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Birth ball use for women in labor: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 2;35:92-101. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

Department of Physiotherapy, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil; Post-Graduate Program in Physiotherapy, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. Electronic address:

Objective: To evaluate, with the best level of evidence, the possible benefits of using birth balls during labor in maternal and neonatal outcomes.

Methods: This research was made using MEDLINE/PubMed, LILCAS, CINAHL, CENTRAL, and SCOPUS databases, with no period or language restrictions. The terms "labor" and "birth ball" were used. Read More

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Effect of yoga nidra on the self-esteem and body image of burn patients.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 4;35:86-91. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey. Electronic address:

Background: This study was conducted to determine effect of yoga nidra on the self-esteem and body image of burn patients.

Materials And Methods: This study was performed in a quasi-experimental model with pretest and post-test control groups. The domain of the study was formed with the patients at adult burn unit of a university. Read More

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Feasibility evaluation of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program for primary care professionals in Brazilian national health system.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 11;35:8-17. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Coletiva, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Endereço: Campus Reitor João David Ferreira Lima, Rua Delfino Conti, s/n, Bloco H, Brasil. Electronic address:

Background And Purpose: In the last decades, an increasing body of scientific studies has shown mindfulness-based interventions as efficacious for reducing stress, including among primary care professionals. Despite the strength of the evidence, mindfulness-based interventions still are not widely adopted as a clinical practice in national health systems. The aim of the present study was to conduct a feasibility evaluation of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program for primary care professionals in Brazilian national health system. Read More

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Effects of topical sesame (Sesamum indicum) oil on the pain severity of chemotherapy-induced phlebitis in patients with colorectal cancer: A randomized controlled trial.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 2;35:78-85. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran. Electronic address:

Background And Purpose: Chemotherapy-induced phlebitis (CIP) is one of the most important and common complications in patients with cancer. Currently, the use of complementary methods to prevent or alleviate phlebitis symptoms has attracted great attention. In this study, we aimed to assess the effects of topical sesame oil in reducing the pain severity of CIP. Read More

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Clients of UK healers: A mixed methods survey of their demography, health problems, and experiences of healing.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 24;35:72-77. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

The University of Exeter Medical School, UK. Electronic address:

Background: Healing has not been well researched, and very little is known about who goes to healers, and what they experience.

Methods: A survey of UK-based healers was undertaken with the help of The Confederation of Healing Organisations, asking healers to report on up to 20 consultations. Forms asked about the demography of healer and client, reasons for the consultation, type of healing, and outcomes. Read More

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Experiences of trauma-sensitive yoga among inner city youth: A mixed-methods feasibility study.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 29;35:62-71. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Foundry, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Vancouver, BC, Canada; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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Efficacy of aromatherapy with Rosa damascena in the improvement of sleep quality of cancer patients: A randomized controlled clinical trial.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 1;35:57-61. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran; Research Center for Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. Electronic address:

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Use of traditional medicines among pharmacists in Nigeria.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 28;35:53-56. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Background: Traditional Medicine (TM) use is growing and emerging as an issue of public healthcare importance. Recently, there are increasing interest and trends of TM use among health care professionals (HCP). However, information regarding TM use among pharmacists in Nigeria is limited. Read More

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Case study projects by a Korean national research agency: Past 12 years and future.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 16;35:48-52. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Center for Translational Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 27710, USA. Electronic address:

Objectives: Scientific rigor is a known challenge to establish in heavily individualized practices of traditional medicine. A national research agency in Korea carried out a 12-year project to promote case reports among clinics of Korean Medicine (KM). This report aims at providing challenges, achievements, and thoughts for future endeavors. Read More

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The prevalence and predictors of using herbal medicines among Iranian cancer patients.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 13;35:368-373. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

HIV/STI Surveillance Research Center, and WHO Collaborating Center for HIV Surveillance, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

Background: and Purpose: Using of herbal medicines is common for cancer treatment. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, reasons, and predicting factors for the use of herbal medicines by Iranian cancer patients.

