Holger Cramer

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Affiliation: Kliniken Essen-Mitte
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi Randomized-controlled trial comparing yoga and home-based exercise for chronic neck pain
    Holger Cramer
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
    Clin J Pain 29:216-23. 2013
  2. ncbi Yoga for metabolic syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Eur J Prev Cardiol . 2016
  3. doi Is one yoga style better than another? A systematic review of associations of yoga style and conclusions in randomized yoga trials
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia Electronic address
    Complement Ther Med 25:178-87. 2016
  4. doi Prevalence, Patterns, and Predictors of Yoga Use: Results of a U.S. Nationally Representative Survey
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 50:230-5. 2016
  5. doi The association between regular yoga and meditation practice and falls and injuries: Results of a national cross-sectional survey among Australian women
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia Electronic address
    Maturitas 84:38-41. 2016
  6. doi Characteristics of acupuncture users among internal medicine patients in Germany
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia Electronic address
    Complement Ther Med 23:423-9. 2015
  7. doi A systematic review of yoga for heart disease
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 22:284-95. 2015
  8. doi Predictors of health behavior change after an integrative medicine inpatient program
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276, Essen, Germany
    Int J Behav Med 21:775-83. 2014
  9. doi Hypnosis in breast cancer care: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Integr Cancer Ther 14:5-15. 2015
  10. pmc Characteristics of randomized controlled trials of yoga: a bibliometric analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 14:328. 2014

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Publications78

  1. doi Randomized-controlled trial comparing yoga and home-based exercise for chronic neck pain
    Holger Cramer
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
    Clin J Pain 29:216-23. 2013
    ..There is growing evidence for the effectiveness of yoga for relieving musculoskeletal disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Iyengar yoga compared with exercise on chronic nonspecific neck pain...
  2. ncbi Yoga for metabolic syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Eur J Prev Cardiol . 2016
    ..The aim of this review was to systematically assess and perform a meta-analysis of the effects of yoga on the parameters of metabolic syndrome...
  3. doi Is one yoga style better than another? A systematic review of associations of yoga style and conclusions in randomized yoga trials
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia Electronic address
    Complement Ther Med 25:178-87. 2016
    ..To determine whether the odds of positive conclusions in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of yoga, differ between yoga styles...
  4. doi Prevalence, Patterns, and Predictors of Yoga Use: Results of a U.S. Nationally Representative Survey
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 50:230-5. 2016
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence, patterns, and predictors of yoga use in the U.S. general population...
  5. doi The association between regular yoga and meditation practice and falls and injuries: Results of a national cross-sectional survey among Australian women
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia Electronic address
    Maturitas 84:38-41. 2016
    ..This study aimed to analyse whether regular yoga or meditation practice is associated with the frequency of falls and fall-related injuries in upper middle-aged Australian women...
  6. doi Characteristics of acupuncture users among internal medicine patients in Germany
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia Electronic address
    Complement Ther Med 23:423-9. 2015
    ..To identify socio-demographic and health-related factors associated with (a) acupuncture use and (b) the rated helpfulness of acupuncture among internal medicine patients...
  7. doi A systematic review of yoga for heart disease
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 22:284-95. 2015
    ..This systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) aimed to evaluate the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendation for yoga as an ancillary intervention for heart disease...
  8. doi Predictors of health behavior change after an integrative medicine inpatient program
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276, Essen, Germany
    Int J Behav Med 21:775-83. 2014
    ..Health behavior change can improve physical and psychosocial outcomes in internal medicine patients...
  9. doi Hypnosis in breast cancer care: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Integr Cancer Ther 14:5-15. 2015
    ..The aim of this review was to systematically assess the effectiveness of hypnosis in women with breast cancer, breast cancer survivors, and in women undergoing diagnostic breast biopsy...
  10. pmc Characteristics of randomized controlled trials of yoga: a bibliometric analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 14:328. 2014
    ..This bibliometric analysis aimed to provide a comprehensive review of the characteristics of the totality of available randomized yoga trials...
