1,705 results match your criteria Alternative therapies in health and medicine[Journal]


Do Not Use Water Jets on Skin Hematoma.

Altern Ther Health Med 2019 Mar;25(2):46-48

Morel-Lavallée lesions are posttraumatic hemolymphatic collections related to shearing injury of variable mechanism (severe trauma or low-velocity crush injury), resulting in disruption of interfacial planes between subcutaneous soft tissue and muscle and perforating lymphatics and blood vessels. A 69-y-old woman, without medical history, was admitted to the emergency ward for important pain located from her behind to the anterior face of the thighs. Physical examination revealed large semirecent hematoma with a large soft fluctuant area with hypermobility of the skin and cutaneous hyperesthesia, spreading from her behind to the anterior face of her thigs. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
March 2019
1 Read

Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Vibration Perception Threshold in Type 2 Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Population Using 3-sites Method: Single-blind Randomized Controlled Trial.

Altern Ther Health Med 2019 Mar;25(2):36-41

Objectivest: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 8 wk of moderate intensity aerobic exercise on vibration perception threshold (VPT) in type 2 diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN).

Methods: Single blind parallel group randomized controlled trial was done in a tertiary center. Stratified block randomization was used for selecting participants. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
March 2019
2 Reads

A Clinical Evidence of a Correlation Between Insulin Resistance and the ALCAT Food Intolerance Test.

Altern Ther Health Med 2019 Mar;25(2):22-38

Insulin resistance (IR) is defined as the inability of a known quantity of exogenous or endogenous insulin to increase glucose uptake and utilization. Several mechanisms have been proposed as possible causes underlying the development of IR and the IR syndrome. IR occurs as part of a cluster of cardiovascular-metabolic abnormalities commonly referred to as "The Metabolic Syndrome. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
March 2019
2 Reads

Physician Burnout in the United States: A Call to Action.

Authors:
Laura D'Onofrio

Altern Ther Health Med 2019 Mar;25(2):8-10

No Abstract Available. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source

Yoga for Quality of Life in Individuals With Chronic Disease: A Systematic Review.

Altern Ther Health Med 2019 Jan;25(1):36-43

Background: Chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and chronic pulmonary disease are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Compounding symptoms and loss of function, people living with chronic disease often experience reduced quality of life (QoL). Various physical and mental practices have been shown to relieve stress and improve QoL. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
January 2019
1 Read

Breath Qigong Improves Recognition in Seniors With Vascular Cognitive Impairment.

Altern Ther Health Med 2019 Jan;25(1):20-26

Context: Vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) or vascular dementia is widely considered to be the second-most-common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's disease, accounting for 20% of cases. Little is known about the effectiveness of breath qigong for seniors suffering from VCI or dementia.

Objectives: For seniors with VCI, the study aimed to compare the benefits of qigong practice, cognitive training, and qigong practice + cognitive training in improving cognitive function, memory, executive function, and daily problem-solving ability. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
January 2019
1 Read

The Effect of Acupressure on Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Rate Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: The Relationship Between Heart Rate and Fatigue.

Altern Ther Health Med 2019 Jan;25(1):12-19

Objectives: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia among rhythm disturbances causing symptoms such as dyspnea, palpitation, and fatigue. Various methods are used for control and treatment of the disease. This randomized controlled study was conducted to determine the effect of acupressure applied to patients with AF on their cardiac rhythm and heart rate, as well as relationship between heart rate and fatigue. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
January 2019

Should CBD Be Part of My Patients' Treatment?

Authors:
Dick Benson

Altern Ther Health Med 2019 Jan;25(1):8-11

No Abstract Available. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
January 2019

Specific Immunoglobulin G4 and Immunoglobulin E Titers to Common Food Antigens in Sera of Children With Allergic Rhinitis.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Nov;24(6):38-45

Context: Allergic rhinitis is a chronic disease that usually affects children. Its etiology has been investigated for years.

Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) against common food allergens, to determine the correlation between it and immunoglobulin E (IgE), and to evaluate the role of IgG4 (ie, whether its presence should be considered to be a significant factor that induces hypersensitivity or whether an effector role in allergic rhinitis could be attributed to it). Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
November 2018
1 Read

Attributes of Videos on YouTube Related to Cupping Therapy.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Nov;24(6):32-37

Context: Cupping is a complementary and alternative therapy that attracts much attention on social media.

Objectivet: The study intended to examine the types of user-generated content found on YouTube on the practice of cupping therapy as a form of pain management.

Designt: The current research team searched YouTube for videos on cupping therapy on August 14, 2016. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
November 2018
5 Reads

Randomized, Controlled, Crossover Study of Self-administered Jacobson Relaxation in Chronic, Nonspecific, Low-back Pain.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Nov;24(6):22-30

Context: Opioids decrease pain and improve functional capacity and quality of life; however, they are not always effective and are associated with harmful side effects. Few studies have shown that relaxation-based therapies, in comparison with usual care, can decrease pain.

