1,478 results match your criteria Complementary Therapies in Medicine [Journal]


What's new in complementary therapies for Parkinson's disease?

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Kathi J Kemper

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 2;42:A1-A3. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Pediatrics, Nursing, Dietetics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States.

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February 2019

Effect of Tribulus terrestris L. on sperm parameters in men with idiopathic infertility: A systematic review.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 29;42:95-103. Epub 2018 Sep 29.

Aging Research Institute, Physical medicine and rehabilitation Research Centre, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran. Electronic address:

Background And Objective(s): Tribulus terrestris L. is an herbal plant that has long been used as sex stimulant and to treat male infertility. This systematic review collected the clinical trials and/or quasi-experimental studies on the effect of T. Read More

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February 2019

The side effects and mother or child related physical harm from massage during pregnancy and the postpartum period: An observational study.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 3;42:89-94. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

Western Sydney University, School of Medicine, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia.

Introduction: Women commonly use massage therapy during pregnancy for pregnancy-related health conditions such as lower back and neck pain; however, there is little to no research related evidence on the side effects or mother or child physical harm of massage during pregnancy and the postnatal period.

Objectives: This study aims to report on the side effects and mother or child physical harm of massage during pregnancy and the postnatal period.

Design: An observational study methodology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.11.002DOI Listing
February 2019
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Soy milk: A functional beverage with hypocholesterolemic effects? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 2;42:82-88. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Objective: Current guidelines have highlighted the role of diet in conjunction with drug therapy in the management of dyslipidemia. Over the last two decades, the effect of soy milk, a derivative of soybean, on blood lipids has been the focus of nutritional researches. The present study aimed to provide a comprehensive review of clinical trials investigating the effect of soy milk on blood lipids. Read More

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February 2019

The effect of an oral ginger supplementation on NF-κB concentration in peripheral blood mononuclear cells and anthropomorphic data of patients with type 2 diabetes: A randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 26;42:7-11. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Department of Cellular and Molecular Nutrition, School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Introduction: The complications of diabetes are extensive which can be caused by excessive oxidative stress, inflammation and impaired insulin system. Plant-sourced bioactive compounds can reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. The aim of present study was to determine the effect of ginger supplementation on diabetic complications. Read More

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February 2019

Adverse events associated with oral administration of melatonin: A critical systematic review of clinical evidence.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 3;42:65-81. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

Office of Research, Endeavour College of Natural Health, Brisbane, Australia.

While melatonin was once thought of simply as a sleep-inducing hormone, recent research has resulted in development of a deeper understanding of the complex physiological activity of melatonin in the human body. Along with this understanding has come widespread, increasing use of melatonin supplementation, extending beyond its traditional use as a sleep aid into novel fields of application. This increased use often involves off-label and self-prescription, escalating the importance of safety data. Read More

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February 2019
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Self-evaluation by community older adults on the applicability of the healthy beat acupunch exercise program.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 2;42:59-64. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Center of Long-Term Care Research, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shih-Chuan 1st Rd., Sanmin District, Kaohsiung, 80708, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Objectives To evaluate the applicability of the Healthy Beat Acupunch (HBA) exercise program for older adults at community care centers and to explore their perceived impacts and suggestions for program protocol after six months of HBA exercises. Design & setting This prospective and descriptive study recruited 113 older adults from four community care centers. Intervention The HBA exercises were conducted 3 times a week, 40 min per session, for six months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.10.024DOI Listing
February 2019
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Complementary medicine use and health literacy in older Australians.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 2;42:53-58. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

School of Medicine, The University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Australia. Electronic address:

Objectives: to investigate whether complementary medicine (CAM) use is associated with health literacy levels and decision self-efficacy.

Design: a cross-sectional survey was distributed to men and women aged 65 years and older who participated in a randomised control trial (N = 153) in Sydney, Australia.

