Clinical Trials for Complementary or Alternative Medicine Procedure(s)

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  • Breathing Techniques and Meditation for Health Care Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

    This phase I trial investigates breathing techniques and meditation for health care workers during COVID-19 pandemic. Yoga is an ancient system of practices used to balance the mind and body through exercise, meditation (focusing thoughts), and control of breathing and emotions. Studies have shown benefit of yoga in healthy volunteers as well as cancer patients. The benefits range from decreasing inflammation to improvement in immune system. Pranayama is a term used to describe breathing techniques that are an integral part of yoga practice. Pranayama and meditation may help manage stress and improve lung health. The goal of this trial is to learn if web-based breathing techniques and meditation help to reduce stress and improve lung health in health care workers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Optimizing Quality of Life in Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

    This study looks to develop an online program using ideas from acceptance and commitment therapy and adapting them for women living with breast cancer that has spread to different parts of the body (metastatic). Women with metastatic breast cancer face unique challenges, including managing symptoms such as pain and discomfort, changes in their professional and personal lives, complex feelings, and communication with multiple healthcare providers. Despite these challenges, cancer survivors often talk about the importance of finding meaning in their cancer experience, and in their lives in general. Acceptance and commitment therapy helps individuals to create “a life worth living” by promoting meaning and purpose through coping strategies, mindfulness, and activities aligned with their personal values. Acceptance and commitment therapy may help improve the quality of life of patients with breast cancer.
    Location: Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

  • Mindfulness-Based Intervention in Improving Quality of Life in Patients with Cancer

    This phase III trial compares the effect of the combination of mindfulness-based intervention during radiation therapy versus radiation therapy alone on the quality of life in patients with cancer. Mindfulness-based intervention is a therapy designed to improve psychological well-being through reduced anxiety, depressive symptoms, and distress, and improved mood.
    Location: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota

  • Yoga to Enhance Cancer Survivorship, LYNC Study

    This study investigates online delivery of yoga classes in enhancing cancer survivorship in young adult cancer survivors. Psychosocial and physical health (e.g., depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance, fatigue) are significantly poorer among young adult cancer survivors (age 20-39) than young adults without cancer and cancer survivors age >= 40. Yoga may improve important cancer-related outcomes, such as decreasing sleep disturbances and fatigue, improving quality of life, and reducing emotional distress in cancer survivors. Participating in yoga sessions may help improve psychosocial or physical functioning in young adult cancer survivors.
    Location: Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

  • Mind-Body Medicine for the Improvement of Quality of Life in Adolescents and Young Adults Coping with Hodgkin Lymphoma

    This trial studies how well a mind-body intervention works in improving overall quality of life in adolescents and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma. A meditation based mind-body intervention may help lower distress, depressive symptoms, and anxiety in adolescents and young adults coping with Hodgkin lymphoma.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Self-Hypnosis for the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery in Patients with Gynecologic Cancer

    This trial studies how well self-hypnosis works in enhancing recovery after surgery in patients with gynecologic cancer. A guided relaxation method called self-hypnosis may help affect how patients feel pain and symptoms after surgery.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Physical Therapy and Progressive Muscle Relaxation in Improving Physical Performance and Mood in Older Patients with Stage IIIA-B or IV Lung Cancer Undergoing Treatment

    This trial studies how well physical therapy and progressive muscle relaxation works in improving physical performance and mood in older patients with stage IIIA-B or IV lung cancer who are undergoing treatment. Improving physical performance and mood may help older patients maintain an independent lifestyle by helping to improve their resilience, the ability to bounce back to normal functioning after a stressor or intervening health event such as treatment or disease progression. Giving physical therapy and progressive muscle relaxation may work in improving symptoms and quality of life in patients with lung cancer.
    Location: Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio

  • Personalized Acceptance-Based Mindfulness Exercise Intervention before Surgery in Musculoskeletal Tumor Patients

    This trial studies how well an interactive personalized acceptance-based mindfulness exercise works in improving anxiety in musculoskeletal tumor patients who are undergoing surgery. Participating in the 60-second mindfulness-based exercise before surgery may improve patients' ratings of anxiety and pain, distress, depression and anger.
    Location: Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Integrating Auricular Point Acupressure into Real-World Nursing Practice to Manage Cancer-Related Pain

    This trial examines how well auricular point acupressure works in managing cancer-related pain. Cancer-related pain is considered one of the most challenging symptoms that cancer patients experience. Auricular point acupressure is a form of acupressure based on traditional Chinese medicine where specific points on the ear are stimulated. Auricular point acupressure is similar to acupuncture but without the use of needles. Instead, small herbal seeds are taped to specific ear points. These seeds are pressed by the individual to stimulate the ear points and achieve pain relief. Auricular point acupressure may help manage cancer-related pain without the use of medication and respective side-effects.
    Location: Johns Hopkins University / Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Group Drumming Intervention in Reducing Fatigue, Anxiety, and Cognitive Impairment in Cancer Patients

