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Characteristics and Components of Medical Group Visits for Chronic Health Conditions: A Systematic Scoping Review.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

3 Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, UMass Memorial Health Care, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.

Objectives: Chronic health conditions are a major challenge to the health care system. Medical Group Visits (MGVs) are a valuable health care delivery model used in a variety of medical settings and patient populations. We conducted a systematic scoping review of MGV research literature for chronic health conditions to summarize the characteristics and individual components of MGVs in the United States of America and Canada. Read More

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April 2019
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Beyond Pills: Acupressure Impact on Self-Rated Pain and Anxiety Scores.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar 30. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

6 Soul Lightening International, South Bend, Indiana.

Objectives: To determine impact of an acupressure protocol on self-rated pain and anxiety scores.

Design: Retrospective database analysis of self-rated pain and anxiety scores before and immediately after administration of stress release acupressure protocol.

Participants: Participants include hospitalized patients, nurses, and public. Read More

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March 2019
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Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain: Recommendations to Medicare/Medicaid from the Society for Acupuncture Research.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 04 30;25(4):367-369. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

11 Departments of Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine Division of Rheumatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

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April 2019
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Chinese Herbal Medicine for Mild Cognitive Impairment Using Montreal Cognitive Assessment: A Systematic Review.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar 28. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

The China-Australia International Research Centre for Chinese Medicine, School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University, Bundoora, Australia.

Background: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) prevalence is estimated at 6%-12% of the population. It is possible that early treatment at the MCI stage could reduce progression to more severe cognitive impairment. The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is a sensitive measure used to assess changes in cognitive function. Read More

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A Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Low-Income African American Women with Depressive Symptoms Delivered by an Experienced Instructor Versus a Novice Instructor.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

2 Department of Medical Social Sciences, and Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.

Introduction: In the present study, the authors pilot a streamlined mindfulness teacher training protocol for Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) staff and examine the distribution and variability of psychologic outcomes for participants in groups led by an experienced instructor compared to a FQHC staff instructor who received the streamlined training.

Methods: Seventy-four adult women aged 18-65 with depressive symptoms enrolled to participate in the 8-week group mindfulness intervention led by an experienced instructor (N = 33) or a novice instructor (N = 41). The effect of instructor on the outcomes depression, stress, mindfulness, functioning, well-being, and depression stigma was assessed at baseline, 8, and 16 weeks. Read More

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March 2019
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Micronutrients in Atopic Dermatitis: A Systematic Review.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

4 Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Arizona-Tucson, Tucson, AZ.

Objective: The pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis (AD) involves a complex interplay between immune system dysfunction, genetics, and environmental factors. It is well known that nutritional status is essential to a proper functioning immune system, leading to a highly debated question regarding the role of dietary factors in the pathogenesis of AD. Food allergies and elimination diets have been broadly studied in atopy; however, less consideration has been given to how vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients influence the risk for AD and severity of symptoms. Read More

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March 2019
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Massage for Pain: An Evidence Map.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

1 West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Objectives: Massage therapy has been proposed for painful conditions, but it can be difficult to understand the breadth and depth of evidence, as various painful conditions may respond differently to massage. The authors conducted an evidence mapping process and generated an "evidence map" to visually depict the distribution of evidence available for massage and various pain indications to identify gaps in evidence and to inform future research priorities.

Design: The authors searched PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane for systematic reviews reporting pain outcomes for massage therapy. Read More

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March 2019
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Error Matrix Tool to Overview the Validity of Evidence on Radix Sophorae flavescentis for Chronic Hepatitis B.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

1 Center for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China.

Objectives: To introduce a conceptualized visual error matrix tool to overview the validity of evidence by taking Radix Sophorae flavescentis for chronic hepatitis B as an example and to propose recommendations for improving clinical trial design and evidence quality.

Methods: The randomized clinical trials and reviews were collected during the conduct of a Cochrane systematic review. The authors used a visual error matrix tool to overview the evidence validity by looking at systematic, random, and design error risks. Read More

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Implementing an Integrative Survivorship Program at a Comprehensive Cancer Center: A Multimodal Approach to Life After Cancer.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar;25(S1):S106-S111

4 Department of Medicine, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY.

Background: This article describes the development of an integrative survivorship program at an urban National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center with three closely linked components: a Survivorship Clinic with dedicated staff, a network of Support Services including Wellness, and an Integrative Medicine Program.

Development: We first defined the parameters of survivorship care and developed a patient-centric model that determined the optimal timeframes for transitioning these patients from the oncology clinic to a centralized survivorship clinic. Survivorship care includes the development of a survivorship care plan (SCP) for each patient at their initial visit to the program. Read More

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Improving Usability of Electronic Health Records for Whole Systems Integrative Medicine Practitioners.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 03;25(S1):S17-S18

1 Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, California.

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A Replicable and Sustainable Whole Person Care Model for Chronic Pain.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar;25(S1):S86-S94

1 Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tennessee.

Background: Integrative health is an expanding field that is increasingly called upon by conventional medicine to provide care for patients with chronic pain and disease. Although evidence has mounted for delivering integrative therapies individually, there is little consensus on how best to deliver these therapies in tandem as part of whole person care. While many models exist, few are financially sustainable. Read More

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Developing the Alliances to Expand Traditional Indigenous Healing Practices Within Alberta Health Services.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar;25(S1):S69-S77

1 Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada.

Objectives: Indigenous people have unique health needs that require culturally appropriate holistic care that addresses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Access to both traditional Indigenous healing practices and Western medicine are needed for all encompassing holistic health.

Design: This inquiry addresses actions suggested by the United Nations (UN) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) with regard to traditional Indigenous medicine and healing and was guided by an Organizational Sponsor and Inquiry Team. Read More

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Whole Systems Within Whole Systems: The Oregon Health Plan's Expansion of Services for Back and Neck Pain.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar;25(S1):S61-S68

5 Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Objectives: The authors employ a Whole Systems framework to explore implementation of new guidelines for back and neck pain in Oregon's Medicaid system. Whole Systems research is useful for understanding the relationship between complementary and integrative health care (CIH) and conventional health care systems in real-world clinical and practice settings.

Design: Preliminary results are from an observational study designed to evaluate state-wide implementation of CIH and other non-pharmacological treatments for neck and back pain among Oregon Medicaid patients. Read More

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Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Integrative Pain Management Program in a Primary Care Safety-Net Clinic.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar;25(S1):S78-S85

3 San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California.

Objective: To design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive Integrative Pain Management Program (IPMP) for patients with chronic pain in a safety-net primary care clinic.

Design: We used a quality improvement "Plan Do Study Act" (PDSA) framework to design, refine, and evaluate an integrative chronic pain program.

Setting: An urban federally qualified health center located in a community with high rates of chronic pain, substance use, and opioid overdose. Read More

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What Should Health Care Systems Consider When Implementing Complementary and Integrative Health: Lessons from Veterans Health Administration.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar;25(S1):S52-S60

7 Integrative Health Coordinating Center, VA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, Washington, DC.

Objectives: Health care systems are increasingly interested in becoming whole health systems that include complementary and integrative health (CIH) approaches. The nation's largest health care system, the Veterans Health Administration (VA), has been transforming to such a system. However, anecdotal evidence suggested that many VA medical centers have faced challenges in implementing CIH approaches, whereas others have flourished. Read More

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Whole Systems Research Methods in Health Care: A Scoping Review.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar;25(S1):S21-S51

4 johnweeks-integrator.com, Editor-in-Chief, JACM, Seattle, WA.

