Review Collection: Complementary therapies

228 reviews

General 89 reviews
Acupuncture/Acupressure 28 reviews
Antioxidants 4 reviews
Aromatherapy 9 reviews
Chinese herbal medicines 13 reviews
Cognitive behaviour therapy 14 reviews
Homeopathy 3 reviews
Hypnosis 7 reviews
Massage 18 reviews
Meditation/Relaxation 5 reviews
Music therapy 26 reviews
Reflexology 2 reviews
Reiki 4 reviews
Tai Chi/Qi Gong 9 reviews
Yoga 4 reviews

General

2019

Armstrong M, Flemming K, Kupeli N, Stone P, Wilkinson S, Candy B. Aromatherapy, massage and reflexology: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of the perspectives from people with palliative care needs. Palliat Med. 2019 May 6:269216319846440. doi: 10.1177/0269216319846440. [Epub ahead of print]

Collins RN, Kishita N. The Effectiveness of Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Interventions for Informal Caregivers of People With Dementia: A Meta-Analysis. Gerontologist. 2019 Jul 16;59(4):e363-e379. doi: 10.1093/geront/gny024.

Gil I, Costa P, Parola V, Cardoso D, Almeida M, Apóstolo J. Efficacy of reminiscence in cognition, depressive symptoms and quality of life in institutionalized elderly: a systematic review. Rev Esc Enferm USP. 2019 Mar 28;53:e03458. doi: 10.1590/S1980-220X2018007403458.

Ingersoll-Dayton B, Kropf N, Campbell R, Parker M. A systematic review of dyadic approaches to reminiscence and life review among older adults. Aging Ment Health. 2019 Sep;23(9):1074-1085. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1555696. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

Kupeli N, Chatzitheodorou G, Troop NA, McInnerney D, Stone P, Candy B. Expressive writing as a therapeutic intervention for people with advanced disease: a systematic review. BMC Palliat Care. 2019 Aug 2;18(1):65. doi: 10.1186/s12904-019-0449-y.

Meyer C, O'Keefe F. Non-pharmacological interventions for people with dementia: A review of reviews. Dementia (London). 2018 Dec 7:1471301218813234. doi: 10.1177/1471301218813234. [Epub ahead of print]

Riegel M, Randall S, Buckley T. Memory making in end-of-life care in the adult intensive care unit: A scoping review of the research literature. Aust Crit Care. 2019 Jan 17. pii: S1036-7314(18)30242-X. doi: 10.1016/j.aucc.2018.12.002. [Epub ahead of print]

Roikjær SG, Missel M, Bergenholtz HM, Schønau MN, Timm HU. The use of personal narratives in hospital-based palliative care interventions: An integrative literature review. Palliat Med. 2019 Aug 1:269216319866651. doi: 10.1177/0269216319866651. [Epub ahead of print]

Thornton R, Nicholson P, Harms L. Scoping Review of Memory Making in Bereavement Care for Parents After the Death of a Newborn. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2019 May;48(3):351-360. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2019.02.001. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Yarom N, Hovan A, Bossi P, Ariyawardana A, Jensen SB, Gobbo M, Saca-Hazboun H, Kandwal A, Majorana A, Ottaviani G, Pentenero M, Nasr NM, Rouleau T, Lucas AS, Treister NS, Zur E, Ranna V, Vaddi A, Cheng KKF, Barasch A, Lalla RV, Elad S. Systematic review of natural and miscellaneous agents for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients and clinical practice guidelines-part 1: vitamins, minerals, and nutritional supplements. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Oct;27(10):3997-4010. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04887-x. Epub 2019 Jul 8.

2018

Capezuti E, Sagha Zadeh R, Woody N, Basara A, Krieger AC. An Integrative Review of Nonpharmacological Interventions to Improve Sleep among Adults with Advanced Serious Illness. J Palliat Med. 2018 May;21(5):700-717. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0152. Epub 2018 Jan 16.

Chen CYC, Panebianco A. Interventions for young bereaved children: A systematic review and implications for school mental health providers. Child Youth Care Forum. 2018;47(2):151-71.

Chiu HY, Chen PY, Chen YT, Huang HC. Reality orientation therapy benefits cognition in older people with dementia: A meta-analysis. Int J Nurs Stud. 2018 Jun 15;86:20-28. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.06.008. [Epub ahead of print]

Doran C, Noonan M, Doody O. Life-story work in long-term care facilities for older people: An integrative review. J Clin Nurs. 2018 Nov 15. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14718. [Epub ahead of print]

Elfrink TR, Zuidema SU, Kunz M, Westerhof GJ. Life story books for people with dementia: a systematic review. Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Jul 18:1-15. doi: 10.1017/S1041610218000376. [Epub ahead of print]

Ennis GM, Kirshbaum M, Waheed N. The energy-enhancing potential of participatory performance-based arts activities in the care of people with a diagnosis of cancer: an integrative review. Arts Health. 2018 Mar 8:1-17. doi: 10.1080/17533015.2018.1443951. [Epub ahead of print]

Gall A, Leske S, Adams J, Matthews V, Anderson K, Lawler S, Garvey G. Traditional and Complementary Medicine Use Among Indigenous Cancer Patients in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States: A Systematic Review. Integr Cancer Ther. 2018 Sep;17(3):568-581. doi: 10.1177/1534735418775821. Epub 2018 May 21.

Gendron LM, Nyberg A, Saey D, Maltais F, Lacasse Y. Active mind-body movement therapies as an adjunct to or in comparison with pulmonary rehabilitation for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Oct 10;10:CD012290. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012290.pub2. [Epub ahead of print]

Leng M, Liu P, Zhang P, Hu M, Zhou H, Li G, Yin H, Chen L. Pet robot intervention for people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Psychiatry Res. 2018 Dec 6;271:516-525. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.12.032. [Epub ahead of print]

Mabire JB, Aquino JP, Charras K. Dance interventions for people with dementia: systematic review and practice recommendations. Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Oct 9:1-11. doi: 10.1017/S1041610218001552. [Epub ahead of print]

Mucke M, Weier M, Carter C, Copeland J, Degenhardt L, Cuhls H, Radbruch L, Häuser W, Conrad R. Systematic review and meta-analysis of cannabinoids in palliative medicine. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2018 Feb 5. doi: 10.1002/jcsm.12273. [Epub ahead of print]

O' Philbin L, Woods B, Farrell EM, Spector AE, Orrell M. Reminiscence therapy for dementia: an abridged Cochrane systematic review of the evidence from randomized controlled trials. Expert Rev Neurother. 2018 Sep;18(9):715-727. doi: 10.1080/14737175.2018.1509709. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Pinna MÁC, Mahtani-Chugani V, Sánchez Correas MÁ, Sanz Rubiales A. The Use of Humor in Palliative Care: A Systematic Literature Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Jan 1:1049909118764414. doi: 10.1177/1049909118764414. [Epub ahead of print]

Pinto C, Salazar AP, Marchese RR, Stein C, Pagnussat AS. Is hydrotherapy effective to improve balance, functional mobility, motor status, and quality of life in subjects with Parkinson's disease? A systematic review and meta-analysis. PM R. 2018 Sep 25. pii: S1934-1482(18)30931-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2018.09.031. [Epub ahead of print]

Scarton LJ, Boyken L, Lucero RJ, Fitchett G, Handzo G, Emanuel L, Wilkie DJ. Effects of Dignity Therapy on Family Members: A Systematic Review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2018 Dec;20(6):542-547. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000469.

