking. Therefore, a recent discovery of persons with chronic lung disease who have maintained a self-led meditation group for more than four years created an opportunity to analyze experiences, meanings and relationship dynamics of this community based meditation group. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - December 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Roxane Raffin Chan, Jamie Beaulieu, Carolyn E.Z. Pickering Source Type: research

Purpose: a slow dawning for us all?
“I often think it comical (fah-la-la-lah…) how Nature always doth contrive (fah-la-la-lah) (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - December 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Peter D. Cooper Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture reduces incontinence episodes in women with stress urinary incontinence
DynaMed Plus is an evidence-based clinical reference, which is updated daily through systematic surveillance and critical appraisal of the research literature. DynaMed editors and reviewers select content of interest for integrative medicine, summarize the current evidence, and describe challenges in evidence analysis and application. Evidence quality is rated level 1 (likely reliable) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and minimal risk of bias, level 2 (mid-level) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and significant methodological or statistical limitations, and level 3 (lacking direct) evidence for report...
Source: Explore - November 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Daniel A. Ostrovsky Tags: IM UPDATES Source Type: research

Making Choices to Fit in While Changing the Culture
I find it difficult to truly define integrative oncology. Statements about how we look after the “whole person,” pay attention to lifestyle and stress, or even spirituality seem ambiguous and incomplete. All caregivers pay attention to these things, perhaps some more than others, but is it the extent to which we devote time to holistic health or the fact we do it that makes us unique? Furth ermore, what is included in integrative clinics vs. other settings is changing as we gather more evidence and complementary therapies become more accepted. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - November 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Santosh Rao Tags: Integrative oncology Source Type: research

Integrative Oncology: Making Choices to Fit in While Changing the Culture
I find it difficult to truly define integrative oncology. Statements about how we look after the “whole person”, pay attention to lifestyle and stress, or even spirituality seem ambiguous and incomplete. All caregivers pay attention to these things, perhaps some more than others, but is it the extent to which we devote time to holistic health or the fact we do it that makes us unique? Furth ermore, what is included in integrative clinics vs. other settings is changing as we gather more evidence and complementary therapies become more accepted. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - November 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Santosh Rao Tags: Voices Source Type: research

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Feasibility and acceptability of mindfulness for survivors of homicide and their providers
This study uses participatory research methods with survivors of homicide and their service providers to explore the feasibility and acceptability of a culturally-adapted mindfulness intervention for stress reduction and resilience in homicide survivors. Procedures: Our mixed methods approach included: (a) previewing a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program with providers and Survivors; (b) using their iterative feedback during focus groups to revise the curriculum; and (c) studying the acceptability of the adapted curriculum for survivors through focus group and standardized data collection. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - November 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Stephanie Hartwell, Jeroan Allison, Bonita Jones, Rachel Rodriques, Clementina Chery, Julianna Andrews, Carl Fulwiler Source Type: research

Climate change, well-being, and carbon
According to the Pew Research Center nearly half of American adults say “climate change is due to human activity.” A similar percentage say Earth's warming is entirely natural or that there is no evidence of warming.1 It is part of the Great Schism Trend, about which I have written in these pages many times. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 31, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Stephan A. Schwartz Tags: Schwartzreport Source Type: research

Climate change, wellbeing, and carbon
The Schwartzreport tracks emerging trends that will affect the world, particularly the United States. For EXPLORE it focuses on matters of health in the broadest sense of that term, including medical issues, changes in the biosphere, technology, and policy considerations, all of which will shape our culture and our lives. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 31, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Stephan A. Schwartz Source Type: research

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Source: Explore - October 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Letters Source Type: research

The shock of charlottesville: unmasking racism in healthcare
As I write, America is on edge following a violent confrontation in Charlottesville, Virginia on 12 August between white supremacists and Nazi supporters on one side and counter-protestors on the other. The proximate cause of this mayhem was a disagreement about whether a public statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee should be removed. Banners of Nazi swastikas, Confederate flags, and KKK symbols were carried by torch-toting protestors in common cause. Shouts such as “white lives matter” and “Jews will not replace us” erupted from the protestors. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Larry Dossey Tags: Explorations Source Type: research

Letters
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Source: Explore - October 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Bonnie Horrigan Tags: Letters Source Type: research

Uc irvine receives $200 million grant for integrative medicine
The University of California, Irvine recently received the largest gift in its history: $200 million from Susan and Henry Samueli, to name a first-of-its-kind College of Health Sciences focused on interdisciplinary integrative health. The Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences will be the first university-based health sciences enterprise to incorporate integrative health research, teaching and patient care across its schools and programs. The existing Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine will become the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute and will focus on improving medical care by supporting mu...
Source: Explore - October 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Bonnie Horrigan Tags: Matters of Note Source Type: research

