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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154075/chronic-disease-healthy-habits-in-a-healthy-habitat-research-on-dietary-therapies
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EDITORIAL
Kathi J Kemper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154074/knowledge-and-characteristics-of-herbal-supplement-usage-among-community-pharmacy-customers-in-a-malaysian-population
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S W Yeong, Y C Choong
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the knowledge and characteristics of herbal supplement usage of the customers of community pharmacies in a Malaysian population. DESIGN AND SETTING: Self-administered questionnaires (in English, Malay, or Chinese) were provided to customers at three community pharmacies in Malaysia (Ipoh, Perak). Questionnaire validation and translation validation were performed. A pilot study was conducted before actual questionnaire distribution. Informed consent was obtained from all participants...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154073/a-new-topical-treatment-of-atopic-dermatitis-in-pediatric-patients-based-on-ficus-carica-l-fig-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Shirin Abbasi, Mohammad Kamalinejad, Delara Babaie, SeyedMohammad Shams, Zahra Sadr, Mehdi Gheysari, Vahid Reza Askari, Hassan Rakhshandeh
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, chronic, relapsing and inflammatory skin disease characterized by pruritus and xerosis (dry skin). Its prevalence is on the increase worldwide, particularly in children. As the pathogenesis of AD involves a complex interaction of genetic, environmental and immunological factors, its definitive treatment is difficult. OBJECTIVE: This clinical trial was designed as equivalence study to investigate the effect of aqueous extract of edible dried fig fruit on the severity of AD as measured with scoring atopic dermatitis (SCORAD), in comparison with Hydrocortisone 1...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154072/physiological-effects-of-viewing-fresh-red-roses
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Chorong Song, Miho Igarashi, Harumi Ikei, Yoshifumi Miyazaki
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to clarify the effects of viewing fresh roses on prefrontal cortex activity, autonomic nervous activity and subjective assessments of psychological relaxation. DESIGN: A crossover design, in which each experimental group crosses over from one treatment to another, was used. SETTING AND INTERVENTIONS: A total of 15 female university students (mean age 21.7±1.1years) viewed fresh roses for 3min; the control consisted of no experimental stimulus...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154071/clinical-effects-of-zingiber-cassumunar-plai-a-systematic-review
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Bunchai Chongmelaxme, Rosarin Sruamsiri, Piyameth Dilokthornsakul, Teerapon Dhippayom, Chuenjid Kongkaew, Surasak Saokaew, Anchalee Chuthaputti, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
Zingiber cassumunar Roxb. known locally as "Plai" in Thai, has been used for treating bruise, sprain and musculoskeletal pain. Several pre-clinical studies demonstrated the anti-inflammatory effect of Plai. However, current evidence of clinical effects of Plai is still unclear. This study aimed to determine the clinical efficacy and safety of Plai among all identified indications. Of the 808 articles identified by a systematic review, six studies were included. Four studies were randomized controlled trials, while two studies were quasi-experimental studies involving 178 patients in intervention group and 177 patients in control group...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154070/complementary-and-alternative-therapies-in-dentistry-and-characteristics-of-dentists-who-recommend-them
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Beatrice Baatsch, Stefan Zimmer, Daniela Rodrigues Recchia, Arndt Büssing
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to analyse whether dentists offer or recommend complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) remedies in their clinical routine, and how effective these are rated by proponents and opponents. A second aim of this study was to give a profile of the dentists endorsing CAM. DESIGN: A prospective, explorative, anonymised cross-sectional survey was spread among practicing dentists in Germany via congresses, dental periodicals and online (n=250, 55% male, 45% female; mean age 49...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154069/nigella-sativa-improves-glucose-homeostasis-and-serum-lipids-in-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Reza Daryabeygi-Khotbehsara, Mahdieh Golzarand, Mohammad Payam Ghaffari, Kurosh Djafarian
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE(S): Global prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is very high and is currently growing alarmingly. With respect to recent researchers' attention to the potential role of herbal medicine in disease prevention and management, the present meta-analysis review investigates the effectiveness of Nigella sativa (N. sativa), a popular herb, in T2D. METHODS: Literature search was conducted covering PubMed/Medline, Scopus, and Cochrane Registry of Clinical Trials up to February 2017 to obtain the relevant published intervention studies...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154068/yoga-s-effect-on-falls-in-rural-older-adults
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Irene Hamrick, Paul Mross, Nate Christopher, Paul D Smith
BACKGROUND: Unintentional falls affect 30% of people over age 65 years. Yoga has been shown to improve balance. We designed this study to examine if yoga reduces falls. METHODS: We conducted 16 sessions of Hatha yoga over 8 weeks. Participants were randomly assigned to practice 10min of yoga daily at home in addition to 5-min relaxation exercises or relaxation exercises only (control group). RESULTS: Of the 38 participants completing the intervention, 15 participants reported a total of 27 falls in the 6-months before the study, compared to 13 participants sustaining 14 falls in the 6 months from the start of the study (p<0...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154067/laser-acupuncture-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-in-a-boy-with-brain-tumour
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D Butkovic, O K Tot
Neuropathic pain occurrence is associated with some cytostatic and antibiotics use. Pharmacological therapy for the treatment of neuropathic pain is sometimes unsuccessful, and complementary methods like acupuncture are included. In this case report, a 14-year-old boy with cerebral tumour and neuropathic pain in his feet after chemotherapy and linezolid use is presented. A complete cessation of neuropathic pain symptoms like hyperalgesia and allodynia was accomplished after laser acupuncture application.
