Clinical Trials for Complementary or Alternative Medicine Procedure(s)

Trials 26-50 of 66

  • Art in Improving Outcomes in Patients Undergo Surgery

    This trial studies how well art works in improving outcomes in patients who are undergoing surgery. Exposure to art may help to improve clinical and psychological outcomes.
    Location: Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York

  • Music in Reducing Distress in Patients with Cancer during Chemotherapy Treatment

    This trial studies how well music works in reducing distress in patients with cancer during chemotherapy treatment. Music in participants receiving cancer treatment such as infusion treatment and caregiver may reduce pain, anxiety, and distress and improve patient's psychological and physiological wellbeing.
    Location: Wayne State University / Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, Michigan

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Helping Participants with Metastatic Breast Cancer

    This randomized trial studies how well a mindfulness-based stress reduction program helps participants with breast cancer that has spread to other places in the body. A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing and highly stressful event for most people, often resulting in marked declines in quality of life both during and after treatment. There are approximately 3 million women living with a history of invasive breast cancer in the U.S., with at least 150,000 living with metastatic disease. Patient preferences suggest a high need for complementary and alternative medicine interventions to address these chronic symptoms. Mindfulness-based stress reduction programs may help women living with metastatic breast cancer manage symptoms related to cancer treatment and improve quality of life.
    Location: Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York

  • Guided Imagery in Improving Radiotherapy-Related Distress in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

    This trial studies how well guided imagery works in improving radiotherapy-related distress in patients with head and neck cancer. Guided imagery may help to decrease the symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy.
    Location: University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Metta-Meditation in Reducing Distress in Caregivers of Phase I Trial Participants

    This trial studies how well cognitive behavioral therapy or metta-meditation works in reducing distress in caregivers of phase I trial participants. Cognitive behavioral therapy or metta-meditation may help to improve symptoms of psychosocial distress such as depression, anxiety, and stress in caregivers of phase I trial participants.
    Location: University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado

  • 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

  • Acupuncture in Reducing Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Participants with Stage I-III Breast Cancer

    This pilot trial studies how well acupuncture works in reducing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in participants with stage I-III breast cancer. Acupuncture may help reduce chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and improve quality of life.
    Location: Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

  • 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 hydrochloride or ropivacaine hydrochloride 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

  • Interactive Group Drumming in Improving the Hospital Experience in Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant

    This pilot clinical trial studies how well interactive group drumming works in improving the hospital experience in patients undergoing stem cell transplant. Interactive group drumming may help improve patients' hospital experience by increasing energy, improving mood, and reducing pain, anxiety, and stress during the course of the stem cell transplant treatment.
    Location: Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

  • Health Gatherings - For Your Health After Cancer

    This 5-year study evaluates the effects of a 10-week group-based linguistically translated and culturally adapted cognitive-behavioral stress and self-management (C-CBSM) intervention on symptom burden and health related quality of life (HRQoL) in Hispanic men treated for localized prostate cancer (PC). About 80% PC cases are diagnosed as early disease and have a 5- and 10-year survival rate of almost 100% and 99%, respectively. Most patients receive active treatment (~70%) leading to prolonged treatment-related side effects and dysfunction persisting well beyond primary treatment. Survival is offset by chronic side effects such as sexual and urinary dysfunction, pain and fatigue that can lead to poor psychosocial functioning, impaired intimacy and social functioning, and masculinity concerns. Hispanic PC survivors report lower physical and social functioning, poorer emotional well-being and greater sexual and urinary dysfunction, even after accounting for SES and disease severity. This sequela can lead to elevated glucocorticoid release and inflammatory cytokines that have a direct effect on these symptoms and can interfere with physiological pathways necessary for recovery of sexual and urinary functioning. The investigators have shown that CBSM reduces symptom burden and improves HRQoL in bilingual Hispanic PC survivors. In a pilot study conducted by the investigators, it was shown that a linguistic translation of CBSM with attention to sociocultural processes improved symptom burden and HRQoL in Spanish monolingual PC survivors. The investigators have also shown that CBSM is associated with reduced glucocorticoid resistance and inflammatory gene expression pathways in breast cancer survivors. The investigators propose to (a) deliver a culturally adapted C-CBSM intervention in Spanish that places greater emphasis on salient sociocultural determinants of symptom burden and HRQoL in Hispanics (e.g., fatalistic attitudes, family interdependence, perceived discrimination, machismo), (b) incorporate a neuroimmune model of symptom regulation and management, and (c) test the efficacy of C-CBSM, relative to standard non-culturally adapted CBSM, in two diverse Hispanic communities (Chicago & Miami). The investigators will test the aims in 260 Hispanic men post-treatment for localized PC with elevated symptom burden in a 2 x 4 randomized design with condition (C-CBSM vs. CBSM) as the between groups factors, and time (baseline (BL), 3 months post-BL & 6-month BL and 12-months post BL) as the within groups factor.
    Location: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-Sylvester Cancer Center, Miami, Florida

  • MBSR During AI Therapy for Breast Cancer

    This study will use non-invasive neuroimaging (i.e., MRI) to examine whether Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) improves neural markers of cognitive function for postmenopausal women taking aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy for breast cancer. The pilot randomized controlled trial will obtain preliminary efficacy of MBSR versus Health Enhancement Program (HEP) active control to improve neural markers of cognitive function. The final sample will include 32 postmenopausal women with breast cancer. MBSR and HEP groups will meet for a matched schedule of 8 weekly 2.5-hour sessions and a one-day weekend retreat. Specimen and data collection will be done at three time points: pre-randomization (i.e., within three weeks before beginning the intervention), within three weeks after completion of the intervention, and approximately three months (+ / - three weeks) post intervention. Change scores for neuroimaging parameter estimates will be correlated with change scores for measures of cognitive function and affect. Differential expression of genes will be correlated with neuroimaging parameter estimates.
    Location: Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone, New York, New York

  • Negative Pressure Massage in Decreasing Lymphedema in Patients with Breast Cancer

    This randomized pilot clinical trial studies how well negative pressure massage works in decreasing lymphedema in patients with breast cancer. A negative pressure massage device such as PhysioTouch, may be safe and effective at decreasing swelling, improving the condition of the skin, and improving movement in the arms of women with lymphedema, compared to manual lymphatic drainage massage.
    Location: UCSF Medical Center-Mount Zion, San Francisco, California

  • Nature Sounds in Reducing Pain and Anxiety in Patients Undergoing Core Biopsy

    This randomized clinical trial studies how well listening to nature sounds work in reducing pain and anxiety in patients undergoing core needle biopsy (core biopsy). Listening to nature sounds may help reduce anxiety, pain, and fatigue during core needle biopsy procedures and enhance the overall experience for patients and staff.
    Location: University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chicago, Illinois

  • Relaxation Response Resiliency Program in Promoting Resiliency in Lymphoma Survivors

    This pilot clinical trial studies the Relaxation Response Resiliency Program in promoting resiliency in lymphoma survivors. The Relaxation Response Resiliency Program may help to reduce stress and stress-related symptoms in lymphoma survivors.
    Location: Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Dyadic Yoga in Supporting Patients with Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Radiotherapy and Their Family Caregivers

    This trial studies how well dyadic yoga works in supporting patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy and their family caregivers. Dyadic Yoga may help to improve fatigue, sleep difficulties, depression symptoms, and overall quality of life.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Acupressure in Decreasing Cancer-Related Fatigue in Stage 0-IV Breast Cancer Survivors

    This randomized pilot clinical trial studies how well acupressure works in decreasing cancer-related fatigue in stage 0-IV breast cancer survivors. Self-management of cancer-related fatigue using non-pharmacological approaches such as acupressure may alleviate stress and boosting energy.
    Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia

  • Meditation Therapy in Improving Anxiety and Depression in Cancer Patients with Psychosocial Distress

    This trial studies how well self-administered meditation therapy works in improving anxiety and depression in cancer patients who exhibit psychosocial distress. Meditation therapy is a mind-body approach that uses a variety of techniques, such as deep breathing, sound, or movement, that may help to decrease distress and anxiety and enhance the health and quality of life of patients with cancer.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Lidocaine with or without Music Therapy in Reducing Discomfort in Patients Undergoing Mammography

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well lidocaine with or without music therapy works in reducing discomfort in patients undergoing mammography. Lidocaine and listening to calming music may help to reduce the amount of discomfort experienced during mammography.
    Location: Cancer Therapy and Research Center at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

  • Electroacupuncture Therapy in Reducing Chronic Pain in Patients after Breast Cancer Treatment

    This randomized phase II trial studies how well electroacupuncture therapy works in reducing chronic pain in patients following surgery for stage I-III breast cancer. Electroacupuncture therapy is a type of complementary integrative medicine in which pulses of weak electrical current are sent through very thin, solid, sterile, stainless steel needles into certain points in the skin. Electroacupuncture therapy may help to lower pain and other surgery-related symptoms.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Effects of Meditative Movement (Qigong / Tai Chi Easy) on Fatigued Breast Cancer Survivors

    The purpose of this study is to test whether Meditative Movement (based on a standardized and tested Qigong / Tai Chi Easy protocol) is more efficacious for improving fatigue and other symptoms in women after treatment for breast cancer than (a) a non-meditative "sham" Qigong active intervention and (b) an inactive education / support group.
    Location: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

  • Hypnotherapy in Reducing Musculoskeletal Pain and Improving Aromatase Inhibitor Adherence in Patients with Hormone Receptor Positive Stage 0-III Breast Cancer

    This clinical trial studies how well hypnotherapy works in reducing musculoskeletal pain and improving aromatase inhibitor adherence in patients with hormone receptor positive stage 0-III breast cancer. Hypnotherapy may help women who are taking aromatase inhibitors as part of their breast cancer treatment, and may help to manage musculoskeletal pain associated with these aromatase inhibitors.
    Location: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York

  • Yoga in Improving Quality of Life in Patients with Prostate Cancer Undergoing Surgery

    This randomized pilot trial studies yoga in improving quality of life in patients with prostate cancer undergoing surgery. Prostate cancer may lead to chronic fatigue, psychological distress, fear of sexual failure, guilt, depression, stress and anxiety which can contribute to poor quality of life. Yoga may improve quality of life in patients with prostate cancer.
    Location: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

  • Couple-Based Meditation in Improving Quality of Life in Patients with Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer and Their Partners

    This randomized clinical trial studies how well couple-based meditation works in improving quality of life in patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer and their partners. Mind-body practices such as meditation and partner-assisted emotional disclosure may facilitate cancer adjustment and improve couples' quality-of life.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Couples-Based Yoga Program in Improving Quality of Life in Patients with High-Grade Glioma Undergoing Radiation Therapy and Their Partners

    This randomized clinical trial studies couples-based yoga program in improving quality of life in patients with high-grade glioma undergoing radiation therapy and their partners. A couple-based Hatha yoga program may improve fatigue, distress, sleep quality, and overall quality of life in patients with glioma and their partners.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas