Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Review Article

The Relationship between Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use and Breast Cancer Early Detection: A Critical Review

Table 2

Complementary and Alternative Therapies as Reported by Selected Studies.


Natural products and diet
 General vitamins/supplementsxxx
  Omega-3 folic acidx
  High dose megavitaminsxx
  Vitamin Ex
  Other vitamins/supplementsx
 General herbal remediesxxx
  Bee Pollenx
  Black Cohoshx
  Dong Quaix
  Evening Primrose oilx
  Ginko x
  Green teax
  Kava Kavax
  Milk thistlex
  Red cloverx
  Saw Palmettoxx
  Shark cartilagexx
  Saint John's Wortxx
  Wild Yam x
  Other herbsx
  Herbal Rx for menopausex
  Phytoestrogen supplementsx
  Dietary phytoestrogensx
  Tropical progesterone creamx
 Special dietxx
  Commercial weight loss programsx
  Healthy eatingx
  Low fat dietx
  Soy rich dietx
  Organic productsx
  Lifestyle dietsx
  Nutritional supplementsx
  Other dietsx

Manipulative and body-based practices
 Massage therapyxxxxxxx
 Reflexology x

Mind and body medicine
 Acupuncture xxxxxxx
 Relaxation techniquesxxxx
 Tai chi/Chi gongx
 Other mind bodyx

 Chiropractic therapyxxxxx
 Lifestyle advicex
 Nutritional advicex

Energy therapiesxxx
 Biofeedback/Energy healingxxxxx

Whole medical systems
 Traditional Chinese medicinexx
 Folk remediesx
 American Indianx

 Prayer/spiritual practicesxxxxx
 Support groupsxx
 Other physical therapies x

Studies: (1) DiGianni et al., (2003 and 2006), [14, 15]; (2) Field et al., (2009), [17]; (3) Mueller et al., (2008), [19]; (4) Myers et al., (2008), [20]; (5) Gollschewski et al., (2005), [18]; (6) Downey et al., (2009), [4]; (7) Robinson et al., (2002), [21]; (8) Druss and Rosenheck (1999), [16]; (9) Gray et al., (2002), [7].

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