  11. doi A systematic review and meta-analysis of yoga for hypertension
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Am J Hypertens 27:1146-51. 2014
    ..The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendation for yoga as a therapeutic means in the management of prehypertension and hypertension...
  12. doi Yoga for asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Electronic address
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 112:503-510.e5. 2014
    ..Although yoga is frequently used by patients with asthma, its efficacy in alleviating asthma remains unclear...
  13. pmc Effectiveness of yoga for menopausal symptoms: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Holger Cramer
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:863905. 2012
    ..While more rigorous research is needed to underpin these results, yoga can be preliminarily recommended as an additional intervention for women who suffer from psychological complaints associated with menopause...
  14. doi Effects of yoga on cardiovascular disease risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 173:170-83. 2014
    ..The aim of this review was to systematically assess and meta-analyze the effects of yoga on modifiable biological cardiovascular disease risk factors in the general population and in high-risk disease groups...
  15. pmc Validation of the German version of the Neck Disability Index (NDI)
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 15:91. 2014
    ..This study aimed to determine the psychometric properties of a German version of the NDI. Cross-cultural translation and psychometric testing of the NDI were performed...
  16. doi Yoga for rheumatic diseases: a systematic review
    Holger Cramer
    Kliniken Essen Mitte, Klinik für Naturheilkunde und Integrative Medizin, Knappschafts Krankenhaus, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:2025-30. 2013
    ..To evaluate the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendation for yoga as an ancillary intervention in rheumatic diseases...
  17. doi Characteristics of patients with internal diseases who use relaxation techniques as a coping strategy
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Electronic address
    Complement Ther Med 21:481-6. 2013
    ..To assess sociodemographic, clinical, and psychological characteristics of patients with internal diseases who use relaxation techniques as a coping strategy...
  18. doi "I'm more in balance": a qualitative study of yoga for patients with chronic neck pain
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 19:536-42. 2013
    ..This study investigated the perceived influence of yoga on body perception and psychosocial aspects of life for patients with chronic neck pain...
  19. pmc Predictors of yoga use among internal medicine patients
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 13:172. 2013
    ..The aim of this cross-sectional analysis was to identify sociodemographic, clinical, and psychological predictors of yoga use among internal medicine patients...
  20. doi A systematic review and meta-analysis of yoga for low back pain
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Clin J Pain 29:450-60. 2013
    ..To systematically review and meta-analyze the effectiveness of yoga for low back pain...
  21. doi Yoga for chronic neck pain: a 12-month follow-up
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Pain Med 14:541-8. 2013
    ..To assess the effects of a 9-week yoga intervention on chronic nonspecific neck pain 12 months after completion...
  22. pmc Yoga for schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, Essen 45276, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 13:32. 2013
    ..The aim of this review was to systematically review and meta-analyze the effects of yoga on symptoms of schizophrenia, quality of life, function, and hospitalization in patients with schizophrenia...
  23. pmc Mindfulness-based stress reduction for low back pain. A systematic review
    Holger Cramer
    University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:162. 2012
    ..While systematic reviews on MBSR for chronic pain have been conducted, there are no reviews for specific pain conditions. Therefore a systematic review of the effectiveness of MBSR in low back pain was performed...
  24. pmc Yoga for breast cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Knappschafts Krankenhaus, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    BMC Cancer 12:412. 2012
    ..The aim of this review was to systematically assess and meta-analyze the evidence for effects of yoga on health-related quality of life and psychological health in breast cancer patients and survivors...
  25. doi Randomized controlled trial of pulsating cupping (pneumatic pulsation therapy) for chronic neck pain
    Holger Cramer
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 18:327-34. 2011
    ..Pneumatic pulsation therapy may combine the effects of cupping therapy and massage. This study investigated the effect of pneumatic pulsation therapy on chronic neck pain compared to standard medical care...
