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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650692/the-role-of-polyphenols-in-rosacea-treatment-a-systematic-review
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Suzana Saric, Ashley K Clark, Raja K Sivamani, Peter A Lio, Hadar A Lev-Tov
OBJECTIVES: Various treatment options are available for the management of rosacea symptoms such as facial erythema, telangiectasia, papules and pustules, burning, stinging, and itching. Botanical therapies are commonly used to treat the symptoms. The objective of this review is to evaluate the use of polyphenols in rosacea treatment. DESIGN: PubMed, Embase, Biosis, Web of Knowledge, and Scopus databases were systematically searched for clinical studies evaluating polyphenols in the management of rosacea...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650203/how-efficacious-is-danshen-salvia-miltiorrhiza-dripping-pill-in-treating-angina-pectoris-evidence-assessment-for-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#2
Yongliang Jia, Siu-Wai Leung
BACKGROUND: More than 230 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of danshen dripping pill (DSP) and isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) in treating angina pectoris after the first preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses-compliant comprehensive meta-analysis were published in 2010. Other meta-analyses had flaws in study selection, statistical meta-analysis, and evidence assessment. This study completed the meta-analysis with an extensive assessment of the evidence. METHODS: RCTs published from 1994 to 2016 on DSP and ISDN in treating angina pectoris for at least 4 weeks were included...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628749/acupuncture-related-techniques-for-psoriasis-a-systematic-review-with-pairwise-and-network-meta-analyses-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#3
Mei-Ling Yeh, Shu-Hua Ko, Mei-Hua Wang, Ching-Chi Chi, Yu-Chu Chung
OBJECTIVE: There has be a large body of evidence on the pharmacological treatments for psoriasis, but whether nonpharmacological interventions are effective in managing psoriasis remains largely unclear. This systematic review conducted pairwise and network meta-analyses to determine the effects of acupuncture-related techniques on acupoint stimulation for the treatment of psoriasis and to determine the order of effectiveness of these remedies. METHODS: This study searched the following databases from inception to March 15, 2016: Medline, PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EBSCO (including Academic Search Premier, American Doctoral Dissertations, and CINAHL), Airiti Library, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618234/successful-treatment-of-acute-radiation-proctitis-with-aloe-vera-a-preliminary-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#4
Adeleh Sahebnasagh, Arash Ghasemi, Jafar Akbari, Abbas Alipour, Hossein Lashkardoost, Shahram Ala, Ebrahim Salehifar
BACKGROUND: Acute radiation proctitis (ARP) is a common side-effect that affects up to 50% of patients receiving radiotherapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of a topical preparation of Aloe vera in the treatment of ARP induced by radiotherapy of pelvic area. SUBJECTS AND INTERVENTIONS: In this double-blind placebo-controlled trial, 20 consecutive patients with ARP after external-beam radiation therapy (46-72 Gy) of pelvic malignancies were randomized to receive either Aloe vera 3% or placebo ointment, 1 g twice daily for 4 weeks...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609129/efficacy-and-safety-of-guizhi-shaoyao-zhimu-decoction-for-treating-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
#5
James W Daily, Ting Zhang, Shihua Cao, Sunmin Park
OBJECTIVES: GuiZhi-ShaoYao-ZhiMu decoction (GSZD), a traditional Chinese herbal medication for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), has a long history of use and modern scientific research support for efficacy, but the studies have not been systematically evaluated. Therefore, this study systematically reviewed the efficacy of GSZD using the available human clinical trials and conducted a meta-analysis. METHODS: The available databases were searched using proper languages of English, Korean, and Chinese...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605233/clinoptilolite-for-treatment-of-dyslipidemia-preliminary-efficacy-study
#6
Milisav Cutovic, Milica Lazovic, Vesna Vukovic-Dejanovic, Dejan Nikolic, Ivana Petronic-Markovic, Dragana Cirovic
OBJECTIVES: A tribomechanically activated clinoptilolite (natural aluminosilicate mineral) has been used to increase growth in meat-producing animals, as an adjuvant in cancer therapy, and a heavy metal remover in humans. Because of its unique cation exchanging and chelating properties, we hypothesized that clinoptilolite may be beneficial for the treatment of dyslipidemia in the manner similar to bile acid sequestrants. Thus, specific aims of this pilot study were to orally administer clinoptilolite in different doses and granule size combinations to determine magnitude and time profile of changes in blood lipids...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604055/deciphering-the-mechanism-of-action-of-wrightia-tinctoria-for-psoriasis-based-on-systems-pharmacology-approach
#7
Sudharsana Sundarrajan, Sajitha Lulu, Mohanapriya Arumugam