Tang Y, Fu F, Gao H, Shen L, Chi I, Bai Z. Art therapy for anxiety, depression, and fatigue in females with breast cancer: A systematic review. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2018 Nov 13:1-17. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2018.1506855. [Epub ahead of print]

Umar Ismail S, Cheston R, Christopher G, Meyrick J. Nostalgia as a psychological resource for people with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence of effectiveness from experimental studies. Dementia (London). 2018 Jan 1:1471301218774909. doi: 10.1177/1471301218774909. [Epub ahead of print]

van den Berg JF, Kruithof HC, Kok RM, Verwijk E, Spaans HP. Electroconvulsive Therapy for Agitation and Aggression in Dementia: A Systematic Review. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 Apr;26(4):419-434. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2017.09.023. Epub 2017 Sep 25.

Vescovelli F, Sarti D, Ruini C. Subjective and psychological well- being in Parkinson’s Disease: A systematic review. Acta Neurol Scand. 2018 Apr 25. doi: 10.1111/ane.12946. [Epub ahead of print]

Yakimicki ML, Edwards NE, Richards E, Beck AM. Animal-Assisted Intervention and Dementia: A Systematic Review. Clin Nurs Res. 2018 Feb 1:1054773818756987. doi: 10.1177/1054773818756987. [Epub ahead of print]

Ying M, Zhao R, Jiang D, Gu S, Li M. Lifestyle interventions to alleviate side effects on prostate cancer patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy: a meta-analysis. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2018 Jul 24. doi: 10.1093/jjco/hyy101. [Epub ahead of print]

Zeng YS, Wang C, Ward KE, Hume AL. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Nov;56(5):781-794.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.07.016. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

2017

Mochamat, Cuhls H, Marinova M, Kaasa S, Stieber C, Conrad R, Radbruch L, Mücke M. A systematic review on the role of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and other supplements for the treatment of cachexia in cancer: a European Palliative Care Research Centre cachexia project. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2017 Feb;8(1):25-39. Epub 2016 Jul 20.

2014

Garcia MK, McQuade J, Lee R, Haddad R, Spano M, Cohen L. Acupuncture for symptom management in cancer care: an update. Curr Oncol Rep. 2014 Dec;16(12):418.

Lian WL, Pan MQ, Zhou DH, Zhang ZJ. Effectiveness of acupuncture for palliative care in cancer patients: a systematic review. Chin J Integr Med. 2014 Feb;20(2):136-47. doi: 10.1007/s11655-013-1439-1. Epub 2013 Dec 13.

2013

Ben-Arye E, Polliack A, Schiff E, Tadmor T, Samuels N. Advising patients on the use of non-herbal nutritional supplements during cancer therapy: a need for doctor-patient communication. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 Dec;46(6):887-96. Epub 2013 May 23.

Fritz H, Seely D, Kennedy DA, Fernandes R, Cooley K, Fergusson D. Green tea and lung cancer: a systematic review. Integr Cancer Ther. 2013 Jan;12(1):7-24. Epub 2012 Apr 24.

Garcia MK, McQuade J, Haddad R, Patel S, Lee R, Yang P, Palmer JL, Cohen L. Systematic review of acupuncture in cancer care: a synthesis of the evidence. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Mar 1;31(7):952-60. Epub 2013 Jan 22.

Posadzki P1, Moon TW, Choi TY, Park TY, Lee MS, Ernst E. Acupuncture for cancer-related fatigue: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Support Care Cancer. 2013 Jul;21(7):2067-73. doi: 10.1007/s00520-013-1765-z. Epub 2013 Feb 24.

Truant TL, Porcino AJ, Ross BC, Wong ME, Hilario CT. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in advanced cancer: a systematic review. J Support Oncol. 2013 Sep;11(3):105-13.

2012

Posadzki P, Lewandowski W, Terry R, Ernst E, Stearns. A Guided imagery for non-musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Jul;44(1):95-104. pub 2012 Jun 5.

Situ Dongrong, Wang Jiang, Shao Wenlong, Zhu Zhi-hua. Assessment and treatment of cancer pain: From Western to Eastern. Ann Palliat Med. 2012; 1(1): 32-44. [No abstract available]

Smithson J, Britten N, Paterson C, Lewith G, Evans M. The experience of using complementary therapies after a diagnosis of cancer: a qualitative synthesis. Health (London). 2012 Jan;16(1):19-39. Epub 2010 Dec 22.

2011

Hoogbruin A. Complementary and alternative therapy (CAT) use and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART): current evidence in the literature, 2000-2009. J Clin Nurs. 2011 Apr;20(7-8):925-39. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03322.x. Epub 2011 Feb 9.

MacDuff S, Grodin MA, Gardiner P. The use of complementary and alternative medicine among refugees: a systematic review. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Jun;13(3):585-99.

Paley CA, Tashani OA, Bagnall AM, Johnson MI. A Cochrane systematic review of acupuncture for cancer pain in adults. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2011 Jun;1(1):51-5.

Solomon D, Ford E, Adams J, Graves N. Potential of St John's Wort for the treatment of depression: the economic perspective. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2011 Feb;45(2):123-30. Epub 2010 Oct 26.

Trinkaus M, Burman D, Barmala N, Rodin G, Jones J, Lo C, Zimmermann C. Spirituality and use of complementary therapies for cure in advanced cancer. Psychooncology. 2011 Jul;20(7):746-54. doi: 10.1002/pon.1773. Epub 2010 May 19.

Wood MJ, Molassiotis A, Payne S. What research evidence is there for the use of art therapy in the management of symptoms in adults with cancer? A systematic review. Psychooncology. 2011 Feb;20(2):135-45. doi: 10.1002/pon.1722.

2010

Bishop FL, Prescott P, Chan YK, Saville J, von Elm E, Lewith GT. Prevalence of complementary medicine use in pediatric cancer: a systematic review. Pediatrics. 2010 Apr;125(4):768-76. Epub 2010 Mar 22.

Jain S, Mills PJ. Biofield therapies: helpful or full of hype? A best evidence synthesis. Int J Behav Med. 2010 Mar;17(1):1-16.

Kennedy DA, Seely D. Clinically based evidence of drug-herb interactions: a systematic review. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2010 Jan;9(1):79-124.

Kim KH, Lee MS, Choi SM. Acupuncture for treating uremic pruritus in patients with end-stage renal disease: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Jul;40(1):117-25.

King K. A review of the effects of guided imagery on cancer patients with pain. Compl Health Pract Rev. 2010;15(2):98-107.

Kwekkeboom KL, Cherwin CH, Lee JW, Wanta B. Mind-body treatments for the pain-fatigue-sleep disturbance symptom cluster in persons with cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Jan;39(1):126-38. Epub 2009 Nov 8.

Matuszek S. Animal-facilitated therapy in various patient populations: systematic literature review. Holist Nurs Pract. 2010 Jul-Aug;24(4):187-203.

Schofield P, Diggens J, Charleson C, Marigliani R, Jefford M. Effectively discussing complementary and alternative medicine in a conventional oncology setting: communication recommendations for clinicians. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 May;79(2):143-51. Epub 2009 Sep 26.

2009

Fountouki A, Theofanidis D. Nurses’ attitudes towards complementary therapies. Health Science Journal. 2009 Jul-Sep;3(3):149-57. (125kb pdf)

Williams AM, Davies A, Griffiths G. Facilitating comfort for hospitalized patients using non-pharmacological measures: preliminary development of clinical practice guidelines. Int J Nurs Pract. 2009 Jun;15(3):145-55.

2008

Miller S, Stagl J, Wallerstedt DB, Ryan M, Mansky PJ. Botanicals used in complementary and alternative medicine treatment of cancer: clinical science and future perspectives. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2008 Sep;17(9):1353-64.

Pittler MH, Ernst E. Complementary therapies for neuropathic and neuralgic pain: systematic review. Clin J Pain. 2008 Oct;24(8):731-3.

Robb KA, Bennett MI, Johnson MI, Simpson KJ, Oxberry SG. Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) for cancer pain in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008 Jul 16;(3):CD006276.

Sewitch MJ, Cepoiu M, Rigillo N, Sproule D. A literature review of health care professional attitudes toward complementary and alternative medicine. Compl Health Pract Rev. 2008 Oct;13(3):139-154.

Velicer CM, Ulrich CM. Vitamin and mineral supplement use among US adults after cancer diagnosis: a systematic review. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Feb 1;26(4):665-73.

2007

Dewey A, Baughan C, Dean T, Higgins B, Johnson I. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, an omega-3 fatty acid from fish oils) for the treatment of cancer cachexia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jan 24;(1):CD004597.

Easton K. Complementary medicines: attitudes and information needs of consumers and healthcare professionals. Sydney: National Prescribing Service Limited (NPS). 2007 July;72pp. [No abstact avalable]

Ernst E, Pittler MH, Wider B, Boddy K. Complementary/alternative medicine for supportive cancer care: development of the evidence-base. Support Care Cancer. 2007 May;15(5):565-8. Epub 2007 Nov 9.

Kienle GS, Kiene H. Complementary cancer therapy: a systematic review of prospective clinical trials on anthroposophic mistletoe extracts. Eur J Med Res. 2007 Mar 26;12(3):103-19.

Milazzo S, Lejeune S, Ernst E. Laetrile for cancer: a systematic review of the clinical evidence. Support Care Cancer. 2007 Jun;15(6):583-95. Epub 2006 Nov 15.

Sood A, Barton DL, Bauer BA, Loprinzi CL. A critical review of complementary therapies for cancer-related fatigue. Integr Cancer Ther. 2007 Mar;6(1):8-13.

2006

Bardia A, Barton DL, Prokop LJ, Bauer BA, Moynihan TJ. Efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine therapies in relieving cancer pain: a systematic review. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Dec 1;24(34):5457-64.

Capodice JL, Katz AE. Anticancer supplements and botanicals to prevent and treat cancer: does any clinical evidence exist? Seminars in Preventive and Alternative Medicine. 2006 Mar;2(1):22-35. [No abstract available]

Vickers AJ, Kuo J, Cassileth BR. Unconventional anticancer agents: a systematic review of clinical trials. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Jan 1;24(1):136-40.

2005

Richardson J, Smith JE, McIntyre M, Thomas R, Pilkington K. Aloe vera for preventing radiation-induced skin reactions: a systematic literature review. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2005 Sep;17(6):478-84.

Roffe L, Schmidt K, Ernst E. A systematic review of guided imagery as an adjuvant cancer  therapy. Psychooncology. 2005 Aug;14(8):607-17.

Seely D, Mills EJ, Wu P, Verma S, Guyatt GH. The effects of green tea consumption on incidence of breast cancer and recurrence of breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Integr Cancer Ther. 2005 Jun;4(2):144-55.

Smith JE, Richardson J, Hoffman C, Pilkington K. Mindfulness-based stress reduction as supportive therapy in cancer care: systematic review. J Adv Nurs. 2005 Nov;52(3):315-27.

Thomas R, Wilson D. Randomized controlled trials of non-medical and non-surgical therapies for palliative care: a literature review. Altern Med Rev. 2005 Sep;10(3):204-15.

Verhoef MJ, Balneaves LG, Boon HS, Vroegindewey A. Reasons for and characteristics associated with complementary and alternative medicine use among adult cancer patients: a systematic review. Integr Cancer Ther. 2005 Dec;4(4):274-86.

2004

Chatwin J, Tovey P. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), cancer and group-based action: a critical review of the literature. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2004 Jul;13(3):210-8.

Gysels M, Higginson IJ, National Institute for Clinical Excellence. Improving supportive and palliative care for adults with cancer: research evidence manual. London: Kings college, University of London. 2004 Mar;384pp.

Solà I, Thompson E, Subirana M, López C, Pascual A. Non-invasive interventions for improving well-being and quality of life in patients with lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004 Oct 18;(4):CD004282. [Updated 2011]

2003

Ernst E, Schmidt K, Steuer-Vogt MK. Mistletoe for cancer? a systematic review of randomised clinical trials. Int J Cancer. 2003 Nov 1;107(2):262-7.

Mundy EA, DuHamel KN, Montgomery GH. The efficacy of behavioral interventions for cancer treatment-related side effects. Semin Clin Neuropsychiatry. 2003 Oct;8(4):253-75.

2002

Weiger W, Smith M, Boon H, Richardson M, Kaptchuk T, Eisenberg D. Advising patients who seek complementary and alternative medical therapies for cancer. Ann Intern Med. 2002 Dec 3;137(11):889-903.

2001

Redd WH, Montgomery GH, DuHamel KN. Behavioral intervention for cancer treatment side effects. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2001 June 6;93(11):810-23.

