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Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice

Melike Demir Doğan
OBJECTIVE: Pain is one of the most common symptoms and may lead to important psychological, mental, and physiological problems in individuals. According to data by The Center for Reiki Research, Reiki is an effective approach to decrease the levels of pain, depression, and anxiety. Therefore, the aim of this meta-analysis was to investigate the effect of Reiki on pain level. METHODS: Randomized controlled clinical trials in databases of Pubmed, ISI Web of Sciences, and Google Scholar were investigated...
March 10, 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Arlene A Schmid, Karen E Atler, Matthew P Malcolm, Laura A Grimm, Tara C Klinedinst, David R Marchant, Tasha P Marchant, Jennifer Dickman Portz
OBJECTIVE: Assess pre to-post outcomes for people with chronic pain and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) randomized to an 8-week yoga intervention or usual care. METHODS: Participants were included if they self-reported: chronic pain; T2DM; >18 years old; no exercise restrictions or consistent yoga; and consented to the study. RESULTS: After yoga, there were significant improvements in: Brief Pain Inventory pain interference (49 ± 15...
February 15, 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Ciara M Hughes, S D Liddle, Marlene Sinclair, Julie E M McCullough
Low back and pelvic girdle pain (LBPGP) is a common complaint among pregnant women, which increases throughout pregnancy and women use various complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to manage their pain. Using an online survey, CAM treatments used by pregnant women in the UK and their perceptions of these therapies to relieve LBPGP were investigated. 191 women completed the survey and 70% experienced LBPGP lasting more than one week. Over half of women who sought treatment from a GP or physiotherapist were dissatisfied...
February 2, 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Zuhal Kunduracilar, Hulya Guvenir Sahin, Emel Sonmezer, Seyhan Sozay
METHODS: Eighty-nine female patients who had been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis were divided into three groups as two experimental and a control group. All groups have received the standard therapy (hotpack, ultrasound, TENS). Both experimental groups underwent water exercise program. While Group 1 performed lower extremity exercise training, Group 2 performed upper extremity exercises as well as trunk exercises in addition to the lower extremity exercises used in the Group 1. The third group was control group who did not receive water exercise treatment...
February 1, 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Sule Gokyildiz Surucu, Melike Ozturk, Burcu Avcibay Vurgec, Sultan Alan, Meltem Akbas
OBJECTIVE: This study aims at analyzing the effect of music on pain and anxiety felt by women in labor during their first pregnancy. METHOD: When the pregnant women in the experimental group progressed into the active phase of the labor, they were made to listen to music in Acemasiran mode with earplugs for 3 h (20 min of listening with 10-min breaks). FINDINGS: It was observed that after the first-hour women indicated that their pain was statistically less in the experimental group...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Kelsey L Corcoran, Andrew S Dunn, Bart N Green, Lance R Formolo, Gregory P Beehler
OBJECTIVE: To determine if U.S. female veterans had demonstrable improvements in neck pain after chiropractic management at a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study of medical records from female veterans attending a VA chiropractic clinic for neck pain from 2009 to 2015. Paired t-tests were used to compare baseline and discharge numeric rating scale (NRS) and Neck Bournemouth Questionnaire (NBQ) scores with a minimum clinically important difference (MCID) set at a 30% change from baseline...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Felipe Rodrigues de Oliveira, Laura Cristina Visnardi Gonçalves, Filipy Borghi, Larissa Gabriela Rocha Ventura da Silva, Anne Elise Gomes, Gustavo Trevisan, Aglécio Luiz de Souza, Dora Maria Grassi-Kassisse, Danilo Roberto Xavier de Oliveira Crege
We investigate the effects of a massage therapy program (MTP) in cortisol concentration (CC), intensity of pain, quality of life and perceived stress index of fibromyalgia patients. Volunteers (n = 24, aged 26-55 years) were treated with MT, twice a week for three months. They answered the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ) and McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ-Br), and collected saliva to evaluate CC before and after the end of each month. The MT had improvement in quality of life, according to the FIQ results, and promoted reduction in PSQ values after the second (PSQ2-0...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Mahbobeh Sajadi, Naimeh Niazi, Sharareh Khosravi, Abolghasem Yaghobi, Mahboubeh Rezaei, Harold G Koenig
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the effect of spiritual counseling on the spiritual well-being of Iranian women with cancer. DESIGN AND SETTING: a randomized clinical trial was conducted on 42 female cancer patients who were randomized to either an 8-week spiritual counseling intervention (n = 21) or a control group that received routine education/care (n = 21). Spiritual well-being (SWB) was assessed before and after the 8-week spiritual counseling program using Paloutzian and Ellison's (1983) Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS)...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Fernanda F Zimmermann, Beverley Burrell, Jennifer Jordan
OBJECTIVE: In spite of supportive care for people affected by cancer being well recognized as a priority for research, there is little solid evidence of the effectiveness of psychological interventions using mindfulness for those with advanced cancer. This systematic review aims to describe, evaluate and synthesize the acceptability and potential benefits of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) for the psychological well-being of people with advanced cancers. METHODS: Eight databases were searched and terms related to advanced stages of cancer and mindfulness were combined systematically to identify relevant published literature...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Manal Hasan Zainaldeen, Nebras Ebrahim Hasan, Fatema Ahmed Hamza Ahmed Ali, Hasan Saeed Altahoo, Fiza Rashid-Doubell, Salim Fredericks
