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Naturopathic Support for Nursing Aversion Associated With Tandem Breastfeeding

Tandem breastfeeding can be defined as breastfeeding while pregnant, or breastfeeding two or more babies at once. Women who tandem breastfeed may choose to do so because of short pregnancy spacing between nurslings, with the older nursling not yet ready to wean. There are many potential benefits for mother and child: the toddler continues to receive the benefits of breast milk and tandem feeding may help with bonding when the new baby arrives.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Atopic Eczema in Children Under 14 Years Old: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Due to limitations of conventional medicine for atopic eczema (AE), complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widely used as an alternative, maintaining, or simultaneous treatment for AE. We aimed to evaluate the beneficial and harmful effects of CAM for children with AE under 14 years old. Read more here.

Critical Review of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Prevalence and Users’ Profile, Decision-Making, Information Seeking, and Disclosure in the Face of a Lack of Efficacy

Despite a lack of evidence of clinical efficacy for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), these medicines remain popular around the world. Read more here.

Effectiveness and Safety of Fluoroscopy-Guided Acupuncture for Subacromial Impingement Syndrome: A Protocol for a Randomized, Patient-Assessor Blind, Parallel Clinical Trial

Subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is one of the most common diseases inducing shoulder pain. Acupuncture is a source of pain relief that has been used for SIS; however, there is no clinical study about image-guided acupuncture for SIS. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of fluoroscopy-guided acupuncture in patients with SIS. Read more here.

Effects of Acupuncture on the Outcomes of Assisted Reproductive Technology: An Overview of Systematic Reviews

To conclude the evidence from systematic reviews (SRs) and meta-analyses assessing the effectiveness of acupuncture to treat couples with subfertility undergoing ART. Read more here.

Establishing an Integrative Oncology Service in the Australian Healthcare Setting—the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Hospital Experience

Comprehensive cancer centres are on the rise as patients seek a more holistic approach to maintaining their wellbeing when living with a cancer diagnosis. Many cancer centres worldwide now incorporate a selection of evidence-based complementary therapies and qualified therapists into their offerings.

Paediatric Massage for Treatment of Acute Diarrhoea in Children: A Meta-analysis

Massage therapy has been used by many traditional Chinese medicine physicians to treat acute diarrhoea in children. Since no relevant systematic reviews assessed the clinical effectiveness or the risk of massage therapy, in this study, a meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of paediatric massage for the treatment of acute diarrhoea in children. Read more here.

Yoga for the Management of Pain and Sleep in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

The aim of the present study was to determine the feasibility of a relaxation‐based yoga intervention for rheumatoid arthritis, designed and reported in accordance with Delphi recommendations for yoga interventions for musculoskeletal conditions. Read more here.

Complementary Medicine Use, Symptom Burden and Non-Adherence In Kidney Transplant Recipients

Complementary Medicine (CAM) is often used by patients with chronic illness and may not be disclosed to health care providers without prompting. In other populations, patients who use CAM were more likely to alter medications without discussing it with their provider. This study examined the relationship between self-reported use of CAM, attitudes toward care, and adherence to medical therapy in a population of inner-City kidney transplant recipients. Read more here.

Information Needs and Usage of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Members of a German Self-Help Group for Gastrointestinal Stroma Tumours, Sarcoma, and Renal Cancer

40-50% of German cancer patients use some method of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and both patients and doctors often feel insufficiently informed. We examined the information-seeking behaviour and satisfaction with information on patients’ interest in CAM and the therapy decision. Read more here.