Objectives: This scoping review evaluates two decades of methodological advances made by "whole systems research" (WSR) pioneers in the fields of traditional, complementary, and integrative medicine (TCIM). Rooted in critiques of the classical randomized controlled trial (RCT)'s suitability for evaluating holistic, complex TCIM interventions, WSR centralizes the principle of "model validity," representing a "fit" between research design and therapeutic paradigm.

Design: In consultation with field experts, 41 clinical research exemplars were selected for review from across 13 TCIM disciplines, with the aim of mapping the range and methodological characteristics of WSR studies. Read More

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March 2019
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Employing Evidence in Evaluating Complementary Therapies: Findings from an Ethnography of Integrative Pain Management at a Large Urban Pediatric Hospital.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar;25(S1):S95-S105

5 Department of Family Health, University of Texas Health Science Center Cizik School of Nursing (UTHealth), Houston, TX.

Background: Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM) shows positive clinical benefit with minimal side effects, yet, challenges to effective integration of CIM providers in biomedical health care settings remain. This study aimed to better understand the role evidence played in the process of integration of complementary therapies into a large urban pediatric hospital from the perspective of patients, caregivers, providers, and administrators through applied medical ethnography.

Methods: An ethnography was conducted over the course of 6 months in a large urban pediatric hospital in the Southern United States. Read More

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Evaluation of an Integrative Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Program.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar;25(S1):S147-S152

6 United States Navy, 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division; Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC.

Objectives: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and combat-related stress can be refractory, pervasive, and have a devastating impact on those affected, their families, and society at large. Challenges dealing with symptoms may in turn make a servicemember more susceptible to problems, including alcohol abuse, interpersonal conflict, and occupational problems. An effective treatment strategy will address multifactorial issues by using a holistic multimodal approach. Read More

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March 2019
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Convergent Points for Conventional Medicine and Whole Systems Research: A User's Guide.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar;25(S1):S12-S16

5 Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Context: Value-based health care has emerged as a manifestation of the conventional medicine community's awareness of the overlapping needs to both better incorporate patient centeredness into practice and research paradigms and further develop a systemic approach to cost reduction.

Background: The origins of the whole systems research (WSR) movement date to the late 1990s, when the U.S. Read More

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Cost-Effectiveness of a Team-Based Integrative Medicine Approach to the Treatment of Back Pain.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar;25(S1):S138-S146

6 Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany.

Objectives: To report the results of health economic analyses comparing two treatment approaches for chronic low back pain (CLBP).

Design: Observational prospective cohort study comparing effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of CLBP care provided at an integrative care clinic with that provided in other clinics within the same hospital. CLBP-related medical utilization, function, quality of life, and days of work incapacity were self-reported at baseline, 3, 6, and 12 months. Read More

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March 2019
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The Need for a Whole Systems Approach to Evidence Evaluation: An Update from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 03;25(S1):S19-S20

1 American College of Lifestyle Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

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Outcomes from a Whole-Systems Ayurvedic Medicine and Yoga Therapy Treatment for Obesity Pilot Study.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar;25(S1):S124-S137

Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Objectives: To determine the feasibility and acceptability of an Ayurveda/Yoga intervention for weight loss, using dual-diagnosis inclusion criteria, dual-paradigm outcomes, and a semistandardized protocol with tailoring according to the Ayurvedic constitution/imbalance profile of each participant.

Design: Seventeen participants enrolled in a weekly intervention for 3 months. Outcome measurements were performed at baseline, postintervention, and 3 and 6 months follow-up. Read More

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Intervention Development Process for a Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial: The Thoracic Peri-Operative Integrative Surgical Care Evaluation Trial.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar;25(S1):S112-S123

3 Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada.

Background: Use of complementary therapies is high among people with cancer despite research gaps. The Thoracic Peri-Operative Integrative Surgical Care Evaluation (POISE) Trial will evaluate the impact of an integrative care intervention delivered by naturopathic doctors (NDs) in conjunction with usual care for patients undergoing surgery for lung, gastric, and esophageal cancer.