Juggling-exposure therapy has been employed in the management of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. However, there is little evidence of the effectiveness of juggling-exposure in improving emotional states in subclinical conditions. This study aimed at evaluating the effect of a course of juggling on emotional states, sleep quality and blood pressure among medical students at a critical stage of their academic training. Blood pressure, psychometric and quality of sleep assessments were performed pre- and post-examination period for two groups of students: juggling-exposed (n = 9) and non-juggling-exposed (n = 11)...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Wan Najbah Nik Nabil, Ren Jye Lim, Si Yan Chan, Nai Ming Lai, Ai Ch'i Liew
BACKGROUND: Over 80% of head and neck cancer patients suffer from radiotherapy-induced xerostomia (dry mouth). Xerostomia affects cancer patients' quality of life, and xerostomia sometimes persists throughout the patients' lifetime. This review aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Chinese herbs in relieving radiotherapy induced xerostomia. METHODS: Systematic searches were conducted on 6 databases (English and Chinese). Studies published up till May 2017 were considered for inclusion...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Azin Behnood-Rod, Masoomeh Afzali Poor Khoshkbejari, Pirouz Pourzargar, Mostafa Hassanzadeh, Yashar Moharamzad, Feizollah Foroughi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of use of different types of CAM among patients who attended outpatient general practices (GP). METHODS: CAM use, type, reason, administration, satisfaction, and disclosure to physician were documented by interviewing 360 patients. RESULTS: A total of 192 individuals (53.3%) reported that they were using or had used at least one form of CAM therapy (a total of 343 CAM therapies). The five most commonly used CAM therapies were, respectively, vitamin supplements (105 subjects, 54...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Matthew J Leach, Marlene Wiese, Manisha Thakkar, Tamara Agnew
OBJECTIVE: To generate a multidisciplinary stakeholder-informed definition of integrative health care (IHC). METHODS: A mixed-method study design was used, employing the use of focus groups/semi-structured interviews (phase-1) and document analysis (phases 2 and 3). Phase-1 recruited a purposive sample of Australian health consumers/health providers. Phase-2 interrogated websites of international IHC organisations for definitions of IHC. Phase-3 systematically searched bibliographic databases for articles defining IHC...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Taeho Greg Rhee, Ila M Harris
We estimated prevalence rates of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by reason for use (treatment, wellness, or both), and examined perceived benefits of using CAM among U.S. adults with migraines/severe headaches. The 2012 National Health Interview Survey, which represents non-institutionalized adults with migraines/severe headaches (n = 4447 unweighted), were used. Of the study sample, 41.3% used some form of CAM in the past year. Nearly a third of them (29.6%) used CAM for wellness only and 59% used CAM for both wellness and treatment...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Danielle Terra Alvim, Arthur Sá Ferreira
This study examined (1) the agreement of acupuncture experts with textbook prescriptions and among themselves, and (2) the association between similar traditional diagnoses and textbook acupuncture prescriptions, examining whether pragmatic practice (i.e., modifying prescriptions according to personal clinical practice) alters such an association. A computational analysis quantified the diagnosis-prescription association from a textbook. Eight acupuncture experts were independently interviewed. Experts modified the textbook prescriptions according to their pragmatic practice...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Chenyang Li, Yanhui Liu, Yunan Ji, Lingli Xie, Zhenhua Hou
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of yoga training in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHOD: A literature search was performed in PubMed, Cochrane Library, Embase, CINAHL, and Web of Science for relevant studies published before June 2017. Quality assessment, sensitivity analysis and heterogeneity were performed. Stata12.0 software was used for statistical analysis. RESULTS: Ten studies were eligible for this analysis...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Ramya Kateel, Gopalakrishna Bhat, Shrikala Baliga, Alfred J Augustine, Sheetal Ullal, Prabha Adhikari
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February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Pouya Nematolahi, Mitra Mehrabani, Somayyeh Karami-Mohajeri, Fatemeh Dabaghzadeh
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of oral rosemary on memory performance, anxiety, depression, and sleep quality in university students. METHODS: In this double-blinded randomized controlled trial, the 68 participating students randomly received 500 mg rosemary and placebo twice daily for one month. Prospective and retrospective memory performance, depression, anxiety and sleep quality of the students were measured using Prospective and Retrospective Memory Questionnaire, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Inventory at baseline and after one month...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Tomoko Mutoh, Tatsushi Mutoh, Hirokazu Tsubone, Makoto Takada, Misato Doumura, Masayo Ihara, Hideo Shimomura, Yasuyuki Taki, Masahiro Ihara
The aim of this study was to obtain data of gait parameters on predicting long-term outcome of hippotherapy. In 20 participants (4-19 years; GMFCS levels I to III) with cerebral palsy (CP), gait and balance abilities were examined after 10-m walking test using a portable motion recorder. Hippotherapy was associated with increased Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM)-66 at 1 year from the baseline (P < 0.001). Hippotherapy increased stride length, walking speed, and mean acceleration and decreased horizontal/vertical displacement ratio over time (P < 0...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Nina Terenteva, Oksana Chernykh, Marcos A Sanchez-Gonzalez, Alexei Wong
Acupuncture (ACU) is becoming a more common practice among hypertensive individuals. However, the reported therapeutic effects of ACU in lowering brachial blood pressure (BP) are ambiguous. Therefore, evaluating more sensitive markers of arterial functioning might unveil the protective effects of ACU on hypertension. We examined the effects of an 8-week ACU therapy intervention on vascular hemodynamics and stiffness in middle-age hypertensive individuals. Participants were randomly assigned to either ACU (n = 23) or a control group (n = 22)...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
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