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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137533/traditional-chinese-medicine-zheng-identification-of-bronchial-asthma-clinical-investigation-of-2500-adult-cases
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Zhiwan Wang, Jiansheng Li, Yang Xie, Xueqing Yu, Zhaowang Zhang
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to employ more comprehensive approaches to analyze the primary and secondary symptoms of clinical common TCM ZHENG of bronchial asthma according to the clinical investigation of 2500 adult cases. METTHODS: Patients met the inclusion criteria were surveyed by associate chief physician or chief physician through the TCM Clinical investigation questionnaire containing general demographic information, signs and symptoms, tongue and pulse conditions...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137532/efficacy-of-cordyceps-sinensis-as-an-adjunctive-treatment-in-kidney-transplant-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Bee Yean Ong, Zoriah Aziz
OBJECTIVES: Cordyceps sinensis (cordyceps) is a fungus used in traditional Chinese medicine as adjuvant immunosuppressive agent in patients with kidney transplant. This review evaluates current evidence on the efficacy and safety of natural and fermented cordyceps preparations in patients with kidney transplant. METHODS: English and Chinese electronic databases including The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE, MEDLINE, and CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure) were searched up to December 2015 for relevant randomized controlled trials...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137531/effects-of-a-12-week-program-of-tai-chi-exercise-on-the-kidney-disease-quality-of-life-and-physical-functioning-of-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-on-hemodialysis
#3
Jo-Han Chang, Malcolm Koo, Sheng-Wen Wu, Chiu-Yuan Chen
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that exercise training in patients with end-stage renal disease could improve their physical functioning and quality of life. Nevertheless, few studies have evaluated the effects of Tai Chi exercise in patients on hemodialysis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of a Tai Chi exercise intervention on the quality of life and physical functioning in end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis. DESIGN: A pre-post experimental design...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137530/effectiveness-of-spiritist-passe-spiritual-healing-for-anxiety-levels-depression-pain-muscle-tension-well-being-and-physiological-parameters-in-cardiovascular-inpatients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#4
Élida Mara Carneiro, Luana Pereira Barbosa, Jorge Marcelo Marson, Juverson Alves Terra, Claudio Jacinto Pereira Martins, Danielle Modesto, Luiz Antônio Pertili Rodrigues de Resende, Maria de Fátima Borges
BACKGROUND: Biofield therapies, such as laying on of hands, are used in association with Conventional Medicine as Spiritist "passe", among others. The aim of this study was to evaluate anxiety, depression, pain, muscle tension and well-being, as well as physiological parameters in cardiovascular inpatients submitted to the Spiritist "passe", sham, and no intervention. METHODS: In the total, 41 cardiovascular inpatients submitted to the Spiritist "passe", sham, and no intervention during a 10-min period on 3 consecutive days...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137529/a-comparative-study-of-art-therapy-in-cancer-patients-receiving-chemotherapy-and-improvement-in-quality-of-life-by-watercolor-painting
#5
H Bozcuk, K Ozcan, C Erdogan, H Mutlu, M Demir, S Coskun
BACKGROUND: There is limited data on the role of art therapy used in cancer patients. We wanted to test the effect of painting art therapy provided by a dedicated professional painting artist on quality of life and anxiety and depression levels in patients having chemotherapy. METHODS: Cancer patients having chemotherapy in the day unit of a medical oncology department of a university hospital were offered to take part in a painting art therapy program (PATP). This program consisted of a professional painting artist facilitating and helping patients to perform painting during their chemotherapy sessions while they were in the day unit, as well as supplying them painting material for home practice...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137528/medical-yoga-in-the-workplace-setting-perceived-stress-and-work-ability-a-feasibility-study
#6
Iben Axén, Gabriella Follin
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the feasibility of using an intervention of Medical Yoga in the workplace and investigated its effects on perceived stress and work ability. DESIGN AND SETTING: This was a quasi-experimental pilot study comparing a group who received Medical Yoga (intervention group, N=17), with a group waiting to receive Medical Yoga (control group, N=15). INTERVENTION: Medical Yoga in nine weekly sessions led by a certified instructor, as well as an instruction film to be followed at home twice weekly...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137527/use-of-herbal-product-among-pregnant-women-in-turkey
#7
Aygül Kıssal, Ümran Çevik Güner, Döndü Batkın Ertürk