Objectives: To describe the multistep, multidisciplinary process of defining the integrative care intervention to be used in the Thoracic POISE trial using a principle-based approach that is pragmatic, holistic, safe, feasible, evidence driven, and consensus based. Read More

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March 2019
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Values Align for Researching Whole Systems: A Reflective Overview of the Special Issue.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 03;25(S1):S1-S6

3 Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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Integrative Palliative Care: Enhancing the Natural Synergy Between Integrative Health and Palliative Medicine.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 03;25(3):257-259

3 Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

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March 2019
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Effect of Black Tea and Green Tea on the Radial Pulse Spectrum in Healthy Human.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar 5. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

4 Research and Development Department, JinMu Health Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.

The consumption of black tea and green tea has been shown to be beneficial for cardiovascular health. Because the chemical composition of the two teas varies widely, the purpose of the study was to investigate whether the consumption of green tea and black tea had different effects on the arterial system. Thirty-three healthy subjects received a single dose of green tea (dose = 0. Read More

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Reporting of Protocol Rationale and Content Validity in Randomized Clinical Trials of T'ai Chi: A Systematic Evaluation.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Apr 5;25(4):370-376. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

2 Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Background: Mind-body exercise interventions are typically multimodal, complex, and pluralistic, and few have been developed with the goal of therapeutically targeting a specific medical population. It is thus important that clinical trials evaluating mind-body interventions provide some justification for the use of the specific protocol being evaluated.

Objectives: This article reports the results of a systematic review of the quality of reporting of protocol rationale and content validity for using a specific t'ai chi protocol in a randomized controlled trial (RCT). Read More

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Exploring Sick Leave in Integrative Care-Retrospective Observations and Future Study Recommendations.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Apr 26;25(4):377-384. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

1 Unit for Studies of Integrative Health Care, Division of Nursing, Department of Neurobiology Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Objectives: To describe and contrast the prevalence and trends of sick leave in patients with pain or stress disorders referred to inpatient care that integrates conventional and complementary therapies, that is, integrative care (IC).

Methods: County council and social insurance data were used to retrospectively observe cross-sectional sick leave prevalence at four time points: 1 year before the first registered inpatient visit with the target diagnosis, after referral at index, and at 1 and 2 years after index. To contrast the IC findings, observations of patients with similar background characteristics referred to conventional care (CC) were used. Read More

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The Impact of Equine Therapy and an Audio-Visual Approach Emphasizing Rhythm and Beat Perception in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

4 School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate the impact of a therapeutic horse riding (HR) intervention and an audiovisual (AV) intervention comprising exposure to equine rhythm and motion on developmental parameters of children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD).

Design: The study design was a pretest/post-test.

Settings/location: The study took place in three locations across Ireland-St. Read More

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Phone-Delivered Mindfulness Training for Pregnant Women at Risk for Preterm Birth.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 04 21;25(4):444-445. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

6 Department of Epidemiology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI.

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Outcomes of a Gratitude Practice in an Online Community of Caring.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Apr 20;25(4):385-391. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

1 Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Objectives: CaringBridge (CB) is a web-based social network where people share information, enlist support, and access resources following a difficult diagnosis; it can also be used to disseminate supportive self-care tools, such as a gratitude practice, for its users. Gratitude practices are shown to reduce stress and fear, improve sleep, and increase positive emotions and overall well-being. The purpose of this article was to report the findings of a brief gratitude intervention delivered to CB users. Read More

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The State of the Evidence for Whole-System, Multi-Modality Naturopathic Medicine: A Systematic Scoping Review.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Feb;25(2):141-168

1 National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia.

Objective: To summarize the current state of the research evidence for whole-system, multi-modality naturopathic medicine.

