AAOHN journal: official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
1. Cancer survivors and caregivers in the workplace are using complementary and alternative therapies and expect nurses to know about them. 2. Therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, herbal preparations, imagery, and Therapeutic Touch among others may help with cancer symptoms or treatment effects. 3. Specific strategies, e.g., staff stress management programs, inservice or continuing education, inclusion of therapies on assessment forms, can be used to begin integrative efforts. 4.
Tinnitus is a prevalent condition which has no practical and effective pharmacological treatment. In the absence of relief by conventional routes, sufferers are increasingly turning to 'alternative' or 'complementary' medicine. This paper reports the evaluation of a homeopathic preparation 'Tinnitus' by a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. The remedy was taken in tablet form at a homeopathic D60 potency.
There are different approaches to teaching the history of medicine in different countries. Teaching the history of medicine in Georgia is bound to its traditional medicine. Georgian medicine originated at the crossroads of the East and West and thus integrates the principles of both medical traditions.
Studies to determine the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among cancer patients show international interest in a wide collection of therapies and a broad span of use, ranging from 7% to 64% of patients sampled. The absence of consistent results across studies is due primarily to differing definitions of unconventional cancer therapies from study to study. Treatments promoted as alternatives to mainstream cancer cures (e.g., the recently disproved "cancer cure" of Italy's Dr.
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
BACKGROUND: Complementary/alternative therapies are used for low back pain more frequently than for any other indication, yet evidence for or against their efficacy is fragmentary. Notwithstanding this void, the high prevalence of such therapies drives their integration into our health care systems. Expert opinions on the use of complementary/alternative therapies for low back pain could therefore be helpful until more data from randomized, controlled trials become available.
This meticulously evaluated study investigated two fundamental questions. The first dealt with the usefulness and adequacy of the instruments (questionnaires and case report forms) presently available in mainstream clinical research when trying to evaluate two dissimilar therapeutic systems such as main stream medicine and homeopathy.
This study investigated 120 pregnant women cared for and treated by physicians specialized in homeopathy and 85 pregnant women cared for and treated by mainstream gynecologists. Quality of life was assessed twice during pregnancy and once shortly after delivery by the instrument SEIQoL (Schedule for the Evaluation of Individualized Quality of Life). In addition, the study registered individual personality characteristics, the psychological situation, the attitude towards the forthcoming delivery, and the functional state before and after delivery.
It is difficult to find a satisfactory title for this review, because both the word "complementary" and "alternative"-are not very politically correct currently. It is probable that there is no fully politically correct word, except for "non-allopathic," which is unfamiliar to many MDs. Accurately used, the term "allopathic" is as opposed to "homeopathic," so from its origins, "allopathic medicine" should include herbal medicine.
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)
Managed care presents a challenge to homeopaths and to consumers of homeopathic care. If homeopaths want to be a part of managed care, they will have to organize themselves to a higher level of professional order. Although the vast majority of practicing homeopaths are licensed in one of many conventional health professions, with the medical license being the most common, homeopaths need to develop more clearly defined educational standards and certification programs in the specialty of homeopathic medicine, and they need to have these programs certified by respected, independent agencies.
Despite the substantial development and publication of highly reproducible toxicological data, the concept of hormetic dose-response relationships was never integrated into the mainstream of toxicological thought. Review of the historical foundations of the interpretation of the bioassay and assessment of competitive theories of dose-response relationships lead to the conclusion that multiple factors contributed to the marginalization of hormesis during the middle and subsequent decades of the 20th Century.