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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29598986/rhythmical-massage-improves-autonomic-nervous-system-function-a-single-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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Georg Seifert, Jenny-Lena Kanitz, Carolina Rihs, Ingrid Krause, Katharina Witt, Andreas Voss
BACKGROUND: Rhythmical massage therapy (RMT) is a massage technique used in anthroposophic medicine. OBJECTIVE: The authors aimed to investigate the physiological action of RMT on the cardiovascular system by analysing heart rate variability (HRV). DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTION: This study was a randomised, controlled and single-blinded trial, involving 44 healthy women (mean age: (26.20 ± 4.71) years). The subjects were randomised to one of three arms: RMT with aromatic oil (RA), RMT without aromatic oil (RM) or standardised sham massage (SM)...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588576/a-4-year-non-randomized-comparative-phase-iv-study-of-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-integrative-anthroposophic-medicine-for-patients-with-preference-against-dmards-versus-conventional-therapy-including-dmards-for-patients-without-preference
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Harald J Hamre, Van N Pham, Christian Kern, Rolf Rau, Jörn Klasen, Ute Schendel, Lars Gerlach, Attyla Drabik, Ludger Simon
Background: While disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are a mainstay of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), some patients with early RA refuse DMARDs. In anthroposophic medicine (AM), a treatment strategy for early RA without DMARDs has been developed. Preliminary data suggest that RA symptoms and inflammatory markers can be reduced under AM, without DMARDs. Patients and methods: Two hundred and fifty-one self-selected patients aged 16-70 years, starting treatment for RA of <3 years duration, without prior DMARD therapy, participated in a prospective, non-randomized, comparative Phase IV study...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561303/effect-of-a-complementary-integrative-medicine-treatment-program-on-taxane-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-a-brief-report
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Eran Ben-Arye, Yaron River, Yael Keshet, Ofer Lavie, Pesi Israeli L, Noah Samuels
OBJECTIVE: Peripheral neuropathy is a common complication of cancer treatment impairing quality of life and function. This study explored the impact of a complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) program on taxane-induced peripheral neuropathy (TIPN). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Taxane-treated female patients with breast and gynecological cancer reporting TIPN-related symptoms were referred to an integrative physician, followed by patient-tailored CIM treatments (acupuncture with/without other modalities)...
March 21, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392483/crossing-the-death-threshold-experiencing-multi-disciplinary-end-of-life-integrative-oncology-training
#4
Eran Ben-Arye, Yael Keshet, Maria Livas, Thomas Breitkreuz
OBJECTIVE: Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) is acknowledged in more and more oncology-care centers as part of supportive and palliative cancer care. However, only limited research is available on medical training of CIM practitioners regarding end-of-life (EOL) care. In this study, we assess the impact of multi-disciplinary EOL training on cultural-diverse groups of CIM-trained healthcare practitioners (HCPs) working in integrative oncology care settings in Germany and Israel...
February 1, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237435/clinical-safety-of-combined-therapy-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-and-viscum-album-l-therapy-in-patients-with-advanced-or-metastatic-cancer
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Anja Thronicke, Megan L Steele, Christian Grah, Burkhard Matthes, Friedemann Schad
BACKGROUND: Despite improvement of tumour response rates in patients with progressive and metastatic cancer, immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICM) induce toxicities in cancer patients. Viscum album L. (VA, mistletoe) extracts are applied as add-on cancer therapy especially in German speaking countries and within integrative and anthroposophical concepts with the goal to improve quality of life. The primary objective of this pilot observational cohort study was to determine the rate of adverse events (AE) related to ICM therapy with and without VA in patients with advanced or metastatic cancer in a certified Cancer Center...
December 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210253/should-anthroposophic-medicinal-products-be-regulated-in-europe
#6
Geneviève Michaux
European Commission’s reports suggest that the European Union should address the status of anthroposophic products, i.e. products that are developed, manufactured and prescribed in accordance with the holistic approach on which anthroposophic medicine is based. Anthroposophic products cannot be placed as such on the European market because they cannot meet the marketing authorisation or even registration requirements set out by European or national pharmaceutical law. Yet, the 95-year European tradition and good safety profile of anthroposophic products justify giving them an easier access to market...
