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A 4-Month Whole-Systems Ayurvedic Medicine Nutrition and Lifestyle Intervention Is Feasible
Anand Dhruva et al.
Published on: 1/19/2021
Ongoing symptoms and impairments in quality of life (QOL) among breast cancer survivors remain a significant problem. We tested the feasibility and acceptability of a manualized Ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle intervention for breast cancer survivors.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Guidelines for Coronavirus Disease 2019
Ning Liang et al.
Published on: 1/17/2021
To summarize the evidence from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and provide timely clinical practice guidance.
Feasibility Study of a Modified Yoga Program for Chronic Pain among Elderly Adults in Assisted
Kevin F. Boehnke et al.
Published on: 1/16/2021
Yoga improves quality of life in elders ≥65 years, but studies among elders with chronic pain are limited.
A Qualitative Analysis of a Clay Art Therapy Project in Enhancing Emotion Regulation among Secondary
Joshua KM Nan et al.
Published on: 1/16/2021
The drastic socio-political unrest in Hong Kong (HK) due to the different political issues in 2019 and the novel coronavirus epidemic has drawn rising negative emotions in the society, which the demand for psychological support is soaring. As the epidemic has greatly limited the flexibility of rendering conventional face-to-face counselling, alternative therapeutic approaches are vital to combat the accelerating demand of social and psychological support.
Danggui Sini Decoction (Herbal Medicine) For the Treatment of Primary Dysmenorrhoea: A Systematic
Cuilan Ma et al.
Published on: 1/14/2021
Danggui Sini Decoction (DSD), a traditional herbal prescription, has been commonly used in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea (PD). We investigated the current evidence of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and performed a systematic review to evaluate the efficacy of DSD in the treatment of PD. We registered the protocol for this systemic review in PROSPERO with the registration number CRD 42017074062 on August 10, 2017. Nine databases were searched from inception to August 2019. Eleven RCTs with 1005 patients were included. DSD was shown to have more favourable effects on the clinical effective rate than western medicine, which support the clinical use of DSD in the treatment of PD. However, considering the high risk of bias in the included studies, more well-designed RCTs are needed to further evaluate the efficacy of DSD in the treatment of PD.
Impact of a University-Wide Interdisciplinary Mind-Body Skills Program on Student Mental and Emotion
Brenna K Novak et al.
Published on: 1/13/2021
Positive effects of mind-body skills programs on participant well-being have been reported in health professions students. The success seen with medical students at this university led to great interest in expanding the mind-body skills program so students in other disciplines could benefit from the program.
Hospital Diet for COVID-19, an Acute Respiratory Infectious Disease: An Evidence-Based Protocol
Masoud Moslemi Fard et al.
Published on: 1/12/2021
COVID-19 caused a global pandemic problem. No confident management is introduced for it yet. This study aimed to propose a dietary protocol for hospitalized patients with the diagnosis of acute respiratory infectious disease caused by COVID-19 based on Persian Medicine.
Network Pharmacology Exploration Reveals a Common Mechanism in the Treatment
Yu Wang et al.
Published on: 1/11/2021
This study aimed to identify the key genes and KEGG pathways in Carthamus tinctorius L. (Safflower) and Salvia miltiorrhiza Burge. (Salvia) for the treatment of cardio-cerebrovascular disease, and to explore their potential molecular mechanisms.
Gynecologists’ Attitudes Toward and Use of Complementary and Integrative Medicine Approaches
Donata Grimm et al.
Published on: 1/9/2021
Despite patients’ widespread use and acceptance of complementary and integrative medicine (IM), few data are available regarding health-care professionals’ current implementation of it in clinical routine. A national survey was conducted to assess gynecologists’ attitudes to and implementation of complementary and integrative treatment approaches.
Do Women Who Consult with Naturopaths or Herbalists Have a Healthy Lifestyle?: A Secondary Analysis
Amie Steel et al.
Published on: 1/7/2021
Australians report consulting with a naturopaths or herbalists to improve their wellbeing, yet little is known about the associations between these consultations and the patients’ health behaviours. This cross-sectional study aimed to examine the relationship between health behaviour and consultations with naturopaths or herbalists in three age cohorts of Australian women.
Guidelines for Cancer‐Related Pain: A Systematic Review of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Jeremy Y. Ng et al.
Published on: 1/5/2021
Although up to 85% of patients with cancer use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), they commonly do not disclose this information to their healthcare providers. Cancer‐related pain (CRP) is one of the most common symptoms among those who may seek CAM. This study was conducted to identify the quantity and assess the quality of CAM recommendations across clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for the treatment and/or management of CRP, as this has not been explored in the literature.
Web-Information Surrounding Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Low Back Pain
Jeremy Y. Ng et al.
Published on: 1/4/2021
Low back pain (LBP) is expected to globally affect up to 80% of individuals at some point during their lifetime. While conventional LBP therapies are effective, they may result in adverse side-effects. It is thus common for patients to seek information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) online to either supplement or even replace their conventional LBP care. The present study sought to assess the quality of web-based consumer health information available at the intersection of LBP and CAM.
Effectiveness and Safety of Fluoroscopy-Guided Acupuncture for Subacromial Impingement Syndrome
Hee-Ra Shin et al.
Published on: 1/3/2021
Subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain, and acupuncture treatment is widely used as treatment. However, no studies have examined image-guided acupuncture for SIS. This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of low-dose X-ray guided acupuncture (LA) in patients with SIS.
Prevalence and Predictors of Yogic Breathing and Meditation Use – A Nationally Representative Survey
Marleen Schröter et al.
Published on: 1/2/2021
Yoga practice in common usage is often confined to the physical aspects of the comprehensive practice. The purpose of this study was to examine the use of two additional aspects of yoga as part of yoga practice, i.e. yogic breathing and meditation (YoBaM). Prevalence and predictors of YoBaM use among yoga practitioners in the US general population were analyzed.
Effectiveness of Orally Administered Herbal Medicine for Neck Pain with Active Controls
Minji So et al.
Published on: 1/1/2021
A systematic review was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of herbal medicine for neck pain. English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean databases were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the subject. The included literature was analyzed according to study design, and only studies in which herbal medicine was administered as the sole intervention or add-on treatment to standard care were included.
Comparative Effectiveness of Exercise Interventions for Preventing Falls in Older Adults
Kathryn M. Sibley et al.
Published on: 12/31/2020
Systematic reviews have established that exercise reduces falls in older adults, however the most effective types of exercise are not known. This secondary analysis determined the comparative effectiveness of fall prevention exercise approaches.
Association between Early Treatment with Qingfei Paidu Decoction and Favorable Clinical Outcomes in
Nannan Shi et al.
Published on: 12/29/2020
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic has been almost controlled in China under a series of policies, including “early diagnosis and early treatment”. This study aimed to explore the association between early treatment with Qingfei Paidu decoction (QFPDD) and favorable clinical outcomes. In this retrospective multicenter study, we included 782 patients (males, 56 %; median age 46) with confirmed COVID-19 from 54 hospitals in nine provinces of China, who were divided into four groups according to the treatment initiation time from the first date of onset of symptoms to the date of starting treatment with QFPDD.
Web-Based Online Resources about Adverse Interactions or Side Effects Associated With Complementary
Jeremy Y. Ng et al.
Published on: 12/27/2020
Given an increased global prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use, healthcare providers commonly seek CAM-related health information online. Numerous online resources containing CAM-specific information exist, many of which are readily available/accessible, containing information shareable with their patients. To the authors’ knowledge, no study has summarized nor assessed the quality of content contained within these online resources for at least a decade, specifically pertaining to information about adverse effects or interactions.
Feasibility and Acceptability of a Community-Based Modified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Rachel S. Wasson et al.
Published on: 12/25/2020
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) often improves health outcomes, though literature primarily focuses on middle-class, employed individuals. With an estimated average of six million unemployed over the past year, and the recent uptick in unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to identify methods to mitigate and reduce the negative health outcomes often associated with under- and unemployment.
Utilisation of Self‐Care Products and Practices and Its Associated Factors among Stroke Survivors
David Sibbritt et al.
Published on: 12/23/2020
This study explored the characteristics associated with the use of self‐care products and practices by people rehabilitating from stroke.
Development of Rapid Advice Guidelines for the Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 with
Ning Liang et al.
