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Hypnosis in Patients with Perceived Stress – A Systematic Review

Although hypnosis and hypnotherapy have become more popular in recent years, the evidence for hypnosis to influence perceived stress is unclear. In this systematic review we searched and evaluated randomized clinical studies investigating the effect of hypnosis on perceived stress reduction and coping. Read more here.

Using Neurofeedback to Manage Long-Term Symptoms in Cancer Survivors: Results of a Survey of Neurofeedback Providers

Neurofeedback is a drug-free form of brain training reported to help with a variety of conditions including pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and cognitive decline. This cross-sectional descriptive study explored the use of neurofeedback by cancer survivors to manage long-term symptoms, and aimed to identify safe, effective neurofeedback protocols for this population. Read more here.

Rhythm-Centred Music Making in Community Living Elderly: A Randomized Pilot Study

Quality of life has become an important aspect in the measurement of the health of an individual as the population ages. Rhythm-centred music making (RMM) has been shown to improve physical, psychological and social health. The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of RMM on quality of life, depressive mood, sleep quality and social isolation in the elderly. Read more here.

Complementary and Conventional Providers in Cancer Care: Experience of Communication with Patients and Steps to Improve Communication with Other Providers

Effective interdisciplinary communication is important to achieve better quality in health care. The aims of this study were to compare conventional and complementary providers’ experience of communication about complementary therapies and conventional medicine with their cancer patients, and to investigate how they experience interdisciplinary communication and cooperation. Read more here.

Physical, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine in the Treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders

Pelvic floor disorders encompass abnormalities of urination, defecation, sexual function, pelvic organ prolapse, and chronic pain, and can have significant quality of life implications for patients. Current guidelines recommend behavioral modifications and conservative treatments as first-line therapy for pelvic floor disorders. We have reviewed the literature for articles published on physical, complementary, and alternative treatments for pelvic floor disorders over the past 5 years.

Prevalence and Predictors of Herbal Medicine Use Among Adults in the United States

To describe the prevalence of herbal medicine use among US adults and to assess factors associated with and predictors of herbal use. Read more here.

Complementary and Conventional Providers in Cancer Care: Experience of Communication with Patients and Steps to Improve Communication with Other Providers

Effective interdisciplinary communication is important to achieve better quality in health care. The aims of this study were to compare conventional and complementary providers’ experience of communication about complementary therapies and conventional medicine with their cancer patients, and to investigate how they experience interdisciplinary communication and cooperation. Read more here.

Integrative Oncology Outpatient Consultations: Long-Term Effects on Patient-Reported Symptoms and Quality of Life

Integrative oncology (IO) seeks to bring non-conventional approaches into conventional oncology care in an evidence-based, coordinated manner. Little is known about the effects of such consultations on patient-reported symptoms. Read more here.

Group Yoga Therapy Impacts Mood States of Adolescents in a Psychiatric Hospital Setting

Managing acutely ill adolescents on a psychiatric unit is a delicate art, and while medication changes are often seen as a primary intervention, teaching youth other skill sets to identify and manage their strong emotions can be a powerful addition to care. Although Yoga is shown to be beneficial in mood regulation in adults, there are few quantitative studies documenting this effect in youth. The goal of this retrospective study is to examine whether yoga affects mood states of adolescents in a psychiatric hospital setting.

Effects of Chinese Herbal Medicine Xiangbin Prescription on Gastrointestinal Motility

To investigate the effects of Xiangbin prescription (XBP), a Chinese herbal concoction, on gastrointestinal motility. Read more here.

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