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

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

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

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February 2019

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

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

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

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 Feb 11. 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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February 2019

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

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Feb 8. 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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February 2019

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 Jan 30. 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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January 2019

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

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Jan 28. 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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January 2019

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

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

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Jan 9. 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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January 2019
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A Comparison of Physical Therapy Modalities Versus Acupuncture in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Pilot Study.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Jan 8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

1 Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Objectives: Physical therapy (PT) modalities are used in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Acupuncture is a treatment option often sought after by FMS patients. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of PT modalities with those of acupuncture on pain, daily function, and quality of life in FMS patients. Read More

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January 2019
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Blenderized Tube Feedings for Adult Patients on Home Enteral Nutrition: A Pilot Study.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Dec 31. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

3 Divisions of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Mayo Clinic , Rochester, Minnesota.

Objective: Despite surveys indicating a high prevalence of blenderized tube feeding (BTF) as an alternative to commercial enteral nutrition (EN), there remains a paucity of data regarding use in clinical practice. The objective of the present open-label pilot study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of BTF in adult patients being given home enteral nutrition (HEN).

Design: This is an open-label pilot study, in which all participants who had been on traditional EN formulas were changed to BTF for 6 weeks. Read More

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December 2018

Barriers to Achieving Optimal Success with Medical Cannabis: Opportunities for Quality Improvement.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Jan 13;25(1):121-122. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Columbia Care, New York, New York.

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January 2019

Doing Better with What We've Got: Implementation Science in Integrative Health Amidst New Attention to Health Services Research.

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John Weeks

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Dec 13;24(12):1133-1135. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

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

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December 2018

Cannabidiol in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Series.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

4 Department of Naturopathic Medicine, Wholeness Center, Fort Collins, CO.

Objectives: Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychotomimetic cannabinoid compound that is found in plants of the genus Cannabis. Preclinical research has suggested that CBD may have a beneficial effect in rodent models of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This effect is believed to be due to the action of CBD on the endocannabinoid system. Read More

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December 2018

Future-Proofing the Field of Naturopathy Research: Nurturing International Research Leadership in an Evolving Profession.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

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

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December 2018

Brief Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Acute and Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

1 Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison , Madison, Wisconsin.

Objectives: Nonpharmacologic approaches have been characterized as the preferred means to treat chronic noncancer pain by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is evidence that mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are effective for pain management, yet the typical MBI may not be feasible across many clinical settings due to resource and time constraints. Brief MBIs (BMBIs) could prove to be more feasible and pragmatic for safe treatment of pain. Read More

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December 2018
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Interdisciplinary Relationship Models for Complementary and Integrative Health: Perspectives of Chinese Medicine Practitioners in the United States.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

3 University of Minnesota , Minneapolis, MN.

Objectives: The combination of biomedicine and traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) is often referred to as integrative medicine. However, the degree to which the medical disciplines are integrated varies between medical settings, and it is believed by some to be impossible due to epistemological and paradigmatic differences. Clinicians' perspectives are important determinants of how different medical disciplines are used together. Read More

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December 2018
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Effectiveness and Safety of Polydioxanone Thread-Embedding Acupuncture as an Adjunctive Therapy for Patients with Chronic Nonspecific Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

5 Department of Neuropsychiatry, Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital, Daejeon University , Daejeon, Republic of Korea.

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of treatment with thread-embedding acupuncture (TEA) using polydioxanone in addition to usual care for patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain (CNP) compared with treatment with usual care alone.

Methods: A single-center, assessor-blinded, two-armed randomized controlled trial was performed. One hundred and six outpatients with CNP were randomly allocated into the TEA plus usual care (TU) group or the usual care (UC) group in a 1:1 ratio. Read More

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December 2018
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Medicinal Plants and Concomitant Use with Pharmaceutical Drugs Among Pregnant Women.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

3 PharmacoEpidemiology and Drug Safety Research Group, School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo , Oslo, Norway .

Objectives: This study investigated the use of medicinal plants and concomitant use of pharmaceutical drugs among pregnant women in Addis Ababa and Bati, Ethiopia.