2000

Huntley A, Ernst E. Complementary and alternative therapies for treating multiple sclerosis symptoms: a systematic review. Complement Ther Med. 2000 Jun;8(2):97-105.

Jacobson JS, Workman SB, Kronenberg F. Research on complementary/alternative medicine for patients with breast cancer: a review of the biomedical literature. J Clin Oncol. 2000 Feb;18(3):668-83.

Pan CX, Morrison RS, Ness J, Fugh-Berman A, Leipzig RM. Complementary and alternative medicine in the management of pain, dyspnea, and nausea and vomiting near the end of life: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2000 Nov;20(5):374-87.

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Acupuncture/Acupressure: 28 reviews

2019

Hughes JG, Lewith G, MacPherson H, Witt CM, Cummings M, Fisher P. Assessment of the quality of reporting in studies of acupuncture for patients with cancer using the STRICTA guidelines. Acupunct Med. 2019 Jun 12:acupmed2017011592. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2017-011592. [Epub ahead of print]

von Trott P, Oei SL, Ramsenthaler C. Acupuncture for breathlessness in advanced diseases: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Sep 17. pii: S0885-3924(19)30527-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.09.007. [Epub ahead of print]

2018

Anshasi HA, Ahmad M. An assessment of methodological quality of systematic reviews of acupuncture and related therapies for cancer-related pain. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018 Aug;32:163-168. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.06.013. Epub 2018 Jun 30.

Kwon CY, Lee B, Suh HW, Chung SY, Kim JW. Efficacy and Safety of Auricular Acupuncture for Cognitive Impairment and Dementia: A Systematic Review. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018 May 31. Article ID 3426078. doi.org/10.1155/2018/3426078.

Li LX, Deng K, Qu Y. Acupuncture Treatment for Post-Stroke Dysphagia: An Update Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Chin J Integr Med. 2018 Jul 18. doi: 10.1007/s11655-018-3005-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Papadopoulos D, Papadoudis A, Kiagia M, Syrigos K. Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Improving Sleep Disturbances in Patients With Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 May;55(5):1364-1381.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.12.491. Epub 2018 Jan 6.

Radossi AL, Taromina K, Marjerrison S, Diorio CJ, Similio R, Njuguna F, Afungchwi GM, Ladas EJ. A systematic review of integrative clinical trials for supportive care in pediatric oncology: a report from the International Society of Pediatric Oncology, T&CM collaborative. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Feb;26(2):375-391. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3908-0. Epub 2017 Oct 13.

2016

Kim KH, Lee MS, Kim TH, Kang JW, Choi TY, Lee JD. Acupuncture and related interventions for symptoms of chronic kidney disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Jun 28;(6):CD009440.

Lau CH, Wu X, Chung VC, Liu X, Hui EP, Cramer H, Lauche R, Wong SY, Lau AY, Sit RS, Ziea ET, Ng BF, Wu JC. Acupuncture and Related Therapies for Symptom Management in Palliative Cancer Care: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(9):e2901.

Salehi A, Marzban M, Zadeh AR. Acupuncture for treating hot flashes in breast cancer patients: an updated meta-analysis. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Dec;24(12):4895-4899. Epub 2016 Aug 6.

Tao WW, Jiang H, Tao XM, Jiang P, Sha LY, Sun XC. Effects of Acupuncture, Tuina, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine Five-Element Music Therapy on Symptom Management and Quality of Life for Cancer Patients: A Meta-Analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Apr;51(4):728-47. 2015.11.027. Epub 2016 Feb 12.

2015

Wu X, Chung VCh, Hui EP, Ziea ET, Ng BF, Ho RS, Tsoi KK, Wong SY, Wu JC. Effectiveness of acupuncture and related therapies for palliative care of cancer: overview of systematic reviews. Sci Rep. 2015 Nov 26;5:16776.

2013

Towler P, Molassiotis A, Brearley SG. What is the evidence for the use of acupuncture as an intervention for symptom management in cancer supportive and palliative care: an integrative overview of reviews. Support Care Cancer. 2013 Oct;21(10):2913-23. Epub 2013 Jul 19.

2012

Choi TY, Lee MS, Kim TH, Zaslawski C, Ernst E. Acupuncture for the treatment of cancer pain: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Jun;20(6):1147-58. Epub 2012 Mar 25.

2011

Lee EJ, Frazier SK. The efficacy of acupressure for symptom management: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Oct;42(4):589-603. Epub 2011 Apr 30.

Lee YL, Wu Y, Tsang HW, Leung AY, Cheung WM. A systematic review on the anxiolytic effects of aromatherapy in people with anxiety symptoms. J Altern Complement Med. 2011 Feb;17(2):101-8. Epub 2011 Feb 10.

2010

Ernst E, Lee MS. Acupuncture for palliative and supportive cancer care: a systematic review of systematic reviews. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Jul;40(1):e3-5. [No abstract available]

Hopkins Hollis AS. Acupuncture as a treatment modality for the management of cancer pain: the state of the science. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2010 Sep 1;37(5):E344-8.

Kim KH, Lee MS, Kang KW, Choi SM. Role of acupressure in symptom management in patients with end-stage renal disease: a systematic review. J Palliat Med. 2010 Jul;13(7):885-92.

O'Sullivan EM, Higginson IJ. Clinical effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of irradiation-induced xerostomia in patients with head and neck cancer: a systematic review. Acupunct Med. 2010 Dec;28(4):191-9. Epub 2010 Nov 9.

2009

Cao H, Pan X, Li H, Liu J. Acupuncture for treatment of insomnia: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Nov;15(11):1171-86.

Ernst E. Acupuncture: what does the most reliable evidence tell us? J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 Apr;37(4):709-14. Epub 2008 Sep 11.

Lee MS, Kim KH, Shin BC, Choi SM, Ernst E. Acupuncture for treating hot flushes in men with prostate cancer: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2009 Jul;17(7):763-70. Epub 2009 Feb 18.

2008

Lee J, Dodd M, Dibble S, Abrams D. Review of acupressure studies for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting control. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008 Nov;36(5):529-44. Epub 2006 Apr 28.

Standish LJ, Kozak L, Congdon S. Acupuncture is underutilized in hospice and palliative medicine. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2008 Aug-Sep;25(4):298-308.

2007

Cheuk DKL, Yeung WF, Chung KF, Wong V. Acupuncture for insomnia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jul 18;(3):CD005472. [Updated 2012]

2006

Ezzo JM, Richardson MA, Vickers A, Allen C, Dibble SL, Issell BF, Lao L, Pearl M, Ramirez G, Roscoe J, Shen J, Shivnan JC, Streitberger K, Treish I, Zhang G. Acupuncture-point stimulation for chemotherapy-induced nausea or vomiting. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Apr 19;(2):CD002285. [Withdrawn 2014]

2005

Lee H, Schmidt K, Ernst E. Acupuncture for the relief of cancer-related pain--a systematic review. Eur J Pain. 2005 Aug;9(4):437-44. Epub 2004 Nov 11.

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Antioxidants: 4 reviews

2011

Fritz H, Kennedy D, Fergusson D, Fernandes R, Cooley K, Seely A, Sagar S, Wong R, Seely D. Selenium and lung cancer: a systematic review and meta analysis. PLoS One. 2011;6(11):e26259. Epub 2011 Nov 4.

2008

Block KI, Koch AC, Mead MN, Tothy PK, Newman RA, Gyllenhaal C. Impact of antioxidant supplementation on chemotherapeutic toxicity: a systematic review of the evidence from randomized controlled trials. Int J Cancer. 2008 Sep 15;123(6):1227-39.

2006

Dennert G, Horneber M. Selenium for alleviating the side effects of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery in cancer patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Jul 19;3:CD005037.

2004

Roffe L, Schmidt K, Ernst E. Efficacy of coenzyme Q10 for improved tolerability of cancer treatments: a systematic review. J Clin Oncol. 2004 Nov 1;22(21):4418-24.

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Aromatherapy: 9 reviews

2019

Hsu CH, Chi CC, Chen PS, Wang SH, Tung TH, Wu SC. The effects of aromatherapy massage on improvement of anxiety among patients receiving palliative care: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Mar;98(9):e14720. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000014720.

2018

MacAndrew M, Brooks D, Beattie E. NonPharmacological interventions for managing wandering in the community: A narrative review of the evidence base. Health Soc Care Community. 2018 Jun 27. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12590. [Epub ahead of print] 

Olley R, Morales A. Systematic review of evidence underpinning non-pharmacological therapies in dementia. Aust Health Rev. 2017 May 15. doi: 10.1071/AH16212. [Epub ahead of print]

Radossi AL, Taromina K, Marjerrison S, Diorio CJ, Similio R, Njuguna F, Afungchwi GM, Ladas EJ. A systematic review of integrative clinical trials for supportive care in pediatric oncology: a report from the International Society of Pediatric Oncology, T&CM collaborative. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Feb;26(2):375-391. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3908-0. Epub 2017 Oct 13.

2013

Benney S, Gibbs V. A literature review evaluating the role of Swedish massage and aromatherapy massage to alleviate the anxiety oncology patients. Radiography. 2013;19:35-41. Epub 2011 Oct 31.

2012

Lee MS, Choi J, Posadzki P, Ernst E. Aromatherapy for health care: an overview of systematic reviews. Maturitas. 2012 Mar;71(3):257-60.

2011

Lee JS, Lee MS, Min K, Lew JH, Lee BJ. Acupressure for treating neurological disorders: a systematic review. Int J Neurosci. 2011 Aug;121(8):409-14. Epub 2011 May 6.

2009

Yim VW, Ng AK, Tsang HW, Leung AY. A review on the effects of aromatherapy for patients with depressive symptoms. J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print]

2000

Cooke B, Ernst E. Aromatherapy: a systematic review. Br J Gen Pract. 2000 Jun;50(455):493-6.

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Chinese herbal medicines: 13 reviews

2019

Liu S, Chen J, Zuo J, Lai J, Wu L, Guo X. Comparative effectiveness of six Chinese herb formulas for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2019 Aug 22;19(1):226. doi: 10.1186/s12906-019-2633-2.

2018

Duan X, Wu J, Huang X, Wang K, Zhao Y, Zhang D, Liu X, Zhang X. Comparative Efficacy of Chinese Herbal Injections for Treating Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Bayesian Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018 Jul 17. Article ID 7942936. doi.org/10.1155/2018/7942936.

Ma HK, Liu Y, Li B, Zhang Y, Sun LJ, Xu FQ. Chinese Medicine for Alzheimer's Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Chin J Integr Med. 2018 Sep 22. doi: 10.1007/s11655-018-2567-4. [Epub ahead of print]

May BH, Feng M, Hyde AJ, Hügel H, Chang SY, Dong L, Guo X, Zhang AL, Lu C, Xue CC. Comparisons between traditional medicines and pharmacotherapies for Alzheimer disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cognitive outcomes. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 Mar;33(3):449-458. doi: 10.1002/gps.4830. Epub 2017 Dec 14.

2017

Hyde AJ, May BH, Dong L, Feng M, Liu S, Guo X, Zhang AL, Lu C, Xue CC. Herbal medicine for management of the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD): A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Psychopharmacol. 2017 Feb;31(2):169-183. Epub 2016 Dec 7.

2016

Chung VC, Wu X, Hui EP, Ziea ET, Ng BF, Ho RS, Tsoi KK, Wong SY, Wu JC. Effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine for cancer palliative care: overview of systematic reviews with meta-analyses. Sci Rep. 2015 Dec 16;5:18111.

Ge L, Wang YF, Tian JH, Mao L, Zhang J, Zhang JH, Shen XP, Yang KH. Network meta-analysis of Chinese herb injections combined with FOLFOX chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2016 Aug;41(4):383-91.

Tao WW, Jiang H, Tao XM, Jiang P, Sha LY, Sun XC. Effects of Acupuncture, Tuina, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine Five-Element Music Therapy on Symptom Management and Quality of Life for Cancer Patients: A Meta-Analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Apr;51(4):728-47. 2015.11.027. Epub 2016 Feb 12.

2013

Yang J, Zhu L, Wu Z, Wang Y. Chinese herbal medicines for induction of remission in advanced or late gastric cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Apr 30;4:CD005096.

2010

Gan T, Wu Z, Tian L, Wang Y. Chinese herbal medicines for induction of remission in advanced or late gastric cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20;(1):CD005096. [withdrawn - new version is available here ]

2009

Molassiotis A, Potrata B, Cheng KK. A systematic review of the effectiveness of Chinese herbal medication in symptom management and improvement of quality of life in adult cancer patients. Complement Ther Med. 2009 Apr;17(2):92-120.

2007

Xu L, Lao LX, Ge A, Yu S, Li J, Mansky PJ. Chinese herbal medicine for cancer pain. Integr Cancer Ther. 2007 Sep;6(3):208-34.

2005

Shu X, McCulloch M, Xiao H, Broffman M, Gao J. Chinese herbal medicine and chemotherapy in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Integr Cancer Ther. 2005 Sep;4(3):219-29.

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: 14 reviews

2019

Park K, Lee S, Yang J, Song T, Hong GS. A systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of reminiscence therapy for people with dementia. Int Psychogeriatr. 2019 Feb 4:1-17. doi: 10.1017/S1041610218002168. [Epub ahead of print]

2018

Al Daken LI, Ahmad MM. The implementation of mindfulness-based interventions and educational interventions to support family caregivers of patients with cancer: A systematic review. Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2018 May 10. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12286. [Epub ahead of print]

González-Fernández S, Fernández-Rodríguez C. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in cancer: Review of applications and findings. Behav Med. 2018 Mar 20:1-26. doi: 10.1080/08964289.2018.1452713. [Epub ahead of print]

Gromisch ES, Fiszdon JM, Kurtz MM. The effects of cognitive-focused interventions on cognition and psychological well-being in persons with multiple sclerosis: A meta-analysis. Neuropsychol Rehabil. 2018 Jul 5:1-20. doi: 10.1080/09602011.2018.1491408. [Epub ahead of print]

Kaddour L, Kishita N, Schaller A. A meta-analysis of low-intensity cognitive behavioral therapy-based interventions for dementia caregivers. Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Nov 12:1-16. doi: 10.1017/S1041610218001436. [Epub ahead of print]

Kishita N, Hammond L, Dietrich CM, Mioshi E. Which interventions work for dementia family carers?: an updated systematic review of randomized controlled trials of carer interventions. Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Jul 18:1-18. doi: 10.1017/S1041610218000947. [Epub ahead of print]

Kor PPK, Chien WT, Liu JYW, Lai CKY. Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Stress Reduction of Family Caregivers of People with Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Mindfulness. 2018 Feb;9(1):7-22.

Papadopoulos D, Papadoudis A, Kiagia M, Syrigos K. Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Improving Sleep Disturbances in Patients With Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 May;55(5):1364-1381.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.12.491. Epub 2018 Jan 6.

Scherrens AL, Beernaert K, Robijn L, Deliens L, Pauwels NS, Cohen J, Deforche B. The use of behavioural theories in end-of-life care research: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2018 Jun;32(6):1055-1077. doi: 10.1177/0269216318758212. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Shaw JM, Sekelja N, Frasca D, Dhillon HM, Price MA. Being mindful of mindfulness interventions in cancer: A systematic review of intervention reporting and study methodology. Psychooncology. 2018 Jan 26. doi: 10.1002/pon.4651. [Epub ahead of print]

Venasse M, Edwards T, Pilutti LA. Exploring Wellness Interventions in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: an Evidence-Based Review. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2018 Apr 10;20(5):13. doi: 10.1007/s11940-018-0497-2.

Zimmermann FF, Burrell B, Jordan J. The acceptability and potential benefits of mindfulness-based interventions in improving psychological well-being for adults with advanced cancer: A systematic review. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018 Feb;30:68-78. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2017.12.014. Epub 2017 Dec 12.

2009

Mallick S. Palliative care in Parkinson's disease: role of cognitive behavior therapy. Indian J Palliat Care. 2009 Jan-Jun;15(1):51-56.

2006

Tatrow K, Montgomery GH. Cognitive behavioral therapy techniques for distress and pain in breast cancer patients: a meta-analysis. J Behav Med. 2006 Feb;29(1):17-27. Epub 2006 Jan 7.

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Homeopathy: 3 reviews

2009

Kassab S, Cummings M, Berkovitz S, van Haselen R, Fisher P. Homeopathic medicines for adverse effects of cancer treatments. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Apr 15;(2):CD004845.

2006

Milazzo S, Russell N, Ernst E. Efficacy of homeopathic therapy in cancer treatment. Eur J Cancer. 2006 Feb;42(3):282-9. Epub 2006 Jan 11.

Pilkington K, Kirkwood G, Rampes H, Fisher P, Richardson J. Homeopathy for anxiety and anxiety disorders: a systematic review of the research. Homeopathy. 2006 Jul;95(3):151-162.

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Hypnosis: 7 reviews

2018

Nunns M, Mayhew D, Ford T, Rogers M, Curle C, Logan S, Moore D. Effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions to reduce procedural anxiety in children and adolescents undergoing treatment for cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychooncology. 2018 Apr 30. doi: 10.1002/pon.4749. [Epub ahead of print]

2017

Montgomery GH, Sucala M, Baum T, Schnur JB. Hypnosis for symptom control in cancer patients at the end-of-life: A systematic review. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2017 Jul-Sep;65(3):296-307. doi: 10.1080/00207144.2017.1314728.

2009

Shih M, Yang YH, Koo M. A meta-analysis of hypnosis in the treatment of depressive symptoms: a brief communication. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2009 Oct;57(4):431-42.

2007

Richardson J, Smith JE, McCall G, Richardson A, Pilkington K, Kirsch I. Hypnosis for nausea and vomiting in cancer chemotherapy: a systematic review of the research evidence. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2007 Sep;16(5):402-12.

2006

Richardson J, Smith JE, McCall G, Pilkington K. Hypnosis for procedure-related pain and distress in pediatric cancer patients: a systematic review of effectiveness and methodology related to hypnosis interventions. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2006 Jan;31(1):70-84.

2005

Rajasekaran M, Edmonds PM, Higginson IL. Systematic review of hypnotherapy for treating symptoms in terminally ill adult cancer patients. Palliat Med. 2005 Jul;19(5):418-26.

2004

Wild MR, Espie CA. The efficacy of hypnosis in the reduction of procedural pain and distress in pediatric oncology: a systematic review. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2004 Jun;25(3):207-13.

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Massage: 18 reviews

2019

Margenfeld F, Klocke C, Joos S. Manual massage for persons living with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Nurs Stud. 2019 Jan 4. pii: S0020-7489(18)30272-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.12.012. [Epub ahead of print]

2018

MacAndrew M, Brooks D, Beattie E. NonPharmacological interventions for managing wandering in the community: A narrative review of the evidence base. Health Soc Care Community. 2018 Jun 27. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12590. [Epub ahead of print] 

Radossi AL, Taromina K, Marjerrison S, Diorio CJ, Similio R, Njuguna F, Afungchwi GM, Ladas EJ. A systematic review of integrative clinical trials for supportive care in pediatric oncology: a report from the International Society of Pediatric Oncology, T&CM collaborative. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Feb;26(2):375-391. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3908-0. Epub 2017 Oct 13.

2017

Rodríguez-Mansilla J, González-Sánchez B, Torres-Piles S, Martín JG, Jiménez-Palomares M, Bellino MN. Effects of the application of therapeutic massage in children with cancer: a systematic review. Rev Lat Am Enfermagem. 2017 Jun 8;25:e2903. doi: 10.1590/1518-8345.1774.2903.

Wu J, Wang Y, Wang Z. The effectiveness of massage and touch on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: A quantitative systematic review and meta-analysis. J Adv Nurs. 2017 Oct;73(10):2283-2295. doi: 10.1111/jan.13311. Epub 2017 May 19.

2016

Shin ES, Seo KH, Lee SH, Jang JE, Jung YM, Kim MJ, Yeon JY. Massage with or without aromatherapy for symptom relief in people with cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Jun 3;(6):CD009873.

2013

Benney S, Gibbs V. A literature review evaluating the role of Swedish massage and aromatherapy massage to alleviate the anxiety oncology patients. Radiography. 2013;19:35-41. Epub 2011 Oct 31.

2011

Falkensteiner M, Mantovan F, Müller I, Them C. The use of massage therapy for reducing pain, anxiety, and depression in oncological palliative care patients: a narrative review of the literature. ISRN Nurs. 2011;2011:929868. Epub 2011 Aug 23.

2010

Harris M, Richards KC. The physiological and psychological effects of slow-stroke back massage and hand massage on relaxation in older people. J Clin Nurs. 2010 Apr;19(7-8):917-26.

Hillier SL, Louw Q, Morris L, Uwimana J, Statham S. Massage therapy for people with HIV/AIDS. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20;(1):CD007502.

Walters SJ. Massage and cancer: practice guidelines. Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society. 2010 Sep;16(3):141-3. (70kb pdf)

2009

Ernst E. Massage therapy for cancer palliation and supportive care: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials. Support Care Cancer. 2009 Apr;17(4):333-7.

2008

Hughes D, Ladas E, Rooney D, Kelly K. Massage therapy as a supportive care intervention for children with cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2008 May;35(3):431-42.

Jackson E, Kelley M, McNeil P, Meyer E, Schlegel L, Eaton M. Does therapeutic touch help reduce pain and anxiety in patients with cancer? Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2008 Feb;12(1):113-20.

Liu Y, Fawcett TN. The role of massage therapy in the relief of cancer pain. Nurs Stand. 2008 Jan 30-Feb 5;22(21):35-40.

Russell NC, Sumler SS, Beinhorn CM, Frenkel MA. Role of massage therapy in cancer care. J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Mar;14(2):209-14.

Wilkinson S, Barnes K, Storey L. Massage for symptom relief in patients with cancer: systematic review. J Adv Nurs. 2008 Sep;63(5):430-9.

2006

Lafferty WE, Downey L, McCarty RL, Standish LJ, Patrick DL. Evaluating CAM treatment at the end of life: a review of clinical trials for massage and meditation. Complement Ther Med. 2006 Jun;14(2):100-12. Epub 2006 Mar 29.

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Meditation/Relaxation: 6 reviews

2019

Viveiros J, Chamberlain B, O'Hare A, Sethares KA. Meditation interventions among heart failure patients: An integrative review. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2019 Jul 23:1474515119863181. doi: 10.1177/1474515119863181. [Epub ahead of print]

2016

Dharmawardene M, Givens J, Wachholtz A, Makowski S, Tjia J. A systematic review and meta-analysis of meditative interventions for informal caregivers and health professionals. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2016 Jun;6(2):160-9. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000819. Epub 2015 Mar 26.

2007

Matchim Y, Armer JM. Measuring the psychological impact of mindfulness meditation on health among patients with cancer: a literature review. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2007 Sep;34(5):1059-66.

Ospina MB, Bond K, Karkhaneh M, Tjosvold L, Vandermeer B, Liang Y, Bialy L, Hooton N, Buscemi N, Dryden DM, Klassen TP. Meditation practices for health: state of the research. Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep). 2007 Jun;(155):1-263.

2006

Lafferty WE, Downey L, McCarty RL, Standish LJ, Patrick DL. Evaluating CAM treatment at the end of life: a review of clinical trials for massage and meditation. Complement Ther Med. 2006 Jun;14(2):100-12. Epub 2006 Mar 29.

Ott MJ, Norris RL, Bauer-Wu SM. Mindfulness meditation for oncology patients: a discussion and critical review. Integr Cancer Ther. 2006 Jun;5(2):98-108.

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Music therapy: 26 reviews

2019

Gao Y, Wei Y, Yang W, Jiang L, Li X, Ding J, Ding G. The Effectiveness of Music Therapy for Terminally Ill Patients: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Feb;57(2):319-329. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.10.504. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Gaviola MA, Inder KJ, Dilworth S, Holliday EG, Higgins I. Impact of individualised music listening intervention on persons with dementia: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Australas J Ageing. 2019 Mar 26. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12642. [Epub ahead of print]

Warth M, Kessler J, Koehler F, Aguilar-Raab C, Bardenheuer HJ, Ditzen B. Brief psychosocial interventions improve quality of life of patients receiving palliative care: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Palliat Med. 2019 Jan 16:269216318818011. doi: 10.1177/0269216318818011. [Epub ahead of print]

Yangöz ŞT, Özer Z. The effect of music intervention on patients with cancer-related pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Adv Nurs. 2019 Aug 26. doi: 10.1111/jan.14184. [Epub ahead of print]

2018

Dowlen R, Keady J, Milligan C, Swarbrick C, Ponsillo N, Geddes L, Riley B. The personal benefits of musicking for people living with dementia: a thematic synthesis of the qualitative literature. Arts Health. 2018;10(3):197-212. DOI: 10.1080/17533015.2017.1370718

Fusar-Poli L, Bieleninik Ł, Brondino N, Chen XJ, Gold C. The effect of music therapy on cognitive functions in patients with dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Aging Ment Health. 2018 Sep;22(9):1097-1106. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1348474. Epub 2017 Jul 10.

Liang JH, Xu Y, Lin L, Jia RX, Zhang HB, Hang L. Comparison of multiple interventions for older adults with Alzheimer disease or mild cognitive impairment: A PRISMA-compliant network meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May;97(20):e10744. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000010744.

Olley R, Morales A. Systematic review of evidence underpinning non-pharmacological therapies in dementia. Aust Health Rev. 2017 May 15. doi: 10.1071/AH16212. [Epub ahead of print]

Schmid W, Rosland JH, von Hofacker S, Hunskår I, Bruvik F. Patient's and health care provider's perspectives on music therapy in palliative care - an integrative review. BMC Palliat Care. 2018 Feb 20;17(1):32. doi: 10.1186/s12904-018-0286-4.

Tsoi KKF, Chan JYC, Ng YM, Lee MMY, Kwok TCY, Wong SYS. Receptive Music Therapy Is More Effective than Interactive Music Therapy to Relieve Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Jan 25. pii: S1525-8610(17)30694-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2017.12.009. [Epub ahead of print]

van der Steen JT, van Soest-Poortvliet MC, van der Wouden JC, Bruinsma MS, Scholten RJ, Vink AC. Music-based therapeutic interventions for people with dementia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 May 2;5:CD003477. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003477.pub3.

2016

Tao WW, Jiang H, Tao XM, Jiang P, Sha LY, Sun XC. Effects of Acupuncture, Tuina, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine Five-Element Music Therapy on Symptom Management and Quality of Life for Cancer Patients: A Meta-Analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Apr;51(4):728-47. 2015.11.027. Epub 2016 Feb 12.

