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The impact of cinnamon on anthropometric indices and glycemic status in patients with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 9;43:92-101. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

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

Background And Aims: There is some evidence regarding the positive effects of cinnamon on metabolic status in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). However, they are conflicting. In the present study, we aimed to systematically review the effects of cinnamon on glycemic status and anthropometric indices in patients with T2DM. Read More

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April 2019
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Receiving/declining adjuvant breast cancer treatments and involvement in treatment decision-making.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 19;43:85-91. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

School of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University, United States.

Objectives: This study compared women who received all recommended breast cancer treatments (Receivers) with those who did not (Decliners). We sought to understand women's integrative naturopathic oncology (INO) use in addition to usual conventional oncology (UCO) use, their involvement in treatment decision-making (TDM), and their satisfaction with healthcare providers.

Methods: A secondary analysis was conducted using baseline data from the Breast Cancer Integrative Oncology Study that recruited 427 women from INO clinics (INO cohort) and comparison women from the Cancer Surveillance System Registry who received UCO care (UCO cohort) in Western Washington State. Read More

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Bee products and the treatment of blister-like lesions around the mouth, skin and genitalia caused by herpes viruses-A systematic review.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 22;43:81-84. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Ortenau Klinikum Offenburg und Gengenbach, Ebertplatz 12, 77654, Offenburg, Germany. Electronic address:

Objectives: To assess the value of bee products with respect to antiviral efficacy against herpes viruses.

Design: A systematic review was done using the JUSTfind System of the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen and Scopus.

Results: Three trials on honey and 6 trials on propolis were conducted. Read More

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April 2019
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Probiotics, prebiotics, and low FODMAP diet for irritable bowel syndrome - What is the current evidence?

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 16;43:73-80. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

School of Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW 2795, Australia. Electronic address:

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders worldwide. While the pathogenesis is not clearly understood, current research points to the role of the gut microbiome and alterations in the diversity of the microbiota. Probiotics, prebiotics, and low FODMAP diet are therapeutic means associated with modification of the gut microbiome for the alleviation of IBS symptoms. Read More

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April 2019
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Complementary and alternative medicine research in practice-based research networks: A critical review.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 2;43:7-19. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Aims: To provide a critical analysis of peer-reviewed literature reporting research from practice-based research networks (PBRNs) relating to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

Methods: A comprehensive literature search of peer-reviewed literature reporting PBRN research focusing upon CAM was conducted in PubMed, Ovid Medline, EMBASE, and CINAHL from their inceptions to June 2017. PBRN registry and websites of relevant PBRNs were also searched for further information. Read More

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Generational differences in complementary medicine use in young Australian women: Repeated cross-sectional dataset analysis from the Australian longitudinal study on women's health.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 15;43:66-72. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM), Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Objective: Examine the generational differences in complementary medicine (CM) utilisation between young women from the X and Millennial generations.

Design: Secondary analysis of two cross-sectional surveys from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH).

Setting: Australia. Read More

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April 2019
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Efficacy of individualized homeopathic treatment of insomnia: Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 9;43:53-59. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

93/2/1, Shibpur Road, PO and PS Shibpur, Howrah 711102, West Bengal, India. Electronic address:

Background: Insomnia is the most common sleep-related complaint associated with impaired day-time functioning, reduced quality of life, increased morbidity and substantial societal cost. We evaluated whether individualized homeopathy (IH) could produce significant effect beyond placebo in treatment of insomnia.

Methods: In this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, two parallel arms trial, 60 patients were randomized to receive either IH/verum or control/placebo (1:1). Read More

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April 2019
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Timing of oral feeding changes in premature infants who underwent osteopathic manipulative treatment.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 8;43:49-52. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

NICU - Woman and Child Department, Del Ponte Hospital, Varese, Italy. Electronic address:

Background: The delayed transition from gavage-to-nipple feeding is one of the most significant factors that may prolong hospital length of stay (LOS). Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) has been demonstrated to be effective regarding LOS reduction, but no investigations have documented its clinical validity for attaining oral feeding.