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to determine the herbal product use of pregnants as there is not adequate information relating to the rate of herbal product use during pregnancy in Turkey and what is thought about effects and side effects thereof. METHODS: It is a descriptive study consisted of 366 pregnants admitted to hospital for childbirth in gynaecology and obstetrics clinics of a public hospital or a university hospital. Data were collected with individual information form and question form of herbal product use in pregnancy...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137526/sanfu-acupoint-herbal-patching-for-stable-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
#8
REVIEW
Fen Zhou, Ning Liang, Manfred Maier, Jian-Ping Liu
BACKGROUND: Sanfu acupoint herbal patching (SAHP) is extensively used in people with stable asthma in China. However, the evidence available is scarce. This systematic review aims to evaluate the preventive and therapeutic effect and safety of SAHP in people with stable asthma. METHODS: We searched seven electronic databases for randomised controlled trials (RCTs). The Cochrane risk of bias tool was utilised to evaluate the methodological quality of the included studies and RevMan 5...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137525/hypericum-perforatum-st-john-s-wort-as-a-possible-therapeutic-alternative-for-the-management-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-tn-a-case-report
#9
Khalil Assiri, Yagoub Alyami, James M Uyanik, Marcela Romero-Reyes
Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) is an alternative remedy used primarily for depression but also is used for rheumatism, gastroenteritis, headache and neuralgias. The mechanism of action of Hypericum perforatum comprehends a neurotransmitter inhibitory profile, and potential anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects suggesting a role for pain management. In this case report, we describe a 53-year-old Hispanic female patient who came to our orofacial pain clinical service presenting with a history of trigeminal neuralgia (TN)...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137524/effect-of-yoga-practice-on-reducing-cognitive-motor-interference-for-improving-dynamic-balance-control-in-healthy-adults
#10
Savitha Subramaniam, Tanvi Bhatt
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to investigate the effects of Yoga on reducing cognitive-motor interference (CMI) for maintaining balance control during varied balance tasks. METHOD: Yoga (N=10) and age-similar non-practitioners (N=10) performed three balance tasks including the Limits of Stability test (LOS - Intentional balance), Motor Control test (MCT - Reactive balance), and Sensory Organization Test (SOT -condition 6: inducing both somatosensory and visual conflicts) under single-task (ST) and dual-task (DT, addition of a cognitive working memory task) conditions...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137523/difference-in-muscle-activation-patterns-during-high-speed-versus-standard-speed-yoga-a-randomized-sequence-crossover-study
#11
Melanie Potiaumpai, Maria Carolina Massoni Martins, Claudia Wong, Trusha Desai, Roberto Rodriguez, Kiersten Mooney, Joseph F Signorile
OBJECTIVES: To compare the difference in muscle activation between high-speed yoga and standard-speed yoga and to compare muscle activation of the transitions between poses and the held phases of a yoga pose. DESIGN: Randomized sequence crossover trial SETTING: A laboratory of neuromuscular research and active aging Interventions: Eight minutes of continuous Sun Salutation B was performed, at a high speed versus a standard-speed, separately. Electromyography was used to quantify normalized muscle activation patterns of eight upper and lower body muscles (pectoralis major, medial deltoids, lateral head of the triceps, middle fibers of the trapezius, vastus medialis, medial gastrocnemius, thoracic extensor spinae, and external obliques) during the high-speed and standard-speed yoga protocols...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137522/herbal-medicines-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Dennis Anheyer, Romy Lauche, Dania Schumann, Gustav Dobos, Holger Cramer
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this review is to identify evidence in herbal therapy in the treatment of ADHD concerning effectiveness and drug tolerability. METHOD: For this Medline/PubMed, Scopus and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Central) were searched from their inception to 15 July 2016. Only randomized controlled trails (RCT) with children (0-18years) suffering from ADHD were included in this review. RESULTS: Nine RCTs with 464 patients comparing herbal pharmaceuticals to placebo or active control were included...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137521/gender-based-differences-in-mortality-and-complementary-therapies-for-patients-with-stroke-in-taiwan
#13
Chun-Ting Liu, Bei-Yu Wu, Wen-Long Hu, Yu-Chiang Hung
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a leading cause of death worldwide. In this retrospective study, we investigated the different effects of gender on medical behavior, medical service, medical cost, and death from stroke in Taiwan. METHODS: We collected data on the stroke-associated mortality rate according to gender and age group for the period between 2009 and 2013 from the official registry of Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan. We analyzed the data related to stroke-associated medical care and costs in 2013 from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137520/the-correlation-between-pulse-diagnosis-and-constitution-identification-in-traditional-chinese-medicine