Objective: The objective of the study was to investigate whether a controlled relaxation treatment, Jacobson progressive muscular relaxation (PMR), was effective in relieving chronic low-back pain (CLBP) and reducing pain comorbidities. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
November 2018
1 Read

The Association of Manual Muscle Tests and Treatment Outcomes With Headache and Cranial Dysfunctions: A Retrospective Case Series Report.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Nov;24(6):8-21

Background: This study examine whether there is an interrelationship between cranio-sacral dysfunctions and the muscle inhibitions found in the muscles attaching to the skull in patients with headaches.

Primary Study Objective: To present a retrospective case series report assessing the prevalence of positive manual muscle tests (MMTs) in the assessment and management of adults with headache and cervico-cranial dysfunctions and to present patient outcomes pre- and posttreatment.

Methods/design: Fifty-two patient files with headache (HA) (48 females, 4 males) were retrospectively examined. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
November 2018

Grounding Patients With Hypertension Improves Blood Pressure: A Case History Series Study.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Nov;24(6):46-50

Background: Research conducted during the last 15 y has demonstrated that grounding (Earthing) the human body to Earth's surface charge generates multiple beneficial physiological effects. Anecdotal reports include lowering of high blood pressure (BP).

Objective: To test such reports, a pilot case history series was undertaken with hypertensive patients in a single physician cardiology practice. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
November 2018

Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN: Expanding Holistic and Integrative Nursing to a Global Scale.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Sep;24(5):58-60

No Abstract Available. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
September 2018
2 Reads

Neuro-Immune Influences on Health Outcomes: A Nutritional Perspective.

Authors:
Malav Trivedi

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jun;24(S1):34-36

No Abstract Available. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Insights & Advances in Care.

Authors:
Alison Bested

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jun;24(S1):32-33

No Abstract Available. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source

Use of Herbal Medicine in Digestive Health.

Authors:
Lynn Lafferty

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jun;24(S1):30-31

No Abstract Available. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source

If Food Is Our Medicine, Then Why Aren't We All Healthy?

Authors:
Mary Ann Lila

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jun;24(S1):28-29

No Abstract Available. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source

Metabolome of the Microbiome: A Foundation for Better Health?

Authors:
Gail A M Cresci

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jun;24(S1):25-27

No Abstract Available. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source

Beyond CBD: Exploring the Endocannabinoid System in Health and Disease.

Authors:
Carl Germano

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jun;24(S1):22-24

No Abstract Available. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and the Lyme Patient.

Authors:
Andrew Heyman

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jun;24(S1):20-21

No Abstract Available. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source

Resiliency: Natural Solutions to Stress and Anxiety.

Authors:
Jay Lombard

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jun;24(S1):18-19

No Abstract Available. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
June 2018
1 Read

Nutrition and Epigenetics: Influencing Health Trajectories.

Authors:
Frank Hu

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jun;24(S1):14-16

No Abstract Available. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source

Practice of the Future: An Integrated View of Care.

Authors:
Christopher Bump

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jun;24(S1):12-13

No Abstract Available. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source

Patients that FM Practitioners Care For: Who are They and How do they Present?

Authors:
Priya Kamani

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jun;24(S1):10-11

No Abstract Available. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source

Specialized Protein Extracts: Proto-morphogenic Material has an Influential Role in Cell Signaling and Metabolic Systems.

Authors:
John Troup

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jun;24(S1):7-9

No Abstract Available. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source

The Whole Food Health Advantage: Improving Health Outcomes.

Authors:
John Troup

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jun;24(S1):4-6

No Abstract Available. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source

Statistically Evaluating Detection Capabilities of Sub Retinal Fluid Detection Methodology in Optical Coherence Tomographic Images.

Altern Ther Health Med 2019 Jan;25(S1):16-20

Significance of therapeutic imaging in medical image based diagnostics and treatment, and there in practice implementation in image investigation is undebatable. The cyst (fluid accumulation) development just above the Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE) Layer is known as Sub-Retinal Fluid (SRF). This distinct anatomical localization of SRF, differs it from normal cysts. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
January 2019

Publishing Electronic Medical Record akin to Privacy.

Authors:
M Nithiya T Sheela

Altern Ther Health Med 2019 Jan;25(S1):8-15

Advancement in medical technology has resulted in offering sophisticated treatments with the help of medical databases. Medical database includes historic and progressive medical records of patients stored in medical centers and hospitals. Electronic Medical Record (EMR) managed and stored electronically provides extensive information for medical learning and research analysis. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
January 2019

A Data Mining Approach to Diagnose Cancer for Therapeutic Decision Making.