Objectives: To assess OMT utility regarding the timing of oral feeding in healthy preterm infants. Read More

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Association of traditional Chinese medicine body constitution and moderate-to-severe cancer-related fatigue in cancer patients.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 9;43:44-48. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Graduate Institute of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung City 40402, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Background And Purpose: Fatigue is one of the most prevalent adverse events reported by cancer patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between traditional Chinese medicine body constitution (TCMBC) and moderate-to-severe cancer-related fatigue in cancer patients.

Materials And Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on cancer patients recruited from a regional hospital in southern Taiwan. Read More

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The effect of synbiotics in improving Helicobacter pylori eradication: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 9;43:36-43. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Gastrointestinal & Liver Diseases Research Center (GLDRC), Guilan University of Medical Sciences (GUMS), Rasht, Iran; Caspian Digestive Diseases Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences (GUMS), Rasht, Iran. Electronic address:

Background: Helicobacter pylori is a common human infection, presenting in half of the world's population. The failure of the Helicobacter pylori eradication rate necessitates the assessment of new options. The aim of the present meta-analysis was therefore to assess the role of synbiotics in Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy. Read More

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April 2019
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A soft massage tool is advantageous for compressing deep soft tissue with low muscle tension: Therapeutic evidence for self-myofascial release.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr;43:312-318

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, 34141, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Objectives: This study aimed to compare the amount of deep tissue pressure and muscle relaxation between a soft inflatable rubber ball (SIRB) and a hard massage ball (HMB).

Design: Crossover experimental design study.

Interventions: Thirty participants with neck pain (age: 65. Read More

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April 2019
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Effects of laser acupuncture in a patient with a 12-year history of facial paralysis: A case report.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 27;43:306-310. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Graduate Institute of Acupuncture Science, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan; Department of Acupuncture, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 40402 Taiwan. Electronic address:

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Promising effects of purslane cream on the breast fissure in lactating women: A clinical trial.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 7;43:300-305. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Pharmacological Research Center of Medicinal Plants, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran; Neurogenic Inflammation Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. Electronic address:

Objectives: The traditional uses of Portulaca oleracea L. (purslane) with anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activity as well as anti-oxidants properties were expressed previously. This is a double-blind randomized clinical trial to evaluate the protective effects of purslane cream on the nipple fissure. Read More

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Cyanide and lactate levels in patients during chronic oral amygdalin intake followed by intravenous amygdalin administration.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 6;43:295-299. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Urology, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Electronic address:

The natural compound amygdalin has gained high popularity among tumor patients as a complementary or alternative treatment option. However, due to metabolization of amygdalin to cyanide (HCN) following oral consumption, there could be a high risk of lactic acidosis caused by cyanide intoxication. The present retrospective study was undertaken to evaluate cyanide blood and lactate plasma levels of tumor patients (n = 55) before and after intravenous (i. Read More

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April 2019
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Case Report of gastroparesis healing: 16 years of a chronic syndrome resolved after proximal intercessory prayer.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 9;43:289-294. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Global Medical Research Institute, United States; Indiana University, Bloomington IN, United States. Electronic address:

A male infant at two weeks of age was hospitalized vomiting forcefully. He had a pyloromyotomy. He did not improve with medical therapy. Read More

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Propolis supplementation improves glycemic and antioxidant status in patients with type 2 diabetes: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 2;43:283-288. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

Department of Nutrition, School of Health, Qazvin University of Medical Science, Qazvin, Iran; Metabolic Diseases Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran. Electronic address:

Objectives: The prevalence of type 2 diabetes has risen dramatically in recent years. There are many different safe therapies used for diabetes and also number of natural supplements that can be used to manage diabetes. We assessed the effect of oral propolis supplementation on blood glucose, insulin resistance and antioxidant status in type 2 diabetes. Read More

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"Will you draw me a pelvis?ˮ Dynamic neuro-cognitive imagery improves pelvic schema and graphic-metric representation in people with Parkinson's Disease: A randomized controlled trial.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 3;43:28-35. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Background: Body schema (i.e., the mental representations of the body), vital for motor and cognitive functions, is often distorted in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). Read More

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Diagnoses associated with dietary supplement use in a national dataset.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 23;43:277-282. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

University of Wisconsin, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, United States. Electronic address:

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine if participant diagnosis, as determined by a health care provider, is associated with dietary supplement (DS) use.