Design: A systematic search for research articles from around the world was undertaken using MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, AMED, and WHO regional indexes. Naturopathic journals and gray literature were hand searched. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6389764PMC
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Lessons from Outside and Within: Exploring Advancements in Methodology for Naturopathic Medicine Clinical Research.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Feb;25(2):135-140

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

Introduction: Naturopathy is a mixture of both traditional and complementary medicine. It incorporates a broad set of health care practices that may or may not be traditional to that country or conventional medicine and are not fully integrated into the dominant health care system. Research required to evaluate or substantiate naturopathic medicine may not fall under the testing of randomized clinical trials, which opens up discussions on what is the best practice for research in naturopathic medicine. Read More

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Naturopathic Research: Prevalent, Relevant, But Largely Hidden in Plain Sight.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 02;25(2):123-124

1 Australian Research Centre on Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM), University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia.

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February 2019

The Early Movement for Research Evidence in Modern Naturopathy: Fighting Above Its Weight Class.

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John Weeks

J Altern Complement Med 2019 02;25(2):125-128

Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

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Clinical Evaluation of Javanica Oil Emulsion Injection Combined with the Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Esophageal Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Clinical Chinese Pharmacy, School of Chinese Materia Medica, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China.

Objectives: This meta-analysis aimed to assess the clinical effectiveness and safety of Javanica oil emulsion injection (JOEI) combined with the radiotherapy (RT) for treating esophageal cancer (EC).

Design: A literature search was conducted for collecting the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on EC treated by JOEI in the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Embase, the Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (SinoMed), the China National Knowledge Infrastructure Database, the China Science and Technology Journal Database (VIP), and the Wanfang Database from inception to February 4, 2017. The quality of the RCTs was evaluated by the Cochrane risk of bias assessment tool, and objective remission rate, performance status, adverse drug reactions (ADRs), 1-year survival rate, and 2-year survival rate were analyzed by Review Manager 5. Read More

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February 2019
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Compassion Meditation Training for Emotional Numbing Symptoms Among Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 04 13;25(4):441-443. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

6 Emory-Tibet Partnership, Department of Religion, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

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Design of a Multidisciplinary Training Program in Complementary and Integrative Health Clinical Research: Building Research Across Interdisciplinary Gaps.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

1 Helfgott Research Institute, National University of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR.

Despite wide use by the public, limited evidence is available for many complementary and integrative health (CIH) practices. Thus, clinical researchers knowledgeable about CIH disciplines are necessary to study the efficacy and effectiveness of CIH practices to benefit the public health. To partially address the need for clinical researchers versed in CIH, the authors of this study report the design of an interprofessional clinical research training program focused on CIH, the Building Research across Interdisciplinary Gaps (BRIDG) program, supported by a 5-year T90/R90 grant from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Read More

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February 2019
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Effectiveness of an Alcohol-Free Chitosan-Curcuminoid Mouthwash Compared with Chlorhexidine Mouthwash in Denture Stomatitis Treatment: A Randomized Trial.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

1 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand.

Objective: An alcohol-free mouthwash of curcuminoids purified from the turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.) rhizome was formulated using a cosolvent system, comprising chitosan and polyethylene glycol (PEG) 400, and determined for its efficacy and safety in management of denture stomatitis (DS) in comparison with a chlorhexidine (CHX) mouthwash.

Design: A single-center, randomized, controlled parallel-arm trial was conducted. Read More

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February 2019
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Implementing an Inpatient Acupuncture Service for Pain and Symptom Management: Identifying Opportunities and Challenges.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

2 Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

Objective: To explore an interprofessional group of health care providers' perspectives on the facilitators and barriers to implementation of an inpatient acupuncture service for pain and symptom management.

Design: Qualitative.

Setting: An urban, academic, tertiary care health system. Read More

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February 2019
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The Influence of a Multimodal Health Program with Diet, Art, and Biofield Therapy on the Quality of Life of People in Japan.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar 11;25(3):336-345. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

2 Research Department, MOA Health Science Foundation, Tokyo, Japan.

Objective: To investigate whether the frequency of the practice of each of diet, art, and biofield therapy influences improvement in quality of life (QOL), and to examine whether the simultaneous practice of all three components increasingly improves QOL in a real-world setting.