March 2017: European Journal of Health Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077476/can-speech-guided-breathing-influence-cardiovascular-regulation-and-mood-perception-in-hypertensive-patients
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Daniel Krüerke, Ana Paula Simões-Wüst, Christoph Kaufmann, Martina Frank, Alexander Faldey, Peter Heusser, Dietrich von Bonin
OBJECTIVES: Anthroposophic therapeutic speech (ATS) has been shown to positively influence heart rate variability (HRV) and cardiorespiratory coordination in healthy volunteers. This prospective, exploratory, pre-post study was performed to investigate ATS effects on baroreflex sensitivity (BRS), heart rate (HR), HRV by standard deviation of beat to beat intervals (SDNN), blood pressure (BP), and mood in hypertensive patients. DESIGN: Patients received three ATS treatments, alternating with three sham interventions (control)...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965336/use-and-safety-of-anthroposophic-medicinal-products-an-analysis-of-44-662-patients-from-the-evamed-pharmacovigilance-network
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Harald Johan Hamre, Anja Glockmann, Kirsten Heckenbach, Harald Matthes
BACKGROUND: There is a need for data on the clinical safety of anthroposophic medicinal products (AMPs). OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this analysis was to determine the frequency of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to AMPs, relative to the number of AMP prescriptions. METHODS: EvaMed (Evaluation of Anthroposophic Medicine) was a prospective pharmacovigilance study with the patients of 38 physicians in outpatient care in Germany. Diagnoses and prescriptions were extracted from the electronic medical records...
December 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803238/the-contribution-of-anthroposophic-medicine-to-self-management-an-exploration-of-concepts-evidence-and-patient-perspectives
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Erik W Baars, Evi B Koster, John Verhoef
BACKGROUND: In Western healthcare policies, promotion of self-management of patients is an important topic. Currently, there is also a worldwide interest in the integration of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and conventional medicine into integrative medicine. This article explores the contribution of anthroposophic medicine (AM) to the promotion of self-management of patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The scientific literature on concepts of, evidence on and experiences of patients with AM was explored...
2017: Complementary Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654315/the-development-of-an-anthroposophic-whole-medical-system-healthcare-program-for-patients-with-depressive-disorders
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Anne S Ponstein, Christof A Zwart, Marko van Gerven, Erik W Baars
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to develop a whole medical system healthcare program as an alternative for group-oriented guidelines and as a basis for future studies on safety and (cost) effects. Mild to moderately severe depressive disorders were chosen as an illustrative example. DESIGN: Literature surveys, monodisciplinary expert interviews, and multidisciplinary panel discussions were employed to describe the whole medical system, its important elements, and the way the important elements are integrated in daily practice...
December 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130692/comprehensive-sexuality-education-as-a-longitudinal-predictor-of-lgbtq-name-calling-and-perceived-willingness-to-intervene-in-school
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Laura Baams, Judith Semon Dubas, Marcel A G van Aken
Comprehensive sexuality education and sexuality education that is inclusive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth is thought to educate and support youth in their social relations. Despite the obligation for Dutch schools to cover sexuality education in their curricula, including the topic of sexual diversity, the content that is covered varies widely across schools. With the current study, we present an overview of the content of sexuality education as reported by a sample of 601 Dutch adolescents (58...
May 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999605/fever-views-in-anthroposophic-medicine-and-their-scientific-validity
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REVIEW
David D Martin
Objective. To conduct a scoping review to characterize how fever is viewed in anthroposophic medicine (AM) and discuss the scientific validity of these views. Methods. Systematic searches were run in Medline, Embase, CAMbase, and Google Scholar. Material from anthroposophic medical textbooks and articles was also used. Data was extracted and interpreted. Results. Most of the anthroposophic literature on this subject is in the German language. Anthroposophic physicians hold a beneficial view on fever, rarely suppress fever with antipyretics, and often use complementary means of alleviating discomfort...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914196/ecological-caring-revisiting-the-original-ideas-of-caring-science
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Helena Dahlberg, Albertine Ranheim, Karin Dahlberg
The aim of this empirically grounded philosophical paper is to explore the notion of holistic care with the intention to expand it into a notion of ecological care and in such a way revisit the original ideas of caring science. The philosophical analysis, driven by lifeworld theory and especially Merleau-Ponty's philosophy, is firmly rooted in contemporary clinical care. We used interview data from patients in a study at an anthroposophic clinic in Sweden, which forms part of an ecological community with, for example, ecological agriculture...