Design/setting: Surveys from 1255 study participants aged 34-84, part of the Midlife in the US Study (MIDUS 2 Survey) Biomarker Project, were reviewed. Participant data included pharmaceutical use (prescription and over-the-counter medications (OTC)), clinical symptoms and diagnosis, and laboratory results. Read More

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Prevalence, patterns, and predictors of meditation use among U.S. children: Results from the National Health Interview Survey.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 8;43:271-276. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA.

Objectives: The purpose of the study is to examine the characteristics of various types of meditation use (i.e., mantra, mindful, and spiritual meditation) among U. Read More

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April 2019
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Herbal preparations use in prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders-Data from Vojvodina, Serbia.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 27;43:265-270. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacy, Hajduk Veljkova 3, 21000, Novi Sad, Serbia. Electronic address:

Objective: Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are estimated to be frequent among general population. Various types of traditional and complementary therapies, primarily phytotherapy, can be used for prevention and treatment of many diseases and conditions, including GI complaints. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the patterns of use of medicinal herbs in treatment and prevention of GI disorders, together with their efficacy and safety. Read More

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Adjuvant therapy with traditional Chinese medicine in a heart failure patient complicated by hospital-acquired pneumonia: A case report.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 27;43:261-264. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung 40705, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Objective: We report a case of congestive heart failure complicated by hospital-acquired pneumonia that was successfully treated with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and antibiotics.

Clinical Features And Outcome: A 33-year-old man with a history of heart failure developed pneumonia during hospitalization. After the standard antibiotic therapy for 3 days, he continued to experience persistent fever and progressive cough with purulent sputum. Read More

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Nano curcumin supplementation reduced the severity of diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A randomized double-blind placebo- controlled clinical trial.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 28;43:253-260. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

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

Background: Diabetic Sensorimotor Polyneuropathy (DSPN) is a common complication of diabetes mellitus. Curcumin is the most important ingredient found in turmeric which has a very high potential for eliminating free radicals and inhibiting oxidative stress as an antioxidant agent. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Nano-curcumin supplementation on the severity of sensorimotor polyneuropathy in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Read More

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April 2019
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Acupuncture for treatment of anxiety, an overview of systematic reviews.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 16;43:247-252. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

School of Public Health, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730000, China; Evidence-Based Medicine Center, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730000, China; Evidence Based Social Science Research Center, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730000, China; Key Laboratory of Evidence Based Medicine and Knowledge Translation of Gansu Province, Lanzhou, 730000, China; Institute of Clinical Research and Evidence Based Medicine, The Gansu Provincial Hospital, Lanzhou, 730000, China. Electronic address:

Purpose: To evaluate the methodological quality and summarize evidence of important outcomes of systematic reviews (SRs)/Meta analyses (MAs) of acupuncture for anxiety.

Methods: We conducted a comprehensive literature search for SRs/MAs in PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane library, Chinese Biomedical Databases (CBM), Wanfang database and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) until November 30, 2018. Three 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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April 2019
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Weight control and physical exercise in people with multiple sclerosis: Current knowledge and future perspectives.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 8;43:240-246. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Department for Molecular and Cellular Sports Medicine, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany; Division of Physical Activity, Prevention and Cancer, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany.

There is extensive data supporting a high prevalence of both overweight and obesity status in people with multiple sclerosis, and increases in body mass index has been associated with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis. Body composition may influence the course, treatment and management of multiple sclerosis. One proposed strategy for managing overweight and obesity status and associated secondary effects in people with multiple sclerosis involves increasing the levels of physical activity. Read More

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April 2019
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Relationship of daily hot water bathing at home and hot water spa bathing with underlying diseases in middle-aged and elderly ambulatory patients: A Japanese multicenter cross-sectional study.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 10;43:232-239. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

Department of Oriental Medicine, Saitama Medical University, Japan.