  26. doi Randomized controlled pilot study: pain intensity and pressure pain thresholds in patients with neck and low back pain before and after traditional East Asian "gua sha" therapy
    Romy Lauche
    University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Am J Chin Med 40:905-17. 2012
    ..No adverse events were reported. These results suggest that Gua Sha may be an effective treatment for patients with chronic neck and low back pain. Further study of Gua Sha is warranted...
  27. pmc The influence of a series of five dry cupping treatments on pain and mechanical thresholds in patients with chronic non-specific neck pain--a randomised controlled pilot study
    Romy Lauche
    Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, University of Duisburg Essen, Knappschafts Krankenhaus, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 11:63. 2011
    ..Sensory mechanical thresholds and the participants' self-reported outcome measures of pain and quality of life were evaluated...
  28. doi My back has shrunk: the influence of traditional cupping on body image in patients with chronic non-specific neck pain
    Romy Lauche
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 19:68-74. 2012
    ..This qualitative study investigates body image in patients with chronic non-specific neck pain (CNP), its influence on their everyday life and any changes linked to traditional cupping therapy...
  29. pmc The effect of traditional cupping on pain and mechanical thresholds in patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain: a randomised controlled pilot study
    Romy Lauche
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Knappschafts Krankenhaus, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:429718. 2012
    ..029 to 0.148, pain-adjacent: 0.118, 95%CI 0.038 to 0.199; both P < 0.01). Conclusion. A single application of traditional cupping might be an effective treatment for improving pain, quality of life, and hyperalgesia in CNP...
  30. pmc Craniosacral Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Sham-controlled Trial
    Heidemarie Haller
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen Department of Psychology, Chair of Research Methodology and Statistics in Psychology, Witten Herdecke University, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney UTS, Sydney, Australia
    Clin J Pain 32:441-9. 2016
    ..This study therefore aimed at investigating CST in comparison with sham treatment in chronic nonspecific neck pain patients...
  31. doi Clinically meaningful differences in pain, disability and quality of life for chronic nonspecific neck pain - a reanalysis of 4 randomized controlled trials of cupping therapy
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Complement Ther Med 21:342-7. 2013
    ..The aim of this analysis is the determination of minimal clinically important differences (MCID) and substantial clinical benefits (SCB) in patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain after cupping treatment...
  32. pmc The benefit of a mechanical needle stimulation pad in patients with chronic neck and lower back pain: two randomized controlled pilot studies
    Claudia Hohmann
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Knappschafts Krankenhaus, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:753583. 2012
    ..032 and BP: P = .013). There was no effect on VDT and MDT. The NPQ showed also a significant improvement, but not the ODI. Conclusions. The mechanical NSP seems to be an effective treatment method for chronic NP and BP...
  33. pmc Prevalence, patterns, and predictors of meditation use among US adults: A nationally representative survey
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Sci Rep 6:36760. 2016
    ..These findings indicate that about 9.3 million US adults have used meditation in the past 12 months; and that mental health problems were the most important reason for meditation use...
  34. pmc Results of a 2-week inpatient stay at the department for internal and integrative medicine: an observational study
    Romy Lauche
    Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, 45276 Essen, Germany
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:875874. 2012
    ..More research is needed to enable the effectiveness to be judged conclusively...
  35. doi Cupping for chronic nonspecific neck pain: a 2-year follow-up
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 20:328-33. 2013
    ..This study aimed to investigate long-term effects of a short series of cupping; therefore additional follow-up measurements were conducted 2 years after completion of 3 studies...
  36. doi An oncology mind-body medicine day care clinic: concept and case presentation
    Anna Paul
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Integr Cancer Ther 12:503-7. 2013
    ..Cancer diagnosis and treatment are often associated with physical and psychosocial impairments. Many cancer patients request complementary and alternative therapies such as mind-body medicine...
  37. pmc Effectiveness of home-based cupping massage compared to progressive muscle relaxation in patients with chronic neck pain--a randomized controlled trial
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e65378. 2013
    ..Cupping massage may however be better than PMR in improving well-being and decreasing pressure pain sensitivity but more studies with larger samples and longer follow-up periods are needed to confirm these results...
  38. doi Does Postural Awareness Contribute to Exercise-induced Improvements in Neck Pain Intensity? A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating Tai Chi and Neck Exercises
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) . 2017
    ..Secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial OBJECTIVE.: This secondary analysis aims to examine associations of improvement of chronic neck pain with patients' and intervention-related characteristics...
  39. doi Yoga for improving health-related quality of life, mental health and cancer-related symptoms in women diagnosed with breast cancer
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, Essen, Germany, 45276
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD010802. 2017
    ..It is a complementary therapy that is commonly recommended for breast cancer-related impairments and has been shown to improve physical and mental health in people with different cancer types...
  40. pmc The effectiveness of complementary manual therapies for pregnancy-related back and pelvic pain: A systematic review with meta-analysis
    Helen Hall
    aAustralian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney bFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery Monash University, Frankston, Australia cDepartment of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany dDepartment of Neurobiolgy, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet eThe Integrative Care Science Centre, Stockholm, Sweden fNuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, UK
    Medicine (Baltimore) 95:e4723. 2016
    ..Low back pain and pelvic girth pain are common in pregnancy and women commonly utilize complementary manual therapies such as massage, spinal manipulation, chiropractic, and osteopathy to manage their symptoms...
  41. pmc Integrative medicine for chronic pain: A cohort study using a process-outcome design in the context of a department for internal and integrative medicine
    Felix J Saha
    aDepartment of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen bCenter for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten Herdecke, Herdecke, Germany cAustralian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Medicine (Baltimore) 95:e4152. 2016
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a 2-week integrative medicine inpatient treatment in patients with chronic pain syndromes and the association of treatment success with patient-related process variables...
  42. doi The Effects of Tai Chi and Neck Exercises in the Treatment of Chronic Nonspecific Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia Electronic address
    J Pain 17:1013-27. 2016
    ..Because Tai Chi is probably as effective as neck exercises it may be considered a suitable alternative to conventional exercises for those with a preference toward Tai Chi...
  43. doi Integrating mindfulness in supportive cancer care: a cohort study on a mindfulness-based day care clinic for cancer survivors
    Gustav Dobos
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276, Essen, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 23:2945-55. 2015
    ....
  44. doi Herbal Medicine for Cough: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    Luise Wagner
    Department of Integrative Gastroenterology, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Essen, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 22:359-68. 2015
    ..The aim of this review was to systematically assess the literature on herbal medicine for cough as a symptom of upper respiratory tract infections and common cold...
  45. pmc Mind-Body Medicine in the Secondary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Department of Internal and Complementary Medicine, Immanuel Hospital, Berlin, Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite Universitatsmedizin, Berlin
    Dtsch Arztebl Int 112:759-67. 2015
    ..This review studied the effect of MBM on cardiac events and mortality in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  46. doi Yoga for depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Depress Anxiety 30:1068-83. 2013
    ..The aim of this review was to systematically assess and meta-analyze the effectiveness of yoga for depression...
  47. doi Osteopathic manipulative treatment: A systematic review and critical appraisal of comparative effectiveness and health economics research
    Amie Steel
    Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, 15 Broadway, Ultimo, NSW, 2007, Australia Endeavour College of Natural Health, Level 2, 269 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006, Australia Electronic address
    Man Ther . 2016
    ..High quality, well-designed, research that aligns with international best practice is greatly needed to build a pragmatic evidence base for OMT...
  48. pmc Mindfulness- and Acceptance-based Interventions for Psychosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney Dr Cramer, Australia
    Glob Adv Health Med 5:30-43. 2016
    ..Mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions are increasingly studied as a potential treatment for a variety of mental conditions...
  49. doi Effect of Yoga in the Therapy of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Systematic Review
    Dania Schumann
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Electronic address
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 14:1720-1731. 2016
    ..This review aims to systematically survey the effects of yoga on symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), pain, quality of life, mood, stress, and safety in patients with IBS...
