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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.

Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Lymphoma Survivors in South Korea

We aimed to examine the experience of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use and its association with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in lymphoma survivors in South Korea. Read more here.

Patient’s Decision to Disclose the Use of Traditional and Complementary Medicine to Medical Doctor: A Descriptive Phenomenology Study

Nondisclosure of traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) use may cause individual to be at risk of undue harm. This study aimed to explore patient’s experience and views on their decision to disclose the use of T&CM to the doctor. An exploratory qualitative study using in-depth interview involving 10 primary care clinics attendees in Kuching was conducted. Read more here.

Reliability of Diagnosis and Clinical Efficacy of Visceral Osteopathy: A Systematic Review

In 2010, the World Health Organization published benchmarks for training in osteopathy in which osteopathic visceral techniques are included. The purpose of this study was to identify and critically appraise the scientific literature concerning the reliability of diagnosis and the clinical efficacy of techniques used in visceral osteopathy. Read more here.

Feasibility of Homeopathic Treatment for Symptom Reduction in an Integrative Oncology Service

Homeopathy has the potential to reduce symptoms related to cancer treatment. The present study examined the feasibility of a homeopathic consultation and treatment program, provided as part of an integrative oncology service. Read more here.

Primary Care Practitioner Perceptions and Attitudes of Complementary Medicine: A Content Analysis of Free-Text Responses from a Survey of Non-Metropolitan Australian General Practitioners

This study examines GP perceptions, attitudes and knowledge of complementary medicine (CM), and to understand contextual factors that influence these perceptions, attitudes and knowledge. Read more here.

Knowledge, Attitude and Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine among Nurses: A Systematic Review

The purpose of this study was to systematically review the literature to describe the knowledge, attitude and practice of CAM by nurses. Read more here.