Methods: Six hundred pregnant women in three health centers in Addis Ababa and one health center in Bati were included in the study from July 2016 to September 2016. Data were collected through structured questionnaires. Read More

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December 2018
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Association of Green Tea Consumption and Coronary Arterial Disease Risk in a Chinese Population in Guangzhou.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

4 Department of Cardiology, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital , Guangzhou, China .

Objective: To explore the association between green tea consumption and coronary arterial disease (CAD) in the Chinese population of Guangzhou. Design, Location, Subjects: A retrospective study at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital in Guangzhou, China. Consecutive patients were enrolled between January 2013 and August 2014. Read More

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November 2018
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Nephrotoxicity of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f Preparations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Jan 15;25(1):16-31. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

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

Objective: To evaluate the incidence rate of nephrotoxicity in Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f (TwHF) preparations approved by the China Food and Drug Administration and the potential risk factors.

Methods: CENTRAL, PubMed, SinoMed, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, VIP, China Important Conference Papers Database, China Dissertation Database, and online clinical trial registry websites were searched for articles that reported on nephrotoxicity of TwHF preparations until November 23, 2017. Read More

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January 2019
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Zusanli (ST36) Acupoint Injection for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Sep 26. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

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

Background: Acupuncture point (acupoint) injection is a common practice in China. Some trials showed that Chinese herbal extracts and/or conventional medication are injected at the Zusanli (ST36) acupoint for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). The study aimed to assess the effectiveness and safety of acupoint injection for DPN at the ST36 by systematically evaluating the evidence published to date. Read More

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September 2018
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The Effect of T'ai Chi and Qigong Training on Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Randomized Controlled Study.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Nov 14. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

4 Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medipol University , Istanbul, Turkey .

Objectives: This study aims to investigate the effects of t'ai chi and qigong (TCQ) training on severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Design: A prospective, 12-week, single-center, double-blinded, randomized controlled trial.

Setting: Sleep Disorders Center of Medical Faculty in Istanbul, Turkey. Read More

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November 2018
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World Naturopathic Federation: The Central Role of Research in the Growth of the Global Naturopathic Profession.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

1 World Naturopathic Federation , Toronto, Canada .

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November 2018
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Battle Over Herb-Induced Liver Injury: Low Prevalence Confirmed through Secondary Evaluation and Research Team's Clarifying Rebuttal to Unwarranted Public Claims.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Nov 8. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

2 Jaseng Spine and Joint Research Institute , Jaseng Medical Foundation, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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November 2018
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Accuracy of Dioscorides,' De materia medica (First Century C.E.), Regarding Diuretic Activity of Plants.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Jan 7;25(1):107-120. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

2 Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions, Washington, District of Columbia.

Objectives: Assess whether an ancient text on herbal medicine accurately characterizes a class of herbal diuretics.

Design: The Greek text of Dioscorides De materia medica was assessed for herbs stated to have diuretic activity, and then modern research was sought to determine how accurate the ancient assessment of these herbs was.

Results: Of the 105 plants cited as having diuretic activity by Dioscorides, 56 (53. Read More

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January 2019
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The Role and Influence of Traditional and Scientific Knowledge in Naturopathic Education: A Qualitative Study.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Nov 7. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

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

Objectives: To explore the perceptions, experiences, and attitudes toward scientific and traditional knowledge within contemporary naturopathic education.

Design: A qualitative focus group and semistructured individual interview study.

Settings/location: Naturopathic educational organizations and institutions in North America (United States/Canada) and Australia. Read More

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November 2018
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A Novel Approach to Describing Traditional Chinese Medical Patterns: The "Traditional Chinese Medical Diagnostic Descriptor".

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Nov 1. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

3 School of Life Sciences, University of Technology , Sydney, Australia .

Objectives: In the first of a series of three articles by the present authors, diagnostic agreement between Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners was found to be low. This was the first time that TCM diagnoses had been evaluated with an open population of patients and this result is a cause of concern. In the second article, incorrect statistics were shown to have often been used to calculate chance-removed inter-rater agreement, and appropriate statistics such as Gwet's Agreement Coefficient 2 (AC2) was recommended for future studies. Read More

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November 2018
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A Survey of Cannabis Acute Effects and Withdrawal Symptoms: Differential Responses Across User Types and Age.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

3 Research Institute, Bastyr University , Kenmore, WA.

Objectives: There is a rapidly evolving legal and medical culture around cannabis, with corresponding changes in the demographics of users. For instance, the percentage of the aging population accessing cannabis is growing substantially, outpacing other age groups. The goals of this study were to describe the acute effects of cannabis, subjective experiences of withdrawal, and beliefs around the addictiveness of cannabis, as well as to determine whether these effects differ as a function of age or reason for use (medical vs. Read More

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October 2018
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Naturopathic Medicine for the Management of Endometriosis, Dysmenorrhea, and Menorrhagia: A Content Analysis.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

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

Objectives: To explore the recommendations of naturopathic medicine for the management of endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, and menorrhagia, drawing on traditional and contemporary sources.

