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Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice

Nicole Snaith, Tim Schultz, Michael Proeve, Philippa Rasmussen
AIM: The aim of the study was to examine the demographic and practice characteristics of current yoga participants and assess their levels of mindfulness, self-compassion, stress, anxiety, depression and wellbeing and implications for designing a yoga intervention. METHODS: A web-based survey was administered to South Australian yoga teachers and students from September 2014 to February 2015. RESULTS: Results showed a positive correlation with mindfulness and self-compassion and negative correlation with Depression, Anxiety and Stress scores with months of practice...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Vasudha M Sharma, N K Manjunath, H R Nagendra, Csaba Ertsey
OBJECTIVES: To Understand the efficacy of Ayurveda and Yoga in the management of Migraine Headache. METHODS: 30 subjects recruited to Ayurveda and Yoga (AY) group underwent traditional Panchakarma (Bio-purificatory process) using therapeutic Purgation followed by Yoga therapy, while 30 subjects of Control (CT) group continued on symptomatic treatment (NSAID's) for 90 days. Body constitution questionnaire was administered to both groups. The outcome measures included Symptom check list, Comprehensive Headache related Quality of Life Questionnaire and Visual Analogue Scale...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Semiha Aydın Özkan, Gülay Rathfisch
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of relaxation exercises on subjective sleep quality of in third-trimester pregnant women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The pretest posttest randomized controlled trial recruited 84 pregnant women in the third trimester. Following random assignment of subjects, the treatment group (n = 46) performed relaxation exercises for four weeks and the control group (n = 46) received standart cares. At baseline and after the intervention sleep quality was assessed...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Derrick R Stowell, Gina P Owens, Amelia Burnett
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Veterans face challenges when returning from deployment. Many have mental health difficulties because of their service and may have significant effects on veterans' lives. Horticultural therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for these mental health conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The current study was a 5-week pilot conducted in the United States to assess a horticultural therapy program for veterans with mental health issues...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Elham Emami, Roya Amini, Ghasem Motalebi
BACKGROUND: Environmental design has a positive effect on patient health. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of nature on positive distraction on the Healing Process of Patients with Cancer. METHOD: This research is a descriptive-correlational study which conducted on 80 cancer patients in an educational center with two different outlooks (natural view and no natural view) in Hamadan, Iran from March to May 2017. Patients were selected by convenience sampling method based on inclusion criteria...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Thora Jenny Gunnarsdottir, Runar Vilhjalmsson, Ingibjorg Hjaltadottir
INTRODUCTION: Complementary therapies may have positive effect on residents in nursing homes. The aim of this research was to investigate what kind of complementary therapies are provided in Icelandic nursing homes and who are the providers. Also whether the nursing homes need assistance to support the use of such therapies. METHOD: A questionnaire was mailed to all the nursing homes in Iceland (N = 59). Total of forty-five nursing homes replied or 76% response rate...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Solmaz Heidari-Fard, Mariam Mohammadi, Somayeh Fallah
PURPOSE: In this study, the effect of chamomile odssor on some parameters of pregnancy was examined. METHOD: This is a randomized clinical trial conducted on 130 primpa women. In the group of aromatherapy, women smell chamomile essence. The investigator recorded duration, number and intensity of contractions and level of satisfaction after the delivery. RESULTS: Duration of contractions, number of contractions were similar in all times in intervention and control groups (p > ...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Akiko Fujisawa, Atsuhiko Ota, Masaaki Matsunaga, Yuanying Li, Masako Kakizaki, Hisao Naito, Hiroshi Yatsuya
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether laughter yoga (LY), i.e., simulated laughter, alters cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) levels and cortisol/DHEA (C/D) ratios. METHODS: In a randomized controlled trial, 120 healthy university students were allocated to experiencing LY, watching a comedy movie (spontaneous laughter), or reading a book. Salivary cortisol and DHEA levels were measured immediately before, immediately after, and 30 min after the intervention. RESULTS: Cortisol levels and C/D ratios significantly decreased by time in the LY and comedy movie groups...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Tahereh Najafi Ghezeljeh, Fatemeh Mohaddes Ardebili
BACKGROUND: Effective strategies should be considered for reducing pain and anxiety and improving burn patients' well-being. This study was aimed to compare the effect of preferred music and Swedish massage on pain anticipatory anxiety in burn patients. METHODS: In this randomized controlled clinical trial 240 hospitalized burn patients were selected and assigned to Swedish massage, preferred music, combination of Swedish massage and preferred music and control groups through fixed blocking randomization...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Serdar Saritaş, Funda Kavak, Birgül Savaş
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August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Amanda Machado Antônio, Elaine Caldeira de Oliveira Guirro, Tamyris Padovani Dos Santos, Vânia Tiê Koga Ferreira, Marcelo Lourenço da Silva, João Eduardo de Araujo
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effects of Lower Limb (LL) auricular stimulation points on the static equilibrium of healthy subjects, assessed by computerized baropodometry. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Forty volunteers were assigned to one of two groups: Auriculotherapy (AT) who received unilateral needle stimulation of the coxofemoral, knee, and ankle points. Control (C) who did not receive any stimulation. We analyzed the contact area (CA) and the peak pressure (PP) for both feet at baseline, 20 and 25 min after the baseline was recorded...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Sibel Eyigor, Ruchan Uslu, Sebnem Apaydın, Ismail Caramat, Hilal Yesil
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of yoga on shoulder and arm pain, quality of life (QOL), depression, and physical performance in patients with breast cancer. METHODS: This prospective, randomized study included 42 patients. The patients in Group 1 underwent a 10-week Hatha yoga exercise program. The patients in Group 2 were included in a 10-week follow-up program. Our primary endpoint was arm and shoulder pain intensity. RESULTS: The group receiving yoga showed a significant improvement in their pain severity from baseline to post-treatment, and these benefits were maintained at 2...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Alyx Taylor
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August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Jeong-Hwan Lim, Hyeri Kim, Chuljin Jeon, Soohyun Cho
OBJECTIVE: To verify whether the mechanical massage using massage chairs and binaural beats (brain massage) affect the mental fatigue recovery and cognitive enhancements. METHODS: 25 healthy adults used massage chairs that could provide mechanical massage and binaural beats (brain massage) for 20 min. Mental fatigue and cognitive function were assessed before and after receiving brain massage using electroencephalogram (EEG) and 5 prolonged cognitive tests. RESULTS: When a person received a brain massage on the massage chair, the decrease in mental fatigue was statistically significant compared to taking a rest or receiving a mechanical massage only on the massage chair...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Emine Yildirim, Sultan Alan, Sule Gokyildiz
PURPOSE: This study was designed as an experimental controlled study, aiming to identify the effect of ice massage with short duration (40 min) and long duration (80 min) applied on Large Intestinal 4 (LI4) acupressure point on labor process and perception of labor pain. METHODS: The participants, who met the research criteria according to the results of power analysis, were 72 healthy pregnant women divided into experiment and control group. RESULTS: Results show that ice massage applied on the LI4 region was effective in the 80th minute...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Farhad Ramezanibadr, Kourosh Amini, Kayvan Hossaingholipor, Sograt Faghihzadeh
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August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Matthew M Schubert, Amy S Clark, Annie B De La Rosa, Sean C Newcomer
BACKGROUND: and Purpose: Yoga has grown in popularity and may offer a viable alternative form of physical activity. The purpose of this study was to examine heart rate, hydration, and thermal responses to a power yoga sequence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-seven men and women (n = 4/23; Mean ± SD age = 23.3 ± 3.3 years; BMI = 23 ± 3 kg m-2 ) underwent ∼45 min of power yoga. Heart rate and skin temperature were recorded. Mass was measured before and after exercise to estimate fluid loss...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Shi-Yu Ma, Ying Wang, Jia-Qi Xu, Lin Zheng
OBJECTIVE: Cupping therapy has been widely used in Eastern Asia, the Middle East, or Central and North Europe to manage the symptom of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The aim of this systematic review was to review data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of cupping therapy for treating patients with AS. METHODS: Databases that were searched from their inception until December 2017 included: MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, AMED, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, four Chinese databases [Chinese BioMedical Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wan-Fang Data, and the Chinese WeiPu Database], KoreaMed, The Korean National Assembly Library, Japana Centra Revuo Medicina (http://www...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Lim Soo May, Zulkefli Sanip, Amran Ahmed Shokri, Azidah Abdul Kadir, Md Rizman Md Lazin
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis is a common problem affecting the joints in the elderly, caused disability and consequently decrease the quality of life. The conservative treatment includes the usage of analgesia, but the use of herbal medicine is growing. Momordica charantia or bitter melon has been widely described to have anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory effects. However, its effect on reducing pain in primary knee osteoarthritis is not well studied. We aim to determine the effects of Momordica charantia in reducing pain among primary knee osteoarthritis patients...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Jing Li, Jing Shen, Guangyao Wu, Yang Tan, Yueji Sun, Evan Keller, Yebin Jiang, Jianlin Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the mindful exercise was more beneficial than non-mindful exercise for people with schizophrenia. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and PsycINFO were searched from their onset to April 2017. Randomized controlled trials of schizophrenia were selected. Mindful exercises were yoga, tai chi or qigong. Non-mindful exercises included any type of purely physical exercise. Risk of bias was assessed using criteria in the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions...
August 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
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