Materials And Methods: We conducted this cross-sectional study on 315 cancer patients through face-to-face interview in Kerman, Southeast of Iran, 2017. Read More

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Therapeutic massage to enhance family caregivers' well-being in a rehabilitation hospital.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 4;35:361-367. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Institute of Rehabilitation Science and Engineering, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, NE, USA.

Background And Purpose: A massage therapy program was implemented to address the psychological well-being of family caregivers to patients in a rehabilitation hospital. The impact of massage "dosage" on caregiver stress and psychological well-being was examined in this study. Participants' perspectives on the program were also explored. Read More

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Using a Delphi consensus process to develop a structured reflexology treatment protocol to reduce preoperative anxiety.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 27;35:353-360. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

(k)Israel Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Israel; School of Public Health, University of Haifa, Israel. Electronic address:

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Effect of Gua Sha therapy on patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy: A randomized controlled trial.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 25;35:348-352. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Research Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China. Electronic address:

Objective: To examine the effect of Gua Sha therapy in the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DNP).

Design: An open-label randomized controlled study was conducted with usual care as the control (60 subjects in Gua Sha group and 59 subjects in usual care group). Outcome measures included Toronto Clinical Scoring System (TCSS), Vibration Perception Threshold (VPT), Ankle Brachial Index (ABI), and fasting plasma glucose (FPG). Read More

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Effects of cryotherapy in preventing oral mucositis in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients: Literature review.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 23;35:342-347. Epub 2019 Mar 23.

Department of Fundamentals Nursing, Ege University College of Nursing, Izmir, 35100, Turkey. Electronic address:

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Complementary and alternative medicine use in cancer: A systematic review.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 11;35:33-47. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, 4811, Australia.

Background And Purpose: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in cancer is increasing. The purpose of this study was to systematically review the literature to determine demographic profiles and prevalence and reasons for use in cancer patients.

Methods: In this systematic review, the databases OVID, PubMed, and Scopus were searched for studies on CAM use in cancer between 2009 and June 2018. Read More

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Paeoniae Radix-containing herbal medicine for patients with restless legs syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 20;35:329-341. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Department of Cardiology and Neurology, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background And Purpose: Paeoniae Radix has been used for legs discomfort such as restless legs syndrome. The aim of this review is to evaluate efficacy and safety of Paeoniae Radix-containing herbal medicine on restless legs syndrome.

Methods: Literature search was conducted on PubMed, Scopus, CENTRAL, CiNii, KTKP, OASIS, and CNKI for randomized controlled trials that evaluated the effects of Paeoniae Radix-containing herbal medicines on restless legs syndrome. Read More

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Effect of grape seed extract ointment on cesarean section wound healing: A double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 20;35:323-328. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Instructor, East Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center Instructor, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran. Electronic address:

Background: and purpose: Complications of the delayed recovery of cesarean section (CS) wound can include stress, discomfort, and dissatisfaction of the mother in the postpartum period. This study tried to determine the effect of grape seed extract ointment on CS wound healing.

Materials And Methods: This is a double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial incorporating 129 women eligible for CS in eastern Iran. Read More

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Effects of auricular acupressure on obesity in adolescents.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 18;35:316-322. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

College of Nursing, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address:

Background: and purpose: Adolescent obesity has been increasing globally, and intervention is important. This study examined the effects of auricular acupressure on reducing obesity in adolescents.

Materials And Methods: Participants were 58 obese adolescents, divided into an experimental (n = 32) and a control group (n = 26). Read More

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Enhancing the Seeking Safety group intervention with trauma-sensitive yoga practice: A program evaluation.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 13;35:308-315. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Positive Impact Health Centers - Decatur, GA, United States. Electronic address:

Background And Purpose: The purpose of this article is to report the results of a qualitative Utilization Focused Program Evaluation on the integration of the Seeking Safety manualized group counseling intervention with Trauma-Sensitive (TS) yoga practice at a community mental health agency. To date, there has been no evaluation of Seeking Safety and TS yoga as complementary therapies.

Method And Materials: Qualitative data were generated from key informant interviews and focus groups, then coded and analyzed for theme and content. Read More

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Change in young people's spine pain following chiropractic care at a publicly funded healthcare facility in Canada.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 16;35:301-307. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

Manitoba Chiropractors Association, Canadian Chiropractic Association, Canada.

Background: The presence of spinal pain in young people has been established as a risk factor for spinal pain later in life. Recent clinical practice guidelines recommend spinal manipulation (SM), soft tissue therapy, acupuncture, and other modalities that are common treatments provided by chiropractors, as interventions for spine pain. Less is known specifically on the response to chiropractic management in young people with spinal pain. Read More

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Rehabilitation with a combination of scalp acupuncture and exercise therapy in spastic cerebral palsy.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 7;35:296-300. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Children Rehabilitation Center of Huai'an Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital, No.104 People South Road, Huai'an, 223002, China.

Purpose: To use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western approaches to improve gross motor function and activities of daily living (ADL) in children with spastic cerebral palsy.

Methods: Children were randomly divided into a treatment group, which received scalp acupuncture combined with exercise therapy and conventional rehabilitation training, and a control group, which received conventional rehabilitation training alone. Study subjects' gross motor function (gross motor function measure-88 [GMFM-88]) and ADL were evaluated before and after therapy. Read More

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Effect of aromatherapy on post-partum complications: A systematic review.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 15;35:290-295. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Student Research Committee, Nursing and Midwifery School, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Introduction: and purpose: Aromatherapy is a known popular method to reduce the symptoms of various physiologic processes and diseases. The aim of the study was to determine whether aromatherapy improves symptoms commonly experienced by women during the postpartum period.

Methods: In the present systematic review, four international databases (PubMed, Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus) were searched from inception of databases through August 2018. Read More

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Complementary medicines use amongst elective surgery patients at a public tertiary hospital: A prospective observational cohort study in Australia.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 15;35:284-289. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: and purpose. Complementary medicines (CM) use may result in untoward effects perioperatively. The study purpose is to identify CM pattern of use amongst elective surgery patients, and improve effectiveness of information collection relating to CM use. Read More

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The effects of listening to music on the postoperative nausea and vomiting.

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Funda Çetinkaya

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 7;35:278-283. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Aksaray University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Surgical Nursing, Aksaray, Turkey. Electronic address:

Aim: To determine the effect of music on the severity of postoperative nausea and vomiting after the laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Methods: This study was a randomized, controlled clinical study. The subjects were randomly divided into two groups (intervention group and control group). Read More

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Complementary and alternative medicine use in children with asthma.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 4;35:272-277. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, 1151 Richmond St, London, ON, N6A 5C1, Canada; Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, ON, N6A 5W9, Canada. Electronic address:

Purpose: To estimate the overall prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine and specific modalities used among children with asthma, identify predictors of use, and perceived positive or negative effects of therapies.

Results: Of the 161 children enrolled in the study, 76.4% had ever used complementary and alternative medicine. Read More

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The effects of a relaxation intervention on nurses' psychological and physiological stress indicators: A pilot study.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 14;35:265-271. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Departamento de Desporto e Saúde, Escola de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de Évora, Portugal; Comprehensive Health Research Centre (CHRC), University of Évora, Portugal.

The present pilot study was designed to examine the feasibility and the effects of a psychomotor relaxation program on nurses' psychological (burnout symptoms, affective states) and physiological stress indicators (salivary cortisol). Fifteen nurses engaged in an 8-week psychomotor relaxation program (two 20-min sessions per week) and 15 maintained their usual activities. The current study showed that the psychomotor relaxation program was feasible and well tolerated by the participants. Read More

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The effect of music on the non-stress test and maternal anxiety.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 12;35:259-264. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Kutahya Health Sciences University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing, Kutahya, Turkey. Electronic address:

Objective: This study aimed to determine the effect of music that was listened to by pregnant women during the non-stress test (NST) on the test result and maternal anxiety.

Materials And Methods: The study utilized a non-randomized controlled trial design. Sequential sample selection method was used. Read More

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Comparing the effects of massage and aromatherapy massage with lavender oil on sleep quality of cardiac patients: A randomized controlled trial.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 8;35:253-258. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Social Development and Health Promotion Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran. Electronic address:

Introduction: Sleep disorder is a common problem in cardiac patients. This study aimed to investigate the effect of massage and aromatherapy massage on sleep quality of cardiac patients.