#14
Han-Kuei Wu, Yu-Shien Ko, Yu-Sheng Lin, Hau-Tieng Wu, Tung-Hu Tsai, Hen-Hong Chang
OBJECTIVES: Our study aimed to correlate pulse wave parameters such as augmentation index (AI) and heart rate variability with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) constitution for evaluating health status. DESIGN: Out of 177 subjects, 69 healthy subjects were enrolled in the present study, and others were excluded because of cardiovascular, liver, kidney, or other diseases. Each subject was invited to complete pulse wave examination and the Constitution in Chinese Medicine Questionnaire...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137519/qi-deficiency-is-associated-with-depression-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
#15
Yuan-Ching Liao, Che-Yi Chou, Chiz-Tzung Chang, Tsai-Chung Li, Mao-Feng Sun, Hen-Hong Chang, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Hung-Rong Yen
OBJECTIVE: Depression is a common bio-psycho-social problem in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Traditional Chinese medicine has been used for symptom management in patients with depression. Identification of the specific constitution in traditional Chinese medicine is critical for personalized care. However, the association between depression and specific constitution in HD patients is unknown. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study in all chronic HD patients (HD for more than 3 months) at China Medical University Hospital in Taiwan...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137518/complementary-therapy-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-for-blood-sugar-control-in-a-patient-with-type-1-diabetes
#16
Ming-Huei Cheng, Ching-Liang Hsieh, Chih-Yu Wang, Chin-Chuan Tsai, Che-Chang Kuo
OBJECTIVE: Using a case study to discuss the effects of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatments on Type 1 diabetes mellitus. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 4-year-old girl with sudden polyuria and nocturia (fasting plasma glucose level: 270mg/dL) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Although multiple daily insulin injections were applied, her plasma glucose levels were still unstable. Therefore, she received a complementary TCM therapy by taking modified Liu-Wei-Di-Huang-Wan (3...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137517/effect-of-turkish-classical-music-on-prenatal-anxiety-and-satisfaction-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-pregnant-women-with-pre-eclampsia
#17
Eylem Toker, Nuran Kömürcü
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of music therapy on anxiety and satisfaction in pregnant women with preeclampsia. DESIGN, SETTING AND SUBJECTS: A randomized controlled trial was performed on 70 pregnant women with pre-eclampsia hospitalized in the research and application hospital of Kahramanmaras Sütcü İmam University between December 2012 and February 2014. The subjects were allocated to experimental or control groups in a random manner (n=35 each)...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912965/heart-rate-variability-in-mind-body-interventions
#18
EDITORIAL
Yan Ma, Rollin McCraty
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December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912964/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-herbal-formula-buzhong-yiqi-tang-for-stable-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#19
REVIEW
Yuanbin Chen, Johannah Linda Shergis, Lei Wu, Xuhua Yu, Qigang Zeng, Yinji Xu, Xinfeng Guo, Anthony Lin Zhang, Charlie Changli Xue, Lin Lin
OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the efficacy and safety of Buzhong Yiqi Tang (BZYQT) for stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: Three electronic English databases (PubMed, EMBASE and CENTRAL) and four Chinese databases (CBM, CNKI, CQVIP and WFMO) were searched from their inceptions until 30th June 2016. Participants were diagnosed with COPD according to the Chinese Medical Association's COPD diagnosis and treatment guidelines or Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), and were in stable stage...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912963/overcoming-communication-challenges-in-integrative-supportive-cancer-care-the-integrative-physician-the-psycho-oncologist-and-the-patient
#20
Eran Ben-Arye, Efrat Shavit, Haya Wiental, Elad Schiff, Olga Agour, Noah Samuels
BACKGROUND: Complementary/integrative medicine (CIM) services are increasingly being integrated into conventional supportive cancer care, presenting a number of challenges to communication between healthcare professionals (HCPs). The purpose of the present study was to explore the impact of the communication between integrative physicians (IPs) trained in CIM and social workers (SWs) working as psycho-oncologists in the same oncology setting. We examine whether IP-SW communication correlates with the number of patient-SW sessions, as provided within the oncology department...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
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