Clinical Trials for Complementary or Alternative Medicine Procedure(s)

Trials 51-67 of 67

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Home-Based Neurofeedback Program in Treating Participants with Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

    This trial studies how well a home-based neurofeedback program works in treating participants with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage that affects motor function). Neurofeedback training is a type of therapy that uses an electroencephalograph and a computer software program to measure brain wave activity. It may help teach participants how to change their own brain waves to lower their perception of pain symptoms and improve overall quality of life.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Music Therapy for the Treatment of Cisplatin Induced Tinnitus in Patients with Recurrent Germ Cell Cancer

    This trial studies how an adapted form of music therapy helps treat cisplatin induced tinnitus caused in patients with germ cell cancer that has come back (recurrent). An adapted form of music therapy called Modified Heidelberg Model of Neuro-Music Therapy (mHNMT) may reduce tinnitus and tinnitus associated distress.
    Location: Indiana University / Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • 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

  • Fluid Measurements and MRI in Determining Biomarkers of Lymphatic Dysfunction in Patients with Breast Cancer

    This trial uses fluid measurements of the arm and MRI to determine biomarkers of lymphatic dysfunction in patients with breast cancer. Studying the lymphatic system (the part of your body that helps to process and clear waste products) in different ways will help doctors understand more about lymphedema (excess fluid after lymph nodes are removed) and help with prevention and management of lymphedema in patients with breast cancer.
    Location: Vanderbilt University / Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee

  • A Multi-Modality Surveillance Program in Screening Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer

    The purpose of the Personalized Risk-based Imaging Surveillance Model (PRISM) study is to develop a personalized approach to screening women at high risk for breast cancer in diverse populations. A multi-modality surveillance program includes cognitive-behavioral self-management of anxiety therapy, clinical hypnosis, dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and mammogram. This study will also evaluate quality of life and measures of psychological well-being during breast cancer screening and compare breast MRI and mammogram in a high-risk population. Additionally, it will evaluate whether a new intervention for anxiety-reduction will help to improve adherence in high risk women undergoing intensive surveillance. Women participating in this study will learn self-management of anxiety using a technique called clinical hypnosis, which may help participants feel more relaxed during MRI. DCE MRI and mammogram may help doctors to detect breast cancer earlier when it is easier to treat.
    Location: University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chicago, Illinois

  • Parent and Family Oriented Support Interventions for the Facilitation of Weight Loss in African American Families

    This study tests the effectiveness of parent and family oriented support interventions that are designed to help with weight loss among African American families. Obesity tends to run in families, thus family based interventions, with parents as main change agents have been strongly recommended. The parent and family oriented support Interventions may help facilitate weight loss among African American families.
    Location: M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

  • Mindfulness Training and Oxytocin for the Reduction of Smoking and Craving among Smokers in Withdrawal

    This phase II trial studies the effect of mindfulness training and oxytocin in reducing smoking and craving among smokers in withdrawal. Mindfulness training given in the form of daily audio recordings allows individuals to be present with their own emotions, thoughts, and bodily sensations without reactive judgment. Oxytocin is a naturally occurring hormone in the brain and throughout the body. Increasing oxytocin level in the body may reduce tobacco craving. This trial is being done to learn if mindfulness training combined with oxytocin nasal spray reduces the urge to smoke.
    Location: USC / Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Brief Mind-Body Intervention for the Improvement of Patient Experience and Outcomes in Men Undergoing Prostate Biopsy

    This trial studies how well a brief mind-body intervention works for the improvement of patient experience and outcomes in men who are undergoing prostate biopsy. The brief mind-body intervention involves mindfulness meditation which focuses on using positive images and breathing exercises that may lower the levels of pain, discomfort, and anxiety in patients prior to undergoing prostate biopsies.
    Location: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

  • Cereset Intervention in Relieving Stress in Caregivers of Patients with High Grade Gliomas

    This trial studies how well the Cereset intervention works in relieving stress in caregivers of patients with high grade gliomas. Cereset is a stress-relaxation treatment where sounds are used that help to balance brain rhythms. The purpose of this study is to see if caregivers of patients with brain tumors will use the device and see how it might relieve stress and anxiety in caregivers.
    Location: Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

  • Assessing the Levels of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Using a Point-of-Nerve Conduction Device (NeuroMetrix) and the Rydel-Seiffer Tuning Fork in Patients Receiving Electroacupuncture Therapy

    This trial studies how well a point-of-care nerve conduction device (NeuroMetrix) and Rydel-Seiffer tuning fork work in assessing the levels of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in patients receiving electroacupuncture therapy. CIPN is a common, persistent side effect among patients who receive chemotherapy. It is characterized by a variety of symptoms such as numbness, tingling, reduced sense of touch, reduced proprioception (awareness of limb and body position in space), pain, weakness, balance disturbances, and decreases in motor skills. Receiving electroacupuncture may have positive effects on CIPN. This trial may help researchers determine the validity of using NeuroMetrix and Rydel-Seiffer tuning fork in assessing the levels of CIPN in patients receiving electroacupuncture therapy.
    Location: Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida

  • Music Therapy in Cancer Patients with Delirium

    This trial studies the use and experience of music therapy in cancer patients with delirium (a disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness) and the experience of music therapists working with these patients. Music therapy sessions are done at the patient’s bedside, where the music therapist plays live music on a guitar, keyboard, harp, or percussion instrument, sometimes as accompaniment to singing. Music therapy may improve physical and emotional symptoms such as pain, nausea, anxiety, and depression. Music therapy may also improve spiritual well-being and quality of life.
    Location: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York