Results: One hundred and fifty-three people completed the survey of those 66% were females and the mean age was 76 years. Read More

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February 2019

Use of a 'pose rate' to quantify yoga.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 2;42:48-52. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

University of South Alabama, Department of Health, Kinesiology and Sport, 171 Jaguar Drive, Mobile, AL, 36688-0002, USA.

Objective: To develop a method that describes the physical activity completed during yoga, and to use this method to compare three different yoga video categories: weight loss, beginner, and stress relief/meditation.

Design: This study conducted content analysis of commercially available yoga videos in which pre-determined characteristics of yoga routines were recorded. Outcome measures included the yoga routine characteristics of: duration of each yoga routine, number of completed poses, body position of each pose, and pose rate. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.10.021DOI Listing
February 2019

Efficacy of rhythmical massage in comparison to heart rate variability biofeedback in patients with dysmenorrhea-A randomized, controlled trial.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 13;42:438-444. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Tübingen University Children´s Hospital, Germany; Dept of Pediatrics, Filderklinik, Filderstadt, Germany; Chair of Medical Theory, Integrative and Anthroposophic Medicine, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany.

Background: 20-90% of all women suffer from dysmenorrhea. Standard therapy of primary dysmenorrhea (PD) are NSAIDs and oral contraceptives, effective but not without possible side effects.

Objective: To examine the efficacy of rhythmical massage (Anthroposophic Medicine) and heart rate variability biofeedback compared to usual care (control group) on pain intensity in women with primary dysmenorrhea. Read More

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February 2019
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Vitamin A supplementation is effective for improving the clinical symptoms of urinary tract infections and reducing renal scarring in girls with acute pyelonephritis: a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled, clinical trial study.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 12;42:429-437. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Neurology and Neuroscience Research Center, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran.

Introduction: It is believed that tubulointerstitial inflammation plays a role in the formation of renal scarring secondary to acute pyelonephritis (APN). Vitamin A is an anti-inflammatory agent that is involved in the re-epithelialization of damaged mucosal surfaces.

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of vitamin A supplementation in combination with antibiotics for improving urinary tract infections (UTIs) symptoms and preventing renal scarring in girls with APN. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.12.007DOI Listing
February 2019
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Patient satisfaction on the utilization of traditional and complementary medicine services at public hospitals in Malaysia.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 19;42:422-428. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Traditional and Complementary Medicine Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia.

Background: Traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) has been integrated into the Malaysian public healthcare system since the establishment of the first T&CM unit at a public hospital in 2007. Assessing patient satisfaction is a vital component of health service evaluation. The main objective of this study is to determine the level of patient satisfaction with the utilization of T&CM services at public hospitals in Malaysia and assess the sociodemographic influence on the overall reporting of satisfaction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.12.013DOI Listing
February 2019

The effect of frankincense (Boswellia serrata, oleoresin) and ginger (Zingiber officinale, rhizoma) on heavy menstrual bleeding: A randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 27;42:42-47. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Department of Persian Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Electronic address:

Objectives: To evaluate the effect of frankincense (Boswellia serrata, oleoresin) and ginger (Zingiber officinale, rhizoma) as complementary treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) among women of reproductive age.

Design: Randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial.

Setting: Gynecology outpatient clinics. Read More

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February 2019
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A randomized placebo-controlled study of aromatherapy for the treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 28;42:417-421. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, School of Medicine, Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University, Tokat, Turkey.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the aromatherapy treatment effects on PONV patients using ginger, lavender and rose oils and a placebo.

Design: A randomized 4-armed placebo controlled study.

Setting: Gaziosmanpasa University, School of Medicine, Health Research and Application Center. Read More

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February 2019

Acupuncture for treatment of insomnia: An overview of systematic reviews.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 28;42:407-416. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

School of Public Health, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China. Electronic address:

Purpose: To evaluate the reliability of the methodological quality and outcome measures of systematic review (SR) /meta-analysis (MA) of acupuncture for insomnia.

Methods: We conducted a comprehensive literature search for SRs with MAs in seven international and Chinese databases. Two reviewers independently extracted data and assessed the methodological quality of the reviews according to the Assessing the Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews 2 (AMSTAR-2), the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) was used to rate the quality of evidence. Read More

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February 2019
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Effect of Zataria multiflora on fatty liver disease.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 27;42:406. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Psychophysical and psychophysiological effects of heat stimulation by electric moxibustion.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 27;42:400-405. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Acupuncture & Meridian Science Research Center, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Objectives: Traditional moxibustion might be not safe due to the excessive heat stimulation or toxic chemical components involved. Electric moxibustion (EM), which has been recently developed as an alternative, offers adjustable and constant heat stimulation. This study aimed to investigate the psychophysical and psychophysiological responses to EM heat stimulation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.12.018DOI Listing
February 2019
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Massage therapy for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 21;42:389-399. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China. Electronic address:

Objective: To summarize the current evidence on the effects and safety of massage therapy for the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents.

Method: A systematic review of 8 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and 3 case series studies was conducted with a meta-analysis of 4 of the RCTs.

Results: Pooled analysis showed that massage produced more improvement in ADHD symptoms in terms of effective rate compared to Ritalin (risk ratio: 1. Read More

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February 2019
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Acupuncture for the treatment of sudden sensorineural hearing loss: A systematic review and meta-analysis: Acupuncture for SSNHL.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 21;42:381-388. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, 218 Jixi Road, Hefei, 230032, Anhui, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Background: Acupuncture as an alternative treatment method is widely used in the treatment of sudden sensorineural hearing loss(SSNHL) in China. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the clinical efficacy of acupuncture for the management of SSNHL patients.

Materials And Methods: The PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure and WanFang databases were searched. Read More

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February 2019

Predictors of and barriers to adherence in a 16-week randomised controlled trial of Bikram yoga in stressed and sedentary adults.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 19;42:374-380. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, Penrith, New South Wales, 2751, Australia; National Institute of Complementary Medicine, Western Sydney University, Penrith, New South Wales, 2751, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: Bikram yoga may enhance health outcomes in healthy adults and those at risk for chronic disease, however, challenges remain in achieving optimal adherence to this practice. This study investigated factors influencing adherence to a 16-week Bikram yoga intervention in stressed and sedentary adults.

Methods: Experimental group participants (n = 29) were instructed to attend 3-5 Bikram yoga classes weekly for 16 weeks. Read More

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February 2019

Self-Reported Exercise Trends in Parkinson's Disease Patients.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 23;42:37-41. Epub 2018 Sep 23.

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA; Boston Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Boston, MA, USA.

Objective: To examine trends in type, frequency, and effectiveness of different modes of exercise in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD).

Background: Exercise has been shown to improve symptoms in PD patients. Recent studies suggest that dance may be a particularly helpful exercise option. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.09.016DOI Listing
February 2019

A randomised controlled trial of Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) and Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) essential oils for the treatment of agitated behaviour in older people with and without dementia.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 21;42:366-373. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, Australia.

Objective: Lavender and Lemon Balm essential oils are popular in the management of older person agitation due to their ease of application, minimal side effects and low interaction with concurrent medications. This study addressed limitations in the literature to evaluate and compare effectiveness of Lavender and Lemon Balm essential oils on the agitated behaviour of older people with and without dementia living in residential aged care facilities [RACFs].

Methods: Forty-nine nursing home residents with dementia (n=39) and without dementia (n=10) exhibiting agitation participated in this study. Read More

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February 2019

Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) supplementation effectively treats upper respiratory symptoms: A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled clinical trials.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 18;42:361-365. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Franklin Institute of Wellness, 504 Autumn Springs Court, Franklin, TN, 37067, United States.