Materials And Methods: in this study, 150 subjects were randomly allocated into 1)massage, 2)aromatherapy massage and 3)control. Read More

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Herbal medicine for post-stroke anxiety: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 27;35:237-252. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University, 26, Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Department of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University Korean Medicine Hospital at Gangdong, 892, Dongnam-ro, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

The study was conducted to investigate the efficacy and safety of herbal medicine (HM) for post-stroke anxiety (PSA). Through comprehensive searches, twenty randomized controlled trials were included. Meta-analysis showed that compared to the HM group, the conventional pharmacotherapy group showed significantly lower Hamilton anxiety rating scale (HAMA) score after 1 week of treatment, but not after 2, 4, and 6 weeks of treatment, and higher HAMA score after 8 weeks and 3 months of treatment. Read More

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Effects of a yoga nidra on the life stress and self-esteem in university students.

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Kim Sang Dol

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 8;35:232-236. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Department of Nursing, College of Health Science, Kangwon National University: 346 Hwangjo-gil, Dogye-eup, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do, 245-907, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Objectives: To assess the effects of a yoga nidra on life stress and self-esteem in university students.

Methods: This study is a non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design. Forty university students were selected by convenience sampling, with 20 assigned to a yoga nidra group and 20 to a control group. Read More

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Emotional freedom techniques and breathing awareness to reduce childbirth fear: A randomized controlled study.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 15;35:224-231. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Department of Women Health and Gynecologic Nursing, Abide-i Hürriyet Street, 34381, Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:

Background: Emotional freedom techniques (EFT) and breathing awareness (BA) are applicable during labour. The present study aimed to determine the effectiveness of EFT and BA in the reduction of childbirth fear.

Materials And Methods: This randomized controlled study included 120 pregnant women, of whom the EFT, BA and control groups. Read More

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Use of Kinesio taping in lower-extremity rehabilitation of post-stroke patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 17;35:22-32. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

Background: and purpose: The benefits of Kinesio taping (KT) in post-stroke rehabilitation have not been determined. This study aimed to evaluate its effects on lower-extremity rehabilitation in patients after a stroke.

Methods: A literature search was performed using EBSCOhost, Embase, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), PubMed, Cochrane, Web of Science, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), SinoMed, and Wanfang Data through June 2018. Read More

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Characteristics of yoga and meditation users among older Australian women - results from the 45 and up study.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 6;35:219-223. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM), University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia; Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.

Background And Purpose: Yoga and meditation are predominantly utilised by healthy well-educated young women, but little is known about utilisation by older chronically ill women. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of yoga and meditation use among middle-to-higher aged Australian women with chronic conditions.

Materials And Methods: This is a sub-study of the 45 and Up Study including 1925 Australian women aged 53-95 years diagnosed with chronic conditions (asthma, depression, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis). Read More

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Acupuncture therapy improves health-related quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 2;35:208-218. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, New Taipei, Taiwan; School of Medicine, Tzu-Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is highly prevalent around the world and has a large impact on its patients, leading to a poor health-related quality of life (HRQL) and exercise capacity. Even under optimal medications, there are still many patients with poor HRQL. Body acupuncture therapy (BAT) is a non-invasive and a popular therapy. Read More

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Acceptability of mindfulness-based interventions for substance use disorder: A systematic review.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 20;35:201-207. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Florida International University, Wertheim College of Medicine and Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, USA.

Background: and Purpose: Mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) for substance use disorders (SUD) have shown promising results. However, acceptability of MBIs in the context of SUD treatment has yet to be systematically assessed across published studies. Our aims were to (a) review the literature for assessments of acceptability; (b) summarize how, when, and for whom acceptability is being measured; and (c) create suggestions for best practices in measuring acceptability of MBIs for SUD. Read More

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Use of complementary and alternative medicine among breast cancer patients in Hungary: A descriptive study.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 27;35:195-200. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Health, University of Debrecen, Faculty of Health, University of Debrecen, 4400, Nyíregyháza, Sóstói u. 2-4., Hungary. Electronic address:

Background And Purpose: This study aimed to explore the prevalence of the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) before diagnosis and during oncology therapy, and reveal the disclosure of CAM use among Hungarian breast cancer patients.