2016: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737568/practitioners-use-of-shared-concepts-in-anthroposophic-pain-rehabilitation
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Susanne Andermo, Johanna Hök, Tobias Sundberg, Maria Arman
PURPOSE: To elucidate the meaning of anthroposophic practitioners' conceptualizations of caring for persons living with chronic pain. METHODS: Interviews were conducted with 15 practitioners working with rehabilitation of persons with chronic pain at an anthroposophic hospital in Sweden. The interviews were analyzed using a phenomenological hermeneutical method. FINDINGS: When practitioners discussed patient care, they used a shared language with particular concepts...
October 14, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660088/antibacterial-in-vitro-effects-of-preparations-from-anthroposophical-medicine
#15
Eva Roser, Carsten Gründemann, Inge Engels, Roman Huber
BACKGROUND: Medications from Anthroposophical Medicine (AM) are clinically used for the treatment of infections within a whole medical system but have not yet been evaluated regarding antibacterial effects. The aims of this study was to investigate antibacterial activity of AM medications in cell culture. METHODS: Screening of AM drug registers for preparations used to treat any kind of infection and being available in dilutions ≤ D2 and without alcoholic content...
2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644046/a-general-pediatrics-and-integrative-medicine-approach-to-pervasive-refusal-syndrome-a-case-report
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Tido Von Schoen-Angerer, Elisabeth Helmschmidt, René Madeleyn, Reinhard Kindt, Christoph Möller, Gunver Sophia Kienle, Jan Vagedes
INTRODUCTION: Pervasive refusal syndrome (PRS) describes children with social withdrawal who become unable to walk, eat, or care for themselves. This case report examines whether an integrative medicine approach is useful for treating PRS. CASE PRESENTATION: A seven-year-old girl with symptoms most consistent with PRS and depression was admitted to a pediatric ward in Germany that integrates conventional pediatric and psychosomatic care with anthroposophic medicine...
2016: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554820/allergy-related-disease-in-relation-to-early-life-exposures-the-aladdin-birth-cohort
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Helena Marell Hesla, Fredrik Stenius, Hans Järnbert-Pettersson, Johan Alm
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August 20, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27387685/fever-therapy-with-intravenously-applied-mistletoe-extracts-for-cancer-patients-a-retrospective-study
#18
Marc Schläppi, Christoph Ewald, Jürgen Johannes Kuehn, Tomas Weinert, Roman Huber
PURPOSE: So-called spontaneous remissions in cancer often seem to occur after febrile events. Mistletoe preparations (MPs) are used off-label intravenously to induce fever within concepts of integrative oncology. We wanted to investigate the frequency of febrile reactions and safety related to intravenously applied MPs (IAMPs). METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of data from consecutive cancer patients who were treated in 2 anthroposophic hospitals with IAMPs...
December 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27309410/external-nursing-applications-in-the-supportive-management-of-prolonged-postoperative-ileus-description-of-interventions-and-case-report
#19
Bernhard Deckers, Tido von Schoen-Angerer, Bernd Voggenreiter, Jan Vagedes
Prolonged postoperative ileus is a common but clinically challenging problem that leads to patient discomfort and prolonged hospitalization; the condition is managed through a multimodular program of supportive measures. In anthroposophic nursing, the management of prolonged postoperative ileus involves additional tools, including external abdominal compresses and massages with plant or silver-containing oils and ointments. We describe 3 typical techniques: Oxalis tincture compresses, Thuja/Argentum ointment compresses, and massage with "Wala Melissenöl" (containing Melissa officinalis, Carvum cari, Foeniculum amari, and Origanum majorana)...
July 2016: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27239209/intravenous-mistletoe-treatment-in-integrative-cancer-care-a-qualitative-study-exploring-the-procedures-concepts-and-observations-of-expert-doctors
#20
Gunver S Kienle, Milena Mussler, Dieter Fuchs, Helmut Kiene
Background. Mistletoe therapy (MT) is widely used in patient-centered integrative cancer care. The objective of this study was to explore the concepts, procedures, and observations of expert doctors, with a focus on intravenous MT. Method. A qualitative interview study was conducted with 35 highly experienced doctors specialized in integrative and anthroposophic medicine. Structured qualitative content analysis was applied. For triangulation, the results were compared with external evidence that was systematically collected, reviewed, and presented...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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