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154066/parent-disclosure-of-complementary-health-approaches-used-for-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-barriers-and-facilitators
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Olivia Lindly, Sheryl Thorburn, Karen Heisler, Nuri Reyes, Katharine Zuckerman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Complementary health approaches (CHA) are widely used among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As part of shared treatment decision-making, healthcare providers are encouraged to discuss CHA with parents of children with ASD. Yet prior research suggests that parents often do not disclose CHA used for children, and their reasons for nondisclosure are poorly understood. We, therefore, aimed to identify barriers and facilitators to parent disclosure of CHA used for children with ASD...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154065/does-nurses-role-health-or-symptoms-influence-their-personal-use-of-ingestible-complementary-and-alternative-medicines
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Sofia Dimitrelis, Lin Perry, Robyn Gallagher, Christine Duffield, David Sibbritt, Rachel Nicholls, Xiaoyue Xu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the influence of work-related characteristics, health, health behaviours and symptoms on ingestible biologically-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use within the Australian nursing and midwifery workforce. BACKGROUND: CAM use is widespread worldwide, but there is little research into nurses' and midwives' personal use of ingestible CAM in Australia. METHODS: An online survey in 2014-15 used validated instruments and items to examine use of ingestible biologically-based CAM (herbs, foods and vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and other supplements), and the health and work-related characteristics of 5041 nurses and midwives recruited through the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives Association and professional networks...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154064/living-with-chronic-pain-evaluating-patient-experiences-with-a-medical-group-visit-focused-on-mindfulness-and-non-pharmacological-strategies
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Anna Sophia Lestoquoy, Lance D Laird, Suzanne Mitchell, Katherine Gergen-Barnett, N Lily Negash, Kelly McCue, Racquel Enad, Paula Gardiner
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the acceptance of non-pharmacological group strategies delivered to low income racially diverse patients with chronic pain and depression. This paper examines how the Integrative Medical Group Visit (IMGV) addresses many of the deficits identified with usual care. DESIGN AND SETTING: Six IMGVs cohorts were held at a safety net hospital and two federally funded community health centres. Data was gathered through focus groups. Transcripts were analysed using both a priori codes and inductive coding...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154063/the-impact-of-silymarin-on-antioxidant-and-oxidative-status-in-patients-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major-a-crossover-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hadi Darvishi-Khezri, Ebrahim Salehifar, Mehrnoush Kosaryan, Hossein Karami, Abbas Alipour, Fatemeh Shaki, Aily Aliasgharian
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Blood transfusion therapy is lifesaving for individuals with β-thalassemia major (β-TM). Iron burden following blood transfusion is the main cause of oxidative stress (OS) and organ dysfunction in these patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of silymarin on serum antioxidant and oxidative status in patients with β-TM. METHODS: A crossover, randomized controlled trial was performed on 82 thalassemia patients. In two periods of 12 weeks, patients received 420mg silymarin (divided into three equal 140-mg daily doses) and placebo...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154062/survey-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-pediatric-inpatient-settings
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Sam Stubblefield
OBJECTIVES: While use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is common in children, we know little about its use for hospitalized children. This survey measured the rate of CAM use, specific modalities used, and policies related to CAM use for hospitalized children. DESIGN: Anonymous survey of hospitals in the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRĪS) network SETTING: Hospitals in the PRĪS network. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Rate of overall and specific CAM modality use, including whether these modalities are provided, permitted, or prohibited, and presence of a written policy on CAM use...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154061/corrigendum-to-the-correlation-between-pulse-diagnosis-and-constitution-identification-in-traditional-chinese-medicine-complementary-ther-med-30-2017-107-112