The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationship of daily hot water bathing at home (DHW) and hot water spa bathing (HSPA) with the number of underlying diseases in middle-aged and elderly ambulatory patients. We defined the number of underlying diseases as the main outcome and dependent (criterion) variable. The frequency and time of DHW and the frequency of HSPA were set as explanatory variables. Read More

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Weekly assessment of number of yoga classes and amount of yoga home practice: Agreement with daily diaries.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 8;43:227-231. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Butler Hospital, Providence, RI, United States; Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, United States.

Objective: To evaluate a weekly yoga practice assessment instrument designed to assess number of classes attended in the previous week, number of times engaged in formal home yoga practice, total number of minutes engaged in formal home yoga practice in the past week, and number of times engaged in informal home yoga practice. "Informal" practice was defined as "in the middle of other activities, you spent a few moments engaged in asanas/postures, focus on breath, body awareness, or very brief meditation, for less than 5 min at a time." We assessed agreement between this weekly assessment and a daily home practice log. Read More

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The efficacy of Xue Fu Zhu Yu prescription for hyperlipidemia: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 8;43:218-226. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Xiangya Hospital, Xiangya Street No.87, Changsha, 410008, China. Electronic address:

Hyperlipidemia is rampant as a crucial risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Xue Fu Zhu Yu (XFZY), a prescription formula in traditional Chinese medicine, is well-known for treating hyperlipidemia. Herein we conducted meta-analysis and assessed the efficacy of XFZY prescription as mono or adjunctive therapy in patients with hyperlipidemia. Read More

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Comparative efficacy of Chinese herbal injections for angina pectoris: A Bayesian network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 8;43:208-217. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Department of Clinical Chinese Pharmacy, School of Chinese Materia Medica, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, 100102, China. Electronic address:

Objective: The severity of angina pectoris has been recognized. It is believed that Chinese herbal injections have an outstanding clinical effect on this condition. This network meta-analysis was devised to investigate the comparative efficacy of eight Chinese herbal injections (Ciwujia injection, Dazhuhongjingtan injection, Huangqi injection, Shenfu injection, Shengmai injection, Shenmai injection, Shenqi Fuzheng injection, Yiqifumai injection) in the treatment of angina pectoris. Read More

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April 2019
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The impact of yoga in medically underserved populations: A mixed-methods study.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 10;43:201-207. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

University of Chicago, Department of Family Medicine, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC 7110, Suite M-156, Chicago, IL 60637, United States. Electronic address:

Objectives: We evaluated the acceptability, access, and impact of yoga among participants in yoga classes co-located in community health centers.

Design: Participants were invited to complete a mixed-methods program evaluation consisting of a pre/post survey at their first class and structured interviews at 4 months.

Setting: The study took place at two community health centers on the South Side of Chicago, IL, USA. Read More

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Effects of Royal jelly on metabolic variables in diabetes mellitus: A systematic review.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 2;43:20-27. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Nutrition Research Center, Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran. Electronic address:

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common endocrine disorders in the world. This systematic review was conducted with focus on the current knowledge on the effect of royal jelly on metabolic variables in diabetes mellitus. PubMed, Scopus, Embase, ProQuest and Google Scholar databases were searched from inception until June 2018. Read More

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April 2019
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Pediatric natural health products recommended by chiropractic and naturopathic doctors in Canada.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 4;43:196-200. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

CARE Program, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Canada. Electronic address:

Objectives: To assess chiropractic (DC) and naturopathic doctors' (ND) pediatric care natural health product (NHP) recommendations.

Design: Surveys were developed in collaboration with DC and ND educators, and delivered as an on-line national survey. NHP dose, form of delivery, and indications across pediatric age ranges (from newborn to 16 years) for each practitioner's top five NHPs were assessed. Read More

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The effect of exercise, yoga and physiotherapy on the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 10;43:188-195. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

University of Saskatchewan, School of Public Health, 104 Clinic Place, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 2Z4, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, Royal University Hospital, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 0W8, Canada.

