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Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29993259/preoperative-administration-of-jidabokuippo-a-kampo-medicine-alleviates-postoperative-pain-after-tooth-extraction-with-mandible-bone-removal-under-general-anesthesia-a-prospective-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#1
Nobuyasu Komasawa, Kayoko Yamamoto, Yuichi Ito Dds, Michi Omori, Takaaki Ueno, Toshiaki Minami
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the efficacy of preoperative administration of Jidabokuippo (JDI), a Kampo medicine, in treating postoperative pain after tooth extraction with mandible bone removal. DESIGN: This single-blind, randomized controlled study was conducted among two groups of adult patients who were scheduled to undergo tooth extraction with mandible bone removal under general anesthesia. Patients were randomly assigned to either the JDI or control group...
July 11, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29993255/herbal-medicines-for-cold-hypersensitivity-in-the-hands-and-feet-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Jun-Sang Yu, Dongnyung Lee, Daesung Hyun, Sei-Jin Chang
OBJECTIVES: Cold hypersensitivity in the hands and feet (CHHF) and Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) are prevalent among Asian populations, especially among women, who exhibit a higher rate of cold hypersensitivity that may be associated with gynecological problems. In several countries, herbal medicine has effectively treated cold hypersensitivity symptoms. This systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of herbal medicine for the treatment of CHHF in adults...
July 11, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29912570/the-use-of-a-stem-and-leaf-aqueous-extract-of-cissus-quadrangularis-cqr-300-to-reduce-body-fat-and-other-components-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-overweight-participants
#3
Robert Nash, Boris Azantsa, Dieudonne Kuate, Harrinder Singh, Julius Oben
BACKGROUND: Previous work had shown the ability of an aqueous leaf and stem extract of Cissus quandrangularis (300 mg of CQR, CQR-300) to improve components of metabolic syndrome (MS) in overweight individuals. OBJECTIVE: This small pilot study aimed to confirm the efficacy of CQR-300 in reducing the percentage body fat measured using two different methods-bioelectrical impedance assay versus dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). DESIGN: The study was an 8-week double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial on 67 individuals who were requested by a dietary counselor to maintain their normal exercise and dietary routines...
June 18, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29912569/overview-of-treatment-guidelines-and-clinical-practical-guidelines-that-recommend-the-use-of-acupuncture-a-bibliometric-analysis
#4
Stephen Birch, Myeong Soo Lee, Terje Alraek, Tae-Hun Kim
INTRODUCTION: As positive evidence emerges for the use of an intervention to treat a health problem, the intervention gradually becomes incorporated into treatment guidelines (TGs) or clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) that are related to that health problem. To assess whether this general hypothesis can apply to acupuncture, 96 health problems were identified for which positive conclusions in systematic reviews and meta-analyses regarding the effectiveness of acupuncture have been made and then searched for TGs or CPGs that have recommended the use of acupuncture...
June 18, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29889551/could-the-olfactory-system-be-a-target-for-homeopathic-remedies-as-nanomedicines
#5
Florence Courtens, Jean-Louis Demangeat, Mourad Benabdallah
Homeopathic remedies (HRs) contain odorant molecules such as flavonoids or terpenes and can lose their efficiency in presence of some competitive odors. Such similarities, along with extreme sensitivity of the olfactory system, widespread presence of olfactory receptors over all organic tissues (where they have metabolic roles besides perception of odors), and potential direct access to the brain through olfactory nerves (ONs) and trigeminal nerves, may suggest the olfactory system as target for HRs. Recent works highlighted that HRs exist in a dual form, that is, a still molecular form at low dilution and a nanoparticulate form at high dilution, and that remnants of source remedy persist in extremely high dilutions...
June 11, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29883205/pediatric-nurses-usage-and-experience-toward-complementary-health-approaches
#6
Vildan Cırık, Emine Efe
OBJECTIVES: The usage of Complementary Health Approaches (CHA) and its popularity have been increasing among both children and pediatric nurses. The aims of this study were to (1) determine the knowledge and usage levels of pediatric nurses about CHA, (2) describe the experiences of nurses about CHA, and (3) evaluate the attitudes of nurses toward CHA. METHODS: This was multicenter study. A total of 1,450 pediatric nurses who are working at the pediatric departments of different hospitals in Turkey participated in the study between June 2013 and February 2014...
