This article reports findings from a randomized controlled trial of massage and guided meditation with patients at the end of life. Using data from 167 randomized patients, the authors considered patient outcomes through 10 weeks post-enrollment, as well as next-of-kin ratings of the quality of the final week of life for 106 patients who died during study participation.
This grant provided advanced practice nurses, graduate nursing students, and other health professionals opportunities to expand their understanding of complementary and alternative practices all within the context of culturally competent and cost effective care, ultimately, improving patient care
This study was conducted at Gencare Incorporated resident facilities in the Pacific Northwest looking at the effects of different activities on the quality of life in seniors.
This randomized, placebo-controlled trial was conducted to determine the effect of oral GSH supplementation on systemic markers of oxidative stress (F2-isoprostanes, 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG)), in healthy adult volunteers (N=40), as well as changes in red blood.
This pilot trial tests the feasibility and effectiveness of the naturopathic diet as it compares to standard conventional dietary education. Preliminary data will be used to determine if a naturopathic diet improves glycemic control, quality of life, and nutritional knowledge outcomes.
The objective is to improve the quality of patient dying and death by the use of integrative medicine using mind, body, and energy interventions to complement allopathic comfort care for persons with advanced cancer and AIDS.
This article reviews the evidence that the functioning of both the innate and the adaptive immune system plays a role in preventing relapse in women with breast cancer.
Characteristics of naturopathic physicians most interested in active pediatric research involvement included fewer years in practice, greater number of pediatric patients treated per week, and having shared office space.
In this study, use of H. perforatum for treatment of ADHD over the course of 8 weeks did not improve symptoms.
Complementary and alternative medicine is either empowering or has empowered patients to use CAM. People who use CAM may have a better prognosis and better management of chronic conditions.