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Updated review of complementary and alternative medicine treatments for systemic lupus erythematosus.

Abstract

It is estimated that over 50 % of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have utilized complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments to reduce symptoms and manage their health. However, there are relatively few randomized controlled trials of CAM for SLE. This review describes recent studies of vitamins and supplements, acupuncture, and mind-body interventions in SLE patients. The recent trials of CAM treatments for SLE indicate that supplements such as vitamin D, omega 3 fatty acids, N-acetyl cysteine and turmeric show some promise for reducing SLE disease activity. In addition, mind-body methods such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and other counseling interventions may improve mood and quality of life in SLE.

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    UPMC Shadyside Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 580 South Aiken Avenue, Suite 310, Pittsburgh, PA, 15232, USA, grecocm@upmc.edu.

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    Current rheumatology reports 15:11 2013 Nov pg 378

    MeSH

    Acupuncture Therapy
    Complementary Therapies
    Dietary Supplements
    Humans
    Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
    Mind-Body Therapies
    Vitamins

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    24078104

    Citation

    Greco, Carol M., et al. "Updated Review of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus." Current Rheumatology Reports, vol. 15, no. 11, 2013, p. 378.
    Greco CM, Nakajima C, Manzi S. Updated review of complementary and alternative medicine treatments for systemic lupus erythematosus. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2013;15(11):378.
    Greco, C. M., Nakajima, C., & Manzi, S. (2013). Updated review of complementary and alternative medicine treatments for systemic lupus erythematosus. Current Rheumatology Reports, 15(11), p. 378. doi:10.1007/s11926-013-0378-3.
    Greco CM, Nakajima C, Manzi S. Updated Review of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2013;15(11):378. PubMed PMID: 24078104.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Updated review of complementary and alternative medicine treatments for systemic lupus erythematosus. AU - Greco,Carol M, AU - Nakajima,Claire, AU - Manzi,Susan, PY - 2013/10/1/entrez PY - 2013/10/1/pubmed PY - 2014/4/1/medline SP - 378 EP - 378 JF - Current rheumatology reports JO - Curr Rheumatol Rep VL - 15 IS - 11 N2 - It is estimated that over 50 % of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have utilized complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments to reduce symptoms and manage their health. However, there are relatively few randomized controlled trials of CAM for SLE. This review describes recent studies of vitamins and supplements, acupuncture, and mind-body interventions in SLE patients. The recent trials of CAM treatments for SLE indicate that supplements such as vitamin D, omega 3 fatty acids, N-acetyl cysteine and turmeric show some promise for reducing SLE disease activity. In addition, mind-body methods such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and other counseling interventions may improve mood and quality of life in SLE. SN - 1534-6307 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24078104/full_citation L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11926-013-0378-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -