Patterns and Perceived Benefits of Utilizing Seven Major Complementary Health Approaches in U.S. Older Adults

Recent analysis of 2012 NIH data on integrative healthcare usage by older adults indicates that overall, 29.2% of older adults used any of seven CHA in the past year. Most commonly used CHA included herbal therapies (18.1%), chiropractic (8.4%), and […]

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Effects of Massage in Reducing the Pain and Anxiety of the Cardiac Surgery Critically Ill-a Randomized Controlled Trial

Patients were randomly allocated to standard care plus either two 20-minute hand massages (experimental), two 20-minute hand holdings (active control), or two 20-minute rest periods (passive control/standard care). Pain intensity, pain unpleasantness, anxiety, muscle tension, and vital signs were evaluated […]

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Movement and manual therapy for adults with arthritis: 2012 National Health Interview Survey

The study evaluates the use of manual therapies (chiropractic manipulation, massage) and movement therapies (yoga, tai chi) by people with arthritis how they may relate to their personal characteristics, and the reported emotional and physical health outcomes may differ by […]

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Complementary and alternative medicine for rheumatic diseases: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials

The research identified 60 good quality RCTs using CAM as intervention for patients with rheumatic diseases: acupuncture (9), Ayurvedic treatment (3), homeopathic treatment (3), electricity (2), natural products (31), megavitamin therapies (8), chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation (3), and energy healing […]

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Acupoint Massage for Managing Cognitive Alterations in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Cognitive disorders pose a major problem in the aging population across the globe. Acupoint massage has been used to improve cognitive functions in older adults. In this study, the authors performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the usefulness of acupoint massage […]

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