Naturopathy

Publication Title: 
The Clinical Journal of Pain

OBJECTIVES: The purpose is to examine what is known about the efficacy of selected complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for pain from arthritis and related conditions based on systematic reviews and meta-analyses. METHODS: Results specifically related to pain were retrieved from review articles of acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal remedies, and selected nutritional supplements.

Author(s): 
Soeken, Karen L.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: To review the progress the author has made over the past 5 years in understanding coherence effects in water and living systems using quantum mechanical models. BACKGROUND: The implications of existing theoretical work on water are discussed. METHODS: Available techniques for the measurement of frequencies imprinted in water are described or referenced.

Author(s): 
Smith, Cyril W.
Publication Title: 
The Clinical Journal of Pain

OBJECTIVES: The purpose is to examine what is known about the efficacy of selected complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for pain from arthritis and related conditions based on systematic reviews and meta-analyses. METHODS: Results specifically related to pain were retrieved from review articles of acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal remedies, and selected nutritional supplements.

Author(s): 
Soeken, Karen L.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: To review the progress the author has made over the past 5 years in understanding coherence effects in water and living systems using quantum mechanical models. BACKGROUND: The implications of existing theoretical work on water are discussed. METHODS: Available techniques for the measurement of frequencies imprinted in water are described or referenced.

Author(s): 
Smith, Cyril W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

The concepts that energy exists and moves and that health is homeodynamic form the core assumptions of medical practices such as acupuncture that are known as energy medicines. These assumptions lead logically to practice characteristics that distinguish energy medicines from materialist medicines.

Author(s): 
Cassidy, Claire M.
Publication Title: 
The Clinical Journal of Pain

OBJECTIVES: The purpose is to examine what is known about the efficacy of selected complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for pain from arthritis and related conditions based on systematic reviews and meta-analyses. METHODS: Results specifically related to pain were retrieved from review articles of acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal remedies, and selected nutritional supplements.

Author(s): 
Soeken, Karen L.
Publication Title: 
The Medical Journal of Australia

OBJECTIVES: To describe Victorian general practitioners' attitudes towards and use of a range of complementary therapies. DESIGN: A self-administered postal survey sent to a random sample of 800 general practitioners (GPs) in Victoria in July 1997. PARTICIPANTS: 488 GPs (response rate, 64%). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: GPs' knowledge; opinions about harmfulness and effectiveness; appropriateness for GPs to practise; perceived patient demand; need for undergraduate education; referral rates to complementary practitioners; and training in and practice of each therapy.

Author(s): 
Pirotta, M. V.
Cohen, M. M.
Kotsirilos, V.
Farish, S. J.
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Infertility patients are increasingly using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to supplement or replace conventional fertility treatments. The objective of this study was to determine the roles of CAM practitioners in the support and treatment of infertility. METHODS: Ten semi-structured interviews were conducted in Ottawa, Canada in 2011 with CAM practitioners who specialized in naturopathy, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, hypnotherapy and integrated medicine.

Author(s): 
O'Reilly, Erin
Sevigny, Marika
Sabarre, Kelley-Anne
Phillips, Karen P.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association

Work with nursing diagnosis has provided a classification system for what nursing does and has helped to focus nursing interventions to include more independent nursing care. Natural therapies (an umbrella term covering the many healing and health promotion modalities, traditional and modern, that do not use prescription pharmaceuticals or surgery) are among the more independent care modalities available to nursing.

Author(s): 
Daniels, G. J.
McCabe, P.
Publication Title: 
The Medical Journal of Australia

OBJECTIVES: To describe Victorian general practitioners' attitudes towards and use of a range of complementary therapies. DESIGN: A self-administered postal survey sent to a random sample of 800 general practitioners (GPs) in Victoria in July 1997. PARTICIPANTS: 488 GPs (response rate, 64%). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: GPs' knowledge; opinions about harmfulness and effectiveness; appropriateness for GPs to practise; perceived patient demand; need for undergraduate education; referral rates to complementary practitioners; and training in and practice of each therapy.

Author(s): 
Pirotta, M. V.
Cohen, M. M.
Kotsirilos, V.
Farish, S. J.

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