Introduction: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting the myelinated axons of the central nervous system causing neurological deterioration. People living with MS have a poor quality of life (QOL) because of the symptoms caused by the disease and there are various types of treatments to manage the symptoms aside from medication.

Objective: This meta-analysis examines the effect of exercise, yoga and physiotherapy on the physical, mental and social QOL among individuals living with MS. Read More

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Effect of coenzyme Q10 supplementation on fatigue: A systematic review of interventional studies.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 23;43:181-187. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of Community Nutrition, School of Nutrition and Food Science, Food Security Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Electronic address:

Aims: A number of studies have examined the beneficial effects of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) on fatigue in different population, but the findings have been inconclusive. Herein, we systematically reviewed available interventional studies to elucidate the overall effects of CoQ10 supplementation on fatigue among adolescent and adult population.

Methods: PubMed, Cochrane's library, Science direct, Scopus, Google scholar and ISI web of science databases were searched for all available literature until April 2018 for studies assessing the effects of CoQ10 supplementation on fatigue. Read More

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The perceived therapeutic benefits of complementary medicine in eating disorders.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 31;43:176-180. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia; Translational Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the perception of Complementary Medicines (CMs) in community women; to identify which CM approaches people perceived as the most beneficial; and the impact of Eating Disorder (ED) symptoms on one's perception of treatment.

Design & Setting: Electronic and paper-based surveys were distributed to a pre-existing cohort of community women (n = 100) aged 18 years and over. The survey included questions about the perception of CMs' benefits in EDs regarding a vignette of a women with Anorexia Nervosa (AN), and whether CMs helped the participant's own personal health. Read More

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April 2019
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How does yoga reduce stress? Embodied cognition and emotion highlight the influence of the musculoskeletal system.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 31;43:170-175. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Northwest Missouri State University, United States.

Yoga is an increasingly popular activity, perhaps because of its association with stress reduction and relaxation - an association that is generally supported by empirical evidence. Understanding of the mediating variables is, however, limited. Given that, the purpose of this paper is to present a theoretical perspective that encourages systematic research regarding the relationship between yoga, stress, and musculoskeletal activity. Read More

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Impacts of self-care education on adverse events and mental health related quality of life in breast cancer patients under chemotherapy.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 1;43:165-169. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Cangzhou Central Hospital, No. 16, Xinhua West Road, Yunhe District, Cangzhou City, 061001, Hebei Province, China. Electronic address:

Objective: As a consequence of its high incidence, breast cancer has become a severe health risk in women. Chemotherapy is one of the main treatments for breast cancer, but causes a decline in life quality of patients. Self-care is a non-medical intervention and has been reported to improve the life quality of colorectal cancer patients. Read More

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Nighttime administration of high-dose, sustained-release melatonin does not decrease nocturnal blood pressure in African-American patients: Results from a preliminary randomized, crossover trial.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 31;43:157-164. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, United States. Electronic address:

Objectives: This preliminary study tested whether a high-dose, sustained-release form of melatonin reduced 24-hour blood pressure in African-Americans.

Design: Randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover pilot study of 40 self-defined African-American patients with essential hypertension.

Settings/location: Urban, academic medical center and associated outpatient clinics. Read More

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April 2019
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Effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment on patients with multiple sclerosis: A pilot study.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 30;43:154-156. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

IRCCS Centro Neurolesi "Bonino Pulejo", Messina, Italy. Electronic address:

Objectives: To describe the effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment in patients affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Design And Setting: This is a pilot study involving 20 MS patients attending the IRCCS Neurolesi "Bonino-Pulejo", Messina, Italy.

Intervention: The clinical evaluation was performed before starting rehabilitation treatment (T0) and after 8 weeks of treatment (T1). Read More

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Green tea: A possibility in the therapeutic approach of inflammatory bowel diseases?: Green tea and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 19;43:148-153. Epub 2019 Jan 19.