Altern Ther Health Med 2019 Jan;25(S1):2-7

Background: With the increase in population, there is a rise in number of cancer cases starting from young children to old people. The uncommon cancers are generally sporadic and there are no pre-defined techniques/tools for the diagnosis. Identifying the diseases at an early stage can avoid the cancerous cells from metastasis to different body parts through tissue, lymph system and blood. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
January 2019

Effect of Bacillius Coagulans and Galactomannans on Obese Patients Undergoing Sleeve Gastrectomy, A Randomized-Controlled Clinical Trial.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jun 6. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of probiotics and prebiotics (LactoWise®) on weight loss, blood pressure, and clinical lab values in morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). Materials Methods: Sixty patients undergoing LSG were recruited to participate in the study and randomized into either a LactoWise® or placebo group. The LactoWise® group (LWG) received 4. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source

Nathan Bryan, PhD: Addressing the Root of Vascular Disease With Nitric Oxide.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 May;24(3):8-11

No Abstract Available. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
May 2018
3 Reads

Effects of Thymol, a Natural Phenolic Compound, on Human Gastric Adenocarcinoma Cells In Vitro.

Altern Ther Health Med 2019 Mar;25(2):12-21

Context: Alternative and complementary medicine has gained importance in anticancer treatment, reflecting a movement toward an integrated approach to treating various diseases. Natural products originating from plants can contain biologically active substances. Thymol is a major component of many plants from the family Lamiaceae that are often used for medicinal and culinary purposes in Mediterranean countries. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
March 2019
18 Reads

Yoga Aids Blood Pressure Recovery After Exposure of Forehead to Cold: A Pilot Study.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Sep(5):12-17

Context: Hypotension that occurs after a single bout of aerobic exercise also attenuates the vascular response to discrete stressors, an effect that can last for hours. It is unknown whether the hypotensive benefits of traditional exercise extend to alternative forms of mindful exercise, such as yoga, to confer transient protection against neurovascular challenges that increase blood pressure (BP).

Objectives: The study intended to examine the effects of acute exercise on neurovascular responses to exposure of the forehead of female yoga practitioners to vasoconstrictive cold (ie, to cold pressor stress). Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
September 2018
1 Read

Taiwanofungus camphoratus Combined With Amphotericin B for Metastatic Cancer Patients Unresponsive to or Unwilling to Undergo Chemotherapy: A Pilot Study.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Feb 24. Epub 2018 Feb 24.

Context • Taiwanofungus camphoratus is a parasitic mushroom found in the heartwood of Cinnamomum kanehirai and is used as a nutritional supplement. It has an anticancer action, both alone and synergistically with amphotericin B (AmB). Objective • The study intended to assess the efficacy of a T camphoratus ethanol extract (TCEE) combined with AmB for patients with metastatic cancer whose cancer did not respond to multiline chemotherapy or who were unwilling to receive chemotherapy. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
February 2018
1 Read

Canine-assisted Therapy as an Adjunct Tool in the Care of the Surgical Patient: A Literature Review and Opportunity for Research.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 May;24(3):48-51

The use of canine-assisted therapy (CAT) in healthcare is expanding and the purpose of this review is to highlight its potential use in the surgical patient. While CAT literature to date has detailed widespread benefits in blood pressure control and improving pain, anxiety, and stress, little research has been performed specifically in surgical patients who may benefit significantly from CAT interventions. Critical points highlighted herein are as follows: (1) Hypertension is common and significantly increases morbidity and mortality associated with elective surgery. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source

Potential of Anthocyanin to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 May;24(3):40-47

Context • Type 2 diabetes mellitus is an independent precipitating factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Heart disease is one of the leading causes of mortality in patients with diabetes, mainly due to macrovascular complications, such as atherosclerosis. Although aspirin is a frequently used therapy for the inhibition of platelet hyperactivity, many studies suggest that aspirin resistance is rising. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
May 2018
1 Read

A Novel Combination Therapy for Patients With Dry Eye Disease: A Pilot Study.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 May;24(3):12-15

Context • Approximately 25% of the US population suffers from dry eyes or some abnormality of the exposed ocular surface. Investigation of effective modalities for their management is needed. Objective • The study intended to examine the efficacy of a proprietary, daily, Dry Eye Protocol consisting of daily use of a moist, heated, ocular compress and intake of an omega-3 dietary supplement in treatment of ocular surface disease. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
May 2018
2 Reads

Randomized, Controlled Trial: Efficacy of Ultrasound and Exercise in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jul;24(4):30-34

Context: The aim in treating ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is to reduce patients' symptoms, including pain, stiffness, and fatigue; to correct their posture; and to improve their quality of life. Currently, no definitive therapy is available for treating AS. Previous studies have reported positive results regarding the efficacy of exercise. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
July 2018
4 Reads