OBJECTIVE: Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated disorder of the skin. The disease manifests itself with red or silvery scaly plaques distributing over the lower back, scalp, and extensor aspects of limbs. Several medications are available for the treatment of psoriasis; however, high rates of remission and side-effects still persist as a major concern. Siddha, one of the traditional systems of Indian medicine offers cure to many dermatological conditions, including psoriasis. The oil prepared from the leaves of Wrightia tinctoria is prescribed by many healers for the treatment of psoriasis...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590768/effect-of-hydroalcoholic-extract-of-capsella-bursa-pastoris-on-early-postpartum-hemorrhage-a-clinical-trial-study
#8
Sahar Ghalandari, Nourossadat Kariman, Zohre Sheikhan, Faraz Mojab, Moghadameh Mirzaei, Hadis Shahrahmani
OBJECTIVES: Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is one of three main causes of maternal mortality and a life-threatening condition throughout the world. PPH can have irreversible complications for the mother even if it does not lead to death. This study was conducted to determine the effect of hydroalcoholic extract of Capsella bursa pastoris on early PPH. DESIGN: The present study was a single-blinded, randomized, clinical trial. SETTING: The study was conducted in Afzalipour Hospital of Kerman in 2015...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590767/effects-of-biodanza-on-stress-depression-and-sleep-quality-in-university-students
#9
María Mar López-Rodríguez, Ingrid Baldrich-Rodríguez, Alicia Ruiz-Muelle, Alda Elena Cortés-Rodríguez, Teresa Lopezosa-Estepa, Pablo Roman
BACKGROUND: The existing literature shows dance to be an innovative and successful form of stress management. Previous research indicates that Biodanza is able to increase well-being and personal resources and prevent stress. However, Biodanza has not yet been empirically tested as a possible therapy for application outside the clinical context in young adults with perceived stress. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of Biodanza in reducing symptoms of perceived stress and depression and in promoting sleep quality in young adults, comparing the changes with those observed in a control group...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590766/examining-burnout-depression-and-self-compassion-in-veterans-affairs-mental-health-staff
#10
David M Atkinson, John L Rodman, Paul D Thuras, Paulo R Shiroma, Kelvin O Lim
OBJECTIVES: Burnout, a state of emotional exhaustion associated with negative personal and occupational outcomes, is prevalent among healthcare providers. A better understanding of the psychological factors that may be associated with resilience to burnout is essential to develop effective interventions. Self-compassion, which includes kindness toward oneself, recognition of suffering as part of shared human experience, mindfulness, and nonjudgment toward inadequacies and failures, may be one such factor...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590765/ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-acupuncture-effect-on-common-extensor-tendon-thickness-in-patients-with-lateral-epicondylitis-a-randomized-controlled-study
#11
Fatma Gülçin Ural, Gökhan Tuna Öztürk, Hüma Bölük, Selami Akkuş
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of acupuncture on common extensor tendon (CET) thickness in patients with lateral epicondylitis (LE). Additionally, to identify whether clinical and ultrasonographic changes showed any correlation. METHODS: Forty-one patients were randomly assigned to acupuncture and control groups. Conventional treatment (rest, NSAİİ, bracing, exercise) methods for LE were applied to all patients. In addition to this, the acupuncture treatment was applied to the acupuncture group...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537422/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-program-on-chronic-low-back-pain-a-study-investigating-the-impact-on-endocrine-physical-and-psychologic-functioning
#12
Rita B Ardito, Piero Stanley Pirro, Tania S Re, Isabella Bonapace, Valentino Menardo, Emanuela Bruno, Laura Gianotti
OBJECTIVE: To explore the impact of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program on pain severity and endocrine, physical, and psychologic functioning in patients with chronic low-back pain (CLBP). METHODS: A total of 28 participants were enrolled in the study between January and June 2014; 17 participants were sequentially sampled for an 8-week MBSR program, and 11 were placed on a waitlist control group. Pain severity, quality of life (QOL), global psychologic functioning, and depression were assessed at baseline, at the end of treatment, and 4-5 months post-treatment for both groups...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537418/short-term-changes-in-algometry-inclinometry-stabilometry-and-urinary-ph-analysis-after-a-thoracolumbar-junction-manipulation-in-patients-with-kidney-stones
#13
Ángel Oliva Pascual-Vaca, Ramón Punzano-Rodríguez, Pablo Escribá-Astaburuaga, Juan Carlos Fernández-Domínguez, François Ricard, Maria Angeles Franco-Sierra, Cleofás Rodríguez-Blanco
OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy of a high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation of the thoracolumbar junction in different urologic and musculoskeletal parameters in subjects suffering from renal lithiasis. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled blinded clinical study. SETTINGS/LOCATION: The Nephrology departments of two hospitals and one private consultancy of physiotherapy in Valencia (Spain). SUBJECTS: Forty-six patients suffering from renal lithiasis...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530441/a-pilot-observational-study-of-an-acupressure-acupuncture-intervention-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#14
Lana R Warren, Patricia A Rao, David C Paton
