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More Than 80% of Military Health Facilities Now Offer Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments

More than 80 percent of military health care facilities offer some form of complementary and alternative medicine—in addition to conventional medicine— mainly for pain management and psychological disorders.
Source: RAND - Category: Health Management Authors: Source Type: news

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A new study from the RAND Corporation shows that nearly 80 percent of military medical facilities are offering integrative medicine for pain management and psychological treatment instead of opioids when possible. RAND conducted an environmental scan of military treatment facilities (MTFs) to understand the availability of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), the conditions for which CAM is being used, and the types and process of credentialing and privileging of CAM providers. They found that most MTFs (83 percent) offer CAM services, usually up to eight different types, with relaxation therapy, acupuncture, prog...
Source: Explore - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Matters of Note Source Type: research
Aanchal Satija, Sushma BhatnagarIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2017 23(4):468-479Cancer patients are often poly-symptomatic which distressingly affects their quality of lives (QOLs). Alhough, conventional management provides adequate symptom control, yet is coupled with some limitations. Complementary therapies (CTs) have shown beneficial effects in cancer patients for symptomatic relief. The aim of this article is to provide evidence-based review of commonly used CTs for symptom management in cancer care. Hypnosis has promising evidence to be used for managing symptoms such as pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion • Based on current research, the utilization of LLLT for pain management and osteoarthritic conditions may be a complementary strategy used in clinical practice to provide symptom management for patients suffering from osteoarthritis and chronic pain. PMID: 28987080 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research
CBD oil has become popular for pain treatment. We look at how it works, how it is used, and the benefits and risks of using CBD oil for pain management.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news
Treatment of both acute and chronic pain typically involves a combination of pharmacologic and provider-based interventions, which is effective for some patients but not for others. Use of pain medications, especially repeated and frequent usage, involves the risk of adverse reactions, overuse, and dependency. Complementary and alternative therapies (CAT) offer an alternative or adjunctive method to decrease the pain experience and enhance function and quality of life. Various evidence-based CAT methods have been proved to be effective in the management of both acute and chronic pain. Nurses are well placed to implement va...
Source: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Yimam M, Horm T, Wright L, Jiao P, Hong M, Brownell L, Jia Q Abstract Although there have been augmented advances in drug discovery, current OA management is inadequate due to the lack of successful therapies proven to be effective in modifying disease progression. For some, the risk outweighs the benefit. As a result, there is a desperate need for safe and efficacious natural alternatives. Here we evaluated a composition from Morus alba, Scutellaria baicalensis, and Acacia catechu in maintaining joint structural integrity and alleviating OA associated symptoms in monoiodoacetate- (MIA-) induced rat OA dis...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: With advances in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging technology, diagnosis with these less invasive investigations are the favored option. However, traditional catheter angiography is still the gold standard. The management of significant hemobilia is still centered on arterial embolization, but arterial and biliary stents have become accepted alternative therapies.
Source: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clinical Reviews Source Type: research
A staggering number of Americans are dying from overdoses attributed to prescription opioid medications (POMs). In response, states are creating policies related to POM harm reduction strategies, overdose prevention, and alternative therapies for pain management, such as cannabis (medical marijuana). However, little is known about how the use of cannabis for pain management may be associated with POM use.
Source: Nursing Outlook - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that massage may have clinical benefits for treating ankylosing spondylitis patients. Additional scientific research in this area is warranted. PMID: 28845185 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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Source: Alternative and Complementary Therapies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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