Complementary and Alternative Medicine Archives - MPR

Complementary and Alternative Medicine


CDC: Increases in Yoga, Meditation for Children in 2012-2017

The researchers found that from 2012 to 2017, there was an increase in the use of yoga (from 3.1 to 8.4%) and meditation (from 0.6 to 5.4%) during the previous 12 months. In 2017, girls were more likely than boys to have used yoga in the previous 12 months.

Acupuncture Doesn’t Up Live Birth Rate for Women Having IVF

The researchers found that live births occurred in 18.3 and 17.8% of women receiving acupuncture and sham control, respectively (risk difference, 0.5% [95% confidence interval, −4.9 to 5.8%]; relative risk, 1.02 [95% confidence interval, 0.76 to 1.38]).

Crowdfunding Exaggerates Efficacy of Unproven Stem Cell Tx

Of the 408 campaigns, 43.6, 30.4, and 15.4% made statements that were definitive or certain about the intervention’s efficacy, made statements that were optimistic or hopeful about efficacy, and made statements of both kinds, respectively; 10.5% did not make efficacy claims.