  50. doi [Berücksichtigung von Wechsel- und Nebenwirkungen bei pflanzlichen Arzneimitteln in deutschen S3-Leitlinien der AWMF]
    Petra Klose
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 23:154-64. 2016
    ..Die Gesellschaft für Phytotherapie kann hier einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Qualitätsverbesserung leisten. ..
  51. doi [A Systematic Review of Phytotherapy for Acute Rhinosinusitis]
    Anna K Koch
    Centre of Integrative Gastroenterology, Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 23:165-9. 2016
    ..Herbal medicine might be effective for the treatment of ARS, but given the low number of clinical trials and the heterogeneous methodological quality, further research is necessary. ..
  52. pmc Efficacy of cupping therapy in patients with the fibromyalgia syndrome-a randomised placebo controlled trial
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Sci Rep 6:37316. 2016
    ....
  53. doi Associations between yoga/meditation use, body satisfaction, and weight management methods: Results of a national cross-sectional survey of 8009 Australian women
    Romy Lauche
    Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Nutrition 34:58-64. 2017
    ..To analyze whether yoga or meditation use is associated with body (dis)satisfaction and weight control methods in Australian women...
  54. doi Herbal medicines in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): A systematic review
    Dennis Anheyer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Electronic address
    Complement Ther Med 30:14-23. 2017
    ..The purpose of this review is to identify evidence in herbal therapy in the treatment of ADHD concerning effectiveness and drug tolerability...
  55. doi Efficacy of Caraway Oil Poultices in Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome--A Randomized Controlled Cross-Over Trial
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Digestion 92:22-31. 2015
    ..Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a frequent gastrointestinal disorder, with only limited evidence regarding self-management approaches. This study tested the efficacy of caraway oil poultices (CarO) for treating IBS...
  56. doi Self-reported health and satisfaction of patients with chronic diseases who meditate: a case-control study
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276, Essen, Germany
    Qual Life Res 23:2639-44. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the differences in quality of life, mental health, and satisfaction in patients with chronic diseases who regularly use meditation versus those who do not...
  57. doi Reliability and validity of the pain on movement questionnaire (POM) in chronic neck pain
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Pain Med 15:1850-6. 2014
    ..This analysis aimed to determine reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the pain on movement (POM) questionnaire, an instrument developed to determine pain intensity induced by head movement...
  58. doi A systematic review and meta-analysis of medical leech therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Clin J Pain 30:63-72. 2014
    ..This paper presents a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of medical leech therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee...
  59. doi A systematic review and meta-analysis on the effects of yoga on weight-related outcomes
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Prev Med 87:213-32. 2016
    ..Overweight and obesity are among the most important modifiable risk factors for chronic diseases and premature death. The aim of this review was to systematically assess and analyze the effects of yoga on weight-related outcomes...
  60. ncbi Efficacy of Cabbage Leaf Wraps in the Treatment of Symptomatic Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Clin J Pain 32:961-971. 2016
    ..Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is one of the most common chronic diseases among older adults. This study aimed to test the effects of cabbage leaf wraps (CLWs) in the treatment of symptomatic OA...
  61. doi Prevalence, Patterns, and Predictors of T'ai Chi and Qigong Use in the United States: Results of a Nationally Representative Survey
    Romy Lauche
    1 Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 22:336-42. 2016
    ..This study examined the prevalence, patterns, and predictors of t'ai chi and qigong use in the U.S. general population...
  62. doi A randomized controlled bicenter trial of yoga for patients with colorectal cancer
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Psychooncology 25:412-20. 2016
    ..The aim of this trial was to evaluate the effects of yoga on health-related quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer...
  63. pmc A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Estimating the Expected Dropout Rates in Randomized Controlled Trials on Yoga Interventions
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, University of Technology Sydney, 15 Broadway, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2016:5859729. 2016
    ..In conclusion, dropout rates can be expected to be less than 15 to 20% for most RCTs on yoga interventions. Yet dropout rates beyond 40% are possible depending on the participants' sociodemographic and health condition. ..