Published on: 12/21/2020
The worldwide spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus has become a profound threat to human health. As the use of medication without established effectiveness may result in adverse health consequences, the development of evidence-based guidelines is of critical importance for the clinical management of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This research presents methods used to develop rapid advice guidelines on treating COVID-19 with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
The Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Motion Style Acupuncture Treatment (MSAT) for Acute
Doori Kim et al.
Published on: 12/19/2020
Neck pain is a common complaint in the general population. Despite the consistent ongoing pain and the resulting economic burden on affected individuals, there have only been a few studies investigating the treatment of acute neck pain. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness, safety, and cost-effectiveness of the motion style acupuncture treatment (MSAT) and acupuncture treatment for acute neck pain.
Effectiveness and Safety of Massage for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Protocol for Systematic Review
Siyu Qin et al.
Published on: 12/17/2020
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA), a concerning public health problem, seriously threatens well being of human beings. At present, studies have shown that massage therapy is effective in relieving related symptoms of KOA. However, the evidence of massage for KOA has not been systematically evaluated. Therefore, the study is conducted to systematically assess the reliability of patients with KOA treated by massage.
Utilisation of Pain Counselling in Osteopathic Practice: Secondary Analysis of a Nationally
Kylie Fitzgerald et al.
Published on: 12/15/2020
Advice, reassurance and education are recommended as first line treatments for musculoskeletal pain conditions such as low back pain. Osteopaths are registered primary contact allied health professionals in the Australian healthcare system who primarily manage acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions. This study aimed to investigate the proportion of Australian osteopaths who do and do not utilise advice, reassurance and education (pain counselling) in their clinical practice, and determine the characteristics associated with the frequency of using pain counselling in clinical practice.
Moxibustion Combined With Characteristic Lifestyle Intervention of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Li-Hua Wang et al.
Published on: 12/13/2020
Abdominal obesity occurs when excessive visceral and subcutaneous fat is built up around the abdomen and stomach, which negatively impacts human health. Moxibustion, arose from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), has been widely applied in the treatment of abdominal obesity. Several studies have shown the positive effects of moxibustion in prevention and treatment of endocrine issues and excess body weight. In this context, our study aims to examine the safety and efficacy of the combination of moxibustion and characteristic lifestyle intervention of TCM in the treatment of abdominal obesity.
Berberine for Diarrhea in Children and Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Mingkun Yu et al.
Published on: 12/11/2020
Diarrhea is a ubiquitous digestive system disease, leading to loss of fluid and electrolytes, and may be life-threatening, especially in children and adults who are immunosuppressed or malnourished. Berberine has a broad-spectrum antibiotic activity and is very widely used to treat diarrhea in China. No systematic review has been carried out to evaluate the evidence presented in clinical trials. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness and safety of berberine in diarrhea treatment among children and adults.
An Evaluation of the Effects and Safety of Zuogui Pill for Treating Osteoporosis: Current Evidence
Jinyu Li et al.
Published on: 12/9/2020
The aim of this study is to systematically evaluate existing evidence of the Chinese herbal formula, Zuogui pill (ZGP), for the treatment of osteoporosis. A systematic literature search was performed in six electronic databases. The authors independently extracted data in pairs and evaluated the risk of bias. A total of 221 articles were identified initially, of which 12 relevant studies were enrolled.
Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Practice Guidelines Provide Few Complementary and Alternative Medicine R
Jeremy Y. Ng et al.
Published on: 12/7/2020
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is prevalent among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), yet the quantity and quality of CAM recommendations in MS clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) has not been assessed. The objective of this study was to determine the mention of CAM in MS CPGs and assess the quality of CAM recommendations.
Moxibustion Therapy in Prevention and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Construction
Xia Chen et al.
Published on: 12/5/2020
To establish and promote the non-contact doctor-patient interactive diagnosis and treatment mode based on mobile internet for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with moxibustion therapy, and to observe the feasibility and effectiveness of the model in the pandemic.
Effects of Traditional Chinese Exercise in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure: A Systematic Review
Yuan Liao et al.
Published on: 12/3/2020
According to clinical observations, traditional Chinese exercise (TCE) has a potential impact on patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). However, these findings still lack comprehensive assessment, therefore, a systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted to assess the overall efficacy of TCE for CHF.
Evaluating the Characteristics, Reporting and Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews
Fan Huang et al.
Published on: 12/1/2020
To evaluate systematic reviews (SRs) of acupuncture for low back pain (LBP) in terms of characteristics, reporting and methodological quality using a Veritas plot and to explore factors that may be associated with methodological quality and reporting quality.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Status in Ovarian Cancer Guidelines: A Systematic Review
Jeremy Y. Ng et al.
Published on: 11/30/2020
Given the often-advanced stage of ovarian cancer upon diagnosis, many patients may seek complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), however, when improperly used, such therapies can be detrimental. Healthcare providers rely on clinical practice guidelines to give evidence-based advice. The objective of this study was to identify the quantity and assess the quality of CAM recommendations in ovarian cancer treatment and/or management in clinical practice guidelines.
The Therapeutic Prospects of Naturally Occurring and Synthetic Indole Alkaloids for Depression
Samman Munir et al.
Published on: 11/29/2020
Depression and anxiety are the most common disorders among all age groups. Several antidepressant drugs including benzodiazepine, antidepressant tricyclics, azapirone, noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors, serotonin, noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors have been used to treat these psychiatric disorders.
Hyperoside Ameliorates the Progression of Osteoarthritis: An In Vitro and In Vivo Study
Kai Sun et al.
Published on: 11/27/2020
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common degenerative joint disease. The pathogenesis of OA is closely related to inflammatory responses and apoptosis of chondrocytes. Hyperoside (Hyp), a natural flavonoid compound, exerts multiple bioactivities in various diseases.
The Effects of Hedera Helix on Viral Respiratory Infections in Humans: A Rapid Review
Larisa AJ Barnes et al.
Published on: 11/26/2020
Based on the evidence identified in this rapid review, Hedera helix preparations and herbal complex preparations including H. helix may be a therapeutic option for treating early symptoms of respiratory tract infections. The best effectiveness for H. helix preparations has been proven for coughing, as an expectorant and to reduce the frequency and intensity of cough. Only weak evidence was found for all other researched symptoms. Both adults and children tolerate H. helix well. Currently, there is insufficient evidence to recommend the use of this supplement in the treatment or prevention of COVID-19. However, the current evidence justifies further research to better understand its applicability in coronavirus infections.
Multimodal Chiropractic Care for Migraine: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Pamela M Rist et al.
Published on: 11/23/2020
Spinal manipulation may reduce migraine frequency, but effects of multimodal chiropractic care on migraine frequency have not been evaluated.
Exploring Correlates of Improved Depression Symptoms and Quality of Life Following Tai Chi Exercise
Christina M Luberto et al.
Published on: 11/22/2020
Tai chi exercise has been shown in a prior randomized controlled trial to improve depression symptoms and quality of life (QoL) in patients with heart failure (HF), but correlates of these improvements are not well known. The purpose of this secondary analysis was to explore whether tai chi is associated with improvements in biopsychosocial and behavioural measures and whether such improvements are correlated with improved depression and QoL.
“Tobacco Is the Chief Medicinal Plant in My Work”: Therapeutic Uses of Tobacco in Peruvian Amazonian
Ilana Berlowitz et al.
Published on: 11/21/2020
Harmful usage of tobacco is a public health problem of global concern and, in many countries, the main risk factor for non-communicable diseases. Yet, in the Peruvian Amazon, the geographical region believed to be tobacco’s historical birthplace, this plant is associated with a strikingly different usage and repute: Tobacco (especially Nicotiana rustica L.) in this area is described as a potent medicinal plant, used topically or via ingestion to treat a variety of health conditions. The goal of this transdisciplinary field study was to investigate clinical applications of the tobacco plant as per Amazonian medicine exemplified in the practice of a reputed Maestro Tabaquero, an Amazonian traditional healer whose medical specialization focuses on tobacco-based treatments.
Interprofessional Education on Complementary and Integrative Medicine
Angelika Homberg et al.
Published on: 11/20/2020
Interprofessional education and complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) strive for patient-centred medical care. Combining both concepts in education seems promising to prepare students for future health care. This article explores the question of what should be considered in undergraduate interprofessional training on complementary and integrative medicine for students of medicine and other health care professions and what benefits can be expected.