2012

Burns DS. Theoretical rationale for music selection in oncology intervention research: An integrative review. J Music Ther. 2012 Spring;49(1):7-22.

Zhang JM, Wang P, Yao JX, Zhao L, Davis MP, Walsh D, Yue GH. Music interventions for psychological and physical outcomes in cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Dec;20(12):3043-53. Epub 2012 Oct 2.

2011

McFerran K, Baker F, Krout R. What's in the lyrics? A discussion paper describing the complexities of systematically analyzing lyrics composed in music therapy. Can J Mus Therapy. 2011;17(11):34-54.

2010

Bradt J, Dileo C. Music therapy for end-of-life care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20;(1):CD007169. [Withdrawn]

Leow M, Drury VB, Hong PW. The experience and expectations of terminally ill patients receiving music therapy in the palliative setting: a systematic review. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews. 2010 Sep 30;8(27):1088–111. JBL 000331. [No abstract available]

Leow QM, Drury VB, Poon W. Experience of terminally ill patients with music therapy: a literature review. Singapore Nursing Journal. 2010;37(3):48, 50-2. [No abstract available]

Schmid W, Ostermann T. Home-based music therapy--a systematic overview of settings and conditions for an innovative service in healthcare. BMC Health Serv Res. 2010 Oct 14;10:291.

Skingley A, Vella-Burrows T. Therapeutic effects of music and singing for older people. Nurs Stand. 2010 Jan 13-19;24(19):35-41.

2009

O'Callaghan C. Objectivist and constructivist music therapy research in oncology and palliative care: an overview and reflection. Music and Medicine. 2009 Jul;1(1):41-60.

2007

Richards T, Johnson J, Sparks A, Emerson H. The effect of music therapy on patients' perception and manifestation of pain, anxiety, and patient satisfaction. Medsurg Nurs. 2007 Feb;16(1):7-14.

2006

Cepeda MS, Carr DB, Lau J, Alvarez H. Music for pain relief. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Apr 19;(2):CD004843.

Hanser S. Music therapy in adult oncology : research issues. J Soc Integr Oncol. 2006 Spring;4(2):62-66.

Ostermann T, Schmid W. Music therapy in the treatment of multiple sclerosis: a comprehensive literature review. Expert Rev Neurother. 2006 Apr;6(4):469-77.

2005

Hilliard RE. Music therapy in hospice and palliative care: a review of the empirical data. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2005 Jun;2(2):173-178. Epub 2005 Apr 7.

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Reflexology: 2 reviews

2010

Kim JI, Lee MS, Kang JW, Choi do Y, Ernst E. Reflexology for the symptomatic treatment of breast cancer: a systematic review. Integr Cancer Ther. 2010 Dec;9(4):326-30.

2008

Wilkinson S, Lockhart K, Gambles M, Storey L. Reflexology for symptom relief in patients with cancer. Cancer Nurs. 2008 Sep-Oct;31(5):354-60.

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Reiki: 4 reviews

2015

Joyce J, Herbison GP. Reiki for depression and anxiety. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Apr 3;4:CD006833. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006833.pub2.

2009

vanderVaart S, Gijsen VM, de Wildt SN, Koren G. A systematic review of the therapeutic effects of Reiki. J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Nov;15(11):1157-69. doi: 10.1089/acm.2009.0036.

2008

Herron-Marx S, Price-Knol F, Burden B, Hicks C. A systematic review of the use of Reiki in health care. Alternative and Complementary Therapies. 2008 Feb 1;14(1):37-42.

Jackson E, Kelley M, McNeil P, Meyer E, Schlegel L, Eaton M. Does therapeutic touch help reduce pain and anxiety in patients with cancer? Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2008 Feb;12(1):113-20.
 

Tai Chi/Qi Gong: 9 reviews

2018

Gok Metin Z, Ejem D, Dionne-Odom JN, Turkman Y, Salvador C, Pamboukian S, Bakitas M. Mind-Body Interventions for Individuals With Heart Failure: A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials. J Card Fail. 2018 Mar;24(3):186-201. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2017.09.008. Epub 2017 Sep 20.

Song S, Yu J, Ruan Y, Liu X, Xiu L, Yue X. Ameliorative effects of Tai Chi on cancer-related fatigue: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Mar 21. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4136-y. [Epub ahead of print]

Winser SJ, Tsang WW, Krishnamurthy K, Kannan P. Does Tai Chi improve balance and reduce falls incidence in neurological disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Rehabil. 2018 Sep;32(9):1157-1168. doi: 10.1177/0269215518773442. Epub 2018 May 8.

2017

Ćwiękała-Lewis KJ, Gallek M, Taylor-Piliae RE. The effects of Tai Chi on physical function and well-being among persons with Parkinson's Disease: A systematic review. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2017 Apr;21(2):414-421. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2016.06.007. Epub 2016 Jun 16.

Tao WW, Jiang H, Tao XM, Jiang P, Sha LY, Sun XC. Effects of Acupuncture, Tuina, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine Five-Element Music Therapy on Symptom Management and Quality of Life for Cancer Patients: A Meta-Analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Apr;51(4):728-47. 2015.11.027. Epub 2016 Feb 12.

2016

Klein PJ, Schneider R, Rhoads CJ. Qigong in cancer care: a systematic review and construct analysis of effective Qigong therapy. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Jul;24(7):3209-22. Epub 2016 Apr 5.

2012

Chan CL, Wang CW, Ho RT, Ng SM, Chan JS, Ziea ET, Wong VC. A systematic review of the effectiveness of qigong exercise in supportive cancer care. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Jun;20(6):1121-33. Epub 2012 Jan 19.

2007

Lee MS, Chen KW, Sancier KM, Ernst E. Qigong for cancer treatment: a systematic review of controlled clinical trials. Acta Oncol. 2007;46(6):717-22.

Lee MS, Pittler MH, Ernst E. Is Tai Chi an effective adjunct in cancer care? a systematic review of controlled clinical trials. Support Care Cancer. 2007 Jun;15(6):597-601. Epub 2007 Feb 21.

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Yoga: 4 reviews

2017

Danhauer SC, Addington EL, Sohl SJ, Chaoul A, Cohen L. Review of yoga therapy during cancer treatment. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Apr;25(4):1357-1372. doi: 10.1007/s00520-016-3556-9. Epub 2017 Jan 7.

2012

Cramer H, Lange S, Klose P, Paul A, Dobos G. Yoga for breast cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Cancer. 2012 Sep 18;12:412. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-12-412.

Harder H, Parlour L, Jenkins V. Randomised controlled trials of yoga interventions for women with breast cancer: a systematic literature review. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Dec;20(12):3055-64. Epub 2012 Oct 6.

2009

Smith KB, Pukall CF. An evidence-based review of yoga as a complementary intervention for patients with cancer. Psychooncology. 2009 May;18(5):465-75.

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