June 8, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29883196/use-of-complementary-health-practices-in-a-church-based-african-american-cohort
#7
Kamisha Hamilton Escoto, Kathrin Milbury, Nga Nguyen, Dalnim Cho, Crystal Roberson, David Wetter, Lorna H McNeill
OBJECTIVES: Few studies have examined the use of complementary health practices (e.g., mind/body practices and dietary supplements) among African Americans, particularly those who identify as being spiritual and/or religious. Furthermore, research on the health and health behavior profiles of such complementary health users is scant. The purpose of this study was to explore the use of complementary health practices and their lifestyle and health indicator correlates in a large, church-based African American population...
June 8, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29883193/analgesic-effect-and-potential-cumulative-benefit-from-caudal-epidural-d5w-in-consecutive-participants-with-chronic-low-back-and-buttock-leg-pain
#8
Liza Maniquis-Smigel, Kenneth Dean Reeves, Howard Jeffrey Rosen, John Lyftogt, Cassie Graham-Coleman, An-Lin Cheng, David Rabago
OBJECTIVES: Chronic low-back pain (CLBP) participants in a prior controlled study reported short-term pain relief after caudal epidural injection of 5% dextrose (D5W). This study assessed whether repeated caudal epidural injections of D5W results in serial short-term diminution of CLBP and progressive long-term decrease in pain and disability. DESIGN: Prospective uncontrolled study. SETTINGS/LOCATION: Outpatient pain clinic. SUBJECTS: Adults with CLBP with radiation to gluteal or leg areas...
June 8, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29883188/analgesic-effects-of-reflexology-in-patients-undergoing-surgical-procedures-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Samuel Attias, Keren Sivan, Ofri Avneri, Avigail Sagee, Eran Ben-Arye, Ofra Grinberg, Gideon Sroka, Ibrahim Matter, Elad Schiff
OBJECTIVE: Inadequate treatment of pain in patients undergoing surgery is associated with unsatisfactory perioperative outcomes. The aim of this study was to examine the role of reflexology in addition to standard analgesic treatment in postoperative pain management. DESIGN: This was a prospective, unblinded pragmatic controlled trial. SETTING/LOCATION: Study participants included patients who were admitted to the general surgery department...
June 8, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29870268/potential-benefits-and-safety-of-t-ai-chi-for-balance-and-functional-independence-in-people-with-cerebellar-ataxia
#10
Stanley J Winser, Priya Kannan, Marco Pang, Catherine Smith, William W Tsang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29851511/effect-of-acupuncture-or-massage-on-health-related-quality-of-life-of-hemodialysis-patients
#11
Alexander Bullen, Linda Awdishu, Wendy Lester, Teri Moore, Danuta Trzebinska
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of acupuncture and massage on health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) among end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. DESIGN: Pre-post test design. SETTING: A hemodialysis (HD) unit located in a university hospital. INTERVENTION: Participants were given the option to choose between 20 min sessions of massage or acupuncture therapy once a week for 8 weeks by licensed acupuncturists and massage therapists while undergoing their usual HD session in the University of California, San Diego Chronic HD unit...
May 31, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29851499/expanding-our-view-of-herbal-medicine
#12
Heather Zwickey, Liz Lipski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 31, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29851495/appropriate-statistics-for-determining-chance-removed-interpractitioner-agreement
#13
Michael Popplewell, John Reizes, Chris Zaslawski
OBJECTIVES: Fleiss' Kappa (FK) has been commonly, but incorrectly, employed as the "standard" for evaluating chance-removed inter-rater agreement with ordinal data. This practice may lead to misleading conclusions in inter-rater agreement research. An example is presented that demonstrates the conditions where FK produces inappropriate results, compared with Gwet's AC2, which is proposed as a more appropriate statistic. A novel format for recording a Chinese Medical (CM) diagnoses, called the Diagnostic System of Oriental Medicine (DSOM), was used to record and compare patient diagnostic data, which, unlike the contemporary CM diagnostic format, allows agreement by chance to be considered when evaluating patient data obtained with unrestricted diagnostic options available to diagnosticians...