    This trial studies how well group drumming intervention works in reducing fatigue, anxiety, and cognitive impairment in cancer patients. Group drumming intervention during cancer treatment may reduce fatigue, anxiety, and cognitive impairment and improve the well-being and quality of life of cancer patients.
    Location: Huntsman Cancer Institute / University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Dyadic Yoga Intervention in Improving Physical Performance and Quality of Life in Patients with Stage I-III Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Undergoing Radiotherapy and Their Caregivers

    This trial studies how well dyadic yoga intervention works in improving physical performance and quality of life in patients with stage I-III non-small cell lung cancer undergoing radiotherapy and their caregivers. Dyadic yoga intervention may help to improve physical function, fatigue, sleep difficulties, depressive symptoms, and overall quality of life for patients with non-small cell lung cancer and / or their caregivers.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Reiki Therapy in Cancer Patients Hospitalized in an Inpatient Setting

    This clinical trial studies reiki therapy in cancer patients hospitalized in an inpatient setting. Reiki is a healing practice that originated in Japan. Reiki practitioners place their hands lightly on or just above the person receiving treatment, with the goal of facilitating the person’s own healing response. Reiki is based on the idea that there is a universal (or source) energy that supports the body’s innate healing abilities. This is being done to find out the feasibility of offering and providing reiki therapy in hospitalized cancer patients and to determine if there is any effect on the symptoms and feelings during your hospital stay.
    Location: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota

  • Acupuncture Therapy in Reducing Hot Flashes in Patients with Estrogen Receptor Positive Stage I-III Breast Cancer

    This trial studies how well acupuncture therapy works in reducing hot flashes in patients with estrogen receptor positive stage I-III breast cancer. Hot flashes are a common side effect of breast cancer treatment and are felt as a sensation of sudden onset body warmth, flushing, and sweating. Acupuncture is a complementary therapy in which, hair-thin, sterile disposable needles are inserted into various spots on the skin, with the goal of affecting the body’s natural healing system. Acupuncture may help to reduce the number and intensity of hot flashes in breast cancer patients who are being treated with medications such as tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors.
    Location: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Animal-Assisted Interactions in Improving Quality of Life in Children with Advanced, Relapsed, or Refractory Cancer and Their Parents

    This trial studies how well animal-assisted interactions work in improving quality of life in children with cancer that has spread extensively to other anatomic sites or is no longer responding to treatment, has come back, or does not respond to treatment, and their parents. Having animal-assisted therapy (AAT) visits on a routine basis with a trained animal-handler and his / her dog may help to make the cancer treatment process less stressful for children and their parents.
    Location: Vanderbilt University / Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Acupressure Therapy for Lessening Fatigue in Ovarian Cancer Survivors

    This trial studies how well acupressure works in lessening fatigue in ovarian cancer survivors. Acupressure involves applying mild to moderate physical pressure by fingers, hand or a device to specific points on the skin to try to bring about a physiological change in the body, in this case relief from chronic fatigue.
    Location: University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • GET FIT Prostate: A Randomized Controlled Exercise Trial

    The GET FIT Prostate trial (Group Exercise Training for Fall prevention and functional Improvements during and after Treatment for Prostate cancer) is a single-blind, parallel group, randomized controlled trial comparing - 1) tai ji quan (functional balance) and 2) strength training (functional strength) against each other and vs. 3) a stretching control (functional mobility) - over a 6-mos. supervised intervention and 6-mos. follow-up. Two million prostate cancer survivors are alive in the U.S. and nearly half (45%) will receive androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to reduce tumor androgen exposure and slow down cancer progression. While beneficial for cancer survival, significant treatment-induced side effects from ADT may lead to serious health consequences including falls, frailty, and dysfunction that contribute to morbidity and mortality
    Location: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Portland, Oregon

  • Online Psychosocial Intervention in Improving Social Well-Being and Support in Women with Stage I-IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Undergoing Treatment

    This trial studies how well online psychosocial intervention works in improving social well-being and support in women who are undergoing treatment for stage I-IV non-small cell lung cancer. Psychosocial intervention techniques, such as mindfulness, compassion, and emotional processing, may improve distress and help patients manage symptoms related to non-small cell lung cancer.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Online and Mobile Mindfulness Intervention for the Improvement of the Well-Being of Cancer Survivors