Materials And Methods: In a cross-sectional survey a self-administered questionnaire was used covering patients' demographics, oncology-related variables and various aspects of CAM use. Data were collected from 135 patients. Read More

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Effects of virtual reality in body oscillation and motor performance of children with cerebral palsy: A preliminary randomized controlled clinical trial.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 25;35:189-194. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Department of Physiotherapy, Neuropediatrics Section, Federal University of São Carlos, Rod. Washington Luis, Km 235, 13565-905, São Carlos, SP, Brazil.

Background And Purpose: Virtual reality is an adjuvant technique to rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy (CP). It has been gaining prominence in this field because of its accessibility and great levels of motivation it promotes in treatment. However, there is a lack of studies addressing the effects of virtual reality-based therapy on activity levels regarding postural stability, especially considering the level of evidence presented by studies addressing this issue. Read More

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Complementary and alternative medicine, medical liability and the proper standard of care.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 15;35:183-188. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Faculty of Law, University of Macau, Macau, China. Electronic address:

Complementary and alternative medicine raises growing interests among population. Patients have the right to reject conventional medicine and instead look for a different treatment, even if sometimes is a placebo. However, currently this risks being a reckless decision, since the way complementary and alternative medicine is being provided leaves space for fraudulent practices, misleading information, wrong diagnosis, improper treatments and thus severe patient's injuries. Read More

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Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in Korean patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: A pilot study.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 16;35:18-21. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Rheumatology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, South Korea. Electronic address:

Background: and purpose: The stress and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are intertwined and affecting each other. This pilot study evaluated the mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in Korean patients with SLE.

Materials And Methods: The Korean version of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), and Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) were evaluated for the effect of the MBCT in 25 patients. Read More

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The effect of diluted lavender oil inhalation on pain development during vascular access among patients undergoing haemodialysis.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 16;35:177-182. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

University of Kyrenia, Faculty of Health Science, Department of Nursing, Cyprus. Electronic address:

Objective: The present study was conducted as a randomised controlled design in order to evaluate the effect of lavender oil inhalation on pain development during vascular access among patients undergoing haemodialysis.

Methods: The study was conducted involving a total of 60 patients receiving treatment at the haemodialysis unit of a public hospital. The data of study were collected using a questionnaire and a Visual Analogue Scale. Read More

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Non-supervised breathing exercise regimen in women with fibromyalgia: A quasi-experimental exploratory study.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 15;35:170-176. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Instituto de Geriatria e Gerontologia - IGG, Pontifícia Universidade Católica Do Rio, Grande Do Sul - PUCRS, Brazil.

Objectives: To know the effectiveness and safety of non-supervised breathing exercise regimen by promoting patients' self-management, and to investigate if non-supervised breathing exercise regimen shows similar benefits to supervised regimen in improving pain and fibromyalgia (FM) impact on daily life.

Material And Methods: Fifty-one women with FM were assigned to: supervised breathing exercise regimen group, non-supervised breathing exercise regimen group, and control group. Pain thresholds tolerance on tender points and FM impact on daily life were evaluated. Read More

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The prevalence, characteristics, expenditure and predictors of complementary medicine use in Australians living with gastrointestinal disorders: A cross-sectional study.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 13;35:158-169. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

The University Sydney School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, 2006, NSW, Australia; The Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM), Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, 2007, NSW, Australia. Electronic address:

Aims: To determine the prevalence, characteristics, expenditure and predictors of complementary medicine (CM) use in Australian adults living with gastrointestinal disorders (GID).

Methods: A cross-sectional study involving 2,025 Australian adults was conducted. Participants were recruited through purposive convenience sampling. Read More

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Acceptance of apitherapeutic methods in patients consulting general physicians or gynaecologists.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 7;35:154-157. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Hematology and Internal Oncology, University of Jena, Am Klinikum 1, 07747, Jena, Germany.

Background: and purpose: Apitherapists promote the medical use of products from the beehive (bee venom, propolis, pollen, honey, royal jelly, dead bees, apilarnil, wax, wax moths), the use of beehive air or therapeutic sleep on a beehive. However, little is known about how far such treatment options are perceived as acceptable by patients.

Methods: Patients visiting either a family doctor in Kehl or a gynecologist in Weilburg (both in Germany) were asked to rate their knowledge of apitherapy as well as their readiness to use apitherapeutic measures. Read More

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Effect of telerehabilitation on long-term adherence to yoga as an antihypertensive lifestyle intervention: Results of a randomized controlled trial.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 4;35:148-153. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Institute of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology at the University Hospital Essen, Hufelandstr. 55, 45147, Essen, Germany.

Background: and purpose: We aimed to investigate the adherence to yoga as an antihypertensive intervention through telerehabilitation.

Materials And Methods: In a randomized controlled trial patients were consecutively enrolled and randomly assigned to intervention or control group. Both groups received standardized yoga training during three weeks of inpatient rehabilitation. Read More

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Healthcare providers' role regarding the safe and appropriate use of herbal products by breastfeeding mothers: A systematic literature review.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 31;35:131-147. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

The University of Sydney School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health, A15 - Pharmacy and Bank Building, The University of Sydney, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: Breastfeeding women often use herbal products to increase their milk supply. The aim of this study was to summarize the literature about the role of healthcare providers in advising breastfeeding women about herbal product use.

Methods: Pubmed, ScienceDirect, Web of Science, and CINAHL databases were searched for articles written in English using the Keywords: "breastfeeding" or "lactation" and "herbal medicine*", "botanical*", "dietary supplement*", "natural product*", "traditional medicine*" or "complementary medicine*". Read More

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The use of aloe vera in cancer radiation: An updated comprehensive review.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 31;35:126-130. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Pharmacy, 3690 East Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14618, USA.

Introduction: Many cancer patients require radiation therapy and often experience adverse effects including erythema, itching, and pain. Aloe vera has been studied for its potential use in the prevention and treatment of radiation related adverse effects as it possesses a variety of properties and is considered an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Multiple controlled trials have been performed in order to evaluate the efficacy of aloe vera for the prevention and treatment of radiation side effects. Read More

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Tai chi chuan exercises improve functional outcomes and quality of life in patients with primary total knee arthroplasty due to knee osteoarthritis.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 4;35:121-125. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Joint Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Jining Medical University, Jining, 272029, Shandong, PR China. Electronic address:

Background And Purpose: Postoperative rehabilitation plays an indispensable role for a successful total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and the optimal exercises programs are not known. A single-centre, single-blind, randomised controlled trial was designed to explore whether tai chi chuan (TCC) exercises can improve the functional outcomes and the quality of life (QOL) in patients with primary TKA due to knee osteoarthritis (OA).

Materials And Methods: One hundred seven participants with primary TKA for end-stage knee OA were enrolled from January 2014 to January 2017. Read More

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Nursing music intervention: A systematic mapping study.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 7;35:109-120. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Faculty of Health Science, Nursing Department, Afyonkarahisar University of Health Science, 03200, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. Electronic address:

Objective: The present investigation analyses the studies of music intervention carried out by nurse researchers, or a research group including nurses, making use of a systematic mapping method to determine the trends in this field.

Method: In this study, based on a systematic mapping method, 68 out of the 809 studies published between 2013 and 2017, were evaluated.

Results: In 87. Read More

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Stabilization exercise versus yoga exercise in non-specific low back pain: Pain, disability, quality of life, performance: a randomized controlled trial.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 6;35:102-108. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Hacettepe University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Ankara, 06100, Turkey.

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Functional improvements after a pilates program in adolescents with a history of back pain: A randomised controlled trial.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 10;35:1-7. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Education, Research Center in Health and Public Administration, Universidad de Almería, Carretera Sacramento s/n, 04120, La Cañada de San Urbano, Almería, Spain. Electronic address:

Background: and purpose. Trunk endurance and extensibility are the main physical condition factors related to back pain. The goal was to analyse the effectiveness of a 6-week Pilates programme on trunk endurance and extensibility in adolescents with a history of back pain, determining the influence of sex. Read More

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