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Evidence-based Wellness: Integrative 

Student in classThere have been many studies done that highlight the efficacy of different integrative medicine modalities in clinical trials.

  • In a review [Vickers AJ, Cronin AM, Maschino AC, et al. Acupuncture for Chronic Pain. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2012;172(19):1444. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3654] of 29 RCTs, it was found that acupuncture demonstrated clear benefits to patients suffering from chronic pain, including migraines, osteoarthritis of the joints and low back pain.
  • Yoga has been found to be an effective means of ameliorating depression in cancer patients [Galliford M, Robinson S, Bridge P, Carmichael M. Salute to the sun: a new dawn in yoga therapy for breast cancer. 
  • Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences. 2017. doi:10.1002/jmrs.218], reducing chronic pain [Geneen LJ, Moore RA, Clarke C, Martin D, Colvin LA, Smith BH.
  • Physical activity and exercise for chronic pain in adults: an overview of Cochrane Reviews. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2017. doi:10.1002/14651858.cd011279.pub2], and improving balance and mobility in the elderly [Youkhana S, Dean CM, Wolff M, Sherrington C, Tiedemann A.
  • Yoga-based exercise improves balance and mobility in people aged 60 and over: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and Ageing. 2015;45(1):21-29. doi:10.1093/ageing/afv175].