Design: Content analysis.

Setting: Australia, Canada, and the United States of America (USA). Read More

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October 2018
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Naturopathy Special Interest Group Research Capacity and Needs Assessment Survey.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

5 Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto , Toronto, Canada .

Objectives: Despite recent shifts in regulation and recognition of the role that naturopathy plays in health care delivery in Canada, comparatively little research has been conducted regarding individuals who conduct naturopathy-related research. A survey was undertaken to better understand the needs and capacity of these individuals to conduct more research.

Design, Setting, And Subjects: The Naturopathy Special Interest Group (N-SIG) of the Interdisciplinary Network of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (INCAM) Researchers created and distributed a survey of individuals interested in naturopathy-related research to assess gaps between current and desired research activity and needs for further participation. Read More

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October 2018
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Fundamental Misclassification, Worse Media, and Failure to Communicate: How "Complementary Medicine" Was Incorrectly Linked to Early Death.

Authors:
John Weeks

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Nov 30;24(11):1029-1031. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

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

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November 2018
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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Alters Gastric Myoelectric Activity in Healthy Subjects.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Oct 30. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

2 Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease, University of North Texas Health Science Center , Fort Worth, Texas.

Objectives: It is unclear whether osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) affects gastric myoelectric activity (GMA), an index of gastric motility. We hypothesized that OMT significantly alters power spectral density (PSD) analyses of electrogastrography (EGG) recordings, an index of GMA, compared with time control OMT.

Design: GMA data were obtained from nine subjects before and after OMT and time control on separate days in a cross-over design. Read More

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October 2018
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Traditional Use of Chinese Herbal Medicine for Insomnia and Priorities Setting of Future Clinical Research.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Jan 30;25(1):8-15. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

1 Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Guangdong Provincial Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, The Second Clinical School of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China.

Objectives: To evaluate the traditional use of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for insomnia in pre-contemporary times.

Materials And Methods: The Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Medicine (fifth edition) was systematically searched using seven Chinese medicine disease nomenclatures to identify insomnia citations. Citations were coded, and frequently used herbal formulae specific for insomnia were analyzed. Read More

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January 2019
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Effectiveness of Acupuncture on Pain, Functional Disability, and Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand: Results of a Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Jan 16;25(1):86-97. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

1 Heidelberg School of Chinese Medicine, Heidelberg, Germany.

Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by pain, functional disability, poor quality of life (QoL), high socioeconomic impact, and annual costs of over $56 billion in the United States. Acupuncture (AC) is widely in use; however, studies show severe methodological shortcomings, did not consider the functional diagnosis for the allocation of acupoints and their results showed no differences between verum and control groups.

Objective: The authors aimed to objectively assess the safety and efficacy of AC treatments for RA. Read More

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January 2019
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Effect of a Fucoidan Extract on Insulin Resistance and Cardiometabolic Markers in Obese, Nondiabetic Subjects: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Oct 12. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

1 School of Medicine, College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania , Hobart, Australia .

Objectives: To determine whether a fucoidan extract reduced insulin resistance and/or altered other cardiometabolic markers in an obese, nondiabetic population.

Design: Single-site, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized controlled trial.

Setting/location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Read More

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October 2018
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Use of Complementary and Integrated Health: A Retrospective Analysis of U.S. Veterans with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Nationally.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Jan 12;25(1):32-39. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

4 Center for the Study of Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA.

Objective: To partially address the opioid crisis, some complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies are now recommended for chronic musculoskeletal pain, a common condition presented in primary care. As such, health care systems are increasingly offering CIH therapies, and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the nation's largest integrated health care system, has been at the forefront of this movement. However, little is known about the uptake of CIH among patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Read More

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January 2019
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Impact of a Short-Term Naturopathic Whole-Foods-Based Nutrition Education Intervention on Dietary Behavior and Diabetes Risk Markers: A Pilot Study.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Oct 12. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

1 National University of Natural Medicine , Portland, OR.

Objective: To assess the feasibility of measuring the health impacts of a 12-week naturopathic whole foods nutrition education course among adults with or at risk for prediabetes.

Design: A pilot nonrandomized pre-post intervention design investigated physiological changes associated with participation in a 12-week structured naturopathic nutrition education course. Follow-up measures were assessed at 6 and 12 months from baseline. Read More

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October 2018
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Consultations with Naturopaths and Western Herbalists: Prevalence of Use and Characteristics of Users in Australia.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Oct 10. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

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

Objectives: To report the prevalence of naturopathic and Western herbal medicine service utilization in Australia, and describe the characteristics of individuals who use these services.

Design: This is a national cross-sectional study.

Settings: Online survey platform. Read More

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https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/acm.2018.0309
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October 2018
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Rice Bran Oil Containing Gamma-Oryzanol Improves Lipid Profiles and Antioxidant Status in Hyperlipidemic Subjects: A Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Trial.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Sep 28. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University , Bangkok, Thailand .

Objectives: Rice bran oil (RBO) is a major source of monounsaturated fatty acid and gamma-oryzanol, which may assist in lowering blood lipids and oxidative stress. This study examined the effects of RBO containing different amounts of gamma-oryzanol on blood lipid, antioxidant, and inflammatory markers.

Materials And Methods: A total of 59 hyperlipidemic subjects completed the study. Read More

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September 2018
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Impact of Food Immunoglobulin G-Based Elimination Diet on Subsequent Food Immunoglobulin G and Quality of Life in Overweight/Obese Adults.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Sep 28. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

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

Objectives: The goal of this study was to assess changes in serum immunoglobulin G (IgG) food antibody titers and quality-of-life measurements following a targeted elimination diet in overweight/obese adults.

Methods: We performed a randomized control trial. Participants were randomized in a 2:1 ratio to either an intervention group or waitlist group for 3 months. Read More

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September 2018
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Lifestyle Medicine-Focused Shared Medical Appointments to Improve Risk Factors for Chronic Diseases and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Jan 25;25(1):40-47. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

1 Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine, Wellness Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Lyndhurst, OH.

Objectives: Poor lifestyle choices play a significant role in the development and progression of preventable chronic diseases, including cancer. In this study, we evaluate the effectiveness of a comprehensive lifestyle medicine intervention on chronic disease risk factors and quality of life in breast cancer survivors.

Design: This is a retrospective review of a clinical program from January 2016 to July 2017. Read More

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January 2019
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Cooking Up Health: A Novel Culinary Medicine and Service Learning Elective for Health Professional Students.

J Altern Complement Med 2019 Jan 26;25(1):61-72. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

6 Common Threads, Austin, Texas.

Purpose: The current investigation assessed the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of the Cooking Up Health (CUH) culinary medicine elective that was offered to medical students at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. The elective included a combination of didactics, plant-based culinary sessions, and service learning, in which students translated nutrition and health connections to elementary school children in at-risk communities.

Method: Nine medical students enrolled in cohort 1 and 12 in cohort 2. Read More

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https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/acm.2018.0313
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January 2019
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Dog Ownership and Training Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Increases Self-Compassion Among Veterans: Results of a Longitudinal Control Study.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Sep 25. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

1 Department of Public Health, Syracuse University , Syracuse, NY.

Objectives: The aims of this study were to measure the potential impact of a therapeutic dog ownership and training program for Veterans with symptoms of post-traumatic stress.

Design: The study used a quasi-experimental design with two cohorts of Veterans-a dog owner-trainer intervention and a wait list control group. Participants completed baseline and 12-month follow-up assessments. Read More

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https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/acm.2018.0179
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September 2018
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Integrative Oncology Scholars Program: A Model for Integrative Oncology Education.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Sep/Oct;24(9-10):1018-1022

1 Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Objectives: Oncology providers are often confronted by patients who use complementary or alternative therapies, but have limited knowledge or confidence on how to advise patients on appropriate use. Despite this, there are few opportunities for oncology providers to learn about complementary or alternative therapies, while at the same time there is a high demand for integrative oncology (IO) training. To address a gap in IO educational opportunities, and particularly for nonphysicians, we created the Integrative Oncology Scholars (IOS) Program. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6157348PMC
October 2018
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Aquatic Exercise Training Outcomes on Functional Capacity, Quality of Life, and Lower Limb Lymphedema: Pilot Study.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Sep/Oct;24(9-10):1007-1009

4 Department of Physical Activity Sciences, University of Québec in Montréal , Montréal, Canada .

Objective: To investigate whether patients with lower limb lymphedema (LLL) can benefit from water immersion exercise training to improve functional capacity, quality of life (QOL), and help control/diminish limb volume.

Design: A before-after trial.

Setting: A community University Sports Center. Read More

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October 2018
6 Reads