Design: Pre-post-test design using convenience sampling methods.

Setting: Home setting. Read More

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March 2019
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Yoga's Biophysiological Effects on Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: A Scoping Review.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar 8;25(3):279-287. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

2 School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Background And Objectives: Yoga is a mind and body practice that includes relaxation, meditation, breathing exercises, and body postures. It can be effective in enhancing the functioning of several body systems, including the lower urinary tract. Normal lower urinary tract functioning depends in part on the coordination of the bladder, urethra, pelvic floor and other muscles, and the nerves that control them. Read More

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Demographic and Clinical Factors Associated with Patient Adherence to Acupuncture Treatment.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

1 Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

Objectives: Acupuncture uses needle stimulation upon the body's meridian points to alleviate physical and psychologic symptoms. In clinical practice, acupuncturists often recommend patients to attend follow-up treatment to achieve cumulative benefit over time. Adherence to acupuncture treatment was studied, and demographic and clinical factors were tested that may predict adherence. Read More

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February 2019

Acute Cardiovascular Responses to a Session of Bikram Yoga: A Pilot Uncontrolled Trial.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Apr 30;25(4):398-405. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

2 Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering, Schools of Engineering, Medicine and Biological Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Introduction: Main cardiovascular parameters such as heart rate (HR), blood pressure, and myocardial oxygen consumption (MOC) are tightly regulated by a multifactorial, nonlinear control system. Increased HR because of physical activity is often accompanied by an increase in blood pressure. Postural changes have an effect on the baroreceptors, and stretching exercises and isometric contractions modulate muscle mechanoreceptors eliciting increases in blood pressure. Read More

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April 2019
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Dextrose Prolotherapy for Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Patient-Oriented Outcomes in a Pilot-Level Quality Improvement Project.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Apr 28;25(4):406-412. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

3 UW Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI.

Objectives: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a growing health problem with limited nonsurgical treatment options. Prolotherapy is an injection-based technique for chronic KOA pain; health plan coverage is limited, presenting an access barrier. A local health plan recently included coverage for prolotherapy for KOA, but uptake and treatment response in routine care are unknown. Read More

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Minding the Mind-Body Literature: Burnout in Medicine and the Corporate Workforce.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Jan;25(1):1-4

Medical Director, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Director of Education, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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January 2019
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Markov Clustering Analysis-Based Validation for Traditional Chinese Medicine Syndrome Patterns of Poststroke Cognitive Impairment.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

1 Center for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine, School of Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China.

Objectives: Poststroke cognitive impairment (PSCI) has constituted a heavy public health burden worldwide. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been widely used in treating PSCI. This study aimed at validating the TCM syndrome patterns of PSCI by using data mining methods. Read More

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January 2019
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Reliability of Ayurvedic Diagnosis for Knee Osteoarthritis Patients: A Nested Diagnostic Study Within a Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

1 Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Corporate Member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Berlin, Germany.

Background: Ayurveda is a traditional Indian system of medicine. The customized Ayurvedic approach consists of a combination of several diagnostic procedures and subsequent individualized therapeutic interventions. Evaluation of inter-rater reliability (IRR) of Ayurvedic diagnoses has rarely been performed. Read More

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January 2019
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Sardinian Folk Dance for Individuals with Parkinson's Disease: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Mar 9;25(3):305-316. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

1 Department of Medical Sciences and Public Health, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy.

Objectives: Among different exercise models proposed for individuals with Parkinson's disease (IwPD), the popularity of traditional forms of dance is increasing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of Sardinian folk dance (Ballu Sardu, BS) on functional performance and motor and nonmotor symptoms in IwPD.

Design: Single-blind, randomized controlled pilot trial. Read More

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March 2019
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