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Aromatherapy is used by many cancer patients as a soothing complement to cancer treatment, but not all patients should use it, and those who do should know how to use it safely.
Smectite clay could one day rise above cosmetic use to take its place comfortably with antibacterial behemoths like penicillin.
Acupuncture can ease Osteoarthritis pain in three months.
Pediatricians need to be able to advise families on the risks and benefits of complementary and alternative medicine therapies.
Acupuncture offers relief from chronic neck pain, while there is little reliable evidence on the effectiveness of massage.
People over 65 who are depressed or anxious turn to complementary or alternative medicine more often than older people who are not anxious or depressed.
Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) who took part in hypnotherapy sessions reported reduced symptoms and improved quality of life.
Acupuncture, an old Chinese medical procedure, can reduce the likelihood of vomiting 24 hours after chemotherapy.
Alternative medicine treatment using pulsing magnetic device may offer benefits for some MS patients.
Milk thistle extract, a widely used alternative medication, may not have any significant influence on the course of patients with alcoholic liver disease or hepatitis B or C liver disease.
Acupuncture is just as effective as the leading medication used to reduce nausea and vomiting after major breast surgery.
A newly discovered mechanism by which an infectious fungus perceives light also plays an important role in its virulence, according to Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators at Duke University Medical Center. The findings suggest that changes in light following fungal invasion of the human body may be an important and previously overlooked cue that sparks infection, the researchers said.
The risks depend upon the specific Complementary and Alternative Medicine treatment.
When considering the safety of Complementary and Alternative Medicine therapies each treatment needs to be considered on its own. However, here are some issues to think about when considering a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapy.
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be a part of conventional medicine.
Aromatherapy is a holistic approach to health and wellness by means of aromatic, plant derived scents. Aromatherapy blends for the treatment of arthritis are usually made from pure essential oils, but also from hydrosols and, more recently, phytols. For application to the skin they have to be mixed with vegetable oil, a cream base or a carrier lotion.
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word which is actually a linking of two words: ayur means life and veda means knowledge. So Ayurveda is a system of knowledge, not just medical knowledge but knowledge about life and knowledge of the self. Ayurveda has survived to this day because it has been continuously in practice for the last 5,000 years.
Although health and healing are the common goals of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and allopathic medicine, their ideas on the etiology of disease, disease itself and the process used to regain health are decidedly different. The allopathic physician learns that disease must be cured by prescribing medicine, which kills bacteria or renders a virus ineffective; at times surgical intervention is a necessity.
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Is magnet therapy regarded yet as a mainstream therapy? I consider it is not and through this series of articles I hope to raise awareness by examining a number of issues that have stood in the way of mass acceptance.
At the height of the Renaissance, Galileo Galilei and his newly discovered telescope viewed the moons of Jupiter for the first time. The priests and religious leaders of the era refused to look through the telescope fearing that they would have to acknowledge this new information and be forced to revise their model of the world.