Gastroenterology Department, University Hospital, ABHU, UNIMAR, Marília, São Paulo, Brazil.

Objective: this review aimed to investigate the effects of green tea polyphenols (GTP) in Ulcerative colitis and Crohn´s Disease.

Materials And Methods: The databases used were MEDLINE-and EMBASE (October 2009 to September 2018). Studies that reported the use of green tea and its effects on IBD were included. Read More

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Shengmai injection as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 25;43:140-147. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Clinical Chinese Pharmacy, School of Chinese Materia Medica, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, 100102, China. Electronic address:

Objective: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of Shengmai injection for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) through an evidence-based approach.

Methods: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating the effect of Shengmai injection on COPD were included in this study. Seven electronic databases were searched to obtain eligible studies. Read More

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April 2019
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Effects of cereal beta-glucan consumption on body weight, body mass index, waist circumference and total energy intake: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 24;43:131-139. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Student Research Committee, Faculty of Nutrition and Food Technology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Pediatrics, BC Children's Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Electronic address:

Background & Objective(s): Obesity is a worldwide epidemic and a common medical condition associated with a variety of chronic diseases. Cereal beta-glucans are soluble fibers with potential health benefits. A number of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have investigated the effect of cereal beta-glucan consumption on weight, but these results have not been summarized in a meta-analysis. Read More

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Prevalence and profile of Australian osteopaths treating older people.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 17;43:125-130. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

University of Technology Sydney, Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, Ultimo, NSW Australia.

Objectives: To explore the characteristics of the Australian osteopathy workforce who participate in the management of older patients with musculoskeletal complaints.

Design: Secondary analysis of a cross-sectional survey of osteopaths.

Setting: The Osteopathy Research and Innovation Network (ORION), an Australian practice-based research network. Read More

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April 2019
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Barberry (Berberis vulgaris L.) is a safe approach for management of lipid parameters: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 24;43:117-124. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Food Security and Nutrition Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Electronic address:

Objective: We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of barberry supplementation on plasma lipid concentration in adult population.

Methods: The search included PubMed, Scopus, ISI Web of Science, Cochrane library, and Google Scholar (up to October 2018) to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating the effects of barberry supplementation on serum lipid parameters. Mean Difference (MD) was pooled using a random-effects model. Read More

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April 2019
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Baduanjin exercise for low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 23;43:109-116. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 301617, China. Electronic address:

Introduction: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common public health concerns worldwide. Baduanjin is very popular and widely practiced for the management of LBP. This study aims to systematically investigate the efficacy and safety of Baduanjin exercise for patients with LBP. Read More

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April 2019
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Impact of complementary and alternative medicine offerings on cancer patients' emotional health and ability to self-manage health conditions.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 16;43:102-108. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, College of Public Health, The University of Georgia, 100 Foster Rd, Athens, GA, 30606, USA; Center for Population Health and Aging, Texas A&M University, 212 Adriance Lab Road, College Station, TX, 77843, USA. Electronic address:

Objectives: This descriptive study investigated how cancer patient characteristics and utilization of CAM resources, services, and activities at a regional cancer center were associated with patients' understanding of their health needs, emotional health, and their ability to self-manage their condition.

Design: Cross-sectional questionnaire. Sixty-one patients completed a mailed 17-item paper and pencil survey about their sociodemographics, use of CAM offerings, barriers, and perceived benefits. Read More

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Zingiber officinale and oxidative stress in patients with ulcerative colitis: A randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial.

Complement Ther Med 2019 Apr 2;43:1-6. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Nutrition Sciences and Food Technology, National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Objectives: Oxidative stress plays an essential role in ulcerative colitis (UC) initiation and severity. We aimed to investigate the effect of ginger as a well-known antioxidant agent on the quality of life, disease activity index and oxidative stress in patients with UC.

Methods: Forty six patients with active mild to moderate UC randomly assigned to consume 2000 mg/day dried ginger powder in 4 capsules or similar placebo capsules for 12 weeks. Read More

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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