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) would tolerate an acupressure/acupuncture intervention and whether parents would adhere to a twice-weekly, 8-week intervention protocol. Second, to further understand best measures to use to capture impact of intervention on behavioral and regulatory functions. DESIGN: This is an observational pilot study with pre-, mid-, and postintervention measures. SETTINGS/LOCATION: The intervention was carried out in a private practice office in a large metropolitan area...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497986/literature-review-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-on-the-treatment-of-coronary-heart-disease-in-recent-20-years-in-china
#15
Ping Gong, Yue Li, Chengzeng Yao, Hui Guo, Hui Hwang, Xiaobing Liu, Yan Xu, Xiaolong Wang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the patterns and differences of Chinese herbs in the treatment of coronary heart disease (CHD) in different time periods and different regions in recent 20 years. DESIGN: The literature of controlled clinical trials that focuses on Chinese herbs treating CHD published in China National Knowledge Internet and Wanfang database from January 1, 1996 to December 31, 2015 were screened to analyze the patterns of herb utilization using SPSS 21.0. RESULTS: A total of 1250 articles were enrolled in total covering 29 regions...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488881/mindfulness-based-relapse-prevention-for-methadone-maintenance-a-feasibility-trial
#16
Sarah Bowen, Vanessa C Somohano, Rachel E Rutkie, Jacob A Manuel, Kristoffer L Rehder
OBJECTIVES: As rates of opiate misuse rise in the United States, so do significant associated health and financial consequences to afflicted individuals, their families, and society at large. Methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) is one evidence-based approach to treating opiate addiction, yet supplemental psychosocial treatment to support this approach is lacking. Mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP) has shown to be efficacious in various substance use populations, but has yet to be assessed with MMT clients...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440664/the-effect-of-reflexology-on-the-pain-insomnia-fatigue-disturbance-cluster-of-breast-cancer-patients-during-adjuvant-radiation-therapy
#17
Ricardo Tarrasch, Narin N Carmel-Neiderman, Sarah Ben-Ami, Bella Kaufman, Raphi Pfeffer, Merav Ben-David, Dorit Gamus
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of reflexology treatment on quality of life, sleep disturbances, and fatigue in breast cancer patients during radiation therapy. METHODS/SUBJECTS: A total of 72 women with breast cancer (stages 1-3) scheduled for radiation therapy were recruited. DESIGN: Women were allocated upon their preference either to the group receiving reflexology treatments once a week concurrently with radiotherapy and continued for 10 weeks or to the control group (usual care)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440663/acupuncture-for-pain-and-nausea-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-feasibility-study-in-a-public-safety-net-hospital
#18
Colin Feeney, Elizabeth Bruns, Gabrielle LeCompte, Anahita Forati, Thomas Chen, Amy Matecki
OBJECTIVES: To explore the feasibility and acceptability of providing acupuncture treatment to relieve pain and nausea symptoms in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. DESIGN: Prospective feasibility study. SETTINGS/LOCATION: Public safety net hospital with a 20-bed mixed medical/surgical ICU. SUBJECTS: Patients from all services admitted to the ICU from November 14, 2014 to April 2015. INTERVENTIONS: Three 20 min acupuncture treatments given for consented patients who were experiencing pain and/or nausea, in addition to usual care...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436686/sparking-thinking-studying-modern-precision-medicine-will-accelerate-the-progression-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-patterns
#19
Bao-Cheng Liu, Guang Ji
Incorporating "-omics" studies with environmental interactions could help elucidate the biological mechanisms responsible for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) patterns. Based on the authors' own experiences, this review outlines a model of an ideal combination of "-omics" biomarkers, environmental factors, and TCM pattern classifications; provides a narrative review of the relevant genetic and TCM studies; and lists several successful integrative examples. Two integration tools are briefly introduced. The first is the integration of modern devices into objective diagnostic methods of TCM patterning, which would improve current clinical decision-making and practice...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436684/serenoa-repens-for-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-current-evidence-and-its-clinical-implications-in-naturopathic-medicine
#20
Soo Liang Ooi, Sok Cheon Pak
OBJECTIVES: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) commonly affects men above 40 years old. The progression of BPH is often accompanied with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) that can significantly affect the quality of life of the patients. Serenoa repens (saw palmetto) is a popular herbal remedy indicated for LUTS/BPH. We reviewed the current research on the efficacy of S. repens on LUTS/BPH as a monotherapy as well as combination therapies. DESIGN: Non-systematic searches were performed in PubMed for human studies and systematic reviews on the topic...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
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