May 31, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792511/when-a-white-horse-is-a-horse-embracing-the-obvious-overlap-between-acupuncture-and-neuromodulation
#14
Vitaly Napadow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782198/a-multidisciplinary-integrative-medicine-team-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-low-back-pain-an-observational-comparative-effectiveness-study
#15
Peter M Wayne, David M Eisenberg, Kamila Osypiuk, Brian J Gow, Claudia M Witt, Roger B Davis, Julie E Buring
OBJECTIVES: Chronic low-back pain (CLBP) is burdensome and costly, and a common condition for which adults use integrative therapies. The effectiveness of multidisciplinary integrative approaches has not been well studied. The purpose of this observational study was to compare characteristics and outcomes of CLBP patients treated at the Osher Clinical Center (OCC) versus other clinics at Brigham and Women's Hospital. DESIGN: Observational comparative effectiveness study...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782183/effect-of-cabbage-wraps-on-the-reduction-of-post-traumatic-knee-exudates-in-men
#16
Jacek Dygut, Monika Piwowar, Kinga Fijałkowska, Ibeth Guevara, Robert Jakubas, Gustaw Gonzales, Krzysztof Popławski, Anna Strokowska, Hanna Wikariak, Wiktor Jurkowski
OBJECTIVES: The study investigates measurable effects of cabbage leaf wraps on post-traumatic knee injury exudate absorption in men. DESIGN: Case-control experiment on the same group of patients (before and after treatment). SETTINGS/LOCATION: One academic center and two hospitals. SUBJECTS: The study was carried out on a group of patients with different degrees of injury severity in the acute stage of the knee injury who were divided into three groups based on the width of suprapatellar recess gap (3-5 mm in group 1, 6-10 mm in group 2, and 11 mm or more in group 3) as assessed by ultrasonography...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782182/a-specifically-designed-multispecies-probiotic-supplement-relieves-seasonal-allergic-rhinitis-symptoms
#17
Annabelle M Watts, Amanda J Cox, Peter K Smith, Isolde Besseling-van der Vaart, Allan W Cripps, Nicholas P West
BACKGROUND: Probiotics are purported to reduce symptoms of allergic rhinitis. This study sought to determine the proportion of participants with an improvement in the mini Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (mRQLQ) in response to a multispecies probiotic supplement with a Simon Two-Stage design. METHODS: This study was based on a Simon Two-Stage Design for p1 -p0  = 0.18 to account for seasonal variation in symptoms. Under this design, ≥10 patients are required to exhibit an improvement in quality-of-life scores to determine that there was sufficient activity for the supplement to be considered effective...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782181/effectiveness-of-an-osteopathic-abdominal-manual-intervention-in-pain-thresholds-lumbopelvic-mobility-and-posture-in-women-with-chronic-functional-constipation
#18
María José Martínez-Ochoa, Juan Carlos Fernández-Domínguez, Jose Miguel Morales-Asencio, Javier González-Iglesias, François Ricard, Ángel Oliva-Pascual-Vaca
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of an osteopathic abdominal manual intervention (AMI) on pressure pain thresholds (PPTs), mobility, hip flexibility, and posture in women with chronic functional constipation. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial. SETTING/LOCATION: Subjects were recruited for the study by referral from different gastroenterology outpatient clinics in the city of Madrid (Spain). SUBJECTS: Sixty-two patients suffering from chronic functional constipation according to the guidelines of the Congress of Rome III...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782180/current-evidence-on-heart-rate-variability-biofeedback-as-a-complementary-anticraving-intervention
#19
Nour Alayan, Lucille Eller, Marsha E Bates, Dennis P Carmody
BACKGROUND: The limited success of conventional anticraving interventions encourages research into new treatment strategies. Heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB), which is based on slowed breathing, was shown to improve symptom severity in various disorders. HRVB, and certain rates of controlled breathing (CB), may offer therapeutic potential as a complementary drug-free treatment option to help control substance craving. METHODS: This review evaluated current evidence on the effectiveness of HRVB and CB training as a complementary anticraving intervention, based on guidelines from the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Protocols...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762043/the-effects-of-fish-oil-on-hiv-related-inflammation-and-markers-of-immunosenescence-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#20
Barbara Swanson, Joyce Keithley, Linda Baum, Sue Leurgans, Oluwatoyin Adeyemi, Lisa L Barnes, Mariana Mata, Anneliese Rosdil
OBJECTIVE: To explore the safety and efficacy of fish oil to modulate parameters of inflammation and immunosenescence in HIV-infected older adults. DESIGN: This study uses a randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial. SETTING: The study was conducted in an outpatient HIV/AIDS clinic in a large urban Midwestern city in the United States. SUBJECTS: A total of 37 clinically stable HIV-infected adults between the ages of 40 and 70 years of age participated...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
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