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.
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Abstract Acupuncture has been broadly applied in the management of many diseases and conditions; however, its mechanism of action has been partially elucidated. Additionally, assessment of psychophysical responses in the acupuncture therapy is not common regarding anxiety disorder studies. Taken together, the therapeutic effect of acupuncture appears when De Qi psychophysical response is experienced following stimulation of the afferent sensory nerves. The present study investigates the level of anxiety perceived at different occasions in acupuncture and mock laser group. Furthermore, it examines the relationship ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Medical Infrared Thermography has made it possible to scientifically support the osteopathic approach to back pain, both in the initial diagnostic phase and in the validation phase of treatment effectivess. PMID: 30012388 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This result means that regulation of pain by CMT can alter functioning of brain regions in an extensive network including non-nociceptive regions. CMT reduced the affective experience of pain, while reductions of pain intensity ratings were less consistent. Brain changes have been demonstrated as a result of the application of psychological measures and may represent the clinical implications of changes in brain activity or morphology. PMID: 30012384 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
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Source: Topics in Pain Management - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Continuing Education Activity Source Type: research
ConclusionIMT is a distinct entity which may occur in the orbit primarily. It should be considered in differential diagnosis in all orbital masses, particularly with onset of acute or subcronic inflammation. Surgical biopsy associated to a partial debulcking of the tumor, avoiding to damage adjacent vital structure may contribute to improve the outcome. Steroid therapy, seems to be the suitable as first line medical therapy, although, as reported in literature, not all cases respond to this treatment regimen. Radiotherapy, may be considered as an alternative therapy. Recurrences occurred in 24% of patients and may be treat...
Source: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 June 2018Source: Integrative Medicine ResearchAuthor(s): Mohamed K.M. Khalil, Sulaiman Al-Eidi, Meshary Al-Qaed, Saud AlSanadAbstractSaudi Arabia is witnessing a healthcare transformation to face the challenges of the increased burden of noncommunicable diseases and to maintain the quality of healthcare services. However, in Saudi Arabia, where low back and neck pain, depressive disorders, migraine, diabetes, and anxiety disorders cause the most disability, a broader way of integrative health approach is needed to foster healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages. In the presenc...
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018Source: Integrative Medicine Research, Volume 7, Issue 2Author(s): Tobias Romeyke, Elisabeth Noehammer, Harald StummerAbstractPatients with fibromyalgia (FM) have often tried many outpatient treatments, and breakthrough pain frequently stops them from performing everyday tasks and participating in society. FM-pain that has become chronic, therefore, affects quality of life. This case study describes the administration of interdisciplinary inpatient pain therapy due to a primary diagnosis of fibromyalgia with integrated complementary medicine. The female patient, who had several concomitant disord...
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 21Author(s): Neil Browne, Philippa Bush, Fernando CaboAbstractIntroductionThe study investigated the effectiveness of Shiatsu therapy in relation to the management of health and wellbeing concerns of cancer and palliative care patients in an out-patient clinic.MethodPatients are referred to the Complementary Therapies Service for symptom management, particularly stress and anxiety, but also other symptoms such as nausea or insomnia. Data was collected following use of the Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing (MYCaW) questionnaire, whic...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionIMT is a distinct entity which may occur in the orbit primarily. It should be considered in differential diagnosis in all orbital masses, particularly with onset of acute or subcronic inflammation. Surgical biopsy associated to a partial debulcking of the tumor, avoiding to damage adjacent vital structure may contribute to improve the outcome. Steroid therapy, seems to be the suitable as first line medical therapy, although, as reported in literature, not all cases respond to this treatment regimen. Radiotherapy, may be considered as an alternative therapy. Recurrences occurred in 24% of patients and may be treat...
Source: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 June 2018Source: Integrative Medicine ResearchAuthor(s): Mohamed K.M. Khalil, Sulaiman Al-Eidi, Meshary Al-Qaed, Saud AlSanadAbstractSaudi Arabia is witnessing a healthcare transformation to face the challenges of the increased burden of noncommunicable diseases and to maintain the quality of healthcare services. However, in Saudi Arabia, where low back and neck pain, depressive disorders, migraine, diabetes, and anxiety disorders cause the most disability, a broader way of integrative health approach is needed to foster healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages. In the presenc...
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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