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Treating People with Arthritis with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): An Examination of the Perception of TCM Practitioners

Emerging evidence has shown that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a positive effect on arthritis. This research provides the first critical, systematic examination of TCM practitioners’ perceptions of TCM use for people with arthritis. Read more here.

Factors Associated With the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicines for Prostate Cancer by Long-Term Survivors

To assess whether the use of complementary and alternative medicines therapies (CAMs) for prostate cancer and/or its treatment side effects by long-term survivors is associated with selected socio-demographic, clinical, health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) and/or psychological factors. Read more here.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Utilisation for the Management of Acute Respiratory Tract Infection in Children: A Systematic Review

As many as one in two children across the globe use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to manage a health condition. Despite the high prevalence of use, there is still limited information on the types of CAM used in children, particularly for the management of one of the most common childhood health complaints – acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI). This systematic review was undertaken to address this knowledge gap. Read more here.

Micronutrient Supplementation during Pregnancy and the Risk of Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Increasing evidence suggests that iron-containing multiple micronutrient may reduce the risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension including gestational hypertension or preeclampsia. We aimed to examine whether 30 mg iron plus folic acid or multiple micronutrients during pregnancy reduces the risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension. Read more here.

The Probiotic Supplementation Reduced Inflammation in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders that plaques women today. One of the underlying factors associated with the development of PCOS is elevated inflammation. However, the application of available nutraceutical therapies remains relatively unknown and thus is the focus of the current study. Read more here.

Dry Needling Versus Friction Massage to Treat Tension Type Headache: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Tension type headache (TTH), the most common type of headache, is known to be associated with myofascial pain syndrome and the existence of myofascial trigger points. There are several treatment options for myofascial trigger points. In this study we compared the effectiveness of dry needling and friction massage to treat patients with TTH. Read more here.

Prospective Randomized Investigation Implementing Immunonutritional Therapy Using a Nutritional Supplement with a High Blend Ratio of Ω-3 Fatty Acids During the Perioperative Period for Head and Neck Carcinomas

The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether a nutritional supplement with a high blend ratio of ω-3 fatty acids can minimize weight loss and attenuate increases in inflammatory marker levels during the perioperative period in patients undergoing surgery for head and neck carcinoma. Read more here.

Dry Needling Versus Friction Massage to Treat Tension Type Headache: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Tension type headache (TTH), the most common type of headache, is known to be associated with myofascial pain syndrome and the existence of myofascial trigger points. There are several treatment options for myofascial trigger points. In this study we compared the effectiveness of dry needling and friction massage to treat patients with TTH. Read more here.

Effect of Hand and Foot Surface Stroke Massage on Anxiety and Vital Signs in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Anxiety affects various body systems, which leads to an increase in respiratory rate, heart rate, blood pressure, and myocardial oxygen demand. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of hand and foot surface stroke massage on the level of anxiety and vital signs in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Read more here.

Herbal Medicine for Depression and Anxiety: A Systematic Review with Assessment of Potential Psycho-Oncologic Relevance

Anxiety and depression are prevalent among cancer patients, with significant negative impact. Many patients prefer herbs for symptom relief to conventional medications which have limited efficacy/side effects. We identified single-herb medicines that may warrant further study in cancer patients. Our search included PubMed, Allied and Complementary Medicine, Embase, and Cochrane databases, selecting only single-herb randomized controlled trials between 1996 and 2016 in any population for data extraction, excluding herbs with known potential for interactions with cancer treatments.

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