Upper respiratory symptoms are often treated with over the counter drugs, antibiotics, and antiviral medications. Due to concerns about safety and efficacy, there is a demand for an alternative solution. Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) has been used to treat cold and flu symptoms, but there are no large-scale studies or meta-analyses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.12.004DOI Listing
February 2019

Reliability and first validity of the inner correspondence questionnaire for painting therapy (ICPTh) in a sample of breast cancer patients.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 5;42:355-360. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Institute of Integrative Medicine, Witten/Herdecke University, Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50, 58448, Witten, Germany. Electronic address:

Objectives Art therapy (ArT) such as mindfulness-oriented painting therapy is increasingly used in psychosomatic, oncological integrative and rehabilitative medicine. Though it remains unknown how ArT works, we hypothesize that an engaged participation with painting ('Inner-Correspondence') contributes to improved symptom scores. In the context of a comprehensive cohort study for breast cancer survivors with cancer-related fatigue, we developed a patient-reported outcome measure to assess 'Inner Correspondence' with painting therapy and conducted a first validation study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.12.002DOI Listing
February 2019

Predictive factors of complementary and alternative medicine use in the general population in Europe: A systematic review.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 18;42:347-354. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

ThEMAS Team, TIMC-IMAG Laboratory, UMR CNRS-UGA, 5525 Grenoble, France; Critical Thinking Research Federation, Grenoble-Alpes University, FED, 4270 Grenoble, France; School of Physiotherapy, Grenoble-Alpes University Hospital, Grenoble, France.

Aim: To identify predictive factors of CAM use in the general population in Europe.

Methods: We performed a systematic review to summarize and analyse the published data on factors predictive of CAM use by the general population in Europe. The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Google Scholar, PsycInfo, PubMed and the Web of Science databases were systematically searched up to August 2, 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.12.014DOI Listing
February 2019

Effects of low-power laser auriculotherapy on the physical and emotional aspects in patients with temporomandibular disorders: A blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 18;42:340-346. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Western State University of Paraná, Rua Universitária, 2069, Cascavel, PR, CEP 85.819-110, Brazil. Electronic address:

Objectives: This study evaluated the effects of low-power laser auriculotherapy (LA) on the physical and emotional symptoms of patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), in comparison with occlusal splints (OS).

Design: Randomized, blinded, prospective, non-inferiority clinical trial.

Interventions: The patients received OS (control group) or LA (experimental group). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.12.010DOI Listing
February 2019
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Study of the mechanisms of action of the hypoalgesic effect of pressure under shock waves application: A randomised controlled trial.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 18;42:332-339. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Departamento de Fisioterapia, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain; Motion in Brains Research Group, Instituto de Neurociencias y Ciencias del Movimiento (INCIMOV), Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain; Hospital La Paz Institute for Health Research, IdiPAZ, Madrid, Spain.

Objective: To determine if the perceived pain intensity during the application of shock waves (SWs) is a determinant mechanism in producing hypoalgesic changes in pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) in asymptomatic individuals.

Design: A randomised, single-blind controlled trial [NCT03455933].

Setting: University. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.12.012DOI Listing
February 2019
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Almond oil for patients with hyperlipidemia: A randomized open-label controlled clinical trial.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 19;42:33-36. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Cardiovascular Research Center, TAHA clinical trial group, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. Electronic address:

Background: Cardiovascular diseases currently account for nearly half of non-communicable diseases. It was shown that enjoying a handful of nuts every day can significantly reduce the risk of developing heart diseases as they contain a variety of nutrients and other bioactive substances contributing to lowering the risk of heart diseases and controlling the cholesterol. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of almond oil on the lipid profile of patients with hyperlipidemia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.10.013DOI Listing
February 2019

Should acupuncture, biofeedback, massage, Qi gong, relaxation therapy, device-guided breathing, yoga and tai chi be used to reduce blood pressure?: Recommendations based on high-quality systematic reviews.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 26;42:322-331. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

The Second hospital of Dalian Medical University, Liaoning Province, China.

Background: This review aims to rate the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations in high-quality systematic reviews of non-drug therapies. Hypertensive patients who are resistant or non-adherent to antihypertensive drugs may be easier to manage if they choose alternative non-drug therapies for hypertension, based on this review.