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Han-Kuei Wu, Yu-Shien Ko, Yu-Sheng Lin, Hau-Tieng Wu, Tung-Hu Tsai, Hen-Hong Chang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154060/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-combination-of-red-yeast-rice-and-olive-extract-in-hypercholesterolemic-patients-with-and-without-statin-associated-myalgia
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Christian Tshongo Muhindo, Sylvie A Ahn, Michel F Rousseau, Yvan Dierckxsens, Michel P Hermans
Cholesfytol(®), a lipid-lowering dietary supplement with antioxidant and anti-atherosclerotic properties, combines red yeast rice (RYR) and olive extract (5mg hydroxytyrosol equivalent) and represents an alternative for patients who do not wish or are unable to use chemical statins, including individuals with previous statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS). A 2-months observational non-randomized study was performed to evaluate the efficacy, tolerance and safety of Cholesfytol(®) (1 tablet/day) in 642 hypercholesterolemic patients (mean age: 59 yrs; total cholesterol (TC) ≥200; LDL-C ≥140mg/dl)...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154059/traditional-herbal-medicine-use-among-people-living-with-hiv-aids-in-gondar-ethiopia-do-their-health-care-providers-know
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Kaleab Taye Haile, Asnakew Achaw Ayele, Abebe Basazn Mekuria, Chilot Abiyu Demeke, Begashaw Melaku Gebresillassie, Daniel Asfaw Erku
BACKGROUND: People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) are increasingly using herbal remedies due to the chronic nature of the disease, the complexities of treatment modalities and the difficulty in adhering to the therapeutic regimens. Yet, research on herbal medicine use in this patient population is scarce in Ethiopia. The present study aimed at investigating the prevalence and factors associated with the use of traditional herbal medicine among PLWHA in Gondar, Ethiopia. METHODS: A cross sectional survey was conducted on 360 PLWHA attending the outpatient clinic of University of Gondar referral and teaching hospital from September 1 to 30, 2016...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154058/herbal-medicines-for-treating-acute-otitis-media-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Mi Ju Son, Young-Eun Kim, Young Il Song, Yun Hee Kim
INTRODUCTION: This systematic review aimed to assess the clinical evidence for the widespread use of herbal medicines in treating acute otitis media. METHODS: Eleven electronic databases, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the CENTRAL were searched, without language limitations. All randomised controlled trials involving the use of herbal medicines, alone or in combination with conventional therapies, for acute otitis media were included. RESULTS: We identified 4956 studies, of which seven randomised clinical trials met the inclusion criteria...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154057/far-infrared-ray-patches-relieve-pain-and-improve-skin-sensitivity-in-myofascial-pain-syndrome-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-study
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Yen-Ting Lai, Hsiang-Lin Chan, Shu-Huan Lin, Chih-Ching Lin, Szu-Yuan Li, Chih-Kuang Liu, Hao-Wei Teng, Wen-Sheng Liu
OBJECTIVE: Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a common disorder characterized by muscle pain if myofascial trigger points (MTrP) are stimulated. This study evaluated the effectiveness of far-infrared ray (FIR) patches in reducing the severity of pain in patients with MPS. METHODS: A double-blind, randomized controlled study involving 125 patients with MPS and 201 MTrPs located in the trapezius muscle. A FIR patch was applied to 98 MTrPs for 24h in the intervention group (61 patients) and a placebo patch was applied to 91 MTrPs in the control group (57 patients) at the end...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154056/a-single-session-of-hatha-yoga-improves-stress-reactivity-and-recovery-after-an-acute-psychological-stress-task-a-counterbalanced-randomized-crossover-trial-in-healthy-individuals
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Mateus J Benvenutti, Eduardo da Sliva Alves, Scott Michael, Ding Ding, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Kate M Edwards
OBJECTIVES: Yoga is promoted as an anti-stress activity, however, little is known about the mechanisms through which it acts. The present study investigated the acute effects of a hatha yoga session, displayed on a video, on the response to and recovery from an acute psychological stressor. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy young adults took part in a counterbalanced, randomized-crossover trial, with a yoga and a control condition (watching TV). Participants attended the laboratory in the afternoon on two days and each session comprised a baseline, control or yoga task, stress task and recovery...
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