    This trial studies how well an online and mobile mindfulness intervention works in improving the well-being of cancer survivors. Many cancer survivors experience a range of side-effects after completing cancer treatment. An online and mobile mindfulness intervention may decrease anxiety and improve other aspects of well-being for cancer survivors.
    Location: University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Effect of Exercise on Fatigue, Physical Function, and Well-Being of Non-Metastatic Cancer Survivors

    This trial studies the effect of a home-based exercise program and the combination of the exercise program with a mindfulness based intervention and auricular point acupressure on fatigue, physical function, and protein levels in patients whose cancer is confined to the site in which it initially manifested (non-metastatic). This trial may help provide better care for cancer survivors who are suffering from chronic fatigue in the future.
    Location: Johns Hopkins University / Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Acupuncture for Pain Reduction in Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

    This trial studies the side effects of acupuncture in reducing pain in adolescents and young adults with cancer. Acupuncture is a method of traditional Chinese medicine that consists of the insertion of thin, sterile, disposable needles on specific acupuncture points. Acupuncture may help to relieve pain symptoms in adolescents and young adults with cancer.
    Location: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Aromatherapy for Integrated Cancer Care

    The purpose of this clinical trial is to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of aromatherapy in relief of commonly reported symptoms in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Aromatherapy is a noninvasive, minimal risk intervention that could potentially alleviate the severity of treatment-related symptoms. This study will evaluate the ability of four aromatherapy scents (ginger, lavender, orange, jojoba) to reduce the severity of seven chemotherapy-induced symptoms (nausea, vomiting, pain, anxiety / distress, fatigue, sleep difficulties, and lack of appetite). Jojoba oil is a " carrier oil" and will act as a placebo comparator in this study. Jojoba oil is present in small amount (1 drop) in the ginger, lavender, and orange aromatherapy inhalers. As part of the study, the participants will be asked to use an aromatherapy inhaler, which resembles a lipstick container, during three chemotherapy cycles. The participants will use the aromatherapy inhaler for 7 consecutive days. The investigators will ask the participants questions regarding demographics, clinical information, current severity of symptoms, and current methods of symptom management. There is a non-intervention baseline cycle during which subjects rate the severity of the seven different symptoms from 0 to 10 for seven consecutive days during their first chemotherapy study cycle. The next two study cycles are intervention cycles using the randomized aromatherapy. The participants will rate the severity of seven different symptoms from 0 to 10 each day the aromatherapy inhaler during one or two chemotherapy cycles (i.e., 7 consecutive days during each chemotherapy cycle). At the end of the study, the participants will be asked about his / her satisfaction with the aromatherapy used during the study. All of these measurements will provide a better understanding of the effectiveness of aromatherapy for symptom management.
    Location: Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York

  • Early Stress-Reduction Intervention in Reducing Stress in Patients with Stage I-III Breast Cancer

    This trial studies how well an early stress-reduction intervention works in reducing stress in patients with stage I-III breast cancer. Starting a stress-reduction program before treatment may affect stress, mood, and physical symptoms during and after treatment for cancer.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields Therapy and Pectoral Interfascial Block in Reducing Pain after Surgery in Patients with Breast Cancer Undergoing Mastectomy and Tissue Expander Reconstruction

    This randomized phase IV trial studies how well pulsed electromagnetic fields therapy and pectoral interfascial block works in reducing pain after surgery in patients with breast cancer undergoing mastectomy and tissue expander reconstruction. Pulsed electromagnetic fields therapy is a device with a battery placed over dressings around the surgical site and creates small areas of magnetization without heat or sensation. A pectoral interfascial block is an injection of a long-lasting pain control medication called bupivacaine or ropivacaine into the area being operated on for pain control after surgery. Patients who receive either pulsed electromagnetic field therapy or a pectoral interfascial block may have a reduction in pain after surgery.
    Location: NYP / Columbia University Medical Center / Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, New York, New York

  • A Body Mind Training (Tai Chi Qigong) in Reducing Fatigue in Prostate Cancer Survivors

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well a body mind training called Tai Chi Qigong works in reducing fatigue in prostate cancer survivors. Tai Chi Qigong, a stretching movement program, may help reduce fatigue and improve well-being and quality of life in prostate cancer survivors.
    Location: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • Health Gatherings - For Your Health After Cancer

    The purpose of this study is to look at the effects of a 10-week stress management in-person group program. The program will study emotions, stress, and stress management techniques (such as relaxation and coping techniques) on quality of life, distress, depression, and physical health in Spanish- speaking, Hispanic / Latino men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer (PC).
    Location: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-Sylvester Cancer Center, Miami, Florida