Methods: P: Adults (>18 years), except pregnant women, with essential hypertension. Read More

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February 2019
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The effect of functional-task training on activities of daily living for people with Parkinson`s disease, a systematic review with meta-analysis.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 16;42:312-321. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Master Evidence Based Practice in Health Care, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Objective: To evaluate the effect of functional-task training on activities of daily living (ADL) in people with Parkinson`s Disease.

Methods: We searched five databases (Cinahl, Embase, Medline, Pedro and CENTRAL). The included studies were assessed on therapeutic validity and risk of bias. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.12.008DOI Listing
February 2019

Can increasing the prevalence of vegetable-based diets lower the risk of osteoporosis in postmenopausal subjects? A systematic review with meta-analysis of the literature.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 30;42:302-311. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

The 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine), Guangzhou, 510120, China; Bone and Joint Research Team of Degeneration and Injury, Guangdong Provincial Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Guangzhou 510120, China; The Second Clinical College of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou 510405, China. Electronic address:

Objectives: Several epidemiological investigations have assessed the association between vegetable-based diet intake (VDI) and risk of osteoporosis in postmenopausal subjects (OPS), but the outcomes have been inconsistent. We performed a review of the updated literature to evaluate this correlation.

Methods: We searched for relevant studies published in September 2018 or earlier. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.11.026DOI Listing
February 2019
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Topical treatment with oleocanthal extract in reducing inflammatory reactions after photodynamic therapy: a prospective quasi-experimental pilot study.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 12;42:298-301. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Dermatology, Hospital Costa del Sol, Marbella. Spain.

Objective: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective treatment against skin field cancerization. Its main side effect is local inflammation in the treated area. The phenolic compound oleocanthal (decarboxy methyl ligstroside aglycone), which is present in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), has anti-inflammatory properties. Read More

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February 2019
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Brain activity in patients with deficiency versus excess patterns of major depression: A task fMRI study.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 11;42:292-297. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China. Electronic address:

Objective: Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) may experience a series of emotional and mental problems accompanied by characteristic clinical symptoms. Depressive patients often have emotional recognition disorders, but the reasons remain unclear. Though a great many functional abnormalities have been observed in the brains of depressed patients, such abnormalities are not often related to clinical symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.12.006DOI Listing
February 2019
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Literature review of liver injury induced by Tinospora crispa associated with two cases of acute fulminant hepatitis.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 6;42:286-291. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan; School of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Research Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan; Chinese Medicine Research Center, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Research Center for Chinese Herbal Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Introduction: Species of Tinospora are used as herbal remedies for the treatment of various diseases with very few toxic effects having been reported. Tinospora cordifolia (TCF) has been reported to effectively prevent hepatotoxicity. However, there are an increasing number of cases revealing that Tinospora crispa (TCP) might have the negative effect of inducing hepatotoxicity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.11.028DOI Listing
February 2019

Neural network analysis of Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions for patients with colorectal cancer.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 5;42:279-285. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan; School of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Research Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan; Chinese Medicine Research Center, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Research Center for Chinese Herbal Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Tainan Municipal An-Nan Hospital, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an experiential form of medicine with a history dating back thousands of years. The present study aimed to utilize neural network analysis to examine specific prescriptions for colorectal cancer (CRC) in clinical practice to arrive at the most effective prescription strategy. The study analyzed the data of 261 CRC cases recruited from a total of 141,962 cases of renowned veteran TCM doctors collected from datasets of both the DeepMedic software and TCM cancer treatment books. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.12.001DOI Listing
February 2019

Effect of cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) supplementation on serum C-reactive protein concentrations: A meta-analysis and systematic review.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 7;42:271-278. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Research Center for Biochemistry and Nutrition in Metabolic Diseases, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, I.R., Iran. Electronic address:

Objective: The effect of cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) on serum C-reactive protein (CRP), an acute phase protein commonly used as a marker of inflammation, is uncertain. Therefore, the objective of the present study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of published randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of cinnamon to determine the effect on levels of serum CRP, relative to controls.