Managing Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Through Personalized Care: A Case Report.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 May;24(3):56-61

Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) affects more than 14 million individuals in the United States, most of them women. Thyroid replacement therapy has long been the foundation of medical treatment for HT; however, recent research supports a role for nutritional approaches. This case report describes the management of a 34-y-old female with HT who declined thyroid replacement therapy and was successfully managed for a period of 5 mo. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
May 2018
1 Read

Improvements in Self-reported Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms With Prostate Health Supplement.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Sep(5):26-32

Context: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) produces lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) that diminish quality of life. Conventional treatments are often accompanied by adverse side effects. By contrast, consumers of phytochemicals-based dietary supplements often report a reduction in symptoms without side effects. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
September 2018
1 Read

New Concepts of Chronic Pain and the Potential Role of Complementary Therapies.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Mar 10. Epub 2018 Mar 10.

Context • The mechanisms of chronic pain involve complex neuroplastic changes at all 3 orders of neurons involved in the transmission of pain as well as changes in the descending inhibitory pathway. Although traditional pharmaceutical therapies have some efficacy, substantial scope exists for a new model of individualized therapy, tailored to the specific response of each patient. Because changes occur at all levels of the pain pathway, successful treatment may require a combination of therapies with different mechanisms of action. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source

Dancing for Healthy Aging: Functional and Metabolic Perspectives.

Altern Ther Health Med 2019 Jan;25(1):44-63

Context: Dancing has been used as a form of exercise to improve functional and metabolic outcomes during aging. The field lacks randomized, clinical trials (RCTs) evaluating metabolic outcomes related to dance interventions, but dancing may be a form of exercise that could induce positive effects on the metabolic health of older adults. However, primary studies seem very heterogonous regarding the trial designs, characteristics of the interventions, the methods for outcomes assessments, statistical powers, and methodological quality. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
January 2019
2 Reads

Immediate Changes After Manual Therapy in Patients With Persistent, Nonspecific Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jul;24(4):14-23

Context : Thoracic manipulation decreases pain and disability. However, when such manipulation is contraindicated, the use of other manual techniques based on the regional interdependence of the thoracic spine, upper ribs, and shoulders is an alternative approach.

Objective: The study intended to investigate the immediate changes resulting from 3 manual therapy treatments on spinal mobility, flexibility, comfort, and pain perception in patients with persistent, nonspecific back pain as well as changes in their sense of physical well-being and their perception of change after treatment. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
July 2018
12 Reads

Adjuvant Therapy: YiqiDitanTongfu Decoction With External Diaphragm Pacer for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients With Difficulty Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Feb 10. Epub 2018 Feb 10.

Context • Global morbidity from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is high worldwide. Diaphragm pacing (DP) can maintain the natural, negative pressure breathing of COPD patients with diaphragmatic muscle dysfunction. The YiqiDitanTongfu (YDTF) decoction has been used clinically with COPD patients to help them to wean from mechanical ventilation, with their ventilation functions being improved and the success rate of weaning being largely increased. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
February 2018
10 Reads

Medicinal Plant Materials in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders: Neurobiological Aspects.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jan 15. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

Context • Pathological anxiety, which affects approximately one-third of the world population, is an inadequate, irrational reaction of an organism to the environment and to a potential threat. Despite advancements in pharmacotherapy for anxiety disorders, further studies are still necessary to search for new substances possessing the desired anxiolytic effects, with as few unwanted effects as possible. Objective • This study intended to examine the characteristics of medicinal plant materials that exhibit anxiolytic properties, with a special emphasis on the mechanisms of action of their active ingredients on the systems involved in the pathophysiology of anxiety. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
January 2018
1 Read

Prolegomena to a True Integrative Medical Paradigm.

Altern Ther Health Med 2019 Mar;25(2)

When a paradigm starts to show signs of failure to cope with significant questions in any basic/applied branch of human knowledge, there come on the scene those who have perused the related literature enough to either answer those major questions according to the established paradigm or proffer a (wholly) new way of looking at things. In the latter case, the history of science tells us, a paradigm shift takes place. Modern medicine cannot be proven to be totally disconnected from its traditional roots. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
March 2019
2 Reads
1.143 Impact Factor

The Effects of Apotel and Remifentanil on Postoperative Pain.

Altern Ther Health Med 2018 Jan 15. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

Context • One of the most common complications of a Caesarean section (C-section) is postoperative inflammation as well as operative and postoperative pain associated with the surgery. The control and mitigation of pain after surgery is the main goal of anesthesiologists. Objectives • This study aimed to compare the effects of intravenous apotel and remifentanil on postoperative pain control in women undergoing an elective C-section. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
January 2018