Intentions: A Major Source of Outcomes
As we engage in mindfulness meditation, or in other inward-looking practices such as self-reflection or contemplative prayer, we gradually become aware of the deeper aspects of ourselves and how those aspects affect the reality in which we live. One of those aspects – our intentions — plays a significant role in our effectiveness as a leader. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Bonnie Horrigan Tags: Voices Source Type: research

Implementation of a Mindfulness Moment Initiative for Healthcare Professionals: Perceptions of Facilitators
Mindfulness practices in the workplace have experienced rapid growth, with initial evidence suggesting positive outcomes. Even so, little is known about implementing mindfulness-based interventions (MBI), especially internally driven programs led by volunteers rather than experts. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Karen Duggan, Kell Julliard Tags: Orinal research Source Type: research

Implementation of a Mindfulness Moment Initiative for Health Care Professionals: Perceptions of Facilitators
Mindfulness practices in the workplace have experienced rapid growth, with initial evidence suggesting positive outcomes. Even so, little is known about implementing mindfulness-based interventions (MBI), especially internally driven programs led by volunteers rather than experts. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Karen Duggan, Kell Julliard Source Type: research

Mind –Matter Interactions and the Frontal Lobes of the Brain: A Novel Neurobiological Model of Psi Inhibition
Despite a large literature on psi, which encompasses a range of experiences including putative telepathy (mind –mind connections), clairvoyance (perceiving distant objects or events), precognition (perceiving future events), and mind–matter interactions, there has been insufficient focus on the brain in relation to this controversial phenomenon. In contrast, our research is based on a novel neurobiologic al model suggesting that frontal brain systems act as a filter to inhibit psi and that the inhibitory mechanisms may relate to self-awareness. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Morris Freedman, Malcolm Binns, Fuqiang Gao, Melissa Holmes, Austyn Roseborough, Stephen Strother, Antonino Vallesi, Stanley Jeffers, Claude Alain, Peter Whitehouse, Jennifer D. Ryan, Robert Chen, Michael D. Cusimano, Sandra E. Black Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Functional MRI Study to Examine Possible Emotional Connectedness in Identical Twins: A Case Study
In the present case study, we investigated possible emotional connectedness between monozygotic twins by means of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). During the experimental condition, Twin 2 was randomly selected to participate in the neuroimaging protocol while Twin 1 participated in the experimental condition outside the MRI scanner (none of them was aware of the experimental procedure). The experimental condition included two sessions with visual and acoustic stimuli, respectively. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Efstratios Karavasilis, Foteini Christidi, Kalliopi Platoni, Panagiotis Ferentinos, Nikolaos L. Kelekis, Efstathios P. Efstathopoulos Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Feasibility of a 6-month yoga program to improve the physical and psychosocial status of persons with multiple sclerosis and their family members
To the best of our knowledge, there has been no study on yoga that includes both persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their family members. Because yoga has therapeutic effects in both persons with MS and healthy persons, we hypothesized that it would be an effective method to improve not only the physical and psychosocial status but also the time persons with MS and their family members spend together. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Turhan Kahraman, Asiye Tuba Ozdogar, Pinar Yigit, Ilknur Hosgel, Zaur Mehdiyev, Ozge Ertekin, Serkan Ozakbas Source Type: research

A systematic review of transcendent states across meditation and contemplative traditions
Across cultures and throughout history, transcendent states achieved through meditative practices have been reported. The practices to attain transcendent states vary from transcendental meditation to yoga to contemplative prayer, to other various forms of sitting meditation. While these transcendent states are ascribed many different terms, those who experience them describe a similar unitive, ineffable state of consciousness. Despite the common description, few studies have systematically examined transcendent states during meditation. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Helan é Wahbeh, Amira Sagher, Wallis Back, Pooja Pundhir, Frederick Travis Source Type: research

Functional mri study to examine possible emotional connectedness in identical twins: a case st udy
In the present case study, we investigated possible emotional connectedness between monozygotic twins by means of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). During the experimental condition, twin 2 was randomly selected to participate in the neuroimaging protocol while twin 1 participated in the experimental condition outside the MRI scanner (none of them was aware of the experimental procedure). The experimental condition included two sessions with visual and acoustic stimuli, respectively. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Efstratios Karavasilis, Foteini Christidi, Kalliopi Platoni, Panagiotis Ferentinos, Nikolaos L. Kelekis, Efstathios P. Efstathopoulos Source Type: research

Can mindfulness training improve medication adherence? integrative review of the current evidence and proposed conceptual model
Medication adherence is a complex, multi-determined behavior that is often influenced by system- (e.g., cost), drug- (e.g., regimen complexity), and patient-related (e.g., depression) factors. System-level approaches (e.g., making medications more affordable) are critically important but do not address patient-level factors that can undermine adherence. In this paper, we identify patient-level determinants of non-adherence and discuss whether mindfulness-training approaches that target these determinants can help to improve adherence to medical treatment. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, Michael P. Carey Source Type: research