Design: Studies were identified by a search of electronic databases including PubMed, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar and Scopus before August 2018. Read More

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February 2019
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Effect of Zataria multiflora on fatty liver disease.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 13;42:270. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Research Institute for Islamic and Complementary Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Persian Medicine, School of Persian Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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February 2019

Setting a research agenda for pediatric complementary and integrative medicine: A consensus approach.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 31;42:27-32. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Dept of Pediatrics Kiboga District Government Hospital, Uganda. Electronic address:

Background: Pediatric use of complementary medicine (CM) is common and offers numerous research questions about diverse therapies and conditions. Although research priorities for pediatric CM have been identified, there was a need to update in light of the rapid evolution of the field.

Methods: Building on previous work, we conducted an international, consensus-based 4-step modified Delphi process to develop and refine a pediatric CM research agenda, including on-line questionnaires and an in-person meeting. Read More

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February 2019
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Pediatric perioperative measures of sleep, pain, anxiety and anesthesia emergence: A healing touch proof of concept randomized clinical trial.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 30;42:264-269. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Anesthesia, Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 45229, United States.

Background And Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of healing touch (HT) on sleep, anxiety, anesthesia emergence and pain.

Methods: HT, sham HT, control with an aide (CP) and control groups without the presence of an aide (CNP), underwent polysomnography (PSG) preoperatively. The Yale Preoperative Anxiety Scale (YPAS) score was obtained preoperatively before medications were given and in the preoperative surgery area. Read More

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February 2019
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Rikkunshito for upper gastrointestinal symptoms: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 30;42:255-263. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Surgery, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 54 Shogoin-Kawahara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan.

Background: Upper gastrointestinal symptoms are major issues in various diseases such as postgastrectomy syndrome and functional dyspepsia. These symptoms cannot be fully controlled in such conditions and result in poorer quality of life. Rikkunshito has been traditionally used in Japan to relieve these symptoms. Read More

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February 2019
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Chinese herbal medicine reduces acute hepatitis exacerbation in patients with hepatitis B virus infection: A case-control study in Taiwan.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 1;42:248-254. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan; School of Medicine, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Nursing, Hungkuang University, Taichung, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Objectives: Little information is available about the impact of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) treatment on acute exacerbation of hepatitis. This study aimed to assess the risk of acute exacerbation of hepatitis and subsequent cirrhosis and hepatoma in HBV patients with and without CHM use.

Design And Setting: This population-based case-control study used data from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database from 2000 to 2013. Read More

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February 2019
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Intra-articular ozone therapy efficiently attenuates pain in knee osteoarthritic subjects: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 28;42:240-247. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Science, Qazvin, Iran.

Objectives: Ozone (O) gas is being used for chronic pain relief in knee osteoarthritis (KOA). However, there are controversies whether this gas can be medically useful in KOA pain treatments. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of intra-articular ozone therapy for pain relief in KOA subjects using a systematic review and meta-analysis and standardized mean difference (SMD) as the effect size. Read More

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February 2019
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Feasibility of home exercises to enhance the benefits of tango dancing in people with Parkinson's disease.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 22;42:233-239. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Neurology and Neurorehabilitation, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo, Verbania, Italy; University of Turin, "Rita Levi Montalcini, Department", Italy.

Background: A style of dance called tango translates clinical practice into a new philosophy and rehabilitative approach for individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). The style of dance mixes music, self-generated and external cued strategies and social and emotional recovery. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of studies reporting health benefits for people diagnosed with PD who dance tango. Read More

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February 2019
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A review of complementary therapies with medicinal plants for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 27;42:226-232. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Chinese Medicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Graduate Institute of Integrated Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, Research Center for Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Introduction: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a progressive, prolonged, and often irreversible side effect of many chemotherapeutic agents. The development of neuropathic pain is still poorly managed by clinically available drugs at present.