  64. doi Yoga and meditation for menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors-A randomized controlled trial
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Cancer 121:2175-84. 2015
    ..The objective of this trial was to evaluate the effects of a 12-week traditional Hatha yoga and meditation intervention on menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors...
  65. pmc Associated Factors and Consequences of Risk of Bias in Randomized Controlled Trials of Yoga: A Systematic Review
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 10:e0144125. 2015
    ..This systematic review assessed associated factors of risk of bias and consequences for the studies' conclusions in RCTs of yoga as one of the most commonly used complementary therapies...
  66. pmc Characteristics of women who practice yoga in different locations during pregnancy
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Faculty of Health, Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMJ Open 5:e008641. 2015
    ..Yoga practice during pregnancy is gaining increasing popularity. This study examined the characteristics of pregnant women who practiced yoga in regard to the different locations (at home, in yoga classes, or both)...
  67. pmc Somatoform disorders and medically unexplained symptoms in primary care
    Heidemarie Haller
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen
    Dtsch Arztebl Int 112:279-87. 2015
    ..The literature contains variable figures on the prevalence of somatoform disorders and medically unexplained symptoms in primary care...
  68. doi Are Indian yoga trials more likely to be positive than those from other countries? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Contemp Clin Trials 41:269-72. 2015
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  69. doi Credibility of a comparative sham control intervention for Craniosacral Therapy in patients with chronic neck pain
    Heidemarie Haller
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany Electronic address
    Complement Ther Med 22:1053-9. 2014
    ..Within the scope of this study, a light touch sham-control intervention for trials of Craniosacral Therapy (CST) was developed and tested for its credibility...
  70. pmc Yoga for multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 9:e112414. 2014
    ..Yoga might be considered a treatment option for patients who are not adherent to recommended exercise regimens...
  71. pmc The prevalence and burden of subthreshold generalized anxiety disorder: a systematic review
    Heidemarie Haller
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University Duisburg Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 14:128. 2014
    ..To review the prevalence and impact of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) below the diagnostic threshold and explore its treatment needs in times of scarce healthcare resources...
  72. doi Neck pain intensity does not predict pressure pain hyperalgesia: re-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, 45239 Essen, Germany
    J Rehabil Med 46:553-60. 2014
    ..To determine factors, including pain intensity, associated with pressure pain sensitivity in chronic non-specific neck pain and with changes after therapeutic interventions...
  73. doi A systematic review and meta-analysis of mindfulness-based stress reduction for the fibromyalgia syndrome
    Romy Lauche
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Electronic address
    J Psychosom Res 75:500-10. 2013
    ..This paper presents a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for FMS...
  74. pmc Acupuncture and Related Therapies for Symptom Management in Palliative Cancer Care: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    Charlotte H Y Lau
    From the Faculty of Medicine CHL Hong Kong Institute of Integrative Medicine XW, VCC, EPH, SYW, AYL, RSS, JCW Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care XW, VCC, XL, SYW, RSS Comprehensive Cancer Trials Unit EPH, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine HC, Faculty of Medicine, Kliniken Essen MitteUniversity of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine ARCCIM HC, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia Department of Medicine and Therapeutics AYL, JCW, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Chinese Medicine Department ETZ, BFN, Hong Kong Hospital Authority, Hong Kong, China
    Medicine (Baltimore) 95:e2901. 2016
    ..Effectiveness of acupuncture and related therapies for managing anorexia, reducing constipation, paresthesia and dysesthesia, insomnia, and limb edema in cancer patients is uncertain, warranting future RCTs in these areas...
  75. doi Treating the sequelae of postoperative meningioma and traumatic brain injury: a case of implementation of craniosacral therapy in integrative inpatient care
    Heidemarie Haller
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 21:110-2. 2015
    ..This case study explores the implementation of CST in the integrative inpatient treatment of sequelae of postoperative meningioma and traumatic brain injury...
  76. pmc Adverse events associated with yoga: a systematic review of published case reports and case series
    Holger Cramer
    Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e75515. 2013
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