Mind-matter interactions and the frontal lobes of the brain: a novel neurobiological model of psi inhibition
Despite a large literature on psi, which encompasses a range of experiences including putative telepathy (mind-mind connections), clairvoyance (perceiving distant objects or events), precognition (perceiving future events), and mind-matter interactions, there has been insufficient focus on the brain in relation to this controversial phenomenon. In contrast, our research is based on a novel neurobiological model suggesting that frontal brain systems act as a filter to inhibit psi and that the inhibitory mechanisms may relate to self-awareness. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 23, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Morris Freedman, Malcolm Binns, Fuqiang Gao, Melissa Holmes, Austyn Roseborough, Stephen Strother, Antonino Vallesi, Stanley Jeffers, Claude Alain, Peter Whitehouse, Jennifer D. Ryan, Robert Chen, Michael D. Cusimano, Sandra E. Black Source Type: research

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Every generation or two there comes a medical textbook that becomes a classic. David Rakel's fourth edition of Integrative Medicine1 is such a book. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Victor Sierpina Tags: Reviews Source Type: research

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One hundred seventeen years ago, German physicist Max Planck wrote a revolutionary paper that gave birth to the field of quantum physics that we are still striving to understand. Planck's momentous suggestion that radiation is quantized —that it comes in discrete amounts—was a proclamation that arrived with little fanfare on December 14, 1900, only later to be hailed as mankind's greatest hope in discovering the true nature of reality and our place in the universe, as well as providing us with powerful energy sources and milita ristic might. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Cynthia Sue Larson Tags: Reviews Source Type: research

Biomechanical Analysis of Dance for Parkinson ’s Disease: A Paradoxical Case Study of Balance and Gait Effects?
This study aimed to measure the effects of a dance training program on subjective and objective balance and gait measures in a person with Parkinson ’s disease. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Kristen L. Sowalsky, Jill Sonke, Lori J.P. Altmann, Leonardo Almeida, Chris J. Hass Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Biomechanical analysis of dance for parkinson's disease: a paradoxical case study of balance and gait effects?
This study aimed to measure the effects of a dance training program on subjective and objective balance and gait measures in a person with Parkinson's disease. (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Kristen L. Sowalsky, Jill Sonke, Lori J.P. Altmann, Leonardo Almeida, Chris J. Hass Tags: Explorations Source Type: research

Yoga may be noninferior to physical therapy for disability and pain at 12 weeks and both might improve function more than education in low resource adults with chronic nonspecific low back pain
Column Description: DynaMed is an evidence-based clinical reference, which is updated daily through systematic surveillance and critical appraisal of the research literature. DynaMed editors and reviewers select content of interest for integrative medicine, summarize the current evidence, and describe challenges in evidence analysis and application. Evidence quality is rated level 1 (likely reliable) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and minimal risk of bias, level 2 (mid-level) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and significant methodological or statistical limitations, and level 3 (lacking direct) evid...
Source: Explore - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Daniel A. Ostrovsky Tags: Evidence-based Integrative Medicine Updates Source Type: research

Whatever happened to kindness?
People often ask me what is the most effective technique for transforming their life. It is a little embarrassing that after years and years of research and experimentation, I have to say that the best answer is — just be a little kinder.1 (Source: Explore)
Source: Explore - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Larry Dossey Tags: Explorations Source Type: research

Yoga may be non-inferior to physical therapy for disability and pain at 12 weeks and both might improve function more than education in low resource adults with chronic nonspecific low back pain
Column Description: DynaMed is an evidence-based clinical reference, which is updated daily through systematic surveillance and critical appraisal of the research literature. DynaMed editors and reviewers select content of interest for integrative medicine, summarize the current evidence, and describe challenges in evidence analysis and application. Evidence quality is rated level 1 (likely reliable) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and minimal risk of bias, level 2 (mid-level) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and significant methodological or statistical limitations, and level 3 (lacking direct) evid...
Source: Explore - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Daniel A. Ostrovsky Tags: Evidence-based Integrative Medicine Updates Source Type: research

More than 80% of VA Medical Facilities Offer Integrative Medicine for Pain Management
A new study from the RAND Corporation shows that nearly 80% of military medical facilities are offering integrative medicine for pain management and psychological treatment instead of opioids when possible. RAND conducted an environmental scan of military treatment facilities (MTFs) to understand the availability of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), the conditions for which CAM is being used, and the types and process of credentialing and privileging of CAM providers. They found that most MTFs (83%) offer CAM services, usually up to eight different types, with relaxation therapy, acupuncture, progressive muscle...
Source: Explore - October 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Bonnie Horrigan Tags: Matters of Note Source Type: research