Methods: In this mini-review, we summarized the current knowledge of pathobiology for CIPN, and selected evidence on the application of complementary therapies in experimental studies. Read More

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February 2019

The occurrence of acetaminophen/codeine as an adulterant in herbal analgesic supplements in Hamadan, Iran: A pilot study.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 20;42:223-225. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Medicinal Plants and Natural Products Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran; Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, School of Pharmacy, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran. Electronic address:

Analgesics, such as acetaminophen (APAP) and codeine (COD), are used to adulterate medicinal herbs and/or herbal supplements. This study evaluated the APAP and COD levels in 60 herbal supplement and/or herb-based medicine samples collected from apothecaries in Hamadan, Iran. The samples were analysed using a high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system. Read More

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February 2019
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Effects of non-pharmacological conservative treatment on pain, range of motion and physical function in patients with mild to moderate hip osteoarthritis. A systematic review.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 27;42:214-222. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Surgery, Ophtalmology and Physiotherapy, University of Valladolid, c/Universidad s/n, 42004, Soria, Spain. Electronic address:

Objective: The purpose of this review was to identify the effects of non-pharmacological conservative treatment on pain, range of motion and physical function in patients with mild to moderate hip osteoarthritis.

Design: A systematic review based on Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines.

Setting: We searched MEDLINE, PEDro, Scopus and the Cochrane Library databases for randomized controlled trials related to non-pharmacological conservative treatments for hip osteoarthritis with the following keywords: "hip osteoarthritis," "therapeutics," "physical therapy modalities," and "combined physical therapy". Read More

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February 2019
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Acupuncture methods put to the test for a tinnitus study: A Bayesian analysis.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 24;42:205-213. Epub 2018 Nov 24.

College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. Electronic address:

Background: This study evaluated the effectiveness of different methods of acupuncture in the treatment of tinnitus due to neurological causes. In total, eight treatment methods were selected for this study: traditional acupuncture, electroacupuncture, moxibustion acupuncture, medicine only without acupuncture, traditional acupuncture with supplementary medicine, electroacupuncture with supplementary medicine, moxibustion acupuncture with supplementary medicine, and an electroacupuncture and moxibustion acupuncture combination. All sample data come from the results of clinical treatment studies. Read More

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February 2019

Associations of yoga practice, health status, and health behavior among yoga practitioners in Germany-Results of a national cross-sectional survey.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 31;42:19-26. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.

Background: While yoga can improve health-related variables and health behavior, different yoga styles and practice components appear to be associated with specific health outcomes. The aim of this study was to explore the connection between yoga use, health, and health behaviors across different yoga styles.

Methods: A cross-sectional anonymous online survey (n = 1,702; 88. Read More

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February 2019

Targeting obesity management through gut microbiota modulation by herbal products: A systematic review.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 22;42:184-204. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Obesity and Eating Habits Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Objectives: The gut dysbiosis has been implicated as a mediator to obesity and its manipulation could be an appropriate approach to sustainable weight loss. In this systematic review, our primary objective was to assess the potential manipulation of gut microbiota by herbal products in obesity.

Materials And Methods: We did a comprehensive search in PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus and Cochrane databases for all clinical trials and animal studies exploring the effects of various herbal products on gut microbiota composition in obesity documented up to May 2017. Read More

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February 2019
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Effects of light-emitting diode therapy (LEDT) on cardiopulmonary and hemodynamic adjustments during aerobic exercise and glucose levels in patients with diabetes mellitus: A randomized, crossover, double-blind and placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Feb 15;42:178-183. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Federal University of São Carlos, Cardiovascular Physical Therapy Laboratory, Department of Physiotherapy, Rod. Washington Luís, km 235, São Carlos, 13.565-905, Brazil. Electronic address:

The aim of this study was to evaluate the acute effects of light-emitting diode therapy (LEDT) on cardiopulmonary adjustments and muscle oxygenation dynamics during transition to moderate exercise, as well as in glucose and lactate levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Sixteen individuals with T2DM (age 55.1±5. Read More

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February 2019
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