Clinical Trials for Complementary or Alternative Medicine Procedure(s)

Trials 26-50 of 61

  • 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

  • Eischens Yoga in Reducing Fatigue and Stress Levels in Patients with Stage I-II Cancer

    This early phase I trial studies how well yoga works in reducing fatigue and stress levels in patients with stage I-II cancer. Yoga decreases pain, reduces stress, and has been shown to improve sleep quality, energy, and physical functioning. Eischens yoga specifically incorporates ideas from movement theory, kinesiology, and Ayurveda, and is more focused on the energy of poses rather than doing more complex poses.
    Location: University of Pennsylvania / Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 each of the three 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Inhaled Essential Oil in Improving Side Effects in Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment

    This pilot trial studies how well inhaled essential oils work in improving side effects in patients who are undergoing cancer treatment such as chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and / or immunotherapy given through the vein (intravenously). Aromatherapy using essential oils, such as ginger essential oil, German chamomile essential oil, and bergamot essential oil, may improve side effects such as nausea, anxiety, appetite, and fatigue in patients undergoing treatment for cancer.
    Location: Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio